Period
to 13 July 2020

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 13 July 2020 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
13 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 113 148 151
Rank change year-on-year +35 +3 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 57 79
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.02% 1.37% 1.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.29% 6.54% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 23 54 58
Median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £39,909
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% +0.23% -7.19%
10th Percentile £23,625 £31,250 £27,825
90th Percentile £53,750 £58,125 £52,500
England median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £38,875
% change year-on-year +1.25% +2.89% -0.32%

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 466 871 1,033
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 23.86% 21.01% 19.64%
Number of salaries quoted 341 604 819
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.76% +2.50% -5.88%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £68,375 £67,500
England median annual salary £52,670 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.34% - +9.89%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the East Midlands.

Salary trend for MCSA in the East Midlands

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the East Midlands

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the East Midlands over the 6 months to 13 July 2020.

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 13 July 2020. 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
Northamptonshire +45 9 £32,500 -23.53% 3
Derbyshire +14 6 £50,000 +42.86%
Nottinghamshire +3 4 £52,500 +23.53%
Leicestershire +53 1 £43,000 -1.71%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 13 July 2020, 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 20 (100.00%) Windows
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 12 (60.00%) MCSE
4 9 (45.00%) VMware
5 8 (40.00%) CCNA
5 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (35.00%) Citrix
6 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
6 7 (35.00%) ITIL
7 6 (30.00%) CCNP
7 6 (30.00%) Azure
7 6 (30.00%) Office 365
8 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
8 5 (25.00%) Project Delivery
8 5 (25.00%) Cisco
8 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
8 5 (25.00%) LAN
8 5 (25.00%) WAN
8 5 (25.00%) Firewall
8 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
9 4 (20.00%) Change Management
9 4 (20.00%) Server+ Certification
9 4 (20.00%) Replication
9 4 (20.00%) DHCP
9 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
9 4 (20.00%) DNS
9 4 (20.00%) SLA
9 4 (20.00%) Linux

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 1 (5.00%) IIS
1 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (30.00%) Azure
1 6 (30.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
2 1 (5.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 5 (25.00%) Firewall
1 5 (25.00%) LAN
1 5 (25.00%) WAN
2 4 (20.00%) DHCP
2 4 (20.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) Fibre Channel
2 4 (20.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (20.00%) SAN
2 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (15.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (5.00%) VoIP
4 1 (5.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 2016
2 4 (20.00%) SQL Server 7
3 1 (5.00%) Power BI
General
1 3 (15.00%) Public Sector
2 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (25.00%) Desktop Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Break Fix Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) DBA
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support
2 4 (20.00%) Desktop Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Hardware Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Hardware Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) IMAC Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) IMAC Support
2 4 (20.00%) IT Analyst
2 4 (20.00%) Project Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) Software Support Engineer
2 4 (20.00%) SQL DBA
2 4 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (15.00%) SQL Server DBA
4 2 (10.00%) Administrator
4 2 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 2 (10.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.00%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (20.00%) Data Centre
1 4 (20.00%) iPhone
1 4 (20.00%) Replication
1 4 (20.00%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (5.00%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 20 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (25.00%) Windows 10
2 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (20.00%) Linux
3 4 (20.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 3 (15.00%) Windows Server
5 2 (10.00%) Windows 8
5 2 (10.00%) Windows Server 2019
6 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (35.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Project Delivery
3 4 (20.00%) Break/Fix
3 4 (20.00%) Case Management
3 4 (20.00%) Change Management
3 4 (20.00%) Customer Requirements
3 4 (20.00%) Database Mirroring
3 4 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
4 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (5.00%) Antivirus Management
5 1 (5.00%) Configuration Management
5 1 (5.00%) Contingency Planning
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) DNA
5 1 (5.00%) Identity Management
5 1 (5.00%) Incident Management
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V2
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (20.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (60.00%) MCSE
3 8 (40.00%) CCNA
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (30.00%) CCNP
5 4 (20.00%) MCDBA
5 4 (20.00%) MCP
5 4 (20.00%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (35.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (45.00%) VMware
3 7 (35.00%) Citrix
4 5 (25.00%) Cisco
5 4 (20.00%) HP
6 1 (5.00%) Mitel