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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 208 245 249
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 57 76 68
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.84% 0.74% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.21% 2.96% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 54 70 58
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +21.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £24,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £60,000 £57,500
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
1774 2570 2547
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 26.23% 25.14% 24.64%
Number of salaries quoted 1588 2208 2162
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% -
90% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £31,975
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 14 February 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (80.87%) Windows
3 87 (75.65%) Microsoft
4 83 (72.17%) MCSE
5 72 (62.61%) Active Directory
6 61 (53.04%) VMware
7 56 (48.70%) Windows Server
8 47 (40.87%) MS Excel
8 47 (40.87%) SQL Server
9 46 (40.00%) Citrix
10 45 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
11 44 (38.26%) ITIL
12 41 (35.65%) MCP
13 37 (32.17%) Cisco
13 37 (32.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 36 (31.30%) CCNA
14 36 (31.30%) Cisco Certification
15 34 (29.57%) MS Office
15 34 (29.57%) Windows Server 2012
16 32 (27.83%) SQL
17 30 (26.09%) Finance
17 30 (26.09%) Windows 7
18 29 (25.22%) MCITP
18 29 (25.22%) MS Exchange
19 27 (23.48%) VPN
19 27 (23.48%) MCTS
20 25 (21.74%) TCP/IP
20 25 (21.74%) LAN
21 24 (20.87%) Firewall
21 24 (20.87%) Blackberry

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

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 29 (25.22%) MS Exchange
2 21 (18.26%) IIS
3 20 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 20 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (13.91%) SharePoint
5 11 (9.57%) Exchange Server 2007
6 7 (6.09%) Skype for Business
7 3 (2.61%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.87%) Apache
8 1 (0.87%) Drupal
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Domino
8 1 (0.87%) IBM Notes
8 1 (0.87%) nginx
Applications
1 47 (40.87%) MS Excel
2 34 (29.57%) MS Office
3 4 (3.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (3.48%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.87%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 4 (3.48%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.70%) Office 365
2 8 (6.96%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.61%) IaaS
4 2 (1.74%) Google Apps
5 1 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.87%) Azure Active Directory
5 1 (0.87%) PaaS
5 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (23.48%) VPN
2 25 (21.74%) LAN
2 25 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 24 (20.87%) Firewall
4 23 (20.00%) DNS
5 22 (19.13%) DHCP
6 17 (14.78%) SAN
6 17 (14.78%) WAN
7 11 (9.57%) Cisco ASA
7 11 (9.57%) Internet
8 10 (8.70%) VoIP
9 9 (7.83%) NAS
10 8 (6.96%) SSL
10 8 (6.96%) Wireless
11 7 (6.09%) Cisco IOS
11 7 (6.09%) Fibre Channel
11 7 (6.09%) iSCSI
11 7 (6.09%) VLAN
12 6 (5.22%) IP Telephony
12 6 (5.22%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (40.87%) SQL Server
2 22 (19.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2008
4 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2005
5 12 (10.43%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.74%) MySQL
6 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2014
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) ProC
2 4 (3.48%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (26.09%) Finance
2 8 (6.96%) Advertising
2 8 (6.96%) Telecoms
3 4 (3.48%) Games
3 4 (3.48%) Marketing
4 2 (1.74%) Back Office
4 2 (1.74%) French Language
5 1 (0.87%) Banking
5 1 (0.87%) Legal
5 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 31 (26.96%) Support Engineer
2 22 (19.13%) Analyst
3 19 (16.52%) Administrator
4 18 (15.65%) 3rd Line Support
4 18 (15.65%) Support Analyst
5 16 (13.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 16 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 13 (11.30%) 2nd Line Support
6 13 (11.30%) DBA
6 13 (11.30%) IT Engineer
6 13 (11.30%) SQL DBA
6 13 (11.30%) SQL Server DBA
7 12 (10.43%) IT Support
7 12 (10.43%) Server Administrator
8 9 (7.83%) Applications Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Applications Support
8 9 (7.83%) Applications Support Engineer
8 9 (7.83%) Desktop Support
9 8 (6.96%) IT Support Engineer
9 8 (6.96%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (4.35%) .NET
2 1 (0.87%) LAMP
2 1 (0.87%) LEMP Stack
2 1 (0.87%) MDX
2 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 24 (20.87%) Blackberry
2 23 (20.00%) Clustering
3 16 (13.91%) iPhone
4 12 (10.43%) Data Centre
4 12 (10.43%) Replication
5 11 (9.57%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (6.09%) Management Information System
7 6 (5.22%) Fat Client
7 6 (5.22%) Thin Client
8 5 (4.35%) EqualLogic
9 4 (3.48%) EPoS
10 3 (2.61%) iPad
10 3 (2.61%) Mathematics
10 3 (2.61%) Smartphone
11 2 (1.74%) Computer Science
11 2 (1.74%) HP StoreVirtual
11 2 (1.74%) User Experience
12 1 (0.87%) Private Cloud
12 1 (0.87%) Public Cloud
12 1 (0.87%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 93 (80.87%) Windows
2 56 (48.70%) Windows Server
3 37 (32.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 34 (29.57%) Windows Server 2012
5 30 (26.09%) Windows 7
6 16 (13.91%) Android
6 16 (13.91%) Windows 8
7 12 (10.43%) Windows Mobile
8 8 (6.96%) Linux
9 4 (3.48%) CentOS
9 4 (3.48%) Mac OS X
9 4 (3.48%) Windows Phone
10 3 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.74%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (1.74%) Windows Vista
12 1 (0.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 1 (0.87%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.26%) ITIL
2 21 (18.26%) Time Management
3 16 (13.91%) CRM
3 16 (13.91%) Problem Management
4 14 (12.17%) Service Management
5 13 (11.30%) Data Protection
6 12 (10.43%) Database Theory
6 12 (10.43%) Relational Database Theory
7 8 (6.96%) Configuration Management
7 8 (6.96%) ITIL V3
8 7 (6.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (6.09%) Incident Management
8 7 (6.09%) Information Security
8 7 (6.09%) Information Security Management
8 7 (6.09%) Security Management
9 6 (5.22%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.22%) Patch Management
10 5 (4.35%) Data Security
10 5 (4.35%) Email Filtering
10 5 (4.35%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 32 (27.83%) SQL
2 4 (3.48%) C#
2 4 (3.48%) JavaScript
2 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.61%) C
4 2 (1.74%) VB
5 1 (0.87%) PHP
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (72.17%) MCSE
3 41 (35.65%) MCP
4 36 (31.30%) CCNA
4 36 (31.30%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (25.22%) MCITP
6 27 (23.48%) MCTS
7 17 (14.78%) Citrix Certification
8 13 (11.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 12 (10.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 12 (10.43%) MCDBA
10 9 (7.83%) Degree
10 9 (7.83%) MCDST
11 5 (4.35%) CCA
12 4 (3.48%) CCNP
13 3 (2.61%) CCENT
13 3 (2.61%) ITIL Certification
14 2 (1.74%) MOS
14 2 (1.74%) Security Cleared
15 1 (0.87%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.30%) SLA
2 12 (10.43%) Solvency II
System Software
1 72 (62.61%) Active Directory
2 45 (39.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (15.65%) vSphere
4 17 (14.78%) Hyper-V
5 15 (13.04%) VMware ESX
6 12 (10.43%) Terminal Server
7 9 (7.83%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (6.96%) XenDesktop
9 7 (6.09%) XenApp
10 4 (3.48%) VMware Server
11 3 (2.61%) Terminal Services
12 2 (1.74%) BitLocker
12 2 (1.74%) VMware Workstation
12 2 (1.74%) XenServer
13 1 (0.87%) NFS
13 1 (0.87%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 12 (10.43%) SCCM
2 10 (8.70%) WSUS
3 6 (5.22%) Backup Exec
4 4 (3.48%) SCOM
5 2 (1.74%) Cisco CUCM
5 2 (1.74%) DameWare
5 2 (1.74%) SCVMM
6 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (0.87%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (0.87%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.87%) Webmin
Vendors
1 87 (75.65%) Microsoft
2 61 (53.04%) VMware
3 46 (40.00%) Citrix
4 37 (32.17%) Cisco
5 18 (15.65%) Dell
6 15 (13.04%) HP
7 11 (9.57%) Avaya
8 6 (5.22%) SolarWinds
9 5 (4.35%) Apple
10 4 (3.48%) EMC
10 4 (3.48%) Juniper
10 4 (3.48%) Mitel
11 3 (2.61%) Brocade
11 3 (2.61%) MobileIron
11 3 (2.61%) Veeam
12 2 (1.74%) 3PAR
12 2 (1.74%) Google
12 2 (1.74%) LANDesk
12 2 (1.74%) Lotus
12 2 (1.74%) NetApp
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