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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 245 279 330
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +51
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 210 164 115
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.94% 0.75% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.83% 2.34% 1.44%
Number of salaries quoted 189 151 105
Average salary £32,000 £34,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.24% -8.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
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
7427 7007 7997
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 33.35% 32.04% 34.36%
Number of salaries quoted 5641 5656 6844
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 20 August 2014.

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 20 August 2014. 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 +44 74 £24,625 -17.91% 9
Berkshire -51 33 £29,000 -4.91% 6
Oxfordshire +30 32 £33,000 -14.28% 2
West Sussex -1 24 £37,500 +70.45%
Surrey +2 21 £38,500 -7.22% 5
Buckinghamshire -4 13 £31,250 -24.24% 6
Kent +1 7 £34,500 -18.34%
East Sussex -27 5 £40,000 +122.22%
Middlesex -4 1 £33,000 -12.00%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

1 394 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 339 (86.04%) Windows
3 282 (71.57%) MCSE
4 253 (64.21%) Microsoft
5 223 (56.60%) VMware
6 207 (52.54%) Windows Server 2008
7 184 (46.70%) MS Exchange
8 177 (44.92%) MS Excel
9 165 (41.88%) Active Directory
10 147 (37.31%) ITIL
11 145 (36.80%) Windows Server 2012
12 138 (35.03%) MCITP
13 137 (34.77%) HP
14 131 (33.25%) Citrix
15 129 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
16 117 (29.70%) MCP
17 114 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
18 113 (28.68%) CCNA
19 112 (28.43%) DNS
20 111 (28.17%) SAN
21 109 (27.66%) Cisco
22 107 (27.16%) Exchange Server 2010
23 103 (26.14%) MCTS
24 97 (24.62%) Firewall
25 95 (24.11%) DHCP
26 93 (23.60%) SLA
27 92 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
28 78 (19.80%) Windows 7
29 77 (19.54%) SQL Server
30 73 (18.53%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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
1 184 (46.70%) MS Exchange
2 107 (27.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 69 (17.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 59 (14.97%) SharePoint
5 48 (12.18%) Exchange Server 2013
6 41 (10.41%) Exchange Server 2003
7 39 (9.90%) Lync
8 32 (8.12%) IIS
9 16 (4.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (3.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.52%) Moodle
12 4 (1.02%) IBM Notes
13 3 (0.76%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.51%) Lotus Domino
14 2 (0.51%) SAS
14 2 (0.51%) GroupWise
15 1 (0.25%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.25%) Joomla!
15 1 (0.25%) Exchange Server 5.5
Applications
1 177 (44.92%) MS Excel
2 68 (17.26%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.25%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 51 (12.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 21 (5.33%) Office 365
3 10 (2.54%) IaaS
4 7 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
6 5 (1.27%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 112 (28.43%) DNS
2 111 (28.17%) SAN
3 97 (24.62%) Firewall
4 95 (24.11%) DHCP
5 50 (12.69%) TCP/IP
6 44 (11.17%) WAN
6 44 (11.17%) Wireless
7 41 (10.41%) LAN
8 36 (9.14%) VPN
9 28 (7.11%) Internet
10 16 (4.06%) Ethernet
10 16 (4.06%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (3.81%) VoIP
12 12 (3.05%) NAS
13 11 (2.79%) MPLS
13 11 (2.79%) Wi-Fi
14 9 (2.28%) VLAN
14 9 (2.28%) FWSM
15 8 (2.03%) IP Telephony
15 8 (2.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (19.54%) SQL Server
2 18 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (3.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (2.79%) Data Warehouse
5 10 (2.54%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (2.28%) MySQL
6 9 (2.28%) Oracle Database
7 8 (2.03%) Relational Database
7 8 (2.03%) RDBMS
7 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 8 (2.03%) Oracle Database 11g
7 8 (2.03%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 4 (1.02%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
9 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.25%) Ingres
10 1 (0.25%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.25%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.25%) Apache Cassandra
General
1 15 (3.81%) Finance
2 9 (2.28%) Telecoms
3 7 (1.78%) Legal
4 6 (1.52%) German Language
5 3 (0.76%) Back Office
6 2 (0.51%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.25%) French Language
7 1 (0.25%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 132 (33.50%) Support Engineer
2 84 (21.32%) Analyst
3 51 (12.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 43 (10.91%) 2nd Line Support
5 38 (9.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 36 (9.14%) Service Analyst
7 35 (8.88%) Support Analyst
7 35 (8.88%) Administrator
7 35 (8.88%) Service Desk Analyst
8 34 (8.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 33 (8.38%) IT Support
10 25 (6.35%) IT Support Engineer
11 23 (5.84%) DBA
12 22 (5.58%) SQL DBA
13 20 (5.08%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 19 (4.82%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 18 (4.57%) Senior Analyst
16 17 (4.31%) SQL Server DBA
17 16 (4.06%) Technical Support
18 15 (3.81%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.02%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.76%) HTML
2 3 (0.76%) .NET
3 2 (0.51%) Web Services
4 1 (0.25%) ODBC
4 1 (0.25%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (0.25%) COM
4 1 (0.25%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 21 (5.33%) Clustering
2 15 (3.81%) Blackberry
3 11 (2.79%) Firmware
4 8 (2.03%) PKI
5 7 (1.78%) EqualLogic
6 5 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
6 5 (1.27%) LIMS
7 4 (1.02%) iPhone
8 3 (0.76%) Management Information System
8 3 (0.76%) AS400
8 3 (0.76%) Smartphone
8 3 (0.76%) CCTV
8 3 (0.76%) Client/Server
8 3 (0.76%) Life Science
9 2 (0.51%) Fat Client
9 2 (0.51%) Computer Science
9 2 (0.51%) IPTV
9 2 (0.51%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.25%) Biometrics
10 1 (0.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 339 (86.04%) Windows
2 207 (52.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 145 (36.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (23.35%) Windows Server 2003
5 78 (19.80%) Windows 7
6 55 (13.96%) Linux
7 45 (11.42%) Windows 8
8 32 (8.12%) Windows XP
9 18 (4.57%) UNIX
10 13 (3.30%) Windows 2000 Server
11 11 (2.79%) Mac OS
12 9 (2.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 5 (1.27%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.76%) SUSE
14 3 (0.76%) Debian
15 2 (0.51%) Solaris
15 2 (0.51%) NetWare
15 2 (0.51%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.25%) AIX
16 1 (0.25%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (37.31%) ITIL
2 40 (10.15%) Service Delivery
3 31 (7.87%) Change Management
4 29 (7.36%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (6.85%) Problem Management
6 24 (6.09%) Incident Management
7 23 (5.84%) Configuration Management
8 20 (5.08%) Service Management
9 19 (4.82%) Migration
10 18 (4.57%) Root Cause Analysis
11 17 (4.31%) ITIL V3
12 15 (3.81%) Performance Tuning
13 12 (3.05%) Time Management
13 12 (3.05%) PRINCE2
14 11 (2.79%) Project Management
14 11 (2.79%) Load Balancing
15 10 (2.54%) Resource Management
15 10 (2.54%) User Acceptance Testing
16 9 (2.28%) Capacity Planning
16 9 (2.28%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 73 (18.53%) SQL
2 17 (4.31%) T-SQL
3 16 (4.06%) PowerShell
4 9 (2.28%) C
5 7 (1.78%) PL/SQL
5 7 (1.78%) VB
6 4 (1.02%) VBScript
7 2 (0.51%) C#
7 2 (0.51%) Java
7 2 (0.51%) JavaScript
7 2 (0.51%) Perl
7 2 (0.51%) PHP
8 1 (0.25%) C++
8 1 (0.25%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 394 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 282 (71.57%) MCSE
3 138 (35.03%) MCITP
4 117 (29.70%) MCP
5 114 (28.93%) Cisco Certification
6 113 (28.68%) CCNA
7 103 (26.14%) MCTS
8 64 (16.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 37 (9.39%) CCNP
10 30 (7.61%) Security Cleared
11 26 (6.60%) Degree
12 24 (6.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 20 (5.08%) Network+ Certification
14 19 (4.82%) MOS
15 18 (4.57%) MCDST
16 17 (4.31%) A+ Certification
16 17 (4.31%) ITIL Certification
17 15 (3.81%) SC Cleared
18 12 (3.05%) MCDBA
19 9 (2.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (23.60%) SLA
2 5 (1.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.51%) ISO 9000
4 1 (0.25%) COBIT
4 1 (0.25%) QA
System Software
1 165 (41.88%) Active Directory
2 129 (32.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (18.53%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.60%) UAG
5 17 (4.31%) XenApp
6 15 (3.81%) vSphere
7 14 (3.55%) XenDesktop
8 13 (3.30%) Forefront TMG
9 11 (2.79%) VMware ESX
10 10 (2.54%) VMware Workstation
11 8 (2.03%) Oracle RMAN
12 7 (1.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.27%) ISA Server
14 4 (1.02%) XenServer
14 4 (1.02%) VMware ESXi
15 3 (0.76%) vCloud
15 3 (0.76%) KVM
15 3 (0.76%) VMware Server
16 2 (0.51%) Novell eDirectory
16 2 (0.51%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 60 (15.23%) Backup Exec
2 39 (9.90%) SCCM
3 35 (8.88%) Norton AntiVirus
4 19 (4.82%) SCOM
5 7 (1.78%) SolarWinds Orion
6 6 (1.52%) Foglight
7 4 (1.02%) ARCserve
8 2 (0.51%) ZENworks
8 2 (0.51%) HP SIM
8 2 (0.51%) WSUS
8 2 (0.51%) EMC NetWorker
8 2 (0.51%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.25%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.25%) Puppet
Vendors
1 253 (64.21%) Microsoft
2 223 (56.60%) VMware
3 137 (34.77%) HP
4 131 (33.25%) Citrix
5 109 (27.66%) Cisco
6 58 (14.72%) Juniper
7 55 (13.96%) Apple
8 54 (13.71%) EMC
9 52 (13.20%) Veeam
10 50 (12.69%) Symantec
11 49 (12.44%) Dell
12 43 (10.91%) Meru Networks
13 25 (6.35%) ProCurve
14 21 (5.33%) SolarWinds
15 18 (4.57%) CheckPoint
16 17 (4.31%) F5
17 16 (4.06%) IBM
17 16 (4.06%) Oracle
18 10 (2.54%) NetApp
18 10 (2.54%) Red Hat
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