The first table below looks at the demand 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 31 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the City of London region.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 260 278 255
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 71 47 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.58% 0.39% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 1.76% 2.46%
Number of salaries quoted 58 45 68
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,300 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
City of London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
3070 2671 3047
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.87% 22.39% 23.58%
Number of salaries quoted 2522 2356 2762
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £70,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
London

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 31 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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.

1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 118 (85.51%) Windows
3 113 (81.88%) Microsoft
4 110 (79.71%) MCSE
5 105 (76.09%) Active Directory
6 77 (55.80%) MS Exchange
7 74 (53.62%) ITIL
8 65 (47.10%) VMware
9 59 (42.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 59 (42.75%) Citrix
10 51 (36.96%) Cisco
11 49 (35.51%) MCITP
12 46 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
13 43 (31.16%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (31.16%) MS Excel
14 41 (29.71%) Finance
15 40 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
16 37 (26.81%) SAN
17 36 (26.09%) MCP
17 36 (26.09%) TCP/IP
18 34 (24.64%) LAN
18 34 (24.64%) CCNA
18 34 (24.64%) MS Office
18 34 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
19 32 (23.19%) DNS
20 30 (21.74%) Windows 7
20 30 (21.74%) Windows XP
20 30 (21.74%) SQL
20 30 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
21 29 (21.01%) SQL Server

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

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, 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 77 (55.80%) MS Exchange
2 46 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (18.12%) SharePoint
4 23 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
5 16 (11.59%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 16 (11.59%) Lync
6 12 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2003
6 12 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 10 (7.25%) IIS
8 5 (3.62%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.62%) SharePoint 2013
8 5 (3.62%) WorkSite
8 5 (3.62%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (2.17%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.72%) Office Communications Server
10 1 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.72%) Tomcat
Applications
1 43 (31.16%) MS Excel
2 34 (24.64%) MS Office
3 3 (2.17%) MS Project
4 1 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (5.07%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (3.62%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (2.17%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.72%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.72%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.62%) Office 365
2 1 (0.72%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (26.81%) SAN
2 36 (26.09%) TCP/IP
3 34 (24.64%) LAN
4 32 (23.19%) DNS
5 28 (20.29%) Firewall
6 26 (18.84%) DHCP
7 25 (18.12%) WAN
8 14 (10.14%) VPN
9 13 (9.42%) NAS
10 6 (4.35%) VoIP
11 5 (3.62%) DMZ
11 5 (3.62%) Internet
12 4 (2.90%) Intranet
12 4 (2.90%) Wireless
12 4 (2.90%) Network Security
13 3 (2.17%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.45%) ISDN
14 2 (1.45%) Cisco IOS
14 2 (1.45%) Unified Communications
15 1 (0.72%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (21.01%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.80%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (1.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (0.72%) MySQL
5 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 1 (0.72%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 41 (29.71%) Finance
2 15 (10.87%) Advertising
3 12 (8.70%) Law
4 5 (3.62%) Banking
5 4 (2.90%) Retail
6 3 (2.17%) Legal
7 2 (1.45%) Marketing
8 1 (0.72%) Front Office
8 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.72%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 37 (26.81%) Analyst
2 32 (23.19%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 25 (18.12%) Support Analyst
4 21 (15.22%) Support Engineer
5 19 (13.77%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (10.14%) Systems Administrator
6 14 (10.14%) Administrator
6 14 (10.14%) IT Support
7 10 (7.25%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
8 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Architect
8 9 (6.52%) Infrastructure Analyst
8 9 (6.52%) Architect
9 8 (5.80%) Desktop Support
9 8 (5.80%) Server Support
10 7 (5.07%) IT Support Engineer
10 7 (5.07%) Technical Support
11 6 (4.35%) Service Analyst
11 6 (4.35%) Service Desk Analyst
11 6 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (3.62%) .NET
2 4 (2.90%) Web Services
3 2 (1.45%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 26 (18.84%) Blackberry
2 9 (6.52%) Clustering
3 7 (5.07%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.62%) Replication
5 4 (2.90%) EPoS
5 4 (2.90%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.45%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.45%) iPhone
7 1 (0.72%) EqualLogic
7 1 (0.72%) Kindle
7 1 (0.72%) CMDB
7 1 (0.72%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 118 (85.51%) Windows
2 59 (42.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (24.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (21.74%) Windows 7
4 30 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 30 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (13.04%) Linux
6 12 (8.70%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.80%) Android
8 5 (3.62%) Apple iOS
9 2 (1.45%) UNIX
9 2 (1.45%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.45%) Windows Phone
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.72%) Windows Vista
10 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.72%) AIX
10 1 (0.72%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 74 (53.62%) ITIL
2 14 (10.14%) Service Management
3 13 (9.42%) Change Management
4 10 (7.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 10 (7.25%) Time Management
5 9 (6.52%) Migration
6 8 (5.80%) PRINCE2
6 8 (5.80%) ITIL V3
7 7 (5.07%) Continuous Improvement
7 7 (5.07%) Load Balancing
7 7 (5.07%) CRM
8 6 (4.35%) ITSM
8 6 (4.35%) Information Security
8 6 (4.35%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (3.62%) High Availability
9 5 (3.62%) User Acceptance Testing
9 5 (3.62%) Information Security Management
9 5 (3.62%) Security Management
9 5 (3.62%) Configuration Management
10 4 (2.90%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 30 (21.74%) SQL
2 9 (6.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.72%) Python
3 1 (0.72%) VBA
3 1 (0.72%) C
3 1 (0.72%) Perl
Qualifications
1 138 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (79.71%) MCSE
3 49 (35.51%) MCITP
4 43 (31.16%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (26.09%) MCP
6 34 (24.64%) CCNA
7 25 (18.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 23 (16.67%) Degree
9 17 (12.32%) MCTS
10 13 (9.42%) CCNP
11 11 (7.97%) A+ Certification
12 10 (7.25%) Citrix Certification
13 6 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (4.35%) CCA
14 5 (3.62%) SC Cleared
14 5 (3.62%) Security Cleared
14 5 (3.62%) CCEA
15 3 (2.17%) MCDST
16 2 (1.45%) JNCIA
16 2 (1.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.07%) SLA
2 2 (1.45%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 105 (76.09%) Active Directory
2 40 (28.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (14.49%) vSphere
4 19 (13.77%) XenApp
5 10 (7.25%) VMware ESX
5 10 (7.25%) Hyper-V
6 7 (5.07%) XenDesktop
7 5 (3.62%) XenServer
8 2 (1.45%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.72%) UAG
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.72%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 1 (0.72%) VMware Server
9 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.72%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 20 (14.49%) SCCM
2 12 (8.70%) Backup Exec
3 9 (6.52%) NetBackup
4 6 (4.35%) SCOM
5 4 (2.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 4 (2.90%) WSUS
6 1 (0.72%) WMI
6 1 (0.72%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 113 (81.88%) Microsoft
2 65 (47.10%) VMware
3 59 (42.75%) Citrix
4 51 (36.96%) Cisco
5 15 (10.87%) Symantec
6 14 (10.14%) NetApp
7 10 (7.25%) HP
8 9 (6.52%) Oracle
9 8 (5.80%) Dell
10 7 (5.07%) McAfee
10 7 (5.07%) Bloomberg
10 7 (5.07%) Apple
11 5 (3.62%) Mitel
12 3 (2.17%) SAP
12 3 (2.17%) JD Edwards
12 3 (2.17%) Reuters
13 2 (1.45%) Avaya
13 2 (1.45%) Juniper
13 2 (1.45%) Sun
13 2 (1.45%) Altiris
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus great benefits and career prog
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: 4 days ago
City of London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £65000 - £75000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 days ago