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

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 429 396 389
Rank change year-on-year
-33 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 526 747 810
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.63% 0.74% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 2.73% 2.71%
Number of salaries quoted 445 647 714
Median salary £35,000 £37,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% +10.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,150 £24,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
21609 27336 29933
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.77% 27.20% 27.74%
Number of salaries quoted 17196 21840 24147
Median salary £45,000 £46,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.17% +2.22%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 3 December 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in England

MCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 3 December 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East +8 136 £37,000 -7.50% 21
London -87 121 £37,500 -2.59% 12
South West +31 61 £35,000 - 3
North West -6 55 £38,500 +28.33% 8
Yorkshire +41 53 £33,500 -6.94% 3
East Midlands +14 33 £33,750 +15.37% 2
East of England -28 31 £30,500 -3.17% 3
West Midlands -22 24 £37,750 -5.62% 2
North East +16 13 £30,000 +50.00% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 December 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 England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1213 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 945 (77.91%) Windows
3 842 (69.41%) Microsoft
4 736 (60.68%) MCSE
5 691 (56.97%) Active Directory
6 651 (53.67%) Windows Server
7 630 (51.94%) VMware
8 433 (35.70%) Windows Server 2008
9 425 (35.04%) MS Exchange
10 420 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
11 404 (33.31%) ITIL
12 403 (33.22%) Cisco
13 388 (31.99%) VMware Infrastructure
14 374 (30.83%) MS Excel
15 366 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
16 356 (29.35%) CCNA
17 310 (25.56%) MCP
18 293 (24.15%) Hyper-V
19 288 (23.74%) Office 365
20 277 (22.84%) MCITP
21 276 (22.75%) Firewall
22 275 (22.67%) LAN
23 273 (22.51%) Citrix
23 273 (22.51%) Windows 7
24 271 (22.34%) SQL Server
25 263 (21.68%) WAN
26 248 (20.45%) DHCP
27 245 (20.20%) DNS
28 215 (17.72%) SQL
29 205 (16.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England 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
1 425 (35.04%) MS Exchange
2 193 (15.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 157 (12.94%) Exchange Server 2013
4 97 (8.00%) SharePoint
5 86 (7.09%) Exchange Server 2007
6 72 (5.94%) Skype for Business
7 61 (5.03%) IIS
8 19 (1.57%) Exchange Server 2003
8 19 (1.57%) SharePoint 2013
9 14 (1.15%) Apache
10 13 (1.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 13 (1.07%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (0.66%) SAS
12 7 (0.58%) OpenStack
13 5 (0.41%) CMS
14 4 (0.33%) JBoss
14 4 (0.33%) Tomcat
14 4 (0.33%) WebSphere
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Foundation
16 2 (0.16%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 374 (30.83%) MS Excel
2 178 (14.67%) MS Office
3 26 (2.14%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.25%) Bankmaster
2 3 (0.25%) HiPortfolio
3 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.082%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.082%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 288 (23.74%) Office 365
2 128 (10.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (3.38%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (2.39%) SaaS
5 22 (1.81%) Azure Active Directory
6 15 (1.24%) IaaS
7 13 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (0.99%) Mimecast
8 12 (0.99%) PaaS
9 7 (0.58%) GitHub
9 7 (0.58%) Yammer
10 5 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.33%) Amazon S3
12 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
13 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.082%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 276 (22.75%) Firewall
2 275 (22.67%) LAN
3 263 (21.68%) WAN
4 248 (20.45%) DHCP
5 245 (20.20%) DNS
6 174 (14.34%) SAN
7 157 (12.94%) TCP/IP
8 154 (12.70%) VPN
9 72 (5.94%) VLAN
10 68 (5.61%) Wireless
11 54 (4.45%) VoIP
12 50 (4.12%) Internet
13 41 (3.38%) MPLS
14 32 (2.64%) Remote Desktop
14 32 (2.64%) Skype
15 30 (2.47%) ADSL
16 29 (2.39%) Network Security
16 29 (2.39%) WLAN
17 27 (2.23%) Cisco ASA
18 22 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (22.34%) SQL Server
2 84 (6.92%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
4 70 (5.77%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 65 (5.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 54 (4.45%) SQL Server 2005
7 43 (3.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (2.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.32%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.24%) SQL Server 2016
11 10 (0.82%) SSDT
12 7 (0.58%) Big Data
12 7 (0.58%) Power BI
12 7 (0.58%) QlikView
13 6 (0.49%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.49%) MySQL
13 6 (0.49%) RDBMS
13 6 (0.49%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.41%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (0.82%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.41%) Git (software)
2 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.33%) JIRA
3 4 (0.33%) MSI
3 4 (0.33%) tSQLt
4 1 (0.082%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.082%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 150 (12.37%) Finance
2 39 (3.22%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.90%) Legal
4 17 (1.40%) Marketing
5 16 (1.32%) Games
5 16 (1.32%) Law
6 15 (1.24%) Banking
7 14 (1.15%) Retail
8 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.74%) Japanese Language
10 8 (0.66%) Local Government
10 8 (0.66%) Multimedia
11 6 (0.49%) Billing
11 6 (0.49%) German Language
11 6 (0.49%) Publishing
12 5 (0.41%) Advertising
12 5 (0.41%) Back Office
13 4 (0.33%) French Language
14 3 (0.25%) Financial Institution
15 2 (0.16%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 275 (22.67%) Support Engineer
2 204 (16.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 175 (14.43%) Analyst
4 147 (12.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 137 (11.29%) IT Support
6 118 (9.73%) 3rd Line Support
7 109 (8.99%) IT Engineer
8 101 (8.33%) Administrator
9 99 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 95 (7.83%) 2nd Line Support
11 92 (7.58%) Windows Engineer
12 86 (7.09%) DBA
13 81 (6.68%) SQL DBA
14 80 (6.60%) Infrastructure Support
15 78 (6.43%) Consultant
15 78 (6.43%) IT Support Engineer
16 76 (6.27%) Server Engineer
16 76 (6.27%) Support Analyst
17 72 (5.94%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 61 (5.03%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (1.24%) .NET
1 15 (1.24%) Web Services
2 7 (0.58%) ASP.NET
3 6 (0.49%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
4 5 (0.41%) REST
4 5 (0.41%) SOAP
4 5 (0.41%) Software Packaging
5 4 (0.33%) COM
5 4 (0.33%) MDX
5 4 (0.33%) ODBC
6 2 (0.16%) Middleware
6 2 (0.16%) WSH
7 1 (0.082%) ADSI
7 1 (0.082%) CSS
7 1 (0.082%) LAMP
7 1 (0.082%) WCF
7 1 (0.082%) WF
7 1 (0.082%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.72%) Data Centre
2 93 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.94%) Driving Licence
4 43 (3.54%) Clustering
5 41 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.80%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.64%) Statistics
8 26 (2.14%) Replication
9 23 (1.90%) Blackberry
10 16 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 16 (1.32%) Private Cloud
11 15 (1.24%) Public Cloud
12 14 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 13 (1.07%) Video Conferencing
14 12 (0.99%) Data Protection Act
14 12 (0.99%) HP StoreVirtual
15 11 (0.91%) CESG
15 11 (0.91%) IVR
15 11 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 945 (77.91%) Windows
2 651 (53.67%) Windows Server
3 433 (35.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 420 (34.62%) Windows Server 2012
5 273 (22.51%) Windows 7
6 160 (13.19%) Windows 8
7 134 (11.05%) Linux
8 117 (9.65%) Windows Server 2003
9 104 (8.57%) Windows 10
10 42 (3.46%) Mac OS X
11 34 (2.80%) Unix
12 23 (1.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 20 (1.65%) Windows XP
14 16 (1.32%) Android
14 16 (1.32%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.24%) Ubuntu
16 13 (1.07%) Apple iOS
17 10 (0.82%) Solaris
18 8 (0.66%) AIX
19 6 (0.49%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 404 (33.31%) ITIL
2 120 (9.89%) Disaster Recovery
3 75 (6.18%) High Availability
4 74 (6.10%) Mentoring
5 63 (5.19%) Migration
6 54 (4.45%) Service Management
7 53 (4.37%) Time Management
8 51 (4.20%) Performance Tuning
9 48 (3.96%) ITIL V3
9 48 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 45 (3.71%) Project Management
11 42 (3.46%) Incident Management
12 41 (3.38%) Software Deployment
13 39 (3.22%) Presales
14 38 (3.13%) Business Intelligence
15 36 (2.97%) Business Continuity
16 35 (2.89%) Agile Software Development
17 33 (2.72%) PRINCE2
18 31 (2.56%) Change Management
19 30 (2.47%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 215 (17.72%) SQL
2 144 (11.87%) PowerShell
3 54 (4.45%) T-SQL
4 42 (3.46%) VBScript
5 15 (1.24%) VB
6 13 (1.07%) C#
7 11 (0.91%) Python
8 8 (0.66%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.66%) Perl
9 7 (0.58%) C
10 5 (0.41%) R
11 1 (0.082%) C++
11 1 (0.082%) Java
11 1 (0.082%) PHP
11 1 (0.082%) RPG
11 1 (0.082%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1213 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 736 (60.68%) MCSE
3 366 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
4 356 (29.35%) CCNA
5 310 (25.56%) MCP
6 277 (22.84%) MCITP
7 205 (16.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 179 (14.76%) Degree
9 97 (8.00%) MCTS
9 97 (8.00%) Security Cleared
10 67 (5.52%) SC Cleared
11 62 (5.11%) CCNP
12 61 (5.03%) Citrix Certification
13 59 (4.86%) A+ Certification
14 52 (4.29%) ITIL Certification
15 43 (3.54%) CCA
16 40 (3.30%) MCDST
17 34 (2.80%) CCENT
18 22 (1.81%) CISSP
19 20 (1.65%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (9.81%) SLA
2 27 (2.23%) PCI DSS
3 26 (2.14%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.15%) QA
5 5 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.25%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.082%) COBIT
7 1 (0.082%) GCP
7 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 691 (56.97%) Active Directory
2 388 (31.99%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (24.15%) Hyper-V
4 147 (12.12%) vSphere
5 82 (6.76%) XenApp
6 49 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 36 (2.97%) Virtual Servers
8 31 (2.56%) VMware ESX
9 29 (2.39%) Virtual Desktop
10 26 (2.14%) XenDesktop
11 21 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 16 (1.32%) Terminal Services
13 15 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
13 15 (1.24%) NFS
14 11 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
14 11 (0.91%) Xen
15 10 (0.82%) VMware Server
16 9 (0.74%) Firmware
17 7 (0.58%) Terminal Server
18 6 (0.49%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 177 (14.59%) SCCM
2 59 (4.86%) WSUS
3 53 (4.37%) SCOM
4 42 (3.46%) Backup Exec
5 24 (1.98%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
7 15 (1.24%) Nagios
7 15 (1.24%) NetBackup
8 13 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
8 13 (1.07%) SCSM
9 12 (0.99%) SCVMM
10 11 (0.91%) Puppet
11 10 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
11 10 (0.82%) vRealize
12 8 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.58%) Cisco CUCM
14 6 (0.49%) CA Spectrum
14 6 (0.49%) EMC VPLEX
14 6 (0.49%) Microsoft Intune
15 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 842 (69.41%) Microsoft
2 630 (51.94%) VMware
3 403 (33.22%) Cisco
4 273 (22.51%) Citrix
5 196 (16.16%) HP
6 69 (5.69%) Apple
7 68 (5.61%) Dell
8 63 (5.19%) NetApp
9 56 (4.62%) EMC
10 41 (3.38%) Intel Security
11 39 (3.22%) Red Hat
12 36 (2.97%) Symantec
13 35 (2.89%) Juniper
14 32 (2.64%) ZyXEL
15 31 (2.56%) Avaya
15 31 (2.56%) CheckPoint
15 31 (2.56%) Draytek
16 27 (2.23%) 3Com
16 27 (2.23%) NETGEAR
17 26 (2.14%) Veeam
Derby, Derbyshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £33500 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 65k per year + Amazing Bens!
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Blackburn, Lancashire
Searchability
Salary: £15000 - £16000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Westerham, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £42000 - £48000 per annum + Generous Benefits Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £38,000 per annum + gd benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
83Zero
Salary: From £35,000 to £55,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Maidenhead, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £25000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £75,000 per annum + benefits + bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Keighley, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £29000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
Capita Resourcing - IT Resourcing
Salary: £30 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Darlington, County Durham
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £100 - £300 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Searchability
Salary: £17000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: To £35k + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
MARS Technical Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum training & benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Zorba Consulting Limited
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + 10% bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
Valis IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum + equity stake
Posted: 4 days ago
Royston, Hertfordshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 10 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 10 days ago
Farnborough, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 8 days ago