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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 17 August 2022 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
17 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 250 201 157
Rank change year-on-year -49 -44 +48
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 35 25 6
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.51% 0.51% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.26% 1.84% 0.83%
Number of salaries quoted 20 21 6
10th Percentile £37,500 £25,750 £29,375
25th Percentile £40,938 £28,500 £32,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £37,500 £39,750
Median % change year-on-year +20.00% -5.66% +6.00%
75th Percentile £60,000 £42,500 £46,750
90th Percentile £61,250 £47,500 £50,875
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year +4.94% -1.22% +2.50%

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 2,788 1,357 723
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 40.41% 27.75% 27.06%
Number of salaries quoted 869 582 513
10th Percentile £31,000 £28,250 £27,625
25th Percentile £37,500 £35,000 £35,428
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £47,500 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £63,750 £64,000 £65,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £77,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
% 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 17 August 2022.

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 17 August 2022. 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
Jobs
Hertfordshire -12 29 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Bedfordshire -23 3 £45,000 +16.88%
Essex - 2 £40,000 -
Cambridgeshire -26 1 £40,000 +37.93% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2022, 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 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 33 (94.29%) Azure
3 32 (91.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (91.43%) VMware
4 31 (88.57%) Windows
5 30 (85.71%) MCSE
5 30 (85.71%) DHCP
5 30 (85.71%) DNS
5 30 (85.71%) Microsoft 365
6 28 (80.00%) ITIL
6 28 (80.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 28 (80.00%) Problem Management
6 28 (80.00%) AWS
7 27 (77.14%) PowerShell
7 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
8 25 (71.43%) TCP/IP
8 25 (71.43%) Azure Active Directory
9 24 (68.57%) SCCM
10 22 (62.86%) vSphere
10 22 (62.86%) Service Management
10 22 (62.86%) Data Centre
10 22 (62.86%) vCenter Server
11 21 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
12 20 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 20 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
12 20 (57.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
12 20 (57.14%) SAN
13 19 (54.29%) Replication
13 19 (54.29%) Customer Service

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:

Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (11.43%) MS Visio
4 2 (5.71%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (5.71%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 33 (94.29%) Azure
2 30 (85.71%) Microsoft 365
3 28 (80.00%) AWS
4 25 (71.43%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (51.43%) IaaS
6 2 (5.71%) Azure Key Vault
Communications & Networking
1 30 (85.71%) DHCP
1 30 (85.71%) DNS
2 25 (71.43%) TCP/IP
3 20 (57.14%) SAN
4 18 (51.43%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (14.29%) Network Security
5 5 (14.29%) VLAN
6 4 (11.43%) Firewall
7 3 (8.57%) IPv4
7 3 (8.57%) IPv6
7 3 (8.57%) LAN
7 3 (8.57%) WLAN
8 2 (5.71%) Cisco ISE
8 2 (5.71%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.86%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (14.29%) SQL Server
General
1 20 (57.14%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (22.86%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (8.57%) Social Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Documentation Skills
4 2 (5.71%) Law
5 1 (2.86%) Marketing
5 1 (2.86%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (2.86%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 20 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (51.43%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 14 (40.00%) Wintel Engineer
4 14 (40.00%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Engineer
5 10 (28.57%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
6 8 (22.86%) Analyst
7 6 (17.14%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 5 (14.29%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (11.43%) Senior Analyst
9 4 (11.43%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
9 4 (11.43%) Support Analyst
10 3 (8.57%) Systems Engineer
11 2 (5.71%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
11 2 (5.71%) Network Analyst
11 2 (5.71%) Network Security Analyst
11 2 (5.71%) Network Support
11 2 (5.71%) Network Support Analyst
11 2 (5.71%) Security Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 22 (62.86%) Data Centre
2 19 (54.29%) Replication
3 18 (51.43%) Clustering
3 18 (51.43%) EMC VNX
4 6 (17.14%) Enterprise Storage
5 4 (11.43%) Biotechnology
5 4 (11.43%) Management Information System
6 2 (5.71%) CMDB
6 2 (5.71%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (5.71%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (5.71%) User Experience
7 1 (2.86%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 31 (88.57%) Windows
2 18 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 4 (11.43%) CentOS
3 4 (11.43%) Linux
3 4 (11.43%) SUSE
3 4 (11.43%) Ubuntu
3 4 (11.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 7
4 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2016
4 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2019
5 1 (2.86%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (80.00%) ITIL
1 28 (80.00%) Problem Management
2 22 (62.86%) Service Management
3 21 (60.00%) Problem-Solving
4 20 (57.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 19 (54.29%) Customer Service
6 18 (51.43%) Change Control
6 18 (51.43%) Load Balancing
7 17 (48.57%) Business Case
8 8 (22.86%) Computer Science
9 7 (20.00%) Proactive Management
10 6 (17.14%) Data Protection
11 5 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
11 5 (14.29%) Virtual Environments
12 4 (11.43%) Information Security
12 4 (11.43%) Proactive Monitoring
12 4 (11.43%) Project Delivery
13 3 (8.57%) Identity Management
13 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
13 3 (8.57%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (77.14%) PowerShell
2 6 (17.14%) SQL
3 2 (5.71%) VBScript
4 1 (2.86%) Python
Qualifications
1 35 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (85.71%) MCSE
3 28 (80.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (25.71%) Security Cleared
5 8 (22.86%) AWS Certification
6 7 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (17.14%) Computer Science Degree
7 6 (17.14%) Degree
7 6 (17.14%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (14.29%) CCNA
9 4 (11.43%) CCNP
10 3 (8.57%) Azure Certification
10 3 (8.57%) CTC Cleared
10 3 (8.57%) DBS Check
10 3 (8.57%) MCP
11 2 (5.71%) A+ Certification
11 2 (5.71%) CCAA
11 2 (5.71%) CISSP
11 2 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (5.71%) CompTIA Security+
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (11.43%) GxP
2 2 (5.71%) GDPR
2 2 (5.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (5.71%) NIST
3 1 (2.86%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (91.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (77.14%) Active Directory
3 22 (62.86%) vSphere
4 18 (51.43%) Terminal Services
4 18 (51.43%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (11.43%) Virtual Desktop
6 2 (5.71%) DFS Replication
7 1 (2.86%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 24 (68.57%) SCCM
2 22 (62.86%) vCenter Server
3 20 (57.14%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 18 (51.43%) Microsoft Clustering
4 18 (51.43%) SCOM
4 18 (51.43%) SCOrch
5 14 (40.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (11.43%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 4 (11.43%) WSUS
7 2 (5.71%) DatAdvantage
7 2 (5.71%) QRadar
7 2 (5.71%) Stealthwatch
8 1 (2.86%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 33 (94.29%) Microsoft
2 32 (91.43%) VMware
3 18 (51.43%) 3PAR
3 18 (51.43%) Brocade
3 18 (51.43%) EMC
3 18 (51.43%) jetNEXUS
3 18 (51.43%) Rackspace
3 18 (51.43%) Symantec
3 18 (51.43%) Veeam
4 6 (17.14%) NetApp
4 6 (17.14%) Nimble Storage
5 5 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (14.29%) HP
5 5 (14.29%) Varonis
6 4 (11.43%) Red Hat
6 4 (11.43%) ServiceNow
7 3 (8.57%) Dell
8 2 (5.71%) BMC
8 2 (5.71%) Citrix
8 2 (5.71%) Remedy