Period
to 23 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Oxfordshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 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 > Oxfordshire
6 months to
23 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 134 175 148
Rank change year-on-year +41 -27 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 20 2 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 0.86% 0.065% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.77% 0.23% 1.14%
Number of salaries quoted 20 2 9
Oxfordshire median annual salary £35,000 £28,750 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.74% -23.33% -18.92%
10th Percentile £34,825 £26,625 £26,200
90th Percentile £42,500 £29,875 £50,000
South East median annual salary £40,000 £37,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +8.11% -1.33% -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 Oxfordshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Oxfordshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 722 882 789
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Oxfordshire 31.12% 28.66% 29.80%
Number of salaries quoted 608 770 648
Oxfordshire median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £71,250
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Oxfordshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Oxfordshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Oxfordshire over the 6 months to 23 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Oxfordshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Oxfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Oxfordshire region over the 6 months to 23 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
Wallingford - 15 £35,000 - 1
Oxford +9 4 £40,000 +45.45%
Thame - 1 £26,500 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 23 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 Oxfordshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 20 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (95.00%) Windows
3 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
4 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 16 (80.00%) VMware
5 15 (75.00%) DHCP
5 15 (75.00%) DNS
5 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
5 15 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 15 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
5 15 (75.00%) vCenter Server
5 15 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
5 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
6 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 4 (20.00%) LAN
7 4 (20.00%) WAN
7 4 (20.00%) MCSE
7 4 (20.00%) MCP
7 4 (20.00%) Office 365
8 3 (15.00%) VLAN
8 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 3 (15.00%) NAS
8 3 (15.00%) QNAP
8 3 (15.00%) Mimecast
8 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
8 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (15.00%) SAN

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Oxfordshire 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 20 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (5.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (15.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 15 (75.00%) DHCP
1 15 (75.00%) DNS
2 4 (20.00%) LAN
2 4 (20.00%) WAN
3 3 (15.00%) NAS
3 3 (15.00%) SAN
3 3 (15.00%) VLAN
4 1 (5.00%) Firewall
4 1 (5.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server
1 15 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (55.00%) Administrator
1 11 (55.00%) Systems Administrator
2 6 (30.00%) IT Support
3 5 (25.00%) IT Administrator
3 5 (25.00%) IT Systems Administrator
4 4 (20.00%) Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) IT Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) IT Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior IT Support
4 4 (20.00%) Senior IT Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Senior Support Analyst
4 4 (20.00%) Support Analyst
5 3 (15.00%) IT Manager
6 1 (5.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.00%) IT Support Technician
6 1 (5.00%) IT Technician
6 1 (5.00%) Support Technician
Miscellaneous
1 15 (75.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (95.00%) Windows
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server
2 18 (90.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 16 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) Linux
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 10
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 7
4 1 (5.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (75.00%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (15.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (15.00%) IT Strategy
3 1 (5.00%) Coaching
3 1 (5.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (20.00%) MCP
2 4 (20.00%) MCSE
3 1 (5.00%) A+ Certification
3 1 (5.00%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (5.00%) MCTS
3 1 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (15.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 15 (75.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (5.00%) pfSense
3 1 (5.00%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 15 (75.00%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 16 (80.00%) VMware
2 5 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (15.00%) QNAP
4 1 (5.00%) Dell