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 4 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 369 435 428
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 292 239 204
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.65% 0.49% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.50% 1.90% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 273 211 166
Average salary £35,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,355
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £60,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
11672 12612 11534
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 26.17% 25.72% 25.62%
Number of salaries quoted 9573 10244 9423
Average salary £51,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £75,000 £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 4 May 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 4 May 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 +35 75 £35,000 -6.66% 6
Uxbridge +3 6 £23,000 -34.28%
Croydon +7 2 £56,250 +108.33%
Feltham - 2 £27,500 -
Southall - 2 £25,000 -
Twickenham -10 1 £35,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £34,500 -
Brentford - 1 £26,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 4 May 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.

1 593 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 496 (83.64%) Windows
3 454 (76.56%) MCSE
4 425 (71.67%) Microsoft
5 327 (55.14%) Active Directory
6 273 (46.04%) VMware
7 226 (38.11%) Windows Server 2008
8 220 (37.10%) ITIL
9 204 (34.40%) Cisco Certification
10 201 (33.90%) Cisco
11 191 (32.21%) MCITP
12 190 (32.04%) VMware Infrastructure
12 190 (32.04%) CCNA
13 181 (30.52%) MS Exchange
14 179 (30.19%) Citrix
15 176 (29.68%) MS Excel
16 163 (27.49%) MCP
17 154 (25.97%) Windows 7
18 151 (25.46%) Finance
19 148 (24.96%) Windows Server 2012
20 128 (21.59%) MS Office
21 109 (18.38%) Firewall
22 104 (17.54%) SQL
22 104 (17.54%) Hyper-V
23 102 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
23 102 (17.20%) Degree
24 98 (16.53%) Windows Server 2003
25 96 (16.19%) MCTS
26 93 (15.68%) DNS
27 90 (15.18%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 4 May 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
1 181 (30.52%) MS Exchange
2 102 (17.20%) Exchange Server 2010
3 86 (14.50%) SharePoint
4 82 (13.83%) Lync
5 55 (9.27%) Exchange Server 2007
6 42 (7.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 37 (6.24%) Exchange Server 2013
8 32 (5.40%) IIS
9 29 (4.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 13 (2.19%) Office Communications Server
10 13 (2.19%) Apache
11 8 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
11 8 (1.35%) SharePoint 2010
12 6 (1.01%) Tomcat
13 3 (0.51%) WorkSite
14 2 (0.34%) SharePoint 2013
15 1 (0.17%) BizTalk Server
15 1 (0.17%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 176 (29.68%) MS Excel
2 128 (21.59%) MS Office
3 10 (1.69%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 5 (0.84%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.51%) SAP ERP
2 3 (0.51%) SAP CCM
3 2 (0.34%) HiPortfolio
4 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 42 (7.08%) Office 365
2 25 (4.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.69%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (1.35%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.67%) Yammer
6 3 (0.51%) IaaS
7 1 (0.17%) Google Apps
7 1 (0.17%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 109 (18.38%) Firewall
2 93 (15.68%) DNS
3 82 (13.83%) SAN
4 79 (13.32%) DHCP
4 79 (13.32%) WAN
5 68 (11.47%) LAN
6 59 (9.95%) TCP/IP
7 52 (8.77%) VPN
8 30 (5.06%) VoIP
9 20 (3.37%) Wi-Fi
9 20 (3.37%) Network Security
10 19 (3.20%) NAS
11 17 (2.87%) Internet
12 16 (2.70%) VLAN
13 15 (2.53%) ISDN
14 14 (2.36%) iSCSI
15 12 (2.02%) MPLS
15 12 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
16 11 (1.85%) IP Telephony
17 8 (1.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (15.18%) SQL Server
2 20 (3.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 20 (3.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 16 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 14 (2.36%) MySQL
5 12 (2.02%) SQL Server 2000
6 8 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
7 6 (1.01%) Oracle Database
8 4 (0.67%) Relational Database
8 4 (0.67%) Oracle Database 11g
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 3 (0.51%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (0.51%) Data Mining
10 2 (0.34%) Oracle Reports
10 2 (0.34%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.34%) Big Data
11 1 (0.17%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.17%) DB2
Development Applications
1 12 (2.02%) MSI
1 12 (2.02%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.51%) TeamCity
2 3 (0.51%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (0.51%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
3 2 (0.34%) JIRA
General
1 151 (25.46%) Finance
2 45 (7.59%) Law
3 35 (5.90%) Legal
4 29 (4.89%) Advertising
4 29 (4.89%) Banking
5 26 (4.38%) Retail
6 11 (1.85%) Marketing
7 10 (1.69%) Back Office
8 9 (1.52%) Publishing
9 8 (1.35%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.34%) Games
10 2 (0.34%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 120 (20.24%) Support Engineer
2 112 (18.89%) Analyst
3 82 (13.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 62 (10.46%) Support Analyst
5 59 (9.95%) 3rd Line Support
6 56 (9.44%) Consultant
7 46 (7.76%) 2nd Line Support
7 46 (7.76%) Administrator
8 44 (7.42%) Systems Engineer
9 38 (6.41%) IT Support
10 37 (6.24%) Desktop Support
11 31 (5.23%) Systems Administrator
12 29 (4.89%) Technical Support
13 24 (4.05%) Desktop Engineer
14 23 (3.88%) 1st Line Support
15 22 (3.71%) DBA
16 21 (3.54%) Desktop Support Engineer
17 20 (3.37%) Service Desk Analyst
17 20 (3.37%) Service Analyst
17 20 (3.37%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.20%) Application Packaging
2 17 (2.87%) .NET
3 4 (0.67%) MDX
4 3 (0.51%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (0.51%) ASP.NET
5 2 (0.34%) WAP
5 2 (0.34%) COM
6 1 (0.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (7.93%) Blackberry
2 40 (6.75%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (4.89%) Thin Client
3 29 (4.89%) Fat Client
4 26 (4.38%) Client/Server
5 17 (2.87%) Replication
6 16 (2.70%) Computer Science
7 14 (2.36%) Clustering
8 13 (2.19%) Video Conferencing
8 13 (2.19%) Management Information System
9 12 (2.02%) iPhone
10 10 (1.69%) Digital Media
11 9 (1.52%) Private Cloud
12 7 (1.18%) Hedge funds
13 6 (1.01%) PDA
13 6 (1.01%) EqualLogic
14 4 (0.67%) Enterprise Software
15 3 (0.51%) Enterprise Storage
15 3 (0.51%) GIS
15 3 (0.51%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 496 (83.64%) Windows
2 226 (38.11%) Windows Server 2008
3 154 (25.97%) Windows 7
4 148 (24.96%) Windows Server 2012
5 98 (16.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 62 (10.46%) Windows 8
7 60 (10.12%) Linux
8 49 (8.26%) Windows XP
9 25 (4.22%) Debian
10 22 (3.71%) Mac OS X
11 21 (3.54%) UNIX
12 20 (3.37%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 18 (3.04%) Windows Vista
14 14 (2.36%) Mac OS
15 11 (1.85%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.35%) CentOS
17 7 (1.18%) Solaris
18 4 (0.67%) SUSE
18 4 (0.67%) Android
19 3 (0.51%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 220 (37.10%) ITIL
2 45 (7.59%) Service Delivery
3 44 (7.42%) Migration
4 35 (5.90%) Mentoring
4 35 (5.90%) Disaster Recovery
5 29 (4.89%) PRINCE2
6 28 (4.72%) Information Security
7 23 (3.88%) Service Management
8 20 (3.37%) Project Management
9 18 (3.04%) Change Control
10 14 (2.36%) Penetration Testing
11 13 (2.19%) Document Management
11 13 (2.19%) CRM
11 13 (2.19%) Database Security
12 12 (2.02%) Security Management
12 12 (2.02%) Capacity Planning
13 11 (1.85%) Incident Management
13 11 (1.85%) Business Continuity
13 11 (1.85%) Information Security Management
13 11 (1.85%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 104 (17.54%) SQL
2 42 (7.08%) PowerShell
3 11 (1.85%) C
4 6 (1.01%) C#
5 4 (0.67%) C++
5 4 (0.67%) Java
5 4 (0.67%) Shell Script
6 3 (0.51%) Perl
6 3 (0.51%) T-SQL
6 3 (0.51%) VBA
6 3 (0.51%) Python
7 2 (0.34%) VBScript
7 2 (0.34%) VB
7 2 (0.34%) R
8 1 (0.17%) Bash Shell
8 1 (0.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 593 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 454 (76.56%) MCSE
3 204 (34.40%) Cisco Certification
4 191 (32.21%) MCITP
5 190 (32.04%) CCNA
6 163 (27.49%) MCP
7 102 (17.20%) Degree
8 96 (16.19%) MCTS
9 88 (14.84%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 67 (11.30%) CCNP
11 62 (10.46%) Citrix Certification
12 55 (9.27%) CCA
13 23 (3.88%) Security+ Certification
14 19 (3.20%) CISSP
15 15 (2.53%) CCEE
15 15 (2.53%) MCDST
15 15 (2.53%) MOS
16 14 (2.36%) CCIA
17 13 (2.19%) Security Cleared
17 13 (2.19%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (11.80%) SLA
2 21 (3.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.51%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.17%) COBIT
5 1 (0.17%) QA
System Software
1 327 (55.14%) Active Directory
2 190 (32.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 104 (17.54%) Hyper-V
4 85 (14.33%) XenApp
5 45 (7.59%) XenDesktop
6 33 (5.56%) vSphere
7 24 (4.05%) Xen
8 22 (3.71%) Microsoft App-V
8 22 (3.71%) VMware ESXi
9 20 (3.37%) XenServer
10 15 (2.53%) VMware Server
11 9 (1.52%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.35%) Terminal Server
13 7 (1.18%) vCloud
14 4 (0.67%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.34%) KVM
15 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.17%) NDS
Systems Management
1 73 (12.31%) SCCM
2 27 (4.55%) SCOM
3 25 (4.22%) Backup Exec
4 13 (2.19%) NetBackup
5 7 (1.18%) Nessus
6 5 (0.84%) SCVMM
6 5 (0.84%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 4 (0.67%) SCDPM
7 4 (0.67%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 4 (0.67%) Casper Suite
7 4 (0.67%) Nagios
7 4 (0.67%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 4 (0.67%) WSUS
8 3 (0.51%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.51%) Opscode Chef
9 2 (0.34%) SCOrch
9 2 (0.34%) XenMobile
9 2 (0.34%) CA Spectrum
9 2 (0.34%) WMI
Vendors
1 425 (71.67%) Microsoft
2 273 (46.04%) VMware
3 201 (33.90%) Cisco
4 179 (30.19%) Citrix
5 69 (11.64%) HP
6 47 (7.93%) Dell
6 47 (7.93%) Apple
7 30 (5.06%) Symantec
8 27 (4.55%) Reuters
9 26 (4.38%) NetApp
10 24 (4.05%) Red Hat
11 21 (3.54%) Oracle
12 18 (3.04%) Wyse
12 18 (3.04%) FactSet
13 16 (2.70%) Veeam
14 15 (2.53%) Websense
15 14 (2.36%) EMC
16 13 (2.19%) Adobe
16 13 (2.19%) CheckPoint
17 12 (2.02%) Polycom
City, London
LA International
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
iKonnect
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + Package
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
North London
Hudson IT
Salary: £27500 per annum + final pension salary
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £18000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Burns Sheehan
Salary: £40000 - £46000 per annum + Bonus
Posted: 6 days ago
Chessington
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £21,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
North West London
South Hampstead High School
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £28000.00 - £32000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Urban Network UK Limited
Salary: From £34,000 to £38,000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 19 days ago
West London
iKonnect
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Package
Posted: 20 days ago
Harrow
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified
Posted: 26 days ago