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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 182 201 253
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +52
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 71 42 20
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.98% 0.64% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.33% 2.03% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 59 38 19
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £21,050
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £70,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-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
2129 2066 2516
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.25% 31.50% 29.54%
Number of salaries quoted 1686 1617 2093
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £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 30 January 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 January 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
Essex -2 23 £32,000 +60.00%
Hertfordshire +4 17 £27,250 -9.16% 1
Bedfordshire +4 11 £40,000 -15.78% 1
Cambridgeshire +1 10 £27,000 -47.31% 1
Norfolk - 10 £30,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 91 (81.98%) Windows
3 85 (76.58%) Microsoft
4 80 (72.07%) Active Directory
5 57 (51.35%) MCSE
6 56 (50.45%) MS Excel
7 52 (46.85%) MS Exchange
8 48 (43.24%) VMware
9 46 (41.44%) ITIL
10 43 (38.74%) SQL Server
11 41 (36.94%) Citrix
12 35 (31.53%) Cisco
12 35 (31.53%) MS Office
12 35 (31.53%) MCITP
13 34 (30.63%) Exchange Server 2007
14 32 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
15 31 (27.93%) VoIP
16 29 (26.13%) Exchange Server 2010
16 29 (26.13%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (24.32%) MCP
18 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 23 (20.72%) Hyper-V
19 23 (20.72%) Finance
19 23 (20.72%) SQL
20 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
20 22 (19.82%) Cisco Certification
21 19 (17.12%) CCNA
22 17 (15.32%) SAN
22 17 (15.32%) VPN
22 17 (15.32%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (46.85%) MS Exchange
2 34 (30.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 29 (26.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 22 (19.82%) SharePoint
5 13 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 10 (9.01%) Exchange Server 2003
6 10 (9.01%) SharePoint 2013
7 5 (4.50%) Lync
7 5 (4.50%) IIS
8 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 56 (50.45%) MS Excel
2 35 (31.53%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 13 (11.71%) Office 365
2 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (4.50%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 31 (27.93%) VoIP
2 17 (15.32%) SAN
2 17 (15.32%) VPN
3 16 (14.41%) Firewall
4 12 (10.81%) VLAN
5 10 (9.01%) SSL
5 10 (9.01%) FTP
5 10 (9.01%) Cisco IOS
6 8 (7.21%) Wireless
7 7 (6.31%) Network Security
8 4 (3.60%) SCCP
9 3 (2.70%) NAS
9 3 (2.70%) Cisco Nexus
9 3 (2.70%) WAN
9 3 (2.70%) LAN
10 2 (1.80%) IPv4
11 1 (0.90%) Asterisk PBX
11 1 (0.90%) PBX
11 1 (0.90%) DHCP
11 1 (0.90%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (38.74%) SQL Server
2 11 (9.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 23 (20.72%) Finance
2 3 (2.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.90%) Local Government
4 1 (0.90%) Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (23.42%) Analyst
2 20 (18.02%) Support Engineer
3 17 (15.32%) Support Analyst
4 16 (14.41%) Administrator
5 15 (13.51%) Consultant
6 14 (12.61%) Service Analyst
7 13 (11.71%) Service Desk Analyst
8 10 (9.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 10 (9.01%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 10 (9.01%) Security Administrator
8 10 (9.01%) Graduate
9 9 (8.11%) IT Administrator
9 9 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (7.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 8 (7.21%) IT Security Administrator
11 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (5.41%) Pre Sales Engineer
11 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.50%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (8.11%) HTML
1 9 (8.11%) CSS
2 1 (0.90%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (15.32%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (8.11%) FMCG
3 4 (3.60%) Replication
4 3 (2.70%) Video Conferencing
4 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.80%) Clustering
5 2 (1.80%) EqualLogic
5 2 (1.80%) Computer Science
5 2 (1.80%) CCTV
6 1 (0.90%) LIMS
Operating Systems
1 91 (81.98%) Windows
2 32 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (26.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (15.32%) Windows 7
4 17 (15.32%) Windows 8
5 16 (14.41%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.81%) Windows XP
7 9 (8.11%) Linux
8 3 (2.70%) UNIX
9 1 (0.90%) CentOS
9 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.90%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) ITIL
2 14 (12.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (9.91%) Service Management
4 10 (9.01%) Project Management
4 10 (9.01%) ITIL V3
4 10 (9.01%) ITIL V2
5 9 (8.11%) Continuous Improvement
5 9 (8.11%) Root Cause Analysis
5 9 (8.11%) Information Security
5 9 (8.11%) Security Management
6 8 (7.21%) Incident Management
7 5 (4.50%) Change Control
7 5 (4.50%) Migration
7 5 (4.50%) PRINCE2
8 4 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 4 (3.60%) Problem Management
9 3 (2.70%) Performance Monitoring
10 2 (1.80%) Data Modelling
10 2 (1.80%) Agile Software Development
10 2 (1.80%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.72%) SQL
2 11 (9.91%) PowerShell
3 9 (8.11%) JavaScript
3 9 (8.11%) VBScript
4 3 (2.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (51.35%) MCSE
3 35 (31.53%) MCITP
4 27 (24.32%) MCP
5 22 (19.82%) Cisco Certification
6 19 (17.12%) CCNA
7 17 (15.32%) MCDST
8 14 (12.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (10.81%) CCNP
10 11 (9.91%) MCTS
11 7 (6.31%) Degree
12 6 (5.41%) VCP5
13 5 (4.50%) SC Cleared
13 5 (4.50%) Security Cleared
14 4 (3.60%) CISSP
14 4 (3.60%) CISA
15 3 (2.70%) MOS
15 3 (2.70%) A+ Certification
15 3 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
16 2 (1.80%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) SLA
2 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.80%) QA
5 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 80 (72.07%) Active Directory
2 25 (22.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (20.72%) Hyper-V
4 9 (8.11%) vSphere
5 8 (7.21%) XenApp
6 7 (6.31%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.80%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.90%) Xen
8 1 (0.90%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 4 (3.60%) Backup Exec
2 3 (2.70%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
2 3 (2.70%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (1.80%) Opsview
3 2 (1.80%) Cacti
4 1 (0.90%) SCCM
4 1 (0.90%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 85 (76.58%) Microsoft
2 48 (43.24%) VMware
3 41 (36.94%) Citrix
4 35 (31.53%) Cisco
5 7 (6.31%) Symantec
6 6 (5.41%) Intel
7 4 (3.60%) Dell
7 4 (3.60%) Veeam
8 3 (2.70%) NETGEAR
8 3 (2.70%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.70%) Meraki
8 3 (2.70%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.70%) Nokia
8 3 (2.70%) Remedy
8 3 (2.70%) Apple
9 2 (1.80%) HP
10 1 (0.90%) Kaseya
10 1 (0.90%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (0.90%) Dell KACE
10 1 (0.90%) Mitel
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