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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 262 271 286
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 176 206 192
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.95% 0.99% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.02% 3.12% 2.55%
Number of salaries quoted 165 168 169
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £49,200
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
5837 6602 7543
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.67% 31.63% 33.73%
Number of salaries quoted 4737 5129 5830
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -1.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £61,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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
Hampshire +8 53 £37,500 -11.76% 8
Berkshire +27 47 £42,500 +32.81% 4
Surrey -13 35 £35,000 -3.44% 8
Buckinghamshire +8 14 £31,750 +2.41% 3
Kent +18 12 £25,500 -43.33% 1
East Sussex +11 6 £47,500 -20.83%
Oxfordshire -29 6 £31,500 -21.25%
West Sussex -10 4 £50,000 +11.11% 1
Middlesex - 1 £34,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 333 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 274 (82.28%) Windows
3 246 (73.87%) Microsoft
4 227 (68.17%) VMware
5 212 (63.66%) MCSE
6 188 (56.46%) Active Directory
7 179 (53.75%) Windows Server
8 164 (49.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 135 (40.54%) CCNA
9 135 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
10 134 (40.24%) MS Exchange
11 127 (38.14%) MS Excel
12 124 (37.24%) Cisco
13 123 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
14 122 (36.64%) ITIL
15 114 (34.23%) Windows Server 2008
16 113 (33.93%) Hyper-V
17 104 (31.23%) Citrix
18 103 (30.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 88 (26.43%) MCP
20 86 (25.83%) MCITP
21 81 (24.32%) Office 365
22 76 (22.82%) HP
23 75 (22.52%) DHCP
24 74 (22.22%) WAN
25 72 (21.62%) LAN
25 72 (21.62%) MCTS
26 69 (20.72%) DNS
27 68 (20.42%) Firewall
28 51 (15.32%) SLA

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
1 134 (40.24%) MS Exchange
2 40 (12.01%) Exchange Server 2013
3 33 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 32 (9.61%) Skype for Business
5 25 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 19 (5.71%) IIS
7 11 (3.30%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.00%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.60%) Confluence
10 2 (0.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.60%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 127 (38.14%) MS Excel
2 48 (14.41%) MS Office
3 5 (1.50%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.30%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 2 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.30%) Infor M3
2 1 (0.30%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 81 (24.32%) Office 365
2 22 (6.61%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.80%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (1.50%) SaaS
5 4 (1.20%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.60%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.30%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (22.52%) DHCP
2 74 (22.22%) WAN
3 72 (21.62%) LAN
4 69 (20.72%) DNS
5 68 (20.42%) Firewall
6 48 (14.41%) SAN
7 31 (9.31%) VLAN
8 30 (9.01%) TCP/IP
9 23 (6.91%) Wireless
10 21 (6.31%) Internet
10 21 (6.31%) VPN
11 14 (4.20%) Intranet
12 12 (3.60%) BGP
12 12 (3.60%) Cisco IOS
13 11 (3.30%) Cisco ASA
13 11 (3.30%) MPLS
13 11 (3.30%) VPLS
13 11 (3.30%) WLAN
14 10 (3.00%) HTTP
14 10 (3.00%) RIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (14.41%) SQL Server
2 14 (4.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.10%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.20%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
7 3 (0.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.30%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.30%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.30%) MS Access
8 1 (0.30%) MySQL
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.30%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.30%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.80%) Eclipse
1 6 (1.80%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.60%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.60%) JIRA
General
1 42 (12.61%) Finance
2 17 (5.11%) Telecoms
3 10 (3.00%) Local Government
4 7 (2.10%) Retail
5 6 (1.80%) Banking
5 6 (1.80%) Manufacturing
6 2 (0.60%) Legal
6 2 (0.60%) Marketing
7 1 (0.30%) Back Office
7 1 (0.30%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 94 (28.23%) Support Engineer
2 84 (25.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 43 (12.91%) Analyst
4 36 (10.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 34 (10.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 34 (10.21%) Infrastructure Support
6 31 (9.31%) Server Engineer
7 30 (9.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 30 (9.01%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 29 (8.71%) Consultant
8 29 (8.71%) Server Support
8 29 (8.71%) Support Analyst
9 28 (8.41%) VMware Engineer
10 26 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
11 23 (6.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 23 (6.91%) IT Support
12 22 (6.61%) Windows Engineer
13 21 (6.31%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 21 (6.31%) Network Engineer
13 21 (6.31%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.90%) .NET
2 6 (1.80%) Middleware
3 4 (1.20%) ODBC
4 3 (0.90%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.60%) COM
6 1 (0.30%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 36 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
2 33 (9.91%) Data Centre
3 24 (7.21%) Driving Licence
4 16 (4.80%) Statistics
5 15 (4.50%) Clustering
6 11 (3.30%) CESG
7 7 (2.10%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.10%) Replication
8 5 (1.50%) AS400
8 5 (1.50%) Cybercrime
9 4 (1.20%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.20%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.20%) iPad
9 4 (1.20%) iPhone
9 4 (1.20%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.90%) CMDB
10 3 (0.90%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.90%) Fat Client
10 3 (0.90%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.90%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 274 (82.28%) Windows
2 179 (53.75%) Windows Server
3 123 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 114 (34.23%) Windows Server 2008
5 47 (14.11%) Windows 7
6 38 (11.41%) Windows 8
7 33 (9.91%) Linux
8 26 (7.81%) Windows Server 2003
9 25 (7.51%) Windows 10
10 16 (4.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 6 (1.80%) Windows XP
12 5 (1.50%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.50%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.20%) Unix
14 3 (0.90%) Mac OS
15 2 (0.60%) Android
15 2 (0.60%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.30%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 1 (0.30%) Windows 2000 Server
16 1 (0.30%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 122 (36.64%) ITIL
2 26 (7.81%) Continuous Improvement
3 24 (7.21%) Change Control
4 21 (6.31%) Ticket Management
5 17 (5.11%) High Availability
5 17 (5.11%) Service Management
6 16 (4.80%) Problem Management
7 15 (4.50%) Service Delivery
8 14 (4.20%) ITIL V3
9 13 (3.90%) Performance Tuning
9 13 (3.90%) Presales
9 13 (3.90%) PRINCE2
10 12 (3.60%) Coaching
10 12 (3.60%) Migration
11 11 (3.30%) Disaster Recovery
11 11 (3.30%) Functional Testing
11 11 (3.30%) Performance Testing
11 11 (3.30%) Test Strategy
11 11 (3.30%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.00%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (14.41%) SQL
2 28 (8.41%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.30%) Bash Shell
4 10 (3.00%) C
4 10 (3.00%) Perl
4 10 (3.00%) Python
5 9 (2.70%) T-SQL
6 8 (2.40%) C#
6 8 (2.40%) Java
7 3 (0.90%) Ruby
8 1 (0.30%) C++
8 1 (0.30%) RPG
8 1 (0.30%) VBA
Qualifications
1 333 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 212 (63.66%) MCSE
3 135 (40.54%) CCNA
3 135 (40.54%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (30.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 88 (26.43%) MCP
6 86 (25.83%) MCITP
7 72 (21.62%) MCTS
8 42 (12.61%) Citrix Certification
9 41 (12.31%) CCA
10 34 (10.21%) Degree
11 28 (8.41%) Security Cleared
12 25 (7.51%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 24 (7.21%) SC Cleared
14 20 (6.01%) RHCSA
15 13 (3.90%) CCNP
15 13 (3.90%) MOS
15 13 (3.90%) Network+ Certification
16 11 (3.30%) RHCA
17 10 (3.00%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (15.32%) SLA
2 12 (3.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 11 (3.30%) PCI DSS
4 10 (3.00%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.90%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.30%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 188 (56.46%) Active Directory
2 164 (49.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (33.93%) Hyper-V
4 50 (15.02%) vSphere
4 50 (15.02%) XenApp
5 33 (9.91%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (3.30%) Virtual Machines
6 11 (3.30%) VMware ESXi
6 11 (3.30%) XenDesktop
7 10 (3.00%) Xen
8 8 (2.40%) Firmware
9 7 (2.10%) Virtual Servers
10 4 (1.20%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.20%) vCloud
11 3 (0.90%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.60%) XenServer
13 1 (0.30%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.30%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.30%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 40 (12.01%) SCCM
2 29 (8.71%) Backup Exec
3 23 (6.91%) WSUS
4 16 (4.80%) SCOM
5 15 (4.50%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.60%) McAfee ePO
6 12 (3.60%) NetBackup
6 12 (3.60%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (3.30%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (3.30%) vMotion
8 8 (2.40%) Nagios
9 7 (2.10%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (2.10%) SCSM
10 3 (0.90%) Puppet
11 2 (0.60%) FortiGate
11 2 (0.60%) Microsoft Clustering
11 2 (0.60%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.60%) XenMobile
12 1 (0.30%) Failover Clustering
12 1 (0.30%) vRealize
Vendors
1 246 (73.87%) Microsoft
2 227 (68.17%) VMware
3 124 (37.24%) Cisco
4 104 (31.23%) Citrix
5 76 (22.82%) HP
6 30 (9.01%) NetApp
7 27 (8.11%) EMC
8 23 (6.91%) Veeam
9 19 (5.71%) Red Hat
10 16 (4.80%) Oracle
11 13 (3.90%) Symantec
12 12 (3.60%) Intel Security
12 12 (3.60%) Juniper
13 11 (3.30%) CheckPoint
14 10 (3.00%) Dell
15 9 (2.70%) Extreme Networks
15 9 (2.70%) F5
15 9 (2.70%) Palo Alto
16 8 (2.40%) Apple
16 8 (2.40%) SolarWinds
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