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 22 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / North West
Rank 209 193 201
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 40 46 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.68% 0.82% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 2.99% 3.16%
Number of salaries quoted 38 41 46
Median salary £38,500 £36,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.47% +32.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £50,000 £38,750
UK excluding London median salary £36,950 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +2.94%

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
1318 1538 1709
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.49% 27.52% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1001 1199 1432
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 £24,000 £23,650
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £55,000
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 22 January 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 22 January 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 -16 24 £41,500 +10.66% 9
Cheshire +16 14 £31,700 +44.09% 2
Lancashire -12 2 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 January 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (74.77%) Windows
3 74 (69.16%) Microsoft
4 68 (63.55%) Active Directory
5 61 (57.01%) MCSE
5 61 (57.01%) Windows Server
6 50 (46.73%) MS Exchange
7 46 (42.99%) VMware
8 42 (39.25%) MCITP
9 37 (34.58%) Cisco
10 35 (32.71%) ITIL
10 35 (32.71%) Degree
10 35 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (30.84%) Windows 7
11 33 (30.84%) Citrix
12 32 (29.91%) Office 365
13 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2012
13 29 (27.10%) Hyper-V
14 27 (25.23%) DHCP
14 27 (25.23%) VPN
15 26 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (24.30%) Exchange Server 2013
16 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
17 24 (22.43%) MCP
17 24 (22.43%) SQL
18 23 (21.50%) Exchange Server 2010
19 22 (20.56%) Windows 8
20 21 (19.63%) Data Centre
20 21 (19.63%) Disaster Recovery
21 20 (18.69%) VBScript

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 50 (46.73%) MS Exchange
2 26 (24.30%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (21.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 10 (9.35%) IIS
5 8 (7.48%) SharePoint
6 4 (3.74%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.93%) CMS
Applications
1 14 (13.08%) MS Office
2 11 (10.28%) MS Excel
3 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 32 (29.91%) Office 365
2 8 (7.48%) IaaS
2 8 (7.48%) PaaS
3 7 (6.54%) SaaS
4 6 (5.61%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.87%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.93%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 27 (25.23%) DHCP
1 27 (25.23%) VPN
2 18 (16.82%) SAN
3 17 (15.89%) DNS
4 15 (14.02%) TCP/IP
5 13 (12.15%) Firewall
5 13 (12.15%) WAN
6 12 (11.21%) LAN
7 10 (9.35%) DDNS
7 10 (9.35%) IPsec
8 7 (6.54%) Remote Desktop
9 4 (3.74%) Skype
10 3 (2.80%) Internet
10 3 (2.80%) VLAN
11 2 (1.87%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.87%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.87%) MPLS
11 2 (1.87%) PSTN
11 2 (1.87%) VRRP
11 2 (1.87%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (23.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 7 (6.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (6.54%) Manufacturing
1 7 (6.54%) Multimedia
2 4 (3.74%) Marketing
2 4 (3.74%) Retail
2 4 (3.74%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.93%) Billing
3 1 (0.93%) Finance
3 1 (0.93%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (28.04%) Support Engineer
2 27 (25.23%) Analyst
3 17 (15.89%) IT Engineer
3 17 (15.89%) IT Support
4 16 (14.95%) 2nd Line Support
5 14 (13.08%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 14 (13.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) IT Support Engineer
5 14 (13.08%) Support Analyst
6 12 (11.21%) Server Engineer
7 10 (9.35%) Applications Engineer
7 10 (9.35%) Applications Support
7 10 (9.35%) Applications Support Engineer
7 10 (9.35%) Server Analyst
8 9 (8.41%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) Data Centre Engineer
8 9 (8.41%) SCCM Engineer
9 8 (7.48%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 21 (19.63%) Data Centre
2 20 (18.69%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (9.35%) Enterprise Software
3 10 (9.35%) HP StoreVirtual
3 10 (9.35%) RSA SecurID
4 8 (7.48%) Statistics
5 7 (6.54%) Computer Science
5 7 (6.54%) Data Protection Act
5 7 (6.54%) iPad
6 3 (2.80%) Clustering
6 3 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 2 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 1 (0.93%) Blackberry
8 1 (0.93%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) NHS
8 1 (0.93%) PKI
8 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.93%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 80 (74.77%) Windows
2 61 (57.01%) Windows Server
3 35 (32.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (30.84%) Windows 7
5 29 (27.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 22 (20.56%) Windows 8
7 11 (10.28%) Mac OS X
8 10 (9.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 8 (7.48%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.93%) Linux
10 1 (0.93%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (32.71%) ITIL
2 21 (19.63%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (15.89%) High Availability
4 13 (12.15%) ITIL V3
5 10 (9.35%) Software Deployment
6 9 (8.41%) Application Virtualisation
7 8 (7.48%) Business Continuity
7 8 (7.48%) Process Improvement
8 7 (6.54%) Data Analysis
8 7 (6.54%) Data Management
8 7 (6.54%) Data Modelling
8 7 (6.54%) Data Protection
8 7 (6.54%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (6.54%) QMS
9 6 (5.61%) Service Management
10 5 (4.67%) Incident Management
11 4 (3.74%) Migration
12 3 (2.80%) Issue Tracking
12 3 (2.80%) Service Delivery
13 2 (1.87%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 24 (22.43%) SQL
2 20 (18.69%) VBScript
3 14 (13.08%) PowerShell
4 10 (9.35%) VB
5 7 (6.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (57.01%) MCSE
3 42 (39.25%) MCITP
4 35 (32.71%) Degree
5 24 (22.43%) MCP
6 19 (17.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (10.28%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (10.28%) Citrix Certification
8 10 (9.35%) CCA
8 10 (9.35%) CCNA
8 10 (9.35%) MCT
9 7 (6.54%) MCTS
9 7 (6.54%) VCP5
10 4 (3.74%) MCDST
11 3 (2.80%) CCNP
12 2 (1.87%) DBS Check
12 2 (1.87%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.87%) Security Cleared
13 1 (0.93%) NCDA
13 1 (0.93%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.48%) SLA
2 7 (6.54%) PCI DSS
2 7 (6.54%) QA
3 3 (2.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.93%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 68 (63.55%) Active Directory
2 29 (27.10%) Hyper-V
3 26 (24.30%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (15.89%) vSphere
5 12 (11.21%) XenApp
6 9 (8.41%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (6.54%) XenDesktop
8 4 (3.74%) VMware ESX
9 3 (2.80%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.93%) Firmware
10 1 (0.93%) NDS
10 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 16 (14.95%) SCCM
2 12 (11.21%) WSUS
3 10 (9.35%) ServiceCenter
4 7 (6.54%) vRealize
5 3 (2.80%) SCOM
6 2 (1.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.93%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.93%) MIIS
7 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.93%) SCSM
Vendors
1 74 (69.16%) Microsoft
2 46 (42.99%) VMware
3 37 (34.58%) Cisco
4 33 (30.84%) Citrix
5 17 (15.89%) HP
6 15 (14.02%) Apple
7 12 (11.21%) Dell
8 10 (9.35%) 3PAR
9 9 (8.41%) Intel Security
10 7 (6.54%) EMC
11 4 (3.74%) NetApp
12 3 (2.80%) Symantec
13 2 (1.87%) CommVault
13 2 (1.87%) Juniper
14 1 (0.93%) F5
14 1 (0.93%) IBM
14 1 (0.93%) iManage
14 1 (0.93%) Interwoven
14 1 (0.93%) NetIQ
14 1 (0.93%) Riverbed
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