The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 246 236 249
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +13
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 19 9 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.26% 0.13% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 0.54% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 16 6 3
Average salary £57,500 £27,600 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+108.33% +22.66%
UK excluding London average salary £22,750 £22,600 £22,716
% change year-on-year
+0.66% -0.50%
A+ Certification
England

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

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1801 1652 1828
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.28% 23.89% 25.60%
Number of salaries quoted 1525 1402 1592
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the North West region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

A+ Certification Salary Histogram 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 21 November 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
Manchester -15 7 £18,000 -37.39%
Cheshire -4 5 £62,500 +126.44%
Lancashire - 2 £20,000 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 24 (80.00%) MS Office
2 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 20 (66.67%) CCNA
3 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (56.67%) CCNP
4 17 (56.67%) SQL
4 17 (56.67%) CISSP
5 14 (46.67%) Information Security
6 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
6 13 (43.33%) ArcSight
6 13 (43.33%) SIEM
7 12 (40.00%) Finance
8 10 (33.33%) Cyber Security
9 8 (26.67%) Windows
9 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
10 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
10 7 (23.33%) Firewall
10 7 (23.33%) Tandem
11 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (20.00%) Citrix
12 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
12 5 (16.67%) Linux
12 5 (16.67%) MCP
12 5 (16.67%) VMware
12 5 (16.67%) GIS
12 5 (16.67%) XenApp
12 5 (16.67%) vSphere
13 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012

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

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (23.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (80.00%) MS Office
2 13 (43.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (23.33%) Firewall
2 4 (13.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (13.33%) Network Security
3 3 (10.00%) SAN
3 3 (10.00%) LAN
3 3 (10.00%) WAN
4 2 (6.67%) PBX
5 1 (3.33%) VoIP
5 1 (3.33%) VPN
5 1 (3.33%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) MS Access
2 2 (6.67%) MySQL
General
1 12 (40.00%) Finance
2 4 (13.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (6.67%) Legal
3 2 (6.67%) Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (23.33%) Security Engineer
2 6 (20.00%) Security Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security Engineer
3 4 (13.33%) IT Support
3 4 (13.33%) Information Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (13.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.00%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) Consultant
5 2 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (6.67%) Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) IT Administrator
5 2 (6.67%) Technical Manager
6 1 (3.33%) Security Specialist
6 1 (3.33%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (3.33%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (23.33%) Tandem
2 5 (16.67%) GIS
3 4 (13.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 1 (3.33%) Fat Client
5 1 (3.33%) iPhone
5 1 (3.33%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (3.33%) Thin Client
5 1 (3.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (26.67%) Windows
2 6 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (16.67%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) Windows XP
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (13.33%) Windows 7
4 4 (13.33%) UNIX
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) AIX
6 2 (6.67%) Windows 8
6 2 (6.67%) Windows Vista
7 1 (3.33%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (46.67%) Information Security
2 13 (43.33%) SIEM
3 10 (33.33%) Cyber Security
4 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
5 3 (10.00%) Migration
6 2 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (6.67%) ITIL
6 2 (6.67%) Incident Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (3.33%) Information Assurance
7 1 (3.33%) ITIL V3
7 1 (3.33%) Service Delivery
7 1 (3.33%) Risk Management
7 1 (3.33%) Kalman Filter
7 1 (3.33%) Performance Improvement
7 1 (3.33%) Asset Management
7 1 (3.33%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (56.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (66.67%) CCNA
1 20 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 17 (56.67%) CISSP
2 17 (56.67%) CCNP
3 8 (26.67%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (16.67%) MCP
5 4 (13.33%) MCSE
5 4 (13.33%) MCSA
6 2 (6.67%) Degree
7 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.33%) Network+ Certification
7 1 (3.33%) MOS
7 1 (3.33%) MCDST
7 1 (3.33%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (16.67%) XenApp
2 5 (16.67%) vSphere
3 3 (10.00%) XenServer
4 2 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 2 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (43.33%) ArcSight
3 6 (20.00%) Citrix
4 5 (16.67%) VMware
5 3 (10.00%) Cisco
5 3 (10.00%) NetApp
6 2 (6.67%) Nortel
6 2 (6.67%) Avaya
7 1 (3.33%) Draytek
7 1 (3.33%) Sun
7 1 (3.33%) HP