Period
to 17 June 2019

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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 812 979 905
Rank change year-on-year +167 -74 +136
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 287 226 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.20% 0.13% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 0.55% 0.63%
Number of salaries quoted 227 187 248
UK median annual salary £26,000 £26,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -10.34% +28.89%
10th Percentile £19,750 £18,500 £17,250
90th Percentile £45,000 £39,250 £62,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £26,000 £22,500 £23,500
% change year-on-year +15.56% -4.26% +4.44%

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 35,309 40,867 42,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.63% 23.79% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,324 30,843 33,554
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

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 17 June 2019.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the UK

A+ Certification
Top 13 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 17 June 2019. 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 +163 287 £26,000 - 7
UK excluding London +90 190 £26,000 +15.56% 5
South East +66 101 £27,289 +21.28%
London +120 97 £27,500 -5.17% 2
North of England +36 32 £25,000 +35.14% 1
East of England +63 19 £27,500 +14.58% 1
Midlands +40 19 £24,500 -14.04% 2
South West +28 19 £24,000 +11.63% 1
North West +38 14 £25,500 +10.87% 1
East Midlands +37 13 £25,000 +19.05% 2
Yorkshire -3 12 £25,000 +35.14%
West Midlands +30 6 £21,500 -51.41%
North East - 6 £21,500 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 2019, 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.

1 188 (65.51%) Windows
2 133 (46.34%) Microsoft
3 121 (42.16%) Active Directory
4 111 (38.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 111 (38.68%) Office 365
5 110 (38.33%) Microsoft Office
5 110 (38.33%) ITIL
6 99 (34.49%) Windows 10
7 80 (27.87%) Windows Server
8 77 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
9 68 (23.69%) MCP
10 63 (21.95%) Windows 7
11 56 (19.51%) MCSA
11 56 (19.51%) MS Exchange
12 52 (18.12%) SLA
13 46 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
14 45 (15.68%) CCNA
14 45 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
15 38 (13.24%) Cisco
15 38 (13.24%) Network+ Certification
15 38 (13.24%) Degree
16 37 (12.89%) Firewall
16 37 (12.89%) Dell
17 36 (12.54%) ITSM
18 34 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (11.15%) Driving Licence
19 32 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
19 32 (11.15%) Apple
20 31 (10.80%) SCCM
21 30 (10.45%) Service Delivery

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 56 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 24 (8.36%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (8.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (3.14%) Skype for Business
6 8 (2.79%) SharePoint
7 2 (0.70%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 110 (38.33%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (8.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Project
4 2 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 8 (2.79%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.35%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 111 (38.68%) Office 365
2 30 (10.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (3.48%) OneDrive
4 3 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.05%) SaaS
5 1 (0.35%) Adobe Creative Cloud
5 1 (0.35%) G Suite
5 1 (0.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 37 (12.89%) Firewall
2 30 (10.45%) LAN
3 29 (10.10%) Internet
4 24 (8.36%) TCP/IP
4 24 (8.36%) WAN
5 21 (7.32%) DNS
6 20 (6.97%) DHCP
7 17 (5.92%) NAS
8 16 (5.57%) Wireless
9 14 (4.88%) VoIP
10 9 (3.14%) Skype
11 8 (2.79%) ADSL
11 8 (2.79%) VPN
12 7 (2.44%) Network Security
13 6 (2.09%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.74%) Structured Cabling
14 5 (1.74%) VLAN
15 4 (1.39%) Wi-Fi
16 3 (1.05%) IPv6
16 3 (1.05%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (3.14%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.05%) Big Data
3 1 (0.35%) Oracle Reports
3 1 (0.35%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (0.35%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (1.05%) Hudson
1 3 (1.05%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.35%) CMake
2 1 (0.35%) Xcode
General
1 26 (9.06%) Finance
2 20 (6.97%) Telecoms
3 9 (3.14%) Law
3 9 (3.14%) Marketing
4 6 (2.09%) Legal
4 6 (2.09%) Retail
5 5 (1.74%) Electronics
5 5 (1.74%) Military
6 3 (1.05%) Banking
7 2 (0.70%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.35%) Advertising
8 1 (0.35%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.35%) Avionics
8 1 (0.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 82 (28.57%) Analyst
2 75 (26.13%) IT Support
2 75 (26.13%) Support Engineer
3 72 (25.09%) IT Engineer
4 49 (17.07%) Support Analyst
5 45 (15.68%) IT Support Engineer
6 39 (13.59%) Service Analyst
7 31 (10.80%) 2nd Line Support
7 31 (10.80%) Service Desk Analyst
8 30 (10.45%) Support Technician
9 25 (8.71%) 1st Line Support
9 25 (8.71%) Desktop Engineer
10 21 (7.32%) Junior
10 21 (7.32%) Technical Support
11 20 (6.97%) Desktop Support
12 19 (6.62%) IT Analyst
13 17 (5.92%) 1st Line Support Analyst
13 17 (5.92%) IT Technician
14 16 (5.57%) Field Engineer
14 16 (5.57%) IT Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.35%) COM
1 1 (0.35%) CSS
1 1 (0.35%) Dagger
1 1 (0.35%) Flask
1 1 (0.35%) HTML
1 1 (0.35%) iOS SDK
1 1 (0.35%) Middleware
1 1 (0.35%) RxJava
Miscellaneous
1 45 (15.68%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (11.15%) Driving Licence
3 19 (6.62%) Management Information System
4 18 (6.27%) iPhone
4 18 (6.27%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (3.14%) Blackberry
5 9 (3.14%) Data Centre
5 9 (3.14%) Self-Motivation
6 6 (2.09%) iPad
6 6 (2.09%) Replication
7 5 (1.74%) Fibre Optics
7 5 (1.74%) User Experience
7 5 (1.74%) Wiki
8 4 (1.39%) e-Learning
8 4 (1.39%) Hedge funds
9 3 (1.05%) Cyber Defence
9 3 (1.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.70%) Data Structures
11 1 (0.35%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 188 (65.51%) Windows
2 99 (34.49%) Windows 10
3 80 (27.87%) Windows Server
4 63 (21.95%) Windows 7
5 34 (11.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (11.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (10.10%) Apple iOS
8 24 (8.36%) Android
9 17 (5.92%) Windows 8
10 16 (5.57%) Linux
11 15 (5.23%) Mac OS
11 15 (5.23%) Mac OS X
12 12 (4.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 10 (3.48%) Unix
14 9 (3.14%) Windows XP
15 4 (1.39%) Solaris
16 1 (0.35%) MVS
Processes & Methodologies
1 110 (38.33%) ITIL
2 77 (26.83%) Problem-Solving
3 36 (12.54%) ITSM
4 30 (10.45%) Service Delivery
5 24 (8.36%) Mobile Device Management
6 21 (7.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 20 (6.97%) Cybersecurity
8 19 (6.62%) Break/Fix
8 19 (6.62%) Time Management
9 18 (6.27%) Asset Management
10 17 (5.92%) Computer Science
10 17 (5.92%) Proactive Monitoring
11 16 (5.57%) Project Management
12 14 (4.88%) Presales
13 13 (4.53%) Mathematics
13 13 (4.53%) Mentoring
14 12 (4.18%) Service Management
15 11 (3.83%) Software Deployment
16 9 (3.14%) Data Protection
16 9 (3.14%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.62%) C
2 12 (4.18%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.05%) Python
3 3 (1.05%) SQL
4 2 (0.70%) C#
4 2 (0.70%) Java
5 1 (0.35%) Apple Swift
5 1 (0.35%) C++
5 1 (0.35%) Kotlin
5 1 (0.35%) PHP
5 1 (0.35%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 111 (38.68%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (23.69%) MCP
3 56 (19.51%) MCSA
4 46 (16.03%) Cisco Certification
5 45 (15.68%) CCNA
6 38 (13.24%) Degree
6 38 (13.24%) Network+ Certification
7 27 (9.41%) Security Cleared
8 24 (8.36%) MCDST
9 23 (8.01%) ITIL Certification
10 21 (7.32%) SC Cleared
11 19 (6.62%) MCSE
12 17 (5.92%) MCITP
13 16 (5.57%) DBS Check
14 15 (5.23%) CompTIA Security+
15 14 (4.88%) Computer Science Degree
16 11 (3.83%) MCTS
17 10 (3.48%) Server+ Certification
18 9 (3.14%) CCENT
18 9 (3.14%) Dell Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (18.12%) SLA
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
2 4 (1.39%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.05%) COBIT
4 1 (0.35%) QA
System Software
1 121 (42.16%) Active Directory
2 19 (6.62%) Hyper-V
3 12 (4.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (1.39%) Firmware
4 4 (1.39%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.70%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.35%) Docker
6 1 (0.35%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 31 (10.80%) SCCM
2 13 (4.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 3 (1.05%) DameWare
3 3 (1.05%) WSUS
4 1 (0.35%) Perfmon
4 1 (0.35%) SCSM
4 1 (0.35%) vCenter Server
4 1 (0.35%) WMI
Vendors
1 133 (46.34%) Microsoft
2 38 (13.24%) Cisco
3 37 (12.89%) Dell
4 32 (11.15%) Apple
5 27 (9.41%) Citrix
6 26 (9.06%) VMware
7 22 (7.67%) HP
8 18 (6.27%) ServiceNow
9 16 (5.57%) Xerox
10 14 (4.88%) EMC
10 14 (4.88%) NetApp
11 12 (4.18%) Polycom
12 11 (3.83%) Samsung
13 10 (3.48%) Toshiba
13 10 (3.48%) Veeam
14 8 (2.79%) IBM
14 8 (2.79%) Remedy
15 7 (2.44%) WatchGuard
16 4 (1.39%) Mitel
16 4 (1.39%) Sophos