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 1 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 376 389 445
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +56
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 717 601 545
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.60% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 2.21% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 635 542 505
Average salary £34,500 £37,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.75% +12.12%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
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
29230 27193 31458
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.97% 26.98% 28.46%
Number of salaries quoted 22866 22323 26868
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 £65,000 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 1 September 2014.

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 1 September 2014. 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 -14 251 £37,591 +0.24% 21
South East +45 217 £30,000 -13.04% 27
North West +22 58 £31,250 +4.16% 4
Yorkshire -5 48 £45,000 +40.62% 4
West Midlands -11 39 £35,500 -16.47% 3
East Midlands -11 36 £32,500 -23.52% 5
East of England -6 32 £37,000 +50.12% 4
South West -45 31 £25,000 -40.47% 6
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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 1439 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1228 (85.34%) Windows
3 1067 (74.15%) MCSE
4 1020 (70.88%) Microsoft
5 807 (56.08%) VMware
6 793 (55.11%) Active Directory
7 711 (49.41%) MS Exchange
8 648 (45.03%) ITIL
9 646 (44.89%) Windows Server 2008
10 543 (37.73%) MCITP
11 541 (37.60%) MS Excel
12 520 (36.14%) VMware Infrastructure
13 481 (33.43%) Cisco Certification
14 469 (32.59%) Cisco
15 448 (31.13%) CCNA
16 441 (30.65%) DNS
17 439 (30.51%) Citrix
18 424 (29.46%) SAN
19 416 (28.91%) MCP
20 413 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
21 406 (28.21%) Firewall
22 391 (27.17%) Exchange Server 2010
23 369 (25.64%) DHCP
24 355 (24.67%) Hyper-V
25 351 (24.39%) SQL Server
26 328 (22.79%) TCP/IP
27 317 (22.03%) Windows 7
28 315 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
29 301 (20.92%) MCTS
30 273 (18.97%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2014, 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
1 711 (49.41%) MS Exchange
2 391 (27.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 241 (16.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 214 (14.87%) SharePoint
5 180 (12.51%) Exchange Server 2013
6 158 (10.98%) Lync
7 138 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2003
8 111 (7.71%) IIS
9 65 (4.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 35 (2.43%) Office Communications Server
11 28 (1.95%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.32%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (1.11%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (1.04%) Apache
15 11 (0.76%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (0.42%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.42%) Moodle
18 5 (0.35%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 541 (37.60%) MS Excel
2 264 (18.35%) MS Office
3 6 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.14%) Maya
6 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 30 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 21 (1.46%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.28%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.069%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.069%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.069%) Agresso
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.069%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 123 (8.55%) Office 365
2 90 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (1.25%) SaaS
4 10 (0.69%) IaaS
5 9 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 441 (30.65%) DNS
2 424 (29.46%) SAN
3 406 (28.21%) Firewall
4 369 (25.64%) DHCP
5 328 (22.79%) TCP/IP
6 237 (16.47%) LAN
7 209 (14.52%) WAN
8 200 (13.90%) VPN
9 93 (6.46%) VoIP
9 93 (6.46%) NAS
10 91 (6.32%) Wireless
11 63 (4.38%) Internet
12 56 (3.89%) Cisco ASA
13 53 (3.68%) MPLS
14 47 (3.27%) Cisco IOS
15 45 (3.13%) Unified Communications
16 43 (2.99%) Network Security
17 41 (2.85%) VLAN
18 34 (2.36%) HTTP
19 33 (2.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 351 (24.39%) SQL Server
2 75 (5.21%) SQL Server 2008
3 49 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (2.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 36 (2.50%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (2.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 35 (2.43%) MySQL
7 24 (1.67%) SQL Server 2005
7 24 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
8 21 (1.46%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 13 (0.90%) Oracle Database
10 11 (0.76%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.76%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (0.69%) SQL Server 2000
11 10 (0.69%) RDBMS
12 9 (0.63%) Crystal Reports
13 4 (0.28%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.21%) MS Access
14 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 9 (0.63%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.14%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.069%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.069%) MSI
General
1 161 (11.19%) Finance
2 51 (3.54%) Retail
3 50 (3.47%) Legal
4 36 (2.50%) Law
5 27 (1.88%) Telecoms
6 26 (1.81%) Advertising
7 24 (1.67%) Banking
8 13 (0.90%) Marketing
9 9 (0.63%) Games
10 8 (0.56%) Back Office
11 7 (0.49%) German Language
12 6 (0.42%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.14%) Automotive
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.069%) Local Government
14 1 (0.069%) Publishing
14 1 (0.069%) Electronics
14 1 (0.069%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.069%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 296 (20.57%) Support Engineer
2 262 (18.21%) Analyst
3 229 (15.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 144 (10.01%) Administrator
5 120 (8.34%) Support Analyst
6 113 (7.85%) 3rd Line Support
7 100 (6.95%) Systems Engineer
8 96 (6.67%) IT Support
9 95 (6.60%) 2nd Line Support
10 92 (6.39%) Service Analyst
11 84 (5.84%) Systems Administrator
12 81 (5.63%) Service Desk Analyst
13 74 (5.14%) Consultant
14 65 (4.52%) Technical Support
14 65 (4.52%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 60 (4.17%) Team Leader
15 60 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
16 56 (3.89%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 55 (3.82%) Infrastructure Manager
18 53 (3.68%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.53%) .NET
2 19 (1.32%) HTML
3 15 (1.04%) Web Services
3 15 (1.04%) Application Packaging
4 14 (0.97%) XML
5 10 (0.69%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.42%) Middleware
7 5 (0.35%) LAMP
7 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.28%) CSS
9 3 (0.21%) COM
10 2 (0.14%) XSLT
10 2 (0.14%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.14%) XHTML
10 2 (0.14%) Ajax
10 2 (0.14%) WCF
10 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.14%) HTML5
11 1 (0.069%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.069%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 115 (7.99%) Blackberry
2 90 (6.25%) Clustering
3 31 (2.15%) Management Information System
4 25 (1.74%) EqualLogic
5 23 (1.60%) Replication
6 22 (1.53%) PKI
7 19 (1.32%) Firmware
8 17 (1.18%) Data Protection Act
8 17 (1.18%) Computer Science
8 17 (1.18%) iPhone
9 16 (1.11%) Fat Client
9 16 (1.11%) Thin Client
10 14 (0.97%) Client/Server
11 13 (0.90%) Hedge funds
12 10 (0.69%) Video Conferencing
12 10 (0.69%) Statistics
13 9 (0.63%) PDA
14 8 (0.56%) Enterprise Storage
14 8 (0.56%) Social Media
14 8 (0.56%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 1228 (85.34%) Windows
2 646 (44.89%) Windows Server 2008
3 413 (28.70%) Windows Server 2012
4 317 (22.03%) Windows 7
5 315 (21.89%) Windows Server 2003
6 193 (13.41%) Linux
7 164 (11.40%) Windows XP
8 103 (7.16%) Windows 8
9 56 (3.89%) UNIX
10 46 (3.20%) Windows Vista
11 39 (2.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.53%) Mac OS
13 18 (1.25%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.18%) Windows 2000 Server
15 16 (1.11%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.04%) Android
17 14 (0.97%) SUSE
18 10 (0.69%) Debian
19 7 (0.49%) Solaris
20 6 (0.42%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 648 (45.03%) ITIL
2 115 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 99 (6.88%) Migration
4 77 (5.35%) Project Management
5 76 (5.28%) Service Management
6 75 (5.21%) Change Management
6 75 (5.21%) Load Balancing
7 74 (5.14%) ITIL V3
8 71 (4.93%) PRINCE2
9 70 (4.86%) Service Delivery
9 70 (4.86%) Problem Management
10 64 (4.45%) Root Cause Analysis
11 57 (3.96%) Change Control
12 52 (3.61%) Incident Management
13 44 (3.06%) Business Continuity
14 42 (2.92%) CRM
15 37 (2.57%) Technical Architecture
16 33 (2.29%) Performance Tuning
17 32 (2.22%) Technical Analysis
17 32 (2.22%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 250 (17.37%) SQL
2 86 (5.98%) PowerShell
3 24 (1.67%) T-SQL
4 21 (1.46%) VBScript
5 17 (1.18%) C
6 14 (0.97%) VB
7 11 (0.76%) Java
8 7 (0.49%) Bash Shell
8 7 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.42%) C#
10 5 (0.35%) PHP
11 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.28%) VBA
11 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.21%) Perl
13 1 (0.069%) C++
Qualifications
1 1439 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1067 (74.15%) MCSE
3 543 (37.73%) MCITP
4 481 (33.43%) Cisco Certification
5 448 (31.13%) CCNA
6 416 (28.91%) MCP
7 301 (20.92%) MCTS
8 247 (17.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 194 (13.48%) Degree
10 143 (9.94%) CCNP
11 69 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
12 60 (4.17%) Citrix Certification
13 53 (3.68%) A+ Certification
14 51 (3.54%) MCDST
14 51 (3.54%) Security Cleared
15 44 (3.06%) CCA
16 39 (2.71%) Network+ Certification
17 37 (2.57%) SC Cleared
18 35 (2.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 30 (2.08%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 169 (11.74%) SLA
2 29 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.74%) QA
4 6 (0.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.35%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.28%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.28%) GAMP
6 4 (0.28%) GCP
6 4 (0.28%) GMP
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.069%) COBIT
System Software
1 793 (55.11%) Active Directory
2 520 (36.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 355 (24.67%) Hyper-V
4 134 (9.31%) XenApp
5 104 (7.23%) vSphere
6 63 (4.38%) VMware ESX
7 61 (4.24%) XenDesktop
8 58 (4.03%) VMware ESXi
9 37 (2.57%) UAG
10 30 (2.08%) XenServer
11 21 (1.46%) Terminal Services
12 19 (1.32%) Forefront TMG
13 16 (1.11%) VMware Workstation
14 15 (1.04%) VMware Server
15 14 (0.97%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 13 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
17 12 (0.83%) ISA Server
18 9 (0.63%) Xen
19 8 (0.56%) Oracle RMAN
20 7 (0.49%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 169 (11.74%) SCCM
2 117 (8.13%) Backup Exec
3 52 (3.61%) SCOM
4 50 (3.47%) Norton AntiVirus
5 23 (1.60%) WSUS
6 12 (0.83%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.69%) ARCserve
8 9 (0.63%) SCVMM
8 9 (0.63%) McAfee ePO
9 8 (0.56%) NetBackup
10 7 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
10 7 (0.49%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 6 (0.42%) ZABBIX
11 6 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
11 6 (0.42%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 5 (0.35%) Foglight
12 5 (0.35%) ZENworks
12 5 (0.35%) SCDPM
13 4 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1020 (70.88%) Microsoft
2 807 (56.08%) VMware
3 469 (32.59%) Cisco
4 439 (30.51%) Citrix
5 273 (18.97%) HP
6 135 (9.38%) Dell
7 121 (8.41%) Symantec
8 107 (7.44%) Juniper
9 96 (6.67%) Apple
10 88 (6.12%) Veeam
11 86 (5.98%) NetApp
12 79 (5.49%) EMC
13 50 (3.47%) CheckPoint
14 47 (3.27%) Meru Networks
15 43 (2.99%) Red Hat
16 36 (2.50%) Remedy
17 35 (2.43%) McAfee
17 35 (2.43%) Oracle
18 34 (2.36%) Sophos
19 33 (2.29%) IBM
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £33,000 per annum + car/allowance + bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Candidate Source
Salary: £30,000 - £35,000
Posted: 10 hours ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £15000 - £18000 per annum + bens
Posted: 11 hours ago
East London
Imperative People
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + Bens
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £22500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cooper Lomaz Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + beneftis + training
Posted: 4 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Edge Specialist Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Vehicle
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + Car + Benefits and IT Certificatio
Posted: 4 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago