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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 77 85
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 12 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.61% 1.30% 2.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 6.03% 5.71%
Number of salaries quoted 6 12 21
Average salary £65,000 £28,323 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+129.49% -33.35%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +10.76%
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
311 199 368
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 27.07% 21.56% 34.98%
Number of salaries quoted 281 187 334
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 September 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 30 September 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
Luton -9 4 £65,000 +147.61%
Bedford -11 2 £38,000 -5.00%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
3 12 (80.00%) Windows
4 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (66.67%) IIS
6 8 (53.33%) SQL
6 8 (53.33%) MCP
6 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
6 8 (53.33%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
7 7 (46.67%) ITIL
8 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
8 6 (40.00%) DNS
8 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
8 6 (40.00%) Firewall
8 6 (40.00%) SAN
8 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (40.00%) NAS
8 6 (40.00%) MCITP
8 6 (40.00%) MCTS
9 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
9 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 5 (33.33%) Network Security
9 5 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 10 (66.67%) IIS
2 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (53.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 7 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint Server
4 4 (26.67%) SharePoint
5 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (6.67%) Office Communications Server
6 1 (6.67%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (13.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (40.00%) DNS
1 6 (40.00%) SAN
1 6 (40.00%) Firewall
1 6 (40.00%) NAS
2 5 (33.33%) VPN
2 5 (33.33%) Network Security
3 4 (26.67%) Internet
3 4 (26.67%) HTTPS
3 4 (26.67%) SSL
3 4 (26.67%) HTTP
3 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
4 2 (13.33%) DHCP
4 2 (13.33%) VRRP
4 2 (13.33%) VLAN
5 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (6.67%) NetScaler
5 1 (6.67%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (86.67%) SQL Server
2 5 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (33.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) DBA
1 5 (33.33%) Administrator
1 5 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (33.33%) SQL DBA
2 3 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Support
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (6.67%) Server Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior DBA
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Clustering
2 2 (13.33%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 12 (80.00%) Windows
2 11 (73.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (26.67%) Windows Vista
5 4 (26.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (46.67%) ITIL
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
3 5 (33.33%) Data Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 5 (33.33%) Dimensional Modelling
3 5 (33.33%) Kimball Methodology
3 5 (33.33%) Database Security
3 5 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (26.67%) Change Control
5 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
6 1 (6.67%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (6.67%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 8 (53.33%) SQL
2 5 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) MCSE
3 8 (53.33%) MCP
4 6 (40.00%) MCTS
4 6 (40.00%) MCITP
5 5 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (33.33%) CCNA
5 5 (33.33%) CCNP
6 4 (26.67%) CCIP
6 4 (26.67%) CCSP
6 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (20.00%) VCP5
8 1 (6.67%) CCA
8 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (13.33%) SLA
2 1 (6.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (26.67%) Terminal Services
3 4 (26.67%) vSphere
4 3 (20.00%) VMware ESX
5 2 (13.33%) ISA Server
5 2 (13.33%) Firmware
5 2 (13.33%) Forefront TMG
5 2 (13.33%) UAG
5 2 (13.33%) XenApp
6 1 (6.67%) XenServer
6 1 (6.67%) XenDesktop
6 1 (6.67%) NFS
6 1 (6.67%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (6.67%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) VMware
2 6 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Intel
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
5 1 (6.67%) Juniper
5 1 (6.67%) CommVault
5 1 (6.67%) EMC
5 1 (6.67%) IBM
5 1 (6.67%) AppSense
5 1 (6.67%) LANDesk
5 1 (6.67%) Veeam