The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 260 263 275
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 68 51 48
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.55% 0.43% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.28% 1.74% 1.53%
Number of salaries quoted 64 48 47
Average salary £37,500 £42,750 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.28% +23.91%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,400 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,750 £61,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
2984 2936 3133
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.97% 24.95% 22.85%
Number of salaries quoted 2541 2533 2824
Average salary £52,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £31,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £76,000 £72,500 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
London

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 24 April 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 24 April 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (91.30%) Windows
3 124 (89.86%) MCSE
4 100 (72.46%) Active Directory
5 99 (71.74%) Microsoft
6 81 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
7 79 (57.25%) MS Exchange
8 72 (52.17%) ITIL
9 68 (49.28%) Citrix
10 63 (45.65%) VMware
11 47 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (33.33%) Cisco
12 46 (33.33%) MS Excel
13 44 (31.88%) Exchange Server 2010
14 43 (31.16%) MCITP
15 42 (30.43%) Finance
16 40 (28.99%) SQL Server
17 37 (26.81%) MS Office
17 37 (26.81%) DNS
18 36 (26.09%) LAN
19 34 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
19 34 (24.64%) SAN
20 33 (23.91%) WAN
21 32 (23.19%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (22.46%) TCP/IP
22 31 (22.46%) XenApp
22 31 (22.46%) Windows 7
23 30 (21.74%) Windows XP
24 29 (21.01%) SQL
24 29 (21.01%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 79 (57.25%) MS Exchange
2 44 (31.88%) Exchange Server 2010
3 24 (17.39%) SharePoint
3 24 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2007
4 22 (15.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (15.22%) IIS
6 9 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (6.52%) Lync
7 7 (5.07%) SharePoint 2010
8 6 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.35%) WorkSite
9 3 (2.17%) MS Project Server
9 3 (2.17%) Office Communications Server
10 2 (1.45%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.72%) Apache
11 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 46 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 37 (26.81%) MS Office
3 3 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.62%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
3 2 (1.45%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (1.45%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.07%) Office 365
2 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.81%) DNS
2 36 (26.09%) LAN
3 34 (24.64%) SAN
4 33 (23.91%) WAN
5 31 (22.46%) TCP/IP
6 25 (18.12%) DHCP
7 15 (10.87%) NAS
8 14 (10.14%) Firewall
9 13 (9.42%) VPN
10 7 (5.07%) Internet
11 4 (2.90%) Unified Communications
11 4 (2.90%) VoIP
12 2 (1.45%) PPTP
12 2 (1.45%) NetScreen
13 1 (0.72%) Wi-Fi
13 1 (0.72%) LDAP
13 1 (0.72%) PBX
13 1 (0.72%) PSTN
13 1 (0.72%) SSL
13 1 (0.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (28.99%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (5.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2000
4 7 (5.07%) SQL Server 2012
5 5 (3.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.72%) MySQL
7 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (30.43%) Finance
2 13 (9.42%) Law
3 10 (7.25%) Advertising
4 4 (2.90%) Retail
4 4 (2.90%) Legal
5 3 (2.17%) Banking
6 2 (1.45%) Marketing
6 2 (1.45%) Publishing
6 2 (1.45%) Back Office
7 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.72%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 42 (30.43%) Analyst
2 34 (24.64%) Support Engineer
3 24 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 20 (14.49%) Support Analyst
4 20 (14.49%) IT Support
5 13 (9.42%) IT Support Engineer
6 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
6 12 (8.70%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 12 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
7 11 (7.97%) Server Analyst
7 11 (7.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (7.25%) Consultant
9 9 (6.52%) Service Analyst
9 9 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
10 8 (5.80%) Desktop Support
11 7 (5.07%) Senior Analyst
12 6 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (4.35%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 6 (4.35%) Administrator
12 6 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
Miscellaneous
1 25 (18.12%) Blackberry
2 14 (10.14%) Clustering
3 6 (4.35%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.62%) Hedge funds
5 4 (2.90%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.17%) EPoS
6 3 (2.17%) Kindle
7 2 (1.45%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.45%) CMDB
7 2 (1.45%) Replication
8 1 (0.72%) PMI
8 1 (0.72%) Statistics
8 1 (0.72%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.72%) iPhone
8 1 (0.72%) Open Source
8 1 (0.72%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 126 (91.30%) Windows
2 81 (58.70%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (23.19%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (22.46%) Windows 7
5 30 (21.74%) Windows XP
6 28 (20.29%) Windows Server 2003
7 14 (10.14%) Linux
8 13 (9.42%) Windows 8
9 5 (3.62%) UNIX
10 2 (1.45%) Windows Vista
10 2 (1.45%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.45%) HPUX
10 2 (1.45%) Solaris
11 1 (0.72%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.72%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 72 (52.17%) ITIL
2 17 (12.32%) Service Management
3 9 (6.52%) Release Management
3 9 (6.52%) ITIL V3
4 8 (5.80%) Load Balancing
4 8 (5.80%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (5.07%) Change Management
5 7 (5.07%) ITSM
5 7 (5.07%) Information Security
5 7 (5.07%) Time Management
6 6 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
6 6 (4.35%) ERP
7 5 (3.62%) Information Security Management
7 5 (3.62%) Security Management
7 5 (3.62%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.62%) PRINCE2
8 4 (2.90%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.17%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.17%) Incident Management
9 3 (2.17%) Database Security
Programming Languages
1 29 (21.01%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.45%) VB
4 1 (0.72%) Python
4 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 124 (89.86%) MCSE
3 43 (31.16%) MCITP
4 34 (24.64%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (21.01%) MCP
5 29 (21.01%) Degree
6 20 (14.49%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 19 (13.77%) MCTS
7 19 (13.77%) CCNA
8 14 (10.14%) CCNP
9 5 (3.62%) CCA
9 5 (3.62%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (3.62%) CCEA
9 5 (3.62%) ITIL Certification
10 3 (2.17%) A+ Certification
11 2 (1.45%) Microsoft Certified Architect
11 2 (1.45%) VCP5
11 2 (1.45%) CISSP
12 1 (0.72%) CISM
12 1 (0.72%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) SLA
2 5 (3.62%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.72%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (72.46%) Active Directory
2 47 (34.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (22.46%) XenApp
4 22 (15.94%) vSphere
5 15 (10.87%) Hyper-V
6 13 (9.42%) XenServer
7 6 (4.35%) XenDesktop
7 6 (4.35%) VMware ESX
8 4 (2.90%) Xen
9 3 (2.17%) Terminal Server
9 3 (2.17%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 2 (1.45%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.45%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.72%) vCloud
11 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.72%) UAG
Systems Management
1 14 (10.14%) Backup Exec
2 13 (9.42%) SCCM
3 10 (7.25%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.90%) SCOM
4 4 (2.90%) WSUS
5 2 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 99 (71.74%) Microsoft
2 68 (49.28%) Citrix
3 63 (45.65%) VMware
4 46 (33.33%) Cisco
5 16 (11.59%) Symantec
6 12 (8.70%) NetApp
7 11 (7.97%) HP
8 8 (5.80%) McAfee
9 7 (5.07%) Bloomberg
9 7 (5.07%) Oracle
10 5 (3.62%) Apple
10 5 (3.62%) AppSense
11 4 (2.90%) SAP
12 3 (2.17%) Wyse
12 3 (2.17%) JD Edwards
12 3 (2.17%) Reuters
12 3 (2.17%) Dell
12 3 (2.17%) EMC
12 3 (2.17%) Altiris
12 3 (2.17%) FactSet
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Salary: £32000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
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