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 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 314 275 317
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +42
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 125 173 130
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.61% 0.76% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 2.27% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 112 152 124
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +6.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £23,400 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,750 £50,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
6406 7631 7299
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.09% 33.44% 32.72%
Number of salaries quoted 4823 6111 5861
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +4.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 22 May 2015.

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 22 May 2015. 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 +7 39 £40,250 +23.84% 8
Surrey +5 28 £37,500 +17.18% 5
Buckinghamshire +9 25 £42,500 -15.84% 5
Berkshire -19 22 £35,000 -3.44% 2
Kent +2 5 £45,000 +5.88%
Oxfordshire +6 2 £40,000 +31.14%
West Sussex -8 2 £27,250 -16.15%
Middlesex +10 1 £22,500 -30.23%
East Sussex - 1 £26,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 308 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 245 (79.55%) Windows
3 227 (73.70%) MCSE
4 206 (66.88%) Microsoft
5 176 (57.14%) VMware
6 141 (45.78%) Active Directory
7 133 (43.18%) MCP
8 128 (41.56%) Cisco
9 118 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
10 107 (34.74%) CCNA
10 107 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
11 106 (34.42%) ITIL
11 106 (34.42%) Windows Server 2008
11 106 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
12 99 (32.14%) MS Excel
13 94 (30.52%) Hyper-V
14 89 (28.90%) MS Exchange
15 87 (28.25%) MCITP
16 81 (26.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 80 (25.97%) HP
17 80 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
18 79 (25.65%) Citrix
19 72 (23.38%) vSphere
20 70 (22.73%) SQL Server
21 69 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
22 63 (20.45%) MS Office
23 60 (19.48%) SAN
24 57 (18.51%) Office 365
25 56 (18.18%) Linux
26 52 (16.88%) Windows 7

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 89 (28.90%) MS Exchange
2 69 (22.40%) Exchange Server 2010
3 45 (14.61%) SharePoint
3 45 (14.61%) Lync
4 33 (10.71%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2007
6 29 (9.42%) IIS
7 15 (4.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 9 (2.92%) SAS
8 9 (2.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.30%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.32%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 99 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 63 (20.45%) MS Office
3 3 (0.97%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) MS Project
4 1 (0.32%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (2.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.51%) Office 365
2 41 (13.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.62%) IaaS
4 2 (0.65%) SaaS
4 2 (0.65%) PaaS
4 2 (0.65%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 60 (19.48%) SAN
2 51 (16.56%) DNS
3 45 (14.61%) Firewall
4 44 (14.29%) TCP/IP
5 41 (13.31%) LAN
6 40 (12.99%) DHCP
7 39 (12.66%) WAN
8 30 (9.74%) iSCSI
9 26 (8.44%) VoIP
10 21 (6.82%) VPN
11 12 (3.90%) Cisco ASA
11 12 (3.90%) Fibre Channel
12 10 (3.25%) VLAN
12 10 (3.25%) Unified Communications
13 9 (2.92%) NAS
14 8 (2.60%) Internet
14 8 (2.60%) SNMP
15 7 (2.27%) SMTP
16 5 (1.62%) ISDN
16 5 (1.62%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (22.73%) SQL Server
2 20 (6.49%) SQL Server 2000
3 19 (6.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 10 (3.25%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.62%) Relational Database
6 5 (1.62%) RDBMS
7 2 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (0.65%) MySQL
7 2 (0.65%) QlikView
8 1 (0.32%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.32%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Redis
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) OLTP
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.32%) WinDbg
2 1 (0.32%) Visual Studio
General
1 21 (6.82%) Finance
2 9 (2.92%) Law
2 9 (2.92%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.95%) Legal
4 5 (1.62%) Manufacturing
5 4 (1.30%) French Language
5 4 (1.30%) German Language
5 4 (1.30%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.30%) Spanish Language
6 2 (0.65%) Retail
6 2 (0.65%) Advertising
7 1 (0.32%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.32%) Electronics
7 1 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 61 (19.81%) Support Engineer
2 53 (17.21%) Consultant
3 51 (16.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 38 (12.34%) Analyst
5 24 (7.79%) Technical Consultant
6 22 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (6.82%) 3rd Line Support
8 20 (6.49%) Administrator
9 19 (6.17%) Server Engineer
9 19 (6.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (6.17%) Senior Consultant
10 17 (5.52%) Senior Technical Consultant
10 17 (5.52%) 1st Line Support
10 17 (5.52%) IT Support
11 16 (5.19%) Cloud Engineer
11 16 (5.19%) Support Analyst
12 15 (4.87%) Systems Engineer
13 14 (4.55%) Cloud Consultant
14 13 (4.22%) Server Support
15 12 (3.90%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.57%) Application Packaging
2 10 (3.25%) Software Packaging
3 6 (1.95%) .NET
4 2 (0.65%) ASP.NET
4 2 (0.65%) EDI
5 1 (0.32%) COM
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
5 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 32 (10.39%) Private Cloud
2 27 (8.77%) Clustering
3 16 (5.19%) EqualLogic
3 16 (5.19%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.90%) Replication
5 11 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (2.92%) Computer Science
7 6 (1.95%) Blackberry
8 4 (1.30%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.65%) Life Science
9 2 (0.65%) Video Conferencing
9 2 (0.65%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.32%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.32%) iPhone
10 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.32%) CMDB
10 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.32%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 245 (79.55%) Windows
2 106 (34.42%) Windows Server 2008
2 106 (34.42%) Windows Server 2012
3 80 (25.97%) Windows Server 2003
4 56 (18.18%) Linux
5 52 (16.88%) Windows 7
6 28 (9.09%) Windows 8
7 19 (6.17%) UNIX
8 18 (5.84%) Windows XP
9 7 (2.27%) Windows Vista
10 6 (1.95%) Windows 2000 Server
11 4 (1.30%) Solaris
12 3 (0.97%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.65%) OS/400
13 2 (0.65%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
14 1 (0.32%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (34.42%) ITIL
2 27 (8.77%) Change Management
3 25 (8.12%) Migration
4 20 (6.49%) Service Delivery
5 16 (5.19%) Service Management
6 15 (4.87%) CRM
6 15 (4.87%) Disaster Recovery
7 13 (4.22%) Incident Management
7 13 (4.22%) Asset Management
8 12 (3.90%) Data Protection
9 11 (3.57%) Time Management
10 10 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (2.92%) Mentoring
11 9 (2.92%) Infrastructure Management
12 8 (2.60%) PRINCE2
13 7 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
13 7 (2.27%) Technical Architecture
14 6 (1.95%) ERP
15 5 (1.62%) Root Cause Analysis
16 4 (1.30%) Strategic Planning
Programming Languages
1 43 (13.96%) SQL
2 34 (11.04%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.95%) VBScript
4 5 (1.62%) Java
5 3 (0.97%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.97%) VB
6 2 (0.65%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.32%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.32%) Perl
Qualifications
1 308 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 227 (73.70%) MCSE
3 133 (43.18%) MCP
4 107 (34.74%) CCNA
4 107 (34.74%) Cisco Certification
5 87 (28.25%) MCITP
6 81 (26.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (10.06%) Degree
8 26 (8.44%) MCTS
9 23 (7.47%) Citrix Certification
10 22 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 22 (7.14%) Security Cleared
11 20 (6.49%) CCA
12 19 (6.17%) MCDST
13 17 (5.52%) CCNP
13 17 (5.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 9 (2.92%) NCDA
15 6 (1.95%) VCP5
16 5 (1.62%) MOS
17 4 (1.30%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (15.91%) SLA
2 7 (2.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.62%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.32%) QA
4 1 (0.32%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 141 (45.78%) Active Directory
2 118 (38.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (30.52%) Hyper-V
4 72 (23.38%) vSphere
5 33 (10.71%) XenApp
6 31 (10.06%) vCloud
7 13 (4.22%) VMware ESX
8 11 (3.57%) Forefront TMG
8 11 (3.57%) UAG
9 10 (3.25%) ISA Server
9 10 (3.25%) XenDesktop
10 3 (0.97%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.97%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.97%) Samba
10 3 (0.97%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.65%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.32%) Firmware
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 44 (14.29%) SCCM
2 40 (12.99%) Backup Exec
3 20 (6.49%) WSUS
4 12 (3.90%) NetBackup
4 12 (3.90%) SCOM
5 9 (2.92%) McAfee ePO
6 6 (1.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (1.62%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 4 (1.30%) WMI
8 4 (1.30%) Windows Intune
9 3 (0.97%) Cisco UCCX
9 3 (0.97%) Cisco CUCM
10 2 (0.65%) AppManager
10 2 (0.65%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.65%) vMotion
11 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 1 (0.32%) SCSM
11 1 (0.32%) Puppet
11 1 (0.32%) EMC NetWorker
11 1 (0.32%) DameWare
Vendors
1 206 (66.88%) Microsoft
2 176 (57.14%) VMware
3 128 (41.56%) Cisco
4 80 (25.97%) HP
5 79 (25.65%) Citrix
6 49 (15.91%) NetApp
7 47 (15.26%) Symantec
8 20 (6.49%) Websense
9 19 (6.17%) Dell
10 13 (4.22%) ProCurve
10 13 (4.22%) EMC
11 12 (3.90%) McAfee
11 12 (3.90%) ServiceNow
12 9 (2.92%) CommVault
13 8 (2.60%) Apple
14 7 (2.27%) Juniper
15 5 (1.62%) Oracle
15 5 (1.62%) Intel
15 5 (1.62%) IBM
15 5 (1.62%) Sophos
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 17 hours ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £46,000 per annum plus on call / out of hours allowanc
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Etech Partners
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Very Competitive + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
First Point IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £50000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
High Wycombe
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 27 days ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: DOE
Posted: 28 days ago