Period
to 16 July 2018

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 16 July 2018 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 156 193 194
Rank change year-on-year +37 +1 +51
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 80 42 64
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.55% 0.75% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.77% 3.64% 3.64%
Number of salaries quoted 54 53 57
East Midlands median annual salary £39,659 £42,875 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -7.50% +47.84% -19.44%
10th Percentile £26,925 £24,000 £20,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £64,750 £42,500
England median annual salary £38,625 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +3.00% +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 1,029 1,153 1,757
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.97% 20.59% 27.00%
Number of salaries quoted 816 915 1,321
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +11.84% +1.33%
10th Percentile £24,000 £25,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £58,750 £61,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +9.89% -4.21% +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 16 July 2018.

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 16 July 2018. 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 +36 42 £42,500 - 3
Derbyshire +9 25 £39,817 +6.18% 2
Northamptonshire -13 7 £30,000 -29.41% 5
Lincolnshire +6 4 £37,500 -
Leicestershire +6 2 £40,000 +6.67% 4
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, 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 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (77.50%) Active Directory
3 59 (73.75%) Microsoft
3 59 (73.75%) MCSE
4 52 (65.00%) Windows
5 49 (61.25%) VMware
5 49 (61.25%) Office 365
6 44 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
7 40 (50.00%) Citrix
8 36 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 35 (43.75%) ITIL
10 34 (42.50%) Windows Server
11 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (37.50%) Hyper-V
12 26 (32.50%) Windows 10
12 26 (32.50%) LAN
12 26 (32.50%) Cisco
12 26 (32.50%) Firewall
13 23 (28.75%) SCCM
14 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
15 21 (26.25%) Incident Management
15 21 (26.25%) WAN
16 20 (25.00%) MCP
16 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
17 18 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
17 18 (22.50%) CCNA
18 16 (20.00%) DNS
18 16 (20.00%) Games
18 16 (20.00%) Service Management
19 15 (18.75%) Customer Requirements

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 14 (17.50%) MS Exchange
2 13 (16.25%) Exchange Server 2013
3 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint 2013
3 6 (7.50%) SharePoint Server
4 3 (3.75%) IBM Notes
4 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 49 (61.25%) Office 365
2 44 (55.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (17.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 6 (7.50%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.75%) SaaS
6 1 (1.25%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (32.50%) Firewall
1 26 (32.50%) LAN
2 21 (26.25%) WAN
3 16 (20.00%) DNS
4 13 (16.25%) SAN
5 11 (13.75%) DHCP
5 11 (13.75%) VLAN
6 10 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (8.75%) TCP/IP
8 4 (5.00%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (5.00%) Skype
8 4 (5.00%) Wireless
9 3 (3.75%) Ethernet
9 3 (3.75%) Internet
9 3 (3.75%) VPN
10 2 (2.50%) BIG-IP
10 2 (2.50%) PABX
10 2 (2.50%) WLAN
11 1 (1.25%) NAS
11 1 (1.25%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.75%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.75%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (6.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 7
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.25%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (3.75%) Git (software)
2 2 (2.50%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.25%) JIRA
3 1 (1.25%) ReSharper
3 1 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (1.25%) Visual Studio
General
1 16 (20.00%) Games
2 11 (13.75%) Finance
2 11 (13.75%) Retail
3 5 (6.25%) Manufacturing
4 4 (5.00%) Back Office
4 4 (5.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 15 (18.75%) IT Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) Analyst
2 14 (17.50%) IT Support
2 14 (17.50%) Support Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
3 10 (12.50%) Service Analyst
3 10 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 8 (10.00%) DBA
4 8 (10.00%) SQL DBA
5 7 (8.75%) Technical Support
6 6 (7.50%) SharePoint Specialist
6 6 (7.50%) Support Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Manager
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Specialist
6 6 (7.50%) Technical Support Manager
7 5 (6.25%) Azure Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) Consultant
7 5 (6.25%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (5.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.25%) .NET
1 1 (1.25%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.25%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.25%) CSS
1 1 (1.25%) Entity Framework
1 1 (1.25%) jQuery
1 1 (1.25%) REST
1 1 (1.25%) SOAP
1 1 (1.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 11 (13.75%) NHS
2 9 (11.25%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.25%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.25%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.25%) User Experience
4 4 (5.00%) PKI
5 3 (3.75%) Client/Server
5 3 (3.75%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.75%) Replication
6 2 (2.50%) Clustering
6 2 (2.50%) Cyberthreat
6 2 (2.50%) Smartphone
7 1 (1.25%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.25%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 52 (65.00%) Windows
2 34 (42.50%) Windows Server
3 30 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (32.50%) Windows 10
5 22 (27.50%) Windows 7
6 12 (15.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 11 (13.75%) Linux
8 5 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.75%) Apple iOS
10 2 (2.50%) Unix
11 1 (1.25%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (43.75%) ITIL
2 21 (26.25%) Incident Management
3 16 (20.00%) Service Management
4 15 (18.75%) Customer Requirements
5 13 (16.25%) ITIL V3
6 12 (15.00%) Service Delivery
7 11 (13.75%) Capacity Planning
7 11 (13.75%) Problem-Solving
7 11 (13.75%) Product Management
8 9 (11.25%) Business Intelligence
8 9 (11.25%) Presales
9 6 (7.50%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.25%) Application Virtualisation
10 5 (6.25%) Data Protection
10 5 (6.25%) Desktop Virtualisation
10 5 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 5 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
10 5 (6.25%) Time Management
11 4 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.50%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) PowerShell
3 5 (6.25%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.75%) Java
5 1 (1.25%) C
5 1 (1.25%) C#
5 1 (1.25%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (73.75%) MCSE
3 20 (25.00%) MCP
4 18 (22.50%) CCNA
4 18 (22.50%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (11.25%) CCNP
6 8 (10.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (5.00%) A+ Certification
7 4 (5.00%) CCDA
7 4 (5.00%) CCIE
7 4 (5.00%) MCSD
7 4 (5.00%) MOS
8 3 (3.75%) ACDT
8 3 (3.75%) ACHDS
8 3 (3.75%) ACTC
8 3 (3.75%) CISSP
8 3 (3.75%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.75%) MCDBA
8 3 (3.75%) MCDST
8 3 (3.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (17.50%) SLA
2 9 (11.25%) PMO
3 2 (2.50%) TickIT
System Software
1 62 (77.50%) Active Directory
2 36 (45.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 12 (15.00%) Virtual Desktop
5 11 (13.75%) XenApp
6 9 (11.25%) vSphere
7 6 (7.50%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (7.50%) XenDesktop
8 5 (6.25%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (3.75%) Virtual Servers
10 1 (1.25%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 23 (28.75%) SCCM
2 7 (8.75%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (6.25%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (6.25%) SCDPM
3 5 (6.25%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.25%) SCSM
3 5 (6.25%) SCVMM
4 4 (5.00%) WSUS
5 3 (3.75%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.50%) Ansible
6 2 (2.50%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.50%) Puppet
6 2 (2.50%) Terraform
7 1 (1.25%) AirWatch
7 1 (1.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 59 (73.75%) Microsoft
2 49 (61.25%) VMware
3 40 (50.00%) Citrix
4 26 (32.50%) Cisco
5 8 (10.00%) Apple
6 7 (8.75%) Veeam
7 6 (7.50%) Dell
7 6 (7.50%) HP
8 5 (6.25%) Oracle
9 4 (5.00%) Avaya
9 4 (5.00%) Capita
10 3 (3.75%) Lotus
10 3 (3.75%) Meraki
10 3 (3.75%) Mitel
10 3 (3.75%) Remedy
10 3 (3.75%) SolarWinds
11 2 (2.50%) F5
11 2 (2.50%) NetApp
12 1 (1.25%) Dell Compellent
12 1 (1.25%) Riverbed