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

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 263 250 329
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +79
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 183 174 103
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.90% 0.84% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.61% 2.65% 1.50%
Number of salaries quoted 173 156 93
Average salary £37,500 £32,000 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+17.18% -12.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £59,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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
7004 6565 6848
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 34.58% 31.60% 33.45%
Number of salaries quoted 5470 5043 5587
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £41,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% +2.40%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 5 March 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 5 March 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
Hampshire +7 54 £32,500 +14.03% 6
Surrey -9 46 £42,500 +49.12% 6
Berkshire -28 38 £32,500 -9.72% 6
Buckinghamshire +18 17 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex +11 16 £30,000 +6.19%
Kent +9 3 £45,000 - 1
Oxfordshire +9 2 £50,000 +122.22% 1
Middlesex +2 1 £32,500 -7.14% 2
East Sussex - 1 £45,000 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 5 March 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.

1 320 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 254 (79.38%) Windows
3 229 (71.56%) Microsoft
4 227 (70.94%) MCSE
5 201 (62.81%) VMware
6 148 (46.25%) Active Directory
7 134 (41.88%) Cisco
8 131 (40.94%) MS Excel
9 130 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
10 118 (36.88%) Windows Server 2008
11 115 (35.94%) ITIL
12 111 (34.69%) CCNA
12 111 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
13 110 (34.38%) MS Exchange
14 105 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 104 (32.50%) HP
16 103 (32.19%) Citrix
17 102 (31.88%) MCP
18 101 (31.56%) MCITP
19 96 (30.00%) SAN
20 93 (29.06%) Hyper-V
21 86 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
22 79 (24.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 77 (24.06%) Exchange Server 2010
24 75 (23.44%) SQL Server
25 74 (23.13%) MS Office
26 73 (22.81%) SQL
27 72 (22.50%) vSphere
28 67 (20.94%) SharePoint
28 67 (20.94%) DNS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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
1 110 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 77 (24.06%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (20.94%) SharePoint
4 48 (15.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 44 (13.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 39 (12.19%) Lync
7 29 (9.06%) IIS
8 25 (7.81%) Exchange Server 2003
9 14 (4.38%) SAS
10 5 (1.56%) SharePoint Server
11 4 (1.25%) GlassFish
11 4 (1.25%) WebLogic
11 4 (1.25%) Apache
11 4 (1.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 4 (1.25%) GroupWise
12 2 (0.63%) IBM Notes
13 1 (0.31%) Moodle
Applications
1 131 (40.94%) MS Excel
2 74 (23.13%) MS Office
3 2 (0.63%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.31%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (3.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 9 (2.81%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (0.63%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 52 (16.25%) Office 365
2 37 (11.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (1.88%) IaaS
4 2 (0.63%) PaaS
5 1 (0.31%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 96 (30.00%) SAN
2 67 (20.94%) DNS
3 60 (18.75%) Firewall
4 53 (16.56%) TCP/IP
5 49 (15.31%) DHCP
6 38 (11.88%) LAN
7 34 (10.63%) WAN
8 19 (5.94%) VoIP
8 19 (5.94%) iSCSI
9 18 (5.63%) VPN
10 17 (5.31%) Fibre Channel
11 15 (4.69%) Internet
12 13 (4.06%) SMTP
12 13 (4.06%) NAS
13 9 (2.81%) Wireless
13 9 (2.81%) Unified Communications
14 8 (2.50%) SNMP
15 6 (1.88%) Network Security
15 6 (1.88%) Cisco IOS
15 6 (1.88%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (23.44%) SQL Server
2 26 (8.13%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (6.88%) SQL Server 2000
4 17 (5.31%) SQL Server 2005
5 9 (2.81%) SQL Server 2012
6 7 (2.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 6 (1.88%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.25%) MySQL
9 3 (0.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.63%) QlikView
11 1 (0.31%) Ingres
11 1 (0.31%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.31%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.31%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (0.63%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (0.63%) Visual Studio
2 1 (0.31%) WinDbg
General
1 14 (4.38%) Finance
2 8 (2.50%) Telecoms
3 4 (1.25%) Local Government
4 3 (0.94%) Legal
5 2 (0.63%) Retail
6 1 (0.31%) Military
6 1 (0.31%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.31%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 78 (24.38%) Support Engineer
2 58 (18.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (16.25%) Consultant
4 40 (12.50%) Analyst
5 35 (10.94%) 3rd Line Support
6 30 (9.38%) IT Support
7 26 (8.13%) Server Engineer
8 23 (7.19%) Server Support
9 21 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
9 21 (6.56%) Support Analyst
10 18 (5.63%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 17 (5.31%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
12 16 (5.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
12 16 (5.00%) Storage Engineer
12 16 (5.00%) 2nd Line Support
13 15 (4.69%) Server Support Engineer
13 15 (4.69%) IT Support Engineer
14 14 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
14 14 (4.38%) Architect
14 14 (4.38%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.25%) Application Packaging
2 3 (0.94%) XML
2 3 (0.94%) .NET
2 3 (0.94%) JSON
2 3 (0.94%) Software Packaging
3 2 (0.63%) EDI
4 1 (0.31%) ODBC
4 1 (0.31%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.31%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 28 (8.75%) Clustering
2 27 (8.44%) Analytical Skills
3 14 (4.38%) EqualLogic
3 14 (4.38%) Blackberry
4 13 (4.06%) Management Information System
5 6 (1.88%) Replication
6 5 (1.56%) PDA
7 3 (0.94%) AS400
7 3 (0.94%) iPhone
7 3 (0.94%) PKI
7 3 (0.94%) Computer Science
8 2 (0.63%) CMDB
8 2 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.31%) VLE
9 1 (0.31%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.31%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.31%) iPad
9 1 (0.31%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.31%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 254 (79.38%) Windows
2 118 (36.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 105 (32.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 86 (26.88%) Windows Server 2003
5 43 (13.44%) Windows 7
6 33 (10.31%) Windows XP
7 31 (9.69%) Linux
8 29 (9.06%) Windows 8
9 21 (6.56%) UNIX
10 7 (2.19%) Windows 2000
11 5 (1.56%) Mac OS X
11 5 (1.56%) Windows Vista
12 4 (1.25%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (0.63%) i5/OS
13 2 (0.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 2 (0.63%) OS/400
14 1 (0.31%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 115 (35.94%) ITIL
2 26 (8.13%) Change Management
3 24 (7.50%) Migration
4 22 (6.88%) Service Delivery
5 17 (5.31%) CRM
6 15 (4.69%) Technical Architecture
6 15 (4.69%) Mentoring
7 14 (4.38%) Infrastructure Management
7 14 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
8 12 (3.75%) Incident Management
9 10 (3.13%) Time Management
9 10 (3.13%) Service Management
10 8 (2.50%) Business Intelligence
11 7 (2.19%) ERP
11 7 (2.19%) Data Protection
12 6 (1.88%) Kalman Filter
12 6 (1.88%) People Management
12 6 (1.88%) PRINCE2
12 6 (1.88%) Data Analysis
12 6 (1.88%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 73 (22.81%) SQL
2 28 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 6 (1.88%) VBScript
4 5 (1.56%) VB
5 4 (1.25%) Bash Shell
5 4 (1.25%) Perl
6 2 (0.63%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.63%) C++
6 2 (0.63%) Java
7 1 (0.31%) C
Qualifications
1 320 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 227 (70.94%) MCSE
3 111 (34.69%) CCNA
3 111 (34.69%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (31.88%) MCP
5 101 (31.56%) MCITP
6 79 (24.69%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 41 (12.81%) MCTS
8 37 (11.56%) Citrix Certification
9 34 (10.63%) CCA
10 21 (6.56%) Degree
10 21 (6.56%) CCNP
11 16 (5.00%) NCDA
12 15 (4.69%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 11 (3.44%) MCDST
14 10 (3.13%) VCP4
15 7 (2.19%) SC Cleared
15 7 (2.19%) Security Cleared
16 6 (1.88%) VCP5
16 6 (1.88%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (14.06%) SLA
2 13 (4.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.25%) PCI DSS
4 3 (0.94%) COBIT
5 1 (0.31%) QA
System Software
1 148 (46.25%) Active Directory
2 130 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 93 (29.06%) Hyper-V
4 72 (22.50%) vSphere
5 40 (12.50%) XenApp
6 22 (6.88%) vCloud
7 20 (6.25%) VMware ESX
8 16 (5.00%) XenDesktop
9 6 (1.88%) Forefront TMG
9 6 (1.88%) UAG
10 3 (0.94%) Samba
10 3 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (0.94%) Terminal Services
10 3 (0.94%) ISA Server
10 3 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
10 3 (0.94%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.31%) VMware Workstation
11 1 (0.31%) BlackBerry Internet Service
Systems Management
1 44 (13.75%) Backup Exec
2 27 (8.44%) SCCM
3 13 (4.06%) WSUS
4 12 (3.75%) NetBackup
5 11 (3.44%) SCOM
6 10 (3.13%) Norton AntiVirus
7 9 (2.81%) McAfee ePO
8 6 (1.88%) AppManager
9 5 (1.56%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 5 (1.56%) Windows Intune
10 4 (1.25%) WMI
10 4 (1.25%) Cacti
10 4 (1.25%) Nagios
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (0.94%) Cisco CUCM
12 1 (0.31%) DameWare
12 1 (0.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.31%) SCSM
12 1 (0.31%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 229 (71.56%) Microsoft
2 201 (62.81%) VMware
3 134 (41.88%) Cisco
4 104 (32.50%) HP
5 103 (32.19%) Citrix
6 44 (13.75%) Symantec
7 40 (12.50%) NetApp
8 39 (12.19%) EMC
9 23 (7.19%) Dell
10 19 (5.94%) Apple
11 17 (5.31%) Juniper
12 16 (5.00%) Websense
13 15 (4.69%) McAfee
14 14 (4.38%) CommVault
15 11 (3.44%) IBM
15 11 (3.44%) ProCurve
16 9 (2.81%) Oracle
16 9 (2.81%) Veeam
17 8 (2.50%) Meru Networks
17 8 (2.50%) CheckPoint
High Wycombe
Church International
Salary: £50k-£60 plus bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £18000.00 - £22000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Staines, Middlesex
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Oxford, Oxfordshire
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Benefits, Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £20000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Brighton
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Pension, Insurance, Bonus
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Middlesex
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + bonus + benefits
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Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
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Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000pa Depending On Experience
Posted: 8 days ago
Woking
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum + Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
Woking, Bournemouth, Oldham, Middlesbrough or...
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Dartford
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