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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 214 256 267
Rank change year-on-year
+42 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 102 78 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 0.93% 0.66% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.85% 2.79% 1.95%
Number of salaries quoted 80 64 52
Average salary £45,000 £38,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.42% +35.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,850 £28,300 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £56,750 £54,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
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
2646 2798 2980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the City of London 24.17% 23.51% 25.39%
Number of salaries quoted 2291 2376 2678
Average salary £52,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £70,000 £75,300
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 18 December 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 18 December 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.

1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 151 (77.84%) Microsoft
2 151 (77.84%) Windows
3 147 (75.77%) MCSE
4 121 (62.37%) Active Directory
5 115 (59.28%) VMware
6 105 (54.12%) ITIL
7 91 (46.91%) MS Exchange
8 89 (45.88%) Windows Server 2008
9 84 (43.30%) Citrix
10 82 (42.27%) Cisco Certification
11 78 (40.21%) Cisco
12 71 (36.60%) Finance
13 59 (30.41%) DNS
13 59 (30.41%) MCITP
14 58 (29.90%) Degree
15 56 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
16 54 (27.84%) DHCP
16 54 (27.84%) Exchange Server 2010
17 48 (24.74%) SAN
18 47 (24.23%) MS Excel
19 44 (22.68%) CCNA
20 41 (21.13%) MCP
21 36 (18.56%) MS Office
21 36 (18.56%) CCNP
22 34 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
22 34 (17.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 31 (15.98%) MCTS
24 30 (15.46%) Windows 7
25 29 (14.95%) Firewall

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

For the 6 months to 18 December 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 91 (46.91%) MS Exchange
2 54 (27.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (14.43%) Lync
4 22 (11.34%) SharePoint
5 17 (8.76%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 16 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 12 (6.19%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (6.19%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (5.15%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (4.64%) IIS
10 3 (1.55%) Apache
11 2 (1.03%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.52%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (0.52%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 47 (24.23%) MS Excel
2 36 (18.56%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 7 (3.61%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.55%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.52%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.06%) Office 365
2 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 59 (30.41%) DNS
2 54 (27.84%) DHCP
3 48 (24.74%) SAN
4 29 (14.95%) Firewall
5 27 (13.92%) LAN
6 26 (13.40%) WAN
7 24 (12.37%) TCP/IP
8 19 (9.79%) VPN
9 14 (7.22%) ISDN
10 11 (5.67%) NAS
11 8 (4.12%) Intranet
12 7 (3.61%) VoIP
13 6 (3.09%) FTP
13 6 (3.09%) Network Security
14 5 (2.58%) iSCSI
14 5 (2.58%) Internet
15 4 (2.06%) DMZ
16 3 (1.55%) SSH
16 3 (1.55%) VLAN
16 3 (1.55%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 27 (13.92%) SQL Server
2 15 (7.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 15 (7.73%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 4 (2.06%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 4 (2.06%) Data Warehouse
3 4 (2.06%) Data Mining
4 2 (1.03%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 4 (2.06%) Visual Studio
1 4 (2.06%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (1.55%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 71 (36.60%) Finance
2 12 (6.19%) Legal
3 11 (5.67%) Banking
4 8 (4.12%) Publishing
5 6 (3.09%) Retail
6 4 (2.06%) Advertising
7 3 (1.55%) Law
7 3 (1.55%) Back Office
8 2 (1.03%) Telecoms
9 1 (0.52%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 62 (31.96%) Analyst
2 57 (29.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 47 (24.23%) Support Engineer
4 35 (18.04%) Support Analyst
5 30 (15.46%) 3rd Line Support
6 28 (14.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 23 (11.86%) Technical Analyst
8 22 (11.34%) Technical Support
9 21 (10.82%) Technical Support Analyst
10 18 (9.28%) Administrator
10 18 (9.28%) IT Support
11 13 (6.70%) IT Support Analyst
11 13 (6.70%) IT Support Engineer
12 12 (6.19%) DBA
13 11 (5.67%) Network Engineer
13 11 (5.67%) Security Analyst
13 11 (5.67%) Infrastructure Analyst
13 11 (5.67%) Senior SQL DBA
13 11 (5.67%) SQL DBA
13 11 (5.67%) Senior DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (4.12%) Web Services
2 5 (2.58%) .NET
3 4 (2.06%) MDX
4 2 (1.03%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 29 (14.95%) Blackberry
2 11 (5.67%) GIS
2 11 (5.67%) Client/Server
2 11 (5.67%) iPhone
3 9 (4.64%) EqualLogic
4 6 (3.09%) Clustering
4 6 (3.09%) Computer Science
5 5 (2.58%) Management Information System
6 4 (2.06%) PMI
6 4 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
6 4 (2.06%) Mathematics
6 4 (2.06%) Video Conferencing
7 3 (1.55%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (1.03%) PKI
9 1 (0.52%) Fat Client
9 1 (0.52%) Kindle
9 1 (0.52%) User Experience
9 1 (0.52%) EPoS
9 1 (0.52%) Thin Client
9 1 (0.52%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 151 (77.84%) Windows
2 89 (45.88%) Windows Server 2008
3 34 (17.53%) Windows Server 2003
4 30 (15.46%) Windows 7
5 25 (12.89%) Windows XP
6 23 (11.86%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (2.58%) Windows 8
7 5 (2.58%) Linux
8 4 (2.06%) Windows Vista
9 3 (1.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 2 (1.03%) Windows Phone
11 1 (0.52%) Mac OS
11 1 (0.52%) NetWare
11 1 (0.52%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.52%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (54.12%) ITIL
2 18 (9.28%) PRINCE2
3 16 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 14 (7.22%) Network Management
4 14 (7.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 11 (5.67%) Business Continuity
5 11 (5.67%) Information Security
5 11 (5.67%) PRINCE
5 11 (5.67%) BCP
5 11 (5.67%) Database Security
5 11 (5.67%) Business Continuity Planning
6 8 (4.12%) Kalman Filter
6 8 (4.12%) Project Management
6 8 (4.12%) Workflow
6 8 (4.12%) Document Management
7 7 (3.61%) Asset Management
7 7 (3.61%) CRM
8 6 (3.09%) Service Management
9 5 (2.58%) Service Delivery
9 5 (2.58%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 29 (14.95%) SQL
2 10 (5.15%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.52%) R
3 1 (0.52%) C
Qualifications
1 194 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 147 (75.77%) MCSE
3 82 (42.27%) Cisco Certification
4 59 (30.41%) MCITP
5 58 (29.90%) Degree
6 44 (22.68%) CCNA
7 41 (21.13%) MCP
8 36 (18.56%) CCNP
9 34 (17.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 31 (15.98%) MCTS
11 23 (11.86%) Citrix Certification
12 14 (7.22%) JNCIA
13 11 (5.67%) Security+ Certification
13 11 (5.67%) A+ Certification
13 11 (5.67%) CISSP
14 9 (4.64%) CCA
15 8 (4.12%) ITIL Certification
16 6 (3.09%) Network+ Certification
16 6 (3.09%) MCDST
17 4 (2.06%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (4.12%) SLA
2 4 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (2.06%) QA
3 2 (1.03%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 121 (62.37%) Active Directory
2 56 (28.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 23 (11.86%) vSphere
4 22 (11.34%) Hyper-V
4 22 (11.34%) XenApp
5 15 (7.73%) VMware ESX
6 8 (4.12%) XenDesktop
7 6 (3.09%) XenServer
8 3 (1.55%) Xen
9 2 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.52%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 14 (7.22%) SCCM
2 11 (5.67%) Backup Exec
3 6 (3.09%) SCOM
4 5 (2.58%) WSUS
5 2 (1.03%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.03%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 2 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.52%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.52%) SCDPM
6 1 (0.52%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 151 (77.84%) Microsoft
2 115 (59.28%) VMware
3 84 (43.30%) Citrix
4 78 (40.21%) Cisco
5 17 (8.76%) Open Text
6 16 (8.25%) Dell
6 16 (8.25%) Juniper
7 15 (7.73%) EMC
8 14 (7.22%) NetApp
9 13 (6.70%) HP
10 12 (6.19%) Mitel
11 6 (3.09%) McAfee
12 5 (2.58%) Reuters
12 5 (2.58%) Clearswift
13 4 (2.06%) Symantec
13 4 (2.06%) Apple
13 4 (2.06%) Oracle
14 3 (1.55%) Avaya
14 3 (1.55%) Websense
14 3 (1.55%) SolarWinds
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