Period
to 15 October 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 15 October 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
15 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 967 674 964
Rank change year-on-year -293 +290 -10
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 77 18 137
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.062% 0.038% 0.100%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.29% 0.17% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 72 18 114
10th Percentile £23,600 £25,750 £18,500
25th Percentile £29,375 £28,465 £30,313
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,750 £31,361 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.43% -33.98% +18.75%
75th Percentile £40,813 £42,950 £62,813
90th Percentile £49,250 £47,500 £87,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £30,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year +8.33% -31.82% +11.39%

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 27,008 10,344 31,894
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 21.59% 21.59% 23.18%
Number of salaries quoted 15,101 7,951 23,698
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £26,750
25th Percentile £40,371 £41,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £72,500 £71,250 £66,500
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £47,575 £48,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year -1.91% +7.78% -

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 15 October 2021.

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 15 October 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
England -263 67 £33,500 +6.82% 25
UK excluding London -201 54 £32,500 +8.33% 24
London -236 23 £35,000 +11.60% 3
North of England -124 22 £31,750 +19.81% 5
North West - 12 £27,875 - 2
South East -162 11 £40,000 - 9
Wales - 10 £32,500 - 2
Yorkshire -100 9 £32,500 +22.64% 3
South West - 8 £34,000 - 4
West Midlands -100 5 £35,000 -2.37% 2
Midlands -124 5 £35,000 -2.37% 3
Work from Home -273 2 £33,750 -35.71% 4
North East - 1 £25,000 -

For the 6 months to 15 October 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 46 (59.74%) A+ Certification
2 42 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 36 (46.75%) ITIL
3 36 (46.75%) Windows
4 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
5 30 (38.96%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (36.36%) Azure
7 27 (35.06%) Degree
7 27 (35.06%) Social Skills
8 23 (29.87%) PowerShell
9 21 (27.27%) CCNA
9 21 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (25.97%) CompTIA Security+
11 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 19 (24.68%) VPN
12 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
12 18 (23.38%) SCCM
13 17 (22.08%) DNS
13 17 (22.08%) DHCP
14 15 (19.48%) SLA
14 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
14 15 (19.48%) VLAN
14 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
14 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
14 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
15 14 (18.18%) Network Security
15 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
15 14 (18.18%) Firewall
16 13 (16.88%) Cisco
17 12 (15.58%) Incident Management

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 (14.29%) SharePoint
1 11 (14.29%) Skype for Business
2 3 (3.90%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (6.49%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (38.96%) Microsoft 365
2 28 (36.36%) Azure
3 7 (9.09%) OneDrive
4 5 (6.49%) Power Automate
4 5 (6.49%) Power Platform
4 5 (6.49%) PowerApps
5 4 (5.19%) Mimecast
6 2 (2.60%) IaaS
6 2 (2.60%) PaaS
7 1 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.30%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (24.68%) VPN
2 17 (22.08%) DHCP
2 17 (22.08%) DNS
3 15 (19.48%) VLAN
4 14 (18.18%) Firewall
4 14 (18.18%) Network Security
4 14 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 11 (14.29%) Skype
6 6 (7.79%) HTTP
7 5 (6.49%) LAN
7 5 (6.49%) WAN
8 4 (5.19%) HTTPS
8 4 (5.19%) SNMP
9 3 (3.90%) VoIP
9 3 (3.90%) Wi-Fi
10 2 (2.60%) ICMP
10 2 (2.60%) Internet
10 2 (2.60%) MPLS
10 2 (2.60%) PBX
10 2 (2.60%) SMTP
General
1 27 (35.06%) Social Skills
2 12 (15.58%) Manufacturing
3 10 (12.99%) Banking
4 9 (11.69%) Investment Banking
5 8 (10.39%) Finance
6 4 (5.19%) Public Sector
7 3 (3.90%) Influencing Skills
7 3 (3.90%) Telecoms
8 2 (2.60%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (2.60%) Retail
9 1 (1.30%) Automotive
9 1 (1.30%) French Language
9 1 (1.30%) Law
9 1 (1.30%) Legal
9 1 (1.30%) Organisational Skills
9 1 (1.30%) Portuguese Language
9 1 (1.30%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 29 (37.66%) Analyst
2 15 (19.48%) IT Analyst
3 14 (18.18%) IT Engineer
4 13 (16.88%) IT Support
5 11 (14.29%) Service Analyst
5 11 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
6 9 (11.69%) Support Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
7 7 (9.09%) SOC Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Support Analyst
8 6 (7.79%) Technical Support
9 5 (6.49%) IT Support Analyst
9 5 (6.49%) Team Leader
10 4 (5.19%) AS400 Support
10 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
10 4 (5.19%) Security Analyst
10 4 (5.19%) Service Desk Team Leader
11 3 (3.90%) Desktop Engineer
11 3 (3.90%) Operations Analyst
11 3 (3.90%) Security Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.19%) Middleware
2 3 (3.90%) CSS
2 3 (3.90%) HTML
3 2 (2.60%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (9.09%) Fibre Optics
1 7 (9.09%) Video Conferencing
2 4 (5.19%) AS400
2 4 (5.19%) EPoS
2 4 (5.19%) Social Media
3 3 (3.90%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.90%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (2.60%) Cyberthreat
4 2 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.60%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.60%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (1.30%) Cyber Kill Chain
5 1 (1.30%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.30%) iPad
5 1 (1.30%) NHS
5 1 (1.30%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 36 (46.75%) Windows
2 15 (19.48%) Windows 10
2 15 (19.48%) Windows 7
2 15 (19.48%) Windows Server
3 6 (7.79%) Android
3 6 (7.79%) Apple iOS
4 5 (6.49%) Linux
5 4 (5.19%) Mac OS
5 4 (5.19%) OS/400
6 3 (3.90%) Windows Server 2016
7 2 (2.60%) CentOS
7 2 (2.60%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (2.60%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.60%) VMS
7 2 (2.60%) Windows 8
7 2 (2.60%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (46.75%) ITIL
2 15 (19.48%) Computer Science
3 12 (15.58%) Incident Management
4 11 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 10 (12.99%) Wealth Management
6 9 (11.69%) Continuous Improvement
6 9 (11.69%) Security Operations
7 8 (10.39%) Information Security
7 8 (10.39%) Service Delivery
8 7 (9.09%) SIEM
9 5 (6.49%) PRINCE2
9 5 (6.49%) Problem Management
10 4 (5.19%) Conflict Management
10 4 (5.19%) CRM
10 4 (5.19%) ERP
10 4 (5.19%) PLM
10 4 (5.19%) Trend Analysis
10 4 (5.19%) Workflow
11 3 (3.90%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (3.90%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 23 (29.87%) PowerShell
2 10 (12.99%) Python
3 5 (6.49%) JavaScript
3 5 (6.49%) SQL
4 3 (3.90%) C
5 2 (2.60%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 46 (59.74%) A+ Certification
2 27 (35.06%) Degree
3 21 (27.27%) CCNA
3 21 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (25.97%) CompTIA Security+
5 18 (23.38%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (10.39%) CEH
7 7 (9.09%) CCENT
7 7 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 6 (7.79%) MCP
8 6 (7.79%) SSCP
9 5 (6.49%) SC Cleared
10 4 (5.19%) CISSP
10 4 (5.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (5.19%) MCSE
10 4 (5.19%) MOS
10 4 (5.19%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 3 (3.90%) GCIA
11 3 (3.90%) GCIH
11 3 (3.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (19.48%) SLA
2 4 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (5.19%) NIST
2 4 (5.19%) QA
3 3 (3.90%) Cyber Essentials
4 2 (2.60%) GDPR
4 2 (2.60%) JSP 440
4 2 (2.60%) NIST 800
5 1 (1.30%) ISO 9001
5 1 (1.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (54.55%) Active Directory
2 4 (5.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.60%) Hyper-V
3 2 (2.60%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 19 (24.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (23.38%) SCCM
3 2 (2.60%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 1 (1.30%) SCOM
Vendors
1 31 (40.26%) Microsoft
2 13 (16.88%) Cisco
3 10 (12.99%) VMware
4 5 (6.49%) ServiceNow
5 4 (5.19%) SAP
5 4 (5.19%) Sophos
6 3 (3.90%) Polycom
7 2 (2.60%) Aruba
7 2 (2.60%) Dell
7 2 (2.60%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.60%) Juniper
7 2 (2.60%) Mitel
7 2 (2.60%) Oracle
7 2 (2.60%) Ruckus Wireless
8 1 (1.30%) Acronis
8 1 (1.30%) Carbon Black
8 1 (1.30%) CrowdStrike
8 1 (1.30%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.30%) Splunk