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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 426 423 413
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 606 704 740
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 0.66% 0.68% 0.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 2.52% 2.50%
Number of salaries quoted 529 606 662
Median salary £36,300 £37,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.71%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £22,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,992 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +3.70%
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
24283 27990 29616
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in England 26.43% 27.20% 27.22%
Number of salaries quoted 19865 22406 23400
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median 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 £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
South East +17 186 £37,500 - 27
London +19 177 £47,500 +6.74% 41
Yorkshire +92 78 £26,000 -26.40% 10
South West 0 45 £32,250 -7.85% 10
North West -1 37 £42,500 +63.46% 10
West Midlands -1 32 £30,000 -11.76% 4
East of England -35 22 £40,000 +17.64% 2
East Midlands +10 19 £26,000 +4.00% 2
North East +9 12 £19,000 -33.91%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 1248 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 982 (78.69%) Windows
3 927 (74.28%) Microsoft
4 832 (66.67%) MCSE
5 681 (54.57%) Active Directory
6 664 (53.21%) Windows Server
7 634 (50.80%) VMware
8 479 (38.38%) ITIL
9 463 (37.10%) MS Exchange
10 448 (35.90%) MS Excel
11 429 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
12 417 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
13 414 (33.17%) Windows Server 2008
14 392 (31.41%) Cisco
15 372 (29.81%) Cisco Certification
16 356 (28.53%) CCNA
17 354 (28.37%) Citrix
18 317 (25.40%) MCP
18 317 (25.40%) MCITP
19 293 (23.48%) Hyper-V
20 285 (22.84%) SQL Server
21 264 (21.15%) Windows 7
22 248 (19.87%) MS Office
23 237 (18.99%) WAN
24 236 (18.91%) LAN
24 236 (18.91%) Firewall
25 225 (18.03%) Office 365
26 217 (17.39%) DNS
26 217 (17.39%) DHCP
27 212 (16.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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
1 463 (37.10%) MS Exchange
2 207 (16.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 167 (13.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 107 (8.57%) Skype for Business
5 103 (8.25%) Exchange Server 2007
6 87 (6.97%) SharePoint
7 60 (4.81%) IIS
8 34 (2.72%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 25 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.28%) CMS
11 15 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
12 12 (0.96%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.88%) SharePoint 2010
13 11 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (0.32%) Confluence
14 4 (0.32%) SAS
14 4 (0.32%) SharePoint Server
15 3 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
15 3 (0.24%) JBoss
15 3 (0.24%) Tomcat
Applications
1 448 (35.90%) MS Excel
2 248 (19.87%) MS Office
3 36 (2.88%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.48%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.40%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.16%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.16%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.080%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 6 (0.48%) Dynamics CRM
2 5 (0.40%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.24%) Exstream
3 3 (0.24%) Hi Portfolio
4 1 (0.080%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.080%) Infor M3
4 1 (0.080%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.080%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 225 (18.03%) Office 365
2 102 (8.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 26 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
4 17 (1.36%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.96%) IaaS
6 11 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
6 11 (0.88%) GitHub
7 8 (0.64%) SaaS
8 5 (0.40%) Google Cloud Platform
8 5 (0.40%) Mimecast
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 3 (0.24%) Google Apps
9 3 (0.24%) IBM SmartCloud
10 2 (0.16%) PaaS
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon Glacier
11 1 (0.080%) Amazon Kinesis
11 1 (0.080%) Route 53
11 1 (0.080%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 1 (0.080%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 237 (18.99%) WAN
2 236 (18.91%) Firewall
2 236 (18.91%) LAN
3 217 (17.39%) DHCP
3 217 (17.39%) DNS
4 165 (13.22%) SAN
5 148 (11.86%) VPN
6 131 (10.50%) TCP/IP
7 71 (5.69%) VLAN
8 67 (5.37%) VoIP
9 66 (5.29%) Wireless
10 50 (4.01%) Cisco ASA
11 49 (3.93%) Internet
12 48 (3.85%) MPLS
13 33 (2.64%) iSCSI
14 30 (2.40%) ADSL
15 28 (2.24%) Skype
16 27 (2.16%) IPsec
17 26 (2.08%) SSL
18 25 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 285 (22.84%) SQL Server
2 68 (5.45%) SQL Server 2012
3 52 (4.17%) SQL Server 2005
4 50 (4.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 46 (3.69%) SQL Server 2008
5 46 (3.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (2.56%) SQL Server 2014
7 30 (2.40%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 28 (2.24%) Relational Database
9 14 (1.12%) SQL Server 2000
10 10 (0.80%) Data Warehouse
11 9 (0.72%) SSDT
12 6 (0.48%) GIS
12 6 (0.48%) MySQL
12 6 (0.48%) OLAP
12 6 (0.48%) OLTP
13 5 (0.40%) Data Mining
13 5 (0.40%) Oracle Database
14 4 (0.32%) QlikView
14 4 (0.32%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 16 (1.28%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.64%) JIRA
3 7 (0.56%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 6 (0.48%) Eclipse
4 6 (0.48%) tSQLt
5 4 (0.32%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.24%) MSI
7 2 (0.16%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.16%) Subversion
8 1 (0.080%) Grunt
8 1 (0.080%) InstallShield
8 1 (0.080%) ProC
General
1 167 (13.38%) Finance
2 40 (3.21%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.64%) Legal
4 32 (2.56%) Banking
5 31 (2.48%) Games
6 27 (2.16%) Japanese Language
7 22 (1.76%) Retail
8 16 (1.28%) Law
9 14 (1.12%) Billing
9 14 (1.12%) Local Government
10 10 (0.80%) Manufacturing
10 10 (0.80%) Marketing
11 8 (0.64%) Back Office
11 8 (0.64%) German Language
12 6 (0.48%) French Language
13 3 (0.24%) Financial Institution
14 2 (0.16%) Automotive
14 2 (0.16%) Publishing
15 1 (0.080%) Advertising
15 1 (0.080%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 304 (24.36%) Support Engineer
2 214 (17.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 213 (17.07%) Analyst
4 127 (10.18%) 2nd Line Support
4 127 (10.18%) IT Support
5 123 (9.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 111 (8.89%) Support Analyst
7 105 (8.41%) 3rd Line Support
8 102 (8.17%) Consultant
9 94 (7.53%) IT Engineer
10 91 (7.29%) Administrator
11 86 (6.89%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 80 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
13 79 (6.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 76 (6.09%) Server Engineer
15 73 (5.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
15 73 (5.85%) Windows Engineer
16 68 (5.45%) DBA
17 66 (5.29%) IT Support Engineer
18 65 (5.21%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (2.24%) .NET
2 18 (1.44%) 802.1X
3 12 (0.96%) COM
4 9 (0.72%) Web Services
5 8 (0.64%) Middleware
6 7 (0.56%) HTML
7 6 (0.48%) ODBC
7 6 (0.48%) Software Packaging
8 5 (0.40%) .NET Framework
8 5 (0.40%) CSS
8 5 (0.40%) Ultra Messaging
9 4 (0.32%) MDX
10 3 (0.24%) LAMP
11 2 (0.16%) LEMP Stack
11 2 (0.16%) X-Windows
12 1 (0.080%) ADSI
12 1 (0.080%) Classic ASP
12 1 (0.080%) jQuery
12 1 (0.080%) StructureMap
12 1 (0.080%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 135 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 80 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.69%) Driving Licence
4 68 (5.45%) Blackberry
5 52 (4.17%) Replication
6 35 (2.80%) Clustering
7 26 (2.08%) Fat Client
7 26 (2.08%) Thin Client
8 25 (2.00%) Statistics
9 22 (1.76%) Video Conferencing
10 19 (1.52%) Management Information System
11 18 (1.44%) Computer Science
12 17 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.28%) iPad
14 15 (1.20%) iPhone
14 15 (1.20%) User Experience
15 11 (0.88%) CESG
15 11 (0.88%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.88%) HP StoreVirtual
16 10 (0.80%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 982 (78.69%) Windows
2 664 (53.21%) Windows Server
3 417 (33.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 414 (33.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 264 (21.15%) Windows 7
6 160 (12.82%) Linux
7 150 (12.02%) Windows 8
8 124 (9.94%) Windows Server 2003
9 107 (8.57%) Windows 10
10 63 (5.05%) Windows XP
11 51 (4.09%) Unix
12 32 (2.56%) Mac OS X
13 24 (1.92%) Mac OS
13 24 (1.92%) Windows Vista
14 22 (1.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (1.52%) Android
16 14 (1.12%) HPUX
17 11 (0.88%) Apple iOS
18 9 (0.72%) Windows Phone
19 6 (0.48%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (38.38%) ITIL
2 78 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
2 78 (6.25%) Migration
3 72 (5.77%) Service Management
4 57 (4.57%) Service Delivery
5 56 (4.49%) High Availability
5 56 (4.49%) ITIL V3
6 53 (4.25%) Presales
7 48 (3.85%) Mentoring
7 48 (3.85%) Project Management
8 44 (3.53%) Change Management
9 43 (3.45%) PRINCE2
9 43 (3.45%) Time Management
10 40 (3.21%) Change Control
11 38 (3.04%) Agile Software Development
12 37 (2.96%) Patch Management
13 36 (2.88%) Continuous Improvement
13 36 (2.88%) Root Cause Analysis
14 35 (2.80%) Incident Management
15 33 (2.64%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 190 (15.22%) SQL
2 151 (12.10%) PowerShell
3 40 (3.21%) VBScript
4 36 (2.88%) T-SQL
5 18 (1.44%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.20%) C#
6 15 (1.20%) Python
6 15 (1.20%) VB
7 13 (1.04%) C
7 13 (1.04%) Java
7 13 (1.04%) Perl
8 8 (0.64%) VBA
9 5 (0.40%) JavaScript
10 4 (0.32%) C++
10 4 (0.32%) Delphi
10 4 (0.32%) PHP
11 3 (0.24%) Pascal
11 3 (0.24%) Ruby
11 3 (0.24%) VB.NET
12 2 (0.16%) R
Qualifications
1 1248 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 832 (66.67%) MCSE
3 372 (29.81%) Cisco Certification
4 356 (28.53%) CCNA
5 317 (25.40%) MCITP
5 317 (25.40%) MCP
6 212 (16.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 158 (12.66%) MCTS
8 149 (11.94%) Degree
9 94 (7.53%) Citrix Certification
10 79 (6.33%) CCNP
10 79 (6.33%) Security Cleared
11 73 (5.85%) CCA
12 63 (5.05%) ITIL Certification
13 60 (4.81%) A+ Certification
14 55 (4.41%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 54 (4.33%) SC Cleared
16 48 (3.85%) Network+ Certification
17 30 (2.40%) MCDST
18 27 (2.16%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 140 (11.22%) SLA
2 27 (2.16%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (1.12%) PCI DSS
4 12 (0.96%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.80%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.56%) ISO 9001
7 3 (0.24%) Data Quality
8 2 (0.16%) ISO 14001
8 2 (0.16%) QA
9 1 (0.080%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 681 (54.57%) Active Directory
2 429 (34.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 293 (23.48%) Hyper-V
4 130 (10.42%) vSphere
5 110 (8.81%) XenApp
6 56 (4.49%) VMware ESXi
7 52 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 43 (3.45%) Terminal Services
9 36 (2.88%) Virtual Desktop
10 34 (2.72%) Virtual Servers
11 31 (2.48%) XenServer
12 28 (2.24%) NFS
13 24 (1.92%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 22 (1.76%) VMware ESX
15 19 (1.52%) Terminal Server
16 15 (1.20%) Xen
17 14 (1.12%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 14 (1.12%) Postfix
17 14 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
18 9 (0.72%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 169 (13.54%) SCCM
2 85 (6.81%) Backup Exec
3 61 (4.89%) WSUS
4 47 (3.77%) SCOM
5 37 (2.96%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (2.32%) NetBackup
7 24 (1.92%) SCVMM
8 19 (1.52%) Microsoft Intune
9 18 (1.44%) DameWare
9 18 (1.44%) Microsoft Clustering
10 17 (1.36%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.12%) EMC VPLEX
12 13 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 12 (0.96%) Nagios
14 11 (0.88%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.88%) SCSM
14 11 (0.88%) vMotion
15 10 (0.80%) Perfmon
16 8 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
16 8 (0.64%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 927 (74.28%) Microsoft
2 634 (50.80%) VMware
3 392 (31.41%) Cisco
4 354 (28.37%) Citrix
5 200 (16.03%) HP
6 105 (8.41%) NetApp
7 80 (6.41%) EMC
8 69 (5.53%) Symantec
9 60 (4.81%) Veeam
10 54 (4.33%) Dell
11 49 (3.93%) Apple
12 44 (3.53%) Juniper
13 39 (3.13%) CheckPoint
14 34 (2.72%) Avaya
15 32 (2.56%) SolarWinds
15 32 (2.56%) Sophos
16 30 (2.40%) Red Hat
17 29 (2.32%) IBM
18 28 (2.24%) Oracle
19 24 (1.92%) Intel Security
Kent
Client Server
Salary: £25k to £30k + benefits
Posted: 12 hours ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
Cheshire
D4 Digital Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £36000 Per Annum On call allowance
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 13 hours ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £21000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
UKFast
Salary: From £18,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Berkshire
APM Resources
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Warwickshire
Montash
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + BENEFITS
Posted: 11 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 3 days ago
Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
360 Resourcing Solutions
Salary: £20k - 25k per year + Superb Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Epsom, Surrey
Client Server
Salary: £20k to £30k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Pension,Parking,Certs paid for.
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromsgrove, Worcestershire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + company car, pension
Posted: 4 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £45000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to £35,000 dependent upon experience
Posted: 3 days ago