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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 226 260 251
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 92 61 89
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.80% 0.52% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.17% 2.40% 2.82%
Number of salaries quoted 70 55 82
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -21.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £20,700 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
2906 2540 3159
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.31% 21.78% 25.08%
Number of salaries quoted 2390 2236 2835
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 18 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 125 (83.89%) Windows
3 122 (81.88%) Microsoft
4 120 (80.54%) MCSE
5 107 (71.81%) Active Directory
6 87 (58.39%) ITIL
7 85 (57.05%) VMware
8 76 (51.01%) MS Exchange
9 70 (46.98%) Citrix
10 65 (43.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 64 (42.95%) Cisco
12 61 (40.94%) Cisco Certification
13 49 (32.89%) MCITP
14 46 (30.87%) DNS
14 46 (30.87%) Exchange Server 2010
15 45 (30.20%) DHCP
15 45 (30.20%) SAN
15 45 (30.20%) Finance
16 41 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
17 38 (25.50%) LAN
18 37 (24.83%) CCNA
19 36 (24.16%) MS Excel
19 36 (24.16%) Windows Server 2003
20 35 (23.49%) Degree
21 33 (22.15%) MCP
21 33 (22.15%) TCP/IP
22 31 (20.81%) WAN
22 31 (20.81%) MS Office
22 31 (20.81%) Firewall
23 29 (19.46%) SQL

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

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 76 (51.01%) MS Exchange
2 46 (30.87%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (17.45%) SharePoint
4 22 (14.77%) Lync
5 17 (11.41%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (10.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 14 (9.40%) Exchange Server 2013
8 11 (7.38%) SharePoint 2010
8 11 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (6.04%) IIS
10 5 (3.36%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (3.36%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.67%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.67%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 36 (24.16%) MS Excel
2 31 (20.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (4.70%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.34%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.67%) Agresso
3 1 (0.67%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.36%) Office 365
2 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (0.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 46 (30.87%) DNS
2 45 (30.20%) DHCP
2 45 (30.20%) SAN
3 38 (25.50%) LAN
4 33 (22.15%) TCP/IP
5 31 (20.81%) WAN
5 31 (20.81%) Firewall
6 16 (10.74%) VPN
7 8 (5.37%) NAS
8 7 (4.70%) Intranet
8 7 (4.70%) Internet
9 6 (4.03%) Network Security
9 6 (4.03%) ISDN
10 5 (3.36%) DMZ
10 5 (3.36%) iSCSI
11 4 (2.68%) VoIP
11 4 (2.68%) Wireless
12 3 (2.01%) FTP
12 3 (2.01%) SSH
13 2 (1.34%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (18.79%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (2.01%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.34%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.67%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (0.67%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 45 (30.20%) Finance
2 10 (6.71%) Law
3 9 (6.04%) Advertising
4 5 (3.36%) Legal
5 4 (2.68%) Banking
6 2 (1.34%) Marketing
7 1 (0.67%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 44 (29.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 38 (25.50%) Analyst
3 28 (18.79%) Support Engineer
4 27 (18.12%) Support Analyst
5 22 (14.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (12.75%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 15 (10.07%) Administrator
8 14 (9.40%) Technical Support
9 13 (8.72%) Systems Administrator
10 12 (8.05%) Technical Support Analyst
10 12 (8.05%) Technical Analyst
11 11 (7.38%) IT Support
12 10 (6.71%) Server Support
13 9 (6.04%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 9 (6.04%) Security Engineer
14 8 (5.37%) IT Support Analyst
14 8 (5.37%) 3rd Line Server Support
15 7 (4.70%) Desktop Support
15 7 (4.70%) Network Engineer
15 7 (4.70%) Network Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.70%) Web Services
2 5 (3.36%) .NET
3 2 (1.34%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 27 (18.12%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.04%) Analytical Skills
2 9 (6.04%) Clustering
3 6 (4.03%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.03%) GIS
3 6 (4.03%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.03%) EqualLogic
4 5 (3.36%) iPhone
4 5 (3.36%) Replication
5 3 (2.01%) PMI
5 3 (2.01%) Mathematics
6 2 (1.34%) PKI
6 2 (1.34%) Hedge funds
7 1 (0.67%) Kindle
7 1 (0.67%) User Experience
7 1 (0.67%) EPoS
7 1 (0.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 125 (83.89%) Windows
2 65 (43.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (24.16%) Windows Server 2003
4 25 (16.78%) Windows 7
4 25 (16.78%) Windows Server 2012
5 24 (16.11%) Windows XP
6 15 (10.07%) Linux
7 7 (4.70%) Windows 8
7 7 (4.70%) Android
8 5 (3.36%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.34%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.34%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.67%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.67%) UNIX
10 1 (0.67%) AIX
10 1 (0.67%) NetWare
10 1 (0.67%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.67%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (58.39%) ITIL
2 12 (8.05%) Service Management
2 12 (8.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 11 (7.38%) PRINCE2
4 10 (6.71%) Network Management
5 9 (6.04%) Change Management
5 9 (6.04%) Migration
6 8 (5.37%) Load Balancing
7 7 (4.70%) CRM
7 7 (4.70%) Time Management
8 6 (4.03%) PRINCE
8 6 (4.03%) Continuous Improvement
9 5 (3.36%) High Availability
9 5 (3.36%) Network Monitoring
9 5 (3.36%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (3.36%) User Acceptance Testing
10 4 (2.68%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.68%) Service Delivery
10 4 (2.68%) Kalman Filter
11 3 (2.01%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 29 (19.46%) SQL
2 8 (5.37%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.67%) VBA
3 1 (0.67%) C
Qualifications
1 149 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 120 (80.54%) MCSE
3 61 (40.94%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (32.89%) MCITP
5 37 (24.83%) CCNA
6 35 (23.49%) Degree
7 33 (22.15%) MCP
8 27 (18.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (14.77%) CCNP
10 20 (13.42%) MCTS
11 14 (9.40%) A+ Certification
12 7 (4.70%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (4.03%) JNCIA
14 5 (3.36%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (3.36%) SC Cleared
14 5 (3.36%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.68%) Network+ Certification
15 4 (2.68%) MCDST
16 3 (2.01%) APMP
16 3 (2.01%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.70%) SLA
2 3 (2.01%) QA
3 2 (1.34%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 107 (71.81%) Active Directory
2 41 (27.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (19.46%) vSphere
4 22 (14.77%) XenApp
5 16 (10.74%) VMware ESX
6 13 (8.72%) Hyper-V
7 7 (4.70%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.03%) XenServer
9 2 (1.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.67%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.67%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.67%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.67%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 18 (12.08%) SCCM
2 11 (7.38%) Backup Exec
3 7 (4.70%) SCOM
4 5 (3.36%) WSUS
5 3 (2.01%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (2.01%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.67%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli
6 1 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.67%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.67%) ZENworks
6 1 (0.67%) WMI
Vendors
1 122 (81.88%) Microsoft
2 85 (57.05%) VMware
3 70 (46.98%) Citrix
4 64 (42.95%) Cisco
5 16 (10.74%) NetApp
6 14 (9.40%) HP
7 13 (8.72%) Dell
8 12 (8.05%) Juniper
9 10 (6.71%) Mitel
9 10 (6.71%) Symantec
10 8 (5.37%) Open Text
10 8 (5.37%) EMC
10 8 (5.37%) McAfee
11 5 (3.36%) Apple
11 5 (3.36%) Oracle
12 4 (2.68%) Bloomberg
12 4 (2.68%) Clearswift
12 4 (2.68%) SolarWinds
13 3 (2.01%) Websense
13 3 (2.01%) Reuters
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