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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 240 237 245
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +8
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 12 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.16% 0.015% 0.055%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.70% 0.064% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 10 1 3
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £21,500 £21,000
% change year-on-year
+8.13% +2.38%
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
1704 1570 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 22.92% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1333 1593
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
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 29 August 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 29 August 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 - 7 £61,250 -
Manchester -7 3 £17,000 -38.18% 1
Lancashire - 1 £32,500 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 11 (68.75%) CCNA
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 10 (62.50%) MS Office
3 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
4 7 (43.75%) CCNP
4 7 (43.75%) CISSP
5 6 (37.50%) ArcSight
5 6 (37.50%) SIEM
5 6 (37.50%) SQL
5 6 (37.50%) Windows
5 6 (37.50%) Information Security
6 5 (31.25%) Migration
6 5 (31.25%) Change Management
6 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
6 5 (31.25%) Citrix
6 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
6 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (25.00%) vSphere
7 4 (25.00%) XenApp
7 4 (25.00%) XenServer
7 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
7 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
7 4 (25.00%) SAN
7 4 (25.00%) NetApp

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

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 5 (31.25%) MS Exchange
1 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Firewall
1 4 (25.00%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) VPN
2 2 (12.50%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) SDH
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) WLAN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Ethernet
3 1 (6.25%) RIP
3 1 (6.25%) SNMP
3 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (6.25%) Wireless
3 1 (6.25%) IPsec
3 1 (6.25%) WiMAX
3 1 (6.25%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security
3 1 (6.25%) xDSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Financial Institution
2 2 (12.50%) Banking
3 1 (6.25%) Legal
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Information Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Information Security Manager
2 3 (18.75%) Security Manager
3 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) IT Support
3 2 (12.50%) IT Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) Technical Services Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Management Information System
1 3 (18.75%) Tandem
2 2 (12.50%) Thin Client
2 2 (12.50%) Blackberry
2 2 (12.50%) GIS
2 2 (12.50%) Fat Client
3 1 (6.25%) iPhone
3 1 (6.25%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (6.25%) SCADA
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (25.00%) AIX
3 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (25.00%) Windows XP
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.25%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Information Security
1 6 (37.50%) SIEM
2 5 (31.25%) Change Management
2 5 (31.25%) Migration
3 4 (25.00%) Cyber Security
4 2 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 2 (12.50%) Business Analysis
5 1 (6.25%) Incident Management
5 1 (6.25%) Asset Management
5 1 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL
5 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Information Assurance
5 1 (6.25%) Performance Improvement
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) CCNA
1 11 (68.75%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (43.75%) CISSP
2 7 (43.75%) CCNP
3 5 (31.25%) Microsoft Certification
4 4 (25.00%) MCSE
4 4 (25.00%) MCSA
5 3 (18.75%) MCP
6 1 (6.25%) CCIE
6 1 (6.25%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) XenApp
2 4 (25.00%) XenServer
2 4 (25.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (37.50%) ArcSight
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) NetApp
4 4 (25.00%) VMware
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Sun
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