The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 218 231 208
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 21 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.35% 0.066% 0.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.19% 0.25% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 21 4 6
Average salary £21,000 £22,000 £23,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.54% -6.38%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+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 South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1761 1613 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.37% 26.46% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1245 1351
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing A+ Certification across the South West region.

A+ Certification Salary Trend in the South West

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 3 July 2015. 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
Cornwall - 17 £21,000 -
Bristol - 3 £21,000 -
Devon - 1 £20,000 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 30 (88.24%) MS Exchange
1 30 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (85.29%) TCP/IP
2 29 (85.29%) Windows
3 26 (76.47%) Network+ Certification
4 25 (73.53%) Firewall
4 25 (73.53%) MCSA
4 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 24 (70.59%) LAN
5 24 (70.59%) WAN
5 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
6 23 (67.65%) ADSL
6 23 (67.65%) Windows Vista
6 23 (67.65%) Exchange Server 2013
7 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
8 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
8 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
9 5 (14.71%) DHCP
9 5 (14.71%) DNS
9 5 (14.71%) Degree
9 5 (14.71%) MCTS
10 4 (11.76%) MCP
10 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
10 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
10 4 (11.76%) Citrix
10 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
10 4 (11.76%) VMware

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

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT jobs across the South 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 30 (88.24%) MS Exchange
2 24 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2007
2 24 (70.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (67.65%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (20.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.88%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) TCP/IP
2 25 (73.53%) Firewall
3 24 (70.59%) LAN
3 24 (70.59%) WAN
4 23 (67.65%) ADSL
5 5 (14.71%) DHCP
5 5 (14.71%) DNS
6 2 (5.88%) Internet
7 1 (2.94%) ATM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.94%) Electronics
1 1 (2.94%) Military
Job Titles
1 27 (79.41%) Support Engineer
2 25 (73.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 22 (64.71%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Junior Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Junior Network Support
4 4 (11.76%) Junior Network Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Network Support
4 4 (11.76%) Junior
4 4 (11.76%) Network Engineer
4 4 (11.76%) Junior Support Engineer
5 3 (8.82%) Support Technician
5 3 (8.82%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (5.88%) Analyst
6 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
7 1 (2.94%) Customer Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support
7 1 (2.94%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (2.94%) IT Technician
7 1 (2.94%) ATM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.76%) Computer Science
2 2 (5.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.88%) Thin Client
2 2 (5.88%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 29 (85.29%) Windows
2 25 (73.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (70.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (67.65%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.88%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.94%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (2.94%) ITIL
1 1 (2.94%) CRM
1 1 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (2.94%) Network Architecture
Qualifications
1 30 (88.24%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (76.47%) Network+ Certification
3 25 (73.53%) MCSA
4 5 (14.71%) MCTS
4 5 (14.71%) Degree
5 4 (11.76%) MCP
6 1 (2.94%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (20.59%) Active Directory
2 4 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (2.94%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) Microsoft
2 4 (11.76%) Citrix
2 4 (11.76%) VMware