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 2 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 429 432 412
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 204 239 224
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.48% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 1.87% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 193 221 177
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £25,000 £22,800
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £62,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,750
% change year-on-year
- +13.82%
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
11202 12802 11360
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.49% 25.75% 25.56%
Number of salaries quoted 9106 10296 9252
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,546 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.58% +1.36%

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 2 July 2015.

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 2 July 2015. 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 +40 38 £43,000 +10.25% 4
Southall - 3 £25,000 -
Bromley +20 1 £27,000 -43.15% 2
Croydon +4 1 £44,000 +62.96%
Twickenham - 1 £41,500 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £33,500 -
Brentford - 1 £26,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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.

1 501 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 402 (80.24%) Windows
3 379 (75.65%) MCSE
4 366 (73.05%) Microsoft
5 270 (53.89%) Active Directory
6 223 (44.51%) VMware
7 190 (37.92%) Windows Server 2008
8 175 (34.93%) ITIL
9 161 (32.14%) Citrix
10 160 (31.94%) Cisco
11 156 (31.14%) MS Exchange
12 155 (30.94%) VMware Infrastructure
13 151 (30.14%) MCITP
14 142 (28.34%) MCP
15 140 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
15 140 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
16 138 (27.54%) CCNA
17 130 (25.95%) MS Excel
18 122 (24.35%) Windows 7
19 114 (22.75%) Finance
20 112 (22.36%) MS Office
21 95 (18.96%) Firewall
21 95 (18.96%) Windows Server 2003
22 90 (17.96%) SQL
22 90 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2010
23 89 (17.76%) SQL Server
24 83 (16.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 81 (16.17%) HP
26 77 (15.37%) DNS
27 75 (14.97%) MCTS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, 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
1 156 (31.14%) MS Exchange
2 90 (17.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 66 (13.17%) SharePoint
4 61 (12.18%) Lync
5 50 (9.98%) Exchange Server 2013
6 46 (9.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 39 (7.78%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 30 (5.99%) IIS
9 25 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (2.79%) Apache
11 8 (1.60%) Tomcat
12 6 (1.20%) WorkSite
12 6 (1.20%) Office Communications Server
13 4 (0.80%) SharePoint 2010
13 4 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
14 2 (0.40%) nginx
15 1 (0.20%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 130 (25.95%) MS Excel
2 112 (22.36%) MS Office
3 9 (1.80%) Adobe Creative Suite
3 9 (1.80%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.20%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.80%) SAP CCM
2 4 (0.80%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.40%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.99%) Office 365
2 20 (3.99%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (2.40%) Amazon AWS
4 10 (2.00%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (0.80%) Yammer
6 3 (0.60%) IaaS
7 1 (0.20%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 95 (18.96%) Firewall
2 77 (15.37%) DNS
3 64 (12.77%) DHCP
4 62 (12.38%) SAN
5 59 (11.78%) WAN
6 45 (8.98%) LAN
7 42 (8.38%) TCP/IP
8 40 (7.98%) VPN
9 32 (6.39%) VoIP
10 15 (2.99%) Network Security
11 12 (2.40%) Cisco IOS
12 11 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (2.00%) VLAN
14 9 (1.80%) Internet
14 9 (1.80%) NAS
15 8 (1.60%) iSCSI
15 8 (1.60%) Cisco ASA
15 8 (1.60%) Wireless
16 7 (1.40%) SSL
17 6 (1.20%) ISDN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (17.76%) SQL Server
2 26 (5.19%) SQL Server 2008
3 15 (2.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 13 (2.59%) SQL Server 2012
5 12 (2.40%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.40%) MySQL
6 8 (1.60%) SQL Server 2000
7 6 (1.20%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.60%) Relational Database
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (0.40%) Big Data
11 2 (0.40%) Oracle Reports
12 1 (0.20%) Oracle Database 10g
12 1 (0.20%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 13 (2.59%) MSI
1 13 (2.59%) InstallShield
2 5 (1.00%) TeamCity
3 4 (0.80%) Octopus Deploy
4 2 (0.40%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.40%) Git (software)
4 2 (0.40%) Subversion
4 2 (0.40%) JIRA
5 1 (0.20%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.20%) MSTest
General
1 114 (22.75%) Finance
2 34 (6.79%) Legal
3 32 (6.39%) Law
4 27 (5.39%) Advertising
5 24 (4.79%) Retail
6 17 (3.39%) Banking
7 12 (2.40%) Marketing
8 4 (0.80%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.80%) Back Office
9 3 (0.60%) Telecoms
10 2 (0.40%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Local Government
11 1 (0.20%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 98 (19.56%) Support Engineer
2 80 (15.97%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 77 (15.37%) Analyst
4 51 (10.18%) Support Analyst
5 37 (7.39%) Administrator
6 36 (7.19%) Systems Engineer
7 35 (6.99%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (6.59%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (6.39%) Desktop Support
9 32 (6.39%) IT Support
10 28 (5.59%) Consultant
10 28 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
11 23 (4.59%) Support Technician
11 23 (4.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 22 (4.39%) 1st Line Support
13 21 (4.19%) DBA
14 18 (3.59%) Technical Support
15 16 (3.19%) Desktop Engineer
16 15 (2.99%) SQL DBA
16 15 (2.99%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.39%) Application Packaging
2 14 (2.79%) .NET
3 5 (1.00%) ASP.NET
4 3 (0.60%) RabbitMQ
5 2 (0.40%) COM
5 2 (0.40%) Web Services
5 2 (0.40%) WAP
6 1 (0.20%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 47 (9.38%) Data Centre
2 42 (8.38%) Blackberry
3 38 (7.58%) Analytical Skills
4 25 (4.99%) Thin Client
4 25 (4.99%) Fat Client
5 15 (2.99%) Management Information System
5 15 (2.99%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.59%) Replication
6 13 (2.59%) Video Conferencing
7 10 (2.00%) PDA
7 10 (2.00%) iPhone
7 10 (2.00%) Clustering
8 9 (1.80%) Digital Media
9 8 (1.60%) HP Storage
9 8 (1.60%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.60%) EqualLogic
10 6 (1.20%) Private Cloud
11 5 (1.00%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.80%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.60%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 402 (80.24%) Windows
2 190 (37.92%) Windows Server 2008
3 140 (27.94%) Windows Server 2012
4 122 (24.35%) Windows 7
5 95 (18.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (11.18%) Windows XP
7 51 (10.18%) Linux
7 51 (10.18%) Windows 8
8 25 (4.99%) Mac OS X
8 25 (4.99%) Debian
8 25 (4.99%) Windows Vista
9 19 (3.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 18 (3.59%) UNIX
11 15 (2.99%) Mac OS
12 9 (1.80%) Android
13 8 (1.60%) CentOS
14 6 (1.20%) Windows Mobile
14 6 (1.20%) Solaris
15 4 (0.80%) Windows 2000
16 3 (0.60%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (34.93%) ITIL
2 38 (7.58%) Service Delivery
3 30 (5.99%) Service Management
3 30 (5.99%) Mentoring
4 29 (5.79%) Migration
5 27 (5.39%) Disaster Recovery
6 23 (4.59%) Change Control
7 22 (4.39%) Information Security
8 18 (3.59%) Project Management
9 16 (3.19%) Performance Tuning
10 15 (2.99%) Information Security Management
10 15 (2.99%) Security Management
11 14 (2.79%) Database Security
11 14 (2.79%) Capacity Planning
12 12 (2.40%) PRINCE2
13 11 (2.20%) Change Management
13 11 (2.20%) Incident Management
13 11 (2.20%) Load Balancing
14 10 (2.00%) Data Management
14 10 (2.00%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 90 (17.96%) SQL
2 40 (7.98%) PowerShell
3 7 (1.40%) T-SQL
4 6 (1.20%) C#
5 5 (1.00%) C
5 5 (1.00%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.80%) C++
7 3 (0.60%) Java
7 3 (0.60%) VBA
8 2 (0.40%) VBScript
8 2 (0.40%) VB
9 1 (0.20%) Perl
9 1 (0.20%) Python
9 1 (0.20%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 501 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 379 (75.65%) MCSE
3 151 (30.14%) MCITP
4 142 (28.34%) MCP
5 140 (27.94%) Cisco Certification
6 138 (27.54%) CCNA
7 83 (16.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 75 (14.97%) MCTS
9 74 (14.77%) Degree
10 43 (8.58%) CCNP
11 41 (8.18%) Citrix Certification
12 40 (7.98%) CCA
13 21 (4.19%) MOS
14 13 (2.59%) CCSA
14 13 (2.59%) CCSE
14 13 (2.59%) CCEA
15 12 (2.40%) MCDST
15 12 (2.40%) VCP5
16 10 (2.00%) CISSP
17 9 (1.80%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 66 (13.17%) SLA
2 26 (5.19%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (1.00%) QA
4 3 (0.60%) BS25999
4 3 (0.60%) BS7799
4 3 (0.60%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 270 (53.89%) Active Directory
2 155 (30.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 73 (14.57%) Hyper-V
4 66 (13.17%) XenApp
5 32 (6.39%) XenDesktop
6 25 (4.99%) vSphere
7 23 (4.59%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (3.79%) VMware Server
9 13 (2.59%) Xen
10 11 (2.20%) XenServer
11 8 (1.60%) Terminal Server
11 8 (1.60%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (1.40%) vCloud
13 6 (1.20%) Terminal Services
14 5 (1.00%) VMware ESX
15 2 (0.40%) KVM
15 2 (0.40%) Varnish
16 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
16 1 (0.20%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 63 (12.57%) SCCM
2 26 (5.19%) Backup Exec
3 19 (3.79%) SCOM
4 11 (2.20%) NetBackup
5 6 (1.20%) Casper Suite
6 5 (1.00%) MAILsweeper
6 5 (1.00%) Nagios
6 5 (1.00%) Opscode Chef
7 4 (0.80%) ARCserve
7 4 (0.80%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (0.80%) WSUS
7 4 (0.80%) ServiceCenter
8 3 (0.60%) AirWatch
8 3 (0.60%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 3 (0.60%) CA Spectrum
8 3 (0.60%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.40%) Puppet
9 2 (0.40%) Windows Intune
9 2 (0.40%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.40%) WMI
Vendors
1 366 (73.05%) Microsoft
2 223 (44.51%) VMware
3 161 (32.14%) Citrix
4 160 (31.94%) Cisco
5 81 (16.17%) HP
6 46 (9.18%) Apple
7 39 (7.78%) Dell
8 32 (6.39%) Symantec
9 24 (4.79%) Red Hat
10 23 (4.59%) NetApp
11 22 (4.39%) CheckPoint
11 22 (4.39%) Veeam
12 21 (4.19%) Reuters
13 17 (3.39%) Oracle
14 13 (2.59%) Wyse
15 12 (2.40%) McAfee
15 12 (2.40%) Adobe
16 11 (2.20%) EMC
16 11 (2.20%) Juniper
16 11 (2.20%) Polycom
West London
ThreePeople
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wembley
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £13,000 to £15,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + + bonus, benefits and pension
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Green Thompson Consulting
Salary: From £35,000 to £39,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
FPSG Connect
Salary: £40000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £32k - 38k per month + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harrington Starr
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, benefits + training
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Explore Group
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Welling, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £40000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 20 days ago
London
360 Resourcing
Salary: £24,911- £35,169 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago
Bromley
Venturi
Salary: £25000.00 - £29000.00 per annum + benefits & bonus
Posted: 25 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27500 - £34000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 27 days ago