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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 52 55 61
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 1 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.46% 0.22% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.17% 1.01% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 2
Average salary £21,750 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.50% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
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
92 99 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.35% 21.71% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 86 81 94
Average salary £31,250 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,084 £24,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,500 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
3 3 (60.00%) GNVQ
3 3 (60.00%) NVQ Level 3
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) HNC
3 3 (60.00%) HND
3 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) NETGEAR
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
5 1 (20.00%) Web Development
5 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
5 1 (20.00%) Draytek
5 1 (20.00%) WordPress

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SAS
1 1 (20.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) WAN
1 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) DHCP
2 1 (20.00%) VPN
2 1 (20.00%) DNS
2 1 (20.00%) IPv4
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support Technician
1 2 (40.00%) IT Support
1 2 (40.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (20.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Field Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 1 (20.00%) Server Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Client/Server
2 2 (40.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
1 3 (60.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (20.00%) Web Development
2 1 (20.00%) Load Balancing
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) CCNA
1 5 (100.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCP
3 3 (60.00%) HNC
3 3 (60.00%) HND
3 3 (60.00%) GNVQ
3 3 (60.00%) NVQ Level 3
System Software
1 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
3 1 (20.00%) Draytek
3 1 (20.00%) NETGEAR
Blackburn, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago