Period
to 28 January 2022

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 28 January 2022 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
28 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 399 266 347
Rank change year-on-year -133 +81 -40
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 44 66 132
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the South East 0.24% 0.65% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.87% 2.77% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 42 44 105
10th Percentile £22,200 £24,900 £26,250
25th Percentile £28,250 £27,500 £30,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £30,500 £39,500 £39,000
Median % change year-on-year -22.78% +1.28% -2.50%
75th Percentile £34,500 £47,813 £45,000
90th Percentile £42,275 £50,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +7.50% +2.56% -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 5,078 2,379 6,234
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 27.99% 23.34% 26.94%
Number of salaries quoted 2,696 1,710 4,720
10th Percentile £28,750 £28,795 £27,500
25th Percentile £37,500 £38,750 £34,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £52,106 £50,000 £47,500
Median % change year-on-year +4.21% +5.26% +4.97%
75th Percentile £65,000 £63,750 £63,813
90th Percentile £77,500 £75,000 £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 28 January 2022.

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 28 January 2022. 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
Jobs
Thames Valley -77 19 £30,500 -34.05% 7
Surrey -54 13 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Berkshire -33 11 £30,500 -30.29% 4
Hampshire -94 8 £33,000 -19.02% 2
Buckinghamshire -57 6 £27,500 -43.59% 2
West Sussex +10 4 £25,000 -9.91%
Oxfordshire -25 2 £38,750 +29.17% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 28 January 2022, 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 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 43 (97.73%) Microsoft
3 28 (63.64%) Azure
4 26 (59.09%) Active Directory
5 24 (54.55%) Windows
5 24 (54.55%) MCSE
5 24 (54.55%) Social Skills
6 23 (52.27%) AWS
7 20 (45.45%) ITIL
8 19 (43.18%) DNS
8 19 (43.18%) VMware
8 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
9 18 (40.91%) Microsoft 365
10 17 (38.64%) SQL
10 17 (38.64%) Firewall
11 16 (36.36%) DHCP
11 16 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
12 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Intune
12 15 (34.09%) Citrix
12 15 (34.09%) MCP
12 15 (34.09%) Veeam
12 15 (34.09%) SCCM
13 14 (31.82%) WSUS
13 14 (31.82%) CCA
13 14 (31.82%) Citrix Certification
13 14 (31.82%) ITSM
13 14 (31.82%) Ticket Management
14 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
14 10 (22.73%) SLA
14 10 (22.73%) Windows 10

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 6 (13.64%) MS Exchange
2 5 (11.36%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (4.55%) SharePoint
4 1 (2.27%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (2.27%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (2.27%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 28 (63.64%) Azure
2 23 (52.27%) AWS
3 18 (40.91%) Microsoft 365
4 6 (13.64%) Cloud Computing
4 6 (13.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 5 (11.36%) Nutanix
6 1 (2.27%) Azure Cosmos DB
6 1 (2.27%) IaaS
6 1 (2.27%) OneDrive
6 1 (2.27%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) DNS
2 17 (38.64%) Firewall
3 16 (36.36%) DHCP
4 10 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 6 (13.64%) VPN
6 4 (9.09%) VoIP
7 3 (6.82%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.55%) Internet
8 2 (4.55%) PBX
8 2 (4.55%) SAN
8 2 (4.55%) VLAN
8 2 (4.55%) WAN
9 1 (2.27%) iSCSI
9 1 (2.27%) MPLS
9 1 (2.27%) Network Security
9 1 (2.27%) Skype
9 1 (2.27%) SMTP
9 1 (2.27%) VSAN
9 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (13.64%) SQL Server
2 5 (11.36%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server 2019
4 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (2.27%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (2.27%) Metadata
Development Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Visual Studio
General
1 24 (54.55%) Social Skills
2 9 (20.45%) French Language
2 9 (20.45%) German Language
3 7 (15.91%) Telecoms
4 2 (4.55%) Aerospace
4 2 (4.55%) Military
5 1 (2.27%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 21 (47.73%) Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Service Analyst
2 13 (29.55%) Service Desk Analyst
3 9 (20.45%) IT Support
4 8 (18.18%) Support Analyst
5 6 (13.64%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (11.36%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 5 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
6 5 (11.36%) IT Analyst
6 5 (11.36%) IT Engineer
7 4 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
7 4 (9.09%) Support Engineer
8 3 (6.82%) 1st Line Service Desk Analyst
8 3 (6.82%) IT Support Engineer
9 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support
9 2 (4.55%) 2nd Line Technical Support Analyst
9 2 (4.55%) PowerShell Developer
9 2 (4.55%) SQL Server Developer
9 2 (4.55%) SSAS Developer
9 2 (4.55%) SSRS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (2.27%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (13.64%) Data Centre
2 4 (9.09%) Self-Motivation
3 2 (4.55%) Driving Licence
3 2 (4.55%) Replication
4 1 (2.27%) Clustering
4 1 (2.27%) Device Driver
4 1 (2.27%) EPoS
4 1 (2.27%) Housing Association
4 1 (2.27%) iPad
4 1 (2.27%) iPhone
4 1 (2.27%) Public Cloud
4 1 (2.27%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 24 (54.55%) Windows
2 19 (43.18%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.73%) Windows 10
4 9 (20.45%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (15.91%) Windows Server 2019
6 6 (13.64%) Windows 7
7 5 (11.36%) Windows 8
8 3 (6.82%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (4.55%) Windows Server 2016
10 1 (2.27%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.27%) CentOS
10 1 (2.27%) Linux
10 1 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (2.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (45.45%) ITIL
2 16 (36.36%) Problem-Solving
3 14 (31.82%) ITSM
3 14 (31.82%) Ticket Management
4 8 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (13.64%) Cybersecurity
5 6 (13.64%) Proactive Management
6 4 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 4 (9.09%) ITIL V3
6 4 (9.09%) Time Management
7 3 (6.82%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (6.82%) Customer-Centricity
7 3 (6.82%) Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Computer Science
8 2 (4.55%) Data Migration
8 2 (4.55%) Information Security
8 2 (4.55%) ISMS
8 2 (4.55%) Mathematics
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Monitoring
8 2 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 17 (38.64%) SQL
2 8 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (54.55%) MCSE
3 15 (34.09%) MCP
4 14 (31.82%) CCA
4 14 (31.82%) Citrix Certification
5 6 (13.64%) Degree
6 5 (11.36%) A+ Certification
6 5 (11.36%) CCNA
6 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (11.36%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (4.55%) Computer Science Degree
7 2 (4.55%) HNC
7 2 (4.55%) HND
7 2 (4.55%) Security Cleared
7 2 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.27%) CCENT
8 1 (2.27%) CompTIA Security+
8 1 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.27%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.27%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (22.73%) SLA
2 2 (4.55%) ISO 9001
2 2 (4.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 26 (59.09%) Active Directory
2 9 (20.45%) Hyper-V
3 4 (9.09%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.82%) vSphere
5 2 (4.55%) DFS Replication
5 2 (4.55%) Firmware
6 1 (2.27%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 15 (34.09%) Microsoft Intune
1 15 (34.09%) SCCM
2 14 (31.82%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) Active Directory Federation Services
3 1 (2.27%) AirWatch
Vendors
1 43 (97.73%) Microsoft
2 19 (43.18%) VMware
3 15 (34.09%) Citrix
3 15 (34.09%) Veeam
4 9 (20.45%) ServiceNow
5 6 (13.64%) Cisco
5 6 (13.64%) Mitel
6 5 (11.36%) Zscaler
7 4 (9.09%) Dell
8 2 (4.55%) HP
9 1 (2.27%) Barracuda Networks
9 1 (2.27%) Fortinet
9 1 (2.27%) Juniper
9 1 (2.27%) Meraki
9 1 (2.27%) Oracle
9 1 (2.27%) Ruckus Wireless
9 1 (2.27%) Sophos
9 1 (2.27%) Ubiquiti
9 1 (2.27%) WatchGuard
9 1 (2.27%) Xerox