Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 561 798 909
Rank change year-on-year +237 +111 -81
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 204 228 221
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 75 199 174
Median annual salary £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £20,000 £19,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £40,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £24,380 £25,000
% change year-on-year -7.71% -2.48% +21.95%

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 12,888 27,497 36,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.28% 21.93% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 20,717 26,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +182 159 £22,500 -10.00% 14
UK excluding London +188 148 £22,500 -7.71% 11
Midlands +107 45 £22,500 - 1
London +189 38 £40,000 +29.03% 3
West Midlands +102 35 £22,500 -14.29% 1
South East +98 34 £25,500 +4.59% 3
North of England +82 29 £22,500 -25.00% 3
Scotland +57 23 £70,000 +154.55%
North West +83 17 £21,000 -30.00% 2
Wales - 14 £36,000 -
East Midlands +59 10 - -
Work from Home -56 10 £22,500 -25.00%
East of England +102 8 £22,500 -15.09% 2
Yorkshire +52 7 £22,500 -47.06% 1
South West +77 6 £28,125 +22.28% 2
North East +13 5 £41,000 +90.70%

For the 6 months to 20 January 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.

1 153 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 105 (51.47%) Cisco
3 104 (50.98%) Multimedia
4 87 (42.65%) Cybersecurity
5 39 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
6 38 (18.63%) Network+ Certification
7 37 (18.14%) Office 365
8 36 (17.65%) Windows
9 35 (17.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 33 (16.18%) CompTIA Security+
10 33 (16.18%) Active Directory
11 29 (14.22%) ITIL
11 29 (14.22%) Ethical Hacking
12 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
13 23 (11.27%) Azure
14 20 (9.80%) SLA
14 20 (9.80%) Wireless
15 19 (9.31%) Windows 10
15 19 (9.31%) Windows Server
16 18 (8.82%) Data Security
16 18 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
17 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
18 16 (7.84%) Finance
19 15 (7.35%) Server+ Certification
19 15 (7.35%) Linux+ Certification
19 15 (7.35%) Linux
20 13 (6.37%) Information Security
20 13 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
21 12 (5.88%) Time Management
21 12 (5.88%) TCP/IP

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 17 (8.33%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.90%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.98%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (13.24%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.14%) Office 365
2 23 (11.27%) Azure
3 13 (6.37%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.92%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.98%) AWS
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.80%) Wireless
2 12 (5.88%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.43%) Firewall
4 4 (1.96%) LAN
4 4 (1.96%) WAN
5 3 (1.47%) DNS
6 2 (0.98%) DHCP
6 2 (0.98%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.98%) VoIP
6 2 (0.98%) VPN
7 1 (0.49%) Broadband
7 1 (0.49%) GSM
7 1 (0.49%) Internet
7 1 (0.49%) PSTN
7 1 (0.49%) SAN
7 1 (0.49%) Skype
7 1 (0.49%) TETRA
7 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.49%) VLAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.94%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.98%) Blockchain
General
1 104 (50.98%) Multimedia
2 16 (7.84%) Finance
3 6 (2.94%) Law
4 5 (2.45%) Legal
4 5 (2.45%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.96%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.98%) Electronics
6 2 (0.98%) Marketing
6 2 (0.98%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (59.80%) Trainee
2 62 (30.39%) IT Support
3 56 (27.45%) Support Engineer
4 54 (26.47%) Analyst
5 53 (25.98%) IT Engineer
6 52 (25.49%) IT Support Engineer
7 36 (17.65%) Trainee IT Support
7 36 (17.65%) Trainee Support Engineer
8 34 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 34 (16.67%) Network Engineer
8 34 (16.67%) Security Analyst
8 34 (16.67%) Trainee Analyst
8 34 (16.67%) Trainee Network Engineer
9 18 (8.82%) Ethical Hacker
10 12 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.39%) Desktop Support
12 10 (4.90%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.41%) Service Analyst
14 8 (3.92%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (3.92%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.90%) Driving Licence
2 7 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.96%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (0.98%) Blog
4 2 (0.98%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.98%) User Experience
5 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.49%) CCTV
5 1 (0.49%) Clustering
5 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.65%) Windows
2 19 (9.31%) Windows 10
2 19 (9.31%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.35%) Linux
4 6 (2.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.45%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.98%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.98%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.49%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (42.65%) Cybersecurity
2 39 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (14.22%) Ethical Hacking
3 29 (14.22%) ITIL
4 18 (8.82%) Data Security
4 18 (8.82%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (6.37%) Information Security
6 12 (5.88%) Time Management
7 7 (3.43%) Threat Analysis
7 7 (3.43%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (2.94%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.45%) Asset Management
9 5 (2.45%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.96%) Cyber Intelligence
10 4 (1.96%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (1.96%) Regulatory Compliance
10 4 (1.96%) Threat Intelligence
10 4 (1.96%) Tradecraft
10 4 (1.96%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (1.96%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.41%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.43%) SQL
3 5 (2.45%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (18.63%) Network+ Certification
2 35 (17.16%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (16.18%) CompTIA Security+
4 15 (7.35%) Linux+ Certification
4 15 (7.35%) Server+ Certification
5 11 (5.39%) CEH
5 11 (5.39%) CISM
6 10 (4.90%) Degree
6 10 (4.90%) MCSA
7 9 (4.41%) MCP
8 8 (3.92%) HNC
8 8 (3.92%) MCDST
8 8 (3.92%) MCITP
9 7 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.43%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.45%) MOS
11 1 (0.49%) Computer Science Degree
11 1 (0.49%) HND
11 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.80%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) GDPR
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (16.18%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.98%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.92%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.94%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.49%) MaaS360
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 153 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 105 (51.47%) Cisco
3 8 (3.92%) Citrix
4 6 (2.94%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.47%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.98%) Apple
6 2 (0.98%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.49%) Motorola
7 1 (0.49%) NEC
7 1 (0.49%) Tanium
7 1 (0.49%) VMware