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

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 244 243 260
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +17
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 16 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.015% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 0.064% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 2
Average salary £30,050 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £23,000 £22,000 £21,250
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +3.52%
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
1736 1558 1927
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.51% 22.94% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1367 1319 1602
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +12.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 - 9 £61,250 - 2
Manchester -4 5 £17,000 -38.18% 4
Lancashire - 1 £20,000 - 1
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 14 (73.68%) MS Office
2 12 (63.16%) CCNA
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
4 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
5 8 (42.11%) SQL
5 8 (42.11%) CCNP
5 8 (42.11%) CISSP
5 8 (42.11%) Information Security
5 8 (42.11%) ArcSight
5 8 (42.11%) SIEM
6 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (31.58%) Citrix
6 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
6 6 (31.58%) Windows
6 6 (31.58%) MS Exchange
7 5 (26.32%) Linux
7 5 (26.32%) MCP
7 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
7 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
7 5 (26.32%) Finance
7 5 (26.32%) VMware
7 5 (26.32%) Cyber Security
7 5 (26.32%) vSphere
7 5 (26.32%) XenApp
8 4 (21.05%) XenServer
8 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
8 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007

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

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 (31.58%) MS Exchange
1 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (73.68%) MS Office
2 10 (52.63%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (21.05%) SAN
1 4 (21.05%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) LAN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) VPN
3 1 (5.26%) PBX
3 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.26%) MS Access
2 1 (5.26%) MySQL
General
1 5 (26.32%) Finance
2 3 (15.79%) Financial Institution
3 2 (10.53%) Banking
4 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (21.05%) Information Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Information Security Manager
1 4 (21.05%) Security Manager
1 4 (21.05%) IT Support
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Information Security Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) IT Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Security Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Support Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (5.26%) Desktop Support
3 1 (5.26%) Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Tandem
2 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
3 2 (10.53%) GIS
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (5.26%) Freedom of Information
4 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
4 1 (5.26%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 6 (31.58%) Windows
1 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (26.32%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
2 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
3 4 (21.05%) AIX
3 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 1 (5.26%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (42.11%) Information Security
1 8 (42.11%) SIEM
2 5 (26.32%) Cyber Security
3 4 (21.05%) Business Analysis
3 4 (21.05%) Change Management
3 4 (21.05%) Migration
4 2 (10.53%) Data Protection
5 1 (5.26%) Information Assurance
5 1 (5.26%) Performance Improvement
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (42.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (63.16%) CCNA
1 12 (63.16%) Cisco Certification
2 8 (42.11%) CCNP
2 8 (42.11%) CISSP
3 6 (31.58%) Microsoft Certification
4 5 (26.32%) MCP
5 4 (21.05%) MCSE
5 4 (21.05%) MCSA
6 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Active Directory
2 5 (26.32%) XenApp
2 5 (26.32%) vSphere
3 4 (21.05%) XenServer
4 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) ArcSight
3 6 (31.58%) Citrix
4 5 (26.32%) VMware
5 4 (21.05%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Avaya
6 1 (5.26%) Sun
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) Nortel
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