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 28 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 88 89
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 10 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 2.83% 0.87% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.12% 2.87% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 27 8 3
Average salary £50,000 £37,500 £24,646
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% +52.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,300 £31,750 £20,929
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £34,929
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
329 349 217
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 31.04% 30.22% 20.07%
Number of salaries quoted 281 302 191
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 28 July 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 28 July 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 +20 23 £55,000 +46.66%
Luton +11 4 £37,500 -42.30%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (95.45%) VMware
3 41 (93.18%) Windows
4 40 (90.91%) Microsoft
4 40 (90.91%) Active Directory
5 36 (81.82%) Citrix
5 36 (81.82%) MCSE
6 35 (79.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 32 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
8 30 (68.18%) VMware ESX
8 30 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (65.91%) MCP
10 27 (61.36%) SQL Server
11 26 (59.09%) Intel
12 25 (56.82%) MS Exchange
13 24 (54.55%) ITIL
13 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
13 24 (54.55%) vSphere
13 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (52.27%) Exchange Server 2003
15 22 (50.00%) VCP5
15 22 (50.00%) XenApp
15 22 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
16 20 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
16 20 (45.45%) Server Building
16 20 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
17 11 (25.00%) Network Security
18 10 (22.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 10 (22.73%) SAN
18 10 (22.73%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 (56.82%) MS Exchange
2 23 (52.27%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (45.45%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) Lync
4 1 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (22.73%) MS Office
1 10 (22.73%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (25.00%) Network Security
2 10 (22.73%) SAN
3 9 (20.45%) DHCP
3 9 (20.45%) TCP/IP
3 9 (20.45%) DNS
3 9 (20.45%) iSCSI
4 5 (11.36%) Firewall
4 5 (11.36%) WAN
5 4 (9.09%) LAN
6 1 (2.27%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (61.36%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2005
3 4 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (2.27%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (9.09%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.27%) Retail
2 1 (2.27%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (34.09%) Consultant
2 10 (22.73%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 6 (13.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (13.64%) Team Leader
4 4 (9.09%) Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
4 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (4.55%) AWS Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) IT Support
6 1 (2.27%) Service Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) 1st Line Support Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.27%) Technical Administrator
6 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 1 (2.27%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (2.27%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) Flash
1 1 (2.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.82%) Replication
3 2 (4.55%) Blackberry
4 1 (2.27%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 41 (93.18%) Windows
2 30 (68.18%) Windows Server 2003
3 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
3 24 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (6.82%) Windows 2000 Server
4 3 (6.82%) Windows XP
5 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.27%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (54.55%) ITIL
2 22 (50.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (45.45%) Server Building
4 3 (6.82%) Change Control
4 3 (6.82%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.82%) Time Management
4 3 (6.82%) Supplier Management
4 3 (6.82%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (6.82%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.82%) Migration
5 2 (4.55%) Change Management
5 2 (4.55%) Asset Management
6 1 (2.27%) Performance Monitoring
6 1 (2.27%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (2.27%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.45%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.27%) VBScript
2 1 (2.27%) VB
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (81.82%) MCSE
3 35 (79.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (65.91%) MCP
5 22 (50.00%) VCP5
6 10 (22.73%) CCA
6 10 (22.73%) Citrix Certification
7 7 (15.91%) CCNA
7 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (11.36%) MCTS
9 3 (6.82%) A+ Certification
10 2 (4.55%) VCP4
11 1 (2.27%) MCITP
11 1 (2.27%) Degree
11 1 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) SLA
System Software
1 40 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 32 (72.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (68.18%) VMware ESX
4 24 (54.55%) vSphere
5 22 (50.00%) XenApp
6 10 (22.73%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 6 (13.64%) Terminal Services
8 4 (9.09%) Terminal Server
9 3 (6.82%) ISA Server
10 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 3 (6.82%) SCCM
2 1 (2.27%) SCOM
Vendors
1 42 (95.45%) VMware
2 40 (90.91%) Microsoft
3 36 (81.82%) Citrix
4 26 (59.09%) Intel
5 7 (15.91%) Cisco
6 3 (6.82%) Websense
6 3 (6.82%) Juniper
7 1 (2.27%) FalconStor
7 1 (2.27%) CA
7 1 (2.27%) CommVault
7 1 (2.27%) HP
7 1 (2.27%) Oracle
Bedfordshire
Franklin Fitch Limited
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
Flint IT Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago