Period
to 29 July 2021

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 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 741 742 982
Rank change year-on-year +1 +240 -8
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 255 50 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.072% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.33% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 61 48 121
10th Percentile £26,500 £27,125 £21,250
25th Percentile £29,000 £31,361 £29,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £34,000 £43,750 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.29% -2.78% +50.00%
75th Percentile £49,250 £50,750 £60,000
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £33,000 £35,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year -5.71% -7.89% +33.33%

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 24,207 15,214 34,792
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.44% 22.05% 24.16%
Number of salaries quoted 13,990 11,405 25,623
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £38,000 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £70,000 £66,250
90th Percentile £87,500 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £48,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +1.05% +5.56% -

Network+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Salary Trend

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing Network+ Certification.

Salary trend for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Salary Histogram

Salary distribution for jobs citing Network+ Certification over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Salary histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 15 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 29 July 2021. 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
UK excluding London +59 202 £33,000 -5.71% 15
England -23 194 £34,000 -20.00% 16
North of England -16 49 £28,875 +8.96% 5
South West -45 45 £36,000 +2.86%
Scotland -28 42 - -
London -112 38 £37,500 -16.67% 3
West Midlands -43 28 £32,500 +8.33% 1
Midlands -60 28 £32,500 +8.33% 2
North West -27 24 £26,750 -51.36% 1
North East - 23 £20,500 - 1
South East -75 18 £34,000 -24.44% 6
East of England -20 17 £55,000 +4.76%
Wales - 5 £38,500 - 1
Yorkshire -70 2 £60,000 +126.42% 3
Work from Home -248 1 £35,000 -48.15% 2

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, 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.

1 203 (79.61%) Problem-Solving
2 165 (64.71%) CompTIA Security+
3 161 (63.14%) A+ Certification
4 144 (56.47%) Linux
5 138 (54.12%) Linux+ Certification
6 109 (42.75%) Wireless
7 81 (31.76%) Microsoft
7 81 (31.76%) Cybersecurity
8 79 (30.98%) Server+ Certification
9 70 (27.45%) CCNA
9 70 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
10 64 (25.10%) Ethical Hacking
11 63 (24.71%) Penetration Testing
12 62 (24.31%) Data Security
13 58 (22.75%) Cisco
14 28 (10.98%) Windows
15 25 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
15 25 (9.80%) Microsoft 365
16 24 (9.41%) Active Directory
17 22 (8.63%) Azure
17 22 (8.63%) Social Skills
18 21 (8.24%) DNS
19 20 (7.84%) ITIL
20 19 (7.45%) Network Security
20 19 (7.45%) Security Cleared
21 17 (6.67%) Windows Server
22 16 (6.27%) Degree
22 16 (6.27%) Firewall
23 15 (5.88%) VMware
23 15 (5.88%) VPN

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 11 (4.31%) SharePoint
2 6 (2.35%) Apache Spark
3 4 (1.57%) MS Exchange
3 4 (1.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (2.75%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.35%) Gephi
Cloud Services
1 25 (9.80%) Microsoft 365
2 22 (8.63%) Azure
3 6 (2.35%) OneDrive
4 5 (1.96%) Power Automate
4 5 (1.96%) Power Platform
4 5 (1.96%) PowerApps
5 4 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.78%) Mimecast
6 2 (0.78%) SaaS
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.39%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (0.39%) IaaS
7 1 (0.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 109 (42.75%) Wireless
2 21 (8.24%) DNS
3 19 (7.45%) Network Security
4 16 (6.27%) Firewall
5 15 (5.88%) VPN
6 14 (5.49%) DHCP
7 13 (5.10%) HTTP
8 8 (3.14%) TCP/IP
9 7 (2.75%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (2.75%) MPLS
9 7 (2.75%) VLAN
10 6 (2.35%) Ethernet
10 6 (2.35%) Skype
10 6 (2.35%) SSL
11 5 (1.96%) LAN
11 5 (1.96%) VoIP
11 5 (1.96%) WAN
12 3 (1.18%) HTTPS
12 3 (1.18%) SMTP
13 2 (0.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (3.14%) Big Data
2 6 (2.35%) Apache Hive
2 6 (2.35%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (2.35%) Bitbucket
1 6 (2.35%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (2.35%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.35%) git-flow
1 6 (2.35%) JIRA
General
1 22 (8.63%) Social Skills
2 12 (4.71%) Legal
3 10 (3.92%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (1.57%) Finance
5 3 (1.18%) Aerospace
5 3 (1.18%) Telecoms
6 2 (0.78%) Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Influencing Skills
6 2 (0.78%) Investment Banking
6 2 (0.78%) Military
7 1 (0.39%) French Language
7 1 (0.39%) German Language
7 1 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
7 1 (0.39%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 108 (42.35%) Trainee
2 94 (36.86%) Support Engineer
3 93 (36.47%) IT Engineer
4 91 (35.69%) IT Support
5 89 (34.90%) IT Support Engineer
6 57 (22.35%) Ethical Hacker
7 51 (20.00%) Administrator
7 51 (20.00%) IT Administrator
7 51 (20.00%) Network Administrator
7 51 (20.00%) Trainee Administrator
7 51 (20.00%) Trainee Network Administrator
8 25 (9.80%) Analyst
9 10 (3.92%) Technical Support
10 6 (2.35%) Data Analyst
10 6 (2.35%) Data Science Analyst
10 6 (2.35%) SOC Analyst
10 6 (2.35%) Technical Engineer
10 6 (2.35%) Technical Support Engineer
11 5 (1.96%) Information Analyst
11 5 (1.96%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.35%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (2.35%) Kafka
2 3 (1.18%) Middleware
3 1 (0.39%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (2.75%) Cyber Kill Chain
2 6 (2.35%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (2.35%) Management Information System
3 4 (1.57%) Data Centre
4 3 (1.18%) AS400
4 3 (1.18%) Device Driver
5 2 (0.78%) Enterprise Storage
6 1 (0.39%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.39%) Driving Licence
6 1 (0.39%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.39%) EPoS
6 1 (0.39%) iPad
6 1 (0.39%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.39%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (0.39%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 144 (56.47%) Linux
2 28 (10.98%) Windows
3 17 (6.67%) Windows Server
4 10 (3.92%) Windows 10
5 6 (2.35%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (1.96%) Android
6 5 (1.96%) Apple iOS
6 5 (1.96%) Windows 7
7 4 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (1.18%) CentOS
8 3 (1.18%) OS/400
8 3 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.18%) Ubuntu
9 2 (0.78%) Fedora
9 2 (0.78%) VMS
10 1 (0.39%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.39%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (79.61%) Problem-Solving
2 81 (31.76%) Cybersecurity
3 64 (25.10%) Ethical Hacking
4 63 (24.71%) Penetration Testing
5 62 (24.31%) Data Security
6 20 (7.84%) ITIL
7 13 (5.10%) Information Security
8 10 (3.92%) Security Operations
9 8 (3.14%) Computer Science
9 8 (3.14%) Cryptography
9 8 (3.14%) Information Assurance
10 7 (2.75%) Mathematics
10 7 (2.75%) Risk Management
10 7 (2.75%) Security Management
11 6 (2.35%) Configuration Management
11 6 (2.35%) Incident Management
11 6 (2.35%) Kanban
11 6 (2.35%) Machine Learning
11 6 (2.35%) Scrum
11 6 (2.35%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (5.49%) PowerShell
1 14 (5.49%) Python
2 11 (4.31%) C
3 9 (3.53%) Bash Shell
4 6 (2.35%) Perl
4 6 (2.35%) R
5 1 (0.39%) JavaScript
5 1 (0.39%) SQL
Qualifications
1 165 (64.71%) CompTIA Security+
2 161 (63.14%) A+ Certification
3 138 (54.12%) Linux+ Certification
4 79 (30.98%) Server+ Certification
5 70 (27.45%) CCNA
5 70 (27.45%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (9.80%) Microsoft Certification
7 19 (7.45%) Security Cleared
8 16 (6.27%) Degree
9 14 (5.49%) CEH
10 13 (5.10%) CISSP
10 13 (5.10%) DV Cleared
10 13 (5.10%) MCSE
11 12 (4.71%) SSCP
12 11 (4.31%) SANS
13 9 (3.53%) CCENT
14 8 (3.14%) GIAC
15 7 (2.75%) MCP
16 6 (2.35%) MCSA
17 5 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (5.49%) SLA
2 10 (3.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (2.75%) NIST 800
4 5 (1.96%) JSP 440
4 5 (1.96%) NIST
5 2 (0.78%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (0.78%) GDPR
5 2 (0.78%) QA
System Software
1 24 (9.41%) Active Directory
2 8 (3.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.35%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (1.57%) Hyper-V
6 2 (0.78%) Docker
6 2 (0.78%) NFS
6 2 (0.78%) Samba
6 2 (0.78%) VirtualBox
6 2 (0.78%) Xen
7 1 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 11 (4.31%) Microsoft Intune
2 8 (3.14%) SCCM
3 6 (2.35%) Kibana
3 6 (2.35%) Oozie
4 2 (0.78%) Ansible
4 2 (0.78%) Docker Swarm
4 2 (0.78%) Kubernetes
4 2 (0.78%) Nagios
4 2 (0.78%) OpenNMS
4 2 (0.78%) Puppet
4 2 (0.78%) vCenter Server
4 2 (0.78%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
Vendors
1 81 (31.76%) Microsoft
2 58 (22.75%) Cisco
3 15 (5.88%) VMware
4 7 (2.75%) Splunk
5 6 (2.35%) BT
6 5 (1.96%) NetApp
7 4 (1.57%) Dell
7 4 (1.57%) Mitel
8 3 (1.18%) Aruba
8 3 (1.18%) Juniper
8 3 (1.18%) Polycom
9 2 (0.78%) Acronis
9 2 (0.78%) Cloudera
9 2 (0.78%) EMC
9 2 (0.78%) Hortonworks
9 2 (0.78%) Red Hat
9 2 (0.78%) ServiceNow
9 2 (0.78%) SolarWinds
9 2 (0.78%) Sophos
10 1 (0.39%) Ruckus Wireless