The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 260 246 272
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 43 82 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.44% 0.70% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 2.77% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 40 61 48
Average salary £29,000 £39,000 £41,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.64% -5.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,050 £59,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
MCSA
London

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2281 2956 2657
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.58% 25.20% 22.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1968 2418 2354
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Salary Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the City of London region.

MCSA Salary Trend in the City of London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the City of London region over the 3 months to 28 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (76.84%) Windows
3 71 (74.74%) MCSE
4 69 (72.63%) Microsoft
5 56 (58.95%) Active Directory
6 44 (46.32%) MS Office
6 44 (46.32%) VMware
7 40 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (38.95%) MS Excel
8 37 (38.95%) Citrix
9 36 (37.89%) ITIL
9 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
10 34 (35.79%) Windows 7
11 32 (33.68%) Cisco
12 28 (29.47%) CCNA
12 28 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
12 28 (29.47%) MS Exchange
13 27 (28.42%) MCP
14 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
15 24 (25.26%) LAN
15 24 (25.26%) Finance
16 23 (24.21%) SQL
16 23 (24.21%) Degree
16 23 (24.21%) MCITP
17 22 (23.16%) Hyper-V
17 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
17 22 (23.16%) TCP/IP
18 19 (20.00%) MCTS
19 18 (18.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 18 (18.95%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT jobs across the City of London region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 28 (29.47%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (14.74%) Exchange Server 2013
3 14 (14.74%) SharePoint
4 7 (7.37%) Exchange Server 2007
5 6 (6.32%) Lync
6 3 (3.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (3.16%) Apache
6 3 (3.16%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.11%) IIS
7 2 (2.11%) Office Communications Server
8 1 (1.05%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 44 (46.32%) MS Office
2 37 (38.95%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.05%) Acrobat
3 1 (1.05%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.05%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (9.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP CCM
2 1 (1.05%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 12 (12.63%) Office 365
2 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (1.05%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (25.26%) LAN
2 22 (23.16%) TCP/IP
3 18 (18.95%) WAN
4 17 (17.89%) SAN
5 16 (16.84%) Firewall
6 15 (15.79%) DNS
7 13 (13.68%) DHCP
8 9 (9.47%) Internet
8 9 (9.47%) VLAN
9 8 (8.42%) Cisco IOS
9 8 (8.42%) NAS
10 5 (5.26%) VPN
11 4 (4.21%) VoIP
12 3 (3.16%) Wi-Fi
12 3 (3.16%) Wireless
12 3 (3.16%) iSCSI
12 3 (3.16%) MPLS
13 2 (2.11%) Network Security
13 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
13 2 (2.11%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (23.16%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 4 (4.21%) MySQL
3 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (2.11%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.05%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 8 (8.42%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.05%) JIRA
2 1 (1.05%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.05%) MSTest
General
1 24 (25.26%) Finance
2 11 (11.58%) Advertising
3 9 (9.47%) Telecoms
4 8 (8.42%) Legal
4 8 (8.42%) Marketing
5 5 (5.26%) Banking
6 4 (4.21%) Retail
7 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 19 (20.00%) Analyst
2 18 (18.95%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (17.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 17 (17.89%) Support Engineer
4 13 (13.68%) Support Analyst
5 12 (12.63%) Desktop Support
6 6 (6.32%) Team Leader
7 5 (5.26%) Service Desk Analyst
7 5 (5.26%) 1st Line Support
7 5 (5.26%) Service Analyst
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Support
8 4 (4.21%) Consultant
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Support Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) Technical Engineer
8 4 (4.21%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Junior Systems Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Service Desk Team Leader
9 3 (3.16%) Server Engineer
9 3 (3.16%) Desktop Analyst
9 3 (3.16%) Infrastructure Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (9.47%) .NET
2 1 (1.05%) COM
2 1 (1.05%) Web Services
2 1 (1.05%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (13.68%) Data Centre
3 10 (10.53%) Management Information System
3 10 (10.53%) Video Conferencing
4 5 (5.26%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
6 3 (3.16%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.16%) Thin Client
6 3 (3.16%) Handset
6 3 (3.16%) PDA
7 2 (2.11%) Replication
7 2 (2.11%) EqualLogic
7 2 (2.11%) HP Storage
7 2 (2.11%) iPhone
8 1 (1.05%) iSeries
8 1 (1.05%) BYOD
8 1 (1.05%) HP StoreVirtual
8 1 (1.05%) Mobile Computing
8 1 (1.05%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.05%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 73 (76.84%) Windows
2 40 (42.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (35.79%) Windows 7
4 25 (26.32%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (16.84%) Linux
6 11 (11.58%) Windows Server 2003
7 10 (10.53%) Debian
7 10 (10.53%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (4.21%) Windows Vista
9 3 (3.16%) Android
9 3 (3.16%) UNIX
9 3 (3.16%) Mac OS X
9 3 (3.16%) Windows XP
10 2 (2.11%) Solaris
10 2 (2.11%) Windows Mobile
10 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.05%) CentOS
11 1 (1.05%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (37.89%) ITIL
2 11 (11.58%) Information Security Management
2 11 (11.58%) Security Management
2 11 (11.58%) Information Security
3 9 (9.47%) Incident Management
3 9 (9.47%) CRM
4 8 (8.42%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.42%) Direct Marketing
5 7 (7.37%) Service Delivery
6 6 (6.32%) Change Management
6 6 (6.32%) Project Management
6 6 (6.32%) Service Management
7 5 (5.26%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.21%) Network Design
8 4 (4.21%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (4.21%) Continuous Improvement
9 3 (3.16%) Business Continuity
9 3 (3.16%) Risk Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.21%) SQL
2 10 (10.53%) C#
3 8 (8.42%) JavaScript
4 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
5 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.05%) VBScript
6 1 (1.05%) VB
6 1 (1.05%) VBA
6 1 (1.05%) C++
6 1 (1.05%) Java
Qualifications
1 95 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (74.74%) MCSE
3 28 (29.47%) CCNA
3 28 (29.47%) Cisco Certification
4 27 (28.42%) MCP
5 23 (24.21%) MCITP
5 23 (24.21%) Degree
6 19 (20.00%) MCTS
7 18 (18.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (12.63%) Citrix Certification
9 11 (11.58%) CCA
10 8 (8.42%) CCNP
10 8 (8.42%) MOS
11 5 (5.26%) MCDST
11 5 (5.26%) A+ Certification
12 4 (4.21%) CCIE
13 3 (3.16%) HND
13 3 (3.16%) CCEA
13 3 (3.16%) CISSP
13 3 (3.16%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (16.84%) SLA
2 4 (4.21%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (3.16%) BS25999
3 3 (3.16%) BS7799
System Software
1 56 (58.95%) Active Directory
2 36 (37.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (23.16%) Hyper-V
4 12 (12.63%) VMware ESX
5 8 (8.42%) XenDesktop
6 7 (7.37%) XenApp
7 6 (6.32%) VMware Server
8 4 (4.21%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (2.11%) Terminal Server
9 2 (2.11%) Terminal Services
9 2 (2.11%) vCloud
10 1 (1.05%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 10 (10.53%) SCCM
1 10 (10.53%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
2 2 (2.11%) MAILsweeper
3 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.05%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (1.05%) Control-M
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (1.05%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (1.05%) WSUS
Vendors
1 69 (72.63%) Microsoft
2 44 (46.32%) VMware
3 37 (38.95%) Citrix
4 32 (33.68%) Cisco
5 10 (10.53%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.47%) Avaya
7 8 (8.42%) Apple
7 8 (8.42%) HP
8 4 (4.21%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.16%) Adobe
9 3 (3.16%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.11%) Symantec
10 2 (2.11%) McAfee
10 2 (2.11%) Mitel
10 2 (2.11%) Oracle
10 2 (2.11%) Juniper
10 2 (2.11%) Dell
10 2 (2.11%) CommVault
11 1 (1.05%) Lotus
11 1 (1.05%) Salesforce.com
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% pension etc...
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £50000 - £65000 per annum + Bonus + Package + Car
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London, London, South East
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £23K to £28K, depending on experience
Posted: 11 days ago