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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 219 229 218
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 27 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.43% 0.37% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 1.29% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 31 25 59
Average salary £35,000 £24,646 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.01% -24.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £20,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £32,500 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +16.93%
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
2415 2085 2728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.56% 28.55% 30.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1880 1719 2365
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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
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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 -2 11 £41,250 +79.34% 1
Bedfordshire -6 10 £51,500 +108.95% 1
Essex +11 6 £29,750 - 1
Cambridgeshire -10 4 £34,750 +21.92% 2
Suffolk +8 2 £35,000 +75.00%
Norfolk +10 1 £35,000 +55.55%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (82.65%) Windows
3 65 (66.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 64 (65.31%) MS Exchange
4 64 (65.31%) Microsoft
5 62 (63.27%) MCSE
6 57 (58.16%) VMware
7 47 (47.96%) VMware Infrastructure
8 45 (45.92%) Hyper-V
8 45 (45.92%) ITIL
8 45 (45.92%) Active Directory
9 44 (44.90%) MCP
10 42 (42.86%) MS Excel
10 42 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
11 41 (41.84%) SQL
12 39 (39.80%) SQL Server
13 36 (36.73%) DNS
13 36 (36.73%) MCITP
14 35 (35.71%) TCP/IP
15 34 (34.69%) MS Office
16 32 (32.65%) Firewall
17 31 (31.63%) Cisco
18 30 (30.61%) LAN
18 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
18 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
19 29 (29.59%) SAN
20 28 (28.57%) SharePoint
20 28 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
21 27 (27.55%) DHCP
22 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification

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

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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 64 (65.31%) MS Exchange
2 42 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (28.57%) SharePoint
3 28 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (16.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (15.31%) IIS
6 12 (12.24%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (12.24%) Lync
7 7 (7.14%) SharePoint Server
8 6 (6.12%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (6.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 4 (4.08%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.04%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 42 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 34 (34.69%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.02%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (14.29%) Office 365
2 8 (8.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.06%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 36 (36.73%) DNS
2 35 (35.71%) TCP/IP
3 32 (32.65%) Firewall
4 30 (30.61%) LAN
5 29 (29.59%) SAN
6 27 (27.55%) DHCP
7 25 (25.51%) WAN
8 22 (22.45%) NAS
9 13 (13.27%) VoIP
9 13 (13.27%) HTTP
10 10 (10.20%) VPN
10 10 (10.20%) Internet
11 9 (9.18%) Network Security
11 9 (9.18%) VLAN
11 9 (9.18%) Wireless
12 8 (8.16%) SSL
13 7 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
13 7 (7.14%) HTTPS
14 6 (6.12%) NetScaler
15 5 (5.10%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (39.80%) SQL Server
2 11 (11.22%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (11.22%) Data Warehouse
3 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 9 (9.18%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.06%) Relational Database
5 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (2.04%) MySQL
6 2 (2.04%) Data Mining
6 2 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 1 (1.02%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 1 (1.02%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 5 (5.10%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Local Government
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.02%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 24 (24.49%) Systems Engineer
2 22 (22.45%) Support Engineer
3 18 (18.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (15.31%) Administrator
5 13 (13.27%) Analyst
6 12 (12.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (12.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (10.20%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (9.18%) Service Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) Systems Support
9 8 (8.16%) DBA
9 8 (8.16%) Systems Support Engineer
9 8 (8.16%) SQL DBA
9 8 (8.16%) Service Desk Analyst
9 8 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 7 (7.14%) Senior Systems Administrator
10 7 (7.14%) Systems Administrator
11 4 (4.08%) Developer
11 4 (4.08%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 4 (4.08%) Storage Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.06%) Web Services
2 1 (1.02%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.02%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (8.16%) Firmware
2 7 (7.14%) Clustering
3 6 (6.12%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.12%) Data Protection Act
4 4 (4.08%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (3.06%) Replication
6 2 (2.04%) Data Extraction
7 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
7 1 (1.02%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 81 (82.65%) Windows
2 65 (66.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2003
3 30 (30.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (24.49%) Windows 7
5 21 (21.43%) Windows XP
6 13 (13.27%) Windows Vista
7 7 (7.14%) Windows 8
8 6 (6.12%) UNIX
9 5 (5.10%) Linux
10 1 (1.02%) CentOS
10 1 (1.02%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.02%) NetWare
10 1 (1.02%) HPUX
10 1 (1.02%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) ITIL
2 17 (17.35%) Disaster Recovery
3 9 (9.18%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (8.16%) Performance Monitoring
4 8 (8.16%) Project Management
5 7 (7.14%) Data Modelling
6 6 (6.12%) Validation
6 6 (6.12%) Incident Management
6 6 (6.12%) Enterprise Architecture
6 6 (6.12%) Network Design
6 6 (6.12%) Data Protection
7 5 (5.10%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (5.10%) Database Security
7 5 (5.10%) Change Control
7 5 (5.10%) Dimensional Modelling
7 5 (5.10%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.10%) Data Management
7 5 (5.10%) Refactoring
7 5 (5.10%) PRINCE2
8 4 (4.08%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 41 (41.84%) SQL
2 5 (5.10%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.08%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (63.27%) MCSE
3 44 (44.90%) MCP
4 36 (36.73%) MCITP
5 26 (26.53%) Cisco Certification
5 26 (26.53%) CCNA
6 25 (25.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (19.39%) MCTS
8 14 (14.29%) CCNP
9 7 (7.14%) Degree
9 7 (7.14%) CCIP
9 7 (7.14%) CCSP
10 6 (6.12%) CCA
10 6 (6.12%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (5.10%) NCDA
11 5 (5.10%) NCIE
12 3 (3.06%) VCP5
12 3 (3.06%) SC Cleared
12 3 (3.06%) Security Cleared
12 3 (3.06%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.14%) QA
1 7 (7.14%) SLA
2 6 (6.12%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 6 (6.12%) GAMP
2 6 (6.12%) GCP
2 6 (6.12%) GMP
3 1 (1.02%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (47.96%) VMware Infrastructure
2 45 (45.92%) Hyper-V
2 45 (45.92%) Active Directory
3 12 (12.24%) XenApp
4 11 (11.22%) XenDesktop
5 7 (7.14%) Terminal Services
6 6 (6.12%) VMware ESX
6 6 (6.12%) vSphere
6 6 (6.12%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (3.06%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.04%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.04%) XenServer
8 2 (2.04%) UAG
9 1 (1.02%) NFS
Systems Management
1 11 (11.22%) SCCM
2 8 (8.16%) Backup Exec
3 6 (6.12%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 4 (4.08%) SCDPM
4 4 (4.08%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 2 (2.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (2.04%) WSUS
6 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.02%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 64 (65.31%) Microsoft
2 57 (58.16%) VMware
3 31 (31.63%) Cisco
4 22 (22.45%) Citrix
5 18 (18.37%) HP
6 11 (11.22%) Veeam
7 9 (9.18%) NetApp
7 9 (9.18%) Websense
8 6 (6.12%) AppSense
9 5 (5.10%) Apple
10 4 (4.08%) Symantec
10 4 (4.08%) Dell
10 4 (4.08%) IBM
11 2 (2.04%) Remedy
11 2 (2.04%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.04%) Pegasus
11 2 (2.04%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.04%) Nokia
11 2 (2.04%) Oracle
11 2 (2.04%) Intel
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