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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 74 79 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 0.39% 0.73% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.41% 2.09% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 6 0
Average salary £20,000 £22,750 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.08% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
213 287 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 27.55% 35.09% 31.05%
Number of salaries quoted 189 265 242
Average salary £42,500 £35,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.42% -9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £22,600 £28,700
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) Windows
3 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
4 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (62.50%) HP
6 19 (59.38%) SLA
6 19 (59.38%) ITIL
7 18 (56.25%) MCSE
7 18 (56.25%) VMware
8 17 (53.13%) MS Excel
8 17 (53.13%) MS Exchange
9 16 (50.00%) MS Office
10 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
11 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
12 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2007
12 13 (40.63%) MCITP
13 12 (37.50%) Service Delivery
13 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
14 11 (34.38%) Dell
14 11 (34.38%) Problem Management
15 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
15 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
16 8 (25.00%) MCP
16 8 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
16 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
16 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
17 7 (21.88%) MCTS
17 7 (21.88%) Service Management
17 7 (21.88%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 17 (53.13%) MS Exchange
2 13 (40.63%) Exchange Server 2007
3 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 6 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 17 (53.13%) MS Excel
2 16 (50.00%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (18.75%) DNS
2 5 (15.63%) DHCP
3 3 (9.38%) TCP/IP
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Support Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) Junior
3 8 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
3 8 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Consultant
5 6 (18.75%) Analyst
5 6 (18.75%) Technical Consultant
5 6 (18.75%) Junior Consultant
6 5 (15.63%) Junior Technical Consultant
6 5 (15.63%) Service Analyst
6 5 (15.63%) Service Desk Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 4 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
8 3 (9.38%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Wintel Support
8 3 (9.38%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Junior Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Field Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (18.75%) Performance Metrics
2 4 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (6.25%) Thin Client
3 2 (6.25%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (93.75%) Windows
2 22 (68.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (43.75%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (28.13%) Windows XP
6 8 (25.00%) Windows 8
7 6 (18.75%) Windows 2000 Server
8 3 (9.38%) Windows 7
9 1 (3.13%) Mac OS
9 1 (3.13%) UNIX
9 1 (3.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (59.38%) ITIL
2 12 (37.50%) Service Delivery
3 11 (34.38%) Problem Management
4 7 (21.88%) Service Management
5 6 (18.75%) Change Management
5 6 (18.75%) Incident Management
5 6 (18.75%) Resource Management
5 6 (18.75%) Root Cause Analysis
6 5 (15.63%) Time Management
6 5 (15.63%) Workflow
6 5 (15.63%) Project Management
7 4 (12.50%) Capacity Management
8 1 (3.13%) Configuration Management
8 1 (3.13%) Business Continuity
8 1 (3.13%) Identity Management
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (56.25%) MCSE
3 13 (40.63%) MCITP
4 8 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (25.00%) MCP
5 7 (21.88%) MCTS
6 6 (18.75%) CCNA
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
6 6 (18.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 3 (9.38%) A+ Certification
8 2 (6.25%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (59.38%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (28.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (3.13%) vSphere
5 1 (3.13%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 25 (78.13%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) HP
3 18 (56.25%) VMware
4 11 (34.38%) Dell
5 7 (21.88%) Citrix
6 6 (18.75%) ProCurve
6 6 (18.75%) Cisco
6 6 (18.75%) IBM
7 2 (6.25%) Veeam
8 1 (3.13%) NetApp
8 1 (3.13%) Pegasus
8 1 (3.13%) Apple