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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 86 86 94
Rank change year-on-year
0 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 2 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.66% 0.18% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 0.58% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 6
Average salary £29,750 £21,500 £21,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+38.37% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,500 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £21,500 £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
278 346 294
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 22.96% 31.43% 24.94%
Number of salaries quoted 212 278 257
Average salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.55% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £47,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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
Salary Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Essex region over the 3 months to 23 July 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 23 July 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 - 6 £31,000 -
Harlow - 1 £19,000 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 13 (72.22%) MS Office
4 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
5 11 (61.11%) MCSE
5 11 (61.11%) Exchange Server 2007
6 10 (55.56%) Windows
6 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
7 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 8 (44.44%) VMware
8 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
9 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
9 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
9 7 (38.89%) MCITP
9 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (38.89%) ITIL
10 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
11 5 (27.78%) VDSL
11 5 (27.78%) Smartphone
11 5 (27.78%) Draytek
11 5 (27.78%) Sophos
11 5 (27.78%) MCP
11 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
11 5 (27.78%) ADSL
11 5 (27.78%) VoIP
11 5 (27.78%) Office 365
11 5 (27.78%) XenServer

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 11 (61.11%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (44.44%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Applications
1 13 (72.22%) MS Office
2 5 (27.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (27.78%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 5 (27.78%) ADSL
2 5 (27.78%) VoIP
2 5 (27.78%) VDSL
3 2 (11.11%) Firewall
4 1 (5.56%) DNS
4 1 (5.56%) iSCSI
4 1 (5.56%) NAS
4 1 (5.56%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.56%) DHCP
4 1 (5.56%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (16.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 2 (11.11%) Data Mining
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (5.56%) MySQL
4 1 (5.56%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 4 (22.22%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (50.00%) Analyst
2 6 (33.33%) Service Analyst
3 5 (27.78%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (27.78%) Service Desk Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) Support Analyst
4 4 (22.22%) IT Support
5 3 (16.67%) Desktop Support
5 3 (16.67%) Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
6 2 (11.11%) SQL DBA
6 2 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (11.11%) DBA
7 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) Field Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Help Desk Support
7 1 (5.56%) Field Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) Windows Support Analyst
7 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 5 (27.78%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.11%) Data Extraction
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 10 (55.56%) Windows
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
1 10 (55.56%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 5 (27.78%) Windows 7
4 3 (16.67%) Windows 8
4 3 (16.67%) Windows Vista
4 3 (16.67%) UNIX
4 3 (16.67%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (38.89%) ITIL
2 2 (11.11%) Data Modelling
2 2 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (11.11%) Service Delivery
3 1 (5.56%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.56%) Performance Management
3 1 (5.56%) Change Control
3 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
3 1 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 1 (5.56%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (61.11%) MCSE
3 7 (38.89%) MCITP
4 5 (27.78%) MCP
5 1 (5.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 7 (38.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (27.78%) XenServer
4 1 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 8 (44.44%) VMware
3 5 (27.78%) Draytek
3 5 (27.78%) Sophos
3 5 (27.78%) AVG
4 4 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (11.11%) Pegasus
5 2 (11.11%) Cisco
5 2 (11.11%) Barracuda Networks
5 2 (11.11%) SonicWALL
6 1 (5.56%) Oracle