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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 205 199 207
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 55 43 66
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.88% 0.70% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.84% 2.63% 3.56%
Number of salaries quoted 51 37 55
Median salary £38,500 £30,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+28.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £43,500 £35,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
1432 1632 1855
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.94% 26.51% 24.72%
Number of salaries quoted 1119 1222 1558
Median salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 +2 32 £42,500 +41.66% 5
Cheshire +17 22 £26,500 +15.21% 2
Lancashire - 2 - - 1
Merseyside -23 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 88 (80.00%) Windows
3 75 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 74 (67.27%) Active Directory
5 69 (62.73%) MCSE
6 66 (60.00%) Windows Server
7 55 (50.00%) VMware
8 47 (42.73%) MS Exchange
9 41 (37.27%) Citrix
10 40 (36.36%) MCITP
10 40 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
11 37 (33.64%) VPN
11 37 (33.64%) Cisco
12 35 (31.82%) Hyper-V
12 35 (31.82%) Degree
13 34 (30.91%) Windows 7
13 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (29.09%) ITIL
15 31 (28.18%) DHCP
16 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
17 28 (25.45%) Exchange Server 2013
18 27 (24.55%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (24.55%) Office 365
19 26 (23.64%) SQL Server
20 25 (22.73%) MCP
21 24 (21.82%) VBScript
22 23 (20.91%) Windows 8
22 23 (20.91%) PowerShell
23 21 (19.09%) DNS
24 20 (18.18%) SQL

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 47 (42.73%) MS Exchange
2 28 (25.45%) Exchange Server 2013
3 27 (24.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (10.91%) IIS
5 6 (5.45%) SharePoint
6 5 (4.55%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 5 (4.55%) CMS
7 3 (2.73%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.91%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (16.36%) MS Office
2 17 (15.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (4.55%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 27 (24.55%) Office 365
2 6 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (3.64%) IaaS
3 4 (3.64%) PaaS
4 3 (2.73%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (2.73%) SaaS
5 1 (0.91%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.91%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 37 (33.64%) VPN
2 31 (28.18%) DHCP
3 21 (19.09%) DNS
4 19 (17.27%) SAN
5 17 (15.45%) Firewall
6 16 (14.55%) WAN
7 15 (13.64%) LAN
8 12 (10.91%) TCP/IP
9 10 (9.09%) DDNS
9 10 (9.09%) IPsec
10 7 (6.36%) Remote Desktop
11 5 (4.55%) MPLS
12 4 (3.64%) Fibre Channel
12 4 (3.64%) iSCSI
12 4 (3.64%) VLAN
13 3 (2.73%) Internet
13 3 (2.73%) NetScaler
13 3 (2.73%) Skype
13 3 (2.73%) SMTP
13 3 (2.73%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (23.64%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (2.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.82%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (4.55%) Finance
1 5 (4.55%) Legal
1 5 (4.55%) Manufacturing
1 5 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 4 (3.64%) Retail
3 3 (2.73%) Multimedia
4 2 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 35 (31.82%) Support Engineer
2 23 (20.91%) Analyst
3 18 (16.36%) 2nd Line Support
3 18 (16.36%) IT Support
4 15 (13.64%) 1st/2nd Line Support
4 15 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (13.64%) IT Engineer
5 14 (12.73%) Applications Engineer
5 14 (12.73%) Applications Support
5 14 (12.73%) Applications Support Engineer
6 13 (11.82%) 3rd Line Support
6 13 (11.82%) IT Support Engineer
6 13 (11.82%) Server Engineer
7 10 (9.09%) Server Analyst
7 10 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 9 (8.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (8.18%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.36%) Analytical Skills
1 18 (16.36%) Data Centre
2 14 (12.73%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (10.91%) HP StoreVirtual
4 10 (9.09%) RSA SecurID
5 5 (4.55%) Blackberry
5 5 (4.55%) iPad
6 4 (3.64%) Statistics
7 3 (2.73%) Clustering
7 3 (2.73%) Computer Science
7 3 (2.73%) Data Protection Act
8 2 (1.82%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.82%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.82%) Replication
8 2 (1.82%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.91%) Hybrid Cloud
9 1 (0.91%) NHS
9 1 (0.91%) PKI
9 1 (0.91%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.91%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (80.00%) Windows
2 66 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 40 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (30.91%) Windows 7
4 34 (30.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (20.91%) Windows 8
6 11 (10.00%) Mac OS X
7 10 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 9 (8.18%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (29.09%) ITIL
2 17 (15.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (12.73%) Software Deployment
4 13 (11.82%) High Availability
5 9 (8.18%) Application Virtualisation
5 9 (8.18%) ITIL V3
6 7 (6.36%) Process Improvement
7 5 (4.55%) Document Management
7 5 (4.55%) Expense Management
7 5 (4.55%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.55%) Migration
7 5 (4.55%) Workflow
8 4 (3.64%) Business Continuity
8 4 (3.64%) Issue Tracking
9 3 (2.73%) Data Analysis
9 3 (2.73%) Data Management
9 3 (2.73%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.73%) Line Management
9 3 (2.73%) Performance Tuning
9 3 (2.73%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 24 (21.82%) VBScript
2 23 (20.91%) PowerShell
3 20 (18.18%) SQL
4 10 (9.09%) VB
5 3 (2.73%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 110 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (62.73%) MCSE
3 40 (36.36%) MCITP
4 35 (31.82%) Degree
5 25 (22.73%) MCP
6 18 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 14 (12.73%) MCT
8 13 (11.82%) Cisco Certification
9 12 (10.91%) CCNA
10 9 (8.18%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (7.27%) CCA
12 7 (6.36%) MCTS
13 5 (4.55%) VCP5
14 4 (3.64%) Security Cleared
15 3 (2.73%) CCNP
15 3 (2.73%) DBS Check
15 3 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 1 (0.91%) CCIE
16 1 (0.91%) NCDA
16 1 (0.91%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (2.73%) PCI DSS
1 3 (2.73%) QA
1 3 (2.73%) SLA
2 1 (0.91%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 74 (67.27%) Active Directory
2 35 (31.82%) Hyper-V
3 29 (26.36%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (15.45%) vSphere
5 13 (11.82%) XenApp
6 9 (8.18%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (6.36%) XenDesktop
8 6 (5.45%) VMware Server
9 5 (4.55%) Terminal Server
10 4 (3.64%) VMware ESX
11 1 (0.91%) Firmware
11 1 (0.91%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 20 (18.18%) SCCM
2 12 (10.91%) WSUS
3 10 (9.09%) ServiceCenter
4 7 (6.36%) vRealize
5 3 (2.73%) SCOM
6 2 (1.82%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (0.91%) Backup Exec
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.91%) MIIS
7 1 (0.91%) SCSM
Vendors
1 75 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 55 (50.00%) VMware
3 41 (37.27%) Citrix
4 37 (33.64%) Cisco
5 20 (18.18%) HP
6 15 (13.64%) Apple
7 10 (9.09%) 3PAR
7 10 (9.09%) Dell
8 9 (8.18%) Intel Security
9 7 (6.36%) EMC
10 5 (4.55%) iManage
10 5 (4.55%) Interwoven
10 5 (4.55%) NetApp
11 2 (1.82%) Avaya
11 2 (1.82%) CommVault
11 2 (1.82%) Juniper
11 2 (1.82%) Symantec
12 1 (0.91%) F5
12 1 (0.91%) IBM
12 1 (0.91%) Nimble Storage
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum
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