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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 458 432 419
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 168 247 264
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.44% 0.56% 0.58%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.88% 2.22% 2.31%
Number of salaries quoted 151 222 230
Median salary £37,500 £39,000 £38,091
Median salary % change year-on-year
-3.84% +2.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,983 £26,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
8917 11149 11420
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.52% 25.32% 24.88%
Number of salaries quoted 7480 9233 9109
Median salary £57,500 £52,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+9.52% +5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £31,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +29 33 £42,500 +46.55% 3
Feltham - 3 £55,000 -
Chiswick - 3 £37,500 - 1
Twickenham +10 2 £38,750 -22.50% 2
Bromley +8 1 £19,000 -15.55% 1
Wembley +4 1 £21,000 -40.00%
Finchley - 1 £37,500 -
Mayfair - 1 £26,000 -
Croydon - 1 £26,000 -
Enfield - 1 £26,000 -
Hounslow - 1 £37,500 -
Southall - 1 £21,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Teddington - 1 £45,000 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 September 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.

1 346 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 252 (72.83%) Windows
3 226 (65.32%) MCSE
3 226 (65.32%) Microsoft
4 179 (51.73%) Active Directory
5 161 (46.53%) ITIL
6 139 (40.17%) Windows Server
7 135 (39.02%) VMware
8 113 (32.66%) Cisco Certification
9 111 (32.08%) CCNA
10 109 (31.50%) Windows 7
11 108 (31.21%) MCITP
12 103 (29.77%) Cisco
13 100 (28.90%) MS Exchange
14 99 (28.61%) Windows Server 2008
15 98 (28.32%) MS Excel
16 92 (26.59%) VMware Infrastructure
17 84 (24.28%) Citrix
18 80 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
19 79 (22.83%) LAN
20 77 (22.25%) MCP
21 74 (21.39%) DNS
22 73 (21.10%) DHCP
23 72 (20.81%) WAN
24 69 (19.94%) Linux
25 68 (19.65%) MS Office
26 64 (18.50%) Office 365
27 63 (18.21%) Finance
28 60 (17.34%) SCCM
29 58 (16.76%) Firewall

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
1 100 (28.90%) MS Exchange
2 57 (16.47%) Exchange Server 2010
3 41 (11.85%) Skype for Business
4 39 (11.27%) Exchange Server 2013
5 38 (10.98%) SharePoint
6 16 (4.62%) Exchange Server 2007
7 10 (2.89%) Apache
7 10 (2.89%) IIS
7 10 (2.89%) Office Communications Server
8 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.16%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (0.87%) Exchange Server 2003
10 2 (0.58%) Confluence
10 2 (0.58%) OpenStack
10 2 (0.58%) SAS
10 2 (0.58%) SharePoint Server
11 1 (0.29%) MS Project Server
Applications
1 98 (28.32%) MS Excel
2 68 (19.65%) MS Office
3 5 (1.45%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.87%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.58%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.58%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.58%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 3 (0.87%) HiPortfolio
2 2 (0.58%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.58%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.29%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.29%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 64 (18.50%) Office 365
2 30 (8.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.36%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.31%) SaaS
5 6 (1.73%) Cloud Computing
6 4 (1.16%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.87%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.87%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.58%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.58%) Amazon EC2
8 2 (0.58%) Amazon S3
8 2 (0.58%) GitHub
8 2 (0.58%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.58%) IaaS
8 2 (0.58%) Mimecast
8 2 (0.58%) OneDrive
8 2 (0.58%) Yammer
9 1 (0.29%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.29%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.83%) LAN
2 74 (21.39%) DNS
3 73 (21.10%) DHCP
4 72 (20.81%) WAN
5 58 (16.76%) Firewall
6 45 (13.01%) VPN
7 30 (8.67%) TCP/IP
8 27 (7.80%) VoIP
9 24 (6.94%) SAN
10 23 (6.65%) Fibre Channel
10 23 (6.65%) iSCSI
10 23 (6.65%) MPLS
11 21 (6.07%) Cisco ASA
11 21 (6.07%) InfiniBand
11 21 (6.07%) Wireless
12 20 (5.78%) VLAN
13 19 (5.49%) Skype
14 13 (3.76%) Cisco Nexus
15 12 (3.47%) 3G
15 12 (3.47%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 49 (14.16%) SQL Server
2 17 (4.91%) SQL Server 2008
2 17 (4.91%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (3.47%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 8 (2.31%) Relational Database
4 8 (2.31%) SQL Server 2014
5 7 (2.02%) SQL Server 2005
6 6 (1.73%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.45%) Crystal Reports
8 4 (1.16%) GIS
9 3 (0.87%) MySQL
9 3 (0.87%) Power BI
10 2 (0.58%) Data Warehouse
10 2 (0.58%) SQL Server 2000
11 1 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
11 1 (0.29%) Big Data
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.29%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 2 (0.58%) JIRA
1 2 (0.58%) Subversion
1 2 (0.58%) Visual Studio
General
1 63 (18.21%) Finance
2 23 (6.65%) Japanese Language
3 19 (5.49%) Banking
4 14 (4.05%) Billing
5 10 (2.89%) Games
6 9 (2.60%) Back Office
6 9 (2.60%) Law
6 9 (2.60%) Marketing
7 8 (2.31%) Telecoms
8 7 (2.02%) Retail
9 6 (1.73%) Legal
10 2 (0.58%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.58%) Publishing
11 1 (0.29%) Advertising
11 1 (0.29%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.29%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 68 (19.65%) Analyst
2 58 (16.76%) Support Engineer
3 42 (12.14%) Administrator
4 36 (10.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 35 (10.12%) Consultant
6 34 (9.83%) IT Support
7 33 (9.54%) 2nd Line Support
7 33 (9.54%) Service Analyst
7 33 (9.54%) Service Desk Analyst
8 24 (6.94%) Server Engineer
9 23 (6.65%) IT Engineer
9 23 (6.65%) Support Analyst
9 23 (6.65%) Windows Engineer
10 21 (6.07%) Desktop Support
11 20 (5.78%) DBA
11 20 (5.78%) IT Analyst
11 20 (5.78%) Storage Consultant
12 19 (5.49%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 19 (5.49%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 19 (5.49%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (2.89%) 802.1X
2 6 (1.73%) .NET
2 6 (1.73%) Web Services
3 5 (1.45%) COM
4 4 (1.16%) Oracle Fusion
5 2 (0.58%) ODBC
5 2 (0.58%) Ultra Messaging
5 2 (0.58%) WSH
6 1 (0.29%) LAMP
6 1 (0.29%) Middleware
6 1 (0.29%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 31 (8.96%) Data Centre
2 21 (6.07%) Blackberry
3 16 (4.62%) Computer Science
4 10 (2.89%) Video Conferencing
5 9 (2.60%) Cryptography
6 8 (2.31%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.31%) Management Information System
7 7 (2.02%) Clustering
8 6 (1.73%) Public Cloud
9 5 (1.45%) Fintech
10 4 (1.16%) BYOD
10 4 (1.16%) Client/Server
10 4 (1.16%) iPhone
10 4 (1.16%) Private Cloud
10 4 (1.16%) User Experience
11 3 (0.87%) CMDB
11 3 (0.87%) Hedge funds
11 3 (0.87%) PDA
11 3 (0.87%) PKI
11 3 (0.87%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 252 (72.83%) Windows
2 139 (40.17%) Windows Server
3 109 (31.50%) Windows 7
4 99 (28.61%) Windows Server 2008
5 80 (23.12%) Windows Server 2012
6 69 (19.94%) Linux
7 41 (11.85%) Windows 8
8 33 (9.54%) Windows 10
9 23 (6.65%) Windows Server 2003
10 21 (6.07%) Unix
11 18 (5.20%) Mac OS X
12 14 (4.05%) HPUX
12 14 (4.05%) Mac OS
13 10 (2.89%) Windows XP
14 9 (2.60%) Apple iOS
15 8 (2.31%) Android
16 7 (2.02%) Ubuntu
17 6 (1.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 3 (0.87%) Solaris
18 3 (0.87%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 161 (46.53%) ITIL
2 40 (11.56%) Service Management
3 34 (9.83%) Disaster Recovery
4 28 (8.09%) Migration
5 23 (6.65%) Incident Management
5 23 (6.65%) Mentoring
6 18 (5.20%) High Availability
6 18 (5.20%) Service Delivery
7 17 (4.91%) Business Intelligence
7 17 (4.91%) Patch Management
7 17 (4.91%) PRINCE2
8 16 (4.62%) Project Management
9 15 (4.34%) Business Continuity
9 15 (4.34%) Change Management
9 15 (4.34%) Virtual Environments
10 14 (4.05%) Root Cause Analysis
11 13 (3.76%) Time Management
12 12 (3.47%) DevOps
12 12 (3.47%) ITIL V3
13 11 (3.18%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 56 (16.18%) SQL
2 46 (13.29%) PowerShell
3 12 (3.47%) VBScript
4 6 (1.73%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.45%) VB
6 3 (0.87%) Python
7 2 (0.58%) C
8 1 (0.29%) PHP
Qualifications
1 346 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 226 (65.32%) MCSE
3 113 (32.66%) Cisco Certification
4 111 (32.08%) CCNA
5 108 (31.21%) MCITP
6 77 (22.25%) MCP
7 55 (15.90%) Degree
8 36 (10.40%) MCTS
9 33 (9.54%) ITIL Certification
10 32 (9.25%) CCNP
11 30 (8.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (5.49%) EMC Certification
13 16 (4.62%) Security Cleared
14 15 (4.34%) A+ Certification
14 15 (4.34%) MOS
15 13 (3.76%) MCDST
16 12 (3.47%) CISSP
17 10 (2.89%) CCSA
17 10 (2.89%) CCSP
17 10 (2.89%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (15.32%) SLA
2 9 (2.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.16%) Solvency II
4 3 (0.87%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.58%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.29%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.29%) QA
System Software
1 179 (51.73%) Active Directory
2 92 (26.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (13.29%) Hyper-V
4 33 (9.54%) vSphere
5 21 (6.07%) NFS
6 17 (4.91%) XenApp
7 14 (4.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 11 (3.18%) Virtual Servers
9 10 (2.89%) Postfix
10 9 (2.60%) VMware ESX
11 7 (2.02%) Terminal Services
12 6 (1.73%) Xen
13 5 (1.45%) XenDesktop
14 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 3 (0.87%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.58%) Docker
16 2 (0.58%) Firmware
16 2 (0.58%) KVM
16 2 (0.58%) Squid
16 2 (0.58%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 60 (17.34%) SCCM
2 19 (5.49%) SCOM
3 17 (4.91%) Backup Exec
3 17 (4.91%) WSUS
4 14 (4.05%) EMC VPLEX
5 12 (3.47%) Nagios
6 8 (2.31%) Puppet
7 6 (1.73%) NetBackup
8 5 (1.45%) AirWatch
8 5 (1.45%) CA Spectrum
8 5 (1.45%) Failover Clustering
8 5 (1.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 5 (1.45%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.45%) Norton AntiVirus
9 4 (1.16%) Microsoft Clustering
9 4 (1.16%) SCSM
10 3 (0.87%) MAILsweeper
10 3 (0.87%) SnapMirror
10 3 (0.87%) SnapVault
11 2 (0.58%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 226 (65.32%) Microsoft
2 135 (39.02%) VMware
3 103 (29.77%) Cisco
4 84 (24.28%) Citrix
5 50 (14.45%) HP
6 33 (9.54%) EMC
7 32 (9.25%) NetApp
8 21 (6.07%) Symantec
9 20 (5.78%) SolidFire
10 19 (5.49%) Brocade
10 19 (5.49%) Isilon
11 18 (5.20%) SolarWinds
12 15 (4.34%) CheckPoint
13 13 (3.76%) Apple
14 12 (3.47%) Avaya
14 12 (3.47%) Juniper
15 10 (2.89%) Nokia
16 9 (2.60%) CommVault
16 9 (2.60%) Dell
16 9 (2.60%) Red Hat
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Commission, bonuses & training
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £34,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 9 days ago
Chiswick
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Recruitment Revolution Limited
Salary: Up to £100,000 per annum OTE + Competitive Base + Private Medical
Posted: 9 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago