The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East / Buckinghamshire
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 95 121 112
Rank change year-on-year +26 -9  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 5 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.99% 0.28% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.87% 0.98% 3.62%
Number of salaries quoted 12 3 17
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.69% -35.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,750 £27,700 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,450 £39,700 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +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 Buckinghamshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Buckinghamshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 362 508 608
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire 25.53% 28.54% 30.25%
Number of salaries quoted 281 378 421
Median salary £40,000 £44,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -9.09% +3.52%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 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 Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 29 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
High Wycombe +13 9 £35,000 +18.64%
Milton Keynes +17 5 £43,000 +3.61% 2
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 29 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Windows
3 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
4 15 (55.56%) MCSE
4 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
4 15 (55.56%) Hyper-V
5 12 (44.44%) Office 365
5 12 (44.44%) Windows 10
6 11 (40.74%) MCP
7 10 (37.04%) Cisco
8 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 9 (33.33%) Driving Licence
9 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
10 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
10 7 (25.93%) VMware
11 6 (22.22%) Citrix
11 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
12 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
12 5 (18.52%) SAN
12 5 (18.52%) SQL
13 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
13 4 (14.81%) CCNA
14 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
14 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
14 3 (11.11%) SLA
14 3 (11.11%) CCIE
14 3 (11.11%) CCNP
14 3 (11.11%) ITIL
14 3 (11.11%) Change Management
14 3 (11.11%) MCDST

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 3 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 3 (11.11%) Skype for Business
2 2 (7.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 2 (7.41%) MS Exchange
3 1 (3.70%) IIS
Applications
1 4 (14.81%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.70%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (44.44%) Office 365
2 3 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (18.52%) SAN
2 3 (11.11%) Cisco Nexus
2 3 (11.11%) Skype
3 2 (7.41%) Firewall
3 2 (7.41%) Unified Communications
4 1 (3.70%) DHCP
4 1 (3.70%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (11.11%) Big Data
1 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 2 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (7.41%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) IT Support
2 6 (22.22%) Senior IT Support
3 3 (11.11%) Architect
3 3 (11.11%) Consultant
3 3 (11.11%) Support Engineer
3 3 (11.11%) Technical Support
4 2 (7.41%) Analyst
4 2 (7.41%) Data Architect
4 2 (7.41%) Data Centre Architect
4 2 (7.41%) DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) IT Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) IT Manager
4 2 (7.41%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (7.41%) SQL DBA
4 2 (7.41%) Support Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) Technical Support Consultant
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 9 (33.33%) Driving Licence
2 3 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.11%) Private Cloud
3 2 (7.41%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (7.41%) Blackberry
3 2 (7.41%) Clustering
3 2 (7.41%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 23 (85.19%) Windows
2 12 (44.44%) Windows 10
3 8 (29.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (25.93%) Windows Server
5 6 (22.22%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (18.52%) Windows 8
7 3 (11.11%) Windows 7
8 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (11.11%) Analytics
1 3 (11.11%) Change Management
1 3 (11.11%) Converged Infrastructure
1 3 (11.11%) ITIL
2 2 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (7.41%) Performance Tuning
2 2 (7.41%) PRINCE2
2 2 (7.41%) Project Planning
2 2 (7.41%) Service Delivery
3 1 (3.70%) Incident Management
3 1 (3.70%) Performance Monitoring
3 1 (3.70%) Problem Management
3 1 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 5 (18.52%) SQL
2 1 (3.70%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (55.56%) MCSE
3 11 (40.74%) MCP
4 9 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (14.81%) CCNA
6 3 (11.11%) CCIE
6 3 (11.11%) CCNP
6 3 (11.11%) MCDST
6 3 (11.11%) MCITP
6 3 (11.11%) MCTS
7 2 (7.41%) Degree
7 2 (7.41%) VTSP
8 1 (3.70%) CCA
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.70%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (11.11%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (66.67%) Active Directory
2 15 (55.56%) Hyper-V
3 3 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (7.41%) VMware Workstation
4 2 (7.41%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.70%) Forefront TMG
5 1 (3.70%) UAG
Systems Management
1 2 (7.41%) Backup Exec
2 1 (3.70%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 10 (37.04%) Cisco
3 7 (25.93%) VMware
4 6 (22.22%) Citrix
5 2 (7.41%) Apple
5 2 (7.41%) Veeam
6 1 (3.70%) Forcepoint
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 13 days ago