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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 173 231 226
Rank change year-on-year
+58 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 96 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.32% 0.58% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.49% 1.90% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 84 40 36
Average salary £32,250 £35,000 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.85% -4.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,600 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,000 £45,000 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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
2137 2427 2426
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.43% 30.72% 28.73%
Number of salaries quoted 1692 1941 1985
Average salary £43,900 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +37 43 £32,500 +20.37%
Essex +11 21 £30,000 +20.00%
Bedfordshire +26 16 £40,000 +14.28% 1
Norfolk - 8 £30,000 -
Cambridgeshire +2 6 £27,000 -23.94% 1
Suffolk 0 2 £43,000 -4.44%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 158 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 138 (87.34%) Windows
3 121 (76.58%) Active Directory
4 109 (68.99%) Microsoft
5 98 (62.03%) MCSE
6 86 (54.43%) VMware
7 85 (53.80%) SQL Server
8 64 (40.51%) MS Excel
9 60 (37.97%) ITIL
9 60 (37.97%) Citrix
10 59 (37.34%) MS Exchange
10 59 (37.34%) Windows Server 2008
11 57 (36.08%) Windows Server 2012
11 57 (36.08%) SharePoint
12 54 (34.18%) MCITP
13 44 (27.85%) PowerShell
14 43 (27.22%) VoIP
14 43 (27.22%) MCP
15 38 (24.05%) MS Office
16 36 (22.78%) Cisco
17 34 (21.52%) SQL
18 33 (20.89%) SCCM
19 32 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (20.25%) Exchange Server 2007
20 28 (17.72%) SAN
21 27 (17.09%) SQL Server 2008
21 27 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
22 26 (16.46%) Windows 7
22 26 (16.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 26 (16.46%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 59 (37.34%) MS Exchange
2 57 (36.08%) SharePoint
3 32 (20.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (17.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (7.59%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (6.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
8 4 (2.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.90%) IIS
10 2 (1.27%) Lync
Applications
1 64 (40.51%) MS Excel
2 38 (24.05%) MS Office
3 1 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.27%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.03%) Office 365
2 7 (4.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (27.22%) VoIP
2 28 (17.72%) SAN
3 26 (16.46%) Firewall
4 18 (11.39%) VPN
5 14 (8.86%) VLAN
5 14 (8.86%) SSL
6 13 (8.23%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (8.23%) FTP
7 10 (6.33%) Network Security
8 9 (5.70%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.43%) DNS
9 7 (4.43%) Wireless
9 7 (4.43%) WAN
10 6 (3.80%) LAN
11 5 (3.16%) SNMP
12 4 (2.53%) Internet
12 4 (2.53%) SCCP
13 3 (1.90%) NAS
13 3 (1.90%) Cisco Nexus
14 2 (1.27%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (53.80%) SQL Server
2 27 (17.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (10.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.16%) MySQL
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 24 (15.19%) Finance
2 5 (3.16%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.16%) Games
3 1 (0.63%) Banking
3 1 (0.63%) Retail
3 1 (0.63%) Local Government
3 1 (0.63%) Advertising
3 1 (0.63%) Back Office
3 1 (0.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (31.01%) Analyst
2 34 (21.52%) Support Analyst
3 22 (13.92%) Consultant
4 19 (12.03%) Support Engineer
5 16 (10.13%) Administrator
6 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 14 (8.86%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 13 (8.23%) Service Analyst
7 13 (8.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 12 (7.59%) Service Desk Analyst
8 12 (7.59%) 2nd Line Support
8 12 (7.59%) Graduate
9 11 (6.96%) Server Support
9 11 (6.96%) Technical Analyst
10 10 (6.33%) IT Administrator
10 10 (6.33%) Server Analyst
11 9 (5.70%) Security Administrator
11 9 (5.70%) Server Support Analyst
12 8 (5.06%) IT Security Administrator
12 8 (5.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (7.59%) CSS
1 12 (7.59%) HTML
2 6 (3.80%) Web Services
3 2 (1.27%) .NET
4 1 (0.63%) Flash
4 1 (0.63%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (7.59%) FMCG
1 12 (7.59%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.33%) Replication
3 4 (2.53%) Clustering
4 3 (1.90%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.27%) CCTV
5 2 (1.27%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.27%) EqualLogic
6 1 (0.63%) User Experience
6 1 (0.63%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.63%) LIMS
6 1 (0.63%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 138 (87.34%) Windows
2 59 (37.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (36.08%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (16.46%) Windows 7
5 24 (15.19%) Windows 8
6 21 (13.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (6.33%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.43%) Linux
9 5 (3.16%) Mac OS X
9 5 (3.16%) Ubuntu
9 5 (3.16%) Android
10 1 (0.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 60 (37.97%) ITIL
2 19 (12.03%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (8.86%) Continuous Improvement
4 10 (6.33%) Service Management
5 9 (5.70%) Security Management
5 9 (5.70%) Information Security
5 9 (5.70%) ITIL V3
5 9 (5.70%) ITIL V2
6 8 (5.06%) Project Management
6 8 (5.06%) Migration
6 8 (5.06%) Project Planning
6 8 (5.06%) PRINCE2
7 7 (4.43%) Change Control
8 6 (3.80%) Performance Improvement
8 6 (3.80%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.16%) Incident Management
9 5 (3.16%) Infrastructure Management
10 4 (2.53%) Performance Monitoring
10 4 (2.53%) Mentoring
10 4 (2.53%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.85%) PowerShell
2 34 (21.52%) SQL
3 13 (8.23%) VBScript
4 12 (7.59%) JavaScript
5 4 (2.53%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.27%) Java
7 1 (0.63%) VB
7 1 (0.63%) VBA
7 1 (0.63%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 158 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (62.03%) MCSE
3 54 (34.18%) MCITP
4 43 (27.22%) MCP
5 26 (16.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (12.03%) MCDST
7 17 (10.76%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (8.23%) CCNA
9 11 (6.96%) MCTS
9 11 (6.96%) Degree
9 11 (6.96%) VCP5
10 6 (3.80%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.16%) CCNP
12 4 (2.53%) CCA
12 4 (2.53%) CISSP
12 4 (2.53%) CISA
12 4 (2.53%) SC Cleared
12 4 (2.53%) Security Cleared
13 3 (1.90%) CCIA
13 3 (1.90%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.13%) SLA
2 4 (2.53%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (2.53%) GMP
2 4 (2.53%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.27%) QA
5 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (76.58%) Active Directory
2 32 (20.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (14.56%) Hyper-V
4 22 (13.92%) VMware ESXi
5 17 (10.76%) VMware ESX
6 16 (10.13%) XenApp
6 16 (10.13%) vSphere
7 5 (3.16%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
8 2 (1.27%) Xen
9 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.63%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 33 (20.89%) SCCM
2 16 (10.13%) SCOM
3 8 (5.06%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.16%) Nagios
5 2 (1.27%) Cacti
5 2 (1.27%) Opsview
6 1 (0.63%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 109 (68.99%) Microsoft
2 86 (54.43%) VMware
3 60 (37.97%) Citrix
4 36 (22.78%) Cisco
5 10 (6.33%) Intel
6 5 (3.16%) HP
6 5 (3.16%) Dell
6 5 (3.16%) WatchGuard
6 5 (3.16%) Sophos
7 4 (2.53%) SonicWALL
8 3 (1.90%) NETGEAR
8 3 (1.90%) Veeam
8 3 (1.90%) Meraki
8 3 (1.90%) Symantec
9 2 (1.27%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.27%) SAP
10 1 (0.63%) Oracle
10 1 (0.63%) EMC
10 1 (0.63%) Mitel
10 1 (0.63%) Fujitsu
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