Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 881 1029 1163
Rank change year-on-year +148 +134 +11
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 302 193 151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.069%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.39% 0.25%
Number of salaries quoted 274 128 147
UK median annual salary £20,500 £41,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -50.60% +27.69% +30.00%
10th Percentile £19,250 £19,175 £20,500
90th Percentile £53,750 £67,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £20,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year -36.92% - +32.65%

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 43053 49751 60118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 24.06% 26.20% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 33093 39924 48041
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.27%
10th Percentile £26,000 £26,250 £25,750
90th Percentile £77,500 £76,250 £75,000
UK excluding London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +2.50%

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 18 November 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 18 November 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 +108 273 £20,500 -50.60% 10
UK excluding London +171 257 £20,500 -36.92% 8
South East +53 58 £20,500 -6.70% 3
East of England +52 56 £46,750 +70.00%
London -7 44 £42,500 +2.41% 3
North of England +42 42 £20,500 -62.73% 2
South West -40 40 £20,500 -59.00% 1
Midlands +53 33 £20,500 +18.84% 1
North West -1 24 £20,500 -62.73% 2
West Midlands +35 20 £20,500 +18.84% 1
Wales - 15 £20,500 - 1
East Midlands +49 13 £20,500 -
Scotland - 12 £20,500 -
North East +19 10 £20,500 -19.61%
Yorkshire - 8 £20,500 -
Northern Ireland -22 1 £20,500 -45.33%

For the 6 months to 18 November 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.

1 242 (80.13%) Windows
2 238 (78.81%) Cisco Certification
3 218 (72.19%) Microsoft
4 209 (69.21%) Cisco
5 195 (64.57%) A+ Certification
6 155 (51.32%) CCENT
7 96 (31.79%) Firewall
8 89 (29.47%) CCNA
9 71 (23.51%) Microsoft Certification
10 51 (16.89%) Linux
11 50 (16.56%) MCSE
11 50 (16.56%) LAN
12 49 (16.23%) WAN
13 46 (15.23%) VMware
14 44 (14.57%) DNS
14 44 (14.57%) CCNP
15 43 (14.24%) Active Directory
15 43 (14.24%) TCP/IP
16 40 (13.25%) CISSP
17 38 (12.58%) DHCP
17 38 (12.58%) SANS
18 34 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
18 34 (11.26%) Data Centre
18 34 (11.26%) ITIL
19 32 (10.60%) Security+ Certification
19 32 (10.60%) CompTIA Security+
20 31 (10.26%) GIAC
21 30 (9.93%) Network Security
21 30 (9.93%) Windows Server
21 30 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure

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 9 (2.98%) MS Exchange
2 7 (2.32%) Apache Pig
3 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (0.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (0.99%) WebSphere
4 2 (0.66%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (0.66%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (0.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.33%) SharePoint
5 1 (0.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 27 (8.94%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.66%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.33%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.33%) S-PLUS
Cloud Services
1 19 (6.29%) Office 365
2 15 (4.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (4.30%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (0.66%) IaaS
5 1 (0.33%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 96 (31.79%) Firewall
2 50 (16.56%) LAN
3 49 (16.23%) WAN
4 44 (14.57%) DNS
5 43 (14.24%) TCP/IP
6 38 (12.58%) DHCP
7 30 (9.93%) Network Security
8 26 (8.61%) VoIP
9 25 (8.28%) FTP
10 23 (7.62%) Cisco IOS
11 22 (7.28%) Cisco ASA
11 22 (7.28%) Cisco Nexus
12 17 (5.63%) VPN
13 14 (4.64%) SAN
14 13 (4.30%) Intrusion Detection
15 12 (3.97%) MRTG
16 11 (3.64%) FCoE
16 11 (3.64%) NAS
16 11 (3.64%) SNMP
17 7 (2.32%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (5.63%) SQL Server
2 7 (2.32%) Apache Hive
2 7 (2.32%) Big Data
2 7 (2.32%) Hadoop
3 6 (1.99%) MySQL
4 2 (0.66%) Power BI
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (0.66%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 22 (7.28%) JIRA
2 11 (3.64%) Redmine
3 6 (1.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 6 (1.99%) Bitbucket
3 6 (1.99%) CodeSonar
3 6 (1.99%) Git (software)
3 6 (1.99%) git-flow
3 6 (1.99%) Robot Framework
3 6 (1.99%) Selenium
4 5 (1.66%) JMeter
4 5 (1.66%) WebDriver
General
1 11 (3.64%) Legal
2 7 (2.32%) Finance
2 7 (2.32%) Games
3 6 (1.99%) Automotive
4 5 (1.66%) Digital Economy
4 5 (1.66%) Pharmaceutical
5 4 (1.32%) Electronics
5 4 (1.32%) Telecoms
6 3 (0.99%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 148 (49.01%) Trainee
2 33 (10.93%) Analyst
3 31 (10.26%) Network Engineer
4 20 (6.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 19 (6.29%) Cisco Engineer
5 19 (6.29%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 19 (6.29%) WAN Engineer
6 17 (5.63%) IT Support
7 15 (4.97%) LAN Engineer
7 15 (4.97%) LAN/WAN Engineer
8 14 (4.64%) Support Engineer
9 11 (3.64%) Incident Analyst
9 11 (3.64%) Senior Analyst
9 11 (3.64%) Senior Incident Analyst
10 10 (3.31%) 2nd Line Support
11 9 (2.98%) Administrator
11 9 (2.98%) IT Engineer
11 9 (2.98%) Service Analyst
12 8 (2.65%) Service Desk Analyst
12 8 (2.65%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.64%) Java EE
1 11 (3.64%) STL
2 6 (1.99%) .NET
2 6 (1.99%) .NET Framework
2 6 (1.99%) ASP.NET
2 6 (1.99%) Django
2 6 (1.99%) LAMP
2 6 (1.99%) Node.js
2 6 (1.99%) RabbitMQ
2 6 (1.99%) REST
2 6 (1.99%) SOAP
2 6 (1.99%) Spring MVC
3 3 (0.99%) Flash
4 2 (0.66%) Regular Expression
5 1 (0.33%) COM
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) Tapestry
Miscellaneous
1 34 (11.26%) Data Centre
2 15 (4.97%) Driving Licence
3 13 (4.30%) Management Information System
4 10 (3.31%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (2.98%) Computer Science
6 6 (1.99%) iPhone
7 5 (1.66%) AS400
7 5 (1.66%) Client/Server
7 5 (1.66%) iSeries
7 5 (1.66%) LPAR
8 3 (0.99%) EMC VMAX
8 3 (0.99%) NHS
8 3 (0.99%) User Experience
9 2 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
10 1 (0.33%) Cyber Attack
10 1 (0.33%) Cybercrime
10 1 (0.33%) iPad
10 1 (0.33%) Replication
10 1 (0.33%) Security Operations Centre
10 1 (0.33%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 242 (80.13%) Windows
2 51 (16.89%) Linux
3 30 (9.93%) Windows Server
4 22 (7.28%) Windows 7
5 21 (6.95%) Unix
6 19 (6.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (5.63%) Android
8 14 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (3.64%) Windows Server 2003
10 10 (3.31%) Debian
11 9 (2.98%) Apple iOS
12 6 (1.99%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.99%) Windows 10
13 5 (1.66%) OS/400
13 5 (1.66%) Windows XP
14 3 (0.99%) Windows 2000
15 2 (0.66%) Windows 8
16 1 (0.33%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (11.26%) Cybersecurity
1 34 (11.26%) ITIL
2 24 (7.95%) Time Management
3 23 (7.62%) Information Security
4 22 (7.28%) User Stories
5 16 (5.30%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (4.64%) Change Control
6 14 (4.64%) Ethical Hacking
6 14 (4.64%) Network Management
6 14 (4.64%) Network Monitoring
6 14 (4.64%) Service Delivery
7 13 (4.30%) Vulnerability Management
8 12 (3.97%) Software Engineering
8 12 (3.97%) Test Management
8 12 (3.97%) Threat Detection
9 11 (3.64%) Computer Security
9 11 (3.64%) Forensic Analysis
9 11 (3.64%) High Availability
9 11 (3.64%) Multithreading
9 11 (3.64%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 19 (6.29%) C
1 19 (6.29%) PowerShell
2 17 (5.63%) Bash Shell
3 16 (5.30%) Java
4 14 (4.64%) SQL
5 12 (3.97%) Python
6 11 (3.64%) C#
6 11 (3.64%) C++
6 11 (3.64%) JavaScript
6 11 (3.64%) Korn
6 11 (3.64%) Objective-C
6 11 (3.64%) PHP
7 8 (2.65%) Shell Script
8 5 (1.66%) Perl
9 3 (0.99%) RPG
10 2 (0.66%) VB
10 2 (0.66%) VBA
10 2 (0.66%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 238 (78.81%) Cisco Certification
2 195 (64.57%) A+ Certification
3 155 (51.32%) CCENT
4 89 (29.47%) CCNA
5 71 (23.51%) Microsoft Certification
6 50 (16.56%) MCSE
7 44 (14.57%) CCNP
8 40 (13.25%) CISSP
9 38 (12.58%) SANS
10 32 (10.60%) CompTIA Security+
10 32 (10.60%) Security+ Certification
11 31 (10.26%) GIAC
12 25 (8.28%) SSCP
13 22 (7.28%) MCSA
14 20 (6.62%) CISM
15 19 (6.29%) Novell Certification
15 19 (6.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 18 (5.96%) Degree
16 18 (5.96%) Linux+ Certification
17 15 (4.97%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.32%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.32%) SLA
4 2 (0.66%) GPG13
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (14.24%) Active Directory
2 30 (9.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (8.94%) vSphere
4 18 (5.96%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (4.30%) Hyper-V
6 11 (3.64%) NFS
6 11 (3.64%) Samba
6 11 (3.64%) VMware NSX
7 6 (1.99%) Docker
8 3 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (0.99%) XenApp
9 1 (0.33%) pfSense
9 1 (0.33%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.33%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.33%) Xen
Systems Management
1 26 (8.61%) Cacti
2 17 (5.63%) Puppet
3 14 (4.64%) Nagios
4 12 (3.97%) SmokePing
5 11 (3.64%) Ansible
5 11 (3.64%) CSIRT
5 11 (3.64%) vCenter Server
6 9 (2.98%) Host Intrusion Detection System
7 8 (2.65%) SCCM
8 6 (1.99%) Salt
9 2 (0.66%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.66%) WSUS
10 1 (0.33%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 1 (0.33%) Norton AntiVirus
10 1 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 218 (72.19%) Microsoft
2 209 (69.21%) Cisco
3 46 (15.23%) VMware
4 28 (9.27%) CheckPoint
5 23 (7.62%) Meraki
6 22 (7.28%) Citrix
7 14 (4.64%) EMC
8 11 (3.64%) NetApp
8 11 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 10 (3.31%) Red Hat
10 9 (2.98%) HP
10 9 (2.98%) SonicWALL
11 8 (2.65%) Sun
12 7 (2.32%) Dell
12 7 (2.32%) Polycom
13 5 (1.66%) Apple
13 5 (1.66%) IBM
13 5 (1.66%) WatchGuard
14 4 (1.32%) Google
15 3 (0.99%) Remedy