Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 272 285 256
Rank change year-on-year +13 -29 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 63 47 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.61% 0.46% 0.93%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 1.48% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 55 43 97
South West median annual salary £42,500 £35,000 £32,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.43% +9.38% -8.57%
10th Percentile £26,650 £26,000 £22,000
90th Percentile £67,500 £43,750 £47,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +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 2,941 3,186 3,606
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the South West 28.54% 31.33% 33.00%
Number of salaries quoted 2,223 2,470 2,835
South West median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -1.23% +3.85%
10th Percentile £25,000 £23,000 £24,000
90th Percentile £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 23 September 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 23 September 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 +20 23 £57,500 +35.29% 5
Dorset -17 14 £34,000 -2.86% 7
Wiltshire -26 12 £60,000 +71.43%
Devon +17 5 £40,000 +33.33% 1
Cornwall +11 5 £29,500 +14.56%
Gloucestershire +14 2 £43,750 +41.13% 2
Somerset +37 1 - - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
3 40 (63.49%) MCSE
4 33 (52.38%) Windows
5 32 (50.79%) VMware
6 25 (39.68%) Microsoft Azure
6 25 (39.68%) Windows Server
7 23 (36.51%) Office 365
8 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
8 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
8 20 (31.75%) Public Cloud
9 19 (30.16%) CCNA
9 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (28.57%) Cisco
10 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
11 17 (26.98%) Linux
11 17 (26.98%) SharePoint
11 17 (26.98%) MS Exchange
12 16 (25.40%) Amazon AWS
13 15 (23.81%) ITIL
13 15 (23.81%) SQL
14 14 (22.22%) Migration
14 14 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 12 (19.05%) Presales
15 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
15 12 (19.05%) DevOps
16 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
16 11 (17.46%) WAN
17 10 (15.87%) HP

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 (26.98%) MS Exchange
1 17 (26.98%) SharePoint
2 6 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (7.94%) Skype for Business
4 2 (3.17%) IIS
5 1 (1.59%) Apache
5 1 (1.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (1.59%) Moodle
5 1 (1.59%) WordPress
Applications
1 7 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (3.17%) CATIA
2 2 (3.17%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.17%) PTC Creo
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (1.59%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (3.17%) SAP R/3
1 2 (3.17%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 25 (39.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 23 (36.51%) Office 365
3 16 (25.40%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (7.94%) AWS CloudFormation
6 4 (6.35%) G Suite
7 3 (4.76%) Azure Active Directory
7 3 (4.76%) IaaS
7 3 (4.76%) Mimecast
7 3 (4.76%) PaaS
8 2 (3.17%) GitHub
8 2 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
8 2 (3.17%) OneDrive
9 1 (1.59%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (1.59%) Amazon EMR
9 1 (1.59%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (1.59%) AWS Lambda
9 1 (1.59%) Azure Data Factory
9 1 (1.59%) SaaS
9 1 (1.59%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 11 (17.46%) WAN
2 10 (15.87%) LAN
3 8 (12.70%) Firewall
4 7 (11.11%) Wireless
5 5 (7.94%) SAN
6 4 (6.35%) DNS
6 4 (6.35%) Skype
6 4 (6.35%) WLAN
7 3 (4.76%) DHCP
7 3 (4.76%) Network Security
7 3 (4.76%) SSL
7 3 (4.76%) TCP/IP
7 3 (4.76%) VPN
8 2 (3.17%) Internet
8 2 (3.17%) VoIP
9 1 (1.59%) ADSL
9 1 (1.59%) Broadband
9 1 (1.59%) Ethernet
9 1 (1.59%) MPLS
9 1 (1.59%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.17%) Azure SQL Database
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (1.59%) Amazon Redshift
3 1 (1.59%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.59%) Big Data
3 1 (1.59%) BusinessObjects
3 1 (1.59%) Cosmos DB
3 1 (1.59%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.59%) FileMaker
3 1 (1.59%) HDInsight
3 1 (1.59%) MySQL
3 1 (1.59%) PerformancePoint
3 1 (1.59%) Power BI
3 1 (1.59%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (3.17%) Jenkins
General
1 2 (3.17%) Aerospace
1 2 (3.17%) Finance
1 2 (3.17%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.59%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 18 (28.57%) Architect
2 14 (22.22%) Solutions Architect
2 14 (22.22%) Support Engineer
3 11 (17.46%) AWS Architect
4 10 (15.87%) AWS Solutions Architect
5 9 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 9 (14.29%) IT Support
6 8 (12.70%) Azure Architect
7 7 (11.11%) Consultant
7 7 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
8 6 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 5 (7.94%) 3rd Line Support
9 5 (7.94%) AWS Consultant
9 5 (7.94%) Azure Consultant
9 5 (7.94%) Solutions Consultant
9 5 (7.94%) Technical Leader
10 4 (6.35%) Lead Tester
10 4 (6.35%) Service Desk Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.17%) .NET
1 2 (3.17%) ASP.NET
1 2 (3.17%) Web Services
2 1 (1.59%) CSS
2 1 (1.59%) HTML
2 1 (1.59%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 20 (31.75%) Public Cloud
2 5 (7.94%) Driving Licence
2 5 (7.94%) Hybrid Cloud
3 2 (3.17%) CCTV
4 1 (1.59%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.59%) BYOD
4 1 (1.59%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.59%) Fat Client
4 1 (1.59%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.59%) Replication
4 1 (1.59%) Thin Client
4 1 (1.59%) VLE
4 1 (1.59%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (52.38%) Windows
2 25 (39.68%) Windows Server
3 17 (26.98%) Linux
4 11 (17.46%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.70%) Windows 10
5 8 (12.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (6.35%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 7
7 3 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.59%) Android
9 1 (1.59%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.81%) ITIL
2 14 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (22.22%) Migration
3 12 (19.05%) DevOps
3 12 (19.05%) Presales
4 11 (17.46%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (12.70%) Decision-Making
6 7 (11.11%) Data Privacy
7 5 (7.94%) Analytics
7 5 (7.94%) Artificial Intelligence
7 5 (7.94%) Kanban
7 5 (7.94%) Machine Learning
7 5 (7.94%) Release Management
8 4 (6.35%) Incident Management
8 4 (6.35%) Integration Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Manual Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Stress Testing
8 4 (6.35%) Test Management
8 4 (6.35%) Test Scripting
8 4 (6.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 15 (23.81%) SQL
2 8 (12.70%) PowerShell
3 3 (4.76%) Python
4 2 (3.17%) C
5 1 (1.59%) C#
5 1 (1.59%) Java
5 1 (1.59%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.59%) PHP
5 1 (1.59%) Scala
5 1 (1.59%) T-SQL
5 1 (1.59%) VB
5 1 (1.59%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 63 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (63.49%) MCSE
3 19 (30.16%) CCNA
3 19 (30.16%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (12.70%) AWS Certification
6 7 (11.11%) Security Cleared
7 6 (9.52%) CCNP
8 5 (7.94%) Degree
8 5 (7.94%) MCITP
8 5 (7.94%) MCP
8 5 (7.94%) SC Cleared
9 4 (6.35%) CEH
9 4 (6.35%) DV Cleared
9 4 (6.35%) ISEB
9 4 (6.35%) ISTQB
10 2 (3.17%) CCA
10 2 (3.17%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
10 2 (3.17%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.17%) PMO
1 2 (3.17%) SLA
2 1 (1.59%) Cyber Essentials
2 1 (1.59%) GDPR
2 1 (1.59%) QA
System Software
1 20 (31.75%) Active Directory
1 20 (31.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 18 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 5 (7.94%) vSphere
4 3 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (4.76%) XenApp
5 2 (3.17%) Docker
5 2 (3.17%) XenDesktop
6 1 (1.59%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 1 (1.59%) HDFS
6 1 (1.59%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (4.76%) Ansible
1 3 (4.76%) Backup Exec
2 2 (3.17%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (3.17%) vCenter Server
3 1 (1.59%) AirWatch
3 1 (1.59%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.59%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.59%) Puppet
3 1 (1.59%) SCCM
3 1 (1.59%) SmoothWall
3 1 (1.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 1 (1.59%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (71.43%) Microsoft
2 32 (50.79%) VMware
3 18 (28.57%) Cisco
4 10 (15.87%) HP
5 8 (12.70%) Citrix
6 7 (11.11%) Dell
6 7 (11.11%) Veeam
7 6 (9.52%) Google
8 4 (6.35%) Symantec
9 3 (4.76%) Meraki
9 3 (4.76%) NetApp
9 3 (4.76%) SAP
9 3 (4.76%) SonicWALL
9 3 (4.76%) Ubiquiti
10 2 (3.17%) Autodesk
10 2 (3.17%) Avaya
10 2 (3.17%) EMC
10 2 (3.17%) IBM
10 2 (3.17%) McAfee
10 2 (3.17%) Red Hat