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 26 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 353 378 458
Rank change year-on-year
+25 +80
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 783 679 511
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.74% 0.66% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 2.45% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 688 584 457
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 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £47,950
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £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
29078 27689 31132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.58% 26.77% 28.44%
Number of salaries quoted 23445 22452 26309
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £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 26 November 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 26 November 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 +20 332 £39,000 - 28
South East -33 142 £36,000 +9.09% 14
Yorkshire -11 65 £27,500 -15.38% 5
North West +14 62 £26,000 +0.97% 9
South West +8 62 £35,000 -12.50% 14
East of England -35 47 £30,500 +1.66% 5
West Midlands +17 44 £37,500 +7.14% 1
East Midlands -13 19 £27,500 -31.25%
North East -14 4 £47,500 +21.79% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 1506 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1218 (80.88%) Windows
3 1125 (74.70%) Microsoft
4 1117 (74.17%) MCSE
5 851 (56.51%) Active Directory
6 817 (54.25%) VMware
7 689 (45.75%) MS Exchange
8 646 (42.90%) Windows Server 2008
9 602 (39.97%) ITIL
10 599 (39.77%) MS Excel
11 586 (38.91%) MCITP
12 519 (34.46%) VMware Infrastructure
13 495 (32.87%) Citrix
14 491 (32.60%) Cisco
15 478 (31.74%) Cisco Certification
16 453 (30.08%) MCP
17 429 (28.49%) SAN
18 416 (27.62%) CCNA
19 409 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
20 403 (26.76%) DNS
21 387 (25.70%) Hyper-V
22 364 (24.17%) Exchange Server 2010
23 341 (22.64%) DHCP
24 330 (21.91%) Windows Server 2003
25 328 (21.78%) MS Office
26 327 (21.71%) Windows 7
27 325 (21.58%) Firewall
28 305 (20.25%) SQL Server
29 294 (19.52%) MCTS
30 289 (19.19%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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
1 689 (45.75%) MS Exchange
2 364 (24.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 261 (17.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 229 (15.21%) SharePoint
5 185 (12.28%) Lync
6 171 (11.35%) Exchange Server 2013
7 120 (7.97%) Exchange Server 2003
8 99 (6.57%) IIS
9 43 (2.86%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (1.79%) Office Communications Server
11 23 (1.53%) Apache
12 19 (1.26%) SharePoint 2013
13 17 (1.13%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.53%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.53%) SAS
16 6 (0.40%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.40%) Moodle
17 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
17 4 (0.27%) GroupWise
Applications
1 599 (39.77%) MS Excel
2 328 (21.78%) MS Office
3 6 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.13%) Maya
5 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) MS Project
6 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 36 (2.39%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.06%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.46%) 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
1 123 (8.17%) Office 365
2 85 (5.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.60%) SaaS
4 8 (0.53%) IaaS
5 3 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.066%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 429 (28.49%) SAN
2 403 (26.76%) DNS
3 341 (22.64%) DHCP
4 325 (21.58%) Firewall
5 289 (19.19%) TCP/IP
6 192 (12.75%) LAN
7 186 (12.35%) WAN
8 176 (11.69%) VPN
9 89 (5.91%) NAS
10 81 (5.38%) VoIP
11 70 (4.65%) Wireless
12 58 (3.85%) Internet
13 49 (3.25%) Network Security
14 42 (2.79%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (2.59%) iSCSI
16 32 (2.12%) MPLS
17 30 (1.99%) VLAN
17 30 (1.99%) Unified Communications
17 30 (1.99%) NetScaler
18 26 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 305 (20.25%) SQL Server
2 81 (5.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 37 (2.46%) SQL Server 2005
4 36 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 35 (2.32%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 30 (1.99%) MySQL
6 30 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
7 27 (1.79%) SQL Server 2000
8 19 (1.26%) Data Warehouse
9 18 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
10 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 8 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.40%) Relational Database
13 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.33%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
15 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
16 2 (0.13%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.33%) MSI
2 5 (0.33%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.13%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.13%) Subversion
5 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
General
1 200 (13.28%) Finance
2 51 (3.39%) Legal
3 33 (2.19%) Retail
4 30 (1.99%) Banking
5 29 (1.93%) Law
6 23 (1.53%) Telecoms
7 21 (1.39%) Advertising
8 11 (0.73%) Back Office
9 7 (0.46%) Publishing
10 6 (0.40%) Local Government
11 5 (0.33%) Marketing
12 4 (0.27%) German Language
13 3 (0.20%) Games
13 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.13%) Electronics
15 1 (0.066%) Military
15 1 (0.066%) French Language
15 1 (0.066%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 341 (22.64%) Support Engineer
2 318 (21.12%) Analyst
3 236 (15.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 160 (10.62%) Support Analyst
5 138 (9.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 117 (7.77%) IT Support
7 114 (7.57%) Consultant
8 96 (6.37%) Administrator
9 91 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 90 (5.98%) Service Analyst
11 88 (5.84%) Technical Support
12 81 (5.38%) Service Desk Analyst
13 80 (5.31%) Systems Engineer
14 75 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
15 66 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 62 (4.12%) Server Engineer
17 56 (3.72%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 51 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
19 50 (3.32%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 49 (3.25%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.93%) .NET
2 19 (1.26%) Application Packaging
3 13 (0.86%) Web Services
4 12 (0.80%) ASP.NET
5 9 (0.60%) HTML
6 8 (0.53%) COM
7 7 (0.46%) Software Packaging
8 6 (0.40%) Middleware
9 5 (0.33%) MDX
10 4 (0.27%) CSS
10 4 (0.27%) XML
11 3 (0.20%) JSON
11 3 (0.20%) jQuery
11 3 (0.20%) HTML5
12 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
12 2 (0.13%) LAMP
12 2 (0.13%) ODBC
13 1 (0.066%) WAP
13 1 (0.066%) COM+
13 1 (0.066%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 116 (7.70%) Analytical Skills
2 100 (6.64%) Blackberry
3 73 (4.85%) Clustering
4 35 (2.32%) EqualLogic
5 34 (2.26%) iPhone
6 31 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 31 (2.06%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 29 (1.93%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 20 (1.33%) Replication
10 19 (1.26%) GIS
11 16 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
12 15 (1.00%) PKI
13 13 (0.86%) Mathematics
13 13 (0.86%) Hedge funds
14 12 (0.80%) iPad
15 9 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
16 8 (0.53%) User Experience
17 7 (0.46%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1218 (80.88%) Windows
2 646 (42.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 409 (27.16%) Windows Server 2012
4 330 (21.91%) Windows Server 2003
5 327 (21.71%) Windows 7
6 192 (12.75%) Windows XP
7 148 (9.83%) Linux
8 123 (8.17%) Windows 8
9 54 (3.59%) UNIX
10 36 (2.39%) Windows Vista
11 20 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.73%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.66%) Mac OS X
16 9 (0.60%) Debian
17 8 (0.53%) Android
18 7 (0.46%) CentOS
18 7 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.33%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 602 (39.97%) ITIL
2 94 (6.24%) Project Management
3 91 (6.04%) Service Delivery
4 87 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 86 (5.71%) Mentoring
6 84 (5.58%) Migration
7 80 (5.31%) Change Management
8 74 (4.91%) PRINCE2
9 63 (4.18%) Service Management
10 59 (3.92%) Incident Management
11 58 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
12 54 (3.59%) CRM
13 51 (3.39%) Problem Management
14 39 (2.59%) Business Continuity
14 39 (2.59%) Change Control
15 38 (2.52%) ITIL V3
16 37 (2.46%) Technical Architecture
16 37 (2.46%) Load Balancing
17 36 (2.39%) Kalman Filter
18 33 (2.19%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 224 (14.87%) SQL
2 89 (5.91%) PowerShell
3 22 (1.46%) C
4 20 (1.33%) VBScript
5 11 (0.73%) VB
6 10 (0.66%) C#
6 10 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 9 (0.60%) Perl
8 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.33%) Java
10 4 (0.27%) PHP
11 3 (0.20%) C++
11 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.13%) VBA
12 2 (0.13%) Python
13 1 (0.066%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.066%) Ruby
13 1 (0.066%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1506 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1117 (74.17%) MCSE
3 586 (38.91%) MCITP
4 478 (31.74%) Cisco Certification
5 453 (30.08%) MCP
6 416 (27.62%) CCNA
7 294 (19.52%) MCTS
8 264 (17.53%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 207 (13.75%) Degree
10 141 (9.36%) CCNP
11 135 (8.96%) Citrix Certification
12 106 (7.04%) CCA
13 80 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
14 57 (3.78%) MCDST
15 55 (3.65%) A+ Certification
16 48 (3.19%) Security Cleared
17 42 (2.79%) SC Cleared
18 41 (2.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 41 (2.72%) Network+ Certification
19 26 (1.73%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 174 (11.55%) SLA
2 18 (1.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (0.93%) QA
4 11 (0.73%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 3 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 851 (56.51%) Active Directory
2 519 (34.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 387 (25.70%) Hyper-V
4 141 (9.36%) XenApp
5 131 (8.70%) vSphere
6 68 (4.52%) VMware ESX
7 60 (3.98%) XenDesktop
8 52 (3.45%) XenServer
8 52 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
9 17 (1.13%) Xen
10 16 (1.06%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 16 (1.06%) VMware Workstation
11 15 (1.00%) Terminal Services
12 14 (0.93%) UAG
13 13 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.80%) VMware Server
15 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.46%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.46%) vCloud
17 6 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 138 (9.16%) SCCM
2 103 (6.84%) Backup Exec
3 74 (4.91%) SCOM
4 40 (2.66%) Norton AntiVirus
5 22 (1.46%) WSUS
6 12 (0.80%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.66%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.53%) MOM
8 8 (0.53%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 6 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
9 6 (0.40%) Cacti
10 5 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
10 5 (0.33%) Nessus
11 4 (0.27%) AppManager
11 4 (0.27%) Nagios
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 3 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 1125 (74.70%) Microsoft
2 817 (54.25%) VMware
3 495 (32.87%) Citrix
4 491 (32.60%) Cisco
5 236 (15.67%) HP
6 138 (9.16%) Dell
7 113 (7.50%) EMC
8 100 (6.64%) Symantec
9 87 (5.78%) Juniper
10 85 (5.64%) Apple
11 81 (5.38%) NetApp
12 67 (4.45%) Veeam
13 43 (2.86%) Meru Networks
14 38 (2.52%) Sophos
15 36 (2.39%) CheckPoint
16 35 (2.32%) Remedy
17 29 (1.93%) McAfee
17 29 (1.93%) Red Hat
18 27 (1.79%) IBM
19 26 (1.73%) Oracle
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 10 hours ago
North London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 12 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
Networking People
Salary: £41000 - £45000 per annum + corporate bens & bonus
Posted: 17 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
ComputerWorld Personnel Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: 2 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Plymouth, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £23000 - £24700 Per Annum Pension, Free Parking
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Connectus
Salary: £26000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 31k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago