The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the North East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / North East
Rank 66 69 58
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 5 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.05% 0.81% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 3.36% 7.08%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 6
Median salary £26,250 £20,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+31.25% -57.89%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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

Qualifications Category
North East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
155 149 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 23.24% 23.99% 33.09%
Number of salaries quoted 120 130 176
Median salary £29,000 £33,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.12% -26.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

MCSA
Salary Trend in the North East

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

MCSA Salary Trend in the North East

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the North East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the North East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the North East

MCSA
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North East region over the 3 months to 18 January 2017. 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 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
Tyne and Wear 0 5 £25,000 +25.00%
Durham - 2 £32,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 January 2017, 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 North East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (78.95%) Windows
3 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
4 13 (68.42%) VMware
5 12 (63.16%) ITIL
5 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
6 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
7 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
8 8 (42.11%) HP
8 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (36.84%) Dell
9 7 (36.84%) Degree
10 6 (31.58%) WSUS
11 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
11 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
11 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
11 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
11 5 (26.32%) Driving Licence
11 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (26.32%) Firewall
11 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (26.32%) Intel Security
11 5 (26.32%) MCSE
12 4 (21.05%) ITSM
12 4 (21.05%) Service Management
12 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
12 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
13 3 (15.79%) Office 365

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East 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 9 (47.37%) MS Exchange
2 5 (26.32%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (5.26%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) MS Office
2 2 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
2 2 (10.53%) DHCP
2 2 (10.53%) Fibre Channel
2 2 (10.53%) SAN
2 2 (10.53%) TCP/IP
2 2 (10.53%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) WAN
2 2 (10.53%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (5.26%) DNS
3 1 (5.26%) VLAN
General
1 2 (10.53%) Banking
1 2 (10.53%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (21.05%) Administrator
1 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Analyst
2 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 3 (15.79%) Support Engineer
2 3 (15.79%) Wintel Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Wintel Systems Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Engineer
3 2 (10.53%) IT Support
3 2 (10.53%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (10.53%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Support Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Computer Science
1 5 (26.32%) Data Centre
1 5 (26.32%) Driving Licence
1 5 (26.32%) Mathematics
2 2 (10.53%) Blackberry
2 2 (10.53%) EMC VNX
2 2 (10.53%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 15 (78.95%) Windows
2 12 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 7 (36.84%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (10.53%) Android
6 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
6 2 (10.53%) Windows Vista
6 2 (10.53%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 5 (26.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 4 (21.05%) Continuous Improvement
3 4 (21.05%) ITIL V3
3 4 (21.05%) ITSM
3 4 (21.05%) Service Management
4 1 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Project Management
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (36.84%) Degree
3 5 (26.32%) MCSE
4 3 (15.79%) CCNA
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (15.79%) MCDST
5 2 (10.53%) MCITP
5 2 (10.53%) MCP
6 1 (5.26%) MCT
6 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (10.53%) PCI DSS
1 2 (10.53%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (73.68%) Active Directory
2 8 (42.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (10.53%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (10.53%) vSphere
3 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (31.58%) WSUS
2 5 (26.32%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 2 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
3 2 (10.53%) NetBackup
3 2 (10.53%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (10.53%) SCCM
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 13 (68.42%) VMware
2 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
3 8 (42.11%) HP
4 7 (36.84%) Dell
5 5 (26.32%) Intel Security
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco
6 3 (15.79%) Citrix
6 3 (15.79%) EMC
7 2 (10.53%) Altiris
7 2 (10.53%) AppSense
7 2 (10.53%) Bloomberg
7 2 (10.53%) Fidessa
7 2 (10.53%) Qualys
7 2 (10.53%) Reuters
7 2 (10.53%) Tripwire
8 1 (5.26%) Draytek
8 1 (5.26%) Sophos