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 2 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
2 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 108 105
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.55% 0.14% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 0.38% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 10
Median salary £28,000 £42,500 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.11% +57.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £42,500 £26,525
10% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £42,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
488 520 623
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 44.94% 35.59% 35.91%
Number of salaries quoted 408 410 450
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of job ads across the Cambridge region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 2 December 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 2 December 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (37.50%) Office 365
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
6 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
7 2 (25.00%) ITIL
7 2 (25.00%) HP
7 2 (25.00%) SCCM
8 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (12.50%) CCENT
8 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
8 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
8 1 (12.50%) Veeam
8 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
8 1 (12.50%) vSphere
8 1 (12.50%) HP Storage
8 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
8 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
8 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 1 (12.50%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (37.50%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) IT Support
2 3 (37.50%) IT Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) IT Support Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (25.00%) Service Desk Support Analyst
3 2 (25.00%) Support Analyst
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Server Technician
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (12.50%) Systems Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) HP Storage
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) B2B
2 1 (12.50%) Virtual Environments
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
3 1 (12.50%) CCA
3 1 (12.50%) CCENT
3 1 (12.50%) CCNA
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (12.50%) MCDST
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MOS
3 1 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (12.50%) Virtual Desktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (12.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) SCCM
2 1 (12.50%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) 3Com
4 1 (12.50%) 3PAR
4 1 (12.50%) Cisco
4 1 (12.50%) Draytek
4 1 (12.50%) NETGEAR
4 1 (12.50%) Sage
4 1 (12.50%) Veeam
4 1 (12.50%) ZyXEL