The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 84 93 81
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 5 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 1.46% 0.43% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.88% 1.24% 3.55%
Number of salaries quoted 15 4 11
Average salary £31,000 £33,750 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.14% -21.51%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
MCSA
Buckinghamshire

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

Qualifications Category
Milton Keynes
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
430 402 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 29.97% 34.96% 28.23%
Number of salaries quoted 323 292 271
Average salary £40,000 £41,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.61% -2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Milton Keynes region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Milton Keynes

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (97.22%) Windows
3 34 (94.44%) Active Directory
4 29 (80.56%) VMware
5 28 (77.78%) Cisco
6 20 (55.56%) ITIL
7 18 (50.00%) Citrix
8 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (44.44%) ISA Server
8 16 (44.44%) Symantec
8 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
8 16 (44.44%) IIS
8 16 (44.44%) Websense
8 16 (44.44%) Clustering
8 16 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (44.44%) MCITP
8 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
8 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
8 16 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
8 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
8 16 (44.44%) Hyper-V
8 16 (44.44%) Forefront TMG
8 16 (44.44%) UAG
8 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
9 14 (38.89%) Law
9 14 (38.89%) MCSE
10 12 (33.33%) MCP
11 10 (27.78%) SLA
12 9 (25.00%) Incident Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 16 (44.44%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Office
2 1 (2.78%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) DNS
1 2 (5.56%) DHCP
2 1 (2.78%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) SAN
2 1 (2.78%) Extranet
2 1 (2.78%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.78%) QlikView
General
1 14 (38.89%) Law
2 3 (8.33%) Financial Institution
2 3 (8.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (52.78%) Analyst
2 11 (30.56%) 2nd Line Support
3 4 (11.11%) Wintel Analyst
4 3 (8.33%) Desktop Support
5 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (2.78%) Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Service Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Administrator
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Support
6 1 (2.78%) Service Desk Analyst
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Help Desk Support Engineer
6 1 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.78%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 16 (44.44%) Clustering
2 1 (2.78%) iPhone
2 1 (2.78%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) Windows
2 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2003
2 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (44.44%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (11.11%) Windows 7
4 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
4 1 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Linux
4 1 (2.78%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (55.56%) ITIL
2 9 (25.00%) Incident Management
3 8 (22.22%) Change Management
3 8 (22.22%) Root Cause Analysis
4 2 (5.56%) Service Delivery
4 2 (5.56%) Knowledge Management
5 1 (2.78%) Time Management
5 1 (2.78%) PRINCE2
5 1 (2.78%) E-Commerce
5 1 (2.78%) ERP
5 1 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (2.78%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 14 (38.89%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.78%) VBScript
2 1 (2.78%) VB
Qualifications
1 36 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (44.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 16 (44.44%) MCITP
2 16 (44.44%) SC Cleared
2 16 (44.44%) Security Cleared
3 14 (38.89%) MCSE
4 12 (33.33%) MCP
5 6 (16.67%) CCNA
5 6 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (8.33%) CCNP
6 3 (8.33%) Degree
7 1 (2.78%) HND
7 1 (2.78%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (27.78%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (94.44%) Active Directory
2 16 (44.44%) ISA Server
2 16 (44.44%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (44.44%) Hyper-V
2 16 (44.44%) Forefront TMG
2 16 (44.44%) UAG
3 1 (2.78%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (2.78%) WSUS
Vendors
1 29 (80.56%) VMware
2 28 (77.78%) Cisco
3 18 (50.00%) Citrix
4 16 (44.44%) Symantec
4 16 (44.44%) Websense
4 16 (44.44%) Microsoft
5 8 (22.22%) Computacenter
6 1 (2.78%) Jaspersoft
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Intel
6 1 (2.78%) Red Hat