The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 July 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 Buckinghamshire region.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 118 113 124
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.67% 0.76% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.18% 2.58% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 11 15 17
Average salary £37,500 £41,250 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.09% +58.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,500 £19,200
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £43,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
643 582 722
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 30.68% 29.48% 37.66%
Number of salaries quoted 446 509 629
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £65,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Buckinghamshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Buckinghamshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 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
Milton Keynes -6 5 £33,750 -21.51%
Chesham - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 26 (100.00%) Windows
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
3 21 (80.77%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
5 19 (73.08%) MCSE
5 19 (73.08%) VMware
6 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
7 15 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
8 14 (53.85%) Hyper-V
8 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
9 13 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 12 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (46.15%) CCNA
10 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
11 11 (42.31%) Firewall
11 11 (42.31%) WAN
11 11 (42.31%) LAN
12 10 (38.46%) ITIL
12 10 (38.46%) Citrix
13 9 (34.62%) DHCP
13 9 (34.62%) DNS
13 9 (34.62%) Cisco
13 9 (34.62%) MCP
13 9 (34.62%) IIS
13 9 (34.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
14 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
14 8 (30.77%) XenApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 17 (65.38%) MS Exchange
2 12 (46.15%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (34.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (34.62%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 9 (34.62%) IIS
4 6 (23.08%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
6 3 (11.54%) Lync
7 2 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 3 (11.54%) MS Office
1 3 (11.54%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (42.31%) LAN
1 11 (42.31%) WAN
1 11 (42.31%) Firewall
2 9 (34.62%) DHCP
2 9 (34.62%) DNS
3 8 (30.77%) TCP/IP
4 5 (19.23%) SAN
5 2 (7.69%) Network Security
6 1 (3.85%) Unified Communications
6 1 (3.85%) VPN
6 1 (3.85%) Wireless
6 1 (3.85%) MPLS
6 1 (3.85%) H.323
6 1 (3.85%) SMTP
6 1 (3.85%) PBX
6 1 (3.85%) PSTN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 7 (26.92%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (15.38%) Build Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Wintel Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Senior Server Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Support
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Specialist
4 3 (11.54%) Server Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Server Specialist
5 2 (7.69%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (7.69%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Server Support
6 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.85%) Service Desk Team Leader
6 1 (3.85%) Systems Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (11.54%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) Clustering
2 2 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 1 (3.85%) PACS
3 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 26 (100.00%) Windows
2 21 (80.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (53.85%) Windows Server 2003
4 8 (30.77%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (26.92%) Linux
6 6 (23.08%) Windows 7
7 3 (11.54%) UNIX
8 1 (3.85%) Windows 8
8 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
8 1 (3.85%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (38.46%) ITIL
2 7 (26.92%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (15.38%) Incident Management
4 3 (11.54%) Migration
5 1 (3.85%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.85%) ITIL V3
5 1 (3.85%) PRINCE2
5 1 (3.85%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (73.08%) MCSE
3 13 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (46.15%) CCNA
4 12 (46.15%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (34.62%) MCP
6 8 (30.77%) SC Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
6 8 (30.77%) CCNP
7 7 (26.92%) MCITP
8 3 (11.54%) MCTS
9 1 (3.85%) VCP5
9 1 (3.85%) MCDST
9 1 (3.85%) A+ Certification
9 1 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (26.92%) SLA
2 2 (7.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) ISO 9000
3 1 (3.85%) DICOM
System Software
1 20 (76.92%) Active Directory
2 15 (57.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (53.85%) Hyper-V
4 8 (30.77%) XenApp
4 8 (30.77%) UAG
5 7 (26.92%) Forefront TMG
5 7 (26.92%) XenDesktop
6 3 (11.54%) vSphere
7 2 (7.69%) XenServer
7 2 (7.69%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 2 (7.69%) VMware Server
8 1 (3.85%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 8 (30.77%) SCCM
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (3.85%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (84.62%) Microsoft
2 19 (73.08%) VMware
3 10 (38.46%) Citrix
4 9 (34.62%) Cisco
5 7 (26.92%) Websense
5 7 (26.92%) Symantec
5 7 (26.92%) Remedy
6 4 (15.38%) Dell
7 3 (11.54%) HP
8 1 (3.85%) Intel
8 1 (3.85%) McAfee
8 1 (3.85%) Siemens
8 1 (3.85%) Mitel
8 1 (3.85%) Polycom
8 1 (3.85%) 3PAR