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 18 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
London / City of London
Rank 203 190 221
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +31
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 26 61 90
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.52% 0.95% 0.90%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 3.64% 3.65%
Number of salaries quoted 26 57 77
Median salary £42,000 £38,500 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £25,900 £27,100
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%

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
1202 1674 2463
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.02% 25.94% 24.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1080 1494 2133
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £105,000 £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 18 January 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 18 January 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
3 38 (71.70%) MCSE
4 37 (69.81%) Windows
5 34 (64.15%) VMware
6 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
7 29 (54.72%) VMware Infrastructure
8 25 (47.17%) ITIL
9 23 (43.40%) MS Excel
10 21 (39.62%) Cisco
10 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
11 20 (37.74%) Citrix
12 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
12 18 (33.96%) SCCM
13 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
14 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
14 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
15 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
16 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
17 13 (24.53%) LAN
17 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
18 12 (22.64%) NetApp
18 12 (22.64%) Finance
19 11 (20.75%) SAN
19 11 (20.75%) WAN
19 11 (20.75%) Office 365
20 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
20 10 (18.87%) SCOM
20 10 (18.87%) MCITP

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 18 (33.96%) MS Exchange
2 16 (30.19%) SharePoint
3 10 (18.87%) Exchange Server 2010
4 8 (15.09%) Skype for Business
5 7 (13.21%) IIS
5 7 (13.21%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (9.43%) SharePoint 2010
7 3 (5.66%) Apache
7 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (3.77%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (1.89%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.89%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (43.40%) MS Excel
2 10 (18.87%) MS Office
3 3 (5.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (3.77%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 11 (20.75%) Office 365
2 3 (5.66%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.77%) Adobe Creative Cloud
4 1 (1.89%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.89%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 13 (24.53%) LAN
2 11 (20.75%) SAN
2 11 (20.75%) WAN
3 10 (18.87%) DNS
4 8 (15.09%) DHCP
5 6 (11.32%) Internet
6 5 (9.43%) Skype
7 4 (7.55%) Firewall
7 4 (7.55%) VPN
8 3 (5.66%) TCP/IP
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (3.77%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (3.77%) iSCSI
10 1 (1.89%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (1.89%) FTP
10 1 (1.89%) InfiniBand
10 1 (1.89%) Softphone
10 1 (1.89%) SSH
10 1 (1.89%) VLAN
10 1 (1.89%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (9.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 3 (5.66%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (3.77%) Big Data
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 2 (3.77%) Visual Studio
2 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
General
1 12 (22.64%) Finance
2 3 (5.66%) Back Office
3 2 (3.77%) Advertising
3 2 (3.77%) Banking
3 2 (3.77%) Marketing
4 1 (1.89%) Billing
4 1 (1.89%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.89%) Japanese Language
4 1 (1.89%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (28.30%) Server Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) Support Engineer
2 11 (20.75%) VMware Engineer
3 10 (18.87%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 9 (16.98%) Analyst
5 8 (15.09%) IT Support
6 7 (13.21%) SAN Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (11.32%) IT Analyst
7 6 (11.32%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (9.43%) Help Desk Support
8 5 (9.43%) IT Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) IT Support Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Microsoft Engineer
8 5 (9.43%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support
9 4 (7.55%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
9 4 (7.55%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (7.55%) Oracle Fusion
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
2 1 (1.89%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 17 (32.08%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.43%) Replication
3 3 (5.66%) Clustering
3 3 (5.66%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.66%) PKI
4 2 (3.77%) Blackberry
4 2 (3.77%) Internet of Things
5 1 (1.89%) Handset
5 1 (1.89%) NHS
5 1 (1.89%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 37 (69.81%) Windows
2 21 (39.62%) Windows Server
3 15 (28.30%) Windows 7
4 13 (24.53%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (22.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (15.09%) Windows Server 2003
7 6 (11.32%) Linux
8 4 (7.55%) Windows 8
9 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
10 2 (3.77%) Mac OS X
10 2 (3.77%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.77%) Unix
11 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (47.17%) ITIL
2 8 (15.09%) Software Deployment
3 5 (9.43%) Mobile Device Management
4 4 (7.55%) Capacity Management
4 4 (7.55%) Incident Management
5 3 (5.66%) Database Security
5 3 (5.66%) DevOps
5 3 (5.66%) ITSM
5 3 (5.66%) Release Management
5 3 (5.66%) Service Management
5 3 (5.66%) SQL Optimisation
5 3 (5.66%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (5.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (3.77%) Configuration Management
6 2 (3.77%) E-Commerce
6 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
6 2 (3.77%) Server Virtualisation
7 1 (1.89%) Email Filtering
7 1 (1.89%) Server Building
7 1 (1.89%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 10 (18.87%) PowerShell
2 8 (15.09%) SQL
3 3 (5.66%) T-SQL
4 2 (3.77%) VBScript
5 1 (1.89%) PHP
5 1 (1.89%) VB
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 38 (71.70%) MCSE
3 10 (18.87%) MCITP
4 8 (15.09%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.09%) MCP
5 7 (13.21%) CCNA
5 7 (13.21%) MCTS
6 6 (11.32%) Degree
7 4 (7.55%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (5.66%) MOS
9 1 (1.89%) CCNP
9 1 (1.89%) EMC Certification
9 1 (1.89%) PMI Certification
9 1 (1.89%) PMP
9 1 (1.89%) RHCE
9 1 (1.89%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.89%) VCP5
9 1 (1.89%) VCP6
9 1 (1.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.09%) SLA
2 1 (1.89%) GCP
System Software
1 33 (62.26%) Active Directory
2 29 (54.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (30.19%) Hyper-V
4 9 (16.98%) vSphere
5 3 (5.66%) Virtual Servers
5 3 (5.66%) VMware ESX
5 3 (5.66%) XenApp
5 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
6 2 (3.77%) NFS
6 2 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
7 1 (1.89%) Terminal Services
7 1 (1.89%) Xen
Systems Management
1 18 (33.96%) SCCM
2 10 (18.87%) SCOM
3 6 (11.32%) WSUS
4 5 (9.43%) Nagios
5 4 (7.55%) Backup Exec
5 4 (7.55%) Puppet
6 3 (5.66%) CA Spectrum
6 3 (5.66%) NetBackup
6 3 (5.66%) Norton AntiVirus
7 2 (3.77%) Casper Suite
7 2 (3.77%) Opscode Chef
8 1 (1.89%) Ansible
8 1 (1.89%) EMC VPLEX
8 1 (1.89%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 39 (73.58%) Microsoft
2 34 (64.15%) VMware
3 21 (39.62%) Cisco
4 20 (37.74%) Citrix
5 12 (22.64%) NetApp
6 5 (9.43%) HP
7 4 (7.55%) CA
7 4 (7.55%) Intel Security
7 4 (7.55%) LANDesk
7 4 (7.55%) Oracle
7 4 (7.55%) Symantec
8 3 (5.66%) BT
8 3 (5.66%) CheckPoint
8 3 (5.66%) SolarWinds
9 2 (3.77%) 3PAR
9 2 (3.77%) Adobe
9 2 (3.77%) CommVault
9 2 (3.77%) Lumension
9 2 (3.77%) MobileIron
9 2 (3.77%) Palo Alto
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
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Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
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Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum
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Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
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Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum Bonus Medical Pension
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