Period
to 16 April 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 16 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
16 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 424 790 837
Rank change year-on-year +366 +47 +165
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 530 187 294
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.17% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 0.78% 0.80%
Number of salaries quoted 41 156 248
10th Percentile £21,250 £19,750 £20,000
25th Percentile £28,500 £22,650 £23,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £39,750 £27,500 £27,000
Median % change year-on-year +44.55% +1.85% +1.89%
75th Percentile £57,500 £33,750 £32,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £47,500 £46,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £25,000 £25,000
% change year-on-year +14.00% - +6.38%

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 17,489 23,993 36,632
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.83% 21.45% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 11,833 18,059 26,753
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £51,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +6.80% +3.00% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,250 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.82% +5.00% +3.45%

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 16 April 2021.

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 16 April 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 +318 404 £36,000 +30.91% 13
UK excluding London +278 383 £28,500 +14.00% 9
Midlands +124 110 £22,500 - 2
London +166 94 £52,500 +16.67% 5
West Midlands +85 79 £22,500 -8.16% 2
North of England +81 72 £21,750 -13.86% 3
Scotland +72 69 £70,000 - 1
North West +68 50 £29,000 -3.33% 2
South East +34 45 £26,500 +6.00% 1
Wales - 36 £36,000 -
East Midlands +26 31 - -
South West +33 27 £36,000 +22.03% 2
East of England +82 26 £22,500 -18.18%
North East +24 19 - - 1
Work from Home -125 6 £33,625 -25.28%
Yorkshire +5 3 £21,000 -50.59%

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 327 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 286 (53.96%) Cisco
2 286 (53.96%) Multimedia
3 263 (49.62%) Cybersecurity
4 190 (35.85%) Network+ Certification
5 185 (34.91%) CompTIA Security+
6 182 (34.34%) Problem-Solving
7 102 (19.25%) Server+ Certification
7 102 (19.25%) Linux+ Certification
7 102 (19.25%) Linux
8 90 (16.98%) Ethical Hacking
9 80 (15.09%) Wireless
10 79 (14.91%) Data Security
10 79 (14.91%) Penetration Testing
11 39 (7.36%) Microsoft 365
12 37 (6.98%) Active Directory
13 35 (6.60%) Windows
13 35 (6.60%) ITIL
14 25 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
15 24 (4.53%) Windows 10
16 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
17 18 (3.40%) SCCM
18 16 (3.02%) Finance
18 16 (3.02%) PowerShell
19 15 (2.83%) Citrix
19 15 (2.83%) Information Security
20 14 (2.64%) SC Cleared
20 14 (2.64%) Security Cleared
20 14 (2.64%) Azure
20 14 (2.64%) Windows Server

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 12 (2.26%) MS Exchange
2 9 (1.70%) SharePoint
3 3 (0.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 25 (4.72%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (2.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 39 (7.36%) Microsoft 365
2 14 (2.64%) Azure
3 8 (1.51%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (0.38%) AWS
5 1 (0.19%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 80 (15.09%) Wireless
2 12 (2.26%) TCP/IP
3 7 (1.32%) DNS
4 5 (0.94%) DHCP
5 4 (0.75%) Firewall
5 4 (0.75%) Network Security
6 3 (0.57%) Skype
7 2 (0.38%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (0.38%) VPN
8 1 (0.19%) LAN
8 1 (0.19%) SAN
8 1 (0.19%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (1.32%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (0.75%) JIRA
General
1 286 (53.96%) Multimedia
2 16 (3.02%) Finance
3 11 (2.08%) Law
4 9 (1.70%) Legal
5 5 (0.94%) Banking
6 3 (0.57%) German Language
7 2 (0.38%) Aerospace
7 2 (0.38%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.38%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.38%) Military
7 2 (0.38%) Private Banking
7 2 (0.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 365 (68.87%) Trainee
2 219 (41.32%) IT Support
3 211 (39.81%) Support Engineer
4 209 (39.43%) IT Engineer
4 209 (39.43%) IT Support Engineer
5 113 (21.32%) Analyst
6 106 (20.00%) Trainee IT Support
6 106 (20.00%) Trainee Support Engineer
7 90 (16.98%) Cybersecurity Analyst
7 90 (16.98%) Network Engineer
7 90 (16.98%) Security Analyst
7 90 (16.98%) Trainee Analyst
7 90 (16.98%) Trainee Network Engineer
8 79 (14.91%) Ethical Hacker
9 14 (2.64%) Support Analyst
10 12 (2.26%) Service Desk Agent
11 10 (1.89%) Applications Support
11 10 (1.89%) IT Analyst
12 9 (1.70%) Service Analyst
13 8 (1.51%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.19%) COM
1 1 (0.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (1.13%) Management Information System
2 5 (0.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (0.75%) Blackberry
3 4 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
4 3 (0.57%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.19%) CCTV
5 1 (0.19%) Clustering
5 1 (0.19%) Data Structures
5 1 (0.19%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.19%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 102 (19.25%) Linux
2 35 (6.60%) Windows
3 24 (4.53%) Windows 10
4 14 (2.64%) Windows Server
5 8 (1.51%) Apple iOS
6 7 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 2 (0.38%) Windows Server 2016
9 1 (0.19%) Android
9 1 (0.19%) Windows 8
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.19%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 263 (49.62%) Cybersecurity
2 182 (34.34%) Problem-Solving
3 90 (16.98%) Ethical Hacking
4 79 (14.91%) Data Security
4 79 (14.91%) Penetration Testing
5 35 (6.60%) ITIL
6 15 (2.83%) Information Security
7 7 (1.32%) Threat Analysis
7 7 (1.32%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (1.13%) Root Cause Analysis
8 6 (1.13%) Time Management
9 5 (0.94%) Risk Management
9 5 (0.94%) Service Management
10 4 (0.75%) Agile Software Development
10 4 (0.75%) Asset Management
10 4 (0.75%) Computer Science
10 4 (0.75%) ITSM
10 4 (0.75%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (0.75%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (0.75%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (3.02%) PowerShell
2 11 (2.08%) SQL
3 1 (0.19%) C
Qualifications
1 190 (35.85%) Network+ Certification
2 185 (34.91%) CompTIA Security+
3 102 (19.25%) Linux+ Certification
3 102 (19.25%) Server+ Certification
4 20 (3.77%) Microsoft Certification
5 14 (2.64%) SC Cleared
5 14 (2.64%) Security Cleared
6 11 (2.08%) CEH
6 11 (2.08%) CISM
7 10 (1.89%) MOS
8 9 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (1.32%) Degree
9 7 (1.32%) MCITP
10 5 (0.94%) MCDST
10 5 (0.94%) MCP
11 4 (0.75%) MCSA
12 1 (0.19%) CCNA
12 1 (0.19%) Cisco Certification
12 1 (0.19%) HNC
12 1 (0.19%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.45%) SLA
2 2 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (0.38%) NIST
2 2 (0.38%) NIST 800
3 1 (0.19%) QA
System Software
1 37 (6.98%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
2 1 (0.19%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 18 (3.40%) SCCM
2 8 (1.51%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.19%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 327 (61.70%) Microsoft
2 286 (53.96%) Cisco
3 15 (2.83%) Citrix
4 7 (1.32%) ServiceNow
5 6 (1.13%) Apple
6 2 (0.38%) VMware
7 1 (0.19%) Acronis
7 1 (0.19%) Avaya
7 1 (0.19%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.19%) Mitel
7 1 (0.19%) Proofpoint
7 1 (0.19%) SolarWinds
7 1 (0.19%) Tanium
7 1 (0.19%) Veeam