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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 229 233 248
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +15
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 5 12 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.091% 0.20% 0.044%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 0.75% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 2
Median salary £45,500 £61,250 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
-25.71% +133.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £42,500 £21,250
10% offered a salary of more than £63,100 £85,000 £31,250
UK excluding London median salary £22,000 £22,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
1369 1590 1553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 26.09% 22.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1144 1252 1195
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £54,900 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Merseyside +5 3 - -
Manchester +1 1 £67,500 -
Lancashire - 1 £23,500 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 26 May 2016, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (88.89%) Network+ Certification
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (72.22%) RHCE
4 13 (72.22%) Red Hat
4 13 (72.22%) CISSP
5 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 11 (61.11%) Windows
6 10 (55.56%) LAN
6 10 (55.56%) MCITP
6 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 9 (50.00%) CCNA
8 8 (44.44%) CCNP
8 8 (44.44%) MCSE
9 7 (38.89%) AIX
9 7 (38.89%) Linux
9 7 (38.89%) SQL
9 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
9 7 (38.89%) ITIL
9 7 (38.89%) IBM
9 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
9 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
9 7 (38.89%) HP
9 7 (38.89%) Dell
9 7 (38.89%) Symantec
9 7 (38.89%) Norton AntiVirus
9 7 (38.89%) Sophos
9 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (38.89%) CentOS

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (38.89%) MS Exchange
1 7 (38.89%) SharePoint
1 7 (38.89%) SharePoint 2013
1 7 (38.89%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (16.67%) MS Office
2 1 (5.56%) AutoCAD
2 1 (5.56%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (55.56%) LAN
2 7 (38.89%) Network Security
3 5 (27.78%) Wireless
4 3 (16.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server
1 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (38.89%) Back Office
2 3 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (38.89%) Network Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 6 (33.33%) Trainer
3 5 (27.78%) IT Support
4 3 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
4 3 (16.67%) ICT Assistant
4 3 (16.67%) ICT Support
4 3 (16.67%) IT Assistant
4 3 (16.67%) IT Support Assistant
4 3 (16.67%) Support Assistant
5 1 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) iPhone
2 1 (5.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 11 (61.11%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (38.89%) AIX
3 7 (38.89%) CentOS
3 7 (38.89%) Linux
3 7 (38.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Android
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL V2
1 7 (38.89%) Patch Management
1 7 (38.89%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 6 (33.33%) Cybersecurity
2 6 (33.33%) Ethical Hacking
2 6 (33.33%) Information Security
3 3 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 1 (5.56%) Content Development
4 1 (5.56%) Information Security Management
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (38.89%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (88.89%) Network+ Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (72.22%) CISSP
3 13 (72.22%) RHCE
4 11 (61.11%) Microsoft Certification
5 10 (55.56%) MCITP
6 9 (50.00%) CCNA
7 8 (44.44%) CCNP
7 8 (44.44%) MCSE
8 7 (38.89%) CompTIA Security+
8 7 (38.89%) HP ASE
8 7 (38.89%) Security+ Certification
8 7 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (33.33%) CEH
9 6 (33.33%) CHFI
9 6 (33.33%) CISM
9 6 (33.33%) EC-Council LPT
9 6 (33.33%) ECSA
9 6 (33.33%) OSCP
10 3 (16.67%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (38.89%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (38.89%) Backup Exec
1 7 (38.89%) HP SIM
1 7 (38.89%) Norton AntiVirus
1 7 (38.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Cisco
3 13 (72.22%) Red Hat
4 7 (38.89%) Dell
4 7 (38.89%) GFI Software
4 7 (38.89%) HP
4 7 (38.89%) IBM
4 7 (38.89%) ProCurve
4 7 (38.89%) SolarWinds
4 7 (38.89%) Sophos
4 7 (38.89%) Symantec
4 7 (38.89%) VMware