Period
to 16 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Hampshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 16 January 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East > Hampshire
6 months to
16 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 194 211 182
Rank change year-on-year +17 -29 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 53 62 74
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 0.84% 0.90% 1.19%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.47% 3.33% 3.27%
Number of salaries quoted 38 52 52
Hampshire median annual salary £28,750 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.82% +6.43% -16.17%
10th Percentile £23,800 £29,150 £26,300
90th Percentile £46,000 £43,550 £52,500
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -6.25%

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 Hampshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Hampshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 2,147 1,861 2,261
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Hampshire 33.96% 27.14% 36.43%
Number of salaries quoted 1,560 1,452 1,824
Hampshire median annual salary £43,750 £40,000 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.38% -4.76% -1.18%
10th Percentile £22,500 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £66,250 £62,500
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Hampshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Hampshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Hampshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Hampshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Hampshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Hampshire over the 6 months to 16 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Hampshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Hampshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Hampshire region over the 6 months to 16 January 2019. 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
Portsmouth +11 9 £42,500 +14.86% 1
Farnborough +2 9 £33,500 -5.63%
Southampton -7 9 £28,750 -25.81% 1
Basingstoke -7 9 £33,500 +1.13%
Fareham +17 7 £44,000 +41.94% 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 16 January 2019, 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 Hampshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (94.34%) Microsoft
3 41 (77.36%) Windows
4 37 (69.81%) VMware
5 31 (58.49%) MCSE
6 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2012
7 23 (43.40%) Mentoring
8 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
8 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
9 19 (35.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 19 (35.85%) VMware ESXi
10 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
11 17 (32.08%) ITIL
12 15 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
13 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
13 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
14 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
14 13 (24.53%) Office 365
14 13 (24.53%) IBM
14 13 (24.53%) VCP6
15 12 (22.64%) DNS
16 11 (20.75%) LAN
16 11 (20.75%) WAN
16 11 (20.75%) Firewall
16 11 (20.75%) Degree
16 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
17 10 (18.87%) Self-Motivation
17 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
17 10 (18.87%) Ivanti
17 10 (18.87%) iSeries

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hampshire 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 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
2 7 (13.21%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Cloud Services
1 13 (24.53%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 12 (22.64%) DNS
2 11 (20.75%) Firewall
2 11 (20.75%) LAN
2 11 (20.75%) WAN
3 9 (16.98%) VPN
4 6 (11.32%) DHCP
5 5 (9.43%) SAN
6 3 (5.66%) Internet
6 3 (5.66%) Network Security
6 3 (5.66%) VoIP
7 2 (3.77%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) SQL Server
General
1 6 (11.32%) Aerospace
2 5 (9.43%) Legal
3 3 (5.66%) Retail
4 1 (1.89%) Military
Job Titles
1 13 (24.53%) Senior Server Engineer
1 13 (24.53%) Server Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) IT Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Support Engineer
3 9 (16.98%) Support Technician
4 7 (13.21%) Team Leader
5 6 (11.32%) IT Support
5 6 (11.32%) Senior IT Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (9.43%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (7.55%) Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (7.55%) IT Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) IT Infrastructure Team Leader
7 4 (7.55%) IT Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.55%) Systems Administrator
8 3 (5.66%) 1st Line Support Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.66%) Service Desk Team Leader
Miscellaneous
1 10 (18.87%) AS400
1 10 (18.87%) iSeries
1 10 (18.87%) Self-Motivation
2 7 (13.21%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.43%) Data Centre
4 4 (7.55%) Clustering
5 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.77%) iPad
5 2 (3.77%) iPhone
6 1 (1.89%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 41 (77.36%) Windows
2 25 (47.17%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 11 (20.75%) Windows Server
5 10 (18.87%) Windows 8
6 6 (11.32%) Linux
7 3 (5.66%) AIX
7 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
8 2 (3.77%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Mobile
8 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (43.40%) Mentoring
2 17 (32.08%) ITIL
3 15 (28.30%) Problem-Solving
4 10 (18.87%) Coaching
4 10 (18.87%) Incident Management
4 10 (18.87%) ITSM
4 10 (18.87%) Server Patching
4 10 (18.87%) Service Management
5 7 (13.21%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 7 (13.21%) Mathematics
5 7 (13.21%) Project Management
6 5 (9.43%) Line Management
6 5 (9.43%) Performance Management
6 5 (9.43%) PRINCE2
6 5 (9.43%) Risk Management
7 4 (7.55%) Project Planning
8 3 (5.66%) Configuration Management
8 3 (5.66%) Critical Thinking
8 3 (5.66%) Cybersecurity
8 3 (5.66%) Presales
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.32%) PowerShell
2 4 (7.55%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
3 3 (5.66%) PHP
3 3 (5.66%) VBScript
4 2 (3.77%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (58.49%) MCSE
3 19 (35.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 14 (26.42%) SC Cleared
4 14 (26.42%) Security Cleared
5 13 (24.53%) VCP6
6 11 (20.75%) Degree
7 6 (11.32%) DV Cleared
7 6 (11.32%) MCP
8 4 (7.55%) A+ Certification
9 3 (5.66%) CompTIA Security+
9 3 (5.66%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (5.66%) RHCE
9 3 (5.66%) RHCSA
10 2 (3.77%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) GDPR
2 1 (1.89%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
1 22 (41.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (35.85%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (5.66%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.66%) XenServer
Vendors
1 50 (94.34%) Microsoft
2 37 (69.81%) VMware
3 13 (24.53%) IBM
4 10 (18.87%) Ivanti
5 6 (11.32%) Cisco
5 6 (11.32%) HP
6 3 (5.66%) Citrix
7 1 (1.89%) F5