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 3 months to 30 April 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
3 months to
30 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 744 813 792
Rank change year-on-year +69 -21  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 130 147 196
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 0.52% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 112 129 172
Median salary £24,500 £22,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.36% -2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,700 £18,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,500 £40,000 £44,000
UK excluding London median salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year +2.27% -  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies.

Academic & Professional Certification
UK
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 21182 28138 30526
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.71% 27.23% 27.59%
Number of salaries quoted 16703 22651 23830
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £69,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 April 2017.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 April 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +86 125 £25,000 +13.63% 13
London +81 45 £37,500 +13.63%
South East +62 35 £22,000 -2.22% 7
East of England +15 15 £30,000 +25.00% 3
South West 0 12 £17,500 -20.45% 3
Surrey +44 8 £26,750 -15.07% 1
Hertfordshire +24 8 £30,000 -25.00% 1
East Midlands +21 8 £23,259 +5.72%
Hampshire +9 8 £22,500 +7.14% 3
Redruth +6 8 £17,250 -21.59% 2
Cornwall -10 8 £17,250 -21.59% 2
Berkshire +32 7 £20,500 -14.58% 1
Reading +30 7 £20,500 -10.86% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £30,000 - 1
Kent +24 6 £24,000 -9.43% 1
Basingstoke 0 5 £29,000 +31.81%
Norfolk - 5 £30,500 - 1
Birmingham +24 4 £20,000 +11.11%
West Midlands +23 4 £20,000 +9.58%
Buckinghamshire +13 4 £17,000 -35.84% 1
Nottingham +9 4 £21,000 -
Nottinghamshire +7 4 £21,000 -
North West -31 4 £23,000 -65.92%
Norwich - 4 £30,500 -
Yorkshire +19 3 £18,750 -6.25%
Fareham +16 3 £20,500 +7.89% 1
West Yorkshire +13 3 £18,750 -21.87%
South Wales +10 3 £24,000 +33.33%
Wales +2 3 £24,000 +33.33%
Chatham -1 3 £24,000 -4.95%

For the 6 months to 30 April 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.

1 170 (72.34%) Windows
2 134 (57.02%) Microsoft
3 124 (52.77%) Active Directory
4 123 (52.34%) Microsoft Certification
5 99 (42.13%) MCP
6 67 (28.51%) Network+ Certification
7 66 (28.09%) Windows Server
8 65 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
9 62 (26.38%) Microsoft Office
10 60 (25.53%) VMware
10 60 (25.53%) Windows 7
11 58 (24.68%) Cisco
12 56 (23.83%) CCNA
13 54 (22.98%) Windows Server 2008
14 52 (22.13%) Degree
15 50 (21.28%) MS Exchange
16 48 (20.43%) ITIL
17 47 (20.00%) MCSE
18 45 (19.15%) MCSA
19 42 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
19 42 (17.87%) Office 365
20 41 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
20 41 (17.45%) Finance
21 36 (15.32%) Hyper-V
22 34 (14.47%) Citrix
23 33 (14.04%) Windows XP
23 33 (14.04%) VPN
24 32 (13.62%) HP
24 32 (13.62%) MCTS
25 31 (13.19%) Firewall

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 50 (21.28%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (4.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (2.98%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.70%) IBM Domino
5 4 (1.70%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.85%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 62 (26.38%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.13%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.70%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.28%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.85%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.43%) Adobe Premiere
6 1 (0.43%) Inkscape
6 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.43%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (1.28%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.43%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 42 (17.87%) Office 365
2 18 (7.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.83%) GitHub
4 8 (3.40%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.70%) G Suite
7 3 (1.28%) iTunes
8 2 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.85%) PaaS
8 2 (0.85%) SaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.43%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.04%) VPN
2 31 (13.19%) Firewall
3 24 (10.21%) Wireless
4 23 (9.79%) DNS
4 23 (9.79%) TCP/IP
5 17 (7.23%) Internet
6 14 (5.96%) DHCP
7 12 (5.11%) VoIP
7 12 (5.11%) WAN
8 9 (3.83%) LAN
9 8 (3.40%) Cisco PIX
9 8 (3.40%) PBX
10 7 (2.98%) Network Security
10 7 (2.98%) Unified Communications
11 6 (2.55%) IMAP
12 5 (2.13%) HTTP
12 5 (2.13%) HTTPS
12 5 (2.13%) SMTP
13 4 (1.70%) 3G
13 4 (1.70%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.51%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.83%) MySQL
3 7 (2.98%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.85%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (0.85%) CouchDB
4 2 (0.85%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.43%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.43%) QlikView
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (3.40%) Git (software)
1 8 (3.40%) Subversion
2 7 (2.98%) Artifactory
2 7 (2.98%) Bitbucket
2 7 (2.98%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.70%) MSI
4 2 (0.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (0.43%) Grunt
5 1 (0.43%) gulp
5 1 (0.43%) Jasmine
5 1 (0.43%) JIRA
5 1 (0.43%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 41 (17.45%) Finance
2 13 (5.53%) Law
3 12 (5.11%) Legal
4 10 (4.26%) Publishing
5 6 (2.55%) Billing
5 6 (2.55%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.13%) Automotive
7 4 (1.70%) Electronics
7 4 (1.70%) Military
8 2 (0.85%) Advertising
8 2 (0.85%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.85%) Retail
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) General Ledger
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 66 (28.09%) Support Engineer
2 63 (26.81%) Analyst
3 58 (24.68%) IT Support
4 45 (19.15%) Support Analyst
5 40 (17.02%) 2nd Line Support
6 31 (13.19%) IT Analyst
7 28 (11.91%) IT Support Analyst
8 25 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 23 (9.79%) 3rd Line Support
10 21 (8.94%) Developer
10 21 (8.94%) IT Engineer
11 20 (8.51%) Service Analyst
11 20 (8.51%) Service Desk Analyst
12 19 (8.09%) Support Technician
13 18 (7.66%) IT Support Engineer
14 16 (6.81%) 1st Line Support
15 15 (6.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 14 (5.96%) JavaScript Developer
16 14 (5.96%) Service Desk Support
17 13 (5.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (8.94%) CSS
1 21 (8.94%) HTML
2 19 (8.09%) Angular 2
2 19 (8.09%) AngularJS
2 19 (8.09%) Ember.js
2 19 (8.09%) React
3 11 (4.68%) .NET
4 6 (2.55%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.85%) CSS3
5 2 (0.85%) HTML5
6 1 (0.43%) D3.js
6 1 (0.43%) Node.js
6 1 (0.43%) RequireJS
6 1 (0.43%) REST
6 1 (0.43%) Sass
6 1 (0.43%) SVG
6 1 (0.43%) Web Services
6 1 (0.43%) WebGL
Miscellaneous
1 25 (10.64%) Data Centre
2 20 (8.51%) User Experience
3 17 (7.23%) Driving Licence
4 8 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (3.40%) Computer Science
4 8 (3.40%) Video Conferencing
5 7 (2.98%) AS400
5 7 (2.98%) Clustering
5 7 (2.98%) Management Information System
6 6 (2.55%) iPhone
7 5 (2.13%) Hedge funds
8 4 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.28%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.28%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.28%) iPad
9 3 (1.28%) Replication
10 2 (0.85%) BYOD
10 2 (0.85%) Social Media
11 1 (0.43%) 3D Printing
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 170 (72.34%) Windows
2 66 (28.09%) Windows Server
3 60 (25.53%) Windows 7
4 54 (22.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (17.45%) Windows Server 2012
6 33 (14.04%) Windows XP
7 30 (12.77%) Windows 8
8 25 (10.64%) Linux
9 20 (8.51%) Windows Server 2003
10 17 (7.23%) Mac OS X
11 15 (6.38%) Windows 10
12 14 (5.96%) Android
13 11 (4.68%) Apple iOS
14 9 (3.83%) Unix
15 8 (3.40%) FreeBSD
16 7 (2.98%) Mac OS
17 1 (0.43%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.43%) ITIL
2 26 (11.06%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (8.51%) Mentoring
3 20 (8.51%) Responsive Web Design
4 19 (8.09%) E-Commerce
4 19 (8.09%) Economics
4 19 (8.09%) Web Design
4 19 (8.09%) Web Development
5 15 (6.38%) Service Management
6 11 (4.68%) Service Delivery
7 10 (4.26%) ITSM
8 9 (3.83%) Statistics
8 9 (3.83%) Ticket Management
9 8 (3.40%) Continuous Integration
10 7 (2.98%) Incident Management
10 7 (2.98%) Presales
10 7 (2.98%) PRINCE2
10 7 (2.98%) Target Operating Model
10 7 (2.98%) Technical Architecture
10 7 (2.98%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (8.94%) JavaScript
2 12 (5.11%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.68%) SQL
4 9 (3.83%) Python
5 7 (2.98%) Perl
6 6 (2.55%) C
7 3 (1.28%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.85%) C#
9 1 (0.43%) ES6
Qualifications
1 123 (52.34%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (42.13%) MCP
3 67 (28.51%) Network+ Certification
4 65 (27.66%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (23.83%) CCNA
6 52 (22.13%) Degree
7 47 (20.00%) MCSE
8 45 (19.15%) MCSA
9 32 (13.62%) MCTS
10 13 (5.53%) MCITP
11 11 (4.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 10 (4.26%) CCENT
13 9 (3.83%) HND
14 8 (3.40%) MCDST
15 7 (2.98%) CompTIA Security+
15 7 (2.98%) Security+ Certification
16 6 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
17 5 (2.13%) DBS Check
17 5 (2.13%) GNVQ
18 4 (1.70%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.64%) SLA
2 9 (3.83%) COBIT
3 2 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 124 (52.77%) Active Directory
2 42 (17.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (15.32%) Hyper-V
4 7 (2.98%) Docker
5 6 (2.55%) vSphere
6 4 (1.70%) XenApp
7 2 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.85%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.43%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (10.64%) SCCM
2 7 (2.98%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (2.98%) Puppet
2 7 (2.98%) Rundeck
3 4 (1.70%) Sysprep
3 4 (1.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 2 (0.85%) WSUS
5 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 134 (57.02%) Microsoft
2 60 (25.53%) VMware
3 58 (24.68%) Cisco
4 34 (14.47%) Citrix
5 32 (13.62%) HP
6 21 (8.94%) Dell
7 20 (8.51%) Apple
8 17 (7.23%) Google
9 15 (6.38%) Draytek
10 9 (3.83%) ServiceNow
11 8 (3.40%) IBM
11 8 (3.40%) SonicWALL
11 8 (3.40%) Sun
11 8 (3.40%) WatchGuard
12 7 (2.98%) 3Com
12 7 (2.98%) CA
12 7 (2.98%) Cognizant
12 7 (2.98%) NETGEAR
12 7 (2.98%) Symantec
12 7 (2.98%) ZyXEL
Plymouth, Devon
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £23,437
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Davanti Solutions
Salary: £45,500 per annum Company pension,Travel expenses,Laptop/Mobile,Free w
Posted: 2 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hampshire
LA International
Salary: £19000 - £22000 per annum + Comprehensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Adteq
Salary: From £30,000 to £80,000 per annum Generous Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £16000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Fareham
aap3
Salary: £22000 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Monica Vinader LTD
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 9 days ago
Redruth
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Havant, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hol, Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Stansted
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago