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 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 324 392 431
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +39
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 352 265 201
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.79% 0.58% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 2.32% 1.63%
Number of salaries quoted 316 236 170
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £31,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +26.98%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,750 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £72,500 £47,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
11267 11406 12348
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.44% 25.12% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 9222 9165 10383
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £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 19 December 2014.

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 19 December 2014. 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 +56 102 £45,000 +18.42% 8
Uxbridge - 9 £35,000 -
Croydon +3 2 £46,250 +96.80%
Enfield - 1 £24,000 -
Beckenham - 1 £30,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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.

1 613 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 500 (81.57%) Windows
3 494 (80.59%) MCSE
4 462 (75.37%) Microsoft
5 373 (60.85%) Active Directory
6 306 (49.92%) VMware
7 251 (40.95%) ITIL
8 250 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 241 (39.31%) MCITP
10 236 (38.50%) MS Exchange
11 221 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
12 220 (35.89%) Cisco
13 199 (32.46%) MS Excel
14 191 (31.16%) VMware Infrastructure
15 180 (29.36%) CCNA
16 170 (27.73%) Citrix
17 164 (26.75%) MCP
17 164 (26.75%) DNS
18 148 (24.14%) Finance
19 145 (23.65%) Exchange Server 2010
20 143 (23.33%) DHCP
21 137 (22.35%) Firewall
22 135 (22.02%) Windows 7
22 135 (22.02%) MS Office
23 128 (20.88%) Degree
24 126 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
25 122 (19.90%) Hyper-V
26 120 (19.58%) SAN
27 110 (17.94%) SQL Server
28 107 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, 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
1 236 (38.50%) MS Exchange
2 145 (23.65%) Exchange Server 2010
3 93 (15.17%) SharePoint
4 90 (14.68%) Lync
5 72 (11.75%) Exchange Server 2007
6 39 (6.36%) IIS
6 39 (6.36%) Exchange Server 2013
7 29 (4.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 27 (4.40%) Exchange Server 2003
9 18 (2.94%) Apache
10 14 (2.28%) SharePoint 2010
11 12 (1.96%) Office Communications Server
12 9 (1.47%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.98%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.82%) SharePoint 2013
15 2 (0.33%) MS Project Server
15 2 (0.33%) IBM Notes
16 1 (0.16%) Tomcat
16 1 (0.16%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.16%) WordPress
Applications
1 199 (32.46%) MS Excel
2 135 (22.02%) MS Office
3 4 (0.65%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 2 (0.33%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.33%) Maya
4 2 (0.33%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.33%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.16%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 19 (3.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 7 (1.14%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.16%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 41 (6.69%) Office 365
2 17 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (0.33%) IaaS
4 1 (0.16%) SaaS
4 1 (0.16%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 164 (26.75%) DNS
2 143 (23.33%) DHCP
3 137 (22.35%) Firewall
4 120 (19.58%) SAN
5 91 (14.85%) TCP/IP
6 79 (12.89%) LAN
7 77 (12.56%) WAN
8 59 (9.62%) VPN
9 41 (6.69%) NAS
10 26 (4.24%) Internet
11 24 (3.92%) VoIP
12 21 (3.43%) MPLS
13 18 (2.94%) Network Security
14 17 (2.77%) VLAN
14 17 (2.77%) ISDN
15 16 (2.61%) iSCSI
15 16 (2.61%) IP Telephony
16 14 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
17 12 (1.96%) Intranet
18 10 (1.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (17.94%) SQL Server
2 27 (4.40%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 24 (3.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 24 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
4 19 (3.10%) MySQL
5 13 (2.12%) SQL Server 2000
6 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
6 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2012
7 7 (1.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 7 (1.14%) Data Warehouse
8 4 (0.65%) Data Mining
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
9 3 (0.49%) Oracle Database
10 2 (0.33%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.33%) MS Access
11 1 (0.16%) DB2
11 1 (0.16%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (1.63%) Visual Studio
2 5 (0.82%) MSI
3 4 (0.65%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (0.49%) InstallShield
4 3 (0.49%) VSS/SourceSafe
5 2 (0.33%) Dreamweaver
5 2 (0.33%) Subversion
General
1 148 (24.14%) Finance
2 34 (5.55%) Legal
3 32 (5.22%) Law
4 29 (4.73%) Banking
5 18 (2.94%) Retail
6 16 (2.61%) Advertising
7 14 (2.28%) Back Office
8 12 (1.96%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.47%) Publishing
10 4 (0.65%) Marketing
11 3 (0.49%) Games
12 2 (0.33%) Local Government
13 1 (0.16%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.16%) Investment Banking
13 1 (0.16%) French Language
13 1 (0.16%) German Language
13 1 (0.16%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 131 (21.37%) Analyst
2 130 (21.21%) Support Engineer
3 104 (16.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 71 (11.58%) Support Analyst
5 57 (9.30%) 3rd Line Support
6 52 (8.48%) Systems Engineer
7 49 (7.99%) Consultant
8 47 (7.67%) IT Support
9 44 (7.18%) Technical Support
10 38 (6.20%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 36 (5.87%) Administrator
12 32 (5.22%) Technical Analyst
13 29 (4.73%) Technical Support Analyst
13 29 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support
13 29 (4.73%) IT Support Engineer
14 27 (4.40%) Network Engineer
15 21 (3.43%) Service Analyst
15 21 (3.43%) Service Desk Analyst
16 20 (3.26%) DBA
17 19 (3.10%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (3.10%) .NET
2 13 (2.12%) Application Packaging
3 9 (1.47%) ASP.NET
4 8 (1.31%) Web Services
5 6 (0.98%) Middleware
5 6 (0.98%) MDX
6 3 (0.49%) HTML
6 3 (0.49%) CSS
7 2 (0.33%) COM
7 2 (0.33%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 70 (11.42%) Blackberry
2 44 (7.18%) Analytical Skills
3 28 (4.57%) iPhone
4 26 (4.24%) Clustering
5 24 (3.92%) Client/Server
6 19 (3.10%) Thin Client
6 19 (3.10%) Fat Client
7 15 (2.45%) Computer Science
8 14 (2.28%) Replication
9 13 (2.12%) EqualLogic
10 11 (1.79%) Hedge funds
10 11 (1.79%) GIS
10 11 (1.79%) Management Information System
11 8 (1.31%) iPad
12 7 (1.14%) Enterprise Storage
12 7 (1.14%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.14%) Mathematics
13 6 (0.98%) Spread Betting
13 6 (0.98%) Web 2.0
14 4 (0.65%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 500 (81.57%) Windows
2 250 (40.78%) Windows Server 2008
3 135 (22.02%) Windows 7
4 126 (20.55%) Windows Server 2003
5 107 (17.46%) Windows Server 2012
6 63 (10.28%) Windows XP
7 57 (9.30%) Windows 8
8 50 (8.16%) Linux
9 12 (1.96%) UNIX
10 10 (1.63%) Mac OS
11 9 (1.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 8 (1.31%) Debian
12 8 (1.31%) Windows Vista
13 7 (1.14%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (0.98%) CentOS
15 5 (0.82%) Windows 2000
16 4 (0.65%) Android
16 4 (0.65%) Mac OS X
16 4 (0.65%) Windows Phone
17 3 (0.49%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 251 (40.95%) ITIL
2 44 (7.18%) PRINCE2
3 40 (6.53%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (5.22%) Root Cause Analysis
5 31 (5.06%) Service Delivery
5 31 (5.06%) Migration
6 27 (4.40%) CRM
6 27 (4.40%) Network Management
7 25 (4.08%) Project Management
8 23 (3.75%) Mentoring
9 22 (3.59%) Business Continuity
10 21 (3.43%) Document Management
11 20 (3.26%) Service Management
12 18 (2.94%) Kalman Filter
13 17 (2.77%) Change Control
14 16 (2.61%) Load Balancing
14 16 (2.61%) Asset Management
14 16 (2.61%) Information Security
15 14 (2.28%) Database Security
16 12 (1.96%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 104 (16.97%) SQL
2 44 (7.18%) PowerShell
3 12 (1.96%) VBScript
4 6 (0.98%) C
5 3 (0.49%) C#
6 2 (0.33%) Perl
6 2 (0.33%) PHP
6 2 (0.33%) VB.NET
6 2 (0.33%) VBA
6 2 (0.33%) Python
6 2 (0.33%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.33%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.16%) R
7 1 (0.16%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.16%) Ruby
7 1 (0.16%) Java
Qualifications
1 613 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 494 (80.59%) MCSE
3 241 (39.31%) MCITP
4 221 (36.05%) Cisco Certification
5 180 (29.36%) CCNA
6 164 (26.75%) MCP
7 128 (20.88%) Degree
8 100 (16.31%) MCTS
9 90 (14.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 75 (12.23%) CCNP
11 54 (8.81%) Citrix Certification
12 37 (6.04%) ITIL Certification
13 34 (5.55%) CCA
14 24 (3.92%) MCDST
15 23 (3.75%) A+ Certification
16 22 (3.59%) Security+ Certification
17 17 (2.77%) JNCIA
17 17 (2.77%) CISSP
18 16 (2.61%) Security Cleared
19 15 (2.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (8.65%) SLA
2 15 (2.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (0.82%) QA
3 5 (0.82%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 3 (0.49%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 373 (60.85%) Active Directory
2 191 (31.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 122 (19.90%) Hyper-V
4 72 (11.75%) XenApp
5 41 (6.69%) vSphere
6 31 (5.06%) VMware ESXi
7 27 (4.40%) VMware ESX
8 24 (3.92%) XenDesktop
9 23 (3.75%) XenServer
10 18 (2.94%) Xen
11 8 (1.31%) VMware Workstation
12 5 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
13 4 (0.65%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.65%) VMware Server
14 2 (0.33%) NDS
14 2 (0.33%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 2 (0.33%) KVM
15 1 (0.16%) Forefront TMG
15 1 (0.16%) UAG
15 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 56 (9.14%) SCCM
2 21 (3.43%) Backup Exec
3 20 (3.26%) SCOM
4 8 (1.31%) WSUS
5 7 (1.14%) Nessus
6 4 (0.65%) McAfee ePO
7 3 (0.49%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
7 3 (0.49%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 3 (0.49%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.49%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.33%) Tivoli
8 2 (0.33%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.33%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.33%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.16%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.16%) SCDPM
9 1 (0.16%) Windows Intune
9 1 (0.16%) ARCserve
9 1 (0.16%) DameWare
Vendors
1 462 (75.37%) Microsoft
2 306 (49.92%) VMware
3 220 (35.89%) Cisco
4 170 (27.73%) Citrix
5 55 (8.97%) Dell
6 48 (7.83%) HP
7 35 (5.71%) NetApp
8 22 (3.59%) Websense
9 20 (3.26%) Juniper
9 20 (3.26%) EMC
10 18 (2.94%) Symantec
11 17 (2.77%) Open Text
12 16 (2.61%) Apple
13 15 (2.45%) Red Hat
14 14 (2.28%) Bloomberg
15 13 (2.12%) Mitel
16 12 (1.96%) Oracle
17 11 (1.79%) Reuters
18 10 (1.63%) CheckPoint
19 9 (1.47%) McAfee
Bromley, Kent
TribePost.co.uk
Salary: £38-45k, DOE
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £17000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harris Rubbert Associates
Salary: From £70,000 to £80,000 per annum + Car/Car Allowance + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits+training opportunities
Posted: Yesterday
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: From £31,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Claremont Consulting Limited
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum £45,000
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Gold Group
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Remit Resources
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Great Package
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 31k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
South West London
Pygmalion Cloud Solutions
Salary: From £22,000 to £40,000 per annum plus standard benfits
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
City of London
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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