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 25 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 446 436 417
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 561 658 748
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.62% 0.64% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 2.34% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 496 576 670
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,150 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.85%
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
24032 28079 31017
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.46% 27.21% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 19664 22440 24775
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 June 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 25 June 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
London 0 175 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South East +42 152 £32,500 -13.33% 17
Yorkshire +60 69 £26,000 -25.71% 8
South West -19 36 £28,500 -18.57% 10
East Midlands +28 35 £28,500 -18.57% 1
North West +1 35 £42,500 +60.37% 7
West Midlands -28 30 £34,500 +1.47% 8
East of England -10 23 £40,000 +17.64% 2
North East +3 7 £19,000 -29.62% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 1250 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 999 (79.92%) Windows
3 943 (75.44%) Microsoft
4 848 (67.84%) MCSE
5 698 (55.84%) Active Directory
6 665 (53.20%) Windows Server
7 663 (53.04%) VMware
8 488 (39.04%) ITIL
9 470 (37.60%) MS Excel
10 458 (36.64%) VMware Infrastructure
11 451 (36.08%) MS Exchange
12 424 (33.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 407 (32.56%) Cisco
14 403 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
15 372 (29.76%) Citrix
16 362 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
17 357 (28.56%) MCITP
18 343 (27.44%) CCNA
19 320 (25.60%) Hyper-V
20 299 (23.92%) SQL Server
21 297 (23.76%) MCP
22 254 (20.32%) Windows 7
23 250 (20.00%) Firewall
24 245 (19.60%) MS Office
25 241 (19.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
26 234 (18.72%) Office 365
27 233 (18.64%) LAN
27 233 (18.64%) WAN
28 206 (16.48%) Exchange Server 2010
29 204 (16.32%) DNS

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
1 451 (36.08%) MS Exchange
2 206 (16.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 166 (13.28%) Exchange Server 2013
4 119 (9.52%) Skype for Business
5 108 (8.64%) SharePoint
6 94 (7.52%) Exchange Server 2007
7 68 (5.44%) IIS
8 30 (2.40%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 23 (1.84%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (1.44%) Office Communications Server
10 18 (1.44%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (1.04%) CMS
11 13 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
12 12 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 9 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
14 8 (0.64%) SharePoint Server
15 6 (0.48%) WordPress
16 4 (0.32%) Confluence
17 3 (0.24%) Drupal
18 2 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 470 (37.60%) MS Excel
2 245 (19.60%) MS Office
3 27 (2.16%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.64%) MS Project
5 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.080%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.64%) Dynamics AX
2 6 (0.48%) Bankmaster
2 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
3 3 (0.24%) Exstream
4 2 (0.16%) Hi Portfolio
4 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.16%) Lorenzo
5 1 (0.080%) FLEXCUBE
5 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.080%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 234 (18.72%) Office 365
2 105 (8.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.24%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (1.12%) Azure Active Directory
4 14 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.04%) IaaS
6 10 (0.80%) SaaS
7 8 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.56%) GitHub
9 6 (0.48%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.16%) PaaS
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.080%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 1 (0.080%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 250 (20.00%) Firewall
2 233 (18.64%) LAN
2 233 (18.64%) WAN
3 204 (16.32%) DHCP
3 204 (16.32%) DNS
4 199 (15.92%) SAN
5 165 (13.20%) VPN
6 135 (10.80%) TCP/IP
7 79 (6.32%) VLAN
8 71 (5.68%) VoIP
9 58 (4.64%) Cisco ASA
10 57 (4.56%) Wireless
11 49 (3.92%) Internet
12 44 (3.52%) MPLS
13 35 (2.80%) SSL
14 34 (2.72%) iSCSI
14 34 (2.72%) Skype
15 29 (2.32%) ADSL
15 29 (2.32%) Cisco IOS
16 28 (2.24%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (23.92%) SQL Server
2 70 (5.60%) SQL Server 2012
3 56 (4.48%) SQL Server 2005
4 52 (4.16%) SQL Server 2008
5 35 (2.80%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 29 (2.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 26 (2.08%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (1.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 16 (1.28%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (0.72%) MySQL
11 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.48%) MS Access
13 5 (0.40%) Data Warehouse
13 5 (0.40%) SSDT
14 4 (0.32%) OLAP
14 4 (0.32%) OLTP
15 3 (0.24%) GIS
15 3 (0.24%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 3 (0.24%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (0.96%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.64%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.40%) JIRA
5 4 (0.32%) ProC
5 4 (0.32%) tSQLt
6 3 (0.24%) MSI
7 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
7 2 (0.16%) Subversion
8 1 (0.080%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.080%) Grunt
8 1 (0.080%) InstallShield
General
1 151 (12.08%) Finance
2 41 (3.28%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.64%) Banking
4 28 (2.24%) Games
4 28 (2.24%) Legal
5 23 (1.84%) Japanese Language
5 23 (1.84%) Retail
6 14 (1.12%) Law
6 14 (1.12%) Marketing
7 12 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.80%) Billing
9 9 (0.72%) Back Office
10 8 (0.64%) Local Government
11 4 (0.32%) Advertising
11 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.32%) German Language
12 3 (0.24%) French Language
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.080%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.080%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 302 (24.16%) Support Engineer
2 233 (18.64%) Analyst
3 205 (16.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 142 (11.36%) 2nd Line Support
5 130 (10.40%) Support Analyst
6 121 (9.68%) IT Support
7 120 (9.60%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 110 (8.80%) Consultant
9 96 (7.68%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 96 (7.68%) Administrator
10 94 (7.52%) IT Engineer
11 91 (7.28%) 3rd Line Support
12 85 (6.80%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 84 (6.72%) Infrastructure Support
14 70 (5.60%) Windows Engineer
15 66 (5.28%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 66 (5.28%) Server Engineer
16 61 (4.88%) Service Analyst
17 60 (4.80%) IT Support Engineer
17 60 (4.80%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.40%) .NET
2 17 (1.36%) 802.1X
3 16 (1.28%) COM
4 14 (1.12%) HTML
5 13 (1.04%) Web Services
6 12 (0.96%) CSS
7 9 (0.72%) Middleware
8 8 (0.64%) ODBC
9 6 (0.48%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.40%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.40%) Ultra Messaging
10 5 (0.40%) XML
11 3 (0.24%) LAMP
11 3 (0.24%) MDX
12 2 (0.16%) ASP.NET
12 2 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.16%) XSLT
13 1 (0.080%) Classic ASP
13 1 (0.080%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.080%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 121 (9.68%) Data Centre
2 85 (6.80%) Analytical Skills
3 72 (5.76%) Blackberry
4 71 (5.68%) Driving Licence
5 48 (3.84%) Replication
6 45 (3.60%) Clustering
7 30 (2.40%) Fat Client
7 30 (2.40%) Thin Client
8 23 (1.84%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.68%) iPhone
11 17 (1.36%) iPad
11 17 (1.36%) User Experience
12 16 (1.28%) FMCG
12 16 (1.28%) Statistics
13 14 (1.12%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.12%) Private Cloud
14 13 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
15 12 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
15 12 (0.96%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 999 (79.92%) Windows
2 665 (53.20%) Windows Server
3 424 (33.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 403 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 254 (20.32%) Windows 7
6 166 (13.28%) Linux
7 148 (11.84%) Windows 8
8 113 (9.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 110 (8.80%) Windows 10
10 64 (5.12%) Windows XP
11 55 (4.40%) Unix
12 29 (2.32%) Mac OS
13 28 (2.24%) Mac OS X
14 23 (1.84%) Android
15 22 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 21 (1.68%) Windows Vista
17 12 (0.96%) Windows Phone
18 11 (0.88%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.80%) HPUX
20 7 (0.56%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 488 (39.04%) ITIL
2 86 (6.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 81 (6.48%) Migration
4 67 (5.36%) Service Management
5 64 (5.12%) ITIL V3
6 60 (4.80%) Presales
7 58 (4.64%) Service Delivery
8 56 (4.48%) High Availability
9 54 (4.32%) Project Management
10 47 (3.76%) Mentoring
11 43 (3.44%) Change Management
11 43 (3.44%) Patch Management
12 41 (3.28%) Change Control
13 40 (3.20%) Time Management
14 38 (3.04%) PRINCE2
14 38 (3.04%) Problem Management
14 38 (3.04%) Root Cause Analysis
15 37 (2.96%) Continuous Improvement
16 33 (2.64%) Incident Management
16 33 (2.64%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 195 (15.60%) SQL
2 144 (11.52%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.44%) VBScript
4 20 (1.60%) T-SQL
4 20 (1.60%) VB
5 18 (1.44%) Bash Shell
6 17 (1.36%) C
7 16 (1.28%) Java
8 12 (0.96%) C#
8 12 (0.96%) JavaScript
8 12 (0.96%) Python
9 11 (0.88%) Perl
10 10 (0.80%) VBA
11 5 (0.40%) Ruby
12 4 (0.32%) C++
12 4 (0.32%) Delphi
12 4 (0.32%) PHP
12 4 (0.32%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.24%) Pascal
13 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1250 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 848 (67.84%) MCSE
3 362 (28.96%) Cisco Certification
4 357 (28.56%) MCITP
5 343 (27.44%) CCNA
6 297 (23.76%) MCP
7 241 (19.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 180 (14.40%) MCTS
9 134 (10.72%) Degree
10 121 (9.68%) Citrix Certification
11 90 (7.20%) CCA
12 83 (6.64%) CCNP
13 68 (5.44%) Security Cleared
14 66 (5.28%) ITIL Certification
15 64 (5.12%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 60 (4.80%) A+ Certification
17 51 (4.08%) SC Cleared
18 48 (3.84%) Network+ Certification
19 35 (2.80%) MCDST
20 32 (2.56%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (10.72%) SLA
2 24 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.28%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.20%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.80%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.40%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.24%) QA
8 2 (0.16%) DICOM
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.080%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.080%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 698 (55.84%) Active Directory
2 458 (36.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 320 (25.60%) Hyper-V
4 146 (11.68%) vSphere
5 114 (9.12%) XenApp
6 58 (4.64%) VMware ESXi
7 51 (4.08%) XenDesktop
8 43 (3.44%) Terminal Services
9 41 (3.28%) XenServer
10 32 (2.56%) Virtual Desktop
10 32 (2.56%) Virtual Servers
11 22 (1.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 22 (1.76%) NFS
12 19 (1.52%) Terminal Server
13 18 (1.44%) VMware ESX
14 16 (1.28%) Postfix
14 16 (1.28%) Xen
15 12 (0.96%) Virtual Machines
16 10 (0.80%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 10 (0.80%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 153 (12.24%) SCCM
2 103 (8.24%) Backup Exec
3 62 (4.96%) WSUS
4 41 (3.28%) SCOM
5 40 (3.20%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (2.32%) NetBackup
7 22 (1.76%) SCVMM
8 21 (1.68%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (1.36%) DameWare
10 15 (1.20%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (1.12%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (1.04%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
13 12 (0.96%) vMotion
14 11 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.88%) Nagios
15 10 (0.80%) EMC VPLEX
16 9 (0.72%) Perfmon
17 8 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
17 8 (0.64%) SCSM
Vendors
1 943 (75.44%) Microsoft
2 663 (53.04%) VMware
3 407 (32.56%) Cisco
4 372 (29.76%) Citrix
5 191 (15.28%) HP
6 122 (9.76%) NetApp
7 81 (6.48%) EMC
8 74 (5.92%) Symantec
9 70 (5.60%) Veeam
10 67 (5.36%) Dell
11 48 (3.84%) Apple
12 43 (3.44%) Juniper
13 37 (2.96%) CheckPoint
14 35 (2.80%) IBM
14 35 (2.80%) Oracle
14 35 (2.80%) Sophos
15 31 (2.48%) Red Hat
16 30 (2.40%) Avaya
17 28 (2.24%) SolarWinds
18 26 (2.08%) WatchGuard
Bournemouth, Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £38000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £38000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 22 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum 28days hols,overtime,Microsoft train
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salaries
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Imparta Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 2 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham City Council
Salary: £31,288 per annum + flexi time, fantastic pension and other benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 4 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £30k - 42.6k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Tenterden, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +BUPA, Pension, Death in service, company mobi
Posted: Yesterday
Birkenhead, Merseyside
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 3 days ago