The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Merseyside with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 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 / Merseyside
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 54 52
Rank change year-on-year -4 -2  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 4 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 1.64% 0.86% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.38% 3.51% 6.71%
Number of salaries quoted 9 4 10
Median salary £37,500 £30,000 £22,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% +36.36%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 122 114 149
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 22.22% 24.62% 29.62%
Number of salaries quoted 70 92 91
Median salary £37,500 £38,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.31% -5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £29,700 £29,900 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Merseyside 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 Merseyside

MCSA
Salary Trend in Merseyside

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Merseyside

MCSA
Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 26 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
Liverpool +1 6 £42,500 +41.66% 1
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
3 10 (76.92%) Windows
4 9 (69.23%) ITIL
5 8 (61.54%) MCSE
6 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
7 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (46.15%) CCNA
7 6 (46.15%) HP
7 6 (46.15%) VMware
8 5 (38.46%) Citrix
8 5 (38.46%) Cisco
8 5 (38.46%) XenApp
9 4 (30.77%) vSphere
9 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 4 (30.77%) SCDPM
9 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
9 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
9 4 (30.77%) NAS
9 4 (30.77%) IBM
9 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
9 4 (30.77%) SAN
9 4 (30.77%) Sophos
9 4 (30.77%) DHCP
9 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
9 4 (30.77%) DNS
9 4 (30.77%) Linux
9 4 (30.77%) VB

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (30.77%) DHCP
1 4 (30.77%) DNS
1 4 (30.77%) NAS
1 4 (30.77%) SAN
1 4 (30.77%) TCP/IP
2 3 (23.08%) Firewall
2 3 (23.08%) Network Security
3 1 (7.69%) Skype
3 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (7.69%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Administrator
1 4 (30.77%) Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 4 (30.77%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) 3rd Line Support
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Systems Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) IT Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 4 (30.77%) Linux
2 4 (30.77%) Mac OS
2 4 (30.77%) Ubuntu
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (69.23%) ITIL
2 3 (23.08%) Data Protection
2 3 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (30.77%) PowerShell
1 4 (30.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (61.54%) MCSE
3 6 (46.15%) CCNA
3 6 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (30.77%) MCITP
System Software
1 11 (84.62%) Active Directory
2 7 (53.85%) Hyper-V
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (38.46%) XenApp
5 4 (30.77%) vSphere
6 3 (23.08%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (30.77%) Backup Exec
1 4 (30.77%) SCCM
1 4 (30.77%) SCDPM
1 4 (30.77%) SCOM
1 4 (30.77%) SCVMM
2 3 (23.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) HP
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 5 (38.46%) Cisco
2 5 (38.46%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) IBM
3 4 (30.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (30.77%) Sophos
Liverpool, Merseyside
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £35k - 38k per year
Posted: 4 days ago