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 26 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 241 252 296
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +44
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 198 235 190
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 1.13% 1.13% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.61% 3.65% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 174 190 167
Median salary £38,500 £37,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +36.36%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,826 £26,000 £18,950
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,500 £47,050
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
5486 6430 7341
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.22% 30.81% 33.39%
Number of salaries quoted 4465 5187 5621
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 26 September 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 26 September 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
Berkshire +59 65 £42,500 +46.55% 2
Surrey -51 47 £30,791 -23.02% 3
Hampshire +18 34 £35,000 -22.22% 3
Buckinghamshire +17 24 £40,000 +29.03% 1
Kent +16 15 £28,500 -28.75% 1
West Sussex +13 6 £47,500 +69.64% 2
East Sussex - 6 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire -15 1 £18,000 -52.00%
Middlesex - 1 £34,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 350 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 303 (86.57%) Windows
3 255 (72.86%) Microsoft
4 238 (68.00%) VMware
5 235 (67.14%) MCSE
6 220 (62.86%) Active Directory
7 203 (58.00%) Windows Server
8 169 (48.29%) MS Exchange
9 168 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
10 155 (44.29%) Windows Server 2008
11 148 (42.29%) Cisco
12 137 (39.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 129 (36.86%) Cisco Certification
14 128 (36.57%) CCNA
15 115 (32.86%) MCP
16 111 (31.71%) Citrix
17 107 (30.57%) MS Excel
18 106 (30.29%) DHCP
18 106 (30.29%) Hyper-V
19 105 (30.00%) ITIL
20 104 (29.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 97 (27.71%) LAN
22 95 (27.14%) WAN
22 95 (27.14%) DNS
23 93 (26.57%) MCITP
24 89 (25.43%) Office 365
25 79 (22.57%) Windows 7
26 76 (21.71%) Finance
27 75 (21.43%) MCTS
28 65 (18.57%) Firewall

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
1 169 (48.29%) MS Exchange
2 53 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2013
3 41 (11.71%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (9.43%) Exchange Server 2007
5 27 (7.71%) IIS
6 13 (3.71%) SharePoint
7 12 (3.43%) Skype for Business
8 10 (2.86%) OpenStack
9 8 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (0.86%) SharePoint Foundation
12 2 (0.57%) Confluence
12 2 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
13 1 (0.29%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 107 (30.57%) MS Excel
2 44 (12.57%) MS Office
3 3 (0.86%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.29%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 89 (25.43%) Office 365
2 14 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (2.29%) SaaS
4 6 (1.71%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 106 (30.29%) DHCP
2 97 (27.71%) LAN
3 95 (27.14%) DNS
3 95 (27.14%) WAN
4 65 (18.57%) Firewall
5 64 (18.29%) SAN
6 46 (13.14%) TCP/IP
7 30 (8.57%) Internet
8 27 (7.71%) Wireless
9 19 (5.43%) Intranet
10 18 (5.14%) VPN
11 17 (4.86%) VLAN
11 17 (4.86%) WLAN
12 16 (4.57%) MPLS
13 13 (3.71%) VoIP
14 12 (3.43%) VPLS
15 11 (3.14%) BGP
16 10 (2.86%) HTTP
16 10 (2.86%) OSPF
16 10 (2.86%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 59 (16.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (4.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (4.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 14 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (3.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (3.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 4 (1.14%) Oracle Database
7 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.29%) MySQL
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.29%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (0.29%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 2 (0.57%) Jenkins
1 2 (0.57%) JIRA
2 1 (0.29%) Eclipse
2 1 (0.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.29%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (21.71%) Finance
2 17 (4.86%) Telecoms
3 11 (3.14%) Local Government
4 6 (1.71%) Manufacturing
4 6 (1.71%) Retail
5 5 (1.43%) Legal
6 2 (0.57%) Marketing
7 1 (0.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 108 (30.86%) Support Engineer
2 99 (28.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (13.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 40 (11.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 39 (11.14%) Analyst
5 39 (11.14%) Infrastructure Support
6 37 (10.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 36 (10.29%) 3rd Line Support
7 36 (10.29%) VMware Engineer
8 34 (9.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 31 (8.86%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 30 (8.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 30 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
11 28 (8.00%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (7.43%) Exchange Engineer
12 26 (7.43%) IT Support
13 25 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
13 25 (7.14%) Server Engineer
14 23 (6.57%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
14 23 (6.57%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.00%) .NET
2 4 (1.14%) ODBC
3 2 (0.57%) COM
3 2 (0.57%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 47 (13.43%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (10.86%) Data Centre
3 21 (6.00%) Statistics
4 19 (5.43%) Clustering
5 18 (5.14%) Driving Licence
6 11 (3.14%) Management Information System
7 8 (2.29%) AS400
8 5 (1.43%) Fat Client
8 5 (1.43%) Replication
8 5 (1.43%) Thin Client
9 4 (1.14%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.14%) iPad
9 4 (1.14%) iPhone
9 4 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
10 3 (0.86%) Computer Science
10 3 (0.86%) HP Storage
10 3 (0.86%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.86%) User Experience
11 2 (0.57%) Enterprise Software
11 2 (0.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 303 (86.57%) Windows
2 203 (58.00%) Windows Server
3 155 (44.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 137 (39.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (22.57%) Windows 7
6 54 (15.43%) Windows 8
7 44 (12.57%) Linux
8 32 (9.14%) Windows 10
9 29 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 20 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 5 (1.43%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.43%) Unix
11 5 (1.43%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.14%) AIX
12 4 (1.14%) Windows XP
13 3 (0.86%) OS/400
13 3 (0.86%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 3 (0.86%) Ubuntu
14 1 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (30.00%) ITIL
2 21 (6.00%) Change Control
3 17 (4.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (4.86%) Mentoring
3 17 (4.86%) Ticket Management
4 16 (4.57%) High Availability
5 14 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
5 14 (4.00%) Presales
6 13 (3.71%) Capacity Management
7 12 (3.43%) Migration
8 11 (3.14%) Server Virtualisation
8 11 (3.14%) Service Delivery
8 11 (3.14%) Time Management
9 10 (2.86%) Capacity Planning
9 10 (2.86%) Coaching
9 10 (2.86%) Continuous Improvement
9 10 (2.86%) Load Balancing
9 10 (2.86%) Problem Management
9 10 (2.86%) Service Management
9 10 (2.86%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 48 (13.71%) SQL
2 44 (12.57%) PowerShell
3 14 (4.00%) Bash Shell
4 10 (2.86%) Perl
4 10 (2.86%) Python
5 9 (2.57%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.71%) VBScript
7 3 (0.86%) C#
8 2 (0.57%) C
8 2 (0.57%) Java
9 1 (0.29%) C++
9 1 (0.29%) RPG
Qualifications
1 350 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 235 (67.14%) MCSE
3 129 (36.86%) Cisco Certification
4 128 (36.57%) CCNA
5 115 (32.86%) MCP
6 104 (29.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 93 (26.57%) MCITP
8 75 (21.43%) MCTS
9 43 (12.29%) Citrix Certification
10 41 (11.71%) CCA
11 27 (7.71%) Degree
12 26 (7.43%) RHCSA
13 22 (6.29%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 17 (4.86%) RHCA
15 15 (4.29%) Security Cleared
16 14 (4.00%) CCNP
17 11 (3.14%) A+ Certification
18 10 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
18 10 (2.86%) RHCE
18 10 (2.86%) SCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (13.14%) SLA
2 14 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (4.00%) PCI DSS
3 10 (2.86%) HIPAA
System Software
1 220 (62.86%) Active Directory
2 168 (48.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 106 (30.29%) Hyper-V
4 52 (14.86%) vSphere
5 49 (14.00%) XenApp
6 40 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
7 13 (3.71%) Virtual Machines
7 13 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
8 12 (3.43%) XenDesktop
9 10 (2.86%) Xen
10 8 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
11 5 (1.43%) Firmware
11 5 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.43%) NFS
12 3 (0.86%) vCloud
13 2 (0.57%) Terminal Server
13 2 (0.57%) Terminal Services
13 2 (0.57%) XenServer
14 1 (0.29%) Oracle RAC
14 1 (0.29%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 33 (9.43%) SCCM
2 23 (6.57%) Backup Exec
3 15 (4.29%) WSUS
4 13 (3.71%) SCOM
5 9 (2.57%) Norton AntiVirus
6 8 (2.29%) SCVMM
7 7 (2.00%) Microsoft Clustering
7 7 (2.00%) NetBackup
7 7 (2.00%) SCSM
8 6 (1.71%) McAfee ePO
9 3 (0.86%) Nagios
9 3 (0.86%) PowerCLI
9 3 (0.86%) vRealize
10 2 (0.57%) FortiGate
10 2 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.57%) XenMobile
11 1 (0.29%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.29%) Nessus
11 1 (0.29%) SCOrch
11 1 (0.29%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 255 (72.86%) Microsoft
2 238 (68.00%) VMware
3 148 (42.29%) Cisco
4 111 (31.71%) Citrix
5 65 (18.57%) HP
6 26 (7.43%) EMC
7 23 (6.57%) Red Hat
8 22 (6.29%) NetApp
9 15 (4.29%) Veeam
10 14 (4.00%) Apple
11 11 (3.14%) Dell
11 11 (3.14%) Symantec
12 8 (2.29%) Avaya
13 7 (2.00%) CheckPoint
13 7 (2.00%) Juniper
13 7 (2.00%) ZyXEL
14 6 (1.71%) Canon
14 6 (1.71%) Intel Security
15 5 (1.43%) Oracle
16 4 (1.14%) Sybase
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