The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 176 179 180
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 10 1 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 0.25% 0.027% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.94% 0.11% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 10
Average salary £27,500 - £22,750
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,600 £23,000
% change year-on-year
-0.44% -1.73%
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 Manchester region.

Qualifications Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1059 917 1113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 26.86% 24.53% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 903 811 934
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in Manchester

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

A+ Certification Salary Trend in Manchester

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 11 (68.75%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
5 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
6 8 (50.00%) MOS
6 8 (50.00%) Document Management
6 8 (50.00%) ITIL V3
6 8 (50.00%) Law
6 8 (50.00%) Legal
6 8 (50.00%) MCDST
6 8 (50.00%) MCITP
6 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
6 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (50.00%) ITIL
7 4 (25.00%) MCP
7 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
8 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
8 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
9 2 (12.50%) MCSE
9 2 (12.50%) MCSA
9 2 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (12.50%) Finance
10 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
10 1 (6.25%) ArcSight
10 1 (6.25%) SIEM
10 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
10 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
10 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Manchester 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 12 (75.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (6.25%) VoIP
1 1 (6.25%) VPN
General
1 8 (50.00%) Law
1 8 (50.00%) Legal
2 2 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Team Leader
1 8 (50.00%) Technical Team Leader
1 8 (50.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) IT Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Manager
4 1 (6.25%) Security Manager
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 11 (68.75%) Windows
2 9 (56.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
3 1 (6.25%) Android
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
1 8 (50.00%) Document Management
1 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL V3
2 4 (25.00%) Business Analysis
3 1 (6.25%) Risk Management
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security
3 1 (6.25%) SIEM
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (62.50%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MOS
2 8 (50.00%) MCDST
2 8 (50.00%) MCITP
2 8 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) MCSA
4 2 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCNP
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) CISSP
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (18.75%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) ArcSight