Period
to 17 June 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 17 June 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
17 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 978 1003 1024
Rank change year-on-year +25 +21 +120
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 120 201 148
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.084% 0.12% 0.086%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.34% 0.49% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 101 166 104
UK median annual salary £45,000 £28,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +57.89% -5.00% +18.81%
10th Percentile £23,500 £16,250 £17,250
90th Percentile £70,000 £52,500 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £39,500 £26,000 £26,750
% change year-on-year +51.92% -2.80% +9.18%

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 35,309 40,867 42,918
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.63% 23.79% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 25,324 30,843 33,554
UK median annual salary £50,000 £49,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.01% +10.00% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £81,250 £80,000 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £45,000 £44,898 £42,500
% change year-on-year +0.23% +5.64% -

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 17 June 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 17 June 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 +12 117 £45,000 +57.89% 1
UK excluding London -11 83 £39,500 +51.92% 1
London +70 37 £47,500 +48.44%
South West +27 31 £44,500 -1.11%
South East +33 27 £30,500 -1.61%
East of England +55 10 £38,750 +49.04%
North West -8 10 £85,000 +385.71% 1
North of England -20 10 £85,000 +277.78% 1
Scotland +8 3 £22,500 -21.05%
Midlands +33 2 £30,000 +42.86%
East Midlands +26 1 - -
West Midlands - 1 £30,000 -

For the 6 months to 17 June 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 93 (77.50%) Windows
2 71 (59.17%) Cisco Certification
3 70 (58.33%) CCNA
4 64 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 64 (53.33%) Linux
5 55 (45.83%) Firewall
6 52 (43.33%) TCP/IP
7 50 (41.67%) Microsoft
8 46 (38.33%) CompTIA Security+
9 44 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
10 40 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
10 40 (33.33%) Windows Server
11 38 (31.67%) SANS
11 38 (31.67%) A+ Certification
11 38 (31.67%) Active Directory
12 36 (30.00%) CISSP
12 36 (30.00%) SSCP
12 36 (30.00%) GIAC
12 36 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
12 36 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
13 32 (26.67%) MCSE
14 31 (25.83%) Degree
15 30 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
15 30 (25.00%) Software Engineering
16 29 (24.17%) Linux+ Certification
16 29 (24.17%) Android
16 29 (24.17%) LAN
17 28 (23.33%) Ethical Hacking
17 28 (23.33%) Apple iOS
17 28 (23.33%) Big Data

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 36 (30.00%) Elasticsearch
2 23 (19.17%) Apache Spark
2 23 (19.17%) OpenStack
3 13 (10.83%) MS Exchange
4 10 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (8.33%) IIS
5 8 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (1.67%) IBM Notes
7 1 (0.83%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (22.50%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (3.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 4 (3.33%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 40 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (30.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (19.17%) Google Cloud Platform
3 23 (19.17%) OpenShift
4 21 (17.50%) Office 365
5 10 (8.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 10 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
5 10 (8.33%) Amazon S3
5 10 (8.33%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (8.33%) GitHub
5 10 (8.33%) Serverless
5 10 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 4 (3.33%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 55 (45.83%) Firewall
2 52 (43.33%) TCP/IP
3 29 (24.17%) LAN
4 27 (22.50%) WAN
5 25 (20.83%) HTTPS
6 21 (17.50%) DHCP
6 21 (17.50%) DNS
7 19 (15.83%) Wireless
8 16 (13.33%) Network Security
9 15 (12.50%) VPN
10 10 (8.33%) VoIP
11 9 (7.50%) ADSL
12 7 (5.83%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (5.00%) NAS
14 5 (4.17%) Internet
15 4 (3.33%) BGP
15 4 (3.33%) Ethernet
15 4 (3.33%) MPLS
15 4 (3.33%) OSPF
15 4 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (23.33%) Big Data
2 11 (9.17%) SQL Server
3 3 (2.50%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 27 (22.50%) JIRA
2 23 (19.17%) Bitbucket
2 23 (19.17%) Git (software)
2 23 (19.17%) git-flow
3 10 (8.33%) Octopus Deploy
3 10 (8.33%) TeamCity
4 4 (3.33%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.33%) JUnit
4 4 (3.33%) Redmine
4 4 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 8 (6.67%) Finance
1 8 (6.67%) Games
2 3 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.67%) Retail
4 1 (0.83%) Aerospace
4 1 (0.83%) Avionics
4 1 (0.83%) Law
4 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 31 (25.83%) Analyst
2 28 (23.33%) Support Engineer
3 16 (13.33%) Consultant
3 16 (13.33%) IT Support
4 14 (11.67%) Security Analyst
5 12 (10.00%) Cybersecurity Analyst
6 11 (9.17%) IT Engineer
6 11 (9.17%) IT Support Engineer
7 10 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
8 9 (7.50%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.50%) Support Analyst
9 8 (6.67%) Network Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Senior DevOps
9 8 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 8 (6.67%) Software Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Developer
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Engineer
10 7 (5.83%) Technical Support
10 7 (5.83%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (19.17%) .NET
1 23 (19.17%) AngularJS
1 23 (19.17%) ASP.NET
1 23 (19.17%) GraphQL
1 23 (19.17%) Kafka
1 23 (19.17%) Node.js
1 23 (19.17%) React
1 23 (19.17%) REST
1 23 (19.17%) Spring
1 23 (19.17%) Spring MVC
1 23 (19.17%) Vue.js
2 5 (4.17%) CSS
2 5 (4.17%) HTML
3 4 (3.33%) JSON
3 4 (3.33%) RESTful
3 4 (3.33%) Web Services
4 1 (0.83%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.33%) Cybercrime
2 8 (6.67%) Driving Licence
3 7 (5.83%) Cyberattack
3 7 (5.83%) Data Centre
4 5 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (4.17%) Cyberthreat
4 5 (4.17%) iPad
5 4 (3.33%) User Experience
6 3 (2.50%) iPhone
6 3 (2.50%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (1.67%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.67%) Client/Server
7 2 (1.67%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.83%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.83%) Enterprise Storage
8 1 (0.83%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.83%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 93 (77.50%) Windows
2 64 (53.33%) Linux
3 40 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 29 (24.17%) Android
5 28 (23.33%) Apple iOS
6 24 (20.00%) Windows 10
7 22 (18.33%) Windows 7
8 17 (14.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 15 (12.50%) Unix
11 14 (11.67%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (5.83%) Windows 8
13 6 (5.00%) CentOS
14 2 (1.67%) Fedora
14 2 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (1.67%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.83%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (36.67%) Cybersecurity
2 30 (25.00%) Penetration Testing
2 30 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 28 (23.33%) Ethical Hacking
4 26 (21.67%) ITIL
5 23 (19.17%) API Design
5 23 (19.17%) Kanban
5 23 (19.17%) MVC
5 23 (19.17%) Reverse Engineering
5 23 (19.17%) Scrum
6 22 (18.33%) Malware Analysis
7 15 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (12.50%) High Availability
8 12 (10.00%) Computer Science
8 12 (10.00%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 12 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
8 12 (10.00%) Threat Intelligence
9 11 (9.17%) Mentoring
10 10 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 26 (21.67%) C
2 21 (17.50%) Bash Shell
3 18 (15.00%) PowerShell
3 18 (15.00%) Python
4 10 (8.33%) C#
4 10 (8.33%) C++
4 10 (8.33%) Ruby
5 6 (5.00%) Java
5 6 (5.00%) JavaScript
6 1 (0.83%) Korn
6 1 (0.83%) PHP
6 1 (0.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (59.17%) Cisco Certification
2 70 (58.33%) CCNA
3 64 (53.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 46 (38.33%) CompTIA Security+
5 38 (31.67%) A+ Certification
5 38 (31.67%) SANS
6 36 (30.00%) CISSP
6 36 (30.00%) GIAC
6 36 (30.00%) SSCP
7 32 (26.67%) MCSE
8 31 (25.83%) Degree
9 29 (24.17%) Linux+ Certification
10 17 (14.17%) MCSA
11 16 (13.33%) Security Cleared
12 11 (9.17%) DV Cleared
13 10 (8.33%) MCP
14 9 (7.50%) MCDST
15 8 (6.67%) GCIA
15 8 (6.67%) GCIH
15 8 (6.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (5.83%) SLA
3 3 (2.50%) COBIT
4 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.83%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.83%) NIST
4 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (31.67%) Active Directory
2 25 (20.83%) Docker
3 11 (9.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (5.00%) VMware NSX
6 5 (4.17%) NFS
6 5 (4.17%) Samba
7 4 (3.33%) vSphere
8 3 (2.50%) Hyper-V
8 3 (2.50%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.67%) VirtualBox
9 2 (1.67%) Xen
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 25 (20.83%) Kubernetes
2 16 (13.33%) Ansible
3 10 (8.33%) Grafana
3 10 (8.33%) Kibana
3 10 (8.33%) Prometheus
3 10 (8.33%) Terraform
4 9 (7.50%) Nagios
5 7 (5.83%) vCenter Server
6 6 (5.00%) Puppet
7 3 (2.50%) SCCM
8 2 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
8 2 (1.67%) OpenNMS
8 2 (1.67%) ZABBIX
9 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.83%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
9 1 (0.83%) SCSM
Vendors
1 50 (41.67%) Microsoft
2 26 (21.67%) Cisco
3 23 (19.17%) Google
4 20 (16.67%) VMware
5 11 (9.17%) SolarWinds
6 10 (8.33%) AppDynamics
6 10 (8.33%) New Relic
7 9 (7.50%) Citrix
8 7 (5.83%) Veeam
8 7 (5.83%) WatchGuard
9 6 (5.00%) CheckPoint
9 6 (5.00%) Meraki
9 6 (5.00%) Red Hat
10 5 (4.17%) Dell
10 5 (4.17%) EMC
10 5 (4.17%) NetApp
11 4 (3.33%) Avaya
11 4 (3.33%) Fortinet
11 4 (3.33%) ServiceNow
12 3 (2.50%) HP