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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 193 212 224
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 59 26 25
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.38% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 1.66% 1.32%
Number of salaries quoted 49 22 25
Average salary £31,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £20,650 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £35,000 £38,400
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
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
1704 1570 1890
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.91% 22.92% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1303 1333 1593
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 August 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 29 August 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
Cheshire +15 30 £23,500 -10.47% 2
Manchester +2 22 £32,500 -4.43% 1
Merseyside +12 5 £50,000 +63.93%
Lancashire -12 3 £45,000 +56.52%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 August 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (77.14%) Windows
3 79 (75.24%) Microsoft
4 77 (73.33%) MCSE
5 57 (54.29%) Active Directory
6 54 (51.43%) ITIL
7 43 (40.95%) MCP
7 43 (40.95%) VMware
7 43 (40.95%) Windows Server 2008
8 42 (40.00%) MCITP
8 42 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 42 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 42 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 39 (37.14%) MCTS
10 33 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 33 (31.43%) Citrix
11 31 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
11 31 (29.52%) TCP/IP
12 30 (28.57%) CCNA
12 30 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
12 30 (28.57%) Hyper-V
13 29 (27.62%) DNS
14 28 (26.67%) DHCP
14 28 (26.67%) Windows 7
15 26 (24.76%) MS Office
16 23 (21.90%) Windows XP
16 23 (21.90%) Linux
17 22 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2007
18 20 (19.05%) VPN
18 20 (19.05%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 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 42 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 22 (20.95%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (6.67%) SharePoint
5 6 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.81%) IIS
7 3 (2.86%) Apache
7 3 (2.86%) TPMS
7 3 (2.86%) Lync
8 2 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 42 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (24.76%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.86%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 31 (29.52%) TCP/IP
2 29 (27.62%) DNS
3 28 (26.67%) DHCP
4 20 (19.05%) SAN
4 20 (19.05%) VPN
5 16 (15.24%) Firewall
6 14 (13.33%) LAN
6 14 (13.33%) WAN
7 11 (10.48%) Network Security
8 4 (3.81%) VLAN
9 3 (2.86%) NAS
10 2 (1.90%) iSCSI
10 2 (1.90%) SMTP
10 2 (1.90%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.95%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (0.95%) PBX
11 1 (0.95%) PSTN
11 1 (0.95%) Internet
11 1 (0.95%) MPLS
11 1 (0.95%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.71%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (1.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.90%) MySQL
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (0.95%) MS Access
4 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (0.95%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 8 (7.62%) Finance
2 6 (5.71%) Games
3 3 (2.86%) Banking
3 3 (2.86%) Retail
4 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.95%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.95%) Advertising
5 1 (0.95%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (30.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 26 (24.76%) Support Engineer
3 18 (17.14%) Analyst
4 13 (12.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 13 (12.38%) Service Analyst
5 11 (10.48%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (10.48%) IT Support
6 9 (8.57%) 1st Line Support
7 8 (7.62%) Technical Support
7 8 (7.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 8 (7.62%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.67%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (5.71%) Desktop Support
9 6 (5.71%) Support Analyst
10 5 (4.76%) Operations Manager
10 5 (4.76%) Service Desk Analyst
11 4 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support
11 4 (3.81%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.95%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.57%) Thin Client
1 9 (8.57%) Fat Client
2 8 (7.62%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.71%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.90%) CLARiiON
4 2 (1.90%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.95%) EMC Centera
5 1 (0.95%) PKI
5 1 (0.95%) Celerra
5 1 (0.95%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (0.95%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 81 (77.14%) Windows
2 43 (40.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 42 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (26.67%) Windows 7
6 23 (21.90%) Windows XP
6 23 (21.90%) Linux
7 12 (11.43%) UNIX
8 4 (3.81%) AIX
9 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000
9 2 (1.90%) Windows Vista
9 2 (1.90%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 54 (51.43%) ITIL
2 17 (16.19%) Change Management
3 14 (13.33%) Service Management
4 10 (9.52%) Incident Management
4 10 (9.52%) Problem Management
5 8 (7.62%) Migration
6 7 (6.67%) Change Control
7 6 (5.71%) ITIL V3
7 6 (5.71%) PRINCE2
8 5 (4.76%) Business Continuity
8 5 (4.76%) Capacity Management
9 4 (3.81%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.86%) Project Management
10 3 (2.86%) CRM
10 3 (2.86%) ERP
11 2 (1.90%) PRINCE
11 2 (1.90%) Stakeholder Management
11 2 (1.90%) Technical Architecture
11 2 (1.90%) Technical Analysis
11 2 (1.90%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (15.24%) SQL
2 5 (4.76%) C
3 3 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.95%) Java
4 1 (0.95%) VB
4 1 (0.95%) VBA
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 77 (73.33%) MCSE
3 43 (40.95%) MCP
4 42 (40.00%) MCITP
5 39 (37.14%) MCTS
6 31 (29.52%) Cisco Certification
7 30 (28.57%) CCNA
8 19 (18.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 15 (14.29%) Degree
9 15 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
10 12 (11.43%) CCA
11 10 (9.52%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (3.81%) MCDST
13 4 (3.81%) CCNP
13 4 (3.81%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.90%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
15 1 (0.95%) HP AIS
15 1 (0.95%) HP ASE
15 1 (0.95%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.48%) SLA
2 2 (1.90%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (54.29%) Active Directory
2 33 (31.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (28.57%) Hyper-V
4 13 (12.38%) vSphere
5 7 (6.67%) XenApp
6 5 (4.76%) XenServer
7 4 (3.81%) VMware Server
8 3 (2.86%) Xen
9 2 (1.90%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.90%) NFS
10 1 (0.95%) UAG
10 1 (0.95%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.95%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 10 (9.52%) SCCM
2 8 (7.62%) Backup Exec
3 7 (6.67%) SCOM
4 6 (5.71%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 79 (75.24%) Microsoft
2 43 (40.95%) VMware
3 33 (31.43%) Citrix
4 20 (19.05%) Cisco
5 17 (16.19%) HP
6 13 (12.38%) McAfee
7 8 (7.62%) Symantec
8 7 (6.67%) Sophos
8 7 (6.67%) NetApp
9 6 (5.71%) Oracle
9 6 (5.71%) Dell
10 3 (2.86%) EMC
10 3 (2.86%) Reuters
10 3 (2.86%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.86%) Brocade
11 1 (0.95%) Polycom
11 1 (0.95%) Panasonic
11 1 (0.95%) Mitel
11 1 (0.95%) Siemens
11 1 (0.95%) JD Edwards
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