The first table below looks at the demand 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 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cheshire region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 78 106 133
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.06% 0.75% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 3.23% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 30 6 6
Average salary £26,250 £25,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,500 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,750 £25,000 £25,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
432 402 577
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 24.77% 23.16% 25.34%
Number of salaries quoted 307 312 522
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
North West

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 22 July 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 22 July 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 +1 25 £23,500 -3.09% 1
Macclesfield - 1 £55,000 - 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (86.54%) Microsoft
3 38 (73.08%) Windows
4 37 (71.15%) MCSE
5 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
6 26 (50.00%) MCITP
6 26 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 24 (46.15%) MCP
7 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
8 22 (42.31%) MS Exchange
9 20 (38.46%) DNS
9 20 (38.46%) ITIL
9 20 (38.46%) DHCP
9 20 (38.46%) MCTS
10 19 (36.54%) MS Excel
11 18 (34.62%) Windows XP
11 18 (34.62%) MS Office
11 18 (34.62%) Windows 7
12 16 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
13 15 (28.85%) VPN
14 14 (26.92%) VMware
15 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (23.08%) Linux
16 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
17 11 (21.15%) SQL
17 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
18 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
19 9 (17.31%) Fat Client
19 9 (17.31%) Network Security

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 16 (30.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 13 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
5 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (7.69%) IIS
7 3 (5.77%) Apache
8 1 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 19 (36.54%) MS Excel
2 18 (34.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (5.77%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 20 (38.46%) DNS
2 20 (38.46%) DHCP
3 15 (28.85%) VPN
4 9 (17.31%) Network Security
5 5 (9.62%) LAN
5 5 (9.62%) WAN
6 3 (5.77%) Firewall
7 2 (3.85%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (1.92%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 6 (11.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (13.46%) Finance
1 7 (13.46%) Games
2 1 (1.92%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (57.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (34.62%) Support Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) IT Support
3 9 (17.31%) IT Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Support
5 7 (13.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) 1st Line Support
6 6 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (9.62%) Operations Manager
7 5 (9.62%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 5 (9.62%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 4 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
9 3 (5.77%) Systems Manager
10 2 (3.85%) Technical Support Engineer
10 2 (3.85%) Help Desk Support
10 2 (3.85%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.31%) Fat Client
1 9 (17.31%) Thin Client
2 6 (11.54%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 38 (73.08%) Windows
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 24 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (34.62%) Windows XP
3 18 (34.62%) Windows 7
4 12 (23.08%) Linux
4 12 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
5 9 (17.31%) UNIX
6 1 (1.92%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) ITIL
2 7 (13.46%) Change Management
3 6 (11.54%) Service Management
4 5 (9.62%) ITIL V3
5 3 (5.77%) ERP
5 3 (5.77%) CRM
6 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 2 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (1.92%) Migration
7 1 (1.92%) Resource Management
7 1 (1.92%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (21.15%) SQL
2 1 (1.92%) Java
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (71.15%) MCSE
3 26 (50.00%) MCITP
4 24 (46.15%) MCP
5 20 (38.46%) MCTS
6 9 (17.31%) Degree
7 6 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 3 (5.77%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.92%) CCNA
10 1 (1.92%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (1.92%) MCDST
System Software
1 32 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 11 (21.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (19.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.85%) vSphere
4 2 (3.85%) XenApp
4 2 (3.85%) XenServer
5 1 (1.92%) Terminal Server
5 1 (1.92%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (3.85%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.85%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 45 (86.54%) Microsoft
2 14 (26.92%) VMware
3 7 (13.46%) McAfee
4 3 (5.77%) Dell
5 2 (3.85%) Citrix
5 2 (3.85%) Oracle
5 2 (3.85%) Symantec
6 1 (1.92%) NetApp
6 1 (1.92%) JD Edwards
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
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