The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Bedford region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 3 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 37 42 76
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 5 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.53% 1.78% 1.32%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.04% 6.10% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1 5 6
Median salary £35,000 £55,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-36.36% +57.14%
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
MCSA
Bedfordshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bedford region.

Qualifications Category
Bedford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
49 82 132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 25.79% 29.18% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 39 63 127
Median salary £57,500 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+27.77% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedford region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

MCSA
Salary Trend in Bedford

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Bedford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 3 May 2016, 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 Bedford region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
2 7 (87.50%) MCP
3 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
3 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) XenApp
4 5 (62.50%) vSphere
4 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (62.50%) MS Office
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
4 5 (62.50%) Intel
4 5 (62.50%) Citrix
4 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (50.00%) VCP5
5 4 (50.00%) Presales
6 3 (37.50%) Mentoring

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford 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 6 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (62.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (25.00%) IIS
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (25.00%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 5 (62.50%) MS Office
2 4 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
2 2 (25.00%) Firewall
2 2 (25.00%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) VLAN
2 2 (25.00%) VPN
2 2 (25.00%) VRRP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (87.50%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Technical Support
3 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Server Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Server Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Design Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (25.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 8 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (25.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 4 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (50.00%) Presales
3 3 (37.50%) Mentoring
3 3 (37.50%) Server Building
4 2 (25.00%) High Availability
4 2 (25.00%) ITIL V3
5 1 (12.50%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCP
3 4 (50.00%) VCP5
3 4 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) CCIP
4 2 (25.00%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCSP
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) CCA
5 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) SLA
2 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (12.50%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) VMware ESX
1 6 (75.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 5 (62.50%) vSphere
2 5 (62.50%) XenApp
3 2 (25.00%) ISA Server
3 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix
2 5 (62.50%) Intel
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) IBM