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

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 285 313 296
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 152 160 194
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 0.84% 0.75% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.67% 2.39% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 144 131 172
Median salary £32,500 £37,500 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-13.33% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,600 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £47,500 £50,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.15%
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
5694 6693 7968
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South East 31.34% 31.43% 34.05%
Number of salaries quoted 4616 5144 6305
Median salary £45,000 £44,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.12% +3.48%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 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 June 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
Hampshire +33 65 £33,750 -19.16% 4
Surrey +15 28 £32,000 -8.57% 6
Berkshire +17 26 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Oxfordshire 0 11 £31,500 -23.17%
Buckinghamshire +19 10 £41,500 +27.69% 2
Kent +15 6 £23,000 -56.19% 2
East Sussex +10 4 £39,750 -33.75%
West Sussex -4 2 £36,250 -19.44% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 307 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 248 (80.78%) Windows
3 226 (73.62%) Microsoft
4 214 (69.71%) VMware
5 185 (60.26%) MCSE
6 167 (54.40%) Active Directory
7 156 (50.81%) VMware Infrastructure
8 150 (48.86%) Windows Server
9 130 (42.35%) ITIL
10 128 (41.69%) CCNA
10 128 (41.69%) Cisco Certification
11 125 (40.72%) MS Excel
12 120 (39.09%) Cisco
13 117 (38.11%) MS Exchange
14 113 (36.81%) Hyper-V
14 113 (36.81%) Windows Server 2012
15 103 (33.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 100 (32.57%) Citrix
17 95 (30.94%) Windows Server 2008
18 84 (27.36%) MCITP
19 78 (25.41%) Office 365
20 76 (24.76%) HP
20 76 (24.76%) MCP
21 75 (24.43%) Firewall
22 74 (24.10%) WAN
23 72 (23.45%) LAN
24 67 (21.82%) MCTS
25 62 (20.20%) DHCP
26 58 (18.89%) DNS
27 50 (16.29%) SLA

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
1 117 (38.11%) MS Exchange
2 38 (12.38%) Skype for Business
3 34 (11.07%) Exchange Server 2013
4 31 (10.10%) Exchange Server 2010
5 21 (6.84%) Exchange Server 2007
6 16 (5.21%) IIS
7 13 (4.23%) SharePoint
8 10 (3.26%) OpenStack
9 3 (0.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.65%) Confluence
10 2 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.65%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.33%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 125 (40.72%) MS Excel
2 44 (14.33%) MS Office
3 5 (1.63%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.98%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.33%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Dynamics AX
2 2 (0.65%) Infor M3
3 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 78 (25.41%) Office 365
2 28 (9.12%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.61%) SaaS
5 4 (1.30%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.33%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 75 (24.43%) Firewall
2 74 (24.10%) WAN
3 72 (23.45%) LAN
4 62 (20.20%) DHCP
5 58 (18.89%) DNS
6 48 (15.64%) SAN
7 35 (11.40%) VLAN
8 29 (9.45%) VPN
9 26 (8.47%) TCP/IP
10 18 (5.86%) Internet
10 18 (5.86%) Wireless
11 17 (5.54%) Cisco ASA
12 15 (4.89%) BGP
13 13 (4.23%) Cisco IOS
14 11 (3.58%) Intranet
14 11 (3.58%) VPLS
15 10 (3.26%) HTTP
15 10 (3.26%) MPLS
15 10 (3.26%) OSPF
15 10 (3.26%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (14.98%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (2.61%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
6 4 (1.30%) Oracle Database
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server 2000
6 4 (1.30%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (0.98%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 3 (0.98%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.33%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.33%) MS Access
8 1 (0.33%) MySQL
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.33%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 6 (1.95%) Eclipse
1 6 (1.95%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.65%) Jenkins
2 2 (0.65%) JIRA
General
1 25 (8.14%) Finance
2 19 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 9 (2.93%) Manufacturing
4 7 (2.28%) Retail
5 6 (1.95%) Banking
6 5 (1.63%) Local Government
7 2 (0.65%) Legal
7 2 (0.65%) Marketing
8 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.33%) Back Office
8 1 (0.33%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 81 (26.38%) Support Engineer
2 66 (21.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 44 (14.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 42 (13.68%) Analyst
5 35 (11.40%) Consultant
6 33 (10.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 30 (9.77%) Support Analyst
8 29 (9.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 27 (8.79%) Server Engineer
10 26 (8.47%) Infrastructure Support
10 26 (8.47%) Server Support
11 25 (8.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 25 (8.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
12 23 (7.49%) VMware Engineer
13 22 (7.17%) Network Engineer
14 21 (6.84%) 3rd Line Support
15 19 (6.19%) IT Support
16 17 (5.54%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 17 (5.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
17 16 (5.21%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (3.58%) .NET
2 8 (2.61%) Middleware
3 4 (1.30%) ODBC
4 3 (0.98%) Software Packaging
5 2 (0.65%) COM
6 1 (0.33%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 38 (12.38%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (8.47%) Data Centre
3 20 (6.51%) Driving Licence
4 15 (4.89%) Clustering
5 11 (3.58%) CESG
5 11 (3.58%) Statistics
6 7 (2.28%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.28%) Private Cloud
7 6 (1.95%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (1.95%) User Experience
8 5 (1.63%) AS400
8 5 (1.63%) Cybercrime
8 5 (1.63%) EqualLogic
8 5 (1.63%) Replication
9 4 (1.30%) Blackberry
9 4 (1.30%) Client/Server
9 4 (1.30%) Data Integration
9 4 (1.30%) iPad
9 4 (1.30%) iPhone
9 4 (1.30%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 248 (80.78%) Windows
2 150 (48.86%) Windows Server
3 113 (36.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 95 (30.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 42 (13.68%) Windows 7
6 36 (11.73%) Linux
7 31 (10.10%) Windows 8
8 21 (6.84%) Windows 10
9 17 (5.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (4.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 7 (2.28%) Unix
12 5 (1.63%) Mac OS X
12 5 (1.63%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.30%) Mac OS
14 2 (0.65%) Android
14 2 (0.65%) Apple iOS
15 1 (0.33%) AIX
15 1 (0.33%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Phone
15 1 (0.33%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 130 (42.35%) ITIL
2 26 (8.47%) Ticket Management
3 24 (7.82%) Change Control
4 21 (6.84%) Continuous Improvement
5 17 (5.54%) Migration
5 17 (5.54%) Service Delivery
6 16 (5.21%) ERP
6 16 (5.21%) High Availability
6 16 (5.21%) ITIL V3
7 15 (4.89%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (4.89%) Presales
8 14 (4.56%) Problem Management
8 14 (4.56%) Service Management
9 13 (4.23%) PRINCE2
10 12 (3.91%) Coaching
11 11 (3.58%) Functional Testing
11 11 (3.58%) Performance Testing
11 11 (3.58%) Test Strategy
11 11 (3.58%) User Acceptance Testing
12 10 (3.26%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 45 (14.66%) SQL
2 27 (8.79%) PowerShell
3 11 (3.58%) Bash Shell
3 11 (3.58%) C
4 10 (3.26%) Perl
4 10 (3.26%) Python
5 8 (2.61%) Java
6 7 (2.28%) T-SQL
7 6 (1.95%) C#
8 5 (1.63%) Ruby
9 1 (0.33%) C++
9 1 (0.33%) RPG
9 1 (0.33%) VBA
Qualifications
1 307 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 185 (60.26%) MCSE
3 128 (41.69%) CCNA
3 128 (41.69%) Cisco Certification
4 103 (33.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 84 (27.36%) MCITP
6 76 (24.76%) MCP
7 67 (21.82%) MCTS
8 45 (14.66%) Citrix Certification
9 44 (14.33%) CCA
10 31 (10.10%) Degree
11 30 (9.77%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 24 (7.82%) SC Cleared
12 24 (7.82%) Security Cleared
13 17 (5.54%) RHCSA
14 14 (4.56%) Network+ Certification
15 13 (4.23%) A+ Certification
15 13 (4.23%) MOS
16 11 (3.58%) CCNP
17 10 (3.26%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 50 (16.29%) SLA
2 13 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (3.91%) PCI DSS
4 10 (3.26%) HIPAA
5 3 (0.98%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 167 (54.40%) Active Directory
2 156 (50.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 113 (36.81%) Hyper-V
4 45 (14.66%) vSphere
4 45 (14.66%) XenApp
5 27 (8.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 11 (3.58%) VMware ESXi
7 10 (3.26%) Xen
8 8 (2.61%) Firmware
8 8 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (2.28%) vCloud
9 7 (2.28%) Virtual Servers
9 7 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 4 (1.30%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.98%) Terminal Server
12 2 (0.65%) XenServer
13 1 (0.33%) Oracle RAC
13 1 (0.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 1 (0.33%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 43 (14.01%) SCCM
2 30 (9.77%) Backup Exec
3 20 (6.51%) WSUS
4 16 (5.21%) SCOM
5 14 (4.56%) SCVMM
6 12 (3.91%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (3.58%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 11 (3.58%) vMotion
8 9 (2.93%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (2.61%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (2.61%) Nagios
9 8 (2.61%) NetBackup
10 5 (1.63%) Puppet
10 5 (1.63%) SCOrch
11 4 (1.30%) Failover Clustering
11 4 (1.30%) SCSM
12 2 (0.65%) FortiGate
12 2 (0.65%) XenMobile
13 1 (0.33%) Nessus
13 1 (0.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 226 (73.62%) Microsoft
2 214 (69.71%) VMware
3 120 (39.09%) Cisco
4 100 (32.57%) Citrix
5 76 (24.76%) HP
6 39 (12.70%) NetApp
7 30 (9.77%) EMC
8 22 (7.17%) Veeam
9 18 (5.86%) Oracle
9 18 (5.86%) Red Hat
10 16 (5.21%) Dell
10 16 (5.21%) Symantec
11 12 (3.91%) Juniper
12 11 (3.58%) CheckPoint
13 9 (2.93%) Extreme Networks
13 9 (2.93%) F5
13 9 (2.93%) Intel Security
13 9 (2.93%) Palo Alto
14 8 (2.61%) SolarWinds
15 7 (2.28%) Sophos
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Capita plc
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £30k - 42.6k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Tenterden, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +BUPA, Pension, Death in service, company mobi
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £28,982 - 32,600 per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Winchester
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + holiday, pension
Posted: 20 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
Aylesbury, United Kingdom
Intel Security
Salary: Competitive plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Basingstoke
Spectrum IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, etc
Posted: 9 days ago
Kent
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago