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

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 222 236 248
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 87 70 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.85% 0.67% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.40% 2.69% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 76 58 55
Average salary £43,250 £33,625 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+28.62% +6.74%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,850 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
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
2561 2599 2871
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.99% 24.73% 26.11%
Number of salaries quoted 2224 2190 2561
Average salary £51,500 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.90% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,000
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 26 January 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 26 January 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.

1 192 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (81.25%) MCSE
3 144 (75.00%) Windows
4 139 (72.40%) Microsoft
5 120 (62.50%) Active Directory
6 117 (60.94%) VMware
7 94 (48.96%) ITIL
8 89 (46.35%) Windows Server 2008
9 87 (45.31%) MS Exchange
10 83 (43.23%) Citrix
11 82 (42.71%) Cisco Certification
12 78 (40.63%) Cisco
13 75 (39.06%) Finance
14 62 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
15 58 (30.21%) Degree
16 55 (28.65%) MCITP
17 52 (27.08%) DNS
18 48 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
19 47 (24.48%) DHCP
19 47 (24.48%) MS Excel
20 44 (22.92%) CCNA
20 44 (22.92%) SAN
21 43 (22.40%) CCNP
22 33 (17.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 32 (16.67%) Windows 7
24 31 (16.15%) MCP
25 30 (15.63%) MS Office
25 30 (15.63%) Blackberry
25 30 (15.63%) MCTS
26 29 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003

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

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 87 (45.31%) MS Exchange
2 48 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (13.02%) Lync
4 21 (10.94%) SharePoint
5 19 (9.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 12 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
6 12 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
7 11 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (4.17%) Exchange Server 2003
8 8 (4.17%) IIS
9 3 (1.56%) Apache
10 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (24.48%) MS Excel
2 30 (15.63%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 5 (2.60%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 52 (27.08%) DNS
2 47 (24.48%) DHCP
3 44 (22.92%) SAN
4 27 (14.06%) LAN
5 26 (13.54%) WAN
6 20 (10.42%) TCP/IP
6 20 (10.42%) Firewall
7 19 (9.90%) VPN
8 18 (9.38%) ISDN
9 9 (4.69%) NAS
10 8 (4.17%) Intranet
11 6 (3.13%) Internet
11 6 (3.13%) FTP
11 6 (3.13%) Network Security
12 5 (2.60%) iSCSI
13 4 (2.08%) VoIP
13 4 (2.08%) DMZ
14 3 (1.56%) SSH
14 3 (1.56%) VLAN
14 3 (1.56%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.58%) SQL Server
2 17 (8.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 17 (8.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.08%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.04%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 75 (39.06%) Finance
2 15 (7.81%) Legal
3 9 (4.69%) Banking
4 8 (4.17%) Publishing
5 5 (2.60%) Retail
6 4 (2.08%) Advertising
7 3 (1.56%) Back Office
8 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
8 2 (1.04%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 60 (31.25%) Analyst
2 53 (27.60%) Support Engineer
3 50 (26.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 32 (16.67%) Support Analyst
5 30 (15.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 26 (13.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 24 (12.50%) Technical Support
8 21 (10.94%) Technical Analyst
9 19 (9.90%) Technical Support Analyst
9 19 (9.90%) Administrator
10 16 (8.33%) IT Support
11 14 (7.29%) DBA
12 13 (6.77%) Desktop Support
12 13 (6.77%) SQL DBA
12 13 (6.77%) Senior DBA
12 13 (6.77%) Senior SQL DBA
13 12 (6.25%) IT Support Analyst
13 12 (6.25%) Desktop Engineer
13 12 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
13 12 (6.25%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.17%) Web Services
2 5 (2.60%) .NET
3 4 (2.08%) MDX
4 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 30 (15.63%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 11 (5.73%) GIS
4 10 (5.21%) iPhone
5 9 (4.69%) EqualLogic
6 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
7 6 (3.13%) Computer Science
8 5 (2.60%) Clustering
9 4 (2.08%) PMI
9 4 (2.08%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.08%) Video Conferencing
9 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
10 2 (1.04%) Kindle
10 2 (1.04%) PKI
11 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
11 1 (0.52%) Replication
11 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
11 1 (0.52%) User Experience
11 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 144 (75.00%) Windows
2 89 (46.35%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (16.67%) Windows 7
4 29 (15.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 25 (13.02%) Windows Server 2012
6 20 (10.42%) Windows XP
7 5 (2.60%) Linux
7 5 (2.60%) Windows Vista
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
8 4 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
9 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.52%) NetWare
10 1 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.52%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (48.96%) ITIL
2 18 (9.38%) PRINCE2
3 14 (7.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (7.29%) Network Management
4 13 (6.77%) Database Security
5 12 (6.25%) Information Security
6 11 (5.73%) PRINCE
6 11 (5.73%) BCP
6 11 (5.73%) Business Continuity Planning
6 11 (5.73%) Business Continuity
7 10 (5.21%) Root Cause Analysis
8 9 (4.69%) Document Management
9 8 (4.17%) Workflow
9 8 (4.17%) Project Management
9 8 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
10 6 (3.13%) Service Management
11 5 (2.60%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.60%) CRM
11 5 (2.60%) Asset Management
11 5 (2.60%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 26 (13.54%) SQL
2 10 (5.21%) PowerShell
3 2 (1.04%) R
4 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 192 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 156 (81.25%) MCSE
3 82 (42.71%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (30.21%) Degree
5 55 (28.65%) MCITP
6 44 (22.92%) CCNA
7 43 (22.40%) CCNP
8 33 (17.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 31 (16.15%) MCP
10 30 (15.63%) MCTS
11 22 (11.46%) Citrix Certification
12 18 (9.38%) JNCIA
13 11 (5.73%) CCA
13 11 (5.73%) CISSP
13 11 (5.73%) Security+ Certification
13 11 (5.73%) A+ Certification
14 7 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
16 4 (2.08%) PMI Certification
16 4 (2.08%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.13%) SLA
2 4 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.08%) QA
3 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 120 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 62 (32.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 28 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 26 (13.54%) XenApp
5 23 (11.98%) vSphere
6 14 (7.29%) VMware ESX
7 12 (6.25%) Xen
8 9 (4.69%) XenDesktop
9 4 (2.08%) XenServer
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.52%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 8 (4.17%) Backup Exec
1 8 (4.17%) SCCM
2 4 (2.08%) SCOM
3 3 (1.56%) WSUS
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.04%) SCDPM
5 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 139 (72.40%) Microsoft
2 117 (60.94%) VMware
3 83 (43.23%) Citrix
4 78 (40.63%) Cisco
5 17 (8.85%) Open Text
6 15 (7.81%) Dell
6 15 (7.81%) EMC
6 15 (7.81%) Juniper
7 14 (7.29%) HP
8 12 (6.25%) Wyse
8 12 (6.25%) Reuters
8 12 (6.25%) Mitel
8 12 (6.25%) FactSet
9 8 (4.17%) NetApp
10 5 (2.60%) Symantec
10 5 (2.60%) McAfee
10 5 (2.60%) Clearswift
11 3 (1.56%) Websense
11 3 (1.56%) SolarWinds
11 3 (1.56%) Apple
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TalentFlow
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum with excellent benefits and bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago