Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > North West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 309 240 247
Rank change year-on-year -69 +7 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 52 135 105
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.44% 1.06% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 4.80% 3.72%
Number of salaries quoted 34 119 101
North West median annual salary £25,000 £29,500 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.25% -23.38% +40.00%
10th Percentile £19,325 £18,350 £19,750
90th Percentile £42,925 £51,250 £51,250
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
North West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,496 2,814 2,821
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the North West 21.36% 22.04% 23.17%
Number of salaries quoted 1,903 2,141 2,266
North West median annual salary £44,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.02% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £24,000 £22,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £69,874 £63,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the North West

MCSA
Salary Trend in the North West

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

Salary trend for MCSA in the North West

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the North West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the North West

MCSA
Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the North West region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Manchester -24 32 £29,500 - 9
Merseyside +17 11 £22,500 -48.57% 3
Cheshire -26 6 £31,500 +36.96% 5
Lancashire +4 3 £25,000 -16.67% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the North West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
3 32 (61.54%) ITIL
3 32 (61.54%) Windows
4 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
5 29 (55.77%) VMware
6 24 (46.15%) MCSE
7 23 (44.23%) MCP
7 23 (44.23%) Windows Server
8 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 19 (36.54%) Office 365
10 18 (34.62%) Hyper-V
11 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 17 (32.69%) Firewall
12 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (28.85%) Service Management
12 15 (28.85%) Cisco
12 15 (28.85%) Citrix
13 14 (26.92%) SCCM
13 14 (26.92%) Windows 10
14 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
15 11 (21.15%) DNS
16 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
17 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
18 8 (15.38%) CCNA
18 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
18 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
18 8 (15.38%) Degree
18 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 8 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (13.46%) SharePoint
3 6 (11.54%) MS Exchange
4 4 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
5 3 (5.77%) Skype for Business
6 2 (3.85%) IBM Notes
6 2 (3.85%) IIS
7 1 (1.92%) Apache
Applications
1 12 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
3 1 (1.92%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) Office 365
2 17 (32.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) Firewall
2 11 (21.15%) DNS
3 9 (17.31%) TCP/IP
4 5 (9.62%) DHCP
4 5 (9.62%) LAN
4 5 (9.62%) SAN
5 4 (7.69%) WAN
6 3 (5.77%) NAS
6 3 (5.77%) Skype
6 3 (5.77%) VoIP
7 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.85%) VLAN
7 2 (3.85%) VSAN
8 1 (1.92%) ADSL
8 1 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.92%) Network Security
8 1 (1.92%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.92%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.46%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.62%) Crystal Reports
2 5 (9.62%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (9.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (3.85%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.85%) SQL Server 2016
4 1 (1.92%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Cucumber
1 1 (1.92%) HP UFT
1 1 (1.92%) Jenkins
1 1 (1.92%) JMeter
1 1 (1.92%) Selenium
General
1 4 (7.69%) Finance
2 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
3 2 (3.85%) Back Office
3 2 (3.85%) Games
3 2 (3.85%) Law
3 2 (3.85%) Retail
4 1 (1.92%) Banking
4 1 (1.92%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.92%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) IT Support
2 11 (21.15%) Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) IT Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) IT Support Analyst
3 10 (19.23%) Support Analyst
4 8 (15.38%) Active Directory Support
4 8 (15.38%) IT Engineer
5 7 (13.46%) Active Directory Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Active Directory Support Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Exchange Support
5 7 (13.46%) Service Analyst
5 7 (13.46%) Technical Engineer
6 6 (11.54%) Support Engineer
7 5 (9.62%) Developer
7 5 (9.62%) Junior
8 4 (7.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
8 4 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (7.69%) Systems Engineer
9 3 (5.77%) Junior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (13.46%) .NET
2 2 (3.85%) Web Services
3 1 (1.92%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.62%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
2 4 (7.69%) NHS
3 3 (5.77%) Driving Licence
4 2 (3.85%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.92%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.92%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.92%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (61.54%) Windows
2 23 (44.23%) Windows Server
3 20 (38.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (26.92%) Windows 10
5 10 (19.23%) Windows 7
6 8 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.77%) Linux
8 2 (3.85%) Unix
9 1 (1.92%) Android
9 1 (1.92%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.92%) Debian
9 1 (1.92%) Fedora
9 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.92%) Solaris
9 1 (1.92%) Ubuntu
9 1 (1.92%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (61.54%) ITIL
2 15 (28.85%) Service Management
3 7 (13.46%) ITIL V3
4 6 (11.54%) Change Control
4 6 (11.54%) Mentoring
5 5 (9.62%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (9.62%) Incident Management
5 5 (9.62%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 5 (9.62%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
6 4 (7.69%) Informatics
6 4 (7.69%) Migration
6 4 (7.69%) Service Delivery
7 3 (5.77%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.77%) Release Management
8 2 (3.85%) Coaching
8 2 (3.85%) DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Problem Management
8 2 (3.85%) Software Deployment
8 2 (3.85%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 7 (13.46%) SQL
1 7 (13.46%) T-SQL
2 4 (7.69%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.85%) C#
4 1 (1.92%) Java
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) VB
4 1 (1.92%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (46.15%) MCSE
3 23 (44.23%) MCP
4 8 (15.38%) CCNA
4 8 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.38%) Degree
5 6 (11.54%) CCNP
5 6 (11.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 6 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (7.69%) MCITP
7 3 (5.77%) A+ Certification
7 3 (5.77%) MCTS
8 2 (3.85%) CCA
8 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (3.85%) VCP6
9 1 (1.92%) Computer Science Degree
9 1 (1.92%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.92%) ISEB
9 1 (1.92%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.92%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) SLA
2 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 30 (57.69%) Active Directory
2 18 (34.62%) Hyper-V
3 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (7.69%) vSphere
5 3 (5.77%) Microsoft App-V
6 2 (3.85%) vCloud
6 2 (3.85%) VMware NSX
7 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.92%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 14 (26.92%) SCCM
2 5 (9.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (3.85%) SCOrch
3 2 (3.85%) vRealize
3 2 (3.85%) vRealize Orchestrator
4 1 (1.92%) DameWare
4 1 (1.92%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 33 (63.46%) Microsoft
2 29 (55.77%) VMware
3 15 (28.85%) Cisco
3 15 (28.85%) Citrix
4 5 (9.62%) HP
5 4 (7.69%) Google
6 3 (5.77%) SolarWinds
6 3 (5.77%) Veeam
7 2 (3.85%) Dell
7 2 (3.85%) Ivanti
7 2 (3.85%) Lotus
7 2 (3.85%) Oracle
8 1 (1.92%) Fortinet
8 1 (1.92%) Nimble Storage
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.92%) WatchGuard