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

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 231 250 281
Rank change year-on-year
+19 +31
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 239 210 159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.15% 0.93% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.68% 2.81% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 188 189 147
Average salary £36,500 £29,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.86% -15.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,050 £19,750 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £47,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
6498 7470 6831
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.27% 33.23% 32.03%
Number of salaries quoted 5206 5694 5511
Average salary £43,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.17% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £25,500 £26,375
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £60,000 £64,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 September 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 September 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 +99 111 £35,000 -12.50% 10
Hampshire -20 35 £42,500 +73.46% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 29 £30,000 -7.69% 1
Berkshire +4 22 £28,250 +2.72% 3
Oxfordshire -1 22 £37,500 +13.63%
Kent -4 12 £40,000 +15.94% 1
West Sussex -30 9 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Sussex - 2 £40,000 -
East Sussex +12 1 £60,000 +50.00%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 3 September 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.

1 377 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 287 (76.13%) Windows
3 257 (68.17%) Microsoft
4 246 (65.25%) MCSE
5 195 (51.72%) VMware
6 166 (44.03%) Active Directory
7 160 (42.44%) MCP
8 153 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
9 150 (39.79%) ITIL
10 147 (38.99%) MCITP
11 146 (38.73%) Windows Server 2008
12 144 (38.20%) VMware Infrastructure
13 141 (37.40%) Cisco
14 116 (30.77%) Hyper-V
15 110 (29.18%) MS Excel
16 109 (28.91%) MS Exchange
17 98 (25.99%) DNS
18 92 (24.40%) DHCP
19 90 (23.87%) SQL Server
20 89 (23.61%) Linux
20 89 (23.61%) CCNA
20 89 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
21 81 (21.49%) Windows 7
22 80 (21.22%) Exchange Server 2010
23 78 (20.69%) Firewall
24 77 (20.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 70 (18.57%) SCCM
26 69 (18.30%) SQL
27 68 (18.04%) Symantec
28 66 (17.51%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 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
1 109 (28.91%) MS Exchange
2 80 (21.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (17.51%) Lync
4 63 (16.71%) IIS
5 32 (8.49%) SharePoint
6 30 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2013
7 16 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2003
7 16 (4.24%) Exchange Server 2007
8 7 (1.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.80%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (0.53%) MQSeries
11 1 (0.27%) SAS
11 1 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.27%) OpenStack
Applications
1 110 (29.18%) MS Excel
2 53 (14.06%) MS Office
3 5 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Project
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.06%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.80%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.53%) Adaptiv
4 1 (0.27%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.27%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 53 (14.06%) Office 365
2 27 (7.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.06%) IaaS
4 3 (0.80%) Mimecast
4 3 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (0.80%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.27%) SaaS
5 1 (0.27%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 98 (25.99%) DNS
2 92 (24.40%) DHCP
3 78 (20.69%) Firewall
4 58 (15.38%) SAN
5 57 (15.12%) TCP/IP
6 51 (13.53%) LAN
7 43 (11.41%) WAN
8 40 (10.61%) VoIP
9 38 (10.08%) Cisco ASA
10 36 (9.55%) Skype
11 34 (9.02%) VPN
12 32 (8.49%) iSCSI
13 24 (6.37%) VLAN
14 12 (3.18%) Unified Communications
15 9 (2.39%) Internet
16 8 (2.12%) Network Security
16 8 (2.12%) Wireless
17 7 (1.86%) NAS
17 7 (1.86%) Ethernet
18 5 (1.33%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (23.87%) SQL Server
2 49 (13.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 40 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (3.98%) SQL Server 2000
5 11 (2.92%) MySQL
6 5 (1.33%) RDBMS
6 5 (1.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (1.33%) Relational Database
7 4 (1.06%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.06%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.06%) OLTP
8 3 (0.80%) PostgreSQL
8 3 (0.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.27%) Infinispan
10 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
10 1 (0.27%) Redis
10 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (0.53%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.27%) Toad
2 1 (0.27%) AdminStudio
General
1 38 (10.08%) Finance
2 16 (4.24%) Law
3 9 (2.39%) Manufacturing
4 7 (1.86%) Spanish Language
5 5 (1.33%) Financial Institution
5 5 (1.33%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.06%) French Language
6 4 (1.06%) German Language
6 4 (1.06%) Italian Language
7 3 (0.80%) Advertising
7 3 (0.80%) Marketing
7 3 (0.80%) Legal
8 2 (0.53%) Electronics
8 2 (0.53%) Banking
9 1 (0.27%) Back Office
9 1 (0.27%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 65 (17.24%) Support Engineer
2 57 (15.12%) Analyst
3 46 (12.20%) Administrator
4 44 (11.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 41 (10.88%) Systems Administrator
6 37 (9.81%) Consultant
7 27 (7.16%) Systems Engineer
8 25 (6.63%) Support Analyst
8 25 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 21 (5.57%) Senior Consultant
10 20 (5.31%) Desktop Support
11 18 (4.77%) Technical Consultant
12 16 (4.24%) Server Support
13 15 (3.98%) Senior Systems Engineer
13 15 (3.98%) Senior Technical Consultant
13 15 (3.98%) IT Support
14 14 (3.71%) Windows Systems Engineer
14 14 (3.71%) ICT Support Engineer
14 14 (3.71%) ICT Engineer
14 14 (3.71%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.65%) Software Packaging
2 8 (2.12%) Application Packaging
3 4 (1.06%) HTML
3 4 (1.06%) .NET
3 4 (1.06%) CSS
4 3 (0.80%) XML
4 3 (0.80%) COM
5 2 (0.53%) ASP.NET
6 1 (0.27%) WAP
6 1 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 58 (15.38%) Clustering
2 25 (6.63%) Data Centre
3 24 (6.37%) Private Cloud
4 21 (5.57%) EqualLogic
4 21 (5.57%) Blackberry
5 17 (4.51%) Replication
6 16 (4.24%) AS400
6 16 (4.24%) iPad
6 16 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
7 15 (3.98%) iPhone
8 12 (3.18%) Management Information System
9 9 (2.39%) Video Conferencing
10 7 (1.86%) Computer Science
10 7 (1.86%) Life Science
11 2 (0.53%) Visualisation
11 2 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
12 1 (0.27%) Machine to Machine
12 1 (0.27%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 287 (76.13%) Windows
2 153 (40.58%) Windows Server 2012
3 146 (38.73%) Windows Server 2008
4 89 (23.61%) Linux
5 81 (21.49%) Windows 7
6 58 (15.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (10.88%) Windows 8
8 23 (6.10%) UNIX
9 21 (5.57%) Windows XP
10 15 (3.98%) Windows Mobile
11 8 (2.12%) Windows Vista
12 5 (1.33%) Solaris
12 5 (1.33%) Android
13 4 (1.06%) Mac OS X
14 3 (0.80%) Data ONTAP
15 2 (0.53%) Apple iOS
15 2 (0.53%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
16 1 (0.27%) FreeBSD
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 150 (39.79%) ITIL
2 44 (11.67%) Migration
3 36 (9.55%) Network Load Balancing
4 31 (8.22%) Service Management
5 26 (6.90%) Asset Management
6 23 (6.10%) Disaster Recovery
7 22 (5.84%) Project Management
8 21 (5.57%) Incident Management
8 21 (5.57%) Mentoring
9 20 (5.31%) Change Management
10 18 (4.77%) PRINCE2
10 18 (4.77%) Performance Monitoring
11 17 (4.51%) Patch Management
11 17 (4.51%) Service Delivery
12 14 (3.71%) Root Cause Analysis
13 12 (3.18%) Business Intelligence
14 10 (2.65%) Time Management
15 9 (2.39%) Change Control
15 9 (2.39%) Data Protection
16 8 (2.12%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 69 (18.30%) SQL
2 34 (9.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.86%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.06%) C
4 4 (1.06%) Java
5 2 (0.53%) Shell Script
5 2 (0.53%) PL/SQL
6 1 (0.27%) Bash Shell
6 1 (0.27%) Perl
6 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 377 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 246 (65.25%) MCSE
3 160 (42.44%) MCP
4 147 (38.99%) MCITP
5 89 (23.61%) CCNA
5 89 (23.61%) Cisco Certification
6 77 (20.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 50 (13.26%) Security Cleared
8 46 (12.20%) SC Cleared
9 30 (7.96%) Degree
10 27 (7.16%) MCTS
11 22 (5.84%) ITIL Certification
12 18 (4.77%) CCNP
13 15 (3.98%) MCDST
14 9 (2.39%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (2.12%) CCA
15 8 (2.12%) A+ Certification
15 8 (2.12%) MOS
16 4 (1.06%) CCSA
16 4 (1.06%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.00%) SLA
2 2 (0.53%) QA
2 2 (0.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.27%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 166 (44.03%) Active Directory
2 144 (38.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 116 (30.77%) Hyper-V
4 42 (11.14%) vSphere
5 23 (6.10%) UAG
5 23 (6.10%) vCloud
6 20 (5.31%) Forefront TMG
6 20 (5.31%) ISA Server
7 9 (2.39%) VMware ESX
8 6 (1.59%) XenApp
9 5 (1.33%) Terminal Server
10 4 (1.06%) XenDesktop
11 2 (0.53%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.27%) Firmware
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft App-V
12 1 (0.27%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 70 (18.57%) SCCM
2 44 (11.67%) Backup Exec
3 42 (11.14%) SCOM
4 41 (10.88%) WSUS
5 5 (1.33%) AirWatch
6 4 (1.06%) EMC NetWorker
7 3 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.80%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.53%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.27%) Puppet
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (0.27%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 1 (0.27%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (0.27%) Nagios
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle RMAN
9 1 (0.27%) Nmap
9 1 (0.27%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.27%) Cisco UCCE
Vendors
1 257 (68.17%) Microsoft
2 195 (51.72%) VMware
3 141 (37.40%) Cisco
4 68 (18.04%) Symantec
5 66 (17.51%) Citrix
6 45 (11.94%) HP
7 32 (8.49%) NetApp
8 31 (8.22%) Dell
9 23 (6.10%) Websense
10 17 (4.51%) EMC
11 14 (3.71%) Oracle
12 11 (2.92%) ServiceNow
13 9 (2.39%) Computacenter
14 7 (1.86%) Apple
14 7 (1.86%) CheckPoint
14 7 (1.86%) McAfee
14 7 (1.86%) SonicWALL
15 6 (1.59%) Veeam
15 6 (1.59%) Avaya
16 5 (1.33%) IBM
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