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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 194 208 232
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 62 37 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.85% 0.53% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.48% 2.24% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 51 25 30
Average salary £26,000 £25,750 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.97% -42.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,700 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £48,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
1784 1650 1949
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 24.46% 23.75% 25.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1507 1395 1707
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +12 35 £29,000 +21.46% 7
Cheshire +14 26 £23,500 -6.00% 2
Lancashire -7 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 26 November 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.

1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (83.87%) Microsoft
3 92 (74.19%) Windows
4 86 (69.35%) MCSE
5 76 (61.29%) Active Directory
6 63 (50.81%) MS Excel
6 63 (50.81%) MCITP
7 62 (50.00%) MCP
8 61 (49.19%) MS Exchange
9 53 (42.74%) ITIL
10 52 (41.94%) VMware
11 51 (41.13%) Hyper-V
12 50 (40.32%) MCTS
12 50 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
12 50 (40.32%) Citrix
13 47 (37.90%) Windows Server 2008
14 44 (35.48%) Windows 7
15 41 (33.06%) TCP/IP
16 39 (31.45%) DNS
16 39 (31.45%) VMware Infrastructure
17 38 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
18 37 (29.84%) DHCP
19 35 (28.23%) Windows XP
20 33 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
21 32 (25.81%) SAN
21 32 (25.81%) CCNA
22 31 (25.00%) MS Office
23 28 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
24 27 (21.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 27 (21.77%) VPN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 61 (49.19%) MS Exchange
2 28 (22.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (4.84%) SharePoint
5 5 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
6 4 (3.23%) TPMS
6 4 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (1.61%) Lync
8 1 (0.81%) Moodle
8 1 (0.81%) Joomla!
8 1 (0.81%) SAS
8 1 (0.81%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 63 (50.81%) MS Excel
2 31 (25.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
1 3 (2.42%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.42%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 41 (33.06%) TCP/IP
2 39 (31.45%) DNS
3 37 (29.84%) DHCP
4 32 (25.81%) SAN
5 27 (21.77%) VPN
6 19 (15.32%) Firewall
7 16 (12.90%) LAN
7 16 (12.90%) WAN
8 14 (11.29%) Network Security
9 10 (8.06%) NAS
10 7 (5.65%) VLAN
11 6 (4.84%) iSCSI
12 5 (4.03%) NetScaler
13 4 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
13 4 (3.23%) VoIP
14 3 (2.42%) Internet
14 3 (2.42%) Unified Communications
15 1 (0.81%) Intranet
15 1 (0.81%) Cisco IOS
15 1 (0.81%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (5.65%) SQL Server
2 1 (0.81%) MySQL
General
1 3 (2.42%) Pharmaceutical
1 3 (2.42%) Finance
1 3 (2.42%) Banking
2 2 (1.61%) Retail
3 1 (0.81%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 38 (30.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 28 (22.58%) Support Engineer
3 26 (20.97%) Analyst
4 14 (11.29%) Service Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) Support Analyst
5 11 (8.87%) IT Support Engineer
5 11 (8.87%) IT Support
6 9 (7.26%) Systems Engineer
6 9 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
8 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) Server Engineer
8 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 7 (5.65%) Infrastructure Manager
8 7 (5.65%) IT Infrastructure Manager
9 6 (4.84%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 6 (4.84%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (4.84%) Consultant
10 5 (4.03%) Desktop Support
10 5 (4.03%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.81%) HTML
1 1 (0.81%) .NET
1 1 (0.81%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.90%) Thin Client
1 16 (12.90%) Fat Client
2 8 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.65%) User Experience
4 5 (4.03%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.23%) Mathematics
6 3 (2.42%) Life Science
6 3 (2.42%) Blackberry
6 3 (2.42%) EPoS
7 1 (0.81%) E-Learning
7 1 (0.81%) VLE
7 1 (0.81%) Celerra
7 1 (0.81%) HP StorageWorks
Operating Systems
1 92 (74.19%) Windows
2 50 (40.32%) Windows Server 2012
3 47 (37.90%) Windows Server 2008
4 44 (35.48%) Windows 7
5 38 (30.65%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (28.23%) Windows XP
7 27 (21.77%) Linux
8 17 (13.71%) UNIX
9 3 (2.42%) AIX
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.81%) Mac OS X Server
10 1 (0.81%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (42.74%) ITIL
2 22 (17.74%) Incident Management
3 16 (12.90%) Service Management
4 15 (12.10%) Change Management
5 11 (8.87%) Problem Management
6 7 (5.65%) Migration
7 5 (4.03%) Business Continuity
7 5 (4.03%) ITIL V3
7 5 (4.03%) Change Control
7 5 (4.03%) Capacity Management
8 4 (3.23%) Data Protection
8 4 (3.23%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.23%) ERP
9 3 (2.42%) Information Assurance
9 3 (2.42%) CRM
10 2 (1.61%) Line Management
10 2 (1.61%) Mentoring
10 2 (1.61%) Technical Analysis
10 2 (1.61%) Project Management
10 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 9 (7.26%) SQL
2 7 (5.65%) PowerShell
3 6 (4.84%) C
4 1 (0.81%) Java
Qualifications
1 124 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 86 (69.35%) MCSE
3 63 (50.81%) MCITP
4 62 (50.00%) MCP
5 50 (40.32%) MCTS
6 33 (26.61%) Cisco Certification
7 32 (25.81%) CCNA
8 27 (21.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (20.16%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (17.74%) CCA
11 18 (14.52%) Degree
12 12 (9.68%) ITIL Certification
13 10 (8.06%) MCDST
14 7 (5.65%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 6 (4.84%) SC Cleared
15 6 (4.84%) Security Cleared
16 4 (3.23%) HND
16 4 (3.23%) A+ Certification
17 2 (1.61%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
18 1 (0.81%) Avaya Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.48%) SLA
2 4 (3.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 76 (61.29%) Active Directory
2 51 (41.13%) Hyper-V
3 39 (31.45%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (8.06%) XenApp
4 10 (8.06%) vSphere
5 8 (6.45%) XenServer
6 7 (5.65%) XenDesktop
7 4 (3.23%) NFS
7 4 (3.23%) Xen
8 2 (1.61%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 16 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 12 (9.68%) SCCM
3 11 (8.87%) SCOM
4 3 (2.42%) WSUS
5 2 (1.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 104 (83.87%) Microsoft
2 52 (41.94%) VMware
3 50 (40.32%) Citrix
4 23 (18.55%) Cisco
5 16 (12.90%) Symantec
6 13 (10.48%) HP
7 11 (8.87%) McAfee
7 11 (8.87%) Sophos
8 10 (8.06%) Dell
9 8 (6.45%) NetApp
10 3 (2.42%) Reuters
10 3 (2.42%) Bloomberg
10 3 (2.42%) Oracle
11 2 (1.61%) Avaya
11 2 (1.61%) CommVault
12 1 (0.81%) JD Edwards
12 1 (0.81%) Juniper
12 1 (0.81%) EMC
12 1 (0.81%) SAP
12 1 (0.81%) Adobe
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