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 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 249 267 253
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 83 53 83
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.69% 0.44% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 1.95% 2.68%
Number of salaries quoted 62 51 75
Average salary £37,500 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-11.76% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,000 £27,200
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £52,500 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +16.12%
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
3065 2712 3094
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.40% 22.68% 24.05%
Number of salaries quoted 2505 2404 2786
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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 21 August 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 21 August 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.

1 142 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (83.80%) Windows
3 118 (83.10%) Microsoft
4 114 (80.28%) MCSE
5 103 (72.54%) Active Directory
6 82 (57.75%) ITIL
7 75 (52.82%) MS Exchange
7 75 (52.82%) VMware
8 65 (45.77%) Citrix
9 60 (42.25%) Windows Server 2008
10 59 (41.55%) Cisco
11 55 (38.73%) Cisco Certification
12 49 (34.51%) MCITP
13 45 (31.69%) Exchange Server 2010
14 42 (29.58%) MS Excel
15 41 (28.87%) SAN
16 40 (28.17%) Finance
16 40 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
17 39 (27.46%) LAN
18 37 (26.06%) CCNA
19 36 (25.35%) TCP/IP
19 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
20 34 (23.94%) DNS
21 33 (23.24%) MCP
22 32 (22.54%) MS Office
22 32 (22.54%) DHCP
22 32 (22.54%) Firewall
23 30 (21.13%) WAN
23 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
24 28 (19.72%) Degree

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

For the 6 months to 21 August 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 75 (52.82%) MS Exchange
2 45 (31.69%) Exchange Server 2010
3 23 (16.20%) SharePoint
4 22 (15.49%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (12.68%) Lync
6 13 (9.15%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (8.45%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 12 (8.45%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (7.04%) IIS
9 8 (5.63%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (3.52%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (3.52%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.41%) WorkSite
12 1 (0.70%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.70%) SharePoint Server
12 1 (0.70%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 42 (29.58%) MS Excel
2 32 (22.54%) MS Office
3 1 (0.70%) MS Project
3 1 (0.70%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.93%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.52%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.11%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.70%) Agresso
4 1 (0.70%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.52%) Office 365
2 1 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 41 (28.87%) SAN
2 39 (27.46%) LAN
3 36 (25.35%) TCP/IP
4 34 (23.94%) DNS
5 32 (22.54%) DHCP
5 32 (22.54%) Firewall
6 30 (21.13%) WAN
7 17 (11.97%) VPN
8 9 (6.34%) NAS
9 7 (4.93%) Internet
10 6 (4.23%) Intranet
10 6 (4.23%) Network Security
11 5 (3.52%) DMZ
11 5 (3.52%) VoIP
12 4 (2.82%) ISDN
12 4 (2.82%) Wireless
13 3 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
13 3 (2.11%) iSCSI
14 2 (1.41%) SSH
14 2 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.31%) SQL Server
2 5 (3.52%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (1.41%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.70%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (0.70%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.70%) MySQL
General
1 40 (28.17%) Finance
2 13 (9.15%) Law
3 12 (8.45%) Advertising
4 5 (3.52%) Banking
5 4 (2.82%) Retail
6 3 (2.11%) Legal
7 2 (1.41%) Marketing
8 1 (0.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 40 (28.17%) Analyst
2 37 (26.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 26 (18.31%) Support Analyst
4 21 (14.79%) 3rd Line Support
5 19 (13.38%) Support Engineer
6 15 (10.56%) Administrator
6 15 (10.56%) Systems Administrator
7 13 (9.15%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 11 (7.75%) Technical Support
9 10 (7.04%) Server Support
9 10 (7.04%) IT Support
10 9 (6.34%) Technical Analyst
10 9 (6.34%) Infrastructure Analyst
10 9 (6.34%) Technical Support Analyst
11 8 (5.63%) Security Engineer
11 8 (5.63%) Desktop Support
11 8 (5.63%) 3rd Line Server Support
12 7 (4.93%) Architect
12 7 (4.93%) Infrastructure Architect
13 6 (4.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (4.23%) Web Services
2 5 (3.52%) .NET
3 2 (1.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.90%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.34%) Clustering
3 5 (3.52%) Replication
4 4 (2.82%) EPoS
4 4 (2.82%) Management Information System
5 3 (2.11%) GIS
5 3 (2.11%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.11%) iPhone
5 3 (2.11%) EqualLogic
5 3 (2.11%) Hedge funds
6 1 (0.70%) Kindle
6 1 (0.70%) CMDB
6 1 (0.70%) PKI
6 1 (0.70%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 119 (83.80%) Windows
2 60 (42.25%) Windows Server 2008
3 36 (25.35%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (21.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 27 (19.01%) Windows 7
6 24 (16.90%) Windows XP
7 16 (11.27%) Linux
8 9 (6.34%) Windows 8
9 8 (5.63%) Android
10 5 (3.52%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.41%) Mac OS
11 2 (1.41%) Windows Phone
12 1 (0.70%) UNIX
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.70%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.70%) AIX
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (0.70%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (57.75%) ITIL
2 14 (9.86%) Change Management
3 12 (8.45%) Service Management
4 9 (6.34%) Migration
5 8 (5.63%) PRINCE2
5 8 (5.63%) Load Balancing
5 8 (5.63%) Time Management
5 8 (5.63%) Network Management
5 8 (5.63%) ITIL V3
6 7 (4.93%) CRM
6 7 (4.93%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (3.52%) High Availability
7 5 (3.52%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.52%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (2.82%) Asset Management
8 4 (2.82%) ERP
8 4 (2.82%) Network Monitoring
8 4 (2.82%) Release Management
9 3 (2.11%) Demand Forecasting
Programming Languages
1 27 (19.01%) SQL
2 7 (4.93%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.70%) C
3 1 (0.70%) VBA
Qualifications
1 142 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (80.28%) MCSE
3 55 (38.73%) Cisco Certification
4 49 (34.51%) MCITP
5 37 (26.06%) CCNA
6 33 (23.24%) MCP
7 28 (19.72%) Degree
8 25 (17.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 20 (14.08%) MCTS
10 18 (12.68%) CCNP
11 13 (9.15%) A+ Certification
12 7 (4.93%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (4.23%) ITIL Certification
14 5 (3.52%) SC Cleared
14 5 (3.52%) Security Cleared
15 4 (2.82%) JNCIA
15 4 (2.82%) MCDST
16 3 (2.11%) CCA
17 2 (1.41%) CCEA
17 2 (1.41%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (4.93%) SLA
2 2 (1.41%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 103 (72.54%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (19.01%) vSphere
4 22 (15.49%) XenApp
5 14 (9.86%) VMware ESX
6 10 (7.04%) Hyper-V
7 8 (5.63%) XenDesktop
8 6 (4.23%) XenServer
9 2 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.70%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.70%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.70%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.70%) Terminal Server
10 1 (0.70%) UAG
10 1 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 19 (13.38%) SCCM
2 9 (6.34%) Backup Exec
3 8 (5.63%) SCOM
4 6 (4.23%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.82%) WSUS
6 3 (2.11%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (0.70%) ZENworks
7 1 (0.70%) WMI
Vendors
1 118 (83.10%) Microsoft
2 75 (52.82%) VMware
3 65 (45.77%) Citrix
4 59 (41.55%) Cisco
5 15 (10.56%) NetApp
6 13 (9.15%) Symantec
7 12 (8.45%) HP
8 10 (7.04%) Dell
9 9 (6.34%) Mitel
10 8 (5.63%) McAfee
10 8 (5.63%) Oracle
10 8 (5.63%) Juniper
11 6 (4.23%) Apple
12 5 (3.52%) Bloomberg
12 5 (3.52%) Open Text
13 4 (2.82%) EMC
14 3 (2.11%) SAP
14 3 (2.11%) JD Edwards
14 3 (2.11%) Reuters
14 3 (2.11%) SolarWinds
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: Yesterday
London City office (EC4)
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 5 days ago