Period
to 23 January 2022

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 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
23 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 411 696 907
Rank change year-on-year +285 +211 +67
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 973 69 134
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.76% 0.11% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.23% 0.54% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 73 9 102
10th Percentile £21,250 £27,550 £23,436
25th Percentile £24,500 £31,250 £31,438
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year -7.14% -12.50% +5.26%
75th Percentile £37,500 £39,375 £57,500
90th Percentile £47,500 £44,750 £61,125
UK excluding London median annual salary £32,500 £38,750 £38,500
% change year-on-year -16.13% +0.65% +10.00%

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 30,146 12,781 27,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 23.54% 20.20% 21.88%
Number of salaries quoted 15,289 9,397 20,772
10th Percentile £31,000 £31,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £41,250 £41,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year - +10.00% -
75th Percentile £73,750 £71,250 £67,500
90th Percentile £90,000 £85,000 £82,500
UK excluding London median annual salary £50,000 £49,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +2.04% +8.89% -

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 23 January 2022.

Salary histogram for Network+ Certification in the UK

Network+ Certification
Top 17 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 January 2022. 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
Jobs
UK excluding London +302 935 £32,500 -16.13% 24
England +238 742 £32,500 -5.45% 28
North of England +164 402 £32,500 - 6
Yorkshire - 189 £32,500 - 2
Midlands +56 186 £35,250 -21.67% 3
North West +53 160 £22,500 - 4
Scotland +29 109 - -
East Midlands - 109 £45,000 - 1
South East -28 94 £30,250 -11.03% 6
West Midlands -17 77 £35,000 -22.22% 2
Wales - 72 £31,750 - 1
North East +17 53 £25,000 -
Northern Ireland - 44 - -
South West -16 41 £30,250 - 2
London -178 39 £35,000 +7.69% 5
Work from Home -210 7 £32,500 -38.10% 3
East of England -91 1 - - 6

For the 6 months to 23 January 2022, 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.

1 930 (95.58%) A+ Certification
2 924 (94.96%) Cisco Certification
3 923 (94.86%) CCNA
4 902 (92.70%) Linux
5 901 (92.60%) Cisco
6 882 (90.65%) Wireless
6 882 (90.65%) Linux+ Certification
7 46 (4.73%) Active Directory
8 45 (4.62%) ITIL
9 40 (4.11%) Windows
10 39 (4.01%) DNS
11 38 (3.91%) TCP/IP
11 38 (3.91%) Microsoft
12 35 (3.60%) Social Skills
13 30 (3.08%) Microsoft 365
14 28 (2.88%) CompTIA Security+
15 26 (2.67%) Degree
15 26 (2.67%) Python
16 25 (2.57%) Azure
16 25 (2.57%) PowerShell
17 24 (2.47%) Network Security
18 22 (2.26%) VPN
18 22 (2.26%) DHCP
19 21 (2.16%) SSCP
19 21 (2.16%) SCCM
20 20 (2.06%) Windows 7
21 19 (1.95%) BGP
21 19 (1.95%) HTTP
22 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
22 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification

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 15 (1.54%) Skype for Business
2 7 (0.72%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.10%) Apache Pig
3 1 (0.10%) IIS
3 1 (0.10%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.21%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.10%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 30 (3.08%) Microsoft 365
2 25 (2.57%) Azure
3 3 (0.31%) Mimecast
4 2 (0.21%) AWS
4 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.10%) Azure Key Vault
5 1 (0.10%) Azure Monitor
5 1 (0.10%) Azure Sentinel
5 1 (0.10%) IaaS
5 1 (0.10%) IBM Cloud
5 1 (0.10%) OneDrive
5 1 (0.10%) PaaS
5 1 (0.10%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 882 (90.65%) Wireless
2 39 (4.01%) DNS
3 38 (3.91%) TCP/IP
4 24 (2.47%) Network Security
5 22 (2.26%) DHCP
5 22 (2.26%) VPN
6 19 (1.95%) BGP
6 19 (1.95%) HTTP
7 16 (1.64%) tcpdump
7 16 (1.64%) VLAN
7 16 (1.64%) Wireshark
8 15 (1.54%) Firewall
8 15 (1.54%) Skype
9 4 (0.41%) Cisco ASA
9 4 (0.41%) LAN
10 3 (0.31%) IPsec
10 3 (0.31%) SNMP
10 3 (0.31%) SSL
10 3 (0.31%) VoIP
10 3 (0.31%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (0.21%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.10%) Apache Hive
2 1 (0.10%) Azure SQL Database
2 1 (0.10%) Big Data
2 1 (0.10%) Data Mining
2 1 (0.10%) Hadoop
2 1 (0.10%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.10%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket
1 1 (0.10%) Bitbucket Server
1 1 (0.10%) CodeSonar
1 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
1 1 (0.10%) git-flow
1 1 (0.10%) JIRA
1 1 (0.10%) Robot Framework
1 1 (0.10%) Selenium
General
1 35 (3.60%) Social Skills
2 16 (1.64%) Banking
2 16 (1.64%) Manufacturing
3 15 (1.54%) Investment Banking
4 7 (0.72%) Finance
5 4 (0.41%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (0.41%) Public Sector
6 3 (0.31%) Legal
6 3 (0.31%) Organisational Skills
6 3 (0.31%) Retail
7 2 (0.21%) Law
8 1 (0.10%) Automotive
8 1 (0.10%) Documentation Skills
8 1 (0.10%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.10%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.10%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 883 (90.75%) IT Technician
2 881 (90.54%) Network Technician
2 881 (90.54%) Trainee
2 881 (90.54%) Trainee IT Technician
2 881 (90.54%) Trainee Technician
3 32 (3.29%) Analyst
4 23 (2.36%) IT Analyst
5 20 (2.06%) Network Engineer
6 19 (1.95%) Service Analyst
6 19 (1.95%) Service Desk Analyst
7 16 (1.64%) Network Security Engineer
7 16 (1.64%) Security Engineer
8 9 (0.92%) IT Engineer
8 9 (0.92%) IT Support
9 7 (0.72%) Support Analyst
10 5 (0.51%) Administrator
10 5 (0.51%) IT Administrator
10 5 (0.51%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (0.51%) Support Engineer
10 5 (0.51%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (1.75%) .NET
2 7 (0.72%) CSS
2 7 (0.72%) HTML
3 2 (0.21%) Middleware
4 1 (0.10%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.10%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.10%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.10%) Django
4 1 (0.10%) Java EE
4 1 (0.10%) LAMP
4 1 (0.10%) Node.js
4 1 (0.10%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (0.10%) REST
4 1 (0.10%) SAML
4 1 (0.10%) SOAP
4 1 (0.10%) Spring MVC
4 1 (0.10%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (1.64%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 13 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
3 11 (1.13%) Fibre Optics
4 8 (0.82%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (0.51%) Data Centre
6 4 (0.41%) Cyberthreat
6 4 (0.41%) EPoS
6 4 (0.41%) Social Media
7 3 (0.31%) Security Operations Centre
8 2 (0.21%) AS400
8 2 (0.21%) Cyberattack
8 2 (0.21%) iPhone
8 2 (0.21%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.10%) Device Driver
9 1 (0.10%) Driving Licence
9 1 (0.10%) NHS
9 1 (0.10%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 902 (92.70%) Linux
2 40 (4.11%) Windows
3 20 (2.06%) Windows 7
4 10 (1.03%) Windows Server
5 9 (0.92%) Windows 10
6 4 (0.41%) Mac OS
7 3 (0.31%) Mac OS X
7 3 (0.31%) Windows 8
8 2 (0.21%) Android
8 2 (0.21%) Apple iOS
8 2 (0.21%) CentOS
8 2 (0.21%) OS/400
8 2 (0.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (0.21%) Ubuntu
8 2 (0.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.10%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (4.62%) ITIL
2 17 (1.75%) Wealth Management
3 16 (1.64%) Computer Science
3 16 (1.64%) Employee Productivity
4 9 (0.92%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (0.92%) Cybersecurity
4 9 (0.92%) Incident Management
5 7 (0.72%) Change Management
6 6 (0.62%) Time Management
7 5 (0.51%) Break/Fix
7 5 (0.51%) ITIL V3
7 5 (0.51%) Security Operations
7 5 (0.51%) Service Delivery
8 4 (0.41%) Coaching
8 4 (0.41%) CRM
8 4 (0.41%) ERP
8 4 (0.41%) Line Management
8 4 (0.41%) PLM
8 4 (0.41%) PRINCE2
9 3 (0.31%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 26 (2.67%) Python
2 25 (2.57%) PowerShell
3 16 (1.64%) Shell Script
4 9 (0.92%) JavaScript
4 9 (0.92%) SQL
5 2 (0.21%) Bash
6 1 (0.10%) C
6 1 (0.10%) C#
6 1 (0.10%) C++
6 1 (0.10%) Java
6 1 (0.10%) Objective-C
6 1 (0.10%) PHP
Qualifications
1 930 (95.58%) A+ Certification
2 924 (94.96%) Cisco Certification
3 923 (94.86%) CCNA
4 882 (90.65%) Linux+ Certification
5 28 (2.88%) CompTIA Security+
6 26 (2.67%) Degree
7 21 (2.16%) SSCP
8 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
9 9 (0.92%) MCP
10 7 (0.72%) MCSE
11 6 (0.62%) CCNP
11 6 (0.62%) MCSA
11 6 (0.62%) Security Cleared
12 4 (0.41%) Computer Science Degree
12 4 (0.41%) ITIL Certification
12 4 (0.41%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.41%) SC Cleared
13 3 (0.31%) BPSS Clearance
13 3 (0.31%) CISSP
13 3 (0.31%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (0.82%) SLA
2 3 (0.31%) QA
3 2 (0.21%) Cyber Essentials
4 1 (0.10%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.10%) GRC
4 1 (0.10%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.10%) NIST
4 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 46 (4.73%) Active Directory
2 16 (1.64%) iptables
2 16 (1.64%) Snort
3 3 (0.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (0.21%) vSphere
5 1 (0.10%) Docker
5 1 (0.10%) Hyper-V
5 1 (0.10%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.10%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 21 (2.16%) SCCM
2 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (0.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (0.10%) FortiGate
3 1 (0.10%) Puppet
3 1 (0.10%) Salt
3 1 (0.10%) SCOM
Vendors
1 901 (92.60%) Cisco
2 38 (3.91%) Microsoft
3 5 (0.51%) VMware
4 4 (0.41%) Juniper
4 4 (0.41%) SAP
4 4 (0.41%) ServiceNow
5 3 (0.31%) Fortinet
5 3 (0.31%) SolarWinds
5 3 (0.31%) Sophos
6 2 (0.21%) Aruba
6 2 (0.21%) Meraki
6 2 (0.21%) Palo Alto
6 2 (0.21%) Splunk
7 1 (0.10%) AlienVault
7 1 (0.10%) Apple
7 1 (0.10%) CrowdStrike
7 1 (0.10%) GENBAND
7 1 (0.10%) Mitel
7 1 (0.10%) Ruckus Wireless
7 1 (0.10%) WatchGuard