Period
to 18 September 2019

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 18 September 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
18 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 941 957 933
Rank change year-on-year +16 -24 +165
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 148 230 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.10% 0.14% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.58% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 129 136 266
UK median annual salary £47,500 £40,750 £20,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +16.56% +98.78% -25.45%
10th Percentile £23,500 £17,625 £19,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £52,500 £51,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £20,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% +82.93% -16.33%

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 33,206 39,706 43,281
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.45% 23.67% 24.54%
Number of salaries quoted 24,097 29,486 33,210
UK median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
10th Percentile £26,750 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £80,000 £77,500
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 18 September 2019.

Salary histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 12 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 18 September 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 +30 145 £47,500 +5.56% 22
UK excluding London -21 102 £45,000 +20.00% 22
London +95 46 £47,500 +5.56% 2
South West +37 43 £50,000 +11.11% 3
South East +23 25 £30,500 -1.61% 6
East of England +39 17 £19,000 -58.75% 5
North of England -28 9 £85,000 +265.59% 1
North West -33 9 £85,000 +385.71%
Midlands +31 5 £43,750 +98.86% 5
West Midlands +27 5 £43,750 - 3
Scotland +9 2 £32,500 +35.42% 1
Wales - 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 18 September 2019, 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.

1 100 (67.57%) Windows
2 88 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
3 87 (58.78%) CCNA
4 80 (54.05%) Microsoft Certification
5 78 (52.70%) Linux
6 75 (50.68%) Firewall
7 64 (43.24%) TCP/IP
8 60 (40.54%) CompTIA Security+
9 58 (39.19%) Microsoft
9 58 (39.19%) AWS
10 57 (38.51%) Azure
11 56 (37.84%) Cybersecurity
12 53 (35.81%) Elasticsearch
13 52 (35.14%) SANS
14 49 (33.11%) Software Engineering
14 49 (33.11%) Active Directory
15 48 (32.43%) MCSE
15 48 (32.43%) Penetration Testing
16 47 (31.76%) CISSP
17 46 (31.08%) SSCP
18 45 (30.41%) Ethical Hacking
18 45 (30.41%) Degree
19 44 (29.73%) GIAC
20 43 (29.05%) A+ Certification
20 43 (29.05%) Windows Server
21 42 (28.38%) Apple iOS
22 40 (27.03%) HTTPS
22 40 (27.03%) .NET
23 39 (26.35%) Linux+ Certification
23 39 (26.35%) Google

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 53 (35.81%) Elasticsearch
2 38 (25.68%) Apache Spark
2 38 (25.68%) OpenStack
3 15 (10.14%) IIS
4 14 (9.46%) MS Exchange
5 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 11 (7.43%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (4.73%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.68%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (12.16%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.68%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 58 (39.19%) AWS
2 57 (38.51%) Azure
3 38 (25.68%) GCP
3 38 (25.68%) OpenShift
4 32 (21.62%) Office 365
5 15 (10.14%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 15 (10.14%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (10.14%) Amazon S3
5 15 (10.14%) AWS Lambda
5 15 (10.14%) GitHub
5 15 (10.14%) Serverless
5 15 (10.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 5 (3.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.68%) AWS IoT
7 1 (0.68%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 75 (50.68%) Firewall
2 64 (43.24%) TCP/IP
3 40 (27.03%) HTTPS
4 33 (22.30%) DHCP
4 33 (22.30%) DNS
5 24 (16.22%) LAN
5 24 (16.22%) WAN
6 14 (9.46%) Wireless
7 12 (8.11%) VoIP
7 12 (8.11%) VPN
8 10 (6.76%) ADSL
9 9 (6.08%) Network Security
10 5 (3.38%) SAN
10 5 (3.38%) VLAN
11 4 (2.70%) DSL
11 4 (2.70%) NAS
12 2 (1.35%) MPLS
12 2 (1.35%) NetScaler
12 2 (1.35%) Software-Defined Networking
12 2 (1.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (26.35%) Big Data
2 13 (8.78%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 38 (25.68%) Bitbucket
1 38 (25.68%) Git (software)
1 38 (25.68%) git-flow
1 38 (25.68%) JIRA
2 15 (10.14%) Octopus Deploy
2 15 (10.14%) TeamCity
3 4 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 4 (2.70%) JUnit
3 4 (2.70%) Subversion
General
1 15 (10.14%) Games
2 8 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 5 (3.38%) Finance
4 3 (2.03%) Public Sector
5 2 (1.35%) Legal
5 2 (1.35%) Retail
6 1 (0.68%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.68%) Avionics
6 1 (0.68%) Law
6 1 (0.68%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 38 (25.68%) Analyst
2 31 (20.95%) Consultant
3 30 (20.27%) Support Engineer
4 15 (10.14%) DevOps Engineer
5 14 (9.46%) Windows Consultant
6 13 (8.78%) C++ Consultant
6 13 (8.78%) IT Support
6 13 (8.78%) Security Analyst
6 13 (8.78%) Senior DevOps
6 13 (8.78%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 13 (8.78%) Software Consultant
7 12 (8.11%) Automation Test Lead
7 12 (8.11%) Test Automation Consultant
7 12 (8.11%) Test Automation Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) Test Consultant
7 12 (8.11%) Test Engineer
7 12 (8.11%) Test Leader
8 11 (7.43%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 10 (6.76%) IT Engineer
9 10 (6.76%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (27.03%) .NET
2 38 (25.68%) AngularJS
2 38 (25.68%) ASP.NET
2 38 (25.68%) GraphQL
2 38 (25.68%) Kafka
2 38 (25.68%) Node.js
2 38 (25.68%) React
2 38 (25.68%) REST
2 38 (25.68%) Spring
2 38 (25.68%) Spring MVC
2 38 (25.68%) Vue.js
3 5 (3.38%) CSS
3 5 (3.38%) HTML
4 4 (2.70%) JSON
4 4 (2.70%) RESTful
4 4 (2.70%) Web Services
5 1 (0.68%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.16%) Cybercrime
2 15 (10.14%) Cyberattack
3 10 (6.76%) Data Centre
4 8 (5.41%) Driving Licence
5 6 (4.05%) User Experience
6 5 (3.38%) Cyberthreat
7 4 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.68%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (0.68%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.68%) e-Learning
8 1 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.68%) iPhone
8 1 (0.68%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 100 (67.57%) Windows
2 78 (52.70%) Linux
3 43 (29.05%) Windows Server
4 42 (28.38%) Apple iOS
5 39 (26.35%) Android
6 26 (17.57%) Windows 10
7 18 (12.16%) Windows 7
8 14 (9.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 13 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (8.11%) Unix
10 12 (8.11%) Windows Server 2008
11 8 (5.41%) Windows 8
12 5 (3.38%) CentOS
13 1 (0.68%) Fedora
13 1 (0.68%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (37.84%) Cybersecurity
2 49 (33.11%) Software Engineering
3 48 (32.43%) Penetration Testing
4 45 (30.41%) Ethical Hacking
5 38 (25.68%) API Design
5 38 (25.68%) Kanban
5 38 (25.68%) MVC
5 38 (25.68%) Reverse Engineering
5 38 (25.68%) Scrum
6 28 (18.92%) Malware Analysis
7 25 (16.89%) ITIL
8 18 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
9 17 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
10 16 (10.81%) Agile Software Development
10 16 (10.81%) High Availability
11 15 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
11 15 (10.14%) Deployment Automation
11 15 (10.14%) DevOps
11 15 (10.14%) Microservices
11 15 (10.14%) Product Management
Programming Languages
1 37 (25.00%) C
2 24 (16.22%) PowerShell
2 24 (16.22%) Python
3 21 (14.19%) Bash Shell
4 20 (13.51%) C++
5 18 (12.16%) C#
6 15 (10.14%) Ruby
7 6 (4.05%) Java
7 6 (4.05%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.68%) PHP
8 1 (0.68%) SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (59.46%) Cisco Certification
2 87 (58.78%) CCNA
3 80 (54.05%) Microsoft Certification
4 60 (40.54%) CompTIA Security+
5 52 (35.14%) SANS
6 48 (32.43%) MCSE
7 47 (31.76%) CISSP
8 46 (31.08%) SSCP
9 45 (30.41%) Degree
10 44 (29.73%) GIAC
11 43 (29.05%) A+ Certification
12 39 (26.35%) Linux+ Certification
13 26 (17.57%) MCSA
14 13 (8.78%) Security Cleared
15 11 (7.43%) MCP
16 8 (5.41%) CISM
16 8 (5.41%) GCIA
16 8 (5.41%) GCIH
17 7 (4.73%) CEH
17 7 (4.73%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (8.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 12 (8.11%) SLA
3 4 (2.70%) COBIT
3 4 (2.70%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (1.35%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.68%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 1 (0.68%) NIST
System Software
1 49 (33.11%) Active Directory
2 39 (26.35%) Docker
3 9 (6.08%) Hyper-V
4 5 (3.38%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (1.35%) vSphere
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.68%) NFS
6 1 (0.68%) Samba
6 1 (0.68%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.68%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.68%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 39 (26.35%) Kubernetes
2 16 (10.81%) Ansible
3 15 (10.14%) Grafana
3 15 (10.14%) Kibana
3 15 (10.14%) Prometheus
3 15 (10.14%) Terraform
4 11 (7.43%) SCCM
5 3 (2.03%) CSIRT
6 1 (0.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 1 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (0.68%) Nagios
6 1 (0.68%) OpenNMS
6 1 (0.68%) Puppet
6 1 (0.68%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
6 1 (0.68%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 58 (39.19%) Microsoft
2 39 (26.35%) Google
3 31 (20.95%) Cisco
4 17 (11.49%) VMware
5 15 (10.14%) AppDynamics
5 15 (10.14%) New Relic
6 8 (5.41%) Citrix
7 7 (4.73%) WatchGuard
8 6 (4.05%) Apple
8 6 (4.05%) CheckPoint
8 6 (4.05%) Meraki
8 6 (4.05%) SolarWinds
9 5 (3.38%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.70%) Avaya
10 4 (2.70%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.70%) Sophos
10 4 (2.70%) Veeam
10 4 (2.70%) ZyXEL
11 3 (2.03%) Dell
11 3 (2.03%) Juniper