The table below looks at the statistics 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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 62 55
Rank change year-on-year
0 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 3 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.20% 0.60% 1.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 4.17% 9.20%
Number of salaries quoted 0 3 8
Average salary - £45,000 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +56.52%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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 Lancashire region.

Qualifications Category
Lancashire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
123 72 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 24.17% 14.46% 17.23%
Number of salaries quoted 86 64 80
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,961 £20,200 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) IIS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
1 1 (100.00%) VMware
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 1 (100.00%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (100.00%) SAN
1 1 (100.00%) Firewall
1 1 (100.00%) Wi-Fi
1 1 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (100.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) MCSE
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (100.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 1 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (100.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) VMware