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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 466 414 441
Rank change year-on-year
-52 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 179 266 252
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.61% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 2.36% 2.00%
Number of salaries quoted 142 253 222
Median salary £41,000 £37,500 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.33% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,200 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £54,500 £62,300
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.85%
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
10095 11271 12618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.98% 25.90% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8399 9230 10257
Median salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.76% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 +51 44 £45,000 +15.38% 1
Feltham +1 5 £60,000 +118.18% 1
New Malden - 3 £37,500 -
Sidcup - 3 £22,500 -
Chiswick - 2 £29,750 -
Hammersmith +6 1 £43,500 +74.00%
Bromley - 1 £25,500 -
Chessington - 1 £19,500 -
Dagenham - 1 £25,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 444 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 347 (78.15%) Windows
3 320 (72.07%) MCSE
4 318 (71.62%) Microsoft
5 240 (54.05%) Active Directory
6 220 (49.55%) Windows Server
7 207 (46.62%) ITIL
8 188 (42.34%) VMware
9 166 (37.39%) MS Excel
10 146 (32.88%) Cisco
11 141 (31.76%) Citrix
11 141 (31.76%) MCITP
12 132 (29.73%) Windows 7
13 128 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
13 128 (28.83%) MS Exchange
13 128 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
14 120 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
15 118 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
16 110 (24.77%) CCNA
16 110 (24.77%) SQL Server
17 102 (22.97%) MS Office
18 94 (21.17%) Firewall
19 93 (20.95%) MCP
20 81 (18.24%) MCTS
21 78 (17.57%) LAN
21 78 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
22 77 (17.34%) SQL
23 76 (17.12%) Finance
24 69 (15.54%) DNS
25 68 (15.32%) HP

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
1 128 (28.83%) MS Exchange
2 78 (17.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 55 (12.39%) Skype for Business
4 44 (9.91%) SharePoint
5 43 (9.68%) Exchange Server 2013
6 37 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 29 (6.53%) IIS
8 18 (4.05%) Office Communications Server
9 9 (2.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 6 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2003
10 6 (1.35%) SharePoint Server
11 3 (0.68%) Drupal
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.68%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.45%) Apache
12 2 (0.45%) BizTalk Server
12 2 (0.45%) Confluence
12 2 (0.45%) nginx
13 1 (0.23%) CMS
13 1 (0.23%) Umbraco
Applications
1 166 (37.39%) MS Excel
2 102 (22.97%) MS Office
3 8 (1.80%) MS Project
4 5 (1.13%) Spreadsheet
5 2 (0.45%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.45%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.45%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.23%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.35%) Bankmaster
2 5 (1.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.45%) Lorenzo
4 1 (0.23%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.23%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 63 (14.19%) Office 365
2 29 (6.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 14 (3.15%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (2.93%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.58%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.35%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.68%) Google Apps
7 3 (0.68%) IaaS
7 3 (0.68%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.45%) GitHub
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.23%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 94 (21.17%) Firewall
2 78 (17.57%) LAN
3 69 (15.54%) DNS
4 67 (15.09%) DHCP
5 66 (14.86%) WAN
6 63 (14.19%) SAN
7 58 (13.06%) VPN
8 35 (7.88%) TCP/IP
9 32 (7.21%) Cisco ASA
10 26 (5.86%) Internet
11 23 (5.18%) MPLS
11 23 (5.18%) Wireless
12 19 (4.28%) 3G
13 16 (3.60%) Cisco Nexus
13 16 (3.60%) iSCSI
14 15 (3.38%) Skype
14 15 (3.38%) VoIP
15 13 (2.93%) InfiniBand
16 12 (2.70%) Fibre Channel
16 12 (2.70%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (24.77%) SQL Server
2 39 (8.78%) Relational Database
3 36 (8.11%) SQL Server 2012
4 33 (7.43%) SQL Server 2005
5 27 (6.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (2.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 8 (1.80%) MySQL
7 8 (1.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 7 (1.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 6 (1.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 5 (1.13%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (0.68%) GIS
12 2 (0.45%) Crystal Reports
12 2 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
12 2 (0.45%) RDBMS
13 1 (0.23%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 8 (1.80%) ProC
2 2 (0.45%) JIRA
2 2 (0.45%) MSI
2 2 (0.45%) Rational Rhapsody
2 2 (0.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.45%) Subversion
3 1 (0.23%) Grunt
3 1 (0.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 76 (17.12%) Finance
2 22 (4.95%) Banking
3 19 (4.28%) Games
4 15 (3.38%) Japanese Language
4 15 (3.38%) Marketing
5 12 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.80%) Back Office
6 8 (1.80%) Retail
7 7 (1.58%) Legal
8 6 (1.35%) Billing
9 5 (1.13%) Advertising
10 4 (0.90%) Law
11 3 (0.68%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.68%) Local Government
12 1 (0.23%) French Language
12 1 (0.23%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 98 (22.07%) Analyst
2 94 (21.17%) Support Engineer
3 74 (16.67%) Administrator
4 51 (11.49%) 2nd Line Support
4 51 (11.49%) IT Support
5 49 (11.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 44 (9.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 44 (9.91%) Support Analyst
7 42 (9.46%) Service Analyst
7 42 (9.46%) Service Desk Analyst
8 41 (9.23%) DBA
8 41 (9.23%) IT Engineer
8 41 (9.23%) SQL DBA
9 31 (6.98%) IT Support Engineer
10 29 (6.53%) Service Desk Support
11 28 (6.31%) 3rd Line Support
12 27 (6.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 26 (5.86%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 25 (5.63%) Windows Engineer
15 24 (5.41%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (2.70%) .NET
1 12 (2.70%) 802.1X
2 11 (2.48%) Web Services
3 8 (1.80%) COM
4 5 (1.13%) Ultra Messaging
4 5 (1.13%) XML
5 3 (0.68%) HTML
5 3 (0.68%) LAMP
6 2 (0.45%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.45%) LEMP Stack
6 2 (0.45%) MDX
6 2 (0.45%) ODBC
6 2 (0.45%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.45%) XSLT
7 1 (0.23%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.23%) CSS
7 1 (0.23%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.23%) jQuery
7 1 (0.23%) Sass
7 1 (0.23%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 55 (12.39%) Blackberry
2 33 (7.43%) Clustering
3 32 (7.21%) Data Centre
4 26 (5.86%) Replication
5 22 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
6 20 (4.50%) iPhone
7 17 (3.83%) Fat Client
7 17 (3.83%) Smartphone
7 17 (3.83%) Thin Client
8 14 (3.15%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.93%) Video Conferencing
10 12 (2.70%) Hedge funds
11 11 (2.48%) iPad
12 10 (2.25%) Computer Science
13 8 (1.80%) Online Games
14 7 (1.58%) Public Cloud
15 5 (1.13%) EMC VNX
16 4 (0.90%) EqualLogic
16 4 (0.90%) Fintech
16 4 (0.90%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 347 (78.15%) Windows
2 220 (49.55%) Windows Server
3 132 (29.73%) Windows 7
4 128 (28.83%) Windows Server 2008
4 128 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
5 54 (12.16%) Linux
6 50 (11.26%) Windows 8
7 33 (7.43%) Windows 10
8 30 (6.76%) Unix
9 29 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 26 (5.86%) Android
11 24 (5.41%) Mac OS
12 20 (4.50%) Windows Phone
12 20 (4.50%) Windows XP
13 11 (2.48%) Windows Mobile
14 10 (2.25%) Mac OS X
15 6 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 6 (1.35%) HPUX
16 3 (0.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 3 (0.68%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 207 (46.62%) ITIL
2 40 (9.01%) Migration
3 38 (8.56%) Service Management
4 34 (7.66%) Database Theory
4 34 (7.66%) Relational Database Theory
5 33 (7.43%) Disaster Recovery
6 32 (7.21%) Patch Management
7 31 (6.98%) Service Delivery
8 30 (6.76%) Kalman Filter
9 29 (6.53%) ITIL V3
10 28 (6.31%) Time Management
11 26 (5.86%) High Availability
12 23 (5.18%) Change Management
13 21 (4.73%) Change Control
13 21 (4.73%) Information Security
13 21 (4.73%) Problem Management
14 20 (4.50%) Data Protection
15 17 (3.83%) CRM
15 17 (3.83%) ITSM
15 17 (3.83%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 77 (17.34%) SQL
2 56 (12.61%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.15%) VB
4 12 (2.70%) VBScript
5 8 (1.80%) Shell Script
6 5 (1.13%) PHP
7 4 (0.90%) C
8 2 (0.45%) C#
8 2 (0.45%) Java
8 2 (0.45%) PL/SQL
8 2 (0.45%) Python
8 2 (0.45%) Tcl
9 1 (0.23%) Delphi
9 1 (0.23%) JavaScript
9 1 (0.23%) Perl
Qualifications
1 444 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 320 (72.07%) MCSE
3 141 (31.76%) MCITP
4 120 (27.03%) Cisco Certification
5 110 (24.77%) CCNA
6 93 (20.95%) MCP
7 81 (18.24%) MCTS
8 60 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 59 (13.29%) Degree
10 44 (9.91%) CCNP
11 41 (9.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 36 (8.11%) Citrix Certification
13 34 (7.66%) MCDBA
14 21 (4.73%) ITIL Certification
15 18 (4.05%) CCA
16 14 (3.15%) CCSA
17 12 (2.70%) A+ Certification
17 12 (2.70%) CCSP
18 11 (2.48%) CCIE
18 11 (2.48%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.76%) SLA
2 17 (3.83%) Solvency II
3 7 (1.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.68%) COBIT
4 3 (0.68%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.45%) DICOM
5 2 (0.45%) HL7
5 2 (0.45%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.23%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.23%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.23%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.23%) QA
System Software
1 240 (54.05%) Active Directory
2 118 (26.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (11.26%) Hyper-V
4 41 (9.23%) vSphere
5 28 (6.31%) XenServer
6 26 (5.86%) XenDesktop
7 25 (5.63%) XenApp
8 18 (4.05%) Postfix
9 15 (3.38%) NFS
9 15 (3.38%) Terminal Services
10 12 (2.70%) VMware ESX
11 8 (1.80%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (1.80%) Terminal Server
12 7 (1.58%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 7 (1.58%) VMware ESXi
13 4 (0.90%) BitLocker
14 3 (0.68%) VMware Workstation
15 2 (0.45%) Varnish
16 1 (0.23%) iptables
16 1 (0.23%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 42 (9.46%) SCCM
2 21 (4.73%) Backup Exec
3 11 (2.48%) WSUS
4 10 (2.25%) SCOM
5 8 (1.80%) ITRS Geneos
6 6 (1.35%) EMC VPLEX
7 5 (1.13%) vRealize
7 5 (1.13%) Windows Intune
8 4 (0.90%) AirWatch
8 4 (0.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 3 (0.68%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 3 (0.68%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.68%) SCSM
9 3 (0.68%) SCVMM
9 3 (0.68%) SnapMirror
9 3 (0.68%) SnapVault
10 2 (0.45%) BladeLogic
10 2 (0.45%) EdgeSight
10 2 (0.45%) Nagios
10 2 (0.45%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 318 (71.62%) Microsoft
2 188 (42.34%) VMware
3 146 (32.88%) Cisco
4 141 (31.76%) Citrix
5 68 (15.32%) HP
6 55 (12.39%) Dell
7 28 (6.31%) EMC
8 21 (4.73%) Avaya
8 21 (4.73%) Veeam
9 18 (4.05%) CheckPoint
9 18 (4.05%) NetApp
10 17 (3.83%) Brocade
10 17 (3.83%) Juniper
10 17 (3.83%) Symantec
11 16 (3.60%) Apple
12 13 (2.93%) IBM
12 13 (2.93%) Nokia
13 12 (2.70%) SolarWinds
14 11 (2.48%) Isilon
15 10 (2.25%) Google
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
ninesharp
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: Yesterday
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
networx
Salary: £30,000 per annum Up to
Posted: 3 days ago
London
iKonnect Global Solutions
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 days ago
East London
VIT
Salary: From £32,000 to £42,000 per annum Normal business hours 37.5 hrs/week
Posted: 26 days ago
London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 27 days ago