Period
to 23 February 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 23 February 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
23 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 849 945 989
Rank change year-on-year +96 +44 -53
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 354 226 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.51% 0.51%
Number of salaries quoted 335 203 270
UK median annual salary £20,500 £27,500 £26,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.45% +3.77% +12.77%
10th Percentile £19,250 £17,500 £18,500
90th Percentile £33,550 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £20,500 £24,500 £25,500
% change year-on-year -16.33% -3.92% +13.33%

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 41,766 44,572 58,457
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.70% 25.39% 27.66%
Number of salaries quoted 32,424 35,256 46,627
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £78,750 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% -1.18% +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 23 February 2018.

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 23 February 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 +114 327 £20,500 -24.07% 379
UK excluding London +139 272 £20,500 -16.33% 392
South East +25 87 £20,500 -14.58% 81
London +2 79 £28,000 -25.33% 24
North of England +39 59 £20,500 -45.33% 125
East of England +22 46 £20,500 -31.67% 42
North West +7 35 £20,500 -51.76% 69
Midlands +32 34 £20,500 +7.89% 78
South West +18 22 £20,500 -16.33% 29
West Midlands +14 20 £20,500 +12.33% 52
East Midlands +10 14 £20,500 -11.86% 26
North East -17 13 £20,500 -48.75% 17
Scotland - 12 £20,500 - 26
Yorkshire +28 11 £20,500 +5.13% 39
Wales +18 10 £20,500 -18.00% 11
Northern Ireland - 2 £30,250 -

For the 6 months to 23 February 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.

1 282 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 274 (77.40%) Windows
3 206 (58.19%) Network+ Certification
4 199 (56.21%) Cisco
5 191 (53.95%) Cisco Certification
6 151 (42.66%) CCENT
7 116 (32.77%) Active Directory
8 107 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 91 (25.71%) ITIL
10 74 (20.90%) Office 365
11 62 (17.51%) Microsoft Office
12 53 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
13 48 (13.56%) MCSA
14 46 (12.99%) Degree
15 44 (12.43%) MCP
16 42 (11.86%) CCNA
17 41 (11.58%) MCSE
18 38 (10.73%) VMware
19 37 (10.45%) Windows 7
20 35 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
20 35 (9.89%) Firewall
21 30 (8.47%) Hyper-V
21 30 (8.47%) Windows 10
21 30 (8.47%) Windows Server
22 27 (7.63%) CRM
23 26 (7.34%) SharePoint
23 26 (7.34%) TCP/IP
24 23 (6.50%) VPN
24 23 (6.50%) WAN
25 22 (6.21%) Internet

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 26 (7.34%) SharePoint
2 21 (5.93%) MS Exchange
3 15 (4.24%) Skype for Business
4 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.56%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.56%) IIS
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (0.56%) WordPress
7 1 (0.28%) CMS
7 1 (0.28%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.28%) MODX
Applications
1 62 (17.51%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.82%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 19 (5.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 74 (20.90%) Office 365
2 9 (2.54%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (2.54%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (2.26%) G Suite
4 7 (1.98%) Microsoft Azure
5 6 (1.69%) SaaS
6 5 (1.41%) OneDrive
7 4 (1.13%) PaaS
8 3 (0.85%) GitHub
9 2 (0.56%) IaaS
10 1 (0.28%) AdWords
10 1 (0.28%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.28%) IBM Cloud
10 1 (0.28%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (9.89%) Firewall
2 26 (7.34%) TCP/IP
3 23 (6.50%) VPN
3 23 (6.50%) WAN
4 22 (6.21%) Internet
5 21 (5.93%) DNS
6 20 (5.65%) DHCP
7 17 (4.80%) LAN
8 12 (3.39%) Wireless
9 11 (3.11%) IPsec
10 10 (2.82%) Intrusion Detection
10 10 (2.82%) MPLS
11 9 (2.54%) Network Security
11 9 (2.54%) VoIP
12 8 (2.26%) Skype
13 7 (1.98%) VLAN
13 7 (1.98%) Wi-Fi
14 4 (1.13%) SAN
14 4 (1.13%) WLAN
15 2 (0.56%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (2.54%) SQL Server
2 3 (0.85%) CouchDB
2 3 (0.85%) MySQL
2 3 (0.85%) NoSQL
2 3 (0.85%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
4 1 (0.28%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 3 (0.85%) JIRA
1 3 (0.85%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
3 1 (0.28%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 16 (4.52%) Finance
2 10 (2.82%) Legal
3 9 (2.54%) Publishing
3 9 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 5 (1.41%) Electronics
4 5 (1.41%) Marketing
4 5 (1.41%) Military
5 2 (0.56%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.56%) Retail
6 1 (0.28%) Banking
6 1 (0.28%) Games
6 1 (0.28%) Law
Job Titles
1 148 (41.81%) Trainee
2 66 (18.64%) Analyst
3 61 (17.23%) IT Support
4 53 (14.97%) Support Analyst
5 46 (12.99%) IT Analyst
6 42 (11.86%) IT Support Analyst
7 28 (7.91%) Service Analyst
7 28 (7.91%) Service Desk Analyst
8 27 (7.63%) Support Engineer
9 22 (6.21%) Desktop Support
9 22 (6.21%) IT Engineer
10 21 (5.93%) Service Desk Support
11 19 (5.37%) Field Engineer
11 19 (5.37%) Senior Analyst
11 19 (5.37%) Service Desk Support Analyst
12 18 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
12 18 (5.08%) Senior IT Support
12 18 (5.08%) Senior IT Support Analyst
12 18 (5.08%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
12 18 (5.08%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.41%) JSON
2 3 (0.85%) Flash
3 2 (0.56%) CSS
3 2 (0.56%) HTML
3 2 (0.56%) XMPP
4 1 (0.28%) HTML5 Canvas
4 1 (0.28%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 22 (6.21%) Driving Licence
2 14 (3.95%) Data Centre
2 14 (3.95%) Smartphone
3 10 (2.82%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (2.54%) Management Information System
5 7 (1.98%) Computer Science
5 7 (1.98%) iPhone
6 6 (1.69%) EPoS
7 5 (1.41%) e-Learning
7 5 (1.41%) iPad
8 4 (1.13%) Client/Server
9 3 (0.85%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (0.85%) Fintech
9 3 (0.85%) Wiki
10 2 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (0.56%) NHS
11 1 (0.28%) Blackberry
11 1 (0.28%) HP Storage
11 1 (0.28%) Social Media
11 1 (0.28%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 274 (77.40%) Windows
2 53 (14.97%) Windows Server 2012
3 37 (10.45%) Windows 7
4 35 (9.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 30 (8.47%) Windows 10
5 30 (8.47%) Windows Server
6 20 (5.65%) Windows 8
7 18 (5.08%) Linux
8 17 (4.80%) Windows XP
9 7 (1.98%) Android
9 7 (1.98%) Apple iOS
9 7 (1.98%) Mac OS X
9 7 (1.98%) Windows Server 2003
10 6 (1.69%) Mac OS
11 3 (0.85%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (25.71%) ITIL
2 27 (7.63%) CRM
3 21 (5.93%) Mathematics
4 12 (3.39%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (3.39%) Time Management
5 11 (3.11%) Break/Fix
5 11 (3.11%) Information Security
6 10 (2.82%) Asset Management
6 10 (2.82%) Data Loss Prevention
6 10 (2.82%) Forensic Analysis
6 10 (2.82%) SIEM
6 10 (2.82%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 9 (2.54%) Service Delivery
7 9 (2.54%) Service Management
8 7 (1.98%) Process Improvement
9 6 (1.69%) Logistics
9 6 (1.69%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (1.41%) Customer Engagement
10 5 (1.41%) Operations Management
10 5 (1.41%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (5.93%) C
2 8 (2.26%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.98%) SQL
4 6 (1.69%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.41%) Java
6 4 (1.13%) VBScript
7 3 (0.85%) Python
7 3 (0.85%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.28%) C++
8 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 206 (58.19%) Network+ Certification
2 191 (53.95%) Cisco Certification
3 151 (42.66%) CCENT
4 107 (30.23%) Microsoft Certification
5 48 (13.56%) MCSA
6 46 (12.99%) Degree
7 44 (12.43%) MCP
8 42 (11.86%) CCNA
9 41 (11.58%) MCSE
10 22 (6.21%) MCITP
11 19 (5.37%) MCDST
12 14 (3.95%) CCNP
12 14 (3.95%) MCTS
13 10 (2.82%) CEH
13 10 (2.82%) CISSP
13 10 (2.82%) SANS
13 10 (2.82%) Security Cleared
14 9 (2.54%) SC Cleared
15 7 (1.98%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (1.69%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (5.93%) SLA
2 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
2 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 116 (32.77%) Active Directory
2 30 (8.47%) Hyper-V
3 21 (5.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (2.82%) Snort
5 5 (1.41%) BitLocker
5 5 (1.41%) vSphere
6 4 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
6 4 (1.13%) XenApp
7 1 (0.28%) Docker
7 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
7 1 (0.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (6.21%) SCCM
2 12 (3.39%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 10 (2.82%) RSA enVision
3 10 (2.82%) SCOM
4 6 (1.69%) DameWare
5 2 (0.56%) FortiGate
5 2 (0.56%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.56%) WMI
6 1 (0.28%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 282 (79.66%) Microsoft
2 199 (56.21%) Cisco
3 38 (10.73%) VMware
4 17 (4.80%) Apple
5 15 (4.24%) Citrix
6 13 (3.67%) HP
7 10 (2.82%) Palo Alto
7 10 (2.82%) Qualys
7 10 (2.82%) Sophos
7 10 (2.82%) Sourcefire
8 8 (2.26%) Dell
8 8 (2.26%) Google
8 8 (2.26%) Xerox
9 7 (1.98%) IBM
10 5 (1.41%) EMC
10 5 (1.41%) Juniper
10 5 (1.41%) ServiceNow
10 5 (1.41%) Sun
10 5 (1.41%) Veeam
11 3 (0.85%) FalconStor