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

Location
3 months to
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 235 255 254
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 79 73 57
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.74% 0.63% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 2.62% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 70 68 53
Average salary £35,000 £38,125 £43,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.19% -11.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,450 £27,850 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,500 £57,500 £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
2742 2784 2879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 25.62% 23.86% 25.29%
Number of salaries quoted 2310 2359 2511
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 £31,500 £32,250 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £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 1 April 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 April 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.

1 175 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (76.57%) MCSE
3 126 (72.00%) Windows
4 115 (65.71%) Microsoft
5 102 (58.29%) Active Directory
5 102 (58.29%) VMware
6 75 (42.86%) ITIL
7 72 (41.14%) Finance
8 70 (40.00%) Citrix
9 68 (38.86%) Cisco
9 68 (38.86%) VMware Infrastructure
10 65 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
11 63 (36.00%) MS Exchange
12 62 (35.43%) Windows Server 2008
13 57 (32.57%) Degree
14 53 (30.29%) MS Excel
15 46 (26.29%) CCNA
15 46 (26.29%) MCITP
16 39 (22.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 34 (19.43%) Citrix Certification
18 33 (18.86%) SQL
18 33 (18.86%) MCP
19 32 (18.29%) Hyper-V
19 32 (18.29%) Windows 7
19 32 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
20 31 (17.71%) MS Office
20 31 (17.71%) CCNP
20 31 (17.71%) MCTS
21 30 (17.14%) SQL Server
22 28 (16.00%) XenApp

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

For the 6 months to 1 April 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 63 (36.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (15.43%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (12.57%) SharePoint
4 19 (10.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 18 (10.29%) Lync
6 12 (6.86%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (5.71%) IIS
7 10 (5.71%) Apache
8 8 (4.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 5 (2.86%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
11 3 (1.71%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.57%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.57%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.57%) Office Communications Server
12 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 53 (30.29%) MS Excel
2 31 (17.71%) MS Office
3 1 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 3 (1.71%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.14%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.57%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.57%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) Office 365
2 2 (1.14%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 27 (15.43%) SAN
2 24 (13.71%) WAN
3 20 (11.43%) VPN
4 19 (10.86%) DNS
5 18 (10.29%) LAN
5 18 (10.29%) Firewall
6 14 (8.00%) VoIP
6 14 (8.00%) DHCP
7 12 (6.86%) ISDN
8 11 (6.29%) VLAN
8 11 (6.29%) TCP/IP
9 7 (4.00%) iSCSI
10 6 (3.43%) Fibre Channel
10 6 (3.43%) Network Security
11 5 (2.86%) NAS
11 5 (2.86%) FTP
12 4 (2.29%) DMZ
12 4 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
13 3 (1.71%) Internet
14 2 (1.14%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (17.14%) SQL Server
2 18 (10.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 16 (9.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.29%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.29%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.29%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.57%) EDRMS
5 1 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (2.29%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.29%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (1.14%) JIRA
3 1 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 72 (41.14%) Finance
2 20 (11.43%) Advertising
3 18 (10.29%) Legal
4 13 (7.43%) Banking
5 8 (4.57%) Publishing
6 6 (3.43%) Retail
7 3 (1.71%) Back Office
8 1 (0.57%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.57%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 46 (26.29%) Analyst
2 45 (25.71%) Support Engineer
3 32 (18.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (12.57%) Support Analyst
5 20 (11.43%) Desktop Support
5 20 (11.43%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (10.86%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (10.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 16 (9.14%) Administrator
9 15 (8.57%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
10 13 (7.43%) 2nd Line Support
10 13 (7.43%) Technical Support
10 13 (7.43%) DBA
11 12 (6.86%) Senior DBA
11 12 (6.86%) Senior SQL DBA
11 12 (6.86%) SQL DBA
12 11 (6.29%) Security Analyst
13 10 (5.71%) Technical Analyst
13 10 (5.71%) Consultant
14 9 (5.14%) 1st Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.00%) .NET
2 4 (2.29%) MDX
3 2 (1.14%) COM
4 1 (0.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 26 (14.86%) Blackberry
2 11 (6.29%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.14%) Management Information System
4 8 (4.57%) iPhone
5 7 (4.00%) Replication
6 6 (3.43%) Video Conferencing
7 4 (2.29%) GIS
7 4 (2.29%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.14%) Fat Client
8 2 (1.14%) AS400
8 2 (1.14%) iSeries
8 2 (1.14%) EqualLogic
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
8 2 (1.14%) Kindle
8 2 (1.14%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.14%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.14%) Private Cloud
8 2 (1.14%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.57%) User Experience
9 1 (0.57%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 126 (72.00%) Windows
2 62 (35.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (18.29%) Windows 7
3 32 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (14.29%) Linux
5 20 (11.43%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (8.57%) Debian
7 11 (6.29%) Windows XP
7 11 (6.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (5.71%) Windows Vista
9 7 (4.00%) UNIX
10 6 (3.43%) CentOS
11 5 (2.86%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.71%) Solaris
13 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000
13 2 (1.14%) Windows 2000 Server
14 1 (0.57%) Android
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS
14 1 (0.57%) VMS
14 1 (0.57%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (42.86%) ITIL
2 19 (10.86%) Disaster Recovery
3 18 (10.29%) Information Security
4 16 (9.14%) PRINCE2
5 12 (6.86%) Database Security
6 11 (6.29%) Business Continuity Planning
6 11 (6.29%) BCP
6 11 (6.29%) Business Continuity
7 9 (5.14%) Document Management
8 8 (4.57%) Service Management
8 8 (4.57%) Workflow
9 7 (4.00%) Information Security Management
9 7 (4.00%) Security Management
9 7 (4.00%) Project Management
10 6 (3.43%) Business Development
10 6 (3.43%) Load Balancing
10 6 (3.43%) Service Delivery
11 5 (2.86%) ITSM
11 5 (2.86%) Configuration Management
11 5 (2.86%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (18.86%) SQL
2 7 (4.00%) PowerShell
3 4 (2.29%) C#
4 2 (1.14%) C++
4 2 (1.14%) Java
4 2 (1.14%) R
4 2 (1.14%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.14%) VBA
5 1 (0.57%) VBScript
5 1 (0.57%) VB
Qualifications
1 175 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (76.57%) MCSE
3 65 (37.14%) Cisco Certification
4 57 (32.57%) Degree
5 46 (26.29%) MCITP
5 46 (26.29%) CCNA
6 39 (22.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 34 (19.43%) Citrix Certification
8 33 (18.86%) MCP
9 31 (17.71%) CCNP
9 31 (17.71%) MCTS
10 25 (14.29%) CCA
11 12 (6.86%) JNCIA
12 11 (6.29%) CCEA
12 11 (6.29%) CISSP
12 11 (6.29%) Security+ Certification
13 7 (4.00%) A+ Certification
14 6 (3.43%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (2.86%) MCDST
15 5 (2.86%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (13.14%) SLA
2 5 (2.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.71%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.57%) COBIT
4 1 (0.57%) QA
System Software
1 102 (58.29%) Active Directory
2 68 (38.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (18.29%) Hyper-V
4 28 (16.00%) XenApp
5 19 (10.86%) XenDesktop
6 18 (10.29%) Xen
7 9 (5.14%) vSphere
8 7 (4.00%) VMware ESX
8 7 (4.00%) Microsoft App-V
9 5 (2.86%) vCloud
10 1 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 1 (0.57%) VMware Server
10 1 (0.57%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 13 (7.43%) SCCM
2 3 (1.71%) SCOM
3 2 (1.14%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 2 (1.14%) SCDPM
3 2 (1.14%) Backup Exec
4 1 (0.57%) WSUS
4 1 (0.57%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (0.57%) Control-M
Vendors
1 115 (65.71%) Microsoft
2 102 (58.29%) VMware
3 70 (40.00%) Citrix
4 68 (38.86%) Cisco
5 20 (11.43%) HP
6 18 (10.29%) Wyse
6 18 (10.29%) Reuters
6 18 (10.29%) FactSet
7 9 (5.14%) Red Hat
8 7 (4.00%) Oracle
8 7 (4.00%) OpenText
9 6 (3.43%) Apple
9 6 (3.43%) Dell
10 5 (2.86%) EMC
10 5 (2.86%) CommVault
11 4 (2.29%) Avaya
11 4 (2.29%) Juniper
12 3 (1.71%) McAfee
13 2 (1.14%) Symantec
13 2 (1.14%) TOWER Software
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