The table below looks at the statistics for A+ Certification in IT jobs advertised for the West Midlands 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 214 203 196
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -7
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 1 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.018% 0.081% 0.084%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.067% 0.31% 0.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 4
Average salary £18,000 £17,000 £31,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -45.60%
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 West Midlands region.

Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1498 1296 1415
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.51% 26.12% 29.71%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1050 1242
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

A+ Certification
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

A+ Certification Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

A+ Certification Salary Trend in the West Midlands

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) CCENT
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
2 2 (50.00%) Sage
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) CRM
2 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
3 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (25.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 1 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
3 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (25.00%) Fat Client

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

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT jobs across the West Midlands 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.

Applications
1 3 (75.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (25.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (25.00%) Service Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Thin Client
1 1 (25.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (25.00%) Freedom of Information
1 1 (25.00%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) CRM
1 2 (50.00%) Time Management
2 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (25.00%) Information Assurance
2 1 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (25.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (25.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (50.00%) MCDST
2 2 (50.00%) MCITP
2 2 (50.00%) CCENT
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Sage
3 1 (25.00%) Citrix