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

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 118 115 121
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 3 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 0.071% 0.19% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.28% 0.76% 1.83%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 7
Average salary £24,000 £51,250 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-53.17% +23.49%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
353 396 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Oxfordshire 25.21% 25.35% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 292 321 497
Average salary £40,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.11% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £30,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire

For the 6 months to 28 January 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 16 (100.00%) MCSE
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) MS Excel
3 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 13 (81.25%) MCTS
3 13 (81.25%) MCITP
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (75.00%) Veeam
4 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (75.00%) Meru Networks
4 12 (75.00%) HP
4 12 (75.00%) EMC
4 12 (75.00%) Citrix
4 12 (75.00%) Wireless
4 12 (75.00%) VMware
4 12 (75.00%) DHCP
4 12 (75.00%) DNS
4 12 (75.00%) Juniper
4 12 (75.00%) SAN
4 12 (75.00%) Apple
5 6 (37.50%) Symantec
5 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
5 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
5 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
5 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (25.00%) MCP
6 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 3 (18.75%) ITIL
7 3 (18.75%) Cisco

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Oxfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 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.

Applications
1 15 (93.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (6.25%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) DHCP
1 12 (75.00%) DNS
1 12 (75.00%) SAN
1 12 (75.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Support Engineer
2 12 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (75.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 3 (18.75%) IT Support
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Systems Support
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Phone
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Mentoring
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Time Management
3 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (6.25%) Document Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) MCSE
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) MCTS
2 13 (81.25%) MCITP
3 4 (25.00%) MCP
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (37.50%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) HP
1 12 (75.00%) EMC
1 12 (75.00%) Citrix
1 12 (75.00%) Juniper
1 12 (75.00%) Apple
1 12 (75.00%) VMware
1 12 (75.00%) Veeam
1 12 (75.00%) Meru Networks
2 6 (37.50%) Symantec
3 4 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Oracle