Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 283 275
Rank change year-on-year -51 -8 +72
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 214 371 448
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.74% 1.05% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 3.34% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 195 334 381
South East median annual salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -6.67% - +15.38%
10th Percentile £21,250 £24,825 £24,000
90th Percentile £48,250 £53,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +7.14% - +2.94%

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 7962 11116 13188
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.49% 31.40% 31.09%
Number of salaries quoted 6466 8967 10443
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.88% -
10th Percentile £24,750 £25,803 £24,500
90th Percentile £68,750 £68,750 £65,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,800 £45,000
% change year-on-year +3.71% +1.78% -

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -17 58 £33,875 -3.21% 8
Surrey -13 50 £40,000 +21.21% 1
Thames Valley -44 47 £35,000 -17.65% 6
Kent +33 31 £38,750 +40.91%
West Sussex +22 22 £32,500 -27.78% 1
Buckinghamshire -20 18 £42,000 +5.00% 3
Berkshire -32 18 £30,000 -29.41% 1
Oxfordshire +16 11 £35,000 +11.11% 2
Middlesex +10 4 - -
East Sussex -7 2 £38,125 -19.74%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 214 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (88.32%) Windows
3 152 (71.03%) Microsoft
4 142 (66.36%) Active Directory
4 142 (66.36%) Windows Server
5 118 (55.14%) MCSE
6 106 (49.53%) VMware
7 93 (43.46%) Windows Server 2008
7 93 (43.46%) Windows Server 2012
8 86 (40.19%) MS Exchange
9 81 (37.85%) SQL Server
10 72 (33.64%) ITIL
11 69 (32.24%) Firewall
11 69 (32.24%) Hyper-V
12 64 (29.91%) WAN
13 63 (29.44%) LAN
13 63 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
14 59 (27.57%) Cisco
15 58 (27.10%) Office 365
16 55 (25.70%) DNS
16 55 (25.70%) MCP
17 54 (25.23%) SQL
18 52 (24.30%) DHCP
19 49 (22.90%) CCNA
19 49 (22.90%) Cisco Certification
20 40 (18.69%) Windows 7
21 39 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
21 39 (18.22%) Microsoft Office
22 38 (17.76%) Citrix
22 38 (17.76%) SCCM

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 86 (40.19%) MS Exchange
2 29 (13.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (12.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 26 (12.15%) SharePoint
5 22 (10.28%) Skype for Business
6 12 (5.61%) IIS
7 9 (4.21%) BizTalk Server
7 9 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (4.21%) SharePoint Server
8 7 (3.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 4 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
9 4 (1.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 3 (1.40%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.47%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 39 (18.22%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.47%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.47%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.47%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 12 (5.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.47%) BASE24
Cloud Services
1 58 (27.10%) Office 365
2 39 (18.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 15 (7.01%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (2.34%) IaaS
5 3 (1.40%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.47%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.47%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (0.47%) PaaS
6 1 (0.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 69 (32.24%) Firewall
2 64 (29.91%) WAN
3 63 (29.44%) LAN
4 55 (25.70%) DNS
5 52 (24.30%) DHCP
6 37 (17.29%) TCP/IP
7 32 (14.95%) SAN
8 25 (11.68%) VPN
9 23 (10.75%) VoIP
10 15 (7.01%) Network Security
10 15 (7.01%) Skype
10 15 (7.01%) VLAN
11 12 (5.61%) Wi-Fi
12 11 (5.14%) Remote Desktop
13 10 (4.67%) Cisco IOS
13 10 (4.67%) Internet
14 6 (2.80%) NAS
15 3 (1.40%) MPLS
15 3 (1.40%) PBX
15 3 (1.40%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (37.85%) SQL Server
2 23 (10.75%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (5.14%) SQL Server 2005
3 11 (5.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (4.21%) Data Warehouse
4 9 (4.21%) OLAP
4 9 (4.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 9 (4.21%) SQL Server 2016
5 6 (2.80%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (1.87%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.47%) Big Data
7 1 (0.47%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.47%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (3.27%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 14 (6.54%) Finance
2 6 (2.80%) Manufacturing
3 4 (1.87%) Electronics
3 4 (1.87%) Telecoms
4 3 (1.40%) Retail
5 1 (0.47%) Advertising
5 1 (0.47%) Games
5 1 (0.47%) Legal
Job Titles
1 38 (17.76%) Analyst
1 38 (17.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (17.29%) Administrator
3 34 (15.89%) Support Engineer
4 30 (14.02%) Support Analyst
5 28 (13.08%) IT Engineer
6 26 (12.15%) IT Support
6 26 (12.15%) Systems Administrator
7 24 (11.21%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 23 (10.75%) 3rd Line Support
8 23 (10.75%) Infrastructure Support
9 18 (8.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 16 (7.48%) 2nd Line Support
10 16 (7.48%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
11 15 (7.01%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 14 (6.54%) IT Administrator
12 14 (6.54%) IT Support Engineer
13 13 (6.07%) DBA
13 13 (6.07%) IT Systems Administrator
14 12 (5.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.40%) .NET
2 2 (0.93%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (0.47%) CSS
3 1 (0.47%) HTML
3 1 (0.47%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 31 (14.49%) Data Centre
2 18 (8.41%) Clustering
3 14 (6.54%) Driving Licence
4 12 (5.61%) Analytical Skills
5 9 (4.21%) Blackberry
6 5 (2.34%) Replication
7 4 (1.87%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.87%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.40%) Computer Science
8 3 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
8 3 (1.40%) PKI
9 2 (0.93%) CMDB
9 2 (0.93%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.47%) AS400
10 1 (0.47%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) iPhone
10 1 (0.47%) Management Information System
10 1 (0.47%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.47%) Xbox
Operating Systems
1 189 (88.32%) Windows
2 142 (66.36%) Windows Server
3 93 (43.46%) Windows Server 2008
3 93 (43.46%) Windows Server 2012
4 40 (18.69%) Windows 7
5 36 (16.82%) Windows 10
6 21 (9.81%) Linux
7 17 (7.94%) Windows 8
8 15 (7.01%) Mac OS X
9 9 (4.21%) Windows Server 2003
10 5 (2.34%) SUSE
11 4 (1.87%) Android
11 4 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 3 (1.40%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.93%) Unix
14 1 (0.47%) Debian
14 1 (0.47%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.47%) Windows Vista
14 1 (0.47%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (33.64%) ITIL
2 24 (11.21%) High Availability
3 18 (8.41%) CRM
4 17 (7.94%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.61%) Performance Tuning
6 11 (5.14%) ETL
6 11 (5.14%) Presales
6 11 (5.14%) PRINCE2
7 10 (4.67%) Agile Software Development
7 10 (4.67%) ITIL V3
8 9 (4.21%) Strategic Planning
9 8 (3.74%) Data Architecture
9 8 (3.74%) Project Management
10 7 (3.27%) Load Balancing
10 7 (3.27%) Performance Management
11 6 (2.80%) Change Management
11 6 (2.80%) Migration
11 6 (2.80%) Security Patching
11 6 (2.80%) Service Delivery
11 6 (2.80%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 54 (25.23%) SQL
2 31 (14.49%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.80%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.34%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.34%) Python
5 1 (0.47%) C
Qualifications
1 214 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (55.14%) MCSE
3 55 (25.70%) MCP
4 49 (22.90%) CCNA
4 49 (22.90%) Cisco Certification
5 35 (16.36%) MCITP
6 27 (12.62%) MCTS
7 20 (9.35%) Degree
8 13 (6.07%) Citrix Certification
9 12 (5.61%) SC Cleared
9 12 (5.61%) Security Cleared
9 12 (5.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (4.21%) CCA
10 9 (4.21%) MCDBA
11 8 (3.74%) A+ Certification
12 6 (2.80%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (2.80%) VCAP
13 5 (2.34%) MCSD
14 4 (1.87%) HNC
14 4 (1.87%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.61%) SLA
2 8 (3.74%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 142 (66.36%) Active Directory
2 69 (32.24%) Hyper-V
3 63 (29.44%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (7.94%) vSphere
5 12 (5.61%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.67%) Virtual Servers
7 8 (3.74%) Terminal Services
7 8 (3.74%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (3.27%) Firmware
9 3 (1.40%) UAG
9 3 (1.40%) XenApp
10 2 (0.93%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 2 (0.93%) pfSense
10 2 (0.93%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.47%) Forefront TMG
11 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 38 (17.76%) SCCM
2 16 (7.48%) SCOM
3 13 (6.07%) Microsoft Clustering
4 12 (5.61%) vCenter Server
5 11 (5.14%) Backup Exec
5 11 (5.14%) WSUS
6 7 (3.27%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.87%) DatAdvantage
7 4 (1.87%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.93%) Nagios
8 2 (0.93%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 152 (71.03%) Microsoft
2 106 (49.53%) VMware
3 59 (27.57%) Cisco
4 38 (17.76%) Citrix
5 16 (7.48%) Dell
6 15 (7.01%) Veeam
7 11 (5.14%) NetApp
7 11 (5.14%) Symantec
8 10 (4.67%) Avaya
9 9 (4.21%) Extreme Networks
9 9 (4.21%) Palo Alto
10 7 (3.27%) Juniper
10 7 (3.27%) SonicWALL
11 6 (2.80%) HP
12 5 (2.34%) Red Hat
12 5 (2.34%) RedGate
13 4 (1.87%) Meraki
13 4 (1.87%) Oracle
13 4 (1.87%) Trend Micro
13 4 (1.87%) Varonis