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 23 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
23 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 271 312 277
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 192 134 167
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.59% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 1.79% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 170 124 141
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,750 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Qualifications Category
South East
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
7890 7500 8050
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 32.79% 32.86% 32.95%
Number of salaries quoted 6220 5975 7045
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 £27,873
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 23 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 23 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 +19 60 £36,000 +18.03% 3
Surrey +10 54 £31,250 -10.71% 2
Hampshire +7 31 £30,000 -29.41%
Buckinghamshire 0 14 £43,500 -8.42%
Kent -12 14 £45,000 +35.78% 1
West Sussex +5 9 £27,500 +1.85% 2
Middlesex +9 5 £33,500 -16.25% 1
Oxfordshire -10 5 £30,500 -50.20% 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 359 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 294 (81.89%) Windows
3 267 (74.37%) Microsoft
4 264 (73.54%) MCSE
5 197 (54.87%) Active Directory
6 173 (48.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 172 (47.91%) MS Exchange
8 153 (42.62%) Firewall
9 145 (40.39%) VMware
10 143 (39.83%) MCITP
11 138 (38.44%) Cisco
12 121 (33.70%) ITIL
13 117 (32.59%) MS Excel
14 115 (32.03%) Windows Server 2003
15 110 (30.64%) Cisco Certification
16 108 (30.08%) CCNA
17 104 (28.97%) MCP
18 98 (27.30%) Windows Server 2012
19 96 (26.74%) Exchange Server 2010
20 92 (25.63%) Hyper-V
21 85 (23.68%) MCTS
22 84 (23.40%) SQL
23 80 (22.28%) SAN
23 80 (22.28%) VMware Infrastructure
24 77 (21.45%) DNS
25 75 (20.89%) SLA
25 75 (20.89%) SQL Server
26 70 (19.50%) IIS
27 65 (18.11%) LAN
28 62 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 172 (47.91%) MS Exchange
2 96 (26.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 70 (19.50%) IIS
4 62 (17.27%) Exchange Server 2007
5 58 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2013
6 54 (15.04%) SharePoint
7 45 (12.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 39 (10.86%) Lync
9 8 (2.23%) Moodle
10 7 (1.95%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 5 (1.39%) SharePoint Server
12 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
13 3 (0.84%) IBM Notes
14 2 (0.56%) Apache
14 2 (0.56%) GroupWise
14 2 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.28%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.28%) WebSphere
15 1 (0.28%) Exchange Server 5.5
15 1 (0.28%) WebLogic
Applications
1 117 (32.59%) MS Excel
2 52 (14.48%) MS Office
3 6 (1.67%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.56%) PowerPivot
5 1 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 12 (3.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.28%) SalesLogix
Cloud Services
1 19 (5.29%) Office 365
2 16 (4.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.34%) SaaS
4 8 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (42.62%) Firewall
2 80 (22.28%) SAN
3 77 (21.45%) DNS
4 65 (18.11%) LAN
5 57 (15.88%) TCP/IP
6 56 (15.60%) WAN
7 48 (13.37%) DHCP
8 45 (12.53%) VPN
9 30 (8.36%) Cisco ASA
10 25 (6.96%) FWSM
11 23 (6.41%) Internet
12 21 (5.85%) Wireless
12 21 (5.85%) VoIP
13 20 (5.57%) VLAN
14 13 (3.62%) MPLS
15 12 (3.34%) Ethernet
16 10 (2.79%) OSPF
16 10 (2.79%) BGP
16 10 (2.79%) NAS
17 9 (2.51%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (20.89%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 17 (4.74%) SQL Server 2005
4 15 (4.18%) SQL Server 2012
5 14 (3.90%) Relational Database
5 14 (3.90%) RDBMS
6 11 (3.06%) Oracle Database
7 10 (2.79%) Oracle Database 11g
7 10 (2.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 9 (2.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 8 (2.23%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (0.84%) MySQL
11 2 (0.56%) MS Access
11 2 (0.56%) Data Mining
12 1 (0.28%) DB2
12 1 (0.28%) Informix
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.28%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 22 (6.13%) Telecoms
2 13 (3.62%) Finance
3 12 (3.34%) Back Office
4 7 (1.95%) Legal
5 2 (0.56%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.28%) Marketing
6 1 (0.28%) French Language
6 1 (0.28%) German Language
Job Titles
1 84 (23.40%) Analyst
2 78 (21.73%) Support Engineer
3 43 (11.98%) Administrator
4 41 (11.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 36 (10.03%) Service Analyst
6 35 (9.75%) Service Desk Analyst
7 30 (8.36%) 3rd Line Support
8 28 (7.80%) Support Analyst
9 27 (7.52%) 2nd Line Support
9 27 (7.52%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (5.85%) Technical Support
10 21 (5.85%) Senior Support Engineer
11 20 (5.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 18 (5.01%) IT Support
13 17 (4.74%) Desktop Support
14 16 (4.46%) Network Engineer
14 16 (4.46%) DBA
14 16 (4.46%) SQL DBA
14 16 (4.46%) Server Administrator
15 15 (4.18%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (4.74%) Web Services
2 9 (2.51%) .NET
3 5 (1.39%) .NET Framework
4 3 (0.84%) Application Packaging
5 2 (0.56%) COM
6 1 (0.28%) HTML
6 1 (0.28%) J2EE
6 1 (0.28%) OAuth
6 1 (0.28%) OpenID
6 1 (0.28%) Sass
6 1 (0.28%) SAML
6 1 (0.28%) JAAS
Miscellaneous
1 40 (11.14%) Clustering
2 22 (6.13%) Firmware
3 12 (3.34%) Blackberry
4 11 (3.06%) Computer Science
5 10 (2.79%) LIMS
6 9 (2.51%) IPTV
7 8 (2.23%) iPhone
8 6 (1.67%) Replication
9 5 (1.39%) Management Information System
9 5 (1.39%) PKI
9 5 (1.39%) EqualLogic
9 5 (1.39%) Enterprise Storage
10 4 (1.11%) Smartphone
11 3 (0.84%) Mathematics
11 3 (0.84%) Client/Server
11 3 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (0.84%) Video on Demand
12 2 (0.56%) Video Conferencing
12 2 (0.56%) iPad
13 1 (0.28%) Learning Management System
Operating Systems
1 294 (81.89%) Windows
2 173 (48.19%) Windows Server 2008
3 115 (32.03%) Windows Server 2003
4 98 (27.30%) Windows Server 2012
5 55 (15.32%) Windows 7
6 51 (14.21%) Linux
7 30 (8.36%) Windows 8
8 28 (7.80%) Windows XP
9 23 (6.41%) UNIX
10 12 (3.34%) Solaris
11 11 (3.06%) Windows 2000
12 10 (2.79%) Mac OS
13 5 (1.39%) Windows Vista
14 3 (0.84%) SUSE
14 3 (0.84%) Debian
15 2 (0.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 2 (0.56%) NetWare
15 2 (0.56%) Mac OS X
16 1 (0.28%) AIX
16 1 (0.28%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 121 (33.70%) ITIL
2 30 (8.36%) Incident Management
3 27 (7.52%) Service Delivery
4 26 (7.24%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (5.57%) CRM
6 19 (5.29%) ITIL V3
7 15 (4.18%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (4.18%) Configuration Management
8 14 (3.90%) Problem Management
9 13 (3.62%) Service Management
10 12 (3.34%) Capacity Planning
11 11 (3.06%) Migration
12 10 (2.79%) Business Continuity
12 10 (2.79%) Information Management
12 10 (2.79%) Technical Architecture
12 10 (2.79%) Project Management
12 10 (2.79%) Network Monitoring
13 9 (2.51%) Root Cause Analysis
13 9 (2.51%) Validation
14 8 (2.23%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 84 (23.40%) SQL
2 29 (8.08%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.90%) T-SQL
4 7 (1.95%) C
4 7 (1.95%) VB
5 4 (1.11%) PL/SQL
6 3 (0.84%) C#
7 2 (0.56%) Java
7 2 (0.56%) PHP
8 1 (0.28%) VBScript
8 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.28%) Python
8 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
8 1 (0.28%) Objective-C
8 1 (0.28%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 359 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 264 (73.54%) MCSE
3 143 (39.83%) MCITP
4 110 (30.64%) Cisco Certification
5 108 (30.08%) CCNA
6 104 (28.97%) MCP
7 85 (23.68%) MCTS
8 44 (12.26%) MOS
9 42 (11.70%) Degree
10 41 (11.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 38 (10.58%) CCNP
12 33 (9.19%) Security Cleared
13 31 (8.64%) Network+ Certification
14 23 (6.41%) ITIL Certification
15 16 (4.46%) MCDST
16 15 (4.18%) A+ Certification
17 14 (3.90%) MCDBA
18 13 (3.62%) MCSD
19 12 (3.34%) Citrix Certification
20 11 (3.06%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (20.89%) SLA
2 7 (1.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.84%) QA
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 9000
4 2 (0.56%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.28%) DICOM
System Software
1 197 (54.87%) Active Directory
2 92 (25.63%) Hyper-V
3 80 (22.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (8.36%) vSphere
5 24 (6.69%) XenApp
6 20 (5.57%) XenDesktop
7 14 (3.90%) UAG
8 13 (3.62%) VMware ESX
9 12 (3.34%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (2.23%) Oracle RMAN
11 5 (1.39%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (1.39%) Terminal Services
12 4 (1.11%) XenServer
13 3 (0.84%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.84%) KVM
13 3 (0.84%) MetaFrame
14 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.56%) Novell eDirectory
14 2 (0.56%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 61 (16.99%) Backup Exec
2 27 (7.52%) SCCM
3 20 (5.57%) WSUS
4 15 (4.18%) SCOM
5 13 (3.62%) McAfee ePO
6 10 (2.79%) SolarWinds Orion
7 9 (2.51%) Foglight
8 8 (2.23%) Norton AntiVirus
9 5 (1.39%) ARCserve
10 3 (0.84%) NetBackup
11 2 (0.56%) ZENworks
11 2 (0.56%) HP SIM
12 1 (0.28%) Oracle Identity Management
12 1 (0.28%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 1 (0.28%) Sysprep
12 1 (0.28%) Tivoli
12 1 (0.28%) AppManager
Vendors
1 267 (74.37%) Microsoft
2 145 (40.39%) VMware
3 138 (38.44%) Cisco
4 60 (16.71%) HP
5 56 (15.60%) Citrix
6 43 (11.98%) Juniper
7 39 (10.86%) Dell
8 37 (10.31%) Symantec
9 36 (10.03%) CheckPoint
9 36 (10.03%) F5
10 30 (8.36%) SolarWinds
11 24 (6.69%) Oracle
12 22 (6.13%) Veeam
13 21 (5.85%) McAfee
14 16 (4.46%) Fortinet
15 14 (3.90%) EMC
16 13 (3.62%) IBM
17 11 (3.06%) Apple
18 10 (2.79%) Remedy
18 10 (2.79%) Mitel
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Streamline Connections
Salary: £34000 - £38000 per annum + Bonus,Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
Farnham, Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000
Posted: Yesterday
Middlesex
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £34000 per annum + Benefits (Bonus, Healthcare, etc)
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
SunGard
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Net Recruit.co.uk Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000
Posted: 8 days ago
Bracknell
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £18000 - £20500 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 9 days ago
Dartford
Sovereign Business Resources
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £28000 - £33000 per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 19 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £14,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
Leatherhead
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £23000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Fidessa
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 26 days ago
Marlow
Softcat
Salary: Competitive salary, benefits and bonus scheme
Posted: 27 days ago