Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
East of England > Cambridgeshire
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 199 154 175
Rank change year-on-year -45 +21 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 13 24 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.31% 0.69% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 1.96% 0.89%
Number of salaries quoted 16 23 12
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £26,000 £30,500 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.75% -9.63% +16.38%
10th Percentile £22,950 £19,250 £19,775
90th Percentile £42,750 £43,100 £43,750
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £30,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year +47.54% -6.15% -

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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cambridgeshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1676 1223 1349
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 39.44% 35.36% 32.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1223 957 1142
Cambridgeshire median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £26,750 £23,750 £26,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £67,500 £60,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,250 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.05% +0.58% +1.18%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cambridgeshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Cambridgeshire over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Cambridgeshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Cambridgeshire region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge -32 9 £26,000 -14.75% 1
Peterborough -7 5 £26,000 -35.00%
St Neots -1 1 £26,000 -30.67%
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 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 Cambridgeshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 10 (76.92%) Windows
3 9 (69.23%) Office 365
4 8 (61.54%) DHCP
5 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
5 7 (53.85%) DNS
5 7 (53.85%) Finance
5 7 (53.85%) SCCM
6 6 (46.15%) OneDrive
6 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
6 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
7 5 (38.46%) VoIP
7 5 (38.46%) ERP
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
7 5 (38.46%) CRM
7 5 (38.46%) ITIL
7 5 (38.46%) MCP
7 5 (38.46%) A+ Certification
7 5 (38.46%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (38.46%) Android
7 5 (38.46%) SCDPM
7 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
7 5 (38.46%) DBS Check
7 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
8 4 (30.77%) VMware
8 4 (30.77%) Citrix
9 3 (23.08%) MCSE
10 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 7 (53.85%) SharePoint
2 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (69.23%) Office 365
2 6 (46.15%) OneDrive
3 1 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (61.54%) DHCP
2 7 (53.85%) DNS
3 6 (46.15%) TCP/IP
4 5 (38.46%) VoIP
5 1 (7.69%) LAN
5 1 (7.69%) NetScaler
5 1 (7.69%) WAN
General
1 7 (53.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Support Specialist
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Support
2 3 (23.08%) Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Active Directory Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Infrastructure Specialist
3 2 (15.38%) IT Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support
3 2 (15.38%) IT Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Support Analyst
3 2 (15.38%) Wintel Specialist
4 1 (7.69%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (7.69%) IT Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support
4 1 (7.69%) Service Desk Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Team Leader
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.69%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) Windows
2 5 (38.46%) Android
2 5 (38.46%) Windows 10
3 4 (30.77%) Windows Server
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (15.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (38.46%) CRM
1 5 (38.46%) ERP
1 5 (38.46%) ITIL
2 2 (15.38%) BCP
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity
2 2 (15.38%) Business Continuity Planning
2 2 (15.38%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (15.38%) Enterprise Architecture
2 2 (15.38%) PRINCE
2 2 (15.38%) Server Patching
2 2 (15.38%) TOGAF
3 1 (7.69%) Asset Management
3 1 (7.69%) Break/Fix
3 1 (7.69%) DNA
3 1 (7.69%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.69%) SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (38.46%) A+ Certification
2 5 (38.46%) DBS Check
2 5 (38.46%) MCP
3 3 (23.08%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (15.38%) Hyper-V
2 2 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (7.69%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 7 (53.85%) SCCM
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (38.46%) SCDPM
3 2 (15.38%) SCOM
3 2 (15.38%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (76.92%) Microsoft
2 5 (38.46%) Salesforce.com
3 4 (30.77%) Citrix
3 4 (30.77%) VMware
4 1 (7.69%) AppSense
4 1 (7.69%) CommVault