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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 41 66 45
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 8 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 2.50% 1.79% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.09% 6.06% 4.26%
Number of salaries quoted 7 7 4
Average salary £55,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+57.14% -12.50%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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
77 132 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 27.50% 29.53% 32.75%
Number of salaries quoted 57 126 91
Average salary £45,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.33% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,600
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedford

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bedford region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Bedford

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bedford region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Bedford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
1 10 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (100.00%) XenApp
1 10 (100.00%) vSphere
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (90.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 9 (90.00%) VCP5
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (90.00%) Intel
2 9 (90.00%) ITIL
2 9 (90.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 4 (40.00%) Network Security
5 1 (10.00%) Xen
5 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Bedford region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 10 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 9 (90.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Consultant
2 4 (40.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (90.00%) ITIL
1 9 (90.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (10.00%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) MCSE
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 9 (90.00%) MCP
2 9 (90.00%) VCP5
3 1 (10.00%) MCTS
System Software
1 10 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 10 (100.00%) VMware ESX
1 10 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (100.00%) XenApp
1 10 (100.00%) vSphere
2 1 (10.00%) Xen
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Citrix
1 10 (100.00%) VMware
2 9 (90.00%) Intel