The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South East region.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 258 308 282
Rank change year-on-year
+50 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 202 131 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.83% 0.57% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.55% 1.75% 2.10%
Number of salaries quoted 181 119 146
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £22,500 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £33,500
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +2.98%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7924 7481 8084
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.57% 32.75% 32.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6217 5955 7066
Average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
England

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 16 April 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +15 65 £36,000 +18.03% 7
Surrey +13 54 £32,000 -2.29% 5
Hampshire +11 34 £30,000 -31.42%
Buckinghamshire -9 14 £43,500 -8.42% 3
Kent -10 14 £45,000 +35.78% 2
West Sussex +3 8 £28,250 +4.62% 3
Middlesex +8 7 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Oxfordshire -10 3 £22,500 -63.26% 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 16 April 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.

1 363 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 299 (82.37%) Windows
3 273 (75.21%) Microsoft
4 267 (73.55%) MCSE
5 200 (55.10%) Active Directory
6 172 (47.38%) Windows Server 2008
7 171 (47.11%) MS Exchange
8 154 (42.42%) Firewall
9 147 (40.50%) VMware
10 145 (39.94%) MCITP
11 141 (38.84%) Cisco
12 119 (32.78%) ITIL
13 115 (31.68%) MS Excel
13 115 (31.68%) Windows Server 2003
14 113 (31.13%) Cisco Certification
15 110 (30.30%) CCNA
15 110 (30.30%) MCP
16 95 (26.17%) Exchange Server 2010
17 94 (25.90%) Windows Server 2012
18 91 (25.07%) Hyper-V
19 85 (23.42%) MCTS
19 85 (23.42%) SQL
20 81 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
21 80 (22.04%) DNS
22 79 (21.76%) SAN
23 75 (20.66%) SQL Server
24 71 (19.56%) IIS
24 71 (19.56%) SLA
25 68 (18.73%) LAN
26 64 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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
1 171 (47.11%) MS Exchange
2 95 (26.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 71 (19.56%) IIS
4 64 (17.63%) Exchange Server 2007
5 55 (15.15%) Exchange Server 2013
6 54 (14.88%) SharePoint
7 47 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2003
8 37 (10.19%) Lync
9 8 (2.20%) Moodle
10 7 (1.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.38%) SharePoint Server
11 5 (1.38%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (0.83%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.55%) GroupWise
13 2 (0.55%) Apache
13 2 (0.55%) SharePoint 2010
13 2 (0.55%) Office Communications Server
14 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
14 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 115 (31.68%) MS Excel
2 55 (15.15%) MS Office
3 6 (1.65%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.55%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 18 (4.96%) Office 365
2 14 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.31%) SaaS
4 8 (2.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 154 (42.42%) Firewall
2 80 (22.04%) DNS
3 79 (21.76%) SAN
4 68 (18.73%) LAN
5 62 (17.08%) TCP/IP
6 59 (16.25%) WAN
7 51 (14.05%) DHCP
8 49 (13.50%) VPN
9 28 (7.71%) Cisco ASA
10 24 (6.61%) Internet
11 23 (6.34%) FWSM
12 22 (6.06%) VLAN
13 21 (5.79%) Wireless
14 20 (5.51%) VoIP
15 13 (3.58%) Ethernet
15 13 (3.58%) MPLS
16 11 (3.03%) Network Security
17 10 (2.75%) OSPF
17 10 (2.75%) BGP
17 10 (2.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.66%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.82%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.68%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.13%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (4.13%) Relational Database
4 15 (4.13%) RDBMS
5 11 (3.03%) Oracle Database
6 10 (2.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 10 (2.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 9 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (2.48%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 8 (2.20%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.83%) MySQL
10 2 (0.55%) MS Access
10 2 (0.55%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.28%) Hadoop
11 1 (0.28%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.28%) Big Data
11 1 (0.28%) Informix
11 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
General
1 21 (5.79%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.58%) Finance
3 12 (3.31%) Back Office
4 6 (1.65%) Legal
5 2 (0.55%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.28%) Marketing
6 1 (0.28%) French Language
6 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 82 (22.59%) Analyst
2 81 (22.31%) Support Engineer
3 44 (12.12%) Administrator
4 41 (11.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 32 (8.82%) Service Desk Analyst
5 32 (8.82%) Service Analyst
6 31 (8.54%) 3rd Line Support
7 29 (7.99%) Support Analyst
8 28 (7.71%) Systems Administrator
9 26 (7.16%) 2nd Line Support
10 24 (6.61%) Technical Support
11 21 (5.79%) IT Support
11 21 (5.79%) Senior Support Engineer
12 20 (5.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 19 (5.23%) Network Engineer
14 17 (4.68%) Desktop Support
15 16 (4.41%) DBA
15 16 (4.41%) SQL DBA
15 16 (4.41%) Server Administrator
16 15 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.68%) Web Services
2 10 (2.75%) .NET
3 5 (1.38%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.83%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.55%) COM
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) OpenID
6 1 (0.28%) Sass
6 1 (0.28%) JAAS
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) J2EE
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.02%) Clustering
2 20 (5.51%) Firmware
3 13 (3.58%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.03%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.75%) LIMS
6 9 (2.48%) IPTV
6 9 (2.48%) iPhone
7 6 (1.65%) Replication
7 6 (1.65%) Enterprise Storage
8 5 (1.38%) PKI
8 5 (1.38%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (1.10%) Smartphone
10 3 (0.83%) Mathematics
10 3 (0.83%) iPad
10 3 (0.83%) Video on Demand
10 3 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
10 3 (0.83%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.83%) Client/Server
11 2 (0.55%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 299 (82.37%) Windows
2 172 (47.38%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (31.68%) Windows Server 2003
4 94 (25.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (14.88%) Linux
6 52 (14.33%) Windows 7
7 31 (8.54%) Windows XP
8 29 (7.99%) Windows 8
9 25 (6.89%) UNIX
10 13 (3.58%) Solaris
11 11 (3.03%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.75%) Mac OS
13 7 (1.93%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.83%) SUSE
14 3 (0.83%) Debian
15 2 (0.55%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.55%) NetWare
15 2 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
15 2 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 1 (0.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (32.78%) ITIL
2 30 (8.26%) Incident Management
3 26 (7.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (6.89%) Service Delivery
5 21 (5.79%) CRM
6 18 (4.96%) ITIL V3
7 15 (4.13%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (4.13%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.86%) Problem Management
9 13 (3.58%) Service Management
10 12 (3.31%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.03%) Business Continuity
11 11 (3.03%) Project Management
11 11 (3.03%) Migration
12 10 (2.75%) Validation
12 10 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
12 10 (2.75%) Information Management
12 10 (2.75%) Technical Architecture
13 9 (2.48%) Network Monitoring
14 8 (2.20%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 85 (23.42%) SQL
2 29 (7.99%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.86%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.93%) VB
4 7 (1.93%) C
5 4 (1.10%) C#
5 4 (1.10%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.83%) PHP
7 2 (0.55%) Java
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
8 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 363 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 267 (73.55%) MCSE
3 145 (39.94%) MCITP
4 113 (31.13%) Cisco Certification
5 110 (30.30%) CCNA
5 110 (30.30%) MCP
6 85 (23.42%) MCTS
7 45 (12.40%) Degree
8 42 (11.57%) MOS
8 42 (11.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 39 (10.74%) CCNP
10 33 (9.09%) Security Cleared
11 29 (7.99%) Network+ Certification
12 23 (6.34%) ITIL Certification
13 16 (4.41%) MCDST
14 15 (4.13%) MCDBA
14 15 (4.13%) A+ Certification
15 13 (3.58%) MCSD
16 12 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
17 11 (3.03%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (19.56%) SLA
2 6 (1.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) QA
4 2 (0.55%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) DICOM
5 1 (0.28%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 200 (55.10%) Active Directory
2 91 (25.07%) Hyper-V
3 81 (22.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (8.82%) vSphere
5 25 (6.89%) XenApp
6 20 (5.51%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.86%) UAG
8 13 (3.58%) VMware ESX
9 12 (3.31%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (2.20%) Oracle RMAN
11 6 (1.65%) Terminal Services
12 5 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (1.38%) XenServer
13 3 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.83%) KVM
13 3 (0.83%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.55%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.55%) Novell eDirectory
14 2 (0.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 2 (0.55%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 59 (16.25%) Backup Exec
2 27 (7.44%) SCCM
3 21 (5.79%) WSUS
4 16 (4.41%) SCOM
5 13 (3.58%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.75%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (2.48%) Foglight
8 7 (1.93%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.38%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.83%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.55%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.55%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.28%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.28%) AppManager
12 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 273 (75.21%) Microsoft
2 147 (40.50%) VMware
3 141 (38.84%) Cisco
4 58 (15.98%) HP
5 56 (15.43%) Citrix
6 39 (10.74%) Dell
6 39 (10.74%) Juniper
7 36 (9.92%) Symantec
8 35 (9.64%) CheckPoint
9 34 (9.37%) F5
10 28 (7.71%) SolarWinds
11 24 (6.61%) Oracle
12 21 (5.79%) McAfee
13 20 (5.51%) Veeam
14 16 (4.41%) Fortinet
15 13 (3.58%) IBM
16 12 (3.31%) EMC
17 11 (3.03%) Mitel
18 10 (2.75%) Sun
18 10 (2.75%) Remedy
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