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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 56 -
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 17 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 0.51% 2.45% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 7.69% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 0
Average salary £40,000 £46,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
179 221 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northamptonshire 22.98% 31.89% 30.21%
Number of salaries quoted 165 198 171
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,150 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £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
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 30 January 2015. 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 -7 4 £40,000 -38.46% 1
Wellingborough -3 1 £40,000 -
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (96.15%) ITIL
2 25 (96.15%) Windows
3 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
4 20 (76.92%) TCP/IP
5 19 (73.08%) MCSE
6 18 (69.23%) DNS
7 17 (65.38%) MCITP
8 16 (61.54%) MCP
9 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
10 11 (42.31%) SLA
10 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
11 10 (38.46%) VPN
11 10 (38.46%) HND
11 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
11 10 (38.46%) MCTS
11 10 (38.46%) Legal
12 9 (34.62%) VMware
13 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
13 8 (30.77%) Cisco
13 8 (30.77%) DHCP
13 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
14 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
14 7 (26.92%) CCNA
14 7 (26.92%) Crystal Reports
14 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
14 7 (26.92%) Firewall
15 6 (23.08%) Coaching
16 5 (19.23%) Retail

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northamptonshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 7 (26.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (15.38%) SharePoint
4 3 (11.54%) Lync
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
2 2 (7.69%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 3 (11.54%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) TCP/IP
2 18 (69.23%) DNS
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
4 8 (30.77%) DHCP
5 7 (26.92%) Firewall
6 3 (11.54%) LAN
6 3 (11.54%) WAN
6 3 (11.54%) Intranet
6 3 (11.54%) Internet
6 3 (11.54%) Extranet
7 1 (3.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 7 (26.92%) Crystal Reports
General
1 10 (38.46%) Legal
2 5 (19.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (34.62%) Team Leader
1 9 (34.62%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 6 (23.08%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Service Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Service Desk Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Service Desk Manager
4 3 (11.54%) Service Manager
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Accountant
6 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Senior Server Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) IT Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 25 (96.15%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (11.54%) Windows XP
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Vista
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (96.15%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Service Delivery
3 6 (23.08%) Coaching
4 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 3 (11.54%) Service Management
6 1 (3.85%) CRM
6 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.85%) ERP
6 1 (3.85%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (3.85%) Supplier Management
6 1 (3.85%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.85%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (73.08%) MCSE
3 17 (65.38%) MCITP
4 16 (61.54%) MCP
5 10 (38.46%) HND
5 10 (38.46%) MCTS
6 7 (26.92%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (26.92%) CCNA
7 3 (11.54%) Degree
7 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
7 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
8 2 (7.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (42.31%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (42.31%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) Hyper-V
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (3.85%) SCOM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 9 (34.62%) VMware
3 8 (30.77%) Cisco
4 1 (3.85%) Remedy
4 1 (3.85%) Dell