The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Middlesex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 46 41 49
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 4 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.29% 1.18% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.06% 3.42% 2.40%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 5
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-12.16% +17.46%
MCSA
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Middlesex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
94 117 208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 27.57% 34.62% 46.02%
Number of salaries quoted 82 69 197
Average salary £50,000 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.64% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £68,500 £64,750
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Middlesex

MCSA
Salary Trend in Middlesex

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Middlesex

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
4 2 (40.00%) Dell
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) VLAN
4 2 (40.00%) Novell eDirectory
4 2 (40.00%) Data Mining
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) WAN
4 2 (40.00%) SMTP
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
4 2 (40.00%) FTP
4 2 (40.00%) HTTP
4 2 (40.00%) NetWare
4 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 2 (40.00%) DNS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 2014, IT jobs across the Middlesex 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 4 (80.00%) MS Exchange
1 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (40.00%) GroupWise
2 2 (40.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) VLAN
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) WAN
2 2 (40.00%) SMTP
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
2 2 (40.00%) Ethernet
2 2 (40.00%) FTP
2 2 (40.00%) HTTP
2 2 (40.00%) TCP/IP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) Data Mining
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Network Manager
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Desktop Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Firmware
1 2 (40.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 4 (80.00%) Windows 7
3 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SUSE
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) NetWare
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Migration
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) MCSE
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (40.00%) MCITP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNP
2 2 (40.00%) CCNA
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Novell eDirectory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) ARCserve
1 2 (40.00%) ZENworks
1 2 (40.00%) HP SIM
2 1 (20.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) HP
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (40.00%) Dell
2 2 (40.00%) NetApp
2 2 (40.00%) Novell
2 2 (40.00%) VMware