Period
to 22 August 2017

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 22 August 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
22 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 883 989 939
Rank change year-on-year +106 -50 +125
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 306 252 379
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.13% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.48% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 273 231 295
UK median annual salary £26,500 £22,000 £22,956
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.45% -4.16% -8.18%
10th Percentile £17,550 £17,500 £18,750
90th Percentile £51,250 £37,500 £38,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year +2.27% -2.22% +1.12%

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 42940 52860 60073
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.39% 26.83% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 32964 42709 47704
UK median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £73,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,250 £40,000
% change year-on-year +0.59% +5.63% -

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 22 August 2017.

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 22 August 2017. 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 +120 286 £26,500 +20.45% 181
UK excluding London +42 202 £22,500 +2.27% 196
London +86 99 £35,000 +25.00% 4
South East +73 74 £23,250 +5.68% 44
East of England +8 38 £27,500 +34.15% 21
North of England -8 32 £22,000 +15.79% 59
South West -16 24 £18,500 -15.91% 16
Midlands +45 20 £23,630 +26.02% 37
North West -15 17 £25,000 -62.96% 33
East Midlands +35 14 £25,380 +26.90% 13
Yorkshire +26 14 £18,500 -19.57% 17
Wales +2 10 £27,500 +22.22% 7
West Midlands +22 6 £21,760 +17.62% 24
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 - 1
North East +8 1 £27,500 +44.74% 9
Scotland +5 1 £22,500 +18.42% 11

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 206 (67.32%) Windows
2 163 (53.27%) Microsoft Certification
3 162 (52.94%) Active Directory
4 142 (46.41%) Microsoft
5 127 (41.50%) MCP
6 98 (32.03%) ITIL
7 80 (26.14%) Microsoft Office
8 79 (25.82%) VMware
8 79 (25.82%) Degree
9 74 (24.18%) CCNA
9 74 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
10 73 (23.86%) Windows Server
11 71 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
12 70 (22.88%) Cisco
13 69 (22.55%) Network+ Certification
14 66 (21.57%) MCSE
14 66 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
15 65 (21.24%) Windows XP
16 63 (20.59%) Windows 8
17 62 (20.26%) Windows 7
18 60 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
19 55 (17.97%) MS Exchange
20 53 (17.32%) Firewall
20 53 (17.32%) Finance
21 52 (16.99%) DNS
22 50 (16.34%) Office 365
23 48 (15.69%) Driving Licence
24 45 (14.71%) DHCP
25 44 (14.38%) Hyper-V
26 42 (13.73%) MCSA

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 55 (17.97%) MS Exchange
2 19 (6.21%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (3.92%) SharePoint
5 10 (3.27%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.63%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (1.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2010
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.98%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Domino
9 1 (0.33%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 80 (26.14%) Microsoft Office
2 17 (5.56%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.31%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (0.98%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.98%) Inkscape
5 3 (0.98%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.65%) MS Visio
7 1 (0.33%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.31%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.98%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.33%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 50 (16.34%) Office 365
2 29 (9.48%) G Suite
3 21 (6.86%) Microsoft Azure
4 13 (4.25%) GitHub
5 5 (1.63%) OneDrive
5 5 (1.63%) SaaS
6 4 (1.31%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (1.31%) iTunes
7 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.65%) PaaS
8 1 (0.33%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.33%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 53 (17.32%) Firewall
2 52 (16.99%) DNS
3 45 (14.71%) DHCP
4 33 (10.78%) VPN
5 27 (8.82%) TCP/IP
6 25 (8.17%) WLAN
7 22 (7.19%) LAN
7 22 (7.19%) Wireless
8 21 (6.86%) VoIP
9 19 (6.21%) WAN
10 13 (4.25%) Internet
10 13 (4.25%) PBX
11 10 (3.27%) Network Security
11 10 (3.27%) Unified Communications
12 9 (2.94%) Remote Desktop
13 8 (2.61%) Skype
14 5 (1.63%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (1.31%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.31%) SAN
15 4 (1.31%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (7.84%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.58%) MySQL
3 11 (3.59%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.98%) GIS
5 2 (0.65%) CouchDB
5 2 (0.65%) NoSQL
5 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (0.33%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.33%) Qlik Sense
6 1 (0.33%) QlikView
6 1 (0.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 11 (3.59%) Artifactory
1 11 (3.59%) Bitbucket
1 11 (3.59%) Git (software)
1 11 (3.59%) Subversion
1 11 (3.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.65%) JIRA
2 2 (0.65%) Visual Studio
General
1 53 (17.32%) Finance
2 14 (4.58%) Legal
3 9 (2.94%) Electronics
4 7 (2.29%) Telecoms
5 6 (1.96%) Retail
6 5 (1.63%) Military
7 3 (0.98%) Automotive
7 3 (0.98%) Law
7 3 (0.98%) Publishing
8 1 (0.33%) Advertising
8 1 (0.33%) Banking
8 1 (0.33%) Billing
8 1 (0.33%) French Language
8 1 (0.33%) Front Office
8 1 (0.33%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.33%) Italian Language
8 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 95 (31.05%) Analyst
2 86 (28.10%) IT Support
3 62 (20.26%) Support Analyst
4 58 (18.95%) Support Engineer
5 44 (14.38%) 2nd Line Support
6 41 (13.40%) IT Analyst
7 40 (13.07%) IT Technician
8 38 (12.42%) IT Support Analyst
9 36 (11.76%) 1st Line Support
10 31 (10.13%) IT Engineer
10 31 (10.13%) Service Analyst
11 29 (9.48%) Service Desk Analyst
12 28 (9.15%) IT Support Engineer
13 26 (8.50%) Developer
14 24 (7.84%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
14 24 (7.84%) JavaScript Developer
14 24 (7.84%) Support Technician
15 23 (7.52%) Desktop Support
16 18 (5.88%) Angular Developer
17 17 (5.56%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (7.84%) Angular 2
1 24 (7.84%) AngularJS
1 24 (7.84%) CSS
1 24 (7.84%) Ember.js
1 24 (7.84%) HTML
1 24 (7.84%) React
2 5 (1.63%) .NET
3 3 (0.98%) XMPP
4 1 (0.33%) COM
4 1 (0.33%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.33%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 48 (15.69%) Driving Licence
2 28 (9.15%) User Experience
3 24 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 23 (7.52%) Data Centre
5 13 (4.25%) Video Conferencing
6 10 (3.27%) Management Information System
7 9 (2.94%) Smartphone
8 8 (2.61%) Analytical Skills
8 8 (2.61%) AS400
9 7 (2.29%) Hedge funds
10 6 (1.96%) Blackberry
10 6 (1.96%) iPhone
11 5 (1.63%) e-Learning
12 4 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.31%) iPad
12 4 (1.31%) Replication
12 4 (1.31%) Social Media
13 3 (0.98%) 3D Printing
13 3 (0.98%) Enterprise Storage
13 3 (0.98%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 206 (67.32%) Windows
2 73 (23.86%) Windows Server
3 71 (23.20%) Windows Server 2008
4 66 (21.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (21.24%) Windows XP
6 63 (20.59%) Windows 8
7 62 (20.26%) Windows 7
8 35 (11.44%) Windows 10
9 34 (11.11%) Android
10 27 (8.82%) Mac OS X
11 18 (5.88%) Apple iOS
12 12 (3.92%) Linux
13 9 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
14 5 (1.63%) Unix
15 2 (0.65%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.65%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (32.03%) ITIL
2 30 (9.80%) Time Management
3 26 (8.50%) Agile Software Development
4 25 (8.17%) ITIL V2
4 25 (8.17%) Mentoring
5 24 (7.84%) E-Commerce
5 24 (7.84%) Economics
5 24 (7.84%) Responsive Web Design
5 24 (7.84%) Web Design
5 24 (7.84%) Web Development
6 15 (4.90%) ITSM
6 15 (4.90%) Service Delivery
7 13 (4.25%) CRM
8 12 (3.92%) Continuous Integration
8 12 (3.92%) Mathematics
9 11 (3.59%) DevOps
9 11 (3.59%) Release Automation
9 11 (3.59%) Target Operating Model
9 11 (3.59%) Technical Architecture
10 10 (3.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (8.17%) PowerShell
2 24 (7.84%) JavaScript
3 13 (4.25%) C
3 13 (4.25%) Python
4 11 (3.59%) Perl
4 11 (3.59%) SQL
5 6 (1.96%) VBA
6 5 (1.63%) VB
7 3 (0.98%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.65%) C#
9 1 (0.33%) Java
9 1 (0.33%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 163 (53.27%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (41.50%) MCP
3 79 (25.82%) Degree
4 74 (24.18%) CCNA
4 74 (24.18%) Cisco Certification
5 69 (22.55%) Network+ Certification
6 66 (21.57%) MCSE
7 42 (13.73%) MCSA
8 33 (10.78%) DBS Check
9 28 (9.15%) CCNP
10 27 (8.82%) MCTS
11 25 (8.17%) MCDST
12 24 (7.84%) Computer Science Degree
12 24 (7.84%) HND
13 21 (6.86%) GNVQ
14 19 (6.21%) ITIL Certification
15 17 (5.56%) Security Cleared
16 15 (4.90%) SC Cleared
17 14 (4.58%) MCITP
18 9 (2.94%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (9.80%) SLA
2 7 (2.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 162 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 60 (19.61%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (14.38%) Hyper-V
4 11 (3.59%) Docker
5 7 (2.29%) vSphere
5 7 (2.29%) XenApp
6 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.98%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.65%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.65%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.33%) pfSense
8 1 (0.33%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.33%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.33%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 31 (10.13%) SCCM
2 12 (3.92%) Opscode Chef
2 12 (3.92%) Puppet
3 11 (3.59%) Rundeck
4 7 (2.29%) WSUS
5 5 (1.63%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 5 (1.63%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.33%) Capistrano
6 1 (0.33%) DameWare
6 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.33%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.33%) Perfmon
6 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 142 (46.41%) Microsoft
2 79 (25.82%) VMware
3 70 (22.88%) Cisco
4 36 (11.76%) Google
5 29 (9.48%) Citrix
6 27 (8.82%) Apple
7 17 (5.56%) HP
8 16 (5.23%) IBM
9 12 (3.92%) Dell
10 11 (3.59%) CA
10 11 (3.59%) Cognizant
10 11 (3.59%) WatchGuard
11 9 (2.94%) LANDesk
12 7 (2.29%) Remedy
12 7 (2.29%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.29%) Symantec
12 7 (2.29%) Xerox
13 6 (1.96%) 3Com
13 6 (1.96%) Draytek
13 6 (1.96%) ZyXEL