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

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
Rank 732 808 765
Rank change year-on-year +76 -43  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 135 156 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.54% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 121 136 164
Median salary £30,000 £24,000 £22,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,150 £18,500 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £53,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £24,000 £24,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  

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 21048 28659 29214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.78% 27.75% 27.50%
Number of salaries quoted 16595 22967 22930
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £68,500 £71,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 +65 128 £30,000 +25.00% 12
London +93 50 £42,500 +54.54% 4
South East +70 37 £24,000 -6.79% 5
East of England +24 17 £30,000 +25.00% 2
Surrey +39 12 £31,750 -29.44% 2
Kent +23 9 £24,000 -9.43%
Hertfordshire +22 8 £30,000 -25.00% 1
South West -9 8 £19,000 -13.63% 1
Hampshire +20 7 £21,500 +2.38% 1
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £30,000 - 1
West Midlands +28 6 £20,000 +11.11%
Leatherhead - 6 £36,500 - 1
Ipswich +26 5 £30,000 +25.00%
Suffolk +23 5 £30,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +10 5 £36,500 +1.38%
Chatham +2 5 £24,000 -9.43%
Reading +37 4 £21,250 -3.40% 1
Berkshire +32 4 £21,250 -15.00% 1
Birmingham +13 4 £20,000 +11.11%
Basingstoke +11 4 £25,250 +80.35%
Oxford - 4 £21,750 -
Oxfordshire - 4 £21,750 -
City of London +53 3 £40,000 -23.80%
Yorkshire +25 3 £18,750 -6.25%
Tunbridge Wells +14 3 £32,500 +18.18%
South Wales +12 3 £24,000 -9.43%
Redruth +7 3 £17,000 -22.72% 1
Wales +5 3 £24,000 -9.43%
Cornwall -6 3 £17,000 -22.72% 1
North West -24 3 £23,000 -29.23%

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 161 (69.40%) Windows
2 132 (56.90%) Microsoft
3 131 (56.47%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (47.84%) Active Directory
5 94 (40.52%) MCP
6 89 (38.36%) MS Excel
7 70 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
8 65 (28.02%) Cisco
9 64 (27.59%) MS Office
9 64 (27.59%) Network+ Certification
10 62 (26.72%) Windows 7
11 61 (26.29%) Windows Server
11 61 (26.29%) CCNA
12 54 (23.28%) VMware
13 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (21.98%) MCSE
14 51 (21.98%) MCSA
15 49 (21.12%) Degree
16 48 (20.69%) ITIL
17 43 (18.53%) MS Exchange
18 41 (17.67%) HP
19 39 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
20 38 (16.38%) Windows Server 2012
21 37 (15.95%) Office 365
22 35 (15.09%) Hyper-V
23 32 (13.79%) Windows XP
24 31 (13.36%) Finance
25 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
25 30 (12.93%) VPN
25 30 (12.93%) Citrix

A+ Certification
Top Related 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 (18.53%) MS Exchange
2 16 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (5.60%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.88%) Skype for Business
5 7 (3.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.72%) IBM Domino
7 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (38.36%) MS Excel
2 64 (27.59%) MS Office
3 6 (2.59%) MS Visio
4 5 (2.16%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (1.72%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 3 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 2 (0.86%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.43%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.43%) Photoshop
8 1 (0.43%) Revit
Business Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Eikon
2 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.95%) Office 365
2 12 (5.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (3.88%) GitHub
4 7 (3.02%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (2.16%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.72%) G Suite
7 3 (1.29%) SaaS
8 2 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.86%) PaaS
8 2 (0.86%) Yammer
9 1 (0.43%) IaaS
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
1 30 (12.93%) VPN
2 28 (12.07%) Firewall
3 22 (9.48%) DNS
4 21 (9.05%) Wireless
5 19 (8.19%) Internet
6 16 (6.90%) WAN
7 14 (6.03%) VoIP
8 13 (5.60%) DHCP
8 13 (5.60%) LAN
9 9 (3.88%) Network Security
10 8 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
10 8 (3.45%) Unified Communications
11 7 (3.02%) IMAP
12 6 (2.59%) SMTP
13 5 (2.16%) HTTP
13 5 (2.16%) HTTPS
13 5 (2.16%) Skype
14 4 (1.72%) 3G
14 4 (1.72%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (9.05%) SQL Server
2 9 (3.88%) MySQL
3 7 (3.02%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.86%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (0.86%) CouchDB
4 2 (0.86%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.86%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.43%) Big Data
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (4.31%) Git (software)
1 10 (4.31%) Subversion
2 7 (3.02%) Artifactory
2 7 (3.02%) Bitbucket
2 7 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (1.72%) MSI
4 3 (1.29%) Grunt
4 3 (1.29%) gulp
4 3 (1.29%) Jasmine
4 3 (1.29%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (0.86%) JIRA
5 2 (0.86%) Visual Studio
General
1 31 (13.36%) Finance
2 13 (5.60%) Law
3 11 (4.74%) Legal
4 9 (3.88%) Billing
4 9 (3.88%) Publishing
5 6 (2.59%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.16%) Automotive
6 5 (2.16%) Military
7 4 (1.72%) Electronics
8 2 (0.86%) Advertising
8 2 (0.86%) Aerospace
8 2 (0.86%) Manufacturing
8 2 (0.86%) Marketing
9 1 (0.43%) Banking
9 1 (0.43%) Games
9 1 (0.43%) Local Government
9 1 (0.43%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 65 (28.02%) Support Engineer
2 49 (21.12%) IT Support
3 45 (19.40%) Analyst
4 35 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 33 (14.22%) Support Analyst
6 22 (9.48%) Developer
6 22 (9.48%) IT Engineer
7 21 (9.05%) 3rd Line Support
7 21 (9.05%) IT Analyst
8 20 (8.62%) Support Technician
9 19 (8.19%) IT Support Analyst
9 19 (8.19%) IT Support Engineer
10 17 (7.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 17 (7.33%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 16 (6.90%) 1st Line Support
11 16 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (6.47%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 13 (5.60%) Service Analyst
13 13 (5.60%) Service Desk Analyst
13 13 (5.60%) Service Desk Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (9.91%) CSS
1 23 (9.91%) HTML
2 19 (8.19%) Angular 2
2 19 (8.19%) AngularJS
2 19 (8.19%) Ember.js
2 19 (8.19%) React
3 11 (4.74%) .NET
4 6 (2.59%) Software Packaging
5 4 (1.72%) CSS3
5 4 (1.72%) HTML5
6 3 (1.29%) D3.js
6 3 (1.29%) Node.js
6 3 (1.29%) RequireJS
6 3 (1.29%) REST
6 3 (1.29%) Sass
6 3 (1.29%) SVG
6 3 (1.29%) Web Services
6 3 (1.29%) WebGL
7 2 (0.86%) Velocity
8 1 (0.43%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 27 (11.64%) Data Centre
2 22 (9.48%) User Experience
3 15 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.17%) Computer Science
4 12 (5.17%) Driving Licence
5 10 (4.31%) Management Information System
5 10 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
6 7 (3.02%) Clustering
7 6 (2.59%) AS400
8 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (1.72%) iPhone
9 3 (1.29%) Blackberry
9 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.86%) BYOD
10 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
10 2 (0.86%) iPad
10 2 (0.86%) Replication
10 2 (0.86%) Social Media
11 1 (0.43%) Virtual Team
11 1 (0.43%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 161 (69.40%) Windows
2 62 (26.72%) Windows 7
3 61 (26.29%) Windows Server
4 53 (22.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (16.38%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (13.79%) Windows XP
7 29 (12.50%) Linux
8 27 (11.64%) Windows 8
9 26 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (8.62%) Windows 10
11 15 (6.47%) Mac OS X
12 13 (5.60%) Unix
13 12 (5.17%) Android
14 10 (4.31%) Apple iOS
15 8 (3.45%) FreeBSD
16 7 (3.02%) Mac OS
17 2 (0.86%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.43%) CentOS
18 1 (0.43%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.69%) ITIL
2 29 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (9.48%) Responsive Web Design
4 21 (9.05%) Service Management
5 20 (8.62%) Mentoring
5 20 (8.62%) Web Design
6 19 (8.19%) E-Commerce
6 19 (8.19%) Economics
6 19 (8.19%) Web Development
7 14 (6.03%) Service Delivery
8 11 (4.74%) Statistics
9 10 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
9 10 (4.31%) ITSM
10 9 (3.88%) Incident Management
10 9 (3.88%) Ticket Management
10 9 (3.88%) Time Management
11 8 (3.45%) Change Control
11 8 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
11 8 (3.45%) ITIL V3
11 8 (3.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.91%) JavaScript
2 12 (5.17%) PowerShell
3 11 (4.74%) SQL
4 10 (4.31%) Python
5 7 (3.02%) Perl
6 5 (2.16%) C
7 3 (1.29%) ES6
8 2 (0.86%) C#
8 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
9 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 131 (56.47%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (40.52%) MCP
3 70 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (27.59%) Network+ Certification
5 61 (26.29%) CCNA
6 51 (21.98%) MCSA
6 51 (21.98%) MCSE
7 49 (21.12%) Degree
8 24 (10.34%) MCTS
9 17 (7.33%) MCITP
10 16 (6.90%) CCENT
11 13 (5.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (3.02%) HND
12 7 (3.02%) MCDST
13 6 (2.59%) CompTIA Security+
13 6 (2.59%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (2.59%) Security+ Certification
14 5 (2.16%) Security Cleared
14 5 (2.16%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (10.78%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) COBIT
3 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 111 (47.84%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (15.09%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.02%) Docker
5 5 (2.16%) vSphere
6 4 (1.72%) XenApp
7 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.86%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.86%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (9.05%) SCCM
2 7 (3.02%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (3.02%) Puppet
2 7 (3.02%) Rundeck
2 7 (3.02%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.72%) Sysprep
4 1 (0.43%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.43%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (0.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 132 (56.90%) Microsoft
2 65 (28.02%) Cisco
3 54 (23.28%) VMware
4 41 (17.67%) HP
5 30 (12.93%) Citrix
6 21 (9.05%) Draytek
7 18 (7.76%) Dell
7 18 (7.76%) Google
8 17 (7.33%) Apple
9 13 (5.60%) 3Com
9 13 (5.60%) NETGEAR
9 13 (5.60%) ZyXEL
10 9 (3.88%) SonicWALL
11 8 (3.45%) IBM
11 8 (3.45%) Sun
12 7 (3.02%) Avaya
12 7 (3.02%) CA
12 7 (3.02%) Cognizant
13 5 (2.16%) Adobe
13 5 (2.16%) NetApp
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