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

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 242 266 278
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 216 200 164
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.04% 0.88% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 2.64% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 173 176 152
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £30,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +8.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £21,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £43,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
6511 7575 7202
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.43% 33.49% 32.73%
Number of salaries quoted 5110 5810 5793
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +1.19%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,400 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 3 August 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 3 August 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
Surrey +82 89 £37,500 -2.59% 9
Hampshire -7 40 £42,500 +66.66% 4
Berkshire +4 28 £28,750 -20.68% 3
Buckinghamshire +11 27 £31,000 -4.61% 4
Oxfordshire -12 16 £40,500 +22.72%
Kent +6 11 £40,000 +15.94% 2
West Sussex -19 6 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
East Sussex +18 1 £60,000 +50.00%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 August 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.

1 347 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (74.64%) Windows
3 240 (69.16%) Microsoft
4 229 (65.99%) MCSE
5 191 (55.04%) VMware
6 166 (47.84%) Active Directory
7 150 (43.23%) MCP
8 147 (42.36%) Cisco
9 135 (38.90%) VMware Infrastructure
10 132 (38.04%) ITIL
11 128 (36.89%) MCITP
12 126 (36.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 122 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
14 109 (31.41%) CCNA
14 109 (31.41%) Cisco Certification
15 104 (29.97%) MS Exchange
15 104 (29.97%) Hyper-V
16 101 (29.11%) MS Excel
17 90 (25.94%) DNS
18 89 (25.65%) DHCP
19 81 (23.34%) SQL Server
20 78 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2010
21 77 (22.19%) Linux
21 77 (22.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 74 (21.33%) Firewall
23 73 (21.04%) Windows 7
24 66 (19.02%) SCCM
25 64 (18.44%) SAN
26 63 (18.16%) Windows Server 2003
27 61 (17.58%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 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
1 104 (29.97%) MS Exchange
2 78 (22.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 60 (17.29%) Lync
4 47 (13.54%) IIS
5 32 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2013
6 29 (8.36%) SharePoint
7 21 (6.05%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (4.03%) Exchange Server 2003
9 7 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 3 (0.86%) SharePoint 2013
11 2 (0.58%) SAS
12 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.29%) OpenStack
Applications
1 101 (29.11%) MS Excel
2 51 (14.70%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.58%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 45 (12.97%) Office 365
2 28 (8.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.15%) IaaS
4 3 (0.86%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.58%) SaaS
6 1 (0.29%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 90 (25.94%) DNS
2 89 (25.65%) DHCP
3 74 (21.33%) Firewall
4 64 (18.44%) SAN
5 54 (15.56%) TCP/IP
6 50 (14.41%) LAN
7 45 (12.97%) VoIP
8 44 (12.68%) WAN
9 37 (10.66%) iSCSI
10 35 (10.09%) VPN
11 31 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
12 26 (7.49%) VLAN
13 24 (6.92%) Skype
14 12 (3.46%) Internet
15 11 (3.17%) Unified Communications
16 9 (2.59%) NAS
17 7 (2.02%) Ethernet
18 6 (1.73%) Wireless
18 6 (1.73%) Network Security
19 5 (1.44%) H.323
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (23.34%) SQL Server
2 38 (10.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 30 (8.65%) SQL Server 2012
4 18 (5.19%) SQL Server 2000
5 9 (2.59%) MySQL
6 5 (1.44%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.44%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.44%) Relational Database
7 2 (0.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (0.58%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.29%) MS Access
8 1 (0.29%) OLTP
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.29%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.29%) Redis
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.29%) AdminStudio
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 37 (10.66%) Finance
2 16 (4.61%) Law
3 10 (2.88%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.02%) Spanish Language
5 6 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.15%) French Language
6 4 (1.15%) German Language
6 4 (1.15%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.15%) Advertising
7 3 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 3 (0.86%) Legal
8 2 (0.58%) Electronics
8 2 (0.58%) Marketing
9 1 (0.29%) Retail
9 1 (0.29%) Local Government
9 1 (0.29%) Back Office
9 1 (0.29%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 68 (19.60%) Support Engineer
2 58 (16.71%) Analyst
3 46 (13.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 39 (11.24%) Administrator
5 33 (9.51%) Systems Administrator
6 32 (9.22%) Consultant
7 28 (8.07%) Support Analyst
8 25 (7.20%) 2nd Line Support
9 23 (6.63%) Systems Engineer
10 19 (5.48%) Senior Consultant
11 18 (5.19%) Desktop Support
11 18 (5.19%) Technical Consultant
12 17 (4.90%) 1st Line Support
13 16 (4.61%) Senior Technical Consultant
14 15 (4.32%) Desktop Engineer
14 15 (4.32%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (4.03%) IT Support
15 14 (4.03%) ICT Support Engineer
15 14 (4.03%) ICT Engineer
15 14 (4.03%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.75%) Software Packaging
2 8 (2.31%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.15%) .NET
4 3 (0.86%) CSS
4 3 (0.86%) HTML
5 2 (0.58%) XML
6 1 (0.29%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (0.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.29%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.54%) Clustering
2 26 (7.49%) Private Cloud
3 25 (7.20%) Data Centre
4 24 (6.92%) EqualLogic
5 16 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 16 (4.61%) Replication
6 11 (3.17%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (2.88%) Blackberry
8 9 (2.59%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
9 7 (2.02%) Life Science
10 5 (1.44%) iPhone
10 5 (1.44%) AS400
10 5 (1.44%) iPad
11 2 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (0.58%) Visualisation
12 1 (0.29%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.29%) HP Storage
12 1 (0.29%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 259 (74.64%) Windows
2 126 (36.31%) Windows Server 2012
3 122 (35.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 77 (22.19%) Linux
5 73 (21.04%) Windows 7
6 63 (18.16%) Windows Server 2003
7 30 (8.65%) Windows 8
8 24 (6.92%) Windows XP
9 17 (4.90%) UNIX
10 8 (2.31%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.44%) Solaris
12 4 (1.15%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.15%) Windows 2000 Server
12 4 (1.15%) Android
13 3 (0.86%) Mac OS X
14 2 (0.58%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.29%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.29%) i5/OS
15 1 (0.29%) Mac OS X Server
15 1 (0.29%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 132 (38.04%) ITIL
2 34 (9.80%) Migration
3 27 (7.78%) Network Load Balancing
4 26 (7.49%) Asset Management
5 22 (6.34%) Service Delivery
5 22 (6.34%) Mentoring
6 20 (5.76%) Patch Management
7 19 (5.48%) Change Management
8 18 (5.19%) Disaster Recovery
8 18 (5.19%) Service Management
9 17 (4.90%) Project Management
9 17 (4.90%) Incident Management
10 14 (4.03%) PRINCE2
11 13 (3.75%) Performance Monitoring
11 13 (3.75%) Time Management
12 12 (3.46%) Data Protection
13 11 (3.17%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
15 8 (2.31%) Software Deployment
16 7 (2.02%) Performance Management
Programming Languages
1 59 (17.00%) SQL
2 34 (9.80%) PowerShell
3 5 (1.44%) Java
4 4 (1.15%) T-SQL
5 2 (0.58%) C
5 2 (0.58%) Shell Script
6 1 (0.29%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.29%) VB
6 1 (0.29%) Perl
6 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 347 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (65.99%) MCSE
3 150 (43.23%) MCP
4 128 (36.89%) MCITP
5 109 (31.41%) CCNA
5 109 (31.41%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (22.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 38 (10.95%) Security Cleared
8 37 (10.66%) SC Cleared
9 29 (8.36%) Degree
10 21 (6.05%) ITIL Certification
11 17 (4.90%) CCNP
11 17 (4.90%) MCDST
11 17 (4.90%) MCTS
12 11 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
13 9 (2.59%) CCA
13 9 (2.59%) MOS
14 7 (2.02%) A+ Certification
15 5 (1.44%) CCSA
15 5 (1.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (14.70%) SLA
2 3 (0.86%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.29%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 166 (47.84%) Active Directory
2 135 (38.90%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (29.97%) Hyper-V
4 47 (13.54%) vSphere
5 25 (7.20%) vCloud
6 19 (5.48%) UAG
7 16 (4.61%) Forefront TMG
7 16 (4.61%) ISA Server
8 12 (3.46%) XenApp
9 9 (2.59%) VMware ESX
10 7 (2.02%) XenDesktop
11 5 (1.44%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.58%) Terminal Services
12 2 (0.58%) Microsoft App-V
12 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.58%) Samba
12 2 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
13 1 (0.29%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 66 (19.02%) SCCM
2 36 (10.37%) Backup Exec
3 32 (9.22%) SCOM
4 30 (8.65%) WSUS
5 4 (1.15%) AirWatch
6 3 (0.86%) HP SIM
7 2 (0.58%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (0.58%) NetBackup
8 1 (0.29%) Norton AntiVirus
8 1 (0.29%) Nmap
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco UCCE
8 1 (0.29%) Puppet
8 1 (0.29%) Cisco CUCM
8 1 (0.29%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 240 (69.16%) Microsoft
2 191 (55.04%) VMware
3 147 (42.36%) Cisco
4 61 (17.58%) Citrix
5 56 (16.14%) Symantec
6 53 (15.27%) HP
7 34 (9.80%) NetApp
8 27 (7.78%) Dell
9 20 (5.76%) Websense
10 14 (4.03%) ServiceNow
11 10 (2.88%) EMC
12 8 (2.31%) Apple
12 8 (2.31%) Oracle
12 8 (2.31%) Computacenter
13 7 (2.02%) SonicWALL
14 6 (1.73%) Avaya
14 6 (1.73%) CheckPoint
14 6 (1.73%) ProCurve
15 5 (1.44%) Veeam
15 5 (1.44%) SolarWinds
Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Posted: 5 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: Yesterday
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Kent
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Surrey
Ashdown IT
Posted: 4 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
NES IT
Salary: Good salary
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Reigate
Capita - ITIN
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Guildford
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Hassocks, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Stansted, Essex
Inflite
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 24 days ago