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

Location
3 months to
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 375 396 425
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +29
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 718 604 573
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.67% 0.61% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.49% 2.30% 1.84%
Number of salaries quoted 623 541 526
Average salary £33,000 £36,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-8.33% +10.76%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
28781 26217 31207
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.98% 26.48% 28.84%
Number of salaries quoted 22723 21632 26382
Average salary £45,000 £43,750 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.85% +2.94%
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 £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 2 October 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 2 October 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 -5 272 £37,500 - 23
South East +27 185 £27,500 -20.28% 25
Yorkshire -2 55 £30,000 +15.38% 5
North West +5 52 £29,250 +1.73% 7
South West -25 41 £25,000 -35.06% 6
West Midlands -12 40 £36,500 -14.11%
East Midlands -7 38 £28,000 -34.11% 2
East of England -12 33 £37,500 +40.18% 7
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 October 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 1447 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1216 (84.04%) Windows
3 1083 (74.84%) MCSE
4 1032 (71.32%) Microsoft
5 807 (55.77%) VMware
6 795 (54.94%) Active Directory
7 695 (48.03%) MS Exchange
8 639 (44.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 621 (42.92%) ITIL
10 567 (39.18%) MCITP
11 557 (38.49%) MS Excel
12 524 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
13 477 (32.96%) Cisco Certification
14 468 (32.34%) Cisco
15 451 (31.17%) Citrix
16 438 (30.27%) CCNA
16 438 (30.27%) DNS
17 427 (29.51%) MCP
17 427 (29.51%) SAN
18 396 (27.37%) Windows Server 2012
19 376 (25.98%) DHCP
20 375 (25.92%) Exchange Server 2010
21 362 (25.02%) Hyper-V
22 361 (24.95%) Firewall
23 329 (22.74%) SQL Server
24 324 (22.39%) Windows 7
25 318 (21.98%) TCP/IP
26 306 (21.15%) Windows Server 2003
27 302 (20.87%) MCTS
28 269 (18.59%) HP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 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
1 695 (48.03%) MS Exchange
2 375 (25.92%) Exchange Server 2010
3 242 (16.72%) Exchange Server 2007
4 203 (14.03%) SharePoint
5 170 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2013
6 168 (11.61%) Lync
7 129 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2003
8 100 (6.91%) IIS
9 62 (4.28%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (2.14%) Office Communications Server
11 23 (1.59%) SharePoint 2013
12 17 (1.17%) Apache
13 15 (1.04%) SharePoint 2010
14 13 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
15 9 (0.62%) IBM Notes
16 6 (0.41%) Apache Solr
16 6 (0.41%) Moodle
17 5 (0.35%) Lotus Domino
17 5 (0.35%) BizTalk Server
18 4 (0.28%) TPMS
Applications
1 557 (38.49%) MS Excel
2 264 (18.24%) MS Office
3 4 (0.28%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.28%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.28%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.14%) Maya
4 2 (0.14%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.14%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 35 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 17 (1.17%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) Visualfiles
4 2 (0.14%) Cognos Controller
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
5 1 (0.069%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.069%) Exchequer
5 1 (0.069%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 124 (8.57%) Office 365
2 99 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (0.97%) SaaS
4 10 (0.69%) IaaS
5 7 (0.48%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (0.41%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 438 (30.27%) DNS
2 427 (29.51%) SAN
3 376 (25.98%) DHCP
4 361 (24.95%) Firewall
5 318 (21.98%) TCP/IP
6 197 (13.61%) LAN
7 188 (12.99%) VPN
8 176 (12.16%) WAN
9 97 (6.70%) Wireless
10 81 (5.60%) NAS
10 81 (5.60%) VoIP
11 58 (4.01%) Internet
12 48 (3.32%) Cisco ASA
13 42 (2.90%) Network Security
13 42 (2.90%) Cisco IOS
14 41 (2.83%) Unified Communications
14 41 (2.83%) MPLS
15 30 (2.07%) VLAN
16 29 (2.00%) ADSL
17 27 (1.87%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 329 (22.74%) SQL Server
2 70 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
3 39 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 36 (2.49%) MySQL
5 29 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 29 (2.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 26 (1.80%) SQL Server 2005
6 26 (1.80%) Data Warehouse
7 16 (1.11%) SQL Server 2000
7 16 (1.11%) PostgreSQL
8 15 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 12 (0.83%) Crystal Reports
10 9 (0.62%) Oracle Database
10 9 (0.62%) Relational Database
11 8 (0.55%) RDBMS
12 7 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database 10g
14 3 (0.21%) MS Access
15 2 (0.14%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 6 (0.41%) Visual Studio
1 6 (0.41%) Octopus Deploy
2 2 (0.14%) VSS/SourceSafe
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
General
1 168 (11.61%) Finance
2 53 (3.66%) Legal
3 40 (2.76%) Retail
4 28 (1.94%) Telecoms
5 25 (1.73%) Law
6 23 (1.59%) Advertising
6 23 (1.59%) Banking
7 13 (0.90%) Marketing
8 9 (0.62%) Games
9 7 (0.48%) Back Office
9 7 (0.48%) German Language
10 4 (0.28%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.28%) Local Government
11 2 (0.14%) French Language
11 2 (0.14%) Electronics
11 2 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.069%) Publishing
12 1 (0.069%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 328 (22.67%) Support Engineer
2 267 (18.45%) Analyst
3 234 (16.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 126 (8.71%) Administrator
5 125 (8.64%) Support Analyst
6 113 (7.81%) 3rd Line Support
7 100 (6.91%) Systems Engineer
8 98 (6.77%) Service Analyst
9 97 (6.70%) IT Support
10 95 (6.57%) 2nd Line Support
11 87 (6.01%) Service Desk Analyst
12 85 (5.87%) Consultant
13 74 (5.11%) Technical Support
14 71 (4.91%) Systems Administrator
15 65 (4.49%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 64 (4.42%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
17 63 (4.35%) IT Support Engineer
18 59 (4.08%) Team Leader
19 55 (3.80%) Infrastructure Manager
20 42 (2.90%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.45%) .NET
2 17 (1.17%) HTML
2 17 (1.17%) Application Packaging
3 12 (0.83%) XML
4 11 (0.76%) ASP.NET
4 11 (0.76%) Web Services
5 6 (0.41%) Middleware
6 5 (0.35%) LAMP
6 5 (0.35%) CSS
6 5 (0.35%) .NET Framework
7 3 (0.21%) COM
8 2 (0.14%) XSLT
8 2 (0.14%) ODBC
8 2 (0.14%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.14%) XHTML
8 2 (0.14%) Ajax
8 2 (0.14%) WCF
8 2 (0.14%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.14%) HTML5
9 1 (0.069%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 117 (8.09%) Blackberry
2 99 (6.84%) Analytical Skills
3 89 (6.15%) Clustering
4 30 (2.07%) EqualLogic
5 28 (1.94%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.87%) iPhone
7 23 (1.59%) Fat Client
7 23 (1.59%) PKI
7 23 (1.59%) Thin Client
8 16 (1.11%) Computer Science
9 15 (1.04%) Video Conferencing
10 14 (0.97%) Replication
10 14 (0.97%) iPad
11 12 (0.83%) Hedge funds
12 11 (0.76%) Client/Server
12 11 (0.76%) Data Protection Act
13 10 (0.69%) Mathematics
13 10 (0.69%) GIS
14 9 (0.62%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1216 (84.04%) Windows
2 639 (44.16%) Windows Server 2008
3 396 (27.37%) Windows Server 2012
4 324 (22.39%) Windows 7
5 306 (21.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 175 (12.09%) Linux
6 175 (12.09%) Windows XP
7 107 (7.39%) Windows 8
8 57 (3.94%) UNIX
9 42 (2.90%) Windows Vista
10 37 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 17 (1.17%) Mac OS
12 16 (1.11%) Windows 2000 Server
12 16 (1.11%) Mac OS X
13 15 (1.04%) Android
13 15 (1.04%) Apple iOS
14 13 (0.90%) Debian
15 10 (0.69%) SUSE
16 8 (0.55%) Windows 2000
16 8 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 621 (42.92%) ITIL
2 97 (6.70%) Disaster Recovery
3 95 (6.57%) Migration
4 83 (5.74%) Project Management
5 82 (5.67%) Mentoring
6 78 (5.39%) Service Delivery
7 76 (5.25%) Service Management
8 69 (4.77%) Change Management
9 68 (4.70%) Load Balancing
10 67 (4.63%) Root Cause Analysis
11 63 (4.35%) Problem Management
12 62 (4.28%) PRINCE2
13 61 (4.22%) ITIL V3
14 56 (3.87%) Incident Management
15 47 (3.25%) CRM
15 47 (3.25%) Change Control
16 37 (2.56%) Business Continuity
17 35 (2.42%) Technical Architecture
18 28 (1.94%) Technical Analysis
19 27 (1.87%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 226 (15.62%) SQL
2 88 (6.08%) PowerShell
3 24 (1.66%) VBScript
4 19 (1.31%) C
5 15 (1.04%) T-SQL
6 14 (0.97%) VB
7 8 (0.55%) Java
8 6 (0.41%) PHP
8 6 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 5 (0.35%) Perl
9 5 (0.35%) C#
10 4 (0.28%) PL/SQL
10 4 (0.28%) VB.NET
10 4 (0.28%) VBA
11 3 (0.21%) Shell Script
11 3 (0.21%) C++
11 3 (0.21%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1447 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1083 (74.84%) MCSE
3 567 (39.18%) MCITP
4 477 (32.96%) Cisco Certification
5 438 (30.27%) CCNA
6 427 (29.51%) MCP
7 302 (20.87%) MCTS
8 250 (17.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 188 (12.99%) Degree
10 136 (9.40%) CCNP
11 73 (5.04%) Citrix Certification
12 72 (4.98%) ITIL Certification
13 57 (3.94%) A+ Certification
14 52 (3.59%) CCA
15 48 (3.32%) MCDST
16 45 (3.11%) Security Cleared
17 44 (3.04%) Network+ Certification
18 36 (2.49%) SC Cleared
19 35 (2.42%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
20 27 (1.87%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 167 (11.54%) SLA
2 23 (1.59%) PCI DSS
3 21 (1.45%) QA
4 6 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.21%) COBIT
7 2 (0.14%) ISO 9000
System Software
1 795 (54.94%) Active Directory
2 524 (36.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 362 (25.02%) Hyper-V
4 122 (8.43%) XenApp
5 96 (6.63%) vSphere
6 68 (4.70%) VMware ESX
7 54 (3.73%) VMware ESXi
8 42 (2.90%) XenDesktop
9 33 (2.28%) XenServer
10 31 (2.14%) UAG
11 17 (1.17%) VMware Workstation
11 17 (1.17%) Terminal Services
12 13 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 13 (0.90%) Forefront TMG
12 13 (0.90%) VMware Server
13 12 (0.83%) ISA Server
14 11 (0.76%) Firmware
14 11 (0.76%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 9 (0.62%) Xen
16 7 (0.48%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 161 (11.13%) SCCM
2 114 (7.88%) Backup Exec
3 57 (3.94%) SCOM
4 54 (3.73%) Norton AntiVirus
5 22 (1.52%) WSUS
6 11 (0.76%) McAfee ePO
6 11 (0.76%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 11 (0.76%) SCVMM
7 9 (0.62%) SCOrch
7 9 (0.62%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (0.35%) SCDPM
8 5 (0.35%) ZABBIX
8 5 (0.35%) ARCserve
9 4 (0.28%) Cacti
9 4 (0.28%) Nagios
9 4 (0.28%) NetBackup
9 4 (0.28%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 4 (0.28%) Cisco UCCX
9 4 (0.28%) Cisco CUCM
10 3 (0.21%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 1032 (71.32%) Microsoft
2 807 (55.77%) VMware
3 468 (32.34%) Cisco
4 451 (31.17%) Citrix
5 269 (18.59%) HP
6 139 (9.61%) Dell
7 119 (8.22%) Symantec
8 108 (7.46%) Juniper
9 106 (7.33%) Apple
10 94 (6.50%) EMC
11 86 (5.94%) NetApp
12 84 (5.81%) Veeam
13 55 (3.80%) Meru Networks
14 46 (3.18%) CheckPoint
15 45 (3.11%) Red Hat
16 37 (2.56%) Sophos
17 32 (2.21%) McAfee
18 31 (2.14%) IBM
19 29 (2.00%) Remedy
20 26 (1.80%) Oracle
London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + shift allowance
Posted: 3 hours ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
Connectus
Salary: £55000 - £75000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 5 hours ago
North West London
asos
Posted: 6 hours ago
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25,000 - £30,000 PA depending on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £33000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £37000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £16000 - £18000 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Sussex
Code Red Associates
Salary: £35000 to £38000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
NES Global Talent
Salary: £25000 to £34000 per annum - Good
Posted: Yesterday
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Watford, Hertfordshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + Car and Pension
Posted: Yesterday
Chertsey, Surrey
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 30,000 - 35,000 + Circa 5k car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £25,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West Yorkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £14000.00 - £18000.00 per annum + Pension & Healthcare
Posted: Yesterday
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Great Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Woodley, Berkshire
TechnoRecruit
Posted: 2 days ago