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 22 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 44 71 70
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 18 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 3.96% 0.43% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 10.84% 1.32% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 18 2 1
Average salary £24,750 £23,250 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
166 151 146
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 36.48% 32.26% 27.97%
Number of salaries quoted 133 113 125
Average salary £32,000 £35,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £38,500 £46,850
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 22 December 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
3 30 (88.24%) Windows
4 25 (73.53%) DNS
5 24 (70.59%) DHCP
5 24 (70.59%) TCP/IP
5 24 (70.59%) MCP
6 23 (67.65%) MCSE
6 23 (67.65%) MS Excel
6 23 (67.65%) Windows 7
7 22 (64.71%) Windows XP
7 22 (64.71%) MCITP
8 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
9 18 (52.94%) MS Exchange
9 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (50.00%) Hyper-V
10 17 (50.00%) Linux
11 16 (47.06%) VPN
11 16 (47.06%) MS Office
11 16 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
11 16 (47.06%) MCTS
12 15 (44.12%) UNIX
12 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
13 9 (26.47%) Fat Client
13 9 (26.47%) Thin Client
14 8 (23.53%) Network Security
15 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
15 7 (20.59%) MCDST
15 7 (20.59%) User Experience

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 22 December 2014, 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 18 (52.94%) MS Exchange
2 16 (47.06%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.94%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 23 (67.65%) MS Excel
2 16 (47.06%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 25 (73.53%) DNS
2 24 (70.59%) DHCP
2 24 (70.59%) TCP/IP
3 16 (47.06%) VPN
4 8 (23.53%) Network Security
5 3 (8.82%) LAN
5 3 (8.82%) WAN
6 2 (5.88%) iSCSI
7 1 (2.94%) SMTP
7 1 (2.94%) SAN
7 1 (2.94%) Internet
7 1 (2.94%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.94%) MySQL
1 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 14 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Support Engineer
2 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Support Analyst
2 7 (20.59%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 6 (17.65%) IT Support
3 6 (17.65%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (17.65%) IT Support Engineer
4 5 (14.71%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (2.94%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (2.94%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 9 (26.47%) Thin Client
1 9 (26.47%) Fat Client
2 7 (20.59%) User Experience
3 1 (2.94%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.94%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 30 (88.24%) Windows
2 23 (67.65%) Windows 7
3 22 (64.71%) Windows XP
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (52.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (50.00%) Linux
6 15 (44.12%) UNIX
6 15 (44.12%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.94%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (20.59%) Incident Management
2 5 (14.71%) Change Management
3 1 (2.94%) Migration
3 1 (2.94%) ITIL
3 1 (2.94%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 34 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (70.59%) MCP
3 23 (67.65%) MCSE
4 22 (64.71%) MCITP
5 16 (47.06%) MCTS
6 7 (20.59%) MCDST
7 6 (17.65%) SC Cleared
7 6 (17.65%) Security Cleared
8 2 (5.88%) Degree
9 1 (2.94%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.94%) CCNA
9 1 (2.94%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 19 (55.88%) Active Directory
2 17 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 5 (14.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.88%) vSphere
5 1 (2.94%) XenApp
5 1 (2.94%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 2 (5.88%) Backup Exec
1 2 (5.88%) WSUS
1 2 (5.88%) SCOM
1 2 (5.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (97.06%) Microsoft
2 6 (17.65%) VMware
3 4 (11.76%) Dell
4 3 (8.82%) Citrix
5 2 (5.88%) CommVault
5 2 (5.88%) Symantec
6 1 (2.94%) Cisco
6 1 (2.94%) NetApp