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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 111 105 109
Rank change year-on-year -6 +4  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 1 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.51% 0.086% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.28% 0.22% 0.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7 1 5
Median salary £28,500 £40,000 £21,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -28.75% +90.47%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 549 461 570
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 39.90% 39.47% 39.23%
Number of salaries quoted 400 393 470
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £28,707
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £53,272 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 26 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) MCSE
3 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
5 10 (62.50%) VMware
6 9 (56.25%) SQL
7 8 (50.00%) IIS
7 8 (50.00%) ITIL
7 8 (50.00%) DHCP
7 8 (50.00%) DNS
7 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
8 7 (43.75%) Office 365
8 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
9 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
10 5 (31.25%) Project Management
10 5 (31.25%) RHCE
10 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
10 5 (31.25%) LDAP
10 5 (31.25%) Linux
10 5 (31.25%) Puppet
10 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
10 5 (31.25%) LPIC
10 5 (31.25%) Line Management
11 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (18.75%) 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 8 (50.00%) IIS
2 5 (31.25%) Tomcat
3 1 (6.25%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 7 (43.75%) Office 365
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DHCP
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 5 (31.25%) LDAP
3 2 (12.50%) Firewall
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications
4 1 (6.25%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server Integration Services
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
2 5 (31.25%) Analyst
3 4 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) IT Support
5 2 (12.50%) Server Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Server Support
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
5 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) VMware Support Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Engineer
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Support
5 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) IT Analyst
6 1 (6.25%) IT Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
1 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Linux
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Line Management
2 5 (31.25%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
4 1 (6.25%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (56.25%) SQL
2 5 (31.25%) PowerShell
3 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) MCSE
3 5 (31.25%) LPIC
3 5 (31.25%) RHCE
4 3 (18.75%) RHCSA
5 1 (6.25%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CCENT
5 1 (6.25%) CCNA
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.25%) MCP
System Software
1 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 8 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (31.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) Failover Clustering
Vendors
1 11 (68.75%) Microsoft
2 10 (62.50%) VMware
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Pegasus
3 3 (18.75%) Red Hat
4 2 (12.50%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) 3Com
5 1 (6.25%) Cisco
5 1 (6.25%) Draytek
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) NETGEAR
5 1 (6.25%) ZyXEL