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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 228 252 260
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 81 66 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.78% 0.63% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 2.62% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 73 58 55
Average salary £35,000 £38,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.67% +19.23%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £29,000 £27,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
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
2830 2518 2834
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 27.23% 23.89% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 2389 2129 2519
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 £77,500
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 2 March 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 2 March 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
2 150 (78.13%) MCSE
3 143 (74.48%) Windows
4 131 (68.23%) Microsoft
5 116 (60.42%) Active Directory
6 113 (58.85%) VMware
7 81 (42.19%) Citrix
7 81 (42.19%) ITIL
8 77 (40.10%) Finance
9 75 (39.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 74 (38.54%) MS Exchange
10 74 (38.54%) Cisco
11 72 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 69 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
13 56 (29.17%) Degree
14 55 (28.65%) MS Excel
15 50 (26.04%) MCITP
16 43 (22.40%) CCNA
17 39 (20.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
18 38 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
19 37 (19.27%) DNS
19 37 (19.27%) SAN
20 36 (18.75%) MCP
21 34 (17.71%) SQL
21 34 (17.71%) Windows 7
21 34 (17.71%) Hyper-V
22 33 (17.19%) SQL Server
22 33 (17.19%) Blackberry
23 32 (16.67%) MS Office
23 32 (16.67%) Citrix Certification

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

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 74 (38.54%) MS Exchange
2 38 (19.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 26 (13.54%) SharePoint
4 22 (11.46%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 21 (10.94%) Lync
6 12 (6.25%) IIS
7 11 (5.73%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (5.21%) Exchange Server 2013
9 8 (4.17%) SharePoint 2010
9 8 (4.17%) Apache
10 6 (3.13%) Exchange Server 2003
11 2 (1.04%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.52%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 55 (28.65%) MS Excel
2 32 (16.67%) MS Office
3 1 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.52%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 4 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.56%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) SAP CCM
3 1 (0.52%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.08%) Office 365
2 2 (1.04%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 37 (19.27%) DNS
1 37 (19.27%) SAN
2 30 (15.63%) DHCP
3 25 (13.02%) WAN
4 21 (10.94%) VPN
5 20 (10.42%) LAN
6 19 (9.90%) Firewall
7 14 (7.29%) TCP/IP
8 13 (6.77%) ISDN
9 12 (6.25%) VoIP
10 10 (5.21%) VLAN
11 9 (4.69%) NAS
12 7 (3.65%) iSCSI
13 5 (2.60%) Network Security
13 5 (2.60%) Fibre Channel
13 5 (2.60%) FTP
14 4 (2.08%) Internet
14 4 (2.08%) DMZ
15 3 (1.56%) NetScaler
15 3 (1.56%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (17.19%) SQL Server
2 21 (10.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (9.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (2.08%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.08%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (2.08%) Data Mining
5 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
3 1 (0.52%) JIRA
General
1 77 (40.10%) Finance
2 19 (9.90%) Legal
3 15 (7.81%) Advertising
4 11 (5.73%) Banking
5 8 (4.17%) Publishing
6 7 (3.65%) Retail
7 3 (1.56%) Back Office
8 2 (1.04%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.52%) Law
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (29.17%) Support Engineer
2 54 (28.13%) Analyst
3 41 (21.35%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 28 (14.58%) Support Analyst
5 23 (11.98%) 3rd Line Support
6 19 (9.90%) Desktop Support
6 19 (9.90%) Administrator
6 19 (9.90%) Desktop Engineer
7 18 (9.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 18 (9.38%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 17 (8.85%) Technical Support
9 16 (8.33%) DBA
9 16 (8.33%) IT Support
10 15 (7.81%) Senior SQL DBA
10 15 (7.81%) Senior DBA
10 15 (7.81%) SQL DBA
11 14 (7.29%) Technical Analyst
12 12 (6.25%) Technical Support Analyst
12 12 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
13 11 (5.73%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (3.65%) .NET
2 4 (2.08%) MDX
3 2 (1.04%) Web Services
4 1 (0.52%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (17.19%) Blackberry
2 12 (6.25%) Client/Server
3 11 (5.73%) iPhone
4 7 (3.65%) GIS
4 7 (3.65%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.13%) Replication
5 6 (3.13%) Video Conferencing
5 6 (3.13%) EqualLogic
6 4 (2.08%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.08%) Clustering
7 3 (1.56%) Computer Science
8 2 (1.04%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.04%) Kindle
8 2 (1.04%) PMI
9 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.52%) PKI
9 1 (0.52%) AS400
9 1 (0.52%) Handset
9 1 (0.52%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.52%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 143 (74.48%) Windows
2 75 (39.06%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (17.71%) Windows 7
4 29 (15.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 19 (9.90%) Linux
5 19 (9.90%) Windows XP
5 19 (9.90%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (5.21%) Debian
7 9 (4.69%) Windows Vista
8 8 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (2.60%) CentOS
10 4 (2.08%) UNIX
10 4 (2.08%) Windows 2000 Server
10 4 (2.08%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.04%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.52%) Solaris
12 1 (0.52%) NetWare
12 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 81 (42.19%) ITIL
2 18 (9.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (8.85%) PRINCE2
4 15 (7.81%) Information Security
4 15 (7.81%) Database Security
5 11 (5.73%) Business Continuity Planning
5 11 (5.73%) Business Continuity
5 11 (5.73%) BCP
6 9 (4.69%) Document Management
7 8 (4.17%) Service Management
7 8 (4.17%) Workflow
8 7 (3.65%) PRINCE
8 7 (3.65%) Project Management
8 7 (3.65%) Load Balancing
8 7 (3.65%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (2.60%) Network Management
9 5 (2.60%) Kalman Filter
9 5 (2.60%) Business Development
10 4 (2.08%) Asset Management
10 4 (2.08%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 34 (17.71%) SQL
2 12 (6.25%) PowerShell
3 3 (1.56%) C#
4 2 (1.04%) T-SQL
4 2 (1.04%) VBA
4 2 (1.04%) R
5 1 (0.52%) C++
5 1 (0.52%) Java
Qualifications
1 192 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (78.13%) MCSE
3 69 (35.94%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (29.17%) Degree
5 50 (26.04%) MCITP
6 43 (22.40%) CCNA
7 39 (20.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 36 (18.75%) MCP
9 32 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
10 31 (16.15%) CCNP
10 31 (16.15%) MCTS
11 20 (10.42%) CCA
12 13 (6.77%) JNCIA
13 11 (5.73%) Security+ Certification
13 11 (5.73%) CISSP
14 8 (4.17%) CCEA
14 8 (4.17%) A+ Certification
15 7 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
16 4 (2.08%) MCDST
17 3 (1.56%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (8.85%) SLA
2 5 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.56%) ISO 9001
4 2 (1.04%) QA
5 1 (0.52%) COBIT
System Software
1 116 (60.42%) Active Directory
2 72 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (17.71%) Hyper-V
4 29 (15.10%) XenApp
5 18 (9.38%) Xen
6 16 (8.33%) XenDesktop
7 14 (7.29%) vSphere
8 7 (3.65%) VMware ESX
9 4 (2.08%) Microsoft App-V
10 3 (1.56%) XenServer
10 3 (1.56%) vCloud
11 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.52%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (5.21%) SCCM
2 5 (2.60%) Backup Exec
3 3 (1.56%) WSUS
3 3 (1.56%) SCOM
4 2 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
4 2 (1.04%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 2 (1.04%) SCDPM
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli
4 2 (1.04%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 131 (68.23%) Microsoft
2 113 (58.85%) VMware
3 81 (42.19%) Citrix
4 74 (38.54%) Cisco
5 20 (10.42%) HP
6 18 (9.38%) Reuters
6 18 (9.38%) Wyse
6 18 (9.38%) FactSet
7 12 (6.25%) Dell
8 11 (5.73%) EMC
8 11 (5.73%) Open Text
9 7 (3.65%) Oracle
9 7 (3.65%) Juniper
10 6 (3.13%) NetApp
10 6 (3.13%) McAfee
11 5 (2.60%) Red Hat
11 5 (2.60%) Apple
12 3 (1.56%) CommVault
12 3 (1.56%) Avaya
12 3 (1.56%) Mitel
City, London
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 20 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Ventec Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Real Staffing
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Mint Recruitment Solutions
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 17 days ago
City, London
JM Digital
Posted: 27 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago