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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 70 59 69
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 1.51% 1.28% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 5.06% 0.50%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 1
Average salary £47,500 £39,000 £28,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.79% +36.84%
UK excluding London average salary £33,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
MCSA
England

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
246 158 199
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North East 31.02% 25.24% 29.84%
Number of salaries quoted 194 140 168
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the North East region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 December 2014.

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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North East region over the 3 months to 18 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
Tyne and Wear -6 12 £47,500 +25.00% 7
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North East

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
3 9 (75.00%) MCSE
3 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
3 9 (75.00%) Lync
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
4 7 (58.33%) Replication
4 7 (58.33%) EMC
4 7 (58.33%) SAN
4 7 (58.33%) NetApp
4 7 (58.33%) Blackberry
4 7 (58.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (50.00%) MCP
5 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (41.67%) NAS
6 5 (41.67%) VBScript
7 4 (33.33%) IIS
7 4 (33.33%) MS Office
7 4 (33.33%) Linux
7 4 (33.33%) CCNA
7 4 (33.33%) SQL
7 4 (33.33%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, IT jobs across the North East 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 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 9 (75.00%) Lync
3 7 (58.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (33.33%) IIS
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (16.67%) Office Communications Server
6 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (33.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 4 (33.33%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 1 (8.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) Firewall
2 7 (58.33%) SAN
3 5 (41.67%) NAS
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Support Engineer
1 4 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (25.00%) Technical Leader
3 2 (16.67%) Exchange Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Messaging Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Managed Services Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Messaging Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Network Support
3 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Consultant
3 2 (16.67%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Support Specialist
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Network Support
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Blackberry
1 7 (58.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Change Management
2 4 (33.33%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 1 (8.33%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 9 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 5 (41.67%) VBScript
3 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (75.00%) MCSE
3 6 (50.00%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) CCNA
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (25.00%) MCTS
5 3 (25.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) VMware ESX
2 4 (33.33%) XenApp
2 4 (33.33%) XenServer
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) EMC
1 7 (58.33%) NetApp
2 6 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Dell
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