The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the West Sussex 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 77 91 -
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 1.89% 0.54% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.96% 1.87% -
Number of salaries quoted 20 6 0
Average salary £37,500 £22,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+70.45% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
MCSA
South East

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

Qualifications Category
West Sussex
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
289 321 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in West Sussex 23.71% 28.82% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 239 266 359
Average salary £38,000 £42,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in West Sussex

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Sussex

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

MCSA Salary Trend in West Sussex

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Sussex

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

MCSA Salary Histogram in West Sussex

MCSA
Job Locations in West Sussex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Sussex region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Gatwick - 6 £35,500 -
Crawley +11 5 £35,000 -12.50%
Horsham - 3 £17,500 -
MCSA
South East

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Sussex

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) MCSE
3 31 (88.57%) VMware
4 30 (85.71%) ITIL
4 30 (85.71%) Windows
5 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
6 23 (65.71%) Citrix
7 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
7 16 (45.71%) MCP
7 16 (45.71%) SCCM
7 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
8 15 (42.86%) CCNA
8 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (40.00%) DHCP
9 14 (40.00%) DNS
9 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 14 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
9 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (37.14%) Linux
10 13 (37.14%) Cisco
11 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
11 12 (34.29%) Configuration Management
11 12 (34.29%) Firewall
11 12 (34.29%) UAG
11 12 (34.29%) SharePoint 2013
12 11 (31.43%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (28.57%) IaaS
14 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 9 (25.71%) Internet

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in West Sussex by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT jobs across the West Sussex 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 14 (40.00%) MS Exchange
1 14 (40.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 12 (34.29%) SharePoint 2013
2 12 (34.29%) SharePoint
3 9 (25.71%) IIS
4 2 (5.71%) SAS
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.71%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (22.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 10 (28.57%) IaaS
2 7 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (17.14%) Office 365
4 2 (5.71%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (40.00%) DHCP
1 14 (40.00%) DNS
2 12 (34.29%) Firewall
3 11 (31.43%) Wi-Fi
4 9 (25.71%) Internet
5 8 (22.86%) SAN
6 5 (14.29%) LAN
6 5 (14.29%) WAN
7 3 (8.57%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (5.71%) Unified Communications
8 2 (5.71%) VPN
8 2 (5.71%) IP Telephony
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (5.71%) Network Security
9 1 (2.86%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (11.43%) Amazon RDS
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 12 (34.29%) Analyst
2 10 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (25.71%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 6 (17.14%) Support Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Software Engineer
6 4 (11.43%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 4 (11.43%) Team Leader
7 3 (8.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (8.57%) Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Support
8 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support
8 2 (5.71%) Support Engineer
8 2 (5.71%) 1st Line Support Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) IT Administrator
8 2 (5.71%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
8 2 (5.71%) Network Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 6 (17.14%) PKI
2 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.71%) EqualLogic
3 1 (2.86%) Firmware
3 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.86%) Mathematics
Operating Systems
1 30 (85.71%) Windows
2 16 (45.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (37.14%) Linux
5 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (85.71%) ITIL
2 12 (34.29%) Configuration Management
3 6 (17.14%) Change Management
4 5 (14.29%) Problem Management
4 5 (14.29%) ITIL V3
5 4 (11.43%) Disaster Recovery
5 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
6 3 (8.57%) Incident Management
6 3 (8.57%) Service Management
6 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
6 3 (8.57%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (5.71%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (5.71%) Change Control
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 2 (5.71%) VB
1 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.86%) C
2 1 (2.86%) SQL
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) MCSE
3 16 (45.71%) MCP
4 15 (42.86%) CCNA
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (20.00%) CCNP
5 7 (20.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 7 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) Security Cleared
5 7 (20.00%) VCAP
6 4 (11.43%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (8.57%) MCITP
7 3 (8.57%) Degree
8 2 (5.71%) JNCIS
8 2 (5.71%) MCDST
8 2 (5.71%) VCP5
8 2 (5.71%) CCA
8 2 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (2.86%) Network+ Certification
9 1 (2.86%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (45.71%) Active Directory
2 14 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (34.29%) UAG
4 2 (5.71%) XenApp
4 2 (5.71%) XenDesktop
4 2 (5.71%) vSphere
4 2 (5.71%) MetaFrame
4 2 (5.71%) ISA Server
5 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 16 (45.71%) SCCM
2 5 (14.29%) SCOM
3 4 (11.43%) Backup Exec
4 2 (5.71%) WSUS
4 2 (5.71%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (5.71%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (88.57%) VMware
2 27 (77.14%) Microsoft
3 23 (65.71%) Citrix
4 13 (37.14%) Cisco
5 9 (25.71%) HP
5 9 (25.71%) Red Hat
6 7 (20.00%) NetApp
7 4 (11.43%) EMC
8 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 3 (8.57%) Juniper
8 3 (8.57%) BT
9 2 (5.71%) Sophos
9 2 (5.71%) 3PAR
9 2 (5.71%) Symantec
9 2 (5.71%) Mitel
9 2 (5.71%) Altiris
9 2 (5.71%) LANDesk
9 2 (5.71%) WatchGuard
9 2 (5.71%) ProCurve
9 2 (5.71%) Veeam