Period
to 24 May 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 May 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > South East
6 months to
24 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 324 292 349
Rank change year-on-year -32 +57 -15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 89 251 212
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.53% 0.96% 0.70%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.07% 3.28% 2.65%
Number of salaries quoted 78 210 162
Median annual salary £45,000 £41,250 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% +10.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £24,975 £25,750 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £63,750 £62,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -

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 South East with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South East
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4,299 7,648 8,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 25.71% 29.10% 26.39%
Number of salaries quoted 3,093 5,590 6,328
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +5.88%
10th Percentile £28,500 £26,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Salary Trend in the South East

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the South East.

Salary trend for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the South East

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the South East over the 6 months to 24 May 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South East region over the 6 months to 24 May 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
Hampshire +22 22 £25,500 -29.66%
Surrey +19 22 £40,000 -11.11% 2
Thames Valley -31 22 £47,500 +23.38%
West Sussex +43 15 £70,000 -
Berkshire -5 13 £46,250 +21.71%
Buckinghamshire +8 9 £50,000 +17.65%
Kent +32 8 £45,500 +5.81% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 79 (88.76%) Microsoft
3 74 (83.15%) MCSE
4 54 (60.67%) Windows
5 45 (50.56%) Azure
6 33 (37.08%) VMware
7 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
8 28 (31.46%) Windows Server
9 24 (26.97%) ITIL
10 23 (25.84%) Office 365
11 21 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
11 21 (23.60%) CCNA
11 21 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (22.47%) Degree
13 19 (21.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 19 (21.35%) VMware ESXi
13 19 (21.35%) MCP
14 18 (20.22%) SQL
15 17 (19.10%) Hyper-V
16 16 (17.98%) TOGAF
16 16 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
17 15 (16.85%) TOGAF Certification
17 15 (16.85%) Information Security
17 15 (16.85%) Cisco
17 15 (16.85%) Disaster Recovery
17 15 (16.85%) Skype
18 14 (15.73%) Mentoring
18 14 (15.73%) IaaS
18 14 (15.73%) Windows 10
18 14 (15.73%) PaaS

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 10 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2013
2 8 (8.99%) SharePoint
2 8 (8.99%) Skype for Business
3 2 (2.25%) IIS
3 2 (2.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 13 (14.61%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.12%) Adobe Captivate
2 1 (1.12%) Camtasia
Business Applications
1 1 (1.12%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 45 (50.56%) Azure
2 23 (25.84%) Office 365
3 14 (15.73%) IaaS
3 14 (15.73%) PaaS
4 11 (12.36%) AWS
5 5 (5.62%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (3.37%) Google Drive
6 3 (3.37%) SaaS
7 2 (2.25%) Mimecast
7 2 (2.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (16.85%) Skype
2 14 (15.73%) Firewall
3 10 (11.24%) DNS
4 5 (5.62%) Gigabit Ethernet
5 3 (3.37%) DHCP
6 2 (2.25%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.25%) LAN
6 2 (2.25%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.25%) WAN
6 2 (2.25%) Wireshark
7 1 (1.12%) Remote Desktop
7 1 (1.12%) VLAN
7 1 (1.12%) VPN
7 1 (1.12%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (13.48%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.25%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (2.25%) Power BI
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2017
2 2 (2.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.12%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 3 (3.37%) Finance
1 3 (3.37%) Public Sector
2 2 (2.25%) Aerospace
2 2 (2.25%) Marketing
2 2 (2.25%) Retail
3 1 (1.12%) Back Office
3 1 (1.12%) Law
3 1 (1.12%) Legal
3 1 (1.12%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 19 (21.35%) Support Engineer
2 15 (16.85%) Architect
3 13 (14.61%) Infrastructure Architect
4 12 (13.48%) Desktop Support
5 11 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Administrator
6 10 (11.24%) Desktop Engineer
6 10 (11.24%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Azure Engineer
7 9 (10.11%) Systems Engineer
8 8 (8.99%) Field Engineer
8 8 (8.99%) Systems Administrator
9 7 (7.87%) Hardware Engineer
9 7 (7.87%) Hardware Support Engineer
9 7 (7.87%) IT Engineer
9 7 (7.87%) IT Support
9 7 (7.87%) Windows Engineer
10 6 (6.74%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) IT Support Engineer
11 5 (5.62%) Software Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (10.11%) Public Cloud
2 8 (8.99%) iPhone
2 8 (8.99%) Management Information System
3 7 (7.87%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.74%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.49%) Driving Licence
5 4 (4.49%) Self-Motivation
6 2 (2.25%) BYOD
6 2 (2.25%) Replication
7 1 (1.12%) Clustering
7 1 (1.12%) e-Learning
7 1 (1.12%) Handset
7 1 (1.12%) Video Editing
Operating Systems
1 54 (60.67%) Windows
2 28 (31.46%) Windows Server
3 14 (15.73%) Windows 10
4 12 (13.48%) Linux
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (11.24%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (7.87%) Windows 7
7 5 (5.62%) Debian
7 5 (5.62%) Windows 8
8 3 (3.37%) Mac OS
8 3 (3.37%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.12%) Android
9 1 (1.12%) VMS
9 1 (1.12%) Windows Server 2019
9 1 (1.12%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.97%) ITIL
2 16 (17.98%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 16 (17.98%) TOGAF
3 15 (16.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (16.85%) Information Security
4 14 (15.73%) Mentoring
5 13 (14.61%) Business Continuity
5 13 (14.61%) Cybersecurity
6 10 (11.24%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (8.99%) Break/Fix
7 8 (8.99%) Project Delivery
8 7 (7.87%) Capacity Management
8 7 (7.87%) Case Management
8 7 (7.87%) Configuration Management
8 7 (7.87%) Data Protection
8 7 (7.87%) Service Delivery
8 7 (7.87%) Workflow
9 6 (6.74%) Fault Management
9 6 (6.74%) Technical Leadership
10 5 (5.62%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.22%) SQL
2 3 (3.37%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (83.15%) MCSE
3 21 (23.60%) CCNA
3 21 (23.60%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (22.47%) Degree
5 19 (21.35%) MCP
5 19 (21.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (16.85%) TOGAF Certification
7 10 (11.24%) Security Cleared
8 9 (10.11%) SC Cleared
9 7 (7.87%) CCNP
9 7 (7.87%) LFCE
9 7 (7.87%) LFCS
9 7 (7.87%) Linux+ Certification
9 7 (7.87%) RHCE
9 7 (7.87%) RHCSA
9 7 (7.87%) VCAP
10 6 (6.74%) Network+ Certification
10 6 (6.74%) VCP6
11 3 (3.37%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (14.61%) SLA
2 5 (5.62%) QA
3 2 (2.25%) GDPR
3 2 (2.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 30 (33.71%) Active Directory
2 21 (23.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (21.35%) VMware ESXi
4 17 (19.10%) Hyper-V
5 7 (7.87%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (6.74%) vSphere
7 2 (2.25%) Docker
7 2 (2.25%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.12%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 11 (12.36%) Microsoft Intune
2 7 (7.87%) Backup Exec
2 7 (7.87%) SCCM
3 6 (6.74%) NetBackup
4 3 (3.37%) WSUS
5 1 (1.12%) Failover Clustering
5 1 (1.12%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 79 (88.76%) Microsoft
2 33 (37.08%) VMware
3 15 (16.85%) Cisco
4 14 (15.73%) HP
5 5 (5.62%) Polycom
5 5 (5.62%) Red Hat
5 5 (5.62%) Remedy
5 5 (5.62%) Yealink
6 4 (4.49%) Citrix
7 3 (3.37%) Google
8 2 (2.25%) Dell
8 2 (2.25%) Forcepoint
8 2 (2.25%) IBM
8 2 (2.25%) iManage
8 2 (2.25%) Interwoven
8 2 (2.25%) Oracle
8 2 (2.25%) Palo Alto
9 1 (1.12%) Adobe
9 1 (1.12%) CommVault
9 1 (1.12%) Meraki