Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 322 351 325
Rank change year-on-year +29 -26 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 208 216 232
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.79% 0.72% 0.78%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 2.71% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 169 173 212
South East median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +7.14% -
10th Percentile £25,750 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £55,000 £63,500 £50,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +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 7,454 7,967 8,318
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 28.15% 26.38% 28.01%
Number of salaries quoted 5,425 6,277 6,760
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £26,250 £25,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £73,750 £68,750 £67,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,500
% change year-on-year - +9.89% -4.21%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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
Thames Valley +31 87 £35,000 -34.88% 28
Surrey +39 64 £45,000 +26.76% 9
Berkshire -11 52 £35,000 -36.36% 6
Hampshire +13 42 £35,000 +7.69% 12
Buckinghamshire +23 24 £35,000 +22.81% 10
Kent +13 13 £35,250 +19.49% 6
Oxfordshire +54 11 £32,500 -2.84% 12
West Sussex -17 3 £50,000 +11.11% 5
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 208 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 149 (71.63%) Windows
3 136 (65.38%) Microsoft
4 125 (60.10%) MCSE
5 117 (56.25%) Windows Server
6 101 (48.56%) VMware
7 100 (48.08%) Active Directory
8 93 (44.71%) Office 365
9 81 (38.94%) ITIL
10 75 (36.06%) Hyper-V
11 62 (29.81%) Microsoft Azure
12 60 (28.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 56 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
14 54 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
15 52 (25.00%) SQL Server
16 49 (23.56%) PowerShell
17 47 (22.60%) Cisco
18 44 (21.15%) Firewall
19 43 (20.67%) Windows Server 2012
20 40 (19.23%) SQL
21 38 (18.27%) Business Continuity
21 38 (18.27%) SCCM
21 38 (18.27%) Data Centre
22 37 (17.79%) DNS
23 36 (17.31%) Citrix
24 34 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
24 34 (16.35%) MCP
25 33 (15.87%) Security Cleared
26 32 (15.38%) SC Cleared
26 32 (15.38%) MS Exchange

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 32 (15.38%) MS Exchange
2 22 (10.58%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (9.62%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (8.65%) IIS
5 8 (3.85%) SharePoint
6 5 (2.40%) Skype for Business
7 2 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (0.48%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (0.48%) OpenStack
8 1 (0.48%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (16.35%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.96%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.44%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 93 (44.71%) Office 365
2 62 (29.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (8.17%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (3.37%) Azure Active Directory
5 5 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (0.96%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 2 (0.96%) OneDrive
6 2 (0.96%) Power Platform
7 1 (0.48%) Azure Stack
7 1 (0.48%) IaaS
7 1 (0.48%) Microsoft Flow
7 1 (0.48%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.48%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 44 (21.15%) Firewall
2 37 (17.79%) DNS
3 30 (14.42%) DHCP
4 28 (13.46%) VoIP
5 24 (11.54%) IP Telephony
5 24 (11.54%) VPN
6 23 (11.06%) BIG-IP
6 23 (11.06%) Remote Desktop
6 23 (11.06%) TCP/IP
7 19 (9.13%) VLAN
8 12 (5.77%) NetScaler
9 9 (4.33%) LAN
9 9 (4.33%) NAS
9 9 (4.33%) SAN
9 9 (4.33%) WAN
10 7 (3.37%) Internet
11 6 (2.88%) Wi-Fi
11 6 (2.88%) Wireless
12 5 (2.40%) Network Security
12 5 (2.40%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.10%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (7.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 4 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (1.92%) SQL Server 2016
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (1.44%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (0.96%) Power BI
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon Athena
7 1 (0.48%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (0.48%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.48%) SAP BW
7 1 (0.48%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (0.48%) GCC
1 1 (0.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (11.06%) Electronics
2 15 (7.21%) Finance
3 11 (5.29%) Law
3 11 (5.29%) Marketing
4 4 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 49 (23.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 33 (15.87%) IT Engineer
3 29 (13.94%) Analyst
4 28 (13.46%) Support Engineer
5 26 (12.50%) Consultant
6 24 (11.54%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 21 (10.10%) Administrator
7 21 (10.10%) Systems Administrator
8 20 (9.62%) Support Analyst
9 18 (8.65%) Applications Support
10 17 (8.17%) Applications Support Analyst
10 17 (8.17%) Systems Engineer
11 15 (7.21%) IT Support
12 14 (6.73%) Senior Consultant
13 12 (5.77%) Citrix Engineer
13 12 (5.77%) IT Consultant
13 12 (5.77%) Technical Consultant
14 11 (5.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
14 11 (5.29%) IT Support Engineer
14 11 (5.29%) IT Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (8.17%) HTML
1 17 (8.17%) XML
2 7 (3.37%) .NET
3 4 (1.92%) JSON
3 4 (1.92%) Ruby on Rails
3 4 (1.92%) Web Services
4 1 (0.48%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.48%) CSS
4 1 (0.48%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 38 (18.27%) Data Centre
2 13 (6.25%) Data Protection Act
3 12 (5.77%) Driving Licence
4 9 (4.33%) Hybrid Cloud
5 8 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (3.85%) Management Information System
5 8 (3.85%) Public Cloud
6 4 (1.92%) Blackberry
7 3 (1.44%) Client/Server
7 3 (1.44%) Clustering
7 3 (1.44%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (0.96%) AS400
8 2 (0.96%) iPad
8 2 (0.96%) iPhone
8 2 (0.96%) iSeries
8 2 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
9 1 (0.48%) FMCG
9 1 (0.48%) Mobile App
9 1 (0.48%) NHS
9 1 (0.48%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 149 (71.63%) Windows
2 117 (56.25%) Windows Server
3 43 (20.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (13.94%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (8.65%) Windows 8
6 16 (7.69%) Windows 10
7 13 (6.25%) Linux
7 13 (6.25%) Windows 7
8 11 (5.29%) Mac OS X
9 7 (3.37%) Android
10 4 (1.92%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.48%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (38.94%) ITIL
2 60 (28.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 56 (26.92%) Problem-Solving
4 38 (18.27%) Business Continuity
5 29 (13.94%) High Availability
6 27 (12.98%) Presales
7 24 (11.54%) Load Balancing
8 20 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
8 20 (9.62%) Project Management
9 19 (9.13%) Service Management
10 17 (8.17%) ITSM
11 14 (6.73%) Chat Support
12 13 (6.25%) Data Protection
12 13 (6.25%) Service Delivery
13 12 (5.77%) Configuration Management
14 11 (5.29%) Artificial Intelligence
14 11 (5.29%) Case Management
14 11 (5.29%) Machine Learning
14 11 (5.29%) Thought Leadership
15 9 (4.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 49 (23.56%) PowerShell
2 40 (19.23%) SQL
3 12 (5.77%) PHP
4 9 (4.33%) Bash Shell
5 7 (3.37%) Python
6 4 (1.92%) C++
6 4 (1.92%) Java
6 4 (1.92%) Perl
6 4 (1.92%) Ruby
7 3 (1.44%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.44%) T-SQL
8 2 (0.96%) C
Qualifications
1 208 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (60.10%) MCSE
3 34 (16.35%) MCP
4 33 (15.87%) Security Cleared
5 32 (15.38%) SC Cleared
6 31 (14.90%) CCNA
6 31 (14.90%) Cisco Certification
7 24 (11.54%) A+ Certification
7 24 (11.54%) Degree
8 22 (10.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (8.17%) CCENT
10 14 (6.73%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (3.85%) VCP6
12 6 (2.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (2.40%) MCITP
13 5 (2.40%) RHCE
13 5 (2.40%) RHCSA
14 4 (1.92%) AWS Certification
14 4 (1.92%) CCNP
14 4 (1.92%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (13.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 24 (11.54%) Cyber Essentials
2 24 (11.54%) SLA
3 23 (11.06%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
3 23 (11.06%) PMO
4 11 (5.29%) COBIT
5 6 (2.88%) GDPR
6 4 (1.92%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.48%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 100 (48.08%) Active Directory
2 75 (36.06%) Hyper-V
3 54 (25.96%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (10.10%) VMware ESXi
5 19 (9.13%) vSphere
6 13 (6.25%) XenApp
7 12 (5.77%) Citrix Hypervisor
7 12 (5.77%) XenDesktop
8 5 (2.40%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 5 (2.40%) Virtual Servers
9 4 (1.92%) Virtual Machines
10 1 (0.48%) DFS Replication
10 1 (0.48%) Firmware
10 1 (0.48%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 38 (18.27%) SCCM
2 24 (11.54%) SCVMM
3 14 (6.73%) vCenter Server
4 12 (5.77%) Backup Exec
4 12 (5.77%) XenMobile
5 4 (1.92%) Opscode Chef
5 4 (1.92%) Puppet
6 3 (1.44%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 3 (1.44%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.44%) SCOM
6 3 (1.44%) WSUS
7 2 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
8 1 (0.48%) Nessus
8 1 (0.48%) SCSM
8 1 (0.48%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 136 (65.38%) Microsoft
2 101 (48.56%) VMware
3 47 (22.60%) Cisco
4 36 (17.31%) Citrix
5 29 (13.94%) HP
6 24 (11.54%) F5
7 23 (11.06%) Aruba
7 23 (11.06%) Mitel
8 14 (6.73%) EMC
8 14 (6.73%) NetApp
8 14 (6.73%) Veeam
9 11 (5.29%) WatchGuard
10 8 (3.85%) Dell
11 5 (2.40%) Apple
11 5 (2.40%) Avaya
11 5 (2.40%) Oracle
11 5 (2.40%) SonicWALL
12 4 (1.92%) Remedy
13 3 (1.44%) IBM
13 3 (1.44%) Ivanti