The first table below looks at the demand 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 14 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the England region.

Location
3 months to
14 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 365 402 464
Rank change year-on-year
+37 +62
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 736 576 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.48% 2.07% 1.49%
Number of salaries quoted 653 501 429
Average salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29655 27862 31154
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.21% 27.31% 27.78%
Number of salaries quoted 23478 22873 26965
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
UK

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 14 July 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 14 July 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 -18 256 £37,500 +7.14% 22
South East +10 188 £33,000 +8.19% 24
Yorkshire +9 67 £44,000 +46.66% 4
North West +52 64 £30,000 +20.00% 6
East of England +24 48 £32,500 +41.30% 4
East Midlands -4 44 £37,500 +6.38% 3
South West -33 33 £33,500 -17.28% 9
West Midlands -5 29 £35,000 -17.64%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 14 July 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 1427 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1224 (85.77%) Windows
3 1037 (72.67%) MCSE
4 1021 (71.55%) Microsoft
5 814 (57.04%) Active Directory
6 749 (52.49%) VMware
7 713 (49.96%) MS Exchange
8 641 (44.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 617 (43.24%) ITIL
10 553 (38.75%) MCITP
11 524 (36.72%) MS Excel
12 501 (35.11%) VMware Infrastructure
13 461 (32.31%) Cisco
14 429 (30.06%) Cisco Certification
15 419 (29.36%) Firewall
16 412 (28.87%) Citrix
16 412 (28.87%) CCNA
16 412 (28.87%) DNS
17 410 (28.73%) SAN
18 403 (28.24%) Exchange Server 2010
19 401 (28.10%) MCP
20 394 (27.61%) Windows Server 2012
21 364 (25.51%) SQL Server
22 339 (23.76%) DHCP
23 331 (23.20%) Hyper-V
24 329 (23.06%) Windows Server 2003
25 320 (22.42%) TCP/IP
25 320 (22.42%) Windows 7
26 297 (20.81%) SQL
27 259 (18.15%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 14 July 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
1 713 (49.96%) MS Exchange
2 403 (28.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 236 (16.54%) Exchange Server 2007
4 216 (15.14%) SharePoint
5 191 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2013
6 156 (10.93%) Exchange Server 2003
7 146 (10.23%) IIS
8 140 (9.81%) Lync
9 72 (5.05%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 37 (2.59%) Office Communications Server
11 29 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
12 19 (1.33%) Apache
13 17 (1.19%) SharePoint Server
13 17 (1.19%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.84%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.56%) Lotus Domino
15 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.49%) WorkSite
17 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.35%) GroupWise
Applications
1 524 (36.72%) MS Excel
2 253 (17.73%) MS Office
3 9 (0.63%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.42%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.21%) Photoshop
5 3 (0.21%) MS Project
6 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.14%) Maya
6 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
7 1 (0.070%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 34 (2.38%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (1.12%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.070%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.070%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.070%) Agresso
5 1 (0.070%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.070%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 119 (8.34%) Office 365
2 78 (5.47%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (1.82%) SaaS
4 10 (0.70%) IaaS
5 9 (0.63%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.56%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 419 (29.36%) Firewall
2 412 (28.87%) DNS
3 410 (28.73%) SAN
4 339 (23.76%) DHCP
5 320 (22.42%) TCP/IP
6 250 (17.52%) LAN
7 217 (15.21%) WAN
8 192 (13.45%) VPN
9 96 (6.73%) VoIP
9 96 (6.73%) NAS
10 90 (6.31%) Wireless
11 59 (4.13%) Cisco ASA
12 56 (3.92%) Internet
13 52 (3.64%) MPLS
14 51 (3.57%) VLAN
15 50 (3.50%) Cisco IOS
16 47 (3.29%) Unified Communications
17 43 (3.01%) Network Security
18 35 (2.45%) OSPF
18 35 (2.45%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.31%) SQL Server 2008
3 59 (4.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 44 (3.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (2.87%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (2.66%) MySQL
7 37 (2.59%) Data Warehouse
8 32 (2.24%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (2.17%) SQL Server 2005
10 26 (1.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 19 (1.33%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.19%) Oracle Database
12 17 (1.19%) RDBMS
13 15 (1.05%) Oracle Database 11g
14 10 (0.70%) Microsoft Analysis Services
15 7 (0.49%) SQL Server 2000
16 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.28%) Oracle Database 10g
16 4 (0.28%) MS Access
16 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.35%) Subversion
3 2 (0.14%) Selenium
3 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
3 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
3 2 (0.14%) JUnit
3 2 (0.14%) NUnit
4 1 (0.070%) Dreamweaver
General
1 162 (11.35%) Finance
2 48 (3.36%) Legal
3 44 (3.08%) Retail
4 42 (2.94%) Law
5 39 (2.73%) Telecoms
6 33 (2.31%) Advertising
7 26 (1.82%) Banking
8 16 (1.12%) Back Office
9 13 (0.91%) Marketing
10 9 (0.63%) Games
11 7 (0.49%) German Language
12 6 (0.42%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 3 (0.21%) Investment Banking
15 2 (0.14%) French Language
15 2 (0.14%) Military
15 2 (0.14%) Front Office
15 2 (0.14%) Electronics
15 2 (0.14%) Automotive
16 1 (0.070%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 265 (18.57%) Analyst
1 265 (18.57%) Support Engineer
2 236 (16.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 140 (9.81%) Administrator
4 117 (8.20%) 3rd Line Support
5 112 (7.85%) Support Analyst
6 105 (7.36%) 2nd Line Support
7 93 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
8 89 (6.24%) Systems Administrator
9 87 (6.10%) IT Support
10 82 (5.75%) Service Analyst
11 80 (5.61%) Consultant
12 71 (4.98%) Service Desk Analyst
13 62 (4.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 60 (4.20%) Infrastructure Analyst
15 57 (3.99%) DBA
16 55 (3.85%) SQL DBA
16 55 (3.85%) IT Support Engineer
17 53 (3.71%) Desktop Support
18 49 (3.43%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (1.33%) .NET
2 18 (1.26%) HTML
3 16 (1.12%) Web Services
4 14 (0.98%) XML
5 9 (0.63%) Application Packaging
6 7 (0.49%) ASP.NET
7 6 (0.42%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.35%) Middleware
8 5 (0.35%) LAMP
9 3 (0.21%) CSS
10 2 (0.14%) 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 (0.070%) RabbitMQ
11 1 (0.070%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 115 (8.06%) Blackberry
2 109 (7.64%) Clustering
3 40 (2.80%) Replication
4 35 (2.45%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.82%) EqualLogic
6 23 (1.61%) Firmware
6 23 (1.61%) PKI
7 19 (1.33%) Data Protection Act
8 18 (1.26%) Statistics
9 16 (1.12%) Client/Server
9 16 (1.12%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.05%) Thin Client
10 15 (1.05%) Fat Client
11 13 (0.91%) Enterprise Storage
12 12 (0.84%) Enterprise Software
12 12 (0.84%) PDA
13 10 (0.70%) EPoS
13 10 (0.70%) Hedge funds
13 10 (0.70%) iPhone
14 8 (0.56%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 1224 (85.77%) Windows
2 641 (44.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 394 (27.61%) Windows Server 2012
4 329 (23.06%) Windows Server 2003
5 320 (22.42%) Windows 7
6 196 (13.74%) Linux
7 169 (11.84%) Windows XP
8 94 (6.59%) Windows 8
9 49 (3.43%) UNIX
10 38 (2.66%) Windows Vista
11 33 (2.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 23 (1.61%) Mac OS
13 22 (1.54%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.26%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.26%) Android
15 15 (1.05%) SUSE
16 9 (0.63%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.56%) CentOS
17 8 (0.56%) Windows 2000
18 7 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 617 (43.24%) ITIL
2 124 (8.69%) Disaster Recovery
3 96 (6.73%) Migration
4 90 (6.31%) Service Management
5 70 (4.91%) Project Management
5 70 (4.91%) Load Balancing
6 67 (4.70%) Problem Management
6 67 (4.70%) PRINCE2
6 67 (4.70%) ITIL V3
7 64 (4.48%) Change Control
8 63 (4.41%) Service Delivery
9 60 (4.20%) Change Management
10 56 (3.92%) Root Cause Analysis
11 50 (3.50%) Incident Management
12 43 (3.01%) Business Continuity
13 42 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
14 41 (2.87%) CRM
15 38 (2.66%) Configuration Management
15 38 (2.66%) Performance Tuning
16 32 (2.24%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 297 (20.81%) SQL
2 95 (6.66%) PowerShell
3 24 (1.68%) T-SQL
4 18 (1.26%) VBScript
5 14 (0.98%) Bash Shell
6 12 (0.84%) VB
7 10 (0.70%) C
7 10 (0.70%) Java
8 7 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.42%) Perl
10 5 (0.35%) PHP
10 5 (0.35%) Python
10 5 (0.35%) Shell Script
10 5 (0.35%) C#
11 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.28%) VBA
12 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.070%) Korn
Qualifications
1 1427 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1037 (72.67%) MCSE
3 553 (38.75%) MCITP
4 429 (30.06%) Cisco Certification
5 412 (28.87%) CCNA
6 401 (28.10%) MCP
7 259 (18.15%) MCTS
8 235 (16.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 186 (13.03%) Degree
10 133 (9.32%) CCNP
11 65 (4.56%) Citrix Certification
12 56 (3.92%) Security Cleared
13 55 (3.85%) CCA
14 53 (3.71%) MCDST
15 50 (3.50%) ITIL Certification
16 34 (2.38%) A+ Certification
17 33 (2.31%) SC Cleared
18 32 (2.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
19 29 (2.03%) MOS
20 25 (1.75%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 156 (10.93%) SLA
2 32 (2.24%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.75%) QA
4 11 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.56%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.49%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (0.49%) GAMP
6 7 (0.49%) GCP
6 7 (0.49%) GMP
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.070%) DICOM
System Software
1 814 (57.04%) Active Directory
2 501 (35.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 331 (23.20%) Hyper-V
4 160 (11.21%) XenApp
5 121 (8.48%) vSphere
6 79 (5.54%) XenDesktop
7 62 (4.34%) VMware ESXi
8 52 (3.64%) VMware ESX
9 47 (3.29%) XenServer
10 38 (2.66%) UAG
11 26 (1.82%) Terminal Services
12 25 (1.75%) Forefront TMG
13 21 (1.47%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.12%) ISA Server
14 16 (1.12%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (1.05%) VMware Workstation
16 12 (0.84%) VMware Server
17 11 (0.77%) Oracle RMAN
18 6 (0.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 5 (0.35%) Xen
Systems Management
1 175 (12.26%) SCCM
2 136 (9.53%) Backup Exec
3 49 (3.43%) SCOM
4 41 (2.87%) Norton AntiVirus
5 34 (2.38%) WSUS
6 16 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
7 15 (1.05%) ARCserve
8 12 (0.84%) NetBackup
9 11 (0.77%) SCVMM
9 11 (0.77%) SolarWinds Orion
10 10 (0.70%) ZABBIX
11 9 (0.63%) SCOrch
11 9 (0.63%) Foglight
11 9 (0.63%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
12 8 (0.56%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 8 (0.56%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
13 7 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
14 6 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
14 6 (0.42%) ZENworks
14 6 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1021 (71.55%) Microsoft
2 749 (52.49%) VMware
3 461 (32.31%) Cisco
4 412 (28.87%) Citrix
5 249 (17.45%) HP
6 132 (9.25%) Dell
7 131 (9.18%) Symantec
8 103 (7.22%) Juniper
9 90 (6.31%) Apple
10 89 (6.24%) NetApp
11 87 (6.10%) Veeam
12 73 (5.12%) EMC
13 55 (3.85%) Oracle
14 52 (3.64%) CheckPoint
15 49 (3.43%) McAfee
16 47 (3.29%) IBM
17 38 (2.66%) Meru Networks
18 37 (2.59%) Red Hat
19 35 (2.45%) Remedy
20 31 (2.17%) Bloomberg
Manchester, Lancashire
Actis Recruitment.
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Amersham, Buckinghamshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £40k - 45k per year + Car and Pension
Posted: 3 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
ComputAppoint
Salary: negotiable
Posted: 5 hours ago
Central London / West End
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £65,000 to £75,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 hours ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1k bonus
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
Think IT Recruitment
Salary: £60000.00 - £70000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Sussex
SmartSourcing plc
Posted: Yesterday
Horsham, West Sussex
Search Consultancy
Salary: £18000 - £19000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Nanotek Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum Overtime, bonuses, MCTIP/MCSE and ot
Posted: 3 days ago
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
London
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + Benefits package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £45000 to £58000 per annum - pension,healthcare,season ticket loan, o
Posted: 3 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Veridicore Limited
Salary: benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £35000 to £45000 per annum - Bonus + Bens Package
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £38000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 4 days ago