The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Hampshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 23 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 144 161 185
Rank change year-on-year
+17 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 52 23 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 1.36% 0.65% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.81% 1.99% 0.97%
Number of salaries quoted 51 21 15
Average salary £24,500 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.33% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,500 £19,250 £21,947
10% offered a salary of more than £35,000 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
MCSA
South East

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

Qualifications Category
Hampshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1365 1158 1549
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Hampshire 35.74% 32.72% 37.23%
Number of salaries quoted 1170 951 1305
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £24,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Hampshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Hampshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Hampshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Hampshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Hampshire region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Fareham +25 25 £22,500 -22.41%
Southampton +15 15 £21,500 -14.00% 1
Basingstoke +18 4 £27,500 -45.00%
Portsmouth -17 3 £25,500 +32.46%
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hampshire

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (78.64%) Microsoft
3 80 (77.67%) Windows
4 63 (61.17%) MS Exchange
5 61 (59.22%) VMware
6 49 (47.57%) SLA
7 48 (46.60%) MS Office
8 47 (45.63%) ITIL
8 47 (45.63%) MCSE
9 46 (44.66%) MS Excel
10 43 (41.75%) Active Directory
11 41 (39.81%) HP
11 41 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
12 37 (35.92%) Citrix
13 34 (33.01%) Cisco
14 30 (29.13%) Hyper-V
15 29 (28.16%) Exchange Server 2007
16 27 (26.21%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (26.21%) Service Delivery
16 27 (26.21%) MCITP
17 26 (25.24%) Windows XP
17 26 (25.24%) CCNA
18 25 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2010
19 24 (23.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
19 24 (23.30%) MCP
19 24 (23.30%) Change Management
20 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2012
20 23 (22.33%) ProCurve
21 19 (18.45%) Windows 7

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Hampshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 2014, IT jobs across the Hampshire region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 63 (61.17%) MS Exchange
2 29 (28.16%) Exchange Server 2007
3 25 (24.27%) Exchange Server 2010
4 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (12.62%) Lync
4 13 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2003
5 8 (7.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (2.91%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.97%) Joomla!
7 1 (0.97%) IIS
7 1 (0.97%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (0.97%) WebSphere
Applications
1 48 (46.60%) MS Office
2 46 (44.66%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.97%) Office 365
1 1 (0.97%) IaaS
1 1 (0.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (11.65%) DHCP
2 11 (10.68%) SAN
3 10 (9.71%) DNS
4 6 (5.83%) TCP/IP
5 5 (4.85%) Firewall
6 4 (3.88%) NAS
6 4 (3.88%) Unified Communications
7 3 (2.91%) iSCSI
7 3 (2.91%) LAN
7 3 (2.91%) VoIP
7 3 (2.91%) Ethernet
8 1 (0.97%) Radio Access Network
8 1 (0.97%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (9.71%) SQL Server
2 4 (3.88%) MySQL
3 1 (0.97%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (0.97%) NoSQL
3 1 (0.97%) Redis
3 1 (0.97%) Relational Database
3 1 (0.97%) Infinispan
3 1 (0.97%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (0.97%) RDBMS
3 1 (0.97%) PostgreSQL
Job Titles
1 47 (45.63%) Support Engineer
2 18 (17.48%) Administrator
3 12 (11.65%) Analyst
4 11 (10.68%) Junior
5 10 (9.71%) Deployment Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Network Administrator
5 10 (9.71%) IT Support Engineer
5 10 (9.71%) Consultant
5 10 (9.71%) IT Support
6 9 (8.74%) 2nd Line Support
7 8 (7.77%) Support Analyst
7 8 (7.77%) Technical Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) Junior Consultant
7 8 (7.77%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 7 (6.80%) Junior Technical Consultant
8 7 (6.80%) Service Analyst
8 7 (6.80%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (5.83%) Messaging Administrator
9 6 (5.83%) 3rd Line Support
10 5 (4.85%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.97%) RabbitMQ
1 1 (0.97%) HTML
1 1 (0.97%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.71%) Performance Metrics
2 8 (7.77%) Blackberry
3 6 (5.83%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.88%) Video Conferencing
5 3 (2.91%) Life Science
5 3 (2.91%) CCTV
6 2 (1.94%) AS400
6 2 (1.94%) Thin Client
6 2 (1.94%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.97%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.97%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 80 (77.67%) Windows
2 41 (39.81%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (25.24%) Windows XP
4 24 (23.30%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (22.33%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (18.45%) Windows 7
7 13 (12.62%) Windows 2000 Server
7 13 (12.62%) Windows 8
8 6 (5.83%) UNIX
8 6 (5.83%) Linux
9 3 (2.91%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.94%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.97%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (45.63%) ITIL
2 27 (26.21%) Service Delivery
3 24 (23.30%) Change Management
4 14 (13.59%) Problem Management
5 11 (10.68%) Incident Management
6 9 (8.74%) Root Cause Analysis
6 9 (8.74%) Resource Management
6 9 (8.74%) Service Management
7 6 (5.83%) Migration
7 6 (5.83%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.85%) User Acceptance Testing
8 5 (4.85%) Time Management
8 5 (4.85%) Configuration Management
8 5 (4.85%) Project Management
8 5 (4.85%) Workflow
9 4 (3.88%) CRM
10 3 (2.91%) Software Deployment
10 3 (2.91%) Performance Management
11 2 (1.94%) Disaster Recovery
12 1 (0.97%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 10 (9.71%) SQL
2 4 (3.88%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.94%) Perl
4 1 (0.97%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.97%) C++
4 1 (0.97%) Java
4 1 (0.97%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.97%) VBScript
4 1 (0.97%) VB
Qualifications
1 103 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (45.63%) MCSE
3 27 (26.21%) Cisco Certification
3 27 (26.21%) MCITP
4 26 (25.24%) CCNA
5 24 (23.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 24 (23.30%) MCP
6 19 (18.45%) MCTS
7 15 (14.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (3.88%) A+ Certification
9 3 (2.91%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.91%) MOS
9 3 (2.91%) MCDST
10 2 (1.94%) Security Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) NCDA
11 1 (0.97%) SC Cleared
11 1 (0.97%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.97%) CCNP
11 1 (0.97%) RHCT
11 1 (0.97%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (47.57%) SLA
System Software
1 43 (41.75%) Active Directory
2 30 (29.13%) Hyper-V
3 16 (15.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (2.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (0.97%) XenServer
5 1 (0.97%) Nmap
5 1 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 3 (2.91%) SCOM
2 2 (1.94%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.97%) Puppet
3 1 (0.97%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 81 (78.64%) Microsoft
2 61 (59.22%) VMware
3 41 (39.81%) HP
4 37 (35.92%) Citrix
5 34 (33.01%) Cisco
6 23 (22.33%) ProCurve
7 15 (14.56%) Dell
8 10 (9.71%) IBM
9 3 (2.91%) LANDesk
9 3 (2.91%) Oracle
9 3 (2.91%) Avaya
9 3 (2.91%) Remedy
10 2 (1.94%) Apple
10 2 (1.94%) Veeam
11 1 (0.97%) F5
11 1 (0.97%) Juniper
11 1 (0.97%) NetApp
11 1 (0.97%) Pegasus
11 1 (0.97%) Red Hat