Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 171 136 159
Rank change year-on-year -35 +23 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 6 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.29% 0.26% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.64% 0.64% 0.46%
Number of salaries quoted 12 7 5
Cambridge median annual salary £26,000 £30,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.75% -28.24% +46.55%
10th Percentile £22,950 £18,800 £31,575
90th Percentile £29,875 £42,500 £43,750
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £26,000 £30,500 £30,000
% change year-on-year -14.75% +1.67% +3.45%

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 1408 940 1085
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 45.46% 41.12% 37.79%
Number of salaries quoted 1038 747 907
Cambridge median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £27,425 £24,050 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £61,250
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -

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

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Office 365
3 7 (77.78%) DNS
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
3 7 (77.78%) DHCP
4 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
4 5 (55.56%) A+ Certification
4 5 (55.56%) Salesforce.com
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) SCCM
4 5 (55.56%) VoIP
4 5 (55.56%) MCP
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (55.56%) CRM
4 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
4 5 (55.56%) ERP
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 5 (55.56%) Android
4 5 (55.56%) SCDPM
4 5 (55.56%) OneDrive
4 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
4 5 (55.56%) DBS Check
5 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (33.33%) ITIL
5 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
5 3 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (33.33%) VMware
6 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 2 (22.22%) MCSE

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 5 (55.56%) SharePoint
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (88.89%) Office 365
2 5 (55.56%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 7 (77.78%) DHCP
1 7 (77.78%) DNS
2 5 (55.56%) TCP/IP
2 5 (55.56%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) LAN
3 1 (11.11%) WAN
General
1 5 (55.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (55.56%) Support Specialist
1 5 (55.56%) Systems Support
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Field Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) IT Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support
3 1 (11.11%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Support Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Team Leader
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 5 (55.56%) Android
2 5 (55.56%) Windows 10
3 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (55.56%) CRM
1 5 (55.56%) ERP
2 3 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (11.11%) Break/Fix
Programming Languages
1 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (55.56%) A+ Certification
2 5 (55.56%) DBS Check
2 5 (55.56%) MCP
3 2 (22.22%) MCSE
System Software
1 3 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (11.11%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
1 5 (55.56%) SCCM
1 5 (55.56%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Salesforce.com
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (33.33%) VMware