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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 265 293 340
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +47
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 183 152 117
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.85% 0.72% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.57% 2.27% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 157 138 110
Average salary £27,500 £34,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.28% -1.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,950 £23,650 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £47,750 £50,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
7112 6682 7822
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.98% 31.43% 34.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5430 5394 6694
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,750 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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
(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 +46 70 £24,500 -24.61% 8
Oxfordshire +16 26 £33,000 -11.40%
Surrey -8 25 £41,500 -17.00% 10
Berkshire -22 25 £26,500 -20.89% 1
Buckinghamshire +9 18 £32,500 -5.79% 3
West Sussex -6 11 £35,000 +59.09%
Kent -3 5 £60,000 +20.00% 1
Isle of Wight - 2 £41,500 -
Middlesex -11 1 £33,000 -12.00%
East Sussex -23 1 £33,500 +76.31%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 371 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 311 (83.83%) Windows
3 256 (69.00%) MCSE
4 236 (63.61%) Microsoft
5 223 (60.11%) VMware
6 199 (53.64%) Windows Server 2008
7 178 (47.98%) MS Excel
8 164 (44.20%) MS Exchange
9 147 (39.62%) Citrix
10 145 (39.08%) HP
11 144 (38.81%) MCITP
12 143 (38.54%) Windows Server 2012
13 140 (37.74%) Active Directory
14 134 (36.12%) ITIL
15 129 (34.77%) VMware Infrastructure
16 116 (31.27%) SAN
17 113 (30.46%) MCP
18 109 (29.38%) Cisco
19 108 (29.11%) MCTS
20 106 (28.57%) DNS
20 106 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
21 104 (28.03%) CCNA
22 100 (26.95%) DHCP
23 90 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2010
24 82 (22.10%) SLA
24 82 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
25 73 (19.68%) MS Office
25 73 (19.68%) Firewall
26 72 (19.41%) Windows 7
27 70 (18.87%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 164 (44.20%) MS Exchange
2 90 (24.26%) Exchange Server 2010
3 58 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2007
4 50 (13.48%) SharePoint
5 48 (12.94%) Lync
6 36 (9.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 33 (8.89%) Exchange Server 2003
8 24 (6.47%) IIS
9 18 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 12 (3.23%) SharePoint 2013
11 6 (1.62%) Moodle
12 4 (1.08%) IBM Notes
13 2 (0.54%) SAS
13 2 (0.54%) Lotus Domino
14 1 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 1 (0.27%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.27%) Joomla!
14 1 (0.27%) Apache
14 1 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 178 (47.98%) MS Excel
2 73 (19.68%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (0.81%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.54%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 61 (16.44%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (5.39%) Office 365
3 10 (2.70%) IaaS
4 7 (1.89%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
6 3 (0.81%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 116 (31.27%) SAN
2 106 (28.57%) DNS
3 100 (26.95%) DHCP
4 73 (19.68%) Firewall
5 56 (15.09%) Wireless
6 47 (12.67%) TCP/IP
7 33 (8.89%) Internet
8 28 (7.55%) WAN
9 26 (7.01%) LAN
10 23 (6.20%) VPN
11 15 (4.04%) Cisco ASA
12 14 (3.77%) Ethernet
12 14 (3.77%) NAS
13 11 (2.96%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (2.96%) VoIP
14 9 (2.43%) FWSM
15 8 (2.16%) Network Security
16 7 (1.89%) Unified Communications
16 7 (1.89%) ADSL
17 6 (1.62%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (18.87%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (2.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 9 (2.43%) MySQL
4 8 (2.16%) SQL Server 2000
5 7 (1.89%) Relational Database
5 7 (1.89%) RDBMS
5 7 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (1.62%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 6 (1.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.62%) Oracle Database
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 4 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
7 4 (1.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 4 (1.08%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (0.54%) Ingres
9 1 (0.27%) Infinispan
9 1 (0.27%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (0.27%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.27%) Redis
General
1 16 (4.31%) Finance
2 7 (1.89%) Legal
2 7 (1.89%) Telecoms
3 6 (1.62%) German Language
4 3 (0.81%) Local Government
5 1 (0.27%) French Language
5 1 (0.27%) Italian Language
5 1 (0.27%) Advertising
5 1 (0.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 136 (36.66%) Support Engineer
2 80 (21.56%) Analyst
3 52 (14.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 42 (11.32%) 2nd Line Support
5 39 (10.51%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 37 (9.97%) Service Analyst
7 36 (9.70%) Support Analyst
7 36 (9.70%) Service Desk Analyst
8 32 (8.63%) 3rd Line Support
9 28 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 28 (7.55%) IT Support
10 27 (7.28%) Administrator
11 22 (5.93%) IT Support Engineer
12 20 (5.39%) Consultant
13 19 (5.12%) Senior Analyst
14 15 (4.04%) Server Engineer
15 14 (3.77%) Technical Support
15 14 (3.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 13 (3.50%) DBA
16 13 (3.50%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.08%) Application Packaging
2 2 (0.54%) HTML
2 2 (0.54%) ODBC
3 1 (0.27%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.27%) ActiveMQ
3 1 (0.27%) COM+
3 1 (0.27%) Web Services
3 1 (0.27%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.20%) Clustering
2 22 (5.93%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (4.85%) Blackberry
4 8 (2.16%) PKI
5 6 (1.62%) EqualLogic
5 6 (1.62%) Video Conferencing
6 4 (1.08%) LIMS
6 4 (1.08%) AS400
6 4 (1.08%) Management Information System
6 4 (1.08%) iPhone
7 3 (0.81%) CCTV
7 3 (0.81%) Computer Science
7 3 (0.81%) Life Science
8 2 (0.54%) Client/Server
8 2 (0.54%) Thin Client
8 2 (0.54%) iPad
8 2 (0.54%) Fat Client
8 2 (0.54%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.27%) IPTV
9 1 (0.27%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 311 (83.83%) Windows
2 199 (53.64%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (38.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 82 (22.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 72 (19.41%) Windows 7
6 41 (11.05%) Windows 8
7 35 (9.43%) Linux
8 30 (8.09%) Windows XP
9 13 (3.50%) Windows 2000 Server
10 12 (3.23%) UNIX
11 9 (2.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 5 (1.35%) Windows Vista
13 4 (1.08%) Windows 2000
14 3 (0.81%) Mac OS X
15 2 (0.54%) Debian
16 1 (0.27%) Windows Phone
16 1 (0.27%) Apple iOS
16 1 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 134 (36.12%) ITIL
2 48 (12.94%) Mentoring
3 40 (10.78%) Service Delivery
4 30 (8.09%) Change Management
5 20 (5.39%) Problem Management
6 19 (5.12%) Configuration Management
6 19 (5.12%) Migration
6 19 (5.12%) Incident Management
7 18 (4.85%) Service Management
7 18 (4.85%) Disaster Recovery
8 16 (4.31%) Time Management
8 16 (4.31%) ITIL V3
9 14 (3.77%) Root Cause Analysis
10 12 (3.23%) Project Management
11 11 (2.96%) User Acceptance Testing
12 9 (2.43%) Coaching
12 9 (2.43%) Mobile Device Management
12 9 (2.43%) Line Management
12 9 (2.43%) Resource Management
12 9 (2.43%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 51 (13.75%) SQL
2 11 (2.96%) PowerShell
3 9 (2.43%) C
4 7 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.08%) VBScript
5 4 (1.08%) VB
5 4 (1.08%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.81%) Perl
6 3 (0.81%) C++
7 2 (0.54%) PHP
7 2 (0.54%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.27%) C#
8 1 (0.27%) Java
8 1 (0.27%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 371 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (69.00%) MCSE
3 144 (38.81%) MCITP
4 113 (30.46%) MCP
5 108 (29.11%) MCTS
6 106 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
7 104 (28.03%) CCNA
8 61 (16.44%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 28 (7.55%) CCNP
10 27 (7.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 23 (6.20%) Security Cleared
12 21 (5.66%) Degree
13 17 (4.58%) Network+ Certification
14 15 (4.04%) MOS
15 14 (3.77%) SC Cleared
16 13 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (2.43%) MCDST
17 9 (2.43%) A+ Certification
17 9 (2.43%) Citrix Certification
18 8 (2.16%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (22.10%) SLA
2 5 (1.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.81%) COBIT
4 2 (0.54%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.54%) QA
System Software
1 140 (37.74%) Active Directory
2 129 (34.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (18.33%) Hyper-V
4 22 (5.93%) UAG
5 14 (3.77%) VMware ESX
6 10 (2.70%) VMware Workstation
7 9 (2.43%) vSphere
7 9 (2.43%) Forefront TMG
8 8 (2.16%) Firmware
8 8 (2.16%) XenApp
9 5 (1.35%) vCloud
9 5 (1.35%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.35%) ISA Server
10 4 (1.08%) Oracle RMAN
11 3 (0.81%) VMware ESXi
11 3 (0.81%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 3 (0.81%) XenServer
12 2 (0.54%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 2 (0.54%) VMware Server
12 2 (0.54%) KVM
Systems Management
1 53 (14.29%) Backup Exec
2 38 (10.24%) Norton AntiVirus
3 33 (8.89%) SCCM
4 15 (4.04%) SCOM
5 2 (0.54%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (0.54%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (0.27%) Puppet
6 1 (0.27%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.27%) Cacti
6 1 (0.27%) Foglight
6 1 (0.27%) Nagios
6 1 (0.27%) AppManager
Vendors
1 236 (63.61%) Microsoft
2 223 (60.11%) VMware
3 147 (39.62%) Citrix
4 145 (39.08%) HP
5 109 (29.38%) Cisco
6 67 (18.06%) EMC
7 65 (17.52%) Juniper
8 63 (16.98%) Apple
9 59 (15.90%) Veeam
10 55 (14.82%) Meru Networks
11 49 (13.21%) Symantec
12 46 (12.40%) Dell
13 23 (6.20%) ProCurve
14 17 (4.58%) IBM
15 15 (4.04%) CheckPoint
16 14 (3.77%) Oracle
17 12 (3.23%) SolarWinds
18 11 (2.96%) F5
18 11 (2.96%) BT
19 10 (2.70%) NetApp
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 18 hours ago
Redhill, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £34500.00 per annum + 3,750pa On-Call + Bens
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £19000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
FT Select
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum plus oncall allowance and overtime
Posted: 6 days ago
Leatherhead, Surrey
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £55000 to £65000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Total Gas & Power Limited
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum = bonus + excellent benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Milton Keynes Service Partnership
Posted: 15 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 days ago
Farnborough
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Fareham
Spectrum IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £26,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago