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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 207 232 234
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 56 97
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.51% 0.66% 0.85%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.35% 2.78% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 29 55 74
Median salary £42,500 £29,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+46.55% -27.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,300 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £61,000 £46,800 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.64%
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
1274 2013 2849
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 21.67% 23.78% 25.07%
Number of salaries quoted 1125 1725 2343
Median salary £58,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.42% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £29,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £70,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

The demand trend of job ads across the City of London region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 1 October 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 1 October 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (80.30%) Windows
3 48 (72.73%) MCSE
4 46 (69.70%) Microsoft
5 43 (65.15%) ITIL
6 38 (57.58%) Active Directory
7 28 (42.42%) VMware
8 27 (40.91%) Windows Server
9 24 (36.36%) MCITP
9 24 (36.36%) Cisco
10 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
10 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
11 21 (31.82%) DNS
11 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
12 20 (30.30%) DHCP
12 20 (30.30%) CCNA
12 20 (30.30%) Windows 7
13 19 (28.79%) LAN
14 18 (27.27%) WAN
14 18 (27.27%) MS Excel
14 18 (27.27%) Citrix
14 18 (27.27%) Finance
15 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
15 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
16 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
16 16 (24.24%) SCCM
17 15 (22.73%) PowerShell
17 15 (22.73%) MS Office
17 15 (22.73%) SQL
17 15 (22.73%) Linux

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 17 (25.76%) MS Exchange
2 13 (19.70%) SharePoint
3 11 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 6 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2010
5 4 (6.06%) IIS
6 3 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2010
6 3 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
7 2 (3.03%) Apache
7 2 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.52%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.52%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (27.27%) MS Excel
2 15 (22.73%) MS Office
3 4 (6.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.52%) Adobe Illustrator
4 1 (1.52%) MS Project
4 1 (1.52%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.52%) Photoshop
4 1 (1.52%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Office 365
2 5 (7.58%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 21 (31.82%) DNS
2 20 (30.30%) DHCP
3 19 (28.79%) LAN
4 18 (27.27%) WAN
5 8 (12.12%) Firewall
6 7 (10.61%) InfiniBand
6 7 (10.61%) iSCSI
6 7 (10.61%) MPLS
6 7 (10.61%) VPN
7 6 (9.09%) FTP
7 6 (9.09%) LDAP
7 6 (9.09%) Skype
8 5 (7.58%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (7.58%) IPsec
8 5 (7.58%) TCP/IP
9 4 (6.06%) Internet
9 4 (6.06%) VPLS
10 3 (4.55%) Cisco Nexus
10 3 (4.55%) Multicast
10 3 (4.55%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (24.24%) SQL Server
2 7 (10.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 6 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (7.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (4.55%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.52%) Big Data
7 1 (1.52%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 1 (1.52%) Visual Studio
General
1 18 (27.27%) Finance
2 9 (13.64%) Japanese Language
3 5 (7.58%) Back Office
3 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 5 (7.58%) Billing
4 3 (4.55%) Telecoms
5 2 (3.03%) Law
6 1 (1.52%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.52%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.52%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (16.67%) Analyst
1 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 10 (15.15%) Server Engineer
3 8 (12.12%) DBA
3 8 (12.12%) SQL DBA
3 8 (12.12%) SQL Server DBA
3 8 (12.12%) Windows Engineer
4 7 (10.61%) IT Analyst
4 7 (10.61%) IT Support
5 6 (9.09%) 2nd Line Support
5 6 (9.09%) Consultant
5 6 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 6 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
5 6 (9.09%) Support Analyst
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) EMC Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (7.58%) Storage Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.55%) .NET
1 3 (4.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 2 (3.03%) Ultra Messaging
3 1 (1.52%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (12.12%) Data Centre
2 3 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.03%) Cryptography
3 2 (3.03%) PKI
4 1 (1.52%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.52%) Driving Licence
4 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.52%) iPhone
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) NHS
4 1 (1.52%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.52%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (1.52%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.52%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 53 (80.30%) Windows
2 27 (40.91%) Windows Server
3 22 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (30.30%) Windows 7
5 17 (25.76%) Windows Server 2012
6 15 (22.73%) Linux
7 9 (13.64%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (7.58%) HPUX
8 5 (7.58%) Mac OS X
8 5 (7.58%) Windows 8
9 3 (4.55%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.52%) Android
10 1 (1.52%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.52%) Unix
10 1 (1.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (65.15%) ITIL
2 9 (13.64%) Incident Management
3 7 (10.61%) ITIL V3
4 6 (9.09%) Service Management
5 5 (7.58%) Database Security
5 5 (7.58%) Load Balancing
5 5 (7.58%) Mentoring
5 5 (7.58%) SQL Optimisation
5 5 (7.58%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (6.06%) ITSM
6 4 (6.06%) Procure-to-Pay
6 4 (6.06%) Server Building
7 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.55%) Database Theory
7 3 (4.55%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (4.55%) Relational Database Theory
8 2 (3.03%) Build Automation
8 2 (3.03%) DevOps
8 2 (3.03%) Identity Management
8 2 (3.03%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 15 (22.73%) PowerShell
1 15 (22.73%) SQL
2 5 (7.58%) T-SQL
3 4 (6.06%) VBScript
4 1 (1.52%) PHP
4 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (72.73%) MCSE
3 24 (36.36%) MCITP
4 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (30.30%) CCNA
6 13 (19.70%) ITIL Certification
6 13 (19.70%) MCTS
7 12 (18.18%) MCP
8 8 (12.12%) Degree
9 7 (10.61%) CCNP
10 5 (7.58%) EMC Certification
11 4 (6.06%) A+ Certification
11 4 (6.06%) MOS
11 4 (6.06%) Network+ Certification
12 3 (4.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 3 (4.55%) MCDBA
13 2 (3.03%) Security Cleared
14 1 (1.52%) CISM
14 1 (1.52%) MCDST
14 1 (1.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (19.70%) SLA
2 3 (4.55%) Solvency II
3 2 (3.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.52%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.52%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 38 (57.58%) Active Directory
2 22 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 7 (10.61%) NFS
5 5 (7.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
5 5 (7.58%) VMware ESX
5 5 (7.58%) XenApp
6 4 (6.06%) vSphere
7 2 (3.03%) Virtual Servers
7 2 (3.03%) XenDesktop
8 1 (1.52%) Terminal Services
8 1 (1.52%) Virtual Machines
8 1 (1.52%) Xen
Systems Management
1 16 (24.24%) SCCM
2 8 (12.12%) WSUS
3 6 (9.09%) Backup Exec
3 6 (9.09%) SCOM
4 5 (7.58%) EMC VPLEX
4 5 (7.58%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (7.58%) Nagios
5 4 (6.06%) CA Spectrum
5 4 (6.06%) NetBackup
5 4 (6.06%) Norton AntiVirus
6 2 (3.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (3.03%) Puppet
6 2 (3.03%) vRealize
7 1 (1.52%) Casper Suite
7 1 (1.52%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.52%) Microsoft Clustering
7 1 (1.52%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 46 (69.70%) Microsoft
2 28 (42.42%) VMware
3 24 (36.36%) Cisco
4 18 (27.27%) Citrix
5 11 (16.67%) HP
6 10 (15.15%) SolarWinds
6 10 (15.15%) Symantec
7 7 (10.61%) EMC
7 7 (10.61%) Isilon
8 5 (7.58%) 3PAR
8 5 (7.58%) Brocade
8 5 (7.58%) CA
8 5 (7.58%) Cyber-Ark
8 5 (7.58%) Fortinet
8 5 (7.58%) Intel Security
8 5 (7.58%) NetApp
8 5 (7.58%) SolidFire
8 5 (7.58%) Splunk
9 4 (6.06%) BT
9 4 (6.06%) CheckPoint
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago