Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 201 220
Rank change year-on-year +38 +19 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 56 33 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.21% 0.63% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.96% 2.95% 3.03%
Number of salaries quoted 35 39 56
East Midlands median annual salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% -6.98% -7.86%
10th Percentile £19,000 £20,900 £20,875
90th Percentile £52,500 £75,000 £57,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 1,129 1,118 1,650
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 24.33% 21.49% 25.10%
Number of salaries quoted 787 932 1,240
East Midlands median annual salary £40,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.25% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £23,500 £23,300 £22,738
90th Percentile £71,750 £60,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 +27 33 £32,500 -9.72% 5
Derbyshire +22 18 £45,000 +60.71% 2
Northamptonshire -14 3 £37,500 +70.45%
Leicestershire -18 1 £40,000 +56.86% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (76.79%) Windows
3 41 (73.21%) MCSE
3 41 (73.21%) Active Directory
4 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
5 31 (55.36%) Citrix
6 30 (53.57%) VMware
6 30 (53.57%) Office 365
7 29 (51.79%) Windows 7
8 28 (50.00%) ITIL
8 28 (50.00%) MCP
9 27 (48.21%) Hyper-V
10 25 (44.64%) Microsoft Azure
11 24 (42.86%) LAN
12 22 (39.29%) Windows Server
13 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
14 20 (35.71%) Windows 10
15 18 (32.14%) SLA
16 17 (30.36%) Cisco
16 17 (30.36%) Incident Management
17 16 (28.57%) Firewall
17 16 (28.57%) Apple
17 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (28.57%) SCCM
18 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
19 14 (25.00%) Blackberry
19 14 (25.00%) Games
19 14 (25.00%) Service Management
19 14 (25.00%) Time Management
20 13 (23.21%) Virtual Servers

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 12 (21.43%) IBM Notes
2 10 (17.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (7.14%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 13 (23.21%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 30 (53.57%) Office 365
2 25 (44.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.79%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.79%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 1 (1.79%) CloudFront
5 1 (1.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.86%) LAN
2 16 (28.57%) Firewall
3 15 (26.79%) TCP/IP
4 13 (23.21%) Wireless
5 12 (21.43%) Ethernet
5 12 (21.43%) Internet
6 11 (19.64%) WAN
7 10 (17.86%) VLAN
8 5 (8.93%) DNS
9 3 (5.36%) DHCP
9 3 (5.36%) SAN
10 2 (3.57%) PABX
10 2 (3.57%) Skype
10 2 (3.57%) VPN
10 2 (3.57%) WLAN
11 1 (1.79%) BIG-IP
11 1 (1.79%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.79%) SMS
11 1 (1.79%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server 7
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (3.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.57%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.79%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.79%) JIRA
2 1 (1.79%) ReSharper
2 1 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.79%) Visual Studio
General
1 14 (25.00%) Games
2 12 (21.43%) Finance
3 5 (8.93%) Retail
4 1 (1.79%) Back Office
4 1 (1.79%) German Language
4 1 (1.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (23.21%) IT Support
2 12 (21.43%) Deskside Engineer
2 12 (21.43%) Desktop Support
3 11 (19.64%) Support Engineer
4 9 (16.07%) Analyst
5 8 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (14.29%) Support Manager
5 8 (14.29%) Technical Manager
5 8 (14.29%) Technical Support
5 8 (14.29%) Technical Support Manager
6 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) 3rd Line Support
7 5 (8.93%) DBA
7 5 (8.93%) Service Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (8.93%) SQL DBA
8 4 (7.14%) IT Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (7.14%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.79%) .NET
1 1 (1.79%) .NET Framework
1 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (1.79%) ASP.NET Web API
1 1 (1.79%) CSS
1 1 (1.79%) Entity Framework
1 1 (1.79%) jQuery
1 1 (1.79%) REST
1 1 (1.79%) SOAP
1 1 (1.79%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 14 (25.00%) Blackberry
2 12 (21.43%) Client/Server
2 12 (21.43%) Data Centre
2 12 (21.43%) Management Information System
3 5 (8.93%) NHS
4 4 (7.14%) Replication
5 2 (3.57%) Clustering
5 2 (3.57%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 43 (76.79%) Windows
2 29 (51.79%) Windows 7
3 22 (39.29%) Windows Server
4 21 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (35.71%) Windows 10
6 12 (21.43%) Apple iOS
7 4 (7.14%) Linux
7 4 (7.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (50.00%) ITIL
2 17 (30.36%) Incident Management
3 14 (25.00%) Service Management
3 14 (25.00%) Time Management
4 12 (21.43%) Change Management
4 12 (21.43%) Identity Management
4 12 (21.43%) Server Management
4 12 (21.43%) Validation
5 10 (17.86%) ITIL V3
6 7 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 7 (12.50%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (8.93%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (8.93%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (5.36%) Agile Software Development
8 3 (5.36%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.36%) Customer Requirements
8 3 (5.36%) Database Mirroring
9 2 (3.57%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (3.57%) PRINCE2
9 2 (3.57%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (21.43%) Java
2 8 (14.29%) SQL
3 6 (10.71%) PowerShell
4 3 (5.36%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.79%) C#
5 1 (1.79%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (73.21%) MCSE
3 28 (50.00%) MCP
4 12 (21.43%) A+ Certification
4 12 (21.43%) ACDT
4 12 (21.43%) ACHDS
4 12 (21.43%) ACTC
4 12 (21.43%) MCDST
4 12 (21.43%) MCSM
4 12 (21.43%) Network+ Certification
5 3 (5.36%) MCDBA
5 3 (5.36%) MCITP
5 3 (5.36%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (3.57%) CCA
6 2 (3.57%) CCNA
6 2 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (3.57%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (3.57%) VCP5
6 2 (3.57%) VCP6
7 1 (1.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (32.14%) SLA
2 2 (3.57%) PMO
2 2 (3.57%) TickIT
System Software
1 41 (73.21%) Active Directory
2 27 (48.21%) Hyper-V
3 16 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (23.21%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (7.14%) vSphere
6 1 (1.79%) Virtual Desktop
6 1 (1.79%) XenApp
6 1 (1.79%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.79%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 16 (28.57%) SCCM
2 1 (1.79%) Ansible
2 1 (1.79%) Kubernetes
2 1 (1.79%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (1.79%) Nagios
2 1 (1.79%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (1.79%) Puppet
2 1 (1.79%) Red Hat Satellite
2 1 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
2 1 (1.79%) Terraform
Vendors
1 39 (69.64%) Microsoft
2 31 (55.36%) Citrix
3 30 (53.57%) VMware
4 17 (30.36%) Cisco
5 16 (28.57%) Apple
6 12 (21.43%) Lotus
6 12 (21.43%) Oracle
6 12 (21.43%) Remedy
7 2 (3.57%) NetApp
7 2 (3.57%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.79%) Dell
8 1 (1.79%) F5
8 1 (1.79%) Google
8 1 (1.79%) Mitel
8 1 (1.79%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.79%) RedGate
8 1 (1.79%) Sophos
8 1 (1.79%) Veeam