Period
to 22 January 2021

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 22 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
22 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 562 796 915
Rank change year-on-year +234 +119 -78
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 203 230 223
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.32% 0.18% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.57% 0.83% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 74 201 175
Median annual salary £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.00% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £20,150 £19,750 £19,000
90th Percentile £45,000 £38,750 £40,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £22,500 £24,380 £25,000
% change year-on-year -7.71% -2.48% +21.95%

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 12,930 27,603 36,669
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.19% 21.89% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 9,432 20,814 27,198
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +8.89% - +5.88%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing A+ Certification.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing A+ Certification over the 6 months to 22 January 2021.

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 22 January 2021. 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 +183 158 £22,500 -10.00% 16
UK excluding London +182 147 £22,500 -7.71% 14
Midlands +101 45 £22,500 - 2
London +172 38 £40,000 +29.03% 3
West Midlands +90 35 £22,500 -14.29% 1
South East +106 34 £25,500 +4.59% 3
North of England +78 28 £22,500 -25.00% 3
Scotland +70 23 £70,000 +154.55%
North West +74 16 £21,000 -30.00% 2
Wales - 14 £36,000 - 1
East Midlands +49 10 - - 1
Work from Home -49 10 £22,500 -25.00% 1
East of England +102 8 £22,500 -10.89% 3
Yorkshire +46 7 £22,500 -47.06% 1
South West +79 6 £28,125 +22.28% 2
North East +20 5 £41,000 +90.70%

For the 6 months to 22 January 2021, 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.

1 152 (74.88%) Microsoft
2 105 (51.72%) Cisco
3 104 (51.23%) Multimedia
4 87 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
5 38 (18.72%) Network+ Certification
5 38 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
6 37 (18.23%) Office 365
7 36 (17.73%) Windows
8 35 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
9 33 (16.26%) CompTIA Security+
9 33 (16.26%) Active Directory
10 29 (14.29%) ITIL
10 29 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
11 27 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
12 23 (11.33%) Azure
13 20 (9.85%) SLA
13 20 (9.85%) Wireless
14 19 (9.36%) Windows 10
14 19 (9.36%) Windows Server
15 18 (8.87%) Data Security
15 18 (8.87%) Penetration Testing
16 17 (8.37%) SharePoint
17 16 (7.88%) Finance
18 15 (7.39%) Server+ Certification
18 15 (7.39%) Linux+ Certification
18 15 (7.39%) Linux
19 13 (6.40%) Information Security
19 13 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
20 12 (5.91%) Time Management
20 12 (5.91%) TCP/IP

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 17 (8.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (4.93%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (0.49%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (13.30%) Microsoft Office
2 7 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.49%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (18.23%) Office 365
2 23 (11.33%) Azure
3 13 (6.40%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (3.94%) OneDrive
5 2 (0.99%) AWS
6 1 (0.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 20 (9.85%) Wireless
2 12 (5.91%) TCP/IP
3 7 (3.45%) Firewall
4 4 (1.97%) LAN
4 4 (1.97%) WAN
5 3 (1.48%) DNS
6 2 (0.99%) DHCP
6 2 (0.99%) Remote Desktop
6 2 (0.99%) VoIP
6 2 (0.99%) VPN
7 1 (0.49%) Broadband
7 1 (0.49%) GSM
7 1 (0.49%) Internet
7 1 (0.49%) PSTN
7 1 (0.49%) SAN
7 1 (0.49%) Skype
7 1 (0.49%) TETRA
7 1 (0.49%) Unified Communications
7 1 (0.49%) VLAN
7 1 (0.49%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (2.96%) SQL Server
2 2 (0.99%) Blockchain
General
1 104 (51.23%) Multimedia
2 16 (7.88%) Finance
3 6 (2.96%) Law
4 5 (2.46%) Legal
4 5 (2.46%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.97%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.99%) Electronics
6 2 (0.99%) Marketing
6 2 (0.99%) Public Sector
7 1 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 122 (60.10%) Trainee
2 62 (30.54%) IT Support
3 56 (27.59%) Support Engineer
4 54 (26.60%) Analyst
5 53 (26.11%) IT Engineer
6 52 (25.62%) IT Support Engineer
7 36 (17.73%) Trainee IT Support
7 36 (17.73%) Trainee Support Engineer
8 34 (16.75%) Cybersecurity Analyst
8 34 (16.75%) Network Engineer
8 34 (16.75%) Security Analyst
8 34 (16.75%) Trainee Analyst
8 34 (16.75%) Trainee Network Engineer
9 18 (8.87%) Ethical Hacker
10 12 (5.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 11 (5.42%) Desktop Support
12 10 (4.93%) Support Analyst
13 9 (4.43%) Service Analyst
14 8 (3.94%) 1st Line Support
14 8 (3.94%) Deskside Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.49%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (4.93%) Driving Licence
2 7 (3.45%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.97%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (1.97%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (0.99%) Blog
4 2 (0.99%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (0.99%) User Experience
5 1 (0.49%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.49%) CCTV
5 1 (0.49%) Clustering
5 1 (0.49%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.49%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.49%) Fat Client
5 1 (0.49%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 36 (17.73%) Windows
2 19 (9.36%) Windows 10
2 19 (9.36%) Windows Server
3 15 (7.39%) Linux
4 6 (2.96%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (2.46%) Windows 7
6 2 (0.99%) Windows 8
6 2 (0.99%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (0.49%) Android
7 1 (0.49%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.49%) Mac OS
7 1 (0.49%) Unix
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (42.86%) Cybersecurity
2 38 (18.72%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (14.29%) Ethical Hacking
3 29 (14.29%) ITIL
4 18 (8.87%) Data Security
4 18 (8.87%) Penetration Testing
5 13 (6.40%) Information Security
6 12 (5.91%) Time Management
7 7 (3.45%) Threat Analysis
7 7 (3.45%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 6 (2.96%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.46%) Asset Management
9 5 (2.46%) Mathematics
10 4 (1.97%) Cyber Intelligence
10 4 (1.97%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
10 4 (1.97%) Regulatory Compliance
10 4 (1.97%) Threat Intelligence
10 4 (1.97%) Tradecraft
10 4 (1.97%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (1.97%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (4.43%) PowerShell
2 7 (3.45%) SQL
3 5 (2.46%) C
Qualifications
1 38 (18.72%) Network+ Certification
2 35 (17.24%) Microsoft Certification
3 33 (16.26%) CompTIA Security+
4 15 (7.39%) Linux+ Certification
4 15 (7.39%) Server+ Certification
5 11 (5.42%) CEH
5 11 (5.42%) CISM
6 10 (4.93%) Degree
6 10 (4.93%) MCSA
7 9 (4.43%) MCP
8 8 (3.94%) HNC
8 8 (3.94%) MCDST
8 8 (3.94%) MCITP
9 7 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
9 7 (3.45%) SC Cleared
9 7 (3.45%) Security Cleared
10 5 (2.46%) MOS
11 1 (0.49%) HND
11 1 (0.49%) MCSE
11 1 (0.49%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (9.85%) SLA
2 1 (0.49%) GDPR
2 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (16.26%) Active Directory
2 2 (0.99%) Hyper-V
3 1 (0.49%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (0.49%) Xen
Systems Management
1 8 (3.94%) Microsoft Intune
2 6 (2.96%) SCCM
3 1 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
3 1 (0.49%) MaaS360
3 1 (0.49%) WSUS
Vendors
1 152 (74.88%) Microsoft
2 105 (51.72%) Cisco
3 8 (3.94%) Citrix
4 6 (2.96%) ServiceNow
5 3 (1.48%) SolarWinds
6 2 (0.99%) Apple
6 2 (0.99%) SAP
7 1 (0.49%) Google
7 1 (0.49%) Kaspersky
7 1 (0.49%) Motorola
7 1 (0.49%) NEC
7 1 (0.49%) Tanium
7 1 (0.49%) VMware