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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 94 114 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.44% 0.19% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.19% 0.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 21 1 0
Average salary £23,500 £21,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.30% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
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
420 420 473
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.20% 26.20% 22.07%
Number of salaries quoted 348 293 401
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £47,500
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 26 January 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 26 January 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 +22 17 £23,500 +9.30%
Runcorn - 3 - -
Macclesfield - 2 £42,500 -
Northwich - 2 - -
Chester - 1 £30,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (93.02%) Windows
3 37 (86.05%) Microsoft
4 33 (76.74%) MCSE
5 28 (65.12%) TCP/IP
5 28 (65.12%) Windows 7
6 27 (62.79%) MCP
7 26 (60.47%) MCITP
8 25 (58.14%) MS Excel
8 25 (58.14%) DNS
9 24 (55.81%) DHCP
9 24 (55.81%) Windows Server 2008
10 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
11 21 (48.84%) Windows XP
11 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
12 19 (44.19%) MS Office
12 19 (44.19%) VPN
13 18 (41.86%) Linux
14 17 (39.53%) UNIX
15 14 (32.56%) Hyper-V
16 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 12 (27.91%) MCTS
17 12 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2007
18 10 (23.26%) LAN
19 9 (20.93%) Thin Client
19 9 (20.93%) Fat Client
20 8 (18.60%) VMware
20 8 (18.60%) WAN
21 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 19 (44.19%) MS Exchange
2 12 (27.91%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (16.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.30%) SharePoint
5 2 (4.65%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.33%) IIS
6 1 (2.33%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 25 (58.14%) MS Excel
2 19 (44.19%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 28 (65.12%) TCP/IP
2 25 (58.14%) DNS
3 24 (55.81%) DHCP
4 19 (44.19%) VPN
5 10 (23.26%) LAN
6 8 (18.60%) WAN
7 5 (11.63%) Network Security
8 3 (6.98%) Internet
9 2 (4.65%) Firewall
9 2 (4.65%) WLAN
9 2 (4.65%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.65%) Wireless
9 2 (4.65%) VLAN
9 2 (4.65%) Cisco IOS
10 1 (2.33%) SMTP
10 1 (2.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.33%) MySQL
General
1 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Analyst
1 13 (30.23%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (23.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) Support Analyst
3 8 (18.60%) Support Engineer
3 8 (18.60%) IT Support
4 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 7 (16.28%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (13.95%) IT Support Engineer
6 5 (11.63%) Service Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) Service Desk Analyst
6 5 (11.63%) 1st Line Support
7 4 (9.30%) Systems Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 1 (2.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 1 (2.33%) Support Team Leader
9 1 (2.33%) Senior IT Support
9 1 (2.33%) Senior Technician
Miscellaneous
1 9 (20.93%) Thin Client
1 9 (20.93%) Fat Client
2 7 (16.28%) User Experience
3 3 (6.98%) EPoS
4 2 (4.65%) Celerra
4 2 (4.65%) E-Learning
5 1 (2.33%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (93.02%) Windows
2 28 (65.12%) Windows 7
3 24 (55.81%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (48.84%) Windows XP
4 21 (48.84%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (41.86%) Linux
6 17 (39.53%) UNIX
7 13 (30.23%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (4.65%) Windows 2000
9 1 (2.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (16.28%) Incident Management
2 6 (13.95%) ITIL
3 3 (6.98%) Problem Management
4 2 (4.65%) Network Design
4 2 (4.65%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (4.65%) Change Management
4 2 (4.65%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.33%) Security Management
5 1 (2.33%) Service Delivery
5 1 (2.33%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.98%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (76.74%) MCSE
3 27 (62.79%) MCP
4 26 (60.47%) MCITP
5 12 (27.91%) MCTS
6 7 (16.28%) MCDST
7 6 (13.95%) SC Cleared
7 6 (13.95%) Security Cleared
8 5 (11.63%) Degree
8 5 (11.63%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (6.98%) HND
9 3 (6.98%) CCNP
9 3 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 2 (4.65%) Avaya Certification
11 1 (2.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.65%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (51.16%) Active Directory
2 14 (32.56%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.98%) vSphere
5 2 (4.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.98%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.65%) WSUS
2 2 (4.65%) SCOM
2 2 (4.65%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 37 (86.05%) Microsoft
2 8 (18.60%) VMware
3 4 (9.30%) Cisco
3 4 (9.30%) Citrix
4 3 (6.98%) HP
4 3 (6.98%) Dell
5 2 (4.65%) EMC
5 2 (4.65%) Avaya
5 2 (4.65%) CommVault
5 2 (4.65%) Symantec
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £65000 - £100000 per annum + Car, Home Working + Company Shares
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £60000 - £100000 per annum + Package, Home Working
Posted: 18 days ago