Period
to 19 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 April 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Cambridgeshire > Cambridge
6 months to
19 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 195 139
Rank change year-on-year +61 -56 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 1 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.27% 0.029% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 0.071% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 5 3 20
Cambridge median annual salary £42,500 £26,000 £28,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +63.46% -7.96% -33.53%
10th Percentile £38,550 £25,500 £24,650
90th Percentile £49,750 £26,500 £47,500
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £40,500 £26,000 £28,000
% change year-on-year +55.77% -7.14% +12.00%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridge with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridge
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 586 1,417 1,166
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 32.02% 41.31% 47.13%
Number of salaries quoted 416 1,002 870
Cambridge median annual salary £50,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.32% +5.56% +8.43%
10th Percentile £29,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,250 £65,125
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +10.43%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cambridge.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Cambridge

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cambridge

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Cambridge

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cambridge

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Cambridge over the 6 months to 19 April 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 19 April 2019, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Office 365
3 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) MS Exchange
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (60.00%) Change Management
4 2 (40.00%) SCCM
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) OneDrive
4 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (20.00%) vSphere
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco
5 1 (20.00%) AIX
5 1 (20.00%) Linux

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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 (60.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) Office 365
2 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (40.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) IT Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support
1 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) IT Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Support
1 1 (20.00%) Linux Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
2 1 (20.00%) AIX
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (20.00%) Unix
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 10
2 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Change Management
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Python
2 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (60.00%) CCNA
2 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (60.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) SCCM
2 1 (20.00%) Norton AntiVirus
2 1 (20.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Cisco
2 1 (20.00%) Symantec
2 1 (20.00%) VMware