Period
to 22 August 2019

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 22 August 2019 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
22 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 152 165 196
Rank change year-on-year +13 +31 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 50 61 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.26% 1.25% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.29% 6.06% 2.99%
Number of salaries quoted 47 38 45
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £39,909 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.23% +6.42% +29.31%
10th Percentile £31,771 £24,700 £24,000
90th Percentile £60,000 £52,500 £62,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +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 795 1,007 1,102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 19.96% 20.67% 20.83%
Number of salaries quoted 569 791 894
East Midlands median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.50% -5.88% +13.33%
10th Percentile £23,500 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £66,050 £71,250 £58,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £46,500
% change year-on-year - +7.53% -2.11%

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 22 August 2019.

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 22 August 2019. 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 0 37 £47,500 +11.76% 6
Derbyshire 0 10 £35,000 -12.10%
Northamptonshire +27 1 £62,500 +62.34% 3
Lincolnshire +4 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2019, 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 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 46 (92.00%) Microsoft
3 42 (84.00%) VMware
3 42 (84.00%) Office 365
4 41 (82.00%) Azure
5 36 (72.00%) Windows
5 36 (72.00%) MCSE
6 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
7 31 (62.00%) Hyper-V
7 31 (62.00%) Windows Server
8 28 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 25 (50.00%) Citrix
10 24 (48.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
11 23 (46.00%) Azure Active Directory
12 22 (44.00%) Windows 10
12 22 (44.00%) Cisco
13 20 (40.00%) SCCM
13 20 (40.00%) Presales
14 19 (38.00%) Firewall
15 16 (32.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 15 (30.00%) AWS
16 15 (30.00%) ITIL
17 14 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Intune
18 13 (26.00%) Customer Requirements
19 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
19 12 (24.00%) SharePoint
19 12 (24.00%) CCNA
19 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification

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 (24.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (8.00%) Skype for Business
3 3 (6.00%) IIS
4 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 42 (84.00%) Office 365
2 41 (82.00%) Azure
3 23 (46.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 15 (30.00%) AWS
5 9 (18.00%) IaaS
6 5 (10.00%) Mimecast
7 3 (6.00%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 19 (38.00%) Firewall
2 8 (16.00%) VoIP
2 8 (16.00%) VPN
3 4 (8.00%) LAN
3 4 (8.00%) Skype
3 4 (8.00%) WAN
4 3 (6.00%) BIG-IP
4 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
4 3 (6.00%) IP Telephony
4 3 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (2.00%) DHCP
5 1 (2.00%) DNS
5 1 (2.00%) ISDN
5 1 (2.00%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (6.00%) Power BI
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database
2 1 (2.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (2.00%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 10 (20.00%) Retail
2 9 (18.00%) Finance
3 6 (12.00%) Public Sector
4 3 (6.00%) Electronics
4 3 (6.00%) Games
5 1 (2.00%) Aerospace
5 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 12 (24.00%) Consultant
3 10 (20.00%) IT Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Cloud Engineer
4 9 (18.00%) Technical Consultant
5 8 (16.00%) Citrix Engineer
5 8 (16.00%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (14.00%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Professional Services Engineer
7 6 (12.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 4 (8.00%) Support Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Build Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
9 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Project Support Engineer
9 3 (6.00%) Senior Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) IT Support
10 2 (4.00%) Project Engineer
10 2 (4.00%) Service Desk Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (6.00%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.00%) Driving Licence
4 1 (2.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 36 (72.00%) Windows
2 31 (62.00%) Windows Server
3 22 (44.00%) Windows 10
4 12 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 9 (18.00%) Linux
6 8 (16.00%) AIX
6 8 (16.00%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (4.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (48.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 20 (40.00%) Presales
3 15 (30.00%) ITIL
4 13 (26.00%) Customer Requirements
5 11 (22.00%) Service Management
6 8 (16.00%) Cybersecurity
6 8 (16.00%) IT Strategy
6 8 (16.00%) Project Delivery
7 4 (8.00%) High Availability
7 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
8 3 (6.00%) Antivirus Management
8 3 (6.00%) Business Continuity
8 3 (6.00%) Incident Management
8 3 (6.00%) ITIL V3
8 3 (6.00%) Load Balancing
9 2 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
10 1 (2.00%) Change Control
10 1 (2.00%) Process Improvement
10 1 (2.00%) Requirements Analysis
10 1 (2.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 23 (46.00%) PowerShell
2 9 (18.00%) VBScript
3 8 (16.00%) SQL
4 4 (8.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (72.00%) MCSE
3 14 (28.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (24.00%) CCNA
4 12 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (20.00%) SC Cleared
5 10 (20.00%) Security Cleared
6 8 (16.00%) CCA
6 8 (16.00%) Citrix Certification
7 6 (12.00%) BPSS Clearance
8 5 (10.00%) CCSP
8 5 (10.00%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (6.00%) CCNP
9 3 (6.00%) MCP
10 2 (4.00%) CCENT
10 2 (4.00%) MCDST
11 1 (2.00%) CEH
11 1 (2.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (6.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
2 3 (6.00%) PMO
3 2 (4.00%) SLA
4 1 (2.00%) QA
System Software
1 32 (64.00%) Active Directory
2 31 (62.00%) Hyper-V
3 28 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (32.00%) Citrix Hypervisor
5 9 (18.00%) VMware ESXi
5 9 (18.00%) XenApp
6 8 (16.00%) Virtual Desktop
7 2 (4.00%) Firmware
8 1 (2.00%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (40.00%) SCCM
2 14 (28.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (6.00%) SCVMM
4 1 (2.00%) Backup Exec
4 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
4 1 (2.00%) Puppet
4 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 46 (92.00%) Microsoft
2 42 (84.00%) VMware
3 25 (50.00%) Citrix
4 22 (44.00%) Cisco
5 8 (16.00%) IBM
6 4 (8.00%) HP
6 4 (8.00%) WatchGuard
7 3 (6.00%) Aruba
7 3 (6.00%) F5
7 3 (6.00%) Mitel
8 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 2 (4.00%) Kaseya
9 1 (2.00%) ConnectWise
9 1 (2.00%) Oracle
9 1 (2.00%) Symantec
9 1 (2.00%) Veritas