The first table below looks at the demand for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 18 April 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 East Midlands region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 162 148 145
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 28 20 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.71% 0.65% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 2.35% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 27 18 13
Average salary £38,000 £33,750 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.59% -3.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £13,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,000 £70,000 £35,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1062 851 1119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 26.80% 27.60% 31.83%
Number of salaries quoted 910 741 971
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
England

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

MCSA
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

MCSA Salary Trend in the East Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

MCSA
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Northamptonshire -1 22 £38,000 -32.44% 3
Derbyshire -15 3 £50,000 +104.08% 1
Nottinghamshire -7 2 £41,250 +26.92%
Leicestershire -14 1 £27,500 -22.37% 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (90.54%) Windows
3 58 (78.38%) Microsoft
4 51 (68.92%) MCSE
5 44 (59.46%) ITIL
6 41 (55.41%) MS Exchange
7 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
7 38 (51.35%) VMware
8 35 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
9 34 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
9 34 (45.95%) Cisco
10 33 (44.59%) MCP
10 33 (44.59%) Cisco Certification
11 32 (43.24%) Firewall
12 31 (41.89%) DNS
13 30 (40.54%) DHCP
14 29 (39.19%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (37.84%) MCITP
16 27 (36.49%) CCNA
17 25 (33.78%) Citrix
18 24 (32.43%) SharePoint
19 23 (31.08%) TCP/IP
19 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
20 21 (28.38%) VPN
20 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (28.38%) XenApp
21 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
21 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
21 19 (25.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 18 (24.32%) Retail

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT jobs across the East Midlands 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 41 (55.41%) MS Exchange
2 29 (39.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (32.43%) SharePoint
4 13 (17.57%) IIS
5 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (12.16%) SharePoint 2010
7 7 (9.46%) Exchange Server 2007
8 5 (6.76%) Exchange Server 2013
9 3 (4.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (2.70%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (2.70%) Lync
11 1 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 17 (22.97%) MS Excel
2 6 (8.11%) MS Office
3 2 (2.70%) PowerPivot
Cloud Services
1 10 (13.51%) SaaS
2 2 (2.70%) Office 365
3 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (43.24%) Firewall
2 31 (41.89%) DNS
3 30 (40.54%) DHCP
4 23 (31.08%) TCP/IP
5 21 (28.38%) VPN
6 15 (20.27%) LAN
7 12 (16.22%) WAN
8 10 (13.51%) NetScaler
8 10 (13.51%) SAN
8 10 (13.51%) SSL
9 7 (9.46%) ADSL
9 7 (9.46%) Wireless
9 7 (9.46%) Unified Communications
10 4 (5.41%) VoIP
11 3 (4.05%) Internet
11 3 (4.05%) MPLS
11 3 (4.05%) OSPF
11 3 (4.05%) BGP
12 2 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
12 2 (2.70%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (31.08%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
2 6 (8.11%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 18 (24.32%) Retail
2 7 (9.46%) Back Office
2 7 (9.46%) Dutch Language
2 7 (9.46%) French Language
2 7 (9.46%) German Language
2 7 (9.46%) Portuguese Language
2 7 (9.46%) Spanish Language
3 3 (4.05%) Finance
4 2 (2.70%) Local Government
4 2 (2.70%) Law
4 2 (2.70%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.35%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Support Analyst
3 17 (22.97%) Senior Analyst
3 17 (22.97%) Senior Support Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Citrix Support Analyst
4 10 (13.51%) Citrix Support
4 10 (13.51%) Senior Citrix Support
4 10 (13.51%) Architect
5 7 (9.46%) Consultant
6 6 (8.11%) IT Support
6 6 (8.11%) Network Analyst
6 6 (8.11%) Support Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Technical Architect
7 5 (6.76%) Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
7 5 (6.76%) Network Manager
7 5 (6.76%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 5 (6.76%) Senior IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (9.46%) .NET
1 7 (9.46%) ASP.NET
2 3 (4.05%) Application Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.51%) Fat Client
1 10 (13.51%) Thin Client
2 7 (9.46%) EPoS
2 7 (9.46%) Enterprise Storage
3 5 (6.76%) Clustering
4 3 (4.05%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.70%) Kindle
6 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 67 (90.54%) Windows
2 35 (47.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (45.95%) Windows Server 2003
4 19 (25.68%) Windows 7
5 13 (17.57%) Windows XP
6 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.05%) Windows Vista
7 3 (4.05%) Windows 8
8 2 (2.70%) Windows 2000
9 1 (1.35%) Linux
9 1 (1.35%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (59.46%) ITIL
2 11 (14.86%) ITIL V3
2 11 (14.86%) Change Control
3 10 (13.51%) Time Management
4 8 (10.81%) Project Management
5 7 (9.46%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (8.11%) PRINCE2
7 3 (4.05%) Problem Management
8 2 (2.70%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (2.70%) Migration
8 2 (2.70%) Workflow
8 2 (2.70%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (1.35%) Software Engineering
9 1 (1.35%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 13 (17.57%) SQL
2 7 (9.46%) VBA
2 7 (9.46%) C#
2 7 (9.46%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.35%) LINC
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (68.92%) MCSE
3 33 (44.59%) MCP
3 33 (44.59%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (37.84%) MCITP
5 27 (36.49%) CCNA
6 19 (25.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (22.97%) CCNP
8 11 (14.86%) CCA
8 11 (14.86%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (13.51%) CCIA
10 8 (10.81%) Degree
11 7 (9.46%) CCDA
11 7 (9.46%) A+ Certification
11 7 (9.46%) Network+ Certification
11 7 (9.46%) HP AIS
11 7 (9.46%) HP ASE
12 6 (8.11%) MCTS
12 6 (8.11%) CCDP
13 3 (4.05%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.51%) SLA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 38 (51.35%) Active Directory
2 21 (28.38%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (28.38%) XenApp
3 19 (25.68%) Hyper-V
4 14 (18.92%) XenDesktop
5 13 (17.57%) vSphere
6 10 (13.51%) XenServer
7 4 (5.41%) UAG
7 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.70%) VMware ESX
9 1 (1.35%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 15 (20.27%) SCCM
2 7 (9.46%) MOM
2 7 (9.46%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (5.41%) SCOM
3 4 (5.41%) Backup Exec
4 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds Orion
5 2 (2.70%) WSUS
5 2 (2.70%) Foglight
6 1 (1.35%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.35%) SCVMM
6 1 (1.35%) SCDPM
6 1 (1.35%) SCSM
Vendors
1 58 (78.38%) Microsoft
2 38 (51.35%) VMware
3 34 (45.95%) Cisco
4 25 (33.78%) Citrix
5 10 (13.51%) Wyse
6 9 (12.16%) HP
7 7 (9.46%) Oracle
8 4 (5.41%) NetApp
9 3 (4.05%) CheckPoint
9 3 (4.05%) Symantec
9 3 (4.05%) Juniper
9 3 (4.05%) AppSense
9 3 (4.05%) Altiris
9 3 (4.05%) LANDesk
9 3 (4.05%) Veeam
9 3 (4.05%) SolarWinds
9 3 (4.05%) F5
10 2 (2.70%) Dell
11 1 (1.35%) IBM
11 1 (1.35%) EMC
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + bens+bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
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Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leicestershire
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Salary: Market related
Posted: 5 days ago
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + 23 days holiday, pension scheme
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 26 days ago