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

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 361 377 446
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +69
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 783 679 504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.73% 0.66% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 2.46% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 689 583 457
Average salary £34,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,900 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
29439 27640 29641
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.52% 26.74% 28.50%
Number of salaries quoted 23715 22496 24965
Average salary £45,000 £42,500 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £65,000 £66,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 +20 336 £40,000 +2.56% 26
South East -33 145 £35,000 +6.06% 14
Yorkshire -13 63 £27,500 -15.38% 6
South West -1 60 £34,000 -15.00% 14
North West +1 58 £26,000 +0.97% 6
West Midlands +25 45 £37,500 +7.14% 5
East of England -17 45 £30,000 +2.56% 6
East Midlands -17 22 £27,000 -30.32%
North East -19 3 £47,500 +21.79% 5
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 1504 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1219 (81.05%) Windows
3 1119 (74.40%) Microsoft
4 1116 (74.20%) MCSE
5 850 (56.52%) Active Directory
6 822 (54.65%) VMware
7 695 (46.21%) MS Exchange
8 657 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
9 602 (40.03%) MS Excel
10 597 (39.69%) ITIL
11 590 (39.23%) MCITP
12 524 (34.84%) VMware Infrastructure
13 495 (32.91%) Cisco
14 492 (32.71%) Citrix
15 483 (32.11%) Cisco Certification
16 452 (30.05%) MCP
17 431 (28.66%) SAN
18 425 (28.26%) CCNA
19 420 (27.93%) Windows Server 2012
20 407 (27.06%) DNS
21 386 (25.66%) Hyper-V
22 369 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2010
23 346 (23.01%) DHCP
24 335 (22.27%) Windows Server 2003
25 330 (21.94%) MS Office
26 329 (21.88%) Windows 7
27 326 (21.68%) Firewall
28 306 (20.35%) SQL Server
29 294 (19.55%) MCTS
30 293 (19.48%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 (46.21%) MS Exchange
2 369 (24.53%) Exchange Server 2010
3 265 (17.62%) Exchange Server 2007
4 221 (14.69%) SharePoint
5 183 (12.17%) Lync
6 172 (11.44%) Exchange Server 2013
7 124 (8.24%) Exchange Server 2003
8 100 (6.65%) IIS
9 44 (2.93%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 28 (1.86%) Office Communications Server
11 24 (1.60%) Apache
12 20 (1.33%) SharePoint 2013
13 16 (1.06%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (0.93%) SharePoint Server
15 8 (0.53%) SAS
16 7 (0.47%) IBM Notes
17 6 (0.40%) Apache Solr
17 6 (0.40%) Moodle
18 4 (0.27%) WebLogic
18 4 (0.27%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 602 (40.03%) MS Excel
2 330 (21.94%) MS Office
3 6 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.27%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.13%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.13%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.13%) AutoCAD
5 2 (0.13%) Maya
5 2 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.066%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.066%) MS Project
6 1 (0.066%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.066%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 38 (2.53%) Dynamics CRM
2 15 (1.00%) Dynamics AX
3 7 (0.47%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.20%) Visualfiles
5 2 (0.13%) Cognos Controller
5 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.066%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.066%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 118 (7.85%) Office 365
2 86 (5.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (0.60%) SaaS
3 9 (0.60%) IaaS
4 4 (0.27%) Cloud Computing
5 3 (0.20%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 431 (28.66%) SAN
2 407 (27.06%) DNS
3 346 (23.01%) DHCP
4 326 (21.68%) Firewall
5 293 (19.48%) TCP/IP
6 187 (12.43%) LAN
7 181 (12.03%) WAN
8 178 (11.84%) VPN
9 87 (5.78%) NAS
10 79 (5.25%) VoIP
11 70 (4.65%) Wireless
12 56 (3.72%) Internet
13 50 (3.32%) Network Security
14 41 (2.73%) Cisco ASA
15 37 (2.46%) iSCSI
16 31 (2.06%) MPLS
17 30 (1.99%) VLAN
17 30 (1.99%) Unified Communications
18 29 (1.93%) NetScaler
19 27 (1.80%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 306 (20.35%) SQL Server
2 79 (5.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 36 (2.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 35 (2.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 35 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 30 (1.99%) MySQL
5 30 (1.99%) SQL Server 2012
6 27 (1.80%) SQL Server 2000
7 20 (1.33%) Data Warehouse
8 18 (1.20%) Crystal Reports
9 12 (0.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 8 (0.53%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.47%) Relational Database
12 6 (0.40%) Oracle Database
12 6 (0.40%) PostgreSQL
12 6 (0.40%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.27%) Oracle Database 11g
13 4 (0.27%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
15 2 (0.13%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 15 (1.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.33%) MSI
2 5 (0.33%) InstallShield
3 4 (0.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.13%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.13%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.13%) AdminStudio
5 2 (0.13%) Subversion
6 1 (0.066%) Metasploit
General
1 196 (13.03%) Finance
2 53 (3.52%) Legal
3 33 (2.19%) Retail
4 30 (1.99%) Banking
5 28 (1.86%) Law
6 24 (1.60%) Telecoms
7 20 (1.33%) Advertising
8 11 (0.73%) Back Office
9 6 (0.40%) Publishing
9 6 (0.40%) Local Government
9 6 (0.40%) Marketing
10 5 (0.33%) German Language
11 3 (0.20%) Games
11 3 (0.20%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.20%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.066%) Military
13 1 (0.066%) French Language
13 1 (0.066%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 344 (22.87%) Support Engineer
2 313 (20.81%) Analyst
3 242 (16.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 158 (10.51%) Support Analyst
5 136 (9.04%) 3rd Line Support
6 117 (7.78%) IT Support
7 112 (7.45%) Consultant
8 102 (6.78%) Administrator
9 93 (6.18%) 2nd Line Support
10 90 (5.98%) Service Analyst
11 84 (5.59%) Technical Support
12 83 (5.52%) Systems Engineer
13 82 (5.45%) Service Desk Analyst
14 76 (5.05%) IT Support Engineer
15 68 (4.52%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
16 58 (3.86%) Server Engineer
16 58 (3.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
17 51 (3.39%) Team Leader
18 48 (3.19%) Technical Analyst
18 48 (3.19%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (1.93%) .NET
2 19 (1.26%) Application Packaging
3 12 (0.80%) ASP.NET
4 11 (0.73%) Web Services
5 9 (0.60%) HTML
6 8 (0.53%) COM
7 6 (0.40%) Middleware
7 6 (0.40%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.33%) MDX
9 4 (0.27%) CSS
9 4 (0.27%) XML
10 3 (0.20%) JSON
10 3 (0.20%) jQuery
10 3 (0.20%) HTML5
11 2 (0.13%) .NET Framework
11 2 (0.13%) LAMP
11 2 (0.13%) ODBC
12 1 (0.066%) WAP
12 1 (0.066%) COM+
12 1 (0.066%) ActiveMQ
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
2 105 (6.98%) Blackberry
3 75 (4.99%) Clustering
4 35 (2.33%) EqualLogic
5 34 (2.26%) iPhone
6 31 (2.06%) Fat Client
6 31 (2.06%) Thin Client
7 27 (1.80%) Client/Server
7 27 (1.80%) Management Information System
8 23 (1.53%) Computer Science
9 18 (1.20%) GIS
9 18 (1.20%) Replication
10 16 (1.06%) Video Conferencing
11 14 (0.93%) PKI
12 13 (0.86%) Mathematics
12 13 (0.86%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.80%) iPad
14 8 (0.53%) Enterprise Storage
15 7 (0.47%) User Experience
15 7 (0.47%) CCTV
Operating Systems
1 1219 (81.05%) Windows
2 657 (43.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 420 (27.93%) Windows Server 2012
4 335 (22.27%) Windows Server 2003
5 329 (21.88%) Windows 7
6 196 (13.03%) Windows XP
7 152 (10.11%) Linux
8 126 (8.38%) Windows 8
9 57 (3.79%) UNIX
10 38 (2.53%) Windows Vista
11 22 (1.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 15 (1.00%) Windows 2000 Server
13 13 (0.86%) Mac OS
14 11 (0.73%) Mac OS X
15 10 (0.66%) Debian
15 10 (0.66%) Windows 2000
15 10 (0.66%) Android
16 7 (0.47%) Apple iOS
16 7 (0.47%) CentOS
16 7 (0.47%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (39.69%) ITIL
2 96 (6.38%) Project Management
3 91 (6.05%) Service Delivery
4 87 (5.78%) Disaster Recovery
5 86 (5.72%) Mentoring
6 82 (5.45%) Migration
7 77 (5.12%) Change Management
8 73 (4.85%) PRINCE2
9 64 (4.26%) Service Management
10 62 (4.12%) Incident Management
11 61 (4.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 55 (3.66%) CRM
13 53 (3.52%) Problem Management
14 39 (2.59%) Load Balancing
15 38 (2.53%) Business Continuity
15 38 (2.53%) ITIL V3
16 37 (2.46%) Change Control
16 37 (2.46%) Technical Architecture
17 34 (2.26%) Kalman Filter
18 30 (1.99%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 222 (14.76%) SQL
2 86 (5.72%) PowerShell
3 21 (1.40%) C
4 19 (1.26%) VBScript
5 11 (0.73%) VB
6 10 (0.66%) C#
6 10 (0.66%) T-SQL
7 9 (0.60%) Perl
8 8 (0.53%) Bash Shell
9 6 (0.40%) Java
10 4 (0.27%) PHP
11 3 (0.20%) C++
11 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.13%) VBA
12 2 (0.13%) Python
13 1 (0.066%) Shell Script
13 1 (0.066%) Ruby
13 1 (0.066%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1504 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1116 (74.20%) MCSE
3 590 (39.23%) MCITP
4 483 (32.11%) Cisco Certification
5 452 (30.05%) MCP
6 425 (28.26%) CCNA
7 294 (19.55%) MCTS
8 270 (17.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 201 (13.36%) Degree
10 142 (9.44%) CCNP
11 133 (8.84%) Citrix Certification
12 106 (7.05%) CCA
13 78 (5.19%) ITIL Certification
14 59 (3.92%) MCDST
15 56 (3.72%) A+ Certification
16 49 (3.26%) Security Cleared
17 43 (2.86%) SC Cleared
18 41 (2.73%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 41 (2.73%) Network+ Certification
19 27 (1.80%) CCEE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 177 (11.77%) SLA
2 17 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (1.00%) QA
4 9 (0.60%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.27%) COBIT
6 2 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 850 (56.52%) Active Directory
2 524 (34.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 386 (25.66%) Hyper-V
4 140 (9.31%) XenApp
5 131 (8.71%) vSphere
6 67 (4.45%) VMware ESX
7 58 (3.86%) XenDesktop
8 52 (3.46%) VMware ESXi
9 50 (3.32%) XenServer
10 17 (1.13%) VMware Workstation
10 17 (1.13%) Xen
11 15 (1.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
11 15 (1.00%) UAG
12 14 (0.93%) Terminal Services
13 13 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 12 (0.80%) VMware Server
15 11 (0.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 8 (0.53%) Forefront TMG
17 6 (0.40%) vCloud
17 6 (0.40%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 136 (9.04%) SCCM
2 103 (6.85%) Backup Exec
3 71 (4.72%) SCOM
4 42 (2.79%) Norton AntiVirus
5 21 (1.40%) WSUS
6 11 (0.73%) SCVMM
7 10 (0.66%) NetBackup
8 8 (0.53%) SCOrch
8 8 (0.53%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 7 (0.47%) MOM
10 6 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
10 6 (0.40%) Cacti
11 5 (0.33%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
11 5 (0.33%) McAfee ePO
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco UCCX
12 4 (0.27%) Cisco CUCM
12 4 (0.27%) Nagios
12 4 (0.27%) AppManager
12 4 (0.27%) Nessus
12 4 (0.27%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 1119 (74.40%) Microsoft
2 822 (54.65%) VMware
3 495 (32.91%) Cisco
4 492 (32.71%) Citrix
5 243 (16.16%) HP
6 141 (9.38%) Dell
7 115 (7.65%) EMC
8 101 (6.72%) Symantec
9 89 (5.92%) Juniper
10 86 (5.72%) Apple
11 81 (5.39%) NetApp
12 70 (4.65%) Veeam
13 45 (2.99%) Meru Networks
14 37 (2.46%) Sophos
15 36 (2.39%) CheckPoint
16 34 (2.26%) Remedy
17 31 (2.06%) Red Hat
17 31 (2.06%) IBM
18 27 (1.80%) McAfee
19 26 (1.73%) Oracle
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £38000 - £45000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
JM
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £19000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Excellent benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Dunstable, Bedfordshire
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £26,124 per annum Rising to £30,428 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
AQA
Salary: £33,333 per annum Rising to £38,887 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Northwich, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: Dependent on Experience
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Sanderson
Salary: £33000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Newbury, Berkshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £35000 to £40000 per annum - Excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
St. Albans, Hertfordshire
Proteus Europe
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
DMS Computer Recruitment
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Distribution Technology
Salary: Competitive Salary
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £38k - 42k per year
Posted: 4 days ago