The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 344 436 420
Rank change year-on-year
+92 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 286 216 197
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.67% 0.48% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.59% 1.86% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 264 188 165
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,500
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,850 £26,400
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
MCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11049 11609 11485
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.82% 25.55% 25.88%
Number of salaries quoted 9017 9404 9430
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSA
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the London region.

MCSA Salary Trend in London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in London

MCSA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the London region over the 3 months to 27 March 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
City of London +18 78 £35,000 -9.67% 7
Uxbridge +6 7 £23,000 -34.28% 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 3 £37,500 -
Croydon - 2 £56,250 -
Feltham - 2 £27,500 -
Twickenham -6 1 £35,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £34,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the London 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.

1 629 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 530 (84.26%) Windows
3 473 (75.20%) MCSE
4 457 (72.66%) Microsoft
5 371 (58.98%) Active Directory
6 290 (46.10%) VMware
7 239 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 221 (35.14%) ITIL
9 211 (33.55%) MS Exchange
9 211 (33.55%) MCITP
10 208 (33.07%) Cisco
11 204 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
12 201 (31.96%) VMware Infrastructure
13 195 (31.00%) MS Excel
14 182 (28.93%) CCNA
15 180 (28.62%) MCP
16 176 (27.98%) Citrix
17 166 (26.39%) Windows 7
18 157 (24.96%) Finance
19 146 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
20 144 (22.89%) MS Office
21 131 (20.83%) Hyper-V
22 127 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
23 120 (19.08%) Degree
24 114 (18.12%) Firewall
24 114 (18.12%) DNS
25 110 (17.49%) SQL
26 109 (17.33%) SQL Server
27 103 (16.38%) MCTS
28 99 (15.74%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the London 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
1 211 (33.55%) MS Exchange
2 127 (20.19%) Exchange Server 2010
3 97 (15.42%) SharePoint
4 90 (14.31%) Lync
5 58 (9.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 41 (6.52%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 40 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
8 37 (5.88%) IIS
9 31 (4.93%) Exchange Server 2003
10 17 (2.70%) Apache
10 17 (2.70%) Office Communications Server
11 10 (1.59%) SharePoint Server
12 9 (1.43%) SharePoint 2010
13 6 (0.95%) Tomcat
14 1 (0.16%) IBM Notes
14 1 (0.16%) WorkSite
14 1 (0.16%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.16%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 195 (31.00%) MS Excel
2 144 (22.89%) MS Office
3 9 (1.43%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 11 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.48%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.48%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.48%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.32%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 50 (7.95%) Office 365
2 26 (4.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (0.79%) IaaS
4 3 (0.48%) Yammer
4 3 (0.48%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 114 (18.12%) DNS
1 114 (18.12%) Firewall
2 99 (15.74%) SAN
3 98 (15.58%) DHCP
4 80 (12.72%) WAN
5 69 (10.97%) LAN
6 68 (10.81%) TCP/IP
7 56 (8.90%) VPN
8 29 (4.61%) NAS
9 28 (4.45%) VoIP
10 23 (3.66%) Internet
11 20 (3.18%) VLAN
12 18 (2.86%) iSCSI
12 18 (2.86%) Wi-Fi
13 17 (2.70%) ISDN
13 17 (2.70%) Network Security
14 15 (2.38%) MPLS
15 13 (2.07%) IP Telephony
16 11 (1.75%) Cisco IOS
17 7 (1.11%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (17.33%) SQL Server
2 24 (3.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 22 (3.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 18 (2.86%) SQL Server 2000
6 13 (2.07%) MySQL
7 9 (1.43%) SQL Server 2012
8 6 (0.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 5 (0.79%) Oracle Database
9 5 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 4 (0.64%) Data Warehouse
10 4 (0.64%) Data Mining
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 10g
11 3 (0.48%) Oracle Database 11g
12 2 (0.32%) Relational Database
12 2 (0.32%) Big Data
12 2 (0.32%) Oracle Reports
13 1 (0.16%) DB2
13 1 (0.16%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 9 (1.43%) MSI
1 9 (1.43%) InstallShield
2 4 (0.64%) Visual Studio
2 4 (0.64%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.48%) TeamCity
4 2 (0.32%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.32%) JIRA
5 1 (0.16%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 157 (24.96%) Finance
2 42 (6.68%) Law
3 33 (5.25%) Advertising
4 32 (5.09%) Banking
5 31 (4.93%) Legal
6 26 (4.13%) Retail
7 15 (2.38%) Back Office
8 10 (1.59%) Publishing
9 9 (1.43%) Telecoms
10 7 (1.11%) Marketing
11 2 (0.32%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.32%) Games
11 2 (0.32%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.32%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 138 (21.94%) Support Engineer
2 123 (19.55%) Analyst
3 76 (12.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 69 (10.97%) 3rd Line Support
5 67 (10.65%) Support Analyst
6 65 (10.33%) Consultant
7 48 (7.63%) 2nd Line Support
8 44 (7.00%) Administrator
9 43 (6.84%) IT Support
10 41 (6.52%) Systems Engineer
11 38 (6.04%) Desktop Support
12 29 (4.61%) Technical Support
13 26 (4.13%) Systems Administrator
13 26 (4.13%) Desktop Engineer
14 25 (3.97%) 1st Line Support
15 22 (3.50%) Service Analyst
15 22 (3.50%) Desktop Support Engineer
15 22 (3.50%) Service Desk Analyst
15 22 (3.50%) DBA
15 22 (3.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.02%) Application Packaging
2 18 (2.86%) .NET
3 5 (0.79%) MDX
4 3 (0.48%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.48%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.32%) COM
6 1 (0.16%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 57 (9.06%) Blackberry
2 40 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.61%) Client/Server
4 25 (3.97%) Thin Client
4 25 (3.97%) Fat Client
5 20 (3.18%) Replication
6 19 (3.02%) Clustering
6 19 (3.02%) Computer Science
6 19 (3.02%) iPhone
7 15 (2.38%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.75%) Video Conferencing
9 9 (1.43%) EqualLogic
9 9 (1.43%) Digital Media
10 7 (1.11%) Hedge funds
11 5 (0.79%) Enterprise Storage
11 5 (0.79%) GIS
12 4 (0.64%) iPad
13 3 (0.48%) Mathematics
13 3 (0.48%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.48%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 530 (84.26%) Windows
2 239 (38.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 166 (26.39%) Windows 7
4 146 (23.21%) Windows Server 2012
5 96 (15.26%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (9.86%) Windows 8
7 60 (9.54%) Linux
8 48 (7.63%) Windows XP
9 21 (3.34%) Debian
10 20 (3.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 18 (2.86%) UNIX
12 13 (2.07%) Windows Vista
13 12 (1.91%) Mac OS X
14 11 (1.75%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.75%) Mac OS
15 9 (1.43%) CentOS
16 7 (1.11%) Solaris
17 5 (0.79%) Android
18 4 (0.64%) SUSE
19 3 (0.48%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 221 (35.14%) ITIL
2 47 (7.47%) Migration
3 43 (6.84%) Mentoring
4 42 (6.68%) Service Delivery
5 41 (6.52%) Disaster Recovery
6 34 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 28 (4.45%) Information Security
8 24 (3.82%) Service Management
9 22 (3.50%) Project Management
10 20 (3.18%) Change Control
11 19 (3.02%) CRM
12 16 (2.54%) Network Management
13 15 (2.38%) Business Continuity
14 14 (2.23%) Document Management
15 13 (2.07%) Database Security
15 13 (2.07%) Coaching
16 12 (1.91%) Business Continuity Planning
16 12 (1.91%) Problem Management
16 12 (1.91%) BCP
17 11 (1.75%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 110 (17.49%) SQL
2 49 (7.79%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.91%) C
4 6 (0.95%) C#
5 3 (0.48%) C++
5 3 (0.48%) Java
5 3 (0.48%) Perl
5 3 (0.48%) VBScript
5 3 (0.48%) Python
5 3 (0.48%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.32%) Ruby
6 2 (0.32%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.32%) R
6 2 (0.32%) VB
6 2 (0.32%) VBA
6 2 (0.32%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.16%) PHP
Qualifications
1 629 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 473 (75.20%) MCSE
3 211 (33.55%) MCITP
4 204 (32.43%) Cisco Certification
5 182 (28.93%) CCNA
6 180 (28.62%) MCP
7 120 (19.08%) Degree
8 103 (16.38%) MCTS
9 93 (14.79%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 73 (11.61%) Citrix Certification
11 62 (9.86%) CCNP
12 61 (9.70%) CCA
13 25 (3.97%) Security+ Certification
14 21 (3.34%) ITIL Certification
15 20 (3.18%) CISSP
16 19 (3.02%) CCEE
17 18 (2.86%) CCIA
18 17 (2.70%) Security Cleared
19 16 (2.54%) SC Cleared
19 16 (2.54%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 75 (11.92%) SLA
2 20 (3.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.43%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 4 (0.64%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.16%) COBIT
5 1 (0.16%) QA
System Software
1 371 (58.98%) Active Directory
2 201 (31.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 131 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 85 (13.51%) XenApp
5 48 (7.63%) XenDesktop
6 39 (6.20%) vSphere
7 27 (4.29%) Xen
8 26 (4.13%) VMware ESXi
9 21 (3.34%) XenServer
10 19 (3.02%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (1.59%) VMware ESX
11 10 (1.59%) VMware Server
12 7 (1.11%) vCloud
13 5 (0.79%) Terminal Server
14 4 (0.64%) Terminal Services
14 4 (0.64%) KVM
15 3 (0.48%) VMware Workstation
15 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 2 (0.32%) NDS
Systems Management
1 73 (11.61%) SCCM
2 30 (4.77%) SCOM
3 20 (3.18%) Backup Exec
4 12 (1.91%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.11%) Nessus
6 6 (0.95%) WSUS
7 4 (0.64%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.64%) Nagios
7 4 (0.64%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.64%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.64%) SCDPM
8 3 (0.48%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (0.48%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 3 (0.48%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.32%) WMI
9 2 (0.32%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.32%) XenMobile
10 1 (0.16%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 457 (72.66%) Microsoft
2 290 (46.10%) VMware
3 208 (33.07%) Cisco
4 176 (27.98%) Citrix
5 60 (9.54%) HP
6 48 (7.63%) Dell
7 33 (5.25%) Apple
8 28 (4.45%) Reuters
9 24 (3.82%) Symantec
10 21 (3.34%) Oracle
11 20 (3.18%) Red Hat
12 18 (2.86%) Wyse
12 18 (2.86%) FactSet
13 17 (2.70%) NetApp
14 16 (2.54%) Websense
15 13 (2.07%) Juniper
15 13 (2.07%) EMC
16 12 (1.91%) Bloomberg
16 12 (1.91%) Veeam
17 10 (1.59%) Polycom
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Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: Yesterday
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