The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Northamptonshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Northamptonshire region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 64 73
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 10 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.33% 1.53% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.09% 5.10% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 21 8 5
Average salary £38,000 £56,250 £13,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.44% +316.66%
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.15%
Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
272 196 311
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 28.84% 30.06% 37.47%
Number of salaries quoted 251 172 287
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £21,750 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Northamptonshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Northamptonshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Northamptonshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Northamptonshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
Northampton +2 22 £33,500 -52.14% 2
Corby - 1 £70,000 -
Kettering - 1 £70,000 -
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (97.37%) Microsoft
3 36 (94.74%) ITIL
4 34 (89.47%) Windows
5 31 (81.58%) MCSE
6 24 (63.16%) VMware
7 23 (60.53%) DNS
8 22 (57.89%) DHCP
9 21 (55.26%) Firewall
10 20 (52.63%) MS Exchange
10 20 (52.63%) Cisco
10 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
11 18 (47.37%) MCP
11 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
12 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
13 16 (42.11%) MCITP
14 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
15 14 (36.84%) CCNA
15 14 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
16 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
17 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
17 11 (28.95%) ITIL V3
17 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
17 11 (28.95%) Retail
18 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 10 (26.32%) VPN
19 9 (23.68%) SSL
19 9 (23.68%) SLA
19 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
19 9 (23.68%) IIS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northamptonshire 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 20 (52.63%) MS Exchange
2 14 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (23.68%) IIS
3 9 (23.68%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (7.89%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (13.16%) MS Office
2 4 (10.53%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) DNS
2 22 (57.89%) DHCP
3 21 (55.26%) Firewall
4 11 (28.95%) TCP/IP
5 10 (26.32%) VPN
6 9 (23.68%) SSL
6 9 (23.68%) NetScaler
7 6 (15.79%) Wireless
7 6 (15.79%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.26%) SAN
9 1 (2.63%) LAN
9 1 (2.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
General
1 11 (28.95%) Retail
2 2 (5.26%) Law
2 2 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (39.47%) Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Support Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Senior Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Senior Support Analyst
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix Support
2 9 (23.68%) Senior Citrix Support
2 9 (23.68%) Citrix Support Analyst
3 7 (18.42%) Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Network Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Network Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Technical Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Network Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (13.16%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Manager
6 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Specialist
7 3 (7.89%) Exchange Specialist
8 2 (5.26%) Service Desk Team Leader
8 2 (5.26%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Thin Client
1 9 (23.68%) Fat Client
2 7 (18.42%) Enterprise Storage
3 2 (5.26%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 34 (89.47%) Windows
2 18 (47.37%) Windows Server 2003
3 13 (34.21%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 7
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows Vista
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) ITIL
2 11 (28.95%) ITIL V3
3 9 (23.68%) Change Control
3 9 (23.68%) Time Management
4 7 (18.42%) Project Management
5 6 (15.79%) PRINCE2
6 2 (5.26%) Workflow
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) MCSE
3 20 (52.63%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (47.37%) MCP
5 16 (42.11%) MCITP
6 14 (36.84%) CCNA
7 10 (26.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (23.68%) CCA
8 9 (23.68%) Citrix Certification
8 9 (23.68%) CCIA
9 7 (18.42%) HP AIS
9 7 (18.42%) HP ASE
10 6 (15.79%) CCDA
10 6 (15.79%) CCDP
10 6 (15.79%) CCNP
11 3 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (5.26%) HNC
12 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
12 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
13 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (23.68%) SLA
2 2 (5.26%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 17 (44.74%) Active Directory
2 15 (39.47%) Hyper-V
3 11 (28.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (23.68%) XenApp
4 9 (23.68%) XenServer
4 9 (23.68%) XenDesktop
5 2 (5.26%) vSphere
6 1 (2.63%) UAG
Vendors
1 37 (97.37%) Microsoft
2 24 (63.16%) VMware
3 20 (52.63%) Cisco
4 9 (23.68%) Wyse
4 9 (23.68%) Citrix
5 7 (18.42%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) Altiris
7 1 (2.63%) Veeam
7 1 (2.63%) EMC
7 1 (2.63%) NetApp
7 1 (2.63%) Symantec
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 23 days holiday, pension scheme
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £36000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago