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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / England
Rank 444 398 370
Rank change year-on-year
-46 -28
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 439 698 819
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.55% 0.75% 0.83%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.20% 2.69% 3.00%
Number of salaries quoted 377 634 742
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,950 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +2.94%

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
19952 25963 27283
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 25.22% 27.81% 27.75%
Number of salaries quoted 15892 21015 21944
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £66,000 £71,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of job ads across the England region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 20 January 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in England

MCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -35 151 £42,000 +12.00% 13
South East +29 112 £38,750 -8.82% 15
North West -22 41 £38,500 +5.47% 9
Yorkshire +44 31 £30,000 -16.66% 5
South West -7 31 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Midlands +8 30 £47,500 +77.57% 1
East of England -43 25 £30,250 +0.83% 4
West Midlands -21 14 £48,750 +21.87% 1
North East +4 7 £26,250 +31.25%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1098 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 854 (77.78%) Windows
3 766 (69.76%) Microsoft
4 664 (60.47%) MCSE
5 648 (59.02%) Active Directory
6 586 (53.37%) Windows Server
7 577 (52.55%) VMware
8 395 (35.97%) Windows Server 2012
9 387 (35.25%) ITIL
10 374 (34.06%) MS Exchange
10 374 (34.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 368 (33.52%) Cisco
12 354 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 327 (29.78%) MS Excel
14 305 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
14 305 (27.78%) Office 365
15 295 (26.87%) CCNA
16 278 (25.32%) Hyper-V
17 265 (24.13%) MCP
18 256 (23.32%) Firewall
19 252 (22.95%) Windows 7
20 245 (22.31%) Citrix
21 243 (22.13%) SQL Server
22 234 (21.31%) MCITP
23 215 (19.58%) LAN
24 201 (18.31%) WAN
25 194 (17.67%) DNS
26 189 (17.21%) DHCP
27 186 (16.94%) SQL
28 180 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 374 (34.06%) MS Exchange
2 180 (16.39%) Exchange Server 2010
3 142 (12.93%) Exchange Server 2013
4 107 (9.74%) SharePoint
5 72 (6.56%) Skype for Business
6 71 (6.47%) Exchange Server 2007
7 49 (4.46%) IIS
8 22 (2.00%) SharePoint 2013
9 15 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.28%) Apache
11 11 (1.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (1.00%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (0.36%) OpenStack
12 4 (0.36%) SAS
13 3 (0.27%) JBoss
13 3 (0.27%) SharePoint Foundation
13 3 (0.27%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.27%) WebSphere
14 2 (0.18%) Office Communications Server
15 1 (0.091%) Moodle
Applications
1 327 (29.78%) MS Excel
2 164 (14.94%) MS Office
3 15 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.18%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.091%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.55%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.27%) Bankmaster
3 2 (0.18%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.091%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 305 (27.78%) Office 365
2 168 (15.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 52 (4.74%) Amazon AWS
4 38 (3.46%) SaaS
5 21 (1.91%) IaaS
6 20 (1.82%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (1.73%) PaaS
8 12 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
8 12 (1.09%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.73%) Google Cloud Platform
9 8 (0.73%) Yammer
10 3 (0.27%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon EC2
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
11 2 (0.18%) CloudFront
11 2 (0.18%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.091%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 256 (23.32%) Firewall
2 215 (19.58%) LAN
3 201 (18.31%) WAN
4 194 (17.67%) DNS
5 189 (17.21%) DHCP
6 169 (15.39%) SAN
7 135 (12.30%) TCP/IP
8 127 (11.57%) VPN
9 60 (5.46%) VLAN
10 56 (5.10%) VoIP
11 46 (4.19%) Internet
12 43 (3.92%) Wireless
13 40 (3.64%) Skype
14 31 (2.82%) Remote Desktop
15 28 (2.55%) ADSL
16 25 (2.28%) MPLS
16 25 (2.28%) WLAN
17 23 (2.09%) Network Security
18 22 (2.00%) Cisco IOS
19 21 (1.91%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 243 (22.13%) SQL Server
2 89 (8.11%) SQL Server 2008
3 63 (5.74%) SQL Server 2012
4 54 (4.92%) SQL Server 2005
5 53 (4.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 50 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 35 (3.19%) SQL Server 2014
8 19 (1.73%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (0.91%) Data Warehouse
9 10 (0.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 9 (0.82%) Big Data
11 8 (0.73%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.46%) Crystal Reports
12 5 (0.46%) MySQL
12 5 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.46%) Relational Database
13 3 (0.27%) Power BI
13 3 (0.27%) QlikView
13 3 (0.27%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 10 (0.91%) MSI
2 5 (0.46%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.27%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.091%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.091%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.091%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.091%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 112 (10.20%) Finance
2 39 (3.55%) Telecoms
3 22 (2.00%) Marketing
4 20 (1.82%) Law
5 17 (1.55%) Legal
6 14 (1.28%) Multimedia
7 12 (1.09%) Retail
8 11 (1.00%) Games
9 10 (0.91%) Banking
10 9 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.82%) Publishing
11 6 (0.55%) Advertising
12 4 (0.36%) Back Office
12 4 (0.36%) Electronics
12 4 (0.36%) Military
13 3 (0.27%) French Language
13 3 (0.27%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Financial Institution
15 1 (0.091%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 241 (21.95%) Support Engineer
2 181 (16.48%) Analyst
3 159 (14.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 121 (11.02%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 118 (10.75%) IT Support
6 106 (9.65%) Administrator
7 91 (8.29%) IT Engineer
8 89 (8.11%) 3rd Line Support
9 88 (8.01%) 2nd Line Support
10 78 (7.10%) Support Analyst
11 77 (7.01%) Windows Engineer
12 76 (6.92%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 75 (6.83%) DBA
13 75 (6.83%) Server Engineer
14 74 (6.74%) Consultant
15 69 (6.28%) SQL DBA
16 68 (6.19%) IT Support Engineer
17 66 (6.01%) 2nd Line Engineer
18 60 (5.46%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 60 (5.46%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.28%) Web Services
2 10 (0.91%) .NET
3 9 (0.82%) Software Packaging
4 7 (0.64%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.46%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.46%) REST
5 5 (0.46%) SOAP
6 2 (0.18%) WSH
7 1 (0.091%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.091%) COM
7 1 (0.091%) CSS
7 1 (0.091%) LAMP
7 1 (0.091%) Middleware
7 1 (0.091%) WCF
7 1 (0.091%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 112 (10.20%) Data Centre
2 90 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
3 64 (5.83%) Driving Licence
4 46 (4.19%) Management Information System
5 43 (3.92%) Computer Science
6 42 (3.83%) Clustering
7 25 (2.28%) Statistics
8 23 (2.09%) Blackberry
8 23 (2.09%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.91%) Replication
10 19 (1.73%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (1.64%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.28%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.28%) Thin Client
13 12 (1.09%) CESG
14 11 (1.00%) Enterprise Software
14 11 (1.00%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.91%) HP StoreVirtual
15 10 (0.91%) RSA SecurID
15 10 (0.91%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 854 (77.78%) Windows
2 586 (53.37%) Windows Server
3 395 (35.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 374 (34.06%) Windows Server 2008
5 252 (22.95%) Windows 7
6 153 (13.93%) Windows 8
7 111 (10.11%) Linux
8 104 (9.47%) Windows 10
9 91 (8.29%) Windows Server 2003
10 39 (3.55%) Mac OS X
11 34 (3.10%) Unix
12 22 (2.00%) Android
13 16 (1.46%) Ubuntu
14 15 (1.37%) Apple iOS
15 13 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 12 (1.09%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.73%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.64%) Mac OS
18 7 (0.64%) Windows XP
19 6 (0.55%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 387 (35.25%) ITIL
2 128 (11.66%) Disaster Recovery
3 92 (8.38%) High Availability
4 58 (5.28%) ITIL V3
4 58 (5.28%) Mentoring
5 57 (5.19%) Migration
6 56 (5.10%) Performance Tuning
7 53 (4.83%) Service Management
7 53 (4.83%) Time Management
8 49 (4.46%) Project Management
9 44 (4.01%) Service Delivery
10 42 (3.83%) Software Deployment
11 39 (3.55%) Presales
11 39 (3.55%) PRINCE2
12 38 (3.46%) Business Continuity
13 33 (3.01%) Business Intelligence
13 33 (3.01%) Incident Management
14 27 (2.46%) Problem Management
15 25 (2.28%) Change Management
15 25 (2.28%) Network Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 186 (16.94%) SQL
2 119 (10.84%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.92%) T-SQL
4 38 (3.46%) VBScript
5 17 (1.55%) VB
6 7 (0.64%) C#
7 6 (0.55%) C
7 6 (0.55%) Python
8 5 (0.46%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.27%) Perl
9 3 (0.27%) R
10 1 (0.091%) C++
10 1 (0.091%) Java
10 1 (0.091%) PHP
10 1 (0.091%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1098 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 664 (60.47%) MCSE
3 305 (27.78%) Cisco Certification
4 295 (26.87%) CCNA
5 265 (24.13%) MCP
6 234 (21.31%) MCITP
7 175 (15.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 152 (13.84%) Degree
9 92 (8.38%) Security Cleared
10 76 (6.92%) MCTS
11 68 (6.19%) SC Cleared
12 56 (5.10%) A+ Certification
13 54 (4.92%) Citrix Certification
14 52 (4.74%) CCNP
15 48 (4.37%) ITIL Certification
16 39 (3.55%) CCA
17 37 (3.37%) MCDST
18 29 (2.64%) CCENT
19 24 (2.19%) Network+ Certification
20 19 (1.73%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 100 (9.11%) SLA
2 31 (2.82%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.00%) QA
4 17 (1.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.18%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.091%) COBIT
6 1 (0.091%) GCP
6 1 (0.091%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 648 (59.02%) Active Directory
2 354 (32.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 278 (25.32%) Hyper-V
4 123 (11.20%) vSphere
5 70 (6.38%) XenApp
6 46 (4.19%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (3.73%) Virtual Servers
8 31 (2.82%) VMware ESX
9 25 (2.28%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.73%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (1.73%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (1.09%) Terminal Services
11 12 (1.09%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.82%) Firmware
12 9 (0.82%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.73%) Xen
14 6 (0.55%) NFS
14 6 (0.55%) VMware Server
15 4 (0.36%) Postfix
15 4 (0.36%) Squid
Systems Management
1 159 (14.48%) SCCM
2 56 (5.10%) WSUS
3 40 (3.64%) SCOM
4 37 (3.37%) Backup Exec
5 23 (2.09%) McAfee ePO
6 15 (1.37%) Nagios
7 13 (1.18%) Norton AntiVirus
8 12 (1.09%) Microsoft Clustering
9 11 (1.00%) NetBackup
9 11 (1.00%) Puppet
10 10 (0.91%) ServiceCenter
11 9 (0.82%) vRealize
12 8 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
13 6 (0.55%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.55%) SCSM
14 5 (0.46%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.46%) SCVMM
15 4 (0.36%) Forefront Identity Manager
15 4 (0.36%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 766 (69.76%) Microsoft
2 577 (52.55%) VMware
3 368 (33.52%) Cisco
4 245 (22.31%) Citrix
5 156 (14.21%) HP
6 77 (7.01%) Dell
7 63 (5.74%) Apple
8 55 (5.01%) NetApp
9 45 (4.10%) EMC
10 39 (3.55%) Intel Security
11 32 (2.91%) Draytek
12 30 (2.73%) Symantec
13 28 (2.55%) Red Hat
14 26 (2.37%) ZyXEL
15 24 (2.19%) CheckPoint
16 23 (2.09%) Juniper
17 22 (2.00%) Avaya
17 22 (2.00%) Sophos
18 21 (1.91%) 3Com
19 20 (1.82%) NETGEAR
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,500 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 23 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 hours ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Car, Phone, Laptop, Training, Overtime
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashtead, Surrey
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Westerham, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £48k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 4 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £56,000 per annum Circa £55000 + Bens (Depending on Ex
Posted: 6 days ago
Sittingbourne, Kent
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 15 days ago
Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
Stourbridge, West Midlands (County)
cloudThing
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Connected IT
Salary: £28000 per annum
Posted: 21 days ago