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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 0.40% 0.64% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.11% 3.53% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 0
Average salary £18,500 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
95 85 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Lancashire 18.96% 18.01% 21.85%
Number of salaries quoted 71 69 86
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,800 £20,225 £20,900
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £50,000 £45,000
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
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 24 December 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
Skelmersdale - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
2 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) HP
3 2 (50.00%) Dell
3 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) Project Management
3 2 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) SCCM
3 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 2 (50.00%) XenApp
3 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 2 (50.00%) Lync
3 2 (50.00%) Office 365
3 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 3 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Lync
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (25.00%) SAS
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) SAN
2 2 (50.00%) NAS
3 1 (25.00%) Firewall
3 1 (25.00%) WAN
3 1 (25.00%) DHCP
3 1 (25.00%) VPN
3 1 (25.00%) DNS
3 1 (25.00%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Consultant
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 1 (25.00%) IT Technician
2 1 (25.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Service Engineer
2 1 (25.00%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
2 1 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Project Management
1 2 (50.00%) Migration
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Architecture
1 2 (50.00%) Technical Analysis
2 1 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (25.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (25.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (75.00%) MCSE
3 2 (50.00%) CCNA
3 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (50.00%) MCTS
3 2 (50.00%) MCITP
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
4 1 (25.00%) GNVQ
4 1 (25.00%) NVQ Level 3
4 1 (25.00%) MCP
4 1 (25.00%) HNC
4 1 (25.00%) HND
System Software
1 3 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (50.00%) XenApp
2 2 (50.00%) XenDesktop
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (50.00%) Dell
2 2 (50.00%) Citrix
3 1 (25.00%) Draytek
3 1 (25.00%) NETGEAR