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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 240 283 277
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 62 59 51
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.62% 0.47% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 1.93% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 59 54 48
Average salary £39,000 £38,750 £37,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.64% +2.64%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £26,450 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £64,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
2526 3062 2773
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.17% 24.24% 23.61%
Number of salaries quoted 2158 2592 2389
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 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 22 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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.

1 140 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (82.14%) MCSE
3 103 (73.57%) Windows
4 92 (65.71%) Microsoft
5 81 (57.86%) Active Directory
6 78 (55.71%) VMware
7 60 (42.86%) Cisco
8 59 (42.14%) ITIL
8 59 (42.14%) Finance
9 58 (41.43%) VMware Infrastructure
10 56 (40.00%) Citrix
11 50 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
12 46 (32.86%) MS Exchange
13 45 (32.14%) MS Excel
14 44 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
15 43 (30.71%) CCNA
16 39 (27.86%) Degree
17 36 (25.71%) MS Office
18 35 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 30 (21.43%) Windows 7
19 30 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
20 29 (20.71%) Hyper-V
20 29 (20.71%) MCITP
20 29 (20.71%) SQL
20 29 (20.71%) Linux
21 27 (19.29%) SQL Server
22 26 (18.57%) Citrix Certification
22 26 (18.57%) SLA
22 26 (18.57%) XenApp
23 25 (17.86%) MCP

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

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, 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 46 (32.86%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 16 (11.43%) SharePoint
4 15 (10.71%) Lync
5 13 (9.29%) Exchange Server 2010
6 9 (6.43%) Apache
7 7 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2007
7 7 (5.00%) IIS
8 4 (2.86%) Tomcat
8 4 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.43%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.71%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.71%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 45 (32.14%) MS Excel
2 36 (25.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 1 (0.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.71%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.71%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.71%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.86%) Office 365
2 3 (2.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.71%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 24 (17.14%) WAN
2 19 (13.57%) SAN
3 17 (12.14%) LAN
4 14 (10.00%) Firewall
5 13 (9.29%) VoIP
6 12 (8.57%) VPN
7 9 (6.43%) Cisco IOS
7 9 (6.43%) VLAN
8 8 (5.71%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.00%) ISDN
10 6 (4.29%) DNS
10 6 (4.29%) iSCSI
10 6 (4.29%) Network Security
10 6 (4.29%) Fibre Channel
11 4 (2.86%) DHCP
12 3 (2.14%) MPLS
12 3 (2.14%) FTP
13 2 (1.43%) ADSL
13 2 (1.43%) S/MIME
13 2 (1.43%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (19.29%) SQL Server
2 9 (6.43%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 6 (4.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.14%) MySQL
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 2 (1.43%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (0.71%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (0.71%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 2 (1.43%) JIRA
2 1 (0.71%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.71%) MSTest
General
1 59 (42.14%) Finance
2 20 (14.29%) Advertising
3 14 (10.00%) Legal
4 7 (5.00%) Banking
5 6 (4.29%) Retail
6 2 (1.43%) Publishing
7 1 (0.71%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.71%) Marketing
7 1 (0.71%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 36 (25.71%) Support Engineer
2 29 (20.71%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (17.86%) Analyst
4 21 (15.00%) Desktop Support
5 19 (13.57%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (12.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 15 (10.71%) Support Analyst
8 11 (7.86%) 3rd Line Support
8 11 (7.86%) Administrator
9 10 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
9 10 (7.14%) Consultant
10 9 (6.43%) Pre Sales Consultant
10 9 (6.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 9 (6.43%) 1st Line Support
11 8 (5.71%) Technical Support
11 8 (5.71%) DBA
11 8 (5.71%) Sales Consultant
11 8 (5.71%) SQL DBA
12 6 (4.29%) Systems Engineer
12 6 (4.29%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.14%) .NET
2 2 (1.43%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 22 (15.71%) Blackberry
2 10 (7.14%) Video Conferencing
3 8 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 7 (5.00%) Replication
5 6 (4.29%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.86%) Client/Server
6 4 (2.86%) Computer Science
6 4 (2.86%) iPhone
7 3 (2.14%) Fat Client
7 3 (2.14%) PDA
7 3 (2.14%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.43%) AS400
8 2 (1.43%) Kindle
8 2 (1.43%) iSeries
8 2 (1.43%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.43%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.71%) BYOD
9 1 (0.71%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.71%) Mobile Computing
9 1 (0.71%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 103 (73.57%) Windows
2 44 (31.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (21.43%) Windows 7
3 30 (21.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 29 (20.71%) Linux
5 20 (14.29%) Debian
6 18 (12.86%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (7.86%) Windows Vista
7 11 (7.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (7.14%) Windows XP
9 8 (5.71%) Windows 8
10 7 (5.00%) UNIX
11 6 (4.29%) CentOS
12 3 (2.14%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.14%) Solaris
13 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.43%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (1.43%) Android
13 2 (1.43%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (42.14%) ITIL
2 12 (8.57%) Disaster Recovery
3 11 (7.86%) PRINCE2
4 10 (7.14%) Information Security
5 9 (6.43%) Service Management
6 8 (5.71%) Information Security Management
6 8 (5.71%) Security Management
7 7 (5.00%) Database Security
8 6 (4.29%) Project Management
8 6 (4.29%) Service Delivery
8 6 (4.29%) Load Balancing
8 6 (4.29%) Business Development
9 5 (3.57%) ITSM
9 5 (3.57%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.86%) Performance Tuning
10 4 (2.86%) Server Monitoring
10 4 (2.86%) Mentoring
11 3 (2.14%) Line Management
11 3 (2.14%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (2.14%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 29 (20.71%) SQL
2 5 (3.57%) C#
3 4 (2.86%) T-SQL
3 4 (2.86%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.14%) VBA
5 2 (1.43%) C++
5 2 (1.43%) Java
5 2 (1.43%) R
6 1 (0.71%) VBScript
6 1 (0.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 140 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 115 (82.14%) MCSE
3 50 (35.71%) Cisco Certification
4 43 (30.71%) CCNA
5 39 (27.86%) Degree
6 35 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 29 (20.71%) MCITP
8 26 (18.57%) Citrix Certification
9 25 (17.86%) MCP
9 25 (17.86%) MCTS
10 23 (16.43%) CCA
11 21 (15.00%) CCNP
12 11 (7.86%) CCEA
13 9 (6.43%) A+ Certification
14 8 (5.71%) MOS
15 7 (5.00%) JNCIA
16 5 (3.57%) VCAP
16 5 (3.57%) MCDST
17 4 (2.86%) CCIE
18 3 (2.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (18.57%) SLA
2 2 (1.43%) ISO 9001
2 2 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (0.71%) COBIT
System Software
1 81 (57.86%) Active Directory
2 58 (41.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (20.71%) Hyper-V
4 26 (18.57%) XenApp
5 18 (12.86%) Xen
6 17 (12.14%) XenDesktop
7 7 (5.00%) Microsoft App-V
8 6 (4.29%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.57%) vSphere
9 5 (3.57%) vCloud
10 2 (1.43%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.71%) XenServer
11 1 (0.71%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 12 (8.57%) SCCM
2 3 (2.14%) SCOM
3 2 (1.43%) MAILsweeper
3 2 (1.43%) Backup Exec
3 2 (1.43%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (0.71%) WSUS
4 1 (0.71%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.71%) Control-M
Vendors
1 92 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 78 (55.71%) VMware
3 60 (42.86%) Cisco
4 56 (40.00%) Citrix
5 20 (14.29%) HP
6 18 (12.86%) Reuters
6 18 (12.86%) Wyse
6 18 (12.86%) FactSet
7 14 (10.00%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.71%) Apple
9 6 (4.29%) Oracle
10 5 (3.57%) CommVault
11 4 (2.86%) Avaya
11 4 (2.86%) McAfee
12 3 (2.14%) Dell
12 3 (2.14%) Adobe
13 2 (1.43%) Salesforce.com
13 2 (1.43%) NetApp
13 2 (1.43%) Clearswift
13 2 (1.43%) Symantec
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