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 February 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 344 406 477
Rank change year-on-year
+62 +71
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 786 575 453
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.79% 0.59% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 2.16% 1.60%
Number of salaries quoted 716 489 404
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £53,250
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -7.14%
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
29160 26641 28361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 29.23% 27.18% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 23372 21166 23584
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £65,000
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 27 February 2015.

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 27 February 2015. 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 +94 287 £38,436 +2.49% 34
South East -19 182 £37,500 +15.38% 26
East of England +55 95 £30,000 +3.44% 8
South West +34 72 £34,000 -15.00% 7
Yorkshire -3 52 £30,000 -14.28% 10
North West -21 48 £27,500 -3.93% 5
West Midlands +5 30 £32,500 +23.80% 3
North East - 14 £37,250 - 1
East Midlands +7 12 £27,500 -31.25% 3
Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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 1571 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1278 (81.35%) Windows
3 1187 (75.56%) Microsoft
4 1160 (73.84%) MCSE
5 922 (58.69%) Active Directory
6 801 (50.99%) VMware
7 627 (39.91%) MS Excel
8 607 (38.64%) MS Exchange
9 587 (37.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 544 (34.63%) Cisco
11 540 (34.37%) MCITP
12 536 (34.12%) ITIL
13 514 (32.72%) VMware Infrastructure
14 506 (32.21%) Citrix
15 475 (30.24%) MCP
16 455 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
17 423 (26.93%) Windows Server 2012
18 403 (25.65%) CCNA
19 374 (23.81%) Hyper-V
20 373 (23.74%) SAN
21 366 (23.30%) SQL Server
22 348 (22.15%) MS Office
23 325 (20.69%) DNS
24 320 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
25 318 (20.24%) Windows 7
26 299 (19.03%) Firewall
26 299 (19.03%) Windows Server 2003
27 294 (18.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 287 (18.27%) SQL
29 281 (17.89%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 2015, 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
1 607 (38.64%) MS Exchange
2 320 (20.37%) Exchange Server 2010
3 281 (17.89%) SharePoint
4 201 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2007
4 201 (12.79%) Lync
5 166 (10.57%) Exchange Server 2013
6 114 (7.26%) IIS
7 100 (6.37%) Exchange Server 2003
8 64 (4.07%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (1.91%) Apache
10 25 (1.59%) Office Communications Server
11 18 (1.15%) SharePoint Server
12 16 (1.02%) SharePoint 2013
13 15 (0.95%) SAS
14 12 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
15 6 (0.38%) Tomcat
15 6 (0.38%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.25%) WebLogic
16 4 (0.25%) GroupWise
16 4 (0.25%) GlassFish
Applications
1 627 (39.91%) MS Excel
2 348 (22.15%) MS Office
3 10 (0.64%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.45%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 3 (0.19%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.064%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.064%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.064%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 26 (1.65%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.83%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.19%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
6 1 (0.064%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.064%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 149 (9.48%) Office 365
2 82 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.89%) IaaS
4 5 (0.32%) Yammer
4 5 (0.32%) SaaS
5 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) Amazon AWS
7 1 (0.064%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 373 (23.74%) SAN
2 325 (20.69%) DNS
3 299 (19.03%) Firewall
4 276 (17.57%) DHCP
5 255 (16.23%) TCP/IP
6 193 (12.29%) LAN
7 189 (12.03%) WAN
8 175 (11.14%) VPN
9 116 (7.38%) VoIP
10 77 (4.90%) NAS
11 57 (3.63%) Wireless
12 53 (3.37%) iSCSI
12 53 (3.37%) Internet
13 47 (2.99%) VLAN
14 40 (2.55%) Network Security
15 36 (2.29%) Cisco IOS
16 35 (2.23%) Fibre Channel
17 30 (1.91%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
19 25 (1.59%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (23.30%) SQL Server
2 108 (6.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (3.76%) SQL Server 2012
4 50 (3.18%) SQL Server 2000
5 46 (2.93%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (2.23%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 34 (2.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 24 (1.53%) MySQL
9 9 (0.57%) Crystal Reports
10 7 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
10 7 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.38%) Oracle Database
12 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
13 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
13 3 (0.19%) Relational Database
14 2 (0.13%) Big Data
14 2 (0.13%) QlikView
14 2 (0.13%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.38%) MSI
4 5 (0.32%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.064%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.064%) WinDbg
7 1 (0.064%) JIRA
General
1 242 (15.40%) Finance
2 43 (2.74%) Legal
3 36 (2.29%) Law
4 31 (1.97%) Advertising
4 31 (1.97%) Banking
4 31 (1.97%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.72%) Retail
6 18 (1.15%) Back Office
7 10 (0.64%) Publishing
7 10 (0.64%) Marketing
8 9 (0.57%) Local Government
9 5 (0.32%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.064%) Electronics
12 1 (0.064%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.064%) Games
12 1 (0.064%) Military
Job Titles
1 330 (21.01%) Support Engineer
2 324 (20.62%) Analyst
3 218 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 193 (12.29%) 3rd Line Support
5 182 (11.58%) Consultant
6 172 (10.95%) Support Analyst
7 119 (7.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 100 (6.37%) IT Support
9 97 (6.17%) Administrator
10 85 (5.41%) Technical Support
11 74 (4.71%) Service Analyst
12 71 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 70 (4.46%) Systems Engineer
14 66 (4.20%) Service Desk Analyst
15 64 (4.07%) Server Engineer
16 56 (3.56%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 54 (3.44%) IT Support Engineer
18 50 (3.18%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
19 48 (3.06%) Technical Analyst
19 48 (3.06%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (2.93%) .NET
2 23 (1.46%) ASP.NET
3 22 (1.40%) HTML
4 21 (1.34%) Application Packaging
5 18 (1.15%) Software Packaging
6 14 (0.89%) CSS
7 13 (0.83%) Web Services
8 9 (0.57%) COM
9 5 (0.32%) MDX
10 4 (0.25%) LAMP
11 3 (0.19%) JSON
11 3 (0.19%) jQuery
11 3 (0.19%) HTML5
11 3 (0.19%) XML
12 2 (0.13%) EDI
13 1 (0.064%) WAP
13 1 (0.064%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.064%) ODBC
13 1 (0.064%) Flash
13 1 (0.064%) COM+
Miscellaneous
1 107 (6.81%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (6.37%) Blackberry
3 60 (3.82%) Clustering
4 47 (2.99%) Client/Server
5 41 (2.61%) Replication
6 37 (2.36%) Thin Client
6 37 (2.36%) Management Information System
6 37 (2.36%) Fat Client
7 31 (1.97%) iPhone
8 29 (1.85%) EqualLogic
9 28 (1.78%) Computer Science
10 15 (0.95%) GIS
11 14 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.76%) FMCG
13 11 (0.70%) PKI
14 9 (0.57%) iPad
14 9 (0.57%) User Experience
15 8 (0.51%) Mathematics
16 7 (0.45%) Enterprise Storage
16 7 (0.45%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1278 (81.35%) Windows
2 587 (37.36%) Windows Server 2008
3 423 (26.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 318 (20.24%) Windows 7
5 299 (19.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 170 (10.82%) Linux
7 146 (9.29%) Windows XP
7 146 (9.29%) Windows 8
8 59 (3.76%) UNIX
9 32 (2.04%) Windows Vista
10 24 (1.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 20 (1.27%) Debian
13 16 (1.02%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.02%) Mac OS
14 15 (0.95%) CentOS
15 8 (0.51%) Android
15 8 (0.51%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.32%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.32%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 536 (34.12%) ITIL
2 90 (5.73%) Disaster Recovery
3 86 (5.47%) Mentoring
4 82 (5.22%) Migration
4 82 (5.22%) Service Delivery
5 79 (5.03%) PRINCE2
6 69 (4.39%) Project Management
7 67 (4.26%) Change Management
8 56 (3.56%) Service Management
9 45 (2.86%) Incident Management
10 42 (2.67%) CRM
10 42 (2.67%) Information Security
11 36 (2.29%) Coaching
12 35 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
13 34 (2.16%) Technical Architecture
14 30 (1.91%) Business Continuity
15 29 (1.85%) Problem Management
16 27 (1.72%) Security Management
16 27 (1.72%) Change Control
16 27 (1.72%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 287 (18.27%) SQL
2 158 (10.06%) PowerShell
3 33 (2.10%) VBScript
4 28 (1.78%) C#
5 25 (1.59%) C
6 12 (0.76%) T-SQL
6 12 (0.76%) JavaScript
7 10 (0.64%) VB
8 8 (0.51%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.51%) Java
9 6 (0.38%) Perl
10 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.19%) C++
12 2 (0.13%) PHP
12 2 (0.13%) R
12 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.13%) VBA
12 2 (0.13%) Python
13 1 (0.064%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1571 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1160 (73.84%) MCSE
3 540 (34.37%) MCITP
4 475 (30.24%) MCP
5 455 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
6 403 (25.65%) CCNA
7 294 (18.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 208 (13.24%) MCTS
9 192 (12.22%) Degree
10 187 (11.90%) Citrix Certification
11 164 (10.44%) CCA
12 131 (8.34%) CCNP
13 58 (3.69%) MCDST
14 50 (3.18%) ITIL Certification
15 46 (2.93%) A+ Certification
15 46 (2.93%) VCP4
16 45 (2.86%) CISSP
17 42 (2.67%) VCP5
18 41 (2.61%) Security Cleared
19 39 (2.48%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (10.76%) SLA
2 33 (2.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.65%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.38%) QA
6 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.25%) COBIT
7 1 (0.064%) 21 CFR Part 11
7 1 (0.064%) GMP
System Software
1 922 (58.69%) Active Directory
2 514 (32.72%) VMware Infrastructure
3 374 (23.81%) Hyper-V
4 221 (14.07%) vSphere
5 203 (12.92%) XenApp
6 98 (6.24%) XenDesktop
7 75 (4.77%) VMware ESXi
8 73 (4.65%) VMware ESX
9 65 (4.14%) XenServer
10 35 (2.23%) Xen
11 31 (1.97%) Terminal Services
12 27 (1.72%) vCloud
13 25 (1.59%) Citrix Presentation Server
14 22 (1.40%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.89%) VMware Server
16 8 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 7 (0.45%) VMware Workstation
17 7 (0.45%) NFS
18 6 (0.38%) Forefront TMG
18 6 (0.38%) UAG
Systems Management
1 152 (9.68%) SCCM
2 114 (7.26%) Backup Exec
3 84 (5.35%) SCOM
4 45 (2.86%) WSUS
5 27 (1.72%) NetBackup
6 19 (1.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 14 (0.89%) SCVMM
7 14 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 9 (0.57%) Nessus
9 9 (0.57%) MOM
10 8 (0.51%) Nagios
10 8 (0.51%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.45%) SCOrch
11 7 (0.45%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 7 (0.45%) ARCserve
12 6 (0.38%) AppManager
12 6 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 6 (0.38%) WMI
12 6 (0.38%) Cacti
Vendors
1 1187 (75.56%) Microsoft
2 801 (50.99%) VMware
3 544 (34.63%) Cisco
4 506 (32.21%) Citrix
5 205 (13.05%) HP
6 139 (8.85%) Dell
7 100 (6.37%) NetApp
8 99 (6.30%) Symantec
9 92 (5.86%) EMC
10 55 (3.50%) Apple
11 47 (2.99%) Veeam
12 44 (2.80%) Juniper
13 37 (2.36%) Websense
14 36 (2.29%) CheckPoint
15 34 (2.16%) Remedy
16 33 (2.10%) McAfee
17 32 (2.04%) CommVault
18 31 (1.97%) Red Hat
18 31 (1.97%) Sophos
19 29 (1.85%) Oracle
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £4k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Hertfordshire
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum + Benefits and On Call
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Connectus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Vertical IT
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Surrey
Vertical IT
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Merseyside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and Parking!
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Ventec Partners
Salary: From £50,000 to £70,000 per annum plus excellent benefits.
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lea Consultancy Ltd
Salary: DOE + benefits + bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £35,000 - £42,000pa Depending On Experience
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great package
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + Great package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Ashdown IT
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Up to £45,000 + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nicoll Curtin
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum + Bonus + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago