The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 103 119 119
Rank change year-on-year
+16 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 1 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.50% 0.056% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 0.15% 0.67%
Number of salaries quoted 5 1 4
Average salary £26,250 £34,500 £32,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-23.91% +6.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £34,500 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £34,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
MCSA
Cambridgeshire

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

Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
582 659 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 41.90% 36.71% 36.02%
Number of salaries quoted 488 485 504
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Cambridge

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 6 (60.00%) ITIL
4 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
5 3 (30.00%) SLA
5 3 (30.00%) CCNA
5 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (30.00%) NHS
5 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
5 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (30.00%) VMware
5 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
6 2 (20.00%) Database Security
6 2 (20.00%) High Availability
6 2 (20.00%) Change Control
6 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (20.00%) Clustering
6 2 (20.00%) E-Learning
6 2 (20.00%) MCDST
6 2 (20.00%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Cambridge 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 2 (20.00%) SharePoint
1 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) MS Exchange
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) DHCP
1 1 (10.00%) DNS
1 1 (10.00%) SAN
1 1 (10.00%) Firewall
1 1 (10.00%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 3 (30.00%) Administrator
1 3 (30.00%) Field Engineer
1 3 (30.00%) Technical Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Server Administrator
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server DBA
2 2 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 2 (20.00%) Graduate
2 2 (20.00%) Consultant
2 2 (20.00%) DBA
3 1 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
1 3 (30.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (20.00%) Clustering
2 2 (20.00%) E-Learning
2 2 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
2 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 3 (30.00%) PRINCE2
2 3 (30.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (20.00%) High Availability
3 2 (20.00%) Change Control
3 2 (20.00%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) SQL
1 2 (20.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (20.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (80.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
4 3 (30.00%) CCNA
4 3 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (30.00%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (20.00%) Network+ Certification
5 2 (20.00%) MCDST
5 2 (20.00%) MCITP
5 2 (20.00%) MCDBA
5 2 (20.00%) A+ Certification
6 1 (10.00%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (10.00%) vSphere
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (30.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Citrix
3 2 (20.00%) Oracle
3 2 (20.00%) Cisco