The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Nottingham with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Nottinghamshire / Nottingham
Rank 66 84 97
Rank change year-on-year +18 +13  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 8 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Nottingham 1.68% 0.82% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 9.72% 2.85% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 14 6 6
Median salary £35,000 £31,250 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.00% -7.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £40,500 £48,250
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.61% +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 Nottingham.

Academic & Professional Certification
Nottingham
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 144 281 409
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Nottingham 17.27% 28.76% 35.94%
Number of salaries quoted 117 184 279
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% +30.43%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £53,458 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Nottingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Nottingham 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 Nottingham

MCSA
Salary Trend in Nottingham

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Nottingham

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Nottingham

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Nottingham over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Nottingham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Nottingham

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

1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
3 22 (78.57%) MCSE
4 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
5 17 (60.71%) Windows
6 16 (57.14%) Office 365
7 14 (50.00%) VMware
8 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
8 13 (46.43%) SCCM
8 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
8 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Azure
9 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (42.86%) Windows 10
10 11 (39.29%) Cisco
10 11 (39.29%) HP
11 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (28.57%) Apple
12 8 (28.57%) MS Exchange
12 8 (28.57%) ITIL
12 8 (28.57%) High Availability
13 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
13 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
13 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
13 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
14 6 (21.43%) Citrix
14 6 (21.43%) CCNA
14 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
14 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
14 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Nottingham 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 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.57%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 7 (25.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 16 (57.14%) Office 365
2 13 (46.43%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (17.86%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (7.14%) Amazon S3
5 2 (7.14%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (7.14%) CloudFront
6 1 (3.57%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.57%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (17.86%) Firewall
2 4 (14.29%) SAN
3 3 (10.71%) Wireless
3 3 (10.71%) Wireless Security
4 1 (3.57%) DHCP
4 1 (3.57%) DNS
4 1 (3.57%) Internet
4 1 (3.57%) LAN
4 1 (3.57%) Skype
4 1 (3.57%) VoIP
4 1 (3.57%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Games
2 2 (7.14%) Finance
2 2 (7.14%) Polish Language
2 2 (7.14%) Retail
2 2 (7.14%) Spanish Language
3 1 (3.57%) Law
3 1 (3.57%) Legal
3 1 (3.57%) Portuguese Language
3 1 (3.57%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (35.71%) IT Support
2 8 (28.57%) Consultant
2 8 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Consultant
4 5 (17.86%) Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) IT Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) IT Support Analyst
4 5 (17.86%) Support Analyst
5 4 (14.29%) Multilingual Support
6 3 (10.71%) Infrastructure Support
6 3 (10.71%) IT Engineer
6 3 (10.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
7 2 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
7 2 (7.14%) Enterprise Management Consultant
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Analyst
7 2 (7.14%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (3.57%) Support Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.14%) Hybrid Cloud
1 2 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (3.57%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.57%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 17 (60.71%) Windows
2 13 (46.43%) Windows Server
3 12 (42.86%) Windows 10
3 12 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (32.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 4 (14.29%) Windows 8
7 1 (3.57%) Linux
7 1 (3.57%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (28.57%) High Availability
1 8 (28.57%) ITIL
2 6 (21.43%) Incident Management
3 4 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 4 (14.29%) Presales
4 2 (7.14%) Escalation Management
4 2 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (3.57%) Capacity Management
5 1 (3.57%) Infrastructure Transformation
5 1 (3.57%) Resource Allocation
5 1 (3.57%) Service Design
5 1 (3.57%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (78.57%) MCSE
3 9 (32.14%) Cisco Certification
4 7 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 7 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 6 (21.43%) CCNA
6 4 (14.29%) MCITP
6 4 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (10.71%) CCDA
7 3 (10.71%) CCIE
7 3 (10.71%) CCNP
7 3 (10.71%) MCP
8 1 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 1 (3.57%) CCENT
8 1 (3.57%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.71%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (67.86%) Active Directory
2 13 (46.43%) Hyper-V
3 6 (21.43%) VMware ESX
4 4 (14.29%) vSphere
5 2 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (7.14%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 13 (46.43%) SCCM
2 3 (10.71%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 3 (10.71%) SCOM
3 1 (3.57%) SCSM
Vendors
1 24 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 14 (50.00%) VMware
3 11 (39.29%) Cisco
3 11 (39.29%) HP
4 8 (28.57%) Apple
5 6 (21.43%) Citrix
6 2 (7.14%) Dell
6 2 (7.14%) NetApp
6 2 (7.14%) Veeam
7 1 (3.57%) 3Com
7 1 (3.57%) Draytek
7 1 (3.57%) iManage
7 1 (3.57%) Interwoven
7 1 (3.57%) Juniper
7 1 (3.57%) NETGEAR
7 1 (3.57%) Riverbed
7 1 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 1 (3.57%) ZyXEL