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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 240 223 217
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 5 12 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.080% 0.21% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.25% 0.69% 0.61%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 12
Average salary £22,500 £29,250 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% +36.04%
UK excluding London average salary £22,500 £22,600 £22,900
% change year-on-year
-0.44% -1.31%
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
1970 1744 1980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.37% 29.94% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1407 1653
Average salary £40,000 £38,370 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.24% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 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
(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 -3 5 £22,500 +25.00%
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) MS Exchange
2 18 (94.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (89.47%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (89.47%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (84.21%) Firewall
5 15 (78.95%) MCSA
5 15 (78.95%) TCP/IP
5 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
5 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (73.68%) Network+ Certification
7 13 (68.42%) ADSL
7 13 (68.42%) LAN
7 13 (68.42%) WAN
7 13 (68.42%) Windows Vista
7 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 5 (26.32%) Line Management
9 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 3 (15.79%) MS Office
10 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
10 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (10.53%) MCP
11 2 (10.53%) MCSE
11 2 (10.53%) DHCP
11 2 (10.53%) DNS
11 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
11 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
12 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
12 1 (5.26%) VPN

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

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 18 (94.74%) MS Exchange
2 17 (89.47%) Exchange Server 2007
2 17 (89.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (68.42%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 3 (15.79%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 16 (84.21%) Firewall
2 15 (78.95%) TCP/IP
3 13 (68.42%) ADSL
3 13 (68.42%) LAN
3 13 (68.42%) WAN
4 2 (10.53%) DHCP
4 2 (10.53%) DNS
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) IP Telephony
Job Titles
1 14 (73.68%) Analyst
2 13 (68.42%) Technical Support
2 13 (68.42%) Support Engineer
3 12 (63.16%) Support Analyst
3 12 (63.16%) Technical Analyst
4 11 (57.89%) Technical Support Analyst
5 10 (52.63%) Technical Support Engineer
5 10 (52.63%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (26.32%) Senior Technical Support
7 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) Senior Support Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (15.79%) Senior Technical Analyst
7 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (15.79%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (10.53%) Senior Support Engineer
8 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Engineer
8 2 (10.53%) Senior Technical Support Engineer
9 1 (5.26%) Technical Services Analyst
9 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
1 1 (5.26%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 19 (100.00%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2012
3 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 13 (68.42%) Windows Vista
5 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.26%) Windows 8
6 1 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (26.32%) Line Management
2 3 (15.79%) Technical Architecture
3 1 (5.26%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.26%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (78.95%) MCSA
1 15 (78.95%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (73.68%) Network+ Certification
3 2 (10.53%) MCP
3 2 (10.53%) MCSE
4 1 (5.26%) MCTS
4 1 (5.26%) MCITP
System Software
1 1 (5.26%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Citrix
2 1 (5.26%) Sophos