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

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 69 66 44
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 4 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 2.32% 0.66% 4.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.30% 2.56% 10.56%
Number of salaries quoted 24 3 29
Average salary £27,000 £32,500 £23,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.92% +41.30%
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 £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +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
381 156 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 36.81% 25.79% 43.43%
Number of salaries quoted 339 139 264
Average salary £35,000 £36,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a salary of more than £21,350 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 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 24 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
(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 -5 23 £27,000 -16.92%
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 57 (95.00%) ITIL
3 52 (86.67%) Windows
4 45 (75.00%) TCP/IP
5 43 (71.67%) MS Exchange
6 41 (68.33%) MCSE
7 38 (63.33%) DNS
8 36 (60.00%) VMware
9 33 (55.00%) Active Directory
10 30 (50.00%) MCP
10 30 (50.00%) MCITP
11 29 (48.33%) Hyper-V
12 26 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (43.33%) Firewall
12 26 (43.33%) CCNA
12 26 (43.33%) DHCP
13 25 (41.67%) Cisco
14 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
14 22 (36.67%) Windows 7
15 20 (33.33%) Retail
16 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
16 15 (25.00%) SLA
17 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
17 14 (23.33%) ITIL V3
18 13 (21.67%) Legal
19 12 (20.00%) MCTS
19 12 (20.00%) HND
19 12 (20.00%) VPN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 43 (71.67%) MS Exchange
2 26 (43.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 10 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (23.33%) MS Excel
2 11 (18.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.67%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 38 (63.33%) DNS
3 26 (43.33%) Firewall
3 26 (43.33%) DHCP
4 12 (20.00%) VPN
5 4 (6.67%) WAN
6 3 (5.00%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (15.00%) Crystal Reports
General
1 20 (33.33%) Retail
2 13 (21.67%) Legal
3 1 (1.67%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (26.67%) Team Leader
1 16 (26.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 15 (25.00%) Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Network Analyst
3 9 (15.00%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (11.67%) Exchange Specialist
4 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (11.67%) Infrastructure Specialist
5 6 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
5 6 (10.00%) Network Engineer
5 6 (10.00%) Service Analyst
6 5 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (6.67%) Network Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Manager
8 3 (5.00%) Desktop Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.67%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 52 (86.67%) Windows
2 22 (36.67%) Windows 7
3 15 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 10 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 10 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (95.00%) ITIL
2 14 (23.33%) ITIL V3
3 9 (15.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (5.00%) Coaching
5 2 (3.33%) Workflow
5 2 (3.33%) Migration
6 1 (1.67%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.67%) Trend Analysis
6 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.67%) CRM
6 1 (1.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (68.33%) MCSE
3 30 (50.00%) MCP
3 30 (50.00%) MCITP
4 26 (43.33%) CCNA
4 26 (43.33%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (20.00%) HND
5 12 (20.00%) MCTS
6 10 (16.67%) SC Cleared
6 10 (16.67%) Security Cleared
6 10 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (1.67%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (1.67%) HNC
7 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 33 (55.00%) Active Directory
2 29 (48.33%) Hyper-V
3 10 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) SCOM
2 2 (3.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 57 (95.00%) Microsoft
2 36 (60.00%) VMware
3 25 (41.67%) Cisco
4 4 (6.67%) Dell
5 3 (5.00%) Remedy
6 1 (1.67%) HP
6 1 (1.67%) Altiris
6 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds