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

3 months to
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 441 463 449
Rank change year-on-year
+22 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 177 191 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.87% 1.71% 2.16%
Number of salaries quoted 144 180 244
Median salary £45,000 £44,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+2.27% +17.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,150 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
9445 11190 12214
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.00% 25.24% 25.33%
Number of salaries quoted 7936 9106 9798
Median salary £55,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £29,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in London

The demand trend of job ads across the London region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 30 July 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in London

MCSA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the London region over the 3 months to 30 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
City of London +69 33 £55,000 +22.22% 3
Feltham - 7 £52,500 -
Croydon -2 2 £39,250 -10.79% 1
Dagenham - 2 £24,250 -
Southwark - 2 £27,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 £43,000 -
Twickenham +16 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Wembley +4 1 £21,000 -40.00%
Bromley +2 1 £25,500 -5.55% 1
Enfield - 1 £26,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 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 London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 389 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 283 (72.75%) Windows
3 261 (67.10%) Microsoft
4 259 (66.58%) MCSE
5 195 (50.13%) ITIL
6 194 (49.87%) Active Directory
7 178 (45.76%) Windows Server
8 147 (37.79%) VMware
9 139 (35.73%) Cisco
10 131 (33.68%) MS Exchange
11 124 (31.88%) Cisco Certification
12 120 (30.85%) MS Excel
13 116 (29.82%) CCNA
13 116 (29.82%) MCITP
13 116 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
14 109 (28.02%) Citrix
15 107 (27.51%) Windows 7
16 95 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
17 90 (23.14%) MS Office
18 89 (22.88%) SQL Server
19 88 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
20 85 (21.85%) LAN
21 84 (21.59%) WAN
22 80 (20.57%) MCP
23 75 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2010
24 74 (19.02%) Firewall
25 71 (18.25%) Finance
26 68 (17.48%) HP
26 68 (17.48%) DNS
27 66 (16.97%) DHCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London 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
1 131 (33.68%) MS Exchange
2 75 (19.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 42 (10.80%) Exchange Server 2013
3 42 (10.80%) Skype for Business
4 36 (9.25%) SharePoint
5 28 (7.20%) Exchange Server 2007
6 15 (3.86%) IIS
6 15 (3.86%) Office Communications Server
7 9 (2.31%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 3 (0.77%) Drupal
9 2 (0.51%) Apache
9 2 (0.51%) Confluence
9 2 (0.51%) nginx
9 2 (0.51%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (0.26%) CMS
10 1 (0.26%) MS Project Server
10 1 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
Applications
1 120 (30.85%) MS Excel
2 90 (23.14%) MS Office
3 3 (0.77%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (0.77%) MS Project
4 2 (0.51%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.51%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.51%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.29%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (1.03%) Bankmaster
3 3 (0.77%) Hi Portfolio
4 1 (0.26%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.26%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 52 (13.37%) Office 365
2 24 (6.17%) Microsoft Azure
3 19 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.06%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.29%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (1.03%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.77%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.77%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.51%) GitHub
8 2 (0.51%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.26%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.26%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.26%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.26%) Route 53
9 1 (0.26%) SaaS
9 1 (0.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 85 (21.85%) LAN
2 84 (21.59%) WAN
3 74 (19.02%) Firewall
4 68 (17.48%) DNS
5 66 (16.97%) DHCP
6 47 (12.08%) VPN
7 45 (11.57%) SAN
8 36 (9.25%) Cisco ASA
9 34 (8.74%) TCP/IP
10 30 (7.71%) Wireless
11 27 (6.94%) iSCSI
11 27 (6.94%) MPLS
12 24 (6.17%) InfiniBand
13 22 (5.66%) Fibre Channel
14 20 (5.14%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (4.63%) 3G
16 16 (4.11%) 802.11
16 16 (4.11%) Cisco PIX
16 16 (4.11%) Ethernet
16 16 (4.11%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (22.88%) SQL Server
2 26 (6.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 23 (5.91%) Relational Database
4 21 (5.40%) SQL Server 2005
4 21 (5.40%) SQL Server 2008
5 13 (3.34%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 12 (3.08%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 11 (2.83%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 6 (1.54%) GIS
10 4 (1.03%) MySQL
11 2 (0.51%) SQL Server 2000
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon RDS
12 1 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database
12 1 (0.26%) Oracle Database 11g
12 1 (0.26%) PostgreSQL
12 1 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 2 (0.51%) JIRA
1 2 (0.51%) MSI
1 2 (0.51%) Subversion
2 1 (0.26%) Grunt
2 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (0.26%) Visual Studio
General
1 71 (18.25%) Finance
2 26 (6.68%) Japanese Language
3 20 (5.14%) Banking
4 19 (4.88%) Games
5 14 (3.60%) Billing
6 9 (2.31%) Retail
7 7 (1.80%) Back Office
7 7 (1.80%) Marketing
7 7 (1.80%) Telecoms
8 5 (1.29%) Law
9 4 (1.03%) Legal
10 3 (0.77%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.77%) Local Government
11 2 (0.51%) Publishing
12 1 (0.26%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 84 (21.59%) Analyst
2 61 (15.68%) Support Engineer
3 54 (13.88%) Administrator
4 49 (12.60%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 44 (11.31%) Service Analyst
5 44 (11.31%) Service Desk Analyst
6 41 (10.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 37 (9.51%) IT Support
8 33 (8.48%) Consultant
8 33 (8.48%) DBA
8 33 (8.48%) SQL DBA
9 31 (7.97%) Support Analyst
10 29 (7.46%) IT Engineer
11 24 (6.17%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 22 (5.66%) IT Support Engineer
13 21 (5.40%) Windows Engineer
14 19 (4.88%) Storage Consultant
15 18 (4.63%) 2nd Line Engineer
15 18 (4.63%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 18 (4.63%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (4.11%) 802.1X
2 10 (2.57%) .NET
3 8 (2.06%) Web Services
4 6 (1.54%) COM
5 5 (1.29%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (0.77%) LAMP
7 2 (0.51%) HTML
7 2 (0.51%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.51%) Middleware
7 2 (0.51%) ODBC
7 2 (0.51%) Software Packaging
7 2 (0.51%) X-Windows
8 1 (0.26%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.26%) CSS
8 1 (0.26%) jQuery
8 1 (0.26%) Sass
8 1 (0.26%) StructureMap
8 1 (0.26%) WSH
8 1 (0.26%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.25%) Data Centre
2 32 (8.23%) Blackberry
3 21 (5.40%) Replication
4 17 (4.37%) Fat Client
4 17 (4.37%) Thin Client
5 15 (3.86%) Video Conferencing
6 14 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
7 12 (3.08%) Computer Science
8 8 (2.06%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.80%) Clustering
9 7 (1.80%) iPhone
9 7 (1.80%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.29%) PDA
10 5 (1.29%) Public Cloud
10 5 (1.29%) Smartphone
11 4 (1.03%) BYOD
11 4 (1.03%) Cryptography
11 4 (1.03%) Fintech
11 4 (1.03%) Online Games
11 4 (1.03%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 283 (72.75%) Windows
2 178 (45.76%) Windows Server
3 116 (29.82%) Windows Server 2008
4 107 (27.51%) Windows 7
5 95 (24.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 65 (16.71%) Linux
7 42 (10.80%) Windows 8
8 27 (6.94%) Windows 10
9 25 (6.43%) Unix
9 25 (6.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (5.66%) Mac OS X
11 20 (5.14%) Mac OS
12 19 (4.88%) Windows XP
13 14 (3.60%) HPUX
14 10 (2.57%) Android
15 8 (2.06%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.80%) Windows Phone
17 5 (1.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 4 (1.03%) Debian
18 4 (1.03%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 195 (50.13%) ITIL
2 42 (10.80%) Service Management
3 37 (9.51%) Migration
4 31 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (7.71%) Change Management
5 30 (7.71%) Service Delivery
6 24 (6.17%) High Availability
6 24 (6.17%) ITIL V3
7 22 (5.66%) Patch Management
8 21 (5.40%) Database Theory
8 21 (5.40%) Kalman Filter
8 21 (5.40%) Relational Database Theory
9 19 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
10 18 (4.63%) Incident Management
10 18 (4.63%) Information Security
10 18 (4.63%) ITSM
11 16 (4.11%) Network Architecture
12 15 (3.86%) Change Control
12 15 (3.86%) PRINCE2
13 14 (3.60%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 64 (16.45%) SQL
2 52 (13.37%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.34%) VBScript
4 10 (2.57%) VB
5 5 (1.29%) T-SQL
6 4 (1.03%) PHP
7 2 (0.51%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) C
8 1 (0.26%) Delphi
8 1 (0.26%) JavaScript
8 1 (0.26%) Perl
8 1 (0.26%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 389 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 259 (66.58%) MCSE
3 124 (31.88%) Cisco Certification
4 116 (29.82%) CCNA
4 116 (29.82%) MCITP
5 80 (20.57%) MCP
6 60 (15.42%) Degree
7 53 (13.62%) MCTS
8 46 (11.83%) CCNP
9 37 (9.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 30 (7.71%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (6.43%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 21 (5.40%) MCDBA
13 19 (4.88%) EMC Certification
14 18 (4.63%) CCSA
15 16 (4.11%) CCSP
16 15 (3.86%) A+ Certification
16 15 (3.86%) Citrix Certification
16 15 (3.86%) MOS
17 10 (2.57%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (11.83%) SLA
2 11 (2.83%) Solvency II
3 6 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.03%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.51%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.51%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.51%) QA
System Software
1 194 (49.87%) Active Directory
2 88 (22.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (10.03%) Hyper-V
4 36 (9.25%) vSphere
5 26 (6.68%) NFS
6 25 (6.43%) XenApp
7 23 (5.91%) XenDesktop
8 22 (5.66%) XenServer
9 14 (3.60%) EMC RecoverPoint
9 14 (3.60%) Postfix
10 13 (3.34%) Terminal Services
10 13 (3.34%) VMware ESX
11 5 (1.29%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.03%) Microsoft App-V
13 3 (0.77%) BitLocker
13 3 (0.77%) VMware ESXi
14 2 (0.51%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.51%) Varnish
14 2 (0.51%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.26%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 47 (12.08%) SCCM
2 16 (4.11%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.86%) SCOM
4 14 (3.60%) EMC VPLEX
4 14 (3.60%) WSUS
5 8 (2.06%) ITRS Geneos
6 5 (1.29%) AirWatch
6 5 (1.29%) Failover Clustering
6 5 (1.29%) Microsoft Clustering
6 5 (1.29%) vRealize
7 4 (1.03%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 4 (1.03%) Nagios
7 4 (1.03%) SCSM
7 4 (1.03%) SCVMM
8 3 (0.77%) MAILsweeper
8 3 (0.77%) NetBackup
8 3 (0.77%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (0.77%) SnapMirror
8 3 (0.77%) SnapVault
9 2 (0.51%) DatAdvantage
Vendors
1 261 (67.10%) Microsoft
2 147 (37.79%) VMware
3 139 (35.73%) Cisco
4 109 (28.02%) Citrix
5 68 (17.48%) HP
6 35 (9.00%) Dell
7 32 (8.23%) EMC
8 28 (7.20%) NetApp
9 22 (5.66%) Isilon
9 22 (5.66%) Symantec
9 22 (5.66%) Veeam
10 21 (5.40%) Brocade
10 21 (5.40%) CheckPoint
11 20 (5.14%) Avaya
11 20 (5.14%) Juniper
12 18 (4.63%) Apple
13 17 (4.37%) SolarWinds
14 16 (4.11%) Nokia
15 10 (2.57%) Bloomberg
16 9 (2.31%) Mitel
City, London
Networking People
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
QUANTICA
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Computer People
Salary: £48000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
networx
Salary: From £24,001 to £29,000 per annum plus benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Kingston upon Thames
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Vivid Resourcing
Salary: £50 per annum + bonus
Posted: 8 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
dotMailer Ltd
Salary: Excellent salary and benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 17 days ago
London
iKas International
Salary: £45000 - £60000 per annum + Package
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Technology Services Group
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Computer Futures
Salary: competitive
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £14,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
South West London
MI5
Salary: From £29,095 to £31,454 per annum £29,095 to £31,454
Posted: 26 days ago
London
IQ Telecom
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: 12 days ago
West London
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 24 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Competitive + Bonus + Racker Benefits
Posted: 25 days ago
South East London
FICO
Salary: Salary depends on experience
Posted: 17 days ago
Central London / West End
Cognizant
Posted: 18 days ago
South West London
Pygmalion Cloud Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £40,000 per annum plus a range of benefits
Posted: 24 days ago