Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 43 49 38
Rank change year-on-year +6 -11 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 4 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 3.93% 1.16% 1.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 14.43% 4.21% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 13 4 6
County Antrim median annual salary £21,000 £23,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.64% -21.67% -
Northern Ireland median annual salary £21,000 £23,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -10.64% -21.67% -

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 97 95 134
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in County Antrim 27.25% 27.62% 50.95%
Number of salaries quoted 52 65 103
County Antrim median annual salary £30,250 £36,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.12% -8.75% +14.29%
10th Percentile £20,500 £21,450 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,875 £57,500 £54,500
Northern Ireland median annual salary £31,500 £36,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -13.70% -8.75% +14.29%

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 17 August 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 +4 14 £21,000 -10.64%
MCSA
Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 17 August 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (92.86%) MS Exchange
2 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 13 (92.86%) Service Delivery
2 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 13 (92.86%) Incident Management
2 13 (92.86%) MCP
2 13 (92.86%) Exchange Server 2013
2 13 (92.86%) Data Centre
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (85.71%) ITIL V3
3 12 (85.71%) Cisco CUCM
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 10
3 12 (85.71%) Network Security
3 12 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2007
3 12 (85.71%) ServiceCenter
3 12 (85.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 12 (85.71%) MCDST
3 12 (85.71%) MCITP
3 12 (85.71%) Apple
3 12 (85.71%) Reuters
3 12 (85.71%) Bloomberg
3 12 (85.71%) Remedy
3 12 (85.71%) Blackberry
3 12 (85.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 12 (85.71%) WAN

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 13 (92.86%) Exchange Server 2013
1 13 (92.86%) MS Exchange
2 12 (85.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 12 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (85.71%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft Excel
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) LAN
2 12 (85.71%) Network Security
2 12 (85.71%) TCP/IP
2 12 (85.71%) VPN
2 12 (85.71%) WAN
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
General
1 13 (92.86%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Back Office
2 1 (7.14%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (78.57%) Analyst
1 11 (78.57%) Support Analyst
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
2 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Specialist
2 1 (7.14%) Field Service Technician
2 1 (7.14%) IT Technician
2 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 13 (92.86%) Data Centre
2 12 (85.71%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 13 (92.86%) Windows 7
3 12 (85.71%) Windows 10
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (92.86%) Incident Management
1 13 (92.86%) Service Delivery
2 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 12 (85.71%) ITIL V3
3 1 (7.14%) Antivirus Management
3 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
3 1 (7.14%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) Process Management
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (92.86%) MCP
3 12 (85.71%) MCDST
3 12 (85.71%) MCITP
4 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) MCSE
System Software
1 13 (92.86%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (85.71%) Cisco CUCM
1 12 (85.71%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (92.86%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) Apple
2 12 (85.71%) Bloomberg
2 12 (85.71%) Cisco
2 12 (85.71%) Dell
2 12 (85.71%) HP
2 12 (85.71%) Remedy
2 12 (85.71%) Reuters