Period
to 23 January 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with a requirement for Network+ 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 Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 887 947 928
Rank change year-on-year +60 -19 +109
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 134 174 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 0.47% 0.66%
Number of salaries quoted 101 89 249
UK median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.67% +82.93% -51.19%
10th Percentile £23,345 £24,300 £19,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £20,500
% change year-on-year +10.00% +70.73% -51.19%

Network+ 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% -

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Network+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Network+ Certification.

Salary trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Salary Histogram

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 6 months to 23 January 2020.

Salary histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ 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 Network+ 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 +51 129 £40,000 -2.44% 32
UK excluding London +35 100 £38,500 +10.00% 29
London +90 33 £52,500 +16.67% 5
South West +22 28 £53,750 +19.44% 6
North of England +69 26 £42,500 +23.19% 6
North West +55 25 £43,750 -2.78% 4
South East +34 23 £27,500 -20.86% 10
Midlands +39 11 £32,500 +47.73% 3
West Midlands - 11 £32,500 - 1
East of England +44 7 £55,000 +41.03% 2
Scotland +29 4 £32,500 +27.45% 2
Yorkshire +30 1 £25,000 +4.17% 2
Wales -4 1 - -

For the 6 months to 23 January 2020, IT jobs citing Network+ 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 Network+ Certification.

1 80 (59.70%) Windows
2 79 (58.96%) Microsoft Certification
3 74 (55.22%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (55.22%) CCNA
4 67 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
5 65 (48.51%) Microsoft
6 58 (43.28%) MCSE
7 46 (34.33%) A+ Certification
8 43 (32.09%) Linux
9 42 (31.34%) Active Directory
9 42 (31.34%) SSCP
10 40 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
11 39 (29.10%) CISSP
12 38 (28.36%) VMware
13 36 (26.87%) MCSA
13 36 (26.87%) Penetration Testing
13 36 (26.87%) Big Data
14 35 (26.12%) PowerShell
15 34 (25.37%) Azure
15 34 (25.37%) Firewall
16 33 (24.63%) SANS
17 31 (23.13%) Windows Server
17 31 (23.13%) ITIL
17 31 (23.13%) DNS
18 30 (22.39%) Cisco
18 30 (22.39%) Ethical Hacking
19 29 (21.64%) DHCP
19 29 (21.64%) GIAC
20 28 (20.90%) Linux+ Certification
20 28 (20.90%) C

Network+ 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 18 (13.43%) Elasticsearch
2 16 (11.94%) Apache Spark
3 15 (11.19%) OpenStack
4 9 (6.72%) MS Exchange
5 8 (5.97%) SharePoint
6 6 (4.48%) IIS
7 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.24%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 19 (14.18%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.75%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.75%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 34 (25.37%) Azure
2 28 (20.90%) Office 365
3 19 (14.18%) AWS
4 15 (11.19%) GCP
4 15 (11.19%) OpenShift
5 5 (3.73%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (2.24%) Amazon S3
6 3 (2.24%) AWS Lambda
6 3 (2.24%) GitHub
6 3 (2.24%) Serverless
6 3 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (1.49%) Microsoft Flow
7 2 (1.49%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.49%) Power Platform
7 2 (1.49%) PowerApps
8 1 (0.75%) AWS IoT
8 1 (0.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (25.37%) Firewall
2 31 (23.13%) DNS
3 29 (21.64%) DHCP
4 26 (19.40%) TCP/IP
5 18 (13.43%) Network Security
6 15 (11.19%) HTTPS
7 13 (9.70%) LAN
7 13 (9.70%) VPN
8 12 (8.96%) VLAN
8 12 (8.96%) WAN
9 11 (8.21%) VoIP
10 10 (7.46%) SAN
11 8 (5.97%) Wireless
12 5 (3.73%) MPLS
12 5 (3.73%) NAS
13 4 (2.99%) Skype
13 4 (2.99%) WebEx
14 3 (2.24%) Internet
15 2 (1.49%) Wireshark
15 2 (1.49%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (26.87%) Big Data
2 7 (5.22%) SQL Server
3 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
3 1 (0.75%) Impala
3 1 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 16 (11.94%) Bitbucket
1 16 (11.94%) Git (software)
1 16 (11.94%) git-flow
1 16 (11.94%) JIRA
2 3 (2.24%) Octopus Deploy
2 3 (2.24%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.75%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 19 (14.18%) Legal
2 17 (12.69%) Finance
3 11 (8.21%) Telecoms
4 8 (5.97%) Games
4 8 (5.97%) Public Sector
5 5 (3.73%) Electronics
5 5 (3.73%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.73%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (17.91%) Analyst
2 21 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (14.93%) Support Engineer
4 17 (12.69%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.19%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (11.19%) Consultant
6 12 (8.96%) Network Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Platform Engineer
6 12 (8.96%) Security Analyst
7 9 (6.72%) Security Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Desktop Support
8 8 (5.97%) Ethical Hacker
8 8 (5.97%) Team Leader
8 8 (5.97%) Test Automation Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) Test Automation Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Test Consultant
8 8 (5.97%) Test Engineer
8 8 (5.97%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (11.94%) Kafka
2 15 (11.19%) .NET
2 15 (11.19%) AngularJS
2 15 (11.19%) ASP.NET
2 15 (11.19%) GraphQL
2 15 (11.19%) Node.js
2 15 (11.19%) React
2 15 (11.19%) REST
2 15 (11.19%) Spring
2 15 (11.19%) Spring MVC
2 15 (11.19%) Vue.js
3 3 (2.24%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.75%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.45%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (8.96%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (6.72%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.97%) Cyberattack
4 8 (5.97%) Data Centre
5 7 (5.22%) Cybercrime
6 5 (3.73%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (3.73%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.99%) Cyberthreat
8 3 (2.24%) CMDB
9 2 (1.49%) BYOD
9 2 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.49%) User Experience
10 1 (0.75%) Analytical Mindset
10 1 (0.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
10 1 (0.75%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.75%) Handset
10 1 (0.75%) Private Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Replication
10 1 (0.75%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 80 (59.70%) Windows
2 43 (32.09%) Linux
3 31 (23.13%) Windows Server
4 21 (15.67%) Apple iOS
5 20 (14.93%) Windows 10
6 17 (12.69%) Android
6 17 (12.69%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (8.96%) CentOS
7 12 (8.96%) Fedora
7 12 (8.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 12 (8.96%) Ubuntu
7 12 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (6.72%) Windows 7
9 4 (2.99%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.75%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (29.85%) Cybersecurity
2 36 (26.87%) Penetration Testing
3 31 (23.13%) ITIL
4 30 (22.39%) Ethical Hacking
5 23 (17.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 20 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
6 20 (14.93%) Test Automation
7 18 (13.43%) Software Engineering
8 16 (11.94%) Kanban
8 16 (11.94%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (11.94%) Reverse Engineering
8 16 (11.94%) Scrum
9 15 (11.19%) API Design
9 15 (11.19%) High Availability
9 15 (11.19%) MVC
9 15 (11.19%) Service Management
10 14 (10.45%) Service Delivery
11 13 (9.70%) Task Automation
12 12 (8.96%) Acceptance Criteria
12 12 (8.96%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 35 (26.12%) PowerShell
2 28 (20.90%) C
3 20 (14.93%) Python
4 19 (14.18%) Bash Shell
5 10 (7.46%) C#
6 7 (5.22%) C++
7 5 (3.73%) SQL
8 4 (2.99%) Perl
9 3 (2.24%) Ruby
9 3 (2.24%) VB
10 1 (0.75%) R
Qualifications
1 79 (58.96%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (55.22%) CCNA
2 74 (55.22%) Cisco Certification
3 67 (50.00%) CompTIA Security+
4 58 (43.28%) MCSE
5 46 (34.33%) A+ Certification
6 42 (31.34%) SSCP
7 39 (29.10%) CISSP
8 36 (26.87%) MCSA
9 33 (24.63%) SANS
10 29 (21.64%) GIAC
11 28 (20.90%) Linux+ Certification
12 25 (18.66%) Degree
13 22 (16.42%) Security Cleared
14 16 (11.94%) CCNP
15 14 (10.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 12 (8.96%) DV Cleared
16 12 (8.96%) MCP
17 9 (6.72%) OSCP
18 8 (5.97%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (6.72%) SLA
2 7 (5.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.75%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (31.34%) Active Directory
2 27 (20.15%) Docker
3 23 (17.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.96%) Hyper-V
4 12 (8.96%) NFS
4 12 (8.96%) Samba
4 12 (8.96%) VirtualBox
4 12 (8.96%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (8.96%) Xen
5 3 (2.24%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.24%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (2.24%) vSphere
6 1 (0.75%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 27 (20.15%) Kubernetes
2 15 (11.19%) Ansible
3 12 (8.96%) Docker Swarm
3 12 (8.96%) Nagios
3 12 (8.96%) OpenNMS
3 12 (8.96%) Puppet
3 12 (8.96%) vCenter Server
3 12 (8.96%) ZABBIX
4 7 (5.22%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (4.48%) SCCM
6 3 (2.24%) CSIRT
6 3 (2.24%) Grafana
6 3 (2.24%) Kibana
6 3 (2.24%) OpenView
6 3 (2.24%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.24%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (2.24%) Terraform
6 3 (2.24%) WSUS
7 2 (1.49%) CASB
8 1 (0.75%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 65 (48.51%) Microsoft
2 38 (28.36%) VMware
3 30 (22.39%) Cisco
4 15 (11.19%) Dell
4 15 (11.19%) Google
4 15 (11.19%) NetApp
5 14 (10.45%) SolarWinds
6 12 (8.96%) Cloudera
6 12 (8.96%) EMC
6 12 (8.96%) Hortonworks
6 12 (8.96%) Red Hat
7 8 (5.97%) HP
8 7 (5.22%) Veeam
9 6 (4.48%) Apple
10 5 (3.73%) Citrix
10 5 (3.73%) SAP
11 4 (2.99%) McAfee
11 4 (2.99%) Sophos
11 4 (2.99%) Splunk
12 3 (2.24%) New Relic