Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Essex with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 133 101
Rank change year-on-year +32 -32 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 8 5 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 0.57% 0.24% 2.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 1.24% 7.65%
Number of salaries quoted 5 4 28
Essex median annual salary £50,000 £35,750 £31,250
Median salary % change year-on-year +39.86% +14.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £24,350 £23,800 £22,000
90th Percentile £63,500 £42,500 £53,750
East of England median annual salary £40,000 £31,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +29.03% -4.62% -

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 Essex with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Essex
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 299 403 706
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Essex 21.36% 19.08% 26.57%
Number of salaries quoted 246 282 521
Essex median annual salary £45,000 £45,250 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.55% +13.13% -11.11%
10th Percentile £22,625 £24,100 £22,000
90th Percentile £61,500 £67,375 £65,000
East of England median annual salary £45,000 £43,000 £43,000
% change year-on-year +4.65% - +1.18%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Essex

MCSA
Salary Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Essex.

Salary trend for MCSA in Essex

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Essex

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Essex over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Essex

MCSA
Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Essex region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Loughton - 3 £50,000 -
Colchester - 1 £70,000 -
MCSA
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 Essex region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 6 (75.00%) Office 365
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Cisco
5 4 (50.00%) SLA
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
5 4 (50.00%) CCNA
5 4 (50.00%) Citrix
5 4 (50.00%) Sophos
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (37.50%) Meraki
6 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
6 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
7 2 (25.00%) CCA
7 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
7 2 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
7 2 (25.00%) Kaseya
7 2 (25.00%) Mitel
7 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
7 2 (25.00%) CCAA
7 2 (25.00%) Presales
8 1 (12.50%) PaaS

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 6 (75.00%) Office 365
3 2 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (12.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (12.50%) IaaS
4 1 (12.50%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) DHCP
2 1 (12.50%) DNS
2 1 (12.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) VoIP
2 1 (12.50%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 1 (12.50%) JIRA
1 1 (12.50%) Octopus Deploy
Job Titles
1 4 (50.00%) Administrator
1 4 (50.00%) Systems Administrator
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support
3 1 (12.50%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Support
3 1 (12.50%) Active Directory Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Azure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Support Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Driving Licence
1 2 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (50.00%) Windows Server
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 10
4 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Presales
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (12.50%) BDD
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 1 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) CCNA
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 2 (25.00%) CCA
3 2 (25.00%) CCAA
3 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Check Point Certification
4 1 (12.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Terminal Services
2 2 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (12.50%) Docker
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Business Desktop Deployment
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (62.50%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) Sophos
3 3 (37.50%) Meraki
3 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 2 (25.00%) Kaseya
4 2 (25.00%) Mitel
5 1 (12.50%) Avaya
5 1 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 1 (12.50%) IBM
5 1 (12.50%) Juniper
5 1 (12.50%) Kaspersky
5 1 (12.50%) Splunk