The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 283 244 365
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +121
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 159 169 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.84% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.64% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 153 156 71
Average salary £36,000 £32,500 £37,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.76% -12.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £21,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
6661 6400 7413
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.60% 31.63% 33.37%
Number of salaries quoted 5121 5008 6313
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

MCSA
Salary Trend in the South East

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

MCSA Salary Trend in the South East

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the South East

MCSA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
Hampshire -4 45 £32,500 +39.78% 5
Surrey -20 44 £42,000 +50.00% 3
Berkshire -29 32 £32,500 -18.75% 6
West Sussex +12 14 £40,000 +37.93% 2
Buckinghamshire +4 12 £38,750 +19.23% 2
East Sussex -15 3 £55,000 +77.41%
Kent -5 2 £55,000 +37.50% 2
Middlesex +4 1 £32,500 -7.14%
Oxfordshire -3 1 £24,000 -53.17%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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.

1 323 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 255 (78.95%) Windows
3 235 (72.76%) Microsoft
4 224 (69.35%) MCSE
5 211 (65.33%) VMware
6 151 (46.75%) Active Directory
7 142 (43.96%) MS Excel
8 141 (43.65%) MS Exchange
9 139 (43.03%) Windows Server 2008
10 126 (39.01%) VMware Infrastructure
11 117 (36.22%) Cisco
11 117 (36.22%) ITIL
12 115 (35.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 109 (33.75%) Citrix
14 106 (32.82%) HP
15 102 (31.58%) MCITP
16 100 (30.96%) MCP
17 99 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
18 98 (30.34%) CCNA
19 92 (28.48%) SAN
19 92 (28.48%) Hyper-V
20 91 (28.17%) Exchange Server 2010
21 88 (27.24%) Windows Server 2003
22 86 (26.63%) MS Office
23 77 (23.84%) DNS
23 77 (23.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 66 (20.43%) TCP/IP
24 66 (20.43%) SQL Server
25 65 (20.12%) SQL
26 64 (19.81%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT jobs across the South East 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
1 141 (43.65%) MS Exchange
2 91 (28.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 64 (19.81%) SharePoint
4 60 (18.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 50 (15.48%) Exchange Server 2013
6 40 (12.38%) Lync
7 32 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 30 (9.29%) IIS
9 13 (4.02%) SAS
10 10 (3.10%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.55%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.24%) SharePoint 2013
12 4 (1.24%) GlassFish
12 4 (1.24%) GroupWise
12 4 (1.24%) WebLogic
12 4 (1.24%) Apache
13 3 (0.93%) Moodle
14 2 (0.62%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 142 (43.96%) MS Excel
2 86 (26.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (3.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.79%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.62%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 45 (13.93%) Office 365
2 32 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.86%) IaaS
4 2 (0.62%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 92 (28.48%) SAN
2 77 (23.84%) DNS
3 66 (20.43%) TCP/IP
4 57 (17.65%) DHCP
5 54 (16.72%) Firewall
6 33 (10.22%) LAN
7 27 (8.36%) WAN
8 22 (6.81%) VPN
9 17 (5.26%) iSCSI
9 17 (5.26%) Internet
10 15 (4.64%) VoIP
11 14 (4.33%) NAS
12 13 (4.02%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (3.72%) SMTP
13 12 (3.72%) Wireless
14 11 (3.41%) Unified Communications
15 10 (3.10%) Ethernet
16 8 (2.48%) Cisco ASA
17 7 (2.17%) Network Security
18 6 (1.86%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (20.43%) SQL Server
2 22 (6.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 18 (5.57%) SQL Server 2000
4 16 (4.95%) SQL Server 2005
5 7 (2.17%) MySQL
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 7 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
6 6 (1.86%) Crystal Reports
7 3 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.31%) Ingres
8 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.31%) QlikView
8 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.62%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.31%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (4.33%) Finance
2 8 (2.48%) Telecoms
3 3 (0.93%) Local Government
4 2 (0.62%) Legal
5 1 (0.31%) Retail
5 1 (0.31%) Military
5 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 92 (28.48%) Support Engineer
2 52 (16.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (14.86%) Analyst
4 44 (13.62%) Consultant
5 33 (10.22%) 3rd Line Support
6 31 (9.60%) Support Analyst
7 30 (9.29%) IT Support
8 26 (8.05%) Server Engineer
9 24 (7.43%) Server Support
10 20 (6.19%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 20 (6.19%) 2nd Line Support
11 18 (5.57%) Service Desk Analyst
11 18 (5.57%) Administrator
11 18 (5.57%) Service Analyst
12 17 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
13 15 (4.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 15 (4.64%) 3rd Line Server Support
13 15 (4.64%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
13 15 (4.64%) Server Support Engineer
13 15 (4.64%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.55%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.93%) XML
2 3 (0.93%) JSON
3 1 (0.31%) ODBC
3 1 (0.31%) COM+
3 1 (0.31%) Web Services
3 1 (0.31%) .NET
3 1 (0.31%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.67%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (7.43%) Clustering
3 19 (5.88%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.02%) EqualLogic
5 8 (2.48%) Management Information System
6 5 (1.55%) PDA
6 5 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (0.93%) Thin Client
7 3 (0.93%) CCTV
7 3 (0.93%) PKI
7 3 (0.93%) AS400
7 3 (0.93%) Replication
7 3 (0.93%) Fat Client
7 3 (0.93%) Life Science
7 3 (0.93%) iPhone
8 2 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (0.62%) CMDB
9 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.31%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.31%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 255 (78.95%) Windows
2 139 (43.03%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (35.60%) Windows Server 2012
4 88 (27.24%) Windows Server 2003
5 52 (16.10%) Windows 7
6 38 (11.76%) Windows XP
7 31 (9.60%) Windows 8
8 29 (8.98%) Linux
9 22 (6.81%) UNIX
10 8 (2.48%) Windows Vista
10 8 (2.48%) Windows 2000
11 7 (2.17%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.24%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (36.22%) ITIL
2 31 (9.60%) Change Management
3 24 (7.43%) Migration
4 22 (6.81%) Service Delivery
5 19 (5.88%) CRM
6 16 (4.95%) Mentoring
7 14 (4.33%) Technical Architecture
8 12 (3.72%) Infrastructure Management
8 12 (3.72%) Time Management
9 11 (3.41%) Incident Management
9 11 (3.41%) Disaster Recovery
10 9 (2.79%) Project Management
10 9 (2.79%) Service Management
11 8 (2.48%) Mobile Device Management
11 8 (2.48%) Kalman Filter
11 8 (2.48%) Configuration Management
12 7 (2.17%) People Management
12 7 (2.17%) ITIL V3
13 6 (1.86%) Data Analysis
13 6 (1.86%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 65 (20.12%) SQL
2 21 (6.50%) PowerShell
3 4 (1.24%) Bash Shell
3 4 (1.24%) Perl
3 4 (1.24%) VBScript
3 4 (1.24%) C
4 3 (0.93%) VB
5 2 (0.62%) C++
5 2 (0.62%) T-SQL
6 1 (0.31%) Java
Qualifications
1 323 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 224 (69.35%) MCSE
3 102 (31.58%) MCITP
4 100 (30.96%) MCP
5 99 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
6 98 (30.34%) CCNA
7 77 (23.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 58 (17.96%) MCTS
9 33 (10.22%) Citrix Certification
10 31 (9.60%) CCA
11 20 (6.19%) CCNP
12 18 (5.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 14 (4.33%) NCDA
13 14 (4.33%) Degree
14 9 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (2.48%) MOS
15 8 (2.48%) MCDST
16 6 (1.86%) CCDP
16 6 (1.86%) CCEA
17 5 (1.55%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (17.65%) SLA
2 12 (3.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.24%) COBIT
4 3 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 151 (46.75%) Active Directory
2 126 (39.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (28.48%) Hyper-V
4 58 (17.96%) vSphere
5 34 (10.53%) XenApp
6 19 (5.88%) VMware ESX
7 15 (4.64%) vCloud
8 13 (4.02%) XenDesktop
9 8 (2.48%) UAG
10 5 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.24%) Forefront TMG
12 2 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.62%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.62%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.62%) Firmware
13 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.31%) Samba
13 1 (0.31%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 44 (13.62%) Backup Exec
2 23 (7.12%) SCCM
3 13 (4.02%) SCOM
4 12 (3.72%) Norton AntiVirus
5 11 (3.41%) WSUS
5 11 (3.41%) NetBackup
6 9 (2.79%) McAfee ePO
7 6 (1.86%) AppManager
8 5 (1.55%) Windows Intune
9 4 (1.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.24%) Cacti
9 4 (1.24%) WMI
9 4 (1.24%) Nagios
10 3 (0.93%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.93%) Cisco CUCM
11 1 (0.31%) DameWare
11 1 (0.31%) SCSM
Vendors
1 235 (72.76%) Microsoft
2 211 (65.33%) VMware
3 117 (36.22%) Cisco
4 109 (33.75%) Citrix
5 106 (32.82%) HP
6 44 (13.62%) EMC
7 39 (12.07%) Symantec
8 32 (9.91%) Dell
8 32 (9.91%) NetApp
9 24 (7.43%) Juniper
10 21 (6.50%) Apple
11 16 (4.95%) McAfee
12 15 (4.64%) Veeam
13 14 (4.33%) Websense
14 12 (3.72%) Oracle
14 12 (3.72%) CheckPoint
14 12 (3.72%) CommVault
14 12 (3.72%) ProCurve
14 12 (3.72%) Meru Networks
15 10 (3.10%) Remedy
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Rochester, Kent
CCity IT
Posted: 20 hours ago
Reading
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £70000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + car + pension
Posted: 21 hours ago
Crawley, West Sussex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £33k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
South East
Careerwise UK Limited
Salary: £60000 - £80000 per annum + package
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,500 to £13,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: £35k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £19,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000pa Depending On Experience
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Bracknell
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 15 days ago
Andover
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £25000.00 - £31000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 23 days ago