Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 1038 1032 1126
Rank change year-on-year -6 +94 +98
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 165 142 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.093% 0.083% 0.087%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.33% 0.31%
Number of salaries quoted 144 93 167
UK median annual salary £28,500 £32,500 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.31% +16.07% +24.44%
10th Percentile £19,000 £17,400 £18,750
90th Percentile £52,500 £55,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £28,500 £29,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -3.39% +7.27% +22.22%

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 41,666 43,168 56,959
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.47% 25.20% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 31,865 34,011 45,711
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £26,250
90th Percentile £80,000 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £44,000 £42,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +4.76% -1.18% +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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +4 151 £28,750 -11.54% 780
UK excluding London -6 114 £28,500 -3.39% 868
London -23 47 £32,000 -32.63% 21
East of England -7 34 £26,000 -13.33% 102
South East -4 26 £33,750 +29.81% 174
North of England +15 24 £23,750 -37.91% 251
North West +10 17 £25,000 -55.56% 125
South West -18 15 £45,000 +10.43% 70
Wales +8 8 £41,250 +94.12% 40
Yorkshire +28 7 £22,500 +3.45% 79
Midlands -4 5 £21,000 - 163
West Midlands -6 4 £39,000 - 94
Scotland - 2 £28,500 - 60
East Midlands +3 1 £21,000 - 69

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 98 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 88 (53.33%) Windows
3 85 (51.52%) Firewall
4 80 (48.48%) Microsoft Certification
5 70 (42.42%) A+ Certification
6 67 (40.61%) Cisco Certification
7 64 (38.79%) CCNA
8 61 (36.97%) Degree
9 57 (34.55%) ITIL
10 47 (28.48%) Active Directory
10 47 (28.48%) TCP/IP
11 46 (27.88%) Cisco
12 42 (25.45%) VMware
13 39 (23.64%) C
14 36 (21.82%) Linux
15 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
16 34 (20.61%) WAN
17 33 (20.00%) Office 365
18 32 (19.39%) MCSA
19 31 (18.79%) CompTIA Security+
20 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
21 29 (17.58%) MCSE
22 28 (16.97%) CISSP
23 25 (15.15%) MS Exchange
23 25 (15.15%) LAN
23 25 (15.15%) SQL Server
23 25 (15.15%) GIAC
23 25 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
23 25 (15.15%) SANS
24 24 (14.55%) VoIP

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 25 (15.15%) MS Exchange
2 16 (9.70%) Skype for Business
3 9 (5.45%) Apache Pig
4 8 (4.85%) SharePoint
5 5 (3.03%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.21%) JBoss
6 2 (1.21%) WebLogic
6 2 (1.21%) WildFly
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2010
7 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (0.61%) IBM Domino
7 1 (0.61%) K2 blackpearl
7 1 (0.61%) WordPress
Applications
1 35 (21.21%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (1.82%) Acrobat
2 3 (1.82%) InDesign
2 3 (1.82%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.61%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 33 (20.00%) Office 365
2 6 (3.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.82%) OneDrive
5 2 (1.21%) IaaS
6 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 85 (51.52%) Firewall
2 47 (28.48%) TCP/IP
3 34 (20.61%) WAN
4 25 (15.15%) LAN
5 24 (14.55%) VoIP
6 19 (11.52%) IPsec
6 19 (11.52%) Network Security
6 19 (11.52%) VPN
7 15 (9.09%) HTTP
7 15 (9.09%) MPLS
7 15 (9.09%) Wireless
8 13 (7.88%) DNS
9 12 (7.27%) Wi-Fi
10 11 (6.67%) SAN
11 10 (6.06%) VLAN
12 9 (5.45%) FCoE
12 9 (5.45%) SNMP
12 9 (5.45%) SSL
13 8 (4.85%) DHCP
14 7 (4.24%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (15.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (5.45%) Apache Hive
2 9 (5.45%) Big Data
2 9 (5.45%) Hadoop
2 9 (5.45%) MySQL
3 5 (3.03%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
4 4 (2.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.21%) SAP HANA
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (0.61%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 18 (10.91%) JIRA
2 9 (5.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 9 (5.45%) Bitbucket
2 9 (5.45%) CodeSonar
2 9 (5.45%) Git (software)
2 9 (5.45%) git-flow
2 9 (5.45%) Redmine
2 9 (5.45%) Robot Framework
2 9 (5.45%) Selenium
3 1 (0.61%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (8.48%) Legal
2 10 (6.06%) Telecoms
3 9 (5.45%) Games
4 8 (4.85%) Finance
5 4 (2.42%) Marketing
5 4 (2.42%) Retail
6 3 (1.82%) Advertising
7 2 (1.21%) Law
8 1 (0.61%) Back Office
8 1 (0.61%) Dutch Language
8 1 (0.61%) French Language
8 1 (0.61%) German Language
8 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.61%) Portuguese Language
8 1 (0.61%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 38 (23.03%) Analyst
2 32 (19.39%) Support Engineer
3 30 (18.18%) IT Support
4 19 (11.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (11.52%) Service Analyst
5 16 (9.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 16 (9.70%) Support Analyst
5 16 (9.70%) Support Technician
6 14 (8.48%) Senior Analyst
6 14 (8.48%) Windows Engineer
7 13 (7.88%) IT Engineer
8 12 (7.27%) IT Support Engineer
8 12 (7.27%) Network Engineer
9 11 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (6.67%) Technical Engineer
10 10 (6.06%) IT Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) IT Support Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) Senior Service Desk Analyst
10 10 (6.06%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
11 9 (5.45%) Linux Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (6.06%) .NET
2 9 (5.45%) .NET Framework
2 9 (5.45%) ASP.NET
2 9 (5.45%) Django
2 9 (5.45%) Java EE
2 9 (5.45%) LAMP
2 9 (5.45%) Node.js
2 9 (5.45%) RabbitMQ
2 9 (5.45%) REST
2 9 (5.45%) SOAP
2 9 (5.45%) Spring MVC
2 9 (5.45%) STL
3 4 (2.42%) Flash
4 3 (1.82%) Web Services
5 2 (1.21%) J2EE
6 1 (0.61%) CSS
6 1 (0.61%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.73%) Data Centre
2 14 (8.48%) Driving Licence
3 11 (6.67%) Smartphone
4 10 (6.06%) Self-Motivation
5 8 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.85%) Computer Science
6 7 (4.24%) EPoS
7 5 (3.03%) AS400
7 5 (3.03%) iPhone
7 5 (3.03%) iSeries
7 5 (3.03%) LPAR
8 4 (2.42%) EMC VMAX
9 3 (1.82%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.21%) Management Information System
10 2 (1.21%) Security Operations Centre
11 1 (0.61%) Cyberattack
11 1 (0.61%) Fat Client
11 1 (0.61%) iPad
11 1 (0.61%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 88 (53.33%) Windows
2 36 (21.82%) Linux
3 30 (18.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 19 (11.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (10.91%) Windows 10
6 16 (9.70%) Windows 7
7 14 (8.48%) Android
8 13 (7.88%) Windows Server
9 11 (6.67%) Apple iOS
10 10 (6.06%) Mac OS X
11 9 (5.45%) Windows XP
12 7 (4.24%) Unix
13 5 (3.03%) OS/400
13 5 (3.03%) Windows 8
14 4 (2.42%) Mac OS
15 2 (1.21%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (34.55%) ITIL
2 25 (15.15%) Cybersecurity
3 22 (13.33%) Mathematics
4 21 (12.73%) Change Management
5 20 (12.12%) Mentoring
5 20 (12.12%) Problem Management
6 18 (10.91%) Software Engineering
6 18 (10.91%) User Stories
7 16 (9.70%) Statistics
8 15 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (9.09%) Knowledge Management
9 13 (7.88%) Coaching
9 13 (7.88%) Problem-Solving
10 10 (6.06%) Information Security
11 9 (5.45%) Ethical Hacking
11 9 (5.45%) Kanban
11 9 (5.45%) Multithreading
11 9 (5.45%) Penetration Testing
11 9 (5.45%) Reverse Engineering
11 9 (5.45%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 39 (23.64%) C
2 19 (11.52%) Bash Shell
3 18 (10.91%) SQL
4 16 (9.70%) PowerShell
5 10 (6.06%) C#
5 10 (6.06%) Java
5 10 (6.06%) JavaScript
5 10 (6.06%) PHP
6 9 (5.45%) C++
6 9 (5.45%) Korn
6 9 (5.45%) Objective-C
6 9 (5.45%) Python
7 3 (1.82%) RPG
7 3 (1.82%) Shell Script
8 2 (1.21%) VBScript
9 1 (0.61%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 80 (48.48%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (42.42%) A+ Certification
3 67 (40.61%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (38.79%) CCNA
5 61 (36.97%) Degree
6 32 (19.39%) MCSA
7 31 (18.79%) CompTIA Security+
8 29 (17.58%) MCSE
9 28 (16.97%) CISSP
10 25 (15.15%) GIAC
10 25 (15.15%) SANS
11 18 (10.91%) Linux+ Certification
11 18 (10.91%) SSCP
12 14 (8.48%) MCP
13 13 (7.88%) Security Cleared
14 9 (5.45%) DV Cleared
14 9 (5.45%) MCITP
15 8 (4.85%) CISM
16 7 (4.24%) GCIA
16 7 (4.24%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (9.70%) SLA
2 6 (3.64%) GDPR
3 5 (3.03%) Cyber Essentials
4 4 (2.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.21%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.61%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (28.48%) Active Directory
2 19 (11.52%) Hyper-V
2 19 (11.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (7.88%) vSphere
5 10 (6.06%) Docker
6 9 (5.45%) NFS
6 9 (5.45%) Samba
6 9 (5.45%) VMware NSX
7 5 (3.03%) XenApp
8 4 (2.42%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.61%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.61%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (10.91%) Puppet
2 12 (7.27%) Nagios
3 9 (5.45%) Ansible
3 9 (5.45%) Salt
3 9 (5.45%) vCenter Server
4 6 (3.64%) DameWare
4 6 (3.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 5 (3.03%) Host Intrusion Detection System
5 5 (3.03%) SCCM
5 5 (3.03%) SmoothWall
6 4 (2.42%) CSIRT
7 2 (1.21%) Cacti
8 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 1 (0.61%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.61%) SCDPM
8 1 (0.61%) SCOM
8 1 (0.61%) SCSM
8 1 (0.61%) SmokePing
8 1 (0.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 98 (59.39%) Microsoft
2 46 (27.88%) Cisco
3 42 (25.45%) VMware
4 22 (13.33%) HP
5 17 (10.30%) Fortinet
6 13 (7.88%) EMC
6 13 (7.88%) SolarWinds
7 9 (5.45%) Citrix
7 9 (5.45%) NetApp
8 8 (4.85%) Huawei
8 8 (4.85%) Veeam
9 7 (4.24%) Meraki
9 7 (4.24%) Symantec
9 7 (4.24%) WatchGuard
10 6 (3.64%) Avaya
10 6 (3.64%) IBM
10 6 (3.64%) Nimsoft
11 5 (3.03%) Dell
11 5 (3.03%) ServiceNow
11 5 (3.03%) Sun