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

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 393 377 412
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 668 729 569
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.66% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 2.42% 2.03%
Number of salaries quoted 578 648 488
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,250 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,750 £55,000 £51,250
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
27877 30152 27980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.32% 27.52%
Number of salaries quoted 22282 24016 22927
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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 -13 204 £42,500 +13.33% 23
South East +4 174 £37,500 +8.69% 21
East of England +35 80 £34,000 -2.85% 8
South West +30 71 £35,000 +0.71% 3
North West -11 52 £24,500 -16.94% 13
West Midlands -2 38 £36,000 +2.85% 3
Yorkshire -47 25 £36,000 -18.18% 2
East Midlands -25 15 £35,000 -7.89% 2
North East - 10 £27,250 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 1441 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1194 (82.86%) Windows
3 1032 (71.62%) Microsoft
4 1028 (71.34%) MCSE
5 788 (54.68%) Active Directory
6 750 (52.05%) VMware
7 575 (39.90%) Windows Server 2008
8 534 (37.06%) MS Exchange
9 500 (34.70%) ITIL
10 494 (34.28%) Windows Server 2012
11 467 (32.41%) MCITP
12 453 (31.44%) MCP
12 453 (31.44%) Cisco
13 447 (31.02%) Citrix
13 447 (31.02%) VMware Infrastructure
14 446 (30.95%) MS Excel
15 371 (25.75%) SQL Server
16 365 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
17 361 (25.05%) CCNA
18 328 (22.76%) Exchange Server 2010
19 312 (21.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 294 (20.40%) Windows 7
21 289 (20.06%) Hyper-V
21 289 (20.06%) DNS
22 279 (19.36%) Windows Server 2003
22 279 (19.36%) Firewall
23 261 (18.11%) DHCP
24 260 (18.04%) SQL
25 259 (17.97%) MS Office
25 259 (17.97%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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
1 534 (37.06%) MS Exchange
2 328 (22.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 192 (13.32%) SharePoint
4 191 (13.25%) Exchange Server 2013
5 159 (11.03%) Lync
6 146 (10.13%) Exchange Server 2007
7 95 (6.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 90 (6.25%) IIS
9 54 (3.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.97%) Apache
12 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
13 8 (0.56%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.49%) WorkSite
15 6 (0.42%) SAS
16 5 (0.35%) SharePoint Server
16 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
17 2 (0.14%) nginx
18 1 (0.069%) WordPress
Applications
1 446 (30.95%) MS Excel
2 259 (17.97%) MS Office
3 13 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.62%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.069%) MS Project
6 1 (0.069%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.42%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) SAP CCM
3 4 (0.28%) SAP ERP
4 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
5 2 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
5 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 150 (10.41%) Office 365
2 85 (5.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (1.32%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.18%) SaaS
5 12 (0.83%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.69%) IaaS
7 9 (0.62%) Cloud Computing
8 4 (0.28%) Yammer
9 1 (0.069%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 289 (20.06%) DNS
2 279 (19.36%) Firewall
3 261 (18.11%) DHCP
4 259 (17.97%) TCP/IP
4 259 (17.97%) SAN
5 200 (13.88%) WAN
6 188 (13.05%) LAN
7 173 (12.01%) VPN
8 147 (10.20%) VoIP
9 59 (4.09%) iSCSI
10 56 (3.89%) VLAN
11 39 (2.71%) Cisco ASA
11 39 (2.71%) Internet
12 37 (2.57%) Network Security
13 34 (2.36%) NAS
14 27 (1.87%) ADSL
15 26 (1.80%) Wireless
16 25 (1.73%) Cisco IOS
17 22 (1.53%) Wi-Fi
17 22 (1.53%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 371 (25.75%) SQL Server
2 114 (7.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 74 (5.14%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (3.33%) SQL Server 2000
5 37 (2.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 33 (2.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 25 (1.73%) MySQL
8 24 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 24 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 22 (1.53%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 8 (0.56%) Relational Database
11 7 (0.49%) Data Warehouse
12 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
13 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
14 2 (0.14%) QlikView
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
14 2 (0.14%) Star Schema
14 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 14 (0.97%) MSI
1 14 (0.97%) InstallShield
2 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.35%) TeamCity
4 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.28%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.14%) Subversion
5 2 (0.14%) JIRA
6 1 (0.069%) MSTest
6 1 (0.069%) WinDbg
General
1 207 (14.37%) Finance
2 58 (4.02%) Legal
3 52 (3.61%) Law
4 33 (2.29%) Advertising
5 26 (1.80%) Retail
5 26 (1.80%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.18%) Banking
7 16 (1.11%) Marketing
8 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.49%) Games
10 7 (0.49%) Local Government
11 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
11 6 (0.42%) Back Office
12 5 (0.35%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.28%) French Language
13 4 (0.28%) German Language
13 4 (0.28%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.14%) Electronics
15 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 278 (19.29%) Support Engineer
2 252 (17.49%) Analyst
3 199 (13.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 144 (9.99%) Support Analyst
5 134 (9.30%) Administrator
6 128 (8.88%) Consultant
7 122 (8.47%) 2nd Line Support
8 115 (7.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 96 (6.66%) IT Support
10 90 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
11 73 (5.07%) Systems Engineer
12 64 (4.44%) Technical Support
13 61 (4.23%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 60 (4.16%) 1st Line Support
15 59 (4.09%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 53 (3.68%) Desktop Support
17 45 (3.12%) IT Support Engineer
17 45 (3.12%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 43 (2.98%) DBA
19 42 (2.91%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (2.01%) .NET
2 27 (1.87%) Software Packaging
3 25 (1.73%) Application Packaging
4 15 (1.04%) HTML
5 13 (0.90%) ASP.NET
5 13 (0.90%) Web Services
6 9 (0.62%) CSS
7 7 (0.49%) COM
8 4 (0.28%) WAP
8 4 (0.28%) LAMP
9 3 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
10 2 (0.14%) EDI
11 1 (0.069%) ActiveMQ
11 1 (0.069%) REST
11 1 (0.069%) Middleware
11 1 (0.069%) XML
11 1 (0.069%) Flash
Miscellaneous
1 109 (7.56%) Data Centre
2 80 (5.55%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (4.93%) Clustering
4 62 (4.30%) Blackberry
5 53 (3.68%) Replication
6 51 (3.54%) EqualLogic
7 41 (2.85%) Private Cloud
8 39 (2.71%) Management Information System
9 33 (2.29%) Thin Client
9 33 (2.29%) Fat Client
10 31 (2.15%) Computer Science
11 29 (2.01%) Client/Server
12 18 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.83%) iPhone
15 10 (0.69%) HP Storage
15 10 (0.69%) PDA
16 9 (0.62%) Digital Media
17 8 (0.56%) Life Science
17 8 (0.56%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 1194 (82.86%) Windows
2 575 (39.90%) Windows Server 2008
3 494 (34.28%) Windows Server 2012
4 294 (20.40%) Windows 7
5 279 (19.36%) Windows Server 2003
6 187 (12.98%) Linux
7 134 (9.30%) Windows 8
8 125 (8.67%) Windows XP
9 62 (4.30%) Windows Vista
10 54 (3.75%) UNIX
11 32 (2.22%) Mac OS X
12 28 (1.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 25 (1.73%) Debian
14 19 (1.32%) Android
15 16 (1.11%) Mac OS
16 11 (0.76%) Solaris
17 9 (0.62%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.56%) CentOS
19 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000
20 6 (0.42%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 500 (34.70%) ITIL
2 104 (7.22%) Service Delivery
3 96 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 83 (5.76%) Migration
5 82 (5.69%) Mentoring
6 67 (4.65%) Change Management
7 65 (4.51%) Project Management
8 57 (3.96%) Service Management
9 49 (3.40%) Performance Tuning
10 36 (2.50%) PRINCE2
11 34 (2.36%) Asset Management
11 34 (2.36%) Incident Management
11 34 (2.36%) Change Control
12 33 (2.29%) Infrastructure Management
13 31 (2.15%) Root Cause Analysis
13 31 (2.15%) Security Management
14 30 (2.08%) Problem Management
14 30 (2.08%) Server Building
15 29 (2.01%) Information Security
16 28 (1.94%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 260 (18.04%) SQL
2 166 (11.52%) PowerShell
3 34 (2.36%) T-SQL
4 27 (1.87%) VBScript
5 14 (0.97%) Java
6 12 (0.83%) C#
7 11 (0.76%) VB
7 11 (0.76%) C
8 8 (0.56%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.49%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.49%) VBA
9 7 (0.49%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.28%) C++
11 2 (0.14%) Perl
11 2 (0.14%) PHP
12 1 (0.069%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.069%) Python
12 1 (0.069%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1441 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1028 (71.34%) MCSE
3 467 (32.41%) MCITP
4 453 (31.44%) MCP
5 365 (25.33%) Cisco Certification
6 361 (25.05%) CCNA
7 312 (21.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 143 (9.92%) Degree
9 137 (9.51%) MCTS
10 121 (8.40%) Citrix Certification
11 108 (7.49%) CCA
12 79 (5.48%) CCNP
13 48 (3.33%) Security Cleared
14 47 (3.26%) A+ Certification
15 44 (3.05%) MCDST
16 41 (2.85%) SC Cleared
17 40 (2.78%) VCP5
18 35 (2.43%) ITIL Certification
19 32 (2.22%) Network+ Certification
20 31 (2.15%) CCEA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 184 (12.77%) SLA
2 31 (2.15%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.04%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.56%) QA
5 5 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.35%) GMP
6 4 (0.28%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.21%) BS7799
7 3 (0.21%) BS25999
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.069%) COBIT
System Software
1 788 (54.68%) Active Directory
2 447 (31.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 289 (20.06%) Hyper-V
4 210 (14.57%) XenApp
5 171 (11.87%) vSphere
6 75 (5.20%) VMware ESX
7 64 (4.44%) XenDesktop
8 52 (3.61%) VMware ESXi
9 38 (2.64%) vCloud
10 33 (2.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 31 (2.15%) Microsoft App-V
11 31 (2.15%) XenServer
12 30 (2.08%) Terminal Services
12 30 (2.08%) VMware Server
13 21 (1.46%) Xen
14 20 (1.39%) BitLocker
15 18 (1.25%) UAG
15 18 (1.25%) ISA Server
16 17 (1.18%) Forefront TMG
17 15 (1.04%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 204 (14.16%) SCCM
2 111 (7.70%) Backup Exec
3 74 (5.14%) SCOM
4 70 (4.86%) WSUS
5 36 (2.50%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.73%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.69%) Nagios
8 7 (0.49%) Zenoss
8 7 (0.49%) WhatsUp Gold
8 7 (0.49%) Windows Intune
9 6 (0.42%) Casper Suite
9 6 (0.42%) AirWatch
9 6 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
9 6 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 5 (0.35%) ARCserve
10 5 (0.35%) WMI
10 5 (0.35%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 5 (0.35%) SCOrch
10 5 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
10 5 (0.35%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1032 (71.62%) Microsoft
2 750 (52.05%) VMware
3 453 (31.44%) Cisco
4 447 (31.02%) Citrix
5 204 (14.16%) HP
6 112 (7.77%) Symantec
7 109 (7.56%) NetApp
8 108 (7.49%) Dell
9 59 (4.09%) Apple
10 50 (3.47%) Sophos
11 46 (3.19%) EMC
11 46 (3.19%) Veeam
12 35 (2.43%) Remedy
12 35 (2.43%) CheckPoint
13 34 (2.36%) Red Hat
14 28 (1.94%) Websense
14 28 (1.94%) Intel
15 25 (1.73%) Oracle
16 22 (1.53%) IBM
16 22 (1.53%) CommVault
Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
North London
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Premier IT
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
First Point
Salary: £26000 - £36000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
GB Solutions
Posted: Yesterday
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Talent International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £25000.00 - £27500.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
ninesharp
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Bonus Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Opus IT Consulting
Salary: £18000.00 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Stockport, Cheshire
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Flexi-Time, Pension, Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £48000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 2 days ago
Staines, Middlesex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £31000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Outsourcery
Salary: £35,000 - £45,000 per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago