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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 91 111 -
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.50% 0.59% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 2.22% -
Number of salaries quoted 25 8 0
Average salary £27,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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
390 450 410
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 22.50% 26.55% 21.86%
Number of salaries quoted 285 309 296
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 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,486 £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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +30 24 £23,500 -37.33%
Chester - 1 £30,000 -
Macclesfield - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (90.57%) Windows
3 46 (86.79%) Microsoft
4 39 (73.58%) MCSE
5 32 (60.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 32 (60.38%) Windows 7
6 30 (56.60%) MCITP
6 30 (56.60%) MS Excel
6 30 (56.60%) MCP
7 28 (52.83%) TCP/IP
8 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
9 25 (47.17%) DNS
9 25 (47.17%) DHCP
9 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (43.40%) MS Exchange
11 20 (37.74%) VPN
11 20 (37.74%) MS Office
12 17 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
14 15 (28.30%) UNIX
14 15 (28.30%) Linux
15 14 (26.42%) ITIL
15 14 (26.42%) Cisco
15 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
15 14 (26.42%) VMware
16 12 (22.64%) MCTS
16 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2013
17 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
18 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
18 10 (18.87%) LAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 23 (43.40%) MS Exchange
2 17 (32.08%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 5 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (7.55%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.89%) IIS
Applications
1 30 (56.60%) MS Excel
2 20 (37.74%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 28 (52.83%) TCP/IP
2 25 (47.17%) DNS
2 25 (47.17%) DHCP
3 20 (37.74%) VPN
4 10 (18.87%) LAN
5 8 (15.09%) WAN
6 6 (11.32%) Firewall
7 4 (7.55%) Network Security
8 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
8 2 (3.77%) Wireless
8 2 (3.77%) VLAN
8 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (3.77%) WLAN
8 2 (3.77%) Internet
9 1 (1.89%) Wi-Fi
9 1 (1.89%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (5.66%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 18 (33.96%) 2nd Line Support
2 17 (32.08%) Analyst
3 16 (30.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (18.87%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) Service Analyst
4 10 (18.87%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (18.87%) Support Engineer
5 9 (16.98%) IT Support
6 8 (15.09%) Systems Engineer
7 7 (13.21%) Support Analyst
8 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 5 (9.43%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (9.43%) Team Leader
9 5 (9.43%) Support Team Leader
9 5 (9.43%) Administrator
9 5 (9.43%) Systems Administrator
10 4 (7.55%) Senior Systems Engineer
10 4 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (7.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.89%) .NET
1 1 (1.89%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Thin Client
1 9 (16.98%) Fat Client
2 6 (11.32%) User Experience
3 3 (5.66%) EPoS
4 2 (3.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.77%) Celerra
4 2 (3.77%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.89%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 48 (90.57%) Windows
2 32 (60.38%) Windows Server 2008
2 32 (60.38%) Windows 7
3 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (30.19%) Windows XP
5 15 (28.30%) Linux
5 15 (28.30%) UNIX
6 10 (18.87%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (3.77%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) ITIL
2 7 (13.21%) Problem Management
3 6 (11.32%) Incident Management
4 5 (9.43%) Security Management
4 5 (9.43%) Service Delivery
4 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Management
5 2 (3.77%) Kalman Filter
5 2 (3.77%) Change Management
5 2 (3.77%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.77%) Network Design
6 1 (1.89%) Migration
6 1 (1.89%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (1.89%) PRINCE
6 1 (1.89%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (1.89%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.21%) SQL
2 3 (5.66%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.89%) C#
3 1 (1.89%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (73.58%) MCSE
3 30 (56.60%) MCP
3 30 (56.60%) MCITP
4 14 (26.42%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (22.64%) MCTS
6 10 (18.87%) CCNA
7 8 (15.09%) Degree
8 6 (11.32%) MCDST
9 5 (9.43%) SC Cleared
9 5 (9.43%) Security Cleared
10 4 (7.55%) CCENT
10 4 (7.55%) CCDP
10 4 (7.55%) CCIE
10 4 (7.55%) CCNP
11 3 (5.66%) HND
11 3 (5.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (3.77%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (50.94%) Active Directory
2 11 (20.75%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.98%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (9.43%) VMware Server
5 2 (3.77%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.21%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.77%) WSUS
2 2 (3.77%) SCOM
2 2 (3.77%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 46 (86.79%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.42%) Cisco
2 14 (26.42%) VMware
3 7 (13.21%) Citrix
4 4 (7.55%) HP
4 4 (7.55%) Dell
5 3 (5.66%) Symantec
6 2 (3.77%) Avaya
6 2 (3.77%) CommVault
6 2 (3.77%) EMC