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 28 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 376 405 425
Rank change year-on-year
+29 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 692 692 700
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.77% 0.68% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 2.49% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 613 581 612
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,750
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
23270 27745 28667
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.97% 27.13% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 18784 22487 22585
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
South East +9 196 £37,500 - 12
London -7 168 £37,500 -1.31% 19
Yorkshire +87 82 £30,000 +22.44% 5
South West +10 69 £35,000 - 5
North West +7 62 £37,500 - 10
West Midlands +7 46 £30,000 -7.69% 3
East of England -15 31 £30,000 -6.25% 4
East Midlands +24 23 £32,000 -13.51% 7
North East +12 13 £42,500 +54.54% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 1264 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1004 (79.43%) Windows
3 898 (71.04%) Microsoft
4 805 (63.69%) MCSE
5 709 (56.09%) Active Directory
6 664 (52.53%) VMware
7 662 (52.37%) Windows Server
8 470 (37.18%) MS Exchange
9 458 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 457 (36.16%) ITIL
11 437 (34.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 435 (34.41%) Windows Server 2012
12 435 (34.41%) MS Excel
13 416 (32.91%) Cisco
14 393 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
15 389 (30.78%) CCNA
16 350 (27.69%) MCP
17 331 (26.19%) Citrix
18 318 (25.16%) Windows 7
19 317 (25.08%) MCITP
20 309 (24.45%) Hyper-V
21 285 (22.55%) LAN
22 275 (21.76%) WAN
22 275 (21.76%) DHCP
23 267 (21.12%) Office 365
24 258 (20.41%) DNS
25 253 (20.02%) SQL Server
26 250 (19.78%) Firewall
27 221 (17.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 213 (16.85%) 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
1 470 (37.18%) MS Exchange
2 213 (16.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 174 (13.77%) Exchange Server 2013
4 104 (8.23%) Exchange Server 2007
5 95 (7.52%) SharePoint
6 90 (7.12%) Skype for Business
7 59 (4.67%) IIS
8 24 (1.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
10 18 (1.42%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.27%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.11%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.87%) Apache
14 10 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.71%) CMS
16 6 (0.47%) SAS
17 4 (0.32%) Confluence
17 4 (0.32%) JBoss
17 4 (0.32%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.32%) WebSphere
Applications
1 435 (34.41%) MS Excel
2 210 (16.61%) MS Office
3 28 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.32%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.16%) MS Project
5 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
Business Applications
1 3 (0.24%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.24%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.16%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.16%) Exstream
3 1 (0.079%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.079%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 267 (21.12%) Office 365
2 104 (8.23%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
5 15 (1.19%) SaaS
6 11 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.87%) GitHub
7 9 (0.71%) Mimecast
8 6 (0.47%) IaaS
9 4 (0.32%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.32%) Yammer
10 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.24%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.24%) PaaS
11 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.079%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 285 (22.55%) LAN
2 275 (21.76%) DHCP
2 275 (21.76%) WAN
3 258 (20.41%) DNS
4 250 (19.78%) Firewall
5 171 (13.53%) SAN
6 166 (13.13%) VPN
7 159 (12.58%) TCP/IP
8 71 (5.62%) VoIP
9 69 (5.46%) Wireless
10 66 (5.22%) VLAN
11 57 (4.51%) Internet
12 56 (4.43%) MPLS
13 34 (2.69%) ADSL
13 34 (2.69%) Skype
14 33 (2.61%) Cisco ASA
15 32 (2.53%) Remote Desktop
16 29 (2.29%) Network Security
17 28 (2.22%) IPsec
18 26 (2.06%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (20.02%) SQL Server
2 69 (5.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 58 (4.59%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 54 (4.27%) SQL Server 2008
4 54 (4.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 45 (3.56%) SQL Server 2005
6 37 (2.93%) SQL Server 2014
7 31 (2.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 15 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
9 12 (0.95%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.87%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (0.71%) SSDT
12 7 (0.55%) Power BI
13 6 (0.47%) OLAP
13 6 (0.47%) OLTP
13 6 (0.47%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.40%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.40%) MySQL
15 4 (0.32%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 12 (0.95%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.63%) JIRA
3 6 (0.47%) tSQLt
4 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.16%) Subversion
6 1 (0.079%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.079%) MSI
6 1 (0.079%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 178 (14.08%) Finance
2 51 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 23 (1.82%) Banking
3 23 (1.82%) Japanese Language
3 23 (1.82%) Legal
4 20 (1.58%) Retail
5 18 (1.42%) Games
6 14 (1.11%) Billing
7 13 (1.03%) Law
7 13 (1.03%) Marketing
8 11 (0.87%) Local Government
9 9 (0.71%) Back Office
9 9 (0.71%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.63%) German Language
11 6 (0.47%) French Language
12 4 (0.32%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Publishing
14 1 (0.079%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.079%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 314 (24.84%) Support Engineer
2 216 (17.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 211 (16.69%) Analyst
4 147 (11.63%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 139 (11.00%) IT Support
6 125 (9.89%) 2nd Line Support
7 122 (9.65%) 3rd Line Support
8 105 (8.31%) IT Engineer
9 101 (7.99%) Support Analyst
10 99 (7.83%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 95 (7.52%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 91 (7.20%) Administrator
12 91 (7.20%) Windows Engineer
13 90 (7.12%) Server Engineer
14 89 (7.04%) Infrastructure Support
15 81 (6.41%) Consultant
16 80 (6.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 71 (5.62%) DBA
17 71 (5.62%) IT Support Engineer
18 68 (5.38%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.42%) .NET
2 12 (0.95%) Web Services
3 10 (0.79%) 802.1X
4 8 (0.63%) COM
5 6 (0.47%) ODBC
6 4 (0.32%) MDX
6 4 (0.32%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.24%) ASP.NET
7 3 (0.24%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.16%) Ultra Messaging
8 2 (0.16%) WSH
9 1 (0.079%) ADSI
9 1 (0.079%) CSS
9 1 (0.079%) LAMP
9 1 (0.079%) Middleware
9 1 (0.079%) REST
9 1 (0.079%) SOAP
9 1 (0.079%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 136 (10.76%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.65%) Driving Licence
3 81 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 43 (3.40%) Blackberry
4 43 (3.40%) Clustering
5 28 (2.22%) Computer Science
6 26 (2.06%) Statistics
7 25 (1.98%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.98%) Replication
8 18 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
9 17 (1.34%) Video Conferencing
10 16 (1.27%) Fat Client
10 16 (1.27%) Thin Client
11 12 (0.95%) HP StoreVirtual
11 12 (0.95%) User Experience
12 11 (0.87%) iPad
13 10 (0.79%) AS400
13 10 (0.79%) Client/Server
13 10 (0.79%) IVR
13 10 (0.79%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1004 (79.43%) Windows
2 662 (52.37%) Windows Server
3 458 (36.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 435 (34.41%) Windows Server 2012
5 318 (25.16%) Windows 7
6 184 (14.56%) Windows 8
7 164 (12.97%) Linux
8 141 (11.16%) Windows Server 2003
9 126 (9.97%) Windows 10
10 48 (3.80%) Unix
11 46 (3.64%) Windows XP
12 36 (2.85%) Mac OS X
13 26 (2.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.66%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.19%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.11%) HPUX
17 12 (0.95%) Android
18 10 (0.79%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.79%) Solaris
18 10 (0.79%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 457 (36.16%) ITIL
2 101 (7.99%) Disaster Recovery
3 74 (5.85%) Mentoring
4 71 (5.62%) Migration
5 67 (5.30%) Service Management
6 64 (5.06%) High Availability
7 57 (4.51%) Time Management
8 47 (3.72%) Project Management
9 45 (3.56%) Incident Management
10 44 (3.48%) Service Delivery
11 38 (3.01%) Agile Software Development
11 38 (3.01%) Presales
12 37 (2.93%) Change Management
13 36 (2.85%) ITIL V3
13 36 (2.85%) Software Deployment
14 34 (2.69%) Problem Management
15 32 (2.53%) PRINCE2
15 32 (2.53%) Root Cause Analysis
16 31 (2.45%) Business Intelligence
16 31 (2.45%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 196 (15.51%) SQL
2 155 (12.26%) PowerShell
3 45 (3.56%) VBScript
4 43 (3.40%) T-SQL
5 20 (1.58%) Python
6 17 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.19%) Perl
8 14 (1.11%) VB
9 10 (0.79%) C#
10 6 (0.47%) C
11 5 (0.40%) R
12 3 (0.24%) Java
12 3 (0.24%) VBA
13 2 (0.16%) C++
14 1 (0.079%) PHP
14 1 (0.079%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1264 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 805 (63.69%) MCSE
3 393 (31.09%) Cisco Certification
4 389 (30.78%) CCNA
5 350 (27.69%) MCP
6 317 (25.08%) MCITP
7 221 (17.48%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 161 (12.74%) Degree
9 138 (10.92%) MCTS
10 78 (6.17%) Citrix Certification
11 74 (5.85%) Security Cleared
12 73 (5.78%) CCNP
13 67 (5.30%) A+ Certification
14 62 (4.91%) ITIL Certification
15 58 (4.59%) CCA
16 47 (3.72%) SC Cleared
17 38 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 38 (3.01%) MCDST
18 34 (2.69%) RHCSA
19 32 (2.53%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 133 (10.52%) SLA
2 31 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 24 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.79%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.55%) ISO 9001
6 5 (0.40%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.079%) QA
System Software
1 709 (56.09%) Active Directory
2 437 (34.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 309 (24.45%) Hyper-V
4 122 (9.65%) vSphere
5 91 (7.20%) XenApp
6 46 (3.64%) VMware ESXi
7 42 (3.32%) Virtual Desktop
8 36 (2.85%) Virtual Servers
9 30 (2.37%) XenDesktop
10 26 (2.06%) NFS
10 26 (2.06%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.98%) VMware ESX
12 24 (1.90%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (1.34%) Xen
14 16 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
15 14 (1.11%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 11 (0.87%) Postfix
16 11 (0.87%) Terminal Server
17 10 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
18 9 (0.71%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 183 (14.48%) SCCM
2 66 (5.22%) Backup Exec
3 64 (5.06%) WSUS
4 61 (4.83%) SCOM
5 23 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
6 19 (1.50%) McAfee ePO
6 19 (1.50%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (1.42%) SCVMM
8 17 (1.34%) DameWare
8 17 (1.34%) NetBackup
9 16 (1.27%) SCSM
10 15 (1.19%) Nagios
11 14 (1.11%) EMC VPLEX
12 9 (0.71%) ServiceCenter
13 8 (0.63%) Perfmon
13 8 (0.63%) Puppet
14 7 (0.55%) Cisco CUCM
14 7 (0.55%) Failover Clustering
15 6 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
15 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 898 (71.04%) Microsoft
2 664 (52.53%) VMware
3 416 (32.91%) Cisco
4 331 (26.19%) Citrix
5 208 (16.46%) HP
6 91 (7.20%) NetApp
7 72 (5.70%) EMC
8 61 (4.83%) Symantec
9 57 (4.51%) Apple
10 42 (3.32%) Dell
10 42 (3.32%) Red Hat
11 40 (3.16%) CheckPoint
12 39 (3.09%) Avaya
13 37 (2.93%) Juniper
14 35 (2.77%) Veeam
15 33 (2.61%) Intel Security
16 28 (2.22%) SolarWinds
17 26 (2.06%) Sophos
18 25 (1.98%) IBM
18 25 (1.98%) ZyXEL
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 11 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 15 hours ago
Darlington, County Durham
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: 18 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: Yesterday
Redruth, Cornwall
Talent Spa
Salary: £19k - 29k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Commission, bonuses & training
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Package
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,500 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Bedford, Bedfordshire
TGS
Posted: 5 days ago
Greater Manchester
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £22000 - £28000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Colossus Associates
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago