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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South East
Rank 275 304 300
Rank change year-on-year
+29 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 112 155 157
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.75% 0.79% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 2.54% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 94 143 150
Median salary £38,750 £42,500 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.82% +18.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,663 £26,150 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,700 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,950 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +2.94%

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
4332 6111 6789
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 28.83% 31.33% 33.03%
Number of salaries quoted 3473 4964 5179
Median salary £45,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.22% +9.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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
Surrey +6 40 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Berkshire +46 19 £37,000 -29.52% 3
Hampshire -5 19 £50,000 +36.98% 2
Buckinghamshire +22 12 £38,750 +23.01% 1
East Sussex +17 8 £31,080 +19.53%
Oxfordshire +27 6 £36,500 +46.00%
West Sussex +9 4 £38,250 +51.48% 1
Kent +7 3 £27,500 -14.06% 4
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 234 (80.41%) Windows
3 204 (70.10%) Microsoft
4 196 (67.35%) MCSE
5 187 (64.26%) Active Directory
6 177 (60.82%) Windows Server
7 163 (56.01%) VMware
8 138 (47.42%) Windows Server 2008
9 127 (43.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 111 (38.14%) MS Exchange
11 97 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 93 (31.96%) ITIL
12 93 (31.96%) Cisco
13 89 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
14 86 (29.55%) SQL Server
15 83 (28.52%) CCNA
16 76 (26.12%) MS Excel
17 71 (24.40%) MCITP
17 71 (24.40%) Hyper-V
18 69 (23.71%) Office 365
19 67 (23.02%) MCP
19 67 (23.02%) Citrix
19 67 (23.02%) DHCP
20 65 (22.34%) LAN
20 65 (22.34%) Windows 7
21 63 (21.65%) DNS
22 61 (20.96%) WAN
23 58 (19.93%) Firewall
24 55 (18.90%) SQL
25 53 (18.21%) SAN

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
1 111 (38.14%) MS Exchange
2 41 (14.09%) Exchange Server 2013
3 40 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2010
4 29 (9.97%) SharePoint
5 26 (8.93%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (5.50%) IIS
7 12 (4.12%) Skype for Business
8 7 (2.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (1.03%) SharePoint Foundation
10 2 (0.69%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.69%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 76 (26.12%) MS Excel
2 49 (16.84%) MS Office
3 4 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.34%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.34%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 69 (23.71%) Office 365
2 29 (9.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.12%) SaaS
4 7 (2.41%) IaaS
4 7 (2.41%) PaaS
5 5 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.69%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.34%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (23.02%) DHCP
2 65 (22.34%) LAN
3 63 (21.65%) DNS
4 61 (20.96%) WAN
5 58 (19.93%) Firewall
6 53 (18.21%) SAN
7 27 (9.28%) TCP/IP
8 12 (4.12%) Internet
8 12 (4.12%) VoIP
9 10 (3.44%) VPN
10 9 (3.09%) Wireless
11 8 (2.75%) VLAN
12 7 (2.41%) Skype
12 7 (2.41%) WLAN
13 6 (2.06%) IP Telephony
14 5 (1.72%) FCoE
14 5 (1.72%) Intranet
14 5 (1.72%) MPLS
15 4 (1.37%) Network Security
16 3 (1.03%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (29.55%) SQL Server
2 49 (16.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 31 (10.65%) SQL Server 2005
3 31 (10.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 28 (9.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 28 (9.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 19 (6.53%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.72%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.03%) Big Data
7 3 (1.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 1 (0.34%) BusinessObjects
9 1 (0.34%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.34%) DTS
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 3 (1.03%) MSI
2 2 (0.69%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 48 (16.49%) Finance
2 10 (3.44%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.41%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.37%) Electronics
4 4 (1.37%) Military
5 3 (1.03%) Legal
6 2 (0.69%) Automotive
7 1 (0.34%) Advertising
7 1 (0.34%) Law
7 1 (0.34%) Local Government
7 1 (0.34%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.34%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 71 (24.40%) Support Engineer
2 57 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 41 (14.09%) Administrator
4 39 (13.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (13.40%) Analyst
4 39 (13.40%) DBA
4 39 (13.40%) SQL DBA
5 30 (10.31%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (9.62%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 24 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 24 (8.25%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (8.25%) Windows Engineer
8 21 (7.22%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 21 (7.22%) IT Support
9 20 (6.87%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 20 (6.87%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 20 (6.87%) Infrastructure Support
10 17 (5.84%) IT Engineer
10 17 (5.84%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (5.50%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (3.09%) Software Packaging
2 5 (1.72%) REST
2 5 (1.72%) SOAP
2 5 (1.72%) Web Services
3 1 (0.34%) .NET
3 1 (0.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.09%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 15 (5.15%) Statistics
4 14 (4.81%) Management Information System
5 12 (4.12%) Data Protection Act
6 10 (3.44%) Clustering
7 9 (3.09%) Driving Licence
8 8 (2.75%) Computer Science
9 7 (2.41%) Blackberry
10 5 (1.72%) Freedom of Information
11 4 (1.37%) AS400
11 4 (1.37%) Enterprise Storage
12 3 (1.03%) Fat Client
12 3 (1.03%) PKI
12 3 (1.03%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.03%) Replication
12 3 (1.03%) Thin Client
13 2 (0.69%) Smartphone
14 1 (0.34%) Public Cloud
14 1 (0.34%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 234 (80.41%) Windows
2 177 (60.82%) Windows Server
3 138 (47.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 127 (43.64%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (22.34%) Windows 7
6 38 (13.06%) Windows 8
7 21 (7.22%) Windows 10
8 18 (6.19%) Linux
8 18 (6.19%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (4.12%) Apple iOS
10 9 (3.09%) Mac OS X
11 8 (2.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.72%) Android
13 3 (1.03%) AIX
13 3 (1.03%) OS/400
13 3 (1.03%) Unix
14 2 (0.69%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 2 (0.69%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.34%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (31.96%) ITIL
2 51 (17.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 36 (12.37%) Performance Tuning
4 31 (10.65%) High Availability
5 24 (8.25%) Mentoring
6 20 (6.87%) ITIL V3
7 15 (5.15%) Service Delivery
7 15 (5.15%) Time Management
8 14 (4.81%) Change Control
9 13 (4.47%) Data Protection
10 11 (3.78%) Creative Problem-Solving
11 10 (3.44%) Problem Management
12 9 (3.09%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (3.09%) Migration
13 8 (2.75%) Power Management
13 8 (2.75%) Server Virtualisation
14 7 (2.41%) Capacity Management
14 7 (2.41%) Data Centre Operations
14 7 (2.41%) Network Monitoring
14 7 (2.41%) QMS
Programming Languages
1 55 (18.90%) SQL
2 30 (10.31%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.81%) T-SQL
4 6 (2.06%) VBScript
5 3 (1.03%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.34%) C++
6 1 (0.34%) Java
6 1 (0.34%) VBA
Qualifications
1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 196 (67.35%) MCSE
3 89 (30.58%) Cisco Certification
4 83 (28.52%) CCNA
5 71 (24.40%) MCITP
6 67 (23.02%) MCP
7 47 (16.15%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 37 (12.71%) MCTS
9 21 (7.22%) Citrix Certification
10 20 (6.87%) ITIL Certification
11 19 (6.53%) A+ Certification
11 19 (6.53%) Degree
12 18 (6.19%) CCA
13 17 (5.84%) Security Cleared
14 13 (4.47%) SC Cleared
15 11 (3.78%) CCENT
16 6 (2.06%) CCNP
16 6 (2.06%) RHCA
16 6 (2.06%) RHCSA
17 5 (1.72%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (13.40%) SLA
2 13 (4.47%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.41%) QA
4 3 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.34%) COBIT
System Software
1 187 (64.26%) Active Directory
2 97 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 71 (24.40%) Hyper-V
4 37 (12.71%) vSphere
5 27 (9.28%) XenApp
6 20 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (3.78%) Virtual Desktop
8 7 (2.41%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (2.06%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 6 (2.06%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.06%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.72%) NFS
11 4 (1.37%) Firmware
11 4 (1.37%) VMware ESX
12 2 (0.69%) vCloud
12 2 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
13 1 (0.34%) Forefront TMG
13 1 (0.34%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 20 (6.87%) SCCM
2 11 (3.78%) Backup Exec
3 9 (3.09%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (2.41%) WSUS
5 5 (1.72%) NetBackup
5 5 (1.72%) SCOM
6 4 (1.37%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (1.03%) PowerCLI
7 3 (1.03%) Sysprep
8 2 (0.69%) Nagios
8 2 (0.69%) Nessus
8 2 (0.69%) SolarWinds Orion
8 2 (0.69%) vRealize
9 1 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 204 (70.10%) Microsoft
2 163 (56.01%) VMware
3 93 (31.96%) Cisco
4 67 (23.02%) Citrix
5 42 (14.43%) HP
6 22 (7.56%) Dell
7 13 (4.47%) Apple
8 12 (4.12%) NetApp
9 11 (3.78%) ZyXEL
10 9 (3.09%) EMC
10 9 (3.09%) Juniper
11 8 (2.75%) Red Hat
12 7 (2.41%) Meraki
13 6 (2.06%) Barracuda Networks
13 6 (2.06%) Canon
13 6 (2.06%) Mitel
14 5 (1.72%) CheckPoint
14 5 (1.72%) Dell Compellent
14 5 (1.72%) Nortel
14 5 (1.72%) WatchGuard
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