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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 34 48
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 38 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 1.30% 6.12% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.76% 19.59% 8.16%
Number of salaries quoted 7 37 7
Average salary £17,000 £38,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-55.26% +68.88%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
139 194 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 22.60% 31.24% 24.87%
Number of salaries quoted 121 183 85
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £70,000 £47,500
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
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 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
3 12 (85.71%) MCP
4 10 (71.43%) Windows
5 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
5 9 (64.29%) Service Delivery
6 5 (35.71%) MCSE
6 5 (35.71%) MS Office
6 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
6 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
6 5 (35.71%) SCCM
6 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (28.57%) ITIL
8 3 (21.43%) Service Management
8 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
8 3 (21.43%) Intranet
8 3 (21.43%) Internet
8 3 (21.43%) Extranet
8 3 (21.43%) MCITP
8 3 (21.43%) Degree
8 3 (21.43%) Office 365
8 3 (21.43%) Lync
8 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
8 3 (21.43%) Coaching
8 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
9 2 (14.29%) Cisco
9 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (14.29%) VMware
10 1 (7.14%) Firewall
10 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (21.43%) SharePoint
2 3 (21.43%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) Intranet
1 3 (21.43%) Internet
1 3 (21.43%) Extranet
2 1 (7.14%) Firewall
2 1 (7.14%) SAN
2 1 (7.14%) LAN
2 1 (7.14%) WAN
2 1 (7.14%) DHCP
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) Support Analyst
2 5 (35.71%) 1st Line Support
2 5 (35.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Technician
3 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) Support Technician
4 3 (21.43%) Service Manager
4 3 (21.43%) Service Desk Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Server Analyst
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 1 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (35.71%) Windows XP
3 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Service Delivery
2 4 (28.57%) ITIL
3 3 (21.43%) Service Management
3 3 (21.43%) Mentoring
3 3 (21.43%) Coaching
4 1 (7.14%) Supplier Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) MCP
3 5 (35.71%) MCSE
4 3 (21.43%) MCITP
4 3 (21.43%) Degree
5 2 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) CCNP
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (7.14%) vSphere
2 1 (7.14%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) SCCM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 2 (14.29%) Cisco
2 2 (14.29%) VMware
3 1 (7.14%) NetApp
3 1 (7.14%) Dell