Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 142 174
Rank change year-on-year -14 +32 +12
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 21 6 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.68% 0.26% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 1.20% 0.94%
Number of salaries quoted 21 6 6
Cheshire median annual salary £20,500 £55,000 £19,125
Median salary % change year-on-year -62.73% +187.58% -68.78%
10th Percentile £19,250 £55,000 £16,875
90th Percentile £28,750 £55,000 £27,125
North West median annual salary £21,000 £55,000 £21,000
% change year-on-year -61.82% +161.90% -61.82%

A+ Certification is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cheshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 622 501 743
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 20.25% 22.12% 23.00%
Number of salaries quoted 423 400 597
Cheshire median annual salary £40,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.00% - -6.25%
10th Percentile £20,750 £22,000 £20,500
90th Percentile £60,000 £57,500 £58,000
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in Cheshire

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for A+ Certification in Cheshire

A+ Certification
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the Cheshire region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +5 13 £21,000 -61.82%
Macclesfield - 3 £25,000 -
Runcorn - 1 £20,500 -
Chester - 1 £20,500 -
Crewe - 1 £20,500 -
Ellesmere Port - 1 £20,500 -
Widnes - 1 £20,500 -
A+ Certification
North West

For the 6 months to 23 November 2017, 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Cisco
3 14 (66.67%) ITIL
3 14 (66.67%) MCP
3 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (57.14%) Windows 8
6 9 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
6 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 8 (38.10%) DHCP
7 8 (38.10%) DNS
7 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
7 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
8 7 (33.33%) CCENT
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) Time Management
9 6 (28.57%) VMware
9 6 (28.57%) Google
9 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
9 6 (28.57%) CCNP
9 6 (28.57%) CCNA
9 6 (28.57%) MCSE
9 6 (28.57%) CRM
9 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
9 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
9 6 (28.57%) WLAN
9 6 (28.57%) Firewall
9 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (28.57%) G Suite
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (38.10%) DHCP
1 8 (38.10%) DNS
2 6 (28.57%) Firewall
2 6 (28.57%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 7 (33.33%) Trainee
2 6 (28.57%) Analyst
2 6 (28.57%) IT Technician
2 6 (28.57%) Support Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Technical Support
4 1 (4.76%) Support Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (57.14%) Windows 8
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server
4 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
5 6 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 6 (28.57%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (66.67%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) CRM
2 6 (28.57%) ITIL V2
2 6 (28.57%) Time Management
3 2 (9.52%) Break/Fix
Qualifications
1 14 (66.67%) MCP
2 13 (61.90%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (42.86%) Network+ Certification
4 8 (38.10%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (33.33%) CCENT
6 6 (28.57%) CCNA
6 6 (28.57%) CCNP
6 6 (28.57%) DBS Check
6 6 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (28.57%) MCSE
7 2 (9.52%) MCSA
System Software
1 14 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) Hyper-V
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (9.52%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 15 (71.43%) Cisco
2 9 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 6 (28.57%) Google
3 6 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (9.52%) NETGEAR