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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 215 225 234
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +9
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 27 18 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.51% 0.31% 0.051%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.58% 1.05% 0.18%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 2
Median salary £22,000 £21,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -4.54%
UK excluding London median salary £22,000 £22,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +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
1710 1709 1712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.05% 29.49% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 1377 1332 1382
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cornwall -14 14 £22,500 +7.14%
Bristol +13 12 £22,000 +4.76%
Gloucestershire - 1 £20,500 -
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 41 (89.13%) Microsoft
3 38 (82.61%) Network+ Certification
4 33 (71.74%) MS Exchange
5 31 (67.39%) Windows 10
6 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
6 30 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (60.87%) TCP/IP
8 25 (54.35%) Windows 8
9 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
9 24 (52.17%) VMware
9 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
9 24 (52.17%) MCSA
10 22 (47.83%) MS Excel
10 22 (47.83%) Office 365
11 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
11 21 (45.65%) Cisco
12 20 (43.48%) DNS
13 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
13 19 (41.30%) Firewall
13 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
13 19 (41.30%) WatchGuard
14 18 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
14 18 (39.13%) Linux
15 16 (34.78%) VoIP
15 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
16 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2013
16 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
16 15 (32.61%) VMware ESXi
16 15 (32.61%) DHCP

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 33 (71.74%) MS Exchange
2 18 (39.13%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (32.61%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.52%) Skype for Business
5 1 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 22 (47.83%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 22 (47.83%) Office 365
2 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) TCP/IP
2 20 (43.48%) DNS
3 19 (41.30%) Firewall
4 16 (34.78%) VoIP
5 15 (32.61%) DHCP
5 15 (32.61%) LAN
6 14 (30.43%) WAN
7 12 (26.09%) ADSL
8 6 (13.04%) VPN
9 4 (8.70%) PBX
10 3 (6.52%) NAS
10 3 (6.52%) SAN
10 3 (6.52%) SSL
10 3 (6.52%) Unified Communications
10 3 (6.52%) Wireless
11 1 (2.17%) IP Telephony
11 1 (2.17%) Network Security
11 1 (2.17%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (41.30%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database
2 3 (6.52%) Oracle Database 11g
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (6.52%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (6.52%) Legal
2 1 (2.17%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (58.70%) Support Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) 2nd Line Support
2 18 (39.13%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 13 (28.26%) 1st Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Engineer
4 5 (10.87%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) 1st Line Support Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Support
5 4 (8.70%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 4 (8.70%) Support Analyst
6 3 (6.52%) Administrator
6 3 (6.52%) Field Engineer
6 3 (6.52%) Field Service Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (28.26%) Driving Licence
2 5 (10.87%) Computer Science
3 4 (8.70%) Blackberry
3 4 (8.70%) Data Protection Act
4 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Fat Client
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (2.17%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 42 (91.30%) Windows
2 31 (67.39%) Windows 10
3 30 (65.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (54.35%) Windows 8
5 21 (45.65%) Windows 7
6 19 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (39.13%) Linux
8 16 (34.78%) Windows Server
9 15 (32.61%) Unix
9 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (26.09%) Windows Vista
11 5 (10.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (26.09%) PRINCE2
1 12 (26.09%) Project Management
2 9 (19.57%) Network Architecture
3 4 (8.70%) Capacity Planning
3 4 (8.70%) Data Protection
3 4 (8.70%) ITIL
4 3 (6.52%) Matrix Management
5 1 (2.17%) Data Migration
5 1 (2.17%) Data Security
5 1 (2.17%) Document Management
5 1 (2.17%) High Availability
5 1 (2.17%) ITSM
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (82.61%) Network+ Certification
2 30 (65.22%) Microsoft Certification
3 24 (52.17%) MCSA
4 11 (23.91%) MCP
5 6 (13.04%) CCNA
5 6 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (13.04%) MCTS
6 5 (10.87%) Degree
6 5 (10.87%) MCITP
6 5 (10.87%) MCSE
7 4 (8.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (6.52%) CCENT
8 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
8 3 (6.52%) Security Cleared
9 1 (2.17%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.17%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (52.17%) Active Directory
1 24 (52.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (32.61%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (6.52%) XenApp
4 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.17%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) McAfee ePO
1 3 (6.52%) NetBackup
1 3 (6.52%) SCCM
Vendors
1 41 (89.13%) Microsoft
2 24 (52.17%) VMware
3 21 (45.65%) Cisco
4 19 (41.30%) WatchGuard
5 5 (10.87%) Citrix
6 3 (6.52%) 3Com
6 3 (6.52%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.52%) Draytek
6 3 (6.52%) Forcepoint
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Infoblox
6 3 (6.52%) Intel Security
6 3 (6.52%) Juniper
6 3 (6.52%) NETGEAR
6 3 (6.52%) Oracle
6 3 (6.52%) ZyXEL
7 1 (2.17%) Avaya