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

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 380 391 431
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +40
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 707 603 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.60% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 2.26% 1.79%
Number of salaries quoted 624 545 517
Average salary £33,500 £36,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.21% +10.60%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
28902 26664 31363
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.02% 26.72% 28.69%
Number of salaries quoted 22755 22055 26662
Average salary £45,000 £43,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +2.35%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £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
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 19 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 19 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 -3 261 £38,500 +5.47% 30
South East +20 193 £27,500 -20.28% 33
Yorkshire +6 52 £37,500 +20.96% 5
North West +8 51 £29,500 - 10
East Midlands -4 39 £29,000 -31.76% 2
South West -41 39 £25,000 -37.50% 4
East of England -19 37 £37,500 +51.06% 4
West Midlands -20 36 £35,500 -16.47% 4
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 19 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 1460 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1228 (84.11%) Windows
3 1092 (74.79%) MCSE
4 1036 (70.96%) Microsoft
5 811 (55.55%) VMware
6 797 (54.59%) Active Directory
7 711 (48.70%) MS Exchange
8 649 (44.45%) ITIL
9 643 (44.04%) Windows Server 2008
10 565 (38.70%) MCITP
11 561 (38.42%) MS Excel
12 525 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 485 (33.22%) Cisco Certification
14 469 (32.12%) Cisco
15 449 (30.75%) CCNA
16 444 (30.41%) DNS
17 439 (30.07%) Citrix
18 426 (29.18%) SAN
19 425 (29.11%) MCP
20 406 (27.81%) Windows Server 2012
21 387 (26.51%) Firewall
22 378 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2010
23 374 (25.62%) DHCP
24 365 (25.00%) Hyper-V
25 344 (23.56%) SQL Server
26 331 (22.67%) Windows 7
27 325 (22.26%) TCP/IP
28 316 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
29 311 (21.30%) MCTS
30 272 (18.63%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 19 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 (48.70%) MS Exchange
2 378 (25.89%) Exchange Server 2010
3 244 (16.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 207 (14.18%) SharePoint
5 177 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
6 165 (11.30%) Lync
7 132 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2003
8 101 (6.92%) IIS
9 64 (4.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 33 (2.26%) Office Communications Server
11 23 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 15 (1.03%) SharePoint 2010
13 14 (0.96%) Apache
14 13 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
15 11 (0.75%) IBM Notes
16 7 (0.48%) Moodle
17 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.41%) Lotus Domino
18 5 (0.34%) BizTalk Server
19 4 (0.27%) TPMS
Applications
1 561 (38.42%) MS Excel
2 264 (18.08%) MS Office
3 5 (0.34%) 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
Business Applications
1 33 (2.26%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.068%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.068%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.068%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.068%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.068%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.068%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 126 (8.63%) Office 365
2 94 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.96%) SaaS
4 10 (0.68%) IaaS
5 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 444 (30.41%) DNS
2 426 (29.18%) SAN
3 387 (26.51%) Firewall
4 374 (25.62%) DHCP
5 325 (22.26%) TCP/IP
6 215 (14.73%) LAN
7 198 (13.56%) VPN
8 191 (13.08%) WAN
9 94 (6.44%) Wireless
10 86 (5.89%) VoIP
11 84 (5.75%) NAS
12 60 (4.11%) Internet
13 52 (3.56%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (3.15%) MPLS
15 44 (3.01%) Unified Communications
16 43 (2.95%) Cisco IOS
17 39 (2.67%) Network Security
18 36 (2.47%) VLAN
19 31 (2.12%) ADSL
20 29 (1.99%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 344 (23.56%) SQL Server
2 71 (4.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 44 (3.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 37 (2.53%) MySQL
5 35 (2.40%) SQL Server 2012
6 33 (2.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 30 (2.05%) Data Warehouse
8 27 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 20 (1.37%) PostgreSQL
10 16 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 13 (0.89%) SQL Server 2000
12 12 (0.82%) Crystal Reports
13 11 (0.75%) Oracle Database
14 10 (0.68%) Relational Database
15 9 (0.62%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.55%) Oracle Database 11g
17 4 (0.27%) Amazon RDS
18 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
18 3 (0.21%) MS Access
19 2 (0.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
1 6 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.14%) MSI
2 2 (0.14%) InstallShield
2 2 (0.14%) AdminStudio
2 2 (0.14%) Subversion
3 1 (0.068%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 164 (11.23%) Finance
2 54 (3.70%) Legal
3 44 (3.01%) Retail
4 30 (2.05%) Law
5 26 (1.78%) Telecoms
6 25 (1.71%) Advertising
7 21 (1.44%) Banking
8 13 (0.89%) Marketing
9 9 (0.62%) Games
10 7 (0.48%) German Language
11 6 (0.41%) Back Office
12 5 (0.34%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.14%) Automotive
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) French Language
13 2 (0.14%) Local Government
14 1 (0.068%) Publishing
14 1 (0.068%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.068%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 318 (21.78%) Support Engineer
2 267 (18.29%) Analyst
3 232 (15.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 140 (9.59%) Administrator
5 125 (8.56%) Support Analyst
6 112 (7.67%) 3rd Line Support
7 103 (7.05%) Systems Engineer
8 97 (6.64%) Service Analyst
8 97 (6.64%) IT Support
9 95 (6.51%) 2nd Line Support
10 86 (5.89%) Service Desk Analyst
11 81 (5.55%) Systems Administrator
12 79 (5.41%) Consultant
13 69 (4.73%) Technical Support
14 65 (4.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 64 (4.38%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 62 (4.25%) Team Leader
16 62 (4.25%) IT Support Engineer
17 57 (3.90%) Infrastructure Manager
18 46 (3.15%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.44%) .NET
2 18 (1.23%) HTML
3 16 (1.10%) Application Packaging
4 14 (0.96%) XML
5 11 (0.75%) ASP.NET
5 11 (0.75%) Web Services
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%) ODBC
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 (0.068%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.01%) Blackberry
2 103 (7.05%) Analytical Skills
3 84 (5.75%) Clustering
4 29 (1.99%) Management Information System
5 27 (1.85%) EqualLogic
6 23 (1.58%) PKI
7 22 (1.51%) iPhone
8 20 (1.37%) Replication
9 18 (1.23%) Thin Client
9 18 (1.23%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.23%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.10%) Client/Server
11 14 (0.96%) Data Protection Act
12 13 (0.89%) Video Conferencing
13 12 (0.82%) iPad
13 12 (0.82%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.82%) Firmware
14 10 (0.68%) Mathematics
15 8 (0.55%) GIS
15 8 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 1228 (84.11%) Windows
2 643 (44.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 406 (27.81%) Windows Server 2012
4 331 (22.67%) Windows 7
5 316 (21.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 187 (12.81%) Linux
7 171 (11.71%) Windows XP
8 108 (7.40%) Windows 8
9 56 (3.84%) UNIX
10 45 (3.08%) Windows Vista
11 40 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 19 (1.30%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.23%) Mac OS X
14 17 (1.16%) Mac OS
15 16 (1.10%) Windows 2000 Server
16 15 (1.03%) Android
17 13 (0.89%) Debian
18 11 (0.75%) SUSE
19 8 (0.55%) CentOS
20 7 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 649 (44.45%) ITIL
2 104 (7.12%) Disaster Recovery
3 98 (6.71%) Migration
4 82 (5.62%) Project Management
5 81 (5.55%) Mentoring
6 78 (5.34%) Service Management
7 77 (5.27%) Service Delivery
8 73 (5.00%) Load Balancing
9 72 (4.93%) Root Cause Analysis
10 70 (4.79%) Change Management
10 70 (4.79%) PRINCE2
11 69 (4.73%) ITIL V3
12 64 (4.38%) Problem Management
13 55 (3.77%) Incident Management
14 49 (3.36%) Change Control
15 46 (3.15%) CRM
16 38 (2.60%) Business Continuity
17 36 (2.47%) Technical Architecture
18 30 (2.05%) Time Management
18 30 (2.05%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 238 (16.30%) SQL
2 88 (6.03%) PowerShell
3 23 (1.58%) VBScript
4 20 (1.37%) C
5 17 (1.16%) T-SQL
6 14 (0.96%) VB
7 10 (0.68%) Java
8 5 (0.34%) C#
8 5 (0.34%) PHP
8 5 (0.34%) PL/SQL
9 4 (0.27%) VB.NET
9 4 (0.27%) VBA
9 4 (0.27%) Bash Shell
10 3 (0.21%) JavaScript
10 3 (0.21%) Perl
11 2 (0.14%) C++
11 2 (0.14%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1460 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1092 (74.79%) MCSE
3 565 (38.70%) MCITP
4 485 (33.22%) Cisco Certification
5 449 (30.75%) CCNA
6 425 (29.11%) MCP
7 311 (21.30%) MCTS
8 250 (17.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 196 (13.42%) Degree
10 141 (9.66%) CCNP
11 71 (4.86%) ITIL Certification
12 68 (4.66%) Citrix Certification
13 57 (3.90%) A+ Certification
14 51 (3.49%) CCA
14 51 (3.49%) MCDST
15 47 (3.22%) Security Cleared
16 44 (3.01%) Network+ Certification
17 37 (2.53%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 36 (2.47%) SC Cleared
19 29 (1.99%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 171 (11.71%) SLA
2 28 (1.92%) PCI DSS
3 24 (1.64%) QA
4 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.34%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
7 2 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 797 (54.59%) Active Directory
2 525 (35.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 365 (25.00%) Hyper-V
4 124 (8.49%) XenApp
5 95 (6.51%) vSphere
6 68 (4.66%) VMware ESX
7 57 (3.90%) VMware ESXi
8 45 (3.08%) XenDesktop
9 36 (2.47%) UAG
10 31 (2.12%) XenServer
11 18 (1.23%) Terminal Services
12 17 (1.16%) VMware Workstation
12 17 (1.16%) Forefront TMG
13 14 (0.96%) VMware Server
14 13 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 12 (0.82%) ISA Server
15 12 (0.82%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 9 (0.62%) Xen
17 7 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 5 (0.34%) Oracle RMAN
Systems Management
1 164 (11.23%) SCCM
2 117 (8.01%) Backup Exec
3 53 (3.63%) SCOM
4 52 (3.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 23 (1.58%) WSUS
6 11 (0.75%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 10 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (0.68%) SCVMM
8 8 (0.55%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.48%) NetBackup
10 6 (0.41%) ARCserve
11 5 (0.34%) ZABBIX
11 5 (0.34%) SCDPM
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.27%) MAILsweeper
13 3 (0.21%) Tivoli
13 3 (0.21%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
13 3 (0.21%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1036 (70.96%) Microsoft
2 811 (55.55%) VMware
3 469 (32.12%) Cisco
4 439 (30.07%) Citrix
5 272 (18.63%) HP
6 139 (9.52%) Dell
7 120 (8.22%) Symantec
8 105 (7.19%) Juniper
9 103 (7.05%) Apple
10 86 (5.89%) Veeam
11 85 (5.82%) EMC
12 82 (5.62%) NetApp
13 51 (3.49%) Meru Networks
14 49 (3.36%) CheckPoint
15 47 (3.22%) Red Hat
16 36 (2.47%) Sophos
17 34 (2.33%) Remedy
18 31 (2.12%) McAfee
18 31 (2.12%) IBM
19 29 (1.99%) Oracle
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 17 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£40K depending on skills and experience) plus £2K bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
MBA Ltd
Salary: negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24k - £28k per annum + £1k Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £30k - £36k per annum + 5% bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Southampton, Hampshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Steria Recruitment Limited
Salary: flexible benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
QUANTICA
Salary: £29500 per annum + 15% Bonus - No Car
Posted: 2 days ago
Redhill, Surrey
Roc Search
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Essex
Certes Computing Ltd
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago