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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 304 265 325
Rank change year-on-year
-39 +60
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 155 196 131
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.72% 0.82% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.51% 1.75%
Number of salaries quoted 143 175 119
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
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
6721 7822 7498
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.20% 32.66% 32.85%
Number of salaries quoted 5069 6138 5968
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,400 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +16 47 £32,500 +8.33% 9
Surrey -7 36 £42,500 +32.81% 5
Berkshire -29 30 £33,000 -8.33% 3
Buckinghamshire +10 22 £43,750 +0.57% 6
West Sussex +11 8 £28,000 -0.88%
Kent +12 5 £34,750 -22.77% 1
Oxfordshire +13 3 £50,000 +122.22%
East Sussex - 2 £35,750 -
Middlesex +3 1 £22,500 -32.83%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

1 312 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 250 (80.13%) Windows
3 227 (72.76%) MCSE
4 218 (69.87%) Microsoft
5 189 (60.58%) VMware
6 147 (47.12%) Active Directory
7 129 (41.35%) Cisco
8 125 (40.06%) VMware Infrastructure
9 121 (38.78%) MS Excel
9 121 (38.78%) MCP
10 120 (38.46%) ITIL
11 109 (34.94%) Windows Server 2008
12 108 (34.62%) CCNA
12 108 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
13 103 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 102 (32.69%) MS Exchange
15 91 (29.17%) Citrix
15 91 (29.17%) Hyper-V
16 88 (28.21%) MCITP
17 87 (27.88%) HP
18 86 (27.56%) Windows Server 2003
19 80 (25.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 76 (24.36%) vSphere
21 75 (24.04%) Exchange Server 2010
21 75 (24.04%) MS Office
22 74 (23.72%) SQL Server
23 65 (20.83%) SQL
24 63 (20.19%) SAN
25 59 (18.91%) SharePoint
26 57 (18.27%) Office 365

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 102 (32.69%) MS Exchange
2 75 (24.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 59 (18.91%) SharePoint
4 45 (14.42%) Exchange Server 2007
5 39 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (11.86%) Lync
7 23 (7.37%) IIS
8 21 (6.73%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (4.49%) SAS
10 7 (2.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.28%) GroupWise
11 4 (1.28%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.32%) Apache
12 1 (0.32%) WebLogic
12 1 (0.32%) GlassFish
Applications
1 121 (38.78%) MS Excel
2 75 (24.04%) MS Office
3 2 (0.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 11 (3.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.88%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 57 (18.27%) Office 365
2 36 (11.54%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (1.60%) IaaS
4 2 (0.64%) PaaS
5 1 (0.32%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 63 (20.19%) SAN
2 55 (17.63%) DNS
3 50 (16.03%) TCP/IP
4 46 (14.74%) Firewall
5 38 (12.18%) DHCP
6 36 (11.54%) LAN
7 31 (9.94%) WAN
8 22 (7.05%) iSCSI
9 21 (6.73%) VoIP
10 19 (6.09%) VPN
11 17 (5.45%) Fibre Channel
12 11 (3.53%) SMTP
13 9 (2.88%) NAS
14 8 (2.56%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.56%) SNMP
15 6 (1.92%) Internet
15 6 (1.92%) Cisco IOS
16 5 (1.60%) H.323
16 5 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (1.60%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 74 (23.72%) SQL Server
2 21 (6.73%) SQL Server 2000
2 21 (6.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 12 (3.85%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (2.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (1.60%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.28%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.64%) QlikView
7 2 (0.64%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.32%) Infinispan
8 1 (0.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.32%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Redis
8 1 (0.32%) MySQL
8 1 (0.32%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.32%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio
1 2 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.32%) WinDbg
General
1 20 (6.41%) Finance
2 8 (2.56%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.28%) Legal
4 2 (0.64%) Manufacturing
4 2 (0.64%) Advertising
4 2 (0.64%) Retail
5 1 (0.32%) Local Government
5 1 (0.32%) Military
5 1 (0.32%) Electronics
5 1 (0.32%) Law
Job Titles
1 68 (21.79%) Support Engineer
2 52 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (16.67%) Consultant
3 41 (13.14%) Analyst
4 28 (8.97%) IT Support
5 27 (8.65%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (7.37%) Server Engineer
7 22 (7.05%) Support Analyst
8 21 (6.73%) Technical Consultant
9 20 (6.41%) 2nd Line Support
10 17 (5.45%) Server Support
10 17 (5.45%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 16 (5.13%) Senior Consultant
11 16 (5.13%) Storage Engineer
12 15 (4.81%) Cloud Engineer
12 15 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
13 14 (4.49%) Senior Technical Consultant
13 14 (4.49%) Cloud Consultant
13 14 (4.49%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 13 (4.17%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (2.88%) Application Packaging
2 8 (2.56%) Software Packaging
3 4 (1.28%) .NET
4 2 (0.64%) XML
4 2 (0.64%) EDI
4 2 (0.64%) JSON
5 1 (0.32%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (0.32%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.32%) COM
5 1 (0.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.97%) Private Cloud
2 22 (7.05%) Clustering
2 22 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 17 (5.45%) Management Information System
4 12 (3.85%) Replication
5 10 (3.21%) EqualLogic
5 10 (3.21%) Blackberry
6 5 (1.60%) PDA
6 5 (1.60%) Computer Science
7 4 (1.28%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (0.96%) PKI
9 2 (0.64%) iPhone
9 2 (0.64%) AS400
10 1 (0.32%) Thin Client
10 1 (0.32%) CMDB
10 1 (0.32%) Fat Client
10 1 (0.32%) Smart Meter
10 1 (0.32%) Visualisation
10 1 (0.32%) Machine to Machine
10 1 (0.32%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 250 (80.13%) Windows
2 109 (34.94%) Windows Server 2008
3 103 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (27.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 46 (14.74%) Windows 7
6 41 (13.14%) Linux
7 29 (9.29%) Windows XP
8 28 (8.97%) Windows 8
9 17 (5.45%) UNIX
10 6 (1.92%) Windows 2000 Server
10 6 (1.92%) Windows Vista
11 5 (1.60%) Mac OS X
12 2 (0.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (0.64%) i5/OS
12 2 (0.64%) OS/400
13 1 (0.32%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.32%) Android
13 1 (0.32%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 120 (38.46%) ITIL
2 29 (9.29%) Change Management
3 25 (8.01%) Service Delivery
4 22 (7.05%) Migration
5 17 (5.45%) CRM
6 16 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.81%) Service Management
8 14 (4.49%) Infrastructure Management
9 13 (4.17%) Incident Management
9 13 (4.17%) Data Protection
10 12 (3.85%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (3.53%) Asset Management
12 10 (3.21%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (3.21%) Mentoring
13 9 (2.88%) Time Management
14 7 (2.24%) PRINCE2
15 6 (1.92%) Kalman Filter
16 5 (1.60%) Performance Tuning
16 5 (1.60%) ERP
16 5 (1.60%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 65 (20.83%) SQL
2 28 (8.97%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.92%) VBScript
4 4 (1.28%) Java
5 3 (0.96%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.96%) VB
6 2 (0.64%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.64%) Perl
Qualifications
1 312 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 227 (72.76%) MCSE
3 121 (38.78%) MCP
4 108 (34.62%) CCNA
4 108 (34.62%) Cisco Certification
5 88 (28.21%) MCITP
6 80 (25.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 35 (11.22%) Citrix Certification
8 32 (10.26%) CCA
8 32 (10.26%) MCTS
9 25 (8.01%) Degree
10 20 (6.41%) CCNP
11 17 (5.45%) MCDST
11 17 (5.45%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 15 (4.81%) NCDA
13 12 (3.85%) SC Cleared
13 12 (3.85%) Security Cleared
14 6 (1.92%) VCP5
15 4 (1.28%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.28%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (15.38%) SLA
2 11 (3.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 147 (47.12%) Active Directory
2 125 (40.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 91 (29.17%) Hyper-V
4 76 (24.36%) vSphere
5 40 (12.82%) XenApp
6 27 (8.65%) vCloud
7 16 (5.13%) VMware ESX
8 15 (4.81%) XenDesktop
9 9 (2.88%) Forefront TMG
9 9 (2.88%) UAG
10 7 (2.24%) ISA Server
11 3 (0.96%) Samba
11 3 (0.96%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.96%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.32%) BlackBerry Internet Service
12 1 (0.32%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.32%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 38 (12.18%) Backup Exec
2 35 (11.22%) SCCM
3 13 (4.17%) WSUS
4 12 (3.85%) NetBackup
5 9 (2.88%) McAfee ePO
6 7 (2.24%) SCOM
7 6 (1.92%) Norton AntiVirus
8 5 (1.60%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (1.28%) WMI
9 4 (1.28%) Windows Intune
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco UCCX
10 3 (0.96%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.96%) AppManager
11 2 (0.64%) HP SIM
11 2 (0.64%) vMotion
12 1 (0.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.32%) SCSM
12 1 (0.32%) Puppet
12 1 (0.32%) Cacti
12 1 (0.32%) Nagios
Vendors
1 218 (69.87%) Microsoft
2 189 (60.58%) VMware
3 129 (41.35%) Cisco
4 91 (29.17%) Citrix
5 87 (27.88%) HP
6 49 (15.71%) NetApp
7 42 (13.46%) Symantec
8 21 (6.73%) EMC
9 20 (6.41%) Websense
10 15 (4.81%) Dell
11 14 (4.49%) CommVault
11 14 (4.49%) McAfee
12 13 (4.17%) ProCurve
13 12 (3.85%) Apple
14 10 (3.21%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.24%) Juniper
16 5 (1.60%) Intel
16 5 (1.60%) IBM
16 5 (1.60%) Sophos
16 5 (1.60%) Remedy
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Posted: Yesterday
Banstead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Hays IT
Salary: Career Generation/Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
FIRST POINT IT RESOURCING
Salary: £22000 - £32000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Career Generation/Benefits
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Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
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Southampton
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
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Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
Winchester
Deerfoot IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
Farnborough
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 per annum
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Southampton
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago