The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 258 276 336
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +60
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 200 164 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.88% 0.75% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 2.28% 1.35%
Number of salaries quoted 176 152 93
Average salary £33,000 £30,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.19% -18.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,500 £24,200
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7575 7201 7945
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.49% 32.73% 34.42%
Number of salaries quoted 5810 5792 6820
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
England

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 31 July 2014.

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 31 July 2014. 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 +18 59 £25,500 -1.92% 8
Oxfordshire +34 36 £33,000 -8.33% 2
Berkshire -43 35 £36,250 +18.85% 8
West Sussex +20 25 £37,500 +70.45%
Surrey +5 22 £38,500 -6.66% 5
Buckinghamshire -15 12 £32,500 -21.21%
Kent -4 6 £34,500 -21.14% 1
East Sussex -29 5 £40,000 +122.22%
Middlesex +4 1 £33,000 -10.81%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 383 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 337 (87.99%) Windows
3 282 (73.63%) MCSE
4 246 (64.23%) Microsoft
5 208 (54.31%) VMware
6 205 (53.52%) Windows Server 2008
7 176 (45.95%) MS Exchange
8 167 (43.60%) MS Excel
9 163 (42.56%) Active Directory
10 144 (37.60%) MCITP
11 139 (36.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 138 (36.03%) ITIL
13 128 (33.42%) HP
14 125 (32.64%) Citrix
15 121 (31.59%) VMware Infrastructure
16 112 (29.24%) Cisco
17 111 (28.98%) Cisco Certification
17 111 (28.98%) SAN
18 110 (28.72%) CCNA
18 110 (28.72%) MCP
18 110 (28.72%) Firewall
19 106 (27.68%) DNS
20 103 (26.89%) Exchange Server 2010
21 102 (26.63%) MCTS
22 100 (26.11%) Windows Server 2003
23 89 (23.24%) DHCP
24 86 (22.45%) SLA
25 82 (21.41%) SQL
26 81 (21.15%) SQL Server
27 71 (18.54%) Windows 7

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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
1 176 (45.95%) MS Exchange
2 103 (26.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (17.49%) Exchange Server 2007
4 56 (14.62%) SharePoint
5 49 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2003
5 49 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 44 (11.49%) IIS
7 33 (8.62%) Lync
8 13 (3.39%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 10 (2.61%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.31%) Moodle
11 4 (1.04%) IBM Notes
12 3 (0.78%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
13 2 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.52%) GroupWise
14 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 167 (43.60%) MS Excel
2 56 (14.62%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (1.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) SalesLogix
2 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 51 (13.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.96%) Office 365
3 10 (2.61%) IaaS
4 7 (1.83%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.57%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (28.98%) SAN
2 110 (28.72%) Firewall
3 106 (27.68%) DNS
4 89 (23.24%) DHCP
5 52 (13.58%) WAN
6 49 (12.79%) LAN
7 46 (12.01%) TCP/IP
8 45 (11.75%) Wireless
9 34 (8.88%) VPN
10 24 (6.27%) Internet
11 16 (4.18%) Cisco ASA
12 13 (3.39%) VoIP
13 12 (3.13%) MPLS
14 11 (2.87%) NAS
14 11 (2.87%) VLAN
14 11 (2.87%) Ethernet
15 9 (2.35%) FWSM
16 8 (2.09%) BGP
16 8 (2.09%) OSPF
16 8 (2.09%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (21.15%) SQL Server
2 22 (5.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 12 (3.13%) Data Warehouse
5 11 (2.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 10 (2.61%) Oracle Database
7 9 (2.35%) Relational Database
7 9 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 9 (2.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.35%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (2.35%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.83%) MySQL
9 4 (1.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.04%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.52%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.26%) Infinispan
11 1 (0.26%) Redis
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.26%) NoSQL
General
1 14 (3.66%) Telecoms
2 12 (3.13%) Finance
3 8 (2.09%) Legal
4 6 (1.57%) Back Office
4 6 (1.57%) German Language
5 2 (0.52%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
6 1 (0.26%) French Language
Job Titles
1 126 (32.90%) Support Engineer
2 81 (21.15%) Analyst
3 53 (13.84%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (10.97%) 2nd Line Support
5 36 (9.40%) 3rd Line Support
5 36 (9.40%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 32 (8.36%) Service Analyst
7 31 (8.09%) Administrator
7 31 (8.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 30 (7.83%) IT Support
9 27 (7.05%) Support Analyst
10 24 (6.27%) DBA
11 23 (6.01%) SQL DBA
11 23 (6.01%) IT Support Engineer
12 21 (5.48%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 19 (4.96%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 19 (4.96%) Senior Support Engineer
14 18 (4.70%) SQL Server DBA
14 18 (4.70%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (4.18%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (1.57%) Web Services
2 5 (1.31%) .NET
3 3 (0.78%) Application Packaging
3 3 (0.78%) HTML
4 2 (0.52%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.26%) ODBC
5 1 (0.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (6.79%) Clustering
2 12 (3.13%) Blackberry
2 12 (3.13%) Firmware
3 10 (2.61%) PKI
4 6 (1.57%) LIMS
4 6 (1.57%) IPTV
5 5 (1.31%) EqualLogic
6 3 (0.78%) iPhone
6 3 (0.78%) AS400
6 3 (0.78%) Client/Server
7 2 (0.52%) Management Information System
7 2 (0.52%) Replication
7 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
7 2 (0.52%) Mathematics
7 2 (0.52%) Computer Science
7 2 (0.52%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (0.52%) Video on Demand
8 1 (0.26%) Learning Management System
8 1 (0.26%) Smart Meter
8 1 (0.26%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 337 (87.99%) Windows
2 205 (53.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 139 (36.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 100 (26.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 71 (18.54%) Windows 7
6 51 (13.32%) Linux
7 40 (10.44%) Windows 8
8 25 (6.53%) Windows XP
9 16 (4.18%) UNIX
10 11 (2.87%) Mac OS
11 10 (2.61%) Windows 2000 Server
12 6 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 3 (0.78%) Windows Vista
13 3 (0.78%) SUSE
13 3 (0.78%) Debian
14 2 (0.52%) Solaris
14 2 (0.52%) NetWare
14 2 (0.52%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.26%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (36.03%) ITIL
2 37 (9.66%) Service Delivery
3 30 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (7.31%) Incident Management
5 25 (6.53%) Change Management
6 24 (6.27%) Problem Management
7 21 (5.48%) Root Cause Analysis
8 20 (5.22%) Configuration Management
9 19 (4.96%) Migration
9 19 (4.96%) Service Management
10 16 (4.18%) ITIL V3
11 15 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (3.13%) PRINCE2
12 12 (3.13%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (2.87%) Load Balancing
14 10 (2.61%) Resource Management
14 10 (2.61%) User Acceptance Testing
15 8 (2.09%) ITSM
15 8 (2.09%) Time Management
15 8 (2.09%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 82 (21.41%) SQL
2 18 (4.70%) T-SQL
3 17 (4.44%) PowerShell
4 7 (1.83%) VB
4 7 (1.83%) PL/SQL
4 7 (1.83%) C
5 4 (1.04%) VBScript
6 2 (0.52%) Java
6 2 (0.52%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.52%) Perl
6 2 (0.52%) PHP
6 2 (0.52%) C#
7 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.26%) C++
Qualifications
1 383 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 282 (73.63%) MCSE
3 144 (37.60%) MCITP
4 111 (28.98%) Cisco Certification
5 110 (28.72%) CCNA
5 110 (28.72%) MCP
6 102 (26.63%) MCTS
7 62 (16.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 43 (11.23%) CCNP
9 35 (9.14%) Security Cleared
10 25 (6.53%) Degree
11 21 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 20 (5.22%) Network+ Certification
13 19 (4.96%) MOS
14 18 (4.70%) SC Cleared
15 17 (4.44%) MCDST
16 16 (4.18%) ITIL Certification
17 14 (3.66%) A+ Certification
18 12 (3.13%) MCDBA
19 9 (2.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 86 (22.45%) SLA
2 5 (1.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.52%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.26%) DICOM
4 1 (0.26%) QA
System Software
1 163 (42.56%) Active Directory
2 121 (31.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (17.75%) Hyper-V
4 25 (6.53%) UAG
5 23 (6.01%) XenApp
6 18 (4.70%) XenDesktop
7 17 (4.44%) vSphere
8 16 (4.18%) Forefront TMG
9 12 (3.13%) VMware ESX
10 10 (2.61%) VMware Workstation
11 9 (2.35%) Oracle RMAN
12 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.31%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (1.31%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.04%) XenServer
15 3 (0.78%) KVM
15 3 (0.78%) vCloud
15 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.52%) MetaFrame
16 2 (0.52%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 64 (16.71%) Backup Exec
2 38 (9.92%) SCCM
3 36 (9.40%) Norton AntiVirus
4 20 (5.22%) SCOM
5 8 (2.09%) SolarWinds Orion
6 7 (1.83%) Foglight
7 4 (1.04%) ARCserve
7 4 (1.04%) WSUS
8 2 (0.52%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.52%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.26%) Puppet
9 1 (0.26%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 246 (64.23%) Microsoft
2 208 (54.31%) VMware
3 128 (33.42%) HP
4 125 (32.64%) Citrix
5 112 (29.24%) Cisco
6 57 (14.88%) Juniper
7 56 (14.62%) Symantec
8 55 (14.36%) Apple
9 54 (14.10%) Veeam
10 53 (13.84%) EMC
11 43 (11.23%) Dell
11 43 (11.23%) Meru Networks
12 22 (5.74%) ProCurve
13 20 (5.22%) SolarWinds
14 18 (4.70%) IBM
14 18 (4.70%) F5
15 17 (4.44%) Oracle
15 17 (4.44%) CheckPoint
16 10 (2.61%) NetApp
16 10 (2.61%) Mitel
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