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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 189 205 207
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 54 56 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.90% 0.84% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.06% 3.40% 3.58%
Number of salaries quoted 49 43 51
Median salary £37,500 £26,250 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,800 £21,200 £19,700
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £42,500 £54,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1329 1646 1706
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 22.08% 24.64% 23.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1062 1276 1296
Median salary £40,000 £38,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,700 £57,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of job ads across the North West region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +17 29 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Cheshire +18 19 £37,000 +48.00% 4
Merseyside -11 6 £28,484 +29.47% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (82.47%) Windows
3 74 (76.29%) Microsoft
4 68 (70.10%) Active Directory
5 65 (67.01%) MCSE
6 49 (50.52%) Windows Server
7 44 (45.36%) Citrix
8 43 (44.33%) VMware
9 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
10 35 (36.08%) Windows Server 2008
11 34 (35.05%) MS Excel
11 34 (35.05%) ITIL
12 33 (34.02%) VPN
13 32 (32.99%) MS Exchange
14 31 (31.96%) MCITP
15 29 (29.90%) DHCP
15 29 (29.90%) Hyper-V
16 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (26.80%) Exchange Server 2010
17 26 (26.80%) PowerShell
17 26 (26.80%) MS Office
17 26 (26.80%) MCP
18 24 (24.74%) DNS
18 24 (24.74%) Degree
19 23 (23.71%) SCCM
20 21 (21.65%) VBScript
20 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
21 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
21 20 (20.62%) Cisco
22 18 (18.56%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 32 (32.99%) MS Exchange
2 26 (26.80%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (18.56%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (16.49%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 12 (12.37%) CMS
6 9 (9.28%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (8.25%) IIS
8 6 (6.19%) SharePoint
9 2 (2.06%) Skype for Business
10 1 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 34 (35.05%) MS Excel
2 26 (26.80%) MS Office
3 13 (13.40%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 15 (15.46%) Office 365
2 6 (6.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.06%) Yammer
5 1 (1.03%) IaaS
5 1 (1.03%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.02%) VPN
2 29 (29.90%) DHCP
3 24 (24.74%) DNS
4 18 (18.56%) SAN
5 16 (16.49%) LAN
5 16 (16.49%) WAN
6 15 (15.46%) TCP/IP
7 14 (14.43%) Firewall
8 7 (7.22%) MPLS
8 7 (7.22%) Remote Desktop
9 5 (5.15%) DDNS
9 5 (5.15%) IPsec
9 5 (5.15%) VLAN
10 4 (4.12%) VoIP
11 3 (3.09%) Ethernet
11 3 (3.09%) Internet
11 3 (3.09%) iSCSI
11 3 (3.09%) PSTN
11 3 (3.09%) SMTP
11 3 (3.09%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (21.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.03%) SQLPlus
General
1 17 (17.53%) Finance
2 14 (14.43%) Legal
3 5 (5.15%) Law
4 3 (3.09%) Retail
4 3 (3.09%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.06%) Banking
Job Titles
1 30 (30.93%) Support Engineer
2 22 (22.68%) 3rd Line Support
3 21 (21.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 19 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (17.53%) Applications Engineer
5 17 (17.53%) Applications Support
5 17 (17.53%) Applications Support Engineer
6 15 (15.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 14 (14.43%) 2nd Line Support
7 14 (14.43%) Analyst
8 13 (13.40%) IT Support
9 9 (9.28%) 1st/2nd Line Support
10 8 (8.25%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (8.25%) Support Analyst
11 7 (7.22%) Infrastructure Support
11 7 (7.22%) IT Engineer
11 7 (7.22%) IT Manager
12 6 (6.19%) Exchange Support
Miscellaneous
1 17 (17.53%) Blackberry
2 16 (16.49%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (16.49%) Enterprise Software
3 12 (12.37%) Data Centre
4 8 (8.25%) HP StoreVirtual
5 6 (6.19%) User Experience
6 5 (5.15%) RSA SecurID
7 4 (4.12%) Driving Licence
8 3 (3.09%) iPad
8 3 (3.09%) iPhone
8 3 (3.09%) Replication
9 2 (2.06%) Fat Client
9 2 (2.06%) PKI
9 2 (2.06%) Thin Client
10 1 (1.03%) Clustering
10 1 (1.03%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) Private Cloud
10 1 (1.03%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 80 (82.47%) Windows
2 49 (50.52%) Windows Server
3 37 (38.14%) Windows 7
4 35 (36.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 27 (27.84%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (15.46%) Windows 8
7 9 (9.28%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (5.15%) Mac OS X
10 4 (4.12%) Android
11 1 (1.03%) Linux
11 1 (1.03%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.03%) VMS
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (35.05%) ITIL
2 16 (16.49%) Software Deployment
3 13 (13.40%) Document Management
4 12 (12.37%) Expense Management
4 12 (12.37%) Workflow
5 8 (8.25%) Migration
6 7 (7.22%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (6.19%) High Availability
8 5 (5.15%) Line Management
9 4 (4.12%) Application Virtualisation
10 3 (3.09%) Data Protection
10 3 (3.09%) Email Filtering
10 3 (3.09%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.09%) Presales
10 3 (3.09%) Web Filtering
11 2 (2.06%) Incident Management
11 2 (2.06%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.06%) Service Delivery
12 1 (1.03%) Business Continuity
12 1 (1.03%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (26.80%) PowerShell
2 21 (21.65%) VBScript
3 8 (8.25%) SQL
4 5 (5.15%) VB
5 1 (1.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 97 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 65 (67.01%) MCSE
3 31 (31.96%) MCITP
4 26 (26.80%) MCP
5 24 (24.74%) Degree
6 16 (16.49%) MCT
7 14 (14.43%) CCNA
7 14 (14.43%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (10.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (6.19%) CCA
10 6 (6.19%) Security Cleared
11 5 (5.15%) MCTS
12 3 (3.09%) A+ Certification
12 3 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
13 2 (2.06%) HNC
13 2 (2.06%) HND
14 1 (1.03%) CCIE
14 1 (1.03%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (70.10%) Active Directory
2 29 (29.90%) Hyper-V
3 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (12.37%) Terminal Server
5 8 (8.25%) XenApp
6 6 (6.19%) VMware Server
7 4 (4.12%) Microsoft App-V
8 3 (3.09%) vSphere
8 3 (3.09%) XenDesktop
9 2 (2.06%) VMware ESX
9 2 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (23.71%) SCCM
2 6 (6.19%) WSUS
3 5 (5.15%) Backup Exec
3 5 (5.15%) ServiceCenter
4 4 (4.12%) SCVMM
5 3 (3.09%) SCOM
5 3 (3.09%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 2 (2.06%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.03%) MIIS
7 1 (1.03%) SCSM
7 1 (1.03%) WMI
Vendors
1 74 (76.29%) Microsoft
2 44 (45.36%) Citrix
3 43 (44.33%) VMware
4 20 (20.62%) Cisco
5 13 (13.40%) HP
5 13 (13.40%) iManage
6 12 (12.37%) Interwoven
7 9 (9.28%) Apple
8 5 (5.15%) 3PAR
8 5 (5.15%) NetApp
8 5 (5.15%) Symantec
9 4 (4.12%) Intel Security
9 4 (4.12%) Nimble Storage
9 4 (4.12%) Proofpoint
10 3 (3.09%) Avaya
10 3 (3.09%) EMC
11 2 (2.06%) CommVault
11 2 (2.06%) Dell
12 1 (1.03%) SonicWALL
12 1 (1.03%) WatchGuard
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