The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 341 385 480
Rank change year-on-year
+44 +95
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 817 643 452
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.64% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.86% 2.37% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 730 537 401
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,400
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
MCSA
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the England region.

Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
28566 27086 30468
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.93% 28.32%
Number of salaries quoted 22991 21625 25793
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,250
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £62,500 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in England

MCSA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the England region.

MCSA Salary Trend in England

MCSA
Salary Histogram in England

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in England

MCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +47 351 £40,000 - 20
South East -31 139 £37,000 +13.84% 24
South West +32 76 £35,000 -21.34% 7
North West +1 64 £31,000 +12.72% 4
East of England -6 58 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Yorkshire -13 56 £30,000 -7.69% 4
West Midlands +19 44 £37,500 -11.76% 5
North East -8 15 £47,500 +21.79% 5
East Midlands -13 11 £31,750 -15.33% 4
Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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 1517 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1216 (80.16%) Windows
3 1141 (75.21%) MCSE
4 1137 (74.95%) Microsoft
5 867 (57.15%) Active Directory
6 788 (51.94%) VMware
7 662 (43.64%) MS Exchange
8 617 (40.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 609 (40.15%) ITIL
9 609 (40.15%) MS Excel
10 563 (37.11%) MCITP
11 509 (33.55%) Cisco
12 496 (32.70%) VMware Infrastructure
13 493 (32.50%) Citrix
14 480 (31.64%) Cisco Certification
15 460 (30.32%) MCP
16 415 (27.36%) CCNA
17 394 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
18 392 (25.84%) SAN
19 382 (25.18%) DNS
20 378 (24.92%) Hyper-V
21 349 (23.01%) MS Office
22 348 (22.94%) Exchange Server 2010
23 329 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
24 323 (21.29%) DHCP
24 323 (21.29%) Firewall
25 316 (20.83%) Windows 7
26 291 (19.18%) SQL Server
27 279 (18.39%) TCP/IP
28 269 (17.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT jobs across the England 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
1 662 (43.64%) MS Exchange
2 348 (22.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 245 (16.15%) Exchange Server 2007
4 232 (15.29%) SharePoint
5 194 (12.79%) Lync
6 163 (10.74%) Exchange Server 2013
7 114 (7.51%) Exchange Server 2003
8 106 (6.99%) IIS
9 58 (3.82%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 28 (1.85%) Apache
11 23 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
12 17 (1.12%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.05%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (0.99%) SharePoint 2010
15 11 (0.73%) SAS
16 6 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.40%) Moodle
17 5 (0.33%) Apache Solr
18 4 (0.26%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.26%) GroupWise
Applications
1 609 (40.15%) MS Excel
2 349 (23.01%) MS Office
3 6 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.13%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.066%) Maya
6 1 (0.066%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 30 (1.98%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.92%) Dynamics AX
3 10 (0.66%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.066%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 119 (7.84%) Office 365
2 73 (4.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.59%) IaaS
4 5 (0.33%) SaaS
5 3 (0.20%) PaaS
6 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
6 1 (0.066%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.066%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 392 (25.84%) SAN
2 382 (25.18%) DNS
3 323 (21.29%) DHCP
3 323 (21.29%) Firewall
4 279 (18.39%) TCP/IP
5 189 (12.46%) LAN
6 180 (11.87%) WAN
7 163 (10.74%) VPN
8 89 (5.87%) NAS
9 86 (5.67%) VoIP
10 58 (3.82%) Internet
10 58 (3.82%) Wireless
11 44 (2.90%) Network Security
12 41 (2.70%) iSCSI
13 38 (2.50%) Cisco ASA
14 34 (2.24%) VLAN
15 31 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
15 31 (2.04%) MPLS
16 28 (1.85%) NetScaler
17 25 (1.65%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 291 (19.18%) SQL Server
2 85 (5.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (2.57%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (2.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (2.31%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.31%) SQL Server 2012
6 32 (2.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 29 (1.91%) MySQL
8 17 (1.12%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.33%) Relational Database
12 4 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.26%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
14 2 (0.13%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.13%) DB2
15 1 (0.066%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 14 (0.92%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.33%) MSI
2 5 (0.33%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.13%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
6 1 (0.066%) Subversion
6 1 (0.066%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 216 (14.24%) Finance
2 48 (3.16%) Legal
3 34 (2.24%) Law
4 31 (2.04%) Retail
5 30 (1.98%) Banking
6 27 (1.78%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.32%) Advertising
8 14 (0.92%) Back Office
9 9 (0.59%) Publishing
10 7 (0.46%) Local Government
11 5 (0.33%) Marketing
12 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
12 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Games
13 2 (0.13%) German Language
14 1 (0.066%) French Language
14 1 (0.066%) Military
14 1 (0.066%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.066%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 341 (22.48%) Support Engineer
2 313 (20.63%) Analyst
3 223 (14.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 163 (10.74%) Support Analyst
5 158 (10.42%) 3rd Line Support
6 135 (8.90%) Consultant
7 108 (7.12%) IT Support
8 93 (6.13%) 2nd Line Support
9 86 (5.67%) Administrator
10 85 (5.60%) Service Analyst
10 85 (5.60%) Technical Support
11 79 (5.21%) Service Desk Analyst
12 73 (4.81%) Systems Engineer
13 66 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
14 62 (4.09%) IT Support Engineer
15 60 (3.96%) Server Engineer
15 60 (3.96%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 55 (3.63%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 49 (3.23%) Team Leader
18 47 (3.10%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (2.31%) .NET
2 21 (1.38%) Application Packaging
3 19 (1.25%) ASP.NET
4 15 (0.99%) Web Services
5 12 (0.79%) Software Packaging
6 11 (0.73%) HTML
7 9 (0.59%) COM
8 8 (0.53%) CSS
9 6 (0.40%) MDX
10 5 (0.33%) Middleware
11 3 (0.20%) JSON
11 3 (0.20%) XML
11 3 (0.20%) jQuery
11 3 (0.20%) HTML5
12 2 (0.13%) ODBC
12 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.13%) LAMP
13 1 (0.066%) ActiveMQ
13 1 (0.066%) WAP
13 1 (0.066%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 120 (7.91%) Analytical Skills
2 109 (7.19%) Blackberry
3 65 (4.28%) Clustering
4 41 (2.70%) Client/Server
5 35 (2.31%) iPhone
6 33 (2.18%) EqualLogic
6 33 (2.18%) Fat Client
6 33 (2.18%) Thin Client
7 30 (1.98%) Replication
8 29 (1.91%) Management Information System
9 25 (1.65%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.25%) GIS
11 18 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.79%) PKI
12 12 (0.79%) iPad
13 11 (0.73%) Mathematics
14 10 (0.66%) Hedge funds
15 9 (0.59%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.53%) User Experience
17 7 (0.46%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1216 (80.16%) Windows
2 617 (40.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 394 (25.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 329 (21.69%) Windows Server 2003
5 316 (20.83%) Windows 7
6 172 (11.34%) Windows XP
7 148 (9.76%) Linux
8 123 (8.11%) Windows 8
9 56 (3.69%) UNIX
10 36 (2.37%) Windows Vista
11 19 (1.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 17 (1.12%) Windows 2000
13 15 (0.99%) Windows 2000 Server
14 14 (0.92%) Mac OS
15 10 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.59%) Debian
16 9 (0.59%) CentOS
17 7 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
18 6 (0.40%) Android
19 5 (0.33%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (40.15%) ITIL
2 93 (6.13%) Service Delivery
3 91 (6.00%) Project Management
4 87 (5.74%) PRINCE2
5 81 (5.34%) Disaster Recovery
6 77 (5.08%) Change Management
7 74 (4.88%) Migration
8 71 (4.68%) Mentoring
9 60 (3.96%) Root Cause Analysis
10 59 (3.89%) Incident Management
11 55 (3.63%) Service Management
12 48 (3.16%) CRM
13 42 (2.77%) Business Continuity
14 41 (2.70%) Kalman Filter
15 40 (2.64%) Problem Management
16 38 (2.50%) Coaching
17 34 (2.24%) Change Control
18 31 (2.04%) Technical Architecture
19 30 (1.98%) Load Balancing
19 30 (1.98%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 235 (15.49%) SQL
2 105 (6.92%) PowerShell
3 28 (1.85%) VBScript
4 25 (1.65%) C
5 18 (1.19%) C#
6 12 (0.79%) T-SQL
7 10 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 9 (0.59%) VB
8 9 (0.59%) Perl
9 5 (0.33%) Java
10 4 (0.26%) JavaScript
11 3 (0.20%) C++
11 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
11 3 (0.20%) Shell Script
12 2 (0.13%) R
12 2 (0.13%) PHP
12 2 (0.13%) Python
13 1 (0.066%) PL/SQL
13 1 (0.066%) Ruby
13 1 (0.066%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1517 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1141 (75.21%) MCSE
3 563 (37.11%) MCITP
4 480 (31.64%) Cisco Certification
5 460 (30.32%) MCP
6 415 (27.36%) CCNA
7 269 (17.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 258 (17.01%) MCTS
9 188 (12.39%) Degree
10 154 (10.15%) CCNP
11 153 (10.09%) Citrix Certification
12 126 (8.31%) CCA
13 75 (4.94%) ITIL Certification
14 56 (3.69%) A+ Certification
14 56 (3.69%) MCDST
15 49 (3.23%) Security Cleared
16 44 (2.90%) SC Cleared
17 40 (2.64%) Network+ Certification
18 39 (2.57%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 38 (2.50%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 170 (11.21%) SLA
2 26 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.05%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.46%) QA
4 7 (0.46%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 4 (0.26%) COBIT
6 3 (0.20%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 867 (57.15%) Active Directory
2 496 (32.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 378 (24.92%) Hyper-V
4 163 (10.74%) XenApp
5 156 (10.28%) vSphere
6 75 (4.94%) XenDesktop
7 69 (4.55%) VMware ESX
8 58 (3.82%) VMware ESXi
9 54 (3.56%) XenServer
10 24 (1.58%) Xen
11 20 (1.32%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 20 (1.32%) Terminal Services
12 12 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
13 11 (0.73%) UAG
13 11 (0.73%) vCloud
14 9 (0.59%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 9 (0.59%) VMware Server
14 9 (0.59%) VMware Workstation
15 7 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
16 5 (0.33%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 135 (8.90%) SCCM
2 104 (6.86%) Backup Exec
3 75 (4.94%) SCOM
4 29 (1.91%) Norton AntiVirus
5 26 (1.71%) WSUS
6 16 (1.05%) NetBackup
7 12 (0.79%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.66%) MOM
8 10 (0.66%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 9 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
9 9 (0.59%) Nessus
10 8 (0.53%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 6 (0.40%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.40%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.40%) AppManager
11 6 (0.40%) Cacti
12 5 (0.33%) Cisco UCCX
12 5 (0.33%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (0.33%) Windows Intune
13 4 (0.26%) SCDPM
Vendors
1 1137 (74.95%) Microsoft
2 788 (51.94%) VMware
3 509 (33.55%) Cisco
4 493 (32.50%) Citrix
5 200 (13.18%) HP
6 137 (9.03%) Dell
7 103 (6.79%) EMC
8 97 (6.39%) Symantec
9 90 (5.93%) NetApp
10 71 (4.68%) Juniper
11 59 (3.89%) Apple
12 47 (3.10%) Veeam
13 44 (2.90%) CheckPoint
14 38 (2.50%) Remedy
14 38 (2.50%) Sophos
15 32 (2.11%) Websense
16 31 (2.04%) McAfee
17 29 (1.91%) Red Hat
18 26 (1.71%) Oracle
19 23 (1.52%) IBM
Surrey
Salt
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Package
Posted: 15 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Vodafone Group
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 3 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
West Bromwich, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £18,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 40000 - 50000 plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 31k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £31,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: From £24,000 to £31,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harwich, Essex
networx
Salary: £Competitive Salary
Posted: 5 days ago