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

3 months to
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 290 333 308
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 143 131 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.78% 0.62% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 1.98% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 129 114 155
Median salary £31,500 £37,000 £33,163
Median salary % change year-on-year
-14.86% +11.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £24,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £54,250 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
5785 6629 7829
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.73% 31.36% 33.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4627 5000 6251
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,350 £62,500
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 29 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 29 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 +29 60 £30,000 -24.05% 4
Surrey -2 27 £30,000 -17.80% 3
Berkshire +19 20 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Oxfordshire +4 15 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +7 9 £41,500 -2.35% 1
Kent +4 6 £23,500 -47.77%
East Sussex +24 3 £32,000 +20.75%
West Sussex -3 2 £37,500 +37.61% 3
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 300 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 239 (79.67%) Windows
3 214 (71.33%) Microsoft
4 210 (70.00%) VMware
5 170 (56.67%) Active Directory
5 170 (56.67%) MCSE
6 157 (52.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 145 (48.33%) Windows Server
8 138 (46.00%) ITIL
9 125 (41.67%) CCNA
9 125 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
10 124 (41.33%) MS Excel
11 123 (41.00%) Windows Server 2012
12 121 (40.33%) Cisco
13 115 (38.33%) Hyper-V
14 109 (36.33%) MS Exchange
15 95 (31.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 94 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
17 89 (29.67%) Citrix
18 88 (29.33%) Firewall
18 88 (29.33%) MCITP
19 79 (26.33%) HP
20 78 (26.00%) WAN
21 75 (25.00%) LAN
22 71 (23.67%) Office 365
23 65 (21.67%) MCTS
24 62 (20.67%) MCP
25 57 (19.00%) SAN
26 55 (18.33%) SQL Server
26 55 (18.33%) vSphere

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
1 109 (36.33%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.33%) Skype for Business
3 31 (10.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 30 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (7.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 18 (6.00%) IIS
7 16 (5.33%) SharePoint
8 8 (2.67%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.67%) Confluence
10 2 (0.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 124 (41.33%) MS Excel
2 38 (12.67%) MS Office
3 5 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 7 (2.33%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.67%) Infor M3
Cloud Services
1 71 (23.67%) Office 365
2 32 (10.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (3.67%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.67%) SaaS
5 3 (1.00%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (29.33%) Firewall
2 78 (26.00%) WAN
3 75 (25.00%) LAN
4 57 (19.00%) SAN
5 51 (17.00%) DHCP
6 49 (16.33%) DNS
7 36 (12.00%) VLAN
8 31 (10.33%) VPN
9 23 (7.67%) Cisco ASA
10 21 (7.00%) TCP/IP
11 17 (5.67%) BGP
12 12 (4.00%) VPLS
13 11 (3.67%) Network Security
14 10 (3.33%) Cisco IOS
15 9 (3.00%) FWSM
15 9 (3.00%) Internet
15 9 (3.00%) Wireless
16 8 (2.67%) IPsec
16 8 (2.67%) MPLS
16 8 (2.67%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 17 (5.67%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (3.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 9 (3.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database
6 3 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2000
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (1.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
7 1 (0.33%) MS Access
7 1 (0.33%) OLTP
7 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (2.00%) Eclipse
1 6 (2.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.67%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.67%) JIRA
General
1 23 (7.67%) Telecoms
2 14 (4.67%) Finance
3 7 (2.33%) Manufacturing
4 6 (2.00%) Banking
4 6 (2.00%) Retail
5 4 (1.33%) Local Government
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
6 2 (0.67%) Marketing
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Electronics
7 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 74 (24.67%) Support Engineer
2 49 (16.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 45 (15.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 41 (13.67%) Analyst
5 37 (12.33%) Consultant
6 36 (12.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 30 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 29 (9.67%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 28 (9.33%) Support Analyst
10 27 (9.00%) Server Engineer
10 27 (9.00%) Server Support
11 26 (8.67%) Infrastructure Support
12 22 (7.33%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 21 (7.00%) 3rd Line Support
14 20 (6.67%) Network Engineer
14 20 (6.67%) VMware Engineer
15 18 (6.00%) Cloud Engineer
16 17 (5.67%) IT Support
17 16 (5.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 16 (5.33%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.33%) .NET
2 11 (3.67%) Middleware
3 3 (1.00%) COM
4 2 (0.67%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.67%) ODBC
4 2 (0.67%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.33%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.33%) CSS
5 1 (0.33%) HTML
5 1 (0.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (12.00%) Analytical Skills
2 31 (10.33%) Data Centre
3 18 (6.00%) Driving Licence
4 17 (5.67%) Clustering
5 11 (3.67%) CESG
6 10 (3.33%) Private Cloud
7 9 (3.00%) Hybrid Cloud
8 8 (2.67%) EqualLogic
9 7 (2.33%) Data Integration
10 6 (2.00%) Management Information System
10 6 (2.00%) Statistics
10 6 (2.00%) User Experience
11 5 (1.67%) Cybercrime
11 5 (1.67%) Replication
12 4 (1.33%) Blackberry
12 4 (1.33%) VCE vBlock
13 3 (1.00%) CMDB
13 3 (1.00%) iPad
13 3 (1.00%) iPhone
13 3 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 239 (79.67%) Windows
2 145 (48.33%) Windows Server
3 123 (41.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 94 (31.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 38 (12.67%) Linux
6 35 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 29 (9.67%) Windows 8
8 19 (6.33%) Windows 10
9 17 (5.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (4.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.33%) Unix
12 4 (1.33%) Mac OS
12 4 (1.33%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.67%) Android
13 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.67%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 138 (46.00%) ITIL
2 26 (8.67%) Ticket Management
3 22 (7.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (7.33%) Migration
4 21 (7.00%) Change Control
4 21 (7.00%) Service Management
5 20 (6.67%) Continuous Improvement
5 20 (6.67%) High Availability
5 20 (6.67%) Service Delivery
6 19 (6.33%) Presales
7 16 (5.33%) ITIL V3
8 15 (5.00%) Problem Management
9 14 (4.67%) Coaching
9 14 (4.67%) ERP
10 12 (4.00%) Network Monitoring
10 12 (4.00%) PRINCE2
11 11 (3.67%) Functional Testing
11 11 (3.67%) Performance Testing
11 11 (3.67%) Test Strategy
11 11 (3.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 43 (14.33%) SQL
2 22 (7.33%) PowerShell
3 10 (3.33%) C
4 9 (3.00%) Java
5 8 (2.67%) Bash Shell
5 8 (2.67%) Perl
5 8 (2.67%) Python
5 8 (2.67%) Ruby
6 7 (2.33%) T-SQL
7 6 (2.00%) C#
8 1 (0.33%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.33%) PHP
8 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 300 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 170 (56.67%) MCSE
3 125 (41.67%) CCNA
3 125 (41.67%) Cisco Certification
4 95 (31.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 88 (29.33%) MCITP
6 65 (21.67%) MCTS
7 62 (20.67%) MCP
8 41 (13.67%) Citrix Certification
9 40 (13.33%) CCA
10 36 (12.00%) Degree
11 28 (9.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 24 (8.00%) SC Cleared
12 24 (8.00%) Security Cleared
13 17 (5.67%) A+ Certification
14 15 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
15 14 (4.67%) CCDA
16 13 (4.33%) MOS
17 12 (4.00%) VCP5
18 11 (3.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (17.00%) SLA
2 11 (3.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (3.33%) PCI DSS
4 8 (2.67%) HIPAA
5 3 (1.00%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) QA
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 170 (56.67%) Active Directory
2 157 (52.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 115 (38.33%) Hyper-V
4 55 (18.33%) vSphere
5 40 (13.33%) XenApp
6 11 (3.67%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.33%) vCloud
8 8 (2.67%) Firmware
8 8 (2.67%) Xen
8 8 (2.67%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.67%) Terminal Services
10 3 (1.00%) VMware ESX
11 2 (0.67%) Terminal Server
12 1 (0.33%) MetaFrame
12 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.33%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 50 (16.67%) SCCM
2 33 (11.00%) Backup Exec
3 23 (7.67%) WSUS
4 21 (7.00%) SCOM
5 12 (4.00%) Norton AntiVirus
5 12 (4.00%) SCVMM
5 12 (4.00%) Windows Intune
6 11 (3.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 11 (3.67%) vMotion
7 9 (3.00%) SCOrch
8 8 (2.67%) McAfee ePO
8 8 (2.67%) Nagios
8 8 (2.67%) NetBackup
8 8 (2.67%) Puppet
9 2 (0.67%) Cacti
9 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.67%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.33%) Nessus
10 1 (0.33%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 214 (71.33%) Microsoft
2 210 (70.00%) VMware
3 121 (40.33%) Cisco
4 89 (29.67%) Citrix
5 79 (26.33%) HP
6 42 (14.00%) NetApp
7 32 (10.67%) EMC
8 25 (8.33%) Oracle
9 22 (7.33%) Veeam
10 20 (6.67%) Symantec
11 19 (6.33%) Dell
12 16 (5.33%) Red Hat
13 12 (4.00%) Juniper
14 11 (3.67%) CheckPoint
14 11 (3.67%) Fortinet
15 10 (3.33%) SolarWinds
16 9 (3.00%) F5
16 9 (3.00%) Intel Security
16 9 (3.00%) Palo Alto
16 9 (3.00%) Sophos
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