Period
to 18 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the East of England with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > East of England
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 276 312 234
Rank change year-on-year +36 -78 +90
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 82 58 165
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.69% 0.44% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 1.54% 3.45%
Number of salaries quoted 79 55 133
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £30,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +47.54% -6.15% -
10th Percentile £22,950 £19,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,500 £45,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +5.88%

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 of England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
East of England
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3615 3764 4789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 30.27% 28.43% 31.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2843 2970 3901
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,700 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.97% +1.63% +1.18%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Salary Trend in the East of England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in the East of England.

Salary trend for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the East of England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the East of England over the 6 months to 18 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the East of England

MCSA
Job Locations in the East of England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the East of England region over the 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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
Hertfordshire +34 48 £50,000 +92.31% 2
Cambridgeshire -33 13 £26,000 -14.75% 1
Essex +26 9 £50,000 +39.86%
Bedfordshire +21 8 £70,000 +55.56%
Norfolk +20 4 £33,750 +12.50% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (74.39%) Windows
3 52 (63.41%) Microsoft
4 51 (62.20%) MCSE
5 42 (51.22%) Office 365
5 42 (51.22%) Windows Server
6 40 (48.78%) Active Directory
7 34 (41.46%) Citrix
8 31 (37.80%) VMware
9 29 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
9 29 (35.37%) Microsoft Azure
10 27 (32.93%) DHCP
11 26 (31.71%) DNS
11 26 (31.71%) CCNA
11 26 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
12 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
13 22 (26.83%) MCP
14 21 (25.61%) Cisco
14 21 (25.61%) ITIL
14 21 (25.61%) SCCM
15 20 (24.39%) Hyper-V
16 18 (21.95%) Windows 10
16 18 (21.95%) MS Exchange
17 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
18 16 (19.51%) Computer Science
18 16 (19.51%) Degree
18 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
18 16 (19.51%) Computer Science Degree
19 15 (18.29%) Advertising
20 14 (17.07%) VoIP

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 18 (21.95%) MS Exchange
2 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2013
3 10 (12.20%) SharePoint
4 9 (10.98%) Skype for Business
5 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2007
6 2 (2.44%) IIS
7 1 (1.22%) Confluence
Applications
1 11 (13.41%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 42 (51.22%) Office 365
2 29 (35.37%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (14.63%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (7.32%) OneDrive
5 4 (4.88%) Mimecast
6 3 (3.66%) SaaS
7 2 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (2.44%) PaaS
8 1 (1.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (32.93%) DHCP
2 26 (31.71%) DNS
3 14 (17.07%) VoIP
4 13 (15.85%) Firewall
4 13 (15.85%) TCP/IP
5 10 (12.20%) WAN
6 9 (10.98%) Skype
6 9 (10.98%) VLAN
6 9 (10.98%) VPN
7 8 (9.76%) LAN
7 8 (9.76%) SAN
8 7 (8.54%) iSCSI
9 6 (7.32%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (4.88%) Cisco ASA
11 2 (2.44%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (2.44%) PBX
11 2 (2.44%) Wireless
12 1 (1.22%) IP Telephony
12 1 (1.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (19.51%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (4.88%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (2.44%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (1.22%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.22%) JIRA
1 1 (1.22%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 15 (18.29%) Advertising
2 7 (8.54%) Finance
3 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (15.85%) Consultant
2 12 (14.63%) Cloud Engineer
3 11 (13.41%) Analyst
3 11 (13.41%) Support Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Office 365 Engineer
4 10 (12.20%) Office 365 Specialist
5 9 (10.98%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Technical Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Active Directory Specialist
7 7 (8.54%) Azure Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Cloud Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) IT Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Server Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Server Consultant
7 7 (8.54%) Server Engineer
7 7 (8.54%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 16 (19.51%) Computer Science
2 8 (9.76%) Driving Licence
3 6 (7.32%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (7.32%) Data Protection Act
3 6 (7.32%) User Experience
4 2 (2.44%) Clustering
4 2 (2.44%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (2.44%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.22%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 61 (74.39%) Windows
2 42 (51.22%) Windows Server
3 18 (21.95%) Windows 10
4 17 (20.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (15.85%) Windows 7
6 10 (12.20%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (8.54%) Android
8 4 (4.88%) Linux
9 2 (2.44%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.22%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.22%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (25.61%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (9.76%) Application Packaging
3 8 (9.76%) Build Automation
3 8 (9.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (8.54%) Data Management
4 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Architecture
4 7 (8.54%) ITIL V3
4 7 (8.54%) Service Delivery
4 7 (8.54%) TOGAF
5 6 (7.32%) Change Management
5 6 (7.32%) Cryptography
5 6 (7.32%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (7.32%) Data Protection
5 6 (7.32%) Email Filtering
5 6 (7.32%) Information Security
5 6 (7.32%) Patch Management
5 6 (7.32%) Penetration Testing
5 6 (7.32%) Problem Management
5 6 (7.32%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (29.27%) PowerShell
2 9 (10.98%) SQL
3 7 (8.54%) VBScript
4 3 (3.66%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.44%) C
6 1 (1.22%) Java
6 1 (1.22%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (62.20%) MCSE
3 26 (31.71%) CCNA
3 26 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
4 22 (26.83%) MCP
5 16 (19.51%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (19.51%) Degree
6 13 (15.85%) Citrix Certification
7 11 (13.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (10.98%) A+ Certification
9 8 (9.76%) CCAA
10 7 (8.54%) CCA
11 6 (7.32%) CISSP
12 5 (6.10%) DBS Check
13 4 (4.88%) CCNP
14 3 (3.66%) MCITP
14 3 (3.66%) MCTS
15 1 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
15 1 (1.22%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (15.85%) PCI DSS
2 11 (13.41%) SLA
3 8 (9.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (7.32%) Cyber Essentials
4 6 (7.32%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
System Software
1 40 (48.78%) Active Directory
2 29 (35.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (24.39%) Hyper-V
4 8 (9.76%) Terminal Server
5 6 (7.32%) XenApp
6 3 (3.66%) Terminal Services
7 2 (2.44%) Xen
8 1 (1.22%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (25.61%) SCCM
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 5 (6.10%) SCDPM
3 3 (3.66%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (3.66%) Puppet
4 2 (2.44%) Ansible
4 2 (2.44%) Failover Clustering
4 2 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.44%) SCOM
4 2 (2.44%) WSUS
5 1 (1.22%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 52 (63.41%) Microsoft
2 34 (41.46%) Citrix
3 31 (37.80%) VMware
4 21 (25.61%) Cisco
5 6 (7.32%) HP
5 6 (7.32%) SonicWALL
6 5 (6.10%) Meraki
6 5 (6.10%) Salesforce.com
7 4 (4.88%) Sophos
8 3 (3.66%) EMC
9 2 (2.44%) Avaya
9 2 (2.44%) Kaseya
9 2 (2.44%) Mitel
10 1 (1.22%) CA
10 1 (1.22%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.22%) CommVault
10 1 (1.22%) IBM
10 1 (1.22%) Juniper
10 1 (1.22%) NetApp
10 1 (1.22%) Splunk