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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / England
Rank 461 390 381
Rank change year-on-year
-71 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 408 728 783
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.52% 0.76% 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.12% 2.74% 2.86%
Number of salaries quoted 367 657 710
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,650 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%

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
19264 26565 27373
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 24.69% 27.68% 27.46%
Number of salaries quoted 15288 21495 21898
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 26 February 2017.

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 26 February 2017. 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 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 -16 150 £42,000 +12.00% 22
South East -4 88 £40,000 +6.66% 11
East of England -7 47 £35,000 +16.66% 3
East Midlands +16 35 £43,000 +72.00% 4
North West -37 32 £40,000 +6.66% 12
Yorkshire +51 28 £37,500 -18.47% 7
South West -28 14 £29,500 -9.23% 2
West Midlands -5 10 £40,250 +0.62% 3
North East +2 4 £27,500 - 1
Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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.

1 965 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 736 (76.27%) Windows
3 696 (72.12%) Microsoft
4 590 (61.14%) MCSE
5 578 (59.90%) Active Directory
6 504 (52.23%) Windows Server
7 495 (51.30%) VMware
8 368 (38.13%) Windows Server 2012
9 359 (37.20%) ITIL
10 335 (34.72%) Windows Server 2008
11 319 (33.06%) Office 365
12 310 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
13 309 (32.02%) Cisco
14 307 (31.81%) MS Excel
15 288 (29.84%) MS Exchange
16 256 (26.53%) Hyper-V
17 253 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
18 239 (24.77%) CCNA
19 231 (23.94%) MCP
20 218 (22.59%) Firewall
21 203 (21.04%) SQL Server
22 200 (20.73%) Windows 7
23 181 (18.76%) Citrix
24 179 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
25 170 (17.62%) DNS
26 166 (17.20%) SQL
27 156 (16.17%) MCITP
28 154 (15.96%) DHCP
29 152 (15.75%) LAN
30 144 (14.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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
1 288 (29.84%) MS Exchange
2 136 (14.09%) Exchange Server 2010
3 105 (10.88%) SharePoint
4 101 (10.47%) Exchange Server 2013
5 62 (6.42%) Skype for Business
6 53 (5.49%) IIS
7 46 (4.77%) Exchange Server 2007
8 14 (1.45%) SharePoint 2013
9 12 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
10 11 (1.14%) Apache
11 10 (1.04%) Exchange Server 2003
12 4 (0.41%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 4 (0.41%) SAS
13 3 (0.31%) Tomcat
14 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 1 (0.10%) Apache Spark
15 1 (0.10%) Moodle
Applications
1 307 (31.81%) MS Excel
2 136 (14.09%) MS Office
3 13 (1.35%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.73%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.10%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.10%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.62%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.21%) Workfront
4 1 (0.10%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 319 (33.06%) Office 365
2 179 (18.55%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (5.39%) SaaS
4 45 (4.66%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (2.07%) PaaS
6 19 (1.97%) IaaS
7 17 (1.76%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.04%) Google Cloud Platform
10 7 (0.73%) Mimecast
10 7 (0.73%) Yammer
11 2 (0.21%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.21%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.21%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.21%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.10%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 218 (22.59%) Firewall
2 170 (17.62%) DNS
3 154 (15.96%) DHCP
4 152 (15.75%) LAN
5 143 (14.82%) WAN
6 136 (14.09%) SAN
7 110 (11.40%) TCP/IP
8 91 (9.43%) VPN
9 45 (4.66%) VoIP
10 42 (4.35%) VLAN
11 40 (4.15%) Skype
12 35 (3.63%) Internet
13 25 (2.59%) Wireless
14 23 (2.38%) Remote Desktop
15 22 (2.28%) Network Security
16 19 (1.97%) Cisco IOS
17 16 (1.66%) ADSL
18 14 (1.45%) SMTP
18 14 (1.45%) Unified Communications
19 13 (1.35%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (21.04%) SQL Server
2 86 (8.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (4.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (4.66%) SQL Server 2005
6 42 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (3.21%) SQL Server 2014
8 14 (1.45%) SQL Server 2016
9 11 (1.14%) Big Data
10 8 (0.83%) Data Warehouse
10 8 (0.83%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 6 (0.62%) Amazon RDS
11 6 (0.62%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.52%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.52%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.52%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 3 (0.31%) MySQL
14 3 (0.31%) QlikView
14 3 (0.31%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 12 (1.24%) MSI
2 5 (0.52%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.10%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.10%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.10%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.10%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 93 (9.64%) Finance
2 42 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.80%) Marketing
4 22 (2.28%) Law
5 17 (1.76%) Legal
6 14 (1.45%) Multimedia
7 12 (1.24%) Retail
8 10 (1.04%) Publishing
9 9 (0.93%) Advertising
10 8 (0.83%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.73%) Banking
11 7 (0.73%) Games
12 4 (0.41%) Electronics
12 4 (0.41%) Military
13 2 (0.21%) Automotive
13 2 (0.21%) Back Office
13 2 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.10%) Billing
14 1 (0.10%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 184 (19.07%) Support Engineer
2 144 (14.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 141 (14.61%) Analyst
4 121 (12.54%) Administrator
5 95 (9.84%) IT Support
6 86 (8.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 74 (7.67%) IT Engineer
8 73 (7.56%) Consultant
9 72 (7.46%) Windows Engineer
10 69 (7.15%) 2nd Line Support
11 63 (6.53%) Server Engineer
12 62 (6.42%) Systems Administrator
13 61 (6.32%) DBA
13 61 (6.32%) Support Analyst
14 59 (6.11%) 3rd Line Support
15 56 (5.80%) SQL DBA
16 53 (5.49%) IT Support Engineer
17 51 (5.28%) VMware Engineer
18 50 (5.18%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
19 47 (4.87%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.14%) Web Services
2 10 (1.04%) .NET
2 10 (1.04%) Software Packaging
3 7 (0.73%) ASP.NET
4 5 (0.52%) REST
4 5 (0.52%) SOAP
5 3 (0.31%) Oracle Fusion
6 1 (0.10%) CSS
6 1 (0.10%) LAMP
6 1 (0.10%) Middleware
6 1 (0.10%) WCF
6 1 (0.10%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 114 (11.81%) Data Centre
2 80 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (5.70%) Driving Licence
4 45 (4.66%) Management Information System
5 44 (4.56%) Computer Science
6 40 (4.15%) Clustering
7 28 (2.90%) Public Cloud
8 21 (2.18%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.97%) Data Protection Act
10 18 (1.87%) Replication
11 17 (1.76%) Blackberry
12 16 (1.66%) Private Cloud
13 11 (1.14%) PKI
14 10 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
14 10 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.93%) CESG
16 8 (0.83%) Fat Client
16 8 (0.83%) Thin Client
17 7 (0.73%) iPad
18 6 (0.62%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 736 (76.27%) Windows
2 504 (52.23%) Windows Server
3 368 (38.13%) Windows Server 2012
4 335 (34.72%) Windows Server 2008
5 200 (20.73%) Windows 7
6 113 (11.71%) Windows 8
7 106 (10.98%) Windows 10
8 87 (9.02%) Linux
9 78 (8.08%) Windows Server 2003
10 36 (3.73%) Mac OS X
11 22 (2.28%) Android
11 22 (2.28%) Unix
12 14 (1.45%) Apple iOS
13 13 (1.35%) Windows XP
14 10 (1.04%) Ubuntu
15 9 (0.93%) Mac OS
16 8 (0.83%) Windows Phone
16 8 (0.83%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.52%) CentOS
17 5 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 359 (37.20%) ITIL
2 104 (10.78%) Disaster Recovery
3 92 (9.53%) High Availability
4 59 (6.11%) ITIL V3
5 52 (5.39%) Migration
6 50 (5.18%) Performance Tuning
7 49 (5.08%) Project Management
8 48 (4.97%) Service Management
9 44 (4.56%) Mentoring
10 43 (4.46%) Time Management
11 42 (4.35%) Presales
12 40 (4.15%) PRINCE2
12 40 (4.15%) Service Delivery
13 34 (3.52%) Software Deployment
14 32 (3.32%) Change Management
14 32 (3.32%) Information Security
15 31 (3.21%) Business Continuity
16 27 (2.80%) Customer Requirements
17 26 (2.69%) Business Intelligence
18 25 (2.59%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 166 (17.20%) SQL
2 101 (10.47%) PowerShell
3 39 (4.04%) T-SQL
4 27 (2.80%) VBScript
5 14 (1.45%) VB
6 10 (1.04%) C#
7 6 (0.62%) Bash Shell
8 4 (0.41%) C
9 3 (0.31%) JavaScript
10 2 (0.21%) Python
11 1 (0.10%) C++
11 1 (0.10%) Java
11 1 (0.10%) PHP
11 1 (0.10%) VBA
Qualifications
1 965 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 590 (61.14%) MCSE
3 253 (26.22%) Cisco Certification
4 239 (24.77%) CCNA
5 231 (23.94%) MCP
6 156 (16.17%) MCITP
7 144 (14.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 132 (13.68%) Degree
9 76 (7.88%) Security Cleared
10 57 (5.91%) SC Cleared
11 51 (5.28%) CCNP
12 45 (4.66%) ITIL Certification
13 43 (4.46%) A+ Certification
13 43 (4.46%) MCTS
14 40 (4.15%) Citrix Certification
15 27 (2.80%) CCA
16 25 (2.59%) MCDST
17 22 (2.28%) CCENT
18 17 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
19 16 (1.66%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.70%) SLA
2 44 (4.56%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.28%) QA
4 15 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.31%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (0.21%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.10%) COBIT
7 1 (0.10%) GCP
7 1 (0.10%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 578 (59.90%) Active Directory
2 310 (32.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 256 (26.53%) Hyper-V
4 96 (9.95%) vSphere
5 60 (6.22%) XenApp
6 39 (4.04%) VMware ESXi
7 31 (3.21%) Virtual Servers
8 26 (2.69%) XenDesktop
9 21 (2.18%) VMware ESX
10 16 (1.66%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.14%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 8 (0.83%) Firmware
12 8 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 5 (0.52%) Virtual Machines
14 4 (0.41%) Forefront TMG
15 3 (0.31%) NFS
15 3 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
15 3 (0.31%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.31%) Xen
16 2 (0.21%) Squid
Systems Management
1 140 (14.51%) SCCM
2 59 (6.11%) WSUS
3 27 (2.80%) SCOM
4 24 (2.49%) Backup Exec
5 19 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.76%) Nessus
7 10 (1.04%) Puppet
8 9 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
9 8 (0.83%) Nagios
9 8 (0.83%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.73%) Microsoft Intune
10 7 (0.73%) vRealize
11 6 (0.62%) Microsoft Clustering
11 6 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.52%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.52%) ServiceCenter
13 4 (0.41%) FortiGate
13 4 (0.41%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.41%) SCSM
13 4 (0.41%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 696 (72.12%) Microsoft
2 495 (51.30%) VMware
3 309 (32.02%) Cisco
4 181 (18.76%) Citrix
5 109 (11.30%) HP
6 68 (7.05%) Dell
7 51 (5.28%) Apple
8 49 (5.08%) NetApp
9 32 (3.32%) Draytek
10 29 (3.01%) EMC
11 27 (2.80%) Intel Security
12 23 (2.38%) ZyXEL
13 20 (2.07%) Qualys
14 19 (1.97%) Avaya
15 18 (1.87%) 3Com
16 17 (1.76%) AppSense
16 17 (1.76%) Red Hat
17 16 (1.66%) IBM
17 16 (1.66%) Juniper
17 16 (1.66%) NETGEAR
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