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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 184 198 206
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 43 49 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.77% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 3.10% 3.01%
Number of salaries quoted 37 43 41
Median salary £42,500 £27,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+54.54% -15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £22,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £46,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
1395 1580 1559
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 25.12% 25.91% 22.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1169 1250 1201
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Manchester +8 28 £42,500 +40.49% 1
Cheshire +18 8 £45,000 +91.48% 1
Merseyside +8 5 £42,500 +93.18% 1
Lancashire - 2 £23,250 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (87.85%) Microsoft
3 88 (82.24%) Windows
3 88 (82.24%) MCSE
4 78 (72.90%) Active Directory
5 64 (59.81%) Windows Server
6 49 (45.79%) VMware
7 48 (44.86%) MCP
7 48 (44.86%) MCITP
8 46 (42.99%) Windows Server 2008
8 46 (42.99%) MS Exchange
9 45 (42.06%) MS Excel
10 44 (41.12%) ITIL
11 43 (40.19%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (36.45%) Windows 7
13 38 (35.51%) Hyper-V
14 36 (33.64%) Windows Server 2012
15 35 (32.71%) MS Office
16 34 (31.78%) VPN
16 34 (31.78%) Citrix
16 34 (31.78%) Exchange Server 2010
17 32 (29.91%) DHCP
18 30 (28.04%) TCP/IP
19 27 (25.23%) MCTS
20 26 (24.30%) DNS
21 25 (23.36%) Cisco
22 23 (21.50%) CCNA
22 23 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
23 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2013
23 21 (19.63%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West 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 46 (42.99%) MS Exchange
2 34 (31.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 21 (19.63%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (14.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (11.21%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (9.35%) CMS
7 8 (7.48%) IIS
8 5 (4.67%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.93%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.93%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (42.06%) MS Excel
2 35 (32.71%) MS Office
3 12 (11.21%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (14.02%) Office 365
2 9 (8.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 34 (31.78%) VPN
2 32 (29.91%) DHCP
3 30 (28.04%) TCP/IP
4 26 (24.30%) DNS
5 21 (19.63%) SAN
6 19 (17.76%) LAN
6 19 (17.76%) WAN
7 10 (9.35%) Firewall
8 6 (5.61%) DDNS
8 6 (5.61%) IPsec
9 5 (4.67%) VLAN
10 3 (2.80%) VoIP
11 2 (1.87%) IP Telephony
11 2 (1.87%) MPLS
11 2 (1.87%) NAS
11 2 (1.87%) WLAN
12 1 (0.93%) Cisco ASA
12 1 (0.93%) Cisco PIX
12 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
12 1 (0.93%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.82%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.87%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.93%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.93%) MSI
General
1 21 (19.63%) Finance
2 17 (15.89%) Legal
3 8 (7.48%) Law
4 4 (3.74%) Banking
5 3 (2.80%) Retail
6 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 40 (37.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 34 (31.78%) Support Engineer
3 26 (24.30%) IT Engineer
4 23 (21.50%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 20 (18.69%) IT Support
6 17 (15.89%) Analyst
7 15 (14.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 15 (14.02%) Applications Engineer
8 14 (13.08%) IT Support Engineer
9 13 (12.15%) 3rd Line Support
9 13 (12.15%) Applications Support
9 13 (12.15%) Applications Support Engineer
9 13 (12.15%) Infrastructure Support
10 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Specialist
10 12 (11.21%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 11 (10.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (10.28%) Storage Engineer
12 10 (9.35%) Consultant
13 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support
13 9 (8.41%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.87%) COM
2 1 (0.93%) .NET
2 1 (0.93%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.93%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.89%) Blackberry
2 12 (11.21%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.35%) Data Centre
3 10 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.54%) HP StoreVirtual
4 7 (6.54%) User Experience
5 6 (5.61%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (3.74%) Driving Licence
7 3 (2.80%) iPhone
8 2 (1.87%) Clustering
8 2 (1.87%) Visualisation
9 1 (0.93%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.93%) iPad
9 1 (0.93%) PKI
9 1 (0.93%) Replication
9 1 (0.93%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 88 (82.24%) Windows
2 64 (59.81%) Windows Server
3 46 (42.99%) Windows Server 2008
4 39 (36.45%) Windows 7
5 36 (33.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (13.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (10.28%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.54%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.67%) Windows 10
10 4 (3.74%) Android
11 2 (1.87%) Linux
11 2 (1.87%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.87%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.87%) VMS
12 1 (0.93%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.12%) ITIL
2 12 (11.21%) Document Management
3 10 (9.35%) Expense Management
3 10 (9.35%) Software Deployment
3 10 (9.35%) Workflow
4 8 (7.48%) High Availability
5 7 (6.54%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (5.61%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.67%) Migration
7 5 (4.67%) Project Management
8 4 (3.74%) CRM
8 4 (3.74%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
9 3 (2.80%) Change Management
9 3 (2.80%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.80%) Service Management
10 2 (1.87%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.87%) Business Continuity
10 2 (1.87%) Configuration Management
10 2 (1.87%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (15.89%) VBScript
2 16 (14.95%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.41%) SQL
4 7 (6.54%) VB
5 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (82.24%) MCSE
3 48 (44.86%) MCITP
3 48 (44.86%) MCP
4 27 (25.23%) MCTS
5 23 (21.50%) CCNA
5 23 (21.50%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (16.82%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (15.89%) Degree
8 16 (14.95%) CCA
8 16 (14.95%) Citrix Certification
9 13 (12.15%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (9.35%) MCT
11 7 (6.54%) Security Cleared
12 6 (5.61%) SC Cleared
13 4 (3.74%) HNC
13 4 (3.74%) HND
14 3 (2.80%) A+ Certification
14 3 (2.80%) Network+ Certification
15 2 (1.87%) CCNP
System Software
1 78 (72.90%) Active Directory
2 43 (40.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (35.51%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.28%) XenServer
5 10 (9.35%) Terminal Server
6 5 (4.67%) XenApp
7 4 (3.74%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.80%) vSphere
9 1 (0.93%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.93%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (14.02%) SCCM
2 6 (5.61%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (3.74%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.74%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.80%) WMI
5 2 (1.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.93%) BladeLogic
6 1 (0.93%) Cisco Prime
Vendors
1 94 (87.85%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.79%) VMware
3 34 (31.78%) Citrix
4 25 (23.36%) Cisco
5 15 (14.02%) NetApp
6 13 (12.15%) iManage
7 10 (9.35%) HP
7 10 (9.35%) Interwoven
8 6 (5.61%) 3PAR
8 6 (5.61%) Proofpoint
9 5 (4.67%) Apple
9 5 (4.67%) Symantec
10 3 (2.80%) AppSense
10 3 (2.80%) Avaya
10 3 (2.80%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (1.87%) EMC
12 1 (0.93%) CheckPoint
12 1 (0.93%) Dell
12 1 (0.93%) Juniper
12 1 (0.93%) Nokia
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