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 16 April 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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 106 121 124
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 0.76% 0.16% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 0.74% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 4
Average salary £37,500 £20,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+82.92% -36.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £20,500 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £20,500 £36,700
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Qualifications Category
Cheshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
479 408 455
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 25.96% 21.15% 25.43%
Number of salaries quoted 324 304 400
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Warrington -15 6 £37,500 +82.92%
Northwich - 2 £20,500 - 1
Runcorn - 2 £27,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) MCSE
3 15 (88.24%) Windows
4 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
5 11 (64.71%) MCP
5 11 (64.71%) MCITP
6 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (52.94%) VMware
6 9 (52.94%) Windows XP
7 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
7 8 (47.06%) SQL
7 8 (47.06%) Finance
7 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (41.18%) ITIL
8 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
9 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (29.41%) MS Office
11 4 (23.53%) IIS
11 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
11 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
11 4 (23.53%) McAfee
11 4 (23.53%) McAfee ePO
11 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
11 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 3 (17.65%) Games
12 3 (17.65%) DNS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
1 8 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (41.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (35.29%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
4 4 (23.53%) IIS
5 3 (17.65%) Apache
6 1 (5.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Office
2 4 (23.53%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
2 2 (11.76%) Firewall
2 2 (11.76%) Structured Cabling
3 1 (5.88%) VPN
3 1 (5.88%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
3 2 (11.76%) MySQL
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (47.06%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Games
3 1 (5.88%) Retail
3 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (35.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Infrastructure Specialist
3 4 (23.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (23.53%) Technical Support
4 3 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (17.65%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (5.88%) Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Support Team Leader
6 1 (5.88%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) IT Support
6 1 (5.88%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support
6 1 (5.88%) Analyst
6 1 (5.88%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 9 (52.94%) Windows XP
2 9 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (23.53%) Windows 7
5 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (11.76%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (41.18%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 8 (47.06%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) MCSE
3 11 (64.71%) MCP
3 11 (64.71%) MCITP
4 6 (35.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (11.76%) MCTS
6 1 (5.88%) MCDST
6 1 (5.88%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 13 (76.47%) Active Directory
2 7 (41.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.88%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) XenApp
3 1 (5.88%) XenServer
3 1 (5.88%) Terminal Server
3 1 (5.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 4 (23.53%) McAfee ePO
2 2 (11.76%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (11.76%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 4 (23.53%) McAfee
4 2 (11.76%) Oracle
4 2 (11.76%) Symantec
5 1 (5.88%) Citrix
Cheshire, Knutsford
Barclays Corporate
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