Period
to 23 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > South East
6 months to
23 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 387 488 484
Rank change year-on-year +101 -4 +49
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 116 72 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.44% 0.23% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.49% 0.87% 0.77%
Number of salaries quoted 97 67 66
South East median annual salary £26,000 £24,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.12% +2.08% -4.00%
10th Percentile £19,600 £18,900 £19,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £35,775 £36,250
England median annual salary £26,750 £26,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year +0.94% -1.85% +12.50%

A+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 7,772 8,319 8,489
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 29.22% 26.28% 28.29%
Number of salaries quoted 5,741 6,585 6,861
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,675 £25,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -4.26%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 23 April 2019.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the South East

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the South East region over the 6 months to 23 April 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +46 45 £25,500 +8.51% 2
Surrey +59 37 £27,500 +11.11%
Thames Valley +58 22 £23,250 +13.41% 1
Berkshire +21 12 £24,000 +12.94%
Buckinghamshire +25 7 £20,000 -27.27%
West Sussex -17 7 £19,000 -36.67%
Kent +12 5 £31,500 +40.00%
Oxfordshire +36 3 £26,500 +29.27% 1
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2019, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the South East region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 83 (71.55%) Windows
2 61 (52.59%) Active Directory
3 59 (50.86%) Problem-Solving
4 57 (49.14%) Microsoft
5 52 (44.83%) ITIL
6 49 (42.24%) Microsoft Certification
7 46 (39.66%) Office 365
8 39 (33.62%) Windows 10
8 39 (33.62%) Windows Server
9 32 (27.59%) Windows 7
10 31 (26.72%) MCP
11 29 (25.00%) CCNA
11 29 (25.00%) SLA
11 29 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
13 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
13 21 (18.10%) MCSA
14 20 (17.24%) ITSM
15 19 (16.38%) Network+ Certification
16 18 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
17 17 (14.66%) VoIP
18 16 (13.79%) MS Exchange
18 16 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
19 15 (12.93%) Firewall
19 15 (12.93%) Cisco
19 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
19 15 (12.93%) Cybersecurity
20 14 (12.07%) High Availability
20 14 (12.07%) Degree
20 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (13.79%) MS Exchange
2 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (2.59%) Skype for Business
5 2 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (20.69%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (13.79%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 46 (39.66%) Office 365
2 18 (15.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.86%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 17 (14.66%) VoIP
2 15 (12.93%) Firewall
3 14 (12.07%) Wi-Fi
4 12 (10.34%) NAS
5 10 (8.62%) LAN
6 9 (7.76%) Internet
6 9 (7.76%) WAN
6 9 (7.76%) Wireless
7 6 (5.17%) Structured Cabling
8 5 (4.31%) DHCP
8 5 (4.31%) DNS
9 4 (3.45%) Network Security
10 3 (2.59%) Broadband
10 3 (2.59%) Skype
11 2 (1.72%) Intranet
11 2 (1.72%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (3.45%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.86%) Big Data
General
1 6 (5.17%) Finance
1 6 (5.17%) Marketing
2 5 (4.31%) Aerospace
2 5 (4.31%) Military
3 4 (3.45%) Legal
3 4 (3.45%) Publishing
3 4 (3.45%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.86%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 50 (43.10%) Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Service Analyst
2 26 (22.41%) Support Engineer
3 24 (20.69%) Support Analyst
4 23 (19.83%) IT Engineer
5 19 (16.38%) Service Desk Analyst
6 16 (13.79%) 1st Line Support
6 16 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (12.07%) 1st Line Support Analyst
7 14 (12.07%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 14 (12.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 11 (9.48%) IT Support
9 10 (8.62%) Service Desk Agent
10 9 (7.76%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (7.76%) Technical Support
11 8 (6.90%) Desktop Engineer
12 7 (6.03%) IT Analyst
12 7 (6.03%) Network Engineer
12 7 (6.03%) Technical Analyst
12 7 (6.03%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.07%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (7.76%) Driving Licence
3 6 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 4 (3.45%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.59%) CCTV
5 3 (2.59%) Cyber Defence
5 3 (2.59%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 3 (2.59%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
6 2 (1.72%) iPhone
6 2 (1.72%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (0.86%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.86%) Data Structures
7 1 (0.86%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 83 (71.55%) Windows
2 39 (33.62%) Windows 10
2 39 (33.62%) Windows Server
3 32 (27.59%) Windows 7
4 12 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (8.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (5.17%) Linux
7 5 (4.31%) Apple iOS
7 5 (4.31%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.59%) Windows XP
9 2 (1.72%) Android
9 2 (1.72%) Unix
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.86%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (50.86%) Problem-Solving
2 52 (44.83%) ITIL
3 20 (17.24%) ITSM
4 15 (12.93%) Cybersecurity
5 14 (12.07%) High Availability
6 11 (9.48%) Proactive Monitoring
6 11 (9.48%) Project Management
7 9 (7.76%) Computer Science
7 9 (7.76%) ITIL V3
7 9 (7.76%) Presales
7 9 (7.76%) Service Delivery
8 8 (6.90%) Service Management
9 7 (6.03%) Active Listening
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (6.03%) Continuous Improvement Process
9 7 (6.03%) Data Protection
9 7 (6.03%) Mathematics
10 6 (5.17%) Case Management
10 6 (5.17%) Machine Learning
10 6 (5.17%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.76%) C
2 3 (2.59%) SQL
3 2 (1.72%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 49 (42.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (26.72%) MCP
3 29 (25.00%) CCNA
3 29 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (18.10%) MCSA
4 21 (18.10%) Security Cleared
5 19 (16.38%) Network+ Certification
6 15 (12.93%) SC Cleared
7 14 (12.07%) Degree
7 14 (12.07%) MCDST
8 13 (11.21%) MCSE
9 11 (9.48%) ITIL Certification
10 9 (7.76%) Computer Science Degree
11 7 (6.03%) CCENT
11 7 (6.03%) DBS Check
11 7 (6.03%) VTSP
12 4 (3.45%) BPSS Clearance
12 4 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
12 4 (3.45%) GNVQ
12 4 (3.45%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (25.00%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (52.59%) Active Directory
2 6 (5.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (4.31%) Hyper-V
4 3 (2.59%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.86%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (2.59%) DameWare
2 1 (0.86%) SCCM
2 1 (0.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 57 (49.14%) Microsoft
2 15 (12.93%) Cisco
3 14 (12.07%) VMware
4 13 (11.21%) Citrix
5 11 (9.48%) Veeam
6 9 (7.76%) EMC
6 9 (7.76%) NetApp
7 5 (4.31%) Dell
7 5 (4.31%) HP
7 5 (4.31%) Samsung
7 5 (4.31%) Toshiba
7 5 (4.31%) Xerox
8 3 (2.59%) Mitel
9 2 (1.72%) Apple
9 2 (1.72%) Oracle
9 2 (1.72%) Sage
10 1 (0.86%) Google