Period
to 18 December 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 December 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Northern Ireland > County Antrim
6 months to
18 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 66 - 35
Rank change year-on-year - +35 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 1.32% - 2.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.48% - 5.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 7
County Antrim median annual salary £21,000 - £27,500
10th Percentile £20,500 - £21,750
90th Percentile £21,500 - £33,500
Northern Ireland median annual salary £21,000 - £27,500

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in County Antrim with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
County Antrim
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 146 130 118
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 24.05% 32.50% 40.83%
Number of salaries quoted 93 62 87
County Antrim median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -38.46%
10th Percentile £24,250 £20,575 £26,150
90th Percentile £68,750 £46,250 £58,500
Northern Ireland median annual salary £38,500 £35,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% -12.50% -11.11%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in County Antrim

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in County Antrim.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in County Antrim

MCSA
Salary Trend in County Antrim

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

Salary trend for MCSA in County Antrim

MCSA
Job Locations in County Antrim

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the County Antrim region over the 6 months to 18 December 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Belfast - 8 £21,000 -
MCSA
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 18 December 2018, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the County Antrim region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) LAN
1 8 (100.00%) MCP
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Service Delivery
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 7 (87.50%) MCDST
2 7 (87.50%) MCITP
2 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2007
2 7 (87.50%) ServiceCenter
2 7 (87.50%) Network Security
2 7 (87.50%) Apple
2 7 (87.50%) Reuters
2 7 (87.50%) Bloomberg
2 7 (87.50%) Remedy
2 7 (87.50%) Blackberry
2 7 (87.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) Cisco
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 7 (87.50%) HP
2 7 (87.50%) Dell

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in County Antrim 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 7 (87.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (87.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 7 (87.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 8 (100.00%) LAN
2 7 (87.50%) Network Security
2 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 7 (87.50%) VPN
2 7 (87.50%) WAN
General
1 8 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Analyst
1 7 (87.50%) Support Analyst
2 1 (12.50%) Field Service Technician
2 1 (12.50%) IT Technician
Miscellaneous
1 7 (87.50%) Blackberry
1 7 (87.50%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows 7
2 7 (87.50%) Windows 10
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
3 1 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) Service Delivery
2 7 (87.50%) Incident Management
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL
2 7 (87.50%) ITIL V3
3 1 (12.50%) Configuration Management
3 1 (12.50%) Migration
3 1 (12.50%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCP
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCDST
2 7 (87.50%) MCITP
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
System Software
1 7 (87.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco CUCM
1 7 (87.50%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Apple
1 7 (87.50%) Bloomberg
1 7 (87.50%) Cisco
1 7 (87.50%) Dell
1 7 (87.50%) HP
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
1 7 (87.50%) Remedy
1 7 (87.50%) Reuters