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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 61 61
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 9 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 1.40% 1.49% 2.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.18% 4.74% 6.34%
Number of salaries quoted 14 5 16
Average salary £30,000 £60,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-50.00% +166.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £32,200 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £70,000 £31,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
335 190 268
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 33.43% 31.46% 36.86%
Number of salaries quoted 309 162 251
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,500 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 November 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 26 November 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -12 14 £28,500 -12.30%
Wellingborough -1 1 £40,000 -
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
2 43 (93.48%) ITIL
3 40 (86.96%) Windows
4 36 (78.26%) TCP/IP
5 30 (65.22%) MCSE
6 28 (60.87%) DNS
7 27 (58.70%) MS Exchange
7 27 (58.70%) MCITP
8 26 (56.52%) MCP
9 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
9 22 (47.83%) VMware
10 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
11 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
12 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
13 16 (34.78%) CCNA
13 16 (34.78%) DHCP
13 16 (34.78%) Cisco
13 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
13 16 (34.78%) Firewall
13 16 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
14 15 (32.61%) SLA
15 14 (30.43%) Retail
16 12 (26.09%) MCTS
16 12 (26.09%) Legal
16 12 (26.09%) VPN
16 12 (26.09%) HND
17 9 (19.57%) Crystal Reports
17 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
18 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 27 (58.70%) MS Exchange
2 16 (34.78%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
3 8 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (8.70%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.52%) Lync
Applications
1 8 (17.39%) MS Office
1 8 (17.39%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (2.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.52%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 36 (78.26%) TCP/IP
2 28 (60.87%) DNS
3 16 (34.78%) DHCP
3 16 (34.78%) Firewall
4 12 (26.09%) VPN
5 3 (6.52%) LAN
5 3 (6.52%) WAN
5 3 (6.52%) Intranet
5 3 (6.52%) Internet
5 3 (6.52%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (36.96%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.57%) Crystal Reports
General
1 14 (30.43%) Retail
2 12 (26.09%) Legal
Job Titles
1 14 (30.43%) Team Leader
1 14 (30.43%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 11 (23.91%) Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Network Engineer
3 6 (13.04%) Service Desk Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Service Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
4 5 (10.87%) Network Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Service Desk Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Exchange Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Service Manager
5 3 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Support Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 40 (86.96%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 8 (17.39%) Windows XP
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Vista
3 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (93.48%) ITIL
2 9 (19.57%) Service Delivery
3 8 (17.39%) ITIL V3
4 6 (13.04%) Coaching
5 3 (6.52%) Service Management
5 3 (6.52%) Mentoring
6 1 (2.17%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.17%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2
6 1 (2.17%) CRM
6 1 (2.17%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (65.22%) MCSE
3 27 (58.70%) MCITP
4 26 (56.52%) MCP
5 16 (34.78%) CCNA
5 16 (34.78%) Cisco Certification
6 12 (26.09%) HND
6 12 (26.09%) MCTS
7 8 (17.39%) SC Cleared
7 8 (17.39%) Security Cleared
8 6 (13.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (6.52%) Degree
10 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (32.61%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 19 (41.30%) Hyper-V
3 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.52%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
2 22 (47.83%) VMware
3 16 (34.78%) Cisco
4 3 (6.52%) Dell
4 3 (6.52%) Remedy