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

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 230 236 272
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +36
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 20 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.27% 0.12% 0.050%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.12% 0.50% 0.20%
Number of salaries quoted 13 5 3
Average salary £60,000 £27,600 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+117.39% +22.66%
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £22,600 £22,800
% change year-on-year
+2.87% -0.87%
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
1788 1595 1955
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.27% 23.48% 24.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1499 1336 1714
Average salary £40,000 £37,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.10% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,250 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 19 December 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 19 December 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
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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 -10 8 £27,500 -8.33% 1
Cheshire -6 4 £60,000 +117.39%
Lancashire - 2 £20,000 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 28 (82.35%) MS Office
2 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
3 19 (55.88%) CCNA
3 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (52.94%) CCNP
4 18 (52.94%) SQL
5 17 (50.00%) CISSP
5 17 (50.00%) MS Excel
6 14 (41.18%) Information Security
7 13 (38.24%) SIEM
7 13 (38.24%) ArcSight
8 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (35.29%) Windows
8 12 (35.29%) Finance
9 10 (29.41%) Cyber Security
10 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
11 7 (20.59%) Tandem
12 6 (17.65%) MCITP
12 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
12 6 (17.65%) Legal
12 6 (17.65%) MCP
12 6 (17.65%) MS Exchange
12 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
12 6 (17.65%) ITIL
13 5 (14.71%) Document Management
13 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
13 5 (14.71%) MOS
13 5 (14.71%) MCDST
13 5 (14.71%) Firewall
13 5 (14.71%) Law

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 4 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (82.35%) MS Office
2 17 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (14.71%) Firewall
2 4 (11.76%) Intrusion Detection
2 4 (11.76%) Network Security
3 3 (8.82%) LAN
3 3 (8.82%) WAN
4 2 (5.88%) PBX
5 1 (2.94%) VoIP
5 1 (2.94%) VPN
5 1 (2.94%) SAN
5 1 (2.94%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (5.88%) MySQL
1 2 (5.88%) MS Access
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (35.29%) Finance
2 6 (17.65%) Legal
3 5 (14.71%) Law
4 4 (11.76%) Financial Institution
5 2 (5.88%) Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (20.59%) Security Engineer
2 6 (17.65%) Security Manager
3 5 (14.71%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 5 (14.71%) Team Leader
3 5 (14.71%) Technical Team Leader
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Information Manager
4 4 (11.76%) Information Security Manager
4 4 (11.76%) IT Support
5 3 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Security Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) IT Administrator
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Manager
6 2 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (5.88%) Consultant
6 2 (5.88%) Administrator
7 1 (2.94%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (20.59%) Tandem
2 5 (14.71%) GIS
3 4 (11.76%) Management Information System
4 3 (8.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.94%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.94%) iPhone
5 1 (2.94%) Freedom of Information
5 1 (2.94%) Thin Client
5 1 (2.94%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (35.29%) Windows
2 8 (23.53%) Windows 7
3 4 (11.76%) UNIX
3 4 (11.76%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (11.76%) Linux
4 3 (8.82%) Windows XP
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 8
5 2 (5.88%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (2.94%) Android
6 1 (2.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (41.18%) Information Security
2 13 (38.24%) SIEM
3 10 (29.41%) Cyber Security
4 6 (17.65%) Incident Management
4 6 (17.65%) ITIL
5 5 (14.71%) Document Management
5 5 (14.71%) ITIL V3
6 4 (11.76%) Business Analysis
7 2 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (5.88%) Data Protection
8 1 (2.94%) Information Assurance
8 1 (2.94%) Performance Improvement
8 1 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
8 1 (2.94%) Asset Management
8 1 (2.94%) Service Delivery
8 1 (2.94%) Change Management
8 1 (2.94%) Risk Management
8 1 (2.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 18 (52.94%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (55.88%) CCNA
1 19 (55.88%) Cisco Certification
2 18 (52.94%) CCNP
3 17 (50.00%) CISSP
4 12 (35.29%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (17.65%) MCP
5 6 (17.65%) MCITP
6 5 (14.71%) Security Cleared
6 5 (14.71%) MOS
6 5 (14.71%) MCDST
7 4 (11.76%) MCSE
7 4 (11.76%) MCSA
8 3 (8.82%) Degree
9 2 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Active Directory
2 3 (8.82%) XenApp
2 3 (8.82%) vSphere
3 2 (5.88%) Terminal Services
3 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Vendors
1 27 (79.41%) Microsoft
2 13 (38.24%) ArcSight
3 4 (11.76%) Citrix
4 3 (8.82%) VMware
5 2 (5.88%) Avaya
5 2 (5.88%) Nortel
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) Sun
6 1 (2.94%) HP
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp
6 1 (2.94%) Draytek