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

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 381 379 397
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 691 707 594
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.66% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.51% 2.46% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 583 627 534
Average salary £35,000 £34,500 £36,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.44% -6.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £22,400 £22,650
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
27580 28716 26558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.07% 26.97% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 22488 22526 21817
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 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 4 September 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
South East +26 239 £37,500 +30.43% 21
London -28 212 £38,000 -0.23% 32
East of England +38 74 £32,500 -13.33% 7
South West +8 56 £35,000 +40.00% 8
North West -12 52 £27,500 -12.00% 11
West Midlands -5 38 £33,000 -7.04% 2
East Midlands -25 14 £37,000 +18.40% 4
Yorkshire -23 12 £36,000 -12.72% 2
North East - 4 £24,000 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 1359 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1117 (82.19%) Windows
3 959 (70.57%) Microsoft
4 947 (69.68%) MCSE
5 722 (53.13%) VMware
6 691 (50.85%) Active Directory
7 589 (43.34%) Windows Server 2008
8 502 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 502 (36.94%) ITIL
9 492 (36.20%) MS Exchange
10 455 (33.48%) VMware Infrastructure
11 454 (33.41%) MCITP
12 444 (32.67%) MCP
13 421 (30.98%) MS Excel
14 400 (29.43%) Citrix
15 379 (27.89%) Cisco
16 334 (24.58%) SQL Server
17 319 (23.47%) DNS
18 315 (23.18%) Windows 7
19 310 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2010
20 306 (22.52%) Hyper-V
21 302 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 299 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
23 298 (21.93%) CCNA
24 297 (21.85%) Firewall
25 292 (21.49%) DHCP
26 258 (18.98%) TCP/IP
27 256 (18.84%) SQL
28 247 (18.18%) MS Office
29 243 (17.88%) Windows Server 2003

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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
1 492 (36.20%) MS Exchange
2 310 (22.81%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (12.36%) Exchange Server 2013
4 146 (10.74%) Lync
5 134 (9.86%) SharePoint
6 128 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 100 (7.36%) IIS
8 81 (5.96%) Exchange Server 2003
9 40 (2.94%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 16 (1.18%) Apache
11 11 (0.81%) SharePoint 2013
12 10 (0.74%) Office Communications Server
13 7 (0.52%) WorkSite
13 7 (0.52%) Tomcat
14 6 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
15 5 (0.37%) CMS
16 3 (0.22%) Exchange Server 2000
16 3 (0.22%) Lotus Domino
16 3 (0.22%) nginx
16 3 (0.22%) OpenStack
Applications
1 421 (30.98%) MS Excel
2 247 (18.18%) MS Office
3 15 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
6 3 (0.22%) Adobe Creative Suite
7 1 (0.074%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.074%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
3 3 (0.22%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.22%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.15%) Adaptiv
5 1 (0.074%) Sage 200
5 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 154 (11.33%) Office 365
2 77 (5.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.25%) SaaS
5 11 (0.81%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (0.66%) Mimecast
7 4 (0.29%) IaaS
8 3 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
9 2 (0.15%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 319 (23.47%) DNS
2 297 (21.85%) Firewall
3 292 (21.49%) DHCP
4 258 (18.98%) TCP/IP
5 236 (17.37%) SAN
6 182 (13.39%) LAN
6 182 (13.39%) WAN
7 146 (10.74%) VPN
8 103 (7.58%) VoIP
9 60 (4.42%) VLAN
10 58 (4.27%) Cisco ASA
11 46 (3.38%) iSCSI
12 42 (3.09%) Skype
12 42 (3.09%) Internet
13 40 (2.94%) NAS
14 36 (2.65%) Network Security
15 27 (1.99%) Wireless
16 24 (1.77%) ADSL
17 21 (1.55%) Cisco IOS
18 19 (1.40%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 334 (24.58%) SQL Server
2 121 (8.90%) SQL Server 2008
3 85 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 44 (3.24%) SQL Server 2000
4 44 (3.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (3.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 38 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 30 (2.21%) MySQL
8 28 (2.06%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 25 (1.84%) SQL Server 2005
10 13 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 10 (0.74%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.44%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.37%) RDBMS
14 4 (0.29%) OLTP
14 4 (0.29%) PostgreSQL
14 4 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.22%) NoSQL
15 3 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
16 2 (0.15%) InterSystems Cache
Development Applications
1 13 (0.96%) MSI
2 11 (0.81%) InstallShield
3 10 (0.74%) Visual Studio
4 7 (0.52%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.22%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.22%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.22%) Subversion
7 1 (0.074%) JIRA
7 1 (0.074%) MSTest
7 1 (0.074%) Rational DOORS
7 1 (0.074%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.074%) Toad
7 1 (0.074%) AdminStudio
General
1 174 (12.80%) Finance
2 52 (3.83%) Legal
3 39 (2.87%) Law
4 34 (2.50%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.84%) Retail
6 19 (1.40%) Marketing
6 19 (1.40%) Advertising
7 13 (0.96%) Manufacturing
8 10 (0.74%) Banking
9 8 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
9 8 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.52%) Spanish Language
11 6 (0.44%) French Language
12 5 (0.37%) Local Government
13 4 (0.29%) Games
13 4 (0.29%) German Language
13 4 (0.29%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
15 1 (0.074%) Back Office
15 1 (0.074%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 267 (19.65%) Support Engineer
2 225 (16.56%) Analyst
3 166 (12.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 127 (9.35%) Administrator
5 122 (8.98%) Support Analyst
6 111 (8.17%) 2nd Line Support
7 106 (7.80%) Consultant
8 94 (6.92%) Systems Administrator
8 94 (6.92%) IT Support
9 80 (5.89%) 3rd Line Support
10 72 (5.30%) Systems Engineer
11 62 (4.56%) Desktop Support
12 54 (3.97%) DBA
13 53 (3.90%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 49 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
15 48 (3.53%) SQL DBA
16 46 (3.38%) Team Leader
17 43 (3.16%) Desktop Engineer
17 43 (3.16%) Technical Support
18 41 (3.02%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (1.91%) .NET
2 25 (1.84%) Application Packaging
3 19 (1.40%) Software Packaging
4 11 (0.81%) Web Services
4 11 (0.81%) ASP.NET
5 10 (0.74%) COM
6 6 (0.44%) WAP
7 4 (0.29%) CSS
7 4 (0.29%) HTML
8 3 (0.22%) XML
8 3 (0.22%) MDX
8 3 (0.22%) WCF
9 2 (0.15%) RabbitMQ
9 2 (0.15%) MSMQ
9 2 (0.15%) Middleware
9 2 (0.15%) LAMP
9 2 (0.15%) 802.1X
10 1 (0.074%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.074%) REST
10 1 (0.074%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 96 (7.06%) Clustering
2 81 (5.96%) Analytical Skills
2 81 (5.96%) Data Centre
3 69 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 58 (4.27%) Replication
5 38 (2.80%) EqualLogic
6 33 (2.43%) Management Information System
7 30 (2.21%) Computer Science
7 30 (2.21%) Private Cloud
8 29 (2.13%) Fat Client
8 29 (2.13%) Thin Client
9 24 (1.77%) Client/Server
10 23 (1.69%) Video Conferencing
11 22 (1.62%) iPhone
12 17 (1.25%) AS400
13 16 (1.18%) iPad
13 16 (1.18%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.81%) HP StoreVirtual
15 10 (0.74%) EPoS
15 10 (0.74%) PDA
Operating Systems
1 1117 (82.19%) Windows
2 589 (43.34%) Windows Server 2008
3 502 (36.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 315 (23.18%) Windows 7
5 243 (17.88%) Windows Server 2003
6 176 (12.95%) Linux
7 128 (9.42%) Windows 8
8 113 (8.31%) Windows XP
9 64 (4.71%) Windows Vista
10 41 (3.02%) UNIX
11 29 (2.13%) Mac OS X
12 23 (1.69%) Android
13 21 (1.55%) Windows Mobile
14 19 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 12 (0.88%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.74%) Debian
16 10 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
17 7 (0.52%) Solaris
18 6 (0.44%) Apple iOS
19 4 (0.29%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 502 (36.94%) ITIL
2 93 (6.84%) Disaster Recovery
3 89 (6.55%) Service Delivery
4 83 (6.11%) Project Management
5 76 (5.59%) Migration
6 61 (4.49%) Mentoring
7 59 (4.34%) Service Management
8 58 (4.27%) Performance Tuning
9 52 (3.83%) Incident Management
10 49 (3.61%) Change Management
11 47 (3.46%) PRINCE2
12 40 (2.94%) Network Load Balancing
13 39 (2.87%) Asset Management
13 39 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
14 37 (2.72%) Time Management
15 34 (2.50%) Change Control
16 33 (2.43%) Server Building
17 32 (2.35%) Business Intelligence
18 29 (2.13%) Information Security
19 27 (1.99%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 256 (18.84%) SQL
2 135 (9.93%) PowerShell
3 44 (3.24%) T-SQL
4 23 (1.69%) VBScript
5 17 (1.25%) C#
6 12 (0.88%) Bash Shell
7 10 (0.74%) VBA
8 9 (0.66%) C
9 8 (0.59%) Java
9 8 (0.59%) JavaScript
10 7 (0.52%) Shell Script
11 4 (0.29%) VB
12 3 (0.22%) C++
13 2 (0.15%) PHP
13 2 (0.15%) PL/SQL
14 1 (0.074%) Python
14 1 (0.074%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1359 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 947 (69.68%) MCSE
3 454 (33.41%) MCITP
4 444 (32.67%) MCP
5 302 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 299 (22.00%) Cisco Certification
7 298 (21.93%) CCNA
8 131 (9.64%) MCTS
8 131 (9.64%) Degree
9 98 (7.21%) Citrix Certification
10 86 (6.33%) CCA
11 78 (5.74%) CCNP
12 63 (4.64%) Security Cleared
13 54 (3.97%) SC Cleared
14 44 (3.24%) A+ Certification
14 44 (3.24%) ITIL Certification
15 36 (2.65%) MCDST
15 36 (2.65%) CCEE
16 32 (2.35%) VCP5
16 32 (2.35%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (10.30%) SLA
2 29 (2.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.03%) QA
4 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.22%) BS25999
5 3 (0.22%) BS7799
5 3 (0.22%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 3 (0.22%) GMP
5 3 (0.22%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 691 (50.85%) Active Directory
2 455 (33.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (22.52%) Hyper-V
4 181 (13.32%) XenApp
5 125 (9.20%) vSphere
6 71 (5.22%) VMware ESX
7 39 (2.87%) VMware ESXi
8 31 (2.28%) XenDesktop
9 29 (2.13%) VMware Server
10 26 (1.91%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 25 (1.84%) vCloud
12 23 (1.69%) UAG
12 23 (1.69%) ISA Server
13 22 (1.62%) Forefront TMG
13 22 (1.62%) BitLocker
14 20 (1.47%) Microsoft App-V
15 19 (1.40%) Terminal Services
16 18 (1.32%) XenServer
17 17 (1.25%) Terminal Server
18 14 (1.03%) Xen
Systems Management
1 183 (13.47%) SCCM
2 115 (8.46%) Backup Exec
3 80 (5.89%) WSUS
4 66 (4.86%) SCOM
5 37 (2.72%) NetBackup
6 30 (2.21%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.81%) Zenoss
7 11 (0.81%) WhatsUp Gold
7 11 (0.81%) AirWatch
8 10 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
9 9 (0.66%) Puppet
10 7 (0.52%) Nagios
11 6 (0.44%) MAILsweeper
11 6 (0.44%) Windows Intune
11 6 (0.44%) Casper Suite
12 5 (0.37%) SCOrch
12 5 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
13 4 (0.29%) EMC NetWorker
13 4 (0.29%) SCVMM
13 4 (0.29%) CiscoWorks
Vendors
1 959 (70.57%) Microsoft
2 722 (53.13%) VMware
3 400 (29.43%) Citrix
4 379 (27.89%) Cisco
5 146 (10.74%) HP
6 127 (9.35%) Symantec
7 96 (7.06%) Dell
8 93 (6.84%) NetApp
9 64 (4.71%) EMC
10 56 (4.12%) Apple
11 46 (3.38%) Sophos
12 45 (3.31%) CheckPoint
13 38 (2.80%) Veeam
14 33 (2.43%) AppSense
15 32 (2.35%) Intel
16 29 (2.13%) Avaya
16 29 (2.13%) Remedy
17 28 (2.06%) Websense
18 27 (1.99%) Red Hat
19 26 (1.91%) McAfee
Sevenoaks, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Water
Posted: 15 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bournemouth Water
Posted: 15 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £50000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Car, bonus, pension
Posted: 17 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + 24 days holiday + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £45,000 to £50,000 per annum Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 hours ago
Egham, Surrey
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum, Benefits Pension, Health plan and Life Assu
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 22 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £16000 - £20800 per annum + benefits
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + bens
Posted: 23 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: benfits & training & car
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £36000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Redhill, Surrey
Proactive Appointments
Salary: Up to 45k
Posted: Yesterday
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leicestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago