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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 70 39 41
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 36 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 0.92% 5.56% 2.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.08% 15.58% 9.80%
Number of salaries quoted 6 35 10
Average salary £17,000 £33,500 £22,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-49.25% +52.27%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
195 231 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 29.77% 35.65% 30.00%
Number of salaries quoted 182 217 97
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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 31 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) MCP
3 11 (84.62%) Service Delivery
4 9 (69.23%) Windows
5 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
6 7 (53.85%) MS Office
6 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
6 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
6 7 (53.85%) SCCM
6 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (15.38%) MCSE
8 1 (7.69%) Firewall
8 1 (7.69%) Finance
8 1 (7.69%) Law
8 1 (7.69%) VMware
8 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (7.69%) MCITP
8 1 (7.69%) LAN
8 1 (7.69%) WAN
8 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
8 1 (7.69%) SLA
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL
8 1 (7.69%) Linux
8 1 (7.69%) Dell
8 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (7.69%) NetApp
8 1 (7.69%) CCNP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 7 (53.85%) MS Exchange
1 7 (53.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 7 (53.85%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.69%) LAN
1 1 (7.69%) WAN
1 1 (7.69%) TCP/IP
1 1 (7.69%) Firewall
General
1 1 (7.69%) Finance
1 1 (7.69%) Law
Job Titles
1 7 (53.85%) Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) Support Analyst
1 7 (53.85%) 1st Line Support
1 7 (53.85%) 1st Line Support Analyst
2 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support Technician
2 4 (30.77%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (30.77%) Support Technician
3 1 (7.69%) Technical Support
3 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Windows
2 7 (53.85%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.69%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCP
3 2 (15.38%) MCSE
4 1 (7.69%) CCNP
4 1 (7.69%) CCNA
4 1 (7.69%) CCDP
4 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (7.69%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.69%) vSphere
2 1 (7.69%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.69%) Dell
2 1 (7.69%) NetApp
2 1 (7.69%) VMware
2 1 (7.69%) Cisco