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

Location
3 months to
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 82 73 73
Rank change year-on-year
-9 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 12 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.81% 1.27% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.12% 4.38% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13 10 4
Average salary £32,000 £20,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+60.00% -33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
376 274 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 29.56% 28.99% 26.03%
Number of salaries quoted 297 175 179
Average salary £47,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.75% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
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 23 January 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
Colchester +17 11 £32,000 -
Brentwood - 6 - -
Harwich - 3 - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 28 (100.00%) ITIL
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) MS Office
3 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
3 23 (82.14%) Finance
4 20 (71.43%) MS Excel
5 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
6 15 (53.57%) Windows
7 12 (42.86%) VoIP
7 12 (42.86%) Citrix
7 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
8 11 (39.29%) Service Management
9 10 (35.71%) ITIL V3
9 10 (35.71%) ITIL V2
10 9 (32.14%) Security Management
10 9 (32.14%) Information Security
10 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
11 6 (21.43%) Network Security
12 5 (17.86%) MCSE
13 4 (14.29%) CISSP
13 4 (14.29%) SCCP
13 4 (14.29%) CISA
13 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
13 4 (14.29%) Degree
13 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
14 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
14 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
14 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
14 3 (10.71%) NETGEAR

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 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 16 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 12 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 24 (85.71%) MS Office
2 20 (71.43%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 12 (42.86%) VoIP
2 6 (21.43%) Network Security
3 4 (14.29%) SCCP
4 3 (10.71%) Wireless
4 3 (10.71%) SAN
5 2 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (3.57%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (10.71%) SQL Server
General
1 23 (82.14%) Finance
2 3 (10.71%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.57%) Local Government
3 1 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (50.00%) Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Service Analyst
2 12 (42.86%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (35.71%) Administrator
3 10 (35.71%) Security Administrator
4 8 (28.57%) IT Security Administrator
4 8 (28.57%) IT Administrator
4 8 (28.57%) Support Analyst
5 3 (10.71%) Systems Support
5 3 (10.71%) Support Technician
6 2 (7.14%) Security Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior IT Security Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) IT Security Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Security Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) 1st Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.57%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 15 (53.57%) Windows
2 2 (7.14%) Windows XP
2 2 (7.14%) Windows 7
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (3.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (100.00%) ITIL
2 11 (39.29%) Service Management
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL V3
3 10 (35.71%) ITIL V2
4 9 (32.14%) Security Management
4 9 (32.14%) Information Security
5 3 (10.71%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (10.71%) Problem Management
6 2 (7.14%) Service Delivery
6 2 (7.14%) Change Management
6 2 (7.14%) Security Testing
7 1 (3.57%) Incident Management
7 1 (3.57%) Migration
7 1 (3.57%) Change Control
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (17.86%) MCSE
3 4 (14.29%) CISSP
3 4 (14.29%) CISA
3 4 (14.29%) Degree
4 2 (7.14%) MCP
5 1 (3.57%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (14.29%) PCI DSS
2 3 (10.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (10.71%) SLA
3 1 (3.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 23 (82.14%) Active Directory
2 1 (3.57%) Hyper-V
Vendors
1 12 (42.86%) Citrix
1 12 (42.86%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) NETGEAR
2 3 (10.71%) Cisco
3 1 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
3 1 (3.57%) Siemens