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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 399 395 452
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +57
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 659 753 507
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.65% 0.66% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 2.43% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 593 667 428
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +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
27392 30939 28160
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.19% 27.30% 27.60%
Number of salaries quoted 21727 25002 22997
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 £69,000 £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 28 May 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 28 May 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 +38 257 £37,500 +3.44% 19
South East -26 129 £35,750 +7.80% 24
East of England +27 74 £37,500 +7.14% 9
South West +19 65 £35,000 -3.44% 12
North West +6 48 £27,500 -15.38% 15
West Midlands +6 34 £32,500 -7.14% 6
Yorkshire -30 32 £32,500 -18.75% 6
East Midlands -21 15 £23,750 -40.62% 7
North East +5 7 £27,250 -22.14% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 1445 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1217 (84.22%) Windows
3 1045 (72.32%) MCSE
4 1035 (71.63%) Microsoft
5 807 (55.85%) Active Directory
6 712 (49.27%) VMware
7 556 (38.48%) Windows Server 2008
8 524 (36.26%) MS Exchange
9 522 (36.12%) ITIL
10 471 (32.60%) MS Excel
11 468 (32.39%) Windows Server 2012
12 465 (32.18%) Cisco
13 461 (31.90%) Citrix
14 457 (31.63%) MCP
15 441 (30.52%) VMware Infrastructure
16 429 (29.69%) MCITP
17 378 (26.16%) Cisco Certification
18 364 (25.19%) CCNA
19 354 (24.50%) SQL Server
20 297 (20.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 297 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
21 292 (20.21%) Windows 7
21 292 (20.21%) MS Office
22 288 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
23 285 (19.72%) Firewall
23 285 (19.72%) Hyper-V
24 273 (18.89%) SAN
25 262 (18.13%) SQL
26 256 (17.72%) DNS
27 236 (16.33%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 524 (36.26%) MS Exchange
2 297 (20.55%) Exchange Server 2010
3 219 (15.16%) SharePoint
4 171 (11.83%) Lync
5 166 (11.49%) Exchange Server 2013
6 149 (10.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 102 (7.06%) Exchange Server 2003
8 93 (6.44%) IIS
9 69 (4.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 17 (1.18%) Office Communications Server
11 16 (1.11%) SharePoint 2013
12 14 (0.97%) Apache
13 10 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.69%) SharePoint 2010
14 9 (0.62%) SAS
14 9 (0.62%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.28%) WorkSite
15 4 (0.28%) OpenStack
16 1 (0.069%) WordPress
Applications
1 471 (32.60%) MS Excel
2 292 (20.21%) MS Office
3 10 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
3 10 (0.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.069%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 8 (0.55%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.21%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
6 1 (0.069%) Sage 200
6 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 140 (9.69%) Office 365
2 85 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 17 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (1.04%) SaaS
5 12 (0.83%) IaaS
6 11 (0.76%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.28%) Cloud Computing
7 4 (0.28%) Yammer
8 2 (0.14%) PaaS
9 1 (0.069%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 285 (19.72%) Firewall
2 273 (18.89%) SAN
3 256 (17.72%) DNS
4 236 (16.33%) TCP/IP
5 225 (15.57%) DHCP
6 184 (12.73%) WAN
7 177 (12.25%) LAN
8 165 (11.42%) VPN
9 144 (9.97%) VoIP
10 57 (3.94%) iSCSI
11 54 (3.74%) VLAN
12 46 (3.18%) NAS
13 41 (2.84%) Network Security
14 36 (2.49%) Wireless
15 35 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
15 35 (2.42%) Internet
15 35 (2.42%) Cisco ASA
16 28 (1.94%) Fibre Channel
17 27 (1.87%) Wi-Fi
18 26 (1.80%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (24.50%) SQL Server
2 96 (6.64%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (4.01%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (3.18%) SQL Server 2000
5 28 (1.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 28 (1.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (1.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 19 (1.31%) MySQL
8 13 (0.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 10 (0.69%) Relational Database
11 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database
11 5 (0.35%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.14%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.14%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (0.14%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (0.14%) Star Schema
12 2 (0.14%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (0.76%) MSI
1 11 (0.76%) InstallShield
2 6 (0.42%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
4 3 (0.21%) TeamCity
5 2 (0.14%) JIRA
5 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.069%) MSTest
6 1 (0.069%) WinDbg
General
1 201 (13.91%) Finance
2 52 (3.60%) Law
2 52 (3.60%) Legal
3 32 (2.21%) Advertising
3 32 (2.21%) Retail
4 29 (2.01%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.45%) Banking
6 15 (1.04%) Marketing
7 12 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.62%) Back Office
9 7 (0.48%) Games
10 6 (0.42%) Local Government
11 5 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
12 4 (0.28%) French Language
12 4 (0.28%) German Language
12 4 (0.28%) Italian Language
12 4 (0.28%) Spanish Language
13 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 3 (0.21%) Publishing
14 1 (0.069%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 270 (18.69%) Support Engineer
2 261 (18.06%) Analyst
3 193 (13.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 158 (10.93%) Consultant
5 148 (10.24%) Support Analyst
6 140 (9.69%) 3rd Line Support
7 129 (8.93%) 2nd Line Support
8 124 (8.58%) Administrator
9 86 (5.95%) IT Support
10 76 (5.26%) Systems Engineer
11 72 (4.98%) Systems Administrator
12 67 (4.64%) Technical Support
13 66 (4.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 61 (4.22%) 1st Line Support
15 59 (4.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 54 (3.74%) Desktop Support
17 49 (3.39%) Service Analyst
18 48 (3.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 44 (3.04%) Service Desk Analyst
20 42 (2.91%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (2.70%) .NET
2 29 (2.01%) Software Packaging
2 29 (2.01%) Application Packaging
3 22 (1.52%) ASP.NET
4 18 (1.25%) HTML
5 12 (0.83%) CSS
5 12 (0.83%) Web Services
6 7 (0.48%) COM
7 4 (0.28%) LAMP
7 4 (0.28%) WAP
8 3 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.14%) EDI
10 1 (0.069%) REST
10 1 (0.069%) Flash
10 1 (0.069%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.069%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 134 (9.27%) Data Centre
2 82 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 76 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 58 (4.01%) Clustering
5 57 (3.94%) Replication
6 44 (3.04%) Private Cloud
7 39 (2.70%) Management Information System
8 38 (2.63%) Client/Server
9 34 (2.35%) Fat Client
9 34 (2.35%) Thin Client
10 32 (2.21%) Computer Science
11 24 (1.66%) EqualLogic
12 18 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
14 12 (0.83%) iPhone
14 12 (0.83%) FMCG
15 10 (0.69%) Digital Media
16 9 (0.62%) PDA
17 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Storage
17 7 (0.48%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1217 (84.22%) Windows
2 556 (38.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 468 (32.39%) Windows Server 2012
4 292 (20.21%) Windows 7
5 288 (19.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 184 (12.73%) Linux
7 142 (9.83%) Windows 8
8 108 (7.47%) Windows XP
9 57 (3.94%) UNIX
10 53 (3.67%) Windows Vista
11 34 (2.35%) Mac OS X
12 25 (1.73%) Debian
13 24 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 19 (1.31%) Mac OS
15 15 (1.04%) Android
15 15 (1.04%) Windows 2000
16 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
17 10 (0.69%) Solaris
17 10 (0.69%) CentOS
18 5 (0.35%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (36.12%) ITIL
2 108 (7.47%) Service Delivery
3 96 (6.64%) Disaster Recovery
4 82 (5.67%) Migration
5 71 (4.91%) Mentoring
6 66 (4.57%) Change Management
7 62 (4.29%) Project Management
8 60 (4.15%) PRINCE2
9 57 (3.94%) Service Management
10 39 (2.70%) Performance Tuning
11 36 (2.49%) Security Management
11 36 (2.49%) Information Security
12 35 (2.42%) Server Building
13 33 (2.28%) Infrastructure Management
14 30 (2.08%) Problem Management
15 29 (2.01%) Change Control
15 29 (2.01%) CRM
16 28 (1.94%) Asset Management
16 28 (1.94%) Incident Management
17 25 (1.73%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 262 (18.13%) SQL
2 163 (11.28%) PowerShell
3 33 (2.28%) VBScript
4 27 (1.87%) T-SQL
5 23 (1.59%) C#
6 16 (1.11%) C
7 13 (0.90%) Java
8 12 (0.83%) JavaScript
9 10 (0.69%) VB
10 9 (0.62%) Shell Script
11 5 (0.35%) Bash Shell
11 5 (0.35%) VBA
12 4 (0.28%) C++
13 2 (0.14%) Perl
13 2 (0.14%) R
14 1 (0.069%) Python
14 1 (0.069%) VB.NET
14 1 (0.069%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 1445 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1045 (72.32%) MCSE
3 457 (31.63%) MCP
4 429 (29.69%) MCITP
5 378 (26.16%) Cisco Certification
6 364 (25.19%) CCNA
7 297 (20.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 150 (10.38%) Degree
9 149 (10.31%) MCTS
10 137 (9.48%) Citrix Certification
11 125 (8.65%) CCA
12 97 (6.71%) CCNP
13 51 (3.53%) VCP5
14 46 (3.18%) MCDST
15 42 (2.91%) A+ Certification
16 41 (2.84%) Security Cleared
17 37 (2.56%) SC Cleared
18 34 (2.35%) CISSP
19 30 (2.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 28 (1.94%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 175 (12.11%) SLA
2 34 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 9 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.35%) GMP
6 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) QA
7 1 (0.069%) COBIT
System Software
1 807 (55.85%) Active Directory
2 441 (30.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 285 (19.72%) Hyper-V
4 220 (15.22%) XenApp
5 190 (13.15%) vSphere
6 85 (5.88%) XenDesktop
7 80 (5.54%) VMware ESX
8 55 (3.81%) VMware ESXi
9 43 (2.98%) XenServer
10 37 (2.56%) vCloud
11 33 (2.28%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 31 (2.15%) Terminal Services
13 29 (2.01%) VMware Server
13 29 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
14 28 (1.94%) Xen
15 20 (1.38%) BitLocker
16 13 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
16 13 (0.90%) ISA Server
17 11 (0.76%) UAG
17 11 (0.76%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 184 (12.73%) SCCM
2 106 (7.34%) Backup Exec
3 69 (4.78%) SCOM
4 52 (3.60%) WSUS
5 34 (2.35%) NetBackup
6 19 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
7 10 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (0.69%) Windows Intune
7 10 (0.69%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 9 (0.62%) Nagios
9 7 (0.48%) SCVMM
10 6 (0.42%) WMI
10 6 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
10 6 (0.42%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 6 (0.42%) AirWatch
11 5 (0.35%) Casper Suite
11 5 (0.35%) SCDPM
11 5 (0.35%) SCOrch
11 5 (0.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
11 5 (0.35%) ARCserve
Vendors
1 1035 (71.63%) Microsoft
2 712 (49.27%) VMware
3 465 (32.18%) Cisco
4 461 (31.90%) Citrix
5 205 (14.19%) HP
6 119 (8.24%) NetApp
7 100 (6.92%) Dell
8 99 (6.85%) Symantec
9 62 (4.29%) Apple
10 51 (3.53%) EMC
11 45 (3.11%) Sophos
12 41 (2.84%) Veeam
13 36 (2.49%) CheckPoint
14 34 (2.35%) Websense
15 33 (2.28%) Remedy
16 32 (2.21%) Red Hat
17 27 (1.87%) Reuters
18 26 (1.80%) Intel
19 24 (1.66%) Oracle
20 23 (1.59%) McAfee
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
NCC Group
Posted: 5 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum + bonus & benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
East Midlands
Vodafone
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Aldershot, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 10 hours ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Vehicle, Pension + More
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Sanderson
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £21000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits & Excellent Training
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Networking People
Posted: 2 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Northamptonshire
Talent International
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Oxfordshire
TechnoRecruit
Salary: £26-30k depending on experience
Posted: 2 days ago