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 25 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 181 201 239
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +38
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 38 63 78
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.77% 0.92% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.16% 3.52% 2.98%
Number of salaries quoted 34 58 69
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £41,000 £25,000 £23,300
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,550 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%

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
1201 1788 2620
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.31% 26.15% 25.37%
Number of salaries quoted 1091 1587 2213
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £95,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 25 February 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 February 2017, 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 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
3 41 (74.55%) MCSE
4 39 (70.91%) VMware
5 35 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
6 33 (60.00%) Windows
7 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
8 29 (52.73%) ITIL
8 29 (52.73%) Cisco
9 28 (50.91%) MS Excel
10 23 (41.82%) Hyper-V
10 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
11 21 (38.18%) Data Centre
12 20 (36.36%) MS Exchange
13 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
14 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
15 17 (30.91%) SCCM
15 17 (30.91%) Citrix
16 16 (29.09%) SAN
16 16 (29.09%) NetApp
17 15 (27.27%) SharePoint
18 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
18 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
18 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
19 12 (21.82%) Finance
20 11 (20.00%) Office 365
21 10 (18.18%) Software Deployment
21 10 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
21 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
22 9 (16.36%) LAN

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 20 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 15 (27.27%) SharePoint
3 13 (23.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (14.55%) Skype for Business
5 7 (12.73%) IIS
5 7 (12.73%) SharePoint 2013
6 3 (5.45%) Apache
6 3 (5.45%) Exchange Server 2007
6 3 (5.45%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (3.64%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.82%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.82%) OpenStack
Applications
1 28 (50.91%) MS Excel
2 6 (10.91%) MS Office
3 2 (3.64%) MS Visio
4 1 (1.82%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.00%) Office 365
2 3 (5.45%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.64%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 2 (3.64%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (1.82%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.82%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 16 (29.09%) SAN
2 9 (16.36%) LAN
3 8 (14.55%) DNS
4 7 (12.73%) Skype
4 7 (12.73%) WAN
5 5 (9.09%) DHCP
5 5 (9.09%) VPN
6 4 (7.27%) Firewall
6 4 (7.27%) Internet
7 3 (5.45%) TCP/IP
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco ASA
8 2 (3.64%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (1.82%) FTP
9 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
9 1 (1.82%) SSH
9 1 (1.82%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.64%) Big Data
4 1 (1.82%) MySQL
4 1 (1.82%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.82%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (21.82%) Finance
2 2 (3.64%) Advertising
2 2 (3.64%) Back Office
2 2 (3.64%) Marketing
3 1 (1.82%) Banking
3 1 (1.82%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (30.91%) Server Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 15 (27.27%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (21.82%) Analyst
3 12 (21.82%) SAN Engineer
4 9 (16.36%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 9 (16.36%) Support Engineer
5 7 (12.73%) Administrator
6 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Infrastructure Support
6 6 (10.91%) IT Support
6 6 (10.91%) Microsoft Engineer
6 6 (10.91%) Systems Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 5 (9.09%) IT Support Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) 2nd Line Support
8 4 (7.27%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 4 (7.27%) IT Support Analyst
8 4 (7.27%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.82%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 21 (38.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.09%) Clustering
2 5 (9.09%) PKI
2 5 (9.09%) Replication
3 3 (5.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.64%) Handset
4 2 (3.64%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.82%) NHS
5 1 (1.82%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 33 (60.00%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Windows Server
3 19 (34.55%) Windows Server 2012
4 18 (32.73%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (23.64%) Windows 7
6 5 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.27%) Linux
7 4 (7.27%) Unix
7 4 (7.27%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.64%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.64%) Solaris
8 2 (3.64%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (52.73%) ITIL
2 10 (18.18%) Customer Requirements
2 10 (18.18%) Software Deployment
3 6 (10.91%) Mobile Device Management
4 5 (9.09%) Release Management
4 5 (9.09%) Virtual Environments
4 5 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 4 (7.27%) Capacity Management
5 4 (7.27%) Patch Management
6 2 (3.64%) Application Packaging
6 2 (3.64%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.64%) DevOps
6 2 (3.64%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (3.64%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.64%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.64%) PRINCE
6 2 (3.64%) Server Virtualisation
6 2 (3.64%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.82%) ITSM
7 1 (1.82%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 8 (14.55%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.09%) VBScript
3 3 (5.45%) SQL
4 1 (1.82%) PHP
4 1 (1.82%) VB
Qualifications
1 55 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (74.55%) MCSE
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (16.36%) Degree
5 8 (14.55%) CCNA
6 6 (10.91%) MCP
7 5 (9.09%) CCNP
7 5 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 4 (7.27%) MCITP
9 2 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (3.64%) MCTS
10 1 (1.82%) MOS
10 1 (1.82%) RHCE
10 1 (1.82%) Security Cleared
10 1 (1.82%) VCP5
10 1 (1.82%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) SLA
2 1 (1.82%) GCP
System Software
1 35 (63.64%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (54.55%) Active Directory
3 23 (41.82%) Hyper-V
4 9 (16.36%) vSphere
5 5 (9.09%) XenApp
5 5 (9.09%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (3.64%) Virtual Servers
7 1 (1.82%) NFS
Systems Management
1 17 (30.91%) SCCM
2 9 (16.36%) SCOM
3 6 (10.91%) WSUS
4 4 (7.27%) Puppet
5 3 (5.45%) Nagios
6 2 (3.64%) Jamf Pro
6 2 (3.64%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (3.64%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (1.82%) Ansible
7 1 (1.82%) Backup Exec
7 1 (1.82%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.82%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 42 (76.36%) Microsoft
2 39 (70.91%) VMware
3 29 (52.73%) Cisco
4 17 (30.91%) Citrix
5 16 (29.09%) NetApp
6 4 (7.27%) Lumension
6 4 (7.27%) MobileIron
7 2 (3.64%) Adobe
7 2 (3.64%) Atlassian
7 2 (3.64%) CommVault
7 2 (3.64%) HP
7 2 (3.64%) LANDesk
7 2 (3.64%) Oracle
7 2 (3.64%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.82%) Apple
8 1 (1.82%) CA
8 1 (1.82%) CheckPoint
8 1 (1.82%) Forcepoint
8 1 (1.82%) Intel Security
8 1 (1.82%) Symantec
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