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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 114 104
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.67% 0.44% 1.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 1.41% 5.37%
Number of salaries quoted 11 7 23
Median salary £31,500 £41,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.17% +28.12%
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.85%
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
468 495 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 28.66% 31.11% 30.65%
Number of salaries quoted 371 381 468
Median salary £40,000 £41,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.43% +6.49%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £30,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Oxfordshire

The demand trend of job ads across the Oxfordshire region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Oxfordshire region over the 3 months to 25 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Abingdon - 11 £31,500 -
Oxford -10 1 £25,000 -41.17%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 25 June 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 22 (88.00%) Hyper-V
3 21 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (80.00%) VMware
5 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (68.00%) Veeam
7 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
7 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (52.00%) Windows 8
9 12 (48.00%) Coaching
9 12 (48.00%) Driving Licence
9 12 (48.00%) Windows 10
9 12 (48.00%) Backup Exec
9 12 (48.00%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (48.00%) SAN
9 12 (48.00%) Symantec
10 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
10 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
10 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
10 10 (40.00%) Office 365
11 8 (32.00%) MS Office
11 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
11 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
11 8 (32.00%) Degree
12 7 (28.00%) MCSE
12 7 (28.00%) MCP
12 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
13 6 (24.00%) Sophos
13 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 8 (32.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 8 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 6 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
3 4 (16.00%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 8 (32.00%) MS Office
3 4 (16.00%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 10 (40.00%) Office 365
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (48.00%) SAN
2 5 (20.00%) DHCP
2 5 (20.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
3 2 (8.00%) VPN
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
General
1 2 (8.00%) Manufacturing
2 1 (4.00%) Aerospace
2 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (76.00%) Server Support
2 14 (56.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (56.00%) Server Engineer
2 14 (56.00%) Support Engineer
3 12 (48.00%) Infrastructure Support
3 12 (48.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 12 (48.00%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (48.00%) VMware Support Engineer
4 9 (36.00%) Analyst
5 8 (32.00%) Support Analyst
6 7 (28.00%) Server Analyst
6 7 (28.00%) Server Support Analyst
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server Analyst
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Server Support
7 6 (24.00%) Windows Support Analyst
8 5 (20.00%) 1st Line Support
8 5 (20.00%) First Line Help Desk Support
8 5 (20.00%) Help Desk Analyst
8 5 (20.00%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (20.00%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 12 (48.00%) Driving Licence
2 2 (8.00%) CMDB
2 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 22 (88.00%) Windows
2 21 (84.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 15 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 13 (52.00%) Windows 8
6 12 (48.00%) Windows 10
7 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
8 1 (4.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (48.00%) Coaching
2 5 (20.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (8.00%) ERP
3 2 (8.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.00%) Cybersecurity
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (32.00%) Degree
3 7 (28.00%) MCP
3 7 (28.00%) MCSE
4 5 (20.00%) CCNA
4 5 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (8.00%) MCITP
5 2 (8.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (88.00%) Hyper-V
2 15 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (28.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (48.00%) Backup Exec
1 12 (48.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (20.00%) Nagios
3 4 (16.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (80.00%) VMware
2 17 (68.00%) Veeam
3 12 (48.00%) Symantec
4 10 (40.00%) Microsoft
5 6 (24.00%) Sophos
5 6 (24.00%) WatchGuard
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco
6 1 (4.00%) Intel Security