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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 96 117 144
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 7 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.42% 0.41% 0.045%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.91% 1.62% 0.21%
Number of salaries quoted 22 5 1
Average salary £26,000 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% +11.11%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
457 433 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.10% 25.62% 21.77%
Number of salaries quoted 393 321 432
Average salary £41,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £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 24 December 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 24 December 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 +24 18 £24,750 +6.45%
Runcorn - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £42,500 -
Northwich - 2 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
3 37 (80.43%) Windows
4 34 (73.91%) MCSE
5 28 (60.87%) TCP/IP
6 26 (56.52%) MCP
6 26 (56.52%) Windows 7
7 25 (54.35%) Windows XP
7 25 (54.35%) MCITP
7 25 (54.35%) Windows Server 2012
8 24 (52.17%) MS Excel
8 24 (52.17%) DNS
9 23 (50.00%) DHCP
9 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
10 22 (47.83%) MS Exchange
10 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
11 18 (39.13%) MS Office
11 18 (39.13%) VPN
12 17 (36.96%) Linux
12 17 (36.96%) MCTS
12 17 (36.96%) Hyper-V
13 16 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
14 15 (32.61%) UNIX
14 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (23.91%) Thin Client
15 11 (23.91%) Fat Client
16 9 (19.57%) ITIL
17 8 (17.39%) LAN
17 8 (17.39%) VMware
18 7 (15.22%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 22 (47.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (15.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.17%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 24 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 18 (39.13%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (6.52%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 28 (60.87%) TCP/IP
2 24 (52.17%) DNS
3 23 (50.00%) DHCP
4 18 (39.13%) VPN
5 8 (17.39%) LAN
6 7 (15.22%) Network Security
7 6 (13.04%) WAN
8 3 (6.52%) Internet
9 2 (4.35%) Wireless
9 2 (4.35%) VLAN
9 2 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.35%) WLAN
10 1 (2.17%) SMTP
10 1 (2.17%) SAN
10 1 (2.17%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.17%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.52%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (26.09%) Support Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) IT Support Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) IT Support
4 8 (17.39%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Support Analyst
5 7 (15.22%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) Systems Engineer
7 3 (6.52%) Systems Manager
8 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.35%) Technical Manager
9 1 (2.17%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.17%) ERP Manager
9 1 (2.17%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (2.17%) Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.17%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 11 (23.91%) Thin Client
1 11 (23.91%) Fat Client
2 7 (15.22%) User Experience
3 3 (6.52%) EPoS
4 2 (4.35%) Celerra
4 2 (4.35%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.17%) Life Science
5 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Windows
2 26 (56.52%) Windows 7
3 25 (54.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 25 (54.35%) Windows XP
4 22 (47.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (36.96%) Linux
6 15 (32.61%) UNIX
6 15 (32.61%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.35%) Windows 2000
8 1 (2.17%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (19.57%) ITIL
2 7 (15.22%) Change Management
2 7 (15.22%) Incident Management
3 3 (6.52%) CRM
3 3 (6.52%) ERP
4 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2
4 2 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
4 2 (4.35%) Network Design
4 2 (4.35%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (2.17%) Release Management
5 1 (2.17%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.17%) Resource Management
5 1 (2.17%) Migration
5 1 (2.17%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.17%) Java
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (73.91%) MCSE
3 26 (56.52%) MCP
4 25 (54.35%) MCITP
5 17 (36.96%) MCTS
6 7 (15.22%) MCDST
7 6 (13.04%) Degree
7 6 (13.04%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
8 5 (10.87%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (6.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (6.52%) HND
10 2 (4.35%) CCNP
10 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (4.35%) Avaya Certification
10 2 (4.35%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
11 1 (2.17%) A+ Certification
11 1 (2.17%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (36.96%) Hyper-V
3 7 (15.22%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.70%) vSphere
5 1 (2.17%) XenApp
5 1 (2.17%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
1 2 (4.35%) WSUS
1 2 (4.35%) SCOM
1 2 (4.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 39 (84.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (17.39%) VMware
3 4 (8.70%) Dell
4 3 (6.52%) Citrix
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Symantec
5 2 (4.35%) Avaya
5 2 (4.35%) CommVault
5 2 (4.35%) EMC
5 2 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (2.17%) NetApp
6 1 (2.17%) JD Edwards
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £75000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package / Car Allowance
Posted: 22 days ago