Period
to 23 January 2020

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 23 January 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 789 901 840
Rank change year-on-year +112 -61 +141
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 232 222 371
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.18% 0.15% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.61% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 201 167 349
UK median annual salary £25,000 £25,000 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +21.95% -24.07%
10th Percentile £19,750 £19,000 £19,250
90th Percentile £38,750 £39,250 £30,200
UK excluding London median annual salary £24,380 £25,000 £20,500
% change year-on-year -2.48% +21.95% -16.33%

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 27,505 36,666 41,569
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.87% 24.15% 23.81%
Number of salaries quoted 20,371 26,783 32,283
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 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £78,750
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 23 January 2020.

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 23 January 2020. 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 +94 227 £25,000 - 95
UK excluding London +83 168 £24,380 -2.48% 77
South East +56 84 £24,380 -2.48% 24
London +87 63 £31,750 +11.40% 24
North of England +79 36 £30,000 +12.15% 19
North West +64 25 £30,000 +11.11% 11
Midlands +47 24 £22,500 - 14
East Midlands +35 18 £22,500 +2.27% 3
East of England +49 14 £25,250 +14.77% 9
North East - 10 £21,500 -
West Midlands +24 6 £26,250 +20.69% 11
South West +21 5 £23,000 +16.46% 5
Scotland +32 4 £27,500 -8.33% 5
Yorkshire +21 1 £42,500 +93.18% 8
Channel Islands - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, 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.

1 160 (68.97%) Windows
2 117 (50.43%) Microsoft Office
2 117 (50.43%) Office 365
3 115 (49.57%) Microsoft
4 100 (43.10%) Active Directory
5 91 (39.22%) ITIL
6 90 (38.79%) Microsoft Certification
7 83 (35.78%) Windows 10
8 66 (28.45%) SLA
8 66 (28.45%) Windows 7
9 57 (24.57%) Apple
9 57 (24.57%) Problem-Solving
10 50 (21.55%) Windows Server
11 46 (19.83%) Network+ Certification
11 46 (19.83%) Asset Management
12 44 (18.97%) SCCM
12 44 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
12 44 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
13 41 (17.67%) CCNA
14 38 (16.38%) MCSA
15 37 (15.95%) DHCP
15 37 (15.95%) DNS
15 37 (15.95%) Apple iOS
16 36 (15.52%) TCP/IP
16 36 (15.52%) Security Cleared
17 34 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
17 34 (14.66%) Skype
18 33 (14.22%) Skype for Business
19 30 (12.93%) MCP
20 28 (12.07%) Break/Fix

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 33 (14.22%) Skype for Business
2 22 (9.48%) MS Exchange
3 12 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (5.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (3.02%) SharePoint
6 4 (1.72%) CMS
6 4 (1.72%) Confluence
6 4 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 117 (50.43%) Microsoft Office
2 14 (6.03%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (2.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.43%) Remedy ITSM
1 1 (0.43%) Sage 200
1 1 (0.43%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 117 (50.43%) Office 365
2 21 (9.05%) Azure
3 8 (3.45%) OneDrive
4 6 (2.59%) AWS
5 4 (1.72%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 4 (1.72%) AWS CodeDeploy
5 4 (1.72%) AWS Lambda
5 4 (1.72%) CloudFront
5 4 (1.72%) SaaS
5 4 (1.72%) Serverless
6 2 (0.86%) G Suite
6 2 (0.86%) iTunes
6 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Flow
6 2 (0.86%) Power Platform
6 2 (0.86%) PowerApps
7 1 (0.43%) AWS IoT
7 1 (0.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 37 (15.95%) DHCP
1 37 (15.95%) DNS
2 36 (15.52%) TCP/IP
3 34 (14.66%) Skype
4 25 (10.78%) Broadband
4 25 (10.78%) Remote Desktop
5 17 (7.33%) Wireless
6 16 (6.90%) VoIP
6 16 (6.90%) WAN
7 15 (6.47%) Firewall
8 14 (6.03%) LAN
9 13 (5.60%) VPN
10 12 (5.17%) Internet
11 9 (3.88%) VLAN
12 7 (3.02%) WebEx
13 5 (2.16%) DSL
13 5 (2.16%) MPLS
14 4 (1.72%) ADSL
14 4 (1.72%) RTMP
14 4 (1.72%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.45%) Big Data
2 5 (2.16%) SQL Server
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon Athena
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 4 (1.72%) Amazon QuickSight
Development Applications
1 1 (0.43%) MSI
1 1 (0.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 19 (8.19%) Finance
2 16 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.88%) Marketing
4 7 (3.02%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.59%) Aerospace
5 6 (2.59%) Public Sector
6 5 (2.16%) Electronics
7 3 (1.29%) Advertising
8 1 (0.43%) Front Office
8 1 (0.43%) Legal
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 68 (29.31%) Support Engineer
2 48 (20.69%) Analyst
3 44 (18.97%) Desktop Engineer
3 44 (18.97%) Desktop Support
4 41 (17.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 34 (14.66%) Service Analyst
6 33 (14.22%) Service Desk Analyst
6 33 (14.22%) Support Analyst
7 23 (9.91%) 1st Line Support
7 23 (9.91%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (9.05%) Service Desk Support
8 21 (9.05%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 20 (8.62%) IT Support
10 18 (7.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 18 (7.76%) IT Engineer
11 17 (7.33%) Field Engineer
12 14 (6.03%) 1st/2nd Line Support
12 14 (6.03%) Support Technician
13 12 (5.17%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
14 11 (4.74%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.29%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.86%) Web Services
3 1 (0.43%) Flash
3 1 (0.43%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 44 (18.97%) Self-Motivation
2 25 (10.78%) Smartphone
3 22 (9.48%) Video Conferencing
4 21 (9.05%) Analytical Skills
5 17 (7.33%) Data Centre
6 12 (5.17%) Management Information System
7 9 (3.88%) Video\Live Streaming
8 8 (3.45%) iPhone
9 6 (2.59%) Driving Licence
9 6 (2.59%) Wiki
10 4 (1.72%) Analytical Mindset
10 4 (1.72%) Apple TV
11 3 (1.29%) CMDB
11 3 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
11 3 (1.29%) Replication
12 2 (0.86%) BYOD
12 2 (0.86%) iPad
12 2 (0.86%) User Experience
13 1 (0.43%) Enterprise Storage
13 1 (0.43%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 160 (68.97%) Windows
2 83 (35.78%) Windows 10
3 66 (28.45%) Windows 7
4 50 (21.55%) Windows Server
5 37 (15.95%) Apple iOS
6 34 (14.66%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (9.91%) Linux
8 22 (9.48%) Windows 8
8 22 (9.48%) Windows Server 2008
9 14 (6.03%) Mac OS
10 12 (5.17%) Mac OS X
11 7 (3.02%) Android
12 2 (0.86%) Windows Server 2003
13 1 (0.43%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (39.22%) ITIL
2 57 (24.57%) Problem-Solving
3 46 (19.83%) Asset Management
4 28 (12.07%) Break/Fix
5 23 (9.91%) ITIL V3
6 22 (9.48%) Proactive Monitoring
7 15 (6.47%) ITSM
8 14 (6.03%) Service Management
9 12 (5.17%) Analytical Thinking
9 12 (5.17%) Critical Thinking
10 11 (4.74%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (4.74%) Penetration Testing
10 11 (4.74%) Time Management
11 10 (4.31%) Creative Thinking
11 10 (4.31%) Network Management
11 10 (4.31%) Resource Management
11 10 (4.31%) Service Delivery
12 9 (3.88%) Continuous Improvement
12 9 (3.88%) Ethical Hacking
12 9 (3.88%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 18 (7.76%) PowerShell
2 4 (1.72%) SQL
3 3 (1.29%) Java
3 3 (1.29%) VB
4 1 (0.43%) C
4 1 (0.43%) Python
4 1 (0.43%) Shell Script
4 1 (0.43%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 90 (38.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (19.83%) Network+ Certification
3 44 (18.97%) Cisco Certification
4 41 (17.67%) CCNA
5 38 (16.38%) MCSA
6 36 (15.52%) Security Cleared
7 30 (12.93%) MCP
8 27 (11.64%) MCSE
9 23 (9.91%) Degree
9 23 (9.91%) MCITP
10 17 (7.33%) MCDST
11 15 (6.47%) CompTIA Security+
12 12 (5.17%) CCENT
12 12 (5.17%) Server+ Certification
13 11 (4.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 10 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
14 10 (4.31%) SC Cleared
15 9 (3.88%) CCNP
16 5 (2.16%) Computer Science Degree
17 4 (1.72%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (28.45%) SLA
System Software
1 100 (43.10%) Active Directory
2 15 (6.47%) Hyper-V
2 15 (6.47%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.59%) vSphere
4 5 (2.16%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (1.29%) Firmware
5 3 (1.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (1.29%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 44 (18.97%) SCCM
2 7 (3.02%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (1.72%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (1.72%) WSUS
4 3 (1.29%) OpenView
4 3 (1.29%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.43%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (0.43%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 115 (49.57%) Microsoft
2 57 (24.57%) Apple
3 27 (11.64%) Citrix
4 26 (11.21%) VMware
5 15 (6.47%) Cisco
6 12 (5.17%) HP
7 11 (4.74%) ServiceNow
8 9 (3.88%) Sony
9 8 (3.45%) Dell
10 6 (2.59%) Polycom
10 6 (2.59%) Samsung
10 6 (2.59%) Veeam
11 5 (2.16%) IBM
11 5 (2.16%) SAP
11 5 (2.16%) SolarWinds
12 4 (1.72%) Aruba
12 4 (1.72%) CheckPoint
12 4 (1.72%) Google
13 3 (1.29%) Sun
14 2 (0.86%) Adobe