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 2 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 90 81 106
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 34 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.24% 2.21% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.75% 7.93% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 13 23 12
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £39,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -15.92%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,100 £32,000 £30,600
10% offered a salary of more than £49,000 £33,000 £45,450
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
507 429 560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 32.99% 27.93% 32.71%
Number of salaries quoted 382 360 478
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £57,500 £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 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 - 12 £44,000 -
Bicester - 4 £32,500 -
Abingdon -17 1 £22,500 -31.81%
Henley-on-Thames - 1 £35,000 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
3 18 (78.26%) MCSE
4 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 12 (52.17%) Office 365
5 11 (47.83%) Windows
6 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
6 10 (43.48%) MS Office
6 10 (43.48%) VMware
7 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
7 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
8 7 (30.43%) LAN
8 7 (30.43%) DHCP
8 7 (30.43%) SAN
9 6 (26.09%) DNS
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco
9 6 (26.09%) CCNA
9 6 (26.09%) Skype
9 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
9 6 (26.09%) Lync
9 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (21.74%) MCTS
10 5 (21.74%) WAN
10 5 (21.74%) Citrix
10 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
10 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
11 4 (17.39%) Change Management
11 4 (17.39%) HP
11 4 (17.39%) ITIL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 10 (43.48%) SharePoint
2 8 (34.78%) MS Exchange
3 6 (26.09%) Lync
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2003
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.35%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (4.35%) IIS
5 1 (4.35%) MQSeries
Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MS Office
2 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.35%) Adaptiv
Cloud Services
1 12 (52.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) LAN
1 7 (30.43%) SAN
1 7 (30.43%) DHCP
2 6 (26.09%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) Skype
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) WAN
4 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications
5 3 (13.04%) VLAN
5 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 3 (13.04%) Firewall
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (8.70%) ADSL
6 2 (8.70%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) OSPF
7 1 (4.35%) BGP
7 1 (4.35%) EIGRP
7 1 (4.35%) H.323
7 1 (4.35%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 3 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
2 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) Consultant
2 6 (26.09%) Office 365 Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Specialist
3 4 (17.39%) SharePoint Consultant
3 4 (17.39%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (17.39%) Support Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Administrator
5 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) IT Support
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) 2nd Line Support Technician
6 1 (4.35%) Technical Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Installations Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.35%) Apple iOS
3 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (4.35%) Windows XP
3 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (17.39%) Change Management
1 4 (17.39%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Mobile Device Management
3 2 (8.70%) Technical Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Service Delivery
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Migration
4 1 (4.35%) Data Management
4 1 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (78.26%) MCSE
3 12 (52.17%) SC Cleared
3 12 (52.17%) Security Cleared
4 6 (26.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (26.09%) CCNA
5 5 (21.74%) MCTS
6 4 (17.39%) MCITP
6 4 (17.39%) MCP
7 3 (13.04%) Degree
8 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
9 1 (4.35%) HNC
9 1 (4.35%) HND
9 1 (4.35%) CCNP
System Software
1 8 (34.78%) Active Directory
2 6 (26.09%) Hyper-V
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
6 1 (4.35%) XenApp
6 1 (4.35%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) WSUS
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
2 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) HP
6 2 (8.70%) 3PAR
6 2 (8.70%) CommVault
7 1 (4.35%) Apple
7 1 (4.35%) Symantec
7 1 (4.35%) IBM
7 1 (4.35%) SunGard
7 1 (4.35%) Dell
7 1 (4.35%) Intel