The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / Northern Ireland
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 28 38
Rank change year-on-year -4 +10  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 3 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.06% 1.94% 2.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.64% 3.95% 6.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2 3 4
Median salary £24,750 £30,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -17.50% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,150 £27,600 £22,300
10% offered a salary of more than £29,350 £30,000 £31,050
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 Northern Ireland.

Academic & Professional Certification
Northern Ireland
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 55 76 66
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 29.10% 49.03% 44.59%
Number of salaries quoted 43 64 37
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Northern Ireland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

MCSA
Salary Trend in Northern Ireland

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Northern Ireland

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Northern Ireland

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Northern Ireland over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Northern Ireland

MCSA
Job Locations in Northern Ireland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Northern Ireland region over the 3 months to 24 June 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
County Antrim -5 1 £30,500 +1.66%
County Tyrone - 1 £19,000 -
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Northern Ireland region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (66.67%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) HP
4 3 (50.00%) LAN
4 3 (50.00%) WAN
4 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
4 3 (50.00%) VPN
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Apple
4 3 (50.00%) Reuters
4 3 (50.00%) Bloomberg
4 3 (50.00%) Remedy
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
4 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL V3
4 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Northern Ireland 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 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 5 (83.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) LAN
1 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (50.00%) VPN
1 3 (50.00%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Support Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support
2 2 (33.33%) Desktop Support Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) IT Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support
3 1 (16.67%) IT Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Blackberry
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (33.33%) Fintech
2 2 (33.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 3 (50.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL V3
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) MCDST
3 3 (50.00%) MCITP
System Software
1 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) XenApp
2 2 (33.33%) XenDesktop
2 2 (33.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 3 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Apple
3 3 (50.00%) Bloomberg
3 3 (50.00%) HP
3 3 (50.00%) Remedy
3 3 (50.00%) Reuters
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix
4 2 (33.33%) Forcepoint
4 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 2 (33.33%) Sophos
4 2 (33.33%) Veeam
4 2 (33.33%) VMware
5 1 (16.67%) Dell