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 14 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 395 384 483
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +99
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 252 279 187
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.61% 0.68% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.36% 2.64% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 240 258 166
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £58,250 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
10678 10585 10851
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.93% 25.77% 25.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8933 8646 8700
Average salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 14 February 2016.

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 14 February 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
(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 +37 57 £40,000 -5.88% 5
Feltham - 4 £57,500 - 1
Wimbledon - 3 £18,000 -
Bromley - 1 £26,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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.

1 544 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 440 (80.88%) Windows
3 387 (71.14%) MCSE
4 382 (70.22%) Microsoft
5 298 (54.78%) Active Directory
6 296 (54.41%) VMware
7 271 (49.82%) Windows Server
8 231 (42.46%) VMware Infrastructure
9 211 (38.79%) ITIL
10 193 (35.48%) Cisco
11 189 (34.74%) Windows Server 2012
12 188 (34.56%) Windows Server 2008
13 187 (34.38%) MS Excel
14 181 (33.27%) Citrix
15 164 (30.15%) MCITP
16 153 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
17 148 (27.21%) Hyper-V
18 144 (26.47%) CCNA
19 139 (25.55%) Windows 7
20 138 (25.37%) MCP
21 123 (22.61%) MS Exchange
22 122 (22.43%) Firewall
23 120 (22.06%) SQL Server
24 117 (21.51%) DNS
25 116 (21.32%) MS Office
26 110 (20.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 101 (18.57%) MCTS
27 101 (18.57%) DHCP
28 100 (18.38%) Finance
29 90 (16.54%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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
1 123 (22.61%) MS Exchange
2 75 (13.79%) SharePoint
3 66 (12.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 60 (11.03%) Skype for Business
5 43 (7.90%) Exchange Server 2013
6 42 (7.72%) Exchange Server 2007
7 39 (7.17%) IIS
8 18 (3.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 7 (1.29%) Exchange Server 2003
10 5 (0.92%) Office Communications Server
11 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (0.74%) SharePoint Server
12 3 (0.55%) Exchange Server 2000
12 3 (0.55%) WebSphere
13 2 (0.37%) Apache
13 2 (0.37%) CMS
13 2 (0.37%) Confluence
13 2 (0.37%) IBM Domino
13 2 (0.37%) Umbraco
Applications
1 187 (34.38%) MS Excel
2 116 (21.32%) MS Office
3 8 (1.47%) MS Project
4 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (1.10%) MS Visio
6 5 (0.92%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.37%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.74%) Bankmaster
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.18%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.18%) SAP CCM
4 1 (0.18%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 87 (15.99%) Office 365
2 50 (9.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (3.68%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (0.92%) Google Cloud Platform
5 5 (0.92%) IaaS
6 4 (0.74%) Mimecast
7 2 (0.37%) Azure Active Directory
7 2 (0.37%) GitHub
7 2 (0.37%) Google Apps
7 2 (0.37%) SaaS
8 1 (0.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 122 (22.43%) Firewall
2 117 (21.51%) DNS
3 101 (18.57%) DHCP
4 88 (16.18%) LAN
5 80 (14.71%) VPN
5 80 (14.71%) WAN
6 78 (14.34%) TCP/IP
7 66 (12.13%) SAN
8 32 (5.88%) MPLS
9 27 (4.96%) Internet
10 24 (4.41%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (3.86%) VoIP
12 20 (3.68%) Network Security
12 20 (3.68%) Remote Desktop
12 20 (3.68%) Wireless
13 19 (3.49%) SSL
14 18 (3.31%) Cisco IOS
15 17 (3.13%) NAS
16 15 (2.76%) 3G
16 15 (2.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 120 (22.06%) SQL Server
2 35 (6.43%) SQL Server 2012
3 31 (5.70%) Relational Database
4 24 (4.41%) SQL Server 2008
5 23 (4.23%) SQL Server 2005
6 9 (1.65%) MySQL
7 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 7 (1.29%) SQL Server 2014
8 7 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 5 (0.92%) GIS
9 5 (0.92%) Oracle Database
10 4 (0.74%) Crystal Reports
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server 2000
10 4 (0.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 3 (0.55%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.37%) Big Data
12 2 (0.37%) MongoDB
12 2 (0.37%) Power BI
12 2 (0.37%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.18%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 12 (2.21%) ProC
2 6 (1.10%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.74%) MSI
4 3 (0.55%) JIRA
5 2 (0.37%) Karma Test Runner
5 2 (0.37%) Moq
5 2 (0.37%) NSubstitute
5 2 (0.37%) NUnit
5 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.37%) Rational Rhapsody
5 2 (0.37%) Selenium
5 2 (0.37%) SpecFlow
5 2 (0.37%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 2 (0.37%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.18%) JIRA Agile
6 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 100 (18.38%) Finance
2 24 (4.41%) Marketing
3 22 (4.04%) Banking
4 19 (3.49%) Telecoms
5 14 (2.57%) Games
6 12 (2.21%) Legal
6 12 (2.21%) Retail
7 10 (1.84%) Advertising
8 4 (0.74%) Back Office
8 4 (0.74%) French Language
9 3 (0.55%) Law
9 3 (0.55%) Local Government
9 3 (0.55%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.18%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.18%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 133 (24.45%) Support Engineer
2 94 (17.28%) Analyst
3 74 (13.60%) 2nd Line Support
4 61 (11.21%) Administrator
4 61 (11.21%) IT Support
5 58 (10.66%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 53 (9.74%) Support Analyst
7 50 (9.19%) IT Engineer
8 41 (7.54%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 40 (7.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 40 (7.35%) Consultant
9 40 (7.35%) Desktop Support
10 38 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 37 (6.80%) IT Support Engineer
12 33 (6.07%) DBA
12 33 (6.07%) SQL DBA
12 33 (6.07%) Windows Engineer
13 31 (5.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 30 (5.51%) Systems Engineer
15 28 (5.15%) IT Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (2.02%) .NET
2 10 (1.84%) Web Services
3 6 (1.10%) 802.1X
4 5 (0.92%) COM
5 4 (0.74%) ASP.NET
5 4 (0.74%) XML
6 3 (0.55%) HTML
6 3 (0.55%) Middleware
7 2 (0.37%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.37%) CSS
7 2 (0.37%) CSS3
7 2 (0.37%) ELK Stack
7 2 (0.37%) Google Chart
7 2 (0.37%) jQuery
7 2 (0.37%) MDX
7 2 (0.37%) MEAN Stack
7 2 (0.37%) OAuth
7 2 (0.37%) ODBC
7 2 (0.37%) WCF
7 2 (0.37%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 65 (11.95%) Blackberry
2 54 (9.93%) Data Centre
3 47 (8.64%) Clustering
4 34 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
5 27 (4.96%) iPhone
6 25 (4.60%) Replication
7 17 (3.13%) Driving Licence
7 17 (3.13%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.94%) Hedge funds
9 14 (2.57%) iPad
10 11 (2.02%) Fat Client
10 11 (2.02%) Thin Client
10 11 (2.02%) Video Conferencing
11 10 (1.84%) Computer Science
12 9 (1.65%) EqualLogic
13 8 (1.47%) EMC VNX
14 7 (1.29%) Smartphone
15 6 (1.10%) Public Cloud
16 5 (0.92%) HP StoreVirtual
16 5 (0.92%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 440 (80.88%) Windows
2 271 (49.82%) Windows Server
3 189 (34.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 188 (34.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 139 (25.55%) Windows 7
6 65 (11.95%) Windows 8
7 44 (8.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 39 (7.17%) Linux
9 35 (6.43%) Android
10 33 (6.07%) Windows XP
11 28 (5.15%) Windows 10
12 26 (4.78%) Windows Phone
13 18 (3.31%) Unix
14 13 (2.39%) Windows Mobile
15 8 (1.47%) Mac OS
16 7 (1.29%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.10%) Mac OS X
18 4 (0.74%) CentOS
18 4 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
19 3 (0.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (38.79%) ITIL
2 44 (8.09%) Time Management
3 33 (6.07%) Disaster Recovery
4 31 (5.70%) Service Management
5 28 (5.15%) Database Theory
5 28 (5.15%) Presales
6 27 (4.96%) CRM
6 27 (4.96%) High Availability
6 27 (4.96%) Problem Management
6 27 (4.96%) Relational Database Theory
6 27 (4.96%) Stakeholder Management
7 23 (4.23%) Project Management
7 23 (4.23%) Service Delivery
8 20 (3.68%) Incident Management
8 20 (3.68%) ITIL V3
9 19 (3.49%) Migration
10 18 (3.31%) Information Security
10 18 (3.31%) Mentoring
10 18 (3.31%) PRINCE2
11 17 (3.13%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 90 (16.54%) SQL
2 46 (8.46%) PowerShell
3 18 (3.31%) C
4 16 (2.94%) VB
5 8 (1.47%) C#
5 8 (1.47%) Shell Script
5 8 (1.47%) VBScript
6 6 (1.10%) JavaScript
7 4 (0.74%) Perl
8 3 (0.55%) T-SQL
9 2 (0.37%) Java
9 2 (0.37%) PHP
9 2 (0.37%) PL/SQL
9 2 (0.37%) Tcl
9 2 (0.37%) TypeScript
10 1 (0.18%) Python
Qualifications
1 544 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 387 (71.14%) MCSE
3 164 (30.15%) MCITP
4 153 (28.13%) Cisco Certification
5 144 (26.47%) CCNA
6 138 (25.37%) MCP
7 110 (20.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 101 (18.57%) MCTS
9 74 (13.60%) Degree
10 61 (11.21%) CCNP
11 57 (10.48%) Citrix Certification
12 37 (6.80%) CCA
13 31 (5.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 28 (5.15%) MCDBA
15 21 (3.86%) DBS Check
16 19 (3.49%) CCIE
16 19 (3.49%) MCDST
17 12 (2.21%) A+ Certification
17 12 (2.21%) CCSA
18 8 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (7.17%) SLA
2 12 (2.21%) Solvency II
3 11 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (1.29%) COBIT
5 2 (0.37%) DICOM
5 2 (0.37%) HL7
6 1 (0.18%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.18%) ISO20022
System Software
1 298 (54.78%) Active Directory
2 231 (42.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 148 (27.21%) Hyper-V
4 39 (7.17%) XenApp
5 37 (6.80%) vSphere
6 18 (3.31%) VMware ESX
7 16 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (2.94%) XenDesktop
7 16 (2.94%) XenServer
8 12 (2.21%) Microsoft App-V
8 12 (2.21%) Terminal Server
8 12 (2.21%) Xen
9 10 (1.84%) BitLocker
9 10 (1.84%) Terminal Services
10 7 (1.29%) VMware Server
11 6 (1.10%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 5 (0.92%) Postfix
13 4 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
14 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
15 1 (0.18%) NFS
Systems Management
1 61 (11.21%) SCCM
2 24 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 16 (2.94%) SCOM
4 13 (2.39%) WSUS
5 6 (1.10%) Cisco CUCM
5 6 (1.10%) Windows Intune
6 4 (0.74%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 4 (0.74%) SCOrch
6 4 (0.74%) SCVMM
7 3 (0.55%) CiscoWorks
8 2 (0.37%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 2 (0.37%) DameWare
8 2 (0.37%) EdgeSight
8 2 (0.37%) Kibana
8 2 (0.37%) logstash
8 2 (0.37%) Nessus
8 2 (0.37%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (0.37%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.37%) ServiceCenter
9 1 (0.18%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 382 (70.22%) Microsoft
2 296 (54.41%) VMware
3 193 (35.48%) Cisco
4 181 (33.27%) Citrix
5 81 (14.89%) HP
6 71 (13.05%) Dell
7 32 (5.88%) CheckPoint
8 28 (5.15%) EMC
9 26 (4.78%) Avaya
10 25 (4.60%) NetApp
11 20 (3.68%) Apple
12 17 (3.13%) IBM
13 16 (2.94%) Juniper
13 16 (2.94%) Palo Alto
14 15 (2.76%) Oracle
14 15 (2.76%) Veeam
15 14 (2.57%) Wyse
16 13 (2.39%) Bloomberg
17 12 (2.21%) Brocade
18 10 (1.84%) Intel Security
City, London
Satigo Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits and Bonus
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £44,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Pebble.IT
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Beckenham, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Salary: £55000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum Plus DOE+Bonus+Full Expenses+Paid Conference
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £25000 - £29000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Green Fields Technology Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bexley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
City of London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 13 days ago
London
Franklin Fitch
Salary: £45,000 - £55,000 per year
Posted: 13 days ago
East London
VIT
Salary: Up to £42,000 per annum Normal business hours 37.5 hrs/week
Posted: 16 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago
London
Lawrence Harvey
Salary: £60000.00 - £65000.00 per annum + car, bonus, pension, health
Posted: 26 days ago