Period
to 8 December 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the Midlands with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 8 December 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > Midlands
6 months to
8 Dec 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 289 222 322
Rank change year-on-year -67 +100 +36
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 38 8 19
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the Midlands 0.36% 0.17% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% 0.83% 0.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30 8 16
10th Percentile £20,738 " "
25th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £18,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £23,500 £22,500 £20,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.44% +9.76% -7.87%
75th Percentile £26,500 £23,750 £23,750
90th Percentile £32,250 £29,555 £24,188
England median annual salary £25,500 £23,750 £25,000
% change year-on-year +7.37% -5.00% -

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 the Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,368 961 2,616
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the Midlands 22.16% 20.00% 23.48%
Number of salaries quoted 1,447 723 2,023
10th Percentile £26,500 £26,267 £26,250
25th Percentile £35,000 £33,750 £33,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.56% - +5.88%
75th Percentile £62,500 £60,000 £58,750
90th Percentile £74,245 £72,500 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the Midlands

Job postings citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the Midlands

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the Midlands

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing A+ Certification in the Midlands.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the Midlands

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in the Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing A+ Certification in the Midlands over the 6 months to 8 December 2021.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the Midlands

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the Midlands region over the 6 months to 8 December 2021. 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
West Midlands -75 28 £22,750 +1.11% 1
East Midlands - 10 £28,250 - 4
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 8 December 2021, IT jobs citing A+ Certification also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
3 28 (73.68%) Microsoft 365
4 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
5 21 (55.26%) Windows 10
6 18 (47.37%) Microsoft Office
7 17 (44.74%) ITIL
8 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
8 12 (31.58%) Azure
8 12 (31.58%) LAN
8 12 (31.58%) WAN
8 12 (31.58%) Apple
8 12 (31.58%) Social Skills
9 11 (28.95%) SLA
10 10 (26.32%) VPN
10 10 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
11 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Intune
11 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
12 8 (21.05%) Service Management
12 8 (21.05%) Law
13 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
13 7 (18.42%) BitLocker
13 7 (18.42%) Security Patching
13 7 (18.42%) SCCM
13 7 (18.42%) Power Platform
13 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2016
13 7 (18.42%) Dynamics 365
14 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (15.79%) Driving Licence
14 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the Midlands 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 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
2 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
3 1 (2.63%) IIS
Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 28 (73.68%) Microsoft 365
2 12 (31.58%) Azure
3 7 (18.42%) Dynamics 365
3 7 (18.42%) Power Platform
4 5 (13.16%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (5.26%) Google Workspace
6 2 (5.26%) OneDrive
7 1 (2.63%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 12 (31.58%) LAN
1 12 (31.58%) WAN
2 10 (26.32%) VPN
3 4 (10.53%) DNS
4 3 (7.89%) DHCP
4 3 (7.89%) Network Security
4 3 (7.89%) TCP/IP
5 2 (5.26%) Firewall
6 1 (2.63%) BGP
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.63%) DSL
6 1 (2.63%) Intelligent Network
6 1 (2.63%) Internet
6 1 (2.63%) IPsec
6 1 (2.63%) MPLS
6 1 (2.63%) Nokia DX220
6 1 (2.63%) OSPF
6 1 (2.63%) Remote Desktop
6 1 (2.63%) Value-Added Service
6 1 (2.63%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.63%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
General
1 12 (31.58%) Social Skills
2 8 (21.05%) Law
3 7 (18.42%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Manufacturing
4 2 (5.26%) Presentation Skills
4 2 (5.26%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.63%) Automotive
5 1 (2.63%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 28 (73.68%) Analyst
2 22 (57.89%) Service Analyst
2 22 (57.89%) Service Desk Analyst
3 14 (36.84%) IT Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (15.79%) IT Support
4 6 (15.79%) Support Technician
5 3 (7.89%) Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) IT Administrator
5 3 (7.89%) IT Support Analyst
5 3 (7.89%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 1st Line Support Technician
6 2 (5.26%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 2 (5.26%) IT Support Technician
6 2 (5.26%) IT Technician
6 2 (5.26%) Server Support Technician
6 2 (5.26%) Server Technician
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) Driving Licence
2 2 (5.26%) Social Media
3 1 (2.63%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.63%) iSeries
3 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Windows
2 21 (55.26%) Windows 10
3 12 (31.58%) Windows 7
4 9 (23.68%) Windows Server
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 1 (2.63%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (44.74%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Root Cause Analysis
3 8 (21.05%) Service Management
4 7 (18.42%) Security Patching
5 6 (15.79%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (7.89%) ITSM
6 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 2 (5.26%) Coaching
7 2 (5.26%) CRM
7 2 (5.26%) ERP
7 2 (5.26%) Incident Management
7 2 (5.26%) PLM
7 2 (5.26%) Problem-Solving
7 2 (5.26%) Project Management
7 2 (5.26%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.26%) Time Management
8 1 (2.63%) Active Listening
8 1 (2.63%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (2.63%) ITIL V3
8 1 (2.63%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 3 (7.89%) C
1 3 (7.89%) SQL
2 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (15.79%) MCP
1 6 (15.79%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (13.16%) MOS
3 4 (10.53%) Network+ Certification
4 3 (7.89%) Degree
4 3 (7.89%) ECDL
4 3 (7.89%) HND
5 2 (5.26%) CompTIA Security+
5 2 (5.26%) DBS Check
5 2 (5.26%) HNC
5 2 (5.26%) Master's Degree
5 2 (5.26%) MCDST
6 1 (2.63%) CCNA
6 1 (2.63%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (2.63%) JNCIA
6 1 (2.63%) MCITP
6 1 (2.63%) MCSA
6 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
6 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (28.95%) SLA
2 1 (2.63%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 29 (76.32%) Active Directory
2 7 (18.42%) BitLocker
3 3 (7.89%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (18.42%) SCCM
3 1 (2.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 23 (60.53%) Microsoft
2 12 (31.58%) Apple
3 2 (5.26%) BT
3 2 (5.26%) Google
4 1 (2.63%) Avaya
4 1 (2.63%) Cisco
4 1 (2.63%) Citrix
4 1 (2.63%) Ericsson
4 1 (2.63%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.63%) GENBAND
4 1 (2.63%) IBM
4 1 (2.63%) Ivanti
4 1 (2.63%) Juniper
4 1 (2.63%) Meraki
4 1 (2.63%) Nokia
4 1 (2.63%) Nortel
4 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
4 1 (2.63%) Remedy
4 1 (2.63%) VMware