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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 100 96 110
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 30 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.37% 1.55% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.58% 6.37% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 24 2
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -10.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £19,500 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £35,000 £28,450
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
430 471 419
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.59% 24.30% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 322 342 335
Average salary £35,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.42% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 0 16 £30,250 +28.72%
Runcorn - 3 - - 1
Wilmslow - 2 £20,000 -
Macclesfield +16 1 £28,000 -49.09%
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (95.12%) Windows
3 37 (90.24%) MCSE
4 34 (82.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
6 30 (73.17%) Windows 7
7 27 (65.85%) MS Exchange
8 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
8 26 (63.41%) Exchange Server 2010
9 25 (60.98%) Windows Server 2008
9 25 (60.98%) MCITP
10 20 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
10 20 (48.78%) CCNA
10 20 (48.78%) Exchange Server 2013
11 18 (43.90%) MCP
12 17 (41.46%) TCP/IP
12 17 (41.46%) VMware
12 17 (41.46%) MCTS
13 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
13 16 (39.02%) DNS
13 16 (39.02%) DHCP
13 16 (39.02%) ITIL
13 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
14 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
15 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
16 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
16 12 (29.27%) Cisco
16 12 (29.27%) VPN
17 11 (26.83%) MS Office
18 10 (24.39%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (65.85%) MS Exchange
2 26 (63.41%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (48.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (7.32%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (7.32%) IIS
5 2 (4.88%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
2 11 (26.83%) MS Office
3 3 (7.32%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.32%) Office 365
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (41.46%) TCP/IP
2 16 (39.02%) DNS
2 16 (39.02%) DHCP
3 12 (29.27%) VPN
4 7 (17.07%) WAN
4 7 (17.07%) LAN
4 7 (17.07%) Firewall
5 3 (7.32%) Wireless
5 3 (7.32%) SAN
6 2 (4.88%) Internet
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.44%) VoIP
7 1 (2.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.88%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 2 (4.88%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
General
1 7 (17.07%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.44%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) Support Engineer
2 17 (41.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (41.46%) IT Support Engineer
2 17 (41.46%) IT Support
3 9 (21.95%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 9 (21.95%) Administrator
4 8 (19.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (14.63%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 6 (14.63%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 4 (9.76%) IT Administrator
7 3 (7.32%) 2nd Line Support
7 3 (7.32%) IT Manager
7 3 (7.32%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support
8 2 (4.88%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.88%) Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.07%) EPoS
1 7 (17.07%) Thin Client
1 7 (17.07%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) User Experience
2 2 (4.88%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 39 (95.12%) Windows
2 34 (82.93%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (73.17%) Windows 7
4 25 (60.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 16 (39.02%) Windows XP
6 4 (9.76%) Windows 8
7 3 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.88%) Windows Vista
9 1 (2.44%) Linux
9 1 (2.44%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (39.02%) ITIL
2 4 (9.76%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.32%) Security Patching
3 3 (7.32%) Server Building
4 2 (4.88%) Database Security
4 2 (4.88%) Business Analysis
4 2 (4.88%) Incident Management
4 2 (4.88%) ETL
4 2 (4.88%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.44%) Security Management
5 1 (2.44%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) Software Deployment
5 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
2 8 (19.51%) SQL
3 2 (4.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (90.24%) MCSE
3 25 (60.98%) MCITP
4 20 (48.78%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (48.78%) CCNA
5 18 (43.90%) MCP
6 17 (41.46%) MCTS
7 10 (24.39%) Degree
8 7 (17.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 7 (17.07%) HND
9 6 (14.63%) CCIE
9 6 (14.63%) CCDP
9 6 (14.63%) CCENT
10 2 (4.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 26 (63.41%) Active Directory
2 16 (39.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
4 3 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.44%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (7.32%) WSUS
2 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 31 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 17 (41.46%) VMware
3 12 (29.27%) Cisco
4 2 (4.88%) Citrix
5 1 (2.44%) HP
5 1 (2.44%) Dell
5 1 (2.44%) Mitel
Runcorn, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Cheshire
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 19 days ago