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 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 341 405 453
Rank change year-on-year
+64 +48
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 768 636 506
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.61% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.79% 2.25% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 699 553 449
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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
27485 28257 28459
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.39% 27.12% 27.83%
Number of salaries quoted 21777 22680 23314
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,450 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
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 27 March 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 27 March 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 +92 286 £37,500 - 32
South East -4 183 £35,000 +9.37% 12
East of England +58 96 £32,250 -7.85% 2
South West +8 61 £34,000 -9.33% 4
Yorkshire -8 50 £30,000 -14.28% 7
North West +7 46 £27,500 -16.66% 7
West Midlands -8 34 £32,500 - 9
East Midlands +6 17 £25,000 -39.75% 3
North East - 3 £27,000 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 1576 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1307 (82.93%) Windows
3 1183 (75.06%) Microsoft
4 1148 (72.84%) MCSE
5 925 (58.69%) Active Directory
6 802 (50.89%) VMware
7 593 (37.63%) MS Excel
8 580 (36.80%) MS Exchange
8 580 (36.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 559 (35.47%) ITIL
10 540 (34.26%) Cisco
11 522 (33.12%) Citrix
12 517 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
13 510 (32.36%) MCITP
14 483 (30.65%) MCP
15 443 (28.11%) Cisco Certification
16 434 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
17 400 (25.38%) CCNA
18 381 (24.18%) SQL Server
19 355 (22.53%) Hyper-V
20 348 (22.08%) MS Office
21 341 (21.64%) SAN
22 324 (20.56%) Windows 7
23 311 (19.73%) Firewall
24 309 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
25 304 (19.29%) DNS
26 303 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 299 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
27 299 (18.97%) SQL
28 285 (18.08%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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
1 580 (36.80%) MS Exchange
2 309 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 285 (18.08%) SharePoint
4 185 (11.74%) Lync
5 183 (11.61%) Exchange Server 2007
6 155 (9.84%) Exchange Server 2013
7 112 (7.11%) IIS
8 107 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2003
9 65 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 25 (1.59%) Apache
11 24 (1.52%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (0.95%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (0.95%) SAS
12 15 (0.95%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
14 8 (0.51%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.25%) GroupWise
16 3 (0.19%) GlassFish
16 3 (0.19%) WebLogic
17 2 (0.13%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 593 (37.63%) MS Excel
2 348 (22.08%) MS Office
3 10 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.57%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 4 (0.25%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.063%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.063%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.063%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 22 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (0.82%) Dynamics NAV
3 10 (0.63%) Dynamics AX
4 3 (0.19%) SAP CCM
4 3 (0.19%) SAP ERP
5 2 (0.13%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 156 (9.90%) Office 365
2 76 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.89%) IaaS
4 8 (0.51%) Amazon AWS
5 7 (0.44%) SaaS
6 3 (0.19%) PaaS
6 3 (0.19%) Yammer
7 1 (0.063%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 341 (21.64%) SAN
2 311 (19.73%) Firewall
3 304 (19.29%) DNS
4 262 (16.62%) TCP/IP
5 258 (16.37%) DHCP
6 201 (12.75%) WAN
7 194 (12.31%) LAN
8 180 (11.42%) VPN
9 136 (8.63%) VoIP
10 71 (4.51%) NAS
11 54 (3.43%) iSCSI
12 53 (3.36%) VLAN
13 52 (3.30%) Internet
14 44 (2.79%) Network Security
14 44 (2.79%) Wireless
15 37 (2.35%) Cisco IOS
16 36 (2.28%) Fibre Channel
17 30 (1.90%) Cisco ASA
18 28 (1.78%) Wi-Fi
18 28 (1.78%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 381 (24.18%) SQL Server
2 104 (6.60%) SQL Server 2008
3 56 (3.55%) SQL Server 2012
4 51 (3.24%) SQL Server 2000
5 43 (2.73%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (2.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 36 (2.28%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 21 (1.33%) MySQL
9 12 (0.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 7 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
11 6 (0.38%) Crystal Reports
11 6 (0.38%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 5 (0.32%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.25%) Relational Database
13 4 (0.25%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.19%) Oracle Database 11g
14 3 (0.19%) Amazon RDS
15 2 (0.13%) Big Data
15 2 (0.13%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 11 (0.70%) Visual Studio
2 9 (0.57%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (0.57%) MSI
2 9 (0.57%) InstallShield
3 3 (0.19%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.13%) JIRA
4 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
5 1 (0.063%) WinDbg
5 1 (0.063%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 248 (15.74%) Finance
2 46 (2.92%) Law
3 39 (2.47%) Advertising
4 38 (2.41%) Legal
5 33 (2.09%) Banking
6 31 (1.97%) Retail
7 25 (1.59%) Telecoms
8 16 (1.02%) Back Office
9 10 (0.63%) Publishing
9 10 (0.63%) Marketing
10 8 (0.51%) Local Government
10 8 (0.51%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.44%) Games
12 3 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.063%) Military
14 1 (0.063%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 322 (20.43%) Analyst
2 302 (19.16%) Support Engineer
3 202 (12.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 191 (12.12%) 3rd Line Support
5 178 (11.29%) Consultant
6 173 (10.98%) Support Analyst
7 130 (8.25%) 2nd Line Support
8 99 (6.28%) IT Support
9 94 (5.96%) Administrator
10 79 (5.01%) Technical Support
11 72 (4.57%) Systems Engineer
12 64 (4.06%) Service Analyst
13 63 (4.00%) Server Engineer
14 61 (3.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 60 (3.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 56 (3.55%) Service Desk Analyst
17 54 (3.43%) 1st Line Support
18 52 (3.30%) Server Support
19 48 (3.05%) IT Support Engineer
19 48 (3.05%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 50 (3.17%) .NET
2 30 (1.90%) Software Packaging
3 28 (1.78%) Application Packaging
4 24 (1.52%) ASP.NET
5 22 (1.40%) HTML
6 16 (1.02%) Web Services
7 13 (0.82%) CSS
8 11 (0.70%) COM
9 5 (0.32%) MDX
10 4 (0.25%) LAMP
11 3 (0.19%) jQuery
11 3 (0.19%) HTML5
11 3 (0.19%) RabbitMQ
11 3 (0.19%) XML
11 3 (0.19%) JSON
12 2 (0.13%) EDI
13 1 (0.063%) WAP
13 1 (0.063%) Flash
13 1 (0.063%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 101 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
2 83 (5.27%) Blackberry
3 58 (3.68%) Clustering
4 56 (3.55%) Client/Server
5 54 (3.43%) Replication
6 43 (2.73%) Management Information System
7 36 (2.28%) Thin Client
7 36 (2.28%) Fat Client
8 34 (2.16%) Computer Science
9 28 (1.78%) EqualLogic
10 22 (1.40%) iPhone
11 12 (0.76%) FMCG
12 11 (0.70%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (0.70%) GIS
13 10 (0.63%) Enterprise Storage
14 9 (0.57%) Digital Media
14 9 (0.57%) User Experience
15 8 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
16 7 (0.44%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.44%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 1307 (82.93%) Windows
2 580 (36.80%) Windows Server 2008
3 434 (27.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 324 (20.56%) Windows 7
5 299 (18.97%) Windows Server 2003
6 177 (11.23%) Linux
7 143 (9.07%) Windows 8
8 123 (7.80%) Windows XP
9 59 (3.74%) UNIX
10 33 (2.09%) Windows Vista
11 28 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (1.40%) Mac OS X
13 21 (1.33%) Debian
14 20 (1.27%) Windows 2000
15 17 (1.08%) Mac OS
16 13 (0.82%) Android
17 11 (0.70%) CentOS
18 9 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
19 8 (0.51%) Ubuntu
20 7 (0.44%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 559 (35.47%) ITIL
2 105 (6.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 99 (6.28%) Service Delivery
4 90 (5.71%) Migration
5 86 (5.46%) Mentoring
6 82 (5.20%) PRINCE2
7 66 (4.19%) Project Management
8 65 (4.12%) Change Management
9 55 (3.49%) Service Management
10 49 (3.11%) Information Security
11 40 (2.54%) Incident Management
12 39 (2.47%) CRM
13 34 (2.16%) Security Management
14 32 (2.03%) Problem Management
15 31 (1.97%) Business Continuity
15 31 (1.97%) Coaching
16 30 (1.90%) Change Control
17 29 (1.84%) Infrastructure Management
18 28 (1.78%) Root Cause Analysis
18 28 (1.78%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 299 (18.97%) SQL
2 162 (10.28%) PowerShell
3 32 (2.03%) VBScript
4 30 (1.90%) C#
5 23 (1.46%) C
6 16 (1.02%) T-SQL
7 12 (0.76%) Java
7 12 (0.76%) JavaScript
8 11 (0.70%) VB
9 9 (0.57%) Bash Shell
10 7 (0.44%) Perl
11 5 (0.32%) Shell Script
12 3 (0.19%) VBA
12 3 (0.19%) Python
12 3 (0.19%) C++
13 2 (0.13%) VB.NET
13 2 (0.13%) Ruby
13 2 (0.13%) R
14 1 (0.063%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1576 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1148 (72.84%) MCSE
3 510 (32.36%) MCITP
4 483 (30.65%) MCP
5 443 (28.11%) Cisco Certification
6 400 (25.38%) CCNA
7 303 (19.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 193 (12.25%) Degree
9 188 (11.93%) Citrix Certification
10 187 (11.87%) MCTS
11 165 (10.47%) CCA
12 118 (7.49%) CCNP
13 61 (3.87%) MCDST
14 51 (3.24%) CISSP
15 46 (2.92%) VCP5
16 44 (2.79%) ITIL Certification
17 42 (2.66%) Security Cleared
18 40 (2.54%) SC Cleared
19 38 (2.41%) A+ Certification
20 35 (2.22%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 173 (10.98%) SLA
2 37 (2.35%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 28 (1.78%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.70%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.32%) QA
6 4 (0.25%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 4 (0.25%) GMP
6 4 (0.25%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.13%) COBIT
System Software
1 925 (58.69%) Active Directory
2 517 (32.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 355 (22.53%) Hyper-V
4 227 (14.40%) XenApp
5 224 (14.21%) vSphere
6 111 (7.04%) XenDesktop
7 81 (5.14%) VMware ESX
8 73 (4.63%) VMware ESXi
9 61 (3.87%) XenServer
10 36 (2.28%) Xen
11 32 (2.03%) vCloud
11 32 (2.03%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 28 (1.78%) Terminal Services
13 27 (1.71%) Microsoft App-V
14 16 (1.02%) VMware Server
15 9 (0.57%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 7 (0.44%) NFS
16 7 (0.44%) Forefront TMG
16 7 (0.44%) UAG
17 5 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 173 (10.98%) SCCM
2 112 (7.11%) Backup Exec
3 80 (5.08%) SCOM
4 51 (3.24%) WSUS
5 32 (2.03%) NetBackup
6 15 (0.95%) Norton AntiVirus
7 12 (0.76%) Nagios
7 12 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
8 11 (0.70%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 10 (0.63%) SCVMM
10 9 (0.57%) Nessus
11 8 (0.51%) MOM
12 7 (0.44%) Windows Intune
13 6 (0.38%) WMI
13 6 (0.38%) ARCserve
13 6 (0.38%) Tivoli Storage Manager
14 5 (0.32%) AppManager
14 5 (0.32%) Cacti
14 5 (0.32%) SCDPM
14 5 (0.32%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 1183 (75.06%) Microsoft
2 802 (50.89%) VMware
3 540 (34.26%) Cisco
4 522 (33.12%) Citrix
5 210 (13.32%) HP
6 125 (7.93%) Dell
7 111 (7.04%) NetApp
8 88 (5.58%) Symantec
9 77 (4.89%) EMC
10 48 (3.05%) Apple
11 40 (2.54%) Sophos
11 40 (2.54%) Veeam
12 37 (2.35%) Remedy
13 35 (2.22%) CommVault
14 34 (2.16%) Websense
15 31 (1.97%) Red Hat
15 31 (1.97%) CheckPoint
16 30 (1.90%) Juniper
17 28 (1.78%) Oracle
17 28 (1.78%) Reuters
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Bluetownonline
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 5 hours ago
Slough, Berkshire
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 9 hours ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 9 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Skipton, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £21500 - £35000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Telford, Shropshire
Erin Associates
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Vertical IT
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Farnborough, Hampshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Cambridge Assessment
Salary: From £35,300 to £46,500 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Roc Search
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car (7K) + Bonus (7K) + Bens
Posted: Yesterday
Dartford, Kent
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Roc Search
Salary: £20000 - £26000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
LEXSTRA
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car Allowance & On-call
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago