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 1 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 106 114 126
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.14% 0.61% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.37% 1.53% 0.26%
Number of salaries quoted 2 10 2
Average salary £24,000 £35,000 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.42% +32.07%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
534 721 769
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.45% 40.21% 39.00%
Number of salaries quoted 457 582 636
Average salary £43,900 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.02% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £54,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 20 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 13 (100.00%) Windows
1 13 (100.00%) MCSE
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
2 12 (92.31%) SharePoint
2 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
2 12 (92.31%) MCDST
2 12 (92.31%) MCITP
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 8
2 12 (92.31%) SharePoint 2013
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
3 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) SLA
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
3 1 (7.69%) NHS
3 1 (7.69%) Blackberry

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 12 (92.31%) SharePoint
1 12 (92.31%) SharePoint 2013
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Consultant
1 12 (92.31%) Graduate
2 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (7.69%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) NHS
1 1 (7.69%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 13 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
1 1 (7.69%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) MCSE
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) MCDST
2 12 (92.31%) MCITP
3 1 (7.69%) MCP
3 1 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (92.31%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Citrix
2 12 (92.31%) VMware
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Reed Professional Services
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago