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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 56 43 36
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 1 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 0.92% 0.37% 5.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 1.54% 11.22%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 11
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
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
99 65 98
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 30.37% 24.07% 46.45%
Number of salaries quoted 85 61 95
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +1.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £32,250 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedford

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) Network Security
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Vista
2 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) HTTP
2 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
2 5 (71.43%) VPN
2 5 (71.43%) DNS
2 5 (71.43%) HTTPS
2 5 (71.43%) SSL
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 5 (71.43%) CCSP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 7 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint Server
2 5 (71.43%) SharePoint
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Network Security
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
1 5 (71.43%) HTTP
1 5 (71.43%) TCP/IP
1 5 (71.43%) VPN
1 5 (71.43%) DNS
1 5 (71.43%) HTTPS
1 5 (71.43%) SSL
1 5 (71.43%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) VLAN
2 2 (28.57%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Wintel Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Support Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Firmware
1 2 (28.57%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Vista
1 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Change Control
2 2 (28.57%) Incident Management
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 3 (42.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCP
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCSP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNP
2 5 (71.43%) CCIP
2 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (71.43%) Terminal Services
3 2 (28.57%) VMware ESX
3 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 2 (28.57%) Forefront TMG
3 2 (28.57%) UAG
3 2 (28.57%) ISA Server
3 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (71.43%) Cisco
2 5 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Intel