Period
to 20 November 2019

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 20 November 2019 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
20 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 351 337 351
Rank change year-on-year -14 +14 -68
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 143 218 226
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.57% 0.76% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.09% 2.79% 2.74%
Number of salaries quoted 113 180 203
South East median annual salary £32,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.33% +1.35% -1.33%
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £24,050
90th Percentile £49,750 £73,875 £48,750
England median annual salary £38,318 £40,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year -4.21% +11.11% +2.86%

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 6,845 7,820 8,258
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.20% 27.19% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 5,076 6,012 6,714
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% - -
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £70,000 £69,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +3.26%

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 20 November 2019.

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 20 November 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
Surrey +25 44 £32,125 -14.33% 8
Hampshire +9 37 £33,750 +20.54% 19
Thames Valley -23 31 £35,000 -12.50% 17
Kent +6 18 £28,000 -13.85% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 14 £35,000 -12.50% 8
West Sussex 0 12 £50,000 - 1
Berkshire -17 10 £45,000 -10.00% 6
Oxfordshire +18 7 £32,500 -7.14% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 November 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 South East region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 143 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 116 (81.12%) Windows
3 108 (75.52%) Microsoft
4 71 (49.65%) Active Directory
5 68 (47.55%) ITIL
6 65 (45.45%) Windows Server
7 61 (42.66%) MCSE
8 57 (39.86%) Office 365
9 49 (34.27%) VMware
10 48 (33.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 42 (29.37%) Azure
12 40 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
13 39 (27.27%) TCP/IP
14 35 (24.48%) Hyper-V
14 35 (24.48%) Windows 10
15 34 (23.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 34 (23.78%) DHCP
16 33 (23.08%) DNS
16 33 (23.08%) Firewall
17 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
18 31 (21.68%) MS Exchange
19 29 (20.28%) MCP
19 29 (20.28%) Microsoft Office
19 29 (20.28%) SCCM
20 28 (19.58%) VoIP
20 28 (19.58%) CCNA
20 28 (19.58%) Cisco Certification
21 26 (18.18%) Service Management
21 26 (18.18%) PowerShell
22 22 (15.38%) LAN

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 31 (21.68%) MS Exchange
2 22 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (11.89%) IIS
5 10 (6.99%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.70%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.70%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 29 (20.28%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.40%) Adobe Captivate
3 2 (1.40%) Camtasia
3 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (5.59%) Remedy ITSM
2 5 (3.50%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 3 (2.10%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 57 (39.86%) Office 365
2 42 (29.37%) Azure
3 12 (8.39%) AWS
4 6 (4.20%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (4.20%) OneDrive
4 6 (4.20%) Power Platform
4 6 (4.20%) PowerApps
5 5 (3.50%) G Suite
5 5 (3.50%) GCP
5 5 (3.50%) SaaS
6 1 (0.70%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 34 (23.78%) DHCP
3 33 (23.08%) DNS
3 33 (23.08%) Firewall
4 28 (19.58%) VoIP
5 22 (15.38%) LAN
6 18 (12.59%) WAN
7 14 (9.79%) VPN
8 13 (9.09%) Internet
9 11 (7.69%) VLAN
10 8 (5.59%) NAS
11 6 (4.20%) Wi-Fi
12 5 (3.50%) Ethernet
12 5 (3.50%) FTP
12 5 (3.50%) iSCSI
12 5 (3.50%) SMTP
12 5 (3.50%) Telnet
13 4 (2.80%) Skype
14 3 (2.10%) Intranet
14 3 (2.10%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (15.38%) SQL Server
2 11 (7.69%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (6.99%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon Athena
5 1 (0.70%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (0.70%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2016
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (3.50%) GCC
2 3 (2.10%) MSI
3 1 (0.70%) Bitbucket
3 1 (0.70%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (0.70%) Jenkins
3 1 (0.70%) JIRA
3 1 (0.70%) SonarQube
General
1 10 (6.99%) Telecoms
2 4 (2.80%) Czech Language
2 4 (2.80%) Finance
3 2 (1.40%) Multimedia
4 1 (0.70%) Electronics
4 1 (0.70%) Legal
4 1 (0.70%) Marketing
4 1 (0.70%) Retail
Job Titles
1 28 (19.58%) Support Engineer
2 24 (16.78%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 20 (13.99%) Analyst
4 16 (11.19%) IT Engineer
5 15 (10.49%) 2nd Line Support
5 15 (10.49%) IT Support
6 13 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 13 (9.09%) Systems Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) Field Engineer
7 10 (6.99%) IT Technician
8 9 (6.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (6.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 9 (6.29%) Administrator
8 9 (6.29%) IT Support Engineer
8 9 (6.29%) Senior Field Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 8 (5.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
10 7 (4.90%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.10%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.40%) HTML
2 2 (1.40%) XML
3 1 (0.70%) .NET
3 1 (0.70%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.70%) CSS
3 1 (0.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (11.19%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (10.49%) Self-Motivation
3 14 (9.79%) Management Information System
4 12 (8.39%) Data Centre
5 7 (4.90%) Driving Licence
6 5 (3.50%) AS400
6 5 (3.50%) iPad
6 5 (3.50%) iPhone
6 5 (3.50%) iSeries
7 4 (2.80%) Blackberry
8 2 (1.40%) e-Learning
8 2 (1.40%) Hybrid Cloud
8 2 (1.40%) Mobile App
8 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
8 2 (1.40%) Video Editing
9 1 (0.70%) Clustering
9 1 (0.70%) Enterprise Storage
9 1 (0.70%) LIMS
9 1 (0.70%) PKI
9 1 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 116 (81.12%) Windows
2 65 (45.45%) Windows Server
3 48 (33.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 35 (24.48%) Windows 10
5 32 (22.38%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (11.19%) Windows 8
7 15 (10.49%) Windows 7
8 9 (6.29%) Android
8 9 (6.29%) Linux
9 6 (4.20%) VMS
10 5 (3.50%) Mac OS X
11 2 (1.40%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.40%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.70%) Debian
12 1 (0.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.70%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (47.55%) ITIL
2 34 (23.78%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 26 (18.18%) Service Management
4 22 (15.38%) ITIL V3
5 21 (14.69%) ITSM
5 21 (14.69%) Problem-Solving
6 13 (9.09%) Incident Management
7 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
8 11 (7.69%) Cybersecurity
9 9 (6.29%) Project Management
10 8 (5.59%) Change Control
11 6 (4.20%) Coaching
11 6 (4.20%) Problem Management
12 5 (3.50%) Computer Science
12 5 (3.50%) Facilities Management
12 5 (3.50%) Load Balancing
12 5 (3.50%) Mobile Device Management
12 5 (3.50%) Server Management
12 5 (3.50%) Server Patching
12 5 (3.50%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 26 (18.18%) PowerShell
2 22 (15.38%) SQL
3 2 (1.40%) PHP
3 2 (1.40%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.70%) Bash Shell
4 1 (0.70%) C#
4 1 (0.70%) JavaScript
4 1 (0.70%) Python
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (42.66%) MCSE
3 29 (20.28%) MCP
4 28 (19.58%) CCNA
4 28 (19.58%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (15.38%) Degree
6 20 (13.99%) Security Cleared
7 17 (11.89%) SC Cleared
8 10 (6.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (5.59%) VCP6
10 7 (4.90%) A+ Certification
10 7 (4.90%) HND
10 7 (4.90%) MCITP
10 7 (4.90%) Network+ Certification
11 4 (2.80%) CompTIA Security+
12 3 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
12 3 (2.10%) RHCSA
13 2 (1.40%) CCENT
13 2 (1.40%) DV Cleared
13 2 (1.40%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (11.19%) SLA
2 10 (6.99%) COBIT
3 8 (5.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (4.90%) PCI DSS
5 5 (3.50%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.70%) GDPR
6 1 (0.70%) PMO
System Software
1 71 (49.65%) Active Directory
2 40 (27.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (24.48%) Hyper-V
4 8 (5.59%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (4.20%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (4.20%) vSphere
6 5 (3.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 5 (3.50%) Terminal Services
6 5 (3.50%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.10%) Docker
8 2 (1.40%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 29 (20.28%) SCCM
2 16 (11.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (6.99%) SCOM
4 8 (5.59%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 6 (4.20%) Backup Exec
6 4 (2.80%) WSUS
7 3 (2.10%) NetBackup
8 2 (1.40%) Sysprep
9 1 (0.70%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 108 (75.52%) Microsoft
2 49 (34.27%) VMware
3 18 (12.59%) Cisco
3 18 (12.59%) Citrix
4 13 (9.09%) Remedy
5 10 (6.99%) WatchGuard
6 9 (6.29%) HP
7 7 (4.90%) Meraki
8 6 (4.20%) Apple
8 6 (4.20%) IBM
9 5 (3.50%) Google
9 5 (3.50%) Salesforce.com
9 5 (3.50%) ServiceNow
9 5 (3.50%) Spiceworks
10 4 (2.80%) Dell
11 3 (2.10%) Ivanti
11 3 (2.10%) NetApp
11 3 (2.10%) Red Hat
11 3 (2.10%) Veeam
12 2 (1.40%) Wyse