The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Warrington region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 48 71 49
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 18 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 3.78% 1.07% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 12.41% 3.05% 4.95%
Number of salaries quoted 17 6 5
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 £20,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +82.92%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
MCSA
Cheshire

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

Qualifications Category
Warrington
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
145 197 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 30.46% 35.18% 28.37%
Number of salaries quoted 118 131 74
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Warrington

MCSA
Salary Trend in Warrington

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Warrington

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Warrington

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Warrington region over the 3 months to 28 April 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (97.14%) Windows
3 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
4 29 (82.86%) MCSE
5 28 (80.00%) MS Excel
6 27 (77.14%) MCITP
7 26 (74.29%) Windows Server 2008
7 26 (74.29%) Windows 7
7 26 (74.29%) MCP
8 18 (51.43%) DHCP
8 18 (51.43%) TCP/IP
8 18 (51.43%) DNS
9 17 (48.57%) VPN
9 17 (48.57%) MS Office
9 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
10 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
11 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
12 14 (40.00%) UNIX
12 14 (40.00%) Linux
13 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
13 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2013
14 11 (31.43%) MCTS
14 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
14 11 (31.43%) Cisco
15 9 (25.71%) VMware
15 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
15 9 (25.71%) CCNA
15 9 (25.71%) ITIL
15 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
16 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, IT jobs across the Warrington 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 16 (45.71%) MS Exchange
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (34.29%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (11.43%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 28 (80.00%) MS Excel
2 17 (48.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (51.43%) DHCP
1 18 (51.43%) TCP/IP
1 18 (51.43%) DNS
2 17 (48.57%) VPN
3 5 (14.29%) Firewall
4 1 (2.86%) iSCSI
4 1 (2.86%) LAN
4 1 (2.86%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 15 (42.86%) Analyst
1 15 (42.86%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (28.57%) Service Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) 1st Line Support
2 10 (28.57%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (14.29%) Team Leader
4 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 5 (14.29%) Support Team Leader
4 5 (14.29%) IT Support
5 4 (11.43%) IT Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.86%) .NET
1 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (2.86%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.86%) Thin Client
2 1 (2.86%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 34 (97.14%) Windows
2 26 (74.29%) Windows Server 2008
2 26 (74.29%) Windows 7
3 17 (48.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (40.00%) UNIX
4 14 (40.00%) Linux
5 11 (31.43%) Windows XP
6 8 (22.86%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (25.71%) ITIL
2 5 (14.29%) Service Delivery
2 5 (14.29%) Security Management
2 5 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (2.86%) Software Deployment
3 1 (2.86%) Migration
3 1 (2.86%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (2.86%) Change Management
3 1 (2.86%) PRINCE
Programming Languages
1 6 (17.14%) SQL
2 1 (2.86%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.86%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (82.86%) MCSE
3 27 (77.14%) MCITP
4 26 (74.29%) MCP
5 11 (31.43%) MCTS
6 9 (25.71%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (25.71%) CCNA
7 5 (14.29%) MCDST
7 5 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 5 (14.29%) Security Cleared
8 4 (11.43%) Degree
8 4 (11.43%) CCENT
8 4 (11.43%) CCDP
8 4 (11.43%) CCIE
9 1 (2.86%) CCNP
System Software
1 15 (42.86%) Active Directory
2 9 (25.71%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (11.43%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 6 (17.14%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.86%) WSUS
2 1 (2.86%) SCOM
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 11 (31.43%) Cisco
3 9 (25.71%) VMware
4 5 (14.29%) Citrix
5 2 (5.71%) Dell
6 1 (2.86%) HP
6 1 (2.86%) CommVault
6 1 (2.86%) Symantec