The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Luton 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 50 46 59
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 4 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 0.98% 1.11% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.26% 4.76% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 4 4 6
Average salary £65,000 £26,250 £46,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+147.61% -43.24%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
MCSA
Bedfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Luton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
76 84 173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 18.63% 23.40% 40.42%
Number of salaries quoted 68 80 152
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,750 £27,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £50,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Luton

MCSA
Salary Trend in Luton

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Luton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) IIS
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) SAN
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
2 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
2 5 (83.33%) Data Modelling
2 5 (83.33%) MCTS
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (83.33%) Refactoring
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 5 (83.33%) Dimensional Modelling
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Kimball Methodology
2 5 (83.33%) Database Security
2 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT jobs across the Luton 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 6 (100.00%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) SAN
1 5 (83.33%) NAS
2 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (16.67%) WAN
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
1 5 (83.33%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) SQL DBA
1 5 (83.33%) DBA
1 5 (83.33%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Senior DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Senior SQL DBA
2 1 (16.67%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (66.67%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
1 5 (83.33%) PRINCE2
1 5 (83.33%) Data Modelling
1 5 (83.33%) Disaster Recovery
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (83.33%) Refactoring
1 5 (83.33%) Dimensional Modelling
1 5 (83.33%) Kimball Methodology
1 5 (83.33%) Database Security
1 5 (83.33%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
1 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCTS
2 5 (83.33%) MCITP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
2 1 (16.67%) vSphere
2 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 1 (16.67%) Veeam
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Citrix
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper