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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / North West
Rank 211 167 208
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +41
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 64 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.54% 1.13% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 4.26% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 31 58 42
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%

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
1380 1504 1829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.27% 26.67% 26.17%
Number of salaries quoted 999 1196 1470
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 February 2017.

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 25 February 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
Manchester -49 21 £41,500 +3.75% 8
Cheshire +8 8 £32,000 +45.45% 3
Merseyside -3 1 £27,500 -38.88% 1
Lancashire -4 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 25 February 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 West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (70.45%) Microsoft
3 58 (65.91%) Windows
4 57 (64.77%) Active Directory
5 47 (53.41%) MCSE
6 46 (52.27%) Windows Server
7 38 (43.18%) MS Exchange
8 36 (40.91%) ITIL
9 32 (36.36%) VMware
10 31 (35.23%) MCITP
11 30 (34.09%) Office 365
12 29 (32.95%) Cisco
13 25 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (27.27%) Degree
14 24 (27.27%) Windows 7
15 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
16 20 (22.73%) Citrix
16 20 (22.73%) MCP
16 20 (22.73%) SQL
16 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
17 19 (21.59%) DHCP
17 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
17 19 (21.59%) vSphere
18 18 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2013
19 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
19 17 (19.32%) Disaster Recovery
19 17 (19.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
20 16 (18.18%) Windows 8

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 38 (43.18%) MS Exchange
2 18 (20.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (17.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (12.50%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.68%) IIS
6 3 (3.41%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (3.41%) Skype for Business
7 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 11 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 9 (10.23%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (34.09%) Office 365
2 7 (7.95%) IaaS
2 7 (7.95%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (7.95%) PaaS
2 7 (7.95%) SaaS
3 1 (1.14%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 19 (21.59%) DHCP
2 14 (15.91%) DNS
3 12 (13.64%) VPN
4 11 (12.50%) SAN
4 11 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 9 (10.23%) Firewall
6 6 (6.82%) WAN
7 5 (5.68%) DDNS
7 5 (5.68%) IPsec
7 5 (5.68%) LAN
7 5 (5.68%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (3.41%) Skype
9 2 (2.27%) Fibre Channel
9 2 (2.27%) iSCSI
9 2 (2.27%) Wireless
10 1 (1.14%) Internet
10 1 (1.14%) NAS
10 1 (1.14%) NetScaler
10 1 (1.14%) Unified Communications
10 1 (1.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (9.09%) Manufacturing
2 7 (7.95%) Multimedia
3 5 (5.68%) Marketing
4 4 (4.55%) Retail
5 3 (3.41%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.14%) Advertising
6 1 (1.14%) Billing
Job Titles
1 22 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 21 (23.86%) Analyst
3 14 (15.91%) 2nd Line Support
3 14 (15.91%) IT Support
4 13 (14.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 13 (14.77%) IT Engineer
4 13 (14.77%) Support Analyst
5 11 (12.50%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 11 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (10.23%) Data Centre Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) DBA
7 7 (7.95%) Server Engineer
7 7 (7.95%) SQL DBA
8 6 (6.82%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (6.82%) Service Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (6.82%) Service Desk Engineer
9 5 (5.68%) Applications Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 21 (23.86%) Data Centre
2 16 (18.18%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (7.95%) Computer Science
3 7 (7.95%) Data Protection Act
3 7 (7.95%) iPad
4 5 (5.68%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.68%) HP StoreVirtual
4 5 (5.68%) RSA SecurID
5 3 (3.41%) Clustering
5 3 (3.41%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.27%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.14%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.14%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 58 (65.91%) Windows
2 46 (52.27%) Windows Server
3 25 (28.41%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (27.27%) Windows 7
5 19 (21.59%) Windows Server 2012
6 16 (18.18%) Windows 8
7 7 (7.95%) Mac OS X
8 6 (6.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.68%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.14%) Linux
10 1 (1.14%) Unix
10 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (40.91%) ITIL
2 17 (19.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (17.05%) ITIL V3
4 12 (13.64%) High Availability
5 9 (10.23%) Process Improvement
5 9 (10.23%) Service Management
5 9 (10.23%) Statistics
6 8 (9.09%) Business Continuity
7 7 (7.95%) Data Analysis
7 7 (7.95%) Data Management
7 7 (7.95%) Data Modelling
7 7 (7.95%) Data Protection
7 7 (7.95%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (7.95%) QMS
8 5 (5.68%) Application Virtualisation
8 5 (5.68%) Software Deployment
9 4 (4.55%) Migration
9 4 (4.55%) Service Delivery
10 3 (3.41%) Incident Management
10 3 (3.41%) Issue Tracking
Programming Languages
1 20 (22.73%) SQL
2 10 (11.36%) VBScript
3 7 (7.95%) T-SQL
4 6 (6.82%) PowerShell
5 5 (5.68%) VB
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (53.41%) MCSE
3 31 (35.23%) MCITP
4 24 (27.27%) Degree
5 20 (22.73%) MCP
6 17 (19.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (10.23%) CCA
7 9 (10.23%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (9.09%) MCTS
8 8 (9.09%) VCP5
9 7 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
10 6 (6.82%) CCNA
11 5 (5.68%) MCDST
11 5 (5.68%) MCT
12 3 (3.41%) CCNP
12 3 (3.41%) DBS Check
13 2 (2.27%) NCDA
14 1 (1.14%) A+ Certification
14 1 (1.14%) HNC
14 1 (1.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.23%) PCI DSS
2 8 (9.09%) SLA
3 7 (7.95%) QA
4 4 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (2.27%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (1.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 57 (64.77%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (21.59%) vSphere
4 17 (19.32%) Hyper-V
5 13 (14.77%) XenApp
6 8 (9.09%) XenDesktop
7 5 (5.68%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.41%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (2.27%) Firmware
9 2 (2.27%) VMware ESX
10 1 (1.14%) BitLocker
10 1 (1.14%) NDS
Systems Management
1 9 (10.23%) SCCM
2 7 (7.95%) vRealize
3 6 (6.82%) WSUS
4 5 (5.68%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.14%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (1.14%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 62 (70.45%) Microsoft
2 32 (36.36%) VMware
3 29 (32.95%) Cisco
4 20 (22.73%) Citrix
5 11 (12.50%) Dell
6 10 (11.36%) HP
7 9 (10.23%) Apple
8 8 (9.09%) EMC
9 5 (5.68%) 3PAR
9 5 (5.68%) Intel Security
9 5 (5.68%) NetApp
10 4 (4.55%) Symantec
11 3 (3.41%) Palo Alto
11 3 (3.41%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.41%) Veeam
12 2 (2.27%) IBM
12 2 (2.27%) Juniper
13 1 (1.14%) F5
13 1 (1.14%) NetIQ
13 1 (1.14%) Riverbed
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