The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 125 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 5 7 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.29% 0.37% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 1.49% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 0
Average salary £19,125 £61,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-68.77% -
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £23,750 £21,500
% change year-on-year
-3.15% +10.46%
A+ Certification
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
429 469 417
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.71% 24.47% 26.24%
Number of salaries quoted 318 340 331
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the Cheshire region.

A+ Certification Salary Trend in Cheshire

A+ Certification
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +7 3 £21,000 -30.11%
Daresbury - 2 £17,250 -
A+ Certification
North West

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification.

1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) MS Office
3 4 (44.44%) CCNP
3 4 (44.44%) CCNA
3 4 (44.44%) CISSP
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (44.44%) Firewall
3 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
3 4 (44.44%) SQL
3 4 (44.44%) Network Security
3 4 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
3 4 (44.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 4 (44.44%) DDoS Mitigation
4 3 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (33.33%) MCSE
4 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 3 (33.33%) ITIL
4 3 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) UNIX
5 2 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (22.22%) SLA
5 2 (22.22%) Apple
5 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (22.22%) VMware
5 2 (22.22%) Degree
5 2 (22.22%) Android
6 1 (11.11%) Banking
6 1 (11.11%) Information Security

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited A+ Certification. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Applications
1 5 (55.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) Firewall
1 4 (44.44%) Intrusion Detection
1 4 (44.44%) Network Security
2 3 (33.33%) TCP/IP
General
1 1 (11.11%) Banking
1 1 (11.11%) Financial Institution
1 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Security Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Security Engineer
1 3 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Technician
3 1 (11.11%) Cyber Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Security Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (44.44%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 2 (22.22%) UNIX
1 2 (22.22%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (44.44%) Network Monitoring
1 4 (44.44%) DDoS Mitigation
2 3 (33.33%) Cyber Security
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (44.44%) CCNP
1 4 (44.44%) CCNA
1 4 (44.44%) CISSP
1 4 (44.44%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (33.33%) MCSE
2 3 (33.33%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (22.22%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 8 (88.89%) Microsoft
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
2 2 (22.22%) Apple
2 2 (22.22%) VMware