The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 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 Cambridge region.

Location
3 months to
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 120 115 119
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.056% 0.12% 0.056%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.15% 0.34% 0.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 1
Average salary £34,500 £30,500 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.11% +41.86%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Cambridge
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
656 588 791
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.87% 35.59% 43.94%
Number of salaries quoted 487 500 693
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,000 £59,250
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
Cambridgeshire

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 25 July 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) Hyper-V
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
4 7 (58.33%) DNS
4 7 (58.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 7 (58.33%) GAMP
4 7 (58.33%) GCP
4 7 (58.33%) GMP
4 7 (58.33%) DHCP
4 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
4 7 (58.33%) Firmware
4 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (58.33%) MS Office
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
4 7 (58.33%) Lync
4 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (58.33%) NAS
4 7 (58.33%) SCCM
4 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 7 (58.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 7 (58.33%) Validation
4 7 (58.33%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 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 (91.67%) MS Exchange
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 7 (58.33%) Lync
2 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint 2013
2 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Office
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (91.67%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) DHCP
2 7 (58.33%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) DNS
2 7 (58.33%) NAS
3 5 (41.67%) VoIP
4 4 (33.33%) WAN
4 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 4 (33.33%) Firewall
4 4 (33.33%) VLAN
4 4 (33.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) SQL Server
1 4 (33.33%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (33.33%) PostgreSQL
General
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 6 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (33.33%) Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
3 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (58.33%) Firmware
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (8.33%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 11 (91.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (8.33%) UNIX
4 1 (8.33%) Linux
4 1 (8.33%) Windows XP
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Validation
1 7 (58.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 4 (33.33%) Enterprise Architecture
2 4 (33.33%) Data Protection
2 4 (33.33%) Network Design
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (8.33%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (58.33%) MCITP
3 4 (33.33%) Degree
3 4 (33.33%) CCNA
3 4 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
4 1 (8.33%) MCSE
4 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (58.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (58.33%) GAMP
1 7 (58.33%) GCP
1 7 (58.33%) GMP
2 4 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) Hyper-V
2 8 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 4 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
1 7 (58.33%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (8.33%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) Cisco
3 4 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (33.33%) Veeam
3 4 (33.33%) HP
4 1 (8.33%) Nokia
4 1 (8.33%) Apple
4 1 (8.33%) CheckPoint
4 1 (8.33%) Symantec
4 1 (8.33%) Remedy
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