Period
to 19 October 2020

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 19 October 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
19 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 651 844 960
Rank change year-on-year +193 +116 -151
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 49 234 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.47% 0.74% 0.54%
Number of salaries quoted 60 189 154
Median annual salary £23,125 £27,289 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.26% +9.16% +21.95%
10th Percentile £17,500 £19,250 £18,750
90th Percentile £45,250 £45,000 £39,625
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £24,380 £23,500
% change year-on-year -7.71% +3.74% +14.63%

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 10,431 31,442 39,112
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.56% 23.08% 23.74%
Number of salaries quoted 7,776 22,954 28,998
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £82,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

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 19 October 2020.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 14 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 19 October 2020. 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 +199 46 £22,500 -17.55% 23
UK excluding London +201 37 £22,500 -7.71% 17
South East +154 15 £25,500 +4.59% 2
North of England +163 14 £22,500 -25.62% 6
London +181 11 £40,000 +33.33% 6
Midlands +126 7 £22,500 +4.65% 5
North West +115 7 £17,500 -46.15% 5
West Midlands +100 7 £22,500 +4.65% 3
Work from Home - 7 £22,500 -
Yorkshire +131 6 £22,500 +25.00%
East of England +123 5 £22,500 -22.41% 2
South West +115 4 £23,750 -1.04% 2
North East +22 1 £41,000 +90.70% 1
Wales - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 October 2020, 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 41 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 25 (51.02%) Microsoft Office
2 25 (51.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (48.98%) Windows
4 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
4 23 (46.94%) Office 365
5 22 (44.90%) ITIL
6 21 (42.86%) Azure
7 16 (32.65%) SLA
8 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
9 13 (26.53%) SharePoint
10 12 (24.49%) Time Management
11 11 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (20.41%) MCSA
13 9 (18.37%) Degree
13 9 (18.37%) Driving Licence
14 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Intune
14 8 (16.33%) Network+ Certification
14 8 (16.33%) MCP
14 8 (16.33%) Cisco
15 7 (14.29%) HNC
15 7 (14.29%) Wireless
15 7 (14.29%) MCDST
15 7 (14.29%) OneDrive
15 7 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
16 6 (12.24%) Windows 10
16 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
16 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
16 6 (12.24%) Firewall
16 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification

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 13 (26.53%) SharePoint
2 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (12.24%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (4.08%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 23 (46.94%) Office 365
2 21 (42.86%) Azure
3 7 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
3 7 (14.29%) OneDrive
4 2 (4.08%) AWS
4 2 (4.08%) Power Platform
5 1 (2.04%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (14.29%) Wireless
2 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) VoIP
4 4 (8.16%) LAN
4 4 (8.16%) VPN
5 3 (6.12%) DHCP
5 3 (6.12%) DNS
5 3 (6.12%) WAN
6 2 (4.08%) SAN
7 1 (2.04%) Broadband
7 1 (2.04%) GSM
7 1 (2.04%) Internet
7 1 (2.04%) PSTN
7 1 (2.04%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (2.04%) TETRA
7 1 (2.04%) Unified Communications
7 1 (2.04%) VLAN
7 1 (2.04%) Wi-Fi
7 1 (2.04%) Wireless Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (4.08%) Blockchain
1 2 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (4.08%) Power BI
General
1 6 (12.24%) Telecoms
2 5 (10.20%) Finance
3 3 (6.12%) Retail
4 2 (4.08%) Advertising
4 2 (4.08%) Electronics
4 2 (4.08%) Manufacturing
4 2 (4.08%) Marketing
4 2 (4.08%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.04%) Legal
5 1 (2.04%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 11 (22.45%) Support Engineer
2 10 (20.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (18.37%) Desktop Support
4 8 (16.33%) IT Technician
5 7 (14.29%) Deskside Support
5 7 (14.29%) IT Support
6 6 (12.24%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 6 (12.24%) Analyst
6 6 (12.24%) IT Engineer
7 5 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (10.20%) Repair Technician
8 4 (8.16%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (8.16%) Support Technician
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Cisco Support
9 3 (6.12%) IT Support Technician
9 3 (6.12%) Network Support
9 3 (6.12%) Network Support Engineer
9 3 (6.12%) Service Desk Analyst
9 3 (6.12%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.04%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (18.37%) Driving Licence
2 5 (10.20%) Management Information System
3 3 (6.12%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (4.08%) Blog
4 2 (4.08%) Data Centre
4 2 (4.08%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (4.08%) Fat Client
4 2 (4.08%) Thin Client
4 2 (4.08%) User Experience
5 1 (2.04%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.04%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (2.04%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 24 (48.98%) Windows
2 14 (28.57%) Windows Server
3 6 (12.24%) Windows 10
4 4 (8.16%) Windows 8
5 3 (6.12%) Windows 7
6 2 (4.08%) Unix
7 1 (2.04%) Linux
7 1 (2.04%) Mac OS
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (2.04%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (44.90%) ITIL
2 12 (24.49%) Time Management
3 11 (22.45%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (8.16%) Mathematics
4 4 (8.16%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.12%) Asset Management
5 3 (6.12%) Break/Fix
5 3 (6.12%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (6.12%) IT Asset Management
5 3 (6.12%) Network Management
5 3 (6.12%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (4.08%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (4.08%) Business Transformation
6 2 (4.08%) Collaborative Working
6 2 (4.08%) Digital Marketing
6 2 (4.08%) ITIL V3
6 2 (4.08%) Knowledge Management
6 2 (4.08%) Mentoring
6 2 (4.08%) Programme Management
6 2 (4.08%) Server Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.16%) C
1 4 (8.16%) PowerShell
1 4 (8.16%) SQL
2 2 (4.08%) VBA
3 1 (2.04%) Python
Qualifications
1 25 (51.02%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (20.41%) MCSA
3 9 (18.37%) Degree
4 8 (16.33%) MCP
4 8 (16.33%) Network+ Certification
5 7 (14.29%) HNC
5 7 (14.29%) MCDST
6 6 (12.24%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (10.20%) CCNA
8 3 (6.12%) CCNP
8 3 (6.12%) CCSA
8 3 (6.12%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.12%) Security Cleared
9 2 (4.08%) CCENT
9 2 (4.08%) CompTIA Security+
9 2 (4.08%) Server+ Certification
10 1 (2.04%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (2.04%) MCITP
10 1 (2.04%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (32.65%) SLA
2 3 (6.12%) GDPR
2 3 (6.12%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.08%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.04%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (16.33%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.08%) WSUS
3 1 (2.04%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 41 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 8 (16.33%) Cisco
3 6 (12.24%) SolarWinds
4 4 (8.16%) Meraki
5 3 (6.12%) Aruba
5 3 (6.12%) CheckPoint
6 2 (4.08%) Citrix
6 2 (4.08%) SAP
6 2 (4.08%) Sun
7 1 (2.04%) Apple
7 1 (2.04%) Bloomberg
7 1 (2.04%) Google
7 1 (2.04%) HP
7 1 (2.04%) Motorola
7 1 (2.04%) NEC
7 1 (2.04%) Palo Alto
7 1 (2.04%) VMware