The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Southampton with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Hampshire / Southampton
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 60 69 70
Rank change year-on-year +9 +1  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 14 14
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Southampton 1.80% 1.88% 1.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.19% 5.38% 4.42%
Number of salaries quoted 10 13 13
Median salary £30,000 £50,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -40.00% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 Southampton.

Academic & Professional Certification
Southampton
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 139 260 317
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Southampton 24.96% 34.99% 41.33%
Number of salaries quoted 127 244 233
Median salary £40,000 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £51,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Southampton

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Southampton 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 Southampton

MCSA
Salary Trend in Southampton

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Southampton.

Salary trend for MCSA in Southampton

For the 6 months to 24 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 Southampton region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 15 (100.00%) Windows
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (60.00%) LAN
3 9 (60.00%) WAN
3 9 (60.00%) DHCP
3 9 (60.00%) DNS
3 9 (60.00%) CCNA
3 9 (60.00%) VMware
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 10
4 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
4 7 (46.67%) Office 365
4 7 (46.67%) Information Security
4 7 (46.67%) Data Protection
4 7 (46.67%) Cisco
4 7 (46.67%) CA
4 7 (46.67%) Firewall
4 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
5 6 (40.00%) ITIL
5 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
6 5 (33.33%) SQL
6 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
6 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
7 4 (26.67%) MCP
7 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
7 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (26.67%) Strategic Planning

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Southampton 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 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 2 (13.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 7 (46.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) DHCP
1 9 (60.00%) DNS
1 9 (60.00%) LAN
1 9 (60.00%) WAN
2 7 (46.67%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) SAN
3 2 (13.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) SQL Server
General
1 7 (46.67%) Telecoms
2 1 (6.67%) Electronics
2 1 (6.67%) Military
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) IT Engineer
1 6 (40.00%) Systems Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (26.67%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Centre Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Data Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Support Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Desktop Technician
3 2 (13.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Support
4 1 (6.67%) IT Support
4 1 (6.67%) Project Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 4 (26.67%) Data Centre
2 2 (13.33%) Fat Client
2 2 (13.33%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.67%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 15 (100.00%) Windows
2 14 (93.33%) Windows Server
3 9 (60.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (46.67%) Windows 10
5 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (6.67%) Linux
6 1 (6.67%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Data Protection
1 7 (46.67%) Information Security
1 7 (46.67%) Root Cause Analysis
2 6 (40.00%) ITIL
3 4 (26.67%) High Availability
3 4 (26.67%) Strategic Planning
4 2 (13.33%) Server Virtualisation
4 2 (13.33%) Time Management
5 1 (6.67%) Presales
5 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
5 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 5 (33.33%) SQL
2 4 (26.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (60.00%) CCNA
2 9 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
4 2 (13.33%) Degree
4 2 (13.33%) MCITP
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) A+ Certification
5 1 (6.67%) HNC
5 1 (6.67%) HND
5 1 (6.67%) MCSE
5 1 (6.67%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 14 (93.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (13.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 9 (60.00%) VMware
2 7 (46.67%) CA
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco
3 5 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) Red Hat