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 22 June 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
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 277 288 316
Rank change year-on-year +11 +28  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 118 151 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.81% 0.82% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.85% 2.61% 2.30%
Number of salaries quoted 104 142 131
Median salary £33,500 £32,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.68% -14.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £21,450 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,700 £50,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £31,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -4.54%  

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 4134 5779 6709
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 28.33% 31.42% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3367 4662 5145
Median salary £44,000 £45,000 £44,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.22% +1.12%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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
Hampshire -5 28 £30,000 -7.69% 2
Kent +30 26 £37,500 +59.57% 4
Surrey +35 21 £37,500 +11.94% 2
West Sussex +23 16 £26,000 -28.27% 2
Buckinghamshire -6 10 £35,000 -15.66% 4
Berkshire +11 8 £44,500 +18.66% 2
Oxfordshire +11 6 £35,000 +11.11% 1
Middlesex - 2 £37,500 -
East Sussex +13 1 £28,750 -27.67%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 173 (79.72%) Windows
3 160 (73.73%) Active Directory
4 135 (62.21%) Windows Server
5 134 (61.75%) MCSE
6 130 (59.91%) Microsoft
7 101 (46.54%) VMware
8 92 (42.40%) Windows Server 2012
9 76 (35.02%) Windows Server 2008
10 70 (32.26%) Office 365
11 67 (30.88%) ITIL
12 64 (29.49%) MCP
13 63 (29.03%) Cisco
14 62 (28.57%) CCNA
14 62 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
15 60 (27.65%) MS Exchange
16 54 (24.88%) Hyper-V
17 53 (24.42%) DHCP
18 50 (23.04%) SQL Server
19 48 (22.12%) Microsoft Office
19 48 (22.12%) LAN
19 48 (22.12%) DNS
20 46 (21.20%) Firewall
21 44 (20.28%) WAN
21 44 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
22 41 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
23 40 (18.43%) SQL
24 38 (17.51%) MCITP
25 31 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
26 28 (12.90%) TCP/IP

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 60 (27.65%) MS Exchange
2 21 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
3 18 (8.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (8.29%) SharePoint
4 13 (5.99%) Skype for Business
5 9 (4.15%) IIS
6 8 (3.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.84%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (0.92%) Exchange Server 2007
9 2 (0.92%) SAS
9 2 (0.92%) SharePoint 2013
10 1 (0.46%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (22.12%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (1.38%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) BASE24
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 70 (32.26%) Office 365
2 41 (18.89%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (1.84%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (1.38%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (1.38%) IaaS
4 3 (1.38%) PaaS
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon ELB
5 2 (0.92%) Amazon S3
5 2 (0.92%) AWS CloudFormation
5 2 (0.92%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 53 (24.42%) DHCP
2 48 (22.12%) DNS
2 48 (22.12%) LAN
3 46 (21.20%) Firewall
4 44 (20.28%) WAN
5 28 (12.90%) TCP/IP
6 18 (8.29%) SAN
7 16 (7.37%) Network Security
8 13 (5.99%) VPN
9 11 (5.07%) Skype
10 9 (4.15%) VoIP
10 9 (4.15%) WebEx
11 7 (3.23%) Internet
12 6 (2.76%) Wi-Fi
13 4 (1.84%) 3G
14 3 (1.38%) Cisco IOS
14 3 (1.38%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (1.38%) Wireless
15 2 (0.92%) DMVPN
15 2 (0.92%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (23.04%) SQL Server
2 31 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 22 (10.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (6.91%) SQL Server 2014
5 14 (6.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 13 (5.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 12 (5.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (1.84%) Apache Cassandra
8 4 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.84%) MongoDB
8 4 (1.84%) NoSQL
9 3 (1.38%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (0.92%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.46%) DTS
11 1 (0.46%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 4 (1.84%) MSI
General
1 15 (6.91%) Telecoms
2 14 (6.45%) Finance
3 5 (2.30%) Retail
4 3 (1.38%) Law
5 2 (0.92%) Automotive
6 1 (0.46%) Electronics
6 1 (0.46%) Legal
6 1 (0.46%) Manufacturing
6 1 (0.46%) Military
Job Titles
1 39 (17.97%) Support Engineer
2 35 (16.13%) Administrator
3 31 (14.29%) IT Support
4 29 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
6 25 (11.52%) Analyst
7 20 (9.22%) IT Engineer
8 19 (8.76%) Support Analyst
9 17 (7.83%) DBA
9 17 (7.83%) SQL DBA
10 16 (7.37%) Network Administrator
11 15 (6.91%) 2nd Line Support
11 15 (6.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 15 (6.91%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 13 (5.99%) 3rd Line Support
12 13 (5.99%) Consultant
13 12 (5.53%) 1st Line Support
14 11 (5.07%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 11 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
14 11 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.84%) .NET
1 4 (1.84%) Software Packaging
2 2 (0.92%) CSS
2 2 (0.92%) HTML
2 2 (0.92%) HTML5
2 2 (0.92%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 25 (11.52%) Data Centre
2 12 (5.53%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (4.15%) Blackberry
4 8 (3.69%) Clustering
4 8 (3.69%) Driving Licence
5 6 (2.76%) PKI
6 5 (2.30%) Replication
6 5 (2.30%) Virtual Team
7 4 (1.84%) Fat Client
7 4 (1.84%) Thin Client
8 3 (1.38%) Private Cloud
8 3 (1.38%) Public Cloud
9 2 (0.92%) CMDB
9 2 (0.92%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (0.92%) Hybrid Cloud
10 1 (0.46%) AS400
10 1 (0.46%) iPhone
10 1 (0.46%) PACS
Operating Systems
1 173 (79.72%) Windows
2 135 (62.21%) Windows Server
3 92 (42.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 76 (35.02%) Windows Server 2008
5 28 (12.90%) Windows 10
6 18 (8.29%) Windows 7
7 14 (6.45%) Mac OS X
8 10 (4.61%) Linux
8 10 (4.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (2.30%) SUSE
9 5 (2.30%) Windows 8
10 3 (1.38%) Data ONTAP
11 1 (0.46%) Android
11 1 (0.46%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 67 (30.88%) ITIL
2 25 (11.52%) High Availability
3 17 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
4 14 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
5 12 (5.53%) ITIL V3
6 11 (5.07%) Root Cause Analysis
7 9 (4.15%) Presales
8 8 (3.69%) Information Security
9 7 (3.23%) Data Protection
9 7 (3.23%) PRINCE2
9 7 (3.23%) Service Delivery
10 6 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
10 6 (2.76%) Change Management
10 6 (2.76%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (2.76%) Web Filtering
11 5 (2.30%) Continuous Improvement
11 5 (2.30%) Security Patching
11 5 (2.30%) Service Management
11 5 (2.30%) Validation
11 5 (2.30%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 40 (18.43%) SQL
2 13 (5.99%) PowerShell
3 6 (2.76%) T-SQL
4 5 (2.30%) JavaScript
4 5 (2.30%) Python
5 4 (1.84%) C
6 1 (0.46%) Java
Qualifications
1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (61.75%) MCSE
3 64 (29.49%) MCP
4 62 (28.57%) CCNA
4 62 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
5 38 (17.51%) MCITP
6 23 (10.60%) MCTS
7 20 (9.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (6.91%) Degree
9 11 (5.07%) A+ Certification
10 10 (4.61%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (4.61%) SC Cleared
10 10 (4.61%) Security Cleared
11 9 (4.15%) VTSP
12 7 (3.23%) CCENT
12 7 (3.23%) DBS Check
13 6 (2.76%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (2.30%) CCNP
14 5 (2.30%) MCSD
15 4 (1.84%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.38%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.46%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 160 (73.73%) Active Directory
2 54 (24.88%) Hyper-V
3 44 (20.28%) VMware Infrastructure
4 16 (7.37%) vSphere
5 8 (3.69%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (1.84%) UAG
7 2 (0.92%) Forefront TMG
7 2 (0.92%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (0.92%) VMware Server
7 2 (0.92%) XenApp
7 2 (0.92%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Server
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
8 1 (0.46%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 25 (11.52%) SCCM
2 10 (4.61%) vCenter Server
3 9 (4.15%) Backup Exec
4 4 (1.84%) Sysprep
5 3 (1.38%) Nagios
5 3 (1.38%) PowerCLI
6 2 (0.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (0.92%) Microsoft Intune
6 2 (0.92%) SCOM
6 2 (0.92%) SCSM
6 2 (0.92%) SCVMM
6 2 (0.92%) WSUS
7 1 (0.46%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (0.46%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.46%) Nessus
7 1 (0.46%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 130 (59.91%) Microsoft
2 101 (46.54%) VMware
3 63 (29.03%) Cisco
4 28 (12.90%) Citrix
5 17 (7.83%) CA
6 11 (5.07%) Dell
7 10 (4.61%) SonicWALL
7 10 (4.61%) Veeam
8 7 (3.23%) HP
9 6 (2.76%) NetApp
10 5 (2.30%) Red Hat
11 4 (1.84%) EMC
11 4 (1.84%) LANDesk
11 4 (1.84%) Symantec
12 3 (1.38%) BMC
12 3 (1.38%) Juniper
12 3 (1.38%) Oracle
12 3 (1.38%) Remedy
12 3 (1.38%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.38%) SolarWinds
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Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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