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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank - 48 32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 0 1 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford - 0.34% 4.35%
As % of the Qualifications category - 1.56% 10.26%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 8
Average salary - £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +7.69%
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
81 64 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedford 24.04% 22.07% 42.39%
Number of salaries quoted 80 61 78
Average salary £39,000 £36,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.84% +12.30%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £28,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 24 October 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) VCP5
2 2 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (50.00%) UAG
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
2 2 (50.00%) VLAN
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
2 2 (50.00%) Firmware
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedford by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 4 (100.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
2 2 (50.00%) IIS
2 2 (50.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (50.00%) HTTP
1 2 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 2 (50.00%) VPN
1 2 (50.00%) DNS
1 2 (50.00%) HTTPS
1 2 (50.00%) SSL
1 2 (50.00%) Internet
1 2 (50.00%) VRRP
1 2 (50.00%) Firewall
1 2 (50.00%) VLAN
1 2 (50.00%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support
1 2 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Support
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 2 (50.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 2 (50.00%) Windows
1 2 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Vista
1 2 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (50.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) Change Control
2 2 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (50.00%) Incident Management
Qualifications
1 4 (100.00%) MCP
1 4 (100.00%) MCSE
1 4 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (50.00%) VCP5
2 2 (50.00%) CCSP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNP
2 2 (50.00%) CCIP
2 2 (50.00%) CCNA
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (50.00%) vSphere
2 2 (50.00%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (50.00%) UAG
2 2 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (50.00%) Firmware
2 2 (50.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (50.00%) ISA Server
2 2 (50.00%) VMware ESX
Vendors
1 4 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (50.00%) Cisco
2 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (50.00%) Intel