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

Location
3 months to
1 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 232 273 272
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 76 65 55
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.73% 0.52% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.84% 2.16% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 68 61 53
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -11.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £27,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
2678 3008 2977
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.70% 24.04% 24.78%
Number of salaries quoted 2246 2565 2570
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +3.96%
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £31,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,500
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 1 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 1 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.

1 163 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (77.30%) MCSE
3 114 (69.94%) Windows
4 106 (65.03%) Microsoft
5 92 (56.44%) VMware
6 90 (55.21%) Active Directory
7 72 (44.17%) Finance
8 68 (41.72%) ITIL
9 66 (40.49%) Cisco
10 64 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
11 63 (38.65%) Citrix
12 61 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
13 54 (33.13%) MS Exchange
13 54 (33.13%) Degree
13 54 (33.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 51 (31.29%) MS Excel
15 48 (29.45%) CCNA
16 35 (21.47%) MS Office
16 35 (21.47%) MCITP
16 35 (21.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 33 (20.25%) Windows 7
18 32 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
18 32 (19.63%) SQL
19 31 (19.02%) Hyper-V
20 30 (18.40%) Citrix Certification
21 29 (17.79%) MCTS
22 28 (17.18%) CCNP
22 28 (17.18%) MCP
22 28 (17.18%) Linux
23 27 (16.56%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 1 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 54 (33.13%) MS Exchange
2 20 (12.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 19 (11.66%) SharePoint
4 18 (11.04%) Exchange Server 2010
4 18 (11.04%) Lync
5 10 (6.13%) Exchange Server 2007
6 8 (4.91%) Apache
7 7 (4.29%) IIS
8 6 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (2.45%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (1.84%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.61%) Office Communications Server
11 1 (0.61%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.61%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.61%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.61%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 51 (31.29%) MS Excel
2 35 (21.47%) MS Office
3 1 (0.61%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.61%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (0.61%) SAP CCM
1 1 (0.61%) SAP ERP
1 1 (0.61%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.84%) Office 365
2 2 (1.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.61%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (15.95%) WAN
2 21 (12.88%) SAN
3 19 (11.66%) LAN
4 16 (9.82%) Firewall
4 16 (9.82%) VPN
5 13 (7.98%) VoIP
6 11 (6.75%) DNS
6 11 (6.75%) ISDN
7 9 (5.52%) VLAN
7 9 (5.52%) TCP/IP
8 8 (4.91%) DHCP
8 8 (4.91%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (3.68%) Fibre Channel
9 6 (3.68%) iSCSI
9 6 (3.68%) Network Security
10 3 (1.84%) FTP
10 3 (1.84%) MPLS
11 2 (1.23%) Unified Communications
11 2 (1.23%) NAS
11 2 (1.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (16.56%) SQL Server
2 15 (9.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 12 (7.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (1.84%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 3 (1.84%) Data Mining
4 3 (1.84%) MySQL
4 3 (1.84%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.61%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (0.61%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 3 (1.84%) Visual Studio
1 3 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.23%) JIRA
General
1 72 (44.17%) Finance
2 20 (12.27%) Advertising
3 16 (9.82%) Legal
4 13 (7.98%) Banking
5 8 (4.91%) Publishing
6 5 (3.07%) Retail
7 1 (0.61%) Marketing
7 1 (0.61%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.61%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 43 (26.38%) Analyst
1 43 (26.38%) Support Engineer
2 34 (20.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 21 (12.88%) Support Analyst
4 20 (12.27%) Desktop Support
5 19 (11.66%) Desktop Engineer
6 18 (11.04%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 17 (10.43%) 3rd Line Support
8 14 (8.59%) Administrator
9 12 (7.36%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 11 (6.75%) Security Analyst
10 11 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support
10 11 (6.75%) Technical Support
11 10 (6.13%) DBA
12 9 (5.52%) Senior SQL DBA
12 9 (5.52%) Senior DBA
12 9 (5.52%) SQL DBA
12 9 (5.52%) 1st Line Support
12 9 (5.52%) Consultant
13 8 (4.91%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.29%) .NET
2 3 (1.84%) MDX
3 2 (1.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.11%) Blackberry
2 10 (6.13%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.52%) Video Conferencing
3 9 (5.52%) Management Information System
4 7 (4.29%) Replication
5 5 (3.07%) iPhone
6 4 (2.45%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (2.45%) Computer Science
7 3 (1.84%) Fat Client
7 3 (1.84%) GIS
7 3 (1.84%) Thin Client
8 2 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.23%) Kindle
8 2 (1.23%) iSeries
8 2 (1.23%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.23%) AS400
8 2 (1.23%) PDA
9 1 (0.61%) Mathematics
9 1 (0.61%) Reference Data
9 1 (0.61%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 114 (69.94%) Windows
2 54 (33.13%) Windows Server 2008
3 33 (20.25%) Windows 7
4 32 (19.63%) Windows Server 2012
5 28 (17.18%) Linux
6 19 (11.66%) Debian
6 19 (11.66%) Windows Server 2003
7 11 (6.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (6.13%) Windows Vista
9 9 (5.52%) Windows XP
10 7 (4.29%) UNIX
10 7 (4.29%) Windows 8
11 6 (3.68%) CentOS
12 3 (1.84%) Solaris
13 2 (1.23%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000 Server
13 2 (1.23%) Mac OS X
13 2 (1.23%) Windows 2000
14 1 (0.61%) Android
14 1 (0.61%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 68 (41.72%) ITIL
2 19 (11.66%) Information Security
2 19 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 15 (9.20%) PRINCE2
4 11 (6.75%) Business Continuity
4 11 (6.75%) BCP
4 11 (6.75%) Business Continuity Planning
5 9 (5.52%) Document Management
5 9 (5.52%) Database Security
6 8 (4.91%) Workflow
6 8 (4.91%) Information Security Management
6 8 (4.91%) Security Management
7 7 (4.29%) Service Management
8 6 (3.68%) Service Delivery
8 6 (3.68%) Load Balancing
8 6 (3.68%) Business Development
9 5 (3.07%) ITSM
9 5 (3.07%) Project Management
9 5 (3.07%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.45%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 32 (19.63%) SQL
2 5 (3.07%) PowerShell
2 5 (3.07%) C#
3 3 (1.84%) T-SQL
3 3 (1.84%) VBA
4 2 (1.23%) R
4 2 (1.23%) C++
4 2 (1.23%) Java
5 1 (0.61%) VBScript
5 1 (0.61%) VB
Qualifications
1 163 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 126 (77.30%) MCSE
3 61 (37.42%) Cisco Certification
4 54 (33.13%) Degree
5 48 (29.45%) CCNA
6 35 (21.47%) MCITP
6 35 (21.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 30 (18.40%) Citrix Certification
8 29 (17.79%) MCTS
9 28 (17.18%) CCNP
9 28 (17.18%) MCP
10 24 (14.72%) CCA
11 11 (6.75%) JNCIA
11 11 (6.75%) Security+ Certification
11 11 (6.75%) CCEA
11 11 (6.75%) CISSP
12 9 (5.52%) A+ Certification
13 6 (3.68%) MOS
14 5 (3.07%) MCDST
14 5 (3.07%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (14.11%) SLA
2 6 (3.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.84%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.61%) QA
4 1 (0.61%) COBIT
System Software
1 90 (55.21%) Active Directory
2 64 (39.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (19.02%) Hyper-V
4 27 (16.56%) XenApp
5 18 (11.04%) Xen
6 17 (10.43%) XenDesktop
7 7 (4.29%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (4.29%) vSphere
8 6 (3.68%) VMware ESX
9 5 (3.07%) vCloud
10 2 (1.23%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.61%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.61%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.98%) SCCM
2 3 (1.84%) SCOM
3 2 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.23%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.61%) WSUS
4 1 (0.61%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.61%) Control-M
Vendors
1 106 (65.03%) Microsoft
2 92 (56.44%) VMware
3 66 (40.49%) Cisco
4 63 (38.65%) Citrix
5 20 (12.27%) HP
6 18 (11.04%) Reuters
6 18 (11.04%) Wyse
6 18 (11.04%) FactSet
7 13 (7.98%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.29%) Apple
9 6 (3.68%) Oracle
10 5 (3.07%) OpenText
10 5 (3.07%) CommVault
11 4 (2.45%) McAfee
11 4 (2.45%) Avaya
12 3 (1.84%) Adobe
12 3 (1.84%) Dell
12 3 (1.84%) EMC
12 3 (1.84%) Juniper
13 2 (1.23%) Symantec
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