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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 95 105 121
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 8 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.63% 0.48% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.70% 1.86% 1.82%
Number of salaries quoted 25 3 11
Average salary £23,500 £23,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £23,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £27,900 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
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
463 429 605
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.41% 25.48% 26.75%
Number of salaries quoted 338 342 525
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 -1 22 £23,500 -
Macclesfield - 1 £55,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (86.79%) Microsoft
3 39 (73.58%) Windows
4 38 (71.70%) MCSE
5 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
6 29 (54.72%) TCP/IP
7 27 (50.94%) MCITP
8 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2008
8 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2012
8 25 (47.17%) MCP
9 23 (43.40%) DNS
9 23 (43.40%) MS Exchange
9 23 (43.40%) DHCP
9 23 (43.40%) MCTS
10 22 (41.51%) MS Excel
11 21 (39.62%) MS Office
11 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
12 19 (35.85%) Windows XP
13 18 (33.96%) VPN
13 18 (33.96%) ITIL
14 17 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2007
15 15 (28.30%) Linux
15 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
16 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
17 12 (22.64%) VMware
17 12 (22.64%) UNIX
18 11 (20.75%) SQL
18 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
19 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
19 9 (16.98%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 23 (43.40%) MS Exchange
2 17 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2007
3 11 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
5 4 (7.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (7.55%) IIS
6 3 (5.66%) Apache
7 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 22 (41.51%) MS Excel
2 21 (39.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.66%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 29 (54.72%) TCP/IP
2 23 (43.40%) DNS
2 23 (43.40%) DHCP
3 18 (33.96%) VPN
4 9 (16.98%) Network Security
5 5 (9.43%) LAN
5 5 (9.43%) WAN
6 3 (5.66%) Firewall
7 2 (3.77%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.89%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.77%) MySQL
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (13.21%) Games
2 5 (9.43%) Finance
3 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (52.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (37.74%) Support Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) IT Support Engineer
3 11 (20.75%) IT Support
4 8 (15.09%) Technical Support
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (11.32%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (11.32%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (9.43%) 3rd Line Technical Support
7 5 (9.43%) Operations Manager
8 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.66%) Systems Manager
9 3 (5.66%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
10 2 (3.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Engineer
10 2 (3.77%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Thin Client
1 9 (16.98%) Fat Client
2 6 (11.32%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 39 (73.58%) Windows
2 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2008
2 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 21 (39.62%) Windows 7
4 19 (35.85%) Windows XP
5 15 (28.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (28.30%) Linux
6 12 (22.64%) UNIX
7 1 (1.89%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (33.96%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Change Management
3 6 (11.32%) Service Management
4 5 (9.43%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.66%) CRM
5 3 (5.66%) ERP
6 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.77%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.89%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.89%) Release Management
7 1 (1.89%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 11 (20.75%) SQL
2 1 (1.89%) Java
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (71.70%) MCSE
3 27 (50.94%) MCITP
4 25 (47.17%) MCP
5 23 (43.40%) MCTS
6 9 (16.98%) Degree
7 4 (7.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.77%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.89%) MCDST
10 1 (1.89%) CCNA
10 1 (1.89%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.89%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 30 (56.60%) Active Directory
2 13 (24.53%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.77%) XenApp
4 2 (3.77%) XenServer
4 2 (3.77%) vSphere
5 1 (1.89%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.89%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.77%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 46 (86.79%) Microsoft
2 12 (22.64%) VMware
3 7 (13.21%) McAfee
4 3 (5.66%) Dell
5 2 (3.77%) Citrix
5 2 (3.77%) Symantec
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle
6 1 (1.89%) Cisco
6 1 (1.89%) NetApp
6 1 (1.89%) JD Edwards