Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West 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
England > North West
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 325 348 340
Rank change year-on-year +23 -8 +4
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 49 10 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.37% 0.080% 0.093%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.76% 0.36% 0.37%
Number of salaries quoted 43 9 11
North West median annual salary £21,000 £55,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -61.82% +161.90% -61.82%
10th Percentile £19,250 £28,450 £16,875
90th Percentile £30,000 £55,000 £33,250
England median annual salary £21,000 £23,500 £25,000
% change year-on-year -10.64% -6.00% -

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 North West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2786 2814 3273
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.03% 22.50% 25.25%
Number of salaries quoted 2132 2225 2499
North West median annual salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% - +3.90%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,100 £21,750
90th Percentile £63,750 £62,500 £61,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the North West

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the North West

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the North West 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
Cheshire -14 21 £20,500 -62.73%
Merseyside +24 10 £20,500 -
Lancashire +13 9 £30,000 +9.09% 2
Manchester -10 7 £25,000 -16.67% 1
Cumbria - 2 £20,500 -
A+ Certification
England

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 North West region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 38 (77.55%) Cisco
2 35 (71.43%) Windows
3 31 (63.27%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
5 23 (46.94%) ITIL
5 23 (46.94%) MCP
5 23 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
5 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
5 23 (46.94%) Network+ Certification
6 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
7 16 (32.65%) CCENT
8 15 (30.61%) VMware
8 15 (30.61%) Hyper-V
8 15 (30.61%) CCNP
8 15 (30.61%) CCNA
8 15 (30.61%) MCSE
9 14 (28.57%) Degree
10 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
11 12 (24.49%) Windows 8
12 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
13 10 (20.41%) MCSA
14 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
14 9 (18.37%) SCCM
14 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
15 8 (16.33%) DHCP
15 8 (16.33%) DNS
16 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
16 7 (14.29%) Office 365
17 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2010
1 6 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2013
1 6 (12.24%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (4.08%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (14.29%) Office 365
2 6 (12.24%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 8 (16.33%) DHCP
1 8 (16.33%) DNS
2 6 (12.24%) Firewall
2 6 (12.24%) WLAN
3 5 (10.20%) LAN
3 5 (10.20%) WAN
General
1 9 (18.37%) Telecoms
2 4 (8.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (32.65%) Trainee
2 15 (30.61%) Analyst
2 15 (30.61%) Support Analyst
3 14 (28.57%) IT Support
4 9 (18.37%) IT Analyst
4 9 (18.37%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (12.24%) IT Technician
6 5 (10.20%) Support Specialist
6 5 (10.20%) Technical Support
7 4 (8.16%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Specialist
7 4 (8.16%) Technical Support Specialist
8 3 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.04%) 2nd Line Technical Support
9 1 (2.04%) IT Assistant
9 1 (2.04%) IT Support Assistant
9 1 (2.04%) Support Assistant
9 1 (2.04%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.24%) Driving Licence
2 5 (10.20%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 35 (71.43%) Windows
2 19 (38.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (26.53%) Windows Server
3 13 (26.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (24.49%) Windows 8
5 11 (22.45%) Windows 7
6 6 (12.24%) Windows 10
6 6 (12.24%) Windows XP
7 5 (10.20%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (46.94%) ITIL
2 9 (18.37%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (12.24%) CRM
3 6 (12.24%) ITIL V2
3 6 (12.24%) Time Management
4 5 (10.20%) Data Protection
4 5 (10.20%) Service Delivery
4 5 (10.20%) Test Management
4 5 (10.20%) Transition Management
5 2 (4.08%) Break/Fix
Qualifications
1 31 (63.27%) Cisco Certification
2 23 (46.94%) MCP
2 23 (46.94%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (46.94%) Network+ Certification
3 16 (32.65%) CCENT
4 15 (30.61%) CCNA
4 15 (30.61%) CCNP
4 15 (30.61%) MCSE
5 14 (28.57%) Degree
6 10 (20.41%) MCSA
7 6 (12.24%) DBS Check
7 6 (12.24%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 23 (46.94%) Active Directory
2 15 (30.61%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (18.37%) SCCM
2 2 (4.08%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 38 (77.55%) Cisco
2 28 (57.14%) Microsoft
3 15 (30.61%) VMware
4 6 (12.24%) Google
5 5 (10.20%) Sun
5 5 (10.20%) Xerox
6 2 (4.08%) NETGEAR