Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northamptonshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East Midlands > Northamptonshire
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 113 119
Rank change year-on-year +24 +6 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 1 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 0.55% 0.069% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.46% 0.27% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 10
Northamptonshire median annual salary £22,000 £34,000 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.29% +18.26% -11.54%
10th Percentile £20,750 £28,500 £17,000
90th Percentile £41,250 £39,500 £43,000
East Midlands median annual salary £32,000 £32,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -0.78% -7.86% +16.67%

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 Northamptonshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Northamptonshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 244 374 483
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northamptonshire 22.55% 25.83% 25.52%
Number of salaries quoted 204 280 435
Northamptonshire median annual salary £40,000 £39,219 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.99% +4.58% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £21,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £60,500 £57,500 £55,000
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,750 £37,750
% change year-on-year +0.63% +5.30% +0.67%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Northamptonshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Northamptonshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Northamptonshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Northamptonshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Northamptonshire over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Northamptonshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Northamptonshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Northamptonshire region over the 6 months to 18 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
Daventry - 3 £22,000 -
Northampton +27 1 £30,000 -11.76% 1
MCSA
East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 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 Northamptonshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Office 365
3 4 (66.67%) XenApp
4 3 (50.00%) Veeam
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (50.00%) SLA
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (16.67%) FalconStor
5 1 (16.67%) vSphere
5 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
5 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
5 1 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
5 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northamptonshire 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 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Internet
2 1 (16.67%) LAN
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Windows Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) 1st Line Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (50.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) IT Support
2 3 (50.00%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Server Support
2 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Support Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Server Support
2 3 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) IT Technician
4 1 (16.67%) SAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Driving Licence
1 1 (16.67%) EMC VMAX
1 1 (16.67%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
1 1 (16.67%) VB
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCITP
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (16.67%) CCA
2 1 (16.67%) CCNA
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
2 1 (16.67%) MCP
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) Terminal Services
2 4 (66.67%) XenApp
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
4 3 (50.00%) Symantec
4 3 (50.00%) Veeam
5 1 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (16.67%) FalconStor
5 1 (16.67%) HP