Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 150 176 184
Rank change year-on-year +26 +8 +45
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 82 55 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.63% 0.97% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.45% 4.46% 3.92%
Number of salaries quoted 63 70 64
East Midlands median annual salary £39,500 £45,000 £29,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -12.22% +55.17% -19.44%
10th Percentile £27,600 £24,900 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £65,000 £42,425
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -

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 970 1,232 1,708
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.23% 21.68% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 781 965 1,287
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,250 £21,250
90th Percentile £67,500 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,912
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.07% +4.25%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 +22 36 £42,500 +13.33% 3
Derbyshire +7 26 £36,500 -2.67% 1
Northamptonshire +4 14 £44,500 -1.11%
Lincolnshire 0 4 £37,500 +3.45% 2
Leicestershire +11 2 £24,500 -32.41% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (78.05%) Active Directory
3 60 (73.17%) Microsoft
3 60 (73.17%) MCSE
4 58 (70.73%) Windows
5 55 (67.07%) Office 365
6 54 (65.85%) VMware
7 43 (52.44%) Windows Server
8 42 (51.22%) Microsoft Azure
9 38 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
10 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2012
11 35 (42.68%) ITIL
12 33 (40.24%) Citrix
13 32 (39.02%) Hyper-V
14 30 (36.59%) SCCM
15 29 (35.37%) Firewall
16 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
16 27 (32.93%) CCNA
17 25 (30.49%) LAN
17 25 (30.49%) WAN
18 23 (28.05%) Windows 10
19 22 (26.83%) Cisco
20 21 (25.61%) MCP
21 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
22 18 (21.95%) Customer Requirements
23 16 (19.51%) Incident Management
23 16 (19.51%) MS Exchange
24 15 (18.29%) Remote Desktop
24 15 (18.29%) Azure Active Directory
25 14 (17.07%) Windows 7

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 16 (19.51%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.63%) Skype for Business
3 9 (10.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (9.76%) SharePoint
5 7 (8.54%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (8.54%) SharePoint Server
6 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 19 (23.17%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 55 (67.07%) Office 365
2 42 (51.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (18.29%) Azure Active Directory
4 8 (9.76%) OneDrive
5 3 (3.66%) SaaS
6 1 (1.22%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (1.22%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 29 (35.37%) Firewall
2 25 (30.49%) LAN
2 25 (30.49%) WAN
3 15 (18.29%) Remote Desktop
4 13 (15.85%) DNS
5 12 (14.63%) SAN
6 11 (13.41%) Skype
7 9 (10.98%) DHCP
8 8 (9.76%) VLAN
9 4 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.66%) VPN
11 2 (2.44%) BIG-IP
12 1 (1.22%) NAS
12 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
12 1 (1.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) Data Warehouse
2 7 (8.54%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 7
3 5 (6.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (4.88%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.44%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (1.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (2.44%) Git (software)
1 2 (2.44%) Jenkins
General
1 14 (17.07%) Retail
2 12 (14.63%) Games
3 10 (12.20%) Manufacturing
4 8 (9.76%) Finance
5 4 (4.88%) Back Office
5 4 (4.88%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 17 (20.73%) IT Engineer
3 12 (14.63%) Analyst
4 10 (12.20%) DBA
4 10 (12.20%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) IT Support
4 10 (12.20%) SQL DBA
5 9 (10.98%) Server Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Support Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Service Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Service Desk Analyst
6 8 (9.76%) Windows Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) SCCM Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) SharePoint Specialist
7 7 (8.54%) Technical Specialist
8 6 (7.32%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 6 (7.32%) IT Support Engineer
9 5 (6.10%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (6.10%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 13 (15.85%) NHS
2 6 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.10%) Private Cloud
3 5 (6.10%) Replication
3 5 (6.10%) User Experience
4 4 (4.88%) PKI
5 2 (2.44%) Clustering
5 2 (2.44%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.22%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.22%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 58 (70.73%) Windows
2 43 (52.44%) Windows Server
3 36 (43.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (28.05%) Windows 10
5 14 (17.07%) Windows 7
6 13 (15.85%) Linux
6 13 (15.85%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.44%) Unix
8 2 (2.44%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (42.68%) ITIL
2 18 (21.95%) Customer Requirements
3 16 (19.51%) Incident Management
4 13 (15.85%) Service Delivery
5 12 (14.63%) Product Management
5 12 (14.63%) Service Management
6 11 (13.41%) Business Intelligence
6 11 (13.41%) Presales
7 10 (12.20%) ITIL V3
8 9 (10.98%) Capacity Planning
9 8 (9.76%) Project Management
9 8 (9.76%) Service Design
10 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
11 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
11 6 (7.32%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (6.10%) Application Virtualisation
12 5 (6.10%) Data Protection
12 5 (6.10%) Database Mirroring
12 5 (6.10%) Desktop Virtualisation
12 5 (6.10%) Multi-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.20%) SQL
2 4 (4.88%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.88%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.22%) C
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (73.17%) MCSE
3 27 (32.93%) CCNA
3 27 (32.93%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (25.61%) MCP
5 11 (13.41%) CCNP
6 9 (10.98%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (6.10%) MCDBA
8 4 (4.88%) CCDA
8 4 (4.88%) CCIE
8 4 (4.88%) MCSD
8 4 (4.88%) MOS
9 3 (3.66%) CISSP
9 3 (3.66%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (3.66%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.44%) CCA
10 2 (2.44%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (2.44%) Degree
11 1 (1.22%) JNCIE
11 1 (1.22%) RHCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (13.41%) PMO
2 10 (12.20%) SLA
3 2 (2.44%) TickIT
System Software
1 64 (78.05%) Active Directory
2 38 (46.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (39.02%) Hyper-V
4 12 (14.63%) Virtual Desktop
4 12 (14.63%) XenApp
5 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (8.54%) vSphere
6 5 (6.10%) Microsoft App-V
6 5 (6.10%) Virtual Machines
6 5 (6.10%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 30 (36.59%) SCCM
2 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 5 (6.10%) SCDPM
3 5 (6.10%) SCOrch
3 5 (6.10%) SCSM
3 5 (6.10%) SCVMM
4 4 (4.88%) WSUS
5 3 (3.66%) Backup Exec
6 2 (2.44%) Ansible
6 2 (2.44%) Kubernetes
6 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.44%) Puppet
6 2 (2.44%) Terraform
7 1 (1.22%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 60 (73.17%) Microsoft
2 54 (65.85%) VMware
3 33 (40.24%) Citrix
4 22 (26.83%) Cisco
5 11 (13.41%) HP
6 8 (9.76%) Dell
6 8 (9.76%) Veeam
7 6 (7.32%) Apple
8 4 (4.88%) Avaya
8 4 (4.88%) Oracle
9 3 (3.66%) Capita
9 3 (3.66%) Meraki
9 3 (3.66%) Mitel
9 3 (3.66%) SolarWinds
10 2 (2.44%) F5
10 2 (2.44%) RedGate
11 1 (1.22%) Dell Compellent
11 1 (1.22%) EqualLogic
11 1 (1.22%) IBM
11 1 (1.22%) Riverbed