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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 330 397 499
Rank change year-on-year
+67 +102
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 789 608 434
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.81% 0.63% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.95% 2.31% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 722 514 386
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £57,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -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
26711 26365 29295
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.49% 27.12% 28.10%
Number of salaries quoted 21542 20977 24759
Average salary £45,000 £44,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +3.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £62,500 £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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +61 306 £40,000 +5.96% 24
South East -39 159 £36,000 +10.76% 23
South West +34 76 £34,000 -32.00% 7
East of England +21 70 £30,000 -14.28% 4
Yorkshire -5 62 £32,500 -7.14% 9
North West -10 52 £27,500 - 3
West Midlands +20 39 £36,000 -29.75% 4
North East +9 16 £47,500 - 1
East Midlands -25 9 £40,000 -5.88% 2
Midlands - 1 £75,000 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 1506 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1220 (81.01%) Windows
3 1143 (75.90%) Microsoft
4 1126 (74.77%) MCSE
5 876 (58.17%) Active Directory
6 775 (51.46%) VMware
7 642 (42.63%) MS Exchange
8 603 (40.04%) MS Excel
9 588 (39.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 564 (37.45%) ITIL
11 527 (34.99%) MCITP
12 510 (33.86%) Cisco
13 498 (33.07%) VMware Infrastructure
14 491 (32.60%) Citrix
15 468 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
16 449 (29.81%) MCP
17 403 (26.76%) CCNA
18 395 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
19 376 (24.97%) SAN
20 369 (24.50%) Hyper-V
21 348 (23.11%) DNS
22 345 (22.91%) MS Office
23 342 (22.71%) Exchange Server 2010
24 318 (21.12%) SQL Server
25 314 (20.85%) Windows Server 2003
26 312 (20.72%) Windows 7
27 302 (20.05%) Firewall
28 295 (19.59%) DHCP
29 280 (18.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
30 268 (17.80%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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
1 642 (42.63%) MS Exchange
2 342 (22.71%) Exchange Server 2010
3 237 (15.74%) SharePoint
4 228 (15.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 198 (13.15%) Lync
6 167 (11.09%) Exchange Server 2013
7 109 (7.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 107 (7.10%) IIS
9 60 (3.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 27 (1.79%) Apache
11 26 (1.73%) Office Communications Server
12 18 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.06%) SharePoint Server
14 14 (0.93%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.93%) SAS
15 6 (0.40%) IBM Notes
16 4 (0.27%) GlassFish
16 4 (0.27%) Moodle
16 4 (0.27%) Tomcat
16 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
Applications
1 603 (40.04%) MS Excel
2 345 (22.91%) MS Office
3 6 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.20%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) MS Project
6 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 25 (1.66%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.93%) Dynamics NAV
3 8 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
5 1 (0.066%) SAP CCM
5 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.066%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 128 (8.50%) Office 365
2 73 (4.85%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (0.66%) IaaS
4 7 (0.46%) Yammer
5 3 (0.20%) PaaS
6 2 (0.13%) SaaS
7 1 (0.066%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 376 (24.97%) SAN
2 348 (23.11%) DNS
3 302 (20.05%) Firewall
4 295 (19.59%) DHCP
5 268 (17.80%) TCP/IP
6 189 (12.55%) LAN
7 178 (11.82%) WAN
8 167 (11.09%) VPN
9 95 (6.31%) VoIP
10 78 (5.18%) NAS
11 54 (3.59%) Internet
12 53 (3.52%) Wireless
13 44 (2.92%) iSCSI
14 42 (2.79%) Network Security
15 38 (2.52%) VLAN
16 34 (2.26%) Cisco ASA
17 31 (2.06%) Cisco IOS
18 30 (1.99%) Wi-Fi
19 26 (1.73%) NetScaler
19 26 (1.73%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 318 (21.12%) SQL Server
2 89 (5.91%) SQL Server 2008
3 42 (2.79%) SQL Server 2012
4 41 (2.72%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (2.66%) SQL Server 2000
6 34 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 32 (2.12%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 28 (1.86%) MySQL
9 14 (0.93%) Crystal Reports
10 11 (0.73%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 7 (0.46%) Amazon RDS
12 5 (0.33%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.20%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 3 (0.20%) Relational Database
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.13%) Star Schema
15 2 (0.13%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (0.86%) Visual Studio
2 7 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (0.33%) MSI
4 4 (0.27%) InstallShield
5 3 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 2 (0.13%) Metasploit
7 1 (0.066%) AdminStudio
7 1 (0.066%) WinDbg
General
1 229 (15.21%) Finance
2 45 (2.99%) Legal
3 35 (2.32%) Law
4 30 (1.99%) Retail
5 29 (1.93%) Telecoms
6 27 (1.79%) Banking
7 19 (1.26%) Advertising
8 15 (1.00%) Back Office
9 10 (0.66%) Publishing
10 7 (0.46%) Local Government
11 6 (0.40%) Marketing
11 6 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
14 1 (0.066%) Games
14 1 (0.066%) Military
14 1 (0.066%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.066%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 328 (21.78%) Support Engineer
2 309 (20.52%) Analyst
3 209 (13.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 172 (11.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 169 (11.22%) Consultant
6 168 (11.16%) Support Analyst
7 103 (6.84%) IT Support
8 94 (6.24%) 2nd Line Support
9 92 (6.11%) Administrator
10 83 (5.51%) Technical Support
11 82 (5.44%) Service Analyst
12 75 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
13 67 (4.45%) Server Engineer
14 66 (4.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 62 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
16 58 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
17 54 (3.59%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 49 (3.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
19 43 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
20 42 (2.79%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (2.46%) .NET
2 22 (1.46%) Application Packaging
3 20 (1.33%) ASP.NET
4 16 (1.06%) HTML
5 15 (1.00%) Web Services
6 13 (0.86%) Software Packaging
7 11 (0.73%) CSS
8 9 (0.60%) COM
9 6 (0.40%) MDX
10 4 (0.27%) LAMP
11 3 (0.20%) JSON
11 3 (0.20%) XML
11 3 (0.20%) jQuery
11 3 (0.20%) HTML5
12 1 (0.066%) COM+
12 1 (0.066%) ODBC
12 1 (0.066%) EDI
12 1 (0.066%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 106 (7.04%) Analytical Skills
2 104 (6.91%) Blackberry
3 52 (3.45%) Clustering
4 44 (2.92%) Client/Server
5 35 (2.32%) Fat Client
5 35 (2.32%) Thin Client
6 33 (2.19%) Replication
6 33 (2.19%) Management Information System
7 32 (2.12%) iPhone
7 32 (2.12%) EqualLogic
8 27 (1.79%) Computer Science
9 19 (1.26%) GIS
10 16 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 12 (0.80%) PKI
12 10 (0.66%) iPad
12 10 (0.66%) Mathematics
13 9 (0.60%) Life Science
13 9 (0.60%) FMCG
14 8 (0.53%) User Experience
15 7 (0.46%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1220 (81.01%) Windows
2 588 (39.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 395 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 314 (20.85%) Windows Server 2003
5 312 (20.72%) Windows 7
6 157 (10.42%) Linux
7 150 (9.96%) Windows XP
8 139 (9.23%) Windows 8
9 57 (3.78%) UNIX
10 32 (2.12%) Windows Vista
11 22 (1.46%) Windows 2000
12 20 (1.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 12 (0.80%) Mac OS
13 12 (0.80%) Windows 2000 Server
14 11 (0.73%) Debian
14 11 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.66%) CentOS
16 7 (0.46%) Windows Mobile
17 6 (0.40%) Android
18 4 (0.27%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (37.45%) ITIL
2 84 (5.58%) Migration
3 83 (5.51%) Service Delivery
4 82 (5.44%) Project Management
4 82 (5.44%) PRINCE2
5 79 (5.25%) Disaster Recovery
6 78 (5.18%) Mentoring
7 69 (4.58%) Change Management
8 55 (3.65%) Service Management
9 47 (3.12%) Incident Management
10 45 (2.99%) Root Cause Analysis
11 41 (2.72%) CRM
12 40 (2.66%) Information Security
13 38 (2.52%) Coaching
14 36 (2.39%) Business Continuity
15 34 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
16 33 (2.19%) Problem Management
17 31 (2.06%) Change Control
17 31 (2.06%) Technical Architecture
18 27 (1.79%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 247 (16.40%) SQL
2 118 (7.84%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.79%) VBScript
4 25 (1.66%) C
5 24 (1.59%) C#
6 13 (0.86%) T-SQL
7 9 (0.60%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
8 8 (0.53%) VB
9 6 (0.40%) Perl
10 4 (0.27%) Shell Script
11 2 (0.13%) R
11 2 (0.13%) Python
11 2 (0.13%) PHP
11 2 (0.13%) Java
11 2 (0.13%) C++
12 1 (0.066%) Ruby
12 1 (0.066%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1506 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1126 (74.77%) MCSE
3 527 (34.99%) MCITP
4 468 (31.08%) Cisco Certification
5 449 (29.81%) MCP
6 403 (26.76%) CCNA
7 280 (18.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 224 (14.87%) MCTS
9 180 (11.95%) Degree
10 169 (11.22%) Citrix Certification
11 146 (9.69%) CCA
11 146 (9.69%) CCNP
12 67 (4.45%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (3.98%) MCDST
14 51 (3.39%) A+ Certification
15 46 (3.05%) CISSP
16 42 (2.79%) Security Cleared
17 41 (2.72%) SC Cleared
18 36 (2.39%) VCP5
19 35 (2.32%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (11.09%) SLA
2 31 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 25 (1.66%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.80%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.53%) QA
6 4 (0.27%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.27%) COBIT
System Software
1 876 (58.17%) Active Directory
2 498 (33.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 369 (24.50%) Hyper-V
4 197 (13.08%) vSphere
5 185 (12.28%) XenApp
6 83 (5.51%) XenDesktop
7 74 (4.91%) VMware ESX
8 58 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
9 57 (3.78%) XenServer
10 29 (1.93%) Xen
11 26 (1.73%) Terminal Services
12 20 (1.33%) Citrix Presentation Server
13 18 (1.20%) vCloud
14 15 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
15 11 (0.73%) VMware Server
16 10 (0.66%) Microsoft Virtual Server
17 9 (0.60%) VMware Workstation
17 9 (0.60%) UAG
18 6 (0.40%) NFS
19 4 (0.27%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 124 (8.23%) SCCM
2 108 (7.17%) Backup Exec
3 71 (4.71%) SCOM
4 33 (2.19%) WSUS
5 25 (1.66%) NetBackup
5 25 (1.66%) Norton AntiVirus
6 14 (0.93%) McAfee ePO
7 13 (0.86%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.66%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 10 (0.66%) MOM
9 9 (0.60%) Nessus
9 9 (0.60%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 7 (0.46%) SCOrch
10 7 (0.46%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 7 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.46%) Cisco UCCX
11 6 (0.40%) Windows Intune
11 6 (0.40%) Cacti
11 6 (0.40%) AppManager
12 5 (0.33%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1143 (75.90%) Microsoft
2 775 (51.46%) VMware
3 510 (33.86%) Cisco
4 491 (32.60%) Citrix
5 195 (12.95%) HP
6 143 (9.50%) Dell
7 99 (6.57%) Symantec
7 99 (6.57%) EMC
8 93 (6.18%) NetApp
9 59 (3.92%) Juniper
10 49 (3.25%) Apple
11 42 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 42 (2.79%) Veeam
12 37 (2.46%) Websense
13 34 (2.26%) Sophos
14 33 (2.19%) Remedy
15 31 (2.06%) McAfee
16 30 (1.99%) Red Hat
17 27 (1.79%) CommVault
18 23 (1.53%) Oracle
Reading, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £35k - 40k per year + 7% Pension / 12% Bonus
Posted: 1 hour ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + + Car + Bonus + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Worcester, Worcestershire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 - £65000 per annum, Benefits pension,healthcare,season ticket l
Posted: Yesterday
Rochester, Kent
CCity IT
Posted: Yesterday
Crawley, West Sussex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: Up to £33k plus benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Consult Solutions
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
EXCELerate
Salary: Up to £65k, Car Allowance and corporate benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 2 days ago
Reigate, Surrey
Venturi
Salary: £45000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Computer People
Salary: £28000.00 - £31000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago