Period
to 18 September 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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 823 951 799
Rank change year-on-year +128 -152 +236
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 268 236 439
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.14% 0.25%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.59% 1.01%
Number of salaries quoted 217 171 412
UK median annual salary £27,500 £25,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +21.95% -8.89%
10th Percentile £19,250 £18,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £42,500 £41,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,380 £23,000 £20,500
% change year-on-year +6.00% +12.20% -6.82%

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 33,206 39,706 43,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.67% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,097 29,486 33,210
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +159 266 £27,500 +11.11% 108
UK excluding London +59 171 £24,380 +6.00% 88
London +139 97 £30,000 +11.11% 31
South East +53 95 £24,380 +8.36% 29
Midlands +35 20 £21,500 -4.44% 18
North of England +20 19 £25,000 +4.17% 13
South West +34 18 £24,000 +15.66% 5
East of England +42 17 £29,000 +18.37% 12
East Midlands +21 14 £21,468 -2.42% 4
North West +18 10 £30,250 +21.00% 7
West Midlands +20 6 £21,500 -4.44% 14
Yorkshire -8 6 £18,000 -10.00% 6
North East +27 3 £21,500 -10.42%
Scotland +6 1 £27,500 -8.33% 2
Channel Islands - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 168 (62.69%) Windows
2 132 (49.25%) Microsoft Office
3 129 (48.13%) Office 365
4 126 (47.01%) Microsoft
5 108 (40.30%) ITIL
6 106 (39.55%) Windows 10
7 97 (36.19%) Active Directory
8 95 (35.45%) Microsoft Certification
9 74 (27.61%) Problem-Solving
10 65 (24.25%) SLA
11 63 (23.51%) Windows Server
12 56 (20.90%) SCCM
13 54 (20.15%) Windows 7
14 50 (18.66%) MCP
15 49 (18.28%) Apple
16 47 (17.54%) MCSA
17 44 (16.42%) Apple iOS
18 43 (16.04%) Network+ Certification
19 42 (15.67%) Cisco Certification
19 42 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
20 41 (15.30%) CCNA
21 39 (14.55%) Asset Management
22 37 (13.81%) MS Exchange
23 34 (12.69%) TCP/IP
24 33 (12.31%) Security Cleared
24 33 (12.31%) Degree
25 32 (11.94%) Citrix
26 31 (11.57%) DHCP
26 31 (11.57%) DNS
26 31 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012

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 37 (13.81%) MS Exchange
2 23 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (7.84%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (7.46%) Skype for Business
5 19 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (2.24%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.75%) Confluence
7 2 (0.75%) IIS
8 1 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.37%) CMS
Applications
1 132 (49.25%) Microsoft Office
2 15 (5.60%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (0.75%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 129 (48.13%) Office 365
2 27 (10.07%) Azure
3 14 (5.22%) OneDrive
4 8 (2.99%) AWS
5 6 (2.24%) SaaS
6 4 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.49%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.49%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.49%) Azure Active Directory
6 4 (1.49%) CloudFront
6 4 (1.49%) Serverless
7 1 (0.37%) AWS IoT
7 1 (0.37%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 34 (12.69%) TCP/IP
2 31 (11.57%) DHCP
2 31 (11.57%) DNS
3 28 (10.45%) Firewall
4 24 (8.96%) LAN
5 20 (7.46%) Skype
5 20 (7.46%) Wireless
6 16 (5.97%) WAN
7 15 (5.60%) ADSL
8 13 (4.85%) Broadband
8 13 (4.85%) NAS
9 12 (4.48%) Remote Desktop
10 11 (4.10%) Internet
10 11 (4.10%) VoIP
11 7 (2.61%) Network Security
11 7 (2.61%) VPN
12 5 (1.87%) IP Telephony
12 5 (1.87%) VLAN
13 4 (1.49%) DSL
13 4 (1.49%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.36%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.49%) Amazon Athena
2 4 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (1.49%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (0.75%) Big Data
4 1 (0.37%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (1.49%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.12%) Hudson
3 1 (0.37%) CMake
3 1 (0.37%) MSI
3 1 (0.37%) Xcode
General
1 25 (9.33%) Telecoms
2 23 (8.58%) Finance
3 10 (3.73%) Electronics
3 10 (3.73%) Marketing
4 9 (3.36%) Aerospace
5 7 (2.61%) Manufacturing
6 5 (1.87%) Military
6 5 (1.87%) Public Sector
7 4 (1.49%) Law
7 4 (1.49%) Retail
8 3 (1.12%) Banking
8 3 (1.12%) Legal
9 2 (0.75%) Front Office
10 1 (0.37%) Advertising
10 1 (0.37%) Avionics
10 1 (0.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 69 (25.75%) Support Engineer
2 68 (25.37%) Analyst
3 45 (16.79%) IT Engineer
3 45 (16.79%) Support Analyst
4 43 (16.04%) IT Support
5 41 (15.30%) Service Analyst
6 40 (14.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 39 (14.55%) 1st Line Support
8 36 (13.43%) Desktop Engineer
9 28 (10.45%) Desktop Support
10 27 (10.07%) 2nd Line Support
11 25 (9.33%) Support Technician
12 24 (8.96%) IT Support Engineer
13 23 (8.58%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
13 23 (8.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
13 23 (8.58%) Technical Support
14 21 (7.84%) 1st Line Support Analyst
14 21 (7.84%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 21 (7.84%) Service Desk Support
15 20 (7.46%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.37%) Dagger
1 1 (0.37%) iOS SDK
1 1 (0.37%) Middleware
1 1 (0.37%) RESTful
1 1 (0.37%) RxJava
1 1 (0.37%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.67%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (11.19%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (10.07%) Management Information System
4 21 (7.84%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (7.09%) Driving Licence
6 16 (5.97%) iPhone
7 15 (5.60%) Data Centre
8 13 (4.85%) Smartphone
9 6 (2.24%) Replication
9 6 (2.24%) Video\Live Streaming
9 6 (2.24%) Wiki
10 4 (1.49%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.49%) e-Learning
11 3 (1.12%) Cyber Defence
11 3 (1.12%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 3 (1.12%) Hedge funds
11 3 (1.12%) User Experience
12 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.75%) Fibre Optics
13 1 (0.37%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 168 (62.69%) Windows
2 106 (39.55%) Windows 10
3 63 (23.51%) Windows Server
4 54 (20.15%) Windows 7
5 44 (16.42%) Apple iOS
6 31 (11.57%) Windows Server 2012
7 27 (10.07%) Mac OS
8 25 (9.33%) Windows 8
9 24 (8.96%) Linux
10 22 (8.21%) Windows Server 2008
11 16 (5.97%) Android
12 15 (5.60%) Mac OS X
13 11 (4.10%) Unix
13 11 (4.10%) Windows Server 2003
14 3 (1.12%) Solaris
15 1 (0.37%) MVS
15 1 (0.37%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (40.30%) ITIL
2 74 (27.61%) Problem-Solving
3 39 (14.55%) Asset Management
4 26 (9.70%) ITSM
4 26 (9.70%) Proactive Monitoring
4 26 (9.70%) Service Delivery
5 21 (7.84%) Break/Fix
6 20 (7.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 20 (7.46%) Time Management
7 19 (7.09%) Service Management
8 18 (6.72%) Computer Science
8 18 (6.72%) Mobile Device Management
9 17 (6.34%) Mentoring
10 16 (5.97%) Software Deployment
11 15 (5.60%) Cybersecurity
11 15 (5.60%) ITIL V3
12 14 (5.22%) Analytical Thinking
13 11 (4.10%) Line Management
13 11 (4.10%) Problem Management
14 10 (3.73%) Critical Thinking
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.22%) PowerShell
2 9 (3.36%) C
3 4 (1.49%) SQL
4 3 (1.12%) C#
5 2 (0.75%) C++
5 2 (0.75%) Python
5 2 (0.75%) VBScript
6 1 (0.37%) Apple Swift
6 1 (0.37%) Kotlin
6 1 (0.37%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.37%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (35.45%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (18.66%) MCP
3 47 (17.54%) MCSA
4 43 (16.04%) Network+ Certification
5 42 (15.67%) Cisco Certification
6 41 (15.30%) CCNA
7 33 (12.31%) Degree
7 33 (12.31%) Security Cleared
8 20 (7.46%) MCDST
8 20 (7.46%) MCITP
9 15 (5.60%) CompTIA Security+
9 15 (5.60%) SC Cleared
10 14 (5.22%) ITIL Certification
10 14 (5.22%) MCSE
11 12 (4.48%) CCENT
11 12 (4.48%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (4.10%) Server+ Certification
13 6 (2.24%) CCNP
13 6 (2.24%) DBS Check
14 5 (1.87%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 65 (24.25%) SLA
2 4 (1.49%) COBIT
3 2 (0.75%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
System Software
1 97 (36.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (6.72%) Hyper-V
3 9 (3.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.12%) Firmware
5 1 (0.37%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 56 (20.90%) SCCM
2 15 (5.60%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (0.75%) Perfmon
3 2 (0.75%) WMI
3 2 (0.75%) WSUS
4 1 (0.37%) DameWare
4 1 (0.37%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 126 (47.01%) Microsoft
2 49 (18.28%) Apple
3 32 (11.94%) Citrix
4 23 (8.58%) Cisco
5 22 (8.21%) ServiceNow
6 21 (7.84%) VMware
7 20 (7.46%) Dell
8 15 (5.60%) Polycom
9 12 (4.48%) HP
10 10 (3.73%) Xerox
11 9 (3.36%) EMC
11 9 (3.36%) NetApp
11 9 (3.36%) Veeam
12 7 (2.61%) Sophos
12 7 (2.61%) WatchGuard
13 6 (2.24%) Sony
14 5 (1.87%) Samsung
14 5 (1.87%) SAP
14 5 (1.87%) SolarWinds
15 4 (1.49%) Meraki