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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / London
Rank 424 389 343
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -46
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 151 274 333
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 2.56% 3.12%
Number of salaries quoted 136 255 305
Median salary £42,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,500 £24,000 £24,050
10% offered a salary of more than £59,250 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,950 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +2.94%

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
7995 10702 10658
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.89% 26.41% 25.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6481 8872 8694
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £72,500 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 -9 29 £42,000 +7.00% 5
Docklands, London - 9 £44,000 -
Hounslow +9 1 £37,500 +41.50% 1
Twickenham - 1 £24,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 298 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 231 (77.52%) Windows
3 204 (68.46%) Microsoft
4 180 (60.40%) MCSE
5 175 (58.72%) Active Directory
6 165 (55.37%) VMware
7 128 (42.95%) Windows Server
8 122 (40.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 119 (39.93%) ITIL
10 113 (37.92%) Cisco
11 100 (33.56%) Office 365
12 96 (32.21%) Windows 7
13 95 (31.88%) MS Exchange
14 94 (31.54%) Windows Server 2012
15 86 (28.86%) MS Excel
16 85 (28.52%) Windows Server 2008
17 84 (28.19%) Citrix
18 80 (26.85%) Cisco Certification
19 79 (26.51%) MCP
20 77 (25.84%) CCNA
20 77 (25.84%) Firewall
21 75 (25.17%) SCCM
21 75 (25.17%) Hyper-V
22 66 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
22 66 (22.15%) MCITP
23 64 (21.48%) DNS
24 58 (19.46%) LAN
24 58 (19.46%) MS Office
25 53 (17.79%) DHCP
25 53 (17.79%) Degree

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 95 (31.88%) MS Exchange
2 46 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2010
3 43 (14.43%) SharePoint
4 37 (12.42%) Skype for Business
5 31 (10.40%) Exchange Server 2013
6 15 (5.03%) IIS
7 13 (4.36%) Apache
8 10 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2003
8 10 (3.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 9 (3.02%) SharePoint 2010
9 9 (3.02%) SharePoint 2013
10 4 (1.34%) SAS
11 3 (1.01%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.34%) Moodle
Applications
1 86 (28.86%) MS Excel
2 58 (19.46%) MS Office
3 11 (3.69%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.01%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.01%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 100 (33.56%) Office 365
2 66 (22.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (9.73%) Amazon AWS
4 15 (5.03%) SaaS
5 8 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.68%) Yammer
7 3 (1.01%) Adobe Creative Cloud
7 3 (1.01%) IaaS
7 3 (1.01%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.34%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.34%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.34%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 77 (25.84%) Firewall
2 64 (21.48%) DNS
3 58 (19.46%) LAN
4 53 (17.79%) DHCP
5 49 (16.44%) WAN
6 33 (11.07%) VoIP
6 33 (11.07%) VPN
7 32 (10.74%) SAN
8 29 (9.73%) TCP/IP
9 24 (8.05%) VLAN
10 22 (7.38%) Internet
11 21 (7.05%) Skype
12 17 (5.70%) Cisco IOS
13 14 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
14 12 (4.03%) Wireless
15 10 (3.36%) WLAN
16 9 (3.02%) ADSL
17 8 (2.68%) Network Security
18 7 (2.35%) Fibre Channel
18 7 (2.35%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (15.44%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.03%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (3.69%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (2.01%) Big Data
5 5 (1.68%) Crystal Reports
6 4 (1.34%) MySQL
7 3 (1.01%) Power BI
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (0.67%) GIS
8 2 (0.67%) SQL Server 2014
9 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 7 (2.35%) MSI
2 3 (1.01%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.34%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.34%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 37 (12.42%) Finance
2 18 (6.04%) Law
3 13 (4.36%) Legal
4 12 (4.03%) Marketing
5 8 (2.68%) Publishing
5 8 (2.68%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.68%) Advertising
6 5 (1.68%) Banking
6 5 (1.68%) Games
7 4 (1.34%) Back Office
7 4 (1.34%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (19.80%) Analyst
2 52 (17.45%) Support Engineer
3 34 (11.41%) Administrator
4 29 (9.73%) IT Support
5 28 (9.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 28 (9.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 28 (9.40%) Server Engineer
6 27 (9.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 22 (7.38%) Consultant
8 21 (7.05%) IT Engineer
8 21 (7.05%) Systems Administrator
8 21 (7.05%) Windows Engineer
9 20 (6.71%) VMware Engineer
10 18 (6.04%) 2nd Line Support
10 18 (6.04%) Desktop Engineer
11 17 (5.70%) Architect
12 16 (5.37%) IT Analyst
12 16 (5.37%) Systems Engineer
13 15 (5.03%) IT Support Engineer
13 15 (5.03%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.68%) Oracle Fusion
1 5 (1.68%) Web Services
2 2 (0.67%) .NET
2 2 (0.67%) WSH
3 1 (0.34%) 802.1X
3 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.34%) LAMP
3 1 (0.34%) Middleware
3 1 (0.34%) WCF
3 1 (0.34%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 29 (9.73%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.38%) Computer Science
2 19 (6.38%) Management Information System
3 17 (5.70%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (4.70%) Public Cloud
5 11 (3.69%) Clustering
6 10 (3.36%) Blackberry
7 9 (3.02%) Video Conferencing
8 7 (2.35%) Hybrid Cloud
9 6 (2.01%) Cryptography
9 6 (2.01%) Replication
10 5 (1.68%) PKI
11 4 (1.34%) Handset
11 4 (1.34%) Private Cloud
12 2 (0.67%) EMC VNX
12 2 (0.67%) Fintech
12 2 (0.67%) Internet of Things
12 2 (0.67%) Statistics
13 1 (0.34%) Driving Licence
13 1 (0.34%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 231 (77.52%) Windows
2 128 (42.95%) Windows Server
3 96 (32.21%) Windows 7
4 94 (31.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 85 (28.52%) Windows Server 2008
6 52 (17.45%) Linux
7 43 (14.43%) Windows 8
8 36 (12.08%) Windows 10
9 28 (9.40%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (5.03%) Mac OS X
11 14 (4.70%) Ubuntu
11 14 (4.70%) Unix
12 11 (3.69%) Android
13 8 (2.68%) Windows Phone
14 5 (1.68%) CentOS
14 5 (1.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 4 (1.34%) Mac OS
16 3 (1.01%) AIX
17 2 (0.67%) Apple iOS
18 1 (0.34%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 119 (39.93%) ITIL
2 27 (9.06%) PRINCE2
2 27 (9.06%) Service Management
3 26 (8.72%) Project Management
4 23 (7.72%) Migration
5 22 (7.38%) Software Deployment
6 18 (6.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 17 (5.70%) Mentoring
7 17 (5.70%) Time Management
8 16 (5.37%) Business Continuity
8 16 (5.37%) Service Delivery
9 15 (5.03%) DevOps
9 15 (5.03%) Presales
10 14 (4.70%) Business Intelligence
10 14 (4.70%) High Availability
11 12 (4.03%) Mobile Device Management
11 12 (4.03%) Virtual Environments
12 11 (3.69%) Application Packaging
12 11 (3.69%) Incident Management
13 10 (3.36%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 45 (15.10%) PowerShell
2 36 (12.08%) SQL
3 8 (2.68%) VBScript
4 7 (2.35%) VB
5 5 (1.68%) T-SQL
6 3 (1.01%) C
7 1 (0.34%) C#
7 1 (0.34%) PHP
7 1 (0.34%) Python
Qualifications
1 298 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 180 (60.40%) MCSE
3 80 (26.85%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (26.51%) MCP
5 77 (25.84%) CCNA
6 66 (22.15%) MCITP
7 53 (17.79%) Degree
8 39 (13.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 22 (7.38%) CCNP
10 17 (5.70%) ITIL Certification
10 17 (5.70%) MCTS
11 14 (4.70%) Security Cleared
12 10 (3.36%) CISSP
13 8 (2.68%) MOS
14 7 (2.35%) A+ Certification
14 7 (2.35%) MCDST
14 7 (2.35%) Network+ Certification
14 7 (2.35%) PMI Certification
14 7 (2.35%) PMP
15 6 (2.01%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (11.07%) SLA
2 8 (2.68%) QA
3 6 (2.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.34%) GCP
System Software
1 175 (58.72%) Active Directory
2 122 (40.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 75 (25.17%) Hyper-V
4 45 (15.10%) vSphere
5 22 (7.38%) Virtual Servers
6 11 (3.69%) XenApp
7 10 (3.36%) Microsoft App-V
8 8 (2.68%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.68%) Xen
9 7 (2.35%) XenDesktop
10 5 (1.68%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.01%) KVM
12 3 (1.01%) Postfix
12 3 (1.01%) Squid
13 2 (0.67%) Firmware
13 2 (0.67%) Virtual Machines
14 1 (0.34%) ISA Server
14 1 (0.34%) NFS
14 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 75 (25.17%) SCCM
2 14 (4.70%) SCOM
3 13 (4.36%) Nagios
3 13 (4.36%) WSUS
4 12 (4.03%) Backup Exec
5 11 (3.69%) Puppet
6 8 (2.68%) McAfee ePO
7 7 (2.35%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.34%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.34%) Failover Clustering
8 4 (1.34%) NetBackup
9 3 (1.01%) Casper Suite
9 3 (1.01%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 2 (0.67%) SCVMM
11 1 (0.34%) Ansible
11 1 (0.34%) Cacti
11 1 (0.34%) FortiGate
11 1 (0.34%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 204 (68.46%) Microsoft
2 165 (55.37%) VMware
3 113 (37.92%) Cisco
4 84 (28.19%) Citrix
5 25 (8.39%) NetApp
6 23 (7.72%) HP
7 21 (7.05%) Dell
8 20 (6.71%) Apple
9 15 (5.03%) EMC
9 15 (5.03%) Intel Security
10 13 (4.36%) Draytek
11 12 (4.03%) CommVault
11 12 (4.03%) Red Hat
12 11 (3.69%) Symantec
13 9 (3.02%) Atlassian
13 9 (3.02%) Palo Alto
13 9 (3.02%) Polycom
14 8 (2.68%) iManage
14 8 (2.68%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.35%) CA
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