Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 773 824 1004
Rank change year-on-year +51 +180 -33
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 197 281 211
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.79% 0.77% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 161 248 193
Median annual salary £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.77% -1.89% -1.85%
10th Percentile £19,750 £20,000 £18,500
90th Percentile £37,000 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year - +4.17% -

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 24,996 36,354 41,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 24.52% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 18,396 26,270 32,318
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,810 £45,000 £42,606
% change year-on-year +4.02% +5.62% +2.66%

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 3 April 2020.

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 3 April 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 +40 193 £27,500 +5.77% 81
UK excluding London +70 163 £25,000 - 68
South East +35 79 £25,000 - 15
North of England +73 36 £29,000 +9.43% 16
London +21 33 £34,500 +25.45% 21
Midlands +72 31 £22,500 - 14
North West +46 26 £30,000 +11.11% 10
East Midlands +45 24 £22,500 -8.16% 6
East of England +54 9 £27,500 +1.85% 7
North East +12 9 £21,500 +7.50%
West Midlands +57 7 £24,500 +16.67% 8
South West +39 4 £30,000 +42.86% 8
Scotland +35 4 - - 4
Yorkshire +36 1 £42,500 +70.00% 6
Work from Home -1 1 £30,000 +46.34%

For the 6 months to 3 April 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.

1 128 (64.97%) Windows
2 97 (49.24%) Active Directory
2 97 (49.24%) Office 365
3 92 (46.70%) Microsoft
3 92 (46.70%) Microsoft Office
4 87 (44.16%) ITIL
5 70 (35.53%) Windows 10
6 63 (31.98%) Microsoft Certification
7 60 (30.46%) SLA
8 50 (25.38%) Problem-Solving
9 40 (20.30%) Windows 7
10 36 (18.27%) Security Cleared
10 36 (18.27%) Windows Server
11 35 (17.77%) Network+ Certification
12 33 (16.75%) Apple
13 31 (15.74%) Cisco Certification
14 29 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
15 28 (14.21%) Self-Motivation
15 28 (14.21%) CCNA
16 23 (11.68%) MCSA
16 23 (11.68%) Proactive Monitoring
17 22 (11.17%) HP
17 22 (11.17%) SCCM
18 21 (10.66%) SC Cleared
18 21 (10.66%) MCP
18 21 (10.66%) MS Exchange
18 21 (10.66%) DHCP
18 21 (10.66%) DNS
19 19 (9.64%) Skype
19 19 (9.64%) Asset Management

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 21 (10.66%) MS Exchange
2 18 (9.14%) Skype for Business
3 9 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (4.06%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (3.55%) SharePoint
6 4 (2.03%) CMS
6 4 (2.03%) Confluence
6 4 (2.03%) IIS
7 3 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 92 (46.70%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (9.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (2.03%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.51%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.51%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.51%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 97 (49.24%) Office 365
2 13 (6.60%) Azure
3 6 (3.05%) OneDrive
4 4 (2.03%) AWS
5 2 (1.02%) iTunes
6 1 (0.51%) Amazon EKS
6 1 (0.51%) AWS CloudFormation
6 1 (0.51%) G Suite
6 1 (0.51%) GCP
6 1 (0.51%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (0.51%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.51%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.51%) PowerApps
6 1 (0.51%) SaaS
6 1 (0.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (10.66%) DHCP
1 21 (10.66%) DNS
2 19 (9.64%) Skype
2 19 (9.64%) TCP/IP
3 13 (6.60%) Firewall
4 12 (6.09%) Broadband
4 12 (6.09%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (6.09%) VoIP
4 12 (6.09%) VPN
4 12 (6.09%) WAN
5 8 (4.06%) LAN
5 8 (4.06%) Wireless
6 6 (3.05%) Internet
7 5 (2.54%) DSL
7 5 (2.54%) MPLS
7 5 (2.54%) WebEx
8 4 (2.03%) Network Security
8 4 (2.03%) RTMP
8 4 (2.03%) SAN
9 3 (1.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (4.06%) Big Data
2 5 (2.54%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (0.51%) BigQuery
3 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.51%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.51%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.02%) MSI
2 1 (0.51%) Jenkins
General
1 9 (4.57%) Legal
1 9 (4.57%) Telecoms
2 8 (4.06%) Law
3 7 (3.55%) Finance
4 5 (2.54%) Aerospace
5 4 (2.03%) Marketing
6 2 (1.02%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 52 (26.40%) Support Engineer
2 48 (24.37%) Analyst
3 38 (19.29%) Service Analyst
4 37 (18.78%) Desktop Engineer
4 37 (18.78%) Service Desk Analyst
5 35 (17.77%) Desktop Support
5 35 (17.77%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 27 (13.71%) Support Analyst
7 20 (10.15%) IT Support
7 20 (10.15%) Service Desk Support
7 20 (10.15%) Service Desk Support Analyst
8 18 (9.14%) Service Desk Agent
9 15 (7.61%) 2nd Line Support
10 14 (7.11%) IT Analyst
10 14 (7.11%) Server Analyst
11 13 (6.60%) IT Engineer
12 11 (5.58%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 11 (5.58%) Server Support
13 10 (5.08%) Junior
13 10 (5.08%) Server Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.02%) Web Services
2 1 (0.51%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 28 (14.21%) Self-Motivation
2 17 (8.63%) Analytical Skills
3 12 (6.09%) Data Centre
3 12 (6.09%) Smartphone
4 10 (5.08%) Management Information System
5 7 (3.55%) Driving Licence
5 7 (3.55%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (2.03%) Analytical Mindset
6 4 (2.03%) Apple TV
6 4 (2.03%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (2.03%) Video\Live Streaming
7 3 (1.52%) CMDB
7 3 (1.52%) Replication
7 3 (1.52%) Wiki
8 2 (1.02%) BYOD
8 2 (1.02%) HP Storage
8 2 (1.02%) iPad
8 2 (1.02%) iPhone
8 2 (1.02%) IVR
9 1 (0.51%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 128 (64.97%) Windows
2 70 (35.53%) Windows 10
3 40 (20.30%) Windows 7
4 36 (18.27%) Windows Server
5 29 (14.72%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (8.63%) Apple iOS
7 16 (8.12%) Windows 8
8 14 (7.11%) Linux
9 13 (6.60%) Windows Server 2008
9 13 (6.60%) Windows Server 2016
10 6 (3.05%) Mac OS X
11 5 (2.54%) Android
12 3 (1.52%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.51%) CentOS
13 1 (0.51%) Debian
13 1 (0.51%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (44.16%) ITIL
2 50 (25.38%) Problem-Solving
3 23 (11.68%) Proactive Monitoring
4 19 (9.64%) Asset Management
5 13 (6.60%) Break/Fix
6 12 (6.09%) Cybersecurity
6 12 (6.09%) Penetration Testing
7 10 (5.08%) Information Security
7 10 (5.08%) ITIL V3
8 9 (4.57%) Creative Thinking
8 9 (4.57%) ITSM
8 9 (4.57%) Resource Management
9 8 (4.06%) Analytical Thinking
9 8 (4.06%) Ethical Hacking
10 7 (3.55%) Mentoring
10 7 (3.55%) Service Delivery
11 6 (3.05%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.05%) Problem Management
12 5 (2.54%) Line Management
13 4 (2.03%) Capacity Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (7.61%) PowerShell
2 4 (2.03%) SQL
2 4 (2.03%) VB
3 3 (1.52%) Java
4 2 (1.02%) C
5 1 (0.51%) Python
Qualifications
1 63 (31.98%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (18.27%) Security Cleared
3 35 (17.77%) Network+ Certification
4 31 (15.74%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (14.21%) CCNA
6 23 (11.68%) MCSA
7 21 (10.66%) MCP
7 21 (10.66%) SC Cleared
8 19 (9.64%) ITIL Certification
8 19 (9.64%) MCSE
9 15 (7.61%) MCDST
10 14 (7.11%) MCITP
11 13 (6.60%) Degree
12 10 (5.08%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (4.06%) CCNP
13 8 (4.06%) Server+ Certification
14 7 (3.55%) CCENT
14 7 (3.55%) MOS
15 6 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 4 (2.03%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (30.46%) SLA
2 2 (1.02%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 97 (49.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (6.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (2.54%) Hyper-V
3 5 (2.54%) Virtual Servers
3 5 (2.54%) vSphere
4 4 (2.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 4 (2.03%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.51%) Docker
5 1 (0.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 22 (11.17%) SCCM
2 5 (2.54%) WSUS
3 3 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (1.52%) OpenView
3 3 (1.52%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (1.52%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (0.51%) Ansible
4 1 (0.51%) Jamf Pro
4 1 (0.51%) Kubernetes
4 1 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (0.51%) Puppet
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (0.51%) Red Hat Spacewalk
4 1 (0.51%) Terraform
4 1 (0.51%) yum
Vendors
1 92 (46.70%) Microsoft
2 33 (16.75%) Apple
3 22 (11.17%) HP
4 19 (9.64%) Citrix
5 17 (8.63%) Cisco
5 17 (8.63%) Dell
6 16 (8.12%) VMware
7 15 (7.61%) IBM
7 15 (7.61%) Sun
8 9 (4.57%) ServiceNow
9 5 (2.54%) Samsung
9 5 (2.54%) Veeam
10 4 (2.03%) Google
10 4 (2.03%) Remedy
10 4 (2.03%) SolarWinds
10 4 (2.03%) Sony
11 3 (1.52%) Aruba
11 3 (1.52%) CheckPoint
11 3 (1.52%) iManage
11 3 (1.52%) Interwoven