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 21 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
CompTIA A+ Certification
Rank 224 198 196
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -2
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 2 6 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.035% 0.11% 0.042%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.12% 0.41% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 2
Average salary £19,000 £25,000 £21,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average salary £23,750 £22,600 £22,000
% change year-on-year
+5.08% +2.72%
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
1618 1446 1329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the West Midlands 28.20% 27.71% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 1379 1216 1097
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,850
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 21 October 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 -15 2 £19,000 -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 29 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) Time Management
2 2 (66.67%) CCENT
2 2 (66.67%) SLA
2 2 (66.67%) Sage
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (66.67%) CRM
3 1 (33.33%) LAN
3 1 (33.33%) WAN
3 1 (33.33%) MS Office
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (33.33%) Legal
3 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
3 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
3 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
3 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix

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

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (33.33%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) LAN
1 1 (33.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Legal
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Management Information System
1 1 (33.33%) Thin Client
1 1 (33.33%) Fat Client
1 1 (33.33%) Freedom of Information
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Time Management
1 2 (66.67%) CRM
2 1 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 1 (33.33%) Information Assurance
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Network+ Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCDST
2 2 (66.67%) MCITP
2 2 (66.67%) CCENT
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (66.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Sage
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix