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 22 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South East
Rank 294 305 294
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 91 160 179
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.62% 0.83% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 2.64% 2.72%
Number of salaries quoted 76 140 169
Median salary £37,250 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.48% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £25,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%

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
4099 6070 6573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 27.87% 31.44% 32.06%
Number of salaries quoted 3316 4926 5131
Median salary £43,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-4.44% +1.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £65,000 £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 22 February 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 22 February 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 +32 34 £40,000 -11.11% 4
Berkshire +40 16 £37,000 -32.72%
Hampshire -10 14 £45,000 +23.28% 3
Buckinghamshire +30 10 £35,000 +20.68%
Oxfordshire +18 8 £42,500 +13.33% 1
East Sussex +8 4 £30,250 +14.15%
Kent +13 2 £25,000 -13.04% 1
West Sussex +2 2 £48,750 +44.44%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 228 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 178 (78.07%) Windows
3 160 (70.18%) Microsoft
4 154 (67.54%) Active Directory
5 148 (64.91%) MCSE
6 132 (57.89%) Windows Server
7 116 (50.88%) VMware
8 103 (45.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 102 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
10 76 (33.33%) ITIL
11 70 (30.70%) MS Exchange
12 68 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
12 68 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
13 67 (29.39%) SQL Server
14 63 (27.63%) CCNA
14 63 (27.63%) Office 365
15 62 (27.19%) Cisco
15 62 (27.19%) MS Excel
16 60 (26.32%) Hyper-V
17 53 (23.25%) Firewall
18 47 (20.61%) SQL
19 46 (20.18%) MS Office
19 46 (20.18%) DNS
20 45 (19.74%) MCP
20 45 (19.74%) DHCP
20 45 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
20 45 (19.74%) SQL Server 2008
21 44 (19.30%) LAN
22 43 (18.86%) MCITP
23 41 (17.98%) WAN

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 70 (30.70%) MS Exchange
2 30 (13.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (11.40%) SharePoint
5 15 (6.58%) Skype for Business
6 13 (5.70%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (3.95%) IIS
8 3 (1.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 62 (27.19%) MS Excel
2 46 (20.18%) MS Office
3 5 (2.19%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 63 (27.63%) Office 365
2 35 (15.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 11 (4.82%) SaaS
4 7 (3.07%) IaaS
4 7 (3.07%) PaaS
5 5 (2.19%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 53 (23.25%) Firewall
2 46 (20.18%) DNS
3 45 (19.74%) DHCP
4 44 (19.30%) LAN
5 41 (17.98%) WAN
6 32 (14.04%) SAN
7 17 (7.46%) TCP/IP
8 10 (4.39%) Skype
9 9 (3.95%) VoIP
10 8 (3.51%) Network Security
11 7 (3.07%) VLAN
11 7 (3.07%) VPN
12 6 (2.63%) IP Telephony
13 4 (1.75%) 3G
13 4 (1.75%) Internet
13 4 (1.75%) MPLS
14 3 (1.32%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (1.32%) FTP
14 3 (1.32%) SSH
14 3 (1.32%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 67 (29.39%) SQL Server
2 45 (19.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 27 (11.84%) SQL Server 2005
4 26 (11.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (10.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 23 (10.09%) SQL Server 2012
7 19 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
8 5 (2.19%) SQL Server 2016
9 3 (1.32%) Big Data
10 2 (0.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 1 (0.44%) BusinessObjects
11 1 (0.44%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.44%) DTS
11 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 1 (0.44%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.75%) MSI
2 1 (0.44%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 23 (10.09%) Finance
2 7 (3.07%) Multimedia
2 7 (3.07%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.75%) Electronics
3 4 (1.75%) Military
4 3 (1.32%) Law
4 3 (1.32%) Legal
5 2 (0.88%) Automotive
6 1 (0.44%) Advertising
6 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (0.44%) Retail
Job Titles
1 48 (21.05%) Support Engineer
2 43 (18.86%) Administrator
3 38 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (14.04%) DBA
4 32 (14.04%) SQL DBA
5 26 (11.40%) Analyst
5 26 (11.40%) Systems Administrator
6 22 (9.65%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 19 (8.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 18 (7.89%) IT Support
9 17 (7.46%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 16 (7.02%) Network Administrator
10 16 (7.02%) Windows Engineer
11 15 (6.58%) 2nd Line Support
12 14 (6.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 13 (5.70%) Consultant
14 12 (5.26%) Infrastructure Support
14 12 (5.26%) Windows Support Engineer
15 11 (4.82%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
16 10 (4.39%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.39%) Software Packaging
2 5 (2.19%) REST
2 5 (2.19%) SOAP
2 5 (2.19%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 29 (12.72%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 12 (5.26%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (5.26%) Driving Licence
4 9 (3.95%) Clustering
5 8 (3.51%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.07%) Blackberry
7 6 (2.63%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.19%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (2.19%) Freedom of Information
8 5 (2.19%) PKI
9 3 (1.32%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.32%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.88%) Replication
10 2 (0.88%) Smartphone
11 1 (0.44%) AS400
11 1 (0.44%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 178 (78.07%) Windows
2 132 (57.89%) Windows Server
3 103 (45.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 102 (44.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (15.79%) Windows 7
6 21 (9.21%) Windows 8
7 19 (8.33%) Windows 10
8 14 (6.14%) Mac OS X
9 12 (5.26%) Apple iOS
10 8 (3.51%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.63%) Linux
12 5 (2.19%) Android
13 3 (1.32%) Data ONTAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 76 (33.33%) ITIL
2 45 (19.74%) Disaster Recovery
3 32 (14.04%) Performance Tuning
4 30 (13.16%) High Availability
5 21 (9.21%) Mentoring
6 19 (8.33%) ITIL V3
7 13 (5.70%) Data Protection
7 13 (5.70%) Service Delivery
8 9 (3.95%) Change Control
8 9 (3.95%) Statistics
9 8 (3.51%) Migration
10 7 (3.07%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (3.07%) Business Continuity
10 7 (3.07%) Change Management
10 7 (3.07%) Data Analysis
10 7 (3.07%) Data Management
10 7 (3.07%) Data Modelling
10 7 (3.07%) QMS
10 7 (3.07%) Time Management
11 6 (2.63%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (20.61%) SQL
2 20 (8.77%) PowerShell
3 12 (5.26%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.32%) Bash Shell
5 2 (0.88%) VBScript
6 1 (0.44%) C++
6 1 (0.44%) Java
6 1 (0.44%) VBA
Qualifications
1 228 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 148 (64.91%) MCSE
3 68 (29.82%) Cisco Certification
4 63 (27.63%) CCNA
5 45 (19.74%) MCP
6 43 (18.86%) MCITP
7 27 (11.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 22 (9.65%) MCTS
9 18 (7.89%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (6.58%) A+ Certification
10 15 (6.58%) Degree
11 13 (5.70%) Security Cleared
12 12 (5.26%) SC Cleared
13 10 (4.39%) Citrix Certification
14 8 (3.51%) CCA
14 8 (3.51%) CCENT
15 5 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (1.75%) CCNP
16 4 (1.75%) HNC
16 4 (1.75%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (15.35%) SLA
2 13 (5.70%) PCI DSS
3 7 (3.07%) QA
4 3 (1.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.44%) COBIT
System Software
1 154 (67.54%) Active Directory
2 68 (29.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (26.32%) Hyper-V
4 27 (11.84%) vSphere
5 15 (6.58%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.39%) XenApp
7 4 (1.75%) Firmware
7 4 (1.75%) VMware ESX
8 3 (1.32%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (0.88%) Forefront TMG
9 2 (0.88%) NFS
9 2 (0.88%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.88%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (0.88%) VMware Workstation
9 2 (0.88%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.44%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.44%) UAG
Systems Management
1 13 (5.70%) SCCM
2 8 (3.51%) Backup Exec
3 6 (2.63%) Microsoft Clustering
3 6 (2.63%) WSUS
4 4 (1.75%) NetBackup
4 4 (1.75%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.32%) McAfee ePO
5 3 (1.32%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.88%) Nagios
6 2 (0.88%) Nessus
6 2 (0.88%) SCOM
7 1 (0.44%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (0.44%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.44%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 160 (70.18%) Microsoft
2 116 (50.88%) VMware
3 62 (27.19%) Cisco
4 36 (15.79%) Citrix
5 29 (12.72%) HP
6 25 (10.96%) Dell
7 11 (4.82%) ZyXEL
8 10 (4.39%) Juniper
9 9 (3.95%) NetApp
10 8 (3.51%) Apple
11 7 (3.07%) Meraki
12 6 (2.63%) Barracuda Networks
12 6 (2.63%) Mitel
13 5 (2.19%) CA
13 5 (2.19%) CheckPoint
13 5 (2.19%) Dell Compellent
13 5 (2.19%) Nortel
14 4 (1.75%) Draytek
14 4 (1.75%) NETGEAR
14 4 (1.75%) WatchGuard
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