The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Newcastle upon Tyne region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 63 64 59
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 4 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 0.66% 0.81% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 2.52% 0.76%
Number of salaries quoted 3 4 1
Average salary £27,500 £27,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.85% -22.85%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
MCSA
Tyne and Wear

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Newcastle upon Tyne region.

Qualifications Category
Newcastle upon Tyne
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
132 159 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Newcastle upon Tyne 29.20% 32.06% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 119 126 123
Average salary £32,500 £37,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.16% -7.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,350 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £46,983 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Newcastle upon Tyne region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MCSA
Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Newcastle upon Tyne

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
2 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
4 4 (44.44%) Microsoft
4 4 (44.44%) SQL
4 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
5 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
5 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 3 (33.33%) VoIP
5 3 (33.33%) Clustering
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (22.22%) Change Management
6 2 (22.22%) Internet
6 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) SAN
6 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
6 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
6 2 (22.22%) IIS
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Newcastle upon Tyne by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT jobs across the Newcastle upon Tyne 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 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
1 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (22.22%) IIS
2 2 (22.22%) Office Communications Server
2 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 2 (22.22%) Internet
2 2 (22.22%) NAS
2 2 (22.22%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 4 (44.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (33.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (11.11%) DTS
4 1 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Administrator
1 3 (33.33%) IT Manager
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Active Directory Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) DBA
3 1 (11.11%) Exchange Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Server Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Server Specialist
3 1 (11.11%) Windows Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (22.22%) Windows 8
5 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) Change Management
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Monitoring
2 1 (11.11%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (11.11%) Database Optimisation
2 1 (11.11%) High Availability
2 1 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (11.11%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) CCNA
2 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 2 (22.22%) DBS Check
4 2 (22.22%) MCDBA
System Software
1 5 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 1 (11.11%) VMware ESX
3 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) VMware
2 4 (44.44%) Microsoft