Period
to 22 May 2019

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 22 May 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
22 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 797 988 941
Rank change year-on-year +191 -47 +80
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 288 218 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.54% 0.56%
Number of salaries quoted 229 190 216
UK median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year - -9.57% +19.79%
10th Percentile £20,000 £18,500 £17,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £46,056 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.26% +4.44%

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 35,660 40,634 42,172
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.71% 23.66% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,469 30,798 33,078
UK median annual salary £50,000 £48,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,500 £41,997
% change year-on-year +1.12% +5.96% -1.18%

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 22 May 2019.

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 22 May 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
England +176 285 £26,000 - 8
UK excluding London +106 190 £25,000 +11.11% 5
South East +70 104 £27,500 +22.22% 3
London +113 97 £27,500 - 3
North of England +51 29 £25,000 +35.14% 1
South West +55 19 £24,000 -26.15%
Midlands +32 19 £24,500 -14.04%
East of England +47 17 £27,000 +12.50% 1
East Midlands +40 13 £25,000 +19.05%
North West +31 13 £25,000 -1.96% 1
Yorkshire +3 11 £25,000 +35.14%
West Midlands +21 6 £21,500 -51.41%
North East - 5 £21,500 -
Wales +14 1 £25,000 +11.73%
Scotland +11 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 192 (66.67%) Windows
2 136 (47.22%) Microsoft
3 126 (43.75%) Active Directory
4 116 (40.28%) Microsoft Certification
5 113 (39.24%) ITIL
6 110 (38.19%) Office 365
7 98 (34.03%) Microsoft Office
8 97 (33.68%) Windows 10
9 79 (27.43%) Windows Server
9 79 (27.43%) Problem-Solving
10 68 (23.61%) MCP
11 65 (22.57%) Windows 7
12 58 (20.14%) MS Exchange
13 55 (19.10%) MCSA
14 51 (17.71%) SLA
15 50 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
15 50 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
16 49 (17.01%) CCNA
17 47 (16.32%) Network+ Certification
18 40 (13.89%) Degree
19 37 (12.85%) Firewall
19 37 (12.85%) Cisco
20 35 (12.15%) Dell
21 34 (11.81%) ITSM
21 34 (11.81%) LAN
21 34 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 34 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
22 31 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
22 31 (10.76%) Driving Licence
23 30 (10.42%) Citrix

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 58 (20.14%) MS Exchange
2 23 (7.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 22 (7.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.13%) SharePoint
5 9 (3.13%) Skype for Business
6 3 (1.04%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.35%) Confluence
7 1 (0.35%) IIS
Applications
1 98 (34.03%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (2.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.69%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 110 (38.19%) Office 365
2 31 (10.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (2.43%) OneDrive
4 2 (0.69%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.69%) G Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.85%) Firewall
2 34 (11.81%) LAN
3 29 (10.07%) Internet
4 27 (9.38%) WAN
5 26 (9.03%) TCP/IP
6 19 (6.60%) NAS
7 18 (6.25%) DNS
8 17 (5.90%) DHCP
8 17 (5.90%) VoIP
8 17 (5.90%) Wireless
9 9 (3.13%) Network Security
9 9 (3.13%) Skype
9 9 (3.13%) VPN
10 8 (2.78%) ADSL
11 7 (2.43%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (2.08%) Structured Cabling
12 6 (2.08%) VLAN
13 3 (1.04%) IP Telephony
13 3 (1.04%) Remote Desktop
13 3 (1.04%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (3.47%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.04%) Big Data
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (0.35%) CMake
1 1 (0.35%) Hudson
1 1 (0.35%) JIRA
1 1 (0.35%) Visual Studio
1 1 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 27 (9.38%) Finance
2 19 (6.60%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.82%) Law
4 10 (3.47%) Legal
5 9 (3.13%) Marketing
6 8 (2.78%) Retail
7 5 (1.74%) Military
8 4 (1.39%) Electronics
9 3 (1.04%) Banking
9 3 (1.04%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.69%) Aerospace
10 2 (0.69%) Manufacturing
11 1 (0.35%) Avionics
Job Titles
1 81 (28.13%) Analyst
2 74 (25.69%) IT Support
3 72 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 71 (24.65%) IT Engineer
5 44 (15.28%) IT Support Engineer
5 44 (15.28%) Support Analyst
6 35 (12.15%) Service Analyst
7 34 (11.81%) 2nd Line Support
8 31 (10.76%) Support Technician
9 27 (9.38%) Service Desk Analyst
10 21 (7.29%) Desktop Engineer
11 20 (6.94%) 1st Line Support
11 20 (6.94%) Desktop Support
11 20 (6.94%) Technical Support
12 19 (6.60%) IT Analyst
12 19 (6.60%) IT Technician
12 19 (6.60%) Junior
13 17 (5.90%) IT Support Technician
14 16 (5.56%) Field Engineer
15 15 (5.21%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.35%) COM
1 1 (0.35%) CSS
1 1 (0.35%) Dagger
1 1 (0.35%) Flask
1 1 (0.35%) HTML
1 1 (0.35%) iOS SDK
1 1 (0.35%) Middleware
1 1 (0.35%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 50 (17.36%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.76%) Driving Licence
3 19 (6.60%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
5 16 (5.56%) iPhone
6 10 (3.47%) Self-Motivation
7 9 (3.13%) Data Centre
8 8 (2.78%) Blackberry
9 7 (2.43%) iPad
9 7 (2.43%) Replication
10 6 (2.08%) Hedge funds
11 5 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
11 5 (1.74%) Fintech
12 4 (1.39%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.39%) User Experience
12 4 (1.39%) Wiki
13 3 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 3 (1.04%) Cyber Defence
13 3 (1.04%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 3 (1.04%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 192 (66.67%) Windows
2 97 (33.68%) Windows 10
3 79 (27.43%) Windows Server
4 65 (22.57%) Windows 7
5 34 (11.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 34 (11.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 26 (9.03%) Apple iOS
7 23 (7.99%) Android
8 17 (5.90%) Linux
9 15 (5.21%) Mac OS X
10 13 (4.51%) Windows 8
11 11 (3.82%) Unix
12 10 (3.47%) Mac OS
12 10 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (3.13%) Windows XP
14 4 (1.39%) Solaris
15 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (39.24%) ITIL
2 79 (27.43%) Problem-Solving
3 34 (11.81%) ITSM
4 29 (10.07%) Service Delivery
5 23 (7.99%) Mobile Device Management
6 20 (6.94%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (6.94%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (6.94%) Time Management
7 19 (6.60%) Break/Fix
8 16 (5.56%) Asset Management
8 16 (5.56%) Computer Science
8 16 (5.56%) Project Management
9 14 (4.86%) Presales
10 13 (4.51%) Mathematics
10 13 (4.51%) Service Management
11 11 (3.82%) Information Security
11 11 (3.82%) Line Management
11 11 (3.82%) Mentoring
11 11 (3.82%) Proactive Monitoring
11 11 (3.82%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.60%) C
2 11 (3.82%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.74%) Python
3 5 (1.74%) SQL
4 3 (1.04%) Java
5 2 (0.69%) C#
6 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.35%) C++
6 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.35%) PHP
6 1 (0.35%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 116 (40.28%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (23.61%) MCP
3 55 (19.10%) MCSA
4 50 (17.36%) Cisco Certification
5 49 (17.01%) CCNA
6 47 (16.32%) Network+ Certification
7 40 (13.89%) Degree
8 28 (9.72%) MCDST
8 28 (9.72%) Security Cleared
9 23 (7.99%) MCSE
10 22 (7.64%) ITIL Certification
10 22 (7.64%) SC Cleared
11 17 (5.90%) CompTIA Security+
12 16 (5.56%) DBS Check
13 15 (5.21%) MCITP
14 14 (4.86%) Computer Science Degree
15 11 (3.82%) MCTS
16 10 (3.47%) Dell Certification
17 9 (3.13%) CCENT
18 8 (2.78%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (17.71%) SLA
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.69%) COBIT
3 2 (0.69%) QA
System Software
1 126 (43.75%) Active Directory
2 20 (6.94%) Hyper-V
3 15 (5.21%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.39%) Firmware
4 4 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
6 1 (0.35%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 24 (8.33%) SCCM
2 10 (3.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.04%) DameWare
4 2 (0.69%) WSUS
5 1 (0.35%) AirWatch
5 1 (0.35%) SCSM
5 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 136 (47.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (12.85%) Cisco
3 35 (12.15%) Dell
4 30 (10.42%) Citrix
5 29 (10.07%) Apple
6 28 (9.72%) VMware
7 20 (6.94%) HP
8 15 (5.21%) Xerox
9 14 (4.86%) EMC
9 14 (4.86%) NetApp
10 12 (4.17%) ServiceNow
11 11 (3.82%) Samsung
12 10 (3.47%) Polycom
12 10 (3.47%) Toshiba
12 10 (3.47%) Veeam
13 8 (2.78%) IBM
13 8 (2.78%) Remedy
14 7 (2.43%) WatchGuard
15 5 (1.74%) Oracle
16 4 (1.39%) Mitel