The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Southampton region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 59 82 -
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 9 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 3.15% 1.02% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.46% 3.28% -
Number of salaries quoted 27 9 0
Average salary £22,500 £24,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
MCSA
Hampshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Southampton region.

Qualifications Category
Southampton
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
362 274 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 42.24% 31.00% 32.56%
Number of salaries quoted 312 270 261
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £22,600 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Southampton region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Southampton

MCSA
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Southampton region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Southampton

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Southampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (95.45%) Windows
3 36 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 29 (65.91%) MCSE
5 26 (59.09%) VMware
5 26 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (56.82%) HP
7 24 (54.55%) SLA
8 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
8 22 (50.00%) ITIL
9 21 (47.73%) MS Excel
9 21 (47.73%) MS Exchange
10 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (40.91%) MCITP
12 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (36.36%) Dell
13 15 (34.09%) MS Office
13 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
14 14 (31.82%) Windows 8
14 14 (31.82%) Problem Management
15 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2007
15 13 (29.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
16 11 (25.00%) MCP
16 11 (25.00%) IBM
17 10 (22.73%) Citrix
17 10 (22.73%) DNS
17 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
17 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
17 10 (22.73%) Incident Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the Southampton 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 21 (47.73%) MS Exchange
2 13 (29.55%) Exchange Server 2007
3 10 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2003
5 3 (6.82%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
6 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 21 (47.73%) MS Excel
2 15 (34.09%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) DNS
2 5 (11.36%) DHCP
3 4 (9.09%) LAN
3 4 (9.09%) WAN
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.55%) Firewall
6 1 (2.27%) IPsec
6 1 (2.27%) VLAN
6 1 (2.27%) SSL
6 1 (2.27%) SAN
6 1 (2.27%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (2.27%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (2.27%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Support Engineer
2 11 (25.00%) Junior
2 11 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 10 (22.73%) Analyst
3 10 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (20.45%) Consultant
5 8 (18.18%) Junior Consultant
5 8 (18.18%) Technical Consultant
6 7 (15.91%) Junior Technical Consultant
7 5 (11.36%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (11.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Service Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) IT Support
8 4 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
8 4 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Wintel Support
9 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Support Engineer
9 3 (6.82%) Wintel Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) Thin Client
1 3 (6.82%) Fat Client
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 42 (95.45%) Windows
2 26 (59.09%) Windows Server 2008
3 19 (43.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (31.82%) Windows 8
6 10 (22.73%) Windows 7
7 9 (20.45%) Windows XP
8 6 (13.64%) Windows 2000 Server
9 5 (11.36%) Mac OS
9 5 (11.36%) UNIX
9 5 (11.36%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (50.00%) ITIL
2 15 (34.09%) Service Delivery
3 14 (31.82%) Problem Management
4 10 (22.73%) Incident Management
5 9 (20.45%) Service Management
5 9 (20.45%) Resource Management
5 9 (20.45%) Root Cause Analysis
6 6 (13.64%) Capacity Management
6 6 (13.64%) Change Management
7 5 (11.36%) Identity Management
7 5 (11.36%) Workflow
7 5 (11.36%) Business Continuity
7 5 (11.36%) Configuration Management
7 5 (11.36%) Project Management
7 5 (11.36%) Time Management
8 1 (2.27%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 3 (6.82%) SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (65.91%) MCSE
3 18 (40.91%) MCITP
4 13 (29.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 11 (25.00%) MCP
6 7 (15.91%) MCTS
6 7 (15.91%) CCNA
6 7 (15.91%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (13.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 3 (6.82%) A+ Certification
9 2 (4.55%) MCDST
10 1 (2.27%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (54.55%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
4 7 (15.91%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 2 (4.55%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 36 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 26 (59.09%) VMware
3 25 (56.82%) HP
4 16 (36.36%) Dell
5 11 (25.00%) IBM
6 10 (22.73%) Citrix
7 8 (18.18%) Cisco
8 6 (13.64%) ProCurve
9 5 (11.36%) Apple
10 2 (4.55%) Veeam
10 2 (4.55%) Pegasus