Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 249 345 357
Rank change year-on-year +96 +12 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 54 171 187
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.65% 0.67% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.40% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 53 139 162
Median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £23,900 £24,400 £26,275
90th Percentile £70,000 £55,750 £73,750
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +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 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 2,257 7,119 7,674
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.17% 27.86% 26.10%
Number of salaries quoted 1,586 5,173 5,970
Median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £30,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £75,000 £70,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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
Thames Valley +124 21 £31,500 -16.00% 4
West Sussex +68 14 £70,000 +47.37% 1
Buckinghamshire +77 13 £35,000 -6.67% 2
Hampshire +74 10 £35,500 -8.39% 5
Oxfordshire +64 5 £30,000 +5.26% 1
Surrey +43 5 £45,000 +9.76% 2
Berkshire +102 4 £35,000 -15.66% 1
Kent +47 2 £28,250 -10.32%
East Sussex - 2 £28,000 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (92.59%) Microsoft
3 36 (66.67%) MCSE
4 30 (55.56%) Windows
4 30 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 23 (42.59%) Azure
6 18 (33.33%) SQL
7 16 (29.63%) MCP
7 16 (29.63%) DNS
7 16 (29.63%) Office 365
8 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
8 14 (25.93%) ITIL
9 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
9 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
9 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
9 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (22.22%) Firewall
9 12 (22.22%) TOGAF
10 11 (20.37%) VMware
10 11 (20.37%) IaaS
10 11 (20.37%) TOGAF Certification
10 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (20.37%) Skype
10 11 (20.37%) PaaS
11 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
11 10 (18.52%) SCCM
11 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
11 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2016
11 10 (18.52%) Business Continuity
12 9 (16.67%) Linux

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 12 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 8 (14.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 7 (12.96%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (7.41%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.85%) IIS
Applications
1 8 (14.81%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.85%) Carpe Diem
Cloud Services
1 23 (42.59%) Azure
2 16 (29.63%) Office 365
3 11 (20.37%) IaaS
3 11 (20.37%) PaaS
4 3 (5.56%) AWS
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon Glacier
5 1 (1.85%) Amazon S3
5 1 (1.85%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (1.85%) Mimecast
5 1 (1.85%) OneDrive
5 1 (1.85%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.63%) DNS
2 12 (22.22%) Firewall
2 12 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 11 (20.37%) Skype
4 9 (16.67%) WAN
5 6 (11.11%) VPN
6 5 (9.26%) DHCP
7 4 (7.41%) Internet
7 4 (7.41%) VoIP
8 3 (5.56%) VSAN
9 2 (3.70%) LAN
9 2 (3.70%) Remote Desktop
9 2 (3.70%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (3.70%) Wireless
10 1 (1.85%) Cisco ASA
10 1 (1.85%) FTP
10 1 (1.85%) HTTP
10 1 (1.85%) NAS
10 1 (1.85%) SAN
10 1 (1.85%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (22.22%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2019
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.85%) Power BI
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server 2017
3 1 (1.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.70%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (11.11%) Telecoms
2 3 (5.56%) Marketing
3 2 (3.70%) Electronics
3 2 (3.70%) Finance
3 2 (3.70%) Manufacturing
3 2 (3.70%) Public Sector
4 1 (1.85%) Banking
4 1 (1.85%) Law
4 1 (1.85%) Legal
4 1 (1.85%) Military
4 1 (1.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (20.37%) Architect
2 10 (18.52%) Infrastructure Architect
3 9 (16.67%) IT Support
4 8 (14.81%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) IT Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Administrator
7 4 (7.41%) IT Support Technician
7 4 (7.41%) IT Technician
7 4 (7.41%) SCCM Engineer
7 4 (7.41%) Support Technician
7 4 (7.41%) Technical Support
8 3 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 3 (5.56%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Consultant
8 3 (5.56%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 3 (5.56%) Deskside Engineer
8 3 (5.56%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (9.26%) .NET
2 2 (3.70%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 5 (9.26%) Data Centre
1 5 (9.26%) EPoS
2 3 (5.56%) iPad
2 3 (5.56%) iPhone
2 3 (5.56%) Management Information System
2 3 (5.56%) Replication
2 3 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (5.56%) Smartphone
3 2 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.70%) Blog
3 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.70%) User Experience
4 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
4 1 (1.85%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 30 (55.56%) Windows
2 14 (25.93%) Windows 10
3 10 (18.52%) Windows Server 2016
4 9 (16.67%) Linux
4 9 (16.67%) Windows Server
5 8 (14.81%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (12.96%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.96%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (9.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.56%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.85%) Android
9 1 (1.85%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (25.93%) ITIL
2 12 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (22.22%) TOGAF
3 11 (20.37%) Cybersecurity
4 10 (18.52%) Business Continuity
5 7 (12.96%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (7.41%) Information Security
6 4 (7.41%) IT Strategy
6 4 (7.41%) ITIL V3
6 4 (7.41%) Problem-Solving
6 4 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 4 (7.41%) Time Management
7 3 (5.56%) Break/Fix
7 3 (5.56%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (5.56%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
7 3 (5.56%) Fintech
7 3 (5.56%) Mentoring
7 3 (5.56%) Problem Management
7 3 (5.56%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (33.33%) SQL
2 6 (11.11%) PowerShell
3 5 (9.26%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (66.67%) MCSE
3 16 (29.63%) MCP
4 11 (20.37%) TOGAF Certification
5 10 (18.52%) Security Cleared
6 9 (16.67%) SC Cleared
7 7 (12.96%) MCITP
8 6 (11.11%) A+ Certification
9 4 (7.41%) CCNA
9 4 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
9 4 (7.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (5.56%) Degree
11 2 (3.70%) CCNP
11 2 (3.70%) HNC
11 2 (3.70%) HND
11 2 (3.70%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.70%) Linux+ Certification
11 2 (3.70%) MCTS
11 2 (3.70%) RHCE
11 2 (3.70%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (5.56%) SLA
2 2 (3.70%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.85%) GDPR
3 1 (1.85%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 10 (18.52%) Hyper-V
3 9 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (11.11%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 3 (5.56%) Terminal Services
5 3 (5.56%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.56%) VMware NSX
5 3 (5.56%) vSphere
6 2 (3.70%) DFS Replication
6 2 (3.70%) Firmware
6 2 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.85%) BitLocker
7 1 (1.85%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) SCCM
2 5 (9.26%) SCOM
2 5 (9.26%) WMI
3 3 (5.56%) WSUS
4 2 (3.70%) Nagios
Vendors
1 50 (92.59%) Microsoft
2 11 (20.37%) VMware
3 4 (7.41%) Dell
4 3 (5.56%) Apple
5 2 (3.70%) Cisco
5 2 (3.70%) SAP
6 1 (1.85%) CA
6 1 (1.85%) Forcepoint
6 1 (1.85%) iManage
6 1 (1.85%) Juniper
6 1 (1.85%) Oracle
6 1 (1.85%) Rackspace
6 1 (1.85%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.85%) Veeam