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 3 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
3 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 474 387 363
Rank change year-on-year
-87 -24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 121 290 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.34% 0.66% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.42% 2.56% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 110 263 307
Median salary £37,500 £38,500 £39,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.59% -1.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £64,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £34,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-1.42% +7.69%
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
8548 11316 11718
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.36% 25.93% 25.72%
Number of salaries quoted 6915 9155 9580
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 £32,500 £30,000 £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 3 December 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 3 December 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 -15 16 £37,500 -2.59% 2
Twickenham - 4 £42,500 -
Hounslow +16 1 £37,500 +41.50%
Southall +2 1 £21,000 -
Teddington - 1 £45,000 -
Docklands, London - 1 £44,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 December 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.

1 299 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 224 (74.92%) Windows
3 191 (63.88%) Microsoft
4 174 (58.19%) MCSE
5 168 (56.19%) Active Directory
6 140 (46.82%) VMware
7 124 (41.47%) ITIL
8 123 (41.14%) Windows Server
9 111 (37.12%) Cisco
10 105 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
11 102 (34.11%) CCNA
12 95 (31.77%) VMware Infrastructure
13 88 (29.43%) MS Exchange
14 87 (29.10%) Windows 7
15 85 (28.43%) MCITP
16 80 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
17 79 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
18 78 (26.09%) LAN
19 73 (24.41%) MS Excel
19 73 (24.41%) Citrix
19 73 (24.41%) Office 365
20 69 (23.08%) WAN
21 68 (22.74%) DNS
21 68 (22.74%) Firewall
22 66 (22.07%) MCP
23 65 (21.74%) Linux
23 65 (21.74%) SCCM
24 61 (20.40%) DHCP
25 59 (19.73%) Degree
26 58 (19.40%) MS Office

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 88 (29.43%) MS Exchange
2 42 (14.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (11.37%) SharePoint
4 33 (11.04%) Skype for Business
5 30 (10.03%) Exchange Server 2013
6 13 (4.35%) Apache
7 11 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.34%) IIS
9 9 (3.01%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (3.01%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (1.67%) SharePoint 2013
11 4 (1.34%) SAS
12 2 (0.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 2 (0.67%) Office Communications Server
12 2 (0.67%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.33%) Moodle
Applications
1 73 (24.41%) MS Excel
2 58 (19.40%) MS Office
3 10 (3.34%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (1.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.00%) Bankmaster
1 3 (1.00%) HiPortfolio
2 1 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 73 (24.41%) Office 365
2 40 (13.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 20 (6.69%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (4.01%) SaaS
5 8 (2.68%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
7 4 (1.34%) Yammer
8 3 (1.00%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 3 (1.00%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.67%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.67%) Dropbox
9 2 (0.67%) IaaS
9 2 (0.67%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon Glacier
10 1 (0.33%) Amazon Kinesis
10 1 (0.33%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.33%) Route 53
10 1 (0.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 78 (26.09%) LAN
2 69 (23.08%) WAN
3 68 (22.74%) DNS
3 68 (22.74%) Firewall
4 61 (20.40%) DHCP
5 43 (14.38%) VPN
6 32 (10.70%) TCP/IP
7 25 (8.36%) SAN
7 25 (8.36%) VLAN
7 25 (8.36%) VoIP
8 19 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
9 18 (6.02%) Wireless
10 17 (5.69%) MPLS
10 17 (5.69%) Skype
11 16 (5.35%) Internet
12 15 (5.02%) Fibre Channel
13 12 (4.01%) iSCSI
14 11 (3.68%) ADSL
14 11 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
15 10 (3.34%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 45 (15.05%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.35%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (4.35%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.68%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 11 (3.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.67%) Crystal Reports
5 5 (1.67%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 4 (1.34%) Big Data
6 4 (1.34%) GIS
6 4 (1.34%) MySQL
7 3 (1.00%) Power BI
7 3 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.33%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 4 (1.34%) MSI
2 3 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.33%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.33%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.33%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.33%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 48 (16.05%) Finance
2 13 (4.35%) Law
3 12 (4.01%) Marketing
4 11 (3.68%) Banking
4 11 (3.68%) Legal
5 9 (3.01%) Japanese Language
6 8 (2.68%) Games
7 6 (2.01%) Billing
7 6 (2.01%) Retail
8 5 (1.67%) Back Office
8 5 (1.67%) Publishing
8 5 (1.67%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.34%) Advertising
10 1 (0.33%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.33%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 51 (17.06%) Analyst
2 47 (15.72%) Support Engineer
3 36 (12.04%) Administrator
3 36 (12.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 31 (10.37%) Consultant
5 30 (10.03%) IT Support
6 24 (8.03%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 23 (7.69%) 2nd Line Support
8 22 (7.36%) IT Engineer
9 20 (6.69%) Desktop Support
9 20 (6.69%) Service Analyst
9 20 (6.69%) Service Desk Analyst
10 19 (6.35%) Windows Engineer
11 18 (6.02%) Desktop Engineer
11 18 (6.02%) Server Engineer
11 18 (6.02%) Systems Administrator
12 17 (5.69%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 17 (5.69%) Infrastructure Support
12 17 (5.69%) IT Analyst
13 16 (5.35%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (2.01%) 802.1X
2 5 (1.67%) Oracle Fusion
2 5 (1.67%) Web Services
3 3 (1.00%) .NET
4 2 (0.67%) COM
4 2 (0.67%) Middleware
4 2 (0.67%) ODBC
4 2 (0.67%) WSH
5 1 (0.33%) ASP.NET
5 1 (0.33%) LAMP
5 1 (0.33%) WCF
5 1 (0.33%) WF
5 1 (0.33%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 23 (7.69%) Data Centre
2 19 (6.35%) Computer Science
3 14 (4.68%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (3.34%) Management Information System
5 9 (3.01%) Cryptography
5 9 (3.01%) Public Cloud
5 9 (3.01%) Video Conferencing
6 8 (2.68%) Blackberry
6 8 (2.68%) Clustering
7 6 (2.01%) Hybrid Cloud
8 4 (1.34%) Private Cloud
9 3 (1.00%) Client/Server
9 3 (1.00%) EMC VNX
9 3 (1.00%) iPhone
9 3 (1.00%) Replication
10 2 (0.67%) AS400
10 2 (0.67%) CMDB
10 2 (0.67%) PDA
10 2 (0.67%) Statistics
10 2 (0.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 224 (74.92%) Windows
2 123 (41.14%) Windows Server
3 87 (29.10%) Windows 7
4 80 (26.76%) Windows Server 2012
5 79 (26.42%) Windows Server 2008
6 65 (21.74%) Linux
7 35 (11.71%) Windows 8
8 31 (10.37%) Windows 10
9 28 (9.36%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (7.36%) Mac OS X
11 14 (4.68%) Unix
12 12 (4.01%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.68%) Android
13 8 (2.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 6 (2.01%) HPUX
15 5 (1.67%) Windows Phone
15 5 (1.67%) Windows XP
16 4 (1.34%) Debian
17 3 (1.00%) Solaris
17 3 (1.00%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 124 (41.47%) ITIL
2 30 (10.03%) Service Management
3 26 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
4 25 (8.36%) Migration
5 24 (8.03%) PRINCE2
5 24 (8.03%) Project Management
6 21 (7.02%) Incident Management
7 20 (6.69%) Mentoring
8 19 (6.35%) Service Delivery
9 17 (5.69%) Business Intelligence
9 17 (5.69%) Virtual Environments
10 16 (5.35%) Business Continuity
11 15 (5.02%) DevOps
12 14 (4.68%) Software Deployment
13 13 (4.35%) Time Management
14 11 (3.68%) Continuous Improvement
14 11 (3.68%) High Availability
15 10 (3.34%) Change Management
15 10 (3.34%) ITIL V3
15 10 (3.34%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 46 (15.38%) SQL
2 43 (14.38%) PowerShell
3 8 (2.68%) VBScript
4 7 (2.34%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.67%) VB
6 3 (1.00%) C
7 1 (0.33%) C#
7 1 (0.33%) PHP
7 1 (0.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 299 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 174 (58.19%) MCSE
3 105 (35.12%) Cisco Certification
4 102 (34.11%) CCNA
5 85 (28.43%) MCITP
6 66 (22.07%) MCP
7 59 (19.73%) Degree
8 34 (11.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 29 (9.70%) CCNP
10 24 (8.03%) MCTS
11 23 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
12 16 (5.35%) Security Cleared
13 14 (4.68%) CISSP
14 13 (4.35%) MCDST
15 12 (4.01%) MOS
16 10 (3.34%) PMI Certification
17 9 (3.01%) CISM
17 9 (3.01%) EMC Certification
17 9 (3.01%) PMP
18 8 (2.68%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (17.73%) SLA
2 9 (3.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (2.01%) QA
4 1 (0.33%) GCP
4 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 168 (56.19%) Active Directory
2 95 (31.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (18.73%) Hyper-V
4 43 (14.38%) vSphere
5 16 (5.35%) Virtual Servers
6 10 (3.34%) NFS
7 9 (3.01%) VMware ESX
8 8 (2.68%) Xen
9 7 (2.34%) XenApp
10 6 (2.01%) EMC RecoverPoint
10 6 (2.01%) Microsoft App-V
10 6 (2.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 4 (1.34%) Terminal Services
12 3 (1.00%) KVM
12 3 (1.00%) Postfix
12 3 (1.00%) Squid
12 3 (1.00%) XenDesktop
13 2 (0.67%) Docker
13 2 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 2 (0.67%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 65 (21.74%) SCCM
2 14 (4.68%) Nagios
2 14 (4.68%) SCOM
3 13 (4.35%) Backup Exec
3 13 (4.35%) WSUS
4 11 (3.68%) Puppet
5 7 (2.34%) Norton AntiVirus
6 6 (2.01%) EMC VPLEX
7 5 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
7 5 (1.67%) McAfee ePO
7 5 (1.67%) NetBackup
8 3 (1.00%) Casper Suite
8 3 (1.00%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.67%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 2 (0.67%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.67%) Opscode Chef
10 1 (0.33%) Ansible
10 1 (0.33%) cPanel
10 1 (0.33%) Graylog
10 1 (0.33%) ITRS Geneos
Vendors
1 191 (63.88%) Microsoft
2 140 (46.82%) VMware
3 111 (37.12%) Cisco
4 73 (24.41%) Citrix
5 37 (12.37%) HP
6 24 (8.03%) EMC
7 23 (7.69%) NetApp
8 20 (6.69%) Apple
9 17 (5.69%) Dell
10 16 (5.35%) Symantec
11 14 (4.68%) Red Hat
12 13 (4.35%) Intel Security
13 12 (4.01%) CommVault
13 12 (4.01%) SolarWinds
14 11 (3.68%) CheckPoint
15 10 (3.34%) Brocade
15 10 (3.34%) Juniper
15 10 (3.34%) SolidFire
16 9 (3.01%) Atlassian
16 9 (3.01%) Palo Alto
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