Period
to 21 November 2017

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 6 months to 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 79 98 66
Rank change year-on-year +19 -32 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 7 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.70% 0.54% 2.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 1.83% 7.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12 5 17
Merseyside median annual salary £60,000 £28,484 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +110.64% -24.04% -16.67%
10th Percentile £27,850 £26,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £33,750 £49,500
North West median annual salary £26,750 £38,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -30.52% +28.33% +1.69%

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 Merseyside with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Merseyside
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 207 382 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 20.58% 29.29% 29.79%
Number of salaries quoted 136 210 157
Merseyside median annual salary £38,500 £38,375 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.33% -4.06% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £61,250 £59,250
North West median annual salary £41,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +4.38% - +5.26%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

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
Salary Histogram in Merseyside

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Merseyside over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Liverpool +21 4 £75,000 +163.31%
Southport - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
North West

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) MCSE
4 4 (57.14%) VMware
5 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
5 3 (42.86%) HP
5 3 (42.86%) Citrix
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (42.86%) ITIL
6 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
6 2 (28.57%) Line Management
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) XenApp
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (28.57%) CCNA
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco
6 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (14.29%) Sophos
7 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
7 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
7 1 (14.29%) MCITP
7 1 (14.29%) PKI
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
7 1 (14.29%) DNS

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 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (14.29%) IaaS
2 1 (14.29%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (14.29%) DHCP
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Relational Database
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Analyst
1 2 (28.57%) IT Engineer
1 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Azure Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Developer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) IT Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Operations Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Service Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Database Developer
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Driving Licence
1 1 (14.29%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) PKI
1 1 (14.29%) Private Cloud
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) Mac OS
3 1 (14.29%) Ubuntu
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
3 1 (14.29%) Asset Management
3 1 (14.29%) Data Reconciliation
3 1 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
3 1 (14.29%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 1 (14.29%) Presales
3 1 (14.29%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
1 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
1 1 (14.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCSE
3 2 (28.57%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) Data Quality
1 1 (14.29%) HIPAA
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
3 1 (14.29%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) VMware
2 3 (42.86%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) HP
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
4 1 (14.29%) Sophos