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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 370 394 429
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 710 605 534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.59% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 2.19% 1.68%
Number of salaries quoted 631 539 491
Average salary £34,000 £36,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.84% +10.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
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
29114 27568 31825
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 27.00% 28.33%
Number of salaries quoted 22770 22597 27272
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 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

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 20 August 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 20 August 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 -5 255 £37,500 - 22
South East +34 210 £32,000 -7.24% 31
North West +23 62 £30,750 +6.03% 2
Yorkshire -5 47 £45,000 +50.00% 3
West Midlands -5 36 £33,750 -20.58% 5
East of England +4 33 £35,000 +42.01% 6
East Midlands -19 33 £33,500 -21.17% 12
South West -30 30 £26,750 -36.30% 3
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 1463 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1249 (85.37%) Windows
3 1084 (74.09%) MCSE
4 1043 (71.29%) Microsoft
5 812 (55.50%) Active Directory
6 798 (54.55%) VMware
7 722 (49.35%) MS Exchange
8 652 (44.57%) Windows Server 2008
9 645 (44.09%) ITIL
10 556 (38.00%) MCITP
11 542 (37.05%) MS Excel
12 518 (35.41%) VMware Infrastructure
13 475 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
14 469 (32.06%) Cisco
15 447 (30.55%) CCNA
16 436 (29.80%) Citrix
16 436 (29.80%) DNS
17 422 (28.84%) SAN
18 420 (28.71%) MCP
19 416 (28.43%) Firewall
20 415 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
21 402 (27.48%) Exchange Server 2010
22 361 (24.68%) DHCP
23 354 (24.20%) SQL Server
24 352 (24.06%) Hyper-V
25 332 (22.69%) Windows 7
25 332 (22.69%) TCP/IP
26 320 (21.87%) Windows Server 2003
27 294 (20.10%) MCTS
28 274 (18.73%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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
1 722 (49.35%) MS Exchange
2 402 (27.48%) Exchange Server 2010
3 251 (17.16%) Exchange Server 2007
4 220 (15.04%) SharePoint
5 186 (12.71%) Exchange Server 2013
6 151 (10.32%) Lync
7 143 (9.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 116 (7.93%) IIS
9 70 (4.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 36 (2.46%) Office Communications Server
11 33 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
12 20 (1.37%) SharePoint 2010
13 16 (1.09%) SharePoint Server
14 15 (1.03%) Apache
15 11 (0.75%) IBM Notes
16 8 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
17 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.41%) Moodle
18 5 (0.34%) Tomcat
18 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 542 (37.05%) MS Excel
2 269 (18.39%) MS Office
3 8 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
4 4 (0.27%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.14%) Maya
5 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.068%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 31 (2.12%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.37%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.068%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.068%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.068%) Agresso
4 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 125 (8.54%) Office 365
2 87 (5.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (1.44%) SaaS
4 10 (0.68%) IaaS
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 436 (29.80%) DNS
2 422 (28.84%) SAN
3 416 (28.43%) Firewall
4 361 (24.68%) DHCP
5 332 (22.69%) TCP/IP
6 247 (16.88%) LAN
7 215 (14.70%) WAN
8 200 (13.67%) VPN
9 96 (6.56%) VoIP
10 95 (6.49%) NAS
11 90 (6.15%) Wireless
12 63 (4.31%) Internet
13 58 (3.96%) Cisco ASA
14 52 (3.55%) MPLS
15 49 (3.35%) Cisco IOS
16 47 (3.21%) Unified Communications
17 44 (3.01%) Network Security
18 42 (2.87%) VLAN
19 36 (2.46%) HTTP
20 34 (2.32%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 354 (24.20%) SQL Server
2 77 (5.26%) SQL Server 2008
3 52 (3.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (2.53%) Data Warehouse
5 36 (2.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 34 (2.32%) MySQL
6 34 (2.32%) SQL Server 2012
7 26 (1.78%) PostgreSQL
8 23 (1.57%) SQL Server 2005
9 22 (1.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database
10 13 (0.89%) Relational Database
11 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
11 11 (0.75%) RDBMS
12 8 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
13 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 11 (0.75%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
3 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
3 2 (0.14%) AdminStudio
3 2 (0.14%) Subversion
4 1 (0.068%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 1 (0.068%) MSI
General
1 167 (11.41%) Finance
2 53 (3.62%) Legal
3 48 (3.28%) Retail
4 41 (2.80%) Law
5 27 (1.85%) Telecoms
5 27 (1.85%) Banking
6 25 (1.71%) Advertising
7 13 (0.89%) Marketing
8 10 (0.68%) Games
9 8 (0.55%) Back Office
10 7 (0.48%) German Language
11 6 (0.41%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.14%) French Language
12 2 (0.14%) Automotive
13 1 (0.068%) Electronics
13 1 (0.068%) Pharmaceutical
13 1 (0.068%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.068%) Publishing
13 1 (0.068%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 290 (19.82%) Support Engineer
2 262 (17.91%) Analyst
3 230 (15.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 148 (10.12%) Administrator
5 120 (8.20%) Support Analyst
6 114 (7.79%) 3rd Line Support
7 103 (7.04%) Systems Engineer
8 97 (6.63%) 2nd Line Support
9 96 (6.56%) IT Support
10 90 (6.15%) Service Analyst
11 87 (5.95%) Systems Administrator
12 79 (5.40%) Service Desk Analyst
13 76 (5.19%) Consultant
14 65 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 61 (4.17%) IT Support Engineer
16 60 (4.10%) Technical Support
17 54 (3.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 54 (3.69%) Team Leader
18 53 (3.62%) Infrastructure Manager
18 53 (3.62%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.50%) .NET
2 19 (1.30%) HTML
3 15 (1.03%) Web Services
3 15 (1.03%) Application Packaging
4 14 (0.96%) XML
5 10 (0.68%) ASP.NET
6 6 (0.41%) Middleware
7 5 (0.34%) LAMP
7 5 (0.34%) .NET Framework
8 4 (0.27%) CSS
9 3 (0.21%) COM
10 2 (0.14%) XSLT
10 2 (0.14%) Ajax
10 2 (0.14%) MSMQ
10 2 (0.14%) XHTML
10 2 (0.14%) WCF
10 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (0.14%) HTML5
11 1 (0.068%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.068%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.00%) Blackberry
2 91 (6.22%) Clustering
3 30 (2.05%) Management Information System
4 28 (1.91%) EqualLogic
5 26 (1.78%) Replication
6 22 (1.50%) Firmware
7 21 (1.44%) PKI
8 19 (1.30%) Data Protection Act
9 17 (1.16%) Statistics
10 15 (1.03%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.03%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.96%) Thin Client
11 14 (0.96%) Fat Client
12 12 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 11 (0.75%) iPhone
14 10 (0.68%) PDA
15 9 (0.62%) Video Conferencing
15 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Software
16 8 (0.55%) Social Media
16 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1249 (85.37%) Windows
2 652 (44.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 415 (28.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 332 (22.69%) Windows 7
5 320 (21.87%) Windows Server 2003
6 198 (13.53%) Linux
7 172 (11.76%) Windows XP
8 105 (7.18%) Windows 8
9 56 (3.83%) UNIX
10 46 (3.14%) Windows Vista
11 39 (2.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (1.78%) Mac OS
13 19 (1.30%) Mac OS X
14 16 (1.09%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.09%) Android
14 16 (1.09%) Windows 2000 Server
14 16 (1.09%) SUSE
15 8 (0.55%) Debian
15 8 (0.55%) Solaris
16 6 (0.41%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 645 (44.09%) ITIL
2 122 (8.34%) Disaster Recovery
3 101 (6.90%) Migration
4 80 (5.47%) Service Management
5 75 (5.13%) Project Management
5 75 (5.13%) Load Balancing
5 75 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 73 (4.99%) Change Management
7 72 (4.92%) Problem Management
8 68 (4.65%) Service Delivery
9 66 (4.51%) PRINCE2
10 63 (4.31%) Change Control
11 62 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
12 51 (3.49%) Incident Management
13 47 (3.21%) Business Continuity
14 41 (2.80%) CRM
15 37 (2.53%) Technical Architecture
15 37 (2.53%) Performance Tuning
16 36 (2.46%) Configuration Management
17 33 (2.26%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 268 (18.32%) SQL
2 87 (5.95%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.85%) T-SQL
4 21 (1.44%) VBScript
5 17 (1.16%) C
6 15 (1.03%) VB
7 11 (0.75%) Java
8 9 (0.62%) Bash Shell
9 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
10 6 (0.41%) C#
11 5 (0.34%) PHP
12 4 (0.27%) JavaScript
12 4 (0.27%) VB.NET
12 4 (0.27%) VBA
12 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
13 3 (0.21%) Perl
14 1 (0.068%) C++
Qualifications
1 1463 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1084 (74.09%) MCSE
3 556 (38.00%) MCITP
4 475 (32.47%) Cisco Certification
5 447 (30.55%) CCNA
6 420 (28.71%) MCP
7 294 (20.10%) MCTS
8 244 (16.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 195 (13.33%) Degree
10 138 (9.43%) CCNP
11 60 (4.10%) ITIL Certification
12 59 (4.03%) Citrix Certification
13 58 (3.96%) MCDST
14 51 (3.49%) Security Cleared
15 48 (3.28%) A+ Certification
16 45 (3.08%) CCA
17 35 (2.39%) SC Cleared
18 34 (2.32%) Network+ Certification
18 34 (2.32%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 30 (2.05%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (11.41%) SLA
2 30 (2.05%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.71%) QA
4 7 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
4 7 (0.48%) GAMP
4 7 (0.48%) GCP
4 7 (0.48%) GMP
5 6 (0.41%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.14%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 812 (55.50%) Active Directory
2 518 (35.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 352 (24.06%) Hyper-V
4 143 (9.77%) XenApp
5 105 (7.18%) vSphere
6 72 (4.92%) XenDesktop
7 58 (3.96%) VMware ESXi
7 58 (3.96%) VMware ESX
8 38 (2.60%) UAG
9 35 (2.39%) XenServer
10 22 (1.50%) Terminal Services
11 18 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
11 18 (1.23%) Forefront TMG
12 15 (1.03%) VMware Server
13 14 (0.96%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 14 (0.96%) VMware Workstation
14 12 (0.82%) ISA Server
15 9 (0.62%) Xen
16 8 (0.55%) Oracle RMAN
17 6 (0.41%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 180 (12.30%) SCCM
2 121 (8.27%) Backup Exec
3 49 (3.35%) SCOM
3 49 (3.35%) Norton AntiVirus
4 26 (1.78%) WSUS
5 14 (0.96%) ARCserve
6 11 (0.75%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 9 (0.62%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.55%) ZABBIX
8 8 (0.55%) SolarWinds Orion
9 7 (0.48%) SCOrch
9 7 (0.48%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.41%) ZENworks
10 6 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
10 6 (0.41%) Foglight
10 6 (0.41%) ServiceCenter
11 5 (0.34%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 1043 (71.29%) Microsoft
2 798 (54.55%) VMware
3 469 (32.06%) Cisco
4 436 (29.80%) Citrix
5 274 (18.73%) HP
6 138 (9.43%) Dell
7 121 (8.27%) Symantec
8 109 (7.45%) Juniper
9 92 (6.29%) Apple
10 87 (5.95%) NetApp
11 86 (5.88%) Veeam
12 74 (5.06%) EMC
13 47 (3.21%) CheckPoint
14 43 (2.94%) Meru Networks
15 41 (2.80%) Red Hat
15 41 (2.80%) McAfee
16 38 (2.60%) Oracle
17 34 (2.32%) Sophos
18 33 (2.26%) Remedy
19 32 (2.19%) IBM
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40-50k + 10% Bonus
Posted: 11 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 18 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Pension
Posted: 18 hours ago
Scunthorpe, South Humberside
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £22 - £26 per annum + Car + Overtime + Pension
Posted: 19 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k Bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30k - £36k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: 21 hours ago
Lincoln, Lincolnshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Buckinghamshire
ComputaCenter
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £36000.00 - £43000.00 per annum + Bonus + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: Yesterday
London
AspireCom
Salary: Bonus and Bens
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: to £30k + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS- People Transfer
Salary: £13.5k - 14.5k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Staffline Group PLC
Salary: From £30,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-50,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago