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

3 months to
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 215 274 305
Rank change year-on-year
+59 +31
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 36 39 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.57% 0.38% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 1.56% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 34 37 45
Median salary £50,000 £43,000 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+16.27% +10.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £68,400
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
1451 2505 3241
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 23.06% 24.17% 24.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1288 2145 2718
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £32,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £80,000 £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 1 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 1 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 71 (77.17%) MCSE
3 63 (68.48%) ITIL
4 62 (67.39%) Windows
4 62 (67.39%) Microsoft
5 48 (52.17%) Active Directory
6 44 (47.83%) SQL Server
7 43 (46.74%) Cisco
8 41 (44.57%) Windows Server
9 39 (42.39%) VMware
10 33 (35.87%) MS Exchange
11 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
12 29 (31.52%) LAN
12 29 (31.52%) WAN
13 28 (30.43%) Citrix
13 28 (30.43%) MCITP
14 27 (29.35%) MS Office
15 26 (28.26%) CCNA
15 26 (28.26%) DNS
16 25 (27.17%) HP
17 23 (25.00%) MCP
17 23 (25.00%) DHCP
17 23 (25.00%) MS Excel
17 23 (25.00%) Finance
17 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
18 22 (23.91%) SQL
18 22 (23.91%) SAN
19 21 (22.83%) Firewall
19 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
20 20 (21.74%) Dell

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 33 (35.87%) MS Exchange
2 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (14.13%) IIS
4 10 (10.87%) SharePoint
5 9 (9.78%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (6.52%) Skype for Business
7 3 (3.26%) Drupal
8 2 (2.17%) Apache
8 2 (2.17%) nginx
9 1 (1.09%) CMS
9 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 1 (1.09%) MS Project Server
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2010
9 1 (1.09%) Umbraco
Applications
1 27 (29.35%) MS Office
2 23 (25.00%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.09%) Adobe Illustrator
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 3 (3.26%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (3.26%) Office 365
2 1 (1.09%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 29 (31.52%) LAN
1 29 (31.52%) WAN
2 26 (28.26%) DNS
3 23 (25.00%) DHCP
4 22 (23.91%) SAN
5 21 (22.83%) Firewall
6 17 (18.48%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (14.13%) TCP/IP
8 11 (11.96%) VPN
9 7 (7.61%) iSCSI
9 7 (7.61%) LDAP
9 7 (7.61%) MPLS
10 6 (6.52%) FTP
10 6 (6.52%) Internet
10 6 (6.52%) IPsec
11 5 (5.43%) InfiniBand
11 5 (5.43%) NAS
11 5 (5.43%) Skype
11 5 (5.43%) VoIP
12 4 (4.35%) VPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (19.57%) SQL Server 2012
3 15 (16.30%) SQL Server 2005
3 15 (16.30%) SQL Server 2008
4 14 (15.22%) Relational Database
5 4 (4.35%) MySQL
6 3 (3.26%) GIS
6 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2014
7 2 (2.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.09%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server 2000
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (1.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (3.26%) ProC
2 1 (1.09%) Grunt
2 1 (1.09%) Visual Studio
General
1 23 (25.00%) Finance
2 7 (7.61%) Japanese Language
3 6 (6.52%) Back Office
4 4 (4.35%) Banking
4 4 (4.35%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.17%) Billing
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 20 (21.74%) Administrator
2 17 (18.48%) Analyst
2 17 (18.48%) Support Engineer
3 16 (17.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 15 (16.30%) DBA
4 15 (16.30%) SQL DBA
4 15 (16.30%) SQL Server DBA
5 12 (13.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 11 (11.96%) Support Analyst
7 10 (10.87%) 2nd Line Support
8 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 9 (9.78%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 9 (9.78%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (8.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Senior Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Senior Support Analyst
10 6 (6.52%) Server Engineer
10 6 (6.52%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (5.43%) Service Analyst
11 5 (5.43%) Service Desk Analyst
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%) MDX
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 7 (7.61%) Data Centre
4 6 (6.52%) Blackberry
4 6 (6.52%) Clustering
5 4 (4.35%) iPhone
5 4 (4.35%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (2.17%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.17%) PKI
6 2 (2.17%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.09%) Driving Licence
7 1 (1.09%) iPad
7 1 (1.09%) Management Information System
7 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Licensing
7 1 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (1.09%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 62 (67.39%) Windows
2 41 (44.57%) Windows Server
3 23 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 21 (22.83%) Windows Server 2008
5 19 (20.65%) Windows 7
6 17 (18.48%) Linux
7 7 (7.61%) Android
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 Mobile
9 3 (3.26%) Windows Phone
10 2 (2.17%) HPUX
10 2 (2.17%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.09%) Mac OS
11 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (68.48%) ITIL
2 18 (19.57%) ITIL V3
3 15 (16.30%) Data Protection
4 14 (15.22%) Database Theory
4 14 (15.22%) Relational Database Theory
5 13 (14.13%) Change Management
5 13 (14.13%) Service Delivery
6 12 (13.04%) ITSM
7 8 (8.70%) Programme Management
7 8 (8.70%) Time Management
7 8 (8.70%) Virtual Environments
8 7 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
8 7 (7.61%) Load Balancing
9 6 (6.52%) Incident Management
9 6 (6.52%) Service Management
10 4 (4.35%) CRM
10 4 (4.35%) Mentoring
10 4 (4.35%) PRINCE
10 4 (4.35%) Procure-to-Pay
11 3 (3.26%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 22 (23.91%) SQL
2 5 (5.43%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.26%) PHP
3 3 (3.26%) VBScript
4 1 (1.09%) Delphi
4 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
4 1 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 71 (77.17%) MCSE
3 31 (33.70%) Cisco Certification
4 28 (30.43%) MCITP
5 26 (28.26%) CCNA
6 23 (25.00%) MCP
7 18 (19.57%) MCTS
8 14 (15.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 14 (15.22%) MCDBA
9 11 (11.96%) CCNP
10 9 (9.78%) Citrix Certification
10 9 (9.78%) ITIL Certification
11 7 (7.61%) Degree
12 6 (6.52%) CCA
13 4 (4.35%) A+ Certification
13 4 (4.35%) Network+ Certification
14 3 (3.26%) CCEE
14 3 (3.26%) MOS
15 2 (2.17%) MCDST
15 2 (2.17%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (15.22%) Solvency II
2 9 (9.78%) 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 48 (52.17%) Active Directory
2 19 (20.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (17.39%) vSphere
3 16 (17.39%) XenDesktop
4 13 (14.13%) Hyper-V
5 12 (13.04%) XenServer
6 10 (10.87%) XenApp
7 7 (7.61%) NFS
8 4 (4.35%) Terminal Services
9 3 (3.26%) Terminal Server
9 3 (3.26%) Virtual Desktop
9 3 (3.26%) VMware ESX
9 3 (3.26%) VMware Workstation
10 2 (2.17%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 2 (2.17%) Varnish
10 2 (2.17%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 8 (8.70%) SCCM
2 6 (6.52%) ITRS Geneos
2 6 (6.52%) WSUS
3 4 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 4 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
4 3 (3.26%) vRealize
5 2 (2.17%) EMC VPLEX
5 2 (2.17%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (2.17%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 2 (2.17%) Webmin
6 1 (1.09%) Failover Clustering
6 1 (1.09%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 62 (67.39%) Microsoft
2 43 (46.74%) Cisco
3 39 (42.39%) VMware
4 28 (30.43%) Citrix
5 25 (27.17%) HP
6 20 (21.74%) Dell
7 13 (14.13%) Veeam
8 6 (6.52%) Cyber-Ark
8 6 (6.52%) Fortinet
8 6 (6.52%) SolarWinds
8 6 (6.52%) Splunk
8 6 (6.52%) Symantec
9 5 (5.43%) EMC
9 5 (5.43%) Isilon
10 3 (3.26%) Avaya
10 3 (3.26%) Mitel
11 2 (2.17%) 3PAR
11 2 (2.17%) Brocade
11 2 (2.17%) NetApp
11 2 (2.17%) Percona
City, London
Salt
Salary: £29000 - £31500 per annum + benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 17 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Posted: 8 days ago