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 23 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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 369 415 475
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +60
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 743 563 457
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.68% 0.55% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.52% 2.03% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 665 489 420
Average salary £35,000 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
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 £34,000 £32,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29502 27726 30996
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.21% 27.86%
Number of salaries quoted 23315 22608 26793
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 23 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 23 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 -6 258 £37,500 +4.16% 28
South East +20 197 £33,000 +8.19% 21
North West +53 71 £30,000 +20.00% 6
Yorkshire -3 62 £44,750 +49.16% 6
East of England +5 45 £35,000 +46.91% 7
East Midlands +2 42 £37,500 -1.31% 3
South West -22 33 £32,500 -19.75% 6
West Midlands -2 29 £35,000 -17.64% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 23 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 1446 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1233 (85.27%) Windows
3 1058 (73.17%) MCSE
4 1040 (71.92%) Microsoft
5 818 (56.57%) Active Directory
6 764 (52.84%) VMware
7 711 (49.17%) MS Exchange
8 641 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
9 633 (43.78%) ITIL
10 558 (38.59%) MCITP
11 537 (37.14%) MS Excel
12 515 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
13 470 (32.50%) Cisco
14 437 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
15 427 (29.53%) Citrix
16 420 (29.05%) CCNA
16 420 (29.05%) Firewall
17 418 (28.91%) DNS
18 413 (28.56%) MCP
19 412 (28.49%) SAN
20 400 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
21 398 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
22 366 (25.31%) SQL Server
23 343 (23.72%) Hyper-V
24 342 (23.65%) DHCP
25 330 (22.82%) Windows 7
26 325 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
27 321 (22.20%) TCP/IP
28 299 (20.68%) SQL
29 268 (18.53%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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
1 711 (49.17%) MS Exchange
2 400 (27.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 239 (16.53%) Exchange Server 2007
4 223 (15.42%) SharePoint
5 185 (12.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 155 (10.72%) Exchange Server 2003
7 144 (9.96%) Lync
8 140 (9.68%) IIS
9 70 (4.84%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 37 (2.56%) Office Communications Server
11 29 (2.01%) SharePoint 2013
12 18 (1.24%) SharePoint Server
12 18 (1.24%) Apache
13 16 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
14 12 (0.83%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (0.48%) Tomcat
16 7 (0.48%) WorkSite
17 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
17 5 (0.35%) GroupWise
Applications
1 537 (37.14%) MS Excel
2 257 (17.77%) MS Office
3 8 (0.55%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) 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 (0.069%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 36 (2.49%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.31%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 2 (0.14%) Visualfiles
5 1 (0.069%) SalesLogix
5 1 (0.069%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.069%) Agresso
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
5 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 123 (8.51%) Office 365
2 83 (5.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (1.66%) SaaS
4 10 (0.69%) IaaS
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.21%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 420 (29.05%) Firewall
2 418 (28.91%) DNS
3 412 (28.49%) SAN
4 342 (23.65%) DHCP
5 321 (22.20%) TCP/IP
6 247 (17.08%) LAN
7 213 (14.73%) WAN
8 193 (13.35%) VPN
9 100 (6.92%) VoIP
10 97 (6.71%) NAS
11 93 (6.43%) Wireless
12 60 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (3.94%) Internet
14 51 (3.53%) MPLS
14 51 (3.53%) VLAN
14 51 (3.53%) Cisco IOS
15 47 (3.25%) Unified Communications
16 43 (2.97%) Network Security
17 35 (2.42%) HTTP
18 33 (2.28%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 366 (25.31%) SQL Server
2 91 (6.29%) SQL Server 2008
3 57 (3.94%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 41 (2.84%) SQL Server 2012
6 39 (2.70%) MySQL
6 39 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
7 32 (2.21%) PostgreSQL
8 31 (2.14%) SQL Server 2005
9 28 (1.94%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (1.24%) Oracle Database
10 18 (1.24%) Relational Database
11 16 (1.11%) Oracle Database 11g
11 16 (1.11%) RDBMS
12 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 6 (0.41%) SQL Server 2000
14 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
15 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
15 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
16 3 (0.21%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
2 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 5 (0.35%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.28%) Subversion
4 2 (0.14%) Selenium
4 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
4 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
4 2 (0.14%) JUnit
4 2 (0.14%) NUnit
5 1 (0.069%) Dreamweaver
General
1 159 (11.00%) Finance
2 46 (3.18%) Legal
3 44 (3.04%) Retail
4 40 (2.77%) Law
5 36 (2.49%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.35%) Advertising
7 27 (1.87%) Banking
8 13 (0.90%) Back Office
9 12 (0.83%) Marketing
10 9 (0.62%) Games
11 7 (0.48%) German Language
12 5 (0.35%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
14 2 (0.14%) Military
14 2 (0.14%) Front Office
14 2 (0.14%) Electronics
14 2 (0.14%) Automotive
14 2 (0.14%) French Language
14 2 (0.14%) Investment Banking
15 1 (0.069%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 274 (18.95%) Support Engineer
2 259 (17.91%) Analyst
3 242 (16.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 139 (9.61%) Administrator
5 118 (8.16%) 3rd Line Support
6 107 (7.40%) Support Analyst
7 105 (7.26%) 2nd Line Support
8 98 (6.78%) Systems Engineer
9 88 (6.09%) IT Support
10 87 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
11 86 (5.95%) Service Analyst
12 79 (5.46%) Consultant
13 74 (5.12%) Service Desk Analyst
14 64 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 58 (4.01%) Infrastructure Analyst
16 57 (3.94%) DBA
16 57 (3.94%) IT Support Engineer
17 55 (3.80%) SQL DBA
18 53 (3.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
19 51 (3.53%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (1.52%) .NET
2 18 (1.24%) HTML
3 15 (1.04%) Web Services
4 14 (0.97%) XML
5 11 (0.76%) Application Packaging
6 9 (0.62%) ASP.NET
7 7 (0.48%) Middleware
8 6 (0.41%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.35%) LAMP
10 3 (0.21%) CSS
11 2 (0.14%) COM
11 2 (0.14%) XSLT
11 2 (0.14%) Ajax
11 2 (0.14%) MSMQ
11 2 (0.14%) XHTML
11 2 (0.14%) WCF
11 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
11 2 (0.14%) HTML5
12 1 (0.069%) RabbitMQ
12 1 (0.069%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.09%) Blackberry
2 109 (7.54%) Clustering
3 38 (2.63%) Replication
4 34 (2.35%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.80%) EqualLogic
6 24 (1.66%) Firmware
7 23 (1.59%) PKI
8 19 (1.31%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (1.24%) Statistics
10 16 (1.11%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.04%) Computer Science
12 13 (0.90%) Fat Client
12 13 (0.90%) Thin Client
12 13 (0.90%) Enterprise Storage
13 12 (0.83%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.83%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (0.76%) PDA
15 9 (0.62%) Mathematics
15 9 (0.62%) EPoS
15 9 (0.62%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 1233 (85.27%) Windows
2 641 (44.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 398 (27.52%) Windows Server 2012
4 330 (22.82%) Windows 7
5 325 (22.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 197 (13.62%) Linux
7 171 (11.83%) Windows XP
8 100 (6.92%) Windows 8
9 53 (3.67%) UNIX
10 40 (2.77%) Windows Vista
11 32 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 25 (1.73%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.45%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.24%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.24%) Android
15 15 (1.04%) SUSE
16 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.55%) CentOS
18 7 (0.48%) Debian
18 7 (0.48%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 633 (43.78%) ITIL
2 128 (8.85%) Disaster Recovery
3 96 (6.64%) Migration
4 92 (6.36%) Service Management
5 71 (4.91%) Project Management
5 71 (4.91%) Load Balancing
6 69 (4.77%) Service Delivery
7 68 (4.70%) Change Management
7 68 (4.70%) ITIL V3
8 67 (4.63%) PRINCE2
8 67 (4.63%) Problem Management
9 64 (4.43%) Change Control
10 59 (4.08%) Root Cause Analysis
11 53 (3.67%) Incident Management
12 45 (3.11%) CRM
13 44 (3.04%) Business Continuity
14 41 (2.84%) Performance Tuning
15 40 (2.77%) Technical Architecture
16 37 (2.56%) Configuration Management
17 32 (2.21%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 299 (20.68%) SQL
2 93 (6.43%) PowerShell
3 27 (1.87%) T-SQL
4 20 (1.38%) VBScript
5 13 (0.90%) Bash Shell
6 12 (0.83%) VB
6 12 (0.83%) C
7 11 (0.76%) Java
8 7 (0.48%) PL/SQL
9 5 (0.35%) Perl
9 5 (0.35%) PHP
9 5 (0.35%) C#
10 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.28%) VBA
10 4 (0.28%) Python
10 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
12 1 (0.069%) C++
Qualifications
1 1446 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1058 (73.17%) MCSE
3 558 (38.59%) MCITP
4 437 (30.22%) Cisco Certification
5 420 (29.05%) CCNA
6 413 (28.56%) MCP
7 268 (18.53%) MCTS
8 245 (16.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 188 (13.00%) Degree
10 134 (9.27%) CCNP
11 68 (4.70%) Citrix Certification
12 58 (4.01%) CCA
12 58 (4.01%) Security Cleared
13 52 (3.60%) MCDST
13 52 (3.60%) ITIL Certification
14 37 (2.56%) A+ Certification
15 36 (2.49%) SC Cleared
16 35 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 28 (1.94%) MOS
18 26 (1.80%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 162 (11.20%) SLA
2 32 (2.21%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.73%) QA
4 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 7 (0.48%) 21 CFR Part 11
6 7 (0.48%) GAMP
6 7 (0.48%) GCP
6 7 (0.48%) GMP
7 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.069%) DICOM
System Software
1 818 (56.57%) Active Directory
2 515 (35.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 343 (23.72%) Hyper-V
4 158 (10.93%) XenApp
5 114 (7.88%) vSphere
6 76 (5.26%) XenDesktop
7 61 (4.22%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (3.53%) VMware ESX
9 43 (2.97%) XenServer
10 39 (2.70%) UAG
11 27 (1.87%) Terminal Services
12 24 (1.66%) Forefront TMG
13 21 (1.45%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 15 (1.04%) ISA Server
14 15 (1.04%) Microsoft App-V
15 14 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
15 14 (0.97%) VMware Server
16 11 (0.76%) Oracle RMAN
17 7 (0.48%) Xen
18 5 (0.35%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 181 (12.52%) SCCM
2 136 (9.41%) Backup Exec
3 51 (3.53%) SCOM
4 44 (3.04%) Norton AntiVirus
5 31 (2.14%) WSUS
6 15 (1.04%) ARCserve
7 14 (0.97%) McAfee ePO
8 12 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 10 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 10 (0.69%) ZABBIX
10 9 (0.62%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 9 (0.62%) SCOrch
10 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 9 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
11 8 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 7 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
12 7 (0.48%) Foglight
13 6 (0.41%) ZENworks
13 6 (0.41%) EMC NetWorker
13 6 (0.41%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1040 (71.92%) Microsoft
2 764 (52.84%) VMware
3 470 (32.50%) Cisco
4 427 (29.53%) Citrix
5 259 (17.91%) HP
6 132 (9.13%) Symantec
7 128 (8.85%) Dell
8 103 (7.12%) Juniper
9 93 (6.43%) Apple
10 89 (6.15%) NetApp
11 86 (5.95%) Veeam
12 75 (5.19%) EMC
13 54 (3.73%) Oracle
14 51 (3.53%) CheckPoint
15 49 (3.39%) McAfee
16 43 (2.97%) IBM
17 41 (2.84%) Meru Networks
18 38 (2.63%) Remedy
19 36 (2.49%) Red Hat
20 34 (2.35%) Sophos
City, London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Sanderson
Salary: £23000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Hot Rec
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 14 hours ago
Godalming, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £220,000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £21000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bedfordshire
Talent Spa
Salary: DoE
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Good Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Interaction Recruitment PLC
Salary: Negotiable for the right qualified candidate
Posted: 17 hours ago
West Yorkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £42000 - £50000 per annum + Car Allow + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 hours ago
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Eligo Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £36000 per annum + Company Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits and bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: up to £49k (package)+ o/t+ben+training
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Splash Damage
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM Education
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum + £1000 bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 per annum + bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Capita
Salary: Generous Shift allowance
Posted: Yesterday