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 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
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 - 105
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.72% - 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.60% - 1.09%
Number of salaries quoted 8 0 6
Median salary £37,500 - £27,000
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 Cambridge.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cambridge
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 563 531 552
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 45.26% 35.76% 37.70%
Number of salaries quoted 388 406 464
Median salary £45,000 £41,750 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.78% -1.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £57,500 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Cambridge

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 Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (88.24%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows Server
3 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
4 13 (76.47%) MCSE
5 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 7 (41.18%) VMware
7 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
7 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (41.18%) Office 365
8 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
9 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (29.41%) ITIL
9 5 (29.41%) SQL
10 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
10 4 (23.53%) IIS
11 3 (17.65%) Pegasus
11 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
11 3 (17.65%) Project Management
11 3 (17.65%) RHCE
11 3 (17.65%) Linux
11 3 (17.65%) DHCP
11 3 (17.65%) DNS
11 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
11 3 (17.65%) LDAP
11 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
11 3 (17.65%) LPIC
11 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3

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 4 (23.53%) IIS
2 3 (17.65%) Tomcat
Applications
1 7 (41.18%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (52.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (41.18%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (17.65%) DHCP
1 3 (17.65%) DNS
1 3 (17.65%) LDAP
2 2 (11.76%) SAN
3 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
3 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) SQL Server
2 1 (5.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 8 (47.06%) IT Support
1 8 (47.06%) Support Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) IT Engineer
2 6 (35.29%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Support
4 2 (11.76%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Field Service Technician
5 1 (5.88%) Server Technician
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Clustering
1 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (88.24%) Windows
1 15 (88.24%) Windows Server
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (17.65%) Linux
4 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (29.41%) ITIL
2 3 (17.65%) ITIL V3
2 3 (17.65%) Line Management
2 3 (17.65%) Project Management
3 1 (5.88%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 5 (29.41%) SQL
2 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.88%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (76.47%) MCSE
3 3 (17.65%) LPIC
3 3 (17.65%) RHCE
3 3 (17.65%) RHCSA
4 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCENT
4 2 (11.76%) CCNA
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) MCP
System Software
1 10 (58.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
3 5 (29.41%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (17.65%) Puppet
2 2 (11.76%) SCCM
3 1 (5.88%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 7 (41.18%) VMware
3 3 (17.65%) Pegasus
3 3 (17.65%) Red Hat
4 2 (11.76%) 3Com
4 2 (11.76%) Cisco
4 2 (11.76%) Draytek
4 2 (11.76%) HP
4 2 (11.76%) NETGEAR
4 2 (11.76%) ZyXEL