The first table below looks at the demand for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the North West region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 240 242 236
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -6
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 5 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.070% 0.041% 0.067%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.31% 0.18% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 4
Average salary £32,500 £23,500 £19,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.29% +23.68%
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £21,500 £21,250
% change year-on-year
+2.32% +1.17%
Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1629 1669 1876
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.89% 23.00% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1254 1400 1612
Average salary £35,000 £38,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +6.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

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

A+ Certification Salary Trend in the North West

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014. 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
Lancashire - 3 £32,500 -
Cheshire - 2 £30,050 - 2
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 7 (70.00%) Windows
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (60.00%) Change Management
2 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 5 (50.00%) vSphere
3 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (50.00%) LAN
4 4 (40.00%) AIX
4 4 (40.00%) MCSE
4 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 4 (40.00%) MS Office
4 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (40.00%) Firewall
4 4 (40.00%) SAN
4 4 (40.00%) NetApp
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) XenServer

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the North West 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 6 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Office
2 3 (30.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) LAN
2 4 (40.00%) Firewall
2 4 (40.00%) SAN
3 3 (30.00%) WAN
4 2 (20.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (20.00%) RIP
4 2 (20.00%) SNMP
4 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (20.00%) VPN
4 2 (20.00%) SDH
4 2 (20.00%) WLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Wi-Fi
4 2 (20.00%) Wireless
4 2 (20.00%) IPsec
4 2 (20.00%) WiMAX
4 2 (20.00%) VLAN
4 2 (20.00%) Wireshark
4 2 (20.00%) Network Security
4 2 (20.00%) xDSL
4 2 (20.00%) SONET
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (10.00%) MS Access
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
General
1 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Desktop Support
3 1 (10.00%) Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Services Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Thin Client
1 2 (20.00%) SCADA
1 2 (20.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (20.00%) Fat Client
2 1 (10.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (60.00%) Linux
2 6 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 6 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (40.00%) AIX
3 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) Change Management
1 6 (60.00%) Migration
2 2 (20.00%) Network Design
3 1 (10.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (10.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (10.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) CCNA
2 6 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 2 (20.00%) CCIE
4 2 (20.00%) CCNP
4 2 (20.00%) CISSP
4 2 (20.00%) Degree
4 2 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (50.00%) XenApp
2 5 (50.00%) vSphere
3 4 (40.00%) XenServer
4 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (10.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Citrix
2 6 (60.00%) VMware
3 4 (40.00%) NetApp
3 4 (40.00%) Cisco
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 1 (10.00%) HP
5 1 (10.00%) Nortel
5 1 (10.00%) Avaya
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