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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 377 376 415
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +39
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 703 752 564
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.69% 0.69% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.54% 2.53% 2.04%
Number of salaries quoted 598 671 488
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
27700 29685 27680
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 27.09% 27.15% 27.20%
Number of salaries quoted 22226 23429 22563
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £66,250
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 2015. 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
South East +9 215 £37,500 +13.63% 27
London -34 193 £44,000 +17.33% 29
East of England +60 99 £34,000 -2.85% 8
South West +23 68 £35,000 +16.66% 3
North West -17 57 £26,250 -12.50% 7
West Midlands -4 37 £34,000 -2.85% 3
East Midlands -21 17 £35,000 -6.66% 1
Yorkshire -42 15 £37,500 -14.28% 2
North East - 8 £27,250 -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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 1422 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1174 (82.56%) Windows
3 1011 (71.10%) Microsoft
4 1007 (70.82%) MCSE
5 768 (54.01%) Active Directory
6 750 (52.74%) VMware
7 580 (40.79%) Windows Server 2008
8 509 (35.79%) MS Exchange
9 507 (35.65%) ITIL
10 499 (35.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 478 (33.61%) MCITP
12 452 (31.79%) VMware Infrastructure
13 449 (31.58%) MCP
14 425 (29.89%) Citrix
15 422 (29.68%) MS Excel
16 408 (28.69%) Cisco
17 368 (25.88%) SQL Server
18 330 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
19 329 (23.14%) CCNA
20 322 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
21 311 (21.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 309 (21.73%) DNS
23 304 (21.38%) Windows 7
24 290 (20.39%) Firewall
25 284 (19.97%) DHCP
26 282 (19.83%) Hyper-V
27 268 (18.85%) TCP/IP
28 266 (18.71%) SQL
29 263 (18.50%) Windows Server 2003
30 250 (17.58%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, 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
1 509 (35.79%) MS Exchange
2 322 (22.64%) Exchange Server 2010
3 178 (12.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 176 (12.38%) SharePoint
5 149 (10.48%) Lync
6 134 (9.42%) Exchange Server 2007
7 92 (6.47%) IIS
8 89 (6.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 47 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 20 (1.41%) Apache
11 13 (0.91%) SharePoint 2013
12 9 (0.63%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.63%) Office Communications Server
13 8 (0.56%) Tomcat
14 7 (0.49%) WorkSite
15 5 (0.35%) OpenStack
16 3 (0.21%) nginx
16 3 (0.21%) CMS
17 2 (0.14%) SAS
17 2 (0.14%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 422 (29.68%) MS Excel
2 244 (17.16%) MS Office
3 12 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 8 (0.56%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.070%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.070%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 12 (0.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.35%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.21%) SAP CCM
3 3 (0.21%) SAP ERP
4 2 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.14%) HiPortfolio
5 1 (0.070%) Sage 200
Cloud Services
1 146 (10.27%) Office 365
2 78 (5.49%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (1.62%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.41%) SaaS
5 12 (0.84%) Mimecast
6 10 (0.70%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (0.56%) IaaS
8 4 (0.28%) Yammer
9 1 (0.070%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.070%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 309 (21.73%) DNS
2 290 (20.39%) Firewall
3 284 (19.97%) DHCP
4 268 (18.85%) TCP/IP
5 250 (17.58%) SAN
6 198 (13.92%) WAN
7 189 (13.29%) LAN
8 166 (11.67%) VPN
9 135 (9.49%) VoIP
10 61 (4.29%) VLAN
11 60 (4.22%) iSCSI
12 53 (3.73%) Internet
13 45 (3.16%) Cisco ASA
14 42 (2.95%) NAS
15 37 (2.60%) Network Security
16 29 (2.04%) Wireless
16 29 (2.04%) ADSL
17 28 (1.97%) Skype
18 22 (1.55%) Wi-Fi
19 20 (1.41%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (25.88%) SQL Server
2 126 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 84 (5.91%) SQL Server 2012
4 52 (3.66%) SQL Server 2000
5 41 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 40 (2.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 32 (2.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 29 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 27 (1.90%) MySQL
10 26 (1.83%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 9 (0.63%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.63%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.35%) RDBMS
13 4 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.21%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.21%) NoSQL
14 3 (0.21%) PostgreSQL
15 2 (0.14%) InterSystems Cache
15 2 (0.14%) Oracle Database 11g
15 2 (0.14%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 14 (0.98%) MSI
1 14 (0.98%) InstallShield
2 7 (0.49%) Octopus Deploy
3 6 (0.42%) TeamCity
4 5 (0.35%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.28%) Visual Studio
6 3 (0.21%) Jenkins
6 3 (0.21%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.21%) Subversion
7 2 (0.14%) JIRA
8 1 (0.070%) AdminStudio
8 1 (0.070%) MSTest
8 1 (0.070%) Rational DOORS
8 1 (0.070%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 204 (14.35%) Finance
2 54 (3.80%) Legal
3 51 (3.59%) Law
4 34 (2.39%) Advertising
5 32 (2.25%) Telecoms
6 24 (1.69%) Retail
7 17 (1.20%) Banking
7 17 (1.20%) Marketing
8 14 (0.98%) Manufacturing
9 8 (0.56%) Local Government
9 8 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 7 (0.49%) Financial Institution
10 7 (0.49%) Games
10 7 (0.49%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.28%) French Language
11 4 (0.28%) German Language
11 4 (0.28%) Italian Language
11 4 (0.28%) Back Office
12 2 (0.14%) Electronics
13 1 (0.070%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 269 (18.92%) Support Engineer
2 251 (17.65%) Analyst
3 185 (13.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 143 (10.06%) Support Analyst
5 135 (9.49%) Administrator
6 129 (9.07%) 2nd Line Support
7 105 (7.38%) Consultant
8 104 (7.31%) 3rd Line Support
9 97 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
10 93 (6.54%) IT Support
11 78 (5.49%) Systems Engineer
12 63 (4.43%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 59 (4.15%) Desktop Support
14 57 (4.01%) Technical Support
15 56 (3.94%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
16 55 (3.87%) 1st Line Support
17 48 (3.38%) Team Leader
18 47 (3.31%) DBA
19 44 (3.09%) Desktop Engineer
20 43 (3.02%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (1.97%) Application Packaging
2 27 (1.90%) Software Packaging
3 25 (1.76%) .NET
4 14 (0.98%) Web Services
5 11 (0.77%) ASP.NET
6 10 (0.70%) HTML
7 7 (0.49%) COM
8 6 (0.42%) CSS
9 4 (0.28%) WAP
10 3 (0.21%) WCF
10 3 (0.21%) MDX
10 3 (0.21%) RabbitMQ
11 2 (0.14%) 802.1X
11 2 (0.14%) LAMP
11 2 (0.14%) XML
11 2 (0.14%) MSMQ
12 1 (0.070%) EDI
12 1 (0.070%) Flash
12 1 (0.070%) ActiveMQ
12 1 (0.070%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 102 (7.17%) Data Centre
2 88 (6.19%) Clustering
3 84 (5.91%) Analytical Skills
4 60 (4.22%) Blackberry
5 59 (4.15%) Replication
6 49 (3.45%) EqualLogic
7 40 (2.81%) Management Information System
8 33 (2.32%) Private Cloud
9 30 (2.11%) Thin Client
9 30 (2.11%) Computer Science
9 30 (2.11%) Fat Client
10 27 (1.90%) Client/Server
11 26 (1.83%) Video Conferencing
12 16 (1.13%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.05%) iPhone
14 10 (0.70%) PDA
14 10 (0.70%) HP StoreVirtual
15 9 (0.63%) Life Science
16 8 (0.56%) HP Storage
16 8 (0.56%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 1174 (82.56%) Windows
2 580 (40.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 499 (35.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 304 (21.38%) Windows 7
5 263 (18.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 188 (13.22%) Linux
7 122 (8.58%) Windows XP
7 122 (8.58%) Windows 8
8 67 (4.71%) Windows Vista
9 45 (3.16%) UNIX
10 33 (2.32%) Mac OS X
11 29 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 24 (1.69%) Debian
13 20 (1.41%) Android
14 16 (1.13%) Mac OS
15 11 (0.77%) Solaris
16 9 (0.63%) Windows Mobile
17 7 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
18 6 (0.42%) CentOS
18 6 (0.42%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 507 (35.65%) ITIL
2 105 (7.38%) Service Delivery
3 98 (6.89%) Disaster Recovery
4 79 (5.56%) Project Management
5 73 (5.13%) Migration
6 72 (5.06%) Mentoring
7 54 (3.80%) Change Management
8 52 (3.66%) Service Management
9 51 (3.59%) Performance Tuning
10 42 (2.95%) PRINCE2
10 42 (2.95%) Incident Management
11 40 (2.81%) Asset Management
12 33 (2.32%) Root Cause Analysis
13 32 (2.25%) Server Building
13 32 (2.25%) Time Management
14 31 (2.18%) Network Load Balancing
14 31 (2.18%) Business Intelligence
15 30 (2.11%) Change Control
15 30 (2.11%) Infrastructure Management
16 29 (2.04%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 266 (18.71%) SQL
2 163 (11.46%) PowerShell
3 40 (2.81%) T-SQL
4 25 (1.76%) VBScript
5 15 (1.05%) Java
6 13 (0.91%) C#
7 11 (0.77%) Bash Shell
8 10 (0.70%) VB
9 8 (0.56%) Shell Script
9 8 (0.56%) VBA
10 6 (0.42%) C
11 5 (0.35%) C++
11 5 (0.35%) JavaScript
12 2 (0.14%) Perl
12 2 (0.14%) PHP
12 2 (0.14%) Python
13 1 (0.070%) Ruby
13 1 (0.070%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1422 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1007 (70.82%) MCSE
3 478 (33.61%) MCITP
4 449 (31.58%) MCP
5 330 (23.21%) Cisco Certification
6 329 (23.14%) CCNA
7 311 (21.87%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 148 (10.41%) Degree
9 127 (8.93%) MCTS
10 109 (7.67%) Citrix Certification
11 95 (6.68%) CCA
12 78 (5.49%) CCNP
13 53 (3.73%) Security Cleared
14 52 (3.66%) A+ Certification
15 46 (3.23%) SC Cleared
16 43 (3.02%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (3.02%) MCDST
17 39 (2.74%) VCP5
18 34 (2.39%) Network+ Certification
19 32 (2.25%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (11.67%) SLA
2 29 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 13 (0.91%) QA
4 6 (0.42%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.35%) 21 CFR Part 11
5 5 (0.35%) GMP
6 3 (0.21%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.21%) BS7799
6 3 (0.21%) BS25999
7 1 (0.070%) COBIT
System Software
1 768 (54.01%) Active Directory
2 452 (31.79%) VMware Infrastructure
3 282 (19.83%) Hyper-V
4 199 (13.99%) XenApp
5 146 (10.27%) vSphere
6 74 (5.20%) VMware ESX
7 55 (3.87%) VMware ESXi
8 53 (3.73%) XenDesktop
9 34 (2.39%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 32 (2.25%) VMware Server
11 30 (2.11%) vCloud
12 29 (2.04%) Microsoft App-V
13 24 (1.69%) XenServer
14 23 (1.62%) Terminal Services
15 20 (1.41%) BitLocker
16 19 (1.34%) UAG
16 19 (1.34%) Terminal Server
16 19 (1.34%) ISA Server
17 18 (1.27%) Forefront TMG
18 16 (1.13%) Xen
Systems Management
1 216 (15.19%) SCCM
2 105 (7.38%) Backup Exec
3 77 (5.41%) SCOM
4 73 (5.13%) WSUS
5 34 (2.39%) NetBackup
6 25 (1.76%) Norton AntiVirus
7 11 (0.77%) Opscode Chef
8 9 (0.63%) Puppet
8 9 (0.63%) Nagios
9 8 (0.56%) Zenoss
9 8 (0.56%) WhatsUp Gold
10 7 (0.49%) AirWatch
11 6 (0.42%) Casper Suite
11 6 (0.42%) Windows Intune
11 6 (0.42%) MAILsweeper
12 4 (0.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 4 (0.28%) SCOrch
12 4 (0.28%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (0.28%) HP SIM
13 3 (0.21%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 1011 (71.10%) Microsoft
2 750 (52.74%) VMware
3 425 (29.89%) Citrix
4 408 (28.69%) Cisco
5 176 (12.38%) HP
6 114 (8.02%) Symantec
7 100 (7.03%) Dell
8 90 (6.33%) NetApp
9 63 (4.43%) Apple
10 50 (3.52%) EMC
11 49 (3.45%) Sophos
12 40 (2.81%) Veeam
13 38 (2.67%) CheckPoint
14 35 (2.46%) Remedy
15 33 (2.32%) Red Hat
16 30 (2.11%) Intel
17 28 (1.97%) Oracle
17 28 (1.97%) Avaya
17 28 (1.97%) Websense
18 25 (1.76%) AppSense
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
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