The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 107 122
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 18 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.30% 1.00% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.87% 4.07% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 6
Average salary £25,500 £37,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +50.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
MCSA
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
375 442 401
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.12% 24.60% 21.64%
Number of salaries quoted 266 291 296
Average salary £41,250 £37,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.48% +7.24%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Cheshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 1 May 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +25 17 £30,000 -20.00%
Runcorn +1 1 - - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (91.49%) Windows
3 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
4 38 (80.85%) MCSE
5 30 (63.83%) MCITP
5 30 (63.83%) Windows Server 2008
6 29 (61.70%) Windows 7
7 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
8 26 (55.32%) MCP
8 26 (55.32%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (51.06%) MS Exchange
10 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
11 22 (46.81%) TCP/IP
12 19 (40.43%) DNS
12 19 (40.43%) DHCP
12 19 (40.43%) MS Office
12 19 (40.43%) Exchange Server 2010
13 18 (38.30%) VPN
14 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
15 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2013
16 14 (29.79%) ITIL
16 14 (29.79%) Linux
16 14 (29.79%) UNIX
17 13 (27.66%) Windows XP
17 13 (27.66%) CCNA
17 13 (27.66%) Cisco
18 11 (23.40%) MCTS
18 11 (23.40%) VMware
19 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
19 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2015, IT jobs across the Cheshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 24 (51.06%) MS Exchange
2 19 (40.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (31.91%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.13%) IIS
Applications
1 27 (57.45%) MS Excel
2 19 (40.43%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 22 (46.81%) TCP/IP
2 19 (40.43%) DNS
2 19 (40.43%) DHCP
3 18 (38.30%) VPN
4 6 (12.77%) LAN
4 6 (12.77%) Firewall
5 5 (10.64%) WAN
6 1 (2.13%) Internet
6 1 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.13%) Wireless
6 1 (2.13%) WLAN
6 1 (2.13%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.13%) NAS
6 1 (2.13%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 3 (6.38%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (34.04%) 2nd Line Support
2 15 (31.91%) Analyst
3 12 (25.53%) Support Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (21.28%) Service Analyst
4 10 (21.28%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (21.28%) Service Desk Analyst
5 9 (19.15%) IT Support
6 5 (10.64%) Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) Support Analyst
6 5 (10.64%) Systems Administrator
6 5 (10.64%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (10.64%) Team Leader
6 5 (10.64%) Support Team Leader
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.51%) IT Administrator
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (8.51%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.13%) .NET
1 1 (2.13%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) User Experience
1 4 (8.51%) Fat Client
1 4 (8.51%) Thin Client
2 3 (6.38%) EPoS
3 2 (4.26%) E-Learning
3 2 (4.26%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.13%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 43 (91.49%) Windows
2 30 (63.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (61.70%) Windows 7
4 26 (55.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (29.79%) Linux
5 14 (29.79%) UNIX
6 13 (27.66%) Windows XP
7 9 (19.15%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 7 (14.89%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.64%) Security Management
3 5 (10.64%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.64%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (8.51%) Incident Management
4 4 (8.51%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.13%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.13%) Change Management
5 1 (2.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.13%) Migration
5 1 (2.13%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.13%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.13%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (2.13%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 7 (14.89%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.13%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.13%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.13%) C#
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (80.85%) MCSE
3 30 (63.83%) MCITP
4 26 (55.32%) MCP
5 16 (34.04%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (27.66%) CCNA
7 11 (23.40%) MCTS
8 7 (14.89%) Degree
9 4 (8.51%) MCDST
9 4 (8.51%) CCENT
9 4 (8.51%) SC Cleared
9 4 (8.51%) Security Cleared
9 4 (8.51%) CCDP
9 4 (8.51%) CCIE
9 4 (8.51%) CCNP
10 3 (6.38%) HND
10 3 (6.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 1 (2.13%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.26%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (48.94%) Active Directory
2 9 (19.15%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.64%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (12.77%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (2.13%) SCOM
2 1 (2.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (2.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (85.11%) Microsoft
2 13 (27.66%) Cisco
3 11 (23.40%) VMware
4 6 (12.77%) Citrix
5 3 (6.38%) HP
6 2 (4.26%) Dell
6 2 (4.26%) Symantec
7 1 (2.13%) Avaya
7 1 (2.13%) CommVault
7 1 (2.13%) EMC
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