The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Lancashire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 57 50 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.07% 1.86% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.04% 8.91% -
Number of salaries quoted 5 9 0
Average salary £32,500 £27,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.18% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
71 101 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 15.24% 20.87% 26.76%
Number of salaries quoted 63 95 121
Average salary £38,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £24,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Lancashire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Lancashire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Lancashire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Lancashire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Lancashire

MCSA
Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(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
Preston +7 3 £32,500 +58.53%
Blackburn +2 2 £45,000 +50.00% 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenServer
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) A+ Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (40.00%) Lync
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (100.00%) SAN
2 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) AIX
2 3 (60.00%) Linux
2 3 (60.00%) Windows XP
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Migration
2 3 (60.00%) Change Management
3 2 (40.00%) Project Management
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (60.00%) A+ Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) Degree
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) XenApp
2 3 (60.00%) XenServer
2 3 (60.00%) vSphere
3 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (60.00%) NetApp
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft