Period
to 18 October 2017

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

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 759 970 971
Rank change year-on-year +211 +1 +30
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 428 247 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.25% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 0.49% 0.58%
Number of salaries quoted 399 229 270
UK median annual salary £20,500 £22,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -8.89% -10.00% -
10th Percentile £18,850 £17,000 £19,000
90th Percentile £39,500 £43,250 £37,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £20,500 £22,500 £22,956
% change year-on-year -8.89% -1.99% +2.03%

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 42351 50528 59666
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.25% 26.36% 27.39%
Number of salaries quoted 32535 40628 47615
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -

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 18 October 2017.

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 18 October 2017. 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 +226 390 £21,000 -8.70% 19
UK excluding London +190 333 £20,500 -8.89% 16
South East +75 92 £21,000 -6.67% 5
London +40 90 £30,000 -1.64% 3
North of England +63 76 £20,500 -12.77% 7
East of England +44 53 £21,000 +2.44% 3
North West +34 46 £20,500 -62.73% 7
Midlands +71 44 £20,500 +13.89% 1
South West +20 35 £20,000 -16.67%
East Midlands +70 24 £20,500 +13.89%
West Midlands +41 20 £20,500 +18.84% 1
Yorkshire +30 16 £20,500 +0.49%
Wales +21 16 £24,000 +6.67%
North East +17 14 £20,500 +7.89%
Scotland +1 13 £20,500 +7.89%
Northern Ireland - 4 £41,250 -

For the 6 months to 18 October 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.

1 337 (78.74%) Windows
2 273 (63.79%) Microsoft
3 226 (52.80%) Cisco
4 225 (52.57%) Cisco Certification
5 203 (47.43%) Network+ Certification
6 157 (36.68%) Microsoft Certification
7 155 (36.21%) Active Directory
8 148 (34.58%) CCENT
9 115 (26.87%) MCP
10 111 (25.93%) ITIL
11 79 (18.46%) Degree
12 78 (18.22%) Microsoft Office
13 76 (17.76%) CCNA
14 74 (17.29%) MCSE
15 69 (16.12%) VMware
16 66 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
17 63 (14.72%) Windows 8
18 62 (14.49%) Windows Server
19 61 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
20 59 (13.79%) Windows 7
21 58 (13.55%) Windows XP
22 56 (13.08%) DNS
22 56 (13.08%) Firewall
23 55 (12.85%) Office 365
24 53 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
25 51 (11.92%) DHCP
25 51 (11.92%) MS Exchange
25 51 (11.92%) Driving Licence
26 46 (10.75%) Hyper-V
27 44 (10.28%) Finance

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 51 (11.92%) MS Exchange
2 21 (4.91%) Exchange Server 2013
3 19 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (3.74%) SharePoint
5 13 (3.04%) Skype for Business
6 5 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (0.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (0.23%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 78 (18.22%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (4.44%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (1.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (0.70%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (0.70%) Inkscape
4 3 (0.70%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (0.70%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (0.70%) NetSuite
1 3 (0.70%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 55 (12.85%) Office 365
2 29 (6.78%) G Suite
3 15 (3.50%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.87%) OneDrive
5 7 (1.64%) GitHub
6 4 (0.93%) SaaS
7 3 (0.70%) iTunes
8 2 (0.47%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (0.23%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 56 (13.08%) DNS
1 56 (13.08%) Firewall
2 51 (11.92%) DHCP
3 28 (6.54%) WLAN
4 24 (5.61%) VPN
5 22 (5.14%) TCP/IP
6 20 (4.67%) LAN
7 19 (4.44%) WAN
8 15 (3.50%) VoIP
9 13 (3.04%) Internet
9 13 (3.04%) Wireless
10 11 (2.57%) Skype
11 9 (2.10%) Network Security
11 9 (2.10%) PBX
12 8 (1.87%) Remote Desktop
13 6 (1.40%) SAN
14 5 (1.17%) Unified Communications
14 5 (1.17%) Wi-Fi
15 4 (0.93%) NAS
15 4 (0.93%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (3.74%) SQL Server
2 8 (1.87%) MySQL
3 7 (1.64%) MongoDB
4 3 (0.70%) GIS
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (0.47%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 7 (1.64%) Artifactory
1 7 (1.64%) Bitbucket
1 7 (1.64%) Git (software)
1 7 (1.64%) Subversion
1 7 (1.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 4 (0.93%) JIRA
General
1 44 (10.28%) Finance
2 13 (3.04%) Telecoms
3 10 (2.34%) Legal
4 9 (2.10%) Electronics
5 6 (1.40%) Publishing
6 5 (1.17%) Military
6 5 (1.17%) Retail
7 1 (0.23%) Advertising
7 1 (0.23%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.23%) Banking
7 1 (0.23%) Billing
7 1 (0.23%) French Language
7 1 (0.23%) Front Office
7 1 (0.23%) Italian Language
7 1 (0.23%) Law
7 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 149 (34.81%) Trainee
2 83 (19.39%) Analyst
3 76 (17.76%) IT Support
4 53 (12.38%) Support Analyst
5 47 (10.98%) Support Engineer
6 42 (9.81%) IT Technician
7 39 (9.11%) IT Analyst
8 37 (8.64%) 2nd Line Support
9 35 (8.18%) IT Support Analyst
10 31 (7.24%) IT Engineer
11 29 (6.78%) 1st Line Support
12 28 (6.54%) Service Analyst
13 26 (6.07%) IT Support Engineer
13 26 (6.07%) Service Desk Analyst
14 23 (5.37%) Desktop Support
15 21 (4.91%) Developer
16 20 (4.67%) JavaScript Developer
16 20 (4.67%) Support Technician
17 15 (3.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
17 15 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (4.67%) Angular 2
1 20 (4.67%) AngularJS
1 20 (4.67%) CSS
1 20 (4.67%) Ember.js
1 20 (4.67%) HTML
1 20 (4.67%) React
2 4 (0.93%) XMPP
3 3 (0.70%) Flash
4 1 (0.23%) .NET
4 1 (0.23%) COM
4 1 (0.23%) JSON
4 1 (0.23%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (0.23%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 51 (11.92%) Driving Licence
2 25 (5.84%) User Experience
3 21 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 21 (4.91%) Data Centre
4 13 (3.04%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (2.34%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.10%) Smartphone
7 6 (1.40%) AS400
7 6 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 5 (1.17%) Blackberry
8 5 (1.17%) e-Learning
8 5 (1.17%) iPhone
9 4 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
9 4 (0.93%) Hedge funds
10 3 (0.70%) 3D Printing
10 3 (0.70%) EMC VMAX
10 3 (0.70%) PDA
10 3 (0.70%) Video on Demand
11 2 (0.47%) IVR
11 2 (0.47%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 337 (78.74%) Windows
2 66 (15.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 63 (14.72%) Windows 8
4 62 (14.49%) Windows Server
5 61 (14.25%) Windows Server 2012
6 59 (13.79%) Windows 7
7 58 (13.55%) Windows XP
8 35 (8.18%) Windows 10
9 26 (6.07%) Android
10 18 (4.21%) Mac OS X
11 15 (3.50%) Apple iOS
12 11 (2.57%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.64%) Linux
14 3 (0.70%) Mac OS
14 3 (0.70%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.47%) Windows Vista
16 1 (0.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (25.93%) ITIL
2 35 (8.18%) Time Management
3 28 (6.54%) ITIL V2
4 23 (5.37%) Agile Software Development
5 20 (4.67%) E-Commerce
5 20 (4.67%) Economics
5 20 (4.67%) Mentoring
5 20 (4.67%) Responsive Web Design
5 20 (4.67%) Web Design
5 20 (4.67%) Web Development
6 18 (4.21%) CRM
7 16 (3.74%) Service Delivery
8 15 (3.50%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (2.80%) ITSM
9 12 (2.80%) Service Management
10 9 (2.10%) Incident Management
11 8 (1.87%) Business Development
11 8 (1.87%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (1.64%) Mathematics
12 7 (1.64%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 21 (4.91%) JavaScript
2 19 (4.44%) PowerShell
3 8 (1.87%) C
4 7 (1.64%) Perl
4 7 (1.64%) Python
5 6 (1.40%) SQL
5 6 (1.40%) VBA
6 5 (1.17%) VB
7 3 (0.70%) VBScript
8 2 (0.47%) Java
9 1 (0.23%) Ruby
9 1 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 225 (52.57%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (47.43%) Network+ Certification
3 157 (36.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 148 (34.58%) CCENT
5 115 (26.87%) MCP
6 79 (18.46%) Degree
7 76 (17.76%) CCNA
8 74 (17.29%) MCSE
9 43 (10.05%) MCSA
10 37 (8.64%) CCNP
11 33 (7.71%) DBS Check
12 26 (6.07%) MCTS
13 21 (4.91%) ITIL Certification
14 20 (4.67%) HND
15 19 (4.44%) MCDST
16 18 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
16 18 (4.21%) MCITP
16 18 (4.21%) Security Cleared
17 17 (3.97%) GNVQ
18 16 (3.74%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (6.31%) SLA
2 4 (0.93%) COBIT
System Software
1 155 (36.21%) Active Directory
2 53 (12.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (10.75%) Hyper-V
4 7 (1.64%) Docker
4 7 (1.64%) XenApp
5 5 (1.17%) vSphere
6 3 (0.70%) BitLocker
6 3 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 3 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.47%) Snort
7 2 (0.47%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.23%) pfSense
8 1 (0.23%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.23%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 35 (8.18%) SCCM
2 8 (1.87%) Opscode Chef
2 8 (1.87%) Puppet
3 7 (1.64%) Rundeck
4 5 (1.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (1.17%) SCDPM
4 5 (1.17%) WSUS
5 3 (0.70%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 2 (0.47%) FortiGate
6 2 (0.47%) RSA enVision
6 2 (0.47%) SCOM
7 1 (0.23%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.23%) Capistrano
7 1 (0.23%) DameWare
7 1 (0.23%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.23%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.23%) Perfmon
Vendors
1 273 (63.79%) Microsoft
2 226 (52.80%) Cisco
3 69 (16.12%) VMware
4 32 (7.48%) Google
5 27 (6.31%) Citrix
6 21 (4.91%) Apple
7 14 (3.27%) HP
8 13 (3.04%) IBM
9 10 (2.34%) Dell
9 10 (2.34%) Xerox
10 9 (2.10%) CA
11 8 (1.87%) LANDesk
12 7 (1.64%) Cognizant
12 7 (1.64%) EMC
12 7 (1.64%) WatchGuard
13 6 (1.40%) Remedy
14 5 (1.17%) Salesforce.com
14 5 (1.17%) Sun
15 4 (0.93%) Juniper
15 4 (0.93%) ServiceNow