Period
to 25 July 2021

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

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
25 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 619 717 827
Rank change year-on-year +98 +110 +151
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 410 88 286
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.36% 0.12% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 0.57% 0.82%
Number of salaries quoted 61 73 246
10th Percentile £22,500 £21,000 £18,500
25th Percentile £24,750 £23,750 £21,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £31,000 £29,000 £25,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.90% +16.00% -
75th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £57,500 £49,900 £45,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £30,000 £27,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +5.26%

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 24,090 15,548 34,872
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.42% 21.98% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 13,914 11,661 25,679
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,500 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.11% +5.56% -

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 25 July 2021.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 15 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 25 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
England +50 320 £30,000 +3.45% 33
UK excluding London +79 298 £30,000 +9.09% 34
Midlands -3 76 £30,750 +11.82% 3
London -72 75 £32,500 -27.78% 4
North of England -26 54 £28,375 +49.34% 8
West Midlands -10 52 £22,000 - 1
Scotland -21 46 - - 1
South East -64 43 £26,500 -15.20% 12
North West -15 38 £30,000 +64.38% 2
Wales - 28 £31,500 - 4
South West -48 26 £34,000 +38.78% 4
East of England -15 25 - - 2
East Midlands -28 24 £31,500 +14.55% 2
North East - 16 £20,500 - 2
Work from Home - 7 £25,500 - 4

For the 6 months to 25 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 with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 230 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 189 (46.10%) Cybersecurity
3 187 (45.61%) Cisco
4 182 (44.39%) Multimedia
5 172 (41.95%) Network+ Certification
6 157 (38.29%) CompTIA Security+
7 156 (38.05%) Problem-Solving
8 92 (22.44%) Linux
9 87 (21.22%) Server+ Certification
9 87 (21.22%) Linux+ Certification
10 63 (15.37%) Wireless
11 61 (14.88%) Data Security
11 61 (14.88%) Penetration Testing
11 61 (14.88%) Ethical Hacking
12 54 (13.17%) Windows
13 51 (12.44%) Active Directory
14 46 (11.22%) ITIL
14 46 (11.22%) Microsoft 365
15 35 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
16 27 (6.59%) Azure
17 26 (6.34%) Degree
18 25 (6.10%) Windows Server
18 25 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
19 24 (5.85%) Windows 10
20 20 (4.88%) Social Skills
21 19 (4.63%) SCCM
21 19 (4.63%) SLA
22 18 (4.39%) DNS
22 18 (4.39%) Microsoft Intune
23 17 (4.15%) PowerShell

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 14 (3.41%) MS Exchange
2 11 (2.68%) SharePoint
3 5 (1.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (0.98%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (6.10%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.95%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.24%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 46 (11.22%) Microsoft 365
2 27 (6.59%) Azure
3 11 (2.68%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (1.46%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.22%) Power Automate
5 5 (1.22%) Power Platform
5 5 (1.22%) PowerApps
6 3 (0.73%) AWS
7 2 (0.49%) GCP
7 2 (0.49%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.49%) SaaS
8 1 (0.24%) Azure Sentinel
8 1 (0.24%) Dynamics 365
8 1 (0.24%) IaaS
8 1 (0.24%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (15.37%) Wireless
2 18 (4.39%) DNS
3 16 (3.90%) DHCP
3 16 (3.90%) Firewall
4 12 (2.93%) TCP/IP
5 8 (1.95%) VPN
6 7 (1.71%) Internet
6 7 (1.71%) Network Security
7 6 (1.46%) LAN
7 6 (1.46%) WAN
8 4 (0.98%) Skype
8 4 (0.98%) VLAN
9 2 (0.49%) HTTP
9 2 (0.49%) HTTPS
9 2 (0.49%) VoIP
10 1 (0.24%) MPLS
10 1 (0.24%) PBX
10 1 (0.24%) Remote Desktop
10 1 (0.24%) SAN
10 1 (0.24%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (1.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.49%) Big Data
3 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (1.22%) JIRA
General
1 182 (44.39%) Multimedia
2 20 (4.88%) Social Skills
3 7 (1.71%) Banking
3 7 (1.71%) Legal
4 6 (1.46%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (1.46%) Law
5 3 (0.73%) German Language
6 2 (0.49%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.49%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.49%) Military
6 2 (0.49%) Private Banking
6 2 (0.49%) Public Sector
6 2 (0.49%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.24%) Electronics
7 1 (0.24%) Finance
Job Titles
1 243 (59.27%) Trainee
2 172 (41.95%) IT Support
3 169 (41.22%) Support Engineer
4 164 (40.00%) IT Engineer
5 162 (39.51%) IT Support Engineer
6 80 (19.51%) Analyst
7 70 (17.07%) Trainee IT Support
7 70 (17.07%) Trainee Support Engineer
8 61 (14.88%) Ethical Hacker
9 56 (13.66%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 56 (13.66%) Network Engineer
9 56 (13.66%) Security Analyst
9 56 (13.66%) Trainee Analyst
9 56 (13.66%) Trainee Network Engineer
10 15 (3.66%) Support Analyst
11 10 (2.44%) IT Analyst
12 9 (2.20%) Service Analyst
12 9 (2.20%) Service Desk Agent
12 9 (2.20%) Service Desk Analyst
13 8 (1.95%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.49%) Spring
1 2 (0.49%) Spring Boot
2 1 (0.24%) SAML
2 1 (0.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 7 (1.71%) Driving Licence
2 4 (0.98%) Data Centre
3 3 (0.73%) Blackberry
4 2 (0.49%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.24%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.24%) Device Driver
5 1 (0.24%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.24%) EPoS
5 1 (0.24%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.24%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 92 (22.44%) Linux
2 54 (13.17%) Windows
3 25 (6.10%) Windows Server
4 24 (5.85%) Windows 10
5 15 (3.66%) Apple iOS
6 8 (1.95%) Windows Server 2016
7 6 (1.46%) Windows 7
8 5 (1.22%) Android
8 5 (1.22%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.49%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.49%) VMS
9 2 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.24%) CentOS
10 1 (0.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.24%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.24%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (46.10%) Cybersecurity
2 156 (38.05%) Problem-Solving
3 61 (14.88%) Data Security
3 61 (14.88%) Ethical Hacking
3 61 (14.88%) Penetration Testing
4 46 (11.22%) ITIL
5 9 (2.20%) Service Management
6 8 (1.95%) Project Management
7 7 (1.71%) ITIL V3
7 7 (1.71%) ITSM
8 6 (1.46%) Computer Science
8 6 (1.46%) Line Management
8 6 (1.46%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (1.22%) Incident Management
10 4 (0.98%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (0.98%) Decision-Making
10 4 (0.98%) Information Security
10 4 (0.98%) Mobile Device Management
10 4 (0.98%) Wealth Management
11 3 (0.73%) Analytical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 17 (4.15%) PowerShell
2 5 (1.22%) SQL
3 2 (0.49%) Java
3 2 (0.49%) Python
Qualifications
1 172 (41.95%) Network+ Certification
2 157 (38.29%) CompTIA Security+
3 87 (21.22%) Linux+ Certification
3 87 (21.22%) Server+ Certification
4 35 (8.54%) Microsoft Certification
5 26 (6.34%) Degree
6 15 (3.66%) MCP
7 11 (2.68%) SC Cleared
7 11 (2.68%) Security Cleared
8 10 (2.44%) Master's Degree
9 8 (1.95%) MOS
10 6 (1.46%) ITIL Certification
10 6 (1.46%) MCDST
11 5 (1.22%) CCNA
11 5 (1.22%) Cisco Certification
11 5 (1.22%) MCSA
12 4 (0.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (0.98%) MCITP
13 3 (0.73%) CCENT
13 3 (0.73%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (4.63%) SLA
2 3 (0.73%) QA
3 2 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.49%) NIST
3 2 (0.49%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.24%) GDPR
System Software
1 51 (12.44%) Active Directory
2 8 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
3 6 (1.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (0.98%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (0.73%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.49%) Docker
7 1 (0.24%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.24%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 19 (4.63%) SCCM
2 18 (4.39%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.49%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.24%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 230 (56.10%) Microsoft
2 187 (45.61%) Cisco
3 10 (2.44%) VMware
4 9 (2.20%) Apple
5 8 (1.95%) Citrix
6 6 (1.46%) BT
7 5 (1.22%) ServiceNow
8 3 (0.73%) Mitel
8 3 (0.73%) Polycom
9 2 (0.49%) Acronis
9 2 (0.49%) Dell
9 2 (0.49%) Sophos
10 1 (0.24%) Aruba
10 1 (0.24%) Fortinet
10 1 (0.24%) iManage
10 1 (0.24%) JD Edwards
10 1 (0.24%) Proofpoint
10 1 (0.24%) Remedy
10 1 (0.24%) Ruckus Wireless
10 1 (0.24%) Veeam