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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 77 94 103
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 17 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.84% 1.20% 1.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.92% 5.43% 6.02%
Number of salaries quoted 20 16 24
Median salary £26,500 £23,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.21% -11.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £38,500 £37,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
265 313 482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 23.25% 22.07% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 192 276 413
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £65,000
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 9 December 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 9 December 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 +17 10 £38,500 +75.00% 1
Wilmslow - 5 £20,000 -
Macclesfield -6 4 £26,500 -3.63% 2
Chester - 2 £22,500 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (87.80%) Windows
3 34 (82.93%) MCSE
4 33 (80.49%) Windows Server
5 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
6 28 (68.29%) Active Directory
7 25 (60.98%) MS Exchange
7 25 (60.98%) MCITP
8 22 (53.66%) VMware
9 20 (48.78%) Office 365
10 19 (46.34%) Exchange Server 2010
11 18 (43.90%) Exchange Server 2013
12 14 (34.15%) Windows 8
12 14 (34.15%) Windows 7
12 14 (34.15%) DHCP
12 14 (34.15%) DNS
13 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
13 13 (31.71%) Hyper-V
14 12 (29.27%) MCP
15 11 (26.83%) Firewall
15 11 (26.83%) Mac OS X
15 11 (26.83%) Apple
15 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
16 10 (24.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (21.95%) ITIL
17 9 (21.95%) vSphere
18 8 (19.51%) VPN
18 8 (19.51%) Citrix

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 25 (60.98%) MS Exchange
2 19 (46.34%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (43.90%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.44%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.44%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (7.32%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.44%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 20 (48.78%) Office 365
2 3 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.88%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.44%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 14 (34.15%) DHCP
1 14 (34.15%) DNS
2 11 (26.83%) Firewall
3 8 (19.51%) VPN
4 6 (14.63%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.44%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (12.20%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (34.15%) Support Engineer
2 13 (31.71%) IT Engineer
3 12 (29.27%) IT Support
3 12 (29.27%) IT Support Engineer
4 10 (24.39%) 2nd Line Support
4 10 (24.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (21.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 9 (21.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 9 (21.95%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 9 (21.95%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (14.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (14.63%) Exchange Support
7 5 (12.20%) Service Desk Engineer
8 4 (9.76%) Analyst
8 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
9 3 (7.32%) VMware Engineer
10 2 (4.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 2 (4.88%) VMware Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) Data Centre
2 2 (4.88%) Fat Client
2 2 (4.88%) Thin Client
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.44%) PKI
3 1 (2.44%) Statistics
3 1 (2.44%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 36 (87.80%) Windows
2 33 (80.49%) Windows Server
3 14 (34.15%) Windows 7
3 14 (34.15%) Windows 8
4 11 (26.83%) Mac OS X
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (26.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (4.88%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.95%) ITIL
2 7 (17.07%) Process Improvement
3 3 (7.32%) Presales
4 2 (4.88%) Migration
5 1 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (2.44%) Change Management
5 1 (2.44%) CRM
5 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (2.44%) ITIL V3
5 1 (2.44%) Performance Monitoring
5 1 (2.44%) Problem Management
5 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (2.44%) Security Patching
5 1 (2.44%) Service Management
5 1 (2.44%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 6 (14.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (82.93%) MCSE
3 25 (60.98%) MCITP
4 12 (29.27%) MCP
5 10 (24.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (7.32%) Degree
7 2 (4.88%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.44%) CCA
8 1 (2.44%) MCTS
8 1 (2.44%) NCDA
System Software
1 28 (68.29%) Active Directory
2 13 (31.71%) Hyper-V
2 13 (31.71%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (21.95%) vSphere
4 6 (14.63%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.44%) Firmware
5 1 (2.44%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (17.07%) vRealize
2 2 (4.88%) SCOM
2 2 (4.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 2 (4.88%) WSUS
3 1 (2.44%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.44%) SCCM
Vendors
1 32 (78.05%) Microsoft
2 22 (53.66%) VMware
3 11 (26.83%) Apple
4 8 (19.51%) Citrix
5 3 (7.32%) Dell
6 2 (4.88%) Cisco
6 2 (4.88%) CommVault
6 2 (4.88%) Symantec
7 1 (2.44%) HP
7 1 (2.44%) IBM
7 1 (2.44%) NetApp
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