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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 58 51 -
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.70% 0.84% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.01% 2.61% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 0
Average salary £40,000 £65,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-38.46% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
133 153 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 23.37% 31.94% 31.89%
Number of salaries quoted 126 138 127
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 25 (100.00%) ITIL
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
3 20 (80.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (72.00%) DNS
4 18 (72.00%) MCSE
5 16 (64.00%) MCP
5 16 (64.00%) MCITP
6 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
7 11 (44.00%) SLA
7 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
8 10 (40.00%) VPN
8 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
8 10 (40.00%) HND
8 10 (40.00%) MCTS
8 10 (40.00%) Legal
9 9 (36.00%) VMware
10 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
10 8 (32.00%) DHCP
10 8 (32.00%) Cisco
11 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
11 7 (28.00%) Crystal Reports
11 7 (28.00%) CCNA
11 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
11 7 (28.00%) Firewall
11 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
11 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 6 (24.00%) Coaching
13 4 (16.00%) Retail

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (28.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (12.00%) Lync
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (12.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (12.00%) MS Office
2 2 (8.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (12.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (80.00%) TCP/IP
2 18 (72.00%) DNS
3 10 (40.00%) VPN
4 8 (32.00%) DHCP
5 7 (28.00%) Firewall
6 3 (12.00%) Intranet
6 3 (12.00%) Internet
6 3 (12.00%) Extranet
6 3 (12.00%) LAN
6 3 (12.00%) WAN
7 1 (4.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (28.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (40.00%) Legal
2 4 (16.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Team Leader
1 9 (36.00%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 6 (24.00%) Analyst
2 6 (24.00%) Network Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Service Analyst
3 4 (16.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) Service Desk Manager
4 3 (12.00%) Service Manager
4 3 (12.00%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Server Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Server Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Support
6 1 (4.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (52.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Vista
3 3 (12.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (100.00%) ITIL
2 7 (28.00%) Service Delivery
3 6 (24.00%) Coaching
4 4 (16.00%) ITIL V3
5 3 (12.00%) Mentoring
5 3 (12.00%) Service Management
6 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
6 1 (4.00%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (72.00%) MCSE
3 16 (64.00%) MCP
3 16 (64.00%) MCITP
4 10 (40.00%) HND
4 10 (40.00%) MCTS
5 7 (28.00%) CCNA
5 7 (28.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (12.00%) SC Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
6 3 (12.00%) Degree
7 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (44.00%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (44.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 23 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (36.00%) VMware
3 8 (32.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Remedy
4 1 (4.00%) Dell