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 3 months to 28 March 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
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 292 294 286
Rank change year-on-year +2 -8  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 104 158 183
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.69% 0.81% 0.87%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 2.60% 2.76%
Number of salaries quoted 89 128 169
Median salary £36,500 £34,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.35% -2.85%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,900 £24,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,000 £53,250 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the South East.

Academic & Professional Certification
South East
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 4173 6082 6640
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 27.83% 31.24% 31.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3378 4926 5062
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 28 March 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 3 months to 28 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Surrey +46 44 £33,500 -18.78% 6
Hampshire -9 17 £40,000 +23.07% 4
Buckinghamshire +22 14 £35,000 +7.69% 2
Berkshire +29 10 £52,500 -4.54% 1
Oxfordshire -2 9 £42,500 +34.92%
Kent +22 8 £25,000 -5.66% 1
West Sussex +9 1 £37,500 +7.14% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 242 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 189 (78.10%) Windows
3 171 (70.66%) Active Directory
4 168 (69.42%) Microsoft
5 161 (66.53%) MCSE
6 125 (51.65%) Windows Server
7 122 (50.41%) VMware
8 108 (44.63%) Windows Server 2012
9 94 (38.84%) Windows Server 2008
10 91 (37.60%) ITIL
11 79 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
12 77 (31.82%) MS Excel
13 74 (30.58%) Office 365
14 65 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
15 64 (26.45%) MS Exchange
16 63 (26.03%) Hyper-V
17 62 (25.62%) SQL Server
18 60 (24.79%) Cisco
18 60 (24.79%) CCNA
19 52 (21.49%) MS Office
20 48 (19.83%) MCP
21 47 (19.42%) SQL
21 47 (19.42%) Firewall
22 43 (17.77%) LAN
22 43 (17.77%) SQL Server 2008
23 41 (16.94%) WAN
24 38 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
24 38 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
25 35 (14.46%) Data Centre
26 34 (14.05%) High Availability

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 64 (26.45%) MS Exchange
2 31 (12.81%) Exchange Server 2013
3 30 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (9.92%) SharePoint
5 20 (8.26%) IIS
6 13 (5.37%) Skype for Business
7 9 (3.72%) Exchange Server 2007
8 3 (1.24%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 2 (0.83%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.83%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 77 (31.82%) MS Excel
2 52 (21.49%) MS Office
3 5 (2.07%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.24%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.24%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 74 (30.58%) Office 365
2 38 (15.70%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (8.68%) SaaS
4 7 (2.89%) IaaS
4 7 (2.89%) PaaS
5 2 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (0.41%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 47 (19.42%) Firewall
2 43 (17.77%) LAN
3 41 (16.94%) WAN
4 33 (13.64%) DHCP
5 31 (12.81%) DNS
6 28 (11.57%) SAN
7 14 (5.79%) TCP/IP
8 13 (5.37%) VPN
9 12 (4.96%) Skype
10 10 (4.13%) Network Security
11 9 (3.72%) WebEx
12 8 (3.31%) VoIP
13 6 (2.48%) VLAN
14 5 (2.07%) IP Telephony
15 4 (1.65%) 3G
15 4 (1.65%) Unified Communications
16 3 (1.24%) Cisco Nexus
16 3 (1.24%) Wireless
17 2 (0.83%) Internet
17 2 (0.83%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (25.62%) SQL Server
2 43 (17.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 24 (9.92%) SQL Server 2005
3 24 (9.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 24 (9.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 23 (9.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 20 (8.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (2.07%) SQL Server 2016
7 3 (1.24%) Big Data
8 2 (0.83%) Apache Cassandra
8 2 (0.83%) Azure SQL Database
8 2 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (0.83%) MongoDB
8 2 (0.83%) NoSQL
9 1 (0.41%) Data Mining
9 1 (0.41%) DTS
9 1 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (1.65%) MSI
2 1 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 28 (11.57%) Finance
2 9 (3.72%) Telecoms
3 7 (2.89%) Multimedia
4 4 (1.65%) Electronics
4 4 (1.65%) Military
5 3 (1.24%) Law
5 3 (1.24%) Retail
6 2 (0.83%) Automotive
7 1 (0.41%) Advertising
7 1 (0.41%) Banking
Job Titles
1 60 (24.79%) Administrator
2 49 (20.25%) Support Engineer
3 32 (13.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (12.81%) DBA
4 31 (12.81%) SQL DBA
5 26 (10.74%) Analyst
5 26 (10.74%) Systems Administrator
6 20 (8.26%) IT Support
6 20 (8.26%) Network Administrator
6 20 (8.26%) Windows Administrator
7 16 (6.61%) Consultant
8 14 (5.79%) 2nd Line Support
8 14 (5.79%) IT Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 13 (5.37%) 3rd Line Support
10 12 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 11 (4.55%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
11 11 (4.55%) Service Analyst
11 11 (4.55%) Service Desk Analyst
11 11 (4.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (4.13%) Software Packaging
2 4 (1.65%) REST
2 4 (1.65%) SOAP
2 4 (1.65%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 35 (14.46%) Data Centre
2 23 (9.50%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (6.20%) Driving Licence
4 14 (5.79%) Enterprise Software
5 12 (4.96%) Data Protection Act
6 9 (3.72%) Blackberry
6 9 (3.72%) Clustering
7 8 (3.31%) Computer Science
8 6 (2.48%) PKI
9 5 (2.07%) Enterprise Storage
9 5 (2.07%) Freedom of Information
9 5 (2.07%) Management Information System
10 4 (1.65%) Public Cloud
11 3 (1.24%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.24%) Replication
11 3 (1.24%) Virtual Team
12 2 (0.83%) Hybrid Cloud
12 2 (0.83%) Smartphone
13 1 (0.41%) AS400
13 1 (0.41%) Biotechnology
Operating Systems
1 189 (78.10%) Windows
2 125 (51.65%) Windows Server
3 108 (44.63%) Windows Server 2012
4 94 (38.84%) Windows Server 2008
5 24 (9.92%) Windows 7
6 21 (8.68%) Windows Server 2003
7 20 (8.26%) Windows 10
8 16 (6.61%) Mac OS X
9 14 (5.79%) Windows 8
10 11 (4.55%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.65%) Android
12 3 (1.24%) Data ONTAP
12 3 (1.24%) Linux
13 2 (0.83%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (37.60%) ITIL
2 38 (15.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 34 (14.05%) High Availability
4 31 (12.81%) Performance Tuning
5 22 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 20 (8.26%) Information Security
7 18 (7.44%) Change Management
7 18 (7.44%) Technical Architecture
8 17 (7.02%) GAP Analysis
8 17 (7.02%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 16 (6.61%) Data Protection
10 15 (6.20%) Mentoring
11 14 (5.79%) Information Assurance
11 14 (5.79%) Line Management
11 14 (5.79%) Penetration Testing
11 14 (5.79%) Security Operations
11 14 (5.79%) Server Hardening
11 14 (5.79%) Service Delivery
11 14 (5.79%) SIEM
11 14 (5.79%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 47 (19.42%) SQL
2 14 (5.79%) PowerShell
3 12 (4.96%) T-SQL
4 3 (1.24%) C
5 2 (0.83%) JavaScript
5 2 (0.83%) Python
Qualifications
1 242 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 161 (66.53%) MCSE
3 65 (26.86%) Cisco Certification
4 60 (24.79%) CCNA
5 48 (19.83%) MCP
6 29 (11.98%) MCITP
7 20 (8.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 16 (6.61%) ITIL Certification
9 14 (5.79%) GCIH
9 14 (5.79%) GIAC
9 14 (5.79%) MCTS
10 13 (5.37%) A+ Certification
10 13 (5.37%) Degree
11 12 (4.96%) Security Cleared
12 11 (4.55%) SC Cleared
13 10 (4.13%) CCA
13 10 (4.13%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (3.72%) CCENT
15 8 (3.31%) DBS Check
16 6 (2.48%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (13.64%) SLA
2 25 (10.33%) PCI DSS
3 7 (2.89%) QA
4 1 (0.41%) COBIT
System Software
1 171 (70.66%) Active Directory
2 79 (32.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (26.03%) Hyper-V
4 22 (9.09%) vSphere
5 10 (4.13%) XenApp
6 7 (2.89%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.65%) VMware ESX
8 2 (0.83%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (0.83%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (0.83%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.41%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.41%) UAG
9 1 (0.41%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 22 (9.09%) SCCM
2 20 (8.26%) WSUS
3 17 (7.02%) Nessus
4 8 (3.31%) Backup Exec
5 4 (1.65%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (1.65%) Sysprep
6 3 (1.24%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (1.24%) NetBackup
6 3 (1.24%) PowerCLI
7 1 (0.41%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.41%) FortiGate
7 1 (0.41%) Nagios
Vendors
1 168 (69.42%) Microsoft
2 122 (50.41%) VMware
3 60 (24.79%) Cisco
4 26 (10.74%) Citrix
5 21 (8.68%) Dell
6 19 (7.85%) HP
7 18 (7.44%) Qualys
8 13 (5.37%) TOWER Software
9 12 (4.96%) CA
10 9 (3.72%) NetApp
11 8 (3.31%) Juniper
12 5 (2.07%) Apple
12 5 (2.07%) Barracuda Networks
12 5 (2.07%) Dell Compellent
12 5 (2.07%) Mitel
12 5 (2.07%) Veeam
12 5 (2.07%) ZyXEL
13 4 (1.65%) EMC
13 4 (1.65%) LANDesk
13 4 (1.65%) WatchGuard
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