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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / East Midlands
Rank 130 130 164
Rank change year-on-year 0 +34  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 34 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.04% 1.08% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 3.97% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 29 27 15
Median salary £42,875 £26,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.90% +4.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,150 £20,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,200 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands.

Academic & Professional Certification
East Midlands
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 586 856 858
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 20.38% 27.13% 26.65%
Number of salaries quoted 446 638 623
Median salary £43,000 £42,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.38% +20.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017.

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 3 months to 23 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Nottinghamshire +14 14 £37,500 +25.00% 1
Derbyshire +3 11 £47,500 +90.00%
Northamptonshire +23 5 £44,500 -9.18% 2
Lincolnshire -4 1 £37,500 +7.14%
Leicestershire -7 1 £37,500 +78.57%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the East Midlands region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (87.10%) Microsoft
3 45 (72.58%) MCSE
4 38 (61.29%) Windows
5 33 (53.23%) Active Directory
6 32 (51.61%) Windows Server
7 29 (46.77%) Office 365
8 24 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
9 22 (35.48%) SCCM
10 21 (33.87%) Hyper-V
10 21 (33.87%) VMware
11 20 (32.26%) ITIL
11 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
12 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
12 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
12 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
13 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
14 16 (25.81%) Cisco
14 16 (25.81%) High Availability
15 14 (22.58%) Windows 10
15 14 (22.58%) CCNA
16 13 (20.97%) HP
16 13 (20.97%) MCP
16 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
17 10 (16.13%) SQL
17 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
18 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
18 9 (14.52%) Service Design
19 8 (12.90%) Azure Active Directory
19 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business

MCSA
Top Related 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 10 (16.13%) MS Exchange
2 8 (12.90%) Skype for Business
3 6 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (8.06%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.61%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.61%) IIS
6 1 (1.61%) JBoss
Applications
1 19 (30.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.61%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 29 (46.77%) Office 365
2 24 (38.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (12.90%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (3.23%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (3.23%) Amazon S3
5 2 (3.23%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
5 2 (3.23%) CloudFront
5 2 (3.23%) SaaS
6 1 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.61%) IaaS
6 1 (1.61%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (12.90%) SAN
2 7 (11.29%) Firewall
2 7 (11.29%) Skype
3 5 (8.06%) DNS
3 5 (8.06%) Unified Communications
3 5 (8.06%) Wireless
4 4 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 3 (4.84%) LAN
5 3 (4.84%) WAN
5 3 (4.84%) Wireless Security
6 2 (3.23%) DHCP
7 1 (1.61%) HTTP
7 1 (1.61%) Internet
7 1 (1.61%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (14.52%) SQL Server
2 6 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2014
3 5 (8.06%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (6.45%) Azure SQL Database
4 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (6.45%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (3.23%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (9.68%) Telecoms
2 3 (4.84%) Games
3 2 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 2 (3.23%) Finance
3 2 (3.23%) Polish Language
3 2 (3.23%) Publishing
3 2 (3.23%) Retail
3 2 (3.23%) Spanish Language
4 1 (1.61%) Law
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
4 1 (1.61%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 21 (33.87%) Consultant
2 16 (25.81%) Microsoft Consultant
3 13 (20.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 12 (19.35%) IT Support
5 7 (11.29%) Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) IT Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) IT Engineer
6 6 (9.68%) IT Support Analyst
6 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
7 5 (8.06%) Administrator
7 5 (8.06%) Mobility Consultant
7 5 (8.06%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (6.45%) Data Consultant
8 4 (6.45%) Infrastructure Support
8 4 (6.45%) Multilingual Support
8 4 (6.45%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (4.84%) Cloud Consultant
9 3 (4.84%) Cloud Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.84%) IT Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.61%) IBM Integration Bus
1 1 (1.61%) Middleware
1 1 (1.61%) REST
1 1 (1.61%) SAP PI
1 1 (1.61%) SOAP
1 1 (1.61%) UDDI
1 1 (1.61%) WSDL
1 1 (1.61%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.06%) Clustering
2 4 (6.45%) Data Centre
2 4 (6.45%) Private Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Fat Client
3 2 (3.23%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.23%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.23%) Replication
3 2 (3.23%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.61%) CESG
4 1 (1.61%) Data Structures
4 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.61%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (61.29%) Windows
2 32 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 20 (32.26%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (22.58%) Windows 10
5 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (11.29%) Windows 7
7 4 (6.45%) Windows 8
8 3 (4.84%) Linux
9 1 (1.61%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (32.26%) ITIL
2 16 (25.81%) High Availability
3 9 (14.52%) Service Design
4 6 (9.68%) Incident Management
4 6 (9.68%) Migration
4 6 (9.68%) Multi-Factor Authentication
4 6 (9.68%) Presales
5 5 (8.06%) ITIL V3
5 5 (8.06%) Project Management
6 4 (6.45%) Business Intelligence
6 4 (6.45%) PRINCE2
6 4 (6.45%) Problem Management
7 3 (4.84%) Infrastructure Management
7 3 (4.84%) Service Management
8 2 (3.23%) Continuous Improvement
8 2 (3.23%) Escalation Management
8 2 (3.23%) ITSM
8 2 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (3.23%) Server Building
8 2 (3.23%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 10 (16.13%) SQL
2 6 (9.68%) T-SQL
3 1 (1.61%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.61%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (72.58%) MCSE
3 19 (30.65%) SC Cleared
3 19 (30.65%) Security Cleared
4 17 (27.42%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (22.58%) CCNA
6 13 (20.97%) MCP
7 7 (11.29%) CCNP
8 6 (9.68%) MCITP
9 5 (8.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (4.84%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.84%) CCDA
10 3 (4.84%) CCENT
10 3 (4.84%) CCIE
10 3 (4.84%) Degree
11 1 (1.61%) CCIP
11 1 (1.61%) CCSP
11 1 (1.61%) CISSP
11 1 (1.61%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.61%) MCT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.06%) SLA
2 1 (1.61%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 33 (53.23%) Active Directory
2 21 (33.87%) Hyper-V
3 6 (9.68%) VMware ESX
3 6 (9.68%) vSphere
4 5 (8.06%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (3.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (35.48%) SCCM
2 5 (8.06%) SCOM
3 4 (6.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (6.45%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.61%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 54 (87.10%) Microsoft
2 21 (33.87%) VMware
3 16 (25.81%) Cisco
4 13 (20.97%) HP
5 8 (12.90%) Apple
6 6 (9.68%) Citrix
7 3 (4.84%) 3Com
7 3 (4.84%) Dell
7 3 (4.84%) Draytek
7 3 (4.84%) IBM
7 3 (4.84%) NETGEAR
7 3 (4.84%) Riverbed
7 3 (4.84%) ZyXEL
8 2 (3.23%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.23%) NetApp
8 2 (3.23%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.23%) Veeam
9 1 (1.61%) Interwoven
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Remedy
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 22 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Webrecruit
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum DOE Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000.00 - £24000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago