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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 47 47 31
Rank change year-on-year
0 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 2 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 4.30% 0.50% 5.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 11.11% 2.13% 11.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31 2 26
Average salary £27,000 £32,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.92% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £32,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
279 94 241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 38.70% 23.56% 49.69%
Number of salaries quoted 264 87 232
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £49,000 £54,500
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 1 October 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (97.14%) Microsoft
2 68 (97.14%) ITIL
3 63 (90.00%) Windows
4 53 (75.71%) MS Exchange
5 49 (70.00%) TCP/IP
6 48 (68.57%) MCSE
7 46 (65.71%) DNS
8 45 (64.29%) VMware
9 43 (61.43%) Active Directory
10 35 (50.00%) MCP
10 35 (50.00%) Hyper-V
11 34 (48.57%) Exchange Server 2010
12 33 (47.14%) DHCP
12 33 (47.14%) CCNA
12 33 (47.14%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (47.14%) Firewall
13 32 (45.71%) MCITP
13 32 (45.71%) Cisco
14 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
14 25 (35.71%) Retail
15 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
16 20 (28.57%) ITIL V3
17 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (24.29%) MS Excel
19 15 (21.43%) Legal
20 14 (20.00%) SLA
21 13 (18.57%) VPN
21 13 (18.57%) MS Office
21 13 (18.57%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 (75.71%) MS Exchange
2 34 (48.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (12.86%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 17 (24.29%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.86%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 46 (65.71%) DNS
3 33 (47.14%) DHCP
3 33 (47.14%) Firewall
4 13 (18.57%) VPN
5 4 (5.71%) WAN
6 3 (4.29%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.86%) Crystal Reports
General
1 25 (35.71%) Retail
2 15 (21.43%) Legal
3 3 (4.29%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (24.29%) Analyst
2 16 (22.86%) Team Leader
2 16 (22.86%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 12 (17.14%) Network Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 12 (17.14%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (14.29%) Exchange Specialist
5 10 (14.29%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 7 (10.00%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (10.00%) Network Manager
6 7 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (8.57%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.14%) Service Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (7.14%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Network Support
9 3 (4.29%) Senior Network Support
10 2 (2.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.29%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 63 (90.00%) Windows
2 22 (31.43%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.71%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.86%) Windows Vista
5 9 (12.86%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.43%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (97.14%) ITIL
2 20 (28.57%) ITIL V3
3 9 (12.86%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.29%) Coaching
5 2 (2.86%) Workflow
5 2 (2.86%) Migration
6 1 (1.43%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (68.57%) MCSE
3 35 (50.00%) MCP
4 33 (47.14%) CCNA
4 33 (47.14%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (45.71%) MCITP
6 13 (18.57%) MCTS
7 12 (17.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 12 (17.14%) HND
8 9 (12.86%) SC Cleared
8 9 (12.86%) Security Cleared
9 4 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (4.29%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (20.00%) SLA
2 3 (4.29%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (61.43%) Active Directory
2 35 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 12 (17.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.86%) WSUS
1 2 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 68 (97.14%) Microsoft
2 45 (64.29%) VMware
3 32 (45.71%) Cisco
4 3 (4.29%) Dell
4 3 (4.29%) Altiris
5 2 (2.86%) Remedy
6 1 (1.43%) HP
6 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds