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 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 103 111 114
Rank change year-on-year
+8 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.46% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 0.48% 0.27%
Number of salaries quoted 7 2 2
Average salary £27,000 £52,750 £26,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.81% +99.05%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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
611 619 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.14% 41.10% 39.83%
Number of salaries quoted 474 525 591
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £29,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
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 4 March 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 14 (82.35%) MCSE
3 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
3 14 (82.35%) Citrix
4 13 (76.47%) VMware
4 13 (76.47%) MCITP
5 12 (70.59%) MCDST
5 12 (70.59%) SharePoint 2013
5 12 (70.59%) Windows 8
5 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
6 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
6 3 (17.65%) Linux
6 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
7 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
7 2 (11.76%) SQL
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
7 2 (11.76%) CCNA
7 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (5.88%) Dell
8 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
8 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 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 12 (70.59%) SharePoint 2013
1 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
2 2 (11.76%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.88%) LAN
1 1 (5.88%) PBX
1 1 (5.88%) VoIP
1 1 (5.88%) WAN
1 1 (5.88%) VPN
1 1 (5.88%) Network Security
1 1 (5.88%) Wireless
1 1 (5.88%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (82.35%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (11.76%) SQL Server 2005
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Consultant
1 12 (70.59%) Graduate
2 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
2 2 (11.76%) Administrator
2 2 (11.76%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.88%) Network Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Operations Manager
3 1 (5.88%) Network Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Blackberry
1 1 (5.88%) Video Conferencing
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 12 (70.59%) Windows 8
3 3 (17.65%) Linux
3 3 (17.65%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.88%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (5.88%) ITIL
1 1 (5.88%) Performance Management
1 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
1 1 (5.88%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (11.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) MCSE
3 13 (76.47%) MCITP
4 12 (70.59%) MCDST
5 2 (11.76%) CCNA
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
6 1 (5.88%) MCP
6 1 (5.88%) MOS
System Software
1 16 (94.12%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.76%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.88%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Norton AntiVirus
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) Citrix
3 13 (76.47%) VMware
4 1 (5.88%) Dell
4 1 (5.88%) Nokia
4 1 (5.88%) Apple
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Symantec
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Mitel
4 1 (5.88%) Dell KACE
4 1 (5.88%) Kaseya
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