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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 - 73
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 0 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 1.86% - 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.93% - 2.63%
Number of salaries quoted 7 0 8
Average salary £44,000 - £39,250
90% offered a salary of more than £39,600 - £35,950
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 - £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
MCSA
Oxfordshire

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

Qualifications Category
Oxford
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
236 225 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxford 31.30% 30.70% 32.24%
Number of salaries quoted 174 204 271
Average salary £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.49% -3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,800 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £59,750 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxford

MCSA
Salary Trend in Oxford

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Oxford

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxford

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 17 (100.00%) MCSE
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
3 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
3 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
3 12 (70.59%) Office 365
4 11 (64.71%) MS Office
5 7 (41.18%) Lync
5 7 (41.18%) Skype
6 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (29.41%) Windows
6 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
6 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 5 (29.41%) LAN
6 5 (29.41%) CCNA
6 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
6 5 (29.41%) Cisco
6 5 (29.41%) VMware
7 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
7 4 (23.53%) SAN
7 4 (23.53%) DHCP
7 4 (23.53%) ITIL
7 4 (23.53%) Change Management
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
7 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (17.65%) Firewall
8 3 (17.65%) VLAN
8 3 (17.65%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxford by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, IT jobs across the Oxford 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 12 (70.59%) SharePoint
2 7 (41.18%) Lync
3 5 (29.41%) MS Exchange
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 11 (64.71%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (70.59%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Skype
2 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications
2 5 (29.41%) LAN
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) DHCP
3 4 (23.53%) SAN
4 3 (17.65%) WAN
4 3 (17.65%) VLAN
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
4 3 (17.65%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
5 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (11.76%) ADSL
5 2 (11.76%) Internet
6 1 (5.88%) OSPF
6 1 (5.88%) BGP
6 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.88%) H.323
6 1 (5.88%) VoIP
6 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 12 (70.59%) Consultant
2 7 (41.18%) Office 365 Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint Specialist
3 5 (29.41%) SharePoint Consultant
4 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (11.76%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Administrator
5 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
6 1 (5.88%) Server Engineer
Operating Systems
1 5 (29.41%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (23.53%) ITIL
1 4 (23.53%) Change Management
2 2 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
2 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) MCSE
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (70.59%) SC Cleared
2 12 (70.59%) Security Cleared
3 5 (29.41%) CCNA
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) MCTS
4 2 (11.76%) MCITP
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
5 1 (5.88%) CCNP
System Software
1 5 (29.41%) Active Directory
2 4 (23.53%) VMware ESX
3 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
4 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (94.12%) Microsoft
2 5 (29.41%) Cisco
2 5 (29.41%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) CommVault
4 1 (5.88%) HP