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

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
Rank 733 789 773
Rank change year-on-year +56 -16  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 132 152 188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.15% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.63% 0.53% 0.65%
Number of salaries quoted 118 131 160
Median salary £30,000 £25,000 £22,728
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% +9.99%  
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £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 20804 28457 28919
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 24.80% 27.81% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 16398 22800 22703
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 £72,500 £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 22 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 22 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 +82 125 £30,000 +22.44% 14
London +89 49 £42,500 +56.68% 6
South East +47 36 £23,750 -10.37% 4
East of England +25 17 £30,000 +25.00% 2
Surrey +52 12 £31,750 -29.44% 2
Kent +24 9 £24,000 -15.04%
Hertfordshire +24 8 £30,000 -25.00% 1
South West -8 8 £19,000 -13.63%
Hemel Hempstead - 7 £30,000 - 1
Hampshire +21 6 £21,500 +2.38% 1
Leatherhead - 6 £36,500 - 1
Ipswich +28 5 £30,000 +25.00%
West Midlands +28 5 £22,500 +25.00% 1
Suffolk +28 5 £30,000 +25.00%
East Midlands +5 5 £36,500 +1.38% 1
Chatham +2 5 £24,000 -9.43%
Reading +41 4 £21,250 -3.40% 1
Berkshire +37 4 £21,250 -15.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 4 £21,750 -
Oxford - 4 £21,750 -
Yorkshire +31 3 £18,750 -6.25%
South Wales +17 3 £24,000 -9.43%
Tunbridge Wells +17 3 £32,500 +18.18%
Birmingham +16 3 £24,000 +33.33% 1
Wales +15 3 £24,000 -9.43%
Redruth +5 3 £17,000 -12.82%
Basingstoke +3 3 £21,500 +53.57%
Cornwall -4 3 £17,000 -22.72%
North West -37 3 £23,000 -29.23%
Norfolk - 3 £32,500 - 1

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 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.

1 158 (68.10%) Windows
2 131 (56.47%) Microsoft
3 130 (56.03%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (47.84%) Active Directory
5 93 (40.09%) MCP
6 89 (38.36%) MS Excel
7 72 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
8 66 (28.45%) Cisco
9 64 (27.59%) Network+ Certification
10 62 (26.72%) CCNA
10 62 (26.72%) MS Office
11 61 (26.29%) Windows 7
12 60 (25.86%) Windows Server
13 54 (23.28%) VMware
14 52 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
15 51 (21.98%) MCSE
15 51 (21.98%) MCSA
16 49 (21.12%) Degree
17 48 (20.69%) ITIL
18 43 (18.53%) MS Exchange
19 41 (17.67%) HP
20 39 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
21 37 (15.95%) Office 365
21 37 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
22 36 (15.52%) Hyper-V
23 31 (13.36%) Windows XP
23 31 (13.36%) VPN
23 31 (13.36%) Finance
24 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
25 29 (12.50%) Firewall

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 8 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 8 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 4 (1.72%) IBM Domino
6 3 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (0.86%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.43%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 89 (38.36%) MS Excel
2 62 (26.72%) 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 1 (0.43%) Eikon
1 1 (0.43%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 37 (15.95%) Office 365
2 13 (5.60%) 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%) IaaS
8 2 (0.86%) PaaS
8 2 (0.86%) Yammer
9 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.43%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 31 (13.36%) VPN
2 30 (12.93%) TCP/IP
3 29 (12.50%) Firewall
4 21 (9.05%) DNS
5 20 (8.62%) Wireless
6 19 (8.19%) Internet
7 17 (7.33%) WAN
8 15 (6.47%) VoIP
9 14 (6.03%) LAN
10 12 (5.17%) DHCP
11 9 (3.88%) Network Security
12 8 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
12 8 (3.45%) Unified Communications
13 7 (3.02%) IMAP
13 7 (3.02%) SMTP
14 6 (2.59%) HTTPS
15 5 (2.16%) HTTP
15 5 (2.16%) MPLS
15 5 (2.16%) PBX
15 5 (2.16%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (8.62%) 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 10 (4.31%) Legal
4 9 (3.88%) Billing
4 9 (3.88%) Publishing
5 7 (3.02%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.16%) Military
7 4 (1.72%) Automotive
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 64 (27.59%) Support Engineer
2 49 (21.12%) IT Support
3 44 (18.97%) Analyst
4 35 (15.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 32 (13.79%) Support Analyst
6 22 (9.48%) Developer
7 21 (9.05%) IT Analyst
7 21 (9.05%) IT Engineer
8 20 (8.62%) 3rd Line Support
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 Support
14 12 (5.17%) Service Desk Analyst
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 10 (4.31%) .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 14 (6.03%) Analytical Skills
4 12 (5.17%) Driving Licence
4 12 (5.17%) Management Information System
5 11 (4.74%) Computer Science
6 10 (4.31%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (3.02%) Clustering
8 6 (2.59%) AS400
9 4 (1.72%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (1.72%) iPhone
10 3 (1.29%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.29%) Replication
11 2 (0.86%) BYOD
11 2 (0.86%) e-Learning
11 2 (0.86%) iPad
11 2 (0.86%) IVR
12 1 (0.43%) Digital Media
12 1 (0.43%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 158 (68.10%) Windows
2 61 (26.29%) Windows 7
3 60 (25.86%) Windows Server
4 52 (22.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 37 (15.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 31 (13.36%) Windows XP
7 28 (12.07%) Linux
8 26 (11.21%) Windows 8
8 26 (11.21%) Windows Server 2003
9 19 (8.19%) Windows 10
10 14 (6.03%) Mac OS X
11 13 (5.60%) Unix
12 11 (4.74%) Android
13 10 (4.31%) Apple iOS
14 8 (3.45%) FreeBSD
15 7 (3.02%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.86%) Windows Vista
17 1 (0.43%) CentOS
17 1 (0.43%) Debian
17 1 (0.43%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (20.69%) ITIL
2 29 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (9.48%) Responsive Web Design
3 22 (9.48%) Service Management
4 20 (8.62%) Mentoring
4 20 (8.62%) Web Design
5 19 (8.19%) E-Commerce
5 19 (8.19%) Economics
5 19 (8.19%) Web Development
6 14 (6.03%) Service Delivery
7 11 (4.74%) ITSM
7 11 (4.74%) Statistics
8 10 (4.31%) Continuous Integration
9 9 (3.88%) Disaster Recovery
9 9 (3.88%) Incident Management
9 9 (3.88%) Software Deployment
9 9 (3.88%) Ticket Management
10 8 (3.45%) Change Control
10 8 (3.45%) Technical Architecture
10 8 (3.45%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (9.91%) JavaScript
2 11 (4.74%) PowerShell
3 10 (4.31%) Python
3 10 (4.31%) SQL
4 7 (3.02%) Perl
5 5 (2.16%) C
6 3 (1.29%) ES6
7 2 (0.86%) T-SQL
8 1 (0.43%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.43%) C#
Qualifications
1 130 (56.03%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (40.09%) MCP
3 72 (31.03%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (27.59%) Network+ Certification
5 62 (26.72%) CCNA
6 51 (21.98%) MCSA
6 51 (21.98%) MCSE
7 49 (21.12%) Degree
8 23 (9.91%) MCTS
9 17 (7.33%) MCITP
10 16 (6.90%) CCENT
11 13 (5.60%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (3.02%) MCDST
12 7 (3.02%) Security Cleared
13 6 (2.59%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.59%) HND
13 6 (2.59%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (2.16%) SC Cleared
14 5 (2.16%) Server+ Certification
15 4 (1.72%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (10.34%) SLA
2 5 (2.16%) COBIT
3 2 (0.86%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.43%) QA
System Software
1 111 (47.84%) Active Directory
2 39 (16.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (15.52%) Hyper-V
4 7 (3.02%) Docker
5 4 (1.72%) vSphere
6 3 (1.29%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (1.29%) XenApp
7 2 (0.86%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.43%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.43%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (8.62%) 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
Vendors
1 131 (56.47%) Microsoft
2 66 (28.45%) Cisco
3 54 (23.28%) VMware
4 41 (17.67%) HP
5 29 (12.50%) Citrix
6 21 (9.05%) Draytek
7 18 (7.76%) Dell
7 18 (7.76%) Google
8 16 (6.90%) 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%) Avaya
11 8 (3.45%) IBM
11 8 (3.45%) Sun
12 7 (3.02%) CA
12 7 (3.02%) Cognizant
13 5 (2.16%) Adobe
13 5 (2.16%) NetApp
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Artemis Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Monica Vinader LTD
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 21 hours ago
South West London
XLN Telecom
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £17,000 per annum + MS Qualification + more benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
RBW Consulting
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
CGI
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Staines
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £37000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Reading
Hays West And Wales
Salary: £16000.00 - £26000.00 per annum + Benefits & Training
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago