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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 93 83 75
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 12 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.66% 1.05% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 3.70% 0.93%
Number of salaries quoted 5 6 2
Average salary £30,000 £22,500 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
371 324 214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 27.12% 28.37% 27.54%
Number of salaries quoted 300 234 176
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 £29,650 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £52,500 £50,000
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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 21 November 2014.

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 21 November 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
(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 +8 2 £31,250 -
Chelmsford +3 1 £19,366 -20.14%
Brentwood - 1 - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 13 (86.67%) MS Office
3 12 (80.00%) ITIL
4 10 (66.67%) Finance
5 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 8 (53.33%) Windows
6 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
6 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
7 7 (46.67%) VoIP
8 6 (40.00%) Citrix
8 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
9 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
9 4 (26.67%) ITIL V2
9 4 (26.67%) Service Management
9 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
9 4 (26.67%) MCSE
9 4 (26.67%) SLA
9 4 (26.67%) MCP
10 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (20.00%) Network Security
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
11 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (13.33%) Change Control
11 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
11 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
11 2 (13.33%) Windows 8

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 8 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 6 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 13 (86.67%) MS Office
2 8 (53.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 7 (46.67%) VoIP
2 3 (20.00%) Network Security
3 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) iSCSI
4 1 (6.67%) NAS
4 1 (6.67%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.67%) DHCP
4 1 (6.67%) Ethernet
4 1 (6.67%) HTTP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.67%) MySQL
1 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
General
1 10 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (6.67%) Banking
2 1 (6.67%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 8 (53.33%) Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Service Analyst
2 6 (40.00%) Service Desk Analyst
3 4 (26.67%) Administrator
3 4 (26.67%) Security Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) IT Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Security Manager
4 2 (13.33%) IT Security Administrator
4 2 (13.33%) Support Analyst
4 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (6.67%) Field Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) IT Support
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.67%) Field Support Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.67%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Windows
2 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Vista
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 8
5 1 (6.67%) UNIX
5 1 (6.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (26.67%) Service Management
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL V3
2 4 (26.67%) ITIL V2
2 4 (26.67%) Problem Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Testing
3 2 (13.33%) Change Control
3 2 (13.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Change Management
3 2 (13.33%) Security Management
3 2 (13.33%) Information Security
3 2 (13.33%) Incident Management
4 1 (6.67%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Migration
4 1 (6.67%) Software Deployment
4 1 (6.67%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.67%) SQL
1 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (26.67%) MCP
2 4 (26.67%) MCSE
3 1 (6.67%) MOS
3 1 (6.67%) MCITP
3 1 (6.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (26.67%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (40.00%) Citrix
3 1 (6.67%) Siemens
3 1 (6.67%) Pegasus
3 1 (6.67%) VMware
3 1 (6.67%) SonicWALL
3 1 (6.67%) Barracuda Networks
3 1 (6.67%) Oracle
3 1 (6.67%) Cisco