The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cambridgeshire region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 131 128 148
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 11 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.20% 0.46% 0.071%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.61% 1.34% 0.19%
Number of salaries quoted 5 11 2
Average salary £22,000 £28,500 £20,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.80% +37.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £24,646 £20,150
10% offered a salary of more than £34,800 £32,500 £21,350
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
Cambridgeshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
815 823 1031
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 32.97% 34.62% 36.82%
Number of salaries quoted 609 674 908
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,500 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,490 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
East of England

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Peterborough +5 2 £21,500 -21.81%
Cambridge -2 1 £34,500 +6.97% 3
Huntingdon - 1 £35,000 - 1
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Windows
3 19 (90.48%) MS Exchange
3 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (76.19%) Hyper-V
5 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (66.67%) LAN
7 12 (57.14%) ITIL
8 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
9 10 (47.62%) MS Office
9 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
9 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
9 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
9 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
9 10 (47.62%) VMware
9 10 (47.62%) MCITP
10 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 9 (42.86%) SCCM
10 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
10 9 (42.86%) HP
10 9 (42.86%) DNS
10 9 (42.86%) SAN
11 8 (38.10%) DHCP
11 8 (38.10%) SQL
11 8 (38.10%) NAS
12 7 (33.33%) Lync
12 7 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
12 7 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
12 7 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
12 7 (33.33%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 19 (90.48%) MS Exchange
2 9 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (33.33%) Lync
3 7 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 7 (33.33%) SharePoint 2013
3 7 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 6 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (4.76%) IIS
6 1 (4.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 10 (47.62%) MS Office
1 10 (47.62%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) LAN
2 10 (47.62%) TCP/IP
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
3 9 (42.86%) SAN
4 8 (38.10%) DHCP
4 8 (38.10%) NAS
5 7 (33.33%) VoIP
5 7 (33.33%) WAN
6 6 (28.57%) Firewall
6 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (28.57%) VLAN
7 1 (4.76%) VPN
7 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (33.33%) SQL Server
2 6 (28.57%) PostgreSQL
2 6 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (4.76%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Systems Engineer
1 6 (28.57%) Senior Systems Administrator
2 4 (19.05%) Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Service Analyst
3 3 (14.29%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support
5 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (4.76%) IT Technician
5 1 (4.76%) Server Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Server Support Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (33.33%) Firmware
2 6 (28.57%) Data Protection Act
3 2 (9.52%) Video Conferencing
3 2 (9.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (4.76%) Thin Client
4 1 (4.76%) Clustering
4 1 (4.76%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 19 (90.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (52.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (19.05%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Windows XP
6 3 (14.29%) Windows Vista
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) ITIL
2 7 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
2 7 (33.33%) Validation
3 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 6 (28.57%) Enterprise Architecture
3 6 (28.57%) Network Design
4 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
4 1 (4.76%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.76%) Data Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (47.62%) MCITP
3 6 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (28.57%) CCNA
3 6 (28.57%) MCP
3 6 (28.57%) MCSE
3 6 (28.57%) Degree
4 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 3 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (4.76%) CCA
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (4.76%) A+ Certification
6 1 (4.76%) NCDA
6 1 (4.76%) NCIE
6 1 (4.76%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (33.33%) 21 CFR Part 11
1 7 (33.33%) GAMP
1 7 (33.33%) GCP
1 7 (33.33%) GMP
2 6 (28.57%) QA
3 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Hyper-V
2 10 (47.62%) Active Directory
3 9 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (9.52%) XenApp
4 2 (9.52%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.76%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 9 (42.86%) SCCM
2 7 (33.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (4.76%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (47.62%) Microsoft
1 10 (47.62%) VMware
2 9 (42.86%) HP
3 7 (33.33%) Cisco
4 6 (28.57%) Veeam
5 3 (14.29%) Citrix
5 3 (14.29%) NetApp
6 2 (9.52%) Dell
7 1 (4.76%) IBM
7 1 (4.76%) Websense
7 1 (4.76%) Symantec
7 1 (4.76%) Remedy
7 1 (4.76%) Nokia
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.76%) Red Gate
7 1 (4.76%) AppSense
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