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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 180 186 223
Rank change year-on-year
+6 +37
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 54 62 29
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.84% 0.89% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.53% 3.93% 1.66%
Number of salaries quoted 39 57 21
Average salary £23,000 £29,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.03% +18.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,500 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £43,250 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +12.19%
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
1529 1576 1749
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.86% 22.60% 23.42%
Number of salaries quoted 1221 1205 1465
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £54,700
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 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 7 July 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
Manchester +10 22 £27,750 -9.75% 6
Cheshire -14 22 £23,000 -20.68% 5
Merseyside +20 10 £22,000 -53.68% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 7 July 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.

1 102 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 97 (95.10%) Windows
3 83 (81.37%) MCSE
4 74 (72.55%) Microsoft
5 66 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 60 (58.82%) MS Exchange
7 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
8 56 (54.90%) Windows 7
8 56 (54.90%) Windows Server 2012
9 54 (52.94%) MCITP
10 53 (51.96%) Exchange Server 2010
11 48 (47.06%) VMware
12 42 (41.18%) MCP
13 38 (37.25%) ITIL
14 37 (36.27%) DNS
15 36 (35.29%) CCNA
15 36 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
16 35 (34.31%) DHCP
17 33 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2013
18 32 (31.37%) MS Excel
19 29 (28.43%) TCP/IP
20 27 (26.47%) MS Office
21 25 (24.51%) Citrix
21 25 (24.51%) Hyper-V
22 24 (23.53%) Cisco
23 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
24 20 (19.61%) VPN
24 20 (19.61%) WAN
24 20 (19.61%) LAN
24 20 (19.61%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 60 (58.82%) MS Exchange
2 53 (51.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (32.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 9 (8.82%) Lync
5 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2003
5 7 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
6 5 (4.90%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.92%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.96%) IIS
9 1 (0.98%) WordPress
Applications
1 32 (31.37%) MS Excel
2 27 (26.47%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.98%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.90%) Office 365
2 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.98%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.98%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (36.27%) DNS
2 35 (34.31%) DHCP
3 29 (28.43%) TCP/IP
4 20 (19.61%) VPN
4 20 (19.61%) LAN
4 20 (19.61%) WAN
5 12 (11.76%) Firewall
6 7 (6.86%) VoIP
7 6 (5.88%) SAN
7 6 (5.88%) VLAN
8 5 (4.90%) iSCSI
9 4 (3.92%) MPLS
9 4 (3.92%) Fibre Channel
10 2 (1.96%) OpenScape
10 2 (1.96%) NAS
11 1 (0.98%) DDNS
11 1 (0.98%) Wi-Fi
11 1 (0.98%) IPsec
11 1 (0.98%) IP Telephony
11 1 (0.98%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (4.90%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (0.98%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 13 (12.75%) Legal
2 7 (6.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 6 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.96%) Finance
5 1 (0.98%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 36 (35.29%) Support Engineer
2 30 (29.41%) IT Support
3 25 (24.51%) Administrator
4 24 (23.53%) Analyst
5 21 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (20.59%) IT Support Engineer
6 18 (17.65%) Systems Administrator
7 16 (15.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (11.76%) 3rd Line Support
8 12 (11.76%) Service Analyst
9 10 (9.80%) Windows Administrator
9 10 (9.80%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 9 (8.82%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 9 (8.82%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (7.84%) Help Desk Support
11 8 (7.84%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (6.86%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 7 (6.86%) Systems Engineer
12 7 (6.86%) Senior Systems Administrator
12 7 (6.86%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.98%) .NET
1 1 (0.98%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.86%) EPoS
2 7 (6.86%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.86%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.92%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.94%) Life Science
5 2 (1.96%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.96%) Computer Science
6 1 (0.98%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.98%) EMC VNX
6 1 (0.98%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 97 (95.10%) Windows
2 66 (64.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 56 (54.90%) Windows 7
3 56 (54.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (20.59%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (18.63%) Windows 8
5 19 (18.63%) Windows XP
6 12 (11.76%) Linux
7 8 (7.84%) UNIX
8 5 (4.90%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (37.25%) ITIL
2 7 (6.86%) Incident Management
2 7 (6.86%) Problem Management
3 6 (5.88%) Service Delivery
3 6 (5.88%) Change Management
3 6 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (4.90%) Security Management
4 5 (4.90%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (3.92%) Security Testing
5 4 (3.92%) Software Testing
5 4 (3.92%) Information Assurance
5 4 (3.92%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (2.94%) Migration
6 3 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (2.94%) Software Deployment
6 3 (2.94%) Server Building
6 3 (2.94%) Time Management
7 2 (1.96%) Service Management
7 2 (1.96%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (1.96%) Software Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (16.67%) PowerShell
2 14 (13.73%) SQL
3 4 (3.92%) C
4 3 (2.94%) VB
5 2 (1.96%) VBScript
6 1 (0.98%) VB.NET
6 1 (0.98%) C#
6 1 (0.98%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (81.37%) MCSE
3 54 (52.94%) MCITP
4 42 (41.18%) MCP
5 36 (35.29%) CCNA
5 36 (35.29%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (19.61%) MCTS
7 17 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (16.67%) Degree
8 9 (8.82%) HND
9 7 (6.86%) CCENT
9 7 (6.86%) CCDP
9 7 (6.86%) CCIE
9 7 (6.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 6 (5.88%) CCNP
11 4 (3.92%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.94%) CCA
12 3 (2.94%) Citrix Certification
13 2 (1.96%) HNC
13 2 (1.96%) GNVQ
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (10.78%) SLA
2 4 (3.92%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 25 (24.51%) Hyper-V
3 19 (18.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.86%) XenApp
5 5 (4.90%) XenDesktop
5 5 (4.90%) vSphere
5 5 (4.90%) VMware Server
5 5 (4.90%) Xen
6 4 (3.92%) Firmware
6 4 (3.92%) NFS
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 2 (1.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.98%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.94%) WSUS
2 3 (2.94%) SCCM
3 2 (1.96%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.98%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.98%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.98%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (0.98%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 74 (72.55%) Microsoft
2 48 (47.06%) VMware
3 25 (24.51%) Citrix
4 24 (23.53%) Cisco
5 10 (9.80%) HP
6 6 (5.88%) Avaya
7 5 (4.90%) NetApp
8 4 (3.92%) Dell
8 4 (3.92%) IBM
8 4 (3.92%) Veeam
9 3 (2.94%) SAP
10 2 (1.96%) Sophos
10 2 (1.96%) MobileIron
10 2 (1.96%) Siemens
10 2 (1.96%) EMC
11 1 (0.98%) Nokia
11 1 (0.98%) CheckPoint
11 1 (0.98%) Symantec
11 1 (0.98%) AppSense
11 1 (0.98%) Mitel
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