Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 November 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 West
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 270 229 249
Rank change year-on-year -41 +20 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 60 123 106
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.58% 1.13% 0.89%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 3.44% 2.90%
Number of salaries quoted 46 115 88
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
10th Percentile £23,875 £24,100 £20,850
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 £43,750
England median annual salary £35,000 £35,250 £36,000
% change year-on-year -0.71% -2.08% +5.88%

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 West with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South West
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 3071 3573 3659
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 29.90% 32.82% 30.72%
Number of salaries quoted 2351 2807 2936
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,125 £23,750 £23,625
90th Percentile £62,500 £63,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in the South West.

Salary trend for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the South West

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the South West over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the South West

MCSA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
Wiltshire -9 29 £35,000 - 1
Bristol -16 17 £42,500 +82.80% 1
Gloucestershire +27 5 £31,000 -4.62%
Devon +6 3 £35,000 -2.78% 1
Cornwall -4 2 £24,125 -1.53%
Dorset -16 2 £27,250 -28.29% 1
Somerset -17 2 £32,500 -20.73% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (73.33%) MCSE
3 43 (71.67%) Windows
4 39 (65.00%) ITIL
5 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 28 (46.67%) CCNA
6 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
6 28 (46.67%) Office 365
7 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
8 25 (41.67%) VMware
9 21 (35.00%) Security Cleared
9 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
10 18 (30.00%) DNS
11 17 (28.33%) DHCP
12 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
13 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
14 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
14 12 (20.00%) SQL
14 12 (20.00%) Firewall
14 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
14 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
15 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
15 11 (18.33%) SAN
15 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
16 10 (16.67%) Linux
16 10 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 10 (16.67%) DV Cleared
16 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 16 (26.67%) MS Exchange
2 14 (23.33%) SharePoint
3 10 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 6 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (3.33%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.33%) IIS
7 1 (1.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 28 (46.67%) Office 365
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (5.00%) SaaS
4 2 (3.33%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 1 (1.67%) IaaS
5 1 (1.67%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (30.00%) DNS
2 17 (28.33%) DHCP
3 12 (20.00%) Firewall
4 11 (18.33%) SAN
5 8 (13.33%) FTP
5 8 (13.33%) HTTP
5 8 (13.33%) SMTP
5 8 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 8 (13.33%) X.400
6 6 (10.00%) LAN
6 6 (10.00%) Skype
6 6 (10.00%) WAN
7 4 (6.67%) Fibre Channel
7 4 (6.67%) iSCSI
7 4 (6.67%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (5.00%) Internet
8 3 (5.00%) NAS
8 3 (5.00%) Unified Communications
8 3 (5.00%) VPN
9 2 (3.33%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2014
3 3 (5.00%) SQL Server 2000
4 2 (3.33%) MS Access
5 1 (1.67%) DB2
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (10.00%) Advertising
2 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.67%) Marketing
2 1 (1.67%) Retail
2 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (28.33%) Analyst
2 16 (26.67%) Support Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 9 (15.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 9 (15.00%) Technical Leader
4 8 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 8 (13.33%) Support Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) 2nd Line Support
5 7 (11.67%) Lead Tester
5 7 (11.67%) SIEM Analyst
5 7 (11.67%) Technical Tester
5 7 (11.67%) Tester
6 6 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.00%) IT Support
7 5 (8.33%) ICT Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) ICT Support
7 5 (8.33%) ICT Support Analyst
7 5 (8.33%) IT Technician
7 5 (8.33%) Support Technician
8 4 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.67%) .NET
1 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
1 1 (1.67%) SAML
1 1 (1.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 12 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (13.33%) CESG
3 7 (11.67%) Management Information System
4 5 (8.33%) CMDB
5 3 (5.00%) Wiki
6 1 (1.67%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.67%) CCTV
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 43 (71.67%) Windows
2 21 (35.00%) Windows Server
3 12 (20.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (18.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (16.67%) Linux
6 7 (11.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (10.00%) Windows 10
7 6 (10.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.00%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.00%) Windows XP
9 2 (3.33%) Unix
10 1 (1.67%) HPUX
10 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
10 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (65.00%) ITIL
2 12 (20.00%) Test Scripting
3 8 (13.33%) Proactive Monitoring
3 8 (13.33%) Process Improvement
3 8 (13.33%) Security Monitoring
4 7 (11.67%) DevOps
4 7 (11.67%) Functional Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Kalman Filter
4 7 (11.67%) Manual Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Non-Functional Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Operational Acceptance Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Release Management
4 7 (11.67%) SIEM
4 7 (11.67%) Stress Testing
4 7 (11.67%) System Integration Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Test Automation
4 7 (11.67%) Test Planning
4 7 (11.67%) Test Strategy
4 7 (11.67%) User Acceptance Testing
4 7 (11.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 5 (8.33%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.33%) VB
4 1 (1.67%) Bash Shell
4 1 (1.67%) Python
4 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 60 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (73.33%) MCSE
3 28 (46.67%) CCNA
3 28 (46.67%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (35.00%) Security Cleared
5 11 (18.33%) SC Cleared
6 10 (16.67%) DV Cleared
6 10 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 9 (15.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (13.33%) CISMP
8 8 (13.33%) CISSP
8 8 (13.33%) MCITP
9 7 (11.67%) CEH
9 7 (11.67%) ISEB
9 7 (11.67%) ISTQB
10 5 (8.33%) HNC
10 5 (8.33%) MCP
11 3 (5.00%) A+ Certification
11 3 (5.00%) CCNP
12 2 (3.33%) Degree
System Software
1 26 (43.33%) Active Directory
2 10 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 8 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (3.33%) XenApp
5 1 (1.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 1 (1.67%) Docker
5 1 (1.67%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.67%) vSphere
5 1 (1.67%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (5.00%) Backup Exec
1 3 (5.00%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (5.00%) SCCM
2 1 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
2 1 (1.67%) Nagios
2 1 (1.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (60.00%) Microsoft
2 25 (41.67%) VMware
3 8 (13.33%) ArcSight
3 8 (13.33%) HP
4 7 (11.67%) Cisco
5 5 (8.33%) Citrix
5 5 (8.33%) Dell
5 5 (8.33%) IBM
6 3 (5.00%) EqualLogic
6 3 (5.00%) Veeam
7 2 (3.33%) Oracle
7 2 (3.33%) Sonus
8 1 (1.67%) Avaya
8 1 (1.67%) Google
8 1 (1.67%) Juniper
8 1 (1.67%) McAfee
8 1 (1.67%) New Relic
8 1 (1.67%) SAP
8 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds