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 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 71 88 86
Rank change year-on-year
+17 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 15 10 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.54% 0.87% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.79% 2.92% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15 8 7
Average salary £55,000 £51,500 £24,646
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.79% +108.95%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
313 343 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 32.07% 29.75% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 267 301 199
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £58,000 £60,534
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +13 12 £65,000 +71.05%
Luton +2 3 £37,500 -42.30%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 31 August 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
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 36 (94.74%) Active Directory
3 35 (92.11%) Windows
4 34 (89.47%) MCSE
4 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
5 33 (86.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 32 (84.21%) Citrix
7 30 (78.95%) VMware ESX
7 30 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
8 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (71.05%) Intel
9 27 (71.05%) MCP
10 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
10 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2008
10 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2012
11 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2003
11 24 (63.16%) SQL Server
12 23 (60.53%) VCP5
12 23 (60.53%) vSphere
13 22 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2007
13 22 (57.89%) ITIL
14 21 (55.26%) Disaster Recovery
14 21 (55.26%) XenApp
14 21 (55.26%) Exchange Server 2010
14 21 (55.26%) Server Building
15 10 (26.32%) Network Security
16 9 (23.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
16 9 (23.68%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 25 (65.79%) MS Exchange
2 24 (63.16%) Exchange Server 2003
3 22 (57.89%) Exchange Server 2007
4 21 (55.26%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (23.68%) MS Excel
2 7 (18.42%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (26.32%) Network Security
2 9 (23.68%) DHCP
2 9 (23.68%) TCP/IP
2 9 (23.68%) DNS
3 8 (21.05%) SAN
3 8 (21.05%) iSCSI
4 4 (10.53%) LAN
4 4 (10.53%) WAN
4 4 (10.53%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.26%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.63%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (10.53%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Consultant
2 10 (26.32%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 7 (18.42%) Team Leader
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Manager
5 4 (10.53%) Analyst
5 4 (10.53%) Support Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.26%) AWS Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) IT Support
7 1 (2.63%) Server Support
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Support
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Support
7 1 (2.63%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Systems Support Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.63%) Replication
2 1 (2.63%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (92.11%) Windows
2 28 (73.68%) Windows Server 2003
3 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 25 (65.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (7.89%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (2.63%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (57.89%) ITIL
2 21 (55.26%) Disaster Recovery
2 21 (55.26%) Server Building
3 3 (7.89%) Mentoring
3 3 (7.89%) Supplier Management
3 3 (7.89%) Time Management
3 3 (7.89%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (7.89%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 2 (5.26%) Asset Management
4 2 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (2.63%) ERP
5 1 (2.63%) Change Control
5 1 (2.63%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (89.47%) MCSE
3 33 (86.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 27 (71.05%) MCP
5 23 (60.53%) VCP5
6 9 (23.68%) CCA
6 9 (23.68%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (13.16%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (13.16%) CCNA
8 2 (5.26%) VCP4
9 1 (2.63%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 36 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 30 (78.95%) VMware ESX
2 30 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (60.53%) vSphere
4 21 (55.26%) XenApp
5 9 (23.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 5 (13.16%) Terminal Services
7 4 (10.53%) Terminal Server
8 3 (7.89%) ISA Server
9 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (2.63%) SCCM
1 1 (2.63%) SCOM
Vendors
1 38 (100.00%) VMware
2 34 (89.47%) Microsoft
3 32 (84.21%) Citrix
4 27 (71.05%) Intel
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco
6 3 (7.89%) Juniper
6 3 (7.89%) Websense