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 17 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 77 108 84
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 8 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 1.22% 0.61% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.51% 2.13% 5.10%
Number of salaries quoted 13 7 16
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -4.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,700 £34,600 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £49,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
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
254 375 314
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 22.13% 28.58% 27.12%
Number of salaries quoted 204 349 261
Average salary £45,000 £38,875 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.75% +3.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £30,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +29 5 £55,000 +57.14%
Luton - 5 £32,000 -
Dunstable - 1 £40,000 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
3 23 (92.00%) Windows
4 21 (84.00%) Citrix
4 21 (84.00%) VMware
5 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
6 17 (68.00%) ITIL
6 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
7 16 (64.00%) MCSE
7 16 (64.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 15 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (56.00%) MCP
9 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
10 12 (48.00%) XenApp
10 12 (48.00%) vSphere
11 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 11 (44.00%) VMware ESX
12 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
12 10 (40.00%) Intel
12 10 (40.00%) VCP5
12 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
13 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
13 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
13 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
14 6 (24.00%) Change Control
14 6 (24.00%) Replication

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 12 (48.00%) MS Exchange
2 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 10 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Excel
2 4 (16.00%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 5 (20.00%) Network Security
2 4 (16.00%) SAN
3 3 (12.00%) iSCSI
4 2 (8.00%) WAN
5 1 (4.00%) LAN
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (72.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (28.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Consultant
2 4 (16.00%) Server Engineer
2 4 (16.00%) Virtualisation Consultant
3 3 (12.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Analyst
4 2 (8.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (8.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (8.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Support
5 1 (4.00%) Desktop Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Service Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Support
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) Server Analyst
5 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.00%) 1st Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.00%) Web Services
1 1 (4.00%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Replication
2 2 (8.00%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.00%) LIMS
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.00%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 23 (92.00%) Windows
2 14 (56.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (44.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
5 1 (4.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (68.00%) ITIL
2 16 (64.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (24.00%) Migration
3 6 (24.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (4.00%) Line Management
4 1 (4.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.00%) ERP
4 1 (4.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 1 (4.00%) VBScript
2 1 (4.00%) VB
2 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (64.00%) MCSE
3 15 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (56.00%) MCP
5 10 (40.00%) VCP5
6 4 (16.00%) MCTS
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.00%) CCNA
7 3 (12.00%) CCA
7 3 (12.00%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (12.00%) A+ Certification
8 2 (8.00%) MCITP
8 2 (8.00%) Degree
9 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (68.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (48.00%) XenApp
3 12 (48.00%) vSphere
4 11 (44.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.00%) Terminal Services
5 3 (12.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 1 (4.00%) Xen
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Citrix
2 21 (84.00%) VMware
3 10 (40.00%) Intel
4 4 (16.00%) Cisco
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle
5 1 (4.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) FalconStor
5 1 (4.00%) CA
5 1 (4.00%) CommVault
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