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 24 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 75 103
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 18 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.11% 1.65% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 6.41% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1 16 8
Median salary £35,000 £52,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-33.33% +50.00%
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
187 281 336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 20.19% 25.80% 28.38%
Number of salaries quoted 152 227 307
Median salary £50,000 £45,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +23.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bedfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Bedfordshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bedford -8 1 £35,000 -36.36%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 24 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MS Office
3 4 (66.67%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (50.00%) VCP5
4 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 3 (50.00%) Intel
4 3 (50.00%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Presales
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) CCSP
5 2 (33.33%) CCNP
5 2 (33.33%) CCIP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Office
2 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (33.33%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) VLAN
2 2 (33.33%) VPN
2 2 (33.33%) VRRP
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Consultant
1 2 (33.33%) Wintel Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Support Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) Replication
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) ITIL
2 3 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (33.33%) High Availability
3 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
3 2 (33.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (33.33%) Presales
3 2 (33.33%) Server Building
4 1 (16.67%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCP
3 3 (50.00%) VCP5
3 3 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (33.33%) CCIP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) CCNP
4 2 (33.33%) CCSP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) MCDST
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) MCTS
5 1 (16.67%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (66.67%) VMware ESX
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) vSphere
4 2 (33.33%) ISA Server
4 2 (33.33%) Terminal Services
4 2 (33.33%) XenApp
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Intel
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Citrix