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 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England / West Midlands
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 240 210
Rank change year-on-year +39 -30  
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 6 7 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.11% 0.039%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.41% 0.15%
Number of salaries quoted 6 7 2
Median salary £20,000 £18,000 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -25.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £16,000 £17,000 £18,800
10% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £21,000 £29,200
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 West Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1097 1689 1348
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 23.00% 27.36% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 855 1278 1075
Median salary £44,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

A+ Certification
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 28 March 2017.

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 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
Birmingham +16 4 £20,000 +11.11%
Dudley +8 1 £17,500 -16.66%
Worcestershire - 1 £22,500 -
A+ Certification
England

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 West Midlands region with a requirement for A+ Certification.

1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Degree
3 4 (57.14%) SLA
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) Windows
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Office
4 3 (42.86%) Service Management
4 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
4 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (28.57%) ITSM
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
5 2 (28.57%) GNVQ
5 2 (28.57%) Automotive
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) HND
5 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
6 1 (14.29%) HP
6 1 (14.29%) Dell
6 1 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (14.29%) Cisco
6 1 (14.29%) IBM

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:

Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
1 3 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (14.29%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
1 1 (14.29%) Firewall
1 1 (14.29%) NetScaler
1 1 (14.29%) Unified Communications
1 1 (14.29%) Wireless
General
1 2 (28.57%) Automotive
2 1 (14.29%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Graduate
2 2 (28.57%) Graduate Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Graduate Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (28.57%) Junior
2 2 (28.57%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Field Service Technician
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support
3 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Management Information System
2 2 (28.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 4 (57.14%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows XP
3 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
4 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 3 (42.86%) Incident Management
2 3 (42.86%) Service Delivery
2 3 (42.86%) Service Management
3 2 (28.57%) ITSM
3 2 (28.57%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (14.29%) Email Filtering
4 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (14.29%) Presales
4 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
4 1 (14.29%) Statistics
Qualifications
1 5 (71.43%) Degree
1 5 (71.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) GNVQ
3 2 (28.57%) HND
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) CCENT
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) DV Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) MCSA
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (57.14%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 6 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) VMware
3 1 (14.29%) 3Com
3 1 (14.29%) Acronis
3 1 (14.29%) Cisco
3 1 (14.29%) Citrix
3 1 (14.29%) Dell
3 1 (14.29%) Dell Compellent
3 1 (14.29%) Draytek
3 1 (14.29%) HP
3 1 (14.29%) IBM
3 1 (14.29%) NETGEAR
3 1 (14.29%) Veeam
3 1 (14.29%) ZyXEL