The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 45 49 40
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 3 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.51% 0.75% 4.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.94% 2.97% 10.08%
Number of salaries quoted 31 3 24
Average salary £28,000 £32,500 £22,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.84% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £24,100 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
MCSA
Northamptonshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northampton region.

Qualifications Category
Northampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
268 101 238
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 37.75% 25.19% 47.98%
Number of salaries quoted 252 94 229
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,025 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £54,550
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 23 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (97.26%) Microsoft
2 71 (97.26%) ITIL
3 66 (90.41%) Windows
4 57 (78.08%) MS Exchange
5 50 (68.49%) TCP/IP
6 49 (67.12%) MCSE
6 49 (67.12%) VMware
7 48 (65.75%) DNS
8 47 (64.38%) Active Directory
9 38 (52.05%) Hyper-V
10 37 (50.68%) Exchange Server 2010
11 36 (49.32%) CCNA
11 36 (49.32%) DHCP
11 36 (49.32%) Cisco Certification
11 36 (49.32%) Firewall
12 35 (47.95%) MCP
12 35 (47.95%) Cisco
13 32 (43.84%) MCITP
14 28 (38.36%) Retail
15 27 (36.99%) SQL Server
16 23 (31.51%) ITIL V3
17 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
18 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2003
19 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
20 14 (19.18%) Legal
21 13 (17.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 13 (17.81%) MS Office
21 13 (17.81%) SLA
21 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 57 (78.08%) MS Exchange
2 37 (50.68%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (12.33%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.81%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.74%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (68.49%) TCP/IP
2 48 (65.75%) DNS
3 36 (49.32%) Firewall
3 36 (49.32%) DHCP
4 12 (16.44%) VPN
5 3 (4.11%) WAN
6 2 (2.74%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (36.99%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.33%) Crystal Reports
General
1 28 (38.36%) Retail
2 14 (19.18%) Legal
3 3 (4.11%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (24.66%) Analyst
2 16 (21.92%) Team Leader
2 16 (21.92%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 14 (19.18%) Network Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 13 (17.81%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 12 (16.44%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (15.07%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 11 (15.07%) Exchange Specialist
7 8 (10.96%) Infrastructure Manager
7 8 (10.96%) Network Manager
7 8 (10.96%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 6 (8.22%) Network Engineer
9 5 (6.85%) Desktop Engineer
10 4 (5.48%) Service Desk Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) Service Analyst
10 4 (5.48%) 2nd Line Support
11 3 (4.11%) Network Support
11 3 (4.11%) Senior Network Support
12 2 (2.74%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.11%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 66 (90.41%) Windows
2 21 (28.77%) Windows 7
3 19 (26.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (13.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.33%) Windows Vista
5 9 (12.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.37%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 71 (97.26%) ITIL
2 23 (31.51%) ITIL V3
3 9 (12.33%) Service Delivery
4 2 (2.74%) Workflow
4 2 (2.74%) Migration
4 2 (2.74%) Coaching
5 1 (1.37%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (67.12%) MCSE
3 36 (49.32%) CCNA
3 36 (49.32%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (47.95%) MCP
5 32 (43.84%) MCITP
6 13 (17.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (16.44%) MCTS
8 11 (15.07%) HND
9 9 (12.33%) SC Cleared
9 9 (12.33%) Security Cleared
10 4 (5.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (4.11%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (17.81%) SLA
2 3 (4.11%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 47 (64.38%) Active Directory
2 38 (52.05%) Hyper-V
3 13 (17.81%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.74%) WSUS
1 2 (2.74%) SCOM
Vendors
1 71 (97.26%) Microsoft
2 49 (67.12%) VMware
3 35 (47.95%) Cisco
4 3 (4.11%) Altiris
4 3 (4.11%) Dell
5 2 (2.74%) Remedy
6 1 (1.37%) HP
6 1 (1.37%) SolarWinds