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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 232 211 207
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 32 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 0.47% 0.45% 0.82%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.54% 1.54% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 29 71
Average salary £37,500 £24,646 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+52.15% -17.84%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,600 £20,750 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £32,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +16.27%
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
2337 2074 2772
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 30.69% 29.09% 30.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1832 1726 2393
Average salary £44,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 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 16 September 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
(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 -7 14 £37,500 +63.04%
Bedfordshire -10 9 £65,000 +163.73%
Cambridgeshire -5 8 £38,750 +32.47% 3
Essex +9 4 £23,933 -16.02% 1
Suffolk +6 1 £35,000 +75.00%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (82.22%) Windows
3 61 (67.78%) MCSE
3 61 (67.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 60 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 60 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 57 (63.33%) VMware
6 46 (51.11%) Active Directory
6 46 (51.11%) VMware Infrastructure
7 44 (48.89%) Hyper-V
8 42 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
9 41 (45.56%) ITIL
10 39 (43.33%) MCP
11 38 (42.22%) MS Excel
12 35 (38.89%) SQL Server
13 33 (36.67%) SQL
14 31 (34.44%) MCITP
15 30 (33.33%) Cisco
15 30 (33.33%) DNS
16 28 (31.11%) TCP/IP
16 28 (31.11%) Exchange Server 2007
16 28 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
17 27 (30.00%) Firewall
18 26 (28.89%) SAN
18 26 (28.89%) MS Office
19 25 (27.78%) CCNA
19 25 (27.78%) Citrix
19 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
19 25 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 23 (25.56%) DHCP

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

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 60 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 42 (46.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (31.11%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (24.44%) SharePoint
5 16 (17.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (14.44%) IIS
6 13 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (13.33%) Lync
8 5 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
9 4 (4.44%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (2.22%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 38 (42.22%) MS Excel
2 26 (28.89%) MS Office
3 1 (1.11%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 16 (17.78%) Office 365
2 11 (12.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.11%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (33.33%) DNS
2 28 (31.11%) TCP/IP
3 27 (30.00%) Firewall
4 26 (28.89%) SAN
5 23 (25.56%) DHCP
6 21 (23.33%) LAN
7 20 (22.22%) WAN
8 18 (20.00%) NAS
9 11 (12.22%) HTTP
10 10 (11.11%) VoIP
11 9 (10.00%) VPN
11 9 (10.00%) Wireless
12 7 (7.78%) VLAN
12 7 (7.78%) Network Security
13 6 (6.67%) NetScaler
13 6 (6.67%) Internet
13 6 (6.67%) SSL
14 5 (5.56%) HTTPS
15 4 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
15 4 (4.44%) IPv4
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 13 (14.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (8.89%) Data Warehouse
4 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (7.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 6 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
8 2 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (1.11%) Data Mining
9 1 (1.11%) MySQL
9 1 (1.11%) Relational Database
General
1 5 (5.56%) Finance
2 2 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.11%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.11%) Back Office
3 1 (1.11%) Local Government
3 1 (1.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (24.44%) Support Engineer
2 20 (22.22%) Systems Engineer
3 16 (17.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (16.67%) Administrator
5 13 (14.44%) 3rd Line Support
6 12 (13.33%) Analyst
7 9 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 9 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) Systems Support Engineer
8 8 (8.89%) Service Analyst
8 8 (8.89%) Systems Support
9 7 (7.78%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.78%) Service Desk Analyst
9 7 (7.78%) Senior Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.78%) Pre Sales Engineer
10 6 (6.67%) SQL DBA
10 6 (6.67%) DBA
11 4 (4.44%) Storage Engineer
11 4 (4.44%) Senior Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.11%) .NET
1 1 (1.11%) Web Services
1 1 (1.11%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.78%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (7.78%) Blackberry
3 6 (6.67%) Clustering
4 5 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
5 4 (4.44%) Firmware
6 3 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (2.22%) Replication
8 1 (1.11%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.11%) Fat Client
8 1 (1.11%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 74 (82.22%) Windows
2 61 (67.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (31.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (24.44%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (24.44%) Windows 7
5 19 (21.11%) Windows XP
6 11 (12.22%) Windows Vista
7 9 (10.00%) Linux
8 7 (7.78%) Windows 8
9 5 (5.56%) UNIX
10 1 (1.11%) HPUX
10 1 (1.11%) NetWare
10 1 (1.11%) Debian
10 1 (1.11%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.11%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (45.56%) ITIL
2 14 (15.56%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (12.22%) Project Management
4 9 (10.00%) Root Cause Analysis
5 7 (7.78%) Incident Management
5 7 (7.78%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.67%) Data Modelling
7 5 (5.56%) PRINCE2
7 5 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (5.56%) Data Management
7 5 (5.56%) Refactoring
7 5 (5.56%) Change Control
7 5 (5.56%) Kimball Methodology
7 5 (5.56%) Database Security
7 5 (5.56%) Dimensional Modelling
7 5 (5.56%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.44%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.44%) Migration
8 4 (4.44%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.33%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 33 (36.67%) SQL
2 5 (5.56%) T-SQL
3 4 (4.44%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 90 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (67.78%) MCSE
3 39 (43.33%) MCP
4 31 (34.44%) MCITP
5 25 (27.78%) CCNA
5 25 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (27.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (18.89%) CCNP
7 16 (17.78%) MCTS
8 6 (6.67%) CCA
8 6 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (5.56%) CCSP
9 5 (5.56%) CCIP
9 5 (5.56%) Degree
9 5 (5.56%) NCDA
9 5 (5.56%) NCIE
10 4 (4.44%) SC Cleared
10 4 (4.44%) Security Cleared
10 4 (4.44%) MOS
11 3 (3.33%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.78%) SLA
2 4 (4.44%) QA
3 2 (2.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
3 2 (2.22%) GAMP
3 2 (2.22%) GCP
3 2 (2.22%) GMP
4 1 (1.11%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 46 (51.11%) Active Directory
1 46 (51.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (48.89%) Hyper-V
3 12 (13.33%) XenApp
4 11 (12.22%) XenDesktop
5 6 (6.67%) vSphere
5 6 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.67%) VMware ESX
6 5 (5.56%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.33%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.22%) UAG
8 2 (2.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.22%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.22%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (1.11%) NFS
9 1 (1.11%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 9 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 7 (7.78%) SCCM
3 5 (5.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (4.44%) SCDPM
5 3 (3.33%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (2.22%) WSUS
6 2 (2.22%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 1 (1.11%) ARCserve
7 1 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 60 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 57 (63.33%) VMware
3 30 (33.33%) Cisco
4 25 (27.78%) Citrix
5 16 (17.78%) HP
6 9 (10.00%) Websense
6 9 (10.00%) NetApp
6 9 (10.00%) Veeam
7 6 (6.67%) AppSense
7 6 (6.67%) Symantec
8 5 (5.56%) Dell
9 4 (4.44%) Apple
9 4 (4.44%) IBM
10 3 (3.33%) Nokia
10 3 (3.33%) CheckPoint
10 3 (3.33%) Remedy
11 2 (2.22%) Veritas
11 2 (2.22%) Pegasus
11 2 (2.22%) Red Hat
11 2 (2.22%) Intel
Cambridgeshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £23,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Brentwood
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Salary: Bonus, Pension etc
Posted: 8 days ago