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 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 202 215 235
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 68 62 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.92% 0.74% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 2.57% 1.38%
Number of salaries quoted 50 56 33
Average salary £40,000 £35,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,700 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £46,250 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.75%
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
2185 2415 2384
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.46% 28.80% 29.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1763 1923 1982
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,500 £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 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 2 June 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 2 June 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
Bedfordshire +31 23 £50,000 +42.85% 2
Hertfordshire +12 20 £35,000 -6.66%
Essex +21 15 £30,000 +2.56%
Cambridgeshire +6 9 £25,000 -28.57% 3
Norfolk -13 1 £30,000 -7.69%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 2 June 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.

1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (91.46%) Windows
3 125 (76.22%) Active Directory
4 113 (68.90%) MCSE
5 106 (64.63%) Microsoft
6 99 (60.37%) VMware
7 97 (59.15%) SQL Server
8 76 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
9 73 (44.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 66 (40.24%) ITIL
10 66 (40.24%) MS Exchange
11 65 (39.63%) Citrix
12 55 (33.54%) MS Excel
13 52 (31.71%) SharePoint
14 51 (31.10%) MCP
15 48 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
16 46 (28.05%) PowerShell
17 44 (26.83%) MCITP
17 44 (26.83%) SQL
18 40 (24.39%) SCCM
19 39 (23.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 38 (23.17%) VoIP
21 34 (20.73%) SAN
21 34 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2010
22 31 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2007
22 31 (18.90%) Windows Server 2003
22 31 (18.90%) VMware ESX
23 30 (18.29%) Cisco
24 29 (17.68%) Firewall
25 27 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery

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

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 66 (40.24%) MS Exchange
2 52 (31.71%) SharePoint
3 34 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 31 (18.90%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (13.41%) Exchange Server 2003
6 14 (8.54%) Exchange Server 2013
7 7 (4.27%) SharePoint 2013
8 6 (3.66%) Lync
9 3 (1.83%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.61%) IIS
Applications
1 55 (33.54%) MS Excel
2 27 (16.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.22%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.61%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 25 (15.24%) Office 365
2 8 (4.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.05%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (23.17%) VoIP
2 34 (20.73%) SAN
3 29 (17.68%) Firewall
4 19 (11.59%) TCP/IP
5 16 (9.76%) VPN
6 15 (9.15%) DNS
7 14 (8.54%) SSL
7 14 (8.54%) VLAN
8 13 (7.93%) Network Security
8 13 (7.93%) WAN
9 12 (7.32%) FTP
9 12 (7.32%) LAN
9 12 (7.32%) Cisco IOS
10 10 (6.10%) DHCP
11 9 (5.49%) iSCSI
12 6 (3.66%) NAS
13 5 (3.05%) Internet
13 5 (3.05%) SNMP
14 4 (2.44%) SCCP
15 3 (1.83%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (59.15%) SQL Server
2 21 (12.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (5.49%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 9 (5.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (5.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (5.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (5.49%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (3.66%) MySQL
6 5 (3.05%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 17 (10.37%) Finance
2 7 (4.27%) Manufacturing
3 5 (3.05%) Games
4 3 (1.83%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.61%) Retail
5 1 (0.61%) Local Government
5 1 (0.61%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (0.61%) Advertising
5 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 44 (26.83%) Analyst
2 34 (20.73%) Support Analyst
3 26 (15.85%) Consultant
4 20 (12.20%) Administrator
5 17 (10.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (7.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 12 (7.32%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 11 (6.71%) Technical Analyst
8 11 (6.71%) Support Engineer
8 11 (6.71%) Server Support
9 10 (6.10%) Server Support Analyst
9 10 (6.10%) Server Analyst
10 9 (5.49%) SQL DBA
10 9 (5.49%) Virtualisation Consultant
10 9 (5.49%) 3rd Line Support
10 9 (5.49%) DBA
11 8 (4.88%) IT Administrator
12 7 (4.27%) Senior SQL DBA
12 7 (4.27%) Service Desk Analyst
12 7 (4.27%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (6.71%) HTML
1 11 (6.71%) CSS
2 6 (3.66%) Web Services
3 2 (1.22%) .NET
4 1 (0.61%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 15 (9.15%) Replication
2 12 (7.32%) Data Centre
2 12 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (6.71%) FMCG
4 10 (6.10%) Clustering
5 8 (4.88%) Blackberry
6 3 (1.83%) NHS
6 3 (1.83%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.61%) iPhone
8 1 (0.61%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
8 1 (0.61%) Life Science
8 1 (0.61%) E-Learning
8 1 (0.61%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 150 (91.46%) Windows
2 76 (46.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 73 (44.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (18.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (10.98%) Windows 7
6 14 (8.54%) Windows 8
7 10 (6.10%) Linux
8 6 (3.66%) Android
9 5 (3.05%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.05%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.44%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.83%) Windows 2000 Server
12 2 (1.22%) UNIX
13 1 (0.61%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 66 (40.24%) ITIL
2 27 (16.46%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (9.15%) Server Building
4 14 (8.54%) Continuous Improvement
5 11 (6.71%) Service Delivery
6 9 (5.49%) Project Planning
6 9 (5.49%) High Availability
6 9 (5.49%) PRINCE2
6 9 (5.49%) Database Mirroring
6 9 (5.49%) Performance Tuning
7 8 (4.88%) Migration
8 7 (4.27%) Information Security
8 7 (4.27%) Service Management
8 7 (4.27%) Security Management
9 6 (3.66%) Project Management
9 6 (3.66%) ITIL V3
9 6 (3.66%) ITIL V2
9 6 (3.66%) Performance Improvement
9 6 (3.66%) Capacity Planning
10 5 (3.05%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 46 (28.05%) PowerShell
2 44 (26.83%) SQL
3 12 (7.32%) VBScript
4 11 (6.71%) JavaScript
5 9 (5.49%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.22%) Java
6 2 (1.22%) VBA
6 2 (1.22%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 164 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 113 (68.90%) MCSE
3 51 (31.10%) MCP
4 44 (26.83%) MCITP
5 39 (23.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (13.41%) VCP5
7 14 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (7.93%) CCNA
9 10 (6.10%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (5.49%) Degree
10 9 (5.49%) CCA
11 8 (4.88%) MCDST
12 5 (3.05%) MCTS
13 4 (2.44%) CCNP
13 4 (2.44%) CISSP
13 4 (2.44%) A+ Certification
13 4 (2.44%) CISA
14 3 (1.83%) ITIL Certification
15 2 (1.22%) VCP4
15 2 (1.22%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (12.20%) SLA
2 5 (3.05%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (3.05%) GMP
3 4 (2.44%) PCI DSS
4 3 (1.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.61%) QA
5 1 (0.61%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 125 (76.22%) Active Directory
2 48 (29.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (18.90%) VMware ESX
4 26 (15.85%) vSphere
5 25 (15.24%) XenApp
6 23 (14.02%) VMware ESXi
7 21 (12.80%) Hyper-V
8 9 (5.49%) Terminal Services
9 8 (4.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 3 (1.83%) Xen
10 3 (1.83%) Terminal Server
10 3 (1.83%) ISA Server
11 1 (0.61%) XenDesktop
11 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 40 (24.39%) SCCM
2 17 (10.37%) SCOM
3 6 (3.66%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.05%) Nagios
5 1 (0.61%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 106 (64.63%) Microsoft
2 99 (60.37%) VMware
3 65 (39.63%) Citrix
4 30 (18.29%) Cisco
5 21 (12.80%) Intel
6 6 (3.66%) HP
6 6 (3.66%) Red Gate
7 5 (3.05%) WatchGuard
7 5 (3.05%) Sophos
8 4 (2.44%) Apple
9 3 (1.83%) NETGEAR
9 3 (1.83%) SonicWALL
9 3 (1.83%) Fujitsu
9 3 (1.83%) Websense
9 3 (1.83%) Juniper
9 3 (1.83%) Dell
10 2 (1.22%) Oracle
10 2 (1.22%) SAP
10 2 (1.22%) JD Edwards
11 1 (0.61%) Veeam
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