Period
to 15 November 2018

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 15 November 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 West
6 months to
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 279 228
Rank change year-on-year +31 -51 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 84 61 120
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.82% 0.59% 1.09%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 1.95% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 75 48 111
South West median annual salary £57,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +64.29% - -
10th Percentile £27,250 £24,025 £24,250
90th Percentile £72,500 £45,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.86% -2.78%

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 2,933 3,135 3,635
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.69% 30.21% 33.06%
Number of salaries quoted 2,154 2,407 2,848
South West median annual salary £43,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.50% - -
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £62,500 £64,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

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 15 November 2018.

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 15 November 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
Bristol +21 34 £60,000 +41.18% 7
Dorset +16 24 £40,000 +46.79% 3
Wiltshire -24 13 £53,750 +53.57% 5
Devon +8 4 £32,250 +7.50%
Cornwall 0 4 £29,500 +22.28% 1
Gloucestershire +11 3 £60,000 +93.55% 2
Somerset +30 1 - - 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 15 November 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 West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 57 (67.86%) MCSE
4 40 (47.62%) Windows
4 40 (47.62%) VMware
4 40 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
5 38 (45.24%) Public Cloud
6 34 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
7 25 (29.76%) ITIL
8 24 (28.57%) Linux
8 24 (28.57%) AWS Certification
9 22 (26.19%) DevOps
10 21 (25.00%) CCNA
10 21 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
10 21 (25.00%) Windows Server
11 20 (23.81%) Office 365
12 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
12 19 (22.62%) Cisco
12 19 (22.62%) Presales
13 18 (21.43%) WAN
13 18 (21.43%) LAN
13 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
14 16 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 16 (19.05%) MS Exchange
15 15 (17.86%) SQL
15 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
15 15 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
15 15 (17.86%) Decision-Making
16 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development

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 (19.05%) MS Exchange
2 14 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 6 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
4 5 (5.95%) Skype for Business
5 2 (2.38%) IIS
6 1 (1.19%) Apache
6 1 (1.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.19%) Moodle
6 1 (1.19%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.57%) CATIA
2 3 (3.57%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) SAP R/3
1 3 (3.57%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 40 (47.62%) Microsoft Azure
2 34 (40.48%) Amazon AWS
3 20 (23.81%) Office 365
4 10 (11.90%) GitHub
4 10 (11.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 9 (10.71%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 3 (3.57%) G Suite
7 3 (3.57%) Mimecast
8 2 (2.38%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (2.38%) Azure Data Factory
8 2 (2.38%) PaaS
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.19%) Amazon S3
9 1 (1.19%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.19%) SaaS
9 1 (1.19%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 18 (21.43%) LAN
1 18 (21.43%) WAN
2 6 (7.14%) Firewall
2 6 (7.14%) Wireless
3 4 (4.76%) SAN
3 4 (4.76%) Skype
3 4 (4.76%) WLAN
4 3 (3.57%) Network Security
4 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (3.57%) VPN
5 2 (2.38%) DHCP
5 2 (2.38%) DNS
5 2 (2.38%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.38%) SSL
6 1 (1.19%) Broadband
6 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.19%) Internet
6 1 (1.19%) NAS
6 1 (1.19%) VoIP
6 1 (1.19%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.10%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 2 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
3 2 (2.38%) Cosmos DB
3 2 (2.38%) Data Lake
3 2 (2.38%) Power BI
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.19%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (1.19%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.19%) FileMaker
4 1 (1.19%) Hadoop
4 1 (1.19%) HDInsight
4 1 (1.19%) MySQL
4 1 (1.19%) PerformancePoint
4 1 (1.19%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 1 (1.19%) MSI
General
1 2 (2.38%) Advertising
1 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
1 2 (2.38%) Finance
1 2 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 35 (41.67%) Architect
2 21 (25.00%) AWS Architect
3 16 (19.05%) Solutions Architect
4 13 (15.48%) Support Engineer
5 12 (14.29%) AWS Solutions Architect
6 11 (13.10%) Cloud Architect
7 10 (11.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
7 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (10.71%) IT Support
9 8 (9.52%) Azure Architect
9 8 (9.52%) Consultant
9 8 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 8 (9.52%) IT Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (7.14%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (7.14%) Project Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 5 (5.95%) Analyst
11 5 (5.95%) Solutions Consultant
11 5 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.38%) .NET
1 2 (2.38%) ASP.NET
1 2 (2.38%) Web Services
2 1 (1.19%) CSS
2 1 (1.19%) HTML
2 1 (1.19%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 38 (45.24%) Public Cloud
2 15 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 5 (5.95%) Driving Licence
4 2 (2.38%) CCTV
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) BYOD
5 1 (1.19%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.19%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.19%) VLE
5 1 (1.19%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (47.62%) Windows
2 24 (28.57%) Linux
3 21 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (13.10%) Windows Server 2008
7 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 8 (9.52%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.57%) Windows 7
9 3 (3.57%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.19%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (29.76%) ITIL
2 22 (26.19%) DevOps
3 19 (22.62%) Presales
4 15 (17.86%) Decision-Making
5 14 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 12 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 12 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 11 (13.10%) Migration
8 8 (9.52%) Analytics
9 7 (8.33%) Artificial Intelligence
9 7 (8.33%) Kanban
9 7 (8.33%) Machine Learning
10 6 (7.14%) Data Privacy
10 6 (7.14%) Release Management
11 5 (5.95%) Functional Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (5.95%) Process Improvement
11 5 (5.95%) Test Automation
11 5 (5.95%) Test Planning
11 5 (5.95%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 15 (17.86%) SQL
2 11 (13.10%) Python
3 8 (9.52%) PowerShell
4 4 (4.76%) C
5 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.19%) C#
6 1 (1.19%) Java
6 1 (1.19%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.19%) PHP
6 1 (1.19%) Scala
6 1 (1.19%) VB
6 1 (1.19%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (67.86%) MCSE
3 24 (28.57%) AWS Certification
4 21 (25.00%) CCNA
4 21 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (19.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 12 (14.29%) MCITP
7 10 (11.90%) RHCE
8 8 (9.52%) Security Cleared
9 6 (7.14%) SC Cleared
10 5 (5.95%) CEH
10 5 (5.95%) DV Cleared
10 5 (5.95%) ISEB
10 5 (5.95%) ISTQB
11 4 (4.76%) CCNP
11 4 (4.76%) Degree
11 4 (4.76%) MCP
12 2 (2.38%) CISSP
12 2 (2.38%) HP ASE
12 2 (2.38%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.38%) Cyber Essentials
1 2 (2.38%) GDPR
1 2 (2.38%) PMO
1 2 (2.38%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (22.62%) Active Directory
2 18 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 16 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
4 11 (13.10%) Docker
5 3 (3.57%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.57%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 1 (1.19%) HDFS
6 1 (1.19%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (1.19%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.19%) XenApp
6 1 (1.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Ansible
2 2 (2.38%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
2 2 (2.38%) WSUS
3 1 (1.19%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.19%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.19%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 63 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.62%) VMware
3 19 (22.62%) Cisco
4 13 (15.48%) Google
5 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 8 (9.52%) Citrix
6 8 (9.52%) HP
7 5 (5.95%) Veeam
8 4 (4.76%) Dell
8 4 (4.76%) SAP
8 4 (4.76%) Symantec
9 3 (3.57%) Autodesk
9 3 (3.57%) McAfee
9 3 (3.57%) Meraki
9 3 (3.57%) NetApp
9 3 (3.57%) SonicWALL
9 3 (3.57%) Ubiquiti
10 2 (2.38%) Zerto
11 1 (1.19%) Palo Alto
11 1 (1.19%) Sonus