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 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East of England / Bedfordshire
Rank 59 85 69
Rank change year-on-year +26 -16  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 3 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bedfordshire 1.71% 0.37% 1.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.17% 1.35% 6.91%
Number of salaries quoted 6 3 16
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £31,000 £32,250
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £35,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.61% +4.61%  

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 120 223 246
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bedfordshire 18.69% 27.53% 22.08%
Number of salaries quoted 88 190 200
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £67,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 March 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 +10 7 £37,500 +7.14%
Luton - 1 - -
MCSA
East of England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bedfordshire

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 15 (83.33%) MCSE
4 14 (77.78%) Windows
5 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
6 12 (66.67%) ITIL
7 10 (55.56%) MCP
7 10 (55.56%) SQL
7 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
7 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
8 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (44.44%) ITIL V3
9 8 (44.44%) Performance Improvement
9 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
9 8 (44.44%) IIS
10 7 (38.89%) VBScript
10 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (38.89%) High Availability
10 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
10 7 (38.89%) Capacity Planning
10 7 (38.89%) Office 365
10 7 (38.89%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
11 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (27.78%) SaaS
13 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
13 4 (22.22%) Clustering

MCSA
Top Related 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 10 (55.56%) MS Exchange
2 8 (44.44%) IIS
2 8 (44.44%) SharePoint
3 7 (38.89%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 4 (22.22%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (38.89%) Office 365
3 5 (27.78%) SaaS
4 4 (22.22%) PaaS
5 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) Firewall
1 3 (16.67%) LAN
2 2 (11.11%) SAN
2 2 (11.11%) WAN
3 1 (5.56%) DNS
3 1 (5.56%) SMTP
3 1 (5.56%) TCP/IP
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) Amazon RDS
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (22.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (5.56%) Banking
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
1 1 (5.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Administrator
1 5 (27.78%) Analyst
1 5 (27.78%) Systems Administrator
2 4 (22.22%) Database Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Analyst
2 4 (22.22%) Senior Database Analyst
3 3 (16.67%) Azure Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Server Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Server Administrator
3 3 (16.67%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) IT Manager
4 2 (11.11%) IT Operations Manager
4 2 (11.11%) Operations Manager
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Analyst
4 2 (11.11%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.11%) Technology Manager
5 1 (5.56%) Technical Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Clustering
1 4 (22.22%) Management Information System
2 2 (11.11%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 13 (72.22%) Windows Server
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 9 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (5.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) ITIL
2 8 (44.44%) ITIL V3
2 8 (44.44%) Performance Improvement
3 7 (38.89%) Capacity Planning
3 7 (38.89%) High Availability
4 6 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 6 (33.33%) Trend Analysis
5 4 (22.22%) Performance Monitoring
6 2 (11.11%) Change Control
6 2 (11.11%) Data Protection
6 2 (11.11%) Data Security
6 2 (11.11%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (11.11%) Logistics
6 2 (11.11%) Mentoring
6 2 (11.11%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (11.11%) Server Monitoring
6 2 (11.11%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (5.56%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 10 (55.56%) PowerShell
1 10 (55.56%) SQL
2 7 (38.89%) VBScript
3 4 (22.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (83.33%) MCSE
3 10 (55.56%) MCP
4 3 (16.67%) CCNA
4 3 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (11.11%) VCP6
5 2 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 1 (5.56%) CCIP
6 1 (5.56%) CCNP
6 1 (5.56%) CCSP
6 1 (5.56%) Degree
6 1 (5.56%) MCITP
6 1 (5.56%) MCSD
6 1 (5.56%) MCTS
6 1 (5.56%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (16.67%) SLA
2 1 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (11.11%) VMware Server
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 4 (22.22%) Failover Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
Vendors
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) HP
2 3 (16.67%) VMware
3 2 (11.11%) 3Com
3 2 (11.11%) EMC
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) IBM
4 1 (5.56%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) Meraki
4 1 (5.56%) Symantec