Period
to 23 November 2017

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 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 308 340 307
Rank change year-on-year +32 -33 +22
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 20 3 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.20% 0.026% 0.083%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.099% 0.33%
Number of salaries quoted 19 3 7
West Midlands median annual salary £20,500 £17,250 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +18.84% -31.00% +31.58%
10th Percentile £18,729 £16,625 £16,500
90th Percentile £21,750 £19,975 £28,900
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 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 2375 3019 2732
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 23.43% 26.30% 25.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1824 2205 2174
West Midlands median annual salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,700 £63,750 £65,480
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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
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 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
Staffordshire - 5 £20,500 -
Shropshire -6 3 £20,500 +18.84%
Warwickshire - 3 £20,500 -
Worcestershire - 3 £20,500 -
Coventry - 2 £20,010 - 1
Birmingham +30 1 £20,500 +7.89%
Solihull - 1 £20,500 -
Walsall - 1 £18,000 -
Herefordshire - 1 £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 West Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 16 (80.00%) Cisco
3 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (80.00%) Network+ Certification
4 15 (75.00%) CCENT
5 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (15.00%) MCP
7 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
7 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
7 2 (10.00%) ITIL
7 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
7 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (10.00%) Citrix
7 2 (10.00%) Android
7 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (5.00%) Skype
8 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
8 1 (5.00%) iPhone
8 1 (5.00%) Information Security
8 1 (5.00%) VLE
8 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
8 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
8 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 1 (5.00%) Xen
8 1 (5.00%) WSUS
8 1 (5.00%) LANDesk

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 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 1 (5.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (5.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.00%) DHCP
1 1 (5.00%) DNS
1 1 (5.00%) Firewall
1 1 (5.00%) LAN
1 1 (5.00%) Network Security
1 1 (5.00%) Skype
1 1 (5.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (5.00%) VPN
1 1 (5.00%) WAN
1 1 (5.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (75.00%) Trainee
2 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support
2 2 (10.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (10.00%) Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) 1st Line Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) Analyst
3 1 (5.00%) Consultant
3 1 (5.00%) Graduate
3 1 (5.00%) Graduate 1st Line Support
3 1 (5.00%) Graduate Support Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Support
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) ICT Technician
3 1 (5.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (5.00%) IT Support
3 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
3 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
3 1 (5.00%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) CSS
1 1 (5.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (5.00%) iPad
2 1 (5.00%) iPhone
2 1 (5.00%) Smartphone
2 1 (5.00%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 2 (10.00%) Android
3 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (5.00%) Information Security
2 1 (5.00%) ITIL V3
2 1 (5.00%) Kalman Filter
2 1 (5.00%) Project Management
2 1 (5.00%) Quality Management
2 1 (5.00%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (5.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (5.00%) PHP
Qualifications
1 16 (80.00%) Cisco Certification
1 16 (80.00%) Network+ Certification
2 15 (75.00%) CCENT
3 4 (20.00%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (15.00%) MCP
5 1 (5.00%) CCNA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSA
5 1 (5.00%) MCSE
5 1 (5.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (5.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (5.00%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (5.00%) vSphere
2 1 (5.00%) Xen
Systems Management
1 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.00%) SCCM
1 1 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 16 (80.00%) Cisco
3 2 (10.00%) Citrix
3 2 (10.00%) VMware
4 1 (5.00%) Apple
4 1 (5.00%) LANDesk
4 1 (5.00%) SonicWALL
4 1 (5.00%) Symantec
4 1 (5.00%) Veeam
4 1 (5.00%) WatchGuard