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 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 233 239 241
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +2
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 21 8 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.28% 0.12% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 0.51% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 5 3
Average salary £60,000 £27,600 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+117.39% +0.36%
UK excluding London average salary £23,750 £22,600 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +2.72%
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
1800 1556 1878
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.03% 23.04% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1461 1321 1588
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 October 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 October 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
Cheshire -8 10 £63,750 +130.97% 5
Manchester -16 6 £17,000 -40.86% 1
Lancashire - 1 £20,000 - 1
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 20 (76.92%) MS Office
2 19 (73.08%) CCNA
2 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 15 (57.69%) CCNP
4 15 (57.69%) CISSP
4 15 (57.69%) SQL
5 13 (50.00%) Information Security
6 12 (46.15%) ArcSight
6 12 (46.15%) SIEM
7 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
8 10 (38.46%) Finance
9 9 (34.62%) Cyber Security
10 7 (26.92%) Firewall
11 6 (23.08%) MS Exchange
11 6 (23.08%) Windows
11 6 (23.08%) Citrix
11 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
11 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
11 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (23.08%) Tandem
12 5 (19.23%) XenApp
12 5 (19.23%) vSphere
12 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
12 5 (19.23%) MCP
12 5 (19.23%) Linux
12 5 (19.23%) VMware
12 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (15.38%) SAN

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (23.08%) MS Exchange
1 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 20 (76.92%) MS Office
2 11 (42.31%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (26.92%) Firewall
2 4 (15.38%) SAN
3 3 (11.54%) Intrusion Detection
3 3 (11.54%) Network Security
4 2 (7.69%) LAN
4 2 (7.69%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) VPN
5 1 (3.85%) PBX
5 1 (3.85%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) MS Access
2 1 (3.85%) MySQL
General
1 10 (38.46%) Finance
2 4 (15.38%) Financial Institution
3 2 (7.69%) Banking
4 1 (3.85%) Legal
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Security Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Security Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Information Manager
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security Manager
3 4 (15.38%) IT Support
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) IT Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Manager
4 2 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Security Consultant
5 1 (3.85%) Network Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Network Security Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) Tandem
2 4 (15.38%) GIS
2 4 (15.38%) Management Information System
3 1 (3.85%) iPhone
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (3.85%) Fat Client
3 1 (3.85%) Thin Client
3 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 6 (23.08%) Windows
1 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (19.23%) Windows XP
2 5 (19.23%) Linux
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (15.38%) AIX
3 4 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (11.54%) UNIX
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
6 1 (3.85%) Android
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
6 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Information Security
2 12 (46.15%) SIEM
3 9 (34.62%) Cyber Security
4 4 (15.38%) Change Management
4 4 (15.38%) Migration
4 4 (15.38%) Business Analysis
5 2 (7.69%) Data Protection
5 2 (7.69%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.85%) Asset Management
6 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.85%) Information Assurance
6 1 (3.85%) Performance Improvement
6 1 (3.85%) Service Delivery
6 1 (3.85%) Risk Management
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 15 (57.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (73.08%) CCNA
1 19 (73.08%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (57.69%) CCNP
2 15 (57.69%) CISSP
3 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (19.23%) MCP
5 4 (15.38%) MCSE
5 4 (15.38%) MCSA
6 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (23.08%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) XenApp
2 5 (19.23%) vSphere
3 4 (15.38%) XenServer
4 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.85%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 17 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 12 (46.15%) ArcSight
3 6 (23.08%) Citrix
4 5 (19.23%) VMware
5 4 (15.38%) NetApp
5 4 (15.38%) Cisco
6 1 (3.85%) Sun
6 1 (3.85%) HP
6 1 (3.85%) Nortel
6 1 (3.85%) Avaya
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