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

Location
3 months to
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 82 82 89
Rank change year-on-year
0 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 13 8 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.10% 0.68% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.51% 2.90% 0.57%
Number of salaries quoted 7 6 1
Average salary £52,500 £29,750 £21,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+76.47% +38.37%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
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
288 276 353
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.47% 23.47% 30.94%
Number of salaries quoted 227 200 280
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% -5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,350 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Essex

MCSA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 3 months to 4 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
Basildon - 10 £52,500 -
Harlow +2 1 - -
Colchester -1 1 £30,000 -3.22% 1
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (96.55%) Windows
3 24 (82.76%) SQL
3 24 (82.76%) SQL Server
3 24 (82.76%) ITIL
4 17 (58.62%) T-SQL
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server 2000
4 17 (58.62%) Replication
4 17 (58.62%) Clustering
4 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 17 (58.62%) Performance Tuning
4 17 (58.62%) Database Mirroring
5 16 (55.17%) High Availability
6 14 (48.28%) Red Gate
6 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
7 10 (34.48%) MCSE
7 10 (34.48%) Service Delivery
7 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
7 10 (34.48%) Capacity Planning
8 9 (31.03%) VoIP
9 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
9 8 (27.59%) Linux
9 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
10 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
10 7 (24.14%) Office 365
10 7 (24.14%) Windows 8
10 7 (24.14%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 2015, IT jobs across the Essex 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 8 (27.59%) MS Exchange
2 7 (24.14%) SharePoint
3 3 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 14 (48.28%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.45%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Office 365
2 5 (17.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (31.03%) VoIP
2 7 (24.14%) TCP/IP
2 7 (24.14%) DNS
3 6 (20.69%) Firewall
4 5 (17.24%) SAN
4 5 (17.24%) SNMP
5 2 (6.90%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.90%) NAS
5 2 (6.90%) Unified Communications
5 2 (6.90%) DHCP
5 2 (6.90%) Ethernet
6 1 (3.45%) VPN
6 1 (3.45%) Internet
6 1 (3.45%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (82.76%) SQL Server
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server 2000
2 17 (58.62%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (58.62%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 7 (24.14%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 7 (24.14%) Finance
2 5 (17.24%) Games
3 3 (10.34%) Manufacturing
4 1 (3.45%) Local Government
4 1 (3.45%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 17 (58.62%) DBA
2 16 (55.17%) SQL DBA
3 12 (41.38%) Senior DBA
4 11 (37.93%) Senior SQL DBA
4 11 (37.93%) Administrator
5 8 (27.59%) SQL Server DBA
6 7 (24.14%) Senior SQL Server DBA
7 6 (20.69%) Server Administrator
8 2 (6.90%) Analyst
8 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) Support Engineer
8 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support
9 1 (3.45%) Support Technician
9 1 (3.45%) Support Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) Help Desk Analyst
9 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support
9 1 (3.45%) 1st Line Support Technician
9 1 (3.45%) IT Assistant
9 1 (3.45%) Windows Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (17.24%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 17 (58.62%) Replication
1 17 (58.62%) Clustering
2 2 (6.90%) Life Science
2 2 (6.90%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (3.45%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 28 (96.55%) Windows
2 8 (27.59%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) Windows 7
3 7 (24.14%) Windows 8
4 5 (17.24%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (17.24%) Mac OS X
4 5 (17.24%) Ubuntu
5 4 (13.79%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (10.34%) UNIX
7 2 (6.90%) Windows Vista
7 2 (6.90%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (82.76%) ITIL
2 17 (58.62%) Performance Tuning
2 17 (58.62%) Database Mirroring
3 16 (55.17%) High Availability
4 10 (34.48%) Capacity Planning
4 10 (34.48%) Service Delivery
5 5 (17.24%) PRINCE2
5 5 (17.24%) Project Management
5 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Management
6 3 (10.34%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
8 1 (3.45%) Patch Management
8 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.45%) OOD
8 1 (3.45%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (3.45%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.45%) Network Design
8 1 (3.45%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.45%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 24 (82.76%) SQL
2 17 (58.62%) T-SQL
3 2 (6.90%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (34.48%) MCSE
3 4 (13.79%) MCP
4 2 (6.90%) MOS
5 1 (3.45%) CCNP
5 1 (3.45%) CCNA
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (34.48%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) Hyper-V
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (17.24%) VMware ESX
3 5 (17.24%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (17.24%) Nagios
1 5 (17.24%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 14 (48.28%) Red Gate
2 6 (20.69%) Citrix
3 5 (17.24%) Cisco
3 5 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 5 (17.24%) Sophos
3 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 5 (17.24%) WatchGuard
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Twitter
5 1 (3.45%) Sage
Essex
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Colchester, Essex
Technology Means Business Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Essex
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + pension, Heath care
Posted: 18 days ago