Period
to 19 October 2018

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 19 October 2018 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 345 331 277
Rank change year-on-year -14 -54 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 199 217 374
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.68% 0.75% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 2.71% 3.35%
Number of salaries quoted 162 198 333
South East median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -6.67% -
10th Percentile £25,800 £21,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £86,250 £48,750 £53,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -

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 7,834 7,996 11,149
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.79% 27.63% 31.46%
Number of salaries quoted 6,043 6,479 8,961
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
10th Percentile £25,000 £25,000 £26,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £70,000 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 19 October 2018.

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 19 October 2018. 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 +55 90 £48,514 +38.61% 11
Berkshire +46 67 £60,000 +100.00% 3
Surrey +21 49 £36,250 -9.38% 5
Hampshire -40 40 £28,000 -18.84% 4
Buckinghamshire +10 14 £40,000 -1.84% 5
West Sussex -9 14 £47,500 +46.15% 2
Oxfordshire -9 9 £35,000 - 3
Kent -18 5 £32,500 -7.14% 4
Isle of Wight - 1 £35,250 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, 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.

1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 152 (76.38%) Microsoft
3 132 (66.33%) Windows
4 131 (65.83%) MCSE
5 107 (53.77%) Active Directory
6 88 (44.22%) VMware
7 85 (42.71%) Microsoft Azure
8 80 (40.20%) ITIL
9 74 (37.19%) Office 365
10 70 (35.18%) Windows Server
11 68 (34.17%) Windows Server 2012
12 56 (28.14%) Windows Server 2008
13 49 (24.62%) Firewall
14 46 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
15 42 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
15 42 (21.11%) MS Exchange
16 41 (20.60%) Network Security
17 39 (19.60%) SQL Server
17 39 (19.60%) Amazon AWS
18 36 (18.09%) MCP
19 34 (17.09%) SQL
19 34 (17.09%) WAN
19 34 (17.09%) Hyper-V
20 33 (16.58%) Data Centre
20 33 (16.58%) DHCP
20 33 (16.58%) LAN
21 32 (16.08%) Citrix
21 32 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
22 31 (15.58%) SAN
22 31 (15.58%) Web Services

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 42 (21.11%) MS Exchange
2 20 (10.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2013
4 10 (5.03%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (4.52%) SharePoint
6 7 (3.52%) IIS
7 4 (2.01%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.01%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (1.01%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (1.01%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 42 (21.11%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (2.51%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 85 (42.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 74 (37.19%) Office 365
3 39 (19.60%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (13.07%) Azure Active Directory
5 24 (12.06%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (12.06%) Amazon EMR
5 24 (12.06%) Amazon Kinesis
5 24 (12.06%) Amazon S3
5 24 (12.06%) Amazon SQS
5 24 (12.06%) AWS Lambda
5 24 (12.06%) Serverless
6 7 (3.52%) PaaS
7 4 (2.01%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (2.01%) IaaS
7 4 (2.01%) IBM Cloud
8 3 (1.51%) GitHub
8 3 (1.51%) Google Cloud Platform
9 2 (1.01%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.01%) SaaS
10 1 (0.50%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 49 (24.62%) Firewall
2 41 (20.60%) Network Security
3 34 (17.09%) WAN
4 33 (16.58%) DHCP
4 33 (16.58%) LAN
5 31 (15.58%) SAN
6 24 (12.06%) DNS
6 24 (12.06%) TCP/IP
7 15 (7.54%) VLAN
8 13 (6.53%) Wireless
9 11 (5.53%) VPN
10 10 (5.03%) Internet
10 10 (5.03%) MPLS
10 10 (5.03%) WLAN
11 7 (3.52%) VoIP
12 6 (3.02%) NetScaler
12 6 (3.02%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (2.51%) NAS
14 3 (1.51%) Wi-Fi
15 2 (1.01%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (19.60%) SQL Server
2 28 (14.07%) RDBMS
2 28 (14.07%) Relational Database
3 24 (12.06%) Amazon RDS
3 24 (12.06%) Amazon Redshift
3 24 (12.06%) Cosmos DB
4 9 (4.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (2.51%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 11g
6 4 (2.01%) Oracle Database 12c
6 4 (2.01%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (1.51%) Azure SQL Database
7 3 (1.51%) Power BI
7 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.51%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (1.01%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.01%) Data Lake
8 2 (1.01%) HDInsight
Development Applications
1 3 (1.51%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.01%) GCC
General
1 11 (5.53%) Telecoms
2 9 (4.52%) Finance
3 7 (3.52%) Legal
3 7 (3.52%) Marketing
4 5 (2.51%) Retail
5 4 (2.01%) Publishing
6 2 (1.01%) Advertising
6 2 (1.01%) Billing
6 2 (1.01%) Electronics
6 2 (1.01%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.50%) Military
Job Titles
1 32 (16.08%) Architect
1 32 (16.08%) Cloud Architect
2 30 (15.08%) Analyst
3 29 (14.57%) Administrator
4 27 (13.57%) Cloud Solutions Architect
4 27 (13.57%) Solutions Architect
5 24 (12.06%) 3rd Line Support
6 23 (11.56%) Systems Administrator
7 21 (10.55%) 2nd Line Support
7 21 (10.55%) Support Engineer
8 20 (10.05%) Lead Architect
8 20 (10.05%) Support Analyst
9 19 (9.55%) Lead Solutions Architect
10 17 (8.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 15 (7.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (7.54%) IT Administrator
11 15 (7.54%) IT Systems Administrator
11 15 (7.54%) Server Engineer
12 12 (6.03%) Technical Support
13 11 (5.53%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.58%) Web Services
2 19 (9.55%) .NET
3 17 (8.54%) ASP.NET
4 15 (7.54%) ASP.NET Web API
5 10 (5.03%) RabbitMQ
6 4 (2.01%) JSON
6 4 (2.01%) Middleware
7 1 (0.50%) CSS
7 1 (0.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 33 (16.58%) Data Centre
2 20 (10.05%) Self-Motivation
3 16 (8.04%) Blackberry
4 11 (5.53%) AS400
4 11 (5.53%) iSeries
5 10 (5.03%) Analytical Skills
5 10 (5.03%) CMDB
5 10 (5.03%) iPad
5 10 (5.03%) iPhone
6 9 (4.52%) Clustering
6 9 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 9 (4.52%) NHS
7 8 (4.02%) Driving Licence
8 3 (1.51%) Data Protection Act
8 3 (1.51%) N-Tier
9 2 (1.01%) PKI
9 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 2 (1.01%) Public Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 132 (66.33%) Windows
2 70 (35.18%) Windows Server
3 68 (34.17%) Windows Server 2012
4 56 (28.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 23 (11.56%) Linux
6 14 (7.04%) Windows 7
7 13 (6.53%) Windows 8
8 10 (5.03%) Windows 10
8 10 (5.03%) Windows Mobile
9 5 (2.51%) Android
9 5 (2.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.51%) Unix
9 5 (2.51%) Windows Phone
10 4 (2.01%) Windows Server 2003
11 1 (0.50%) Debian
11 1 (0.50%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.50%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.50%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (40.20%) ITIL
2 32 (16.08%) Problem-Solving
3 29 (14.57%) Mentoring
3 29 (14.57%) Project Management
4 28 (14.07%) Presales
5 25 (12.56%) ITIL V3
5 25 (12.56%) Service Management
6 24 (12.06%) Identity Access Management
6 24 (12.06%) Vendor Relationship Management
7 22 (11.06%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 22 (11.06%) ITSM
8 20 (10.05%) Mobile Device Management
9 19 (9.55%) Enterprise Architecture
10 16 (8.04%) Change Control
10 16 (8.04%) Configuration Management
11 15 (7.54%) Coaching
11 15 (7.54%) PRINCE2
12 12 (6.03%) Incident Management
13 11 (5.53%) Server Patching
14 10 (5.03%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.09%) SQL
2 22 (11.06%) Python
3 15 (7.54%) Java
3 15 (7.54%) PL/SQL
3 15 (7.54%) Scala
3 15 (7.54%) Shell Script
4 8 (4.02%) PowerShell
5 1 (0.50%) Bash Shell
5 1 (0.50%) C
5 1 (0.50%) Ruby
5 1 (0.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 199 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 131 (65.83%) MCSE
3 36 (18.09%) MCP
4 29 (14.57%) Degree
5 28 (14.07%) Security Cleared
6 27 (13.57%) CCNA
6 27 (13.57%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (9.55%) MCITP
8 16 (8.04%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 13 (6.53%) ITIL Certification
9 13 (6.53%) SC Cleared
10 11 (5.53%) CCNP
10 11 (5.53%) MCTS
11 10 (5.03%) LPIC
12 9 (4.52%) Citrix Certification
13 8 (4.02%) CCA
14 7 (3.52%) VCP6
15 6 (3.02%) MCDBA
15 6 (3.02%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (2.01%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.03%) SLA
2 9 (4.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (2.51%) GDPR
4 2 (1.01%) COBIT
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 14001
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.50%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 107 (53.77%) Active Directory
2 46 (23.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (17.09%) Hyper-V
4 19 (9.55%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (6.03%) vSphere
6 4 (2.01%) XenApp
6 4 (2.01%) XenDesktop
6 4 (2.01%) XenServer
7 3 (1.51%) Docker
7 3 (1.51%) UAG
7 3 (1.51%) vCloud
8 2 (1.01%) Firmware
8 2 (1.01%) HDFS
9 1 (0.50%) DFS Replication
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.50%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (4.02%) SCCM
2 7 (3.52%) Ansible
2 7 (3.52%) vCenter Server
3 4 (2.01%) XenMobile
4 2 (1.01%) CSIRT
4 2 (1.01%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (1.01%) WSUS
5 1 (0.50%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (0.50%) EMC NetWorker
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (0.50%) SCOM
Vendors
1 152 (76.38%) Microsoft
2 88 (44.22%) VMware
3 32 (16.08%) Citrix
4 28 (14.07%) Cisco
5 16 (8.04%) HP
6 15 (7.54%) IBM
6 15 (7.54%) Ivanti
7 10 (5.03%) Apple
8 9 (4.52%) Meraki
8 9 (4.52%) NetApp
9 7 (3.52%) ServiceNow
10 6 (3.02%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.51%) MobileIron
11 5 (2.51%) Oracle
11 5 (2.51%) ZyXEL
12 3 (1.51%) 3PAR
12 3 (1.51%) Dell
12 3 (1.51%) EMC
12 3 (1.51%) Google
13 2 (1.01%) SAP