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

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 388 414 413
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 682 696 719
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.76% 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 2.50% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 606 585 639
Median salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +1.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
23587 27867 29528
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.12% 27.34% 27.11%
Number of salaries quoted 19294 22561 23059
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 +4 207 £37,500 - 12
London +27 183 £42,500 +11.84% 28
Yorkshire +94 78 £26,000 -29.25% 7
South West -3 56 £35,000 - 11
North West +16 54 £37,500 +42.85% 14
West Midlands +2 45 £30,000 -11.11% 8
East of England -32 26 £32,750 -3.67% 4
East Midlands +16 20 £28,500 -18.57% 2
North East +17 13 £19,000 -20.83% 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 1235 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 975 (78.95%) Windows
3 884 (71.58%) Microsoft
4 798 (64.62%) MCSE
5 689 (55.79%) Active Directory
6 646 (52.31%) Windows Server
7 635 (51.42%) VMware
8 466 (37.73%) MS Exchange
9 463 (37.49%) ITIL
10 433 (35.06%) MS Excel
11 426 (34.49%) VMware Infrastructure
12 421 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 416 (33.68%) Windows Server 2012
14 390 (31.58%) Cisco
15 371 (30.04%) Cisco Certification
16 362 (29.31%) CCNA
17 348 (28.18%) Citrix
18 330 (26.72%) MCP
19 324 (26.23%) MCITP
20 308 (24.94%) Windows 7
21 288 (23.32%) Hyper-V
22 265 (21.46%) LAN
23 261 (21.13%) SQL Server
24 260 (21.05%) WAN
25 244 (19.76%) Firewall
26 241 (19.51%) DHCP
26 241 (19.51%) MS Office
27 236 (19.11%) Office 365
28 228 (18.46%) DNS
29 210 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 466 (37.73%) MS Exchange
2 210 (17.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 178 (14.41%) Exchange Server 2013
4 107 (8.66%) Exchange Server 2007
5 93 (7.53%) Skype for Business
6 86 (6.96%) SharePoint
7 57 (4.62%) IIS
8 27 (2.19%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 26 (2.11%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.13%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (1.05%) CMS
12 13 (1.05%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.97%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.49%) Apache
15 4 (0.32%) Confluence
15 4 (0.32%) JBoss
15 4 (0.32%) SAS
15 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 433 (35.06%) MS Excel
2 241 (19.51%) MS Office
3 32 (2.59%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.081%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.24%) Bankmaster
2 3 (0.24%) Exstream
2 3 (0.24%) Hi Portfolio
3 1 (0.081%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.081%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.081%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 236 (19.11%) Office 365
2 96 (7.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.67%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.46%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (0.89%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.89%) GitHub
6 10 (0.81%) SaaS
7 7 (0.57%) Mimecast
8 5 (0.40%) IaaS
9 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.24%) PaaS
11 2 (0.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.081%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.081%) Dropbox
12 1 (0.081%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 265 (21.46%) LAN
2 260 (21.05%) WAN
3 244 (19.76%) Firewall
4 241 (19.51%) DHCP
5 228 (18.46%) DNS
6 163 (13.20%) SAN
7 156 (12.63%) VPN
8 146 (11.82%) TCP/IP
9 77 (6.23%) Wireless
10 73 (5.91%) VoIP
11 72 (5.83%) VLAN
12 55 (4.45%) Internet
13 53 (4.29%) MPLS
14 41 (3.32%) Cisco ASA
15 35 (2.83%) ADSL
16 31 (2.51%) IPsec
17 30 (2.43%) Remote Desktop
17 30 (2.43%) Skype
18 29 (2.35%) iSCSI
19 26 (2.11%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 261 (21.13%) SQL Server
2 64 (5.18%) SQL Server 2012
3 53 (4.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 52 (4.21%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (3.89%) SQL Server 2008
6 47 (3.81%) SQL Server 2005
7 32 (2.59%) SQL Server 2014
8 29 (2.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 14 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 13 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (0.73%) SSDT
13 6 (0.49%) OLAP
13 6 (0.49%) OLTP
13 6 (0.49%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.49%) Power BI
14 5 (0.40%) Data Mining
14 5 (0.40%) GIS
14 5 (0.40%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.32%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (1.21%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.65%) JIRA
3 6 (0.49%) tSQLt
4 4 (0.32%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.16%) MSI
5 2 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.081%) Grunt
6 1 (0.081%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 172 (13.93%) Finance
2 44 (3.56%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.35%) Banking
4 26 (2.11%) Games
4 26 (2.11%) Japanese Language
5 24 (1.94%) Legal
6 20 (1.62%) Retail
7 14 (1.13%) Billing
7 14 (1.13%) Law
7 14 (1.13%) Local Government
8 12 (0.97%) Marketing
9 10 (0.81%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.73%) Back Office
10 9 (0.73%) German Language
11 7 (0.57%) French Language
12 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.081%) Advertising
14 1 (0.081%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 304 (24.62%) Support Engineer
2 218 (17.65%) Analyst
3 212 (17.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 136 (11.01%) IT Support
5 131 (10.61%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 124 (10.04%) 2nd Line Support
7 119 (9.64%) 3rd Line Support
8 104 (8.42%) Support Analyst
9 99 (8.02%) IT Engineer
10 92 (7.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 89 (7.21%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
12 87 (7.04%) Administrator
12 87 (7.04%) Server Engineer
13 85 (6.88%) Infrastructure Support
14 81 (6.56%) Consultant
15 78 (6.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 76 (6.15%) Windows Engineer
17 69 (5.59%) DBA
17 69 (5.59%) Service Analyst
18 68 (5.51%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.70%) .NET
2 12 (0.97%) 802.1X
3 11 (0.89%) Web Services
4 9 (0.73%) COM
5 6 (0.49%) ODBC
6 5 (0.40%) Middleware
6 5 (0.40%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.40%) Ultra Messaging
7 4 (0.32%) MDX
8 3 (0.24%) HTML
9 2 (0.16%) CSS
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Fusion
9 2 (0.16%) WSH
9 2 (0.16%) X-Windows
10 1 (0.081%) .NET Framework
10 1 (0.081%) ADSI
10 1 (0.081%) jQuery
10 1 (0.081%) Sass
10 1 (0.081%) StructureMap
10 1 (0.081%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 136 (11.01%) Data Centre
2 81 (6.56%) Driving Licence
3 76 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
4 55 (4.45%) Blackberry
5 39 (3.16%) Replication
6 37 (3.00%) Clustering
7 28 (2.27%) Statistics
8 25 (2.02%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.78%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.62%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.62%) Thin Client
11 18 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (1.05%) iPad
14 12 (0.97%) User Experience
15 11 (0.89%) iPhone
16 10 (0.81%) AS400
16 10 (0.81%) CESG
16 10 (0.81%) Client/Server
17 9 (0.73%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 975 (78.95%) Windows
2 646 (52.31%) Windows Server
3 421 (34.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 416 (33.68%) Windows Server 2012
5 308 (24.94%) Windows 7
6 181 (14.66%) Windows 8
7 165 (13.36%) Linux
8 131 (10.61%) Windows Server 2003
9 117 (9.47%) Windows 10
10 58 (4.70%) Unix
10 58 (4.70%) Windows XP
11 37 (3.00%) Mac OS X
12 27 (2.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 23 (1.86%) Windows Vista
14 20 (1.62%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.30%) Android
16 14 (1.13%) HPUX
17 10 (0.81%) Solaris
18 9 (0.73%) Apple iOS
19 8 (0.65%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 463 (37.49%) ITIL
2 84 (6.80%) Disaster Recovery
3 78 (6.32%) Migration
4 67 (5.43%) Service Management
5 59 (4.78%) High Availability
5 59 (4.78%) Mentoring
6 56 (4.53%) Time Management
7 50 (4.05%) ITIL V3
8 48 (3.89%) Service Delivery
9 42 (3.40%) Project Management
10 41 (3.32%) Presales
11 40 (3.24%) Change Management
11 40 (3.24%) Incident Management
12 39 (3.16%) PRINCE2
13 38 (3.08%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (3.08%) Change Control
14 35 (2.83%) Software Deployment
15 34 (2.75%) Root Cause Analysis
16 32 (2.59%) Problem Management
17 30 (2.43%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 176 (14.25%) SQL
2 152 (12.31%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.48%) VBScript
4 39 (3.16%) T-SQL
5 19 (1.54%) Python
6 15 (1.21%) Perl
7 14 (1.13%) Bash Shell
8 11 (0.89%) VB
9 10 (0.81%) C#
10 9 (0.73%) C
11 6 (0.49%) Java
12 5 (0.40%) R
13 3 (0.24%) VBA
14 2 (0.16%) JavaScript
15 1 (0.081%) C++
15 1 (0.081%) PHP
15 1 (0.081%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1235 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 798 (64.62%) MCSE
3 371 (30.04%) Cisco Certification
4 362 (29.31%) CCNA
5 330 (26.72%) MCP
6 324 (26.23%) MCITP
7 206 (16.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 151 (12.23%) Degree
9 145 (11.74%) MCTS
10 88 (7.13%) Citrix Certification
11 74 (5.99%) CCNP
12 72 (5.83%) CCA
13 68 (5.51%) Security Cleared
14 66 (5.34%) A+ Certification
15 56 (4.53%) ITIL Certification
16 45 (3.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 45 (3.64%) SC Cleared
17 43 (3.48%) Network+ Certification
18 34 (2.75%) MCDST
19 33 (2.67%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (10.85%) SLA
2 27 (2.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.38%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.81%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.57%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.57%) Solvency II
6 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 689 (55.79%) Active Directory
2 426 (34.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 288 (23.32%) Hyper-V
4 125 (10.12%) vSphere
5 107 (8.66%) XenApp
6 52 (4.21%) VMware ESXi
7 44 (3.56%) XenDesktop
8 40 (3.24%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (2.51%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (2.19%) NFS
11 26 (2.11%) Terminal Services
12 25 (2.02%) VMware ESX
13 21 (1.70%) XenServer
14 20 (1.62%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 16 (1.30%) Xen
16 15 (1.21%) Virtual Machines
17 14 (1.13%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 14 (1.13%) Postfix
17 14 (1.13%) Terminal Server
18 8 (0.65%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 170 (13.77%) SCCM
2 72 (5.83%) Backup Exec
3 56 (4.53%) WSUS
4 55 (4.45%) SCOM
5 31 (2.51%) Norton AntiVirus
6 20 (1.62%) DameWare
7 19 (1.54%) NetBackup
8 18 (1.46%) Microsoft Clustering
8 18 (1.46%) SCVMM
9 17 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
10 14 (1.13%) EMC VPLEX
11 13 (1.05%) Nagios
11 13 (1.05%) SCSM
12 10 (0.81%) Microsoft Intune
13 8 (0.65%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.65%) Perfmon
13 8 (0.65%) vMotion
13 8 (0.65%) vRealize
14 7 (0.57%) Failover Clustering
14 7 (0.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
Vendors
1 884 (71.58%) Microsoft
2 635 (51.42%) VMware
3 390 (31.58%) Cisco
4 348 (28.18%) Citrix
5 201 (16.28%) HP
6 99 (8.02%) NetApp
7 82 (6.64%) EMC
8 70 (5.67%) Symantec
9 57 (4.62%) Apple
10 52 (4.21%) Veeam
11 41 (3.32%) Dell
12 39 (3.16%) Juniper
13 38 (3.08%) Red Hat
14 37 (3.00%) CheckPoint
15 34 (2.75%) Avaya
16 32 (2.59%) Sophos
17 31 (2.51%) SolarWinds
18 28 (2.27%) WatchGuard
19 27 (2.19%) Intel Security
20 26 (2.11%) IBM
Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
IT Executive Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Goole, North Humberside
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £23500 - £26000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stott & May
Salary: £56000 - £700000 per annum + 5k Car + Package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stoke-On-Trent, Staffordshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Sutton, Surrey
TTR UK Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Isle Of Man, Isle of Man
Service Care Solutions Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum up to 5% annual bonus' based on appr
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,500 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 35,000-50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Car
Posted: 5 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago