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 16 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 73 90 97
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 13 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.54% 0.99% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.61% 4.13% 5.73%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 20
Median salary £31,700 £22,000 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+44.09% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £26,400 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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
242 315 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.29% 24.03% 24.49%
Number of salaries quoted 148 275 370
Median salary £38,500 £36,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.94% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,350 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,750 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 16 January 2017.

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 16 January 2017. 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 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 +13 9 £38,500 +75.00% 2
Macclesfield 0 5 £26,500 -3.63% 1
Wilmslow - 2 £21,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 January 2017, 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 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (87.18%) Windows
3 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
4 31 (79.49%) MCSE
4 31 (79.49%) Windows Server
5 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
6 23 (58.97%) MS Exchange
6 23 (58.97%) MCITP
7 20 (51.28%) VMware
8 19 (48.72%) Office 365
9 16 (41.03%) Exchange Server 2010
10 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
11 14 (35.90%) Windows 8
11 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
11 14 (35.90%) DHCP
11 14 (35.90%) DNS
12 13 (33.33%) MCP
12 13 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
13 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
14 11 (28.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 11 (28.21%) Firewall
14 11 (28.21%) Mac OS X
14 11 (28.21%) Apple
14 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
14 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
15 10 (25.64%) ITIL
16 9 (23.08%) vSphere
17 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
17 8 (20.51%) SQL

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 23 (58.97%) MS Exchange
2 16 (41.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (38.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.56%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (48.72%) Office 365
2 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.56%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (2.56%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.90%) DHCP
1 14 (35.90%) DNS
2 11 (28.21%) Firewall
3 5 (12.82%) VPN
4 3 (7.69%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.56%) Internet
5 1 (2.56%) NAS
5 1 (2.56%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.56%) Billing
1 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) IT Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) IT Support
2 12 (30.77%) IT Support Engineer
2 12 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 11 (28.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (25.64%) 2nd Line Support
5 9 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (23.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (15.38%) Service Desk Engineer
7 4 (10.26%) Analyst
7 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Support
8 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 3 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
8 3 (7.69%) Exchange Support
9 2 (5.13%) Citrix Engineer
9 2 (5.13%) Support Analyst
9 2 (5.13%) Support Technician
10 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Data Centre
2 2 (5.13%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.13%) Fat Client
2 2 (5.13%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.56%) PKI
3 1 (2.56%) Statistics
3 1 (2.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 34 (87.18%) Windows
2 31 (79.49%) Windows Server
3 14 (35.90%) Windows 7
3 14 (35.90%) Windows 8
4 11 (28.21%) Mac OS X
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (28.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.13%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (25.64%) ITIL
2 8 (20.51%) Process Improvement
3 2 (5.13%) Presales
4 1 (2.56%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (2.56%) Change Management
4 1 (2.56%) CRM
4 1 (2.56%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.56%) ITIL V3
4 1 (2.56%) Migration
4 1 (2.56%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (2.56%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (2.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.56%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (2.56%) Security Patching
4 1 (2.56%) Service Management
4 1 (2.56%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (20.51%) SQL
2 3 (7.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 39 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (79.49%) MCSE
3 23 (58.97%) MCITP
4 13 (33.33%) MCP
5 11 (28.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (7.69%) Degree
7 2 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.56%) CCA
8 1 (2.56%) MCTS
8 1 (2.56%) NCDA
System Software
1 25 (64.10%) Active Directory
2 13 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (25.64%) Hyper-V
4 9 (23.08%) vSphere
5 3 (7.69%) VMware Server
6 1 (2.56%) Firmware
6 1 (2.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.95%) vRealize
2 2 (5.13%) SCOM
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (5.13%) WSUS
3 1 (2.56%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.56%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (2.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 33 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 20 (51.28%) VMware
3 11 (28.21%) Apple
4 8 (20.51%) Citrix
5 3 (7.69%) Dell
5 3 (7.69%) Symantec
6 2 (5.13%) Cisco
6 2 (5.13%) CommVault
7 1 (2.56%) HP
7 1 (2.56%) IBM
7 1 (2.56%) NetApp
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