Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East > Buckinghamshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 151 141 152
Rank change year-on-year -10 +11 +21
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 40 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 0.66% 1.29% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 4.62% 4.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18 30 28
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £40,000 £38,750 £28,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.23% +34.78% -20.69%
10th Percentile £26,250 £19,725 £22,175
90th Percentile £46,000 £61,500 £38,750
South East median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,000
% change year-on-year -1.33% -1.32% +15.15%

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Buckinghamshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Buckinghamshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 650 865 1299
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire 22.52% 27.98% 29.16%
Number of salaries quoted 513 684 954
Buckinghamshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £21,250 £26,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £67,500 £62,675
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Buckinghamshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Buckinghamshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Buckinghamshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Buckinghamshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Buckinghamshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Buckinghamshire region over the 6 months to 20 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Milton Keynes +15 15 £42,250 +1.81%
Aylesbury - 3 £27,500 -
Chesham - 1 £37,000 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 November 2017, 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 Buckinghamshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 19 (100.00%) MCSE
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
2 17 (89.47%) VMware
3 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
4 15 (78.95%) Firewall
4 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
5 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (68.42%) LAN
6 13 (68.42%) WAN
6 13 (68.42%) Mac OS X
6 13 (68.42%) Windows 10
6 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
7 12 (63.16%) Cisco
7 12 (63.16%) Citrix
8 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
8 11 (57.89%) SCCM
8 11 (57.89%) SAN
8 11 (57.89%) Windows 8
9 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
9 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
9 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
10 9 (47.37%) Avaya
10 9 (47.37%) VoIP
10 9 (47.37%) SharePoint Server
10 9 (47.37%) Palo Alto
10 9 (47.37%) Extreme Networks
11 8 (42.11%) Cisco IOS

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Buckinghamshire 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 16 (84.21%) MS Exchange
2 10 (52.63%) SharePoint
3 9 (47.37%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 3 (15.79%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (26.32%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (78.95%) Firewall
2 13 (68.42%) LAN
2 13 (68.42%) WAN
3 11 (57.89%) SAN
4 9 (47.37%) VoIP
5 8 (42.11%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (15.79%) DNS
6 3 (15.79%) TCP/IP
7 2 (10.53%) VLAN
8 1 (5.26%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (57.89%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (57.89%) Analyst
1 11 (57.89%) Infrastructure Support
2 10 (52.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 10 (52.63%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 9 (47.37%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
3 9 (47.37%) Support Analyst
4 8 (42.11%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support Analyst
4 8 (42.11%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Security Analyst
5 5 (26.32%) Support Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
6 3 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (15.79%) Wintel Support
7 2 (10.53%) 2nd Line Service Desk Analyst
7 2 (10.53%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (10.53%) Wintel Support Engineer
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Windows
2 15 (78.95%) Windows Server
3 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 14 (73.68%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (68.42%) Mac OS X
4 13 (68.42%) Windows 10
4 13 (68.42%) Windows 7
5 11 (57.89%) Windows 8
6 2 (10.53%) Mac OS
7 1 (5.26%) Apple iOS
7 1 (5.26%) Windows 2000 Server
7 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) ITIL
2 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Measurement
3 1 (5.26%) Presales
3 1 (5.26%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 2 (10.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) MCSE
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (42.11%) MCP
3 3 (15.79%) Degree
4 2 (10.53%) CCA
4 2 (10.53%) CCNA
4 2 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (10.53%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (10.53%) VCP6
4 2 (10.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (5.26%) MCITP
5 1 (5.26%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.79%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (52.63%) Active Directory
1 10 (52.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.79%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.26%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (57.89%) SCCM
Vendors
1 17 (89.47%) Microsoft
1 17 (89.47%) VMware
2 12 (63.16%) Cisco
2 12 (63.16%) Citrix
3 9 (47.37%) Avaya
3 9 (47.37%) Extreme Networks
3 9 (47.37%) Palo Alto
4 3 (15.79%) Apple
5 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
5 1 (5.26%) Juniper
5 1 (5.26%) SAP
5 1 (5.26%) Veeam