Period
to 14 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands with a requirement for A+ Certification qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 14 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 289 322 338
Rank change year-on-year +33 +16 -21
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 10 7 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.11% 0.070% 0.041%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.40% 0.29% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 5
West Midlands median annual salary £25,500 £24,000 £18,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +29.73% -26.00%
10th Percentile £20,375 £16,000 £17,175
90th Percentile £60,000 £29,250 £23,500
England median annual salary £25,000 £26,500 £22,000
% change year-on-year -5.66% +20.45% -4.16%

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,476 2,396 3,279
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.32% 23.89% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1,585 1,919 2,396
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,650 £22,750
90th Percentile £67,500 £63,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

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

Job vacancy trend for A+ Certification 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 in the West Midlands.

Salary trend for A+ Certification in the West Midlands

A+ Certification
Salary Histogram in the West Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing A+ Certification in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 14 August 2018.

Salary histogram for A+ Certification 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing A+ Certification within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 14 August 2018. 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
Birmingham +3 4 £60,000 +150.00%
Solihull - 3 - -
Herefordshire - 1 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £22,500 -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (40.00%) MCSA
4 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
5 2 (20.00%) Office 365
5 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
5 2 (20.00%) GDPR
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) VMware
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 2 (20.00%) IBM
5 2 (20.00%) Linux
5 2 (20.00%) Sage
6 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (10.00%) Project Management
6 1 (10.00%) Toshiba

A+ Certification
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West 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 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (10.00%) IaaS
2 1 (10.00%) IBM Cloud
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (10.00%) PaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SaaS
2 1 (10.00%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) Internet
1 1 (10.00%) LAN
1 1 (10.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 1 (10.00%) Data Warehouse
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (10.00%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 1 (10.00%) Publishing
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (20.00%) Break Fix Engineer
1 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (10.00%) Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Cloud Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) Head of IT
2 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
2 1 (10.00%) IT Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Strategy Manager
2 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Service Desk Agent
2 1 (10.00%) Strategy Manager
2 1 (10.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (20.00%) Driving Licence
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (10.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 10
3 3 (30.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (20.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (30.00%) Break/Fix
2 3 (30.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Analytical Thinking
3 1 (10.00%) Analytics
3 1 (10.00%) Asset Management
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Customer-Centricity
3 1 (10.00%) Data Management
3 1 (10.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Logistics
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Management
3 1 (10.00%) Proactive Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Scrum
3 1 (10.00%) Service Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software License Management
3 1 (10.00%) Software Licensing
3 1 (10.00%) Task Automation
3 1 (10.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (10.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (50.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCSA
3 3 (30.00%) MCSE
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
4 2 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (10.00%) CCENT
5 1 (10.00%) DBS Check
5 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (10.00%) SC Cleared
5 1 (10.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) GDPR
2 1 (10.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Docker
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (20.00%) Dell
2 2 (20.00%) HP
2 2 (20.00%) IBM
2 2 (20.00%) Sage
2 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 1 (10.00%) Citrix
3 1 (10.00%) CommVault
3 1 (10.00%) NetApp
3 1 (10.00%) Samsung
3 1 (10.00%) Sun
3 1 (10.00%) Toshiba
3 1 (10.00%) Veeam
3 1 (10.00%) Xerox