The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 88 76
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 3 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.87% 0.28% 1.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 1.38% 4.17%
Number of salaries quoted 8 3 12
Average salary £37,500 £24,646 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.15% -43.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,750 £20,929 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £34,929 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
356 218 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 30.85% 20.34% 32.58%
Number of salaries quoted 307 192 264
Average salary £37,500 £50,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.00% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £27,050 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,300 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
East of England

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 25 July 2014.

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 25 July 2014. 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 - 4 £37,500 - 1
Luton -12 3 £65,000 +225.00%
Dunstable - 1 £32,500 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 16 (88.89%) MCSE
3 15 (83.33%) Windows
4 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (72.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (72.22%) MCP
5 13 (72.22%) IIS
5 13 (72.22%) MS Exchange
6 12 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (61.11%) DNS
7 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
7 11 (61.11%) Firewall
8 10 (55.56%) CCNP
8 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (55.56%) Cisco
8 10 (55.56%) CCNA
8 10 (55.56%) VPN
8 10 (55.56%) SQL
8 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
9 9 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
9 9 (50.00%) Windows Vista
9 9 (50.00%) Windows XP
9 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
9 9 (50.00%) SSL
9 9 (50.00%) CCSP
9 9 (50.00%) Internet

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 13 (72.22%) IIS
1 13 (72.22%) MS Exchange
1 13 (72.22%) Exchange Server 2007
2 12 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (50.00%) SharePoint Server
3 9 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) Office Communications Server
5 1 (5.56%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 4 (22.22%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (61.11%) DNS
1 11 (61.11%) Firewall
2 10 (55.56%) VPN
3 9 (50.00%) Internet
3 9 (50.00%) SSL
4 8 (44.44%) Network Security
5 7 (38.89%) HTTPS
5 7 (38.89%) HTTP
5 7 (38.89%) TCP/IP
6 4 (22.22%) SAN
6 4 (22.22%) NAS
6 4 (22.22%) VRRP
6 4 (22.22%) VLAN
7 2 (11.11%) DHCP
8 1 (5.56%) WAN
8 1 (5.56%) NetScaler
8 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 3 (16.67%) Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) DBA
3 3 (16.67%) SQL DBA
3 3 (16.67%) Wintel Support
3 3 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 3 (16.67%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Support Technician
5 1 (5.56%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.56%) Server Analyst
5 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Firmware
1 3 (16.67%) Replication
2 2 (11.11%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 15 (83.33%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (55.56%) Windows 7
3 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (50.00%) Windows Vista
4 9 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 6 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (27.78%) Change Control
4 3 (16.67%) Kimball Methodology
4 3 (16.67%) Database Security
4 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 3 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 3 (16.67%) Dimensional Modelling
5 2 (11.11%) Incident Management
6 1 (5.56%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) MCSE
3 13 (72.22%) MCP
4 10 (55.56%) Cisco Certification
4 10 (55.56%) CCNA
4 10 (55.56%) CCNP
5 9 (50.00%) CCIP
5 9 (50.00%) CCSP
6 4 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (22.22%) MCTS
6 4 (22.22%) MCITP
7 3 (16.67%) VCP5
8 1 (5.56%) CCA
8 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.11%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 5 (27.78%) Active Directory
4 4 (22.22%) ISA Server
4 4 (22.22%) vSphere
4 4 (22.22%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (22.22%) UAG
5 3 (16.67%) VMware ESX
6 2 (11.11%) XenApp
7 1 (5.56%) XenServer
7 1 (5.56%) XenDesktop
7 1 (5.56%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (5.56%) NFS
7 1 (5.56%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (88.89%) VMware
2 11 (61.11%) Microsoft
3 10 (55.56%) Cisco
4 2 (11.11%) HP
4 2 (11.11%) Intel
4 2 (11.11%) Citrix
5 1 (5.56%) Juniper
5 1 (5.56%) CommVault
5 1 (5.56%) EMC
5 1 (5.56%) IBM
5 1 (5.56%) AppSense
5 1 (5.56%) LANDesk
5 1 (5.56%) Veeam
Bedfordshire
Talent Spa
Salary: DoE
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + On call 1 wk in 3 = 20% payment
Posted: 4 days ago
Bedfordshire
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago