The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Northampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northampton region.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 36 42 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 10 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 5.74% 2.84% -
As % of the Qualifications category 16.74% 9.52% -
Number of salaries quoted 35 10 0
Average salary £33,500 £22,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
215 105 162
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 34.29% 29.83% 37.85%
Number of salaries quoted 201 100 159
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,200 £22,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
Northamptonshire

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Northampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Northampton

MCSA
Salary Trend in Northampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Northampton region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Northampton

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Northampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Northampton region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (96.72%) ITIL
3 58 (95.08%) Microsoft
4 55 (90.16%) Windows
5 53 (86.89%) MS Exchange
6 47 (77.05%) VMware
7 44 (72.13%) Active Directory
8 42 (68.85%) MCSE
9 36 (59.02%) DNS
9 36 (59.02%) Hyper-V
10 35 (57.38%) TCP/IP
11 33 (54.10%) CCNA
11 33 (54.10%) DHCP
11 33 (54.10%) Cisco Certification
11 33 (54.10%) Exchange Server 2010
12 32 (52.46%) Firewall
12 32 (52.46%) Cisco
13 27 (44.26%) Retail
14 26 (42.62%) MCP
15 23 (37.70%) MCITP
15 23 (37.70%) ITIL V3
16 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
16 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
18 14 (22.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
19 12 (19.67%) MS Office
20 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
21 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
22 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT jobs across the Northampton 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 53 (86.89%) MS Exchange
2 33 (54.10%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.75%) Exchange Server 2003
4 8 (13.11%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 17 (27.87%) MS Excel
2 12 (19.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.28%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (59.02%) DNS
2 35 (57.38%) TCP/IP
3 33 (54.10%) DHCP
4 32 (52.46%) Firewall
5 3 (4.92%) VPN
6 2 (3.28%) WAN
7 1 (1.64%) SAN
7 1 (1.64%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (34.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.28%) Crystal Reports
General
1 27 (44.26%) Retail
2 5 (8.20%) Legal
3 3 (4.92%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (26.23%) Analyst
2 15 (24.59%) Network Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 14 (22.95%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 12 (19.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 11 (18.03%) Exchange Specialist
5 11 (18.03%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 10 (16.39%) Network Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (16.39%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (16.39%) Network Manager
7 9 (14.75%) Team Leader
7 9 (14.75%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 5 (8.20%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.92%) Network Support
9 3 (4.92%) Senior Network Support
10 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (3.28%) Support Engineer
10 2 (3.28%) Desktop Support
11 1 (1.64%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.92%) Kindle
2 1 (1.64%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 55 (90.16%) Windows
2 21 (34.43%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (18.03%) Windows 7
4 10 (16.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (13.11%) Windows Vista
5 8 (13.11%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.64%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (96.72%) ITIL
2 23 (37.70%) ITIL V3
3 4 (6.56%) Workflow
4 2 (3.28%) Service Delivery
4 2 (3.28%) Migration
5 1 (1.64%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.92%) SQL
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (68.85%) MCSE
3 33 (54.10%) CCNA
3 33 (54.10%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (42.62%) MCP
5 23 (37.70%) MCITP
6 14 (22.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 8 (13.11%) SC Cleared
7 8 (13.11%) Security Cleared
8 4 (6.56%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.92%) HNC
9 3 (4.92%) MCTS
10 2 (3.28%) HND
11 1 (1.64%) HP AIS
11 1 (1.64%) HP ASE
11 1 (1.64%) NCDA
11 1 (1.64%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
1 3 (4.92%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (72.13%) Active Directory
2 36 (59.02%) Hyper-V
3 14 (22.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.64%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) SCOM
1 2 (3.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 58 (95.08%) Microsoft
2 47 (77.05%) VMware
3 32 (52.46%) Cisco
4 3 (4.92%) Dell
4 3 (4.92%) Altiris
5 2 (3.28%) Remedy
5 2 (3.28%) HP
6 1 (1.64%) EMC
6 1 (1.64%) NetApp
6 1 (1.64%) Veeam
6 1 (1.64%) SolarWinds