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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 104 107 -
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.61% 0.21% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 0.54% -
Number of salaries quoted 10 3 0
Average salary £27,000 £70,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-61.42% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
603 558 702
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.95% 39.32% 40.81%
Number of salaries quoted 435 465 574
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £30,000 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £60,000
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 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
3 15 (78.95%) MCSE
4 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
4 14 (73.68%) Citrix
5 12 (63.16%) VMware
6 11 (57.89%) MCITP
7 10 (52.63%) MCDST
7 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
7 10 (52.63%) SharePoint 2013
7 10 (52.63%) Windows 8
8 7 (36.84%) Linux
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
10 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
10 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
10 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
10 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
11 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
11 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
11 3 (15.79%) VoIP
11 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
11 3 (15.79%) MCP
11 3 (15.79%) UNIX
11 3 (15.79%) VPN
11 3 (15.79%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
1 10 (52.63%) SharePoint 2013
2 4 (21.05%) MS Exchange
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 4 (21.05%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.26%) MS Office
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (15.79%) VoIP
1 3 (15.79%) VPN
2 2 (10.53%) VLAN
2 2 (10.53%) Wireless
2 2 (10.53%) IPv4
3 1 (5.26%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) WAN
3 1 (5.26%) LAN
3 1 (5.26%) PBX
3 1 (5.26%) Network Security
3 1 (5.26%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (73.68%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Consultant
1 10 (52.63%) Graduate
2 4 (21.05%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Operations Manager
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Network Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (15.79%) Blackberry
1 3 (15.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 10 (52.63%) Windows 8
3 7 (36.84%) Linux
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (21.05%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (21.05%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) Windows XP
6 3 (15.79%) UNIX
7 1 (5.26%) Debian
7 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
2 1 (5.26%) ITIL
2 1 (5.26%) CRM
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Management
2 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (78.95%) MCSE
3 11 (57.89%) MCITP
4 10 (52.63%) MCDST
5 3 (15.79%) MCP
5 3 (15.79%) A+ Certification
5 3 (15.79%) MOS
6 2 (10.53%) CCNA
6 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.26%) Degree
System Software
1 18 (94.74%) Active Directory
2 4 (21.05%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
3 1 (5.26%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
2 1 (5.26%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (94.74%) Microsoft
2 14 (73.68%) Citrix
3 12 (63.16%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) Cisco
4 3 (15.79%) Apple
4 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
4 3 (15.79%) Symantec
4 3 (15.79%) Remedy
4 3 (15.79%) Nokia
5 2 (10.53%) Dell
6 1 (5.26%) HP
6 1 (5.26%) NetApp
6 1 (5.26%) Veritas
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 1 (5.26%) Mitel
6 1 (5.26%) Dell KACE
6 1 (5.26%) Kaseya