The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 87 98
Rank change year-on-year -3 +11  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 15 27
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.56% 1.14% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 4.46% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 6 15 26
Median salary £30,250 £22,000 £25,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +37.50% -13.72%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £20,200 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £50,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cheshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cheshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 212 336 408
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 19.68% 25.44% 23.19%
Number of salaries quoted 140 276 298
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £61,215 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Cheshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cheshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Cheshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cheshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Cheshire over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Cheshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warrington +4 5 £37,500 +70.45% 1
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 23 (85.19%) Windows Server
3 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
4 21 (77.78%) MCSE
5 16 (59.26%) VMware
6 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (51.85%) MCITP
7 14 (51.85%) MS Exchange
8 13 (48.15%) ITIL
9 12 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (44.44%) Office 365
10 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
11 10 (37.04%) vSphere
12 9 (33.33%) Process Improvement
13 8 (29.63%) SQL
14 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
14 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
14 7 (25.93%) vRealize
14 7 (25.93%) MCP
15 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
15 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
15 6 (22.22%) DHCP
15 6 (22.22%) DNS
15 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
16 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
16 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
16 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
17 4 (14.81%) Firewall

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 14 (51.85%) MS Exchange
2 7 (25.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 2 (7.41%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Office 365
2 1 (3.70%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (22.22%) DHCP
1 6 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (14.81%) Firewall
3 1 (3.70%) Internet
3 1 (3.70%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.70%) Advertising
1 1 (3.70%) Billing
1 1 (3.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (29.63%) IT Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) IT Support
3 7 (25.93%) IT Support Engineer
3 7 (25.93%) Support Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) Service Desk Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support
5 4 (14.81%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 4 (14.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Data Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Analyst
6 2 (7.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Support Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) ICT Support
7 1 (3.70%) ICT Support Technician
7 1 (3.70%) IT Analyst
7 1 (3.70%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 11 (40.74%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.41%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
1 23 (85.19%) Windows Server
2 7 (25.93%) Windows 8
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (18.52%) Windows 7
5 4 (14.81%) Mac OS X
6 2 (7.41%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (48.15%) ITIL
2 9 (33.33%) Process Improvement
3 4 (14.81%) Service Management
4 3 (11.11%) Time Management
5 2 (7.41%) Capacity Planning
5 2 (7.41%) Change Management
5 2 (7.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL V2
5 2 (7.41%) ITIL V3
5 2 (7.41%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (7.41%) Problem Management
5 2 (7.41%) Root Cause Analysis
5 2 (7.41%) Security Patching
5 2 (7.41%) Statistics
6 1 (3.70%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (3.70%) CRM
6 1 (3.70%) Customer Requirements
6 1 (3.70%) Network Monitoring
6 1 (3.70%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 8 (29.63%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (77.78%) MCSE
3 14 (51.85%) MCITP
4 12 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (25.93%) MCP
6 3 (11.11%) MCTS
7 2 (7.41%) A+ Certification
7 2 (7.41%) DBS Check
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 2 (7.41%) NCDA
8 1 (3.70%) CCA
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 22 (81.48%) Active Directory
2 15 (55.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (37.04%) vSphere
4 5 (18.52%) Hyper-V
5 2 (7.41%) Firmware
5 2 (7.41%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (25.93%) vRealize
2 2 (7.41%) SCCM
3 1 (3.70%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 23 (85.19%) Microsoft
2 16 (59.26%) VMware
3 4 (14.81%) Apple
4 3 (11.11%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) NetApp
6 1 (3.70%) Cisco
6 1 (3.70%) Dell
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) Symantec
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