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 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 270 280 339
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +59
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 136 212 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.97% 0.63%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.81% 3.20% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 115 183 123
Median salary £37,000 £40,000 £35,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,400 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
4847 6626 7352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 30.00% 30.42% 33.25%
Number of salaries quoted 3878 5367 5537
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £43,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 4 December 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 4 December 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
Surrey -50 39 £45,750 +7.64% 6
Berkshire +52 29 £42,500 -11.45% 7
Buckinghamshire +20 19 £35,000 +29.62%
Hampshire +7 17 £45,000 +2.85% 3
Kent +19 11 £27,500 +11.11% 1
West Sussex +22 9 £29,500 +16.83%
East Sussex +33 6 £31,695 +21.90% 1
Oxfordshire +23 5 £30,500 +22.00% 3
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 4 December 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.

1 343 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 289 (84.26%) Windows
3 243 (70.85%) Microsoft
4 228 (66.47%) Active Directory
4 228 (66.47%) MCSE
5 215 (62.68%) Windows Server
6 210 (61.22%) VMware
7 174 (50.73%) Windows Server 2008
8 156 (45.48%) MS Exchange
9 141 (41.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 138 (40.23%) VMware Infrastructure
11 123 (35.86%) Cisco
12 110 (32.07%) Cisco Certification
13 104 (30.32%) CCNA
14 100 (29.15%) DHCP
15 99 (28.86%) ITIL
16 97 (28.28%) Hyper-V
17 96 (27.99%) MS Excel
18 95 (27.70%) MCP
19 94 (27.41%) DNS
20 93 (27.11%) LAN
21 91 (26.53%) Office 365
22 90 (26.24%) WAN
23 88 (25.66%) SQL Server
23 88 (25.66%) MCITP
24 86 (25.07%) Citrix
25 78 (22.74%) Windows 7
26 76 (22.16%) Finance
27 72 (20.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 71 (20.70%) Firewall

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
1 156 (45.48%) MS Exchange
2 50 (14.58%) Exchange Server 2013
3 47 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2010
4 34 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2007
5 25 (7.29%) IIS
5 25 (7.29%) SharePoint
6 13 (3.79%) Skype for Business
7 6 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.87%) OpenStack
8 3 (0.87%) SharePoint Foundation
9 2 (0.58%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 96 (27.99%) MS Excel
2 46 (13.41%) MS Office
3 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 91 (26.53%) Office 365
2 22 (6.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (2.92%) SaaS
4 6 (1.75%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (1.46%) IaaS
5 5 (1.46%) PaaS
6 3 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.58%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 100 (29.15%) DHCP
2 94 (27.41%) DNS
3 93 (27.11%) LAN
4 90 (26.24%) WAN
5 71 (20.70%) Firewall
6 62 (18.08%) SAN
7 41 (11.95%) TCP/IP
8 23 (6.71%) Internet
9 22 (6.41%) Wireless
10 16 (4.66%) VLAN
10 16 (4.66%) VoIP
11 13 (3.79%) Intranet
11 13 (3.79%) VPN
12 12 (3.50%) WLAN
13 9 (2.62%) MPLS
14 8 (2.33%) IP Telephony
15 6 (1.75%) Skype
15 6 (1.75%) Wi-Fi
16 5 (1.46%) FCoE
16 5 (1.46%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (25.66%) SQL Server
2 42 (12.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 29 (8.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 25 (7.29%) SQL Server 2012
4 25 (7.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 24 (7.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 11 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.87%) Big Data
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 2 (0.58%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 2 (0.58%) Oracle Database
8 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
9 1 (0.29%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.29%) MySQL
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
9 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 76 (22.16%) Finance
2 11 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 8 (2.33%) Local Government
4 5 (1.46%) Multimedia
5 3 (0.87%) Legal
6 2 (0.58%) Electronics
6 2 (0.58%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.58%) Military
7 1 (0.29%) Advertising
7 1 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 89 (25.95%) Support Engineer
2 86 (25.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (14.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 39 (11.37%) Analyst
5 38 (11.08%) 3rd Line Support
6 37 (10.79%) DBA
6 37 (10.79%) Windows Engineer
7 36 (10.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 36 (10.50%) Administrator
7 36 (10.50%) SQL DBA
8 29 (8.45%) IT Support
9 28 (8.16%) Infrastructure Support
9 28 (8.16%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 26 (7.58%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (7.00%) 2nd Line Support
12 23 (6.71%) Exchange Engineer
12 23 (6.71%) VMware Engineer
13 22 (6.41%) IT Engineer
13 22 (6.41%) Systems Administrator
14 21 (6.12%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.46%) .NET
1 5 (1.46%) REST
1 5 (1.46%) SOAP
1 5 (1.46%) Software Packaging
1 5 (1.46%) Web Services
2 2 (0.58%) ODBC
3 1 (0.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 50 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
2 44 (12.83%) Data Centre
3 22 (6.41%) Statistics
4 15 (4.37%) Clustering
5 13 (3.79%) Driving Licence
5 13 (3.79%) Management Information System
6 9 (2.62%) Data Protection Act
7 8 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 7 (2.04%) AS400
9 5 (1.46%) Blackberry
9 5 (1.46%) Replication
10 4 (1.17%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.17%) Freedom of Information
11 3 (0.87%) Fat Client
11 3 (0.87%) HP Storage
11 3 (0.87%) Private Cloud
11 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.87%) Thin Client
12 2 (0.58%) Client/Server
12 2 (0.58%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 289 (84.26%) Windows
2 215 (62.68%) Windows Server
3 174 (50.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 141 (41.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 78 (22.74%) Windows 7
6 47 (13.70%) Windows 8
7 29 (8.45%) Linux
8 28 (8.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (7.29%) Windows 10
10 15 (4.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 10 (2.92%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.46%) Android
13 4 (1.17%) AIX
13 4 (1.17%) Unix
13 4 (1.17%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.87%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.87%) OS/400
14 3 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 3 (0.87%) Ubuntu
15 2 (0.58%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 99 (28.86%) ITIL
2 40 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 30 (8.75%) Performance Tuning
4 26 (7.58%) High Availability
4 26 (7.58%) Mentoring
5 19 (5.54%) Change Control
6 17 (4.96%) Creative Problem-Solving
7 16 (4.66%) Service Delivery
8 15 (4.37%) ITIL V3
9 14 (4.08%) Time Management
10 11 (3.21%) Migration
11 10 (2.92%) Data Protection
11 10 (2.92%) Server Virtualisation
12 9 (2.62%) Agile Software Development
12 9 (2.62%) Business Continuity
12 9 (2.62%) Problem Management
13 8 (2.33%) Capacity Management
13 8 (2.33%) Presales
13 8 (2.33%) Service Management
14 7 (2.04%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 57 (16.62%) SQL
2 39 (11.37%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.08%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.75%) Bash Shell
4 6 (1.75%) VBScript
5 3 (0.87%) Perl
5 3 (0.87%) Python
6 2 (0.58%) C#
7 1 (0.29%) C
7 1 (0.29%) C++
7 1 (0.29%) Java
7 1 (0.29%) RPG
7 1 (0.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 343 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 228 (66.47%) MCSE
3 110 (32.07%) Cisco Certification
4 104 (30.32%) CCNA
5 95 (27.70%) MCP
6 88 (25.66%) MCITP
7 72 (20.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 50 (14.58%) MCTS
9 26 (7.58%) Degree
10 24 (7.00%) Citrix Certification
11 21 (6.12%) CCA
12 17 (4.96%) Security Cleared
13 16 (4.66%) A+ Certification
14 15 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
14 15 (4.37%) RHCSA
15 12 (3.50%) RHCA
16 11 (3.21%) CCNP
17 10 (2.92%) SC Cleared
18 9 (2.62%) CCENT
19 6 (1.75%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (11.08%) SLA
2 13 (3.79%) PCI DSS
3 6 (1.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (1.46%) QA
5 3 (0.87%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.29%) COBIT
System Software
1 228 (66.47%) Active Directory
2 138 (40.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 97 (28.28%) Hyper-V
4 54 (15.74%) vSphere
5 38 (11.08%) XenApp
6 26 (7.58%) Virtual Desktop
7 20 (5.83%) VMware ESXi
8 11 (3.21%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.62%) Virtual Machines
10 8 (2.33%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.46%) NFS
13 4 (1.17%) Firmware
14 3 (0.87%) Terminal Services
14 3 (0.87%) vCloud
14 3 (0.87%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.87%) Xen
15 2 (0.58%) Terminal Server
15 2 (0.58%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 33 (9.62%) SCCM
2 13 (3.79%) SCOM
3 12 (3.50%) Backup Exec
3 12 (3.50%) WSUS
4 10 (2.92%) Microsoft Clustering
5 7 (2.04%) NetBackup
5 7 (2.04%) SCSM
5 7 (2.04%) SCVMM
6 6 (1.75%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.87%) PowerCLI
7 3 (0.87%) vRealize
8 2 (0.58%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.29%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.29%) Nagios
9 1 (0.29%) Nessus
9 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
9 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 243 (70.85%) Microsoft
2 210 (61.22%) VMware
3 123 (35.86%) Cisco
4 86 (25.07%) Citrix
5 55 (16.03%) HP
6 19 (5.54%) Dell
7 17 (4.96%) Apple
8 16 (4.66%) Red Hat
9 12 (3.50%) NetApp
10 11 (3.21%) EMC
10 11 (3.21%) ZyXEL
11 8 (2.33%) Juniper
12 7 (2.04%) Meraki
13 6 (1.75%) Avaya
13 6 (1.75%) Canon
13 6 (1.75%) Intel Security
13 6 (1.75%) Mitel
14 5 (1.46%) Dell Compellent
14 5 (1.46%) Nortel
14 5 (1.46%) WatchGuard
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