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 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 91 93 96
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 12 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 0.20% 0.97% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.92% 4.00% 2.60%
Number of salaries quoted 2 8 5
Median salary £26,750 £50,000 £31,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-46.50% +61.29%
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
217 300 308
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Essex 21.55% 24.27% 23.07%
Number of salaries quoted 161 230 223
Median salary £51,459 £44,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.63% +4.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 28 June 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 21 (100.00%) Windows
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) MCSE
3 17 (80.95%) VMware
4 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
4 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
5 15 (71.43%) MS Office
6 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
7 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
7 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 11 (52.38%) Virtual Servers
8 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
9 9 (42.86%) Veeam
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (33.33%) ITIL
11 7 (33.33%) SAN
12 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
12 6 (28.57%) vSphere
13 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
13 5 (23.81%) NAS
13 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
13 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
13 5 (23.81%) Presales
13 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
13 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 5 (23.81%) Citrix
13 5 (23.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System

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 11 (52.38%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) SharePoint
Applications
1 15 (71.43%) MS Office
2 13 (61.90%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Google Apps
2 1 (4.76%) IaaS
2 1 (4.76%) PaaS
2 1 (4.76%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (33.33%) SAN
2 5 (23.81%) iSCSI
2 5 (23.81%) NAS
3 4 (19.05%) Firewall
4 2 (9.52%) VLAN
5 1 (4.76%) DHCP
5 1 (4.76%) DNS
5 1 (4.76%) FTP
5 1 (4.76%) IMAP
5 1 (4.76%) LAN
5 1 (4.76%) NetScaler
5 1 (4.76%) POP3
5 1 (4.76%) VoIP
5 1 (4.76%) VPN
5 1 (4.76%) WAN
5 1 (4.76%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (4.76%) MS Access
1 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
General
1 4 (19.05%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 11 (52.38%) Support Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Infrastructure Support
3 4 (19.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) Wintel Architect
4 3 (14.29%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Systems Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) 1st Line Support
6 1 (4.76%) Desktop Support
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Server Support
6 1 (4.76%) Support Analyst
6 1 (4.76%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.76%) Classic ASP
1 1 (4.76%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Fat Client
1 5 (23.81%) Thin Client
2 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
3 3 (14.29%) Driving Licence
4 1 (4.76%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 21 (100.00%) Windows
2 16 (76.19%) Windows Server
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
5 4 (19.05%) Unix
6 1 (4.76%) Android
6 1 (4.76%) Debian
6 1 (4.76%) Linux
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 10
6 1 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) ITIL
2 6 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 5 (23.81%) Presales
4 4 (19.05%) Asset Management
4 4 (19.05%) Software Asset Management
4 4 (19.05%) Software Delivery
4 4 (19.05%) TOGAF
5 3 (14.29%) Application Packaging
5 3 (14.29%) Computer Security
5 3 (14.29%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (4.76%) Infrastructure Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
6 1 (4.76%) Migration
6 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
6 1 (4.76%) PRINCE2
6 1 (4.76%) Project Management
6 1 (4.76%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (19.05%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) MCSE
3 5 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 4 (19.05%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (14.29%) MCITP
5 3 (14.29%) MCP
6 1 (4.76%) CESG Certified Professional
6 1 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
1 16 (76.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (52.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 11 (52.38%) Virtual Servers
3 10 (47.62%) Hyper-V
4 6 (28.57%) vSphere
5 2 (9.52%) XenApp
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESX
6 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (4.76%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) Host Intrusion Detection System
2 4 (19.05%) Backup Exec
3 1 (4.76%) Nagios
3 1 (4.76%) SmoothWall
3 1 (4.76%) WSUS
Vendors
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (80.95%) VMware
3 9 (42.86%) Veeam
4 5 (23.81%) Citrix
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco
5 4 (19.05%) Juniper
6 3 (14.29%) SonicWALL
7 1 (4.76%) Acronis
7 1 (4.76%) Apple
7 1 (4.76%) AVG
7 1 (4.76%) Draytek
7 1 (4.76%) Google
7 1 (4.76%) HP
7 1 (4.76%) NETGEAR
7 1 (4.76%) Sage
7 1 (4.76%) Synology
7 1 (4.76%) Toshiba
7 1 (4.76%) Trend Micro
7 1 (4.76%) Veritas
7 1 (4.76%) ZyXEL