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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 195 201 191
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 51 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.70% 0.79% 0.88%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.27% 3.90%
Number of salaries quoted 36 37 56
Median salary £42,500 £26,000 £29,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+63.46% -11.86%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,950 £22,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,750 £37,500 £43,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
1355 1558 1590
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.34% 24.22% 22.53%
Number of salaries quoted 1142 1242 1220
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £36,495
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +5.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,000 £57,500
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 1 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 1 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 +13 26 £42,500 +54.54% 4
Cheshire +33 8 £45,000 +95.65% 1
Merseyside -5 4 £30,000 +36.36%
Lancashire - 2 £23,250 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 85 (80.95%) Windows
3 85 (80.95%) MCSE
4 75 (71.43%) Active Directory
5 57 (54.29%) Windows Server
6 45 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 44 (41.90%) ITIL
8 43 (40.95%) VMware
9 41 (39.05%) MCP
9 41 (39.05%) Windows Server 2008
10 40 (38.10%) MCITP
11 39 (37.14%) Citrix
12 38 (36.19%) MS Exchange
13 37 (35.24%) Windows 7
14 35 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
15 32 (30.48%) Hyper-V
15 32 (30.48%) Windows Server 2012
16 31 (29.52%) MS Office
17 30 (28.57%) VPN
17 30 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
18 27 (25.71%) DHCP
19 23 (21.90%) DNS
19 23 (21.90%) Finance
20 22 (20.95%) TCP/IP
20 22 (20.95%) SQL Server
21 21 (20.00%) Cisco
21 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
22 20 (19.05%) SAN
22 20 (19.05%) Legal

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 38 (36.19%) MS Exchange
2 30 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (18.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 16 (15.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (12.38%) CMS
6 12 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (6.67%) IIS
8 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.95%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 31 (29.52%) MS Office
3 15 (14.29%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 13 (12.38%) Office 365
2 7 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (0.95%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.57%) VPN
2 27 (25.71%) DHCP
3 23 (21.90%) DNS
4 22 (20.95%) TCP/IP
5 20 (19.05%) SAN
6 15 (14.29%) LAN
6 15 (14.29%) WAN
7 11 (10.48%) Firewall
8 4 (3.81%) DDNS
8 4 (3.81%) IPsec
9 3 (2.86%) MPLS
9 3 (2.86%) VoIP
10 2 (1.90%) DSL
10 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.90%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.90%) NetScaler
10 2 (1.90%) VLAN
10 2 (1.90%) VPLS
10 2 (1.90%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (20.95%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (1.90%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.95%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.95%) MSI
General
1 23 (21.90%) Finance
2 20 (19.05%) Legal
3 9 (8.57%) Law
4 4 (3.81%) Banking
5 3 (2.86%) Retail
Job Titles
1 34 (32.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (31.43%) Support Engineer
3 20 (19.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 18 (17.14%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (17.14%) Applications Engineer
4 18 (17.14%) IT Engineer
5 16 (15.24%) Applications Support
5 16 (15.24%) Applications Support Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
6 15 (14.29%) IT Support
7 13 (12.38%) Analyst
8 11 (10.48%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (10.48%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 10 (9.52%) Consultant
10 9 (8.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Support
11 8 (7.62%) Storage Engineer
11 8 (7.62%) Support Analyst
12 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.90%) COM
2 1 (0.95%) .NET
2 1 (0.95%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.95%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 20 (19.05%) Blackberry
2 15 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (12.38%) Enterprise Software
4 12 (11.43%) Data Centre
5 8 (7.62%) User Experience
6 6 (5.71%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (3.81%) Driving Licence
7 4 (3.81%) RSA SecurID
8 3 (2.86%) iPhone
9 2 (1.90%) Clustering
9 2 (1.90%) iPad
9 2 (1.90%) Replication
10 1 (0.95%) PKI
10 1 (0.95%) Statistics
10 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 85 (80.95%) Windows
2 57 (54.29%) Windows Server
3 41 (39.05%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (35.24%) Windows 7
5 32 (30.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (10.48%) Windows Server 2003
7 8 (7.62%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.71%) Windows 10
8 6 (5.71%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.81%) Android
10 2 (1.90%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.90%) Mac OS X
10 2 (1.90%) VMS
11 1 (0.95%) Linux
11 1 (0.95%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (41.90%) ITIL
2 15 (14.29%) Document Management
3 13 (12.38%) Expense Management
3 13 (12.38%) Software Deployment
3 13 (12.38%) Workflow
4 7 (6.67%) Migration
5 6 (5.71%) Identity Management
6 5 (4.76%) High Availability
6 5 (4.76%) Project Management
7 4 (3.81%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (3.81%) Line Management
7 4 (3.81%) Performance Monitoring
7 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
8 3 (2.86%) Change Management
8 3 (2.86%) Data Protection
8 3 (2.86%) Service Management
9 2 (1.90%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (1.90%) Configuration Management
9 2 (1.90%) CRM
9 2 (1.90%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.14%) VBScript
3 8 (7.62%) SQL
4 5 (4.76%) VB
5 3 (2.86%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (80.95%) MCSE
3 41 (39.05%) MCP
4 40 (38.10%) MCITP
5 19 (18.10%) MCTS
6 17 (16.19%) CCNA
6 17 (16.19%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (16.19%) Degree
7 16 (15.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (12.38%) CCA
8 13 (12.38%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (12.38%) MCT
9 10 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
9 10 (9.52%) Security Cleared
10 6 (5.71%) SC Cleared
11 4 (3.81%) HNC
11 4 (3.81%) HND
12 3 (2.86%) A+ Certification
12 3 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.95%) CCIE
System Software
1 75 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 35 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (30.48%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.38%) Terminal Server
5 8 (7.62%) XenServer
6 7 (6.67%) XenApp
7 4 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.86%) vSphere
9 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.95%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.95%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) SCCM
2 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
2 4 (3.81%) SCVMM
2 4 (3.81%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (3.81%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 3 (2.86%) WMI
4 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.95%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.95%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.95%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 91 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 43 (40.95%) VMware
3 39 (37.14%) Citrix
4 21 (20.00%) Cisco
5 16 (15.24%) iManage
6 13 (12.38%) Interwoven
6 13 (12.38%) NetApp
7 9 (8.57%) HP
8 6 (5.71%) Proofpoint
9 5 (4.76%) Symantec
10 4 (3.81%) 3PAR
10 4 (3.81%) Apple
10 4 (3.81%) Avaya
10 4 (3.81%) Nimble Storage
11 2 (1.90%) EMC
12 1 (0.95%) AppSense
12 1 (0.95%) MobileIron
12 1 (0.95%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.95%) SonicWALL
12 1 (0.95%) WatchGuard
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £36000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £36000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Freshfields
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago