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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 38 68 -
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 5.17% 1.14% -
As % of the Qualifications category 16.44% 3.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 23 6 0
Average salary £23,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-37.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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
146 188 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Warrington 31.47% 35.81% 30.63%
Number of salaries quoted 108 121 77
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,215 £47,500 £45,400
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 27 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Warrington

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Warrington

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 40 (95.24%) Windows
3 31 (73.81%) MCSE
4 30 (71.43%) MS Excel
5 29 (69.05%) MCITP
6 28 (66.67%) Windows 7
6 28 (66.67%) MCP
7 27 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
8 24 (57.14%) DHCP
8 24 (57.14%) DNS
9 23 (54.76%) TCP/IP
10 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
11 18 (42.86%) VPN
11 18 (42.86%) MS Office
11 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
12 17 (40.48%) MS Exchange
13 15 (35.71%) UNIX
13 15 (35.71%) Linux
14 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
15 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
15 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (28.57%) MCTS
16 11 (26.19%) VMware
16 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
16 11 (26.19%) Cisco
17 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
17 9 (21.43%) CCNA
17 9 (21.43%) ITIL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Warrington by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 17 (40.48%) MS Exchange
2 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (11.90%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (71.43%) MS Excel
2 18 (42.86%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (57.14%) DHCP
1 24 (57.14%) DNS
2 23 (54.76%) TCP/IP
3 18 (42.86%) VPN
4 5 (11.90%) Firewall
5 4 (9.52%) Network Security
5 4 (9.52%) LAN
5 4 (9.52%) WAN
6 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 16 (38.10%) Analyst
1 16 (38.10%) 2nd Line Support
2 14 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (23.81%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) Service Analyst
3 10 (23.81%) 1st Line Support
4 8 (19.05%) Systems Engineer
5 6 (14.29%) Support Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 6 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 5 (11.90%) Support Team Leader
6 5 (11.90%) Team Leader
6 5 (11.90%) IT Support
6 5 (11.90%) Administrator
6 5 (11.90%) Support Engineer
6 5 (11.90%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 4 (9.52%) IT Administrator
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Systems Administrator
7 4 (9.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.38%) .NET
1 1 (2.38%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 6 (14.29%) Thin Client
1 6 (14.29%) Fat Client
1 6 (14.29%) User Experience
2 1 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.38%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 40 (95.24%) Windows
2 28 (66.67%) Windows 7
3 27 (64.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 15 (35.71%) UNIX
5 15 (35.71%) Linux
6 13 (30.95%) Windows XP
7 9 (21.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (21.43%) ITIL
2 6 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 5 (11.90%) Problem Management
3 5 (11.90%) Security Management
3 5 (11.90%) Service Delivery
3 5 (11.90%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (4.76%) Change Management
5 1 (2.38%) PRINCE
5 1 (2.38%) Migration
5 1 (2.38%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (2.38%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 6 (14.29%) SQL
2 1 (2.38%) T-SQL
2 1 (2.38%) VB.NET
2 1 (2.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (73.81%) MCSE
3 29 (69.05%) MCITP
4 28 (66.67%) MCP
5 12 (28.57%) MCTS
6 9 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (21.43%) CCNA
7 6 (14.29%) MCDST
8 5 (11.90%) Degree
8 5 (11.90%) SC Cleared
8 5 (11.90%) Security Cleared
9 4 (9.52%) CCENT
9 4 (9.52%) CCDP
9 4 (9.52%) CCIE
10 1 (2.38%) CCNP
System Software
1 21 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (26.19%) Hyper-V
3 7 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (9.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 7 (16.67%) Backup Exec
2 2 (4.76%) WSUS
2 2 (4.76%) SCOM
2 2 (4.76%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 40 (95.24%) Microsoft
2 11 (26.19%) Cisco
2 11 (26.19%) VMware
3 6 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (9.52%) Dell
5 2 (4.76%) CommVault
5 2 (4.76%) Symantec
6 1 (2.38%) HP