The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 16 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 Northern Ireland region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 33 - 44
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 0 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 0.50% - 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% - 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 2
Average salary - - £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Qualifications Category
Northern Ireland
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
54 95 87
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 26.87% 32.87% 29.00%
Number of salaries quoted 40 45 40
Average salary £29,250 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.87% +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,700 £26,450 £15,712
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,500 £53,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

MCSA
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

MCSA
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 16 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
County Antrim - 1 - -
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MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 7 (63.64%) Windows
3 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (54.55%) SCCM
4 6 (54.55%) MCSE
4 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
4 6 (54.55%) DNS
4 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
5 5 (45.45%) Citrix
6 4 (36.36%) Internet
6 4 (36.36%) Symantec
6 4 (36.36%) InstallShield
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) VBScript
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) Wise Package Studio
6 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (36.36%) Application Packaging
6 4 (36.36%) Altiris
7 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
7 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) MCP
7 3 (27.27%) HP
8 2 (18.18%) CCNP
8 2 (18.18%) CCNA
8 2 (18.18%) Service Management
8 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 1 (9.09%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (54.55%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (54.55%) DNS
2 4 (36.36%) Internet
2 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall
4 1 (9.09%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (9.09%) OSPF
4 1 (9.09%) SAN
Development Applications
1 4 (36.36%) InstallShield
1 4 (36.36%) Wise Package Studio
General
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Development Specialist
2 3 (27.27%) Technical Specialist
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (36.36%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (9.09%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (36.36%) Root Cause Analysis
2 3 (27.27%) ITIL
3 2 (18.18%) Service Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Knowledge Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (36.36%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (54.55%) MCSE
3 3 (27.27%) Security Cleared
3 3 (27.27%) MCP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNP
4 2 (18.18%) CCNA
4 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) Degree
5 1 (9.09%) PMP
5 1 (9.09%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) QA
System Software
1 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 3 (27.27%) VMware ESX
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 6 (54.55%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 7 (63.64%) VMware
3 5 (45.45%) Citrix
4 4 (36.36%) Symantec
4 4 (36.36%) Altiris
5 3 (27.27%) HP
6 2 (18.18%) Veritas
6 2 (18.18%) Infoblox
7 1 (9.09%) Red Hat
7 1 (9.09%) Cisco