Period
to 16 December 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 16 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

CompTIA A+ Certification
England > West Midlands
6 months to
16 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 278 301 336
Rank change year-on-year +23 +35 -29
Permanent jobs citing A+ Certification 4 19 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.19% 0.027%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.83% 0.10%
Number of salaries quoted 4 18 3
West Midlands median annual salary £21,750 £20,500 £17,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.10% +18.84% -25.00%
10th Percentile £19,425 £19,100 £16,625
90th Percentile £23,750 £21,750 £19,975
England median annual salary £25,000 £21,000 £24,000
% change year-on-year +19.05% -12.50% -7.69%

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 2,232 2,297 2,881
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 27.65% 22.98% 25.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1,481 1,737 2,121
West Midlands median annual salary £43,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.75% - -
10th Percentile £24,750 £24,000 £22,750
90th Percentile £66,250 £67,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 16 December 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
Coventry +13 2 £20,250 -1.22% 1
Warwickshire +32 1 £22,500 +9.76%
Herefordshire -4 1 - -
A+ Certification
England

For the 6 months to 16 December 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 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
1 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) SLA
2 2 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
2 2 (50.00%) CMDB
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) Office 365
2 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (50.00%) WordPress
2 2 (50.00%) Android
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) EPoS
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Windows
3 1 (25.00%) Linux
3 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (25.00%) LAN
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) MCP
3 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (25.00%) MCITP
3 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
3 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence

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 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (25.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) LAN
1 1 (25.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Analyst
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support
1 3 (75.00%) IT Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Help Desk Support
2 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support
2 2 (50.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
2 2 (50.00%) Remote Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (25.00%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (50.00%) CMDB
1 2 (50.00%) EPoS
1 2 (50.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (25.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Android
1 2 (50.00%) Apple iOS
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (50.00%) Break/Fix
2 2 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (50.00%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) CCENT
1 1 (25.00%) MCITP
1 1 (25.00%) MCP
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (25.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft