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 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 733 795 763
Rank change year-on-year +62 -32  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 139 129 209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.50% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 124 117 150
Median salary £28,750 £22,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +30.68% -2.22%  
90% offered a salary of more than £17,500 £18,000 £19,900
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £33,200 £29,050
UK excluding London median salary £22,000 £22,000 £22,500
% change year-on-year - -2.22%  

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 21651 25902 30444
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.58% 26.68% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16870 20937 24141
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 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +77 136 £28,000 +27.27% 21
London +54 53 £47,500 +69.64% 8
South East +41 29 £23,500 +6.81% 3
East of England +12 19 £30,000 +46.34% 2
Hertfordshire +5 12 £30,000 +36.36%
South West 0 12 £18,000 -20.87% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £30,000 -
Kent +9 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Redruth +6 9 £18,500 -19.56%
Cornwall -3 9 £18,500 -19.56%
Yorkshire +14 8 £22,000 +6.53%
Buckinghamshire - 8 £17,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £17,000 - 1
East Midlands +31 7 £23,259 +16.29%
Tunbridge Wells +6 6 £32,500 +124.13%
Norfolk - 6 £20,000 -
Nottingham +12 5 £21,000 +5.00%
Nottinghamshire +4 5 £21,000 +5.00%
Hampshire -1 5 £32,500 +54.76% 1
Berkshire +29 4 £20,750 -7.77%
Reading +23 4 £20,750 -7.77%
North West - 4 £20,500 - 4
West Midlands +12 3 £25,500 +37.83% 1
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 -
County Antrim - 3 £42,500 -
Belfast - 3 £42,500 -
Wells-next-the-Sea - 3 - -
Chatham +5 2 £24,000 +1.05%
Havant - 2 £45,000 - 1
Warrington - 2 £20,500 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 179 (65.33%) Windows
2 146 (53.28%) Active Directory
3 137 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 137 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 112 (40.88%) MCP
5 78 (28.47%) Windows Server
6 75 (27.37%) Degree
7 73 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
8 69 (25.18%) ITIL
9 68 (24.82%) Network+ Certification
10 65 (23.72%) VMware
11 64 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
12 62 (22.63%) Cisco Certification
12 62 (22.63%) Finance
13 61 (22.26%) CCNA
14 60 (21.90%) Windows 7
15 59 (21.53%) MS Exchange
16 55 (20.07%) Cisco
17 54 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
18 53 (19.34%) Office 365
19 48 (17.52%) Windows XP
20 46 (16.79%) MCSE
21 45 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
22 43 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
23 42 (15.33%) Firewall
23 42 (15.33%) MCSA
24 41 (14.96%) Windows 8
25 39 (14.23%) VPN
26 38 (13.87%) MCTS
26 38 (13.87%) Mentoring

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 59 (21.53%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (2.92%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.82%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.73%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.73%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.36%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (26.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.19%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.82%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.46%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (1.46%) Spreadsheet
5 3 (1.09%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (1.09%) Inkscape
5 3 (1.09%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.73%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.36%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.46%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.36%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 53 (19.34%) Office 365
2 27 (9.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.38%) GitHub
4 9 (3.28%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.92%) G Suite
6 5 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.46%) iTunes
8 2 (0.73%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.73%) PaaS
8 2 (0.73%) SaaS
9 1 (0.36%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.36%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 42 (15.33%) Firewall
2 39 (14.23%) VPN
3 32 (11.68%) DNS
4 23 (8.39%) Wireless
5 20 (7.30%) DHCP
6 18 (6.57%) TCP/IP
6 18 (6.57%) WAN
7 17 (6.20%) Internet
8 15 (5.47%) LAN
9 14 (5.11%) PBX
9 14 (5.11%) VoIP
10 9 (3.28%) Network Security
11 8 (2.92%) Unified Communications
12 5 (1.82%) HTTP
12 5 (1.82%) HTTPS
12 5 (1.82%) IMAP
12 5 (1.82%) Skype
12 5 (1.82%) SMTP
13 4 (1.46%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.46%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.30%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.38%) MySQL
3 10 (3.65%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.73%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (0.73%) CouchDB
4 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.36%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.36%) QlikView
5 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.65%) Artifactory
1 10 (3.65%) Bitbucket
1 10 (3.65%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.65%) Subversion
1 10 (3.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.46%) MSI
3 2 (0.73%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.36%) JIRA
General
1 62 (22.63%) Finance
2 9 (3.28%) Legal
2 9 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.82%) Automotive
4 4 (1.46%) Publishing
4 4 (1.46%) Retail
5 3 (1.09%) Law
6 2 (0.73%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.73%) Electronics
6 2 (0.73%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.73%) Military
7 1 (0.36%) Banking
7 1 (0.36%) Billing
7 1 (0.36%) French Language
7 1 (0.36%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.36%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 80 (29.20%) Analyst
2 72 (26.28%) IT Support
3 64 (23.36%) Support Engineer
4 47 (17.15%) Support Analyst
5 45 (16.42%) 2nd Line Support
6 39 (14.23%) Developer
7 37 (13.50%) IT Analyst
8 33 (12.04%) IT Support Analyst
9 32 (11.68%) JavaScript Developer
9 32 (11.68%) Service Analyst
10 30 (10.95%) Service Desk Analyst
11 28 (10.22%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 28 (10.22%) IT Engineer
12 26 (9.49%) Angular Developer
13 25 (9.12%) IT Support Engineer
14 21 (7.66%) 1st Line Support
14 21 (7.66%) Support Technician
15 19 (6.93%) IT Technician
16 17 (6.20%) 3rd Line Support
17 16 (5.84%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (13.50%) Angular 2
1 37 (13.50%) AngularJS
1 37 (13.50%) CSS
1 37 (13.50%) Ember.js
1 37 (13.50%) HTML
1 37 (13.50%) React
2 10 (3.65%) .NET
3 5 (1.82%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.36%) COM
4 1 (0.36%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.36%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (13.87%) User Experience
2 24 (8.76%) Driving Licence
3 16 (5.84%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.11%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.74%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.92%) iPhone
7 7 (2.55%) AS400
7 7 (2.55%) Clustering
7 7 (2.55%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.55%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.82%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.82%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.46%) iPad
9 4 (1.46%) Social Media
10 3 (1.09%) 3D Printing
10 3 (1.09%) PDA
10 3 (1.09%) Replication
11 2 (0.73%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 179 (65.33%) Windows
2 78 (28.47%) Windows Server
3 64 (23.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (21.90%) Windows 7
5 54 (19.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (17.52%) Windows XP
7 41 (14.96%) Windows 8
8 29 (10.58%) Android
9 24 (8.76%) Mac OS X
10 19 (6.93%) Linux
11 18 (6.57%) Apple iOS
12 16 (5.84%) Windows 10
13 13 (4.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 10 (3.65%) Unix
15 8 (2.92%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.73%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.36%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (25.18%) ITIL
2 43 (15.69%) Agile Software Development
3 38 (13.87%) Mentoring
4 37 (13.50%) E-Commerce
4 37 (13.50%) Economics
4 37 (13.50%) Responsive Web Design
4 37 (13.50%) Web Design
4 37 (13.50%) Web Development
5 15 (5.47%) ITSM
6 11 (4.01%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (4.01%) Service Management
7 10 (3.65%) DevOps
7 10 (3.65%) Release Automation
7 10 (3.65%) Target Operating Model
7 10 (3.65%) Technical Architecture
8 9 (3.28%) Disaster Recovery
8 9 (3.28%) Incident Management
8 9 (3.28%) Time Management
9 8 (2.92%) Mathematics
9 8 (2.92%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 37 (13.50%) JavaScript
2 20 (7.30%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.38%) Python
4 10 (3.65%) Perl
5 9 (3.28%) C
6 7 (2.55%) SQL
7 3 (1.09%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.73%) C#
9 1 (0.36%) Java
9 1 (0.36%) Ruby
9 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.36%) VBA
9 1 (0.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 137 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 112 (40.88%) MCP
3 75 (27.37%) Degree
4 68 (24.82%) Network+ Certification
5 62 (22.63%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (22.26%) CCNA
7 46 (16.79%) MCSE
8 42 (15.33%) MCSA
9 38 (13.87%) MCTS
10 16 (5.84%) MCDST
11 15 (5.47%) ITIL Certification
12 14 (5.11%) Computer Science Degree
12 14 (5.11%) MCITP
13 13 (4.74%) HND
14 12 (4.38%) GNVQ
15 9 (3.28%) CCENT
16 8 (2.92%) DBS Check
17 6 (2.19%) CCNP
17 6 (2.19%) Security Cleared
17 6 (2.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (10.95%) SLA
2 10 (3.65%) COBIT
3 1 (0.36%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 146 (53.28%) Active Directory
2 45 (16.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (13.50%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.65%) Docker
5 7 (2.55%) vSphere
6 6 (2.19%) XenApp
7 2 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.73%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.73%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.73%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.36%) pfSense
8 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.36%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (9.85%) SCCM
2 11 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (4.01%) Puppet
3 10 (3.65%) Rundeck
4 5 (1.82%) WSUS
5 4 (1.46%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.73%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.36%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.36%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.36%) DameWare
7 1 (0.36%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.36%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.36%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 137 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 65 (23.72%) VMware
3 55 (20.07%) Cisco
4 37 (13.50%) Citrix
5 26 (9.49%) Apple
6 19 (6.93%) Google
7 18 (6.57%) HP
8 14 (5.11%) Dell
9 13 (4.74%) IBM
10 12 (4.38%) WatchGuard
11 11 (4.01%) LANDesk
12 10 (3.65%) CA
12 10 (3.65%) Cognizant
12 10 (3.65%) ServiceNow
13 9 (3.28%) Symantec
14 8 (2.92%) Draytek
15 6 (2.19%) 3Com
15 6 (2.19%) Juniper
15 6 (2.19%) NETGEAR
15 6 (2.19%) ZyXEL
Houghton Le Spring, Tyne And Wear
Recruitment Genius
Posted: Yesterday
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Hammersmith Medicines Research
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Durham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum + 5% Bonus, Childcare vouchers, Free Gym, Shares
Posted: Yesterday
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
JM
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wimbledon
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17772.00 - £21268.00 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Milton Keynes
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 23 days ago
Havant
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hol, Medical
Posted: 26 days ago