The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 87 85 102
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 17 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.90% 1.29% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.25% 4.83% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 6
Median salary £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% +20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
212 352 329
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.12% 26.63% 23.35%
Number of salaries quoted 162 270 252
Median salary £50,000 £45,400 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.13% +0.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £28,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £58,000 £60,000 £63,998
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCSA
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Essex

MCSA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Basildon -4 5 £32,500 -35.00%
Witham - 3 £25,000 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Essex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 36 (100.00%) Windows
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
3 24 (66.67%) MCSE
4 23 (63.89%) MS Excel
5 21 (58.33%) MS Office
5 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
6 19 (52.78%) VMware
7 17 (47.22%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (44.44%) Finance
8 16 (44.44%) MS Exchange
8 16 (44.44%) Windows Server
9 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 11 (30.56%) Veeam
10 11 (30.56%) ITIL
10 11 (30.56%) SQL
11 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
11 10 (27.78%) Citrix
11 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
12 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
12 9 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
12 9 (25.00%) RedGate
12 9 (25.00%) High Availability
12 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 9 (25.00%) Replication
12 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2010
2 5 (13.89%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) SharePoint
Applications
1 23 (63.89%) MS Excel
2 21 (58.33%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Office 365
2 1 (2.78%) IaaS
2 1 (2.78%) PaaS
2 1 (2.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (25.00%) SAN
2 6 (16.67%) iSCSI
2 6 (16.67%) NAS
3 5 (13.89%) Firewall
4 4 (11.11%) VoIP
5 2 (5.56%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.78%) DHCP
6 1 (2.78%) DNS
6 1 (2.78%) FTP
6 1 (2.78%) IMAP
6 1 (2.78%) POP3
6 1 (2.78%) VLAN
6 1 (2.78%) VPN
6 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (27.78%) SQL Server
2 9 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2000
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.78%) MS Access
General
1 16 (44.44%) Finance
2 3 (8.33%) Banking
3 1 (2.78%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (30.56%) Support Engineer
2 9 (25.00%) DBA
2 9 (25.00%) SQL DBA
2 9 (25.00%) SQL Server DBA
3 6 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 5 (13.89%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (13.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Firewall Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (11.11%) Support Technician
5 4 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 4 (11.11%) Wintel Architect
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support
6 3 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
6 3 (8.33%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) Classic ASP
1 1 (2.78%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (25.00%) Clustering
1 9 (25.00%) Replication
2 6 (16.67%) Fat Client
2 6 (16.67%) Thin Client
3 4 (11.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (11.11%) Driving Licence
4 3 (8.33%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Windows Server
3 9 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (11.11%) Unix
5 3 (8.33%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.78%) Android
6 1 (2.78%) Debian
6 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
6 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 11 (30.56%) ITIL
3 9 (25.00%) Capacity Planning
3 9 (25.00%) Database Mirroring
3 9 (25.00%) High Availability
4 6 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (13.89%) Asset Management
5 5 (13.89%) Presales
5 5 (13.89%) Software Asset Management
5 5 (13.89%) Software Delivery
6 4 (11.11%) Migration
6 4 (11.11%) TOGAF
7 3 (8.33%) Application Packaging
7 3 (8.33%) Computer Security
8 1 (2.78%) Infrastructure Management
8 1 (2.78%) Logistics
8 1 (2.78%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.78%) Patch Management
8 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
8 1 (2.78%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (30.56%) SQL
2 9 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 5 (13.89%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (66.67%) MCSE
3 7 (19.44%) MCP
3 7 (19.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (13.89%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (13.89%) MCITP
5 3 (8.33%) Degree
6 2 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (2.78%) CCA
7 1 (2.78%) CCAA
7 1 (2.78%) CCEA
7 1 (2.78%) CCENT
7 1 (2.78%) CCIA
7 1 (2.78%) CCNA
7 1 (2.78%) CESG Certified Professional
7 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 17 (47.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (33.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 10 (27.78%) Hyper-V
5 7 (19.44%) vSphere
6 3 (8.33%) XenApp
7 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
7 1 (2.78%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.78%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (13.89%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.78%) Nagios
2 1 (2.78%) SmoothWall
2 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 26 (72.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (52.78%) VMware
3 11 (30.56%) Veeam
4 10 (27.78%) Citrix
5 9 (25.00%) RedGate
6 5 (13.89%) Cisco
7 4 (11.11%) Juniper
7 4 (11.11%) SonicWALL
8 1 (2.78%) Acronis
8 1 (2.78%) Apple
8 1 (2.78%) Avaya
8 1 (2.78%) AVG
8 1 (2.78%) Draytek
8 1 (2.78%) HP
8 1 (2.78%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.78%) Progress
8 1 (2.78%) Sage
8 1 (2.78%) Toshiba
8 1 (2.78%) Veritas
8 1 (2.78%) ZyXEL