The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 26 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 204 203 229
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 45 48 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.69% 0.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 2.76% 1.30%
Number of salaries quoted 40 36 21
Average salary £25,250 £33,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.48% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £21,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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 West region.

Qualifications Category
North West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1821 1739 1766
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.32% 24.90% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1432 1376 1428
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

MCSA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

MCSA Salary Trend in the North West

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the North West

MCSA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North West region over the 3 months to 26 March 2015. 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
Cheshire +14 27 £25,500 -32.00%
Manchester -18 15 £36,000 +30.90% 6
Lancashire +6 3 £20,000 -33.33%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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.

1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (88.99%) Microsoft
3 92 (84.40%) Windows
4 82 (75.23%) MCSE
5 70 (64.22%) Active Directory
6 60 (55.05%) MS Excel
7 56 (51.38%) MCITP
8 53 (48.62%) MS Exchange
9 50 (45.87%) Windows Server 2008
10 49 (44.95%) MCP
10 49 (44.95%) Windows 7
11 48 (44.04%) VMware
12 43 (39.45%) DHCP
12 43 (39.45%) DNS
12 43 (39.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 39 (35.78%) Citrix
14 36 (33.03%) MS Office
15 35 (32.11%) TCP/IP
16 34 (31.19%) Hyper-V
17 31 (28.44%) Cisco Certification
18 30 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 29 (26.61%) Cisco
20 28 (25.69%) Windows Server 2003
21 27 (24.77%) VPN
21 27 (24.77%) CCNA
22 26 (23.85%) Linux
23 25 (22.94%) ITIL
24 23 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2010
25 20 (18.35%) Windows XP
25 20 (18.35%) LAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT jobs across the North West 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 53 (48.62%) MS Exchange
2 23 (21.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (11.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (10.09%) SharePoint
4 11 (10.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (6.42%) Lync
6 6 (5.50%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.83%) IIS
8 1 (0.92%) SAS
8 1 (0.92%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.92%) WordPress
8 1 (0.92%) Moodle
Applications
1 60 (55.05%) MS Excel
2 36 (33.03%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.75%) Office 365
2 1 (0.92%) IaaS
2 1 (0.92%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.92%) SaaS
2 1 (0.92%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (39.45%) DHCP
1 43 (39.45%) DNS
2 35 (32.11%) TCP/IP
3 27 (24.77%) VPN
4 20 (18.35%) LAN
5 19 (17.43%) Firewall
5 19 (17.43%) WAN
6 15 (13.76%) SAN
7 10 (9.17%) VLAN
8 9 (8.26%) iSCSI
8 9 (8.26%) NAS
9 7 (6.42%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (5.50%) VoIP
11 5 (4.59%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.59%) Network Security
12 3 (2.75%) Unified Communications
12 3 (2.75%) Wireless
12 3 (2.75%) Internet
13 2 (1.83%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.83%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (2.75%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (2.75%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.83%) Finance
3 1 (0.92%) Advertising
3 1 (0.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (29.36%) Analyst
2 28 (25.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 23 (21.10%) Support Engineer
3 23 (21.10%) 2nd Line Support
4 18 (16.51%) Service Analyst
5 15 (13.76%) IT Support
6 13 (11.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 11 (10.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (9.17%) 1st Line Support
9 9 (8.26%) Support Analyst
9 9 (8.26%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Systems Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) IT Support Engineer
10 8 (7.34%) Server Engineer
11 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 6 (5.50%) Infrastructure Analyst
11 6 (5.50%) Administrator
12 5 (4.59%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (4.59%) Support Team Leader
12 5 (4.59%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.92%) HTML
1 1 (0.92%) .NET
1 1 (0.92%) ASP.NET
1 1 (0.92%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.17%) Thin Client
1 10 (9.17%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.42%) Life Science
3 6 (5.50%) User Experience
4 5 (4.59%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.75%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (2.75%) EPoS
6 2 (1.83%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.83%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.83%) Celerra
7 1 (0.92%) VLE
7 1 (0.92%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 92 (84.40%) Windows
2 50 (45.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 49 (44.95%) Windows 7
4 43 (39.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (25.69%) Windows Server 2003
6 26 (23.85%) Linux
7 20 (18.35%) Windows XP
8 16 (14.68%) UNIX
9 3 (2.75%) Windows 8
10 2 (1.83%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.92%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (22.94%) ITIL
2 12 (11.01%) Incident Management
3 8 (7.34%) Problem Management
4 5 (4.59%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (4.59%) Service Delivery
4 5 (4.59%) Security Management
5 4 (3.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (3.67%) Data Protection
6 3 (2.75%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.75%) Change Management
7 2 (1.83%) Asset Management
7 2 (1.83%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (1.83%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.83%) Software Asset Management
7 2 (1.83%) Information Assurance
7 2 (1.83%) Network Design
7 2 (1.83%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (0.92%) Network Monitoring
8 1 (0.92%) Network Management
8 1 (0.92%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 12 (11.01%) PowerShell
2 11 (10.09%) SQL
3 8 (7.34%) C
4 3 (2.75%) VB
5 1 (0.92%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.92%) C#
5 1 (0.92%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 109 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (75.23%) MCSE
3 56 (51.38%) MCITP
4 49 (44.95%) MCP
5 31 (28.44%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (24.77%) CCNA
7 19 (17.43%) MCTS
8 16 (14.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 14 (12.84%) Degree
10 8 (7.34%) CCA
10 8 (7.34%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (6.42%) HND
12 6 (5.50%) CCNP
12 6 (5.50%) MCDST
13 5 (4.59%) SC Cleared
13 5 (4.59%) Security Cleared
14 4 (3.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (3.67%) CCENT
14 4 (3.67%) HNC
14 4 (3.67%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.42%) PCI DSS
2 5 (4.59%) SLA
System Software
1 70 (64.22%) Active Directory
2 34 (31.19%) Hyper-V
3 30 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (9.17%) vSphere
5 9 (8.26%) XenDesktop
6 8 (7.34%) XenApp
7 7 (6.42%) NFS
7 7 (6.42%) Xen
8 6 (5.50%) XenServer
9 5 (4.59%) VMware Server
10 3 (2.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.92%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (10.09%) Backup Exec
2 9 (8.26%) SCCM
3 5 (4.59%) WSUS
4 2 (1.83%) SCOM
4 2 (1.83%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 1 (0.92%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.92%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 97 (88.99%) Microsoft
2 48 (44.04%) VMware
3 39 (35.78%) Citrix
4 29 (26.61%) Cisco
5 17 (15.60%) HP
6 12 (11.01%) Dell
7 8 (7.34%) NetApp
8 6 (5.50%) Symantec
9 3 (2.75%) EMC
10 2 (1.83%) Avaya
10 2 (1.83%) CommVault
10 2 (1.83%) Sophos
10 2 (1.83%) Siemens
10 2 (1.83%) MobileIron
11 1 (0.92%) SonicWALL
11 1 (0.92%) Draytek
11 1 (0.92%) NETGEAR
11 1 (0.92%) Veeam
11 1 (0.92%) 3PAR
11 1 (0.92%) SAP
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £28000 per annum
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Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
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Manchester
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Salary: £27000 - £28000 per annum
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