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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Cheshire
Rank 80 86 104
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 16 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.79% 1.23% 1.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 4.58% 5.34%
Number of salaries quoted 8 16 20
Median salary £32,000 £22,000 £24,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.87%

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
222 349 431
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 21.85% 26.85% 23.13%
Number of salaries quoted 134 297 330
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,000
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 24 February 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 24 February 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 +1 5 £38,500 +75.00% 1
Macclesfield +8 2 £26,500 -3.63%
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
3 25 (86.21%) Windows
3 25 (86.21%) Windows Server
4 24 (82.76%) MCSE
5 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
6 17 (58.62%) MS Exchange
6 17 (58.62%) MCITP
7 15 (51.72%) VMware
7 15 (51.72%) Office 365
8 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
9 12 (41.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (41.38%) ITIL
10 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
11 10 (34.48%) vSphere
11 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
11 10 (34.48%) MCP
12 9 (31.03%) Windows 8
12 9 (31.03%) Process Improvement
13 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
13 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
13 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
13 8 (27.59%) SQL
13 8 (27.59%) DHCP
13 8 (27.59%) DNS
14 7 (24.14%) Mac OS X
14 7 (24.14%) Apple
14 7 (24.14%) Firewall
14 7 (24.14%) vRealize

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 17 (58.62%) MS Exchange
2 10 (34.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (27.59%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (51.72%) Office 365
2 1 (3.45%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (27.59%) DHCP
1 8 (27.59%) DNS
2 7 (24.14%) Firewall
3 1 (3.45%) Internet
3 1 (3.45%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (20.69%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.45%) Advertising
1 1 (3.45%) Billing
1 1 (3.45%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (34.48%) IT Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) IT Support
2 9 (31.03%) IT Support Engineer
2 9 (31.03%) Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (20.69%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (20.69%) Service Desk Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Data Centre Analyst
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.90%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) ICT Support
6 1 (3.45%) ICT Support Technician
6 1 (3.45%) IT Analyst
6 1 (3.45%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 11 (37.93%) Data Centre
2 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.90%) Virtual Team
4 1 (3.45%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 25 (86.21%) Windows
1 25 (86.21%) Windows Server
2 9 (31.03%) Windows 8
3 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (27.59%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (24.14%) Mac OS X
5 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (41.38%) ITIL
2 9 (31.03%) Process Improvement
3 3 (10.34%) Service Management
4 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (6.90%) Change Management
4 2 (6.90%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (6.90%) Problem Management
4 2 (6.90%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (6.90%) Security Patching
4 2 (6.90%) Statistics
4 2 (6.90%) Time Management
5 1 (3.45%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (3.45%) CRM
5 1 (3.45%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (3.45%) ITIL V2
5 1 (3.45%) Network Monitoring
5 1 (3.45%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (82.76%) MCSE
3 17 (58.62%) MCITP
4 12 (41.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 10 (34.48%) MCP
6 2 (6.90%) Degree
6 2 (6.90%) MCTS
6 2 (6.90%) NCDA
7 1 (3.45%) A+ Certification
7 1 (3.45%) CCA
7 1 (3.45%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
System Software
1 21 (72.41%) Active Directory
2 14 (48.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (34.48%) vSphere
4 4 (13.79%) Hyper-V
5 2 (6.90%) Firmware
5 2 (6.90%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) vRealize
2 2 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (3.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 26 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 15 (51.72%) VMware
3 7 (24.14%) Apple
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
5 2 (6.90%) IBM
5 2 (6.90%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) Cisco
6 1 (3.45%) Dell
6 1 (3.45%) HP
6 1 (3.45%) Symantec
Northwich, Cheshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + listed benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Nigel Frank International
Salary: £22000 per annum + Additional Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago