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 27 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 72 69 80
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 12 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 2.64% 1.36% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.33% 3.82% 0.36%
Number of salaries quoted 25 12 1
Average salary £35,000 £28,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+22.80% -43.00%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
312 314 274
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Southampton 31.68% 35.64% 35.72%
Number of salaries quoted 252 294 246
Average salary £42,500 £39,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.59% -1.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,920 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £55,000
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
Salary Histogram in Southampton

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Southampton region over the 3 months to 27 February 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Southampton

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Southampton

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (83.33%) MCSE
3 22 (73.33%) VMware
3 22 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (73.33%) Hyper-V
4 20 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
4 20 (66.67%) vSphere
4 20 (66.67%) vCloud
4 20 (66.67%) Office 365
4 20 (66.67%) HP
4 20 (66.67%) NetApp
5 18 (60.00%) MCITP
6 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
6 17 (56.67%) CCNA
6 17 (56.67%) Cisco
7 15 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
8 10 (33.33%) Windows
9 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
9 7 (23.33%) Service Management
9 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (20.00%) ITIL
11 5 (16.67%) MCP
11 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
12 4 (13.33%) SQL
12 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
12 4 (13.33%) MS Office
12 4 (13.33%) SLA
12 4 (13.33%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Southampton by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 5 (16.67%) MS Exchange
2 3 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (6.67%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 4 (13.33%) MS Office
2 3 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 20 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 20 (66.67%) Office 365
2 1 (3.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (13.33%) SAN
1 4 (13.33%) Firewall
2 1 (3.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (13.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.33%) Manufacturing
1 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (66.67%) Consultant
2 13 (43.33%) Cloud Engineer
2 13 (43.33%) Cloud Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Technical Consultant
3 7 (23.33%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 6 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) IT Support
6 3 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) Help Desk Support
6 3 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (10.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) IT Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 10 (33.33%) Windows
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (23.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 7
3 3 (10.00%) Windows 8
3 3 (10.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (23.33%) Service Management
2 6 (20.00%) ITIL
3 4 (13.33%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (3.33%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 4 (13.33%) SQL
1 4 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 30 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (83.33%) MCSE
3 18 (60.00%) MCITP
4 17 (56.67%) CCNA
4 17 (56.67%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (50.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (16.67%) MCP
7 4 (13.33%) Degree
8 3 (10.00%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (73.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 22 (73.33%) Hyper-V
2 20 (66.67%) vSphere
2 20 (66.67%) vCloud
3 7 (23.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 22 (73.33%) VMware
2 20 (66.67%) NetApp
2 20 (66.67%) HP
3 17 (56.67%) Cisco
4 10 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.67%) Citrix