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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 89 107
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 32 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.19% 1.88% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 7.64% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 27 8
Average salary £23,000 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.68% +16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
377 419 404
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.42% 24.57% 22.23%
Number of salaries quoted 287 287 305
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £23,990
10% offered a salary of more than £56,800 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -8 8 £23,000 -2.12%
Runcorn -3 7 - -
Wilmslow - 1 £26,000 - 1
Macclesfield - 1 £28,000 - 1
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (95.65%) Windows
3 40 (86.96%) MCSE
4 36 (78.26%) Microsoft
5 33 (71.74%) Windows Server 2012
6 32 (69.57%) Windows 7
7 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (65.22%) MCITP
9 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
10 27 (58.70%) MS Exchange
11 25 (54.35%) Exchange Server 2010
12 24 (52.17%) TCP/IP
13 23 (50.00%) MS Excel
13 23 (50.00%) MCP
13 23 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
14 22 (47.83%) CCNA
14 22 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (41.30%) ITIL
16 18 (39.13%) DHCP
16 18 (39.13%) DNS
17 17 (36.96%) Cisco
17 17 (36.96%) VPN
17 17 (36.96%) MS Office
18 16 (34.78%) MCTS
19 15 (32.61%) Windows XP
20 14 (30.43%) VMware
21 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
22 11 (23.91%) Degree
23 9 (19.57%) LAN
23 9 (19.57%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 27 (58.70%) MS Exchange
2 25 (54.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (10.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) IIS
Applications
1 23 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (36.96%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.70%) Office 365
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (52.17%) TCP/IP
2 18 (39.13%) DNS
2 18 (39.13%) DHCP
3 17 (36.96%) VPN
4 9 (19.57%) WAN
4 9 (19.57%) LAN
5 7 (15.22%) Firewall
6 1 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.17%) VLAN
6 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.17%) NAS
6 1 (2.17%) VoIP
6 1 (2.17%) IPv4
6 1 (2.17%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 7 (15.22%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Support Engineer
2 18 (39.13%) IT Support
3 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (30.43%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (21.74%) Analyst
6 9 (19.57%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (19.57%) Administrator
7 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
7 8 (17.39%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (17.39%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (17.39%) Service Analyst
8 7 (15.22%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (15.22%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 7 (15.22%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 7 (15.22%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (10.87%) IT Administrator
9 5 (10.87%) Support Team Leader
9 5 (10.87%) Team Leader
10 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
1 1 (2.17%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.22%) EPoS
1 7 (15.22%) Thin Client
1 7 (15.22%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (95.65%) Windows
2 33 (71.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 32 (69.57%) Windows 7
4 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (32.61%) Windows XP
6 8 (17.39%) Linux
6 8 (17.39%) UNIX
7 6 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.35%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (41.30%) ITIL
2 6 (13.04%) Service Delivery
3 5 (10.87%) Security Management
3 5 (10.87%) Problem Management
3 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (6.52%) Server Building
6 2 (4.35%) Migration
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE
7 1 (2.17%) Network Monitoring
7 1 (2.17%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 8 (17.39%) SQL
2 7 (15.22%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.17%) C#
3 1 (2.17%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.17%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (86.96%) MCSE
3 30 (65.22%) MCITP
4 23 (50.00%) MCP
5 22 (47.83%) CCNA
5 22 (47.83%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (34.78%) MCTS
7 11 (23.91%) Degree
8 7 (15.22%) CCENT
8 7 (15.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (15.22%) CCDP
8 7 (15.22%) HND
8 7 (15.22%) CCIE
9 2 (4.35%) CCNP
System Software
1 28 (60.87%) Active Directory
2 12 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 9 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (10.87%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.17%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (10.87%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.17%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 36 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 17 (36.96%) Cisco
3 14 (30.43%) VMware
4 6 (13.04%) Citrix
5 2 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) Dell
6 1 (2.17%) Symantec
6 1 (2.17%) Mitel
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Posted: Yesterday
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