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

Location
3 months to
30 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 268 292 276
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 54 49
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.38% 0.42% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.56% 1.67% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 37 45 48
Average salary £43,000 £39,000 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.25% +9.09%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £68,400 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
- +14.75%
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
2500 3228 2886
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.13% 24.86% 23.63%
Number of salaries quoted 2141 2709 2515
Average salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £31,500 £30,650
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,857 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.79% +2.14%

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 30 June 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 30 June 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.

1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (81.90%) MCSE
3 83 (71.55%) Windows
4 78 (67.24%) Microsoft
5 64 (55.17%) Active Directory
6 57 (49.14%) VMware
7 48 (41.38%) Cisco
8 47 (40.52%) ITIL
8 47 (40.52%) Finance
9 45 (38.79%) VMware Infrastructure
9 45 (38.79%) Citrix
10 38 (32.76%) MS Exchange
11 36 (31.03%) MS Excel
12 35 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
12 35 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
13 34 (29.31%) MS Office
14 33 (28.45%) CCNA
15 32 (27.59%) Degree
16 30 (25.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 29 (25.00%) Linux
18 27 (23.28%) SQL
19 26 (22.41%) SLA
20 25 (21.55%) SQL Server
20 25 (21.55%) MCITP
20 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
21 24 (20.69%) WAN
22 23 (19.83%) MCP
23 22 (18.97%) Citrix Certification
23 22 (18.97%) MCTS
23 22 (18.97%) Hyper-V

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

For the 6 months to 30 June 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 38 (32.76%) MS Exchange
2 16 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 13 (11.21%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 11 (9.48%) Exchange Server 2010
5 10 (8.62%) Lync
6 8 (6.90%) Apache
7 7 (6.03%) IIS
7 7 (6.03%) Exchange Server 2007
8 4 (3.45%) Tomcat
8 4 (3.45%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.72%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 36 (31.03%) MS Excel
2 34 (29.31%) MS Office
3 2 (1.72%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.86%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (1.72%) SAP CCM
1 2 (1.72%) SAP ERP
2 1 (0.86%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.31%) Office 365
2 1 (0.86%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 24 (20.69%) WAN
2 17 (14.66%) LAN
3 15 (12.93%) SAN
4 14 (12.07%) Firewall
5 12 (10.34%) VoIP
6 10 (8.62%) VPN
7 9 (7.76%) Cisco IOS
8 8 (6.90%) VLAN
9 7 (6.03%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.17%) Network Security
10 6 (5.17%) iSCSI
10 6 (5.17%) Fibre Channel
11 5 (4.31%) DNS
12 3 (2.59%) MPLS
13 2 (1.72%) Unified Communications
13 2 (1.72%) S/MIME
13 2 (1.72%) Internet
13 2 (1.72%) Wi-Fi
13 2 (1.72%) Wireless
13 2 (1.72%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (21.55%) SQL Server
2 7 (6.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 3 (2.59%) MySQL
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (1.72%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (0.86%) EDRMS
6 1 (0.86%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.72%) JIRA
2 1 (0.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (0.86%) MSTest
General
1 47 (40.52%) Finance
2 20 (17.24%) Advertising
3 15 (12.93%) Legal
4 5 (4.31%) Banking
4 5 (4.31%) Retail
5 1 (0.86%) Financial Institution
5 1 (0.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (20.69%) Support Engineer
2 22 (18.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (16.38%) Analyst
4 15 (12.93%) Desktop Support
5 12 (10.34%) Desktop Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Desktop Support Engineer
6 11 (9.48%) Support Analyst
7 10 (8.62%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (7.76%) 1st Line Support
9 8 (6.90%) Administrator
9 8 (6.90%) Consultant
10 7 (6.03%) Service Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Service Desk Analyst
10 7 (6.03%) Pre Sales Consultant
11 6 (5.17%) SQL DBA
11 6 (5.17%) DBA
11 6 (5.17%) Sales Consultant
11 6 (5.17%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (4.31%) Applications Support
12 5 (4.31%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.59%) .NET
2 2 (1.72%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 17 (14.66%) Blackberry
2 11 (9.48%) Management Information System
2 11 (9.48%) Data Centre
3 10 (8.62%) Video Conferencing
4 9 (7.76%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (6.03%) Replication
6 5 (4.31%) HP Storage
7 4 (3.45%) iPhone
7 4 (3.45%) Computer Science
8 3 (2.59%) Fat Client
8 3 (2.59%) PDA
8 3 (2.59%) Thin Client
8 3 (2.59%) Handset
9 2 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.72%) iSeries
9 2 (1.72%) AS400
10 1 (0.86%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.86%) Statistics
10 1 (0.86%) Reference Data
10 1 (0.86%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 83 (71.55%) Windows
2 35 (30.17%) Windows Server 2008
3 29 (25.00%) Linux
4 25 (21.55%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (18.97%) Windows 7
6 20 (17.24%) Debian
7 16 (13.79%) Windows Server 2003
8 11 (9.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 9 (7.76%) Windows Vista
10 8 (6.90%) Windows 8
11 7 (6.03%) Windows XP
11 7 (6.03%) UNIX
12 6 (5.17%) CentOS
13 3 (2.59%) Mac OS X
13 3 (2.59%) Solaris
14 2 (1.72%) Android
14 2 (1.72%) Windows Mobile
15 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000 Server
15 1 (0.86%) Windows 2000
15 1 (0.86%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (40.52%) ITIL
2 11 (9.48%) Information Security Management
2 11 (9.48%) Security Management
2 11 (9.48%) Information Security
3 10 (8.62%) Service Management
4 9 (7.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (7.76%) PRINCE2
5 6 (5.17%) ITSM
5 6 (5.17%) Service Delivery
5 6 (5.17%) Business Development
5 6 (5.17%) Load Balancing
6 5 (4.31%) Change Management
6 5 (4.31%) Configuration Management
6 5 (4.31%) Project Management
6 5 (4.31%) Incident Management
6 5 (4.31%) Database Security
7 4 (3.45%) Server Monitoring
7 4 (3.45%) Line Management
7 4 (3.45%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.45%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 27 (23.28%) SQL
2 5 (4.31%) C#
2 5 (4.31%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.45%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.59%) VBA
5 2 (1.72%) C++
5 2 (1.72%) Java
6 1 (0.86%) VBScript
6 1 (0.86%) VB
Qualifications
1 116 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (81.90%) MCSE
3 35 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (28.45%) CCNA
5 32 (27.59%) Degree
6 30 (25.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 25 (21.55%) MCITP
8 23 (19.83%) MCP
9 22 (18.97%) Citrix Certification
9 22 (18.97%) MCTS
10 21 (18.10%) CCA
11 13 (11.21%) CCNP
12 11 (9.48%) CCEA
13 9 (7.76%) MOS
14 6 (5.17%) A+ Certification
15 5 (4.31%) VCAP
16 4 (3.45%) CCIE
17 3 (2.59%) HND
17 3 (2.59%) CISSP
17 3 (2.59%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (22.41%) SLA
2 5 (4.31%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (2.59%) BS7799
3 3 (2.59%) BS25999
4 1 (0.86%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.86%) COBIT
System Software
1 64 (55.17%) Active Directory
2 45 (38.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.97%) Hyper-V
4 17 (14.66%) XenApp
5 15 (12.93%) XenDesktop
6 11 (9.48%) Xen
7 7 (6.03%) Microsoft App-V
8 5 (4.31%) vCloud
9 4 (3.45%) VMware ESX
10 2 (1.72%) Terminal Server
10 2 (1.72%) vSphere
11 1 (0.86%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.86%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.86%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 12 (10.34%) SCCM
2 2 (1.72%) SCOM
2 2 (1.72%) MAILsweeper
2 2 (1.72%) WSUS
3 1 (0.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (0.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (0.86%) CA Spectrum
3 1 (0.86%) BMC PATROL
3 1 (0.86%) Control-M
3 1 (0.86%) Nagios
3 1 (0.86%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 78 (67.24%) Microsoft
2 57 (49.14%) VMware
3 48 (41.38%) Cisco
4 45 (38.79%) Citrix
5 18 (15.52%) HP
6 14 (12.07%) Red Hat
7 11 (9.48%) Reuters
7 11 (9.48%) Wyse
7 11 (9.48%) FactSet
8 7 (6.03%) Apple
9 6 (5.17%) Oracle
10 5 (4.31%) CommVault
11 4 (3.45%) Avaya
11 4 (3.45%) McAfee
12 2 (1.72%) Clearswift
12 2 (1.72%) BT
12 2 (1.72%) Draytek
12 2 (1.72%) SAP
12 2 (1.72%) Adobe
12 2 (1.72%) JD Edwards
City, London
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago