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 25 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 448 413 420
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 547 656 728
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.59% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.19% 2.41% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 466 598 641
Median salary £32,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-8.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,250
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -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
24935 27253 30102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.01% 27.34% 27.44%
Number of salaries quoted 20244 21581 24365
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £68,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 25 May 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in England

MCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 25 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -67 182 £40,000 +6.66% 15
South East +34 142 £31,500 -16.00% 14
Yorkshire +28 54 £26,000 -20.00% 5
North West +9 42 £42,500 +54.54% 4
East Midlands +30 37 £29,000 -4.91%
West Midlands -18 33 £32,500 - 1
South West -23 31 £23,000 -32.35% 5
East of England -15 24 £32,500 -7.14% 3
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1275 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1045 (81.96%) Windows
3 964 (75.61%) Microsoft
4 884 (69.33%) MCSE
5 744 (58.35%) Active Directory
6 696 (54.59%) VMware
7 684 (53.65%) Windows Server
8 510 (40.00%) ITIL
9 477 (37.41%) VMware Infrastructure
10 474 (37.18%) MS Excel
11 463 (36.31%) MS Exchange
12 458 (35.92%) Windows Server 2012
13 411 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
13 411 (32.24%) Cisco
14 383 (30.04%) Citrix
15 380 (29.80%) MCITP
16 348 (27.29%) Cisco Certification
17 343 (26.90%) SQL Server
18 332 (26.04%) Hyper-V
19 327 (25.65%) CCNA
20 280 (21.96%) Firewall
21 276 (21.65%) MCP
22 258 (20.24%) Windows 7
23 250 (19.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 249 (19.53%) MS Office
25 245 (19.22%) Office 365
26 238 (18.67%) SAN
27 234 (18.35%) LAN
28 224 (17.57%) WAN
29 216 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 463 (36.31%) MS Exchange
2 216 (16.94%) Exchange Server 2010
3 167 (13.10%) Exchange Server 2013
4 135 (10.59%) SharePoint
5 133 (10.43%) Skype for Business
6 106 (8.31%) Exchange Server 2007
7 89 (6.98%) IIS
8 38 (2.98%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 28 (2.20%) SharePoint 2013
10 21 (1.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.57%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (1.18%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.94%) SharePoint Server
14 10 (0.78%) CMS
14 10 (0.78%) SharePoint 2010
15 9 (0.71%) OpenStack
16 7 (0.55%) WordPress
17 4 (0.31%) Confluence
18 3 (0.24%) Drupal
19 2 (0.16%) nginx
Applications
1 474 (37.18%) MS Excel
2 249 (19.53%) MS Office
3 16 (1.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.71%) MS Project
5 6 (0.47%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.078%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.71%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.47%) Bankmaster
4 3 (0.24%) Exstream
5 2 (0.16%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.16%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.078%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.078%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 245 (19.22%) Office 365
2 116 (9.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.33%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.10%) IaaS
6 12 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.78%) SaaS
8 7 (0.55%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.47%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.24%) GitHub
10 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.078%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.078%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.078%) PaaS
11 1 (0.078%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 280 (21.96%) Firewall
2 238 (18.67%) SAN
3 234 (18.35%) LAN
4 224 (17.57%) WAN
5 192 (15.06%) DHCP
6 191 (14.98%) DNS
7 179 (14.04%) VPN
8 131 (10.27%) TCP/IP
9 86 (6.75%) VLAN
10 72 (5.65%) VoIP
11 62 (4.86%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (4.31%) Internet
13 41 (3.22%) SSL
14 39 (3.06%) NAS
14 39 (3.06%) Wireless
15 35 (2.75%) MPLS
15 35 (2.75%) Skype
16 34 (2.67%) Cisco IOS
17 31 (2.43%) iSCSI
18 27 (2.12%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 343 (26.90%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.96%) SQL Server 2012
3 61 (4.78%) SQL Server 2005
4 60 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
5 40 (3.14%) Relational Database
6 28 (2.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (1.80%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (1.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 18 (1.41%) SQL Server 2000
10 17 (1.33%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 12 (0.94%) MS Access
12 9 (0.71%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 8 (0.63%) MySQL
13 8 (0.63%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.24%) GIS
14 3 (0.24%) PostgreSQL
14 3 (0.24%) RDBMS
15 2 (0.16%) Crystal Reports
15 2 (0.16%) OLTP
15 2 (0.16%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 14 (1.10%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 8 (0.63%) ProC
2 8 (0.63%) Visual Studio
3 6 (0.47%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.31%) JIRA
5 3 (0.24%) MSI
6 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.16%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.16%) Subversion
7 1 (0.078%) Grunt
7 1 (0.078%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.078%) tSQLt
General
1 147 (11.53%) Finance
2 47 (3.69%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.43%) Banking
4 26 (2.04%) Games
4 26 (2.04%) Legal
5 21 (1.65%) Retail
6 17 (1.33%) Marketing
7 15 (1.18%) Japanese Language
8 14 (1.10%) Law
9 11 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.71%) Back Office
11 8 (0.63%) Advertising
12 7 (0.55%) Local Government
13 6 (0.47%) Billing
14 4 (0.31%) French Language
15 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.24%) German Language
16 1 (0.078%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.078%) Electronics
16 1 (0.078%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 314 (24.63%) Support Engineer
2 246 (19.29%) Analyst
3 189 (14.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 161 (12.63%) 2nd Line Support
5 139 (10.90%) Support Analyst
6 129 (10.12%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 124 (9.73%) IT Support
8 113 (8.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 110 (8.63%) Administrator
10 106 (8.31%) Consultant
11 105 (8.24%) IT Engineer
12 104 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 95 (7.45%) 3rd Line Support
14 87 (6.82%) Infrastructure Support
15 69 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 67 (5.25%) IT Support Engineer
17 66 (5.18%) Server Engineer
18 60 (4.71%) Service Analyst
19 59 (4.63%) Service Desk Analyst
20 57 (4.47%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.43%) .NET
2 18 (1.41%) HTML
3 15 (1.18%) COM
3 15 (1.18%) CSS
4 13 (1.02%) 802.1X
5 12 (0.94%) Middleware
6 11 (0.86%) Web Services
7 10 (0.78%) XML
8 6 (0.47%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.39%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.39%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.31%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.31%) ODBC
11 3 (0.24%) LAMP
12 2 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.16%) MDX
12 2 (0.16%) XSLT
13 1 (0.078%) FIX Protocol
13 1 (0.078%) jQuery
13 1 (0.078%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 124 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.90%) Blackberry
3 85 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
4 71 (5.57%) Driving Licence
5 65 (5.10%) Clustering
6 58 (4.55%) Replication
7 31 (2.43%) Fat Client
7 31 (2.43%) Thin Client
8 28 (2.20%) iPad
8 28 (2.20%) iPhone
9 23 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 20 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
10 20 (1.57%) Smartphone
11 19 (1.49%) FMCG
12 18 (1.41%) HP StoreVirtual
12 18 (1.41%) Private Cloud
13 17 (1.33%) EqualLogic
14 15 (1.18%) User Experience
14 15 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
15 14 (1.10%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1045 (81.96%) Windows
2 684 (53.65%) Windows Server
3 458 (35.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 411 (32.24%) Windows Server 2008
5 258 (20.24%) Windows 7
6 161 (12.63%) Windows 8
7 160 (12.55%) Linux
8 113 (8.86%) Windows 10
9 112 (8.78%) Windows Server 2003
10 62 (4.86%) Windows XP
11 58 (4.55%) Unix
12 34 (2.67%) Android
13 30 (2.35%) Mac OS
14 24 (1.88%) Mac OS X
15 22 (1.73%) Windows Phone
16 20 (1.57%) Windows Vista
17 19 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 18 (1.41%) Apple iOS
19 11 (0.86%) Windows Mobile
20 6 (0.47%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 510 (40.00%) ITIL
2 97 (7.61%) Disaster Recovery
3 86 (6.75%) Migration
4 77 (6.04%) ITIL V3
5 73 (5.73%) Service Management
6 68 (5.33%) High Availability
7 62 (4.86%) Presales
8 61 (4.78%) Service Delivery
9 53 (4.16%) Patch Management
9 53 (4.16%) Project Management
10 49 (3.84%) Problem Management
11 43 (3.37%) Time Management
12 42 (3.29%) Change Control
13 40 (3.14%) Root Cause Analysis
14 39 (3.06%) Change Management
15 38 (2.98%) Information Security
16 36 (2.82%) Kalman Filter
17 35 (2.75%) Mentoring
18 34 (2.67%) Database Theory
18 34 (2.67%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 209 (16.39%) SQL
2 149 (11.69%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.37%) VBScript
4 31 (2.43%) VB
5 23 (1.80%) C
5 23 (1.80%) Java
6 18 (1.41%) Bash Shell
6 18 (1.41%) T-SQL
7 17 (1.33%) VBA
8 15 (1.18%) JavaScript
9 11 (0.86%) C#
10 9 (0.71%) Python
11 8 (0.63%) Perl
11 8 (0.63%) Ruby
11 8 (0.63%) Shell Script
12 6 (0.47%) PHP
13 4 (0.31%) Delphi
14 3 (0.24%) C++
14 3 (0.24%) Pascal
14 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1275 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 884 (69.33%) MCSE
3 380 (29.80%) MCITP
4 348 (27.29%) Cisco Certification
5 327 (25.65%) CCNA
6 276 (21.65%) MCP
7 250 (19.61%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 198 (15.53%) MCTS
9 134 (10.51%) Degree
10 124 (9.73%) Citrix Certification
11 89 (6.98%) CCA
12 76 (5.96%) CCNP
13 72 (5.65%) Security Cleared
14 70 (5.49%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 59 (4.63%) ITIL Certification
16 58 (4.55%) A+ Certification
17 51 (4.00%) SC Cleared
18 50 (3.92%) Network+ Certification
19 47 (3.69%) MCDST
20 37 (2.90%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 125 (9.80%) SLA
2 22 (1.73%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.33%) Solvency II
4 12 (0.94%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.55%) HIPAA
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.31%) QA
7 3 (0.24%) COBIT
7 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) DICOM
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
9 1 (0.078%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.078%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 744 (58.35%) Active Directory
2 477 (37.41%) VMware Infrastructure
3 332 (26.04%) Hyper-V
4 166 (13.02%) vSphere
5 111 (8.71%) XenApp
6 67 (5.25%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (3.92%) XenDesktop
8 48 (3.76%) XenServer
9 46 (3.61%) Terminal Services
10 29 (2.27%) VMware ESX
11 21 (1.65%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 19 (1.49%) Terminal Server
13 18 (1.41%) Postfix
14 17 (1.33%) Xen
15 14 (1.10%) NFS
16 12 (0.94%) BitLocker
17 11 (0.86%) vCloud
18 10 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
19 8 (0.63%) Firmware
20 7 (0.55%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 155 (12.16%) SCCM
2 108 (8.47%) Backup Exec
3 67 (5.25%) WSUS
4 45 (3.53%) SCOM
5 40 (3.14%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (2.27%) NetBackup
7 27 (2.12%) Windows Intune
8 19 (1.49%) SCVMM
9 15 (1.18%) DameWare
9 15 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (0.94%) vMotion
11 11 (0.86%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 11 (0.86%) Nagios
11 11 (0.86%) SCOrch
12 9 (0.71%) McAfee ePO
13 8 (0.63%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.63%) Puppet
14 6 (0.47%) EMC VPLEX
14 6 (0.47%) Perfmon
14 6 (0.47%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 964 (75.61%) Microsoft
2 696 (54.59%) VMware
3 411 (32.24%) Cisco
4 383 (30.04%) Citrix
5 193 (15.14%) HP
6 122 (9.57%) NetApp
7 92 (7.22%) Dell
8 82 (6.43%) EMC
9 76 (5.96%) Symantec
10 71 (5.57%) Veeam
11 50 (3.92%) Apple
12 41 (3.22%) Juniper
13 38 (2.98%) Oracle
14 37 (2.90%) CheckPoint
15 36 (2.82%) Sophos
16 32 (2.51%) Avaya
16 32 (2.51%) IBM
17 30 (2.35%) SolarWinds
18 29 (2.27%) WatchGuard
19 25 (1.96%) SonicWALL
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 21 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
networx
Salary: £30,000 per annum Up to
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKonnect Global Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bath, Avon
Reed Technology
Salary: £36000 - £46000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Salary: £25 - £32 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + 23 days holiday + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + 25 days holiday, Pension, etc
Posted: 6 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 6 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Dominos
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
RM plc
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + 5% bonus + benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Wilmslow
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Maidenhead, Berkshire
Seqirus
Salary: Salary Competitive with Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Woking, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago