The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 116 114
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 10 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.95% 0.51% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 1.72% 2.37%
Number of salaries quoted 14 9 15
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +23.07%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £31,000 £29,300
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £48,800 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
MCSA
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Buckinghamshire region.

Qualifications Category
Buckinghamshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
560 583 717
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 31.16% 29.87% 38.84%
Number of salaries quoted 412 419 628
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 4 March 2015.

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 4 March 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
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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 +4 13 £45,000 +3.44% 1
High Wycombe -3 3 £40,000 +23.07% 1
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 24 (80.00%) Windows
3 22 (73.33%) VMware
4 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
5 20 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
6 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 18 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 18 (60.00%) Citrix
8 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (56.67%) MCSE
9 16 (53.33%) MS Exchange
9 16 (53.33%) ITIL
10 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
12 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
12 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
13 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
13 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
13 11 (36.67%) Cisco
14 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
14 9 (30.00%) HP
14 9 (30.00%) Firewall
14 9 (30.00%) Clustering
15 8 (26.67%) XenApp
15 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
15 8 (26.67%) SAN
15 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
15 8 (26.67%) CCNA
15 8 (26.67%) MCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, 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 16 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 14 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 12 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 11 (36.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (20.00%) IIS
5 6 (20.00%) SharePoint
6 1 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (3.33%) Lync
Applications
1 9 (30.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (30.00%) Firewall
2 8 (26.67%) SAN
3 6 (20.00%) Network Security
3 6 (20.00%) NAS
4 5 (16.67%) DHCP
4 5 (16.67%) DNS
5 3 (10.00%) TCP/IP
5 3 (10.00%) LAN
5 3 (10.00%) WAN
5 3 (10.00%) Internet
6 1 (3.33%) Extranet
6 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (36.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (6.67%) QlikView
General
1 3 (10.00%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (30.00%) Analyst
2 6 (20.00%) Server Specialist
3 5 (16.67%) Consultant
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (10.00%) Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Technical Architect
5 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.00%) Administrator
6 2 (6.67%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Wintel Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
6 2 (6.67%) Server Support
6 2 (6.67%) Support Analyst
6 2 (6.67%) Technical Support
7 1 (3.33%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (3.33%) Support Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (6.67%) EDI
1 2 (6.67%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (30.00%) Clustering
2 2 (6.67%) iPhone
2 2 (6.67%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 24 (80.00%) Windows
2 19 (63.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (56.67%) Windows Server 2003
4 15 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (10.00%) Linux
5 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
6 2 (6.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (6.67%) Windows XP
7 1 (3.33%) UNIX
7 1 (3.33%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (53.33%) ITIL
2 7 (23.33%) Incident Management
3 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 4 (13.33%) Root Cause Analysis
4 4 (13.33%) PRINCE2
5 3 (10.00%) People Management
5 3 (10.00%) Change Management
6 2 (6.67%) Data Transformation
6 2 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 2 (6.67%) CRM
6 2 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.67%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.67%) ERP
7 1 (3.33%) Mentoring
7 1 (3.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (26.67%) PowerShell
1 8 (26.67%) SQL
2 2 (6.67%) Java
2 2 (6.67%) VBScript
2 2 (6.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 17 (56.67%) MCSE
4 8 (26.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (26.67%) CCNA
4 8 (26.67%) MCP
5 6 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (20.00%) CCA
5 6 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (20.00%) CCEA
6 5 (16.67%) VCP5
7 4 (13.33%) MCITP
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
7 4 (13.33%) CCNP
8 3 (10.00%) MCTS
9 1 (3.33%) HND
9 1 (3.33%) CCIE
9 1 (3.33%) CCDA
9 1 (3.33%) CCDP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (23.33%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 20 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 8 (26.67%) XenApp
5 6 (20.00%) Forefront TMG
5 6 (20.00%) UAG
6 5 (16.67%) vSphere
6 5 (16.67%) VMware ESX
7 3 (10.00%) ISA Server
7 3 (10.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) VMware
2 21 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 18 (60.00%) Citrix
4 11 (36.67%) Cisco
5 9 (30.00%) HP
6 7 (23.33%) Dell
7 6 (20.00%) Symantec
7 6 (20.00%) Websense
8 5 (16.67%) Intel
9 3 (10.00%) Remedy
10 2 (6.67%) Jaspersoft
10 2 (6.67%) Red Hat
11 1 (3.33%) EMC
11 1 (3.33%) Computacenter
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