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 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South West
Rank 208 206 183
Rank change year-on-year -2 -23  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 24 47 63
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.48% 0.80% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 2.39% 3.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20 45 52
Median salary £29,500 £28,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.50% -16.17%  
90% offered a salary of more than £20,850 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £40,250 £37,400 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.61% +4.61%  

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 West.

Academic & Professional Certification
South West
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1543 1963 1830
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 30.72% 33.40% 30.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1236 1566 1438
Median salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 26 March 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 3 months to 26 March 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
Wiltshire +17 8 £31,250 -9.42%
Bristol 0 8 £29,000 +3.57%
Dorset +33 4 £26,750 -17.69% 1
Devon - 3 £42,500 - 2
Somerset - 1 £40,000 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (72.86%) Windows
3 45 (64.29%) VMware
4 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
5 39 (55.71%) MCSE
6 36 (51.43%) Firewall
7 33 (47.14%) ITIL
8 32 (45.71%) Windows Server
9 29 (41.43%) Active Directory
10 27 (38.57%) MCP
10 27 (38.57%) MS Excel
11 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 23 (32.86%) Office 365
12 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
13 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
14 21 (30.00%) CCNA
14 21 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
15 19 (27.14%) Cisco
15 19 (27.14%) MS Exchange
16 17 (24.29%) Hyper-V
17 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
17 16 (22.86%) SQL
18 15 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 15 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (18.57%) Citrix
19 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
20 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
20 12 (17.14%) LAN
20 12 (17.14%) WAN
20 12 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSA
Top Related 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 19 (27.14%) MS Exchange
2 15 (21.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (17.14%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.43%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (38.57%) MS Excel
2 9 (12.86%) MS Office
3 1 (1.43%) Revit
Business Applications
1 3 (4.29%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 23 (32.86%) Office 365
2 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.43%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 36 (51.43%) Firewall
2 23 (32.86%) TCP/IP
3 12 (17.14%) LAN
3 12 (17.14%) WAN
4 10 (14.29%) DNS
5 9 (12.86%) DHCP
5 9 (12.86%) SAN
6 7 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (8.57%) Wireless
8 5 (7.14%) DMZ
8 5 (7.14%) FTP
8 5 (7.14%) HTTP
8 5 (7.14%) Network Security
8 5 (7.14%) SMTP
8 5 (7.14%) X.400
9 4 (5.71%) VLAN
9 4 (5.71%) VPN
10 3 (4.29%) Intranet
10 3 (4.29%) WLAN
11 2 (2.86%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 5 (7.14%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 5 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (4.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.43%) SQL Server 2016
General
1 2 (2.86%) Advertising
1 2 (2.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (18.57%) Support Engineer
2 11 (15.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 10 (14.29%) DBA
4 9 (12.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 8 (11.43%) Administrator
6 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 7 (10.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (7.14%) IT Support
7 5 (7.14%) Network Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
7 5 (7.14%) SQL DBA
8 4 (5.71%) Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) Desktop Support
8 4 (5.71%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 4 (5.71%) IT Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) Developer
9 3 (4.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 3 (4.29%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.29%) .NET
1 3 (4.29%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.86%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.57%) Driving Licence
2 6 (8.57%) Management Information System
3 5 (7.14%) CESG
4 4 (5.71%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.86%) Clustering
6 1 (1.43%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.43%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.43%) Replication
6 1 (1.43%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 51 (72.86%) Windows
2 32 (45.71%) Windows Server
3 24 (34.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (18.57%) Windows Server 2003
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 10
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.14%) Windows 8
7 4 (5.71%) Linux
8 1 (1.43%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.43%) Unix
8 1 (1.43%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (47.14%) ITIL
2 5 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
2 5 (7.14%) Ethical Hacking
2 5 (7.14%) ETL
2 5 (7.14%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (7.14%) Project Management
2 5 (7.14%) Protective Monitoring
2 5 (7.14%) Security Monitoring
3 4 (5.71%) High Availability
3 4 (5.71%) Network Management
3 4 (5.71%) Performance Tuning
3 4 (5.71%) Presales
3 4 (5.71%) Software Deployment
4 3 (4.29%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (4.29%) ERP
4 3 (4.29%) Migration
4 3 (4.29%) SIEM
4 3 (4.29%) Web Development
5 2 (2.86%) Change Management
5 2 (2.86%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 16 (22.86%) SQL
2 4 (5.71%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.29%) C#
3 3 (4.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.43%) C
Qualifications
1 70 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (55.71%) MCSE
3 27 (38.57%) MCP
4 21 (30.00%) CCNA
4 21 (30.00%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (22.86%) Security Cleared
6 15 (21.43%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 11 (15.71%) SC Cleared
8 5 (7.14%) CEH
8 5 (7.14%) CISSP
8 5 (7.14%) DV Cleared
8 5 (7.14%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 5 (7.14%) Oracle Certification
9 4 (5.71%) A+ Certification
9 4 (5.71%) CCA
9 4 (5.71%) CCEA
9 4 (5.71%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (4.29%) CCENT
10 3 (4.29%) Degree
11 2 (2.86%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.86%) SLA
2 1 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 29 (41.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (24.29%) Hyper-V
3 11 (15.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.57%) XenApp
5 2 (2.86%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.43%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.43%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 11 (15.71%) SCCM
2 2 (2.86%) Microsoft Clustering
2 2 (2.86%) SCOM
2 2 (2.86%) WSUS
3 1 (1.43%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 45 (64.29%) VMware
2 44 (62.86%) Microsoft
3 19 (27.14%) Cisco
4 13 (18.57%) Citrix
5 10 (14.29%) HP
6 5 (7.14%) Oracle
7 4 (5.71%) AppSense
7 4 (5.71%) EMC
8 3 (4.29%) Sage
9 2 (2.86%) 3Com
9 2 (2.86%) Draytek
9 2 (2.86%) Mitel
9 2 (2.86%) NETGEAR
9 2 (2.86%) ZyXEL
10 1 (1.43%) Barracuda Networks
10 1 (1.43%) Huawei
10 1 (1.43%) Meru Networks
10 1 (1.43%) Riverbed
10 1 (1.43%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.43%) WatchGuard
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