The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Bedfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 76 72 95
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +23
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.08% 1.95% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.59% 7.76% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 9 17 8
Average salary £40,000 £47,500 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +28.95%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £64,000 £40,750
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
MCSA
East of England

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

Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
218 245 325
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 23.47% 25.13% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 193 226 285
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,200 £29,950 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bedfordshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 January 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -1 5 £40,000 -15.78%
Dunstable +3 2 £37,500 -1.96% 1
Luton +5 1 £37,500 -6.25%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 11 (84.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (84.62%) VMware
3 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) MCSE
4 9 (69.23%) Citrix
5 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
5 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (53.85%) MCP
7 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
7 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
7 6 (46.15%) Intel
7 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
7 6 (46.15%) XenApp
7 6 (46.15%) vSphere
7 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
7 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
7 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (46.15%) VCP5
8 3 (23.08%) Migration
8 3 (23.08%) Replication
8 3 (23.08%) SQL
8 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT jobs across the Bedfordshire 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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2007
1 6 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (61.54%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.69%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 2 (15.38%) SAN
1 2 (15.38%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (84.62%) SQL Server
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (23.08%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (15.38%) Data Warehouse
3 2 (15.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Consultant
2 3 (23.08%) Server Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) SQL DBA
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.69%) Server Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Senior SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 3 (23.08%) Replication
2 2 (15.38%) Clustering
3 1 (7.69%) Computer Science
3 1 (7.69%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 11 (84.62%) Windows
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (61.54%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
1 11 (84.62%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (23.08%) Migration
2 3 (23.08%) Change Control
3 2 (15.38%) Kimball Methodology
3 2 (15.38%) Database Security
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Refactoring
3 2 (15.38%) Dimensional Modelling
3 2 (15.38%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (15.38%) PRINCE2
3 2 (15.38%) Data Modelling
4 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
4 1 (7.69%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (23.08%) SQL
2 2 (15.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCSE
3 7 (53.85%) MCP
4 6 (46.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (46.15%) VCP5
5 3 (23.08%) MCITP
6 2 (15.38%) MCTS
7 1 (7.69%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (61.54%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (46.15%) XenApp
2 6 (46.15%) vSphere
2 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 6 (46.15%) VMware ESX
3 1 (7.69%) Xen
Vendors
1 11 (84.62%) VMware
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
3 9 (69.23%) Citrix
4 6 (46.15%) Intel
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Talent Spa
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 6 days ago