The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England / South West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 221 225 233
Rank change year-on-year +4 +8  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 8 33 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.16% 0.56% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.52% 1.67% 0.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8 29 12
Median salary £19,000 £22,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.63% +4.76%  
UK excluding London median salary £24,000 £24,000 £22,000
% change year-on-year - +9.09%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1549 1975 1862
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.63% 33.66% 30.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1239 1573 1468
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West citing A+ Certification as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification in the South West

A+ Certification
Salary Trend in the South West

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

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the South West

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the South West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification in the South West

A+ Certification
Job Locations in the South 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 South West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cornwall -6 3 £17,000 -22.72% 1
Bristol -15 2 £46,347 +110.66%
Dorset - 2 £20,000 -
Devon - 1 £18,000 -
A+ Certification
England

A+ Certification
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 South West region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) MCP
3 6 (54.55%) Network+ Certification
3 6 (54.55%) Office 365
4 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
5 4 (36.36%) Cisco
5 4 (36.36%) MCSA
5 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
5 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (36.36%) Windows
5 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (36.36%) Firewall
5 4 (36.36%) VMware
5 4 (36.36%) WatchGuard
5 4 (36.36%) Driving Licence
6 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
6 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (27.27%) PBX
6 3 (27.27%) VoIP
6 3 (27.27%) VPN
7 2 (18.18%) Internet
7 2 (18.18%) CCNA
7 2 (18.18%) HP
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (18.18%) MS Office
7 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
7 2 (18.18%) NETGEAR
7 2 (18.18%) ZyXEL
7 2 (18.18%) Draytek
7 2 (18.18%) Wireless

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South 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 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
3 1 (9.09%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 6 (54.55%) Office 365
2 3 (27.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) PBX
2 3 (27.27%) VoIP
2 3 (27.27%) VPN
3 2 (18.18%) Internet
3 2 (18.18%) Unified Communications
3 2 (18.18%) Wireless
4 1 (9.09%) ADSL
4 1 (9.09%) LAN
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
4 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
4 1 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (9.09%) Games
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (27.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Service Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Field Service Technician
4 1 (9.09%) Head of Digital
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support
4 1 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Network Field Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) PC Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (9.09%) CSS
1 1 (9.09%) CSS3
1 1 (9.09%) HTML
1 1 (9.09%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Driving Licence
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
3 1 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 1 (9.09%) e-Learning
3 1 (9.09%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 4 (36.36%) Windows
2 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 2 (18.18%) Windows 10
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
4 1 (9.09%) Linux
4 1 (9.09%) Unix
4 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (9.09%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (18.18%) Virtual Environments
2 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (9.09%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (9.09%) Contract Management
2 1 (9.09%) Open Source
2 1 (9.09%) PRINCE2
2 1 (9.09%) Project Management
2 1 (9.09%) Service Design
2 1 (9.09%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 7 (63.64%) MCP
2 6 (54.55%) Network+ Certification
3 4 (36.36%) MCSA
3 4 (36.36%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (18.18%) CCENT
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) Security+ Certification
System Software
1 4 (36.36%) Active Directory
1 4 (36.36%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 4 (36.36%) Cisco
2 4 (36.36%) VMware
2 4 (36.36%) WatchGuard
3 2 (18.18%) 3Com
3 2 (18.18%) Draytek
3 2 (18.18%) HP
3 2 (18.18%) NETGEAR
3 2 (18.18%) ZyXEL
4 1 (9.09%) Autodesk
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago