Period
to 20 October 2021

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 20 October 2021 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
20 Oct 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 202 121 192
Rank change year-on-year -81 +71 +62
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 27 9 74
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.49% 0.50% 1.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.78% 1.90% 3.78%
Number of salaries quoted 20 9 69
10th Percentile £25,000 £28,700 £23,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £25,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £38,000 £35,000 £38,318
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% -8.66% +12.70%
75th Percentile £43,250 £38,750 £48,750
90th Percentile £50,975 £54,000 £59,000
England median annual salary £43,000 £41,000 £38,318
% change year-on-year +4.88% +7.00% -4.21%

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 1,519 474 1,956
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.58% 26.17% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 568 354 1,457
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,575 £25,900
25th Percentile £35,000 £40,000 £33,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £47,500 £52,500 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +16.67% -
75th Percentile £62,500 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £72,500 £81,250 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the East of England over the 6 months to 20 October 2021.

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 20 October 2021. 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 -58 14 £37,500 +7.14% 9
Bedfordshire - 8 £38,500 - 3
Essex - 2 £57,500 - 5
Cambridgeshire -68 1 £32,500 -25.71% 3
Norfolk - 1 £48,500 -
Suffolk - 1 £31,000 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2021, 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 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (85.19%) Active Directory
3 21 (77.78%) Microsoft 365
4 20 (74.07%) Azure
4 20 (74.07%) Windows
4 20 (74.07%) VMware
5 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
6 18 (66.67%) MCSE
6 18 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (62.96%) AWS
7 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
8 16 (59.26%) PowerShell
8 16 (59.26%) Social Skills
9 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2016
9 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
9 15 (55.56%) Firewall
10 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
10 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2019
11 13 (48.15%) Hyper-V
11 13 (48.15%) Veeam
11 13 (48.15%) DHCP
11 13 (48.15%) DNS
12 12 (44.44%) IIS
12 12 (44.44%) NAS
13 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
13 11 (40.74%) Presales
13 11 (40.74%) Windows 10
13 11 (40.74%) VLAN
13 11 (40.74%) Data Migration
13 11 (40.74%) Migration

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 12 (44.44%) IIS
2 11 (40.74%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 15 (55.56%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 21 (77.78%) Microsoft 365
2 20 (74.07%) Azure
3 17 (62.96%) AWS
4 4 (14.81%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (3.70%) Google Workspace
Communications & Networking
1 15 (55.56%) Firewall
2 13 (48.15%) DHCP
2 13 (48.15%) DNS
3 12 (44.44%) NAS
4 11 (40.74%) ADSL
4 11 (40.74%) Internet
4 11 (40.74%) LAN
4 11 (40.74%) MPLS
4 11 (40.74%) VLAN
4 11 (40.74%) WAN
5 2 (7.41%) PABX
5 2 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
5 2 (7.41%) RS-232
5 2 (7.41%) VoIP
6 1 (3.70%) SAN
Development Applications
1 11 (40.74%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 16 (59.26%) Social Skills
2 5 (18.52%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Fire and Rescue
4 2 (7.41%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (7.41%) Telecoms
5 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 12 (44.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 12 (44.44%) Support Engineer
2 11 (40.74%) 3rd Line Support
2 11 (40.74%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 8 (29.63%) IT Engineer
4 6 (22.22%) IT Support
4 6 (22.22%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (14.81%) Technical Support
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Customer Service Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Field Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Field Service Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Field Telecoms Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Technician
6 2 (7.41%) Telecoms Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Infrastructure Support
7 1 (3.70%) IT Technician
7 1 (3.70%) Senior Wintel Engineer
7 1 (3.70%) Wintel Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 5 (18.52%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (14.81%) Biotechnology
3 3 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (7.41%) NHS
5 1 (3.70%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.70%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 20 (74.07%) Windows
2 17 (62.96%) Windows Server
3 15 (55.56%) Windows Server 2016
4 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (51.85%) Windows Server 2019
5 11 (40.74%) Windows 10
6 2 (7.41%) Linux
6 2 (7.41%) Ubuntu
7 1 (3.70%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.70%) Mac OS
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (40.74%) Data Migration
1 11 (40.74%) Mentoring
1 11 (40.74%) Migration
1 11 (40.74%) Presales
2 10 (37.04%) ITIL
3 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
4 4 (14.81%) Collaborative Working
4 4 (14.81%) Data Categorisation
4 4 (14.81%) Data Protection
4 4 (14.81%) Data Security
4 4 (14.81%) Proactive Management
4 4 (14.81%) Problem Management
4 4 (14.81%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
6 2 (7.41%) Analytical Thinking
6 2 (7.41%) Decision-Making
6 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 2 (7.41%) Proactive Maintenance
6 2 (7.41%) Service Desk Management
6 2 (7.41%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (59.26%) PowerShell
2 3 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 27 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (66.67%) MCSE
3 6 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 5 (18.52%) Degree
4 5 (18.52%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (14.81%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (11.11%) A+ Certification
6 3 (11.11%) MCITP
7 2 (7.41%) CCNA
7 2 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (7.41%) HNC
8 1 (3.70%) CCA
8 1 (3.70%) CCNP
8 1 (3.70%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (3.70%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (3.70%) MCP
System Software
1 23 (85.19%) Active Directory
2 18 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (48.15%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) XenApp
5 1 (3.70%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 4 (14.81%) SCCM
2 2 (7.41%) WSUS
3 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 20 (74.07%) VMware
2 19 (70.37%) Microsoft
3 13 (48.15%) Veeam
4 5 (18.52%) Cisco
5 4 (14.81%) Palo Alto
5 4 (14.81%) Varonis
6 3 (11.11%) Citrix
7 1 (3.70%) Capita
7 1 (3.70%) Google
7 1 (3.70%) Lotus
7 1 (3.70%) NetApp
7 1 (3.70%) Veritas
7 1 (3.70%) Zscaler