Period
to 16 November 2019

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 16 November 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
16 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 827 932 803
Rank change year-on-year +105 -129 +210
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 237 232 428
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.14% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.77% 0.60% 0.98%
Number of salaries quoted 197 175 397
UK median annual salary £27,289 £25,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.16% +21.95% -8.89%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,000 £19,150
90th Percentile £45,000 £38,250 £42,800
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,380 £25,000 £20,500
% change year-on-year -2.48% +21.95% -8.89%

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 30,773 38,734 43,728
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 22.63% 23.76% 24.26%
Number of salaries quoted 22,662 28,640 33,608
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £27,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year - +5.88% -

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 16 November 2019.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 15 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 16 November 2019. 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 +124 235 £26,895 +7.58% 110
UK excluding London +43 154 £24,380 -2.48% 93
London +112 83 £30,000 +5.26% 27
South East +26 77 £24,380 -2.48% 24
North of England +52 32 £21,500 -14.00% 20
East of England +35 20 £29,000 +26.09% 13
North West +47 19 £32,500 +20.37% 11
Midlands +30 17 £20,500 -8.89% 17
East Midlands +23 13 £19,000 -13.64% 8
North East +33 10 £21,500 -10.42% 1
South West +9 6 £23,000 +10.84% 9
West Midlands +21 4 £23,500 +4.44% 9
Yorkshire +4 3 £18,000 -16.28% 8
Scotland +13 1 £27,500 -8.33% 7
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 16 November 2019, 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.

1 149 (62.87%) Windows
2 129 (54.43%) Microsoft Office
3 124 (52.32%) Office 365
4 119 (50.21%) Microsoft
5 99 (41.77%) ITIL
6 93 (39.24%) Active Directory
7 92 (38.82%) Microsoft Certification
8 81 (34.18%) Windows 10
9 60 (25.32%) Windows 7
9 60 (25.32%) Problem-Solving
10 59 (24.89%) SLA
11 54 (22.78%) Apple
12 52 (21.94%) SCCM
13 49 (20.68%) Windows Server
14 45 (18.99%) Asset Management
15 43 (18.14%) Network+ Certification
16 41 (17.30%) Apple iOS
17 40 (16.88%) MCSA
18 38 (16.03%) MCP
19 36 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
19 36 (15.19%) Citrix
20 35 (14.77%) CCNA
21 34 (14.35%) DNS
21 34 (14.35%) DHCP
22 32 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
23 30 (12.66%) TCP/IP
23 30 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
24 29 (12.24%) Windows 8
24 29 (12.24%) MCITP
24 29 (12.24%) Security Cleared

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 28 (11.81%) MS Exchange
2 23 (9.70%) Skype for Business
3 15 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (5.91%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (5.06%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (1.69%) SharePoint
7 3 (1.27%) Confluence
8 2 (0.84%) CMS
8 2 (0.84%) IIS
9 1 (0.42%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 129 (54.43%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (6.75%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (1.69%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.42%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.42%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 124 (52.32%) Office 365
2 24 (10.13%) Azure
3 13 (5.49%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.53%) AWS
5 5 (2.11%) SaaS
6 4 (1.69%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 4 (1.69%) Amazon S3
6 4 (1.69%) AWS Lambda
6 4 (1.69%) CloudFront
6 4 (1.69%) Serverless
7 3 (1.27%) G Suite
8 2 (0.84%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.84%) Microsoft Flow
8 2 (0.84%) Power Platform
8 2 (0.84%) PowerApps
9 1 (0.42%) AWS IoT
9 1 (0.42%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 34 (14.35%) DHCP
1 34 (14.35%) DNS
2 30 (12.66%) TCP/IP
3 24 (10.13%) Skype
4 18 (7.59%) Wireless
5 17 (7.17%) Broadband
5 17 (7.17%) LAN
5 17 (7.17%) Remote Desktop
6 14 (5.91%) Firewall
7 13 (5.49%) Internet
7 13 (5.49%) VoIP
8 11 (4.64%) WAN
9 8 (3.38%) ADSL
10 7 (2.95%) VPN
10 7 (2.95%) WebEx
11 6 (2.53%) VLAN
12 4 (1.69%) DSL
12 4 (1.69%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.69%) NAS
12 4 (1.69%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.80%) Big Data
2 4 (1.69%) Amazon Athena
2 4 (1.69%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 4 (1.69%) Amazon QuickSight
3 2 (0.84%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (1.27%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.84%) Hudson
3 1 (0.42%) MSI
General
1 21 (8.86%) Finance
1 21 (8.86%) Telecoms
2 8 (3.38%) Aerospace
2 8 (3.38%) Manufacturing
3 7 (2.95%) Electronics
3 7 (2.95%) Marketing
4 6 (2.53%) Public Sector
5 3 (1.27%) Advertising
6 2 (0.84%) Front Office
7 1 (0.42%) Banking
7 1 (0.42%) Legal
7 1 (0.42%) Local Government
7 1 (0.42%) Retail
Job Titles
1 62 (26.16%) Support Engineer
2 55 (23.21%) Analyst
3 39 (16.46%) Desktop Engineer
4 38 (16.03%) 1st Line Support
5 37 (15.61%) Service Analyst
5 37 (15.61%) Service Desk Analyst
6 36 (15.19%) Support Analyst
7 31 (13.08%) Desktop Support
8 28 (11.81%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 28 (11.81%) IT Engineer
9 24 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
10 22 (9.28%) IT Support
11 21 (8.86%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
12 20 (8.44%) Service Desk Support
12 20 (8.44%) Service Desk Support Analyst
13 19 (8.02%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 18 (7.59%) 1st Line Support Analyst
15 16 (6.75%) 1st/2nd Line Support
16 14 (5.91%) Field Engineer
16 14 (5.91%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.27%) Software Packaging
2 1 (0.42%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 30 (12.66%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (11.81%) Video Conferencing
3 27 (11.39%) Self-Motivation
4 22 (9.28%) Management Information System
5 18 (7.59%) Smartphone
6 16 (6.75%) Data Centre
7 13 (5.49%) iPhone
8 9 (3.80%) Wiki
9 7 (2.95%) Video\Live Streaming
10 6 (2.53%) Driving Licence
11 3 (1.27%) Blackberry
11 3 (1.27%) CMDB
11 3 (1.27%) User Experience
12 2 (0.84%) Analytical Mindset
12 2 (0.84%) Apple TV
12 2 (0.84%) Enterprise Storage
12 2 (0.84%) Fat Client
12 2 (0.84%) Replication
12 2 (0.84%) Thin Client
13 1 (0.42%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 149 (62.87%) Windows
2 81 (34.18%) Windows 10
3 60 (25.32%) Windows 7
4 49 (20.68%) Windows Server
5 41 (17.30%) Apple iOS
6 32 (13.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 29 (12.24%) Windows 8
8 27 (11.39%) Mac OS
9 26 (10.97%) Linux
10 20 (8.44%) Windows Server 2008
11 15 (6.33%) Mac OS X
12 10 (4.22%) Android
13 4 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
14 2 (0.84%) Unix
15 1 (0.42%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (41.77%) ITIL
2 60 (25.32%) Problem-Solving
3 45 (18.99%) Asset Management
4 25 (10.55%) ITIL V3
4 25 (10.55%) Proactive Monitoring
5 23 (9.70%) ITSM
6 20 (8.44%) Break/Fix
6 20 (8.44%) Service Management
7 19 (8.02%) Service Delivery
8 17 (7.17%) Analytical Thinking
8 17 (7.17%) Time Management
9 16 (6.75%) Continuous Improvement
10 13 (5.49%) Critical Thinking
10 13 (5.49%) Cybersecurity
10 13 (5.49%) Software Deployment
11 11 (4.64%) Mentoring
12 10 (4.22%) Creative Thinking
12 10 (4.22%) Mobile Device Management
12 10 (4.22%) Network Management
12 10 (4.22%) Resource Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (6.33%) PowerShell
2 3 (1.27%) SQL
3 2 (0.84%) C
3 2 (0.84%) VBScript
4 1 (0.42%) C#
4 1 (0.42%) C++
4 1 (0.42%) Python
4 1 (0.42%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.42%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (38.82%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (18.14%) Network+ Certification
3 40 (16.88%) MCSA
4 38 (16.03%) MCP
5 36 (15.19%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (14.77%) CCNA
7 29 (12.24%) MCITP
7 29 (12.24%) Security Cleared
8 23 (9.70%) Degree
9 19 (8.02%) CompTIA Security+
10 18 (7.59%) MCSE
11 17 (7.17%) MCDST
12 14 (5.91%) CCENT
13 11 (4.64%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (4.64%) SC Cleared
13 11 (4.64%) Server+ Certification
14 6 (2.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 5 (2.11%) Computer Science Degree
15 5 (2.11%) MCTS
16 4 (1.69%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 59 (24.89%) SLA
2 2 (0.84%) COBIT
3 1 (0.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 93 (39.24%) Active Directory
2 16 (6.75%) Hyper-V
3 15 (6.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.69%) Firmware
5 3 (1.27%) vSphere
6 1 (0.42%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.42%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.42%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 52 (21.94%) SCCM
2 12 (5.06%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (2.95%) Microsoft Intune
4 3 (1.27%) OpenView
4 3 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
5 2 (0.84%) Perfmon
5 2 (0.84%) WMI
5 2 (0.84%) WSUS
6 1 (0.42%) Jamf Pro
6 1 (0.42%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.42%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 119 (50.21%) Microsoft
2 54 (22.78%) Apple
3 36 (15.19%) Citrix
4 23 (9.70%) VMware
5 20 (8.44%) ServiceNow
6 17 (7.17%) Cisco
7 13 (5.49%) Polycom
8 9 (3.80%) HP
9 7 (2.95%) Dell
9 7 (2.95%) Sony
9 7 (2.95%) Sophos
10 6 (2.53%) SolarWinds
11 5 (2.11%) EMC
11 5 (2.11%) Meraki
11 5 (2.11%) NetApp
11 5 (2.11%) SAP
12 4 (1.69%) Veeam
12 4 (1.69%) ZyXEL
13 3 (1.27%) Google
13 3 (1.27%) Xerox