The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 27 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East of England / Bedfordshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 86 78
Rank change year-on-year +19 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 2 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 0.17% 0.22% 1.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.57% 1.04% 7.12%
Number of salaries quoted 1 2 19
Median salary £45,000 £43,750 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.85% -12.50%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year +23.80% -8.69%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bedfordshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 176 192 309
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 29.14% 21.08% 27.89%
Number of salaries quoted 129 170 263
Median salary £42,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -15.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bedfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bedfordshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Bedfordshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Bedfordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Bedfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Bedfordshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. 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 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
Bedford - 1 £45,000 - 1
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 June 2017, 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 Bedfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (83.33%) ITIL
3 8 (66.67%) MCP
3 8 (66.67%) SQL
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
4 7 (58.33%) High Availability
4 7 (58.33%) Performance Improvement
4 7 (58.33%) Amazon RDS
4 7 (58.33%) Office 365
4 7 (58.33%) IIS
4 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
4 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
4 7 (58.33%) VBScript
5 6 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
5 6 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
6 5 (41.67%) SaaS
6 5 (41.67%) PaaS
6 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
7 4 (33.33%) Clustering

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bedfordshire 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 7 (58.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 7 (58.33%) IIS
1 7 (58.33%) MS Exchange
1 7 (58.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (58.33%) Office 365
3 5 (41.67%) PaaS
3 5 (41.67%) SaaS
4 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (8.33%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (58.33%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (58.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (33.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 5 (41.67%) Administrator
1 5 (41.67%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Azure Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Database Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Senior Database Analyst
2 4 (33.33%) Server Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Server Administrator
2 4 (33.33%) Windows Systems Administrator
3 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) SQL Server Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) DBA
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) SQL DBA
Miscellaneous
1 4 (33.33%) Clustering
2 2 (16.67%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (8.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 7 (58.33%) High Availability
2 7 (58.33%) ITIL V3
2 7 (58.33%) Performance Improvement
3 6 (50.00%) Capacity Planning
3 6 (50.00%) Trend Analysis
4 5 (41.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 4 (33.33%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (16.67%) Change Control
6 2 (16.67%) Data Protection
7 1 (8.33%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 8 (66.67%) PowerShell
1 8 (66.67%) SQL
2 7 (58.33%) VBScript
3 4 (33.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (66.67%) MCP
3 1 (8.33%) CCIP
3 1 (8.33%) CCNA
3 1 (8.33%) CCNP
3 1 (8.33%) CCSP
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (8.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (8.33%) Cisco
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