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 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 / Merseyside
Rank 58 58 -
Rank change year-on-year 0 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.71% 0.82% -
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 3.88% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 1 0
Median salary £30,000 £32,500 -
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.69% -  
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 Merseyside.

Academic & Professional Certification
Merseyside
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 132 103 144
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 23.28% 21.06% 29.57%
Number of salaries quoted 91 68 112
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.50% -1.23%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £26,500 £26,900
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £57,825 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 March 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 +3 3 £30,000 -7.69% 2
MCSA
North West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

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 Merseyside region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
3 3 (60.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) HP
4 2 (40.00%) VMware
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
5 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
5 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Office 365
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Presales
5 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
5 1 (20.00%) Dell
5 1 (20.00%) CCA
5 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (20.00%) Sophos
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) Linux

MCSA
Top Related 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) DHCP
1 1 (20.00%) DNS
1 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Architect
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) Mac OS
1 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
2 1 (20.00%) Presales
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) CCA
3 1 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (20.00%) MCITP
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) XenApp
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) HP
2 2 (40.00%) VMware
3 1 (20.00%) Dell
3 1 (20.00%) IBM
3 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (20.00%) Sophos
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + ITIL certs + package
Posted: 3 days ago
Liverpool
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago