Period
to 14 April 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 14 April 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
14 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 568 862 1005
Rank change year-on-year +294 +143 +27
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 293 118 118
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.35% 0.10% 0.079%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.69% 0.49% 0.32%
Number of salaries quoted 32 101 82
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,250 £25,000
25th Percentile £28,400 £32,000 £25,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £42,500 £35,000
Median % change year-on-year -23.53% +21.43% +21.74%
75th Percentile £55,313 £56,250 £52,188
90th Percentile £62,500 £57,500 £54,875
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £38,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year -15.58% +11.59% +21.05%

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 17,292 24,261 36,737
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.77% 21.45% 24.66%
Number of salaries quoted 11,706 18,267 26,851
10th Percentile £31,250 £28,000 £26,400
25th Percentile £41,250 £36,250 £35,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £50,911 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.03% +1.82% +5.26%
75th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £66,250
90th Percentile £86,250 £83,750 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £47,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +6.38% +4.44% +3.45%

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 14 April 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 14 April 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
UK excluding London +244 239 £32,500 -15.58% 6
England +251 220 £32,500 -20.25% 9
Scotland +61 56 - -
North of England +74 54 £20,500 -53.14% 2
South West +40 46 £36,000 -6.49% 2
Midlands +65 40 £32,500 - 1
West Midlands +55 40 £32,500 - 1
London +129 36 £35,625 -29.10% 3
North East - 30 £20,500 - 1
East of England +82 29 £55,000 -
North West +48 24 - - 1
South East +84 14 £27,500 -7.56% 1
Work from Home -128 1 £52,500 -22.22% 1

For the 6 months to 14 April 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.

1 262 (89.42%) Problem-Solving
2 198 (67.58%) CompTIA Security+
3 189 (64.51%) A+ Certification
4 180 (61.43%) Linux
5 178 (60.75%) Linux+ Certification
6 142 (48.46%) Wireless
7 102 (34.81%) Server+ Certification
8 96 (32.76%) Microsoft
9 94 (32.08%) Cybersecurity
10 86 (29.35%) Ethical Hacking
11 85 (29.01%) Penetration Testing
12 82 (27.99%) Data Security
13 81 (27.65%) Cisco Certification
13 81 (27.65%) CCNA
14 72 (24.57%) Cisco
15 24 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
16 20 (6.83%) MCSE
16 20 (6.83%) ITIL
17 18 (6.14%) Windows
17 18 (6.14%) Azure
18 15 (5.12%) Microsoft 365
19 14 (4.78%) DNS
19 14 (4.78%) MCSA
20 13 (4.44%) Degree
20 13 (4.44%) Security Cleared
21 12 (4.10%) Windows Server
22 11 (3.75%) CCENT
22 11 (3.75%) DV Cleared
22 11 (3.75%) Legal
22 11 (3.75%) Active Directory

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 6 (2.05%) Apache Spark
2 5 (1.71%) SharePoint
3 2 (0.68%) MS Exchange
3 2 (0.68%) Skype for Business
4 1 (0.34%) WordPress
Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Gephi
2 5 (1.71%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (6.14%) Azure
2 15 (5.12%) Microsoft 365
3 3 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.34%) AWS
4 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.34%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 142 (48.46%) Wireless
2 14 (4.78%) DNS
3 10 (3.41%) Network Security
4 8 (2.73%) Firewall
4 8 (2.73%) HTTP
4 8 (2.73%) VPN
5 6 (2.05%) DHCP
5 6 (2.05%) Ethernet
5 6 (2.05%) Intrusion Detection
5 6 (2.05%) MPLS
5 6 (2.05%) SSL
6 4 (1.37%) Skype
7 3 (1.02%) VoIP
8 2 (0.68%) FTP
8 2 (0.68%) Internet
8 2 (0.68%) SMTP
8 2 (0.68%) TCP/IP
8 2 (0.68%) VLAN
9 1 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (0.34%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (2.73%) Big Data
2 6 (2.05%) Apache Hive
2 6 (2.05%) Impala
Development Applications
1 6 (2.05%) Bitbucket
1 6 (2.05%) Bitbucket Server
1 6 (2.05%) Git (software)
1 6 (2.05%) git-flow
1 6 (2.05%) JIRA
General
1 11 (3.75%) Legal
2 2 (0.68%) Aerospace
2 2 (0.68%) Banking
2 2 (0.68%) Investment Banking
3 1 (0.34%) German Language
3 1 (0.34%) Military
3 1 (0.34%) Public Sector
3 1 (0.34%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 147 (50.17%) Trainee
2 116 (39.59%) IT Engineer
3 115 (39.25%) Support Engineer
4 112 (38.23%) IT Support
5 110 (37.54%) IT Support Engineer
6 79 (26.96%) Ethical Hacker
7 69 (23.55%) Administrator
8 68 (23.21%) Network Administrator
8 68 (23.21%) Trainee Administrator
8 68 (23.21%) Trainee Network Administrator
9 63 (21.50%) IT Administrator
10 14 (4.78%) Analyst
11 6 (2.05%) Data Analyst
11 6 (2.05%) Data Science Analyst
11 6 (2.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 5 (1.71%) Support Analyst
12 5 (1.71%) Technical Support
13 4 (1.37%) Technical Engineer
13 4 (1.37%) Technical Support Engineer
14 3 (1.02%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.05%) Elastic Stack
1 6 (2.05%) Kafka
Miscellaneous
1 9 (3.07%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (2.05%) Analytical Mindset
2 6 (2.05%) Cyber Kill Chain
3 4 (1.37%) Data Centre
3 4 (1.37%) Management Information System
4 2 (0.68%) Device Driver
4 2 (0.68%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (0.68%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (0.34%) CCTV
5 1 (0.34%) Clustering
5 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
5 1 (0.34%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 180 (61.43%) Linux
2 18 (6.14%) Windows
3 12 (4.10%) Windows Server
4 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (1.37%) Windows Server 2016
5 2 (0.68%) CentOS
5 2 (0.68%) Fedora
5 2 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (0.68%) Ubuntu
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 10
5 2 (0.68%) Windows 7
6 1 (0.34%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.34%) Windows 8
6 1 (0.34%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 262 (89.42%) Problem-Solving
2 94 (32.08%) Cybersecurity
3 86 (29.35%) Ethical Hacking
4 85 (29.01%) Penetration Testing
5 82 (27.99%) Data Security
6 20 (6.83%) ITIL
7 7 (2.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 6 (2.05%) Cryptography
8 6 (2.05%) Data Science
8 6 (2.05%) Information Security
8 6 (2.05%) Kanban
8 6 (2.05%) Machine Learning
8 6 (2.05%) MapReduce
8 6 (2.05%) Mathematics
8 6 (2.05%) OSINT
8 6 (2.05%) Reverse Engineering
8 6 (2.05%) Scrum
8 6 (2.05%) Security Management
8 6 (2.05%) Visualisation
9 5 (1.71%) Information Assurance
Programming Languages
1 8 (2.73%) Bash Shell
1 8 (2.73%) C
1 8 (2.73%) Python
2 6 (2.05%) Perl
2 6 (2.05%) PowerShell
2 6 (2.05%) R
Qualifications
1 198 (67.58%) CompTIA Security+
2 189 (64.51%) A+ Certification
3 178 (60.75%) Linux+ Certification
4 102 (34.81%) Server+ Certification
5 81 (27.65%) CCNA
5 81 (27.65%) Cisco Certification
6 24 (8.19%) Microsoft Certification
7 20 (6.83%) MCSE
8 14 (4.78%) MCSA
9 13 (4.44%) Degree
9 13 (4.44%) Security Cleared
10 11 (3.75%) CCENT
10 11 (3.75%) DV Cleared
11 10 (3.41%) CISSP
12 9 (3.07%) GIAC
12 9 (3.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 8 (2.73%) CEH
13 8 (2.73%) SANS
13 8 (2.73%) SSCP
14 5 (1.71%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (2.39%) SLA
2 6 (2.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.37%) NIST 800
4 3 (1.02%) JSP 440
5 1 (0.34%) NIST
System Software
1 11 (3.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (2.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (2.05%) Apache Flume
4 5 (1.71%) Hyper-V
4 5 (1.71%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (0.68%) Docker
5 2 (0.68%) NFS
5 2 (0.68%) Samba
5 2 (0.68%) VirtualBox
5 2 (0.68%) Xen
6 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 6 (2.05%) Kibana
1 6 (2.05%) Oozie
2 2 (0.68%) Ansible
2 2 (0.68%) Docker Swarm
2 2 (0.68%) Kubernetes
2 2 (0.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (0.68%) Nagios
2 2 (0.68%) OpenNMS
2 2 (0.68%) Puppet
2 2 (0.68%) SCCM
2 2 (0.68%) vCenter Server
2 2 (0.68%) ZABBIX
3 1 (0.34%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 96 (32.76%) Microsoft
2 72 (24.57%) Cisco
3 10 (3.41%) VMware
4 6 (2.05%) BT
4 6 (2.05%) Splunk
5 5 (1.71%) NetApp
6 3 (1.02%) Mitel
6 3 (1.02%) SolarWinds
7 2 (0.68%) Aruba
7 2 (0.68%) Cloudera
7 2 (0.68%) Dell
7 2 (0.68%) EMC
7 2 (0.68%) Hortonworks
7 2 (0.68%) Juniper
7 2 (0.68%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.34%) Avaya
8 1 (0.34%) Kaspersky
8 1 (0.34%) Meraki
8 1 (0.34%) Tanium
8 1 (0.34%) Veeam