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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / East of England
Rank 193 210 166
Rank change year-on-year +17 -44  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 53 64 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.87% 0.87% 1.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.04% 2.94% 4.60%
Number of salaries quoted 45 55 91
Median salary £35,250 £30,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +17.50% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £37,500 £43,000
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 of England.

Academic & Professional Certification
East of England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1746 2179 2305
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 28.58% 29.58% 30.31%
Number of salaries quoted 1293 1709 1821
Median salary £43,000 £42,500 £43,900
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.17% -3.18%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £62,500 £66,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East of England 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 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 3 months to 27 March 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 3 months to 27 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
Hertfordshire +21 22 £36,000 +10.76% 1
Cambridgeshire +16 12 £33,000 +60.97%
Bedfordshire +27 11 £37,500 +7.14%
Suffolk +36 6 £30,000 -15.49% 1
Norfolk -20 3 £32,500 +8.33% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 of England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (75.31%) Windows
3 60 (74.07%) MCSE
4 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
5 49 (60.49%) Windows Server
6 45 (55.56%) Active Directory
7 43 (53.09%) Office 365
8 35 (43.21%) MCP
9 32 (39.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 31 (38.27%) Microsoft Azure
11 28 (34.57%) DNS
11 28 (34.57%) Windows Server 2008
12 26 (32.10%) ITIL
12 26 (32.10%) CCNA
12 26 (32.10%) Cisco Certification
12 26 (32.10%) VMware
13 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
14 24 (29.63%) MS Excel
15 21 (25.93%) MS Exchange
15 21 (25.93%) DHCP
16 20 (24.69%) Firewall
17 18 (22.22%) Hyper-V
17 18 (22.22%) Windows 7
18 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2010
18 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
18 17 (20.99%) MS Office
19 16 (19.75%) Linux
20 14 (17.28%) SQL
20 14 (17.28%) Cisco
20 14 (17.28%) A+ Certification

MCSA
Top Related 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 21 (25.93%) MS Exchange
2 17 (20.99%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (20.99%) SharePoint
3 12 (14.81%) IIS
4 4 (4.94%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (3.70%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.47%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (1.23%) Apache Spark
7 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 24 (29.63%) MS Excel
2 17 (20.99%) MS Office
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (1.23%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.23%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.23%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 43 (53.09%) Office 365
2 31 (38.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (8.64%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (6.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (6.17%) SaaS
5 4 (4.94%) PaaS
6 1 (1.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 28 (34.57%) DNS
2 21 (25.93%) DHCP
3 20 (24.69%) Firewall
4 10 (12.35%) TCP/IP
5 9 (11.11%) VPN
6 8 (9.88%) WAN
7 6 (7.41%) Internet
7 6 (7.41%) LAN
7 6 (7.41%) SMTP
8 5 (6.17%) HTTP
8 5 (6.17%) HTTPS
8 5 (6.17%) IMAP
9 4 (4.94%) SAN
10 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
10 3 (3.70%) LDAP
10 3 (3.70%) Wireless
11 2 (2.47%) Unified Communications
12 1 (1.23%) NetScaler
12 1 (1.23%) PBX
12 1 (1.23%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (30.86%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (8.64%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (4.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.23%) Apache Hive
5 1 (1.23%) Big Data
5 1 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.23%) Impala
General
1 10 (12.35%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
3 1 (1.23%) Banking
3 1 (1.23%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 31 (38.27%) Support Engineer
2 21 (25.93%) IT Support
3 18 (22.22%) IT Engineer
3 18 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
4 13 (16.05%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 13 (16.05%) Analyst
4 13 (16.05%) Server Engineer
5 12 (14.81%) Administrator
5 12 (14.81%) Systems Administrator
6 10 (12.35%) 3rd Line Support
7 9 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Consultant
8 8 (9.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Office 365 Engineer
8 8 (9.88%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (8.64%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
9 7 (8.64%) Azure Engineer
9 7 (8.64%) Cloud Engineer
9 7 (8.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
9 7 (8.64%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Clustering
1 9 (11.11%) Data Centre
2 8 (9.88%) Driving Licence
3 4 (4.94%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (4.94%) Management Information System
3 4 (4.94%) Replication
4 1 (1.23%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.23%) Digital Media
4 1 (1.23%) Graphic Design
4 1 (1.23%) HP Storage
4 1 (1.23%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 61 (75.31%) Windows
2 49 (60.49%) Windows Server
3 32 (39.51%) Windows Server 2012
4 28 (34.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (22.22%) Windows 7
6 16 (19.75%) Linux
7 14 (17.28%) Windows 10
8 6 (7.41%) Windows 8
9 5 (6.17%) Mac OS
9 5 (6.17%) Unix
10 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (2.47%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (1.23%) Android
12 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (32.10%) ITIL
2 13 (16.05%) High Availability
3 11 (13.58%) ITIL V3
4 9 (11.11%) Performance Improvement
5 7 (8.64%) Capacity Planning
5 7 (8.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (7.41%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (7.41%) Trend Analysis
7 5 (6.17%) Data Protection
7 5 (6.17%) Presales
7 5 (6.17%) Ticket Management
8 4 (4.94%) Change Management
8 4 (4.94%) Client Onboarding
8 4 (4.94%) Performance Monitoring
8 4 (4.94%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (3.70%) Line Management
9 3 (3.70%) Project Management
9 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
10 2 (2.47%) Mentoring
10 2 (2.47%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 14 (17.28%) SQL
2 13 (16.05%) PowerShell
3 7 (8.64%) VBScript
4 4 (4.94%) T-SQL
5 2 (2.47%) C
6 1 (1.23%) Python
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (74.07%) MCSE
3 35 (43.21%) MCP
4 26 (32.10%) CCNA
4 26 (32.10%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (17.28%) A+ Certification
6 8 (9.88%) Network+ Certification
6 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
6 8 (9.88%) Security Cleared
6 8 (9.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 6 (7.41%) MCITP
8 5 (6.17%) CCNP
9 4 (4.94%) CCENT
10 3 (3.70%) Degree
10 3 (3.70%) LPIC
10 3 (3.70%) RHCE
10 3 (3.70%) RHCSA
11 2 (2.47%) MCSD
11 2 (2.47%) VCP6
12 1 (1.23%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.94%) SLA
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.22%) Hyper-V
3 14 (17.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (4.94%) XenApp
6 2 (2.47%) VMware Server
6 2 (2.47%) vSphere
7 1 (1.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 9 (11.11%) SCCM
2 4 (4.94%) Failover Clustering
2 4 (4.94%) SCOM
3 3 (3.70%) Puppet
4 2 (2.47%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (1.23%) Oozie
Vendors
1 55 (67.90%) Microsoft
2 26 (32.10%) VMware
3 14 (17.28%) Cisco
4 9 (11.11%) Citrix
5 8 (9.88%) HP
6 6 (7.41%) 3Com
6 6 (7.41%) IBM
7 5 (6.17%) Google
8 4 (4.94%) Draytek
8 4 (4.94%) NETGEAR
8 4 (4.94%) ZyXEL
9 3 (3.70%) Avaya
9 3 (3.70%) CA
9 3 (3.70%) Pegasus
9 3 (3.70%) Red Hat
10 2 (2.47%) Adobe
10 2 (2.47%) AppSense
10 2 (2.47%) EMC
11 1 (1.23%) Cloudera
11 1 (1.23%) Meraki
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Wells-next-the-sea, Norfolk
Monica Vinader LTD
Salary: Excellent
Posted: 5 days ago