The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bedfordshire region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 107 90 87
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 16 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 0.60% 1.37% 0.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.08% 5.11% 0.60%
Number of salaries quoted 7 16 2
Average salary £35,000 £36,834 £29,495
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.97% +24.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,600 £32,000 £28,491
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £40,000 £30,499
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Qualifications Category
Bedfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
384 313 331
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bedfordshire 28.85% 26.73% 31.37%
Number of salaries quoted 359 259 292
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
East of England

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 16 April 2014.

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 16 April 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
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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
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Job
Vacancies
Bedford -21 8 £35,000 -12.50% 1
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) MCSE
2 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
3 24 (85.71%) VMware
3 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (78.57%) Cisco
4 22 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (75.00%) Windows
6 20 (71.43%) CCNA
7 19 (67.86%) DNS
7 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
8 18 (64.29%) MCP
8 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
8 18 (64.29%) CCNP
8 18 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2007
8 18 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
9 17 (60.71%) Firewall
10 16 (57.14%) CCIP
10 16 (57.14%) VPN
10 16 (57.14%) CCSP
10 16 (57.14%) SharePoint
10 16 (57.14%) SharePoint Server
11 15 (53.57%) ITIL
12 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
12 14 (50.00%) Terminal Services
12 14 (50.00%) Internet
12 14 (50.00%) Windows Vista
13 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
13 13 (46.43%) SQL
14 12 (42.86%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 18 (64.29%) MS Exchange
1 18 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 18 (64.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (57.14%) SharePoint
2 16 (57.14%) SharePoint Server
3 10 (35.71%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (42.86%) MS Office
2 6 (21.43%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (17.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (67.86%) DNS
2 17 (60.71%) Firewall
3 16 (57.14%) VPN
4 14 (50.00%) Internet
5 10 (35.71%) SSL
6 9 (32.14%) TCP/IP
7 8 (28.57%) Network Security
7 8 (28.57%) HTTP
7 8 (28.57%) HTTPS
8 6 (21.43%) SAN
9 5 (17.86%) VRRP
9 5 (17.86%) VLAN
10 4 (14.29%) iSCSI
11 2 (7.14%) Unified Communications
11 2 (7.14%) Wireless
11 2 (7.14%) DHCP
12 1 (3.57%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (14.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (21.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 6 (21.43%) Technical Design Authority
2 5 (17.86%) Architect
2 5 (17.86%) Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) Operations Manager
3 4 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 4 (14.29%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (14.29%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) Technical Architect
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 3 (10.71%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 2 (7.14%) Technical Design Architect
6 1 (3.57%) Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.57%) DBA
6 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
6 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (14.29%) Replication
1 4 (14.29%) Firmware
2 3 (10.71%) Enterprise Storage
3 1 (3.57%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.57%) Smartphone
3 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 21 (75.00%) Windows
2 14 (50.00%) Windows XP
2 14 (50.00%) Windows Vista
3 13 (46.43%) Windows 7
4 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (39.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 2000
7 2 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (7.14%) Linux
8 1 (3.57%) UNIX
8 1 (3.57%) Solaris
8 1 (3.57%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (53.57%) ITIL
2 9 (32.14%) Change Control
3 5 (17.86%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Project Management
5 2 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (3.57%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (46.43%) SQL
2 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (96.43%) MCSE
3 22 (78.57%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (71.43%) CCNA
5 18 (64.29%) MCP
5 18 (64.29%) CCNP
6 16 (57.14%) CCIP
6 16 (57.14%) CCSP
7 7 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (14.29%) CCA
8 4 (14.29%) Citrix Certification
9 3 (10.71%) HP AIS
9 3 (10.71%) HP ASE
10 2 (7.14%) Degree
10 2 (7.14%) MCTS
10 2 (7.14%) A+ Certification
10 2 (7.14%) CCDA
10 2 (7.14%) CCDP
11 1 (3.57%) RHCE
11 1 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.57%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (85.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (50.00%) Terminal Services
3 7 (25.00%) Active Directory
4 5 (17.86%) ISA Server
4 5 (17.86%) Forefront TMG
4 5 (17.86%) UAG
5 4 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 3 (10.71%) Hyper-V
7 1 (3.57%) vSphere
7 1 (3.57%) XenApp
7 1 (3.57%) XenServer
7 1 (3.57%) XenDesktop
Vendors
1 27 (96.43%) Microsoft
2 24 (85.71%) VMware
3 22 (78.57%) Cisco
4 5 (17.86%) Citrix
5 4 (14.29%) HP
6 2 (7.14%) Red Hat
7 1 (3.57%) Oracle
7 1 (3.57%) EMC
7 1 (3.57%) NetApp
7 1 (3.57%) Veeam
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