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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 210 218 223
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 51 26 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.69% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 1.65% 1.62%
Number of salaries quoted 42 22 31
Average salary £29,500 £29,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £21,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,250 £37,250 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
1731 1579 1913
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.36% 23.03% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1366 1341 1590
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 2014. 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
Manchester +14 26 £30,250 +1.68% 6
Cheshire +4 20 £23,500 -18.96% 3
Merseyside +10 4 £48,750 +59.83%
Lancashire -4 2 £45,000 +87.50%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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.

1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (75.93%) Microsoft
2 82 (75.93%) Windows
3 79 (73.15%) MCSE
4 57 (52.78%) Active Directory
5 55 (50.93%) ITIL
6 48 (44.44%) MCITP
7 47 (43.52%) MCP
8 46 (42.59%) MS Excel
9 44 (40.74%) MCTS
10 43 (39.81%) MS Exchange
11 42 (38.89%) VMware
11 42 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
12 41 (37.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 36 (33.33%) Hyper-V
14 35 (32.41%) Citrix
15 33 (30.56%) TCP/IP
16 32 (29.63%) DNS
16 32 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
17 31 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
17 31 (28.70%) CCNA
17 31 (28.70%) DHCP
18 30 (27.78%) Windows 7
18 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 28 (25.93%) MS Office
20 26 (24.07%) Linux
21 22 (20.37%) Windows XP
21 22 (20.37%) VPN
21 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
22 21 (19.44%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 43 (39.81%) MS Exchange
2 22 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2007
3 15 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (3.70%) TPMS
5 4 (3.70%) SharePoint
6 3 (2.78%) Lync
6 3 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.93%) IIS
Applications
1 46 (42.59%) MS Excel
2 28 (25.93%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.78%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (30.56%) TCP/IP
2 32 (29.63%) DNS
3 31 (28.70%) DHCP
4 22 (20.37%) VPN
5 21 (19.44%) SAN
6 15 (13.89%) Firewall
7 13 (12.04%) WAN
7 13 (12.04%) LAN
8 11 (10.19%) Network Security
9 4 (3.70%) VLAN
10 3 (2.78%) NAS
11 2 (1.85%) Fibre Channel
11 2 (1.85%) iSCSI
11 2 (1.85%) SMTP
12 1 (0.93%) PBX
12 1 (0.93%) PSTN
12 1 (0.93%) VoIP
12 1 (0.93%) Internet
12 1 (0.93%) MPLS
12 1 (0.93%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.26%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.85%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.85%) MySQL
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.93%) MS Access
4 1 (0.93%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 6 (5.56%) Games
2 5 (4.63%) Finance
3 3 (2.78%) Banking
3 3 (2.78%) Retail
4 1 (0.93%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Advertising
4 1 (0.93%) Financial Institution
4 1 (0.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 28 (25.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (24.07%) Support Engineer
3 21 (19.44%) Analyst
4 16 (14.81%) Service Analyst
5 13 (12.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 11 (10.19%) IT Support Engineer
6 11 (10.19%) IT Support
7 10 (9.26%) Systems Engineer
8 9 (8.33%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (7.41%) Technical Support
9 8 (7.41%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (7.41%) 1st Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.48%) IT Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Manager
10 7 (6.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 6 (5.56%) Desktop Support
11 6 (5.56%) Support Analyst
12 5 (4.63%) Operations Manager
13 4 (3.70%) Technical Services Manager
13 4 (3.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.33%) Thin Client
1 9 (8.33%) Fat Client
1 9 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (7.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (3.70%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.93%) Celerra
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.93%) Replication
5 1 (0.93%) CLARiiON
5 1 (0.93%) EMC Centera
5 1 (0.93%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (75.93%) Windows
2 42 (38.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 41 (37.96%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (29.63%) Windows Server 2003
5 30 (27.78%) Windows 7
6 26 (24.07%) Linux
7 22 (20.37%) Windows XP
8 15 (13.89%) UNIX
9 4 (3.70%) AIX
10 2 (1.85%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.85%) Windows Vista
11 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (50.93%) ITIL
2 17 (15.74%) Service Management
3 16 (14.81%) Change Management
4 15 (13.89%) Incident Management
5 11 (10.19%) Problem Management
6 8 (7.41%) Migration
7 7 (6.48%) Change Control
8 6 (5.56%) ITIL V3
9 5 (4.63%) Capacity Management
9 5 (4.63%) PRINCE2
9 5 (4.63%) Business Continuity
10 4 (3.70%) Service Delivery
11 3 (2.78%) CRM
11 3 (2.78%) ERP
11 3 (2.78%) Project Management
12 2 (1.85%) Time Management
12 2 (1.85%) Technical Analysis
12 2 (1.85%) Line Management
12 2 (1.85%) Mentoring
12 2 (1.85%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.81%) SQL
2 5 (4.63%) C
3 3 (2.78%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.93%) Java
4 1 (0.93%) VB
4 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 108 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (73.15%) MCSE
3 48 (44.44%) MCITP
4 47 (43.52%) MCP
5 44 (40.74%) MCTS
6 31 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (28.70%) CCNA
7 17 (15.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (13.89%) Degree
8 15 (13.89%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (11.11%) CCA
10 11 (10.19%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (6.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 4 (3.70%) MCDST
12 4 (3.70%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.78%) CCNP
14 2 (1.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.93%) SNIA Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (11.11%) SLA
2 2 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (52.78%) Active Directory
2 36 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 30 (27.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (11.11%) vSphere
5 7 (6.48%) XenApp
6 5 (4.63%) XenServer
7 3 (2.78%) Xen
7 3 (2.78%) VMware Server
8 2 (1.85%) NFS
8 2 (1.85%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.93%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.93%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.93%) UAG
Systems Management
1 11 (10.19%) Backup Exec
1 11 (10.19%) SCCM
2 8 (7.41%) SCOM
3 6 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 82 (75.93%) Microsoft
2 42 (38.89%) VMware
3 35 (32.41%) Citrix
4 18 (16.67%) Cisco
5 16 (14.81%) McAfee
6 14 (12.96%) HP
7 11 (10.19%) Symantec
8 10 (9.26%) Sophos
9 7 (6.48%) NetApp
10 5 (4.63%) Oracle
10 5 (4.63%) Dell
11 3 (2.78%) Reuters
11 3 (2.78%) Bloomberg
12 2 (1.85%) EMC
13 1 (0.93%) IBM
13 1 (0.93%) Avaya
13 1 (0.93%) Siemens
13 1 (0.93%) JD Edwards
13 1 (0.93%) Mitel
13 1 (0.93%) Brocade
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