Period
to 17 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North East with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > North East
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 91 92 112
Rank change year-on-year +1 +20 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 15 26 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 1.10% 1.72% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.55% 5.80% 2.78%
Number of salaries quoted 17 26 9
North East median annual salary £38,959 £26,500 £24,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.02% +10.42% -49.47%
10th Percentile £25,200 £17,500 £19,500
90th Percentile £75,000 £45,000 £30,400
England median annual salary £36,000 £36,000 £36,000

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 the North East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 422 448 395
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North East 31.01% 29.59% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 363 388 344
North East median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £21,800 £21,250 £22,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £56,800 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the North East

MCSA
Salary Trend in the North East

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

Salary trend for MCSA in the North East

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the North East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the North East over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the North East

MCSA
Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North East region over the 6 months to 17 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
Tyne and Wear +8 14 £43,230 +72.92% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 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 North East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (66.67%) Mentoring
3 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
4 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (53.33%) Open Source
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
4 8 (53.33%) SQL
4 8 (53.33%) Oracle
4 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
4 8 (53.33%) RDBMS
4 8 (53.33%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
4 8 (53.33%) Case Management
4 8 (53.33%) Virtual Machines
5 7 (46.67%) Windows
6 6 (40.00%) Office 365
7 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
8 4 (26.67%) MCSE
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) VMware
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
9 3 (20.00%) Firewall
9 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
9 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
10 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (13.33%) Advertising
10 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
10 2 (13.33%) ITIL

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (40.00%) Office 365
2 3 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (6.67%) IaaS
3 1 (6.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (20.00%) Firewall
2 2 (13.33%) DNS
2 2 (13.33%) VPN
3 1 (6.67%) DHCP
3 1 (6.67%) SAN
3 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
3 1 (6.67%) VLAN
3 1 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (53.33%) RDBMS
1 8 (53.33%) Relational Database
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server
1 8 (53.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (13.33%) Advertising
2 1 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) DBA
1 8 (53.33%) SQL DBA
2 6 (40.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 3 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) IT Engineer
4 2 (13.33%) Technical Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Consultant
5 1 (6.67%) Lead Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.67%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
1 1 (6.67%) Hybrid Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) PKI
1 1 (6.67%) Private Cloud
1 1 (6.67%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (46.67%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows Server
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (6.67%) Unix
5 1 (6.67%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 8 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (53.33%) Case Management
2 8 (53.33%) Open Source
2 8 (53.33%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (13.33%) B2B
3 2 (13.33%) ITIL
4 1 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (6.67%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.67%) ITSM
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 1 (6.67%) Presales
4 1 (6.67%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
2 1 (6.67%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 4 (26.67%) MCSE
4 2 (13.33%) MCP
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CCNP
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (6.67%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.67%) HIPAA
System Software
1 8 (53.33%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Oracle
2 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 4 (26.67%) VMware
4 1 (6.67%) Citrix