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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 98 84
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 15 10 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 1.14% 0.70% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.27% 2.89% 0.78%
Number of salaries quoted 10 7 2
Average salary £30,000 £25,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
351 346 255
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 26.61% 24.31% 26.34%
Number of salaries quoted 275 257 211
Average salary £46,500 £45,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.33% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,998 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 April 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 24 April 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 - 5 - -
Brentwood - 4 £30,000 -
Dunmow - 3 £20,000 -
Hockley - 1 £18,500 -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (89.47%) ITIL
3 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
4 25 (65.79%) Windows
5 21 (55.26%) MS Exchange
5 21 (55.26%) MS Excel
5 21 (55.26%) Finance
6 20 (52.63%) VoIP
6 20 (52.63%) MS Office
7 18 (47.37%) Citrix
8 14 (36.84%) MCSE
9 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
10 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
11 10 (26.32%) SQL
12 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
12 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
12 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (21.05%) Office 365
13 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
13 8 (21.05%) Cisco
13 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
13 8 (21.05%) SAN
14 7 (18.42%) Service Management
14 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
14 7 (18.42%) Information Security
14 7 (18.42%) Security Management
15 6 (15.79%) Firewall
15 6 (15.79%) MCP
15 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
15 6 (15.79%) ITIL V2

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 21 (55.26%) MS Exchange
2 12 (31.58%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (21.05%) SharePoint
4 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.63%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 21 (55.26%) MS Excel
2 20 (52.63%) MS Office
3 1 (2.63%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (21.05%) Office 365
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (13.16%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) VoIP
2 8 (21.05%) SAN
3 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 5 (13.16%) DNS
4 5 (13.16%) SNMP
4 5 (13.16%) TCP/IP
5 4 (10.53%) SCCP
6 3 (7.89%) Wireless
6 3 (7.89%) Network Security
7 1 (2.63%) IPsec
7 1 (2.63%) Internet
7 1 (2.63%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server 2000
2 5 (13.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (13.16%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (13.16%) MySQL
General
1 21 (55.26%) Finance
2 5 (13.16%) Games
3 3 (7.89%) Manufacturing
4 1 (2.63%) Banking
4 1 (2.63%) Local Government
4 1 (2.63%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (36.84%) Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Service Analyst
2 12 (31.58%) Service Desk Analyst
3 10 (26.32%) Administrator
4 8 (21.05%) Support Analyst
5 6 (15.79%) IT Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) Security Administrator
5 6 (15.79%) IT Security Administrator
6 5 (13.16%) SQL DBA
6 5 (13.16%) DBA
7 4 (10.53%) Support Technician
8 3 (7.89%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Systems Support
8 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support
8 3 (7.89%) SQL Server DBA
8 3 (7.89%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Senior DBA
8 3 (7.89%) Senior SQL DBA
9 2 (5.26%) Server Administrator
9 2 (5.26%) Senior SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (13.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (13.16%) Replication
2 5 (13.16%) Clustering
3 1 (2.63%) Mathematics
3 1 (2.63%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 25 (65.79%) Windows
2 8 (21.05%) Windows 7
3 5 (13.16%) Windows 8
3 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu
3 5 (13.16%) Linux
3 5 (13.16%) Mac OS X
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.63%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (89.47%) ITIL
2 7 (18.42%) Service Management
2 7 (18.42%) Service Delivery
2 7 (18.42%) Security Management
2 7 (18.42%) Information Security
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL V3
3 6 (15.79%) ITIL V2
4 5 (13.16%) High Availability
4 5 (13.16%) PRINCE2
4 5 (13.16%) Project Management
4 5 (13.16%) Capacity Planning
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (13.16%) Performance Tuning
4 5 (13.16%) Database Mirroring
5 3 (7.89%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (7.89%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (7.89%) Continuous Improvement
6 1 (2.63%) Change Control
6 1 (2.63%) Network Design
6 1 (2.63%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (26.32%) SQL
2 5 (13.16%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (36.84%) MCSE
3 6 (15.79%) MCP
4 4 (10.53%) Degree
4 4 (10.53%) CISSP
4 4 (10.53%) CISA
5 1 (2.63%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) PCI DSS
2 3 (7.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.63%) SLA
3 1 (2.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 27 (71.05%) Active Directory
2 9 (23.68%) Hyper-V
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESXi
3 5 (13.16%) VMware ESX
3 5 (13.16%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (13.16%) Nagios
1 5 (13.16%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) Citrix
2 9 (23.68%) Microsoft
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) Sophos
4 5 (13.16%) VMware
4 5 (13.16%) WatchGuard
5 3 (7.89%) NETGEAR
6 2 (5.26%) Red Gate
7 1 (2.63%) Twitter
7 1 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
7 1 (2.63%) SonicWALL