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

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 185 228 227
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 77 57 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 1.01% 0.67% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 2.22% 1.43%
Number of salaries quoted 69 49 34
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £36,834
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -4.97%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,080 £45,000 £56,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
2227 2569 2451
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the East of England 29.23% 30.11% 29.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1758 2047 2031
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 £57,500 £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 April 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 April 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 +24 40 £33,750 +12.50% 1
Essex +7 15 £30,000 +20.00%
Bedfordshire +36 14 £42,500 +21.42% 1
Cambridgeshire -1 3 £27,000 -23.40% 1
Norfolk -3 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Suffolk +4 2 £43,000 -4.44%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 133 (89.26%) Windows
3 114 (76.51%) Active Directory
4 101 (67.79%) Microsoft
5 96 (64.43%) MCSE
6 86 (57.72%) SQL Server
7 82 (55.03%) VMware
8 60 (40.27%) Citrix
9 58 (38.93%) MS Excel
10 57 (38.26%) SharePoint
10 57 (38.26%) ITIL
11 56 (37.58%) Windows Server 2008
12 55 (36.91%) Windows Server 2012
12 55 (36.91%) MS Exchange
13 49 (32.89%) MCITP
14 44 (29.53%) PowerShell
15 43 (28.86%) VoIP
16 42 (28.19%) MCP
17 36 (24.16%) SQL
18 34 (22.82%) MS Office
18 34 (22.82%) Cisco
19 32 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
19 32 (21.48%) SCCM
20 29 (19.46%) Exchange Server 2007
20 29 (19.46%) SAN
21 26 (17.45%) SQL Server 2008
22 25 (16.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 25 (16.78%) Firewall
23 24 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
24 23 (15.44%) Windows 7

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

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 57 (38.26%) SharePoint
2 55 (36.91%) MS Exchange
3 29 (19.46%) Exchange Server 2007
4 24 (16.11%) Exchange Server 2010
5 12 (8.05%) SharePoint 2013
6 11 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2003
7 8 (5.37%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.34%) IIS
9 2 (1.34%) Lync
Applications
1 58 (38.93%) MS Excel
2 34 (22.82%) MS Office
3 1 (0.67%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 19 (12.75%) Office 365
2 6 (4.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (3.36%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 43 (28.86%) VoIP
2 29 (19.46%) SAN
3 25 (16.78%) Firewall
4 17 (11.41%) VPN
5 14 (9.40%) SSL
5 14 (9.40%) VLAN
6 13 (8.72%) Cisco IOS
6 13 (8.72%) FTP
7 10 (6.71%) TCP/IP
8 8 (5.37%) Network Security
9 7 (4.70%) WAN
10 6 (4.03%) LAN
10 6 (4.03%) DNS
10 6 (4.03%) Wireless
11 5 (3.36%) SNMP
11 5 (3.36%) Internet
12 4 (2.68%) SCCP
13 3 (2.01%) iSCSI
13 3 (2.01%) NAS
13 3 (2.01%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (57.72%) SQL Server
2 26 (17.45%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (11.41%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (4.70%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server 2000
5 5 (3.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 5 (3.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (3.36%) MySQL
General
1 21 (14.09%) Finance
2 5 (3.36%) Manufacturing
2 5 (3.36%) Games
3 1 (0.67%) Banking
3 1 (0.67%) Retail
3 1 (0.67%) Local Government
3 1 (0.67%) Advertising
3 1 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (0.67%) Back Office
3 1 (0.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 48 (32.21%) Analyst
2 34 (22.82%) Support Analyst
3 21 (14.09%) Consultant
4 15 (10.07%) Administrator
5 14 (9.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 14 (9.40%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 13 (8.72%) Service Analyst
6 13 (8.72%) Support Engineer
7 12 (8.05%) Graduate
7 12 (8.05%) Service Desk Analyst
8 11 (7.38%) Technical Analyst
8 11 (7.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 11 (7.38%) Server Support
9 10 (6.71%) 2nd Line Support
10 9 (6.04%) Server Support Analyst
10 9 (6.04%) Server Analyst
11 8 (5.37%) IT Administrator
12 7 (4.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 7 (4.70%) 1st Line Support
13 6 (4.03%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (8.05%) HTML
1 12 (8.05%) CSS
2 6 (4.03%) Web Services
3 2 (1.34%) .NET
4 1 (0.67%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 12 (8.05%) Replication
1 12 (8.05%) FMCG
1 12 (8.05%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (4.03%) Clustering
3 3 (2.01%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.34%) Computer Science
5 1 (0.67%) LIMS
5 1 (0.67%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (0.67%) CCTV
5 1 (0.67%) Mathematics
5 1 (0.67%) iPhone
5 1 (0.67%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 133 (89.26%) Windows
2 56 (37.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 55 (36.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (15.44%) Windows 7
5 22 (14.77%) Windows 8
6 20 (13.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (6.04%) Windows XP
8 7 (4.70%) Linux
9 6 (4.03%) Android
10 5 (3.36%) Ubuntu
10 5 (3.36%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (38.26%) ITIL
2 19 (12.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (10.07%) Continuous Improvement
4 9 (6.04%) Project Planning
5 8 (5.37%) Service Delivery
5 8 (5.37%) Migration
5 8 (5.37%) PRINCE2
6 7 (4.70%) Security Management
6 7 (4.70%) Project Management
6 7 (4.70%) Service Management
6 7 (4.70%) Information Security
6 7 (4.70%) Change Control
7 6 (4.03%) Performance Improvement
7 6 (4.03%) ITIL V3
7 6 (4.03%) ITIL V2
8 5 (3.36%) High Availability
8 5 (3.36%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (3.36%) Database Mirroring
8 5 (3.36%) Infrastructure Management
8 5 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 44 (29.53%) PowerShell
2 36 (24.16%) SQL
3 13 (8.72%) VBScript
4 12 (8.05%) JavaScript
5 6 (4.03%) T-SQL
6 2 (1.34%) Java
7 1 (0.67%) VB
7 1 (0.67%) VBA
7 1 (0.67%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (64.43%) MCSE
3 49 (32.89%) MCITP
4 42 (28.19%) MCP
5 25 (16.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 17 (11.41%) MCDST
7 13 (8.72%) Cisco Certification
8 12 (8.05%) Degree
9 11 (7.38%) VCP5
10 9 (6.04%) CCNA
11 8 (5.37%) MCTS
12 6 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (2.68%) CISSP
13 4 (2.68%) CCA
13 4 (2.68%) CCNP
13 4 (2.68%) CISA
14 3 (2.01%) A+ Certification
14 3 (2.01%) SC Cleared
14 3 (2.01%) Security Cleared
14 3 (2.01%) CCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (10.74%) SLA
2 5 (3.36%) 21 CFR Part 11
2 5 (3.36%) GMP
3 4 (2.68%) PCI DSS
4 3 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (1.34%) QA
6 1 (0.67%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 114 (76.51%) Active Directory
2 32 (21.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (14.77%) Hyper-V
3 22 (14.77%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (11.41%) VMware ESX
5 15 (10.07%) vSphere
6 14 (9.40%) XenApp
7 6 (4.03%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.01%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 2 (1.34%) Xen
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 32 (21.48%) SCCM
2 16 (10.74%) SCOM
3 7 (4.70%) Backup Exec
4 5 (3.36%) Nagios
5 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
5 1 (0.67%) Cacti
5 1 (0.67%) Opsview
Vendors
1 101 (67.79%) Microsoft
2 82 (55.03%) VMware
3 60 (40.27%) Citrix
4 34 (22.82%) Cisco
5 10 (6.71%) Intel
6 5 (3.36%) WatchGuard
6 5 (3.36%) Sophos
7 4 (2.68%) SonicWALL
7 4 (2.68%) HP
8 3 (2.01%) Dell
8 3 (2.01%) NETGEAR
8 3 (2.01%) Meraki
9 2 (1.34%) Veeam
9 2 (1.34%) Red Gate
9 2 (1.34%) SAP
9 2 (1.34%) JD Edwards
9 2 (1.34%) Symantec
10 1 (0.67%) Fujitsu
10 1 (0.67%) CA
10 1 (0.67%) CommVault
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago