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 11 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 396 369 440
Rank change year-on-year
-27 +71
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 707 780 593
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.75% 0.79% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.70% 2.85% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 643 710 503
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
26156 27364 26645
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.69% 27.57% 27.18%
Number of salaries quoted 21168 22032 21157
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 11 February 2016.

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 11 February 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
(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 -25 247 £37,500 -6.25% 31
South East +7 161 £42,500 +15.64% 35
East of England +8 88 £30,000 - 8
South West -26 58 £32,500 -4.41% 3
North West +31 55 £37,500 +36.36% 16
West Midlands -5 46 £40,000 +15.10% 10
East Midlands +28 35 £25,000 -34.21% 5
North East -4 8 £27,500 -42.10%
Yorkshire -42 6 £31,000 +3.33% 3
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 1456 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1207 (82.90%) Windows
3 1081 (74.24%) Microsoft
4 1017 (69.85%) MCSE
5 818 (56.18%) Active Directory
6 799 (54.88%) VMware
7 750 (51.51%) Windows Server
8 566 (38.87%) VMware Infrastructure
9 565 (38.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 556 (38.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 556 (38.19%) MS Excel
11 539 (37.02%) ITIL
12 484 (33.24%) MS Exchange
13 461 (31.66%) MCITP
14 445 (30.56%) Cisco
15 432 (29.67%) Hyper-V
16 422 (28.98%) SQL Server
17 414 (28.43%) Citrix
18 396 (27.20%) MCP
19 350 (24.04%) Firewall
20 326 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
21 309 (21.22%) CCNA
22 302 (20.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 296 (20.33%) Windows 7
24 289 (19.85%) SQL
25 274 (18.82%) SAN
26 273 (18.75%) MS Office
27 266 (18.27%) DNS
28 255 (17.51%) Office 365
29 254 (17.45%) LAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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
1 484 (33.24%) MS Exchange
2 242 (16.62%) Exchange Server 2010
3 191 (13.12%) SharePoint
4 177 (12.16%) Skype for Business
5 149 (10.23%) IIS
6 148 (10.16%) Exchange Server 2013
7 109 (7.49%) Exchange Server 2007
8 43 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (2.34%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (2.13%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.96%) BizTalk Server
12 10 (0.69%) Office Communications Server
12 10 (0.69%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.41%) CMS
13 6 (0.41%) Exchange Server 2000
14 4 (0.27%) IBM Domino
14 4 (0.27%) SharePoint 2010
14 4 (0.27%) WordPress
15 3 (0.21%) OpenStack
15 3 (0.21%) WebSphere
Applications
1 556 (38.19%) MS Excel
2 273 (18.75%) MS Office
3 17 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.55%) MS Project
4 8 (0.55%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 13 (0.89%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.69%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.27%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.14%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.14%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.069%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.069%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.069%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 255 (17.51%) Office 365
2 120 (8.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.44%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (0.89%) IaaS
6 10 (0.69%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.48%) SaaS
8 6 (0.41%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.27%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.27%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.14%) GitHub
11 1 (0.069%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 350 (24.04%) Firewall
2 274 (18.82%) SAN
3 266 (18.27%) DNS
4 254 (17.45%) LAN
5 241 (16.55%) WAN
6 239 (16.41%) DHCP
7 202 (13.87%) VPN
8 182 (12.50%) TCP/IP
9 85 (5.84%) VLAN
10 81 (5.56%) Cisco ASA
11 64 (4.40%) VoIP
12 55 (3.78%) Skype
13 50 (3.43%) Internet
13 50 (3.43%) Network Security
14 48 (3.30%) NAS
15 46 (3.16%) Remote Desktop
16 45 (3.09%) SSL
17 40 (2.75%) iSCSI
18 36 (2.47%) MPLS
18 36 (2.47%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 422 (28.98%) SQL Server
2 122 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 120 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 68 (4.67%) SQL Server 2005
5 46 (3.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 45 (3.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 40 (2.75%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 34 (2.34%) SQL Server 2014
9 33 (2.27%) Relational Database
10 30 (2.06%) SQL Server 2000
11 25 (1.72%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 13 (0.89%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.76%) MS Access
14 9 (0.62%) MySQL
15 5 (0.34%) GIS
15 5 (0.34%) PostgreSQL
16 4 (0.27%) Crystal Reports
16 4 (0.27%) Data Warehouse
16 4 (0.27%) RDBMS
17 3 (0.21%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 15 (1.03%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (0.82%) ProC
3 8 (0.55%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.34%) MSI
5 3 (0.21%) JIRA
6 2 (0.14%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.14%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.14%) Moq
6 2 (0.14%) NSubstitute
6 2 (0.14%) NUnit
6 2 (0.14%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.14%) Selenium
6 2 (0.14%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.14%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.14%) Toad
7 1 (0.069%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.069%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.069%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.069%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 168 (11.54%) Finance
2 54 (3.71%) Telecoms
3 30 (2.06%) Banking
4 28 (1.92%) Marketing
5 19 (1.30%) Legal
6 18 (1.24%) Games
6 18 (1.24%) Retail
7 15 (1.03%) Advertising
8 14 (0.96%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.69%) Law
10 9 (0.62%) Local Government
11 4 (0.27%) Back Office
11 4 (0.27%) French Language
12 3 (0.21%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.14%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 2 (0.14%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.069%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.069%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 325 (22.32%) Support Engineer
2 207 (14.22%) Analyst
3 184 (12.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 172 (11.81%) 2nd Line Support
5 161 (11.06%) Consultant
6 150 (10.30%) IT Support
7 137 (9.41%) Administrator
8 132 (9.07%) IT Engineer
9 123 (8.45%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 123 (8.45%) Support Analyst
10 111 (7.62%) Windows Engineer
11 101 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 91 (6.25%) 3rd Line Support
12 91 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
13 87 (5.98%) DBA
14 83 (5.70%) SQL DBA
15 82 (5.63%) Systems Administrator
16 71 (4.88%) Desktop Support
17 68 (4.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 66 (4.53%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.99%) .NET
2 15 (1.03%) HTML
3 14 (0.96%) COM
3 14 (0.96%) CSS
3 14 (0.96%) Middleware
4 13 (0.89%) Web Services
5 9 (0.62%) ASP.NET
5 9 (0.62%) XML
6 7 (0.48%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.27%) 802.1X
8 3 (0.21%) LAMP
9 2 (0.14%) Autofac
9 2 (0.14%) CSS3
9 2 (0.14%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.14%) Google Chart
9 2 (0.14%) MEAN Stack
9 2 (0.14%) Ninject
9 2 (0.14%) ODBC
9 2 (0.14%) WAP
9 2 (0.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 148 (10.16%) Data Centre
2 144 (9.89%) Clustering
3 115 (7.90%) Analytical Skills
4 95 (6.52%) Blackberry
5 74 (5.08%) Driving Licence
6 69 (4.74%) Replication
7 45 (3.09%) iPhone
8 42 (2.88%) iPad
9 36 (2.47%) EqualLogic
10 30 (2.06%) Computer Science
11 28 (1.92%) Hybrid Cloud
11 28 (1.92%) Management Information System
12 21 (1.44%) HP StoreVirtual
13 18 (1.24%) Private Cloud
14 16 (1.10%) Fat Client
14 16 (1.10%) Thin Client
15 15 (1.03%) Hedge funds
16 14 (0.96%) AS400
17 11 (0.76%) Smartphone
17 11 (0.76%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1207 (82.90%) Windows
2 750 (51.51%) Windows Server
3 565 (38.80%) Windows Server 2012
4 556 (38.19%) Windows Server 2008
5 296 (20.33%) Windows 7
6 177 (12.16%) Windows 8
7 148 (10.16%) Linux
8 135 (9.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 92 (6.32%) Windows XP
10 64 (4.40%) Windows 10
11 40 (2.75%) Android
12 34 (2.34%) Unix
13 30 (2.06%) Windows Mobile
14 26 (1.79%) Windows Phone
15 20 (1.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (1.24%) Apple iOS
16 18 (1.24%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.82%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.69%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.48%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 539 (37.02%) ITIL
2 125 (8.59%) Disaster Recovery
3 93 (6.39%) High Availability
4 92 (6.32%) Presales
5 87 (5.98%) Migration
6 84 (5.77%) Service Management
7 78 (5.36%) Project Management
8 69 (4.74%) Service Delivery
9 60 (4.12%) Time Management
10 56 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
11 53 (3.64%) Problem Management
12 51 (3.50%) Incident Management
13 49 (3.37%) PRINCE2
14 44 (3.02%) ITIL V3
15 41 (2.82%) Mentoring
16 37 (2.54%) CRM
17 35 (2.40%) Asset Management
17 35 (2.40%) Network Load Balancing
18 34 (2.34%) Root Cause Analysis
19 32 (2.20%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 289 (19.85%) SQL
2 138 (9.48%) PowerShell
3 49 (3.37%) C
4 46 (3.16%) T-SQL
5 30 (2.06%) VB
5 30 (2.06%) VBScript
6 19 (1.30%) Java
7 18 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.17%) VBA
9 15 (1.03%) C#
10 12 (0.82%) Bash Shell
10 12 (0.82%) Ruby
11 8 (0.55%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.34%) Perl
12 5 (0.34%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.21%) C++
13 3 (0.21%) Delphi
13 3 (0.21%) Pascal
13 3 (0.21%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.14%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1456 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1017 (69.85%) MCSE
3 461 (31.66%) MCITP
4 396 (27.20%) MCP
5 326 (22.39%) Cisco Certification
6 309 (21.22%) CCNA
7 302 (20.74%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 223 (15.32%) MCTS
9 166 (11.40%) Degree
10 132 (9.07%) Citrix Certification
11 102 (7.01%) CCA
12 93 (6.39%) CCNP
13 74 (5.08%) Security Cleared
14 58 (3.98%) MCDST
15 54 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
16 52 (3.57%) SC Cleared
17 45 (3.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 44 (3.02%) DBS Check
18 44 (3.02%) VCP5
19 42 (2.88%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 104 (7.14%) SLA
2 19 (1.30%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.82%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.48%) COBIT
5 6 (0.41%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.27%) QA
7 2 (0.14%) DICOM
7 2 (0.14%) HL7
8 1 (0.069%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.069%) ISO15022
8 1 (0.069%) ISO20022
System Software
1 818 (56.18%) Active Directory
2 566 (38.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 432 (29.67%) Hyper-V
4 192 (13.19%) vSphere
5 119 (8.17%) XenApp
6 56 (3.85%) VMware ESX
7 46 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
8 34 (2.34%) Terminal Services
8 34 (2.34%) XenServer
9 32 (2.20%) XenDesktop
10 24 (1.65%) Terminal Server
11 19 (1.30%) Xen
12 18 (1.24%) BitLocker
13 17 (1.17%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 16 (1.10%) Microsoft App-V
15 15 (1.03%) vCloud
16 10 (0.69%) ISA Server
16 10 (0.69%) VMware Server
17 9 (0.62%) UAG
18 8 (0.55%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 182 (12.50%) SCCM
2 110 (7.55%) Backup Exec
3 84 (5.77%) SCOM
4 79 (5.43%) WSUS
5 23 (1.58%) Windows Intune
6 21 (1.44%) SCVMM
7 20 (1.37%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (1.03%) SCOrch
9 12 (0.82%) Puppet
10 7 (0.48%) Cacti
10 7 (0.48%) Cisco CUCM
10 7 (0.48%) DameWare
10 7 (0.48%) ServiceCenter
11 6 (0.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.34%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.27%) CiscoWorks
14 3 (0.21%) McAfee ePO
14 3 (0.21%) Nagios
15 2 (0.14%) EMC NetWorker
Vendors
1 1081 (74.24%) Microsoft
2 799 (54.88%) VMware
3 445 (30.56%) Cisco
4 414 (28.43%) Citrix
5 172 (11.81%) HP
6 127 (8.72%) Dell
7 113 (7.76%) NetApp
8 91 (6.25%) EMC
9 82 (5.63%) Symantec
10 51 (3.50%) Oracle
11 48 (3.30%) Apple
12 46 (3.16%) Veeam
13 42 (2.88%) CheckPoint
14 36 (2.47%) SolarWinds
15 33 (2.27%) Avaya
16 32 (2.20%) AppSense
17 29 (1.99%) Red Gate
17 29 (1.99%) SonicWALL
17 29 (1.99%) Sophos
18 28 (1.92%) IBM
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
West Sussex
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
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Surrey
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Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum + Shift Allowance + Benefits
Posted: 2 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
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Salary: £25000 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
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Salary: £23000 - £24000 per annum + car + benefits!
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Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
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Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum plus benefits and on-going training
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
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Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive!!
Posted: 22 hours ago
Basildon, Essex
Xchanging
Salary: Competitive!!
Posted: 23 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
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Salary: From £20,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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London
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Posted: Yesterday
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