Period
to 3 April 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 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 841 986 1050
Rank change year-on-year +145 +64 -1
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 128 117 165
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.079% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.51% 0.32% 0.39%
Number of salaries quoted 97 78 147
Median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% +16.67% -9.09%
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £19,900
90th Percentile £57,500 £54,125 £52,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £38,500 £34,375 £28,500
% change year-on-year +12.00% +20.61% -5.00%

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 24,996 36,354 41,984
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.43% 24.52% 23.71%
Number of salaries quoted 18,396 26,270 32,318
Median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £82,500 £81,250 £80,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £46,810 £45,000 £42,606
% change year-on-year +4.02% +5.62% +2.66%

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 3 April 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 3 April 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 +138 121 £40,000 +14.29% 14
UK excluding London +105 98 £38,500 +12.00% 13
North of England +90 27 £43,750 -17.06% 1
London +81 26 £50,500 +6.32% 2
North West +59 26 £45,000 -45.45% 1
South West +57 26 £38,500 -14.44% 5
South East +42 24 £27,500 -19.12% 2
Midlands +57 9 £32,500 - 2
West Midlands - 9 £32,500 - 1
East of England +66 8 £55,000 +168.29% 2
Scotland +32 4 - - 1
Work from Home +13 4 £30,000 -20.00%
Yorkshire +45 1 £25,000 +8.70%

For the 6 months to 3 April 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 66 (51.56%) Cisco Certification
1 66 (51.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (50.78%) Windows
2 65 (50.78%) CompTIA Security+
3 63 (49.22%) Microsoft
3 63 (49.22%) CCNA
4 48 (37.50%) MCSE
5 41 (32.03%) Linux
5 41 (32.03%) SSCP
5 41 (32.03%) Cybersecurity
6 37 (28.91%) VMware
6 37 (28.91%) PowerShell
7 35 (27.34%) Cisco
7 35 (27.34%) A+ Certification
7 35 (27.34%) CISSP
8 33 (25.78%) ITIL
8 33 (25.78%) Big Data
9 31 (24.22%) Active Directory
9 31 (24.22%) Firewall
10 29 (22.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 28 (21.88%) SANS
12 27 (21.09%) MCSA
12 27 (21.09%) Security Cleared
12 27 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (21.09%) Penetration Testing
13 26 (20.31%) GIAC
13 26 (20.31%) Windows Server
14 25 (19.53%) Linux+ Certification
14 25 (19.53%) Python
14 25 (19.53%) 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 13 (10.16%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.03%) Apache Spark
2 9 (7.03%) SharePoint
3 6 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (4.69%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (3.13%) IIS
5 2 (1.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 17 (13.28%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.56%) Gephi
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.78%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.41%) Azure
2 18 (14.06%) Office 365
3 7 (5.47%) AWS
4 6 (4.69%) GCP
4 6 (4.69%) OpenShift
5 5 (3.91%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Flow
6 1 (0.78%) OneDrive
6 1 (0.78%) PaaS
6 1 (0.78%) Power Platform
6 1 (0.78%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 31 (24.22%) Firewall
2 24 (18.75%) DNS
3 20 (15.63%) DHCP
3 20 (15.63%) Network Security
4 14 (10.94%) Wireless
5 13 (10.16%) LAN
6 12 (9.38%) VPN
7 11 (8.59%) TCP/IP
8 9 (7.03%) VLAN
8 9 (7.03%) WAN
9 8 (6.25%) NAS
9 8 (6.25%) SAN
9 8 (6.25%) VoIP
10 6 (4.69%) 802.11
10 6 (4.69%) HTTPS
10 6 (4.69%) MPLS
11 5 (3.91%) WLAN
12 4 (3.13%) WebEx
13 3 (2.34%) Cisco ISE
13 3 (2.34%) Cisco Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (25.78%) Big Data
2 10 (7.81%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.34%) Apache Hive
3 3 (2.34%) Impala
4 1 (0.78%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 9 (7.03%) Bitbucket
1 9 (7.03%) Git (software)
1 9 (7.03%) git-flow
1 9 (7.03%) JIRA
2 3 (2.34%) Bitbucket Server
General
1 23 (17.97%) Legal
2 19 (14.84%) Finance
3 10 (7.81%) Telecoms
4 7 (5.47%) Public Sector
5 6 (4.69%) Electronics
5 6 (4.69%) Manufacturing
5 6 (4.69%) Marketing
6 4 (3.13%) Law
7 2 (1.56%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (20.31%) Analyst
2 24 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (14.84%) Security Analyst
4 16 (12.50%) IT Engineer
5 15 (11.72%) Support Engineer
6 14 (10.94%) Network Engineer
7 12 (9.38%) Platform Engineer
8 11 (8.59%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 10 (7.81%) Security Engineer
10 9 (7.03%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (7.03%) Consultant
11 8 (6.25%) Ethical Hacker
12 7 (5.47%) Trainee
12 7 (5.47%) Trainee Network Engineer
12 7 (5.47%) Windows Engineer
13 6 (4.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 6 (4.69%) Automation Test Lead
13 6 (4.69%) Test Automation Consultant
13 6 (4.69%) Test Automation Engineer
13 6 (4.69%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (7.03%) Kafka
2 6 (4.69%) .NET
2 6 (4.69%) 802.1X
2 6 (4.69%) AngularJS
2 6 (4.69%) ASP.NET
2 6 (4.69%) GraphQL
2 6 (4.69%) Node.js
2 6 (4.69%) React
2 6 (4.69%) REST
2 6 (4.69%) Spring
2 6 (4.69%) Spring MVC
2 6 (4.69%) Vue.js
3 3 (2.34%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 23 (17.97%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
3 9 (7.03%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.47%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.69%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (3.91%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.34%) Analytical Mindset
7 3 (2.34%) CMDB
7 3 (2.34%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 3 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.56%) BYOD
8 2 (1.56%) Cyberattack
9 1 (0.78%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.78%) Handset
9 1 (0.78%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.78%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.78%) Replication
9 1 (0.78%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.78%) User Experience
9 1 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 65 (50.78%) Windows
2 41 (32.03%) Linux
3 26 (20.31%) Windows Server
4 16 (12.50%) CentOS
4 16 (12.50%) Fedora
4 16 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 16 (12.50%) Ubuntu
5 15 (11.72%) Windows 10
6 12 (9.38%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (6.25%) Android
7 8 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
8 7 (5.47%) Apple iOS
8 7 (5.47%) Windows Server 2016
9 6 (4.69%) Windows 7
10 5 (3.91%) Windows 8
11 1 (0.78%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (32.03%) Cybersecurity
2 33 (25.78%) ITIL
3 29 (22.66%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 27 (21.09%) Penetration Testing
5 23 (17.97%) Agile Software Development
6 22 (17.19%) Test Automation
7 20 (15.63%) Service Delivery
8 19 (14.84%) Ethical Hacking
8 19 (14.84%) High Availability
9 17 (13.28%) SIEM
9 17 (13.28%) Task Automation
10 16 (12.50%) Acceptance Criteria
10 16 (12.50%) Configuration Management
10 16 (12.50%) Information Security
10 16 (12.50%) Service Management
10 16 (12.50%) V-Model
10 16 (12.50%) Waterfall
11 15 (11.72%) Problem-Solving
12 12 (9.38%) SDLC
13 10 (7.81%) Reverse Engineering
Programming Languages
1 37 (28.91%) PowerShell
2 25 (19.53%) Bash Shell
2 25 (19.53%) C
2 25 (19.53%) Python
3 9 (7.03%) Perl
4 8 (6.25%) SQL
5 6 (4.69%) C#
6 4 (3.13%) VB
7 3 (2.34%) R
Qualifications
1 66 (51.56%) Cisco Certification
1 66 (51.56%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (50.78%) CompTIA Security+
3 63 (49.22%) CCNA
4 48 (37.50%) MCSE
5 41 (32.03%) SSCP
6 35 (27.34%) A+ Certification
6 35 (27.34%) CISSP
7 28 (21.88%) SANS
8 27 (21.09%) MCSA
8 27 (21.09%) Security Cleared
9 26 (20.31%) GIAC
10 25 (19.53%) Linux+ Certification
11 20 (15.63%) Degree
12 18 (14.06%) CCNP
12 18 (14.06%) DV Cleared
13 12 (9.38%) MCP
14 8 (6.25%) CEH
14 8 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 6 (4.69%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.47%) SLA
3 5 (3.91%) PCI DSS
4 2 (1.56%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 31 (24.22%) Active Directory
2 27 (21.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (17.19%) Docker
4 16 (12.50%) NFS
4 16 (12.50%) Samba
4 16 (12.50%) VirtualBox
4 16 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
4 16 (12.50%) Xen
5 5 (3.91%) Hyper-V
6 4 (3.13%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 4 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.13%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.13%) vSphere
7 3 (2.34%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 22 (17.19%) Kubernetes
2 16 (12.50%) Ansible
2 16 (12.50%) Docker Swarm
2 16 (12.50%) Nagios
2 16 (12.50%) OpenNMS
2 16 (12.50%) Puppet
2 16 (12.50%) vCenter Server
2 16 (12.50%) ZABBIX
3 5 (3.91%) FortiGate
3 5 (3.91%) Microsoft Intune
4 4 (3.13%) WSUS
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco CME
5 3 (2.34%) Cisco Prime
5 3 (2.34%) Oozie
5 3 (2.34%) OpenView
5 3 (2.34%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.56%) CASB
6 2 (1.56%) Kibana
7 1 (0.78%) Jamf Pro
7 1 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 63 (49.22%) Microsoft
2 37 (28.91%) VMware
3 35 (27.34%) Cisco
4 22 (17.19%) NetApp
5 19 (14.84%) Dell
6 18 (14.06%) SolarWinds
7 16 (12.50%) Cloudera
7 16 (12.50%) EMC
7 16 (12.50%) Hortonworks
7 16 (12.50%) Red Hat
8 11 (8.59%) Veeam
9 9 (7.03%) Fortinet
9 9 (7.03%) Splunk
10 8 (6.25%) HP
11 7 (5.47%) McAfee
12 6 (4.69%) Google
12 6 (4.69%) SAP
13 5 (3.91%) Citrix
14 4 (3.13%) Sophos
15 3 (2.34%) Ekahau