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 4 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 300 340 305
Rank change year-on-year
+40 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 155 133 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.81% 0.63% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 2.00% 2.35%
Number of salaries quoted 131 121 162
Median salary £30,791 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-12.02% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £47,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -7.14%
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
5983 6649 7775
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.19% 31.26% 33.04%
Number of salaries quoted 4842 4955 6171
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

The demand trend of job ads across the South East region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 4 May 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South East region over the 3 months to 4 May 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +19 50 £27,500 -24.13% 4
Surrey +3 37 £30,791 -17.89% 6
Oxfordshire +16 20 £31,500 -37.00% 2
Berkshire +8 15 £27,500 -21.42% 3
Kent +7 11 £25,500 -26.61% 1
Buckinghamshire +10 9 £41,500 -2.35%
East Sussex +24 4 £31,500 -11.88%
West Sussex -5 3 £40,000 +37.93%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 308 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 247 (80.19%) Windows
3 223 (72.40%) Microsoft
4 199 (64.61%) VMware
5 182 (59.09%) Active Directory
6 176 (57.14%) MCSE
7 159 (51.62%) Windows Server
8 144 (46.75%) VMware Infrastructure
9 143 (46.43%) ITIL
10 133 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 128 (41.56%) MS Excel
12 123 (39.94%) Cisco
13 119 (38.64%) Hyper-V
14 116 (37.66%) CCNA
14 116 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
15 108 (35.06%) MS Exchange
16 105 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 103 (33.44%) Firewall
18 95 (30.84%) MCITP
19 86 (27.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 80 (25.97%) Citrix
21 76 (24.68%) LAN
21 76 (24.68%) WAN
22 73 (23.70%) HP
23 68 (22.08%) SQL Server
24 65 (21.10%) MCTS
24 65 (21.10%) Office 365
25 62 (20.13%) SAN
26 61 (19.81%) SCCM
27 60 (19.48%) MCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East 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
1 108 (35.06%) MS Exchange
2 56 (18.18%) Skype for Business
3 36 (11.69%) Exchange Server 2010
4 28 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 22 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (6.82%) IIS
7 18 (5.84%) SharePoint
8 5 (1.62%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.97%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.65%) Confluence
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.32%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 128 (41.56%) MS Excel
2 40 (12.99%) MS Office
3 4 (1.30%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.27%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (0.97%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.65%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 65 (21.10%) Office 365
2 37 (12.01%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.60%) SaaS
5 3 (0.97%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.65%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 103 (33.44%) Firewall
2 76 (24.68%) LAN
2 76 (24.68%) WAN
3 62 (20.13%) SAN
4 47 (15.26%) DNS
5 46 (14.94%) DHCP
6 38 (12.34%) VLAN
7 37 (12.01%) VPN
8 32 (10.39%) Cisco ASA
9 23 (7.47%) TCP/IP
10 16 (5.19%) BGP
11 13 (4.22%) iSCSI
12 12 (3.90%) Network Security
13 11 (3.57%) VPLS
14 10 (3.25%) Wi-Fi
15 9 (2.92%) FWSM
15 9 (2.92%) IP Telephony
16 8 (2.60%) Wireless
17 7 (2.27%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (2.27%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (22.08%) SQL Server
2 23 (7.47%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (6.49%) SQL Server 2008
4 15 (4.87%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.97%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (0.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (0.97%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.65%) OLTP
7 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.65%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.32%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.32%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.32%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Eclipse
1 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 25 (8.12%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.90%) Finance
3 9 (2.92%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.95%) Banking
4 6 (1.95%) Local Government
5 4 (1.30%) Retail
6 1 (0.32%) Advertising
6 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.32%) Back Office
6 1 (0.32%) Electronics
6 1 (0.32%) Games
6 1 (0.32%) Japanese Language
6 1 (0.32%) Legal
6 1 (0.32%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (22.08%) Support Engineer
2 46 (14.94%) 2nd Line Support
3 44 (14.29%) Analyst
4 38 (12.34%) Consultant
5 37 (12.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (11.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 31 (10.06%) Support Analyst
8 29 (9.42%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 28 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 25 (8.12%) Server Engineer
10 25 (8.12%) Server Support
11 22 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support
13 20 (6.49%) IT Support
14 18 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
14 18 (5.84%) VMware Engineer
15 17 (5.52%) Administrator
15 17 (5.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
15 17 (5.52%) Network Engineer
15 17 (5.52%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (4.55%) .NET
2 13 (4.22%) Middleware
3 3 (0.97%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.97%) COM
4 1 (0.32%) .NET Framework
4 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
4 1 (0.32%) CSS
4 1 (0.32%) HTML
4 1 (0.32%) ODBC
4 1 (0.32%) Software Packaging
4 1 (0.32%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 37 (12.01%) Data Centre
2 36 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (6.82%) Clustering
4 16 (5.19%) Driving Licence
5 13 (4.22%) EqualLogic
6 12 (3.90%) Hybrid Cloud
7 11 (3.57%) CESG
7 11 (3.57%) Private Cloud
8 9 (2.92%) Data Integration
9 7 (2.27%) Replication
10 6 (1.95%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.95%) User Experience
11 5 (1.62%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.62%) VCE vBlock
12 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
13 3 (0.97%) iPad
13 3 (0.97%) iPhone
13 3 (0.97%) PACS
13 3 (0.97%) Statistics
13 3 (0.97%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 247 (80.19%) Windows
2 159 (51.62%) Windows Server
3 133 (43.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 105 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (12.34%) Linux
6 36 (11.69%) Windows 7
7 24 (7.79%) Windows 8
8 17 (5.52%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.19%) Windows 10
10 12 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 8 (2.60%) Unix
12 4 (1.30%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.30%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.65%) Android
13 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.32%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.32%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 143 (46.43%) ITIL
2 32 (10.39%) Migration
3 26 (8.44%) Service Management
4 25 (8.12%) Disaster Recovery
5 23 (7.47%) Service Delivery
6 22 (7.14%) Continuous Improvement
6 22 (7.14%) Ticket Management
7 20 (6.49%) High Availability
7 20 (6.49%) Presales
8 19 (6.17%) Network Monitoring
9 18 (5.84%) Change Control
10 17 (5.52%) Problem Management
11 16 (5.19%) ERP
11 16 (5.19%) ITIL V3
12 15 (4.87%) Coaching
12 15 (4.87%) Risk Analysis
13 12 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
14 11 (3.57%) Functional Testing
14 11 (3.57%) Network Load Balancing
14 11 (3.57%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 51 (16.56%) SQL
2 18 (5.84%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.57%) Ruby
4 10 (3.25%) C
4 10 (3.25%) Java
5 8 (2.60%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.95%) C#
7 5 (1.62%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.62%) Perl
7 5 (1.62%) Python
8 1 (0.32%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.32%) PHP
8 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 308 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 176 (57.14%) MCSE
3 116 (37.66%) CCNA
3 116 (37.66%) Cisco Certification
4 95 (30.84%) MCITP
5 86 (27.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 65 (21.10%) MCTS
7 60 (19.48%) MCP
8 42 (13.64%) Degree
9 32 (10.39%) Citrix Certification
10 31 (10.06%) CCA
11 24 (7.79%) SC Cleared
11 24 (7.79%) Security Cleared
12 23 (7.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 17 (5.52%) A+ Certification
14 16 (5.19%) CCDA
14 16 (5.19%) Network+ Certification
15 15 (4.87%) MOS
15 15 (4.87%) VCP5
16 12 (3.90%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.58%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (2.27%) PCI DSS
3 5 (1.62%) HIPAA
4 3 (0.97%) Data Quality
5 2 (0.65%) QA
6 1 (0.32%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 182 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 144 (46.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 119 (38.64%) Hyper-V
4 56 (18.18%) vSphere
5 31 (10.06%) XenApp
6 11 (3.57%) vCloud
6 11 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (2.92%) Terminal Services
8 8 (2.60%) Firmware
9 7 (2.27%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.62%) VMware ESX
10 5 (1.62%) Xen
11 2 (0.65%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.32%) BitLocker
12 1 (0.32%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 61 (19.81%) SCCM
2 37 (12.01%) Backup Exec
3 29 (9.42%) SCOM
3 29 (9.42%) WSUS
4 14 (4.55%) SCVMM
4 14 (4.55%) Windows Intune
5 11 (3.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 11 (3.57%) Puppet
5 11 (3.57%) SCOrch
5 11 (3.57%) vMotion
6 10 (3.25%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.92%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.60%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (2.60%) Nagios
9 5 (1.62%) Cacti
10 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.65%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.32%) Nessus
11 1 (0.32%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 223 (72.40%) Microsoft
2 199 (64.61%) VMware
3 123 (39.94%) Cisco
4 80 (25.97%) Citrix
5 73 (23.70%) HP
6 39 (12.66%) NetApp
7 28 (9.09%) EMC
8 26 (8.44%) Oracle
9 23 (7.47%) Dell
9 23 (7.47%) Symantec
10 19 (6.17%) Veeam
11 16 (5.19%) Fortinet
12 15 (4.87%) SolarWinds
13 12 (3.90%) Juniper
13 12 (3.90%) Red Hat
13 12 (3.90%) Sophos
14 11 (3.57%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.57%) F5
15 10 (3.25%) RightScale
16 9 (2.92%) Palo Alto
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