Period
to 30 July 2021

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 30 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > South East
6 months to
30 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 390 309 420
Rank change year-on-year -81 +111 +70
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 44 29 103
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.24% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.99% 0.94% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 19 18 90
10th Percentile £22,500 £23,200 £18,450
25th Percentile £24,750 £24,250 £18,625
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £27,500 £31,250 £24,380
Median % change year-on-year -12.00% +28.18% +8.36%
75th Percentile £36,500 £35,000 £40,063
90th Percentile £47,000 £36,125 £45,000
England median annual salary £30,500 £29,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +5.17% +16.00% +2.04%

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 4,438 3,080 7,466
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.94% 25.98% 28.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2,604 2,268 5,556
10th Percentile £29,250 £28,750 £26,250
25th Percentile £38,250 £36,250 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £61,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,750
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing A+ Certification in the South East over the 6 months to 30 July 2021.

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 30 July 2021. 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 -71 22 £31,500 +23.53% 3
Thames Valley -33 18 £22,500 -18.18% 1
Buckinghamshire - 14 - -
Berkshire -36 4 £22,500 -18.18% 1
West Sussex -7 2 £26,500 -24.29% 1
Surrey -26 1 £40,000 +41.59% 3
Kent - 1 £30,000 -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2021, 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 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 24 (54.55%) Windows
3 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (47.73%) ITIL
5 19 (43.18%) Cisco
6 16 (36.36%) SLA
6 16 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
7 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
7 14 (31.82%) Multimedia
8 12 (27.27%) Windows 10
8 12 (27.27%) Social Skills
9 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
9 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 11 (25.00%) Firewall
9 11 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (20.45%) VMware
10 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
11 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
11 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
11 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
11 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
11 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
12 7 (15.91%) Azure
13 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
13 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
13 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (13.64%) OneDrive
13 6 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (13.64%) Internet

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 8 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 8 (18.18%) SharePoint
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 8 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (36.36%) Microsoft 365
2 7 (15.91%) Azure
3 6 (13.64%) OneDrive
4 5 (11.36%) Power Automate
4 5 (11.36%) Power Platform
4 5 (11.36%) PowerApps
5 1 (2.27%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (2.27%) IaaS
5 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Firewall
2 6 (13.64%) DNS
2 6 (13.64%) Internet
3 5 (11.36%) DHCP
4 4 (9.09%) LAN
4 4 (9.09%) VPN
4 4 (9.09%) WAN
5 3 (6.82%) Network Security
5 3 (6.82%) VoIP
6 1 (2.27%) MPLS
6 1 (2.27%) PBX
6 1 (2.27%) Skype
6 1 (2.27%) TCP/IP
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (9.09%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
General
1 14 (31.82%) Multimedia
2 12 (27.27%) Social Skills
3 3 (6.82%) German Language
4 2 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.55%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.55%) Military
Job Titles
1 14 (31.82%) Support Engineer
1 14 (31.82%) Trainee
2 13 (29.55%) IT Engineer
3 11 (25.00%) IT Support
3 11 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) Service Desk Agent
5 8 (18.18%) Analyst
6 7 (15.91%) Network Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Trainee IT Support
6 7 (15.91%) Trainee Network Engineer
6 7 (15.91%) Trainee Support Engineer
7 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (11.36%) Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) Information Security Specialist
9 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Services Manager
9 2 (4.55%) Service Desk Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
2 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (2.27%) EPoS
2 1 (2.27%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 14 (31.82%) Windows Server
3 12 (27.27%) Windows 10
4 8 (18.18%) Apple iOS
4 8 (18.18%) Windows Server 2016
5 5 (11.36%) Android
6 4 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (4.55%) VMS
7 2 (4.55%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.27%) CentOS
8 1 (2.27%) Linux
8 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (47.73%) ITIL
2 9 (20.45%) Cybersecurity
3 5 (11.36%) ITIL V3
4 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 3 (6.82%) Coaching
4 3 (6.82%) Incident Management
4 3 (6.82%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) Time Management
5 2 (4.55%) Architectural Design
5 2 (4.55%) BCP
5 2 (4.55%) Decision-Making
5 2 (4.55%) Information Assurance
5 2 (4.55%) Information Security
5 2 (4.55%) Infrastructure Maintenance
5 2 (4.55%) Line Management
5 2 (4.55%) Problem-Solving
5 2 (4.55%) Risk Assessment
5 2 (4.55%) Risk Management
5 2 (4.55%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (13.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 11 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
1 11 (25.00%) SC Cleared
1 11 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 9 (20.45%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (13.64%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (11.36%) Degree
5 4 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 3 (6.82%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.55%) MCP
7 2 (4.55%) MCSA
8 1 (2.27%) CCNA
8 1 (2.27%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (36.36%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (4.55%) NIST
2 2 (4.55%) NIST 800
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (6.82%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (2.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 6 (13.64%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.55%) SCCM
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 29 (65.91%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) Cisco
3 9 (20.45%) VMware
4 3 (6.82%) Polycom
5 2 (4.55%) Dell
5 2 (4.55%) Mitel
6 1 (2.27%) Aruba
6 1 (2.27%) Avaya
6 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
6 1 (2.27%) Juniper
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle
6 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless