Period
to 18 June 2018

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 June 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
18 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 954 910 997
Rank change year-on-year -44 +87 -75
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 224 271 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.16% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.63% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 185 249 250
UK median annual salary £26,000 £29,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.34% +28.89% -
10th Percentile £18,500 £17,250 £17,750
90th Percentile £39,500 £62,500 £46,150
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
% change year-on-year -4.26% +4.44% +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 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 40,769 42,834 54,801
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.72% 24.91% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 30,779 33,478 44,077
UK median annual salary £49,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,900 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.65% - +6.25%

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 June 2018.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 14 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 June 2018. 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 -59 205 £26,000 -9.57% 45
UK excluding London -10 155 £22,500 -4.26% 39
South East 0 73 £22,500 -6.25% 9
London -49 54 £30,000 -33.33% 6
East of England +1 42 £24,000 -20.00% 3
North of England +8 21 £19,750 -10.23% 20
Yorkshire +27 17 £18,500 -15.91% 3
Midlands -5 11 £28,500 +22.53% 4
West Midlands +13 9 £44,250 +110.61% 1
North West +2 4 £25,000 +14.94% 17
South West -16 4 £21,500 +19.44% 3
Wales +6 2 £22,375 -6.77%
East Midlands -11 2 £21,000 -9.71% 3
Scotland - 2 - -

For the 6 months to 18 June 2018, 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.

1 147 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 144 (64.29%) Windows
3 137 (61.16%) Microsoft Certification
4 130 (58.04%) Active Directory
5 100 (44.64%) Microsoft Office
6 96 (42.86%) Office 365
7 79 (35.27%) ITIL
8 77 (34.38%) Network+ Certification
9 64 (28.57%) Windows 7
10 55 (24.55%) Degree
11 54 (24.11%) MCP
11 54 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 51 (22.77%) MCSA
13 50 (22.32%) VMware
13 50 (22.32%) Windows 10
14 49 (21.88%) CCNA
14 49 (21.88%) Cisco
14 49 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
15 46 (20.54%) Windows Server
16 43 (19.20%) MS Exchange
16 43 (19.20%) MCSE
17 37 (16.52%) Apple
18 35 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
18 35 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
19 34 (15.18%) Microsoft Excel
20 33 (14.73%) C
20 33 (14.73%) Firewall
21 32 (14.29%) Mathematics
21 32 (14.29%) Data Centre
22 31 (13.84%) Problem-Solving

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 43 (19.20%) MS Exchange
2 19 (8.48%) Skype for Business
3 18 (8.04%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (7.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 14 (6.25%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.23%) IIS
7 3 (1.34%) Apache
8 1 (0.45%) CMS
8 1 (0.45%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.45%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.45%) MODX
8 1 (0.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 100 (44.64%) Microsoft Office
2 34 (15.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 16 (7.14%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 12 (5.36%) MS Visio
5 11 (4.91%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.45%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.45%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.89%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 96 (42.86%) Office 365
2 18 (8.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.91%) G Suite
4 6 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.23%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 5 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.34%) Google Cloud Platform
6 3 (1.34%) IaaS
6 3 (1.34%) Slack
7 2 (0.89%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (0.89%) IBM Cloud
7 2 (0.89%) PaaS
7 2 (0.89%) SaaS
7 2 (0.89%) SoftLayer
8 1 (0.45%) AdWords
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.45%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.45%) Mimecast
8 1 (0.45%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 33 (14.73%) Firewall
2 31 (13.84%) WAN
3 26 (11.61%) LAN
3 26 (11.61%) TCP/IP
4 23 (10.27%) VPN
5 19 (8.48%) VoIP
6 18 (8.04%) Wireless
7 16 (7.14%) DNS
7 16 (7.14%) MPLS
8 14 (6.25%) Internet
8 14 (6.25%) WebEx
9 13 (5.80%) IPsec
10 12 (5.36%) Cisco IOS
10 12 (5.36%) Remote Desktop
11 11 (4.91%) DHCP
11 11 (4.91%) Network Security
12 9 (4.02%) Skype
13 8 (3.57%) VLAN
13 8 (3.57%) Wi-Fi
14 7 (3.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (7.59%) SQL Server
2 6 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (1.79%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (1.34%) SQL Server 2016
6 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.89%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.89%) Cucumber
1 2 (0.89%) Jasmine
1 2 (0.89%) Karma Test Runner
1 2 (0.89%) Mocha
1 2 (0.89%) MSI
1 2 (0.89%) PostCSS
1 2 (0.89%) Visual Studio Team System
1 2 (0.89%) webpack
General
1 16 (7.14%) Finance
2 14 (6.25%) Retail
3 10 (4.46%) Electronics
3 10 (4.46%) Legal
3 10 (4.46%) Publishing
4 8 (3.57%) Military
5 5 (2.23%) Marketing
5 5 (2.23%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.89%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.45%) Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.45%) French Language
7 1 (0.45%) Front Office
7 1 (0.45%) German Language
7 1 (0.45%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.45%) Law
7 1 (0.45%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.45%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.45%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 69 (30.80%) IT Support
2 49 (21.88%) Analyst
3 45 (20.09%) Support Engineer
4 34 (15.18%) Desktop Support
4 34 (15.18%) Support Analyst
5 32 (14.29%) IT Analyst
6 31 (13.84%) IT Engineer
7 30 (13.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 27 (12.05%) Support Technician
9 25 (11.16%) IT Support Analyst
9 25 (11.16%) IT Support Engineer
10 21 (9.38%) Service Analyst
11 18 (8.04%) IT Technician
12 17 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
13 14 (6.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 14 (6.25%) Deskside Engineer
14 13 (5.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (5.80%) 3rd Line Support
14 13 (5.80%) Desktop Engineer
15 12 (5.36%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.79%) Flash
2 3 (1.34%) CSS
2 3 (1.34%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (1.34%) HTML
2 3 (1.34%) Web Services
3 2 (0.89%) AngularJS
3 2 (0.89%) Apollo GraphQL
3 2 (0.89%) Backbone.js
3 2 (0.89%) Chai
3 2 (0.89%) Ember.js
3 2 (0.89%) Gherkin
3 2 (0.89%) GraphQL
3 2 (0.89%) HTML5
3 2 (0.89%) KnockoutJS
3 2 (0.89%) LESS
3 2 (0.89%) Node.js
3 2 (0.89%) RequireJS
3 2 (0.89%) Sass
3 2 (0.89%) WebSockets
3 2 (0.89%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 32 (14.29%) Data Centre
2 27 (12.05%) Driving Licence
3 24 (10.71%) Blackberry
4 23 (10.27%) Self-Motivation
5 18 (8.04%) Management Information System
6 12 (5.36%) iPhone
7 10 (4.46%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (4.46%) iPad
8 9 (4.02%) Smartphone
8 9 (4.02%) Video Conferencing
9 8 (3.57%) e-Learning
10 7 (3.13%) Computer Science
11 6 (2.68%) EPoS
12 5 (2.23%) Handset
12 5 (2.23%) NHS
13 4 (1.79%) CMDB
13 4 (1.79%) EMC VMAX
14 3 (1.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
14 3 (1.34%) Enterprise Software
14 3 (1.34%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 144 (64.29%) Windows
2 64 (28.57%) Windows 7
3 54 (24.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (22.32%) Windows 10
5 46 (20.54%) Windows Server
6 35 (15.63%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (11.61%) Android
8 24 (10.71%) Apple iOS
9 19 (8.48%) Mac OS X
9 19 (8.48%) Windows XP
10 18 (8.04%) Linux
11 14 (6.25%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.34%) Kali Linux
13 2 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
14 1 (0.45%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.45%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 79 (35.27%) ITIL
2 32 (14.29%) Mathematics
3 31 (13.84%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (8.93%) ITSM
5 18 (8.04%) Logistics
6 17 (7.59%) Mobile Device Management
7 15 (6.70%) Asset Management
7 15 (6.70%) Service Management
8 13 (5.80%) CRM
9 12 (5.36%) Service Delivery
10 11 (4.91%) ITIL V3
11 10 (4.46%) Break/Fix
11 10 (4.46%) Information Security
12 9 (4.02%) Process Improvement
13 8 (3.57%) Incident Management
14 7 (3.13%) Migration
14 7 (3.13%) SIEM
14 7 (3.13%) Time Management
15 6 (2.68%) Desktop Virtualisation
15 6 (2.68%) Operations Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (14.73%) C
2 18 (8.04%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.36%) SQL
4 6 (2.68%) Java
5 4 (1.79%) VBScript
6 3 (1.34%) Bash Shell
6 3 (1.34%) Python
6 3 (1.34%) VB
6 3 (1.34%) VBA
7 2 (0.89%) C#
7 2 (0.89%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.45%) C++
8 1 (0.45%) Scala
Qualifications
1 137 (61.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (34.38%) Network+ Certification
3 55 (24.55%) Degree
4 54 (24.11%) MCP
5 51 (22.77%) MCSA
6 49 (21.88%) CCNA
6 49 (21.88%) Cisco Certification
7 43 (19.20%) MCSE
8 28 (12.50%) MCITP
9 22 (9.82%) SC Cleared
9 22 (9.82%) Security Cleared
10 19 (8.48%) MCTS
11 18 (8.04%) MCDST
12 12 (5.36%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (5.36%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (3.13%) CCENT
13 7 (3.13%) CEH
14 4 (1.79%) CCNP
14 4 (1.79%) CISSP
14 4 (1.79%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (12.50%) SLA
2 2 (0.89%) GDPR
2 2 (0.89%) PMO
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.45%) QA
System Software
1 130 (58.04%) Active Directory
2 35 (15.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (13.84%) Hyper-V
4 9 (4.02%) VMware Workstation
4 9 (4.02%) vSphere
5 6 (2.68%) XenApp
6 4 (1.79%) Snort
6 4 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (0.89%) Docker
8 1 (0.45%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 23 (10.27%) SCCM
2 18 (8.04%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (3.13%) WSUS
4 5 (2.23%) DameWare
4 5 (2.23%) SCOM
5 4 (1.79%) RSA enVision
6 3 (1.34%) QRadar
7 2 (0.89%) AirWatch
7 2 (0.89%) Perfmon
7 2 (0.89%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (0.89%) WMI
8 1 (0.45%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.45%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.45%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.45%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.45%) SCSM
Vendors
1 147 (65.63%) Microsoft
2 50 (22.32%) VMware
3 49 (21.88%) Cisco
4 37 (16.52%) Apple
5 20 (8.93%) Citrix
6 17 (7.59%) Dell
6 17 (7.59%) HP
7 11 (4.91%) Bomgar
7 11 (4.91%) Google
7 11 (4.91%) Xerox
8 9 (4.02%) IBM
9 6 (2.68%) Adobe
9 6 (2.68%) Veeam
10 5 (2.23%) CommVault
10 5 (2.23%) SAP
10 5 (2.23%) ServiceNow
11 4 (1.79%) CA
11 4 (1.79%) EMC
11 4 (1.79%) McAfee
11 4 (1.79%) Sophos