The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Leicestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 80 66 78
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 22 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 0.25% 3.12% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.20% 10.38% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 2 22 4
Average salary £22,000 £42,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.23% +63.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £15,600 £42,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,400 £60,000 £28,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
MCSA
East Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Leicestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
167 212 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicestershire 21.06% 30.07% 33.29%
Number of salaries quoted 150 197 200
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £37,547
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,639 £30,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,256 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leicestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Leicestershire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leicestershire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Leicestershire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leicestershire

MCSA
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Loughborough - 2 £22,000 -
MCSA
East Midlands

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicestershire

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 5 (62.50%) Hitachi
2 5 (62.50%) NetApp
2 5 (62.50%) EMC
3 4 (50.00%) Windows
3 4 (50.00%) VCAP
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) MCTS
6 1 (12.50%) VCP5
6 1 (12.50%) Sun
6 1 (12.50%) CCSP
6 1 (12.50%) CCNP
6 1 (12.50%) CCIP
6 1 (12.50%) CCNA
6 1 (12.50%) CCDA
6 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
6 1 (12.50%) Linux
6 1 (12.50%) ITIL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Leicestershire 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 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2003
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) SAN
2 1 (12.50%) MPLS
2 1 (12.50%) DSL
2 1 (12.50%) Unified Communications
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (12.50%) Technical Support
2 1 (12.50%) Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 4 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (12.50%) ITIL
1 1 (12.50%) PRINCE2
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) VCAP
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCSE
5 1 (12.50%) CCSP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNP
5 1 (12.50%) CCIP
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) CCDA
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCTS
5 1 (12.50%) VCP5
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) EMC
1 5 (62.50%) Hitachi
1 5 (62.50%) NetApp
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) Sun
4 1 (12.50%) BT