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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 191 236
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 64 48 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.72% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 3.07% 1.19%
Number of salaries quoted 55 37 22
Average salary £31,000 £27,500 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.72% -33.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £19,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £48,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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
1791 1564 1938
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.50% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1505 1304 1690
Average salary £40,000 £36,250 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.34% +3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £50,000
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 24 December 2014.

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 24 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
Manchester -2 34 £31,000 +12.72% 2
Cheshire +21 27 £26,000 +4.00% 1
Lancashire -6 2 £18,500 -38.33%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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.

1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (86.84%) Microsoft
3 87 (76.32%) Windows
4 85 (74.56%) MCSE
5 69 (60.53%) Active Directory
6 61 (53.51%) MCITP
7 59 (51.75%) MS Excel
8 56 (49.12%) MCP
8 56 (49.12%) MS Exchange
9 54 (47.37%) VMware
10 53 (46.49%) Hyper-V
11 52 (45.61%) Citrix
12 43 (37.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 42 (36.84%) ITIL
14 39 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
15 38 (33.33%) MCTS
16 37 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
17 36 (31.58%) DNS
17 36 (31.58%) Windows 7
18 34 (29.82%) DHCP
19 32 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
20 31 (27.19%) TCP/IP
20 31 (27.19%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (25.44%) Windows XP
22 28 (24.56%) CCNA
22 28 (24.56%) SAN
23 25 (21.93%) MS Office
23 25 (21.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 24 (21.05%) Linux
24 24 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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 56 (49.12%) MS Exchange
2 24 (21.05%) Exchange Server 2007
3 14 (12.28%) SharePoint
3 14 (12.28%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (7.02%) Lync
5 5 (4.39%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.75%) TPMS
8 1 (0.88%) Moodle
8 1 (0.88%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.88%) SAS
8 1 (0.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 59 (51.75%) MS Excel
2 25 (21.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.63%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.63%) Office 365
2 1 (0.88%) IaaS
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.88%) SaaS
2 1 (0.88%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (31.58%) DNS
2 34 (29.82%) DHCP
3 31 (27.19%) TCP/IP
4 28 (24.56%) SAN
5 22 (19.30%) VPN
6 16 (14.04%) Firewall
7 15 (13.16%) LAN
8 14 (12.28%) WAN
9 10 (8.77%) NAS
10 9 (7.89%) Network Security
11 7 (6.14%) VLAN
12 6 (5.26%) iSCSI
13 5 (4.39%) VoIP
13 5 (4.39%) NetScaler
14 4 (3.51%) Internet
14 4 (3.51%) Fibre Channel
15 3 (2.63%) Unified Communications
15 3 (2.63%) Wireless
16 2 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
16 2 (1.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (5.26%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.88%) MySQL
General
1 3 (2.63%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (1.75%) Finance
2 2 (1.75%) Banking
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
3 1 (0.88%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 29 (25.44%) Support Engineer
2 27 (23.68%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (18.42%) Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) 3rd Line Support
5 12 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 12 (10.53%) IT Support
6 11 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (8.77%) Service Analyst
7 10 (8.77%) Support Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (6.14%) Server Engineer
8 7 (6.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
9 6 (5.26%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (5.26%) Technical Manager
9 6 (5.26%) Consultant
9 6 (5.26%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 5 (4.39%) Systems Engineer
10 5 (4.39%) Technical Support
10 5 (4.39%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.88%) HTML
1 1 (0.88%) .NET
1 1 (0.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 12 (10.53%) Thin Client
1 12 (10.53%) Fat Client
2 7 (6.14%) User Experience
3 6 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.51%) Life Science
5 3 (2.63%) EPoS
5 3 (2.63%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.75%) E-Learning
6 2 (1.75%) Blackberry
6 2 (1.75%) Celerra
7 1 (0.88%) HP StorageWorks
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) VLE
7 1 (0.88%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 87 (76.32%) Windows
2 43 (37.72%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 36 (31.58%) Windows 7
5 31 (27.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 29 (25.44%) Windows XP
7 24 (21.05%) Linux
8 15 (13.16%) UNIX
9 2 (1.75%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.88%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (36.84%) ITIL
2 20 (17.54%) Incident Management
3 12 (10.53%) Change Management
4 10 (8.77%) Service Management
5 9 (7.89%) Problem Management
6 5 (4.39%) Migration
7 4 (3.51%) Business Continuity
7 4 (3.51%) Service Delivery
7 4 (3.51%) ERP
7 4 (3.51%) Data Protection
7 4 (3.51%) Change Control
7 4 (3.51%) Capacity Management
8 3 (2.63%) Information Assurance
8 3 (2.63%) PRINCE2
8 3 (2.63%) CRM
9 2 (1.75%) Project Management
9 2 (1.75%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (1.75%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (1.75%) Technical Architecture
9 2 (1.75%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (6.14%) SQL
1 7 (6.14%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.39%) C
3 1 (0.88%) Java
Qualifications
1 114 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (74.56%) MCSE
3 61 (53.51%) MCITP
4 56 (49.12%) MCP
5 38 (33.33%) MCTS
6 32 (28.07%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (24.56%) CCNA
8 25 (21.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 23 (20.18%) Citrix Certification
10 21 (18.42%) CCA
11 12 (10.53%) Degree
12 10 (8.77%) ITIL Certification
13 9 (7.89%) MCDST
14 6 (5.26%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 6 (5.26%) SC Cleared
14 6 (5.26%) Security Cleared
15 5 (4.39%) HND
16 4 (3.51%) A+ Certification
17 3 (2.63%) CCNP
18 2 (1.75%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (10.53%) SLA
2 4 (3.51%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 69 (60.53%) Active Directory
2 53 (46.49%) Hyper-V
3 37 (32.46%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (7.89%) XenApp
4 9 (7.89%) XenDesktop
4 9 (7.89%) vSphere
5 7 (6.14%) XenServer
6 4 (3.51%) NFS
6 4 (3.51%) Xen
7 1 (0.88%) VMware Server
7 1 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.88%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) SCCM
2 15 (13.16%) Backup Exec
3 9 (7.89%) SCOM
4 3 (2.63%) WSUS
5 2 (1.75%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 99 (86.84%) Microsoft
2 54 (47.37%) VMware
3 52 (45.61%) Citrix
4 22 (19.30%) Cisco
5 14 (12.28%) Symantec
6 13 (11.40%) HP
7 10 (8.77%) Dell
8 9 (7.89%) McAfee
8 9 (7.89%) Sophos
9 6 (5.26%) NetApp
10 2 (1.75%) CommVault
10 2 (1.75%) Reuters
10 2 (1.75%) Bloomberg
10 2 (1.75%) EMC
10 2 (1.75%) Avaya
10 2 (1.75%) Oracle
11 1 (0.88%) SAP
11 1 (0.88%) Adobe
11 1 (0.88%) Juniper
11 1 (0.88%) JD Edwards
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