The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 72 49 62
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.44% 0.70% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.33% 2.50% 3.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 4
Median salary £30,492 £37,500 £48,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.68% -23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,886 £24,300 £45,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,098 £39,500 £54,250
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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 Merseyside region.

Qualifications Category
Merseyside
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
226 120 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.14% 28.04% 22.51%
Number of salaries quoted 104 80 109
Median salary £43,250 £38,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+13.81% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,484 £24,800 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £53,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

The demand trend of job ads across the Merseyside region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

MCSA
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Merseyside

MCSA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 29 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool -20 2 £30,492 -18.68%
St Helens - 1 - -
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 29 September 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 5 (71.43%) VMware
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
4 4 (57.14%) XenApp
4 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
5 3 (42.86%) VPN
5 3 (42.86%) Cisco
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
6 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
6 2 (28.57%) VPLS
6 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
6 2 (28.57%) vSphere
6 2 (28.57%) iPad
6 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
6 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
6 2 (28.57%) Email Filtering
6 2 (28.57%) Web Filtering
6 2 (28.57%) HP StoreVirtual

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (28.57%) IIS
1 2 (28.57%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) VPN
2 2 (28.57%) DHCP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) DSL
2 2 (28.57%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
2 2 (28.57%) IP Telephony
2 2 (28.57%) iSCSI
2 2 (28.57%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
2 2 (28.57%) NetScaler
2 2 (28.57%) VPLS
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
3 1 (14.29%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (28.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) IT Support
1 2 (28.57%) Network Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Network Support
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Support
2 1 (14.29%) Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (14.29%) Senior Citrix Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Senior IT Support
2 1 (14.29%) Senior VMware Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Officer
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) HP StoreVirtual
1 2 (28.57%) iPad
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
2 1 (14.29%) Clustering
2 1 (14.29%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Email Filtering
2 2 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (28.57%) Web Filtering
3 1 (14.29%) High Availability
3 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCSE
3 1 (14.29%) DBS Check
3 1 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (14.29%) MCP
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 4 (57.14%) Active Directory
1 4 (57.14%) XenApp
2 3 (42.86%) Hyper-V
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
1 5 (71.43%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Avaya
3 2 (28.57%) EMC