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 23 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 212 283 281
Rank change year-on-year
+71 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 35 39 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.56% 0.37% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 1.56% 1.98%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 49
Median salary £55,000 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+22.22% +20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £24,250 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £51,250 £66,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +1.44%
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
1434 2498 3081
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 22.81% 23.80% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 1266 2130 2536
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £77,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 23 July 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 23 July 2016, 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 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (79.35%) MCSE
3 66 (71.74%) Windows
4 65 (70.65%) ITIL
5 62 (67.39%) Microsoft
6 47 (51.09%) Active Directory
7 45 (48.91%) Cisco
8 43 (46.74%) Windows Server
9 41 (44.57%) SQL Server
10 38 (41.30%) VMware
11 32 (34.78%) MS Exchange
12 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
12 31 (33.70%) MCITP
13 30 (32.61%) LAN
13 30 (32.61%) WAN
14 28 (30.43%) MS Office
15 26 (28.26%) HP
15 26 (28.26%) Citrix
15 26 (28.26%) CCNA
16 24 (26.09%) DNS
16 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
17 23 (25.00%) Finance
18 22 (23.91%) SQL
18 22 (23.91%) MS Excel
18 22 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
19 21 (22.83%) MCP
19 21 (22.83%) DHCP
19 21 (22.83%) Firewall
19 21 (22.83%) MCTS
20 20 (21.74%) Windows 7

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 32 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 12 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (11.96%) SharePoint
4 9 (9.78%) IIS
5 7 (7.61%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.61%) Skype for Business
6 3 (3.26%) Drupal
7 2 (2.17%) Apache
7 2 (2.17%) nginx
8 1 (1.09%) CMS
8 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
8 1 (1.09%) MS Project Server
8 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
8 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 28 (30.43%) MS Office
2 22 (23.91%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.09%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.09%) MS Project
3 1 (1.09%) Photoshop
3 1 (1.09%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Bankmaster
1 1 (1.09%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Office 365
2 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 30 (32.61%) LAN
1 30 (32.61%) WAN
2 24 (26.09%) DNS
3 21 (22.83%) DHCP
3 21 (22.83%) Firewall
4 20 (21.74%) SAN
5 15 (16.30%) Cisco ASA
6 11 (11.96%) TCP/IP
7 10 (10.87%) iSCSI
7 10 (10.87%) VPN
8 8 (8.70%) InfiniBand
9 7 (7.61%) Fibre Channel
9 7 (7.61%) LDAP
9 7 (7.61%) MPLS
10 6 (6.52%) FTP
10 6 (6.52%) IPsec
11 5 (5.43%) NAS
11 5 (5.43%) Skype
11 5 (5.43%) VoIP
12 4 (4.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 41 (44.57%) SQL Server
2 15 (16.30%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (14.13%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (13.04%) Relational Database
4 12 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
5 5 (5.43%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 3 (3.26%) GIS
7 3 (3.26%) MySQL
8 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Grunt
1 1 (1.09%) ProC
1 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 10 (10.87%) Japanese Language
3 5 (5.43%) Billing
4 4 (4.35%) Back Office
4 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Law
6 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.09%) Italian Language
6 1 (1.09%) Marketing
6 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (19.57%) Administrator
1 18 (19.57%) Analyst
2 16 (17.39%) DBA
2 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 16 (17.39%) SQL DBA
2 16 (17.39%) SQL Server DBA
3 15 (16.30%) Support Engineer
4 11 (11.96%) Support Analyst
5 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
5 10 (10.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 8 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
8 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (6.52%) Consultant
9 6 (6.52%) Senior Support Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Server Engineer
9 6 (6.52%) Service Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Service Desk Analyst
9 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.52%) .NET
2 3 (3.26%) LAMP
2 3 (3.26%) Ultra Messaging
3 2 (2.17%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (1.09%) .NET Framework
4 1 (1.09%) CSS
4 1 (1.09%) HTML
4 1 (1.09%) jQuery
4 1 (1.09%) Sass
4 1 (1.09%) StructureMap
4 1 (1.09%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (17.39%) Replication
2 12 (13.04%) Fat Client
2 12 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 10 (10.87%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.35%) Blackberry
4 4 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
5 2 (2.17%) Clustering
5 2 (2.17%) Cryptography
5 2 (2.17%) iPhone
5 2 (2.17%) PKI
5 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.09%) iPad
6 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
6 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.09%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 66 (71.74%) Windows
2 43 (46.74%) Windows Server
3 24 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (23.91%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (21.74%) Windows 7
6 17 (18.48%) Linux
7 5 (5.43%) Android
7 5 (5.43%) HPUX
8 4 (4.35%) Mac OS X
8 4 (4.35%) Windows 8
8 4 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (3.26%) Windows 10
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.09%) Windows Mobile
11 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (70.65%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) ITIL V3
3 13 (14.13%) Change Management
3 13 (14.13%) Data Protection
3 13 (14.13%) ITSM
3 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
4 12 (13.04%) Database Theory
4 12 (13.04%) Relational Database Theory
5 8 (8.70%) Programme Management
6 7 (7.61%) Service Management
7 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
7 6 (6.52%) Load Balancing
7 6 (6.52%) Time Management
7 6 (6.52%) Virtual Environments
8 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (4.35%) Database Security
9 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
9 4 (4.35%) PRINCE
9 4 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
9 4 (4.35%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 9 (9.78%) PowerShell
3 4 (4.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.26%) PHP
4 3 (3.26%) VBScript
5 1 (1.09%) Delphi
5 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 73 (79.35%) MCSE
3 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
3 31 (33.70%) MCITP
4 26 (28.26%) CCNA
5 21 (22.83%) MCP
5 21 (22.83%) MCTS
6 12 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
6 12 (13.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 12 (13.04%) MCDBA
7 11 (11.96%) CCNP
8 6 (6.52%) Citrix Certification
8 6 (6.52%) Degree
9 5 (5.43%) CCA
9 5 (5.43%) EMC Certification
10 4 (4.35%) A+ Certification
10 4 (4.35%) MOS
10 4 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.17%) MCDST
11 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (13.04%) Solvency II
2 8 (8.70%) SLA
3 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 14001
4 1 (1.09%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.09%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 47 (51.09%) Active Directory
2 18 (19.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (16.30%) XenDesktop
4 14 (15.22%) vSphere
5 13 (14.13%) Hyper-V
6 12 (13.04%) XenServer
7 10 (10.87%) NFS
8 9 (9.78%) XenApp
9 7 (7.61%) VMware ESX
10 5 (5.43%) EMC RecoverPoint
11 4 (4.35%) Terminal Services
12 2 (2.17%) Varnish
13 1 (1.09%) Terminal Server
13 1 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
13 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
13 1 (1.09%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 9 (9.78%) SCCM
2 7 (7.61%) WSUS
3 6 (6.52%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (5.43%) Backup Exec
4 5 (5.43%) EMC VPLEX
5 3 (3.26%) vRealize
6 2 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
6 2 (2.17%) Webmin
7 1 (1.09%) CA Spectrum
7 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
7 1 (1.09%) MAILsweeper
7 1 (1.09%) Nagios
7 1 (1.09%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.09%) Norton AntiVirus
7 1 (1.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 62 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 45 (48.91%) Cisco
3 38 (41.30%) VMware
4 26 (28.26%) Citrix
4 26 (28.26%) HP
5 20 (21.74%) Dell
6 13 (14.13%) Veeam
7 10 (10.87%) SolarWinds
8 8 (8.70%) EMC
8 8 (8.70%) Isilon
9 7 (7.61%) Symantec
10 6 (6.52%) Cyber-Ark
10 6 (6.52%) Fortinet
10 6 (6.52%) Splunk
11 5 (5.43%) 3PAR
11 5 (5.43%) Brocade
11 5 (5.43%) NetApp
12 3 (3.26%) Avaya
12 3 (3.26%) Mitel
13 2 (2.17%) Intel Security
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MI5
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
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Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
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