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

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
North East / Tyne and Wear
Rank 60 60 66
Rank change year-on-year 0 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 0.44% 1.22% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 4.92% 3.14%
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 3
Median salary £39,000 £27,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.81% +1.85%  
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 Tyne and Wear.

Academic & Professional Certification
Tyne and Wear
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 75 122 191
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Tyne and Wear 16.48% 24.80% 33.69%
Number of salaries quoted 71 107 162
Median salary £31,500 £32,500 £36,331
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.07% -10.54%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Tyne and Wear

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Tyne and Wear 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 Tyne and Wear

MCSA
Salary Trend in Tyne and Wear

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Tyne and Wear

MCSA
Job Locations in Tyne and Wear

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Tyne and Wear region over the 3 months to 24 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
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 2 £39,000 +41.81%
MCSA
North East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear

For the 6 months to 24 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 Tyne and Wear region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) Windows
3 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (60.00%) VMware
4 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 4 (40.00%) HP
5 4 (40.00%) ITIL
5 4 (40.00%) MCP
5 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
5 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (30.00%) Dell
6 3 (30.00%) CCNA
6 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (30.00%) MCDST
6 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
7 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (20.00%) MCITP
7 2 (20.00%) Banking
7 2 (20.00%) Finance
7 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (20.00%) Firewall
7 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
7 2 (20.00%) Reuters
7 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
7 2 (20.00%) MS Office
7 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
7 2 (20.00%) Citrix
7 2 (20.00%) Fidessa

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Tyne and Wear 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 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (20.00%) Firewall
1 2 (20.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (10.00%) Fibre Channel
General
1 2 (20.00%) Banking
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
2 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support
2 2 (20.00%) IT Manager
2 2 (20.00%) IT Support
2 2 (20.00%) Service Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) IT Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Server Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Technical Support Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) WAN Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 2 (20.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (20.00%) iPhone
2 1 (10.00%) Computer Science
2 1 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (10.00%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 8 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server
3 2 (20.00%) Android
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Vista
3 2 (20.00%) Windows XP
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (20.00%) Line Management
3 1 (10.00%) Mathematics
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (40.00%) MCP
3 3 (30.00%) CCNA
3 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (30.00%) Degree
3 3 (30.00%) MCDST
4 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) MCSE
5 1 (10.00%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Forefront TMG
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) vSphere
3 1 (10.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
1 1 (10.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (10.00%) NetBackup
1 1 (10.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) VMware
2 5 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (40.00%) HP
4 3 (30.00%) Dell
5 2 (20.00%) Bloomberg
5 2 (20.00%) Cisco
5 2 (20.00%) Citrix
5 2 (20.00%) Fidessa
5 2 (20.00%) Reuters
6 1 (10.00%) AppSense
6 1 (10.00%) Draytek
6 1 (10.00%) Intel Security
6 1 (10.00%) Qualys
6 1 (10.00%) Sophos
6 1 (10.00%) Tripwire