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

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 736 819 780
Rank change year-on-year +83 -39  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 138 128 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.49% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 124 117 151
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 £17,325 £18,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £34,000 £29,450
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 21879 26355 30467
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.63% 26.72% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 17040 21310 24136
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 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 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 22 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 +75 135 £28,000 +27.27% 22
London +65 52 £47,500 +43.93% 9
South East +26 30 £23,750 +7.95% 3
East of England +6 19 £30,000 +46.34% 2
Hertfordshire +11 12 £30,000 +36.36%
Hemel Hempstead - 12 £30,000 -
South West +2 11 £17,500 -23.07% 2
Kent +12 9 £32,500 +18.18%
Redruth +3 8 £18,000 -21.73% 1
Cornwall -9 8 £18,000 -21.73% 1
Buckinghamshire - 8 £17,000 - 1
Milton Keynes - 8 £17,000 - 1
East Midlands +31 7 £23,259 +16.29%
Yorkshire +3 7 £22,000 +6.53% 1
Hampshire +14 6 £31,750 +51.19% 1
Tunbridge Wells +9 6 £32,500 +124.13%
Norfolk - 6 £20,000 -
Nottinghamshire +11 5 £21,000 +5.00%
Nottingham +7 5 £21,000 +5.00%
Reading +26 4 £20,750 -7.77%
Berkshire +26 4 £20,750 -7.77%
West Midlands +18 4 £22,510 +21.67% 1
North West - 4 £20,500 - 3
County Antrim - 3 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 3 £42,500 -
Belfast - 3 £42,500 -
Wells-next-the-Sea - 3 - -
Chatham +5 2 £24,000 +1.05%
Basingstoke +2 2 £31,750 +44.31%
Havant - 2 £45,000 - 1

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 180 (66.67%) Windows
2 146 (54.07%) Active Directory
3 137 (50.74%) Microsoft
4 136 (50.37%) Microsoft Certification
5 111 (41.11%) MCP
6 78 (28.89%) Windows Server
7 73 (27.04%) Microsoft Office
7 73 (27.04%) Degree
8 70 (25.93%) ITIL
9 67 (24.81%) Network+ Certification
10 64 (23.70%) VMware
10 64 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
11 62 (22.96%) Cisco Certification
12 61 (22.59%) CCNA
13 60 (22.22%) Windows 7
14 59 (21.85%) MS Exchange
14 59 (21.85%) Finance
15 54 (20.00%) Cisco
15 54 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 52 (19.26%) Office 365
17 48 (17.78%) Windows XP
18 46 (17.04%) MCSE
19 44 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
20 42 (15.56%) MCSA
21 41 (15.19%) Firewall
21 41 (15.19%) Windows 8
22 40 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
23 38 (14.07%) MCTS
23 38 (14.07%) VPN
24 37 (13.70%) Citrix

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 (21.85%) MS Exchange
2 18 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (3.33%) Skype for Business
5 5 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (0.74%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (0.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 73 (27.04%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.85%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (1.48%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (1.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 3 (1.11%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.11%) Inkscape
4 3 (1.11%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.74%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.37%) Revit
Business Applications
1 4 (1.48%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 52 (19.26%) Office 365
2 26 (9.63%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.44%) GitHub
4 9 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 8 (2.96%) G Suite
6 5 (1.85%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.48%) iTunes
8 2 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
8 2 (0.74%) PaaS
8 2 (0.74%) SaaS
9 1 (0.37%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 41 (15.19%) Firewall
2 38 (14.07%) VPN
3 32 (11.85%) DNS
4 23 (8.52%) Wireless
5 20 (7.41%) DHCP
6 18 (6.67%) Internet
6 18 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 18 (6.67%) WAN
7 15 (5.56%) LAN
8 13 (4.81%) PBX
8 13 (4.81%) VoIP
9 9 (3.33%) Network Security
10 8 (2.96%) Unified Communications
11 5 (1.85%) HTTP
11 5 (1.85%) HTTPS
11 5 (1.85%) IMAP
11 5 (1.85%) Skype
11 5 (1.85%) SMTP
12 4 (1.48%) IP Telephony
12 4 (1.48%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (7.41%) SQL Server
2 12 (4.44%) MySQL
3 10 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 2 (0.74%) Cognos Impromptu
4 2 (0.74%) CouchDB
4 2 (0.74%) NoSQL
4 2 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.37%) Qlik Sense
5 1 (0.37%) QlikView
5 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (3.70%) Artifactory
1 10 (3.70%) Bitbucket
1 10 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 10 (3.70%) Subversion
1 10 (3.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (1.48%) MSI
3 2 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.37%) JIRA
General
1 59 (21.85%) Finance
2 9 (3.33%) Legal
2 9 (3.33%) Telecoms
3 5 (1.85%) Automotive
4 4 (1.48%) Publishing
4 4 (1.48%) Retail
5 3 (1.11%) Law
6 2 (0.74%) Aerospace
6 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.37%) Banking
7 1 (0.37%) Billing
7 1 (0.37%) Electronics
7 1 (0.37%) French Language
7 1 (0.37%) General Ledger
7 1 (0.37%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.37%) Military
Job Titles
1 79 (29.26%) Analyst
2 72 (26.67%) IT Support
3 65 (24.07%) Support Engineer
4 47 (17.41%) Support Analyst
5 45 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
6 37 (13.70%) IT Analyst
7 36 (13.33%) Developer
8 33 (12.22%) IT Support Analyst
9 31 (11.48%) Service Analyst
10 29 (10.74%) JavaScript Developer
10 29 (10.74%) Service Desk Analyst
11 28 (10.37%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
11 28 (10.37%) IT Engineer
12 25 (9.26%) IT Support Engineer
13 23 (8.52%) Angular Developer
14 21 (7.78%) 1st Line Support
14 21 (7.78%) Support Technician
15 19 (7.04%) IT Technician
16 17 (6.30%) 3rd Line Support
17 16 (5.93%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (12.59%) Angular 2
1 34 (12.59%) AngularJS
1 34 (12.59%) CSS
1 34 (12.59%) Ember.js
1 34 (12.59%) HTML
1 34 (12.59%) React
2 10 (3.70%) .NET
3 6 (2.22%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.37%) COM
4 1 (0.37%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.37%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 35 (12.96%) User Experience
2 23 (8.52%) Driving Licence
3 16 (5.93%) Data Centre
4 14 (5.19%) Computer Science
5 13 (4.81%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.96%) iPhone
7 7 (2.59%) AS400
7 7 (2.59%) Clustering
7 7 (2.59%) Hedge funds
7 7 (2.59%) Smartphone
8 5 (1.85%) Analytical Skills
8 5 (1.85%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.48%) iPad
9 4 (1.48%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.48%) Social Media
10 3 (1.11%) 3D Printing
10 3 (1.11%) PDA
10 3 (1.11%) Replication
11 2 (0.74%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 180 (66.67%) Windows
2 78 (28.89%) Windows Server
3 64 (23.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (22.22%) Windows 7
5 54 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 48 (17.78%) Windows XP
7 41 (15.19%) Windows 8
8 29 (10.74%) Android
9 24 (8.89%) Mac OS X
10 19 (7.04%) Apple iOS
10 19 (7.04%) Linux
11 16 (5.93%) Windows 10
12 13 (4.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (3.70%) Unix
14 9 (3.33%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.74%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.37%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 70 (25.93%) ITIL
2 40 (14.81%) Agile Software Development
3 35 (12.96%) Mentoring
4 34 (12.59%) E-Commerce
4 34 (12.59%) Economics
4 34 (12.59%) Responsive Web Design
4 34 (12.59%) Web Design
4 34 (12.59%) Web Development
5 16 (5.93%) ITSM
6 12 (4.44%) Service Management
7 11 (4.07%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (3.70%) DevOps
8 10 (3.70%) Release Automation
8 10 (3.70%) Target Operating Model
8 10 (3.70%) Technical Architecture
9 9 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.33%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.33%) Time Management
10 8 (2.96%) Presales
10 8 (2.96%) Ticket Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (12.59%) JavaScript
2 20 (7.41%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.44%) Python
4 10 (3.70%) Perl
5 8 (2.96%) C
6 7 (2.59%) SQL
7 3 (1.11%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.74%) C#
9 1 (0.37%) Java
9 1 (0.37%) Ruby
9 1 (0.37%) VB.NET
9 1 (0.37%) VBA
9 1 (0.37%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 136 (50.37%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (41.11%) MCP
3 73 (27.04%) Degree
4 67 (24.81%) Network+ Certification
5 62 (22.96%) Cisco Certification
6 61 (22.59%) CCNA
7 46 (17.04%) MCSE
8 42 (15.56%) MCSA
9 38 (14.07%) MCTS
10 15 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (5.56%) MCDST
11 14 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (5.19%) MCITP
12 13 (4.81%) HND
13 12 (4.44%) GNVQ
14 9 (3.33%) CCENT
15 8 (2.96%) DBS Check
16 6 (2.22%) CCNP
16 6 (2.22%) CompTIA Security+
16 6 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (10.74%) SLA
2 10 (3.70%) COBIT
3 2 (0.74%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 146 (54.07%) Active Directory
2 44 (16.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (13.70%) Hyper-V
4 10 (3.70%) Docker
5 7 (2.59%) vSphere
6 6 (2.22%) XenApp
7 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.74%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.37%) pfSense
8 1 (0.37%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
8 1 (0.37%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 27 (10.00%) SCCM
2 11 (4.07%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (4.07%) Puppet
3 10 (3.70%) Rundeck
4 5 (1.85%) WSUS
5 4 (1.48%) Sysprep
6 2 (0.74%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (0.37%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.37%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.37%) DameWare
7 1 (0.37%) HP Data Protector
7 1 (0.37%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.37%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 137 (50.74%) Microsoft
2 64 (23.70%) VMware
3 54 (20.00%) Cisco
4 37 (13.70%) Citrix
5 26 (9.63%) Apple
6 19 (7.04%) Google
7 18 (6.67%) HP
8 13 (4.81%) Dell
8 13 (4.81%) IBM
9 11 (4.07%) LANDesk
9 11 (4.07%) WatchGuard
10 10 (3.70%) CA
10 10 (3.70%) Cognizant
10 10 (3.70%) ServiceNow
11 9 (3.33%) Symantec
12 8 (2.96%) Draytek
13 6 (2.22%) Adobe
13 6 (2.22%) Juniper
13 6 (2.22%) NETGEAR
13 6 (2.22%) ZyXEL
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £26000 per annum + bens
Posted: 9 hours ago
Durham
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Oldham, Lancashire
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, Yorkshire
Resource Solutions - Xerox
Salary: bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum + 5% Bonus, Childcare vouchers, Free Gym, Shares
Posted: 6 days ago
Wimbledon
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Coventry
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £17772.00 - £21268.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
Milton Keynes
Bluetown Online LTD
Salary: £17000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Salary: full benefits
Posted: 15 days ago
London
IQ Sales People
Salary: £30000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Cognizant
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago
Havant
Spectrum IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Pension, 25 days hol, Medical
Posted: 23 days ago