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 25 June 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
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 190 236 211
Rank change year-on-year +46 -25  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 65 25 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.06% 0.37% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.46% 1.26% 3.04%
Number of salaries quoted 55 23 61
Median salary £50,000 £40,750 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.69% +19.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,700 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £43,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 1877 1981 2565
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 30.66% 29.43% 31.28%
Number of salaries quoted 1449 1638 2106
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,085
10% offered a salary of more than £62,300 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

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 25 June 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 25 June 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 +32 46 £50,000 +53.84%
Cambridgeshire -3 11 £27,250 -34.33% 1
Norfolk -1 3 - -
Suffolk +6 2 £40,500 +14.08% 1
Essex -5 2 £53,750 +100.93%
Bedfordshire +18 1 £45,000 +2.85% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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.

1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (79.49%) Windows
3 83 (70.94%) MCSE
4 71 (60.68%) Office 365
5 69 (58.97%) Microsoft
6 66 (56.41%) Windows Server
7 57 (48.72%) Active Directory
8 48 (41.03%) VMware
8 48 (41.03%) Microsoft Azure
9 42 (35.90%) ITIL
10 41 (35.04%) MCP
11 40 (34.19%) DNS
12 39 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 39 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
13 37 (31.62%) PowerShell
14 34 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
14 34 (29.06%) Citrix
14 34 (29.06%) DHCP
15 33 (28.21%) Hyper-V
15 33 (28.21%) Windows 10
16 31 (26.50%) Windows 7
16 31 (26.50%) SQL Server
17 27 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
18 26 (22.22%) CCNA
18 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
18 26 (22.22%) Firewall
19 25 (21.37%) SQL
20 24 (20.51%) Degree
21 22 (18.80%) MS Exchange
21 22 (18.80%) Cisco

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 22 (18.80%) MS Exchange
2 20 (17.09%) SharePoint
3 19 (16.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (12.82%) IIS
5 10 (8.55%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.27%) Tomcat
7 4 (3.42%) Exchange Server 2013
8 3 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (1.71%) Apache Spark
9 2 (1.71%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.85%) Apache
Applications
1 27 (23.08%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.56%) Adobe Premiere
2 3 (2.56%) Inkscape
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.56%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.85%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 71 (60.68%) Office 365
2 48 (41.03%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (16.24%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (4.27%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (4.27%) PaaS
5 5 (4.27%) SaaS
6 2 (1.71%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 40 (34.19%) DNS
2 34 (29.06%) DHCP
3 26 (22.22%) Firewall
4 14 (11.97%) WAN
5 13 (11.11%) VPN
6 11 (9.40%) LAN
6 11 (9.40%) SAN
6 11 (9.40%) Skype
6 11 (9.40%) TCP/IP
7 7 (5.98%) VoIP
8 5 (4.27%) HTTP
8 5 (4.27%) HTTPS
8 5 (4.27%) IMAP
8 5 (4.27%) Internet
8 5 (4.27%) iSCSI
8 5 (4.27%) LDAP
8 5 (4.27%) SMTP
9 4 (3.42%) VLAN
9 4 (3.42%) Wi-Fi
10 3 (2.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.50%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.95%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (5.98%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server 2012
4 5 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.71%) Apache Hive
6 2 (1.71%) Big Data
6 2 (1.71%) Hadoop
6 2 (1.71%) Impala
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 20 (17.09%) Advertising
2 11 (9.40%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.56%) Retail
4 2 (1.71%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (23.93%) Support Engineer
2 22 (18.80%) IT Support
3 21 (17.95%) Consultant
3 21 (17.95%) Server Engineer
4 17 (14.53%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 17 (14.53%) Analyst
4 17 (14.53%) Technical Consultant
5 16 (13.68%) Office 365 Engineer
5 16 (13.68%) Technical Engineer
6 15 (12.82%) Azure Engineer
6 15 (12.82%) Cloud Engineer
6 15 (12.82%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 14 (11.97%) Cloud Consultant
7 14 (11.97%) Senior Consultant
7 14 (11.97%) Senior Server Engineer
7 14 (11.97%) Senior Technical Consultant
7 14 (11.97%) Senior Technical Engineer
7 14 (11.97%) Server Consultant
8 13 (11.11%) IT Support Engineer
8 13 (11.11%) Office 365 Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.71%) PySpark
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.09%) Computer Science
2 9 (7.69%) Clustering
3 7 (5.98%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (5.98%) Driving Licence
4 6 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 4 (3.42%) Blackberry
5 4 (3.42%) Data Protection Act
5 4 (3.42%) User Experience
6 3 (2.56%) 3D Printing
7 2 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 1 (0.85%) HP Storage
8 1 (0.85%) Life Science
8 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Licensing
Operating Systems
1 93 (79.49%) Windows
2 66 (56.41%) Windows Server
3 39 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 34 (29.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 33 (28.21%) Windows 10
6 31 (26.50%) Windows 7
7 16 (13.68%) Linux
8 8 (6.84%) Windows 8
9 5 (4.27%) Mac OS
9 5 (4.27%) Unix
10 3 (2.56%) Android
10 3 (2.56%) Apple iOS
10 3 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.71%) Windows Mobile
11 2 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (35.90%) ITIL
2 15 (12.82%) High Availability
3 14 (11.97%) ITIL V3
4 13 (11.11%) Application Packaging
5 12 (10.26%) Build Automation
5 12 (10.26%) Project Management
6 9 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
6 9 (7.69%) Data Protection
6 9 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (6.84%) Data Management
7 8 (6.84%) Performance Improvement
7 8 (6.84%) Service Delivery
8 7 (5.98%) Change Management
8 7 (5.98%) Kalman Filter
9 6 (5.13%) Capacity Planning
9 6 (5.13%) Continuous Improvement
9 6 (5.13%) Mobile Device Management
9 6 (5.13%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.13%) Translating Business Requirements
9 6 (5.13%) Trend Analysis
Programming Languages
1 37 (31.62%) PowerShell
2 25 (21.37%) SQL
3 11 (9.40%) VBScript
4 7 (5.98%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.42%) C
6 2 (1.71%) Python
7 1 (0.85%) VB
Qualifications
1 117 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (70.94%) MCSE
3 41 (35.04%) MCP
4 26 (22.22%) CCNA
4 26 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 24 (20.51%) Degree
6 20 (17.09%) Computer Science Degree
7 13 (11.11%) A+ Certification
8 12 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (9.40%) Network+ Certification
10 9 (7.69%) SC Cleared
10 9 (7.69%) Security Cleared
11 6 (5.13%) Citrix Certification
12 5 (4.27%) CCNP
12 5 (4.27%) LPIC
12 5 (4.27%) RHCE
13 4 (3.42%) CCAA
13 4 (3.42%) CISSP
13 4 (3.42%) MCITP
14 3 (2.56%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.98%) SLA
2 5 (4.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (3.42%) Cyber Essentials
3 4 (3.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 4 (3.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 57 (48.72%) Active Directory
2 39 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (28.21%) Hyper-V
4 12 (10.26%) Terminal Server
5 5 (4.27%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (1.71%) XenApp
7 1 (0.85%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 1 (0.85%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (15.38%) SCCM
2 6 (5.13%) Microsoft Intune
3 5 (4.27%) Puppet
4 4 (3.42%) Failover Clustering
4 4 (3.42%) SCOM
5 3 (2.56%) Backup Exec
6 2 (1.71%) Oozie
Vendors
1 69 (58.97%) Microsoft
2 48 (41.03%) VMware
3 34 (29.06%) Citrix
4 22 (18.80%) Cisco
5 6 (5.13%) CA
5 6 (5.13%) HP
6 5 (4.27%) Google
6 5 (4.27%) IBM
7 4 (3.42%) Adobe
7 4 (3.42%) Apple
7 4 (3.42%) SonicWALL
8 3 (2.56%) Avaya
8 3 (2.56%) EMC
8 3 (2.56%) Pegasus
8 3 (2.56%) Red Hat
8 3 (2.56%) Veeam
9 2 (1.71%) AppSense
9 2 (1.71%) Cloudera
9 2 (1.71%) F5
9 2 (1.71%) Meraki
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