Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 156 203 280
Rank change year-on-year +47 +77 -27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 69 75
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the East of England 0.37% 0.95% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.36% 3.34% 2.28%
Number of salaries quoted 11 62 62
Median annual salary £42,500 £37,500 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.33% +15.38% -17.20%
10th Percentile £21,500 £25,100 £22,000
90th Percentile £46,750 £65,000 £61,000
England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%

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 807 2,067 3,286
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the East of England 27.25% 28.38% 28.14%
Number of salaries quoted 558 1,498 2,344
Median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% - +4.65%
10th Percentile £27,500 £25,750 £25,000
90th Percentile £76,250 £75,000 £71,250
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +49 5 £44,500 +15.58%
Hertfordshire +37 5 £35,000 -18.60% 2
Essex +7 1 £27,500 -13.23%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 11 (100.00%) Office 365
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (90.91%) VMware
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (63.64%) VPN
5 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (63.64%) Azure
6 6 (54.55%) AWS
6 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
6 6 (54.55%) DNS
6 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (45.45%) Project Delivery
7 5 (45.45%) MCP
7 5 (45.45%) MCSE
7 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
8 4 (36.36%) DHCP
8 4 (36.36%) SAN
8 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (36.36%) Firewall
8 4 (36.36%) SCCM
8 4 (36.36%) Veeam
8 4 (36.36%) Server Virtualisation
8 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
9 3 (27.27%) HP Storage
9 3 (27.27%) XenApp

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 5 (45.45%) SharePoint
2 3 (27.27%) MS Exchange
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (18.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (100.00%) Office 365
2 7 (63.64%) Azure
3 6 (54.55%) AWS
4 2 (18.18%) OneDrive
5 1 (9.09%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 7 (63.64%) VPN
2 6 (54.55%) DNS
3 4 (36.36%) DHCP
3 4 (36.36%) Firewall
3 4 (36.36%) SAN
4 3 (27.27%) LAN
4 3 (27.27%) WAN
5 2 (18.18%) Skype
6 1 (9.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (18.18%) JIRA
General
1 1 (9.09%) Banking
1 1 (9.09%) Retail
1 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Support Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Citrix Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Infrastructure Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Project Analyst
2 3 (27.27%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support
3 2 (18.18%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Cloud Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support
3 2 (18.18%) IT Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Support
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Support Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Windows Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (27.27%) HP Storage
2 2 (18.18%) Client/Server
2 2 (18.18%) Driving Licence
3 1 (9.09%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 11 (100.00%) Windows
1 11 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (72.73%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2016
4 4 (36.36%) Windows 10
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (18.18%) Linux
6 2 (18.18%) Mac OS X
6 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (45.45%) Project Delivery
2 4 (36.36%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (36.36%) Server Virtualisation
3 2 (18.18%) Computer Science
3 2 (18.18%) Critical Thinking
3 2 (18.18%) Cybersecurity
3 2 (18.18%) Data Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Migration
3 2 (18.18%) Project Management
3 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Storage Management
4 1 (9.09%) Application Packaging
4 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (45.45%) MCP
2 5 (45.45%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) Security Cleared
4 1 (9.09%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (18.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (54.55%) Hyper-V
4 3 (27.27%) XenApp
4 3 (27.27%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (36.36%) SCCM
2 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (90.91%) VMware
2 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
3 4 (36.36%) Veeam
4 3 (27.27%) Citrix
4 3 (27.27%) HP
4 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 3 (27.27%) Ivanti
5 1 (9.09%) Google