Period
to 21 February 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 21 February 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
21 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 180 200
Rank change year-on-year +7 +20 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 72 63 59
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 1.35% 1.04% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.43% 4.46% 3.09%
Number of salaries quoted 66 73 51
East Midlands median annual salary £36,500 £42,500 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -14.12% +70.00% -7.41%
10th Percentile £25,000 £21,050 £19,000
90th Percentile £52,500 £57,500 £42,250
England median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £36,000
% change year-on-year -6.67% +4.17% +2.86%

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 1,120 1,412 1,908
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 20.99% 23.26% 28.13%
Number of salaries quoted 917 1,071 1,415
East Midlands median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £24,500 £22,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £61,750 £58,750 £56,250
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

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 21 February 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 21 February 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 +4 30 £38,250 +2.00% 6
Derbyshire -5 20 £33,750 -32.50% 5
Northamptonshire +23 17 £43,000 -4.44% 4
Lincolnshire -12 4 £32,500 - 2
Leicestershire +15 1 £24,500 -30.00%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 21 February 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (80.56%) Active Directory
2 58 (80.56%) MCSE
3 57 (79.17%) Microsoft
4 56 (77.78%) Windows
5 48 (66.67%) VMware
5 48 (66.67%) Office 365
6 44 (61.11%) Windows Server
7 37 (51.39%) VMware Infrastructure
8 36 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
9 28 (38.89%) CCNA
9 28 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
10 27 (37.50%) Citrix
11 26 (36.11%) SCCM
12 25 (34.72%) Hyper-V
12 25 (34.72%) LAN
12 25 (34.72%) WAN
12 25 (34.72%) ITIL
13 24 (33.33%) Firewall
14 22 (30.56%) MS Exchange
15 18 (25.00%) Cisco
15 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
16 17 (23.61%) Windows 10
17 16 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
18 14 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
18 14 (19.44%) Presales
18 14 (19.44%) XenApp
18 14 (19.44%) Customer Requirements
18 14 (19.44%) MCP

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 22 (30.56%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.67%) Skype for Business
3 7 (9.72%) SharePoint
4 6 (8.33%) SharePoint 2013
4 6 (8.33%) SharePoint Server
5 5 (6.94%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 18 (25.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 48 (66.67%) Office 365
2 36 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 16 (22.22%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (9.72%) OneDrive
5 3 (4.17%) IaaS
6 2 (2.78%) Amazon AWS
6 2 (2.78%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (2.78%) SaaS
7 1 (1.39%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (34.72%) LAN
1 25 (34.72%) WAN
2 24 (33.33%) Firewall
3 14 (19.44%) Remote Desktop
4 12 (16.67%) DNS
5 11 (15.28%) Skype
6 10 (13.89%) SAN
7 4 (5.56%) VLAN
8 3 (4.17%) DHCP
9 2 (2.78%) VPN
10 1 (1.39%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.39%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.67%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
3 6 (8.33%) SQL Server 7
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (4.17%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 2 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 12 (16.67%) Manufacturing
2 11 (15.28%) Retail
3 6 (8.33%) Finance
4 5 (6.94%) Games
5 4 (5.56%) Marketing
6 2 (2.78%) Back Office
6 2 (2.78%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (30.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 22 (30.56%) IT Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Support Engineer
2 13 (18.06%) Windows Engineer
3 12 (16.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (15.28%) IT Support
5 10 (13.89%) Server Engineer
5 10 (13.89%) VMware Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) DBA
6 9 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 9 (12.50%) SQL DBA
7 7 (9.72%) Office 365 Engineer
7 7 (9.72%) SCCM Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (8.33%) SharePoint Specialist
8 6 (8.33%) Technical Specialist
9 5 (6.94%) Analyst
9 5 (6.94%) SQL Server DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.39%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) NHS
2 6 (8.33%) Replication
3 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
3 5 (6.94%) Hybrid Cloud
4 3 (4.17%) PKI
4 3 (4.17%) Private Cloud
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
5 2 (2.78%) User Experience
6 1 (1.39%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (1.39%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 56 (77.78%) Windows
2 44 (61.11%) Windows Server
3 28 (38.89%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (23.61%) Windows 10
5 12 (16.67%) Linux
5 12 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 8 (11.11%) Windows 8
6 8 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (8.33%) Windows 7
7 6 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.78%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (34.72%) ITIL
2 14 (19.44%) Customer Requirements
2 14 (19.44%) Presales
3 10 (13.89%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (12.50%) Service Delivery
5 8 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (11.11%) Product Management
5 8 (11.11%) Project Management
5 8 (11.11%) Service Design
6 7 (9.72%) Incident Management
7 6 (8.33%) Database Mirroring
7 6 (8.33%) E-Commerce
8 5 (6.94%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.94%) ITIL V3
8 5 (6.94%) PRINCE2
8 5 (6.94%) Service Management
9 3 (4.17%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 2 (2.78%) Escalation Management
10 2 (2.78%) People Management
10 2 (2.78%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 10 (13.89%) SQL
2 4 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.39%) VB
4 1 (1.39%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (80.56%) MCSE
3 28 (38.89%) CCNA
3 28 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 14 (19.44%) MCP
5 9 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (11.11%) CCNP
7 6 (8.33%) MCDBA
7 6 (8.33%) MCITP
8 5 (6.94%) CCA
8 5 (6.94%) Citrix Certification
9 4 (5.56%) CCIE
9 4 (5.56%) MCSD
9 4 (5.56%) MOS
10 2 (2.78%) CISSP
10 2 (2.78%) CompTIA Security+
10 2 (2.78%) JNCIA
10 2 (2.78%) RHCT
11 1 (1.39%) CCDA
11 1 (1.39%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) PMO
2 9 (12.50%) SLA
3 2 (2.78%) TickIT
4 1 (1.39%) HIPAA
System Software
1 58 (80.56%) Active Directory
2 37 (51.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (34.72%) Hyper-V
4 14 (19.44%) XenApp
5 8 (11.11%) Virtual Desktop
6 5 (6.94%) vSphere
7 3 (4.17%) Terminal Services
7 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (2.78%) Microsoft App-V
8 2 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (2.78%) XenDesktop
9 1 (1.39%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 26 (36.11%) SCCM
2 4 (5.56%) Backup Exec
3 3 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.78%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (2.78%) SCDPM
4 2 (2.78%) SCOrch
4 2 (2.78%) SCSM
4 2 (2.78%) SCVMM
4 2 (2.78%) WSUS
5 1 (1.39%) AirWatch
5 1 (1.39%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 57 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 48 (66.67%) VMware
3 27 (37.50%) Citrix
4 18 (25.00%) Cisco
5 13 (18.06%) HP
6 8 (11.11%) Dell
6 8 (11.11%) Veeam
7 5 (6.94%) Symantec
8 4 (5.56%) Apple
8 4 (5.56%) Oracle
9 2 (2.78%) Avaya
9 2 (2.78%) Capita
9 2 (2.78%) Mitel
9 2 (2.78%) RedGate
9 2 (2.78%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.39%) EMC
10 1 (1.39%) FalconStor
10 1 (1.39%) Meraki