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 21 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 205 204 236
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 44 52 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.67% 0.73% 0.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 3.08% 1.21%
Number of salaries quoted 41 42 20
Average salary £30,000 £34,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% +29.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £20,600 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
1789 1688 1825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 27.14% 23.55% 24.85%
Number of salaries quoted 1372 1321 1485
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £50,000 £52,500
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 21 April 2015.

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 21 April 2015. 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
Cheshire +16 23 £25,500 -32.00%
Manchester -10 19 £32,500 +13.04% 2
Lancashire +3 2 £21,750 -27.50% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 87 (88.78%) Microsoft
3 84 (85.71%) Windows
4 80 (81.63%) MCSE
5 61 (62.24%) Active Directory
6 53 (54.08%) MCITP
7 50 (51.02%) MS Excel
8 47 (47.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 45 (45.92%) Windows 7
9 45 (45.92%) MS Exchange
10 42 (42.86%) MCP
10 42 (42.86%) VMware
11 39 (39.80%) DNS
11 39 (39.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 37 (37.76%) DHCP
13 34 (34.69%) MS Office
14 33 (33.67%) Citrix
15 31 (31.63%) Cisco Certification
16 28 (28.57%) CCNA
16 28 (28.57%) TCP/IP
16 28 (28.57%) Hyper-V
17 25 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 25 (25.51%) Linux
18 24 (24.49%) VPN
18 24 (24.49%) Cisco
19 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
19 22 (22.45%) ITIL
19 22 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
20 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
20 17 (17.35%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 2015, 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 45 (45.92%) MS Exchange
2 22 (22.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (15.31%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (10.20%) SharePoint
5 7 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 7 (7.14%) Lync
6 6 (6.12%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.04%) IIS
8 1 (1.02%) SAS
8 1 (1.02%) WordPress
Applications
1 50 (51.02%) MS Excel
2 34 (34.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.04%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) IaaS
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.02%) SaaS
2 1 (1.02%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (39.80%) DNS
2 37 (37.76%) DHCP
3 28 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 24 (24.49%) VPN
5 15 (15.31%) Firewall
6 12 (12.24%) LAN
6 12 (12.24%) WAN
7 11 (11.22%) SAN
8 8 (8.16%) VLAN
8 8 (8.16%) iSCSI
9 7 (7.14%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (6.12%) NAS
11 5 (5.10%) NetScaler
12 4 (4.08%) VoIP
13 2 (2.04%) Wireless
13 2 (2.04%) Internet
13 2 (2.04%) OpenScape
14 1 (1.02%) DDNS
14 1 (1.02%) Wi-Fi
14 1 (1.02%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (3.06%) Pharmaceutical
2 2 (2.04%) Finance
3 1 (1.02%) Advertising
3 1 (1.02%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (29.59%) Analyst
2 21 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (20.41%) 2nd Line Support
3 20 (20.41%) Support Engineer
4 17 (17.35%) Service Analyst
5 15 (15.31%) IT Support
6 14 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 10 (10.20%) Service Desk Analyst
7 10 (10.20%) 1st Line Support
8 9 (9.18%) Administrator
9 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Server Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Support Analyst
11 6 (6.12%) Infrastructure Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) Team Leader
12 5 (5.10%) Systems Administrator
12 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
12 5 (5.10%) Support Team Leader
13 4 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.02%) .NET
1 1 (1.02%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (6.12%) Life Science
1 6 (6.12%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.10%) Fat Client
2 5 (5.10%) User Experience
2 5 (5.10%) Thin Client
3 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
3 3 (3.06%) Client/Server
3 3 (3.06%) EPoS
3 3 (3.06%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.04%) E-Learning
5 1 (1.02%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 84 (85.71%) Windows
2 47 (47.96%) Windows Server 2008
3 45 (45.92%) Windows 7
4 39 (39.80%) Windows Server 2012
5 25 (25.51%) Linux
6 22 (22.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 17 (17.35%) Windows XP
8 15 (15.31%) UNIX
9 2 (2.04%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.02%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.45%) ITIL
2 8 (8.16%) Incident Management
2 8 (8.16%) Problem Management
3 5 (5.10%) Security Management
3 5 (5.10%) Infrastructure Management
3 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
3 5 (5.10%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (3.06%) Change Management
4 3 (3.06%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (3.06%) Software Deployment
5 2 (2.04%) Service Management
5 2 (2.04%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (2.04%) Mobile Device Management
5 2 (2.04%) Asset Management
5 2 (2.04%) Enterprise Architecture
6 1 (1.02%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (1.02%) Web Development
6 1 (1.02%) Load Balancing
6 1 (1.02%) TOGAF
6 1 (1.02%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (12.24%) SQL
1 12 (12.24%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.14%) C
3 3 (3.06%) VB
4 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.02%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.02%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (81.63%) MCSE
3 53 (54.08%) MCITP
4 42 (42.86%) MCP
5 31 (31.63%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (28.57%) CCNA
7 17 (17.35%) MCTS
8 15 (15.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (13.27%) Degree
10 10 (10.20%) CCA
10 10 (10.20%) Citrix Certification
11 6 (6.12%) CCNP
11 6 (6.12%) HND
12 5 (5.10%) MCDST
12 5 (5.10%) SC Cleared
12 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
13 4 (4.08%) CCENT
13 4 (4.08%) CCDP
13 4 (4.08%) CCIE
14 3 (3.06%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) PCI DSS
2 3 (3.06%) SLA
System Software
1 61 (62.24%) Active Directory
2 28 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 25 (25.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.24%) XenDesktop
5 10 (10.20%) vSphere
6 9 (9.18%) XenApp
7 7 (7.14%) Xen
7 7 (7.14%) NFS
8 6 (6.12%) XenServer
9 5 (5.10%) VMware Server
10 3 (3.06%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (1.02%) Firmware
11 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (1.02%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 9 (9.18%) SCCM
2 8 (8.16%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.06%) WSUS
4 2 (2.04%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.02%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.02%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (1.02%) SCOM
5 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 87 (88.78%) Microsoft
2 42 (42.86%) VMware
3 33 (33.67%) Citrix
4 24 (24.49%) Cisco
5 15 (15.31%) HP
6 8 (8.16%) Dell
6 8 (8.16%) NetApp
7 3 (3.06%) Symantec
8 2 (2.04%) Sophos
8 2 (2.04%) Siemens
8 2 (2.04%) EMC
8 2 (2.04%) MobileIron
9 1 (1.02%) SAP
9 1 (1.02%) Avaya
9 1 (1.02%) CommVault
9 1 (1.02%) SonicWALL
9 1 (1.02%) Draytek
9 1 (1.02%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.02%) Veeam
9 1 (1.02%) 3PAR
Blackburn, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Salford, Lancashire
Outsourcery Hosting Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus Bonus, Benefits and Pension
Posted: 12 days ago