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 18 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 264 260 294
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 68 55 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.54% 0.47% 0.34%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.25% 1.87% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 64 51 46
Average salary £37,500 £38,500 £32,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% +17.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £56,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3028 2944 3171
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.92% 25.03% 22.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2579 2537 2852
Average salary £52,500 £52,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.96% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,200 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,500 £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 18 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 18 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.

1 141 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (90.78%) Windows
2 128 (90.78%) MCSE
3 103 (73.05%) Microsoft
4 100 (70.92%) Active Directory
5 83 (58.87%) Windows Server 2008
6 79 (56.03%) MS Exchange
7 74 (52.48%) ITIL
8 71 (50.35%) Citrix
9 64 (45.39%) VMware
10 48 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
10 48 (34.04%) Cisco
10 48 (34.04%) MS Excel
11 44 (31.21%) SQL Server
12 43 (30.50%) MCITP
12 43 (30.50%) Exchange Server 2010
13 42 (29.79%) Finance
14 41 (29.08%) DNS
15 39 (27.66%) MS Office
15 39 (27.66%) LAN
16 36 (25.53%) WAN
17 34 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
17 34 (24.11%) SAN
17 34 (24.11%) XenApp
18 33 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (22.70%) Degree
20 31 (21.99%) TCP/IP
20 31 (21.99%) SQL
21 30 (21.28%) Windows XP
21 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 18 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 (56.03%) MS Exchange
2 43 (30.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 27 (19.15%) SharePoint
4 23 (16.31%) IIS
4 23 (16.31%) Exchange Server 2007
5 22 (15.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 9 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 9 (6.38%) SharePoint 2010
7 8 (5.67%) Lync
8 6 (4.26%) Exchange Server 2013
8 6 (4.26%) WorkSite
9 4 (2.84%) Tomcat
10 3 (2.13%) Office Communications Server
10 3 (2.13%) MS Project Server
11 1 (0.71%) Apache
11 1 (0.71%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 48 (34.04%) MS Excel
2 39 (27.66%) MS Office
3 3 (2.13%) MS Project
4 1 (0.71%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.84%) SAP Business One
1 4 (2.84%) Dynamics AX
2 3 (2.13%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 7 (4.96%) Office 365
2 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 41 (29.08%) DNS
2 39 (27.66%) LAN
3 36 (25.53%) WAN
4 34 (24.11%) SAN
5 31 (21.99%) TCP/IP
6 29 (20.57%) DHCP
7 15 (10.64%) NAS
8 13 (9.22%) Firewall
8 13 (9.22%) VPN
9 7 (4.96%) Internet
10 4 (2.84%) Unified Communications
10 4 (2.84%) VoIP
11 2 (1.42%) PPTP
11 2 (1.42%) NetScreen
12 1 (0.71%) SSL
12 1 (0.71%) LDAP
12 1 (0.71%) PBX
12 1 (0.71%) PSTN
12 1 (0.71%) Wi-Fi
12 1 (0.71%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (31.21%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 10 (7.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (4.96%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (2.13%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.71%) MySQL
7 1 (0.71%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (1.42%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 42 (29.79%) Finance
2 13 (9.22%) Law
3 10 (7.09%) Advertising
4 4 (2.84%) Retail
5 3 (2.13%) Publishing
5 3 (2.13%) Legal
5 3 (2.13%) Banking
6 2 (1.42%) Marketing
6 2 (1.42%) Back Office
7 1 (0.71%) Front Office
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (32.62%) Analyst
2 34 (24.11%) Support Engineer
3 23 (16.31%) Support Analyst
3 23 (16.31%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 21 (14.89%) IT Support
5 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
5 14 (9.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 13 (9.22%) IT Support Engineer
7 12 (8.51%) Server Analyst
7 12 (8.51%) 2nd Line Support
8 11 (7.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 10 (7.09%) Senior Analyst
9 10 (7.09%) Consultant
10 9 (6.38%) Service Analyst
10 9 (6.38%) Service Desk Analyst
11 7 (4.96%) Desktop Support
11 7 (4.96%) 3rd Line Support
12 6 (4.26%) IT Support Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Senior Support Analyst
12 6 (4.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 25 (17.73%) Blackberry
2 14 (9.93%) Clustering
3 7 (4.96%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.55%) Hedge funds
4 5 (3.55%) Kindle
5 4 (2.84%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.13%) EPoS
7 2 (1.42%) CMDB
7 2 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
7 2 (1.42%) Replication
8 1 (0.71%) PMI
8 1 (0.71%) iPhone
8 1 (0.71%) EqualLogic
8 1 (0.71%) Statistics
8 1 (0.71%) Smartphone
8 1 (0.71%) Open Source
8 1 (0.71%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 128 (90.78%) Windows
2 83 (58.87%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (23.40%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (21.28%) Windows XP
4 30 (21.28%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (21.28%) Windows 7
5 16 (11.35%) Linux
6 12 (8.51%) Windows 8
7 5 (3.55%) UNIX
8 2 (1.42%) Windows Vista
8 2 (1.42%) Windows 2000
8 2 (1.42%) HPUX
8 2 (1.42%) Solaris
9 1 (0.71%) Android
9 1 (0.71%) Windows 2000 Server
9 1 (0.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (0.71%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (52.48%) ITIL
2 18 (12.77%) Service Management
3 9 (6.38%) Release Management
3 9 (6.38%) ITIL V3
4 8 (5.67%) Load Balancing
4 8 (5.67%) Information Security
4 8 (5.67%) ERP
4 8 (5.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 7 (4.96%) Change Management
5 7 (4.96%) ITSM
5 7 (4.96%) Time Management
6 6 (4.26%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (3.55%) PRINCE2
7 5 (3.55%) Configuration Management
7 5 (3.55%) Information Security Management
7 5 (3.55%) Security Management
8 4 (2.84%) Root Cause Analysis
9 3 (2.13%) E-Commerce
9 3 (2.13%) Project Management
9 3 (2.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 31 (21.99%) SQL
2 9 (6.38%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.42%) VB
4 1 (0.71%) Perl
4 1 (0.71%) Python
Qualifications
1 141 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 128 (90.78%) MCSE
3 43 (30.50%) MCITP
4 34 (24.11%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (22.70%) Degree
6 29 (20.57%) MCP
7 19 (13.48%) MCTS
8 18 (12.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 17 (12.06%) CCNA
10 12 (8.51%) CCNP
11 5 (3.55%) CCA
11 5 (3.55%) Citrix Certification
11 5 (3.55%) CCEA
12 4 (2.84%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (2.13%) CISSP
13 3 (2.13%) A+ Certification
14 2 (1.42%) Microsoft Certified Architect
14 2 (1.42%) VCP5
14 2 (1.42%) Security+ Certification
14 2 (1.42%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.67%) ISO 9001
2 6 (4.26%) SLA
3 2 (1.42%) COBIT
3 2 (1.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.42%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 100 (70.92%) Active Directory
2 48 (34.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (24.11%) XenApp
4 22 (15.60%) vSphere
5 17 (12.06%) Hyper-V
6 15 (10.64%) XenServer
7 6 (4.26%) XenDesktop
8 5 (3.55%) Terminal Server
8 5 (3.55%) VMware ESX
8 5 (3.55%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 4 (2.84%) Xen
10 2 (1.42%) VMware Server
10 2 (1.42%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.71%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
11 1 (0.71%) UAG
11 1 (0.71%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 14 (9.93%) Backup Exec
2 13 (9.22%) SCCM
3 10 (7.09%) NetBackup
4 4 (2.84%) SCOM
4 4 (2.84%) WSUS
5 2 (1.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.42%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 103 (73.05%) Microsoft
2 71 (50.35%) Citrix
3 64 (45.39%) VMware
4 48 (34.04%) Cisco
5 16 (11.35%) Symantec
6 12 (8.51%) NetApp
7 11 (7.80%) HP
8 9 (6.38%) Oracle
9 8 (5.67%) McAfee
10 7 (4.96%) Bloomberg
11 6 (4.26%) AppSense
11 6 (4.26%) SAP
12 5 (3.55%) Apple
13 4 (2.84%) Infor
14 3 (2.13%) Dell
14 3 (2.13%) EMC
14 3 (2.13%) JD Edwards
14 3 (2.13%) Reuters
14 3 (2.13%) Wyse
14 3 (2.13%) Altiris
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Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + Oyster Card + Training + Great Ben
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Roc Search
Salary: £55000 - £70000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Streamline Connections
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus,Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
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Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Computer Futures
Posted: 10 days ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Pension, Healthcare and Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago