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 17 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.66% 0.15% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 0.74% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Average salary £48,750 £30,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+59.83% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-17.80% +12.30%
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
133 135 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Merseyside 22.09% 20.55% 27.84%
Number of salaries quoted 116 102 174
Average salary £45,000 £47,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Merseyside region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 17 September 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
Liverpool +12 4 £48,750 +59.83%
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Reuters
3 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
3 3 (60.00%) Finance
3 3 (60.00%) Banking
3 3 (60.00%) MCDST
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) Project Management
4 2 (40.00%) Migration
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) MCTS
4 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, IT jobs across the Merseyside 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 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (40.00%) Lync
1 2 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) SAN
1 2 (40.00%) NAS
General
1 3 (60.00%) Finance
1 3 (60.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (40.00%) Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Support Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Consultant
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Support Team Leader
2 2 (40.00%) Desktop Team Leader
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Desktop Support Manager
3 1 (20.00%) Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Project Management
2 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Problem Management
2 2 (40.00%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Degree
2 3 (60.00%) MCDST
2 3 (60.00%) Citrix Certification
2 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCTS
3 2 (40.00%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (40.00%) MCSE
4 1 (20.00%) MCP
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) XenApp
2 2 (40.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Citrix
2 3 (60.00%) Reuters
2 3 (60.00%) Bloomberg
2 3 (60.00%) Oracle
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco
3 2 (40.00%) VMware