Period
to 16 September 2021

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 September 2021 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 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 389 245 343
Rank change year-on-year -144 +98 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 46 55 180
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.27% 0.64% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.95% 2.37% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 40 47 146
10th Percentile £22,000 £24,200 £25,000
25th Percentile £28,250 £28,000 £27,125
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £32,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year -13.33% - -
75th Percentile £39,063 £61,250 £48,750
90th Percentile £47,625 £70,000 £56,875
England median annual salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +3.23%

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 4,845 2,324 7,199
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.93% 26.96% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,697 1,728 5,372
10th Percentile £28,750 £30,850 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £33,336
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year - +5.26% +5.56%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £62,500
90th Percentile £77,500 £73,750 £75,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 16 September 2021.

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 September 2021. 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 -76 28 £31,250 -0.79% 4
Buckinghamshire -50 19 £32,000 -14.67% 2
Hampshire -106 12 £33,000 -9.59% 3
Berkshire -61 8 £30,500 -12.86% 1
Surrey -60 6 £45,000 - 2
Oxfordshire -31 1 £37,500 +25.00% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 16 September 2021, 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 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
3 34 (73.91%) MCSE
4 33 (71.74%) Azure
5 28 (60.87%) Microsoft 365
6 27 (58.70%) VMware
7 26 (56.52%) Active Directory
8 23 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
8 23 (50.00%) Social Skills
9 22 (47.83%) AWS
9 22 (47.83%) Windows
9 22 (47.83%) ITIL
10 21 (45.65%) SQL
10 21 (45.65%) DNS
10 21 (45.65%) Veeam
11 20 (43.48%) Windows Server
11 20 (43.48%) DHCP
11 20 (43.48%) Citrix
12 19 (41.30%) PowerShell
12 19 (41.30%) Microsoft Intune
13 18 (39.13%) Firewall
13 18 (39.13%) ITSM
13 18 (39.13%) CCA
13 18 (39.13%) Citrix Certification
13 18 (39.13%) SCCM
14 17 (36.96%) WSUS
14 17 (36.96%) Ticket Management
15 13 (28.26%) Zscaler
16 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
16 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012

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 5 (10.87%) SharePoint
2 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
2 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
3 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
4 1 (2.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (10.87%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 33 (71.74%) Azure
2 28 (60.87%) Microsoft 365
3 22 (47.83%) AWS
4 5 (10.87%) Power Platform
5 4 (8.70%) Azure Active Directory
5 4 (8.70%) OneDrive
5 4 (8.70%) PaaS
6 3 (6.52%) IaaS
7 2 (4.35%) Dropbox
7 2 (4.35%) SaaS
8 1 (2.17%) Azure Machine Learning
8 1 (2.17%) Azure Synapse Analytics
8 1 (2.17%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 21 (45.65%) DNS
2 20 (43.48%) DHCP
3 18 (39.13%) Firewall
4 8 (17.39%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.04%) VPN
6 5 (10.87%) Internet
6 5 (10.87%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (6.52%) HTTP
7 3 (6.52%) SAN
7 3 (6.52%) VLAN
7 3 (6.52%) VoIP
8 2 (4.35%) MPLS
8 2 (4.35%) Network Security
8 2 (4.35%) PBX
8 2 (4.35%) Skype
8 2 (4.35%) VSAN
8 2 (4.35%) WAN
9 1 (2.17%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.17%) LAN
9 1 (2.17%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.70%) Power BI
2 4 (8.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (4.35%) SQL Server 2019
5 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 2 (4.35%) Visual Studio
2 1 (2.17%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.17%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (50.00%) Social Skills
2 7 (15.22%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (8.70%) French Language
3 4 (8.70%) German Language
4 2 (4.35%) Military
4 2 (4.35%) Organisational Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Public Sector
5 1 (2.17%) Advertising
5 1 (2.17%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Service Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Service Desk Analyst
2 11 (23.91%) Technical Support
3 10 (21.74%) IT Engineer
4 7 (15.22%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
4 7 (15.22%) Support Engineer
5 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Technical Support
5 6 (13.04%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Technical Analyst
5 6 (13.04%) Technical Support Analyst
6 5 (10.87%) IT Support
6 5 (10.87%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 4 (8.70%) Systems Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.35%) SAML
2 1 (2.17%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
1 3 (6.52%) PKI
1 3 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (4.35%) Device Driver
2 2 (4.35%) Driving Licence
2 2 (4.35%) EPoS
3 1 (2.17%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
3 1 (2.17%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 22 (47.83%) Windows
2 20 (43.48%) Windows Server
3 11 (23.91%) Windows 10
3 11 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (17.39%) Windows Server 2019
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
6 3 (6.52%) Linux
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 7
6 3 (6.52%) Windows 8
7 2 (4.35%) CentOS
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (50.00%) Problem-Solving
2 22 (47.83%) ITIL
3 18 (39.13%) ITSM
4 17 (36.96%) Ticket Management
5 8 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (13.04%) Proactive Maintenance
7 5 (10.87%) Data Protection
7 5 (10.87%) Service Delivery
8 4 (8.70%) Business Intelligence
8 4 (8.70%) Information Security
8 4 (8.70%) Problem Management
8 4 (8.70%) Project Management
8 4 (8.70%) Visualisation
9 3 (6.52%) Computer Science
9 3 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
9 3 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 3 (6.52%) Mathematics
9 3 (6.52%) Migration
9 3 (6.52%) Security Management
9 3 (6.52%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 21 (45.65%) SQL
2 19 (41.30%) PowerShell
3 3 (6.52%) Python
4 1 (2.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 46 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (73.91%) MCSE
3 18 (39.13%) CCA
3 18 (39.13%) Citrix Certification
4 11 (23.91%) MCP
5 8 (17.39%) Degree
6 7 (15.22%) CCNA
6 7 (15.22%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (6.52%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (6.52%) Network+ Certification
7 3 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 2 (4.35%) A+ Certification
8 2 (4.35%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (4.35%) DV Cleared
8 2 (4.35%) HNC
8 2 (4.35%) HND
8 2 (4.35%) JNCIA
8 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
8 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
8 2 (4.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (23.91%) SLA
2 2 (4.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 11 (23.91%) Hyper-V
3 5 (10.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) vSphere
4 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.35%) Firmware
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle RAC
6 1 (2.17%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.17%) NFS
6 1 (2.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 19 (41.30%) Microsoft Intune
2 18 (39.13%) SCCM
3 17 (36.96%) WSUS
4 2 (4.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
4 2 (4.35%) Plesk
4 2 (4.35%) SCOM
5 1 (2.17%) Ansible
5 1 (2.17%) HP SIM
5 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.17%) SCOrch
5 1 (2.17%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.17%) vRealize
5 1 (2.17%) WMI
Vendors
1 43 (93.48%) Microsoft
2 27 (58.70%) VMware
3 21 (45.65%) Veeam
4 20 (43.48%) Citrix
5 13 (28.26%) Zscaler
6 10 (21.74%) Cisco
7 4 (8.70%) ServiceNow
8 3 (6.52%) Dell
9 2 (4.35%) Aruba
9 2 (4.35%) Draytek
9 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
9 2 (4.35%) HP
9 2 (4.35%) Juniper
9 2 (4.35%) Meraki
9 2 (4.35%) Mitel
9 2 (4.35%) Oracle
9 2 (4.35%) Ruckus Wireless
9 2 (4.35%) Sage
9 2 (4.35%) Xero
10 1 (2.17%) Ubiquiti