Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 788 983 998
Rank change year-on-year +195 +15 -12
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 424 237 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.24% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 0.48% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 393 214 278
UK median annual salary £20,500 £23,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.87% -8.00% -
10th Percentile £19,250 £17,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £42,000 £44,475 £37,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £20,500 £22,500 £24,000
% change year-on-year -8.89% -6.25% +6.67%

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 43165 49027 60087
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.01% 26.21% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 33185 39333 47990
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Trend

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

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 16 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 20 November 2017. 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 +196 383 £21,000 -10.64% 12
UK excluding London +172 325 £20,500 -8.89% 7
South East +61 92 £21,000 -6.67% 2
London +30 91 £30,000 +9.09% 6
North of England +55 78 £20,500 -25.45% 1
North West +31 50 £20,750 -62.27% 1
East of England +25 49 £21,000 +2.44% 2
Midlands +44 40 £20,500 +13.89% 1
South West +25 33 £20,500 -16.33%
East Midlands +41 20 £20,500 +13.89%
West Midlands +25 20 £20,500 +18.84% 1
Wales +18 16 £24,000 +6.67% 1
Yorkshire +17 15 £19,000 +6.74%
North East -5 13 £20,500 +7.89%
Scotland -10 13 £20,500 +7.89%
Northern Ireland - 4 £41,250 -

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 329 (77.59%) Windows
2 279 (65.80%) Microsoft
3 225 (53.07%) Cisco
4 224 (52.83%) Cisco Certification
5 194 (45.75%) Network+ Certification
6 148 (34.91%) CCENT
7 146 (34.43%) Microsoft Certification
8 145 (34.20%) Active Directory
9 114 (26.89%) ITIL
10 102 (24.06%) MCP
11 76 (17.92%) Microsoft Office
12 75 (17.69%) CCNA
13 73 (17.22%) MCSE
14 68 (16.04%) Degree
15 67 (15.80%) VMware
16 64 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
17 63 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
18 62 (14.62%) Office 365
19 61 (14.39%) Windows Server
20 55 (12.97%) Windows 8
20 55 (12.97%) Windows 7
21 53 (12.50%) DNS
22 51 (12.03%) Firewall
23 50 (11.79%) Windows XP
24 49 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
25 48 (11.32%) Hyper-V
25 48 (11.32%) DHCP
26 46 (10.85%) Driving Licence
27 44 (10.38%) MCSA
28 42 (9.91%) MS Exchange

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 42 (9.91%) MS Exchange
2 23 (5.42%) SharePoint
3 19 (4.48%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (4.01%) Exchange Server 2010
5 13 (3.07%) Skype for Business
6 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
7 5 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.24%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.24%) WordPress
Applications
1 76 (17.92%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (3.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 9 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.71%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.62%) Office 365
2 28 (6.60%) G Suite
3 11 (2.59%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (2.36%) GitHub
5 9 (2.12%) OneDrive
6 8 (1.89%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (1.65%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (1.65%) SaaS
8 3 (0.71%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 53 (12.50%) DNS
2 51 (12.03%) Firewall
3 48 (11.32%) DHCP
4 26 (6.13%) TCP/IP
5 25 (5.90%) WLAN
6 22 (5.19%) LAN
7 21 (4.95%) WAN
8 19 (4.48%) Internet
9 18 (4.25%) VPN
10 11 (2.59%) Network Security
10 11 (2.59%) Skype
10 11 (2.59%) VoIP
10 11 (2.59%) Wireless
11 6 (1.42%) SAN
11 6 (1.42%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (1.18%) Cisco IOS
12 5 (1.18%) Remote Desktop
12 5 (1.18%) Unified Communications
13 4 (0.94%) NAS
13 4 (0.94%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (4.72%) SQL Server
2 11 (2.59%) MySQL
3 7 (1.65%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.71%) CouchDB
4 3 (0.71%) GIS
4 3 (0.71%) NoSQL
4 3 (0.71%) PostgreSQL
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.65%) Artifactory
1 7 (1.65%) Bitbucket
1 7 (1.65%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.65%) Subversion
1 7 (1.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.94%) JIRA
3 3 (0.71%) Visual Studio
General
1 42 (9.91%) Finance
2 14 (3.30%) Telecoms
3 11 (2.59%) Legal
4 10 (2.36%) Electronics
5 6 (1.42%) Military
5 6 (1.42%) Publishing
6 2 (0.47%) Retail
7 1 (0.24%) Advertising
7 1 (0.24%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.24%) Banking
7 1 (0.24%) French Language
7 1 (0.24%) Front Office
7 1 (0.24%) Games
7 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.24%) Law
7 1 (0.24%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 149 (35.14%) Trainee
2 81 (19.10%) Analyst
3 75 (17.69%) IT Support
4 58 (13.68%) Support Analyst
5 39 (9.20%) IT Analyst
5 39 (9.20%) Support Engineer
6 36 (8.49%) IT Support Analyst
7 34 (8.02%) IT Technician
8 33 (7.78%) 1st Line Support
8 33 (7.78%) 2nd Line Support
9 30 (7.08%) IT Engineer
10 27 (6.37%) Service Analyst
11 26 (6.13%) Service Desk Analyst
12 24 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
13 19 (4.48%) Developer
14 18 (4.25%) Desktop Support
14 18 (4.25%) JavaScript Developer
15 17 (4.01%) Support Technician
16 15 (3.54%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 15 (3.54%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (4.48%) CSS
1 19 (4.48%) HTML
2 18 (4.25%) Angular 2
2 18 (4.25%) AngularJS
2 18 (4.25%) Ember.js
2 18 (4.25%) React
3 5 (1.18%) XMPP
4 4 (0.94%) JSON
5 3 (0.71%) Flash
6 1 (0.24%) .NET
6 1 (0.24%) COM
6 1 (0.24%) Ruby on Rails
6 1 (0.24%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 46 (10.85%) Driving Licence
2 23 (5.42%) User Experience
3 21 (4.95%) Data Centre
4 18 (4.25%) Computer Science
5 16 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (2.36%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.12%) Smartphone
8 7 (1.65%) iPhone
9 6 (1.42%) e-Learning
10 5 (1.18%) AS400
10 5 (1.18%) Enterprise Storage
10 5 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (0.94%) Blackberry
11 4 (0.94%) iPad
12 3 (0.71%) Client/Server
12 3 (0.71%) EMC VMAX
12 3 (0.71%) Fintech
12 3 (0.71%) Video on Demand
12 3 (0.71%) Video\Live Streaming
12 3 (0.71%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 329 (77.59%) Windows
2 64 (15.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 63 (14.86%) Windows Server 2008
4 61 (14.39%) Windows Server
5 55 (12.97%) Windows 7
5 55 (12.97%) Windows 8
6 50 (11.79%) Windows XP
7 37 (8.73%) Windows 10
8 26 (6.13%) Android
9 16 (3.77%) Mac OS X
10 13 (3.07%) Windows Server 2003
11 11 (2.59%) Linux
12 10 (2.36%) Apple iOS
13 6 (1.42%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.71%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.24%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 114 (26.89%) ITIL
2 32 (7.55%) Time Management
3 25 (5.90%) CRM
3 25 (5.90%) ITIL V2
4 21 (4.95%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (4.25%) Disaster Recovery
5 18 (4.25%) E-Commerce
5 18 (4.25%) Economics
5 18 (4.25%) Mentoring
5 18 (4.25%) Responsive Web Design
5 18 (4.25%) Web Design
5 18 (4.25%) Web Development
6 17 (4.01%) Service Delivery
7 13 (3.07%) Service Management
8 8 (1.89%) Continuous Integration
8 8 (1.89%) Logistics
9 7 (1.65%) Incident Management
9 7 (1.65%) ITSM
9 7 (1.65%) Mathematics
9 7 (1.65%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 23 (5.42%) JavaScript
2 20 (4.72%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.36%) Python
4 8 (1.89%) C
4 8 (1.89%) SQL
5 7 (1.65%) Perl
6 6 (1.42%) VBA
7 5 (1.18%) Java
7 5 (1.18%) VB
8 3 (0.71%) T-SQL
8 3 (0.71%) VBScript
9 1 (0.24%) PHP
9 1 (0.24%) Ruby
9 1 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 224 (52.83%) Cisco Certification
2 194 (45.75%) Network+ Certification
3 148 (34.91%) CCENT
4 146 (34.43%) Microsoft Certification
5 102 (24.06%) MCP
6 75 (17.69%) CCNA
7 73 (17.22%) MCSE
8 68 (16.04%) Degree
9 44 (10.38%) MCSA
10 36 (8.49%) CCNP
11 30 (7.08%) DBS Check
12 21 (4.95%) MCTS
13 20 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
14 19 (4.48%) MCITP
14 19 (4.48%) Security Cleared
15 18 (4.25%) MCDST
16 17 (4.01%) HND
16 17 (4.01%) SC Cleared
17 15 (3.54%) Computer Science Degree
18 14 (3.30%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (5.66%) SLA
2 1 (0.24%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 145 (34.20%) Active Directory
2 49 (11.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (11.32%) Hyper-V
4 8 (1.89%) XenApp
5 7 (1.65%) Docker
5 7 (1.65%) vSphere
6 4 (0.94%) BitLocker
7 3 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (0.71%) Snort
7 3 (0.71%) Terminal Services
7 3 (0.71%) Virtual Servers
8 1 (0.24%) pfSense
8 1 (0.24%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.24%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.24%) Xen
Systems Management
1 36 (8.49%) SCCM
2 8 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.89%) Puppet
3 7 (1.65%) Rundeck
4 5 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (1.18%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.18%) WSUS
5 4 (0.94%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 3 (0.71%) RSA enVision
6 3 (0.71%) SCOM
7 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.24%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.24%) Capistrano
8 1 (0.24%) DameWare
8 1 (0.24%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.24%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.24%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.24%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 279 (65.80%) Microsoft
2 225 (53.07%) Cisco
3 67 (15.80%) VMware
4 31 (7.31%) Google
5 25 (5.90%) Citrix
6 19 (4.48%) Apple
7 15 (3.54%) HP
8 13 (3.07%) IBM
9 11 (2.59%) Xerox
10 9 (2.12%) CA
11 8 (1.89%) EMC
12 7 (1.65%) Cognizant
12 7 (1.65%) Dell
12 7 (1.65%) LANDesk
13 5 (1.18%) QNAP
13 5 (1.18%) Salesforce.com
13 5 (1.18%) Sun
14 4 (0.94%) Juniper
14 4 (0.94%) Qualys
14 4 (0.94%) WatchGuard