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 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / Northern Ireland
Rank 39 - 27
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Northern Ireland 1.44% - 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% - 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 4 0 1
Median salary £23,500 - £30,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 84 60 46
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Northern Ireland 30.22% 45.45% 42.59%
Number of salaries quoted 63 37 30
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +33.33%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £45,000 £64,750
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
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 27 March 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 - 4 £23,500 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Northern Ireland

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (80.00%) Office 365
4 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
4 7 (70.00%) Cisco
4 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
5 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 6 (60.00%) VMware
6 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) XenApp
6 5 (50.00%) XenServer
6 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
6 5 (50.00%) Veeam
6 5 (50.00%) Replication
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 5 (50.00%) IBM
6 5 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (50.00%) Forcepoint
6 5 (50.00%) Sophos
7 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
7 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
8 3 (30.00%) LAN

MCSA
Top Related 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 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 7 (70.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (70.00%) MS Exchange
3 2 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 7 (70.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (20.00%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (80.00%) Office 365
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) LAN
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (30.00%) WAN
2 2 (20.00%) Internet
2 2 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (10.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
1 2 (20.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (10.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 2 (20.00%) Desktop Support Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (50.00%) Replication
2 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 2 (20.00%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 10
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
5 1 (10.00%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (40.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) ITIL V3
2 2 (20.00%) Presales
3 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (20.00%) Degree
2 2 (20.00%) MCDST
2 2 (20.00%) MCITP
2 2 (20.00%) MCP
2 2 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (10.00%) CCNA
3 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (70.00%) Hyper-V
2 6 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (50.00%) XenApp
3 5 (50.00%) XenDesktop
3 5 (50.00%) XenServer
4 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 2 (20.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) Cisco
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 5 (50.00%) Forcepoint
4 5 (50.00%) IBM
4 5 (50.00%) Sophos
4 5 (50.00%) Veeam
5 2 (20.00%) Apple
5 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (20.00%) HP
5 2 (20.00%) Remedy
5 2 (20.00%) Reuters
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