The table below looks at the statistics 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 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 57 63 48
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 3 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 3.23% 0.49% 3.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.74% 2.05% 9.31%
Number of salaries quoted 32 3 26
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +44.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £28,500 £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
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Northamptonshire region.

Qualifications Category
Northamptonshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
366 146 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 36.90% 23.97% 42.34%
Number of salaries quoted 329 138 269
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -2.77%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,850 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Northampton 0 31 £27,000 -16.92%
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 69 (97.18%) Microsoft
3 68 (95.77%) ITIL
4 63 (88.73%) Windows
5 53 (74.65%) MS Exchange
6 49 (69.01%) MCSE
6 49 (69.01%) TCP/IP
7 46 (64.79%) DNS
8 45 (63.38%) VMware
9 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
10 35 (49.30%) MCP
10 35 (49.30%) Hyper-V
11 34 (47.89%) Exchange Server 2010
12 33 (46.48%) CCNA
12 33 (46.48%) DHCP
12 33 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
12 33 (46.48%) Firewall
12 33 (46.48%) MCITP
13 32 (45.07%) Cisco
14 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
14 26 (36.62%) Retail
15 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
16 20 (28.17%) ITIL V3
17 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
18 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
19 15 (21.13%) Legal
20 14 (19.72%) SLA
21 13 (18.31%) VPN
21 13 (18.31%) MS Office
21 13 (18.31%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 53 (74.65%) MS Exchange
2 34 (47.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2007
3 9 (12.68%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 17 (23.94%) MS Excel
2 13 (18.31%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 49 (69.01%) TCP/IP
2 46 (64.79%) DNS
3 33 (46.48%) DHCP
3 33 (46.48%) Firewall
4 13 (18.31%) VPN
5 4 (5.63%) WAN
6 3 (4.23%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (36.62%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.68%) Crystal Reports
General
1 26 (36.62%) Retail
2 15 (21.13%) Legal
3 3 (4.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 17 (23.94%) Analyst
2 16 (22.54%) Team Leader
2 16 (22.54%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 12 (16.90%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Network Analyst
3 12 (16.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 11 (15.49%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (14.08%) Exchange Specialist
5 10 (14.08%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 7 (9.86%) Infrastructure Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Network Manager
6 7 (9.86%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 6 (8.45%) Network Engineer
8 5 (7.04%) Service Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support
8 5 (7.04%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (7.04%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.23%) Network Support
9 3 (4.23%) Senior Network Support
10 2 (2.82%) Desktop Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.23%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 63 (88.73%) Windows
2 22 (30.99%) Windows 7
3 18 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (12.68%) Windows Vista
5 9 (12.68%) Windows XP
6 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (95.77%) ITIL
2 20 (28.17%) ITIL V3
3 9 (12.68%) Service Delivery
4 3 (4.23%) Coaching
5 2 (2.82%) Migration
5 2 (2.82%) Workflow
6 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.41%) CRM
6 1 (1.41%) ERP
6 1 (1.41%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.41%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (4.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (69.01%) MCSE
3 35 (49.30%) MCP
4 33 (46.48%) CCNA
4 33 (46.48%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (46.48%) MCITP
5 13 (18.31%) MCTS
6 12 (16.90%) HND
6 12 (16.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (12.68%) SC Cleared
7 9 (12.68%) Security Cleared
8 4 (5.63%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.23%) HNC
10 1 (1.41%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (19.72%) SLA
2 3 (4.23%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 43 (60.56%) Active Directory
2 35 (49.30%) Hyper-V
3 12 (16.90%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (2.82%) SCOM
1 2 (2.82%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (97.18%) Microsoft
2 45 (63.38%) VMware
3 32 (45.07%) Cisco
4 3 (4.23%) Dell
4 3 (4.23%) Altiris
5 2 (2.82%) Remedy
6 1 (1.41%) HP
6 1 (1.41%) SolarWinds