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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 99 114
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 18 21 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.10% 1.22% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.54% 5.30% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 14 21 8
Average salary £24,750 £29,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.65% +16.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.75%
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
325 396 390
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheshire 19.88% 23.08% 21.48%
Number of salaries quoted 249 261 294
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 3 June 2015.

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 3 June 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 9 £37,500 +59.57% 1
Runcorn -2 4 - -
Widnes - 1 £21,000 -
Wilmslow - 1 £26,000 -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (92.86%) Windows
3 35 (83.33%) MCSE
3 35 (83.33%) Microsoft
4 30 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (66.67%) MCITP
6 27 (64.29%) Windows 7
6 27 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
7 24 (57.14%) MS Exchange
8 22 (52.38%) MCP
9 21 (50.00%) MS Excel
9 21 (50.00%) TCP/IP
9 21 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
10 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
11 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
12 17 (40.48%) VPN
12 17 (40.48%) DNS
12 17 (40.48%) DHCP
13 16 (38.10%) CCNA
13 16 (38.10%) MS Office
14 15 (35.71%) ITIL
15 14 (33.33%) Cisco
16 12 (28.57%) MCTS
17 11 (26.19%) VMware
17 11 (26.19%) UNIX
17 11 (26.19%) Linux
18 8 (19.05%) Degree
18 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
18 8 (19.05%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 2015, 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 24 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 21 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (2.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.38%) IIS
5 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 16 (38.10%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.14%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 21 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (40.48%) VPN
2 17 (40.48%) DNS
2 17 (40.48%) DHCP
3 7 (16.67%) LAN
3 7 (16.67%) Firewall
4 6 (14.29%) WAN
5 2 (4.76%) VLAN
6 1 (2.38%) SAN
6 1 (2.38%) Internet
6 1 (2.38%) IPv4
6 1 (2.38%) VoIP
6 1 (2.38%) WLAN
6 1 (2.38%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.38%) NAS
6 1 (2.38%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.38%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 4 (9.52%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.38%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 12 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
2 12 (28.57%) Analyst
2 12 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (26.19%) IT Support
4 10 (23.81%) 1st Line Support
4 10 (23.81%) Service Analyst
4 10 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
5 8 (19.05%) Administrator
6 7 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
7 6 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (14.29%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 6 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (14.29%) Senior Systems Engineer
8 5 (11.90%) IT Administrator
8 5 (11.90%) Support Team Leader
8 5 (11.90%) Team Leader
9 4 (9.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.52%) Fat Client
1 4 (9.52%) EPoS
1 4 (9.52%) Thin Client
2 2 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.38%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 39 (92.86%) Windows
2 30 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (64.29%) Windows 7
3 27 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (26.19%) UNIX
4 11 (26.19%) Linux
5 8 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (35.71%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 6 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.90%) Security Management
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
4 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.14%) Server Building
6 1 (2.38%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
6 1 (2.38%) Kalman Filter
6 1 (2.38%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
6 1 (2.38%) Network Design
6 1 (2.38%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 8 (19.05%) SQL
2 4 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
3 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (83.33%) MCSE
3 28 (66.67%) MCITP
4 22 (52.38%) MCP
5 18 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
6 16 (38.10%) CCNA
7 12 (28.57%) MCTS
8 8 (19.05%) Degree
9 6 (14.29%) CCENT
9 6 (14.29%) CCDP
9 6 (14.29%) CCIE
10 4 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 4 (9.52%) HND
11 3 (7.14%) CCNP
12 1 (2.38%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (47.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 6 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (11.90%) VMware Server
5 1 (2.38%) vSphere
5 1 (2.38%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (11.90%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.38%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 35 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 14 (33.33%) Cisco
3 11 (26.19%) VMware
4 6 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (7.14%) HP
6 1 (2.38%) Dell
6 1 (2.38%) EMC
6 1 (2.38%) Avaya
6 1 (2.38%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) Mitel
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