Period
to 11 December 2019

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 11 December 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 of England
6 months to
11 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 204 248 288
Rank change year-on-year +44 +40 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 58 82 71
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.88% 0.83% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.25% 2.92% 1.90%
Number of salaries quoted 56 39 67
East of England median annual salary £38,318 £50,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.36% +38.89% +24.14%
10th Percentile £23,375 £23,500 £22,270
90th Percentile £50,000 £62,500 £67,500
England median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year -3.75% +14.29% -2.78%

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 1,783 2,808 3,740
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 26.95% 28.31% 30.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1,237 1,939 2,953
East of England median annual salary £46,173 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.61% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £73,750 £72,500 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +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 11 December 2019.

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 11 December 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
Cambridgeshire +50 26 £38,318 +39.34% 1
Hertfordshire +35 26 £47,500 -9.52% 10
Essex +8 2 £31,250 +7.76% 3
Bedfordshire -4 2 £21,000 -44.00%
Suffolk +13 1 £25,000 +13.64%
Norfolk -7 1 £32,500 +91.18% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 11 December 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 of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (70.69%) Office 365
3 37 (63.79%) VMware
4 35 (60.34%) MCSE
5 33 (56.90%) Hyper-V
6 31 (53.45%) Windows
6 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
7 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
8 24 (41.38%) Azure
9 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
10 19 (32.76%) DHCP
10 19 (32.76%) DNS
10 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
11 17 (29.31%) iSCSI
11 17 (29.31%) EMC
11 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
11 17 (29.31%) NetApp
11 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
12 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
13 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
13 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (17.24%) Ivanti
15 10 (17.24%) XenApp
15 10 (17.24%) NetScaler
15 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
15 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
15 10 (17.24%) Network Management
15 10 (17.24%) CommVault
15 10 (17.24%) Symantec

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 17 (29.31%) MS Exchange
2 10 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
2 10 (17.24%) Skype for Business
3 9 (15.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 8 (13.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 41 (70.69%) Office 365
2 24 (41.38%) Azure
3 1 (1.72%) AWS
3 1 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 19 (32.76%) DHCP
1 19 (32.76%) DNS
2 17 (29.31%) iSCSI
3 10 (17.24%) NetScaler
3 10 (17.24%) Skype
3 10 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 7 (12.07%) WAN
5 6 (10.34%) LAN
6 5 (8.62%) Firewall
7 2 (3.45%) Internet
7 2 (3.45%) VoIP
7 2 (3.45%) VPN
7 2 (3.45%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (1.72%) Cisco IOS
8 1 (1.72%) FTP
8 1 (1.72%) SAN
8 1 (1.72%) VLAN
8 1 (1.72%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (17.24%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
3 3 (5.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (3.45%) MySQL
4 2 (3.45%) SQLBase
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 7 (12.07%) Finance
2 1 (1.72%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 23 (39.66%) Analyst
2 16 (27.59%) Support Engineer
3 13 (22.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 11 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Cloud Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 10 (17.24%) IT Support
5 10 (17.24%) Senior Cloud Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Senior Server Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Server Engineer
5 10 (17.24%) Virtualisation Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
6 9 (15.52%) IT Engineer
7 8 (13.79%) IT Support Engineer
8 7 (12.07%) Administrator
8 7 (12.07%) Cisco Administrator
8 7 (12.07%) Senior Cisco Administrator
8 7 (12.07%) Senior Systems Administrator
8 7 (12.07%) Server Administrator
8 7 (12.07%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.72%) EDI
Miscellaneous
1 10 (17.24%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.45%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.72%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.72%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 31 (53.45%) Windows
2 22 (37.93%) Windows Server
3 14 (24.14%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (8.62%) Mac OS X
5 5 (8.62%) Windows 10
6 3 (5.17%) Windows 7
7 2 (3.45%) Android
8 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (29.31%) Mentoring
2 14 (24.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (17.24%) Network Management
4 9 (15.52%) ITIL
5 6 (10.34%) Data Management
5 6 (10.34%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (5.17%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (3.45%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (3.45%) High Availability
7 2 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
8 1 (1.72%) Android Development
8 1 (1.72%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (1.72%) ERP
8 1 (1.72%) ETL
8 1 (1.72%) Incident Management
8 1 (1.72%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 15 (25.86%) PowerShell
2 4 (6.90%) SQL
3 3 (5.17%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (60.34%) MCSE
3 10 (17.24%) Citrix Certification
3 10 (17.24%) MCP
4 7 (12.07%) Degree
5 5 (8.62%) CCNA
5 5 (8.62%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (6.90%) A+ Certification
7 3 (5.17%) SC Cleared
7 3 (5.17%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.45%) CCENT
9 1 (1.72%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.79%) SLA
System Software
1 33 (56.90%) Hyper-V
2 31 (53.45%) Active Directory
3 19 (32.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 10 (17.24%) XenApp
5 7 (12.07%) vSphere
6 5 (8.62%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.45%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.72%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (17.24%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 4 (6.90%) SCCM
3 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.72%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 37 (63.79%) VMware
2 27 (46.55%) Microsoft
3 17 (29.31%) EMC
3 17 (29.31%) NetApp
4 10 (17.24%) Citrix
4 10 (17.24%) CommVault
4 10 (17.24%) Ivanti
4 10 (17.24%) Symantec
4 10 (17.24%) Zscaler
5 9 (15.52%) Cisco
6 5 (8.62%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) Avaya
7 1 (1.72%) ConnectWise
7 1 (1.72%) Draytek
7 1 (1.72%) Kaseya
7 1 (1.72%) Meraki
7 1 (1.72%) Veeam
7 1 (1.72%) WatchGuard