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

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 433 412 442
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +30
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 620 722 688
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.64% 0.69% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.51% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 536 663 600
Average salary £32,500 £33,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.51% -5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -6.47%
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
26198 28773 30407
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.10% 27.49% 27.27%
Number of salaries quoted 21268 22666 24569
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £71,000 £67,500 £68,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 1 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
(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 -53 212 £40,000 +14.28% 20
South East +26 152 £30,791 -12.02% 21
North West +29 53 £40,000 +45.45% 2
East Midlands +39 43 £29,000 +16.00% 5
Yorkshire +12 40 £26,000 -13.33% 10
East of England -24 39 £32,000 -1.53% 2
South West -43 37 £23,000 -30.30% 4
West Midlands -16 35 £39,000 +20.00% 1
North East +2 3 £27,500 +1.85%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 1 May 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 1328 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1084 (81.63%) Windows
3 995 (74.92%) Microsoft
4 895 (67.39%) MCSE
5 771 (58.06%) Active Directory
6 725 (54.59%) VMware
7 697 (52.48%) Windows Server
8 522 (39.31%) ITIL
9 487 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
10 482 (36.30%) VMware Infrastructure
11 481 (36.22%) MS Excel
12 476 (35.84%) MS Exchange
13 440 (33.13%) Windows Server 2008
14 432 (32.53%) Cisco
15 399 (30.05%) MCITP
16 390 (29.37%) Citrix
17 377 (28.39%) SQL Server
18 349 (26.28%) Cisco Certification
19 334 (25.15%) Hyper-V
20 327 (24.62%) CCNA
21 306 (23.04%) Firewall
22 295 (22.21%) MCP
23 259 (19.50%) MS Office
24 256 (19.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 253 (19.05%) Windows 7
26 250 (18.83%) SAN
27 243 (18.30%) LAN
28 231 (17.39%) SQL
29 230 (17.32%) WAN
30 223 (16.79%) Office 365

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 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
1 476 (35.84%) MS Exchange
2 221 (16.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 161 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2013
4 139 (10.47%) SharePoint
5 132 (9.94%) Skype for Business
6 114 (8.58%) Exchange Server 2007
7 96 (7.23%) IIS
8 34 (2.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 30 (2.26%) SharePoint 2013
10 27 (2.03%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (1.13%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.90%) SharePoint Server
14 9 (0.68%) CMS
15 7 (0.53%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.53%) WordPress
16 6 (0.45%) SharePoint 2010
17 3 (0.23%) Drupal
17 3 (0.23%) Exchange Server 2000
18 2 (0.15%) Apache
Applications
1 481 (36.22%) MS Excel
2 259 (19.50%) MS Office
3 15 (1.13%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.60%) MS Project
5 5 (0.38%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 8 (0.60%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Bankmaster
4 3 (0.23%) Exstream
5 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.15%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.075%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.075%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 223 (16.79%) Office 365
2 104 (7.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 25 (1.88%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
5 14 (1.05%) IaaS
6 11 (0.83%) Azure Active Directory
7 10 (0.75%) SaaS
8 7 (0.53%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.45%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.23%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.15%) Google Apps
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon EC2
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.075%) PaaS
12 1 (0.075%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 306 (23.04%) Firewall
2 250 (18.83%) SAN
3 243 (18.30%) LAN
4 230 (17.32%) WAN
5 195 (14.68%) DNS
6 190 (14.31%) DHCP
6 190 (14.31%) VPN
7 133 (10.02%) TCP/IP
8 86 (6.48%) VLAN
9 77 (5.80%) VoIP
10 71 (5.35%) Cisco ASA
11 57 (4.29%) Internet
12 41 (3.09%) Wireless
13 40 (3.01%) Network Security
14 39 (2.94%) NAS
14 39 (2.94%) SSL
15 37 (2.79%) MPLS
16 36 (2.71%) Cisco IOS
17 35 (2.64%) iSCSI
18 31 (2.33%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 377 (28.39%) SQL Server
2 80 (6.02%) SQL Server 2012
3 69 (5.20%) SQL Server 2008
4 68 (5.12%) SQL Server 2005
5 41 (3.09%) Relational Database
6 33 (2.48%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 27 (2.03%) SQL Server 2014
8 26 (1.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 20 (1.51%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 18 (1.36%) SQL Server 2000
11 14 (1.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 12 (0.90%) MS Access
13 9 (0.68%) MySQL
14 8 (0.60%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.38%) PostgreSQL
16 3 (0.23%) GIS
16 3 (0.23%) RDBMS
17 2 (0.15%) Crystal Reports
17 2 (0.15%) OLTP
17 2 (0.15%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 15 (1.13%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 11 (0.83%) ProC
3 7 (0.53%) Visual Studio
4 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
5 3 (0.23%) JIRA
5 3 (0.23%) MSI
6 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
6 2 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
7 1 (0.075%) Grunt
7 1 (0.075%) InstallShield
7 1 (0.075%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.075%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 158 (11.90%) Finance
2 55 (4.14%) Telecoms
3 35 (2.64%) Banking
4 30 (2.26%) Games
5 26 (1.96%) Legal
6 19 (1.43%) Marketing
7 17 (1.28%) Retail
8 14 (1.05%) Law
9 13 (0.98%) Manufacturing
10 12 (0.90%) Japanese Language
10 12 (0.90%) Local Government
11 10 (0.75%) Advertising
12 4 (0.30%) Back Office
13 3 (0.23%) Billing
13 3 (0.23%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) Electronics
14 2 (0.15%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
15 1 (0.075%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.075%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 304 (22.89%) Support Engineer
2 238 (17.92%) Analyst
3 188 (14.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 167 (12.58%) 2nd Line Support
5 134 (10.09%) Support Analyst
6 133 (10.02%) IT Support
7 124 (9.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 124 (9.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 116 (8.73%) Administrator
9 115 (8.66%) Consultant
10 111 (8.36%) IT Engineer
11 110 (8.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 85 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
13 80 (6.02%) Infrastructure Support
14 69 (5.20%) DBA
14 69 (5.20%) IT Support Engineer
15 66 (4.97%) SQL DBA
16 60 (4.52%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 58 (4.37%) IT Analyst
18 57 (4.29%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.11%) .NET
2 18 (1.36%) HTML
3 16 (1.20%) COM
4 15 (1.13%) CSS
5 14 (1.05%) Middleware
6 13 (0.98%) 802.1X
7 10 (0.75%) Web Services
7 10 (0.75%) XML
8 6 (0.45%) .NET Framework
9 5 (0.38%) ASP.NET
9 5 (0.38%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.30%) Software Packaging
11 3 (0.23%) LAMP
11 3 (0.23%) ODBC
12 2 (0.15%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.15%) MDX
12 2 (0.15%) XSLT
13 1 (0.075%) Classic ASP
13 1 (0.075%) jQuery
13 1 (0.075%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.02%) Data Centre
2 92 (6.93%) Blackberry
3 90 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 79 (5.95%) Clustering
5 70 (5.27%) Driving Licence
6 67 (5.05%) Replication
7 33 (2.48%) Fat Client
7 33 (2.48%) Thin Client
8 30 (2.26%) iPhone
9 26 (1.96%) iPad
10 25 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 22 (1.66%) Computer Science
11 22 (1.66%) Hybrid Cloud
12 21 (1.58%) EqualLogic
12 21 (1.58%) HP StoreVirtual
13 18 (1.36%) Private Cloud
14 17 (1.28%) FMCG
15 16 (1.20%) Hedge funds
16 14 (1.05%) Video Conferencing
17 12 (0.90%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1084 (81.63%) Windows
2 697 (52.48%) Windows Server
3 487 (36.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 440 (33.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 253 (19.05%) Windows 7
6 166 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 145 (10.92%) Linux
8 114 (8.58%) Windows Server 2003
9 101 (7.61%) Windows 10
10 73 (5.50%) Windows XP
11 52 (3.92%) Unix
12 38 (2.86%) Android
13 27 (2.03%) Windows Phone
14 24 (1.81%) Mac OS X
15 23 (1.73%) Mac OS
16 18 (1.36%) Apple iOS
16 18 (1.36%) Windows Vista
17 17 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 14 (1.05%) Windows Mobile
19 5 (0.38%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (39.31%) ITIL
2 104 (7.83%) Disaster Recovery
3 91 (6.85%) Migration
4 76 (5.72%) Presales
5 75 (5.65%) Service Management
6 74 (5.57%) ITIL V3
7 73 (5.50%) High Availability
8 64 (4.82%) Service Delivery
9 58 (4.37%) Project Management
10 54 (4.07%) Problem Management
10 54 (4.07%) Time Management
11 49 (3.69%) Patch Management
12 42 (3.16%) Change Management
13 39 (2.94%) Performance Tuning
14 38 (2.86%) Mentoring
15 37 (2.79%) Change Control
15 37 (2.79%) Incident Management
15 37 (2.79%) PRINCE2
16 36 (2.71%) Continuous Improvement
16 36 (2.71%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 231 (17.39%) SQL
2 133 (10.02%) PowerShell
3 38 (2.86%) VBScript
4 35 (2.64%) VB
5 28 (2.11%) C
6 25 (1.88%) Java
7 24 (1.81%) T-SQL
8 16 (1.20%) VBA
9 15 (1.13%) JavaScript
10 14 (1.05%) Bash Shell
11 11 (0.83%) C#
11 11 (0.83%) Ruby
12 8 (0.60%) Shell Script
13 6 (0.45%) Perl
13 6 (0.45%) PHP
14 5 (0.38%) Python
15 4 (0.30%) Delphi
16 3 (0.23%) C++
16 3 (0.23%) Pascal
16 3 (0.23%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1328 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 895 (67.39%) MCSE
3 399 (30.05%) MCITP
4 349 (26.28%) Cisco Certification
5 327 (24.62%) CCNA
6 295 (22.21%) MCP
7 256 (19.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 213 (16.04%) MCTS
9 148 (11.14%) Degree
10 126 (9.49%) Citrix Certification
11 89 (6.70%) CCA
12 85 (6.40%) CCNP
13 73 (5.50%) Security Cleared
14 63 (4.74%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 62 (4.67%) A+ Certification
16 59 (4.44%) ITIL Certification
17 56 (4.22%) MCDST
18 52 (3.92%) SC Cleared
19 49 (3.69%) Network+ Certification
20 44 (3.31%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 119 (8.96%) SLA
2 22 (1.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.28%) Solvency II
4 11 (0.83%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.45%) COBIT
6 5 (0.38%) HIPAA
6 5 (0.38%) QA
7 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.15%) DICOM
8 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 1 (0.075%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.075%) ISO15022
9 1 (0.075%) ISO20022
9 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 771 (58.06%) Active Directory
2 482 (36.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 334 (25.15%) Hyper-V
4 179 (13.48%) vSphere
5 105 (7.91%) XenApp
6 68 (5.12%) VMware ESXi
7 50 (3.77%) XenDesktop
8 48 (3.61%) XenServer
9 46 (3.46%) Terminal Services
10 44 (3.31%) VMware ESX
11 21 (1.58%) Terminal Server
12 19 (1.43%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 14 (1.05%) Postfix
13 14 (1.05%) Xen
14 11 (0.83%) NFS
14 11 (0.83%) vCloud
15 10 (0.75%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
16 8 (0.60%) Firmware
17 7 (0.53%) EMC RecoverPoint
Systems Management
1 158 (11.90%) SCCM
2 104 (7.83%) Backup Exec
3 63 (4.74%) WSUS
4 48 (3.61%) SCOM
5 36 (2.71%) Norton AntiVirus
6 28 (2.11%) Windows Intune
7 26 (1.96%) NetBackup
8 19 (1.43%) SCVMM
9 15 (1.13%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 12 (0.90%) SCOrch
10 12 (0.90%) vMotion
11 11 (0.83%) DameWare
11 11 (0.83%) Puppet
12 9 (0.68%) Nagios
13 8 (0.60%) Forefront Identity Manager
13 8 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
14 7 (0.53%) McAfee ePO
14 7 (0.53%) ServiceCenter
15 5 (0.38%) Cacti
15 5 (0.38%) vRealize
Vendors
1 995 (74.92%) Microsoft
2 725 (54.59%) VMware
3 432 (32.53%) Cisco
4 390 (29.37%) Citrix
5 196 (14.76%) HP
6 123 (9.26%) NetApp
7 102 (7.68%) Dell
8 86 (6.48%) EMC
9 71 (5.35%) Symantec
10 70 (5.27%) Veeam
11 52 (3.92%) Apple
12 48 (3.61%) CheckPoint
13 41 (3.09%) Juniper
13 41 (3.09%) Oracle
14 40 (3.01%) Avaya
14 40 (3.01%) SolarWinds
15 37 (2.79%) Sophos
16 36 (2.71%) IBM
17 28 (2.11%) WatchGuard
18 26 (1.96%) Fortinet
Slough, Berkshire
Capital IT Resourcing LTD
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Searchability
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + 10% bonus + 10% car allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
East London
VIT
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum Normal business hours 37.5 hrs/week
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum 28days hols, overtime, pension
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £20,000 per annum + 25 days holiday, BUPA, Life assura
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Network IT Recruitment
Posted: 2 days ago
Hampshire
Eurobase People
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
FT Select
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum plus car and benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
AAP3
Salary: £30000.00 - £34000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £28000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Daventry, Northamptonshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Affinity Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £35,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Car + certs + bonus + pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £85,000 per annum Plus DOE+Bonus+Full Expenses+Paid Conference
Posted: 4 days ago