The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited A+ Certification over the 3 months to 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 81 66 78
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +12
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 2 22 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.25% 2.52% 0.73%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 7.07% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 5
Average salary £18,250 £22,600 £17,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-19.24% +32.94%
UK excluding London average salary £23,250 £22,600 £22,800
% change year-on-year
+2.87% -0.87%
A+ Certification
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
218 311 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 27.01% 35.58% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 194 286 260
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £22,600 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 Southampton

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in Southampton

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

A+ Certification Salary Trend in Southampton

A+ Certification
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) MS Office
2 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 12 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 7 (33.33%) MCP
5 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 6 (28.57%) Software Distribution
6 6 (28.57%) VoIP
6 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (28.57%) EPoS
6 6 (28.57%) SAP
6 6 (28.57%) Retail
6 6 (28.57%) Wireless
7 5 (23.81%) SLA
8 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
8 4 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
8 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Management
8 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
8 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
8 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
8 4 (19.05%) Change Management
8 4 (19.05%) Firewall
8 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
9 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
9 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003

A+ Certification
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 7 (33.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (66.67%) MS Office
2 12 (57.14%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (28.57%) VoIP
1 6 (28.57%) Wireless
2 4 (19.05%) Firewall
General
1 6 (28.57%) Retail
2 3 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (61.90%) Analyst
1 13 (61.90%) Service Analyst
1 13 (61.90%) Service Desk Analyst
2 8 (38.10%) 1st Line Support
3 7 (33.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (23.81%) Support Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Support Analyst
4 5 (23.81%) Help Desk Support
4 5 (23.81%) 1st Line Support Analyst
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (14.29%) Junior
6 3 (14.29%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 3 (14.29%) Junior Support Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) IT Graduate
7 1 (4.76%) Graduate
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) EPoS
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (85.71%) Windows
2 7 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (14.29%) Windows XP
3 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Software Distribution
3 4 (19.05%) Service Desk Management
3 4 (19.05%) Mentoring
3 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
3 4 (19.05%) Change Management
3 4 (19.05%) Incident Management
3 4 (19.05%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (19.05%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.76%) C
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) MCP
2 6 (28.57%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (14.29%) MCDST
3 3 (14.29%) MCTS
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
3 3 (14.29%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 6 (28.57%) SAP