The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Lancashire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North West / Lancashire
Rank - 50 52
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Lancashire - 0.30% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category - 0.96% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 3
Median salary - £25,000 £20,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +25.00%  
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 Lancashire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Lancashire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 79 104 93
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 18.94% 31.33% 21.99%
Number of salaries quoted 66 78 85
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £30,969
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% +21.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £55,000 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Lancashire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Lancashire

MCSA
Top 15 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 2 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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:

Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) Fibre Channel
1 2 (100.00%) iSCSI
1 2 (100.00%) SAN
1 2 (100.00%) Wireless
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) IT Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Office 365 Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Server Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support
2 1 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) Server Support
2 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (50.00%) VMware Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (100.00%) Windows
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) DBS Check
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) VMware