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 31 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 78 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 25 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.69% 1.45% 1.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.26% 5.84% 6.38%
Number of salaries quoted 16 22 24
Median salary £37,000 £25,250 £23,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+46.53% +7.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £38,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
230 428 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 20.44% 24.80% 24.59%
Number of salaries quoted 188 320 340
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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
Wilmslow +4 12 £24,750 +23.75% 2
Warrington -4 5 £37,500 - 2
Northwich - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) Windows
3 20 (76.92%) MCSE
4 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
4 19 (73.08%) Windows Server
5 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
5 18 (69.23%) VMware
6 17 (65.38%) MCITP
7 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
8 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2010
8 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (42.31%) Citrix
8 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
9 9 (34.62%) DHCP
9 9 (34.62%) DNS
9 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
10 8 (30.77%) Windows 8
10 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (30.77%) VPN
11 7 (26.92%) ITIL
11 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
11 7 (26.92%) Office 365
12 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 6 (23.08%) VMware Server
12 6 (23.08%) MCP
12 6 (23.08%) SAN
12 6 (23.08%) Firewall
12 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2010
1 11 (42.31%) Exchange Server 2013
1 11 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 1 (3.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (26.92%) Office 365
2 3 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.85%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 9 (34.62%) DHCP
1 9 (34.62%) DNS
2 8 (30.77%) VPN
3 6 (23.08%) Firewall
3 6 (23.08%) Remote Desktop
3 6 (23.08%) SAN
4 1 (3.85%) Skype
4 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (3.85%) VLAN
4 1 (3.85%) WLAN
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) Support Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) IT Engineer
3 7 (26.92%) IT Support
4 6 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
4 6 (23.08%) Exchange Support
4 6 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 5 (19.23%) Infrastructure Support
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (19.23%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 4 (15.38%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 4 (15.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (11.54%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 3 (11.54%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Data Centre
2 5 (19.23%) User Experience
3 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.85%) Clustering
4 1 (3.85%) Driving Licence
4 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 22 (84.62%) Windows
2 19 (73.08%) Windows Server
3 8 (30.77%) Windows 8
4 7 (26.92%) Windows 7
5 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (19.23%) Mac OS X
6 5 (19.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (7.69%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (26.92%) ITIL
2 2 (7.69%) Migration
2 2 (7.69%) Presales
3 1 (3.85%) High Availability
3 1 (3.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (76.92%) MCSE
3 17 (65.38%) MCITP
4 6 (23.08%) MCP
4 6 (23.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (7.69%) Citrix Certification
5 2 (7.69%) Degree
6 1 (3.85%) CCA
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) CCNA
6 1 (3.85%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
6 1 (3.85%) MCTS
System Software
1 18 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 12 (46.15%) Hyper-V
3 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (23.08%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 2 (7.69%) SCOM
1 2 (7.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 2 (7.69%) WSUS
2 1 (3.85%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 19 (73.08%) Microsoft
2 18 (69.23%) VMware
3 11 (42.31%) Citrix
4 5 (19.23%) Apple
5 2 (7.69%) Cisco
5 2 (7.69%) CommVault
5 2 (7.69%) Dell
5 2 (7.69%) HP
5 2 (7.69%) Symantec
6 1 (3.85%) WatchGuard
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Amita UK Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus Bonus and oncall call out fees
Posted: 18 days ago
Warrington
Computer Futures
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Car + competitive bonus and bens
Posted: 23 days ago
Warrington
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare, flexible hrs
Posted: 19 days ago