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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 228 227
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 74 35 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.46% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 1.47% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 63 32 23
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £24,646
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +42.01%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £29,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £63,750 £32,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
2307 2377 2050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 31.40% 30.93% 28.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1974 1856 1695
Average salary £44,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.70% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +16 36 £31,250 -16.66% 2
Essex +3 16 £35,000 +22.80% 2
Bedfordshire +16 15 £55,000 +6.79%
Cambridgeshire +13 6 £33,750 -2.87% 1
Norfolk +6 1 £25,000 -28.57%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 132 (90.41%) Windows
3 100 (68.49%) Active Directory
4 99 (67.81%) Microsoft
5 97 (66.44%) VMware
6 94 (64.38%) MCSE
7 85 (58.22%) SQL Server
8 78 (53.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (40.41%) ITIL
10 57 (39.04%) Windows Server 2012
11 53 (36.30%) SQL
11 53 (36.30%) Citrix
12 51 (34.93%) MS Exchange
13 49 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
14 48 (32.88%) MCP
15 43 (29.45%) MS Excel
16 42 (28.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 40 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
18 38 (26.03%) MCITP
19 37 (25.34%) XenApp
19 37 (25.34%) TCP/IP
19 37 (25.34%) DNS
20 34 (23.29%) VMware ESX
20 34 (23.29%) Exchange Server 2010
21 33 (22.60%) Windows 7
22 32 (21.92%) DHCP
23 31 (21.23%) Firewall
23 31 (21.23%) Office 365
24 30 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2007
25 29 (19.86%) VMware ESXi

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

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 51 (34.93%) MS Exchange
2 34 (23.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 30 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2007
4 27 (18.49%) Exchange Server 2003
5 19 (13.01%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (10.27%) SharePoint
7 6 (4.11%) Lync
7 6 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2000
8 1 (0.68%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 43 (29.45%) MS Excel
2 16 (10.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.68%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 31 (21.23%) Office 365
2 18 (12.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (2.74%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.68%) Google Apps
4 1 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (25.34%) TCP/IP
1 37 (25.34%) DNS
2 32 (21.92%) DHCP
3 31 (21.23%) Firewall
4 20 (13.70%) SAN
5 15 (10.27%) LAN
5 15 (10.27%) WAN
6 11 (7.53%) VoIP
7 10 (6.85%) VPN
7 10 (6.85%) Network Security
7 10 (6.85%) iSCSI
8 9 (6.16%) NAS
9 6 (4.11%) SSL
9 6 (4.11%) VLAN
10 4 (2.74%) Skype
10 4 (2.74%) Internet
10 4 (2.74%) SNMP
11 2 (1.37%) Ethernet
11 2 (1.37%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.68%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 85 (58.22%) SQL Server
2 21 (14.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 20 (13.70%) SQL Server 2000
4 19 (13.01%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 19 (13.01%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 9 (6.16%) SQL Server 2008
6 8 (5.48%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (4.11%) MySQL
8 3 (2.05%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 10 (6.85%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Manufacturing
3 4 (2.74%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.74%) Games
4 1 (0.68%) Retail
4 1 (0.68%) Local Government
4 1 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.68%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (14.38%) DBA
2 20 (13.70%) SQL DBA
3 18 (12.33%) Administrator
3 18 (12.33%) Analyst
4 16 (10.96%) Consultant
5 14 (9.59%) Support Analyst
5 14 (9.59%) Senior DBA
6 13 (8.90%) Senior SQL DBA
6 13 (8.90%) Server Engineer
6 13 (8.90%) Help Desk Engineer
6 13 (8.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 11 (7.53%) SQL Server DBA
8 10 (6.85%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (6.85%) Virtualisation Consultant
9 8 (5.48%) Senior SQL Server DBA
9 8 (5.48%) Server Administrator
9 8 (5.48%) Support Engineer
9 8 (5.48%) Technical Support
9 8 (5.48%) Team Leader
10 7 (4.79%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (2.74%) Web Services
2 1 (0.68%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.81%) Replication
2 22 (15.07%) Clustering
3 10 (6.85%) Blackberry
4 7 (4.79%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.79%) Hybrid Cloud
5 6 (4.11%) HP StoreVirtual
6 4 (2.74%) Public Cloud
7 3 (2.05%) NHS
8 2 (1.37%) Life Science
8 2 (1.37%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.37%) E-Learning
8 2 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 1 (0.68%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.68%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 132 (90.41%) Windows
2 78 (53.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 57 (39.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (27.40%) Windows Server 2003
5 33 (22.60%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.85%) Linux
7 8 (5.48%) Windows 8
8 5 (3.42%) Android
8 5 (3.42%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.74%) Windows XP
9 4 (2.74%) Ubuntu
9 4 (2.74%) Windows 2000 Server
10 3 (2.05%) UNIX
11 2 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.41%) ITIL
2 27 (18.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (14.38%) Server Building
4 19 (13.01%) Performance Tuning
4 19 (13.01%) Database Mirroring
5 18 (12.33%) High Availability
6 15 (10.27%) Service Delivery
7 13 (8.90%) PRINCE2
8 12 (8.22%) Capacity Planning
9 9 (6.16%) Migration
10 5 (3.42%) Mentoring
11 4 (2.74%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (2.74%) Time Management
11 4 (2.74%) Validation
11 4 (2.74%) Project Management
12 3 (2.05%) Business Intelligence
12 3 (2.05%) Agile Software Development
12 3 (2.05%) Supplier Management
12 3 (2.05%) Continuous Improvement
12 3 (2.05%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 53 (36.30%) SQL
2 24 (16.44%) PowerShell
3 21 (14.38%) T-SQL
4 6 (4.11%) VBA
4 6 (4.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.68%) PHP
Qualifications
1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 94 (64.38%) MCSE
3 48 (32.88%) MCP
4 42 (28.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 38 (26.03%) MCITP
6 29 (19.86%) CCNA
6 29 (19.86%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (15.75%) VCP5
8 10 (6.85%) CCA
8 10 (6.85%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.42%) Degree
10 4 (2.74%) CCNP
11 3 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.37%) Network+ Certification
12 2 (1.37%) MOS
12 2 (1.37%) VCP4
12 2 (1.37%) MCDBA
12 2 (1.37%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.68%) CCIA
13 1 (0.68%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (11.64%) SLA
2 4 (2.74%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 4 (2.74%) GMP
System Software
1 100 (68.49%) Active Directory
2 49 (33.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (25.34%) XenApp
4 34 (23.29%) VMware ESX
5 29 (19.86%) VMware ESXi
6 26 (17.81%) vSphere
7 19 (13.01%) Hyper-V
8 9 (6.16%) Terminal Services
8 9 (6.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.74%) Terminal Server
10 3 (2.05%) ISA Server
10 3 (2.05%) Xen
11 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 23 (15.75%) SCCM
2 6 (4.11%) SCOM
2 6 (4.11%) Backup Exec
3 4 (2.74%) Nagios
Vendors
1 99 (67.81%) Microsoft
2 97 (66.44%) VMware
3 53 (36.30%) Citrix
4 27 (18.49%) Intel
5 26 (17.81%) Cisco
6 16 (10.96%) Red Gate
7 9 (6.16%) Apple
8 8 (5.48%) HP
8 8 (5.48%) SonicWALL
9 7 (4.79%) Fujitsu
9 7 (4.79%) Dell
10 4 (2.74%) Oracle
10 4 (2.74%) Sophos
10 4 (2.74%) WatchGuard
11 3 (2.05%) Websense
11 3 (2.05%) Juniper
12 2 (1.37%) Veeam
13 1 (0.68%) Twitter
13 1 (0.68%) Polycom
13 1 (0.68%) NetApp
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Posted: 3 days ago
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