Period
to 16 August 2018

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 16 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
16 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 940 1046 1093
Rank change year-on-year +106 +47 +90
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 229 151 178
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.085% 0.090%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 0.35% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 157 124 134
UK median annual salary £31,000 £34,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.14% +38.00% -
10th Percentile £16,250 £17,750 £18,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £53,750 £60,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £31,000 £23,000
% change year-on-year -8.06% +34.78% +2.22%

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 40,078 43,403 53,436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.68% 24.53% 26.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29,795 33,354 43,162
UK median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £77,500 £75,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.88% - +6.25%

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 16 August 2018.

Salary histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 14 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 16 August 2018. 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 +118 219 £32,500 -7.14% 11
UK excluding London +85 184 £28,500 -8.06% 8
North of England +90 73 £22,500 -10.89% 5
North West +67 62 £23,000 -56.19% 4
East of England +47 54 £28,500 -45.71%
London +49 38 £45,000 +12.50% 3
South East -22 32 £31,000 -
South West +3 20 £45,000 +130.77% 2
Yorkshire +41 11 £22,500 -6.25% 1
Midlands +19 10 £21,000 -3.45% 1
East Midlands +14 9 £21,000 -
Scotland - 2 £28,500 -
West Midlands +18 1 - - 1
Wales +1 1 £25,250 +26.25%

For the 6 months to 16 August 2018, 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.

1 138 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (58.95%) CCNA
3 126 (55.02%) Windows
4 118 (51.53%) Firewall
5 116 (50.66%) Microsoft Certification
6 106 (46.29%) Microsoft
7 90 (39.30%) ITIL
8 87 (37.99%) Cisco
9 83 (36.24%) MCSE
10 81 (35.37%) TCP/IP
11 78 (34.06%) Linux
12 73 (31.88%) CompTIA Security+
13 71 (31.00%) C
14 66 (28.82%) A+ Certification
15 64 (27.95%) Security Cleared
16 63 (27.51%) CISSP
16 63 (27.51%) SSCP
17 62 (27.07%) Cybersecurity
17 62 (27.07%) SANS
18 61 (26.64%) Change Management
19 60 (26.20%) SQL Server
19 60 (26.20%) Linux+ Certification
19 60 (26.20%) GIAC
20 59 (25.76%) Bash Shell
21 57 (24.89%) VMware
22 56 (24.45%) Java
22 56 (24.45%) PowerShell
23 55 (24.02%) DV Cleared
23 55 (24.02%) Puppet
23 55 (24.02%) User Stories

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 41 (17.90%) Apache Pig
2 20 (8.73%) MS Exchange
3 15 (6.55%) Skype for Business
4 8 (3.49%) IBM Notes
5 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (1.75%) SharePoint
6 3 (1.31%) Apache
6 3 (1.31%) IIS
7 2 (0.87%) JBoss
7 2 (0.87%) WebLogic
7 2 (0.87%) WebSphere
7 2 (0.87%) WildFly
8 1 (0.44%) K2 blackpearl
Applications
1 35 (15.28%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.75%) Acrobat
3 3 (1.31%) InDesign
3 3 (1.31%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (1.31%) Photoshop
4 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
4 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.44%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 31 (13.54%) Office 365
2 10 (4.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.18%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.31%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (0.87%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 118 (51.53%) Firewall
2 81 (35.37%) TCP/IP
3 48 (20.96%) HTTP
4 39 (17.03%) SSL
5 34 (14.85%) WAN
6 25 (10.92%) LAN
6 25 (10.92%) SAN
6 25 (10.92%) Wireless
7 20 (8.73%) VoIP
8 17 (7.42%) VPN
9 15 (6.55%) Ethernet
10 14 (6.11%) SNMP
11 13 (5.68%) ADSL
11 13 (5.68%) Network Security
12 12 (5.24%) DNS
12 12 (5.24%) Internet
13 11 (4.80%) FCoE
13 11 (4.80%) IPsec
14 10 (4.37%) DHCP
15 9 (3.93%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 60 (26.20%) SQL Server
2 46 (20.09%) Big Data
3 41 (17.90%) Apache Hive
3 41 (17.90%) Hadoop
4 39 (17.03%) MySQL
5 8 (3.49%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (2.62%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.87%) SAP HANA
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 50 (21.83%) JIRA
2 39 (17.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 39 (17.03%) Bitbucket
2 39 (17.03%) CodeSonar
2 39 (17.03%) Git (software)
2 39 (17.03%) git-flow
2 39 (17.03%) Robot Framework
2 39 (17.03%) Selenium
3 11 (4.80%) Redmine
4 1 (0.44%) Jenkins
General
1 50 (21.83%) Telecoms
2 19 (8.30%) Finance
3 14 (6.11%) Games
4 13 (5.68%) Retail
5 5 (2.18%) Legal
6 4 (1.75%) Law
7 1 (0.44%) Back Office
7 1 (0.44%) Dutch Language
7 1 (0.44%) French Language
7 1 (0.44%) German Language
7 1 (0.44%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.44%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 72 (31.44%) Analyst
2 57 (24.89%) Service Analyst
3 56 (24.45%) Service Desk Analyst
4 39 (17.03%) Software Engineer
5 34 (14.85%) C++ Software Engineer
5 34 (14.85%) Java Engineer
5 34 (14.85%) Java Software Engineer
6 33 (14.41%) Support Engineer
7 28 (12.23%) C# Software Engineer
8 27 (11.79%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
9 25 (10.92%) IT Support
10 23 (10.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (9.17%) Telecoms Analyst
12 16 (6.99%) Platform Engineer
13 15 (6.55%) Server Analyst
13 15 (6.55%) Support Analyst
14 13 (5.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 13 (5.68%) Network Engineer
15 12 (5.24%) Windows Engineer
15 12 (5.24%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (19.21%) Java EE
2 42 (18.34%) STL
3 40 (17.47%) .NET
4 39 (17.03%) .NET Framework
4 39 (17.03%) ASP.NET
4 39 (17.03%) Django
4 39 (17.03%) LAMP
4 39 (17.03%) Node.js
4 39 (17.03%) RabbitMQ
4 39 (17.03%) REST
4 39 (17.03%) SOAP
4 39 (17.03%) Spring MVC
5 6 (2.62%) Flash
6 3 (1.31%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (1.31%) Web Services
7 2 (0.87%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.66%) Data Centre
2 15 (6.55%) Driving Licence
2 15 (6.55%) Self-Motivation
3 9 (3.93%) Blackberry
3 9 (3.93%) Client/Server
3 9 (3.93%) Computer Science
3 9 (3.93%) Management Information System
4 7 (3.06%) Analytical Skills
5 6 (2.62%) EMC VMAX
6 5 (2.18%) Enterprise Storage
7 4 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
8 3 (1.31%) Cyber Kill Chain
8 3 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
8 3 (1.31%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.31%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.87%) Cybercrime
9 2 (0.87%) PKI
10 1 (0.44%) EPoS
10 1 (0.44%) Smartphone
10 1 (0.44%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 126 (55.02%) Windows
2 78 (34.06%) Linux
3 52 (22.71%) Apple iOS
4 46 (20.09%) Mac OS X
5 44 (19.21%) Android
6 32 (13.97%) Windows 7
7 29 (12.66%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (9.61%) Windows Server
9 17 (7.42%) Windows 10
10 12 (5.24%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (4.80%) Windows 8
12 7 (3.06%) Windows XP
13 5 (2.18%) CentOS
13 5 (2.18%) Fedora
13 5 (2.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (2.18%) Ubuntu
14 4 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 3 (1.31%) Kali Linux
15 3 (1.31%) Unix
16 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (39.30%) ITIL
2 62 (27.07%) Cybersecurity
3 61 (26.64%) Change Management
4 55 (24.02%) Software Engineering
4 55 (24.02%) User Stories
5 52 (22.71%) Knowledge Management
5 52 (22.71%) Problem Management
5 52 (22.71%) Statistics
6 51 (22.27%) Service Management
7 47 (20.52%) Test Automation
8 46 (20.09%) Penetration Testing
9 44 (19.21%) Ethical Hacking
9 44 (19.21%) Multithreading
9 44 (19.21%) Reverse Engineering
10 43 (18.78%) Incident Management
11 40 (17.47%) Agile Software Development
12 39 (17.03%) API Design
12 39 (17.03%) Kanban
12 39 (17.03%) Scrum
13 29 (12.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
Programming Languages
1 71 (31.00%) C
2 59 (25.76%) Bash Shell
3 56 (24.45%) Java
3 56 (24.45%) PowerShell
4 50 (21.83%) Python
5 44 (19.21%) C++
6 43 (18.78%) C#
7 42 (18.34%) Objective-C
8 39 (17.03%) JavaScript
8 39 (17.03%) PHP
9 11 (4.80%) Korn
9 11 (4.80%) SQL
10 6 (2.62%) VB
11 4 (1.75%) T-SQL
12 3 (1.31%) Perl
12 3 (1.31%) VBA
13 2 (0.87%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 138 (60.26%) Cisco Certification
2 135 (58.95%) CCNA
3 116 (50.66%) Microsoft Certification
4 83 (36.24%) MCSE
5 73 (31.88%) CompTIA Security+
6 66 (28.82%) A+ Certification
7 64 (27.95%) Security Cleared
8 63 (27.51%) CISSP
8 63 (27.51%) SSCP
9 62 (27.07%) SANS
10 60 (26.20%) GIAC
10 60 (26.20%) Linux+ Certification
11 55 (24.02%) DV Cleared
12 53 (23.14%) Degree
13 28 (12.23%) MCP
13 28 (12.23%) MCSA
14 12 (5.24%) MCDST
15 9 (3.93%) ACDT
15 9 (3.93%) ACHDS
15 9 (3.93%) ACTC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (11.79%) SLA
2 9 (3.93%) Cyber Essentials
3 6 (2.62%) GDPR
4 5 (2.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (1.31%) QA
6 2 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 20000
System Software
1 52 (22.71%) Active Directory
2 45 (19.65%) Docker
2 45 (19.65%) vSphere
3 42 (18.34%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (10.04%) Virtual Servers
5 16 (6.99%) NFS
5 16 (6.99%) Samba
5 16 (6.99%) VMware ESXi
6 14 (6.11%) Hyper-V
7 11 (4.80%) VMware NSX
8 7 (3.06%) XenApp
9 5 (2.18%) VirtualBox
9 5 (2.18%) Xen
10 1 (0.44%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 55 (24.02%) Puppet
2 39 (17.03%) Salt
3 16 (6.99%) Ansible
3 16 (6.99%) Nagios
3 16 (6.99%) vCenter Server
4 9 (3.93%) SCCM
5 5 (2.18%) Docker Swarm
5 5 (2.18%) Kubernetes
5 5 (2.18%) OpenNMS
5 5 (2.18%) SmoothWall
5 5 (2.18%) ZABBIX
6 3 (1.31%) QRadar
6 3 (1.31%) WSUS
7 2 (0.87%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.44%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.44%) SCOM
8 1 (0.44%) SCSM
8 1 (0.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 106 (46.29%) Microsoft
2 87 (37.99%) Cisco
3 57 (24.89%) VMware
4 53 (23.14%) Fortinet
5 45 (19.65%) Huawei
6 22 (9.61%) EMC
6 22 (9.61%) SolarWinds
7 21 (9.17%) Citrix
8 19 (8.30%) HP
9 16 (6.99%) NetApp
10 11 (4.80%) Oracle
11 10 (4.37%) Apple
11 10 (4.37%) Dell
12 9 (3.93%) Remedy
13 8 (3.49%) Lotus
14 6 (2.62%) BMC
14 6 (2.62%) CA
14 6 (2.62%) CommVault
14 6 (2.62%) FalconStor
14 6 (2.62%) McAfee