Period
to 24 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > East Midlands
6 months to
24 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 187 188
Rank change year-on-year +31 +1 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 54 51 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.26% 0.98% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.68% 4.71% 4.04%
Number of salaries quoted 43 52 69
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% - +27.27%
10th Percentile £22,800 £23,075 £22,200
90th Percentile £51,750 £72,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +21.43% -6.67% +7.14%

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 the East Midlands with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East Midlands
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1,154 1,082 1,459
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 27.03% 20.79% 23.93%
Number of salaries quoted 732 895 1,102
East Midlands median annual salary £42,500 £38,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.39% -3.75% +5.69%
10th Percentile £25,500 £23,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £70,000 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Salary Trend in the East Midlands

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

Salary trend for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 24 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 January 2019. 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
Nottinghamshire +32 28 £42,500 +17.24% 6
Derbyshire +25 15 £45,000 +38.46% 1
Northamptonshire -6 10 £42,500 -7.61% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 2019, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (90.74%) MCSE
3 40 (74.07%) Windows
3 40 (74.07%) Microsoft
4 37 (68.52%) Office 365
5 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
6 33 (61.11%) Citrix
6 33 (61.11%) VMware
7 31 (57.41%) ITIL
8 30 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
9 29 (53.70%) Hyper-V
10 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
11 19 (35.19%) Firewall
12 18 (33.33%) MCP
13 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (29.63%) LAN
15 15 (27.78%) Windows 10
16 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
16 14 (25.93%) SLA
17 13 (24.07%) Cisco
17 13 (24.07%) SQL
17 13 (24.07%) Linux
17 13 (24.07%) Apple
17 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
18 12 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
18 12 (22.22%) Retail
19 11 (20.37%) SCCM
19 11 (20.37%) Wireless
19 11 (20.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 10 (18.52%) Presales

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 9 (16.67%) IBM Notes
2 7 (12.96%) SharePoint
3 4 (7.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.70%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.70%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.85%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 10 (18.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 37 (68.52%) Office 365
2 30 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (18.52%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (5.56%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.70%) IaaS
6 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (35.19%) Firewall
2 16 (29.63%) LAN
3 11 (20.37%) Wireless
4 10 (18.52%) Internet
5 9 (16.67%) Ethernet
5 9 (16.67%) TCP/IP
5 9 (16.67%) WAN
6 8 (14.81%) VPN
7 7 (12.96%) VLAN
7 7 (12.96%) VoIP
8 3 (5.56%) Skype
9 1 (1.85%) BIG-IP
9 1 (1.85%) DHCP
9 1 (1.85%) DNS
9 1 (1.85%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.85%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.85%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2014
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 2016
2 5 (9.26%) SQL Server 7
Development Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.85%) Jenkins
General
1 12 (22.22%) Retail
2 9 (16.67%) Finance
3 8 (14.81%) Games
4 2 (3.70%) French Language
4 2 (3.70%) Italian Language
5 1 (1.85%) German Language
5 1 (1.85%) Legal
5 1 (1.85%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 11 (20.37%) IT Support
2 10 (18.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Active Directory Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Azure Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Azure Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Deskside Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Infrastructure Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Office 365 Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Engineer
4 8 (14.81%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Consultant
5 7 (12.96%) Technical Consultant
6 6 (11.11%) Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Support
6 6 (11.11%) Technical Support Manager
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 9 (16.67%) Client/Server
1 9 (16.67%) Management Information System
2 8 (14.81%) Data Centre
3 5 (9.26%) NHS
3 5 (9.26%) Replication
4 2 (3.70%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.85%) Enterprise Storage
5 1 (1.85%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 40 (74.07%) Windows
2 20 (37.04%) Windows 7
3 15 (27.78%) Windows 10
4 14 (25.93%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (24.07%) Linux
5 13 (24.07%) Windows Server
6 9 (16.67%) Apple iOS
7 7 (12.96%) AIX
8 4 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.85%) Windows Vista
9 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (57.41%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Customer Requirements
3 11 (20.37%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 10 (18.52%) Presales
5 9 (16.67%) Change Management
5 9 (16.67%) Identity Management
5 9 (16.67%) Incident Management
5 9 (16.67%) Server Management
5 9 (16.67%) Time Management
5 9 (16.67%) Validation
6 8 (14.81%) Service Management
7 7 (12.96%) Cybersecurity
7 7 (12.96%) IT Strategy
8 6 (11.11%) High Availability
9 5 (9.26%) Database Mirroring
9 5 (9.26%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
11 2 (3.70%) PRINCE2
12 1 (1.85%) Configuration Management
12 1 (1.85%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (24.07%) SQL
2 9 (16.67%) Java
3 8 (14.81%) PowerShell
4 7 (12.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (90.74%) MCSE
3 18 (33.33%) MCP
4 10 (18.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 9 (16.67%) A+ Certification
5 9 (16.67%) ACDT
5 9 (16.67%) ACHDS
5 9 (16.67%) ACTC
5 9 (16.67%) MCDST
5 9 (16.67%) MCSM
5 9 (16.67%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (14.81%) CCA
6 8 (14.81%) Citrix Certification
7 5 (9.26%) MCDBA
8 3 (5.56%) CCNA
8 3 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (3.70%) Degree
10 1 (1.85%) CISSP
10 1 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.85%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (25.93%) SLA
System Software
1 34 (62.96%) Active Directory
2 29 (53.70%) Hyper-V
3 17 (31.48%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
5 7 (12.96%) XenServer
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (20.37%) SCCM
2 1 (1.85%) Ansible
2 1 (1.85%) Backup Exec
2 1 (1.85%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.85%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.85%) Puppet
2 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.85%) Terraform
Vendors
1 40 (74.07%) Microsoft
2 33 (61.11%) Citrix
2 33 (61.11%) VMware
3 13 (24.07%) Apple
3 13 (24.07%) Cisco
4 9 (16.67%) Lotus
4 9 (16.67%) Oracle
5 8 (14.81%) Remedy
6 7 (12.96%) IBM
7 1 (1.85%) Dell
7 1 (1.85%) F5
7 1 (1.85%) Google
7 1 (1.85%) HP
7 1 (1.85%) McAfee
7 1 (1.85%) Meraki
7 1 (1.85%) Mitel
7 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.85%) Sophos