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

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 188 193 235
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +42
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 50 45 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 0.82% 0.67% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.15% 2.92% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 44 39 13
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +30.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £19,900 £20,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £43,000 £25,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
1585 1539 1748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the North West 26.01% 22.78% 24.20%
Number of salaries quoted 1253 1178 1438
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £51,500 £52,700
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 22 May 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 22 May 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 +19 25 £32,500 - 6
Cheshire -3 20 £24,750 -16.10% 2
Merseyside - 5 £22,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 90 (90.91%) Windows
3 81 (81.82%) MCSE
4 78 (78.79%) Microsoft
5 57 (57.58%) Active Directory
6 55 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
7 47 (47.47%) MCITP
7 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2012
7 47 (47.47%) MS Exchange
8 46 (46.46%) Windows 7
9 42 (42.42%) VMware
10 38 (38.38%) MCP
10 38 (38.38%) DNS
11 36 (36.36%) DHCP
11 36 (36.36%) MS Excel
12 35 (35.35%) Exchange Server 2010
13 33 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
14 32 (32.32%) ITIL
15 30 (30.30%) CCNA
16 29 (29.29%) MS Office
17 28 (28.28%) Citrix
18 24 (24.24%) TCP/IP
18 24 (24.24%) Cisco
18 24 (24.24%) Hyper-V
19 22 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
20 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (19.19%) VPN
21 19 (19.19%) Linux
22 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
23 15 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (47.47%) MS Exchange
2 35 (35.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (13.13%) SharePoint
5 11 (11.11%) Lync
6 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2013
7 4 (4.04%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (2.02%) IIS
9 1 (1.01%) WordPress
Applications
1 36 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 29 (29.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.03%) Office 365
2 1 (1.01%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.01%) SaaS
2 1 (1.01%) PaaS
2 1 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (38.38%) DNS
2 36 (36.36%) DHCP
3 24 (24.24%) TCP/IP
4 19 (19.19%) VPN
5 14 (14.14%) LAN
6 13 (13.13%) WAN
7 12 (12.12%) Firewall
8 8 (8.08%) VLAN
8 8 (8.08%) SAN
9 7 (7.07%) iSCSI
10 6 (6.06%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (6.06%) VoIP
11 4 (4.04%) MPLS
12 2 (2.02%) OpenScape
12 2 (2.02%) NAS
12 2 (2.02%) Internet
12 2 (2.02%) Wireless
13 1 (1.01%) DDNS
13 1 (1.01%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (1.01%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (2.02%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 8 (8.08%) Legal
2 5 (5.05%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.04%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.02%) Finance
5 1 (1.01%) Advertising
5 1 (1.01%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 29 (29.29%) Support Engineer
2 25 (25.25%) Analyst
3 22 (22.22%) 2nd Line Support
4 20 (20.20%) IT Support
5 17 (17.17%) Administrator
6 16 (16.16%) Service Analyst
6 16 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 15 (15.15%) 3rd Line Support
8 13 (13.13%) IT Support Engineer
9 10 (10.10%) 1st Line Support
9 10 (10.10%) Systems Administrator
9 10 (10.10%) Service Desk Analyst
10 9 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 8 (8.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (5.05%) Network Administrator
12 5 (5.05%) Team Leader
12 5 (5.05%) IT Administrator
12 5 (5.05%) Support Team Leader
12 5 (5.05%) Windows Systems Administrator
12 5 (5.05%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.01%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (5.05%) Thin Client
2 5 (5.05%) Life Science
2 5 (5.05%) Fat Client
3 4 (4.04%) EPoS
3 4 (4.04%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.03%) Client/Server
4 3 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.02%) E-Learning
6 1 (1.01%) User Experience
6 1 (1.01%) Celerra
Operating Systems
1 90 (90.91%) Windows
2 55 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
3 47 (47.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 46 (46.46%) Windows 7
5 19 (19.19%) Linux
6 17 (17.17%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (13.13%) Windows 8
8 12 (12.12%) Windows XP
9 11 (11.11%) UNIX
10 4 (4.04%) Windows Vista
11 1 (1.01%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (32.32%) ITIL
2 9 (9.09%) Problem Management
3 7 (7.07%) Change Management
4 6 (6.06%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (6.06%) Service Delivery
5 5 (5.05%) Security Management
5 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (5.05%) Incident Management
6 4 (4.04%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.03%) Service Management
7 3 (3.03%) Software Deployment
8 2 (2.02%) Enterprise Architecture
8 2 (2.02%) Asset Management
8 2 (2.02%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.02%) Software Asset Management
8 2 (2.02%) ITSM
9 1 (1.01%) Configuration Management
9 1 (1.01%) Migration
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 13 (13.13%) SQL
1 13 (13.13%) PowerShell
2 6 (6.06%) C
3 3 (3.03%) VB
4 2 (2.02%) VBScript
5 1 (1.01%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.01%) C#
5 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (81.82%) MCSE
3 47 (47.47%) MCITP
4 38 (38.38%) MCP
5 33 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 30 (30.30%) CCNA
7 15 (15.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 14 (14.14%) Degree
9 13 (13.13%) MCTS
10 9 (9.09%) CCNP
11 7 (7.07%) HND
12 5 (5.05%) CCA
12 5 (5.05%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (4.04%) CCENT
13 4 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 4 (4.04%) CCIE
13 4 (4.04%) CCDP
14 3 (3.03%) HNC
14 3 (3.03%) GNVQ
14 3 (3.03%) NVQ Level 3
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (10.10%) SLA
2 6 (6.06%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 24 (24.24%) Hyper-V
3 20 (20.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (9.09%) vSphere
5 8 (8.08%) XenDesktop
6 7 (7.07%) Xen
7 6 (6.06%) NFS
8 5 (5.05%) XenApp
8 5 (5.05%) VMware Server
9 4 (4.04%) Firmware
10 3 (3.03%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (2.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (2.02%) XenServer
12 1 (1.01%) VMware ESX
12 1 (1.01%) vCloud
12 1 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (9.09%) SCCM
2 7 (7.07%) Backup Exec
3 3 (3.03%) WSUS
4 2 (2.02%) XenMobile
5 1 (1.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.01%) HP SIM
5 1 (1.01%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 78 (78.79%) Microsoft
2 42 (42.42%) VMware
3 28 (28.28%) Citrix
4 24 (24.24%) Cisco
5 14 (14.14%) HP
6 7 (7.07%) NetApp
6 7 (7.07%) Avaya
7 6 (6.06%) Dell
8 2 (2.02%) MobileIron
8 2 (2.02%) Veeam
8 2 (2.02%) EMC
8 2 (2.02%) Symantec
8 2 (2.02%) Siemens
8 2 (2.02%) Sophos
9 1 (1.01%) IBM
9 1 (1.01%) SAP
9 1 (1.01%) 3PAR
9 1 (1.01%) Mitel
9 1 (1.01%) SonicWALL
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