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 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 282 273 286
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 62 46
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.34% 0.50% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 2.00% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 33 50 44
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,800 £27,500 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £66,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
2513 3106 2684
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.92% 24.92% 22.36%
Number of salaries quoted 2141 2555 2364
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +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 28 July 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 July 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (76.58%) MCSE
3 82 (73.87%) Windows
4 78 (70.27%) Microsoft
5 62 (55.86%) Active Directory
6 53 (47.75%) VMware
7 46 (41.44%) ITIL
8 45 (40.54%) Cisco
9 43 (38.74%) Finance
10 42 (37.84%) Citrix
11 41 (36.94%) VMware Infrastructure
12 34 (30.63%) MS Office
13 32 (28.83%) MS Excel
13 32 (28.83%) MS Exchange
13 32 (28.83%) CCNA
13 32 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
13 32 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
14 31 (27.93%) Degree
15 30 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 30 (27.03%) Linux
16 26 (23.42%) SQL
16 26 (23.42%) SLA
16 26 (23.42%) WAN
17 25 (22.52%) MCITP
18 24 (21.62%) SQL Server
18 24 (21.62%) MCP
18 24 (21.62%) Windows 7
19 22 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
19 22 (19.82%) Citrix Certification
20 21 (18.92%) MCTS

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

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 32 (28.83%) MS Exchange
2 16 (14.41%) SharePoint
3 12 (10.81%) Exchange Server 2010
4 9 (8.11%) Lync
5 8 (7.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 8 (7.21%) Apache
6 7 (6.31%) IIS
7 6 (5.41%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.60%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.60%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.80%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 34 (30.63%) MS Office
2 32 (28.83%) MS Excel
3 2 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.90%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.80%) SAP ERP
1 2 (1.80%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.41%) Office 365
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 26 (23.42%) WAN
2 19 (17.12%) LAN
3 17 (15.32%) SAN
4 16 (14.41%) Firewall
5 12 (10.81%) VoIP
6 11 (9.91%) VPN
7 9 (8.11%) TCP/IP
7 9 (8.11%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (7.21%) VLAN
8 8 (7.21%) iSCSI
8 8 (7.21%) DNS
9 7 (6.31%) Network Security
10 6 (5.41%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (4.50%) Internet
12 4 (3.60%) DHCP
13 3 (2.70%) MPLS
13 3 (2.70%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.70%) Wireless
14 2 (1.80%) Cisco ASA
14 2 (1.80%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (21.62%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 4 (3.60%) MySQL
4 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2000
6 1 (0.90%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) JIRA
2 1 (0.90%) MSTest
2 1 (0.90%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 43 (38.74%) Finance
2 18 (16.22%) Advertising
3 12 (10.81%) Legal
4 7 (6.31%) Banking
5 5 (4.50%) Retail
6 1 (0.90%) Financial Institution
6 1 (0.90%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 21 (18.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 19 (17.12%) Analyst
3 18 (16.22%) Support Engineer
4 14 (12.61%) 2nd Line Support
5 12 (10.81%) Desktop Support
5 12 (10.81%) Support Analyst
6 9 (8.11%) Consultant
7 7 (6.31%) 1st Line Support
7 7 (6.31%) Pre Sales Consultant
7 7 (6.31%) Desktop Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Team Leader
8 6 (5.41%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
8 6 (5.41%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (5.41%) Sales Consultant
8 6 (5.41%) Service Analyst
9 5 (4.50%) DBA
9 5 (4.50%) Applications Support
9 5 (4.50%) Administrator
9 5 (4.50%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.70%) .NET
2 2 (1.80%) COM
3 1 (0.90%) Web Services
3 1 (0.90%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.71%) Blackberry
1 13 (11.71%) Data Centre
2 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.91%) Video Conferencing
4 10 (9.01%) Management Information System
5 7 (6.31%) Replication
6 4 (3.60%) Handset
6 4 (3.60%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.60%) iPhone
6 4 (3.60%) HP Storage
7 3 (2.70%) Thin Client
7 3 (2.70%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.70%) PDA
8 2 (1.80%) iSeries
8 2 (1.80%) AS400
8 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.80%) EqualLogic
9 1 (0.90%) HP StoreVirtual
9 1 (0.90%) BYOD
9 1 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
Operating Systems
1 82 (73.87%) Windows
2 32 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (27.03%) Linux
4 24 (21.62%) Windows 7
5 22 (19.82%) Windows Server 2012
6 19 (17.12%) Debian
7 14 (12.61%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (7.21%) Windows 8
9 8 (7.21%) Windows Vista
10 7 (6.31%) UNIX
11 6 (5.41%) CentOS
11 6 (5.41%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.70%) Solaris
12 3 (2.70%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.80%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.80%) Android
13 2 (1.80%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.90%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (41.44%) ITIL
2 11 (9.91%) Information Security Management
2 11 (9.91%) Security Management
2 11 (9.91%) Information Security
3 10 (9.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (8.11%) PRINCE2
4 9 (8.11%) Service Management
5 8 (7.21%) Service Delivery
6 7 (6.31%) Project Management
7 6 (5.41%) Business Development
7 6 (5.41%) Incident Management
7 6 (5.41%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.41%) Change Management
8 5 (4.50%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (4.50%) ITSM
9 4 (3.60%) Agile Software Development
9 4 (3.60%) Network Design
9 4 (3.60%) Configuration Management
9 4 (3.60%) Server Monitoring
9 4 (3.60%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) SQL
2 6 (5.41%) PowerShell
3 5 (4.50%) C#
4 4 (3.60%) T-SQL
5 3 (2.70%) VBA
6 2 (1.80%) C++
6 2 (1.80%) Java
7 1 (0.90%) VBScript
7 1 (0.90%) VB
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (76.58%) MCSE
3 32 (28.83%) CCNA
3 32 (28.83%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (27.93%) Degree
5 30 (27.03%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (22.52%) MCITP
7 24 (21.62%) MCP
8 22 (19.82%) Citrix Certification
9 21 (18.92%) MCTS
10 20 (18.02%) CCA
11 11 (9.91%) CCNP
12 10 (9.01%) CCEA
13 9 (8.11%) MOS
14 6 (5.41%) MCDST
15 4 (3.60%) A+ Certification
15 4 (3.60%) CCIE
15 4 (3.60%) VCAP
16 3 (2.70%) CCEE
16 3 (2.70%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.42%) SLA
2 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.70%) BS7799
3 3 (2.70%) BS25999
4 1 (0.90%) COBIT
System Software
1 62 (55.86%) Active Directory
2 41 (36.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (17.12%) Hyper-V
4 15 (13.51%) XenDesktop
5 13 (11.71%) XenApp
6 7 (6.31%) Microsoft App-V
7 6 (5.41%) Xen
8 4 (3.60%) VMware ESX
8 4 (3.60%) vCloud
9 3 (2.70%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.80%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.90%) XenServer
11 1 (0.90%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) SCCM
2 2 (1.80%) Backup Exec
2 2 (1.80%) SCOM
2 2 (1.80%) WSUS
2 2 (1.80%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (1.80%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (0.90%) SolarWinds Orion
3 1 (0.90%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.90%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.90%) Control-M
3 1 (0.90%) Nagios
3 1 (0.90%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 78 (70.27%) Microsoft
2 53 (47.75%) VMware
3 45 (40.54%) Cisco
4 42 (37.84%) Citrix
5 18 (16.22%) HP
6 14 (12.61%) Red Hat
7 7 (6.31%) Oracle
7 7 (6.31%) Apple
8 6 (5.41%) Wyse
8 6 (5.41%) Reuters
8 6 (5.41%) Avaya
8 6 (5.41%) FactSet
9 4 (3.60%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.60%) McAfee
9 4 (3.60%) CommVault
10 3 (2.70%) Dell
10 3 (2.70%) Clearswift
11 2 (1.80%) Mitel
11 2 (1.80%) Draytek
11 2 (1.80%) BT
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