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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 81 100 93
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 23 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.90% 1.32% 2.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 5.74% 8.28%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 30
Median salary £45,000 £23,000 £26,250
Median salary % change year-on-year
+95.65% -12.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,400 £20,500 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £49,500 £37,500 £35,750
UK excluding London median salary £33,992 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +3.70%
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
218 401 435
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.76% 22.95% 24.67%
Number of salaries quoted 185 293 310
Median salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,550 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 July 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cheshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +11 5 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Wilmslow +5 3 £36,000 +80.00% 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 19 (100.00%) MCSE
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Windows Server
3 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
3 16 (84.21%) MCITP
4 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
5 14 (73.68%) VMware
6 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
7 10 (52.63%) SAN
7 10 (52.63%) ITIL
8 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
9 8 (42.11%) User Experience
9 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
10 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
10 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
11 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
11 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
12 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (26.32%) DHCP
12 5 (26.32%) VPN
12 5 (26.32%) DNS
12 5 (26.32%) MCP
12 5 (26.32%) Citrix
13 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
13 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
13 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
14 3 (15.79%) MCTS
14 3 (15.79%) Firewall

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (36.84%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 2 (10.53%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) SAN
2 5 (26.32%) DHCP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
2 5 (26.32%) VPN
3 3 (15.79%) Firewall
3 3 (15.79%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 1 (5.26%) VLAN
4 1 (5.26%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (36.84%) Support Engineer
3 6 (31.58%) IT Support
4 5 (26.32%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 5 (26.32%) IT Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (26.32%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
5 4 (21.05%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (15.79%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Data Centre Technician
6 3 (15.79%) Exchange Support
6 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Technician
6 3 (15.79%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (10.53%) Exchange Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (47.37%) Data Centre
2 8 (42.11%) User Experience
3 2 (10.53%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
1 17 (89.47%) Windows Server
2 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
5 3 (15.79%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Mac OS X
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Project Management
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) Migration
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (5.26%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.26%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) VB
2 1 (5.26%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) MCSE
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (84.21%) MCITP
3 8 (42.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (26.32%) MCP
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (15.79%) MCTS
6 1 (5.26%) CCA
6 1 (5.26%) CCIE
6 1 (5.26%) CCNP
6 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 15 (78.95%) Active Directory
2 11 (57.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (31.58%) Hyper-V
4 3 (15.79%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) BladeLogic
1 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 16 (84.21%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) VMware
3 5 (26.32%) Citrix
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
5 2 (10.53%) Apple
5 2 (10.53%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) WatchGuard
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