Period
to 21 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Surrey with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 21 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South East > Surrey
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 208 177 120
Rank change year-on-year -31 -57 +136
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 56 93 218
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 0.90% 1.40% 2.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 4.44% 7.68%
Number of salaries quoted 48 77 206
Surrey median annual salary £40,000 £35,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.29% -12.50% -3.61%
10th Percentile £28,725 £25,692 £26,250
90th Percentile £50,001 £50,000 £57,500
South East median annual salary £37,000 £37,500 £38,500
% change year-on-year -1.33% -2.60% +16.67%

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 Surrey with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Surrey
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1774 2095 2837
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 28.42% 31.59% 33.14%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1705 2483
Surrey median annual salary £46,500 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +3.33% +5.88% -2.02%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £70,000 £67,500 £65,000
South East median annual salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
% change year-on-year - +2.27% +3.53%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Surrey

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Surrey.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Surrey

MCSA
Salary Trend in Surrey

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Surrey

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Surrey

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Surrey over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Surrey

MCSA
Job Locations in Surrey

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Surrey region over the 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Guildford -9 9 £40,000 +14.29% 1
Woking +16 8 £47,500 -5.00%
Egham - 7 £35,000 -
Redhill +9 4 £42,000 -23.64%
Epsom -4 2 £37,500 +100.00%
Farnham -13 2 £31,500 +2.30%
Staines -6 1 £37,500 -19.35%
Camberley - 1 £47,500 -
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (92.86%) Windows
3 44 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 33 (58.93%) MCSE
5 32 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
7 29 (51.79%) Firewall
8 27 (48.21%) Windows Server 2012
9 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
10 25 (44.64%) VMware
11 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
11 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
12 21 (37.50%) Office 365
13 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
13 20 (35.71%) WAN
14 19 (33.93%) LAN
14 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
15 18 (32.14%) ITIL
16 17 (30.36%) SCCM
17 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
18 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
18 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
18 15 (26.79%) MCP
18 15 (26.79%) Cisco
19 13 (23.21%) SQL
20 12 (21.43%) CCNA
20 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
20 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
20 12 (21.43%) SCOM
21 11 (19.64%) VLAN

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Surrey 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 22 (39.29%) MS Exchange
2 16 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (26.79%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (16.07%) BizTalk Server
4 9 (16.07%) Skype for Business
5 8 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (7.14%) IIS
7 3 (5.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Office 365
2 15 (26.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (16.07%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.79%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.79%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (1.79%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.79%) IaaS
4 1 (1.79%) PaaS
4 1 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 29 (51.79%) Firewall
2 20 (35.71%) WAN
3 19 (33.93%) LAN
4 12 (21.43%) TCP/IP
5 11 (19.64%) VLAN
6 10 (17.86%) Wi-Fi
7 9 (16.07%) Network Security
7 9 (16.07%) VPN
8 8 (14.29%) DHCP
9 7 (12.50%) DNS
9 7 (12.50%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (12.50%) SAN
9 7 (12.50%) Skype
10 5 (8.93%) Internet
10 5 (8.93%) NAS
11 2 (3.57%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (3.57%) MPLS
11 2 (3.57%) Wireless
11 2 (3.57%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (39.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (16.07%) SQL Server 2005
3 8 (14.29%) Data Warehouse
3 8 (14.29%) OLAP
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server 2016
3 8 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (8.93%) SQL Server 2008
5 4 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (3.57%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 7 (12.50%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (5.36%) Retail
2 2 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (44.64%) Administrator
2 12 (21.43%) Systems Administrator
3 10 (17.86%) DBA
4 9 (16.07%) Field Engineer
5 7 (12.50%) SQL DBA
6 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Exchange Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Exchange Engineer
6 6 (10.71%) Server Administrator
6 6 (10.71%) Server Engineer
7 5 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (8.93%) Network Administrator
8 4 (7.14%) Senior DBA
8 4 (7.14%) SQL Server DBA
9 3 (5.36%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Desktop Support Analyst
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (5.36%) Infrastructure Manager
9 3 (5.36%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (5.36%) .NET
2 2 (3.57%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.07%) Clustering
2 5 (8.93%) Replication
3 3 (5.36%) Blackberry
3 3 (5.36%) iPhone
4 2 (3.57%) AS400
4 2 (3.57%) CMDB
4 2 (3.57%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.57%) iPad
4 2 (3.57%) iSeries
5 1 (1.79%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 52 (92.86%) Windows
2 32 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (48.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (46.43%) Windows Server
5 9 (16.07%) Linux
5 9 (16.07%) Windows 7
6 7 (12.50%) Windows 10
7 5 (8.93%) Mac OS X
7 5 (8.93%) Windows 8
8 3 (5.36%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (3.57%) Windows Mobile
10 1 (1.79%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.14%) ITIL
2 11 (19.64%) ETL
3 10 (17.86%) High Availability
3 10 (17.86%) Performance Tuning
4 8 (14.29%) Data Architecture
4 8 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (12.50%) CRM
5 7 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 6 (10.71%) Customer Requirements
6 6 (10.71%) Service Design
7 5 (8.93%) Performance Monitoring
7 5 (8.93%) Project Management
8 4 (7.14%) ITSM
8 4 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
8 4 (7.14%) Presales
8 4 (7.14%) Service Management
9 3 (5.36%) Coaching
9 3 (5.36%) Incident Management
10 2 (3.57%) Information Security
10 2 (3.57%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) SQL
2 10 (17.86%) PowerShell
3 6 (10.71%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.79%) C
Qualifications
1 56 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (58.93%) MCSE
3 15 (26.79%) MCP
4 12 (21.43%) CCNA
4 12 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (16.07%) MCDBA
5 9 (16.07%) MCITP
6 7 (12.50%) MCTS
7 6 (10.71%) Degree
7 6 (10.71%) Server+ Certification
8 2 (3.57%) A+ Certification
8 2 (3.57%) CISSP
8 2 (3.57%) CompTIA Security+
8 2 (3.57%) DV Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) LPIC
8 2 (3.57%) SC Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) Security Cleared
8 2 (3.57%) Security+ Certification
9 1 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (14.29%) Data Quality
2 2 (3.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.79%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (53.57%) Active Directory
2 20 (35.71%) Hyper-V
3 19 (33.93%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (12.50%) Terminal Services
4 7 (12.50%) Virtual Servers
5 6 (10.71%) Firmware
5 6 (10.71%) vSphere
6 2 (3.57%) pfSense
Systems Management
1 17 (30.36%) SCCM
2 12 (21.43%) SCOM
3 9 (16.07%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (12.50%) Backup Exec
4 7 (12.50%) Norton AntiVirus
4 7 (12.50%) WSUS
5 2 (3.57%) Nagios
Vendors
1 44 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 25 (44.64%) VMware
3 15 (26.79%) Cisco
4 7 (12.50%) Dell
4 7 (12.50%) Meraki
4 7 (12.50%) Symantec
4 7 (12.50%) Veeam
4 7 (12.50%) ZyXEL
5 5 (8.93%) RedGate
6 2 (3.57%) Citrix
6 2 (3.57%) IBM
6 2 (3.57%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.79%) HP
7 1 (1.79%) Oracle