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 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 111 105 118
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 4 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.27% 0.25% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.71% 0.71% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 7
Average salary £34,500 £32,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.97% +17.27%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
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
702 563 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.32% 35.75% 41.24%
Number of salaries quoted 495 475 705
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

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

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
2 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (64.29%) LAN
4 7 (50.00%) MS Office
4 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
5 6 (42.86%) Lync
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 6 (42.86%) NAS
5 6 (42.86%) MCITP
5 6 (42.86%) SCCM
5 6 (42.86%) DNS
5 6 (42.86%) Cisco
5 6 (42.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 6 (42.86%) GAMP
5 6 (42.86%) GCP
5 6 (42.86%) GMP
5 6 (42.86%) DHCP
5 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 6 (42.86%) VoIP
5 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
5 6 (42.86%) Firmware

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 11 (78.57%) MS Exchange
2 7 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (42.86%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
3 6 (42.86%) SharePoint 2010
3 6 (42.86%) Lync
4 3 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 7 (50.00%) MS Office
1 7 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 9 (64.29%) LAN
2 6 (42.86%) VoIP
2 6 (42.86%) DHCP
2 6 (42.86%) TCP/IP
2 6 (42.86%) DNS
2 6 (42.86%) NAS
3 5 (35.71%) VLAN
4 4 (28.57%) SAN
5 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 3 (21.43%) VPN
5 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (14.29%) IPv4
7 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (21.43%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) Administrator
2 5 (35.71%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 5 (35.71%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (21.43%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Windows Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (42.86%) Firmware
2 3 (21.43%) Blackberry
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection Act
2 3 (21.43%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (78.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (42.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (35.71%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Windows XP
5 3 (21.43%) UNIX
5 3 (21.43%) Windows 7
6 1 (7.14%) CentOS
6 1 (7.14%) Debian
6 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
1 6 (42.86%) Performance Monitoring
2 3 (21.43%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (21.43%) ITIL
2 3 (21.43%) Network Design
2 3 (21.43%) Incident Management
2 3 (21.43%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (21.43%) Data Protection
3 1 (7.14%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (42.86%) MCITP
3 4 (28.57%) Degree
3 4 (28.57%) MCSE
4 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (21.43%) A+ Certification
4 3 (21.43%) MOS
4 3 (21.43%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (42.86%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 6 (42.86%) GAMP
1 6 (42.86%) GCP
1 6 (42.86%) GMP
2 3 (21.43%) QA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Active Directory
1 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 3 (21.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 6 (42.86%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 6 (42.86%) SCCM
2 3 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (21.43%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (7.14%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 6 (42.86%) Cisco
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Apple
4 3 (21.43%) CheckPoint
4 3 (21.43%) Symantec
4 3 (21.43%) Remedy
4 3 (21.43%) Veeam
4 3 (21.43%) Nokia
5 2 (14.29%) Citrix
6 1 (7.14%) NetApp
6 1 (7.14%) Dell
6 1 (7.14%) Veritas
6 1 (7.14%) Red Hat
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