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

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 181 206 224
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 53 43 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.93% 0.66% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 2.42% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 44 41 36
Average salary £40,000 £28,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,000 £20,250
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
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
1368 1778 1630
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.11% 27.28% 23.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1120 1362 1267
Average salary £40,750 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 29 April 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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 +23 35 £40,000 +23.07% 2
Cheshire +18 10 £40,750 +59.80%
Merseyside +11 4 £32,500 +47.72%
Cumbria - 2 £27,500 -
Lancashire +1 1 £25,000 +6.38%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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.

1 106 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (85.85%) Microsoft
3 83 (78.30%) Windows
3 83 (78.30%) MCSE
4 74 (69.81%) Active Directory
5 64 (60.38%) Windows Server
6 49 (46.23%) MCP
6 49 (46.23%) VMware
7 46 (43.40%) MS Exchange
7 46 (43.40%) MCITP
7 46 (43.40%) Windows Server 2008
8 45 (42.45%) MS Excel
9 43 (40.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (39.62%) ITIL
11 38 (35.85%) Hyper-V
12 37 (34.91%) Windows 7
12 37 (34.91%) Windows Server 2012
13 35 (33.02%) VPN
14 34 (32.08%) Citrix
15 33 (31.13%) DHCP
15 33 (31.13%) MS Office
15 33 (31.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
17 29 (27.36%) Cisco
18 28 (26.42%) DNS
18 28 (26.42%) MCTS
19 27 (25.47%) CCNA
19 27 (25.47%) Cisco Certification
20 22 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2013
21 19 (17.92%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 46 (43.40%) MS Exchange
2 33 (31.13%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (20.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (12.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 10 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (7.55%) CMS
6 8 (7.55%) IIS
7 5 (4.72%) SharePoint
8 3 (2.83%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.94%) SharePoint 2013
9 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 45 (42.45%) MS Excel
2 33 (31.13%) MS Office
3 10 (9.43%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 14 (13.21%) Office 365
2 7 (6.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.94%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.94%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 35 (33.02%) VPN
2 33 (31.13%) DHCP
3 32 (30.19%) TCP/IP
4 28 (26.42%) DNS
5 19 (17.92%) SAN
6 18 (16.98%) LAN
6 18 (16.98%) WAN
7 11 (10.38%) Firewall
8 6 (5.66%) DDNS
8 6 (5.66%) IPsec
9 4 (3.77%) VLAN
9 4 (3.77%) VoIP
10 3 (2.83%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.83%) NAS
11 2 (1.89%) WLAN
12 1 (0.94%) DSL
12 1 (0.94%) Internet
12 1 (0.94%) MPLS
12 1 (0.94%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.94%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (16.04%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.89%) SQLPlus
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.94%) InstallShield
1 1 (0.94%) MSI
General
1 19 (17.92%) Finance
2 16 (15.09%) Legal
3 11 (10.38%) Law
4 4 (3.77%) Banking
5 2 (1.89%) Retail
6 1 (0.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 43 (40.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 32 (30.19%) Support Engineer
3 30 (28.30%) IT Engineer
4 26 (24.53%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 22 (20.75%) IT Support
6 17 (16.04%) IT Support Engineer
7 15 (14.15%) Analyst
7 15 (14.15%) Infrastructure Support
7 15 (14.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 13 (12.26%) Applications Engineer
9 11 (10.38%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 11 (10.38%) Applications Support
9 11 (10.38%) Applications Support Engineer
9 11 (10.38%) Server Engineer
9 11 (10.38%) Storage Engineer
10 10 (9.43%) 3rd Line Support
11 9 (8.49%) Consultant
11 9 (8.49%) Infrastructure Specialist
12 8 (7.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 8 (7.55%) Storage Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.89%) COM
2 1 (0.94%) .NET
2 1 (0.94%) .NET Framework
2 1 (0.94%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 14 (13.21%) Blackberry
2 11 (10.38%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (7.55%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (6.60%) HP StoreVirtual
5 6 (5.66%) Data Centre
5 6 (5.66%) RSA SecurID
6 4 (3.77%) Driving Licence
6 4 (3.77%) User Experience
7 3 (2.83%) iPhone
8 2 (1.89%) Replication
9 1 (0.94%) Clustering
9 1 (0.94%) EMC VNX
9 1 (0.94%) iPad
9 1 (0.94%) Management Information System
9 1 (0.94%) PKI
9 1 (0.94%) Statistics
9 1 (0.94%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 83 (78.30%) Windows
2 64 (60.38%) Windows Server
3 46 (43.40%) Windows Server 2008
4 37 (34.91%) Windows 7
4 37 (34.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (13.21%) Windows XP
6 13 (12.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (5.66%) Windows 8
8 4 (3.77%) Android
8 4 (3.77%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.89%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.89%) VMS
10 1 (0.94%) Linux
10 1 (0.94%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (39.62%) ITIL
2 10 (9.43%) Document Management
3 9 (8.49%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (7.55%) Expense Management
4 8 (7.55%) Software Deployment
4 8 (7.55%) Workflow
5 7 (6.60%) High Availability
6 6 (5.66%) Identity Management
7 5 (4.72%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.77%) Change Management
8 4 (3.77%) Logistics
8 4 (3.77%) Migration
8 4 (3.77%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (3.77%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.77%) Project Management
9 3 (2.83%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (2.83%) CRM
9 3 (2.83%) Data Protection
9 3 (2.83%) Service Management
10 2 (1.89%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (14.15%) VBScript
2 14 (13.21%) PowerShell
3 8 (7.55%) SQL
4 7 (6.60%) VB
5 3 (2.83%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.94%) VBA
Qualifications
1 106 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (78.30%) MCSE
3 49 (46.23%) MCP
4 46 (43.40%) MCITP
5 28 (26.42%) MCTS
6 27 (25.47%) CCNA
6 27 (25.47%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (16.98%) Degree
8 17 (16.04%) CCA
8 17 (16.04%) Citrix Certification
9 15 (14.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 14 (13.21%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (7.55%) MCT
12 6 (5.66%) SC Cleared
12 6 (5.66%) Security Cleared
13 4 (3.77%) CNA
13 4 (3.77%) HNC
13 4 (3.77%) HND
13 4 (3.77%) Novell Certification
14 3 (2.83%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.94%) SLA
System Software
1 74 (69.81%) Active Directory
2 43 (40.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (35.85%) Hyper-V
4 11 (10.38%) XenServer
5 8 (7.55%) Terminal Server
6 6 (5.66%) XenApp
7 4 (3.77%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.83%) vSphere
9 2 (1.89%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.94%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 12 (11.32%) SCCM
2 6 (5.66%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (3.77%) Backup Exec
4 3 (2.83%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (2.83%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 3 (2.83%) WMI
5 1 (0.94%) BladeLogic
5 1 (0.94%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (0.94%) CiscoWorks
5 1 (0.94%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 91 (85.85%) Microsoft
2 49 (46.23%) VMware
3 34 (32.08%) Citrix
4 29 (27.36%) Cisco
5 15 (14.15%) NetApp
6 12 (11.32%) HP
7 11 (10.38%) iManage
8 8 (7.55%) Interwoven
9 6 (5.66%) 3PAR
9 6 (5.66%) AppSense
10 5 (4.72%) Proofpoint
10 5 (4.72%) Symantec
11 4 (3.77%) Apple
11 4 (3.77%) Avaya
12 3 (2.83%) EMC
12 3 (2.83%) Nimble Storage
13 2 (1.89%) Dell
14 1 (0.94%) CheckPoint
14 1 (0.94%) Juniper
14 1 (0.94%) Nokia
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