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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 289 288 270
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 166 175 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.86% 0.85% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.74% 2.63% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 148 166 160
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £22,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £46,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
6056 6650 6433
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.44% 32.35% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 4915 5171 4982
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 2016. 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
Surrey +31 65 £45,000 +5.88% 5
Hampshire +7 43 £36,500 +12.30% 2
Berkshire -6 24 £55,000 +69.23% 9
Kent +13 11 £30,000 -42.85%
Oxfordshire -1 8 £37,250 +0.67% 3
Buckinghamshire -10 6 £31,500 -21.25% 2
West Sussex -21 2 £33,750 -15.62% 5
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 397 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 326 (82.12%) Windows
3 290 (73.05%) Microsoft
4 256 (64.48%) MCSE
5 246 (61.96%) Active Directory
6 216 (54.41%) VMware
6 216 (54.41%) Windows Server
7 183 (46.10%) Windows Server 2012
8 176 (44.33%) ITIL
9 174 (43.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 166 (41.81%) VMware Infrastructure
11 161 (40.55%) MCITP
12 155 (39.04%) Cisco
13 151 (38.04%) MS Excel
14 149 (37.53%) MS Exchange
15 142 (35.77%) Hyper-V
16 141 (35.52%) Firewall
17 125 (31.49%) MCP
18 119 (29.97%) SQL Server
19 110 (27.71%) LAN
20 105 (26.45%) WAN
21 94 (23.68%) SCCM
22 93 (23.43%) Citrix
23 92 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
24 91 (22.92%) CCNA
25 88 (22.17%) Skype for Business
26 84 (21.16%) SQL
27 82 (20.65%) SAN
28 81 (20.40%) Linux
29 80 (20.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 149 (37.53%) MS Exchange
2 88 (22.17%) Skype for Business
3 76 (19.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 59 (14.86%) IIS
5 35 (8.82%) SharePoint
6 28 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
7 18 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2007
8 6 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2003
9 2 (0.50%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.50%) MQSeries
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.50%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.25%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.25%) SAS
Applications
1 151 (38.04%) MS Excel
2 41 (10.33%) MS Office
3 3 (0.76%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.76%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.50%) Adaptiv
2 2 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.50%) Infor M3
2 2 (0.50%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.25%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 70 (17.63%) Office 365
2 37 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (4.28%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.26%) SaaS
5 3 (0.76%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.50%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.50%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.25%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.25%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (35.52%) Firewall
2 110 (27.71%) LAN
3 105 (26.45%) WAN
4 82 (20.65%) SAN
5 77 (19.40%) DNS
6 66 (16.62%) DHCP
7 54 (13.60%) Cisco ASA
8 51 (12.85%) VPN
9 40 (10.08%) TCP/IP
10 36 (9.07%) VLAN
11 25 (6.30%) iSCSI
12 24 (6.05%) Skype
13 13 (3.27%) Network Security
13 13 (3.27%) Wireless
14 12 (3.02%) BGP
15 11 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
16 10 (2.52%) IP Telephony
17 8 (2.02%) VPLS
18 7 (1.76%) NAS
18 7 (1.76%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 119 (29.97%) SQL Server
2 64 (16.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 62 (15.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 24 (6.05%) SQL Server 2005
5 8 (2.02%) Oracle Database
6 6 (1.51%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 3 (0.76%) OLTP
8 3 (0.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.25%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.25%) MySQL
10 1 (0.25%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.25%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 2 (0.50%) Toad
2 1 (0.25%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.25%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (5.79%) Telecoms
2 18 (4.53%) Finance
3 8 (2.02%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.76%) Banking
4 3 (0.76%) Local Government
5 2 (0.50%) Financial Institution
5 2 (0.50%) Marketing
6 1 (0.25%) Advertising
6 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.25%) Electronics
6 1 (0.25%) Games
6 1 (0.25%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.25%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (19.40%) Support Engineer
2 61 (15.37%) Consultant
3 52 (13.10%) Windows Engineer
4 50 (12.59%) Administrator
5 47 (11.84%) 2nd Line Support
6 46 (11.59%) Systems Administrator
7 43 (10.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 36 (9.07%) Server Support
9 35 (8.82%) Analyst
9 35 (8.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 29 (7.30%) IT Support
10 29 (7.30%) Windows Support Engineer
11 28 (7.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 28 (7.05%) Senior Consultant
12 25 (6.30%) Cloud Engineer
13 24 (6.05%) Infrastructure Consultant
14 23 (5.79%) Senior Infrastructure Consultant
14 23 (5.79%) Senior Systems Administrator
14 23 (5.79%) Server Engineer
14 23 (5.79%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.77%) .NET
1 11 (2.77%) Middleware
2 4 (1.01%) COM
3 3 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.50%) CSS
5 1 (0.25%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.25%) HTML
5 1 (0.25%) WAP
5 1 (0.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 55 (13.85%) Clustering
2 54 (13.60%) Data Centre
3 47 (11.84%) Analytical Skills
4 24 (6.05%) EqualLogic
5 16 (4.03%) iPad
5 16 (4.03%) iPhone
6 15 (3.78%) Private Cloud
7 14 (3.53%) Blackberry
8 13 (3.27%) AS400
8 13 (3.27%) Hybrid Cloud
9 9 (2.27%) Data Integration
10 7 (1.76%) Computer Science
11 6 (1.51%) Driving Licence
12 5 (1.26%) Replication
12 5 (1.26%) User Experience
12 5 (1.26%) VCE vBlock
13 3 (0.76%) CMDB
13 3 (0.76%) e-Learning
13 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
14 2 (0.50%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 326 (82.12%) Windows
2 216 (54.41%) Windows Server
3 183 (46.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 174 (43.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 81 (20.40%) Linux
6 67 (16.88%) Windows 7
7 39 (9.82%) Windows 8
8 27 (6.80%) Windows Server 2003
9 17 (4.28%) Unix
9 17 (4.28%) Windows XP
10 14 (3.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 14 (3.53%) Windows Mobile
11 4 (1.01%) Windows 10
12 3 (0.76%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.50%) Data ONTAP
13 2 (0.50%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.25%) Android
14 1 (0.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.25%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (44.33%) ITIL
2 51 (12.85%) Migration
3 47 (11.84%) Service Management
4 39 (9.82%) Disaster Recovery
5 33 (8.31%) Network Load Balancing
6 30 (7.56%) Project Management
7 28 (7.05%) High Availability
8 22 (5.54%) Service Delivery
9 21 (5.29%) PRINCE2
10 20 (5.04%) Asset Management
11 19 (4.79%) Performance Monitoring
12 17 (4.28%) ERP
12 17 (4.28%) Incident Management
12 17 (4.28%) ITSM
13 16 (4.03%) Presales
13 16 (4.03%) Root Cause Analysis
14 15 (3.78%) Network Monitoring
15 14 (3.53%) Risk Analysis
16 13 (3.27%) Change Management
16 13 (3.27%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (21.16%) SQL
2 28 (7.05%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.02%) Ruby
4 9 (2.27%) C
5 6 (1.51%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.01%) Java
7 3 (0.76%) PL/SQL
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.25%) C#
8 1 (0.25%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.25%) Perl
8 1 (0.25%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) Python
Qualifications
1 397 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (64.48%) MCSE
3 161 (40.55%) MCITP
4 125 (31.49%) MCP
5 92 (23.17%) Cisco Certification
6 91 (22.92%) CCNA
7 80 (20.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 58 (14.61%) MCTS
9 45 (11.34%) Degree
10 32 (8.06%) Security Cleared
11 28 (7.05%) SC Cleared
12 20 (5.04%) VCP5
13 19 (4.79%) Citrix Certification
14 18 (4.53%) A+ Certification
15 17 (4.28%) CCA
15 17 (4.28%) ITIL Certification
16 16 (4.03%) Network+ Certification
17 15 (3.78%) CCDA
17 15 (3.78%) CCNP
18 12 (3.02%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (9.32%) SLA
2 4 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.76%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.50%) QA
5 1 (0.25%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 246 (61.96%) Active Directory
2 166 (41.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 142 (35.77%) Hyper-V
4 71 (17.88%) vSphere
5 16 (4.03%) XenApp
6 15 (3.78%) vCloud
7 14 (3.53%) VMware ESX
8 12 (3.02%) Terminal Services
9 8 (2.02%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (2.02%) ISA Server
9 8 (2.02%) Terminal Server
9 8 (2.02%) UAG
10 6 (1.51%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.50%) Firmware
11 2 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.50%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.25%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.25%) Xen
Systems Management
1 94 (23.68%) SCCM
2 59 (14.86%) SCOM
3 55 (13.85%) Backup Exec
4 45 (11.34%) WSUS
5 16 (4.03%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.02%) Puppet
7 11 (2.77%) SCOrch
7 11 (2.77%) Windows Intune
8 7 (1.76%) Cacti
9 5 (1.26%) NetBackup
10 3 (0.76%) Nagios
11 2 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
11 2 (0.50%) McAfee ePO
11 2 (0.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 2 (0.50%) Norton AntiVirus
11 2 (0.50%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (0.50%) vMotion
12 1 (0.25%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 290 (73.05%) Microsoft
2 216 (54.41%) VMware
3 155 (39.04%) Cisco
4 93 (23.43%) Citrix
5 58 (14.61%) HP
6 53 (13.35%) Symantec
7 42 (10.58%) Dell
8 34 (8.56%) EMC
9 33 (8.31%) NetApp
10 32 (8.06%) Oracle
11 21 (5.29%) Fortinet
12 13 (3.27%) Red Hat
12 13 (3.27%) SolarWinds
13 11 (2.77%) RightScale
14 9 (2.27%) Sophos
15 8 (2.02%) F5
15 8 (2.02%) Forcepoint
15 8 (2.02%) IBM
16 7 (1.76%) LANDesk
17 6 (1.51%) GENBAND
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Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Connectus
Salary: £28000 - £34500 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Training + Career progression
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
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Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + car + benefits!
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits and on-going training
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
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Salary: £0 - £55000 per annum, Benefits Pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Salary: £38k - 40k per year + 4k Bonus
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Salary: £15 - £17 per hour
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Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
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Surrey
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Reading
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Reading
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