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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 82 75 92
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.94% 1.49% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.44% 4.60% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 4
Median salary £40,000 £47,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-15.78% +26.66%
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
180 326 244
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 21.10% 32.41% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 156 276 218
Median salary £50,000 £49,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.04% +22.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £62,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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
Salary Histogram in Bedfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 4 December 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram 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 4 December 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
Luton - 5 £45,000 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 4 December 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (50.00%) MCP
3 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
4 5 (41.67%) ITIL
4 5 (41.67%) Windows
4 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
4 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
5 4 (33.33%) MS Exchange
5 4 (33.33%) LAN
5 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 4 (33.33%) Symantec
5 4 (33.33%) Intel Security
5 4 (33.33%) SCCM
5 4 (33.33%) MCTS
5 4 (33.33%) MCITP
5 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (33.33%) Software Deployment
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (25.00%) HP
6 3 (25.00%) SQL
6 3 (25.00%) Firewall
6 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (25.00%) Banking
6 3 (25.00%) VMware
7 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (16.67%) Replication

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 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (16.67%) IIS
2 2 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 1 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 5 (41.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (16.67%) Office 365
3 1 (8.33%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (33.33%) LAN
2 3 (25.00%) Firewall
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
3 2 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (8.33%) SMTP
4 1 (8.33%) TCP/IP
4 1 (8.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (25.00%) Banking
2 2 (16.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) PowerShell Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Security Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Server Support
2 3 (25.00%) Server Support Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Server Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Support
2 3 (25.00%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support
3 2 (16.67%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) IT Manager
3 2 (16.67%) IT Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Operations Manager
3 2 (16.67%) Technology Manager
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
1 2 (16.67%) Replication
2 1 (8.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (8.33%) Fintech
Operating Systems
1 5 (41.67%) Windows
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Software Deployment
3 3 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Data Security
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL V3
4 2 (16.67%) Logistics
4 2 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 2 (16.67%) Mobile Device Management
4 2 (16.67%) Performance Improvement
4 2 (16.67%) Power Management
4 2 (16.67%) Server Monitoring
4 2 (16.67%) Server Virtualisation
5 1 (8.33%) High Availability
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Management
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
5 1 (8.33%) Presales
5 1 (8.33%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (50.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (8.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (50.00%) MCP
4 4 (33.33%) MCITP
4 4 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (16.67%) CCNA
5 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (16.67%) Degree
5 2 (16.67%) VCP6
5 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (8.33%) CompTIA Security+
6 1 (8.33%) MCSD
6 1 (8.33%) MOS
6 1 (8.33%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (16.67%) VMware Server
3 1 (8.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (8.33%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) McAfee ePO
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Intel Security
2 4 (33.33%) Symantec
3 3 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) 3Com
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco
4 2 (16.67%) EMC
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Meraki