Period
to 17 December 2017

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 17 December 2017 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
17 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 329 277 305
Rank change year-on-year -52 +28 +47
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 227 354 436
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.73% 1.05% 1.03%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.75% 3.44% 3.34%
Number of salaries quoted 194 305 379
South East median annual salary £37,250 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.67% -6.25% +21.21%
10th Percentile £26,075 £25,771 £24,000
90th Percentile £50,000 £53,750 £57,500
England median annual salary £35,000 £36,000 £35,500
% change year-on-year -2.78% +1.41% +2.90%

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 8245 10288 13046
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.54% 30.62% 30.92%
Number of salaries quoted 6623 8307 10519
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £26,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage 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

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

Salary trend for MCSA in the South East

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the South East

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South East over the 6 months to 17 December 2017.

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 17 December 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
Hampshire -18 70 £37,250 +6.43% 1
Surrey -27 56 £40,000 +14.29% 12
Thames Valley -47 49 £38,500 -9.41% 5
Kent +22 30 £32,500 +18.18% 3
Berkshire -22 26 £42,500 - 2
Buckinghamshire -10 18 £40,000 - 3
West Sussex +8 11 £31,250 -30.56% 2
East Sussex -19 7 £47,500 -
Oxfordshire -12 5 £30,000 +0.84%
Middlesex +15 4 - -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 December 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 227 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 193 (85.02%) Windows
3 181 (79.74%) Microsoft
4 139 (61.23%) Windows Server
5 125 (55.07%) MCSE
6 123 (54.19%) Active Directory
7 114 (50.22%) VMware
8 111 (48.90%) ITIL
9 96 (42.29%) MS Exchange
10 95 (41.85%) Windows Server 2012
11 92 (40.53%) Windows Server 2008
12 85 (37.44%) VMware Infrastructure
13 79 (34.80%) WAN
14 75 (33.04%) Firewall
15 74 (32.60%) LAN
15 74 (32.60%) Hyper-V
16 72 (31.72%) SQL Server
17 65 (28.63%) Cisco
17 65 (28.63%) Office 365
18 55 (24.23%) CCNA
18 55 (24.23%) Cisco Certification
19 48 (21.15%) SQL
20 46 (20.26%) MCP
21 44 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2010
21 44 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
22 39 (17.18%) SCCM
23 38 (16.74%) Citrix
24 37 (16.30%) DNS
25 36 (15.86%) TCP/IP
25 36 (15.86%) PowerShell

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 96 (42.29%) MS Exchange
2 44 (19.38%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (14.98%) Exchange Server 2013
4 23 (10.13%) SharePoint
5 21 (9.25%) Skype for Business
6 20 (8.81%) Exchange Server 2007
7 8 (3.52%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (3.08%) BizTalk Server
9 6 (2.64%) IIS
10 4 (1.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.76%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.32%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 34 (14.98%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.44%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.44%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 12 (5.29%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 65 (28.63%) Office 365
2 44 (19.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (7.93%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (3.52%) IaaS
5 3 (1.32%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (0.88%) PaaS
6 2 (0.88%) Yammer
7 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (0.44%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (34.80%) WAN
2 75 (33.04%) Firewall
3 74 (32.60%) LAN
4 37 (16.30%) DNS
5 36 (15.86%) TCP/IP
6 32 (14.10%) DHCP
7 30 (13.22%) VoIP
8 29 (12.78%) SAN
9 24 (10.57%) VPN
10 20 (8.81%) VLAN
11 16 (7.05%) Skype
12 15 (6.61%) Wi-Fi
13 11 (4.85%) Network Security
14 10 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
15 9 (3.96%) Internet
16 7 (3.08%) Cisco IOS
17 6 (2.64%) NAS
18 3 (1.32%) iSCSI
18 3 (1.32%) PBX
19 2 (0.88%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 72 (31.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (5.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
3 10 (4.41%) OLAP
3 10 (4.41%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (4.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 8 (3.52%) SQL Server 2005
5 6 (2.64%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (1.76%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.76%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.76%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.44%) Big Data
8 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 1 (0.44%) MySQL
8 1 (0.44%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 7 (3.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (5.73%) Finance
2 5 (2.20%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.76%) Electronics
4 2 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.44%) Advertising
5 1 (0.44%) Games
5 1 (0.44%) Legal
5 1 (0.44%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 42 (18.50%) Administrator
2 41 (18.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 38 (16.74%) Support Engineer
4 35 (15.42%) Analyst
4 35 (15.42%) IT Engineer
5 31 (13.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 26 (11.45%) Infrastructure Support
7 24 (10.57%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (10.13%) 2nd Line Support
8 23 (10.13%) IT Support
8 23 (10.13%) Server Engineer
9 20 (8.81%) Systems Administrator
10 18 (7.93%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
10 18 (7.93%) Support Analyst
11 17 (7.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 17 (7.49%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 16 (7.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 16 (7.05%) IT Support Engineer
12 16 (7.05%) Senior IT Engineer
13 15 (6.61%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (0.88%) COM
2 1 (0.44%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 28 (12.33%) Data Centre
2 24 (10.57%) Driving Licence
3 18 (7.93%) Clustering
4 11 (4.85%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (3.96%) Enterprise Storage
6 6 (2.64%) Blackberry
6 6 (2.64%) Private Cloud
6 6 (2.64%) Replication
6 6 (2.64%) Virtual Team
7 5 (2.20%) Computer Science
8 4 (1.76%) PKI
9 2 (0.88%) AS400
9 2 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (0.88%) iPad
9 2 (0.88%) iPhone
9 2 (0.88%) iSeries
9 2 (0.88%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.44%) Fintech
10 1 (0.44%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.44%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 193 (85.02%) Windows
2 139 (61.23%) Windows Server
3 95 (41.85%) Windows Server 2012
4 92 (40.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 36 (15.86%) Windows 10
5 36 (15.86%) Windows 7
6 31 (13.66%) Linux
7 24 (10.57%) Windows 8
8 18 (7.93%) Mac OS X
9 10 (4.41%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (3.08%) SUSE
11 5 (2.20%) Unix
11 5 (2.20%) Windows Mobile
12 4 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.32%) Android
14 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
15 1 (0.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 1 (0.44%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.44%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.44%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 111 (48.90%) ITIL
2 27 (11.89%) PRINCE2
3 24 (10.57%) Disaster Recovery
4 20 (8.81%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (7.93%) High Availability
6 17 (7.49%) CRM
7 15 (6.61%) Project Management
8 13 (5.73%) Change Management
8 13 (5.73%) ITIL V3
9 12 (5.29%) Presales
10 11 (4.85%) ETL
11 10 (4.41%) Customer Requirements
11 10 (4.41%) Migration
11 10 (4.41%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (3.96%) Incident Management
12 9 (3.96%) Release Management
13 8 (3.52%) Data Architecture
13 8 (3.52%) ITSM
13 8 (3.52%) Mentoring
14 7 (3.08%) Server Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 48 (21.15%) SQL
2 36 (15.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.64%) T-SQL
4 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
4 4 (1.76%) Python
5 3 (1.32%) Ruby
6 2 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 227 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (55.07%) MCSE
3 55 (24.23%) CCNA
3 55 (24.23%) Cisco Certification
4 46 (20.26%) MCP
5 21 (9.25%) CCA
5 21 (9.25%) Citrix Certification
5 21 (9.25%) MCITP
6 19 (8.37%) Degree
7 18 (7.93%) MCTS
8 13 (5.73%) Security Cleared
9 12 (5.29%) SC Cleared
10 11 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
11 10 (4.41%) Server+ Certification
11 10 (4.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 9 (3.96%) MCDBA
13 8 (3.52%) A+ Certification
14 5 (2.20%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (1.76%) DV Cleared
15 4 (1.76%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.73%) SLA
2 9 (3.96%) Data Quality
3 5 (2.20%) QA
4 2 (0.88%) COBIT
4 2 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 123 (54.19%) Active Directory
2 85 (37.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 74 (32.60%) Hyper-V
4 20 (8.81%) vSphere
5 10 (4.41%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (3.08%) Firmware
6 7 (3.08%) Terminal Services
6 7 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
7 5 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.88%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.88%) pfSense
8 2 (0.88%) UAG
8 2 (0.88%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 39 (17.18%) SCCM
2 18 (7.93%) SCOM
3 13 (5.73%) Microsoft Clustering
4 11 (4.85%) WSUS
5 9 (3.96%) Backup Exec
6 7 (3.08%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.76%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (1.76%) Failover Clustering
7 4 (1.76%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.88%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 1 (0.44%) Puppet
9 1 (0.44%) SCSM
Vendors
1 181 (79.74%) Microsoft
2 114 (50.22%) VMware
3 65 (28.63%) Cisco
4 38 (16.74%) Citrix
5 23 (10.13%) NetApp
6 21 (9.25%) Dell
7 14 (6.17%) Juniper
8 13 (5.73%) Meraki
9 12 (5.29%) ZyXEL
10 11 (4.85%) Avaya
11 10 (4.41%) Veeam
12 9 (3.96%) Dell Compellent
13 8 (3.52%) Extreme Networks
13 8 (3.52%) Palo Alto
14 7 (3.08%) Red Hat
14 7 (3.08%) Symantec
15 6 (2.64%) EMC
15 6 (2.64%) HP
15 6 (2.64%) Oracle
16 5 (2.20%) RedGate