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

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 58 56
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 5 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.19% 1.05% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.83% 6.76% 8.82%
Number of salaries quoted 0 5 9
Average salary - £32,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +18.18%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
121 74 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 22.57% 15.55% 20.77%
Number of salaries quoted 100 67 95
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £20,100 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 27 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (50.00%) WordPress
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) SQL
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) MS Office
2 1 (50.00%) Windows

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 (50.00%) IIS
1 1 (50.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (50.00%) MS Office
1 1 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Firewall
2 1 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
2 1 (50.00%) Wireless
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (50.00%) SAN
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Desktop Support
1 1 (50.00%) Server Support
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 1 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) IT Technician
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (50.00%) MCTS
2 1 (50.00%) CCNA
2 1 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (50.00%) VMware