Period
to 20 July 2019

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 20 July 2019 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
20 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 153 184 194
Rank change year-on-year +31 +10 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 65 52 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 1.49% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.76% 3.35% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 65 40 49
Surrey median annual salary £45,000 £35,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +26.76% -5.33% +11.94%
10th Percentile £26,250 £24,000 £20,900
90th Percentile £62,150 £55,000 £48,750
South East median annual salary £38,750 £36,742 £35,000
% change year-on-year +5.47% +4.98% -

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 1,365 1,553 1,759
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Surrey 31.38% 29.47% 31.08%
Number of salaries quoted 1,020 1,239 1,454
Surrey median annual salary £47,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +5.56% -
10th Percentile £25,475 £25,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £77,500 £72,500 £68,750
South East median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £42,500
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%

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 20 July 2019.

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 20 July 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
Guildford - 18 £47,500 - 4
Horley - 14 £45,000 -
Woking -1 12 £62,500 +140.38% 1
Addlestone - 6 £41,000 -
Staines - 4 £26,500 - 1
Leatherhead +6 3 £30,000 -20.00% 1
Godalming +16 2 £43,000 +79.17% 1
MCSA
South East

For the 6 months to 20 July 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 Surrey region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (78.46%) Windows
3 44 (67.69%) Active Directory
4 42 (64.62%) Microsoft
5 39 (60.00%) MCSE
5 39 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 31 (47.69%) Citrix
7 24 (36.92%) Office 365
8 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
9 19 (29.23%) MCP
9 19 (29.23%) VMware
10 18 (27.69%) CCNA
10 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
11 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 16 (24.62%) Hyper-V
13 15 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
14 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 14 (21.54%) Presales
14 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 14 (21.54%) Project Management
14 14 (21.54%) A+ Certification
14 14 (21.54%) NetApp
14 14 (21.54%) EMC
15 13 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
15 13 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
15 13 (20.00%) Data Protection
16 12 (18.46%) XenApp
16 12 (18.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
16 12 (18.46%) XenDesktop

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 4 (6.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (3.08%) IIS
3 1 (1.54%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (1.54%) OpenStack
3 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.54%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (36.92%) Office 365
2 20 (30.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.54%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.54%) Azure ExpressRoute
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Flow
3 1 (1.54%) Mimecast
3 1 (1.54%) OneDrive
3 1 (1.54%) Power Platform
3 1 (1.54%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 12 (18.46%) NetScaler
2 7 (10.77%) VoIP
3 6 (9.23%) NAS
4 4 (6.15%) DNS
5 3 (4.62%) Firewall
5 3 (4.62%) SAN
5 3 (4.62%) TCP/IP
6 2 (3.08%) BGP
6 2 (3.08%) DHCP
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.08%) iSCSI
6 2 (3.08%) OSPF
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
6 2 (3.08%) VPN
6 2 (3.08%) WAN
6 2 (3.08%) Wireless
7 1 (1.54%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (1.54%) IP Telephony
7 1 (1.54%) LAN
7 1 (1.54%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.15%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.62%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2017
4 1 (1.54%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (3.08%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (24.62%) Administrator
1 16 (24.62%) Systems Administrator
2 14 (21.54%) IT Engineer
3 13 (20.00%) Support Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) Citrix Engineer
4 12 (18.46%) Consultant
5 11 (16.92%) IT Consultant
6 10 (15.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 10 (15.38%) Security Administrator
7 9 (13.85%) Citrix Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (12.31%) Technical Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) Network Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) Network Systems Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (10.77%) Technical Consultant
9 7 (10.77%) Technical Support
10 6 (9.23%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 6 (9.23%) 3rd Line Support
10 6 (9.23%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.54%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (20.00%) Data Protection Act
2 6 (9.23%) Driving Licence
3 4 (6.15%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.08%) AS400
4 2 (3.08%) Clustering
4 2 (3.08%) iPad
4 2 (3.08%) iPhone
4 2 (3.08%) iSeries
4 2 (3.08%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (1.54%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.54%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.54%) Mobile App
5 1 (1.54%) NHS
5 1 (1.54%) Public Cloud
5 1 (1.54%) Taxonomies
5 1 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 51 (78.46%) Windows
2 39 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 14 (21.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 11 (16.92%) Mac OS X
5 7 (10.77%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.23%) Android
6 6 (9.23%) Windows 10
6 6 (9.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.08%) Linux
8 1 (1.54%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (23.08%) Cybersecurity
2 14 (21.54%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 14 (21.54%) Presales
2 14 (21.54%) Project Management
3 13 (20.00%) Data Protection
4 12 (18.46%) Business Continuity
5 9 (13.85%) ITIL
6 7 (10.77%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (6.15%) Line Management
7 4 (6.15%) Service Delivery
8 3 (4.62%) Data Privacy
8 3 (4.62%) Fault Analysis
8 3 (4.62%) Incident Management
8 3 (4.62%) ITSM
8 3 (4.62%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.08%) Coaching
9 2 (3.08%) Commercial Awareness
9 2 (3.08%) Desktop Virtualisation
9 2 (3.08%) Mobile Device Management
9 2 (3.08%) Server Patching
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.15%) SQL
2 3 (4.62%) T-SQL
3 2 (3.08%) C
4 1 (1.54%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 65 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (60.00%) MCSE
3 19 (29.23%) MCP
4 18 (27.69%) CCNA
4 18 (27.69%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (21.54%) A+ Certification
6 13 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (4.62%) CCNP
7 3 (4.62%) Degree
8 1 (1.54%) CCA
8 1 (1.54%) CISMP
8 1 (1.54%) CISSP
8 1 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (1.54%) DBS Check
8 1 (1.54%) HNC
8 1 (1.54%) HND
8 1 (1.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 1 (1.54%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (10.77%) SLA
2 3 (4.62%) GDPR
2 3 (4.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.54%) Cyber Essentials
3 1 (1.54%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 44 (67.69%) Active Directory
2 17 (26.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (24.62%) Hyper-V
4 12 (18.46%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 12 (18.46%) VMware ESXi
4 12 (18.46%) vSphere
4 12 (18.46%) XenApp
4 12 (18.46%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.54%) DFS Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Firmware
5 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.54%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 12 (18.46%) vCenter Server
1 12 (18.46%) XenMobile
2 10 (15.38%) SCCM
3 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.54%) Nessus
3 1 (1.54%) SCOM
3 1 (1.54%) SCSM
3 1 (1.54%) SCVMM
3 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 42 (64.62%) Microsoft
2 31 (47.69%) Citrix
3 19 (29.23%) VMware
4 14 (21.54%) EMC
4 14 (21.54%) NetApp
5 6 (9.23%) Veeam
6 5 (7.69%) Apple
7 4 (6.15%) Cisco
8 3 (4.62%) Avaya
8 3 (4.62%) Dell
9 2 (3.08%) arcserve
9 2 (3.08%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (3.08%) HP
9 2 (3.08%) IBM
9 2 (3.08%) SonicWALL
9 2 (3.08%) Ubiquiti
10 1 (1.54%) Forcepoint
10 1 (1.54%) Polycom
10 1 (1.54%) Remedy
10 1 (1.54%) SolarWinds