The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 164 223 231
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 98 42 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.30% 0.53% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.13% 1.76% 0.99%
Number of salaries quoted 80 37 20
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £24,646
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +42.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,225 £21,800 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £58,500 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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 of England region.

Qualifications Category
East of England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2371 2384 2225
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 31.43% 29.91% 28.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2015 1902 1832
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Salary Trend in the East of England

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

MCSA Salary Trend in the East of England

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the East of England

MCSA
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. 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
Hertfordshire +25 40 £30,000 -33.33% 2
Bedfordshire +24 30 £50,000 +33.33% 1
Essex +1 14 £50,000 +68.06% 3
Cambridgeshire +21 13 £26,250 +20.68% 1
Norfolk +3 1 £30,000 -14.28%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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.

1 176 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 165 (93.75%) Windows
3 134 (76.14%) Active Directory
4 126 (71.59%) MCSE
5 122 (69.32%) VMware
6 119 (67.61%) Microsoft
7 110 (62.50%) SQL Server
8 98 (55.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 81 (46.02%) Windows Server 2012
10 62 (35.23%) ITIL
11 60 (34.09%) Citrix
12 58 (32.95%) MCITP
13 55 (31.25%) MCP
13 55 (31.25%) SQL
14 54 (30.68%) MS Excel
15 52 (29.55%) MS Exchange
15 52 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 50 (28.41%) SCCM
17 48 (27.27%) PowerShell
18 47 (26.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 46 (26.14%) SharePoint
20 42 (23.86%) VMware ESXi
21 40 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
22 36 (20.45%) VMware ESX
23 35 (19.89%) TCP/IP
23 35 (19.89%) XenApp
24 33 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
24 33 (18.75%) DNS
25 32 (18.18%) Office 365
25 32 (18.18%) Windows 7

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT jobs across the East of England 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 52 (29.55%) MS Exchange
2 46 (26.14%) SharePoint
3 33 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 27 (15.34%) Exchange Server 2007
5 23 (13.07%) Exchange Server 2003
6 17 (9.66%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (3.98%) Lync
8 6 (3.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (30.68%) MS Excel
2 17 (9.66%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.57%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 32 (18.18%) Office 365
2 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (19.89%) TCP/IP
2 33 (18.75%) DNS
3 31 (17.61%) Firewall
4 28 (15.91%) DHCP
5 25 (14.20%) SAN
6 19 (10.80%) VoIP
7 16 (9.09%) WAN
8 15 (8.52%) LAN
9 11 (6.25%) VPN
9 11 (6.25%) Network Security
10 10 (5.68%) iSCSI
11 8 (4.55%) NAS
11 8 (4.55%) VLAN
11 8 (4.55%) SSL
12 5 (2.84%) Internet
12 5 (2.84%) SNMP
13 4 (2.27%) Skype
14 3 (1.70%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.70%) FTP
15 2 (1.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 26 (14.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (13.07%) SQL Server 2012
4 19 (10.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (10.23%) SQL Server 2000
6 17 (9.66%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 17 (9.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 17 (9.66%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 6 (3.41%) MySQL
8 5 (2.84%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (4.55%) Finance
2 5 (2.84%) Games
3 4 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.27%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.57%) Advertising
4 1 (0.57%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.57%) Back Office
4 1 (0.57%) Retail
4 1 (0.57%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (21.02%) Analyst
2 27 (15.34%) Support Analyst
3 21 (11.93%) Administrator
4 19 (10.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 19 (10.80%) Consultant
4 19 (10.80%) DBA
5 18 (10.23%) SQL DBA
6 16 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (7.39%) Server Engineer
8 12 (6.82%) Senior DBA
8 12 (6.82%) Technical Support
8 12 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
9 11 (6.25%) Support Engineer
9 11 (6.25%) Server Support
9 11 (6.25%) Help Desk Engineer
9 11 (6.25%) Senior SQL DBA
10 10 (5.68%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 10 (5.68%) Systems Administrator
10 10 (5.68%) Server Support Analyst
10 10 (5.68%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (3.41%) Web Services
2 3 (1.70%) HTML
2 3 (1.70%) CSS
3 2 (1.14%) .NET
4 1 (0.57%) COM
4 1 (0.57%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 24 (13.64%) Replication
2 20 (11.36%) Clustering
3 13 (7.39%) Data Centre
4 11 (6.25%) Blackberry
5 10 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
6 5 (2.84%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (2.84%) HP StoreVirtual
7 4 (2.27%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.70%) NHS
8 3 (1.70%) FMCG
9 2 (1.14%) E-Learning
10 1 (0.57%) Mathematics
10 1 (0.57%) Life Science
10 1 (0.57%) Video Conferencing
10 1 (0.57%) iPhone
10 1 (0.57%) HP Storage
10 1 (0.57%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 165 (93.75%) Windows
2 98 (55.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 81 (46.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 32 (18.18%) Windows 7
6 10 (5.68%) Linux
7 8 (4.55%) Windows 8
8 6 (3.41%) Android
9 5 (2.84%) Mac OS X
9 5 (2.84%) Ubuntu
10 4 (2.27%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.14%) UNIX
13 1 (0.57%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 62 (35.23%) ITIL
2 27 (15.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 20 (11.36%) Server Building
4 18 (10.23%) High Availability
5 17 (9.66%) Performance Tuning
5 17 (9.66%) Database Mirroring
6 14 (7.95%) PRINCE2
7 13 (7.39%) Service Delivery
8 10 (5.68%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (5.11%) Project Planning
9 9 (5.11%) Migration
10 7 (3.98%) Mentoring
11 6 (3.41%) Project Management
11 6 (3.41%) Continuous Improvement
11 6 (3.41%) Performance Improvement
12 5 (2.84%) Infrastructure Management
12 5 (2.84%) Validation
13 4 (2.27%) Change Control
14 3 (1.70%) Time Management
14 3 (1.70%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 55 (31.25%) SQL
2 48 (27.27%) PowerShell
3 19 (10.80%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.84%) VBA
4 5 (2.84%) Bash Shell
5 4 (2.27%) VBScript
6 3 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.14%) Java
8 1 (0.57%) PHP
8 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 176 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (71.59%) MCSE
3 58 (32.95%) MCITP
4 55 (31.25%) MCP
5 47 (26.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 29 (16.48%) Cisco Certification
7 28 (15.91%) CCNA
8 23 (13.07%) VCP5
9 11 (6.25%) CCA
9 11 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
10 6 (3.41%) Degree
11 5 (2.84%) A+ Certification
11 5 (2.84%) MCTS
12 4 (2.27%) CCNP
13 3 (1.70%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (1.70%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.14%) MCDBA
14 2 (1.14%) VCP4
14 2 (1.14%) MCDST
15 1 (0.57%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (12.50%) SLA
2 5 (2.84%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (2.84%) GMP
System Software
1 134 (76.14%) Active Directory
2 52 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (23.86%) VMware ESXi
4 36 (20.45%) VMware ESX
5 35 (19.89%) XenApp
6 28 (15.91%) vSphere
7 21 (11.93%) Hyper-V
8 10 (5.68%) Terminal Services
8 10 (5.68%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.27%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.70%) ISA Server
10 3 (1.70%) Xen
11 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.57%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 50 (28.41%) SCCM
2 21 (11.93%) SCOM
3 7 (3.98%) Backup Exec
4 5 (2.84%) Nagios
Vendors
1 122 (69.32%) VMware
2 119 (67.61%) Microsoft
3 60 (34.09%) Citrix
4 29 (16.48%) Cisco
5 26 (14.77%) Intel
6 14 (7.95%) Red Gate
7 9 (5.11%) HP
8 8 (4.55%) Apple
9 6 (3.41%) Dell
9 6 (3.41%) Fujitsu
10 5 (2.84%) WatchGuard
10 5 (2.84%) SonicWALL
10 5 (2.84%) Sophos
11 4 (2.27%) Oracle
12 3 (1.70%) Websense
12 3 (1.70%) Juniper
13 2 (1.14%) JD Edwards
13 2 (1.14%) SAP
14 1 (0.57%) EMC
14 1 (0.57%) Sage
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Ashdown IT
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus (up to 10K)
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
NAK Consulting
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Colchester, Essex
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Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
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Essex
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Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
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