Period
to 28 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 28 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 404 598 796
Rank change year-on-year +194 +198 +111
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 1,039 210 229
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.80% 0.32% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 1.60% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 134 49 198
10th Percentile £21,325 £19,750 £19,750
25th Percentile £22,813 £21,250 £22,550
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £28,500 £28,000 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year +1.79% +12.00% -
75th Percentile £35,000 £41,875 £32,500
90th Percentile £38,450 £70,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £22,500 £24,380
% change year-on-year +15.56% -7.71% -2.48%

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 with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
UK
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 30,745 13,110 27,435
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.56% 20.19% 21.83%
Number of salaries quoted 15,568 9,613 20,715
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,773 £45,000
% change year-on-year +0.46% +10.61% -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing A+ Certification.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing A+ Certification over the 6 months to 28 January 2022.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 17 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the UK over the 6 months to 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +216 987 £26,000 +15.56% 40
England +159 798 £27,500 +5.77% 49
North of England +132 392 £28,250 +25.56% 6
Midlands +30 208 £23,500 +4.44% 5
Yorkshire +70 178 £33,500 +48.89% 5
North West +44 161 £22,500 -8.16% 1
South East -28 119 £28,000 +12.00% 10
Scotland +16 110 - - 1
East Midlands +30 108 £25,000 - 2
West Midlands -9 100 £23,500 +4.44% 3
Wales +25 78 £29,500 - 2
North East +21 53 £25,000 -39.02%
South West -3 52 £25,000 -23.08% 7
London -188 49 £34,250 -15.95% 12
Northern Ireland - 44 - -
Work from Home -205 10 £31,750 +41.11% 7
East of England -106 7 £33,750 +50.00% 9

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 932 (89.70%) Network+ Certification
2 897 (86.33%) CCNA
2 897 (86.33%) Cisco Certification
3 890 (85.66%) Cisco
4 889 (85.56%) Linux
5 884 (85.08%) Wireless
6 881 (84.79%) Linux+ Certification
7 120 (11.55%) Windows
8 108 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
9 96 (9.24%) Microsoft
10 95 (9.14%) Active Directory
11 88 (8.47%) ITIL
12 83 (7.99%) Social Skills
13 60 (5.77%) Azure
14 53 (5.10%) Windows 10
15 47 (4.52%) SCCM
16 39 (3.75%) DNS
16 39 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
17 38 (3.66%) DHCP
17 38 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
18 36 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
18 36 (3.46%) Windows 7
19 34 (3.27%) VPN
19 34 (3.27%) SLA
20 31 (2.98%) Degree
21 30 (2.89%) PowerShell
22 29 (2.79%) Windows Server
23 27 (2.60%) TCP/IP
24 25 (2.41%) Problem-Solving
25 24 (2.31%) SharePoint

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 24 (2.31%) SharePoint
2 17 (1.64%) Skype for Business
3 5 (0.48%) MS Exchange
4 1 (0.096%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.096%) IIS
4 1 (0.096%) OpenStack
Applications
1 36 (3.46%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (0.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.29%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.096%) Acrobat
4 1 (0.096%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 1 (0.096%) Adobe XD
4 1 (0.096%) InVision
4 1 (0.096%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.096%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 108 (10.39%) Microsoft 365
2 60 (5.77%) Azure
3 18 (1.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 10 (0.96%) OneDrive
5 7 (0.67%) Dynamics 365
5 7 (0.67%) Power Platform
6 5 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.29%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (0.29%) AWS
7 3 (0.29%) GCP
7 3 (0.29%) Google Workspace
7 3 (0.29%) Power Automate
8 1 (0.096%) Azure Key Vault
8 1 (0.096%) Figma
8 1 (0.096%) Google Drive
8 1 (0.096%) Google Sheets
8 1 (0.096%) IaaS
8 1 (0.096%) PaaS
8 1 (0.096%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 884 (85.08%) Wireless
2 39 (3.75%) DNS
3 38 (3.66%) DHCP
4 34 (3.27%) VPN
5 27 (2.60%) TCP/IP
6 21 (2.02%) Firewall
7 20 (1.92%) LAN
8 19 (1.83%) WAN
9 18 (1.73%) Skype
10 13 (1.25%) VLAN
11 10 (0.96%) Network Security
12 5 (0.48%) VoIP
13 4 (0.38%) Cisco ASA
14 3 (0.29%) 802.11
14 3 (0.29%) Ethernet
14 3 (0.29%) HTTP
14 3 (0.29%) HTTPS
14 3 (0.29%) IP Telephony
14 3 (0.29%) SNMP
14 3 (0.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (0.38%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.19%) Big Data
3 1 (0.096%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (0.096%) Metadata
General
1 83 (7.99%) Social Skills
2 18 (1.73%) Analytical Skills
3 16 (1.54%) Law
4 15 (1.44%) Banking
4 15 (1.44%) Investment Banking
5 10 (0.96%) Organisational Skills
6 8 (0.77%) Telecoms
7 7 (0.67%) Public Sector
8 6 (0.58%) Finance
8 6 (0.58%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.38%) Legal
9 4 (0.38%) Retail
10 2 (0.19%) Documentation Skills
10 2 (0.19%) Presentation Skills
11 1 (0.096%) Automotive
11 1 (0.096%) Electronics
11 1 (0.096%) Games
11 1 (0.096%) Influencing Skills
Job Titles
1 887 (85.37%) IT Technician
2 881 (84.79%) Network Technician
2 881 (84.79%) Trainee
2 881 (84.79%) Trainee IT Technician
2 881 (84.79%) Trainee Technician
3 68 (6.54%) Analyst
4 46 (4.43%) Service Analyst
4 46 (4.43%) Service Desk Analyst
5 38 (3.66%) IT Analyst
6 32 (3.08%) IT Support
7 29 (2.79%) Support Engineer
8 22 (2.12%) IT Engineer
9 21 (2.02%) 2nd Line Support
10 20 (1.92%) Support Analyst
11 15 (1.44%) IT Support Engineer
12 14 (1.35%) 1st Line Support
13 10 (0.96%) Field Engineer
13 10 (0.96%) IT Support Analyst
14 9 (0.87%) 1st Line Engineer
14 9 (0.87%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (0.29%) 802.1X
2 2 (0.19%) COM
2 2 (0.19%) Spring
2 2 (0.19%) Spring Boot
3 1 (0.096%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 13 (1.25%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (0.96%) Driving Licence
3 5 (0.48%) Data Centre
3 5 (0.48%) Video Conferencing
4 4 (0.38%) EPoS
4 4 (0.38%) Social Media
5 3 (0.29%) iPhone
5 3 (0.29%) User Experience
6 2 (0.19%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (0.19%) Fat Client
6 2 (0.19%) Management Information System
6 2 (0.19%) Thin Client
7 1 (0.096%) Device Driver
7 1 (0.096%) Enterprise Storage
7 1 (0.096%) iSeries
7 1 (0.096%) NHS
7 1 (0.096%) Private Cloud
7 1 (0.096%) Public Cloud
7 1 (0.096%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 889 (85.56%) Linux
2 120 (11.55%) Windows
3 53 (5.10%) Windows 10
4 36 (3.46%) Windows 7
5 29 (2.79%) Windows Server
6 15 (1.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (1.25%) Windows 8
8 12 (1.15%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (0.77%) Mac OS
9 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2019
10 5 (0.48%) Apple iOS
11 3 (0.29%) Ubuntu
12 2 (0.19%) CentOS
12 2 (0.19%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.096%) Android
13 1 (0.096%) Debian
13 1 (0.096%) OpenWrt
13 1 (0.096%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (8.47%) ITIL
2 25 (2.41%) Problem-Solving
3 22 (2.12%) Service Management
4 20 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 19 (1.83%) Cybersecurity
6 18 (1.73%) Incident Management
6 18 (1.73%) Wealth Management
7 14 (1.35%) ITIL V3
8 13 (1.25%) Time Management
9 12 (1.15%) Root Cause Analysis
10 9 (0.87%) ITSM
11 8 (0.77%) Quality Management
11 8 (0.77%) Security Patching
12 6 (0.58%) Break/Fix
12 6 (0.58%) Change Management
12 6 (0.58%) Project Management
13 5 (0.48%) Agile Software Development
13 5 (0.48%) ERP
13 5 (0.48%) Logistics
13 5 (0.48%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 30 (2.89%) PowerShell
2 5 (0.48%) C
2 5 (0.48%) SQL
3 2 (0.19%) Java
Qualifications
1 932 (89.70%) Network+ Certification
2 897 (86.33%) CCNA
2 897 (86.33%) Cisco Certification
3 881 (84.79%) Linux+ Certification
4 39 (3.75%) Microsoft Certification
5 31 (2.98%) Degree
6 21 (2.02%) MCP
7 15 (1.44%) Security Cleared
8 14 (1.35%) SC Cleared
9 12 (1.15%) MCSA
10 11 (1.06%) CompTIA Security+
10 11 (1.06%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (0.87%) MOS
12 8 (0.77%) MCSE
13 7 (0.67%) CCNP
14 5 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (0.48%) Master's Degree
15 4 (0.38%) DBS Check
16 3 (0.29%) BPSS Clearance
16 3 (0.29%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (3.27%) SLA
2 4 (0.38%) QA
3 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
System Software
1 95 (9.14%) Active Directory
2 7 (0.67%) BitLocker
2 7 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (0.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.38%) Hyper-V
4 4 (0.38%) vSphere
5 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (0.19%) Docker
7 1 (0.096%) Firmware
7 1 (0.096%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.096%) VMware NSX
7 1 (0.096%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 47 (4.52%) SCCM
2 38 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (0.29%) Jamf Pro
3 3 (0.29%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.096%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (0.096%) AirWatch
4 1 (0.096%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.096%) SCOM
4 1 (0.096%) Terraform
4 1 (0.096%) WSUS
4 1 (0.096%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 890 (85.66%) Cisco
2 96 (9.24%) Microsoft
3 13 (1.25%) Apple
3 13 (1.25%) VMware
4 8 (0.77%) ServiceNow
5 6 (0.58%) Citrix
6 5 (0.48%) Adobe
6 5 (0.48%) BT
6 5 (0.48%) Google
6 5 (0.48%) Sophos
7 4 (0.38%) Dell
8 3 (0.29%) CrowdStrike
8 3 (0.29%) Palo Alto
9 2 (0.19%) BMC
9 2 (0.19%) EMC
9 2 (0.19%) HP
9 2 (0.19%) Intel
9 2 (0.19%) Juniper
9 2 (0.19%) Remedy
9 2 (0.19%) Snow