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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 42 35 47
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 4 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 0.33% 1.57% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 5.06% 1.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 2
Average salary £33,000 £37,500 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.00% +44.23%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +10.76%
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
82 79 156
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Middlesex 27.33% 31.10% 40.41%
Number of salaries quoted 74 59 144
Average salary £50,000 £39,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.20% -17.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £27,500 £32,200
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £67,150 £61,500
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 23 Related IT Skills in Middlesex

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) HP
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) VLAN
2 2 (66.67%) SAN
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Middlesex by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
1 2 (66.67%) Exchange Server 2010
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) SAN
1 2 (66.67%) VLAN
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Systems Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 7
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Migration
2 1 (33.33%) Disaster Recovery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) CCNP
2 2 (66.67%) CCNA
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
1 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
1 2 (66.67%) HP
1 2 (66.67%) VMware