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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 90 73 94
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 19 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.40% 1.86% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 8.30% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 8
Average salary £37,500 £47,500 £35,917
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.05% +32.25%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
243 229 293
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 24.16% 22.45% 25.98%
Number of salaries quoted 219 208 262
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -3.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £59,250
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
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 26 November 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
Dunstable -8 2 £37,500 -1.96% 1
Luton -3 1 £37,500 +87.50%
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 11 (78.57%) VMware
3 10 (71.43%) MCSE
4 9 (64.29%) Windows
4 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (50.00%) ITIL
7 6 (42.86%) MCP
7 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) MCITP
8 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (35.71%) NAS
8 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (35.71%) Change Control
8 5 (35.71%) SAN
8 5 (35.71%) IIS
8 5 (35.71%) SQL
8 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
8 5 (35.71%) MCTS
9 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 4 (28.57%) Clustering
9 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
9 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
9 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
9 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 5 (35.71%) IIS
1 5 (35.71%) MS Exchange
1 5 (35.71%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
4 1 (7.14%) SharePoint
4 1 (7.14%) Office Communications Server
4 1 (7.14%) Lync
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (35.71%) SAN
1 5 (35.71%) NAS
2 2 (14.29%) Firewall
2 2 (14.29%) Network Security
2 2 (14.29%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.14%) SSL
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) VRRP
3 1 (7.14%) DHCP
3 1 (7.14%) HTTP
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
3 1 (7.14%) VPN
3 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
3 1 (7.14%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (78.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) DBA
1 4 (28.57%) Administrator
1 4 (28.57%) SQL DBA
1 4 (28.57%) Wintel Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Support
2 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Analyst
2 3 (21.43%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) Server Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Server Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Wintel Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Senior SQL DBA
4 1 (7.14%) Service Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Clustering
2 3 (21.43%) Replication
3 1 (7.14%) LIMS
3 1 (7.14%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 7 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (14.29%) Windows 7
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Vista
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (64.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (50.00%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Change Control
4 4 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
4 4 (28.57%) Database Security
4 4 (28.57%) Performance Tuning
4 4 (28.57%) Dimensional Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) PRINCE2
4 4 (28.57%) Data Modelling
4 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (28.57%) Refactoring
5 2 (14.29%) Migration
6 1 (7.14%) Network Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
6 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
6 1 (7.14%) Line Management
6 1 (7.14%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
2 4 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 6 (42.86%) MCP
3 6 (42.86%) MCITP
4 5 (35.71%) MCTS
5 4 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (21.43%) VCP5
7 1 (7.14%) Degree
7 1 (7.14%) CCSP
7 1 (7.14%) CCNP
7 1 (7.14%) CCIP
7 1 (7.14%) CCNA
7 1 (7.14%) CCA
7 1 (7.14%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (21.43%) VMware ESX
3 3 (21.43%) vSphere
4 1 (7.14%) Forefront TMG
4 1 (7.14%) UAG
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (7.14%) NFS
4 1 (7.14%) Firmware
4 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
4 1 (7.14%) ISA Server
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V
4 1 (7.14%) XenApp
4 1 (7.14%) XenServer
4 1 (7.14%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) VMware
2 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
4 2 (14.29%) Intel
5 1 (7.14%) CommVault
5 1 (7.14%) AppSense
5 1 (7.14%) LANDesk
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) EMC
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago