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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 259 280 331
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +51
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 196 153 116
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.89% 0.74% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 2.32% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 174 140 110
Average salary £27,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.28% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £19,000 £23,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,800 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
7324 6584 7783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.29% 31.68% 34.54%
Number of salaries quoted 5577 5318 6648
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +46 78 £24,500 -18.33% 8
Berkshire -35 28 £27,500 -19.70% 2
Oxfordshire +11 24 £33,000 -14.28% 3
Surrey -8 24 £39,250 -18.65% 8
West Sussex -1 18 £36,000 +63.63%
Buckinghamshire -8 13 £32,500 -7.14% 3
Kent +2 7 £60,000 +20.00% 1
East Sussex -26 3 £40,000 +116.21%
Middlesex -10 1 £33,000 -12.00%
Isle of Wight - 1 £41,500 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 387 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 327 (84.50%) Windows
3 266 (68.73%) MCSE
4 247 (63.82%) Microsoft
5 231 (59.69%) VMware
6 204 (52.71%) Windows Server 2008
7 186 (48.06%) MS Excel
8 176 (45.48%) MS Exchange
9 153 (39.53%) Active Directory
10 147 (37.98%) ITIL
11 146 (37.73%) MCITP
11 146 (37.73%) Windows Server 2012
12 143 (36.95%) Citrix
13 142 (36.69%) HP
14 132 (34.11%) VMware Infrastructure
15 118 (30.49%) MCP
16 116 (29.97%) SAN
17 114 (29.46%) MCTS
18 112 (28.94%) Cisco
19 111 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
20 110 (28.42%) DNS
21 109 (28.17%) CCNA
22 100 (25.84%) DHCP
23 96 (24.81%) Exchange Server 2010
24 88 (22.74%) SLA
25 87 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
26 81 (20.93%) Firewall
27 76 (19.64%) Windows 7
28 75 (19.38%) MS Office
29 74 (19.12%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 (45.48%) MS Exchange
2 96 (24.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (15.50%) Exchange Server 2007
4 54 (13.95%) SharePoint
5 49 (12.66%) Lync
6 43 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
7 35 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 26 (6.72%) IIS
9 18 (4.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (3.10%) SharePoint 2013
11 7 (1.81%) Moodle
12 4 (1.03%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.52%) SharePoint Server
13 2 (0.52%) Lotus Domino
13 2 (0.52%) SAS
14 1 (0.26%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.26%) WebSphere
Applications
1 186 (48.06%) MS Excel
2 75 (19.38%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.26%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 58 (14.99%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (5.94%) Office 365
3 10 (2.58%) IaaS
4 7 (1.81%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.55%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.78%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (29.97%) SAN
2 110 (28.42%) DNS
3 100 (25.84%) DHCP
4 81 (20.93%) Firewall
5 52 (13.44%) Wireless
6 49 (12.66%) TCP/IP
7 33 (8.53%) Internet
7 33 (8.53%) WAN
8 32 (8.27%) LAN
9 30 (7.75%) VPN
10 16 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (3.88%) Ethernet
12 12 (3.10%) VoIP
13 11 (2.84%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (2.84%) NAS
14 10 (2.58%) FWSM
15 8 (2.07%) ADSL
16 7 (1.81%) Unified Communications
17 6 (1.55%) iSCSI
17 6 (1.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (18.60%) SQL Server
2 15 (3.88%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (2.33%) MySQL
5 8 (2.07%) Data Warehouse
6 7 (1.81%) RDBMS
6 7 (1.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (1.81%) Relational Database
6 7 (1.81%) Oracle Database
7 6 (1.55%) SQL Server 2000
8 5 (1.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server 2005
8 5 (1.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.52%) Ingres
11 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.26%) Infinispan
11 1 (0.26%) Redis
11 1 (0.26%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 17 (4.39%) Finance
2 8 (2.07%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.81%) Legal
4 6 (1.55%) German Language
5 1 (0.26%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.26%) Advertising
5 1 (0.26%) Back Office
5 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.26%) French Language
5 1 (0.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 139 (35.92%) Support Engineer
2 84 (21.71%) Analyst
3 51 (13.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 44 (11.37%) 2nd Line Support
5 40 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 39 (10.08%) Support Analyst
7 38 (9.82%) Service Analyst
8 37 (9.56%) Service Desk Analyst
9 36 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
10 30 (7.75%) Administrator
11 28 (7.24%) IT Support
12 25 (6.46%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 23 (5.94%) IT Support Engineer
14 19 (4.91%) Senior Analyst
15 16 (4.13%) Consultant
15 16 (4.13%) DBA
16 15 (3.88%) Technical Support
16 15 (3.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 15 (3.88%) Server Engineer
16 15 (3.88%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.03%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.52%) ODBC
2 2 (0.52%) HTML
3 1 (0.26%) .NET
3 1 (0.26%) COM+
3 1 (0.26%) Web Services
3 1 (0.26%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.26%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 22 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (4.91%) Clustering
3 17 (4.39%) Blackberry
4 9 (2.33%) Firmware
5 8 (2.07%) PKI
6 6 (1.55%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (1.03%) EqualLogic
7 4 (1.03%) iPhone
7 4 (1.03%) Management Information System
7 4 (1.03%) AS400
7 4 (1.03%) Client/Server
7 4 (1.03%) LIMS
8 3 (0.78%) Thin Client
8 3 (0.78%) Fat Client
8 3 (0.78%) Computer Science
8 3 (0.78%) Life Science
8 3 (0.78%) CCTV
9 2 (0.52%) Smartphone
9 2 (0.52%) iPad
10 1 (0.26%) Biometrics
Operating Systems
1 327 (84.50%) Windows
2 204 (52.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 146 (37.73%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 76 (19.64%) Windows 7
6 44 (11.37%) Windows 8
7 41 (10.59%) Linux
8 31 (8.01%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.36%) UNIX
9 13 (3.36%) Windows 2000 Server
10 9 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.29%) Windows Vista
12 3 (0.78%) Mac OS X
12 3 (0.78%) Windows 2000
12 3 (0.78%) Debian
12 3 (0.78%) Mac OS
13 1 (0.26%) AIX
13 1 (0.26%) Solaris
13 1 (0.26%) Windows Phone
13 1 (0.26%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (37.98%) ITIL
2 47 (12.14%) Mentoring
3 41 (10.59%) Service Delivery
4 32 (8.27%) Change Management
5 24 (6.20%) Disaster Recovery
6 22 (5.68%) Problem Management
7 21 (5.43%) Incident Management
8 20 (5.17%) Migration
8 20 (5.17%) Configuration Management
9 18 (4.65%) Service Management
10 17 (4.39%) ITIL V3
11 16 (4.13%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (3.88%) Time Management
13 13 (3.36%) Performance Tuning
14 12 (3.10%) Project Management
14 12 (3.10%) PRINCE2
15 11 (2.84%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (2.33%) ITSM
16 9 (2.33%) Network Monitoring
16 9 (2.33%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 57 (14.73%) SQL
2 13 (3.36%) PowerShell
3 10 (2.58%) C
4 8 (2.07%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.29%) PL/SQL
6 4 (1.03%) VBScript
6 4 (1.03%) VB
7 2 (0.52%) Perl
7 2 (0.52%) PHP
7 2 (0.52%) C++
8 1 (0.26%) Java
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) C#
8 1 (0.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 387 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 266 (68.73%) MCSE
3 146 (37.73%) MCITP
4 118 (30.49%) MCP
5 114 (29.46%) MCTS
6 111 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
7 109 (28.17%) CCNA
8 63 (16.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (8.01%) CCNP
10 27 (6.98%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 26 (6.72%) Security Cleared
12 24 (6.20%) Degree
13 18 (4.65%) Network+ Certification
13 18 (4.65%) MOS
13 18 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (3.88%) SC Cleared
15 13 (3.36%) A+ Certification
15 13 (3.36%) MCDST
16 9 (2.33%) VCAP
17 8 (2.07%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 88 (22.74%) SLA
2 5 (1.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.78%) COBIT
4 2 (0.52%) QA
4 2 (0.52%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 153 (39.53%) Active Directory
2 132 (34.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (19.12%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.72%) UAG
5 14 (3.62%) VMware ESX
6 13 (3.36%) Forefront TMG
7 12 (3.10%) vSphere
7 12 (3.10%) XenApp
8 10 (2.58%) VMware Workstation
9 9 (2.33%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.29%) ISA Server
10 5 (1.29%) Oracle RMAN
11 4 (1.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (1.03%) vCloud
12 3 (0.78%) KVM
12 3 (0.78%) VMware Server
12 3 (0.78%) XenServer
13 2 (0.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 2 (0.52%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 55 (14.21%) Backup Exec
2 36 (9.30%) Norton AntiVirus
2 36 (9.30%) SCCM
3 17 (4.39%) SCOM
4 2 (0.52%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (0.52%) WSUS
4 2 (0.52%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (0.52%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
4 2 (0.52%) Foglight
5 1 (0.26%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.26%) Puppet
Vendors
1 247 (63.82%) Microsoft
2 231 (59.69%) VMware
3 143 (36.95%) Citrix
4 142 (36.69%) HP
5 112 (28.94%) Cisco
6 63 (16.28%) Juniper
7 61 (15.76%) EMC
8 60 (15.50%) Apple
9 56 (14.47%) Veeam
10 51 (13.18%) Meru Networks
11 48 (12.40%) Symantec
12 45 (11.63%) Dell
13 24 (6.20%) ProCurve
14 17 (4.39%) CheckPoint
14 17 (4.39%) SolarWinds
15 15 (3.88%) IBM
16 14 (3.62%) Oracle
17 13 (3.36%) F5
18 11 (2.84%) BT
19 10 (2.58%) Sophos
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 per annum + 3,750pa On-Call + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Gas & Power Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum = bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 21 hours ago
Isle of Wight
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £26k - 32k per year + Pension and Healthcare and
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1000 bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes Service Partnership
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
ANSON MCCADE
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum plus competitive package
Posted: 6 days ago
Kent/Surrey
Church International
Salary: Upon application
Posted: 6 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + + £5000 Car Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Hampshire
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £70000 per annum + + Bonus+ Car/ CA + Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
Eastleigh
Modern Business Solutions
Salary: £50000 - £90000 per annum + + Corporate Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago