The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 95 86 90
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 15 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.18% 1.20% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 4.98% 2.88%
Number of salaries quoted 2 9 6
Median salary £26,750 £50,000 £29,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
-46.50% +68.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,950 £28,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £30,550 £52,500 £31,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,992 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +3.70%
MCSA
East of England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Essex region.

Qualifications Category
Essex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
236 301 278
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.49% 24.12% 22.96%
Number of salaries quoted 177 240 212
Median salary £49,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.29% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of job ads across the Essex region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

MCSA
Salary Trend in Essex

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Essex

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
3 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
4 12 (75.00%) VMware
5 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 10 (62.50%) MS Office
7 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 9 (56.25%) Virtual Servers
8 8 (50.00%) MS Exchange
8 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
9 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
10 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (31.25%) Citrix
11 5 (31.25%) ITIL
11 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (31.25%) Presales
12 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
12 4 (25.00%) Veeam
12 4 (25.00%) vSphere
12 4 (25.00%) Unix
12 4 (25.00%) Juniper
12 4 (25.00%) Finance
12 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
12 4 (25.00%) Cisco
13 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (18.75%) Thin Client

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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%) MS Exchange
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 10 (62.50%) MS Office
2 8 (50.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Google Apps
1 1 (6.25%) IaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) PaaS
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (18.75%) iSCSI
1 3 (18.75%) NAS
2 2 (12.50%) SAN
2 2 (12.50%) VLAN
3 1 (6.25%) DHCP
3 1 (6.25%) DNS
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall
3 1 (6.25%) FTP
3 1 (6.25%) IMAP
3 1 (6.25%) LAN
3 1 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 1 (6.25%) POP3
3 1 (6.25%) VoIP
3 1 (6.25%) VPN
3 1 (6.25%) WAN
3 1 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) MS Access
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 4 (25.00%) Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Solutions Architect
2 4 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Support
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 1st Line Support
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Server Support
5 1 (6.25%) Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Server Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Server Support
5 1 (6.25%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) Classic ASP
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 4 (25.00%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 1 (6.25%) Android
6 1 (6.25%) Debian
6 1 (6.25%) Linux
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (37.50%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (31.25%) ITIL
2 5 (31.25%) Presales
3 4 (25.00%) TOGAF
4 3 (18.75%) Application Packaging
4 3 (18.75%) Computer Security
4 3 (18.75%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (12.50%) Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Asset Management
5 2 (12.50%) Software Delivery
6 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Patch Management
6 1 (6.25%) PRINCE2
6 1 (6.25%) Project Management
6 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
3 3 (18.75%) MCP
3 3 (18.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (6.25%) CESG Certified Professional
5 1 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Active Directory
2 11 (68.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 9 (56.25%) Virtual Servers
4 7 (43.75%) Hyper-V
5 4 (25.00%) vSphere
6 2 (12.50%) XenApp
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
7 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 2 (12.50%) Backup Exec
3 1 (6.25%) Nagios
3 1 (6.25%) SmoothWall
3 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (75.00%) VMware
3 5 (31.25%) Citrix
4 4 (25.00%) Cisco
4 4 (25.00%) Juniper
4 4 (25.00%) Veeam
5 1 (6.25%) Acronis
5 1 (6.25%) Apple
5 1 (6.25%) Avaya
5 1 (6.25%) AVG
5 1 (6.25%) Draytek
5 1 (6.25%) Google
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) NETGEAR
5 1 (6.25%) Sage
5 1 (6.25%) Synology
5 1 (6.25%) Toshiba
5 1 (6.25%) Trend Micro
5 1 (6.25%) Veritas
5 1 (6.25%) ZyXEL