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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 101 90 107
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 35 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.34% 1.94% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.84% 7.74% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 17 29 5
Average salary £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.38% -6.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,600 £19,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,900 £35,000 £25,800
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
394 452 409
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.91% 25.08% 23.96%
Number of salaries quoted 290 323 327
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 31 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 31 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 -7 11 £37,500 +59.57% 3
Runcorn - 6 - -
Wilmslow - 3 £20,000 -
Macclesfield +15 1 £28,000 -49.09%
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (93.33%) Windows
3 39 (86.67%) MCSE
4 36 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
6 30 (66.67%) Windows 7
7 29 (64.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (64.44%) MS Exchange
8 27 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
8 27 (60.00%) MCITP
9 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
10 23 (51.11%) Exchange Server 2013
11 21 (46.67%) CCNA
11 21 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
11 21 (46.67%) MCP
12 19 (42.22%) ITIL
12 19 (42.22%) MS Excel
12 19 (42.22%) TCP/IP
13 17 (37.78%) MCTS
14 16 (35.56%) DNS
14 16 (35.56%) DHCP
15 15 (33.33%) Cisco
15 15 (33.33%) Windows XP
15 15 (33.33%) VMware
16 13 (28.89%) Hyper-V
16 13 (28.89%) VPN
16 13 (28.89%) MS Office
17 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
18 11 (24.44%) Degree
19 10 (22.22%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 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 29 (64.44%) MS Exchange
2 27 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (51.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.44%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.22%) IIS
6 1 (2.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (42.22%) MS Excel
2 13 (28.89%) MS Office
3 1 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (42.22%) TCP/IP
2 16 (35.56%) DNS
2 16 (35.56%) DHCP
3 13 (28.89%) VPN
4 8 (17.78%) Firewall
5 7 (15.56%) WAN
5 7 (15.56%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
7 1 (2.22%) Wireless
7 1 (2.22%) VLAN
7 1 (2.22%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.22%) NAS
7 1 (2.22%) VoIP
7 1 (2.22%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (2.22%) Data Warehouse
General
1 7 (15.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.22%) Legal
Job Titles
1 20 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (35.56%) IT Support
3 14 (31.11%) IT Support Engineer
4 9 (20.00%) Administrator
5 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 8 (17.78%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 7 (15.56%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (15.56%) Systems Engineer
6 7 (15.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 6 (13.33%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (11.11%) Analyst
8 5 (11.11%) IT Administrator
9 4 (8.89%) Support Team Leader
9 4 (8.89%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) Team Leader
9 4 (8.89%) Service Analyst
9 4 (8.89%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.22%) .NET
1 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) EPoS
1 7 (15.56%) Thin Client
1 7 (15.56%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) User Experience
3 1 (2.22%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 42 (93.33%) Windows
2 36 (80.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (66.67%) Windows 7
4 29 (64.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 15 (33.33%) Windows XP
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 4 (8.89%) Linux
7 4 (8.89%) UNIX
8 3 (6.67%) Windows 8
9 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (42.22%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 4 (8.89%) Security Management
3 4 (8.89%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (8.89%) Problem Management
3 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.67%) Server Building
5 2 (4.44%) Migration
6 1 (2.22%) ETL
6 1 (2.22%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.22%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.22%) Database Security
6 1 (2.22%) Business Analysis
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.22%) Security Patching
Programming Languages
1 10 (22.22%) SQL
2 9 (20.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.44%) C#
4 1 (2.22%) T-SQL
4 1 (2.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (86.67%) MCSE
3 27 (60.00%) MCITP
4 21 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (46.67%) MCP
4 21 (46.67%) CCNA
5 17 (37.78%) MCTS
6 11 (24.44%) Degree
7 7 (15.56%) CCENT
7 7 (15.56%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 7 (15.56%) CCDP
7 7 (15.56%) HND
7 7 (15.56%) CCIE
8 1 (2.22%) CCNP
8 1 (2.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 26 (57.78%) Active Directory
2 13 (28.89%) Hyper-V
3 12 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.67%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.22%) Xen
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.22%) WSUS
2 1 (2.22%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 15 (33.33%) VMware
2 15 (33.33%) Cisco
3 4 (8.89%) Citrix
4 1 (2.22%) Symantec
4 1 (2.22%) HP
4 1 (2.22%) Dell
4 1 (2.22%) Mitel
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