The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Essex region.

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 83 116
Rank change year-on-year
-19 +33
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 3 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.57% 0.31% 0.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 1.20% 0.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 3
Average salary £25,000 £30,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,750 £34,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+0.72% +6.15%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
342 249 378
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 24.26% 25.72% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 252 202 278
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
East of England

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 17 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
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Job
Vacancies
Chelmsford - 5 £25,000 -
Maldon - 5 £25,000 -
Colchester -6 1 - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 20 (90.91%) MCSE
4 19 (86.36%) Windows
5 13 (59.09%) MS Exchange
6 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
7 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
7 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
7 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (45.45%) MCITP
8 10 (45.45%) VMware
8 10 (45.45%) MS Office
9 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
10 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
10 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
11 7 (31.82%) AVG
11 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (31.82%) XenServer
11 7 (31.82%) Sophos
11 7 (31.82%) ADSL
11 7 (31.82%) VDSL
11 7 (31.82%) Draytek
12 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (27.27%) Web Design
12 6 (27.27%) Wireless
12 6 (27.27%) Migration
12 6 (27.27%) Asset Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2014, 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 13 (59.09%) MS Exchange
2 12 (54.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (40.91%) Exchange Server 2007
4 8 (36.36%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 11 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 10 (45.45%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (27.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 7 (31.82%) ADSL
2 7 (31.82%) VDSL
3 6 (27.27%) DHCP
3 6 (27.27%) Wireless
3 6 (27.27%) VPN
3 6 (27.27%) DNS
4 4 (18.18%) SAN
4 4 (18.18%) Firewall
4 4 (18.18%) NAS
5 1 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
1 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 1 (4.55%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Analyst
2 7 (31.82%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (27.27%) Field Engineer
3 6 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 6 (27.27%) IT Support
4 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
4 4 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 3 (13.64%) Desktop Support
6 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
6 2 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.55%) SQL DBA
7 1 (4.55%) 1st Line Support
7 1 (4.55%) DBA
Miscellaneous
1 6 (27.27%) Smartphone
2 1 (4.55%) Data Extraction
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 11 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (31.82%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.55%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) Disaster Recovery
1 6 (27.27%) Migration
1 6 (27.27%) Web Design
1 6 (27.27%) Asset Management
1 6 (27.27%) Network Design
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 3 (13.64%) Change Management
2 3 (13.64%) Problem Management
2 3 (13.64%) Capacity Management
2 3 (13.64%) Software Deployment
3 1 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (4.55%) Data Modelling
3 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (90.91%) MCSE
3 10 (45.45%) MCITP
4 5 (22.73%) MCP
5 4 (18.18%) CCNA
5 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (9.09%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (18.18%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (45.45%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 7 (31.82%) XenServer
4 6 (27.27%) Active Directory
4 6 (27.27%) Terminal Services
5 3 (13.64%) vSphere
6 1 (4.55%) Forefront TMG
6 1 (4.55%) ISA Server
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 10 (45.45%) VMware
3 7 (31.82%) Draytek
3 7 (31.82%) Sophos
3 7 (31.82%) AVG
4 4 (18.18%) Kaspersky
4 4 (18.18%) LANDesk
4 4 (18.18%) Cisco
5 3 (13.64%) NetApp
6 1 (4.55%) Citrix
6 1 (4.55%) SonicWALL
6 1 (4.55%) Barracuda Networks