The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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 Colchester region.

Location
3 months to
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 30 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 3.47% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 15.79% - -
Number of salaries quoted 5 0 0
Average salary £31,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Qualifications Category
Colchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
38 61 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Colchester 21.97% 35.06% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 30 51 49
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% +42.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,100 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £40,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
Essex

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 1 August 2014, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) MS Office
3 4 (57.14%) ITIL
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) VoIP
3 4 (57.14%) Citrix
3 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (42.86%) Finance
4 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
4 3 (42.86%) MCSE
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
5 2 (28.57%) Windows
5 2 (28.57%) Cisco
5 2 (28.57%) Pegasus
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (28.57%) Firewall
5 2 (28.57%) VMware
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
5 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (14.29%) Change Control
6 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
6 1 (14.29%) Incident Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Colchester by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 (57.14%) MS Exchange
1 4 (57.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Office
2 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) VoIP
2 2 (28.57%) Firewall
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Analyst
1 4 (57.14%) Service Desk Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) IT Support
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (14.29%) Field Engineer
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Vista
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 7
1 2 (28.57%) Windows 8
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Control
2 1 (14.29%) Problem Management
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) MCSE
2 3 (42.86%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 4 (57.14%) Citrix
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 2 (28.57%) Cisco
3 2 (28.57%) Pegasus
3 2 (28.57%) VMware