Period
to 19 July 2018

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 19 July 2018 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
19 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 339 324 324
Rank change year-on-year -15 0 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 217 230 330
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.72% 0.77% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.72% 2.75% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 174 210 297
South East median annual salary £36,742 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.98% - -6.67%
10th Percentile £25,750 £21,250 £23,200
90th Percentile £63,375 £50,000 £53,750
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 7,992 8,372 12,012
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South East 26.44% 28.09% 31.43%
Number of salaries quoted 6,290 6,807 9,732
South East median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.56% +2.27%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £67,500 £68,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 19 July 2018.

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 19 July 2018. 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 +34 101 £52,500 +31.25% 12
Berkshire +75 83 £55,000 +10.00% 8
Surrey -2 52 £35,500 -5.33% 3
Hampshire -28 38 £32,500 - 5
Buckinghamshire -12 17 £28,500 -18.57% 3
West Sussex -5 16 £45,000 +28.57%
Kent -26 8 £29,000 -10.77% 4
Oxfordshire -29 1 £33,450 -4.43% 1
Sussex - 1 £45,000 -
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2018, 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.

1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (69.59%) Microsoft
3 147 (67.74%) Windows
4 144 (66.36%) MCSE
5 99 (45.62%) Active Directory
6 91 (41.94%) ITIL
7 88 (40.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 82 (37.79%) VMware
9 66 (30.41%) Windows Server
10 55 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
10 55 (25.35%) Hyper-V
11 52 (23.96%) Windows Server 2012
12 49 (22.58%) Office 365
12 49 (22.58%) SQL Server
13 48 (22.12%) MCP
14 45 (20.74%) SQL
15 39 (17.97%) MCTS
16 38 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
17 33 (15.21%) Degree
18 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
18 32 (14.75%) MS Exchange
19 31 (14.29%) MCITP
20 28 (12.90%) Firewall
20 28 (12.90%) DHCP
20 28 (12.90%) ITIL V3
21 27 (12.44%) Self-Motivation
21 27 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
22 26 (11.98%) CCNA
22 26 (11.98%) WAN
22 26 (11.98%) Microsoft Office

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 (14.75%) MS Exchange
2 25 (11.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle Service Bus
5 11 (5.07%) SharePoint
6 6 (2.76%) SharePoint 2013
6 6 (2.76%) SharePoint Server
7 4 (1.84%) IIS
8 1 (0.46%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (0.46%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 26 (11.98%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (1.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.92%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 88 (40.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 49 (22.58%) Office 365
3 23 (10.60%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (9.22%) PaaS
5 12 (5.53%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (5.53%) IBM Cloud
6 9 (4.15%) IaaS
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon EMR
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon Kinesis
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon SQS
7 6 (2.76%) AWS Lambda
7 6 (2.76%) OneDrive
7 6 (2.76%) Serverless
8 5 (2.30%) SaaS
9 3 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.92%) GitHub
10 2 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.46%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 28 (12.90%) DHCP
1 28 (12.90%) Firewall
2 26 (11.98%) WAN
3 25 (11.52%) DNS
4 18 (8.29%) SAN
5 14 (6.45%) TCP/IP
6 13 (5.99%) Network Security
7 11 (5.07%) LAN
8 6 (2.76%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (2.76%) VoIP
8 6 (2.76%) VPN
9 4 (1.84%) Internet
10 3 (1.38%) Wi-Fi
11 2 (0.92%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (0.92%) iSCSI
11 2 (0.92%) NAS
11 2 (0.92%) NetScaler
11 2 (0.92%) Wireless
12 1 (0.46%) 4G
12 1 (0.46%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 14 (6.45%) Oracle Database
3 13 (5.99%) Relational Database
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle Database 11g
4 12 (5.53%) Oracle Database 12c
5 11 (5.07%) RDBMS
6 9 (4.15%) SQL Server 2008
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon RDS
7 6 (2.76%) Amazon Redshift
7 6 (2.76%) Cosmos DB
8 4 (1.84%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (1.84%) Power BI
8 4 (1.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 3 (1.38%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2014
9 3 (1.38%) SQL Server 2016
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 2 (0.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 2 (0.92%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 5 (2.30%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (0.92%) Jenkins
General
1 13 (5.99%) Retail
2 12 (5.53%) Publishing
3 10 (4.61%) Finance
3 10 (4.61%) Telecoms
4 7 (3.23%) Legal
5 6 (2.76%) Marketing
6 5 (2.30%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.46%) Advertising
7 1 (0.46%) Billing
Job Titles
1 36 (16.59%) Support Engineer
2 30 (13.82%) IT Engineer
3 29 (13.36%) Administrator
4 26 (11.98%) Analyst
5 24 (11.06%) IT Support
6 22 (10.14%) 3rd Line Support
6 22 (10.14%) IT Support Engineer
7 21 (9.68%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (9.22%) Architect
8 20 (9.22%) Cloud Architect
9 17 (7.83%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 17 (7.83%) Solutions Architect
10 16 (7.37%) Systems Engineer
11 14 (6.45%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 14 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 13 (5.99%) DBA
12 13 (5.99%) Field Engineer
13 11 (5.07%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
13 11 (5.07%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
13 11 (5.07%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (5.53%) JSON
1 12 (5.53%) Middleware
1 12 (5.53%) Web Services
2 8 (3.69%) .NET
3 5 (2.30%) ASP.NET
4 3 (1.38%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (0.46%) COM
5 1 (0.46%) CSS
5 1 (0.46%) HTML
5 1 (0.46%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.44%) Self-Motivation
2 24 (11.06%) iPad
3 20 (9.22%) Data Centre
4 16 (7.37%) NHS
5 10 (4.61%) Blackberry
5 10 (4.61%) iPhone
6 9 (4.15%) AS400
6 9 (4.15%) iSeries
7 8 (3.69%) Private Cloud
8 6 (2.76%) Driving Licence
8 6 (2.76%) Public Cloud
9 5 (2.30%) Analytical Skills
9 5 (2.30%) PKI
10 4 (1.84%) Clustering
10 4 (1.84%) Management Information System
11 3 (1.38%) Computer Science
12 2 (0.92%) N-Tier
13 1 (0.46%) HP Storage
13 1 (0.46%) Replication
13 1 (0.46%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 147 (67.74%) Windows
2 66 (30.41%) Windows Server
3 55 (25.35%) Windows Server 2008
4 52 (23.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 18 (8.29%) Linux
5 18 (8.29%) Windows 8
6 15 (6.91%) Mac OS X
7 10 (4.61%) Windows 7
8 9 (4.15%) Windows Mobile
9 8 (3.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (3.69%) Windows 10
10 4 (1.84%) Mac OS
10 4 (1.84%) Windows Server 2003
10 4 (1.84%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.92%) Unix
12 1 (0.46%) Android
12 1 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.46%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 91 (41.94%) ITIL
2 28 (12.90%) ITIL V3
3 22 (10.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 22 (10.14%) Mentoring
4 19 (8.76%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (8.76%) High Availability
5 18 (8.29%) Migration
5 18 (8.29%) Problem-Solving
5 18 (8.29%) Service Delivery
6 16 (7.37%) PRINCE2
7 15 (6.91%) Enterprise Architecture
8 14 (6.45%) Change Control
8 14 (6.45%) Mobile Device Management
9 13 (5.99%) Service Management
9 13 (5.99%) Strategic Thinking
9 13 (5.99%) Time Management
10 12 (5.53%) Business Continuity
10 12 (5.53%) Configuration Management
10 12 (5.53%) ITSM
10 12 (5.53%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 45 (20.74%) SQL
2 32 (14.75%) PowerShell
3 17 (7.83%) Python
4 9 (4.15%) T-SQL
5 8 (3.69%) Shell Script
6 6 (2.76%) C#
7 3 (1.38%) Java
7 3 (1.38%) PL/SQL
7 3 (1.38%) Scala
8 2 (0.92%) Bash Shell
8 2 (0.92%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 217 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 144 (66.36%) MCSE
3 48 (22.12%) MCP
4 39 (17.97%) MCTS
5 33 (15.21%) Degree
6 31 (14.29%) MCITP
7 27 (12.44%) Cisco Certification
8 26 (11.98%) CCNA
9 24 (11.06%) DBS Check
10 13 (5.99%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (5.07%) CCNP
11 11 (5.07%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (4.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 8 (3.69%) A+ Certification
13 8 (3.69%) Security Cleared
14 7 (3.23%) CompTIA Security+
14 7 (3.23%) MCDBA
15 5 (2.30%) SC Cleared
16 3 (1.38%) CCDP
16 3 (1.38%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.23%) SLA
3 5 (2.30%) GAMP
4 3 (1.38%) GDPR
4 3 (1.38%) PMO
5 2 (0.92%) COBIT
6 1 (0.46%) QA
System Software
1 99 (45.62%) Active Directory
2 55 (25.35%) Hyper-V
3 38 (17.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (5.07%) vSphere
5 7 (3.23%) DFS Replication
6 3 (1.38%) UAG
7 2 (0.92%) Docker
7 2 (0.92%) vCloud
8 1 (0.46%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.46%) HDFS
8 1 (0.46%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (11.52%) SCCM
2 14 (6.45%) Ansible
3 7 (3.23%) SCOM
4 6 (2.76%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 6 (2.76%) WSUS
5 5 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 5 (2.30%) SCOrch
5 5 (2.30%) SCSM
6 1 (0.46%) EMC NetWorker
6 1 (0.46%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (0.46%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 151 (69.59%) Microsoft
2 82 (37.79%) VMware
3 23 (10.60%) Apple
4 21 (9.68%) IBM
5 19 (8.76%) Cisco
6 16 (7.37%) Oracle
7 9 (4.15%) Ivanti
8 8 (3.69%) Citrix
8 8 (3.69%) HP
8 8 (3.69%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.30%) Meraki
9 5 (2.30%) Symantec
9 5 (2.30%) WatchGuard
10 4 (1.84%) Remedy
10 4 (1.84%) ServiceNow
10 4 (1.84%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.38%) Dell
11 3 (1.38%) NetApp
12 2 (0.92%) EMC
12 2 (0.92%) Google