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

Location
3 months to
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 373 403 441
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +38
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 726 688 521
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.70% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 2.26% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 667 603 460
Average salary £33,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.71% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,250
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.18%
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
28342 30493 29434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.42% 27.11% 27.79%
Number of salaries quoted 22419 24587 24008
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £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 17 April 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 17 April 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 +62 294 £35,000 -6.66% 33
South East -39 155 £35,000 +7.69% 24
East of England +57 80 £32,500 -7.14% 1
South West +18 66 £33,000 -13.15% 8
Yorkshire -13 44 £30,000 -14.28% 3
North West -6 43 £30,000 -11.76% 4
West Midlands -5 32 £32,500 -7.14% 10
East Midlands +1 16 £25,000 -39.75% 1
North East -1 3 £27,000 -22.85% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 1545 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1288 (83.37%) Windows
3 1143 (73.98%) Microsoft
4 1127 (72.94%) MCSE
5 901 (58.32%) Active Directory
6 777 (50.29%) VMware
7 572 (37.02%) MS Excel
8 569 (36.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 565 (36.57%) MS Exchange
10 563 (36.44%) ITIL
11 526 (34.05%) Cisco
12 515 (33.33%) Citrix
13 500 (32.36%) VMware Infrastructure
14 487 (31.52%) MCITP
15 479 (31.00%) MCP
16 449 (29.06%) Windows Server 2012
17 433 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
18 399 (25.83%) CCNA
19 368 (23.82%) SQL Server
20 345 (22.33%) MS Office
21 336 (21.75%) Hyper-V
22 321 (20.78%) Windows 7
23 311 (20.13%) SAN
24 302 (19.55%) Firewall
25 301 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
25 301 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2010
26 299 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 287 (18.58%) SQL
27 287 (18.58%) DNS
28 267 (17.28%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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
1 565 (36.57%) MS Exchange
2 301 (19.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 267 (17.28%) SharePoint
4 183 (11.84%) Exchange Server 2007
4 183 (11.84%) Lync
5 163 (10.55%) Exchange Server 2013
6 108 (6.99%) Exchange Server 2003
7 103 (6.67%) IIS
8 66 (4.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 24 (1.55%) Office Communications Server
10 22 (1.42%) Apache
11 16 (1.04%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (0.97%) SAS
13 14 (0.91%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.58%) SharePoint 2010
15 8 (0.52%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.26%) GroupWise
17 2 (0.13%) WorkSite
17 2 (0.13%) IBM Notes
17 2 (0.13%) OpenStack
Applications
1 572 (37.02%) MS Excel
2 345 (22.33%) MS Office
3 11 (0.71%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 9 (0.58%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.065%) SOLIDWORKS
7 1 (0.065%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.065%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.065%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 11 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 11 (0.71%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.19%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.065%) Primavera
Cloud Services
1 158 (10.23%) Office 365
2 82 (5.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.10%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (0.78%) Mimecast
5 11 (0.71%) IaaS
6 8 (0.52%) SaaS
7 4 (0.26%) Yammer
8 3 (0.19%) PaaS
9 1 (0.065%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.065%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 311 (20.13%) SAN
2 302 (19.55%) Firewall
3 287 (18.58%) DNS
4 261 (16.89%) TCP/IP
5 241 (15.60%) DHCP
6 194 (12.56%) WAN
7 186 (12.04%) LAN
8 185 (11.97%) VPN
9 142 (9.19%) VoIP
10 61 (3.95%) NAS
11 52 (3.37%) iSCSI
12 50 (3.24%) VLAN
13 49 (3.17%) Internet
14 43 (2.78%) Wireless
15 39 (2.52%) Network Security
16 37 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
17 36 (2.33%) Fibre Channel
18 32 (2.07%) Cisco ASA
19 28 (1.81%) Wi-Fi
19 28 (1.81%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (23.82%) SQL Server
2 101 (6.54%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (3.62%) SQL Server 2012
4 48 (3.11%) SQL Server 2000
5 41 (2.65%) SQL Server 2005
6 35 (2.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 33 (2.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.36%) MySQL
9 12 (0.78%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.45%) Amazon RDS
10 7 (0.45%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.32%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.26%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.26%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.13%) QlikView
15 2 (0.13%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 10 (0.65%) MSI
1 10 (0.65%) InstallShield
2 9 (0.58%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.58%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.13%) JIRA
4 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
4 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 1 (0.065%) WinDbg
General
1 239 (15.47%) Finance
2 48 (3.11%) Law
3 43 (2.78%) Legal
4 36 (2.33%) Advertising
5 33 (2.14%) Banking
6 30 (1.94%) Retail
7 24 (1.55%) Telecoms
8 15 (0.97%) Back Office
9 12 (0.78%) Marketing
10 10 (0.65%) Publishing
11 7 (0.45%) Games
11 7 (0.45%) Local Government
11 7 (0.45%) Manufacturing
12 4 (0.26%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.065%) Military
14 1 (0.065%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 319 (20.65%) Analyst
2 286 (18.51%) Support Engineer
3 191 (12.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 184 (11.91%) 3rd Line Support
5 175 (11.33%) Support Analyst
6 172 (11.13%) Consultant
7 134 (8.67%) 2nd Line Support
8 104 (6.73%) IT Support
9 90 (5.83%) Administrator
10 76 (4.92%) Technical Support
11 72 (4.66%) Systems Engineer
12 63 (4.08%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 58 (3.75%) 1st Line Support
13 58 (3.75%) Service Analyst
14 55 (3.56%) Server Engineer
14 55 (3.56%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 50 (3.24%) Service Desk Analyst
16 49 (3.17%) Desktop Support
17 47 (3.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
18 46 (2.98%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (3.04%) .NET
2 32 (2.07%) Software Packaging
3 27 (1.75%) Application Packaging
4 24 (1.55%) ASP.NET
5 19 (1.23%) HTML
6 15 (0.97%) Web Services
7 12 (0.78%) CSS
8 11 (0.71%) COM
9 5 (0.32%) MDX
10 4 (0.26%) WAP
10 4 (0.26%) LAMP
11 3 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
12 2 (0.13%) EDI
12 2 (0.13%) JSON
12 2 (0.13%) XML
13 1 (0.065%) Flash
13 1 (0.065%) ActiveMQ
13 1 (0.065%) jQuery
13 1 (0.065%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 95 (6.15%) Analytical Skills
2 82 (5.31%) Blackberry
3 56 (3.62%) Client/Server
4 54 (3.50%) Replication
5 52 (3.37%) Clustering
6 45 (2.91%) Management Information System
7 42 (2.72%) Private Cloud
8 36 (2.33%) Thin Client
8 36 (2.33%) Computer Science
8 36 (2.33%) Fat Client
9 21 (1.36%) iPhone
10 19 (1.23%) EqualLogic
11 12 (0.78%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.78%) FMCG
12 11 (0.71%) Digital Media
13 10 (0.65%) Enterprise Software
14 9 (0.58%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.52%) PDA
16 7 (0.45%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.45%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1288 (83.37%) Windows
2 569 (36.83%) Windows Server 2008
3 449 (29.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 321 (20.78%) Windows 7
5 301 (19.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 183 (11.84%) Linux
7 144 (9.32%) Windows 8
8 118 (7.64%) Windows XP
9 58 (3.75%) UNIX
10 38 (2.46%) Windows Vista
11 28 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (1.75%) Mac OS X
13 23 (1.49%) Debian
14 17 (1.10%) Windows 2000
14 17 (1.10%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.97%) Android
16 10 (0.65%) CentOS
17 9 (0.58%) Windows 2000 Server
18 8 (0.52%) Ubuntu
19 7 (0.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 563 (36.44%) ITIL
2 103 (6.67%) Service Delivery
3 100 (6.47%) Disaster Recovery
4 89 (5.76%) Migration
5 87 (5.63%) Mentoring
6 80 (5.18%) PRINCE2
7 65 (4.21%) Change Management
7 65 (4.21%) Project Management
8 55 (3.56%) Service Management
9 50 (3.24%) Information Security
10 39 (2.52%) CRM
11 38 (2.46%) Incident Management
12 35 (2.27%) Security Management
13 31 (2.01%) Infrastructure Management
14 30 (1.94%) Problem Management
15 29 (1.88%) Root Cause Analysis
16 28 (1.81%) Coaching
16 28 (1.81%) Business Continuity
17 27 (1.75%) Change Control
18 26 (1.68%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 287 (18.58%) SQL
2 162 (10.49%) PowerShell
3 31 (2.01%) VBScript
4 27 (1.75%) C#
5 22 (1.42%) C
6 16 (1.04%) T-SQL
7 12 (0.78%) Java
7 12 (0.78%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.71%) VB
9 7 (0.45%) Bash Shell
10 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.32%) Perl
11 3 (0.19%) C++
11 3 (0.19%) VBA
11 3 (0.19%) Python
12 2 (0.13%) Ruby
12 2 (0.13%) R
13 1 (0.065%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.065%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1545 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1127 (72.94%) MCSE
3 487 (31.52%) MCITP
4 479 (31.00%) MCP
5 433 (28.03%) Cisco Certification
6 399 (25.83%) CCNA
7 299 (19.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 186 (12.04%) MCTS
9 185 (11.97%) Degree
10 181 (11.72%) Citrix Certification
11 162 (10.49%) CCA
12 117 (7.57%) CCNP
13 60 (3.88%) MCDST
14 54 (3.50%) CISSP
15 45 (2.91%) VCP5
16 44 (2.85%) Security Cleared
17 42 (2.72%) SC Cleared
17 42 (2.72%) A+ Certification
18 35 (2.27%) ITIL Certification
18 35 (2.27%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (11.52%) SLA
2 37 (2.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.81%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.71%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.32%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.32%) GMP
5 5 (0.32%) QA
6 3 (0.19%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.065%) COBIT
System Software
1 901 (58.32%) Active Directory
2 500 (32.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 336 (21.75%) Hyper-V
4 235 (15.21%) XenApp
5 217 (14.05%) vSphere
6 110 (7.12%) XenDesktop
7 77 (4.98%) VMware ESX
8 70 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
9 59 (3.82%) XenServer
10 35 (2.27%) vCloud
10 35 (2.27%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 34 (2.20%) Xen
12 31 (2.01%) Terminal Services
13 28 (1.81%) Microsoft App-V
14 25 (1.62%) BitLocker
15 19 (1.23%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.71%) Forefront TMG
17 9 (0.58%) UAG
17 9 (0.58%) Microsoft Virtual Server
18 7 (0.45%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 173 (11.20%) SCCM
2 112 (7.25%) Backup Exec
3 72 (4.66%) SCOM
4 47 (3.04%) WSUS
5 35 (2.27%) NetBackup
6 16 (1.04%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.78%) SCVMM
7 12 (0.78%) McAfee ePO
7 12 (0.78%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (0.65%) Windows Intune
8 10 (0.65%) Nagios
9 9 (0.58%) Nessus
10 7 (0.45%) SCOrch
11 6 (0.39%) WMI
11 6 (0.39%) ARCserve
11 6 (0.39%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 6 (0.39%) MOM
12 5 (0.32%) SCDPM
12 5 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 4 (0.26%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 1143 (73.98%) Microsoft
2 777 (50.29%) VMware
3 526 (34.05%) Cisco
4 515 (33.33%) Citrix
5 204 (13.20%) HP
6 120 (7.77%) NetApp
7 108 (6.99%) Dell
8 90 (5.83%) Symantec
9 64 (4.14%) EMC
10 58 (3.75%) Apple
11 43 (2.78%) Sophos
12 41 (2.65%) Veeam
13 38 (2.46%) Remedy
14 36 (2.33%) Websense
15 33 (2.14%) CommVault
15 33 (2.14%) Red Hat
16 32 (2.07%) CheckPoint
17 27 (1.75%) Reuters
17 27 (1.75%) McAfee
18 25 (1.62%) Juniper
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Enorth Staffing
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
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Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Banstead, Surrey
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Urban Network UK Limited
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + 36 Days Leave, Pension, Training
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Pension Scheme, Health + More
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Larson Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Malmesbury, Wiltshire
Roc Search Limited
Salary: + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Hays IT
Salary: Career Generation/Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
GCS
Salary: Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: Up to £30,000 + car & comprehensive benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: 2 days ago