Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 192 216 229
Rank change year-on-year +24 +13 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 49 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.61% 0.75% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 3.02% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 38 55 41
East Midlands median annual salary £32,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.54% -7.14% +20.69%
10th Percentile £20,850 £20,500 £23,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £58,250
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year +1.41% -1.39% +5.88%

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 1113 1621 2209
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 21.18% 24.84% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 927 1227 1647
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £23,150 £22,750 £21,600
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 21 November 2017.

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 21 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
Nottinghamshire +6 20 £36,000 -15.29%
Northamptonshire +24 6 £22,000 -35.29% 2
Derbyshire -9 3 £28,000 -44.00% 1
Lincolnshire +3 2 £27,500 -15.38% 1
Leicestershire +18 1 £25,500 -15.00%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (96.88%) Windows
3 30 (93.75%) MCSE
4 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
5 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
6 21 (65.63%) Office 365
7 20 (62.50%) VMware
8 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
9 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
10 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Azure
11 13 (40.63%) Windows 10
12 11 (34.38%) Firewall
12 11 (34.38%) Cisco
12 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
13 10 (31.25%) CCNA
13 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (28.13%) LAN
14 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
14 9 (28.13%) SCCM
15 8 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
15 8 (25.00%) Presales
15 8 (25.00%) MCITP
15 8 (25.00%) WAN
16 7 (21.88%) Citrix
16 7 (21.88%) Linux
16 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
16 7 (21.88%) High Availability
16 7 (21.88%) Hybrid Cloud
17 6 (18.75%) Windows 8

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 11 (34.38%) MS Exchange
2 5 (15.63%) Exchange Server 2003
3 4 (12.50%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (21.88%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 21 (65.63%) Office 365
2 15 (46.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 5 (15.63%) IaaS
5 2 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (3.13%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 9 (28.13%) LAN
3 8 (25.00%) WAN
4 6 (18.75%) DNS
5 4 (12.50%) Skype
6 3 (9.38%) Remote Desktop
6 3 (9.38%) SAN
7 1 (3.13%) DHCP
7 1 (3.13%) Internet
7 1 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 1 (3.13%) VLAN
7 1 (3.13%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2014
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (9.38%) SQL Server 7
3 1 (3.13%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (9.38%) Manufacturing
1 3 (9.38%) Spanish Language
2 2 (6.25%) Portuguese Language
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) French Language
3 1 (3.13%) Games
3 1 (3.13%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 11 (34.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) IT Engineer
2 9 (28.13%) IT Support
3 8 (25.00%) Support Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Cloud Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) IT Support Engineer
5 6 (18.75%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) VMware Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) VMware Support Engineer
6 5 (15.63%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Multilingual Support
8 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) SQL DBA
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Engineer
8 3 (9.38%) Windows Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.13%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 7 (21.88%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 3 (9.38%) Driving Licence
2 3 (9.38%) Replication
3 2 (6.25%) Private Cloud
4 1 (3.13%) EMC VMAX
4 1 (3.13%) PKI
4 1 (3.13%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 31 (96.88%) Windows
2 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 15 (46.88%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (40.63%) Windows 10
5 7 (21.88%) Linux
6 6 (18.75%) Windows 8
6 6 (18.75%) Windows XP
7 5 (15.63%) Windows 7
8 4 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (6.25%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (25.00%) Presales
2 7 (21.88%) High Availability
3 6 (18.75%) ITIL
4 3 (9.38%) Customer Requirements
4 3 (9.38%) Database Mirroring
4 3 (9.38%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (9.38%) PRINCE2
5 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
5 2 (6.25%) Network Management
5 2 (6.25%) Server Virtualisation
6 1 (3.13%) ERP
6 1 (3.13%) Incident Management
6 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
6 1 (3.13%) Migration
6 1 (3.13%) Multi-Factor Authentication
6 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.13%) VB
2 1 (3.13%) VBA
2 1 (3.13%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (93.75%) MCSE
3 10 (31.25%) CCNA
3 10 (31.25%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (25.00%) MCITP
5 4 (12.50%) CCA
5 4 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (12.50%) MCP
6 3 (9.38%) MCDBA
6 3 (9.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (6.25%) RHCT
8 1 (3.13%) CCNP
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
8 1 (3.13%) ECDL
8 1 (3.13%) MCT
8 1 (3.13%) MCTS
8 1 (3.13%) MOS
8 1 (3.13%) SC Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (15.63%) SLA
2 1 (3.13%) HIPAA
System Software
1 24 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (53.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (28.13%) Hyper-V
4 6 (18.75%) XenApp
5 4 (12.50%) Terminal Services
6 1 (3.13%) Firmware
6 1 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (3.13%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (28.13%) SCCM
2 3 (9.38%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.13%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 29 (90.63%) Microsoft
2 20 (62.50%) VMware
3 11 (34.38%) Cisco
4 7 (21.88%) Citrix
5 6 (18.75%) Symantec
6 5 (15.63%) HP
7 3 (9.38%) Veeam
8 2 (6.25%) Apple
8 2 (6.25%) Dell
9 1 (3.13%) Aerohive Networks
9 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
9 1 (3.13%) EMC
9 1 (3.13%) FalconStor