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

3 months to
26 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 200 200 184
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 37 60 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.63% 0.91% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 3.78% 4.40%
Number of salaries quoted 33 44 64
Median salary £42,500 £26,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,600 £22,000 £19,750
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,200 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
1388 1587 1612
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.71% 24.11% 22.87%
Number of salaries quoted 1149 1236 1243
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 26 July 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 26 July 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 -3 22 £42,500 +54.54% 5
Cheshire +19 9 £45,000 +95.65% 5
Merseyside -10 6 £30,492 +38.60%
Lancashire - 1 £21,500 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 July 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (83.67%) Microsoft
3 77 (78.57%) Windows
4 75 (76.53%) MCSE
5 67 (68.37%) Active Directory
6 48 (48.98%) Windows Server
7 41 (41.84%) MS Excel
7 41 (41.84%) ITIL
8 37 (37.76%) VMware
9 36 (36.73%) Citrix
10 35 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
11 33 (33.67%) Windows 7
12 32 (32.65%) MCITP
12 32 (32.65%) MCP
12 32 (32.65%) MS Exchange
13 28 (28.57%) MS Office
13 28 (28.57%) VPN
13 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
14 27 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
15 26 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2010
16 25 (25.51%) PowerShell
17 24 (24.49%) Finance
18 23 (23.47%) DHCP
18 23 (23.47%) Hyper-V
19 22 (22.45%) SQL Server
20 21 (21.43%) Legal
20 21 (21.43%) Blackberry
21 20 (20.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
21 20 (20.41%) DNS
22 19 (19.39%) 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 32 (32.65%) MS Exchange
2 26 (26.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (20.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 14 (14.29%) CMS
4 14 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (7.14%) IIS
7 5 (5.10%) SharePoint
8 3 (3.06%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.02%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 41 (41.84%) MS Excel
2 28 (28.57%) MS Office
3 16 (16.33%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 10 (10.20%) Office 365
2 6 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.04%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.02%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 28 (28.57%) VPN
2 23 (23.47%) DHCP
3 20 (20.41%) DNS
4 19 (19.39%) SAN
5 17 (17.35%) TCP/IP
6 13 (13.27%) LAN
6 13 (13.27%) WAN
7 11 (11.22%) Firewall
8 5 (5.10%) MPLS
9 4 (4.08%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.06%) DDNS
10 3 (3.06%) DSL
10 3 (3.06%) Fibre Channel
10 3 (3.06%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.06%) IPsec
10 3 (3.06%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.06%) NetScaler
10 3 (3.06%) VLAN
10 3 (3.06%) VoIP
10 3 (3.06%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (22.45%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.04%) SQLPlus
4 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) InstallShield
1 1 (1.02%) MSI
General
1 24 (24.49%) Finance
2 21 (21.43%) Legal
3 10 (10.20%) Law
4 4 (4.08%) Banking
5 3 (3.06%) Retail
6 1 (1.02%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (31.63%) Support Engineer
2 23 (23.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 22 (22.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 22 (22.45%) 3rd Line Support
4 19 (19.39%) Applications Engineer
5 17 (17.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 17 (17.35%) Applications Support
5 17 (17.35%) Applications Support Engineer
6 12 (12.24%) IT Support
7 11 (11.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (10.20%) Analyst
8 10 (10.20%) Consultant
9 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 8 (8.16%) IT Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) IT Manager
10 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) 1st/2nd Line Support
11 6 (6.12%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.12%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) .NET
1 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.02%) COM
1 1 (1.02%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 21 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 14 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.29%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (12.24%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.16%) User Experience
5 6 (6.12%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (4.08%) Driving Licence
7 3 (3.06%) iPad
7 3 (3.06%) iPhone
7 3 (3.06%) Replication
7 3 (3.06%) RSA SecurID
8 2 (2.04%) Clustering
9 1 (1.02%) PKI
9 1 (1.02%) Statistics
9 1 (1.02%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 77 (78.57%) Windows
2 48 (48.98%) Windows Server
3 35 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 33 (33.67%) Windows 7
5 28 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (8.16%) Windows 8
6 8 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (6.12%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.08%) Android
9 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
9 2 (2.04%) VMS
9 2 (2.04%) Windows XP
10 1 (1.02%) Linux
10 1 (1.02%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.02%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (41.84%) ITIL
2 16 (16.33%) Document Management
3 14 (14.29%) Expense Management
3 14 (14.29%) Software Deployment
3 14 (14.29%) Workflow
4 7 (7.14%) Migration
5 6 (6.12%) Identity Management
6 5 (5.10%) Line Management
6 5 (5.10%) Project Management
7 4 (4.08%) High Availability
7 4 (4.08%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (4.08%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.06%) Change Management
8 3 (3.06%) Data Protection
8 3 (3.06%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (3.06%) Email Filtering
8 3 (3.06%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.06%) Service Management
8 3 (3.06%) Web Filtering
9 2 (2.04%) Identity Access Management
Programming Languages
1 25 (25.51%) PowerShell
2 18 (18.37%) VBScript
3 7 (7.14%) SQL
4 4 (4.08%) VB
5 3 (3.06%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.02%) VBA
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (76.53%) MCSE
3 32 (32.65%) MCITP
3 32 (32.65%) MCP
4 18 (18.37%) Degree
5 14 (14.29%) CCNA
5 14 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (14.29%) MCT
6 11 (11.22%) Security Cleared
6 11 (11.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 10 (10.20%) MCTS
8 7 (7.14%) CCA
8 7 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
9 6 (6.12%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.10%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (3.06%) A+ Certification
11 3 (3.06%) HNC
11 3 (3.06%) HND
11 3 (3.06%) Network+ Certification
12 1 (1.02%) CCIE
System Software
1 67 (68.37%) Active Directory
2 27 (27.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (23.47%) Hyper-V
4 14 (14.29%) Terminal Server
5 7 (7.14%) XenApp
6 3 (3.06%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.06%) VMware Server
6 3 (3.06%) vSphere
6 3 (3.06%) XenDesktop
6 3 (3.06%) XenServer
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 19 (19.39%) SCCM
2 4 (4.08%) Backup Exec
2 4 (4.08%) SCVMM
2 4 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (3.06%) ServiceCenter
3 3 (3.06%) WMI
4 1 (1.02%) BladeLogic
4 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (83.67%) Microsoft
2 37 (37.76%) VMware
3 36 (36.73%) Citrix
4 17 (17.35%) iManage
5 15 (15.31%) Cisco
6 14 (14.29%) Interwoven
7 9 (9.18%) HP
8 8 (8.16%) NetApp
9 6 (6.12%) Proofpoint
10 4 (4.08%) Apple
10 4 (4.08%) Avaya
10 4 (4.08%) Nimble Storage
10 4 (4.08%) Symantec
11 3 (3.06%) 3PAR
11 3 (3.06%) EMC
12 1 (1.02%) AppSense
12 1 (1.02%) MobileIron
12 1 (1.02%) ServiceNow
12 1 (1.02%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.02%) WatchGuard
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 21 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £36000 Per Annum On call allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 26 days ago