The first table below looks at the demand 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 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the West Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 207 203 202
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -1
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 1 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.019% 0.11% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.068% 0.39% 0.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 1
Average salary £27,600 £20,500 £18,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+34.63% +13.88%
UK excluding London average salary £22,000 £22,000 £21,750
% change year-on-year
- +1.14%
Qualifications Category
West Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1466 1553 1276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 27.38% 28.13% 26.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1316 1086
Average salary £41,498 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.74% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £58,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,452 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.62% -
A+ Certification
England

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
Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 July 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
Birmingham +8 1 £27,600 -9.50%
A+ Certification
England

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 3 (50.00%) CCNA
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
4 2 (33.33%) MS Office
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
5 1 (16.67%) Lumension
5 1 (16.67%) Becrypt
5 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
5 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
5 1 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (16.67%) Network Security
5 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) LAN
5 1 (16.67%) WAN
5 1 (16.67%) Linux
5 1 (16.67%) MCSE

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

For the 6 months to 11 July 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 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) LAN
1 1 (16.67%) WAN
1 1 (16.67%) Internet
1 1 (16.67%) Network Security
General
1 1 (16.67%) Legal
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Trainer
1 1 (16.67%) Desktop Support
1 1 (16.67%) Junior
1 1 (16.67%) Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) IT Trainer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Technical Services Analyst
1 1 (16.67%) Trainee
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 2 (33.33%) Fat Client
2 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
2 1 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 1 (16.67%) Freedom of Information
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (16.67%) ITIL
1 1 (16.67%) Configuration Management
1 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
1 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
1 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
1 1 (16.67%) Data Protection
1 1 (16.67%) Information Assurance
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNA
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCT
3 1 (16.67%) Security+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Server+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Linux+ Certification
3 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Lumension
2 1 (16.67%) Becrypt