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 29 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 371 395 473
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +78
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 754 564 466
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.55% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 2.04% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 672 489 426
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 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
England
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
29645 27681 30954
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.14% 27.20% 27.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23387 22554 26738
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 29 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 29 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 -1 263 £37,500 +7.14% 26
South East +31 201 £33,000 +8.19% 25
North West +47 73 £30,000 +20.00% 4
Yorkshire -10 62 £43,500 +45.00% 6
East of England +17 42 £35,000 +42.01% 7
East Midlands +7 42 £37,500 -6.25% 6
South West -22 34 £30,000 -25.92% 7
West Midlands -1 31 £35,000 -17.64% 5
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 29 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 1442 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1230 (85.30%) Windows
3 1058 (73.37%) MCSE
4 1037 (71.91%) Microsoft
5 811 (56.24%) Active Directory
6 761 (52.77%) VMware
7 707 (49.03%) MS Exchange
8 643 (44.59%) Windows Server 2008
9 632 (43.83%) ITIL
10 554 (38.42%) MCITP
11 539 (37.38%) MS Excel
12 508 (35.23%) VMware Infrastructure
13 467 (32.39%) Cisco
14 435 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
15 425 (29.47%) Citrix
16 417 (28.92%) CCNA
17 416 (28.85%) MCP
17 416 (28.85%) Firewall
18 415 (28.78%) DNS
19 411 (28.50%) SAN
20 404 (28.02%) Windows Server 2012
21 388 (26.91%) Exchange Server 2010
22 364 (25.24%) SQL Server
23 339 (23.51%) DHCP
24 337 (23.37%) Hyper-V
25 324 (22.47%) Windows 7
26 322 (22.33%) Windows Server 2003
27 317 (21.98%) TCP/IP
28 293 (20.32%) SQL
29 276 (19.14%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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
1 707 (49.03%) MS Exchange
2 388 (26.91%) Exchange Server 2010
3 241 (16.71%) Exchange Server 2007
4 221 (15.33%) SharePoint
5 183 (12.69%) Exchange Server 2013
6 153 (10.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 142 (9.85%) Lync
8 132 (9.15%) IIS
9 72 (4.99%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 37 (2.57%) Office Communications Server
11 30 (2.08%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.18%) SharePoint 2010
12 17 (1.18%) SharePoint Server
13 15 (1.04%) Apache
14 12 (0.83%) IBM Notes
15 8 (0.55%) Lotus Domino
16 7 (0.49%) Tomcat
17 6 (0.42%) WorkSite
17 6 (0.42%) Apache Solr
18 5 (0.35%) Moodle
Applications
1 539 (37.38%) MS Excel
2 261 (18.10%) MS Office
3 9 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
4 5 (0.35%) MS Visio
5 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
6 3 (0.21%) MS Project
7 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 2 (0.14%) Maya
7 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
Business Applications
1 37 (2.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 20 (1.39%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
3 3 (0.21%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.069%) SalesLogix
4 1 (0.069%) Exchequer
4 1 (0.069%) Agresso
4 1 (0.069%) SAP Business One
4 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 125 (8.67%) Office 365
2 84 (5.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.60%) SaaS
4 10 (0.69%) IaaS
5 9 (0.62%) Amazon AWS
6 8 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
7 2 (0.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 416 (28.85%) Firewall
2 415 (28.78%) DNS
3 411 (28.50%) SAN
4 339 (23.51%) DHCP
5 317 (21.98%) TCP/IP
6 247 (17.13%) LAN
7 214 (14.84%) WAN
8 191 (13.25%) VPN
9 97 (6.73%) VoIP
10 96 (6.66%) NAS
11 93 (6.45%) Wireless
12 60 (4.16%) Cisco ASA
13 57 (3.95%) Internet
14 53 (3.68%) MPLS
15 51 (3.54%) Cisco IOS
16 48 (3.33%) VLAN
17 46 (3.19%) Unified Communications
18 44 (3.05%) Network Security
19 36 (2.50%) HTTP
20 33 (2.29%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 364 (25.24%) SQL Server
2 90 (6.24%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (4.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 42 (2.91%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 40 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
6 38 (2.64%) Data Warehouse
7 36 (2.50%) MySQL
8 32 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
9 31 (2.15%) SQL Server 2005
10 27 (1.87%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 18 (1.25%) Relational Database
12 17 (1.18%) Oracle Database
13 16 (1.11%) RDBMS
14 15 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
15 10 (0.69%) Microsoft Analysis Services
16 6 (0.42%) SQL Server 2000
17 5 (0.35%) Oracle Database 10g
18 4 (0.28%) Crystal Reports
18 4 (0.28%) Data Mining
18 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (0.90%) Octopus Deploy
2 6 (0.42%) Visual Studio
3 5 (0.35%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 4 (0.28%) Subversion
5 2 (0.14%) Selenium
5 2 (0.14%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.14%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.14%) JUnit
5 2 (0.14%) NUnit
5 2 (0.14%) Eclipse
5 2 (0.14%) Dreamweaver
6 1 (0.069%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.069%) AdminStudio
6 1 (0.069%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 165 (11.44%) Finance
2 46 (3.19%) Legal
3 45 (3.12%) Retail
4 37 (2.57%) Law
5 36 (2.50%) Telecoms
6 34 (2.36%) Advertising
7 27 (1.87%) Banking
8 13 (0.90%) Back Office
9 12 (0.83%) Marketing
10 9 (0.62%) Games
11 7 (0.49%) 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
1 279 (19.35%) Support Engineer
2 261 (18.10%) Analyst
3 234 (16.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 138 (9.57%) Administrator
5 114 (7.91%) 3rd Line Support
6 110 (7.63%) Support Analyst
7 103 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
8 98 (6.80%) Systems Engineer
9 92 (6.38%) IT Support
10 89 (6.17%) Service Analyst
11 84 (5.83%) Systems Administrator
12 78 (5.41%) Consultant
13 77 (5.34%) Service Desk Analyst
14 63 (4.37%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 58 (4.02%) IT Support Engineer
16 56 (3.88%) DBA
17 54 (3.74%) Infrastructure Analyst
17 54 (3.74%) SQL DBA
17 54 (3.74%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
18 50 (3.47%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (1.66%) .NET
2 19 (1.32%) HTML
3 17 (1.18%) Web Services
4 14 (0.97%) XML
5 11 (0.76%) Application Packaging
6 10 (0.69%) ASP.NET
7 8 (0.55%) Middleware
8 7 (0.49%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.35%) LAMP
10 4 (0.28%) CSS
11 3 (0.21%) COM
12 2 (0.14%) XSLT
12 2 (0.14%) Ajax
12 2 (0.14%) MSMQ
12 2 (0.14%) XHTML
12 2 (0.14%) WCF
12 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
12 2 (0.14%) HTML5
13 1 (0.069%) RabbitMQ
13 1 (0.069%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 119 (8.25%) Blackberry
2 106 (7.35%) Clustering
3 38 (2.64%) Replication
4 34 (2.36%) Management Information System
5 25 (1.73%) EqualLogic
6 24 (1.66%) Firmware
7 23 (1.60%) PKI
8 19 (1.32%) Data Protection Act
9 18 (1.25%) Statistics
10 15 (1.04%) Computer Science
10 15 (1.04%) Client/Server
11 13 (0.90%) Thin Client
11 13 (0.90%) Fat Client
11 13 (0.90%) Hedge funds
12 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Storage
12 11 (0.76%) Enterprise Software
12 11 (0.76%) PDA
13 9 (0.62%) iPhone
13 9 (0.62%) EPoS
14 8 (0.55%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1230 (85.30%) Windows
2 643 (44.59%) Windows Server 2008
3 404 (28.02%) Windows Server 2012
4 324 (22.47%) Windows 7
5 322 (22.33%) Windows Server 2003
6 193 (13.38%) Linux
7 172 (11.93%) Windows XP
8 99 (6.87%) Windows 8
9 55 (3.81%) UNIX
10 41 (2.84%) Windows Vista
11 32 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 26 (1.80%) Mac OS
13 21 (1.46%) Mac OS X
14 18 (1.25%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.25%) Android
15 15 (1.04%) SUSE
16 12 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
17 8 (0.55%) CentOS
18 7 (0.49%) Debian
18 7 (0.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 632 (43.83%) ITIL
2 128 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
3 97 (6.73%) Migration
4 90 (6.24%) Service Management
5 71 (4.92%) Project Management
5 71 (4.92%) Load Balancing
5 71 (4.92%) ITIL V3
6 69 (4.79%) PRINCE2
6 69 (4.79%) Service Delivery
7 67 (4.65%) Problem Management
8 66 (4.58%) Change Management
9 64 (4.44%) Change Control
10 58 (4.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 53 (3.68%) Incident Management
12 46 (3.19%) CRM
13 45 (3.12%) Business Continuity
14 40 (2.77%) Performance Tuning
15 38 (2.64%) Technical Architecture
16 37 (2.57%) Configuration Management
17 32 (2.22%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 293 (20.32%) SQL
2 91 (6.31%) PowerShell
3 26 (1.80%) T-SQL
4 22 (1.53%) VBScript
5 15 (1.04%) C
6 13 (0.90%) Bash Shell
6 13 (0.90%) VB
7 11 (0.76%) Java
8 7 (0.49%) PL/SQL
9 6 (0.42%) C#
10 5 (0.35%) Perl
10 5 (0.35%) PHP
11 4 (0.28%) JavaScript
11 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
11 4 (0.28%) VBA
11 4 (0.28%) Python
11 4 (0.28%) Shell Script
12 1 (0.069%) C++
Qualifications
1 1442 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1058 (73.37%) MCSE
3 554 (38.42%) MCITP
4 435 (30.17%) Cisco Certification
5 417 (28.92%) CCNA
6 416 (28.85%) MCP
7 276 (19.14%) MCTS
8 241 (16.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 193 (13.38%) Degree
10 134 (9.29%) CCNP
11 67 (4.65%) Citrix Certification
12 56 (3.88%) CCA
12 56 (3.88%) Security Cleared
13 52 (3.61%) MCDST
14 51 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
15 39 (2.70%) A+ Certification
16 36 (2.50%) SC Cleared
17 34 (2.36%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 28 (1.94%) MOS
19 27 (1.87%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 160 (11.10%) SLA
2 32 (2.22%) PCI DSS
3 25 (1.73%) QA
4 10 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.55%) 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 (0.069%) DICOM
System Software
1 811 (56.24%) Active Directory
2 508 (35.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 337 (23.37%) Hyper-V
4 152 (10.54%) XenApp
5 107 (7.42%) vSphere
6 73 (5.06%) XenDesktop
7 60 (4.16%) VMware ESXi
8 51 (3.54%) VMware ESX
9 43 (2.98%) XenServer
10 37 (2.57%) UAG
11 26 (1.80%) Terminal Services
12 23 (1.60%) Forefront TMG
13 18 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.11%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (1.04%) VMware Server
16 14 (0.97%) VMware Workstation
16 14 (0.97%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.69%) Oracle RMAN
18 9 (0.62%) Xen
19 5 (0.35%) Novell eDirectory
Systems Management
1 180 (12.48%) SCCM
2 132 (9.15%) Backup Exec
3 50 (3.47%) SCOM
4 45 (3.12%) Norton AntiVirus
5 27 (1.87%) WSUS
6 14 (0.97%) ARCserve
7 13 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
8 10 (0.69%) SCVMM
8 10 (0.69%) ZABBIX
8 10 (0.69%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 10 (0.69%) NetBackup
9 9 (0.62%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
9 9 (0.62%) SolarWinds Orion
10 8 (0.55%) SCOrch
10 8 (0.55%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 7 (0.49%) ServiceCenter
11 7 (0.49%) Foglight
12 6 (0.42%) ZENworks
12 6 (0.42%) EMC NetWorker
12 6 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1037 (71.91%) Microsoft
2 761 (52.77%) VMware
3 467 (32.39%) Cisco
4 425 (29.47%) Citrix
5 258 (17.89%) HP
6 129 (8.95%) Dell
7 128 (8.88%) Symantec
8 101 (7.00%) Juniper
9 95 (6.59%) Apple
10 88 (6.10%) Veeam
11 86 (5.96%) NetApp
12 74 (5.13%) EMC
13 50 (3.47%) Oracle
14 48 (3.33%) CheckPoint
15 45 (3.12%) McAfee
16 43 (2.98%) Meru Networks
17 39 (2.70%) IBM
18 37 (2.57%) Remedy
19 36 (2.50%) Red Hat
20 33 (2.29%) Sophos
Central London / West End
SBC Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £45k plus benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
Derby, Derbyshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £25,000 per annum Plus great benefits and career prog
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
MBA Ltd
Salary: Market Rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + car allowance, benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Bath, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Excellent training / benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Portsmouth, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Kettering, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bath, Avon
People Source Consulting
Salary: £47000 - £50000 per annum + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Spa
Salary: £40k - 45k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Northampton, Northamptonshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £40000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Staffordshire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £49000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £60000 - £68000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago