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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 55 52 35
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 2 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 2.90% 0.46% 6.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.69% 1.90% 12.50%
Number of salaries quoted 21 2 27
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 £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
273 105 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northampton 37.71% 24.31% 48.91%
Number of salaries quoted 261 92 217
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -5.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,500 £26,875 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 30 October 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northampton

For the 6 months to 30 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (96.49%) ITIL
3 54 (94.74%) Microsoft
4 50 (87.72%) Windows
5 45 (78.95%) TCP/IP
6 42 (73.68%) MS Exchange
7 38 (66.67%) MCSE
7 38 (66.67%) DNS
8 35 (61.40%) VMware
9 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
10 29 (50.88%) Hyper-V
11 28 (49.12%) MCP
11 28 (49.12%) MCITP
12 26 (45.61%) Firewall
12 26 (45.61%) DHCP
12 26 (45.61%) CCNA
12 26 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (45.61%) Exchange Server 2010
13 25 (43.86%) Cisco
14 22 (38.60%) Windows 7
15 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
16 19 (33.33%) Retail
17 15 (26.32%) SLA
17 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (24.56%) ITIL V3
19 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
20 12 (21.05%) VPN
20 12 (21.05%) HND
20 12 (21.05%) Legal
20 12 (21.05%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northampton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 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 42 (73.68%) MS Exchange
2 26 (45.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (17.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 13 (22.81%) MS Excel
2 10 (17.54%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (78.95%) TCP/IP
2 38 (66.67%) DNS
3 26 (45.61%) Firewall
3 26 (45.61%) DHCP
4 12 (21.05%) VPN
5 4 (7.02%) WAN
6 3 (5.26%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (36.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.79%) Crystal Reports
General
1 19 (33.33%) Retail
2 12 (21.05%) Legal
Job Titles
1 16 (28.07%) Team Leader
1 16 (28.07%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 15 (26.32%) Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Network Analyst
3 9 (15.79%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Network Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) Service Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 6 (10.53%) Exchange Specialist
5 5 (8.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 4 (7.02%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Network Manager
6 4 (7.02%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 3 (5.26%) Senior Analyst
7 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support
8 2 (3.51%) Desktop Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 50 (87.72%) Windows
2 22 (38.60%) Windows 7
3 15 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Vista
4 10 (17.54%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (17.54%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (96.49%) ITIL
2 14 (24.56%) ITIL V3
3 9 (15.79%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.26%) Coaching
5 2 (3.51%) Workflow
5 2 (3.51%) Migration
6 1 (1.75%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 4 (7.02%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (66.67%) MCSE
3 28 (49.12%) MCP
3 28 (49.12%) MCITP
4 26 (45.61%) CCNA
4 26 (45.61%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (21.05%) HND
5 12 (21.05%) MCTS
6 10 (17.54%) SC Cleared
6 10 (17.54%) Security Cleared
7 9 (15.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (26.32%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (56.14%) Active Directory
2 29 (50.88%) Hyper-V
3 9 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) SCOM
2 2 (3.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 54 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 35 (61.40%) VMware
3 25 (43.86%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) Dell
5 3 (5.26%) Remedy
6 1 (1.75%) HP
6 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds