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 24 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 107 106 114
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.51% 0.33% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.40% 0.87% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 9 5 11
Average salary £42,000 £30,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% +9.09%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-14.28% +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
642 577 804
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 36.35% 38.39% 37.07%
Number of salaries quoted 429 467 681
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £57,500
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 24 October 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cambridge

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Linux
4 6 (60.00%) MCSE
5 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
6 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (40.00%) Nokia
6 4 (40.00%) MOS
6 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
6 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
6 4 (40.00%) MCP
6 4 (40.00%) UNIX
6 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 4 (40.00%) VoIP
6 4 (40.00%) Citrix
6 4 (40.00%) VPN
6 4 (40.00%) Cisco
6 4 (40.00%) A+ Certification
6 4 (40.00%) Apple
6 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 4 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (30.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (10.00%) MS Visio
2 1 (10.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) VoIP
1 4 (40.00%) VPN
2 2 (20.00%) IPv4
2 2 (20.00%) Wireless
2 2 (20.00%) VLAN
3 1 (10.00%) Network Security
3 1 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
3 1 (10.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) LAN
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
3 1 (10.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (40.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Support Engineer
2 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (40.00%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Senior Windows Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 1 (10.00%) Network Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Operations Manager
3 1 (10.00%) Network Manager
3 1 (10.00%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (10.00%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Blackberry
1 4 (40.00%) Video Conferencing
1 4 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Linux
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (50.00%) Windows 7
4 4 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 4 (40.00%) UNIX
5 1 (10.00%) Debian
5 1 (10.00%) Ubuntu
5 1 (10.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Incident Management
2 1 (10.00%) Performance Management
2 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 4 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCSE
3 4 (40.00%) MCP
3 4 (40.00%) A+ Certification
3 4 (40.00%) MOS
4 2 (20.00%) CCNA
4 2 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (10.00%) MCITP
5 1 (10.00%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (10.00%) VMware ESX
3 1 (10.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (40.00%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 1 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 1 (10.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (40.00%) Cisco
2 4 (40.00%) Citrix
2 4 (40.00%) Nokia
2 4 (40.00%) Apple
2 4 (40.00%) CheckPoint
2 4 (40.00%) Symantec
2 4 (40.00%) Remedy
3 2 (20.00%) VMware
3 2 (20.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP
4 1 (10.00%) Veritas
4 1 (10.00%) Red Hat
4 1 (10.00%) NetApp
4 1 (10.00%) Mitel
4 1 (10.00%) Kaseya
4 1 (10.00%) Dell KACE