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 29 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 69 101 84
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 8 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.15% 0.67% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.30% 2.45% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 20 8 13
Average salary £50,000 £35,000 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -4.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £35,650 £33,500 £25,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £40,150 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.75%
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
277 326 286
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 25.91% 27.42% 26.58%
Number of salaries quoted 225 295 239
Average salary £45,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+23.28% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £65,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in 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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram 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 29 May 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 +44 16 £55,000 +57.14% 1
Luton +13 3 £36,000 -7.09%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (97.37%) Windows
3 36 (94.74%) VMware
4 34 (89.47%) Citrix
4 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
5 33 (86.84%) Active Directory
6 31 (81.58%) MCSE
6 31 (81.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (76.32%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
9 26 (68.42%) MCP
10 25 (65.79%) VMware ESX
11 24 (63.16%) ITIL
11 24 (63.16%) MS Exchange
12 23 (60.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 23 (60.53%) vSphere
12 23 (60.53%) Windows Server 2012
13 22 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2003
13 22 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (55.26%) Intel
14 21 (55.26%) XenApp
14 21 (55.26%) VCP5
15 19 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
15 19 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
16 15 (39.47%) Server Building
17 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
18 10 (26.32%) Network Security
19 9 (23.68%) SQL
19 9 (23.68%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 24 (63.16%) MS Exchange
2 22 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2003
3 19 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.63%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 11 (28.95%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.42%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Network Security
2 9 (23.68%) SAN
3 8 (21.05%) iSCSI
4 5 (13.16%) WAN
5 4 (10.53%) Firewall
5 4 (10.53%) DHCP
5 4 (10.53%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) DNS
5 4 (10.53%) LAN
6 1 (2.63%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (68.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2005
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (7.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (47.37%) Consultant
2 9 (23.68%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) AWS Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Server Support
6 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.63%) IT Support Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Desktop Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Help Desk Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.63%) Flash
1 1 (2.63%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Replication
2 3 (7.89%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.63%) Clustering
4 1 (2.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 37 (97.37%) Windows
2 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 23 (60.53%) Windows Server 2008
3 23 (60.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows XP
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.63%) Android
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) ITIL
2 22 (57.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (39.47%) Server Building
4 4 (10.53%) Change Control
4 4 (10.53%) Migration
4 4 (10.53%) Service Delivery
5 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
6 2 (5.26%) Time Management
6 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (2.63%) Change Management
7 1 (2.63%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.63%) ERP
7 1 (2.63%) Performance Monitoring
7 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (23.68%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VBScript
2 1 (2.63%) VB
2 1 (2.63%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (81.58%) MCSE
2 31 (81.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 26 (68.42%) MCP
4 21 (55.26%) VCP5
5 8 (21.05%) CCA
5 8 (21.05%) Citrix Certification
6 6 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (15.79%) CCNA
7 4 (10.53%) MCTS
8 3 (7.89%) A+ Certification
9 2 (5.26%) VCP4
10 1 (2.63%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (2.63%) Degree
10 1 (2.63%) MCITP
System Software
1 33 (86.84%) Active Directory
2 29 (76.32%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (65.79%) VMware ESX
4 23 (60.53%) vSphere
5 21 (55.26%) XenApp
6 8 (21.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 5 (13.16%) Terminal Services
8 3 (7.89%) Terminal Server
8 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.63%) Xen
9 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (7.89%) SCCM
2 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 36 (94.74%) VMware
2 34 (89.47%) Citrix
2 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
3 21 (55.26%) Intel
4 6 (15.79%) Cisco
5 3 (7.89%) Juniper
5 3 (7.89%) Websense
6 1 (2.63%) CA
6 1 (2.63%) CommVault
6 1 (2.63%) HP
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle
6 1 (2.63%) FalconStor
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
TGS
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 16 days ago