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 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 204 185
Rank change year-on-year +2 -19  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 39 67
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.60% 0.74% 1.12%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 2.41% 3.73%
Number of salaries quoted 30 38 63
Median salary £35,000 £28,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +22.80% -18.57%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £31,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -4.54%  

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 1660 1619 1797
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 31.33% 30.90% 30.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1284 1282 1419
Median salary £42,500 £40,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.93% +3.84%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,637 £26,500 £24,350
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £60,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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 22 June 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 22 June 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 +8 17 £36,250 +27.19%
Bristol -13 5 £29,000 +34.88% 3
Devon +6 4 £27,500 -3.50%
Gloucestershire +7 3 £31,000 -8.82%
Dorset - 2 £35,000 -
Somerset -6 1 £40,000 -11.11% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (90.74%) Windows
3 39 (72.22%) MCSE
4 37 (68.52%) Microsoft
5 32 (59.26%) Active Directory
6 31 (57.41%) VMware
7 30 (55.56%) ITIL
8 29 (53.70%) Office 365
9 25 (46.30%) Windows Server
9 25 (46.30%) Firewall
10 21 (38.89%) DNS
10 21 (38.89%) CCNA
10 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
11 20 (37.04%) MS Exchange
11 20 (37.04%) DHCP
12 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
12 19 (35.19%) SQL
13 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
13 17 (31.48%) Hyper-V
13 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (27.78%) MCP
15 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
15 14 (25.93%) Cisco
16 13 (24.07%) HP
16 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
16 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
17 12 (22.22%) SAN
18 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
18 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared

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 20 (37.04%) MS Exchange
2 13 (24.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 10 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (11.11%) Skype for Business
5 5 (9.26%) SharePoint
6 2 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
6 2 (3.70%) IIS
7 1 (1.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 14 (25.93%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.70%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (1.85%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 29 (53.70%) Office 365
2 3 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.85%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.85%) IaaS
3 1 (1.85%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 25 (46.30%) Firewall
2 21 (38.89%) DNS
3 20 (37.04%) DHCP
4 19 (35.19%) TCP/IP
5 12 (22.22%) SAN
6 10 (18.52%) FTP
6 10 (18.52%) HTTP
6 10 (18.52%) SMTP
6 10 (18.52%) X.400
7 9 (16.67%) LAN
7 9 (16.67%) WAN
8 4 (7.41%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (7.41%) iSCSI
8 4 (7.41%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (5.56%) Internet
9 3 (5.56%) Unified Communications
10 2 (3.70%) NAS
10 2 (3.70%) Skype
10 2 (3.70%) Wireless
11 1 (1.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.70%) MS Access
2 2 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2000
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server 2014
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (9.26%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (29.63%) Support Engineer
2 11 (20.37%) 3rd Line Support
3 10 (18.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 10 (18.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 9 (16.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 7 (12.96%) Administrator
5 7 (12.96%) Analyst
6 6 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Service Desk Engineer
6 6 (11.11%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
7 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Support
7 5 (9.26%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 5 (9.26%) Network Engineer
8 4 (7.41%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (7.41%) DBA
8 4 (7.41%) SIEM Analyst
9 3 (5.56%) Operations Engineer
9 3 (5.56%) Senior Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.85%) .NET
1 1 (1.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (24.07%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (18.52%) CESG
3 6 (11.11%) Management Information System
4 4 (7.41%) Clustering
4 4 (7.41%) Data Centre
5 2 (3.70%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.85%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.85%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.85%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.85%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 49 (90.74%) Windows
2 25 (46.30%) Windows Server
3 17 (31.48%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (24.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 11 (20.37%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 10
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 7
6 2 (3.70%) Windows 8
6 2 (3.70%) Windows XP
7 1 (1.85%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (55.56%) ITIL
2 10 (18.52%) Proactive Monitoring
2 10 (18.52%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (11.11%) Information Security
3 6 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (7.41%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (7.41%) Network Management
4 4 (7.41%) SIEM
5 2 (3.70%) Application Performance Management
5 2 (3.70%) Business Intelligence
5 2 (3.70%) Data Modelling
5 2 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (3.70%) High Availability
5 2 (3.70%) Information Security Management
5 2 (3.70%) ISMS
5 2 (3.70%) ITIL V3
5 2 (3.70%) Mentoring
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Management
5 2 (3.70%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (3.70%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (35.19%) SQL
2 3 (5.56%) PowerShell
3 2 (3.70%) VB
Qualifications
1 54 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (72.22%) MCSE
3 21 (38.89%) CCNA
3 21 (38.89%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (31.48%) Security Cleared
5 15 (27.78%) MCP
6 11 (20.37%) SC Cleared
7 10 (18.52%) CISMP
7 10 (18.52%) DV Cleared
7 10 (18.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (14.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (9.26%) CISSP
9 5 (9.26%) MCITP
10 4 (7.41%) Degree
11 2 (3.70%) A+ Certification
11 2 (3.70%) CCNP
11 2 (3.70%) MOS
11 2 (3.70%) Oracle Certification
12 1 (1.85%) CCDA
12 1 (1.85%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (18.52%) SLA
System Software
1 32 (59.26%) Active Directory
2 17 (31.48%) Hyper-V
3 3 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (18.52%) SCCM
2 4 (7.41%) Microsoft Clustering
2 4 (7.41%) SCOM
3 3 (5.56%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.85%) Failover Clustering
4 1 (1.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 37 (68.52%) Microsoft
2 31 (57.41%) VMware
3 14 (25.93%) Cisco
4 13 (24.07%) HP
5 10 (18.52%) ArcSight
6 6 (11.11%) Citrix
6 6 (11.11%) IBM
7 5 (9.26%) Dell
8 4 (7.41%) EqualLogic
9 3 (5.56%) Oracle
9 3 (5.56%) Veeam
10 2 (3.70%) Draytek
10 2 (3.70%) Juniper
10 2 (3.70%) Sonus
11 1 (1.85%) 3Com
11 1 (1.85%) Autodesk
11 1 (1.85%) Google
11 1 (1.85%) NETGEAR
11 1 (1.85%) SAP
11 1 (1.85%) ZyXEL
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Posted: 1 hour ago
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