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 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 East Midlands 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 138 131 158
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 40 35 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 1.06% 1.10% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 4.33% 1.46%
Number of salaries quoted 38 35 16
Average salary £35,500 £42,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.47% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £22,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,550 £60,000 £31,750
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1067 809 1099
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.40% 25.44% 32.28%
Number of salaries quoted 889 676 929
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 31 July 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 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
Northamptonshire +17 37 £33,500 +52.27% 4
Leicestershire -21 3 £40,000 -5.88%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 64 (86.49%) Microsoft
3 63 (85.14%) ITIL
3 63 (85.14%) Windows
4 60 (81.08%) MS Exchange
5 54 (72.97%) VMware
6 51 (68.92%) Active Directory
7 47 (63.51%) MCSE
8 40 (54.05%) DNS
9 39 (52.70%) TCP/IP
10 38 (51.35%) Hyper-V
11 37 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 37 (50.00%) DHCP
11 37 (50.00%) CCNA
11 37 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
12 36 (48.65%) Firewall
12 36 (48.65%) Cisco
13 29 (39.19%) MCP
13 29 (39.19%) Retail
14 25 (33.78%) MCITP
14 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2003
15 24 (32.43%) SQL Server
15 24 (32.43%) ITIL V3
16 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
17 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (24.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
19 14 (18.92%) Windows 7
20 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2003
20 13 (17.57%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 60 (81.08%) MS Exchange
2 37 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 10 (13.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.35%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 19 (25.68%) MS Excel
2 13 (17.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (4.05%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 40 (54.05%) DNS
2 39 (52.70%) TCP/IP
3 37 (50.00%) DHCP
4 36 (48.65%) Firewall
5 6 (8.11%) SAN
6 3 (4.05%) VPN
6 3 (4.05%) WAN
7 2 (2.70%) LAN
8 1 (1.35%) Unified Communications
8 1 (1.35%) BGP
8 1 (1.35%) MPLS
8 1 (1.35%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (32.43%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.70%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 29 (39.19%) Retail
2 5 (6.76%) Legal
3 3 (4.05%) Law
4 1 (1.35%) Local Government
4 1 (1.35%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (25.68%) Analyst
2 18 (24.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (21.62%) Network Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 15 (20.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 11 (14.86%) Exchange Specialist
5 11 (14.86%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 10 (13.51%) Infrastructure Manager
6 10 (13.51%) Network Manager
6 10 (13.51%) Network Infrastructure Manager
7 9 (12.16%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 9 (12.16%) Team Leader
8 5 (6.76%) Desktop Engineer
9 3 (4.05%) Network Support
9 3 (4.05%) Senior Network Support
9 3 (4.05%) Support Engineer
10 2 (2.70%) 3rd Line Support
10 2 (2.70%) Service Analyst
10 2 (2.70%) 2nd Line Support
10 2 (2.70%) Desktop Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (4.05%) Kindle
2 1 (1.35%) Blackberry
2 1 (1.35%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 63 (85.14%) Windows
2 25 (33.78%) Windows Server 2003
3 16 (21.62%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (18.92%) Windows 7
5 9 (12.16%) Windows Vista
5 9 (12.16%) Windows XP
6 2 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (85.14%) ITIL
2 24 (32.43%) ITIL V3
3 4 (5.41%) Workflow
4 2 (2.70%) Migration
4 2 (2.70%) Service Delivery
5 1 (1.35%) Change Control
5 1 (1.35%) Problem Management
5 1 (1.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (5.41%) SQL
Qualifications
1 74 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (63.51%) MCSE
3 37 (50.00%) CCNA
3 37 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 29 (39.19%) MCP
5 25 (33.78%) MCITP
6 18 (24.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (12.16%) SC Cleared
7 9 (12.16%) Security Cleared
8 6 (8.11%) MCTS
9 4 (5.41%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (5.41%) VCAP
10 3 (4.05%) HNC
11 2 (2.70%) HND
12 1 (1.35%) VCP5
12 1 (1.35%) CCA
12 1 (1.35%) Citrix Certification
12 1 (1.35%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) SLA
2 3 (4.05%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 51 (68.92%) Active Directory
2 38 (51.35%) Hyper-V
3 18 (24.32%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (4.05%) vSphere
5 2 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.70%) XenApp
5 2 (2.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.35%) UAG
6 1 (1.35%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 3 (4.05%) SCOM
1 3 (4.05%) WSUS
2 2 (2.70%) SCCM
3 1 (1.35%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.35%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 64 (86.49%) Microsoft
2 54 (72.97%) VMware
3 36 (48.65%) Cisco
4 6 (8.11%) NetApp
5 5 (6.76%) Hitachi
5 5 (6.76%) EMC
6 4 (5.41%) Altiris
7 3 (4.05%) Dell
7 3 (4.05%) Citrix
8 2 (2.70%) Remedy
8 2 (2.70%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.35%) F5
9 1 (1.35%) CheckPoint
9 1 (1.35%) HP
9 1 (1.35%) Juniper
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Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
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Salary: Excellent DOE
Posted: 6 days ago
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University of Derby
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 days ago