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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 202 194 216
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 54 58 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.79% 0.78% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 3.40% 1.65%
Number of salaries quoted 42 48 22
Average salary £27,500 £31,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,100 £22,300 £20,650
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,750 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
1658 1707 1576
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.21% 22.96% 22.74%
Number of salaries quoted 1275 1304 1338
Average salary £38,350 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.26% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £65,000 £57,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +5 23 £37,500 +15.38% 6
Cheshire -9 23 £25,250 +7.44% 2
Merseyside +8 5 £22,000 -56.00% 3
Lancashire +4 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (95.19%) Windows
3 79 (75.96%) MCSE
4 72 (69.23%) Microsoft
5 63 (60.58%) MS Exchange
6 61 (58.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 57 (54.81%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (52.88%) Exchange Server 2010
8 55 (52.88%) Active Directory
9 52 (50.00%) VMware
10 51 (49.04%) MCITP
11 50 (48.08%) Windows 7
12 39 (37.50%) ITIL
13 38 (36.54%) MCP
14 31 (29.81%) Exchange Server 2013
15 30 (28.85%) MS Excel
16 29 (27.88%) DNS
17 28 (26.92%) CCNA
17 28 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
17 28 (26.92%) Hyper-V
18 27 (25.96%) DHCP
19 25 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (24.04%) MCTS
20 24 (23.08%) Windows XP
20 24 (23.08%) Citrix
21 23 (22.12%) TCP/IP
21 23 (22.12%) Degree
22 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
22 21 (20.19%) MS Office
23 20 (19.23%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 63 (60.58%) MS Exchange
2 55 (52.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (29.81%) Exchange Server 2013
4 11 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (7.69%) SharePoint
5 8 (7.69%) Lync
6 6 (5.77%) IIS
7 4 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2010
7 4 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
8 3 (2.88%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.92%) CMS
10 1 (0.96%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 30 (28.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (20.19%) MS Office
3 3 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (2.88%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.85%) Office 365
2 3 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (27.88%) DNS
2 27 (25.96%) DHCP
3 23 (22.12%) TCP/IP
4 19 (18.27%) LAN
4 19 (18.27%) WAN
5 18 (17.31%) VPN
6 12 (11.54%) SAN
7 11 (10.58%) Firewall
8 8 (7.69%) VoIP
9 4 (3.85%) MPLS
9 4 (3.85%) Wireless
10 3 (2.88%) Internet
10 3 (2.88%) VLAN
10 3 (2.88%) NAS
11 2 (1.92%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.96%) IPsec
12 1 (0.96%) DDNS
12 1 (0.96%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.96%) IPv4
12 1 (0.96%) OpenScape
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (4.81%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.88%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.92%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.96%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 1 (0.96%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 16 (15.38%) Legal
2 9 (8.65%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.73%) Pharmaceutical
4 5 (4.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 42 (40.38%) Support Engineer
2 27 (25.96%) IT Support
3 25 (24.04%) Administrator
4 24 (23.08%) IT Support Engineer
5 23 (22.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 16 (15.38%) Analyst
6 16 (15.38%) Systems Administrator
7 12 (11.54%) Help Desk Support
7 12 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (10.58%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (9.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 10 (9.62%) Windows Administrator
9 10 (9.62%) Windows Systems Administrator
10 9 (8.65%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (7.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 8 (7.69%) Help Desk Analyst
12 6 (5.77%) Support Analyst
12 6 (5.77%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (5.77%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 6 (5.77%) Senior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.73%) EPoS
2 7 (6.73%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.73%) Fat Client
3 4 (3.85%) Clustering
3 4 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.88%) Blackberry
4 3 (2.88%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.88%) Replication
4 3 (2.88%) Data Centre
5 2 (1.92%) EMC VNX
5 2 (1.92%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
6 1 (0.96%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 99 (95.19%) Windows
2 61 (58.65%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (54.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 50 (48.08%) Windows 7
5 24 (23.08%) Windows XP
6 20 (19.23%) Windows 8
7 19 (18.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (9.62%) Windows Vista
9 3 (2.88%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.96%) UNIX
10 1 (0.96%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.50%) ITIL
2 10 (9.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 10 (9.62%) Incident Management
3 9 (8.65%) Root Cause Analysis
4 8 (7.69%) Problem Management
5 7 (6.73%) Change Management
6 5 (4.81%) Software Testing
6 5 (4.81%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (4.81%) Security Testing
6 5 (4.81%) Information Assurance
6 5 (4.81%) Software Deployment
6 5 (4.81%) Server Building
7 3 (2.88%) Security Patching
7 3 (2.88%) Kalman Filter
7 3 (2.88%) Time Management
7 3 (2.88%) Workflow
7 3 (2.88%) Document Management
8 2 (1.92%) Business Analysis
8 2 (1.92%) Migration
8 2 (1.92%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
2 18 (17.31%) SQL
3 5 (4.81%) VBScript
4 3 (2.88%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.88%) VBA
5 2 (1.92%) C#
5 2 (1.92%) VB
Qualifications
1 104 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (75.96%) MCSE
3 51 (49.04%) MCITP
4 38 (36.54%) MCP
5 28 (26.92%) CCNA
5 28 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (24.04%) MCTS
7 23 (22.12%) Degree
8 15 (14.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (7.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
10 7 (6.73%) HND
11 6 (5.77%) CCDP
11 6 (5.77%) CCENT
11 6 (5.77%) CCIE
12 5 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (3.85%) CCNP
13 4 (3.85%) CCA
13 4 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
14 1 (0.96%) MCDBA
14 1 (0.96%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (13.46%) SLA
2 1 (0.96%) QA
System Software
1 55 (52.88%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.92%) Hyper-V
3 25 (24.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (6.73%) XenApp
5 4 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 4 (3.85%) Firmware
6 3 (2.88%) Terminal Server
6 3 (2.88%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.92%) VMware Server
7 2 (1.92%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.92%) vSphere
8 1 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.96%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.81%) WSUS
2 4 (3.85%) SCCM
3 2 (1.92%) XenMobile
4 1 (0.96%) SCOM
4 1 (0.96%) HP SIM
4 1 (0.96%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (0.96%) NetBackup
4 1 (0.96%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 72 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 52 (50.00%) VMware
3 24 (23.08%) Citrix
4 17 (16.35%) Cisco
5 7 (6.73%) Avaya
6 4 (3.85%) IBM
6 4 (3.85%) HP
6 4 (3.85%) Veeam
7 3 (2.88%) Dell
7 3 (2.88%) EMC
7 3 (2.88%) Interwoven
7 3 (2.88%) AppSense
7 3 (2.88%) SAP
8 2 (1.92%) Brocade
8 2 (1.92%) Nokia
8 2 (1.92%) CheckPoint
9 1 (0.96%) Sophos
9 1 (0.96%) Siemens
9 1 (0.96%) Mitel
9 1 (0.96%) 3PAR
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Merseyside
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