Period
to 17 January 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 January 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 235 270 237
Rank change year-on-year +35 -33 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 84 57 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.86% 0.57% 0.96%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.11% 1.91% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 72 41 97
South West median annual salary £57,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +53.33% +7.14% +2.94%
10th Percentile £30,125 £24,250 £23,500
90th Percentile £72,500 £45,000 £47,500
England median annual salary £42,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +19.72% -5.33% +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 2,705 2,992 3,487
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 27.71% 29.82% 32.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1,935 2,221 2,739
South West median annual salary £44,657 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.64% - -
10th Percentile £25,750 £23,500 £24,000
90th Percentile £66,500 £62,500 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 17 January 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 January 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
Bristol +25 32 £60,000 +80.45% 5
Wiltshire -8 21 £53,750 +19.44% 5
Dorset +31 20 £52,500 +169.23% 3
Cornwall +17 6 £29,500 +22.28% 1
Devon +2 3 £35,000 +27.27% 3
Gloucestershire +20 2 £60,000 +33.33%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 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 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 57 (67.86%) MCSE
4 38 (45.24%) Windows
4 38 (45.24%) Public Cloud
5 37 (44.05%) Microsoft Azure
6 33 (39.29%) VMware
7 32 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
8 31 (36.90%) ITIL
9 25 (29.76%) Linux
10 24 (28.57%) AWS Certification
11 23 (27.38%) DevOps
12 21 (25.00%) LAN
12 21 (25.00%) CCNA
12 21 (25.00%) WAN
12 21 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
13 19 (22.62%) Presales
14 18 (21.43%) Decision-Making
14 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
15 17 (20.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
15 17 (20.24%) Office 365
16 16 (19.05%) Cisco
16 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
17 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
17 15 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
18 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
18 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
18 13 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
19 12 (14.29%) Google

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 17 (20.24%) SharePoint
2 13 (15.48%) MS Exchange
3 7 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (2.38%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 6 (7.14%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.38%) CATIA
2 2 (2.38%) PTC Creo
Business Applications
1 2 (2.38%) SAP R/3
1 2 (2.38%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 37 (44.05%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (38.10%) Amazon AWS
3 17 (20.24%) Office 365
4 10 (11.90%) GitHub
4 10 (11.90%) Google Cloud Platform
5 8 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
6 7 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
7 5 (5.95%) PaaS
8 4 (4.76%) IaaS
9 3 (3.57%) Mimecast
10 2 (2.38%) G Suite
11 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (1.19%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (1.19%) OneDrive
11 1 (1.19%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (25.00%) LAN
1 21 (25.00%) WAN
2 7 (8.33%) Wireless
3 6 (7.14%) Firewall
3 6 (7.14%) WLAN
4 3 (3.57%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (3.57%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.38%) DSL
5 2 (2.38%) Skype
6 1 (1.19%) Ethernet
6 1 (1.19%) HTTP
6 1 (1.19%) Network Security
6 1 (1.19%) VoIP
6 1 (1.19%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (9.52%) SQL Server
2 2 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.19%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.19%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.19%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.19%) Power BI
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (11.90%) Jenkins
2 2 (2.38%) MSI
3 1 (1.19%) AppScan
3 1 (1.19%) Metasploit
General
1 2 (2.38%) Aerospace
1 2 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 34 (40.48%) Architect
2 21 (25.00%) AWS Architect
3 15 (17.86%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (14.29%) Analyst
4 12 (14.29%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 10 (11.90%) Cloud Architect
5 10 (11.90%) Cloud Infrastructure Architect
5 10 (11.90%) Infrastructure Architect
6 9 (10.71%) Support Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Azure Architect
7 8 (9.52%) IT Engineer
7 8 (9.52%) Senior Analyst
8 7 (8.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 7 (8.33%) IT Support
9 6 (7.14%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Consultant
9 6 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Project Engineer
9 6 (7.14%) Senior Test Analyst
9 6 (7.14%) Test Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 38 (45.24%) Public Cloud
2 15 (17.86%) Hybrid Cloud
3 4 (4.76%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (4.76%) User Experience
4 3 (3.57%) Driving Licence
5 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.38%) CCTV
5 2 (2.38%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.19%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 38 (45.24%) Windows
2 25 (29.76%) Linux
3 15 (17.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (15.48%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (14.29%) Windows Server
6 10 (11.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 8 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 4 (4.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) ITIL
2 23 (27.38%) DevOps
3 19 (22.62%) Presales
4 18 (21.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (21.43%) Decision-Making
5 13 (15.48%) Disaster Recovery
6 11 (13.10%) Integration Testing
6 11 (13.10%) Operational Acceptance Testing
6 11 (13.10%) System Integration Testing
6 11 (13.10%) Test Strategy
6 11 (13.10%) User Acceptance Testing
7 10 (11.90%) Functional Testing
7 10 (11.90%) Incident Management
7 10 (11.90%) Non-Functional Testing
7 10 (11.90%) OpenUP
7 10 (11.90%) RAD
7 10 (11.90%) Scrum
7 10 (11.90%) Unified Process
7 10 (11.90%) V-Model
7 10 (11.90%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
1 10 (11.90%) Python
1 10 (11.90%) SQL
2 5 (5.95%) C
3 2 (2.38%) T-SQL
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 17 (20.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 11 (13.10%) ISEB
6 11 (13.10%) ISTQB
7 10 (11.90%) MCITP
7 10 (11.90%) RHCE
7 10 (11.90%) Security Cleared
8 8 (9.52%) Degree
9 7 (8.33%) CEH
9 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
10 6 (7.14%) DV Cleared
11 4 (4.76%) CISSP
12 3 (3.57%) CISM
12 3 (3.57%) MCP
13 2 (2.38%) CCNP
13 2 (2.38%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.14%) SLA
2 3 (3.57%) Cyber Essentials
2 3 (3.57%) GDPR
3 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.38%) PMO
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 12 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 11 (13.10%) Docker
4 9 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (2.38%) vSphere
6 1 (1.19%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Ansible
2 2 (2.38%) AirWatch
2 2 (2.38%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (2.38%) SCCM
2 2 (2.38%) WSUS
3 1 (1.19%) Nessus
3 1 (1.19%) Nexpose
3 1 (1.19%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 64 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 33 (39.29%) VMware
3 16 (19.05%) Cisco
4 12 (14.29%) Google
5 10 (11.90%) Red Hat
6 4 (4.76%) Citrix
6 4 (4.76%) HP
6 4 (4.76%) Veeam
7 3 (3.57%) Meraki
7 3 (3.57%) SonicWALL
7 3 (3.57%) Ubiquiti
8 2 (2.38%) Autodesk
8 2 (2.38%) Dell
8 2 (2.38%) McAfee
8 2 (2.38%) NetApp
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
8 2 (2.38%) Zerto
9 1 (1.19%) IBM
9 1 (1.19%) Remedy