The table below looks at the statistics 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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 153 136 125
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 22 45 34
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.60% 1.26% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 4.06% 3.71%
Number of salaries quoted 22 36 33
Average salary £27,000 £38,750 £24,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.32% +61.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £20,150 £27,500 £20,600
10% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £60,000 £43,700
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
East Midlands
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1050 1109 916
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East Midlands 28.86% 31.07% 32.47%
Number of salaries quoted 890 937 804
Average salary £39,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -13 15 £27,000 -55.00%
Leicestershire +5 3 £28,000 -20.00%
Derbyshire +12 2 £20,750 -58.50%
Lincolnshire +14 1 £20,000 -55.55%
Nottinghamshire +1 1 £33,500 -6.94%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (87.27%) Microsoft
3 47 (85.45%) Windows
4 45 (81.82%) ITIL
5 39 (70.91%) TCP/IP
6 35 (63.64%) MCSE
7 31 (56.36%) MS Exchange
8 30 (54.55%) MCITP
9 28 (50.91%) DNS
10 27 (49.09%) VMware
11 26 (47.27%) MCP
12 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
12 23 (41.82%) Windows 7
13 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
14 20 (36.36%) CCNA
14 20 (36.36%) Hyper-V
15 18 (32.73%) Exchange Server 2010
15 18 (32.73%) SLA
15 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
16 17 (30.91%) Firewall
17 16 (29.09%) DHCP
17 16 (29.09%) Cisco
18 15 (27.27%) Retail
19 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
20 12 (21.82%) MCTS
20 12 (21.82%) VPN
20 12 (21.82%) HND
20 12 (21.82%) Legal
21 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
22 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 31 (56.36%) MS Exchange
2 18 (32.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (16.36%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (1.82%) Lync
4 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (20.00%) MS Excel
2 9 (16.36%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics AX
Communications & Networking
1 39 (70.91%) TCP/IP
2 28 (50.91%) DNS
3 17 (30.91%) Firewall
4 16 (29.09%) DHCP
5 12 (21.82%) VPN
6 3 (5.45%) LAN
6 3 (5.45%) WAN
6 3 (5.45%) SAN
7 1 (1.82%) MPLS
7 1 (1.82%) DSL
7 1 (1.82%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (32.73%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.36%) Crystal Reports
3 1 (1.82%) DB2
General
1 15 (27.27%) Retail
2 12 (21.82%) Legal
3 1 (1.82%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.82%) Electronics
3 1 (1.82%) Law
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Team Leader
1 15 (27.27%) Service Desk Team Leader
2 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) Service Analyst
3 7 (12.73%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (10.91%) Network Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 5 (9.09%) Network Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
5 5 (9.09%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (7.27%) Exchange Specialist
7 3 (5.45%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 2 (3.64%) Desktop Support
9 1 (1.82%) Technical Support
9 1 (1.82%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.82%) Client/Server
1 1 (1.82%) CCTV
1 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 47 (85.45%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Windows 7
3 13 (23.64%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (16.36%) Windows XP
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Server 2003
4 9 (16.36%) Windows Vista
5 2 (3.64%) Linux
6 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (81.82%) ITIL
2 9 (16.36%) Service Delivery
3 8 (14.55%) ITIL V3
4 3 (5.45%) Coaching
5 2 (3.64%) Email Management
5 2 (3.64%) PRINCE2
6 1 (1.82%) CRM
6 1 (1.82%) ERP
6 1 (1.82%) Service Management
6 1 (1.82%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (1.82%) Workflow
6 1 (1.82%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (1.82%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 7 (12.73%) SQL
2 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (63.64%) MCSE
3 30 (54.55%) MCITP
4 26 (47.27%) MCP
5 21 (38.18%) Cisco Certification
6 20 (36.36%) CCNA
7 12 (21.82%) HND
7 12 (21.82%) MCTS
8 10 (18.18%) SC Cleared
8 10 (18.18%) Security Cleared
9 9 (16.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.82%) Network+ Certification
10 1 (1.82%) VCAP
10 1 (1.82%) Degree
10 1 (1.82%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
10 1 (1.82%) CCDA
10 1 (1.82%) CCSP
10 1 (1.82%) CCNP
10 1 (1.82%) CCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.73%) SLA
System Software
1 23 (41.82%) Active Directory
2 20 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 8 (14.55%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (5.45%) SCOM
2 1 (1.82%) SCCM
Vendors
1 48 (87.27%) Microsoft
2 27 (49.09%) VMware
3 16 (29.09%) Cisco
4 3 (5.45%) Dell
4 3 (5.45%) Remedy
5 2 (3.64%) NetApp
6 1 (1.82%) Sun
6 1 (1.82%) EMC
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix
6 1 (1.82%) Hitachi
6 1 (1.82%) BT