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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 275 270 294
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 172 187 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.82% 0.82% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.62% 2.41% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 137 162 145
Average salary £37,500 £34,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.69% +13.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,200 £23,000 £22,225
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £49,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +11.29%
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
6576 7769 7326
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.37% 33.92% 33.02%
Number of salaries quoted 5079 6115 5930
Average salary £44,000 £42,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.52% +3.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 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 6 July 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
Surrey +39 53 £37,500 +15.38% 7
Hampshire +7 41 £42,500 +28.78% 7
Berkshire -5 30 £33,000 -9.58% 3
Buckinghamshire +14 29 £31,000 -38.61% 2
Oxfordshire -18 7 £41,000 +28.12%
Kent +1 5 £52,500 +52.17%
West Sussex -13 5 £45,000 +20.00% 2
East Sussex +17 1 £60,000 +50.00%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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.

1 352 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 272 (77.27%) Windows
3 240 (68.18%) Microsoft
4 238 (67.61%) MCSE
5 202 (57.39%) VMware
6 172 (48.86%) Active Directory
7 155 (44.03%) Cisco
8 152 (43.18%) MCP
9 135 (38.35%) VMware Infrastructure
10 125 (35.51%) CCNA
10 125 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
11 121 (34.38%) ITIL
12 119 (33.81%) MCITP
13 118 (33.52%) Windows Server 2008
13 118 (33.52%) Windows Server 2012
14 107 (30.40%) MS Exchange
15 106 (30.11%) Hyper-V
16 103 (29.26%) MS Excel
17 84 (23.86%) SQL Server
17 84 (23.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 82 (23.30%) Exchange Server 2010
19 80 (22.73%) Citrix
20 79 (22.44%) DNS
21 76 (21.59%) DHCP
22 75 (21.31%) HP
22 75 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
23 72 (20.45%) Linux
24 69 (19.60%) SAN
25 67 (19.03%) Windows 7
26 64 (18.18%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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
1 107 (30.40%) MS Exchange
2 82 (23.30%) Exchange Server 2010
3 57 (16.19%) Lync
4 40 (11.36%) IIS
5 38 (10.80%) SharePoint
5 38 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2007
7 16 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (2.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 6 (1.70%) SAS
10 3 (0.85%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.28%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 103 (29.26%) MS Excel
2 64 (18.18%) MS Office
3 3 (0.85%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (1.99%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 51 (14.49%) Office 365
2 38 (10.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.42%) IaaS
4 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
5 2 (0.57%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.44%) DNS
2 76 (21.59%) DHCP
3 69 (19.60%) SAN
4 62 (17.61%) Firewall
5 52 (14.77%) TCP/IP
6 51 (14.49%) LAN
7 47 (13.35%) WAN
8 42 (11.93%) VoIP
9 37 (10.51%) VPN
10 35 (9.94%) iSCSI
11 23 (6.53%) Cisco ASA
12 22 (6.25%) VLAN
13 14 (3.98%) Skype
14 9 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
14 9 (2.56%) NAS
14 9 (2.56%) Internet
15 7 (1.99%) SNMP
15 7 (1.99%) Unified Communications
16 6 (1.70%) H.323
17 5 (1.42%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 84 (23.86%) SQL Server
2 32 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
3 23 (6.53%) SQL Server 2012
4 20 (5.68%) SQL Server 2000
5 6 (1.70%) MySQL
5 6 (1.70%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.42%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.42%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.57%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.57%) QlikView
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.28%) Redis
8 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.28%) MS Access
8 1 (0.28%) OLTP
8 1 (0.28%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.28%) WinDbg
General
1 35 (9.94%) Finance
2 15 (4.26%) Law
3 8 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 7 (1.99%) Manufacturing
5 6 (1.70%) Spanish Language
5 6 (1.70%) Legal
6 4 (1.14%) French Language
6 4 (1.14%) German Language
6 4 (1.14%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.14%) Advertising
7 2 (0.57%) Retail
7 2 (0.57%) Electronics
7 2 (0.57%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.28%) Back Office
8 1 (0.28%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.28%) Local Government
8 1 (0.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 78 (22.16%) Support Engineer
2 55 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (14.20%) Analyst
4 42 (11.93%) Consultant
5 33 (9.38%) Administrator
6 27 (7.67%) 2nd Line Support
7 26 (7.39%) Systems Administrator
8 23 (6.53%) Senior Consultant
9 22 (6.25%) Support Analyst
10 21 (5.97%) Technical Consultant
11 20 (5.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 18 (5.11%) IT Support
12 18 (5.11%) 1st Line Support
12 18 (5.11%) Senior Technical Consultant
13 15 (4.26%) 3rd Line Support
13 15 (4.26%) Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.98%) Server Engineer
14 14 (3.98%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (3.98%) ICT Support Engineer
14 14 (3.98%) ICT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.41%) Software Packaging
2 8 (2.27%) Application Packaging
3 5 (1.42%) .NET
4 2 (0.57%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.57%) CSS
4 2 (0.57%) HTML
4 2 (0.57%) EDI
5 1 (0.28%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.28%) XML
5 1 (0.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 39 (11.08%) Clustering
2 32 (9.09%) Private Cloud
3 26 (7.39%) Data Centre
4 25 (7.10%) EqualLogic
5 16 (4.55%) Management Information System
6 15 (4.26%) Replication
7 13 (3.69%) Analytical Skills
8 9 (2.56%) Computer Science
9 8 (2.27%) Blackberry
10 4 (1.14%) Life Science
10 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.57%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.28%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.28%) iPhone
12 1 (0.28%) Smart Meter
12 1 (0.28%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.28%) CMDB
12 1 (0.28%) Fat Client
12 1 (0.28%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 272 (77.27%) Windows
2 118 (33.52%) Windows Server 2008
2 118 (33.52%) Windows Server 2012
3 75 (21.31%) Windows Server 2003
4 72 (20.45%) Linux
5 67 (19.03%) Windows 7
6 29 (8.24%) Windows 8
7 26 (7.39%) Windows XP
8 19 (5.40%) UNIX
9 8 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.70%) Windows 2000 Server
11 5 (1.42%) Solaris
12 4 (1.14%) Android
13 2 (0.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.57%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.57%) OS/400
13 2 (0.57%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.28%) FreeBSD
14 1 (0.28%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.28%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (34.38%) ITIL
2 33 (9.38%) Migration
3 28 (7.95%) Change Management
4 25 (7.10%) Mentoring
5 22 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 19 (5.40%) Disaster Recovery
6 19 (5.40%) Asset Management
6 19 (5.40%) Network Load Balancing
6 19 (5.40%) Patch Management
7 16 (4.55%) Service Management
8 15 (4.26%) Incident Management
9 12 (3.41%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.41%) Data Protection
10 11 (3.13%) Time Management
11 10 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
11 10 (2.84%) CRM
12 7 (1.99%) PRINCE2
12 7 (1.99%) Performance Monitoring
13 6 (1.70%) Server Building
13 6 (1.70%) Infrastructure Management
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.19%) SQL
2 36 (10.23%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.42%) Java
3 5 (1.42%) T-SQL
4 3 (0.85%) VBScript
4 3 (0.85%) VB
5 2 (0.57%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.28%) Perl
6 1 (0.28%) PHP
6 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.28%) C
Qualifications
1 352 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 238 (67.61%) MCSE
3 152 (43.18%) MCP
4 125 (35.51%) CCNA
4 125 (35.51%) Cisco Certification
5 119 (33.81%) MCITP
6 84 (23.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (8.81%) Degree
7 31 (8.81%) Security Cleared
8 30 (8.52%) SC Cleared
9 25 (7.10%) MCTS
10 21 (5.97%) MCDST
11 19 (5.40%) Citrix Certification
12 17 (4.83%) CCA
13 15 (4.26%) CCNP
13 15 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
14 14 (3.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 7 (1.99%) A+ Certification
15 7 (1.99%) MOS
15 7 (1.99%) NCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 60 (17.05%) SLA
2 6 (1.70%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.28%) QA
4 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 172 (48.86%) Active Directory
2 135 (38.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (30.11%) Hyper-V
4 62 (17.61%) vSphere
5 31 (8.81%) vCloud
6 24 (6.82%) XenApp
7 18 (5.11%) UAG
8 15 (4.26%) Forefront TMG
8 15 (4.26%) ISA Server
9 12 (3.41%) VMware ESX
10 9 (2.56%) XenDesktop
11 4 (1.14%) Terminal Server
12 3 (0.85%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.85%) Samba
12 3 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
14 1 (0.28%) BlackBerry Internet Service
14 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
14 1 (0.28%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 60 (17.05%) SCCM
2 43 (12.22%) Backup Exec
3 28 (7.95%) WSUS
4 23 (6.53%) SCOM
5 6 (1.70%) NetBackup
6 4 (1.14%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.85%) HP SIM
7 3 (0.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.85%) WMI
7 3 (0.85%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.85%) AirWatch
8 2 (0.57%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco UCCX
8 2 (0.57%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.28%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 1 (0.28%) SCSM
9 1 (0.28%) Puppet
9 1 (0.28%) DameWare
9 1 (0.28%) Nmap
Vendors
1 240 (68.18%) Microsoft
2 202 (57.39%) VMware
3 155 (44.03%) Cisco
4 80 (22.73%) Citrix
5 75 (21.31%) HP
6 56 (15.91%) Symantec
7 46 (13.07%) NetApp
8 28 (7.95%) Dell
9 20 (5.68%) Websense
10 13 (3.69%) EMC
10 13 (3.69%) ServiceNow
11 12 (3.41%) ProCurve
12 8 (2.27%) Computacenter
13 7 (1.99%) CommVault
14 6 (1.70%) Oracle
14 6 (1.70%) IBM
14 6 (1.70%) McAfee
14 6 (1.70%) Apple
14 6 (1.70%) SolarWinds
15 5 (1.42%) CheckPoint
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