The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 15 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
15 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 130 126 147
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 12 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.33% 0.54% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.01% 1.53% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8 12 15
Average salary £38,750 £29,250 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+32.47% +6.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £24,646 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £46,950 £32,500 £30,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,000 £37,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-17.33% +18.11%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cambridgeshire region.

Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
795 786 1052
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 32.69% 35.06% 35.21%
Number of salaries quoted 563 656 913
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,650 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cambridgeshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cambridgeshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 15 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -2 7 £42,500 +32.81%
Huntingdon - 1 £35,000 - 2
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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%) Windows
3 15 (78.95%) MS Exchange
3 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
5 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
5 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
6 9 (47.37%) MCSE
6 9 (47.37%) SQL
6 9 (47.37%) ITIL
7 8 (42.11%) MCP
7 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
7 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
7 8 (42.11%) VMware
8 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
8 7 (36.84%) Linux
8 7 (36.84%) HP
8 7 (36.84%) Citrix
8 7 (36.84%) SAN
9 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 6 (31.58%) Cisco
9 6 (31.58%) MS Office
9 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
9 6 (31.58%) LAN
9 6 (31.58%) VoIP
9 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
9 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (26.32%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 15 September 2014, IT jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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 15 (78.95%) MS Exchange
2 7 (36.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2003
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2013
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint 2010
5 2 (10.53%) Lync
5 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
6 1 (5.26%) IIS
6 1 (5.26%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (42.11%) MS Excel
2 6 (31.58%) MS Office
3 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (5.26%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) SAN
2 6 (31.58%) LAN
2 6 (31.58%) VoIP
3 5 (26.32%) TCP/IP
3 5 (26.32%) VLAN
4 4 (21.05%) DNS
4 4 (21.05%) WAN
5 3 (15.79%) DHCP
5 3 (15.79%) VPN
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco ASA
5 3 (15.79%) NAS
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
6 2 (10.53%) IPv4
7 1 (5.26%) Wireless
7 1 (5.26%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (42.11%) SQL Server
2 4 (21.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (15.79%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (36.84%) Systems Administrator
1 7 (36.84%) Administrator
1 7 (36.84%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 4 (21.05%) Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Analyst
3 3 (15.79%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (10.53%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support
5 1 (5.26%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) IT Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Windows Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
1 4 (21.05%) Video Conferencing
2 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (15.79%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (10.53%) Firmware
4 1 (5.26%) Thin Client
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
4 1 (5.26%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (57.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (36.84%) Linux
5 6 (31.58%) Windows XP
5 6 (31.58%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (31.58%) Windows 7
6 3 (15.79%) UNIX
6 3 (15.79%) Windows Vista
7 1 (5.26%) CentOS
7 1 (5.26%) Debian
7 1 (5.26%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (47.37%) ITIL
2 3 (15.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.79%) Network Design
2 3 (15.79%) Incident Management
2 3 (15.79%) Enterprise Architecture
2 3 (15.79%) Data Protection
3 2 (10.53%) Validation
3 2 (10.53%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (5.26%) Data Management
4 1 (5.26%) CRM
4 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.26%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 9 (47.37%) SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (47.37%) MCSE
3 8 (42.11%) MCP
4 5 (26.32%) MCITP
5 4 (21.05%) Degree
6 3 (15.79%) SC Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Security Cleared
6 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (15.79%) CCNA
6 3 (15.79%) A+ Certification
6 3 (15.79%) MOS
7 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (5.26%) CCA
8 1 (5.26%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (5.26%) NCDA
8 1 (5.26%) NCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) QA
2 2 (10.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 2 (10.53%) GAMP
2 2 (10.53%) GCP
2 2 (10.53%) GMP
3 1 (5.26%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (63.16%) Hyper-V
2 11 (57.89%) Active Directory
3 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (10.53%) XenApp
4 2 (10.53%) XenDesktop
5 1 (5.26%) vSphere
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (5.26%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (5.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 4 (21.05%) SCCM
2 3 (15.79%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (10.53%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (5.26%) Backup Exec
4 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 11 (57.89%) Microsoft
2 8 (42.11%) VMware
3 7 (36.84%) HP
3 7 (36.84%) Citrix
4 6 (31.58%) Cisco
5 4 (21.05%) NetApp
6 3 (15.79%) Nokia
6 3 (15.79%) Dell
6 3 (15.79%) Veeam
6 3 (15.79%) Apple
6 3 (15.79%) CheckPoint
6 3 (15.79%) Symantec
6 3 (15.79%) Remedy
7 2 (10.53%) Veritas
8 1 (5.26%) Red Hat
8 1 (5.26%) IBM
8 1 (5.26%) Websense
8 1 (5.26%) Red Gate
8 1 (5.26%) AppSense
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago