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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 113 79 108
Rank change year-on-year -34 +29  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 7 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.14% 0.73% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 3.15% 4.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 11
Median salary £22,000 £45,000 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -51.11% +95.65%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,800 £45,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £49,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +23.80% -8.69%  

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 326 222 362
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 22.41% 23.05% 21.38%
Number of salaries quoted 215 184 276
Median salary £41,750 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,200 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £59,800 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
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 27 June 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 -18 2 £22,000 -51.11%
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
4 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 4 (50.00%) MCITP
5 3 (37.50%) Service Management
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
5 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (25.00%) MCTS
6 2 (25.00%) Time Management
6 2 (25.00%) CCENT
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
6 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
6 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
6 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (25.00%) ITIL V2
6 2 (25.00%) DHCP
6 2 (25.00%) DNS
6 2 (25.00%) MCSE
6 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
6 2 (25.00%) CCNA
6 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification

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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (25.00%) DHCP
1 2 (25.00%) DNS
General
1 2 (25.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (12.50%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support
2 2 (25.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Data Centre Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
3 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server
3 2 (25.00%) Windows 8
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (25.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (37.50%) Service Management
3 2 (25.00%) ITIL V2
3 2 (25.00%) Process Improvement
3 2 (25.00%) Time Management
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Planning
4 1 (12.50%) Change Management
4 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL V3
4 1 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (12.50%) Problem Management
4 1 (12.50%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (12.50%) Security Patching
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCITP
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 2 (25.00%) CCENT
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) DBS Check
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
4 2 (25.00%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) Degree
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) NCDA
System Software
1 8 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 1 (12.50%) Firmware
4 1 (12.50%) vSphere
4 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) IBM
3 1 (12.50%) NetApp
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago