Period
to 17 October 2019

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 17 October 2019 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
17 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 239 263 291
Rank change year-on-year +24 +28 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 85 72 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.88% 0.70% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.92% 2.40% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 76 64 48
South West median annual salary £36,750 £57,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -36.09% +64.29% -
10th Percentile £29,500 £27,250 £24,025
90th Percentile £55,000 £74,250 £44,125
England median annual salary £38,500 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -3.75% +6.67% +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 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 2,910 3,003 3,133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 30.12% 29.15% 30.79%
Number of salaries quoted 2,148 2,266 2,415
South West median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £27,000 £25,000 £23,000
90th Percentile £68,750 £65,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 17 October 2019.

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 17 October 2019. 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 +6 26 £36,000 -38.72% 5
Dorset +17 25 £45,000 +20.00% 3
Bristol +13 18 £34,750 -42.08% 3
Gloucestershire -14 6 £33,000 -45.00% 2
Cornwall +23 5 £24,000 -18.64%
Somerset +17 4 £37,500 - 1
Devon -13 1 £40,000 +35.59% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 October 2019, 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 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 72 (84.71%) Windows
3 67 (78.82%) Microsoft
4 58 (68.24%) MCSE
5 51 (60.00%) Office 365
6 46 (54.12%) Windows Server
7 45 (52.94%) Active Directory
8 44 (51.76%) Windows Server 2012
9 39 (45.88%) Cisco Certification
10 38 (44.71%) CCNA
11 31 (36.47%) ITIL
12 30 (35.29%) VMware
13 27 (31.76%) Cisco
14 26 (30.59%) TCP/IP
14 26 (30.59%) Hyper-V
15 24 (28.24%) Azure
16 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
17 21 (24.71%) SharePoint
18 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
19 19 (22.35%) Public Sector
19 19 (22.35%) MCP
19 19 (22.35%) LAN
19 19 (22.35%) WAN
20 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
20 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
20 18 (21.18%) Windows 10
20 18 (21.18%) DV Cleared
20 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
21 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
22 15 (17.65%) Linux

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 21 (24.71%) SharePoint
2 18 (21.18%) MS Exchange
3 6 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 5 (5.88%) Confluence
4 5 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (4.71%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.18%) IIS
6 1 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 18 (21.18%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 51 (60.00%) Office 365
2 24 (28.24%) Azure
3 14 (16.47%) Azure Active Directory
4 7 (8.24%) IaaS
5 1 (1.18%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (30.59%) TCP/IP
2 19 (22.35%) LAN
2 19 (22.35%) WAN
3 15 (17.65%) Firewall
4 10 (11.76%) Network Security
5 8 (9.41%) DHCP
5 8 (9.41%) DNS
5 8 (9.41%) IPsec
5 8 (9.41%) SAN
6 7 (8.24%) NAS
7 6 (7.06%) VPN
8 5 (5.88%) IPv4
8 5 (5.88%) VLAN
9 4 (4.71%) ADSL
10 3 (3.53%) 4G
10 3 (3.53%) WebEx
10 3 (3.53%) Wireless
10 3 (3.53%) xDSL
11 1 (1.18%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (1.18%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 5 (5.88%) Bitbucket
1 5 (5.88%) JIRA
General
1 19 (22.35%) Public Sector
2 8 (9.41%) Manufacturing
3 7 (8.24%) Electronics
4 6 (7.06%) Finance
5 5 (5.88%) Telecoms
6 4 (4.71%) Marketing
7 1 (1.18%) Military
Job Titles
1 20 (23.53%) Consultant
2 19 (22.35%) Support Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 17 (20.00%) Technical Engineer
5 15 (17.65%) Technical Support
5 15 (17.65%) Technical Support Engineer
6 8 (9.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.24%) IT Engineer
8 6 (7.06%) Lead Tester
8 6 (7.06%) Technical Leader
8 6 (7.06%) Technical Tester
8 6 (7.06%) Tester
9 5 (5.88%) Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Analyst
9 5 (5.88%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support
10 4 (4.71%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.71%) Head of IT
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) XMPP
2 1 (1.18%) Elastic Stack
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.12%) Driving Licence
2 10 (11.76%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (11.76%) CESG
3 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
4 4 (4.71%) PKI
5 2 (2.35%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.18%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Mobile Computing
6 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.18%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 72 (84.71%) Windows
2 46 (54.12%) Windows Server
3 44 (51.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (27.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (21.18%) Windows 10
6 15 (17.65%) Linux
7 12 (14.12%) Windows 7
8 7 (8.24%) Windows 8
9 4 (4.71%) CentOS
9 4 (4.71%) Unix
9 4 (4.71%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (1.18%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.47%) ITIL
2 20 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 15 (17.65%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 15 (17.65%) Software Engineering
4 12 (14.12%) ITIL V3
5 11 (12.94%) Migration
5 11 (12.94%) Penetration Testing
5 11 (12.94%) Service Management
6 10 (11.76%) Proactive Monitoring
6 10 (11.76%) Security Monitoring
6 10 (11.76%) SIEM
7 9 (10.59%) CRM
7 9 (10.59%) Proactive Maintenance
7 9 (10.59%) Project Delivery
7 9 (10.59%) Project Management
8 8 (9.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 8 (9.41%) PRINCE2
9 6 (7.06%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (7.06%) Process Improvement
9 6 (7.06%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (16.47%) PowerShell
2 13 (15.29%) SQL
3 1 (1.18%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (68.24%) MCSE
3 39 (45.88%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (44.71%) CCNA
5 19 (22.35%) MCP
6 18 (21.18%) DV Cleared
6 18 (21.18%) Security Cleared
7 10 (11.76%) CISMP
7 10 (11.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 9 (10.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 7 (8.24%) SC Cleared
10 6 (7.06%) CEH
10 6 (7.06%) ISEB
10 6 (7.06%) ISTQB
11 5 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
12 4 (4.71%) A+ Certification
12 4 (4.71%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 3 (3.53%) Degree
14 2 (2.35%) CompTIA Security+
14 2 (2.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) GDPR
2 1 (1.18%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (52.94%) Active Directory
2 26 (30.59%) Hyper-V
3 13 (15.29%) vSphere
4 9 (10.59%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.18%) XenApp
6 1 (1.18%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 8 (9.41%) WSUS
2 7 (8.24%) SCCM
2 7 (8.24%) SCOM
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco CUCM
3 3 (3.53%) Cisco UCCX
3 3 (3.53%) SolarWinds Orion
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
4 2 (2.35%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.18%) Backup Exec
5 1 (1.18%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 67 (78.82%) Microsoft
2 30 (35.29%) VMware
3 27 (31.76%) Cisco
4 9 (10.59%) Sage
5 6 (7.06%) Citrix
6 5 (5.88%) Atlassian
7 4 (4.71%) SAP
7 4 (4.71%) SolarWinds
7 4 (4.71%) WatchGuard
8 2 (2.35%) Apple
9 1 (1.18%) arcserve
9 1 (1.18%) Aruba
9 1 (1.18%) Avaya
9 1 (1.18%) Dell
9 1 (1.18%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.18%) HP
9 1 (1.18%) IBM
9 1 (1.18%) Juniper
9 1 (1.18%) Sonus
9 1 (1.18%) Veeam