The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Oxfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 96 84 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +31
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 38 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.95% 2.36% 0.28%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 8.30% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 13 28 5
Average salary £40,000 £33,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.21% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £30,500 £28,127
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £33,000 £45,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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 Oxfordshire region.

Qualifications Category
Oxfordshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
460 458 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 31.27% 28.46% 32.35%
Number of salaries quoted 364 397 466
Average salary £41,000 £37,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.81% -12.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 29 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxford - 9 £42,500 -
Bicester - 4 £32,500 -
Abingdon -17 1 £22,500 -31.81%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) MCSE
3 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
4 9 (52.94%) Windows
4 9 (52.94%) VMware
5 7 (41.18%) MS Office
5 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (41.18%) DHCP
5 7 (41.18%) CCNA
6 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
6 6 (35.29%) DNS
6 6 (35.29%) SAN
6 6 (35.29%) ITIL
6 6 (35.29%) MCP
6 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
6 6 (35.29%) LAN
6 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
6 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
7 5 (29.41%) Office 365
7 5 (29.41%) Cisco
7 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
7 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (29.41%) Firewall
8 4 (23.53%) Change Management
8 4 (23.53%) Internet
8 4 (23.53%) WAN
8 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
8 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
8 4 (23.53%) Finance
8 4 (23.53%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2015, IT jobs across the Oxfordshire 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 6 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2003
2 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2007
2 4 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 3 (17.65%) Lync
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Office
2 2 (11.76%) MS Excel
2 2 (11.76%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 5 (29.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) DHCP
2 6 (35.29%) LAN
2 6 (35.29%) DNS
2 6 (35.29%) SAN
3 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 5 (29.41%) Firewall
4 4 (23.53%) Internet
4 4 (23.53%) WAN
5 3 (17.65%) VoIP
5 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 3 (17.65%) VLAN
5 3 (17.65%) Skype
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) ADSL
7 1 (5.88%) OSPF
7 1 (5.88%) BGP
7 1 (5.88%) EIGRP
7 1 (5.88%) H.323
7 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
7 1 (5.88%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (23.53%) Consultant
1 4 (23.53%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Administrator
2 3 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Support Engineer
2 3 (17.65%) Office 365 Consultant
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support
3 2 (11.76%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.76%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (11.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Senior Systems Administrator
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.88%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) IT Services Manager
4 1 (5.88%) SharePoint Specialist
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Technician
4 1 (5.88%) Service Manager
4 1 (5.88%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 1 (5.88%) Network Administrator
Operating Systems
1 9 (52.94%) Windows
2 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
2 1 (5.88%) Android
2 1 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (5.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Mobile Device Management
3 3 (17.65%) Service Delivery
4 2 (11.76%) Technical Analysis
4 2 (11.76%) Data Management
4 2 (11.76%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.88%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (5.88%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) MCSE
3 7 (41.18%) CCNA
3 7 (41.18%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (35.29%) MCP
4 6 (35.29%) SC Cleared
4 6 (35.29%) Security Cleared
5 4 (23.53%) MCTS
6 3 (17.65%) MCITP
6 3 (17.65%) CCNP
7 2 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (11.76%) Degree
8 1 (5.88%) HNC
8 1 (5.88%) HND
System Software
1 6 (35.29%) Active Directory
2 5 (29.41%) VMware ESX
3 4 (23.53%) Hyper-V
4 2 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.76%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.88%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (11.76%) WSUS
2 1 (5.88%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (64.71%) Microsoft
2 9 (52.94%) VMware
3 5 (29.41%) Cisco
4 3 (17.65%) HP
4 3 (17.65%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) CommVault
5 2 (11.76%) 3PAR
6 1 (5.88%) Apple
6 1 (5.88%) Symantec