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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 189 176 220
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +44
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 58 70 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.89% 0.98% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 4.26% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 44 61 17
Average salary £26,250 £30,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,300 £19,600 £20,800
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,000 £31,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
1547 1644 1661
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 23.76% 22.93% 23.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1269 1397
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,750 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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
Cheshire -14 24 £25,500 +8.51% 4
Manchester +4 23 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Merseyside +15 9 £22,000 -56.00% 2
Lancashire -7 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (93.46%) Windows
3 83 (77.57%) MCSE
4 75 (70.09%) Microsoft
5 64 (59.81%) MS Exchange
5 64 (59.81%) Windows Server 2008
6 58 (54.21%) Active Directory
7 57 (53.27%) Windows Server 2012
8 55 (51.40%) Exchange Server 2010
9 53 (49.53%) MCITP
10 52 (48.60%) Windows 7
11 49 (45.79%) VMware
12 40 (37.38%) MCP
13 39 (36.45%) ITIL
14 33 (30.84%) Exchange Server 2013
15 32 (29.91%) MS Excel
16 30 (28.04%) DNS
17 29 (27.10%) CCNA
17 29 (27.10%) Cisco Certification
18 28 (26.17%) DHCP
18 28 (26.17%) Hyper-V
19 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
19 25 (23.36%) Citrix
19 25 (23.36%) MCTS
20 24 (22.43%) MS Office
21 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
22 21 (19.63%) Windows XP
22 21 (19.63%) Degree
23 20 (18.69%) Cisco
24 19 (17.76%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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 64 (59.81%) MS Exchange
2 55 (51.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 33 (30.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2007
5 9 (8.41%) Lync
6 7 (6.54%) SharePoint
7 6 (5.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (3.74%) IIS
8 4 (3.74%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (1.87%) CMS
11 1 (0.93%) WordPress
11 1 (0.93%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 32 (29.91%) MS Excel
2 24 (22.43%) MS Office
3 3 (2.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.93%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.67%) Office 365
2 3 (2.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.93%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 30 (28.04%) DNS
2 28 (26.17%) DHCP
3 25 (23.36%) TCP/IP
4 19 (17.76%) VPN
4 19 (17.76%) LAN
4 19 (17.76%) WAN
5 13 (12.15%) Firewall
6 12 (11.21%) SAN
7 7 (6.54%) VoIP
8 4 (3.74%) MPLS
8 4 (3.74%) NAS
9 3 (2.80%) VLAN
9 3 (2.80%) Internet
10 2 (1.87%) IP Telephony
10 2 (1.87%) Wireless
10 2 (1.87%) OpenScape
11 1 (0.93%) iSCSI
11 1 (0.93%) IPsec
11 1 (0.93%) DDNS
11 1 (0.93%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (14.02%) SQL Server
2 5 (4.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (3.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.93%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.93%) Relational Database
General
1 16 (14.95%) Legal
2 8 (7.48%) Telecoms
3 7 (6.54%) Pharmaceutical
4 6 (5.61%) Finance
5 1 (0.93%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 41 (38.32%) Support Engineer
2 26 (24.30%) IT Support
3 25 (23.36%) Administrator
4 23 (21.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 21 (19.63%) IT Support Engineer
6 17 (15.89%) Analyst
6 17 (15.89%) Systems Administrator
7 14 (13.08%) 3rd Line Support
7 14 (13.08%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (9.35%) Windows Systems Administrator
8 10 (9.35%) Windows Administrator
8 10 (9.35%) Help Desk Support
9 9 (8.41%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 9 (8.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 7 (6.54%) Systems Engineer
10 7 (6.54%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 6 (5.61%) 1st Line Support
11 6 (5.61%) Help Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.93%) .NET
1 1 (0.93%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (12.15%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.54%) EPoS
2 7 (6.54%) Thin Client
2 7 (6.54%) Fat Client
3 3 (2.80%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (2.80%) Clustering
3 3 (2.80%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.80%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.80%) Data Centre
4 2 (1.87%) EMC VNX
4 2 (1.87%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.87%) Replication
4 2 (1.87%) User Experience
5 1 (0.93%) HP StoreVirtual
5 1 (0.93%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 100 (93.46%) Windows
2 64 (59.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (53.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 52 (48.60%) Windows 7
5 21 (19.63%) Windows XP
6 19 (17.76%) Windows 8
7 18 (16.82%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (7.48%) Windows Vista
9 4 (3.74%) Linux
9 4 (3.74%) UNIX
10 1 (0.93%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (36.45%) ITIL
2 10 (9.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 7 (6.54%) Incident Management
3 7 (6.54%) Problem Management
3 7 (6.54%) Change Management
4 6 (5.61%) Software Deployment
5 5 (4.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 5 (4.67%) Server Building
6 4 (3.74%) Software Testing
6 4 (3.74%) Information Assurance
6 4 (3.74%) Security Testing
6 4 (3.74%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.74%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (2.80%) Document Management
7 3 (2.80%) Security Management
7 3 (2.80%) Workflow
7 3 (2.80%) Migration
7 3 (2.80%) Time Management
7 3 (2.80%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (2.80%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 19 (17.76%) SQL
1 19 (17.76%) PowerShell
2 5 (4.67%) VBScript
3 3 (2.80%) VB
3 3 (2.80%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.87%) C#
5 1 (0.93%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.93%) VBA
Qualifications
1 107 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (77.57%) MCSE
3 53 (49.53%) MCITP
4 40 (37.38%) MCP
5 29 (27.10%) CCNA
5 29 (27.10%) Cisco Certification
6 25 (23.36%) MCTS
7 21 (19.63%) Degree
8 15 (14.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (6.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 7 (6.54%) CCENT
9 7 (6.54%) CCIE
9 7 (6.54%) CCDP
9 7 (6.54%) HND
10 5 (4.67%) CCNP
11 4 (3.74%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.80%) CCA
12 3 (2.80%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (0.93%) MCDBA
13 1 (0.93%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (12.15%) SLA
2 1 (0.93%) QA
System Software
1 58 (54.21%) Active Directory
2 28 (26.17%) Hyper-V
3 22 (20.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (7.48%) XenApp
5 5 (4.67%) XenDesktop
6 4 (3.74%) Firmware
6 4 (3.74%) VMware Server
7 3 (2.80%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.87%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.87%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (1.87%) vSphere
8 2 (1.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.93%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.93%) Xen
Systems Management
1 5 (4.67%) SCCM
2 4 (3.74%) WSUS
3 3 (2.80%) Backup Exec
4 2 (1.87%) XenMobile
5 1 (0.93%) SCOM
5 1 (0.93%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.93%) ServiceCenter
5 1 (0.93%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.93%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 75 (70.09%) Microsoft
2 49 (45.79%) VMware
3 25 (23.36%) Citrix
4 20 (18.69%) Cisco
5 7 (6.54%) Avaya
6 4 (3.74%) IBM
6 4 (3.74%) Veeam
7 3 (2.80%) Interwoven
7 3 (2.80%) HP
7 3 (2.80%) Dell
7 3 (2.80%) EMC
7 3 (2.80%) SAP
8 2 (1.87%) Sophos
8 2 (1.87%) Nokia
8 2 (1.87%) Siemens
8 2 (1.87%) CheckPoint
8 2 (1.87%) AppSense
8 2 (1.87%) Brocade
8 2 (1.87%) MobileIron
9 1 (0.93%) Mitel
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Posted: Yesterday
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