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 30 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 50 56 45
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 3 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 1.02% 0.64% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.04% 2.46% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 1
Average salary £37,500 £65,000 £20,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-42.30% +225.00%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
99 122 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Luton 25.26% 26.01% 22.54%
Number of salaries quoted 81 107 66
Average salary £37,500 £45,000 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.66% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,500 £70,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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
Salary Histogram in Luton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Luton region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Luton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Luton

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) CCA
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (66.67%) iSCSI
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) SQL
3 6 (66.67%) SAN
3 6 (66.67%) CCNA
3 6 (66.67%) Terminal Services
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (33.33%) MCP
6 2 (22.22%) MS Office
6 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
6 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
6 2 (22.22%) MCTS
7 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (11.11%) SCCM
7 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
7 1 (11.11%) Retail
7 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Luton by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, 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.

Applications
1 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SAN
1 6 (66.67%) iSCSI
2 1 (11.11%) Firewall
2 1 (11.11%) IP Telephony
2 1 (11.11%) LAN
2 1 (11.11%) WAN
2 1 (11.11%) DHCP
2 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
2 1 (11.11%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
1 1 (11.11%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support
2 1 (11.11%) Desktop Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Manager
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Help Desk Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (11.11%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Android
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (11.11%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) CCA
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix Certification
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (66.67%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) MCP
5 2 (22.22%) MCTS
5 2 (22.22%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix Presentation Server
2 7 (77.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (66.67%) Terminal Services
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (77.78%) Citrix
2 7 (77.78%) VMware
3 6 (66.67%) Cisco