Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA Network+ Certification (N+)
UK
6 months to
20 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 694 889 957
Rank change year-on-year +195 +68 -40
Permanent jobs citing Network+ Certification 69 135 173
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.54% 0.49% 0.48%
Number of salaries quoted 11 107 97
Median annual salary £36,250 £40,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.38% +5.26% +85.37%
10th Percentile £28,000 £23,345 £24,800
90th Percentile £53,750 £63,750 £53,750
UK excluding London median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year +3.90% +6.21% +76.83%

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 12,888 27,497 36,098
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the UK 20.28% 21.93% 24.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9,428 20,717 26,783
Median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £31,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £85,000 £82,500 £81,250
UK excluding London median annual salary £49,333 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +9.63% - +5.88%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 +172 55 £36,875 -7.81% 14
UK excluding London +155 53 £40,000 +3.90% 10
Midlands +89 14 £52,500 +44.83% 5
West Midlands +76 14 £52,500 +44.83% 5
London +194 13 £34,375 -34.52% 4
North of England +70 10 - - 2
Scotland +44 10 - -
South West +56 8 - -
South East +131 7 £40,000 +45.45% 3
North East - 7 - -
East of England +104 4 - -
North West +66 3 - - 2
Work from Home -68 1 £52,500 -38.24%

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 50 (72.46%) Problem-Solving
2 38 (55.07%) A+ Certification
3 36 (52.17%) CompTIA Security+
4 32 (46.38%) Linux
4 32 (46.38%) Linux+ Certification
5 31 (44.93%) Wireless
6 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
7 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
7 20 (28.99%) CCNA
7 20 (28.99%) Ethical Hacking
8 19 (27.54%) Cybersecurity
9 18 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
9 18 (26.09%) Data Security
10 17 (24.64%) Cisco
11 15 (21.74%) Server+ Certification
12 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
12 12 (17.39%) ITIL
13 10 (14.49%) Azure
14 9 (13.04%) Degree
14 9 (13.04%) MCSE
14 9 (13.04%) MCSA
15 8 (11.59%) Windows
15 8 (11.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 7 (10.14%) CCENT
17 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
17 4 (5.80%) Office 365
17 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
17 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
18 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
18 3 (4.35%) CEH

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 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.45%) MS Exchange
2 1 (1.45%) WordPress
Applications
1 3 (4.35%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.49%) Azure
2 4 (5.80%) Office 365
3 2 (2.90%) AWS
4 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 31 (44.93%) Wireless
2 3 (4.35%) Internet
3 2 (2.90%) Firewall
3 2 (2.90%) Network Security
3 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 2 (2.90%) Wi-Fi
4 1 (1.45%) DNS
4 1 (1.45%) GSM
4 1 (1.45%) Intranet
4 1 (1.45%) LAN
4 1 (1.45%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (1.45%) TETRA
4 1 (1.45%) Unified Communications
4 1 (1.45%) VoIP
4 1 (1.45%) WAN
General
1 1 (1.45%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (1.45%) Public Sector
1 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 35 (50.72%) Trainee
2 21 (30.43%) IT Engineer
3 20 (28.99%) Support Engineer
4 19 (27.54%) Administrator
5 18 (26.09%) Ethical Hacker
5 18 (26.09%) IT Support
6 17 (24.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 17 (24.64%) Network Administrator
6 17 (24.64%) Trainee Administrator
6 17 (24.64%) Trainee Network Administrator
7 13 (18.84%) IT Administrator
8 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.35%) Applications Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Applications Support
10 2 (2.90%) Applications Support Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Support
10 2 (2.90%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 2 (2.90%) IT Security Administrator
10 2 (2.90%) Security Administrator
10 2 (2.90%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (2.90%) Management Information System
1 2 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (1.45%) CCTV
2 1 (1.45%) Clustering
2 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (46.38%) Linux
2 8 (11.59%) Windows
3 3 (4.35%) Windows 10
3 3 (4.35%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.45%) Apple iOS
4 1 (1.45%) Mac OS
4 1 (1.45%) Windows 7
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2016
4 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (72.46%) Problem-Solving
2 20 (28.99%) Ethical Hacking
3 19 (27.54%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (26.09%) Data Security
4 18 (26.09%) Penetration Testing
5 12 (17.39%) ITIL
6 4 (5.80%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 2 (2.90%) Information Security
7 2 (2.90%) Risk Management
7 2 (2.90%) Server Management
7 2 (2.90%) Vulnerability Management
7 2 (2.90%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 1 (1.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.45%) ITSM
8 1 (1.45%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (1.45%) Network Design
8 1 (1.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (1.45%) Presales
8 1 (1.45%) PRINCE2
8 1 (1.45%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 2 (2.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (55.07%) A+ Certification
2 36 (52.17%) CompTIA Security+
3 32 (46.38%) Linux+ Certification
4 20 (28.99%) CCNA
4 20 (28.99%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (21.74%) Server+ Certification
6 12 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (13.04%) Degree
7 9 (13.04%) MCSA
7 9 (13.04%) MCSE
8 8 (11.59%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (10.14%) CCENT
10 3 (4.35%) CEH
11 2 (2.90%) CISSP
11 2 (2.90%) GIAC
12 1 (1.45%) CCNP
12 1 (1.45%) MCP
12 1 (1.45%) MCTS
12 1 (1.45%) SC Cleared
12 1 (1.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.45%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (5.80%) Active Directory
1 4 (5.80%) Hyper-V
2 2 (2.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) BitLocker
3 1 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (1.45%) Virtual Servers
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
3 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (1.45%) EMC NetWorker
1 1 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
1 1 (1.45%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 28 (40.58%) Microsoft
2 17 (24.64%) Cisco
3 2 (2.90%) SolarWinds
3 2 (2.90%) VMware
4 1 (1.45%) Citrix
4 1 (1.45%) Google
4 1 (1.45%) Kaspersky
4 1 (1.45%) Meraki
4 1 (1.45%) Motorola
4 1 (1.45%) Tanium