The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Colchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 29 33 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 3.17% 1.40% -
As % of the Qualifications category 14.29% 5.71% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 2 0
Average salary £31,500 £29,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
MCSA
Essex

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

Qualifications Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28 35 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 22.22% 24.48% 27.15%
Number of salaries quoted 24 31 33
Average salary £31,500 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £28,000 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,000 £65,000 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Colchester

MCSA
Salary Trend in Colchester

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Colchester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Colchester

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 2 (40.00%) SAN
4 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) ITIL
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT jobs across the Colchester 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 (80.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint Server
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Office 365
2 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) SAN
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (20.00%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) IT Assistant
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 2 (40.00%) MCITP
3 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNP
4 1 (20.00%) CCNA
4 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (20.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 2 (40.00%) SonicWALL
3 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 1 (20.00%) Pegasus
4 1 (20.00%) Sage