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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 244 245 256
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 7 4 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.11% 0.057% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.46% 0.25% 0.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 3
Average salary £52,500 £32,500 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+61.53% +38.29%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+2.27% -
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
1524 1569 1739
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.89% 22.50% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1211 1207 1456
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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
Manchester - 3 £20,000 -
Merseyside - 3 - -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 14 (58.33%) Windows
3 12 (50.00%) MS Office
4 11 (45.83%) SQL
4 11 (45.83%) CCNP
4 11 (45.83%) CCNA
4 11 (45.83%) CISSP
4 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
5 10 (41.67%) Network Security
5 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 9 (37.50%) ITIL
7 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
7 8 (33.33%) Firewall
7 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
7 8 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 8 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
8 7 (29.17%) Cyber Security
8 7 (29.17%) Network Monitoring
8 7 (29.17%) MCITP
8 7 (29.17%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (25.00%) UNIX
10 5 (20.83%) ITIL V3
10 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
10 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
10 5 (20.83%) MCDST
10 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
10 5 (20.83%) MOS
10 5 (20.83%) Document Management
10 5 (20.83%) Information Security

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

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 3 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (8.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Lync
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MS Office
2 8 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (4.17%) MS Visio
3 1 (4.17%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (41.67%) Network Security
2 8 (33.33%) Intrusion Detection
2 8 (33.33%) Firewall
3 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (4.17%) VPN
4 1 (4.17%) DNS
4 1 (4.17%) Internet
4 1 (4.17%) Wireless
4 1 (4.17%) LAN
4 1 (4.17%) DHCP
4 1 (4.17%) VLAN
General
1 5 (20.83%) Law
1 5 (20.83%) Legal
2 3 (12.50%) Finance
3 2 (8.33%) Financial Institution
3 2 (8.33%) Back Office
4 1 (4.17%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (29.17%) Network Engineer
1 7 (29.17%) Network Security Engineer
1 7 (29.17%) Security Engineer
2 6 (25.00%) IT Support
3 5 (20.83%) Technical Team Leader
3 5 (20.83%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 5 (20.83%) IT Support Specialist
3 5 (20.83%) Team Leader
3 5 (20.83%) Support Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Field Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Junior
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (4.17%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Network Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 8 (33.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 1 (4.17%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.17%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 14 (58.33%) Windows
2 11 (45.83%) Windows 7
3 6 (25.00%) UNIX
4 5 (20.83%) Windows 8
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.33%) CentOS
6 2 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.33%) AIX
6 2 (8.33%) Linux
6 2 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.17%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) ITIL
2 8 (33.33%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (29.17%) Cyber Security
3 7 (29.17%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (20.83%) Information Security
4 5 (20.83%) Document Management
4 5 (20.83%) Incident Management
4 5 (20.83%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V2
5 2 (8.33%) ERP
5 2 (8.33%) Network Design
5 2 (8.33%) Mentoring
5 2 (8.33%) Migration
6 1 (4.17%) Service Management
6 1 (4.17%) ITSM
6 1 (4.17%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 11 (45.83%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (45.83%) CCNP
1 11 (45.83%) CCNA
1 11 (45.83%) CISSP
1 11 (45.83%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (41.67%) Microsoft Certification
3 7 (29.17%) Network+ Certification
3 7 (29.17%) MCITP
4 5 (20.83%) Security Cleared
4 5 (20.83%) MCDST
4 5 (20.83%) MOS
5 4 (16.67%) MCSE
6 2 (8.33%) HP ASE
6 2 (8.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (8.33%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) RHCE
6 2 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (4.17%) HND
7 1 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
System Software
1 3 (12.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.17%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 16 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 3 (12.50%) VMware
3 2 (8.33%) Cisco
3 2 (8.33%) HP
3 2 (8.33%) Citrix
3 2 (8.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (4.17%) Nokia
4 1 (4.17%) IBM
4 1 (4.17%) ProCurve
4 1 (4.17%) ArcSight