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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 90 106 103
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 15 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 1.77% 0.89% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.82% 2.83% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16 14 15
Average salary £33,000 £37,250 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.40% -12.35%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
447 530 470
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 30.39% 31.32% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 358 457 439
Average salary £37,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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
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 1 October 2014. 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
Abingdon - 25 £33,000 -
Bicester - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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 57 (100.00%) MCSE
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 56 (98.25%) MS Excel
3 55 (96.49%) Windows
3 55 (96.49%) MCTS
3 55 (96.49%) MCITP
4 54 (94.74%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (94.74%) Veeam
4 54 (94.74%) Microsoft Azure
4 54 (94.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 54 (94.74%) Meru Networks
4 54 (94.74%) Wireless
4 54 (94.74%) VMware
4 54 (94.74%) HP
4 54 (94.74%) EMC
4 54 (94.74%) Citrix
4 54 (94.74%) DHCP
4 54 (94.74%) DNS
4 54 (94.74%) Juniper
4 54 (94.74%) SAN
4 54 (94.74%) Apple
5 47 (82.46%) VMware Infrastructure
6 38 (66.67%) Symantec
6 38 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
6 38 (66.67%) Mentoring
6 38 (66.67%) Backup Exec
7 3 (5.26%) MCP
7 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
8 2 (3.51%) ITIL
8 2 (3.51%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 2014, 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.

Applications
1 56 (98.25%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 54 (94.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 54 (94.74%) Wireless
1 54 (94.74%) DHCP
1 54 (94.74%) DNS
1 54 (94.74%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 42 (73.68%) Support Engineer
2 25 (43.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 25 (43.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 16 (28.07%) 2nd Line Support
3 16 (28.07%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (26.32%) Analyst
5 13 (22.81%) Senior Analyst
5 13 (22.81%) Service Analyst
5 13 (22.81%) Service Desk Analyst
6 11 (19.30%) IT Support
7 9 (15.79%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Customer Support Engineer
8 7 (12.28%) Customer Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Support Analyst
9 2 (3.51%) IT Support Analyst
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Support Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Engineer
10 1 (1.75%) Systems Support
Operating Systems
1 55 (96.49%) Windows
2 54 (94.74%) Windows Server 2008
2 54 (94.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (1.75%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.75%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 2 (3.51%) ITIL
2 2 (3.51%) Time Management
3 1 (1.75%) Document Management
3 1 (1.75%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.51%) SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) MCSE
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (96.49%) MCTS
2 55 (96.49%) MCITP
3 3 (5.26%) MCP
System Software
1 47 (82.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 38 (66.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 38 (66.67%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 54 (94.74%) Veeam
1 54 (94.74%) Meru Networks
1 54 (94.74%) VMware
1 54 (94.74%) HP
1 54 (94.74%) EMC
1 54 (94.74%) Citrix
1 54 (94.74%) Juniper
1 54 (94.74%) Apple
2 38 (66.67%) Symantec
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.51%) Cisco
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle