Period
to 23 October 2017

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 23 October 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
23 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 884 1029 1139
Rank change year-on-year +145 +110 +58
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 299 195 177
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.081%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.39% 0.30%
Number of salaries quoted 271 132 130
UK median annual salary £20,500 £32,750 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -37.40% +9.17% +20.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £18,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £67,375 £65,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £20,500 £27,500 £27,000
% change year-on-year -25.45% +1.85% +10.20%

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 42463 49980 59953
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.19% 26.36% 27.41%
Number of salaries quoted 32601 40134 47832
UK median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £73,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year - +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 23 October 2017.

Salary histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 16 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 23 October 2017. 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 +155 275 £20,500 -37.88% 9
UK excluding London +156 258 £20,500 -25.45% 6
South East +72 62 £20,500 -6.70% 2
East of England +47 60 £46,000 +124.39% 1
South West -3 42 £20,500 -59.00% 1
North of England +38 41 £20,500 -62.73% 1
London -4 40 £41,250 -0.60% 3
Midlands +44 30 £20,500 +18.84% 1
North West +26 22 £20,500 -62.73% 1
West Midlands +18 17 £20,500 +18.84% 1
East Midlands +43 13 £20,500 -
Scotland - 12 £20,500 -
North East +30 10 £20,500 -19.61%
Wales +23 10 £20,500 +13.89%
Yorkshire - 9 £20,500 -
Northern Ireland - 1 £20,500 -

For the 6 months to 23 October 2017, IT jobs citing Network+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads with a requirement for Network+ Certification.

1 239 (79.93%) Windows
2 235 (78.60%) Cisco Certification
3 221 (73.91%) Microsoft
4 208 (69.57%) Cisco
5 203 (67.89%) A+ Certification
6 152 (50.84%) CCENT
7 86 (28.76%) CCNA
8 85 (28.43%) Firewall
9 77 (25.75%) Microsoft Certification
10 53 (17.73%) Active Directory
11 49 (16.39%) VMware
12 48 (16.05%) WAN
13 47 (15.72%) LAN
13 47 (15.72%) MCSE
14 45 (15.05%) DNS
15 43 (14.38%) CCNP
16 42 (14.05%) Linux
17 41 (13.71%) DHCP
18 40 (13.38%) ITIL
19 34 (11.37%) CISSP
19 34 (11.37%) TCP/IP
19 34 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
19 34 (11.37%) Data Centre
20 30 (10.03%) Windows Server
20 30 (10.03%) SANS
20 30 (10.03%) CompTIA Security+
20 30 (10.03%) Security+ Certification
21 28 (9.36%) CheckPoint
21 28 (9.36%) VoIP
22 27 (9.03%) MCSA

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 (4.35%) MS Exchange
2 4 (1.34%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (1.00%) Apache Pig
3 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (1.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (0.67%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) WebSphere
Applications
1 25 (8.36%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (3.01%) Microsoft Excel
3 5 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.00%) Adobe Premiere
4 3 (1.00%) Inkscape
4 3 (1.00%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.67%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.33%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 20 (6.69%) Office 365
2 18 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 85 (28.43%) Firewall
2 48 (16.05%) WAN
3 47 (15.72%) LAN
4 45 (15.05%) DNS
5 41 (13.71%) DHCP
6 34 (11.37%) TCP/IP
7 28 (9.36%) VoIP
8 25 (8.36%) FTP
9 24 (8.03%) Network Security
10 23 (7.69%) VPN
11 22 (7.36%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
12 21 (7.02%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (4.68%) SAN
14 13 (4.35%) MRTG
15 11 (3.68%) FCoE
15 11 (3.68%) NAS
15 11 (3.68%) SNMP
16 8 (2.68%) Intrusion Detection
16 8 (2.68%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (4.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (1.00%) Apache Hive
2 3 (1.00%) Big Data
2 3 (1.00%) Hadoop
3 2 (0.67%) MySQL
3 2 (0.67%) Power BI
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (6.02%) JIRA
2 11 (3.68%) Redmine
3 5 (1.67%) JMeter
3 5 (1.67%) WebDriver
4 2 (0.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (0.67%) Bitbucket
4 2 (0.67%) CodeSonar
4 2 (0.67%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.67%) git-flow
4 2 (0.67%) Robot Framework
4 2 (0.67%) Selenium
General
1 8 (2.68%) Finance
2 7 (2.34%) Automotive
2 7 (2.34%) Games
3 6 (2.01%) Legal
4 5 (1.67%) Digital Economy
5 4 (1.34%) Electronics
5 4 (1.34%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.34%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.00%) Retail
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (49.50%) Trainee
2 35 (11.71%) Analyst
3 29 (9.70%) Network Engineer
4 22 (7.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 18 (6.02%) Cisco Engineer
5 18 (6.02%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 18 (6.02%) Support Engineer
5 18 (6.02%) WAN Engineer
6 16 (5.35%) IT Support
7 14 (4.68%) LAN Engineer
7 14 (4.68%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 12 (4.01%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (4.01%) Service Analyst
8 12 (4.01%) Service Desk Analyst
9 9 (3.01%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Cybersecurity Analyst
10 8 (2.68%) IT Engineer
10 8 (2.68%) Security Analyst
10 8 (2.68%) Senior Analyst
10 8 (2.68%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.34%) Java EE
1 7 (2.34%) STL
2 4 (1.34%) Regular Expression
3 3 (1.00%) Flash
4 2 (0.67%) .NET
4 2 (0.67%) .NET Framework
4 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.67%) COM
4 2 (0.67%) Django
4 2 (0.67%) LAMP
4 2 (0.67%) Node.js
4 2 (0.67%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.67%) REST
4 2 (0.67%) SOAP
4 2 (0.67%) Spring MVC
5 1 (0.33%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.37%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.35%) Driving Licence
3 14 (4.68%) Management Information System
4 9 (3.01%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (3.01%) Computer Science
5 5 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 4 (1.34%) Cyberthreat
7 3 (1.00%) 3D Printing
7 3 (1.00%) EMC VMAX
7 3 (1.00%) Hedge funds
7 3 (1.00%) iPhone
7 3 (1.00%) NHS
7 3 (1.00%) User Experience
8 2 (0.67%) Replication
9 1 (0.33%) AS400
9 1 (0.33%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.33%) Cybercrime
9 1 (0.33%) iSeries
9 1 (0.33%) LPAR
Operating Systems
1 239 (79.93%) Windows
2 42 (14.05%) Linux
3 30 (10.03%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.36%) Windows 7
5 18 (6.02%) Unix
5 18 (6.02%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (4.01%) Windows Server 2012
7 11 (3.68%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (3.34%) Android
8 10 (3.34%) Debian
9 8 (2.68%) Apple iOS
10 5 (1.67%) Windows 10
11 4 (1.34%) Windows XP
12 3 (1.00%) Windows 2000
13 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 8
14 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.33%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (13.38%) ITIL
2 27 (9.03%) Cybersecurity
3 25 (8.36%) Time Management
4 19 (6.35%) Information Security
5 18 (6.02%) User Stories
6 16 (5.35%) Agile Software Development
7 15 (5.02%) Change Control
7 15 (5.02%) Network Management
7 15 (5.02%) Service Delivery
8 13 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
8 13 (4.35%) Test Management
9 11 (3.68%) Ethical Hacking
9 11 (3.68%) High Availability
9 11 (3.68%) Network Virtualisation
10 10 (3.34%) Project Management
10 10 (3.34%) Service Management
11 9 (3.01%) IT Strategy
11 9 (3.01%) Statistics
12 8 (2.68%) Forensic Analysis
12 8 (2.68%) Threat Detection
Programming Languages
1 16 (5.35%) C
2 15 (5.02%) PowerShell
3 13 (4.35%) Bash Shell
4 12 (4.01%) Java
5 11 (3.68%) Korn
5 11 (3.68%) SQL
6 10 (3.34%) Python
7 7 (2.34%) C#
7 7 (2.34%) C++
7 7 (2.34%) Objective-C
8 6 (2.01%) JavaScript
8 6 (2.01%) PHP
8 6 (2.01%) Shell Script
9 5 (1.67%) Perl
10 2 (0.67%) VB
10 2 (0.67%) VBA
10 2 (0.67%) VBScript
11 1 (0.33%) RPG
Qualifications
1 235 (78.60%) Cisco Certification
2 203 (67.89%) A+ Certification
3 152 (50.84%) CCENT
4 86 (28.76%) CCNA
5 77 (25.75%) Microsoft Certification
6 47 (15.72%) MCSE
7 43 (14.38%) CCNP
8 34 (11.37%) CISSP
9 30 (10.03%) CompTIA Security+
9 30 (10.03%) SANS
9 30 (10.03%) Security+ Certification
10 27 (9.03%) MCSA
11 25 (8.36%) Degree
12 23 (7.69%) MCP
13 22 (7.36%) GIAC
13 22 (7.36%) SSCP
14 20 (6.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 16 (5.35%) CISM
15 16 (5.35%) Novell Certification
16 14 (4.68%) Linux+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (3.01%) SLA
2 8 (2.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 8 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 4 (1.34%) GPG13
4 3 (1.00%) COBIT
System Software
1 53 (17.73%) Active Directory
2 34 (11.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (8.36%) vSphere
4 19 (6.35%) VMware ESXi
5 14 (4.68%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.68%) NFS
6 11 (3.68%) Samba
6 11 (3.68%) VMware NSX
7 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 3 (1.00%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (1.00%) XenApp
8 2 (0.67%) Docker
9 1 (0.33%) pfSense
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 26 (8.70%) Cacti
2 13 (4.35%) Puppet
2 13 (4.35%) SmokePing
3 12 (4.01%) Nagios
3 12 (4.01%) SCCM
4 11 (3.68%) Ansible
4 11 (3.68%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.68%) CSIRT
6 5 (1.67%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
7 2 (0.67%) Salt
7 2 (0.67%) WSUS
8 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 221 (73.91%) Microsoft
2 208 (69.57%) Cisco
3 49 (16.39%) VMware
4 28 (9.36%) CheckPoint
5 25 (8.36%) Citrix
6 21 (7.02%) Meraki
7 14 (4.68%) EMC
8 11 (3.68%) NetApp
8 11 (3.68%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.34%) Red Hat
10 9 (3.01%) HP
10 9 (3.01%) SonicWALL
11 8 (2.68%) Apple
11 8 (2.68%) Dell
11 8 (2.68%) Polycom
12 7 (2.34%) WatchGuard
13 5 (1.67%) Sun
14 4 (1.34%) Google
14 4 (1.34%) Remedy
15 3 (1.00%) McAfee