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

3 months to
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 459 450 464
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 178 214 239
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.45% 0.48% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 1.86% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 143 203 219
Median salary £45,000 £40,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +9.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,150 £25,800
10% offered a salary of more than £66,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-10.00% -
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
9660 11525 12803
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.21% 25.68% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 8120 9387 10301
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 £32,886 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 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 June 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 +53 35 £50,000 +18.34% 3
Feltham - 7 £52,500 -
Dagenham - 2 £24,250 -
Southwark - 2 £27,000 -
Hammersmith - 2 £43,000 -
Uxbridge +7 1 £25,000 +8.69%
Croydon -1 1 £52,500 +19.31% 1
Bromley -3 1 £25,500 -5.55% 1
Chessington - 1 £19,500 -
Chiswick - 1 £32,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 418 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 309 (73.92%) Windows
3 293 (70.10%) MCSE
4 286 (68.42%) Microsoft
5 216 (51.67%) Active Directory
6 200 (47.85%) ITIL
7 191 (45.69%) Windows Server
8 166 (39.71%) VMware
9 148 (35.41%) MS Excel
10 146 (34.93%) Cisco
11 134 (32.06%) MCITP
12 130 (31.10%) Cisco Certification
13 127 (30.38%) Citrix
13 127 (30.38%) MS Exchange
14 126 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
15 120 (28.71%) CCNA
16 115 (27.51%) Windows Server 2012
17 111 (26.56%) Windows 7
18 103 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
19 99 (23.68%) SQL Server
20 89 (21.29%) MS Office
21 84 (20.10%) MCP
22 83 (19.86%) Firewall
23 82 (19.62%) LAN
24 81 (19.38%) WAN
25 78 (18.66%) Finance
25 78 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2010
26 73 (17.46%) DNS
27 72 (17.22%) SQL
28 71 (16.99%) DHCP

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
1 127 (30.38%) MS Exchange
2 78 (18.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 47 (11.24%) Exchange Server 2013
3 47 (11.24%) Skype for Business
4 36 (8.61%) SharePoint
5 31 (7.42%) Exchange Server 2007
6 21 (5.02%) IIS
7 16 (3.83%) Office Communications Server
8 8 (1.91%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.72%) Drupal
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2010
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint 2013
9 3 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.48%) Apache
10 2 (0.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 2 (0.48%) Confluence
10 2 (0.48%) nginx
11 1 (0.24%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.24%) CMS
11 1 (0.24%) Umbraco
Applications
1 148 (35.41%) MS Excel
2 89 (21.29%) MS Office
3 7 (1.67%) MS Project
4 2 (0.48%) Adobe Illustrator
4 2 (0.48%) Photoshop
4 2 (0.48%) SketchUp
5 1 (0.24%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.24%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 6 (1.44%) Bankmaster
2 5 (1.20%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.48%) Hi Portfolio
4 1 (0.24%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.24%) FLEXCUBE
4 1 (0.24%) Lorenzo
Cloud Services
1 62 (14.83%) Office 365
2 25 (5.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 18 (4.31%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (2.87%) Cloud Computing
5 7 (1.67%) Google Cloud Platform
6 6 (1.44%) Mimecast
7 3 (0.72%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.48%) GitHub
8 2 (0.48%) Google Apps
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon EC2
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.24%) Amazon S3
9 1 (0.24%) IaaS
9 1 (0.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 83 (19.86%) Firewall
2 82 (19.62%) LAN
3 81 (19.38%) WAN
4 73 (17.46%) DNS
5 71 (16.99%) DHCP
6 54 (12.92%) SAN
6 54 (12.92%) VPN
7 37 (8.85%) Cisco ASA
7 37 (8.85%) TCP/IP
8 29 (6.94%) MPLS
8 29 (6.94%) Wireless
9 23 (5.50%) iSCSI
10 21 (5.02%) InfiniBand
11 20 (4.78%) Cisco Nexus
12 18 (4.31%) 3G
12 18 (4.31%) Fibre Channel
13 16 (3.83%) 802.11
13 16 (3.83%) Ethernet
13 16 (3.83%) GPRS
13 16 (3.83%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (23.68%) SQL Server
2 34 (8.13%) SQL Server 2012
3 33 (7.89%) Relational Database
4 29 (6.94%) SQL Server 2005
5 26 (6.22%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (2.87%) SQL Server 2014
7 10 (2.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 9 (2.15%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 8 (1.91%) MySQL
9 8 (1.91%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 5 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
11 4 (0.96%) Oracle Database
12 3 (0.72%) GIS
13 2 (0.48%) Crystal Reports
13 2 (0.48%) PostgreSQL
13 2 (0.48%) RDBMS
14 1 (0.24%) Amazon RDS
14 1 (0.24%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.72%) ProC
2 2 (0.48%) JIRA
2 2 (0.48%) MSI
2 2 (0.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (0.48%) Subversion
3 1 (0.24%) Grunt
3 1 (0.24%) Rational Rhapsody
3 1 (0.24%) Visual Studio
General
1 78 (18.66%) Finance
2 23 (5.50%) Japanese Language
3 22 (5.26%) Banking
4 21 (5.02%) Games
5 11 (2.63%) Billing
5 11 (2.63%) Marketing
6 9 (2.15%) Retail
7 8 (1.91%) Back Office
7 8 (1.91%) Telecoms
8 4 (0.96%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.96%) Legal
9 3 (0.72%) Law
9 3 (0.72%) Local Government
10 2 (0.48%) Advertising
10 2 (0.48%) Publishing
11 1 (0.24%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 94 (22.49%) Analyst
2 81 (19.38%) Support Engineer
3 61 (14.59%) Administrator
4 51 (12.20%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 45 (10.77%) IT Support
6 44 (10.53%) 2nd Line Support
6 44 (10.53%) Service Analyst
6 44 (10.53%) Service Desk Analyst
7 39 (9.33%) Support Analyst
8 38 (9.09%) DBA
8 38 (9.09%) SQL DBA
9 33 (7.89%) IT Engineer
10 32 (7.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 32 (7.66%) Consultant
11 27 (6.46%) IT Support Engineer
12 25 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
13 22 (5.26%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 22 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 20 (4.78%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
14 20 (4.78%) Infrastructure Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (3.83%) 802.1X
2 12 (2.87%) .NET
3 11 (2.63%) Web Services
4 8 (1.91%) COM
5 5 (1.20%) Ultra Messaging
6 3 (0.72%) LAMP
6 3 (0.72%) ODBC
6 3 (0.72%) XML
7 2 (0.48%) ASP.NET
7 2 (0.48%) HTML
7 2 (0.48%) LEMP Stack
7 2 (0.48%) MDX
7 2 (0.48%) Software Packaging
8 1 (0.24%) .NET Framework
8 1 (0.24%) CSS
8 1 (0.24%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.24%) jQuery
8 1 (0.24%) Sass
8 1 (0.24%) StructureMap
8 1 (0.24%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 38 (9.09%) Blackberry
2 34 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 22 (5.26%) Replication
4 20 (4.78%) Clustering
5 18 (4.31%) Analytical Skills
6 17 (4.07%) Fat Client
6 17 (4.07%) Thin Client
6 17 (4.07%) Video Conferencing
7 12 (2.87%) iPhone
7 12 (2.87%) Management Information System
8 9 (2.15%) Computer Science
8 9 (2.15%) Hedge funds
9 7 (1.67%) Public Cloud
10 6 (1.44%) Online Games
10 6 (1.44%) Smartphone
11 4 (0.96%) Blog
11 4 (0.96%) BYOD
11 4 (0.96%) Client/Server
11 4 (0.96%) PDA
11 4 (0.96%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 309 (73.92%) Windows
2 191 (45.69%) Windows Server
3 126 (30.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 115 (27.51%) Windows Server 2012
5 111 (26.56%) Windows 7
6 65 (15.55%) Linux
7 46 (11.00%) Windows 8
8 30 (7.18%) Windows 10
9 28 (6.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 27 (6.46%) Unix
11 22 (5.26%) Mac OS
12 20 (4.78%) Windows XP
13 16 (3.83%) Mac OS X
14 13 (3.11%) Android
15 11 (2.63%) HPUX
16 9 (2.15%) Windows Phone
17 6 (1.44%) Apple iOS
17 6 (1.44%) Windows Mobile
18 5 (1.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 3 (0.72%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 200 (47.85%) ITIL
2 40 (9.57%) Migration
2 40 (9.57%) Service Management
3 32 (7.66%) Disaster Recovery
4 29 (6.94%) Database Theory
4 29 (6.94%) Relational Database Theory
4 29 (6.94%) Service Delivery
5 28 (6.70%) Change Management
6 27 (6.46%) High Availability
7 26 (6.22%) Kalman Filter
8 25 (5.98%) Patch Management
9 23 (5.50%) ITIL V3
10 21 (5.02%) Root Cause Analysis
11 20 (4.78%) Information Security
12 19 (4.55%) Time Management
13 18 (4.31%) Incident Management
14 17 (4.07%) Change Control
14 17 (4.07%) Data Protection
15 16 (3.83%) Network Architecture
16 15 (3.59%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 72 (17.22%) SQL
2 47 (11.24%) PowerShell
3 13 (3.11%) VBScript
4 11 (2.63%) VB
5 4 (0.96%) PHP
6 2 (0.48%) C
6 2 (0.48%) C#
6 2 (0.48%) Python
6 2 (0.48%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.24%) Delphi
7 1 (0.24%) Java
7 1 (0.24%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.24%) Perl
7 1 (0.24%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.24%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 418 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 293 (70.10%) MCSE
3 134 (32.06%) MCITP
4 130 (31.10%) Cisco Certification
5 120 (28.71%) CCNA
6 84 (20.10%) MCP
7 63 (15.07%) MCTS
8 56 (13.40%) Degree
9 50 (11.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 48 (11.48%) CCNP
11 34 (8.13%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 29 (6.94%) MCDBA
13 28 (6.70%) ITIL Certification
14 27 (6.46%) Citrix Certification
15 18 (4.31%) CCSA
16 16 (3.83%) CCA
16 16 (3.83%) CCSP
16 16 (3.83%) EMC Certification
17 13 (3.11%) A+ Certification
18 12 (2.87%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (10.29%) SLA
2 15 (3.59%) Solvency II
3 4 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.72%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.48%) ISO 14001
5 2 (0.48%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.24%) DICOM
6 1 (0.24%) HL7
6 1 (0.24%) ISO15022
6 1 (0.24%) ISO20022
6 1 (0.24%) QA
System Software
1 216 (51.67%) Active Directory
2 103 (24.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 48 (11.48%) Hyper-V
4 41 (9.81%) vSphere
5 27 (6.46%) XenDesktop
6 26 (6.22%) XenApp
7 24 (5.74%) XenServer
8 23 (5.50%) NFS
9 16 (3.83%) Postfix
10 15 (3.59%) Terminal Services
11 11 (2.63%) EMC RecoverPoint
12 7 (1.67%) VMware ESX
13 6 (1.44%) Microsoft App-V
14 5 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
15 4 (0.96%) Virtual Servers
16 3 (0.72%) BitLocker
16 3 (0.72%) Terminal Server
16 3 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
16 3 (0.72%) VMware Workstation
17 2 (0.48%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 44 (10.53%) SCCM
2 19 (4.55%) Backup Exec
3 14 (3.35%) SCOM
4 12 (2.87%) WSUS
5 11 (2.63%) EMC VPLEX
6 9 (2.15%) Microsoft Clustering
7 8 (1.91%) ITRS Geneos
8 7 (1.67%) Failover Clustering
9 5 (1.20%) AirWatch
9 5 (1.20%) vRealize
10 4 (0.96%) SCSM
10 4 (0.96%) SCVMM
11 3 (0.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 3 (0.72%) MAILsweeper
11 3 (0.72%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
11 3 (0.72%) SnapMirror
11 3 (0.72%) SnapVault
12 2 (0.48%) DatAdvantage
12 2 (0.48%) Perfmon
12 2 (0.48%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 286 (68.42%) Microsoft
2 166 (39.71%) VMware
3 146 (34.93%) Cisco
4 127 (30.38%) Citrix
5 70 (16.75%) HP
6 42 (10.05%) Dell
7 31 (7.42%) EMC
8 24 (5.74%) NetApp
9 21 (5.02%) Veeam
10 20 (4.78%) Juniper
10 20 (4.78%) Symantec
11 19 (4.55%) Brocade
11 19 (4.55%) CheckPoint
11 19 (4.55%) Isilon
12 16 (3.83%) Apple
12 16 (3.83%) Avaya
12 16 (3.83%) Nokia
13 12 (2.87%) IBM
13 12 (2.87%) Mitel
13 12 (2.87%) SolarWinds
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £23,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £55,000 per annum dependent on experience
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £18k - 21k per year
Posted: Yesterday
London
Venturi
Salary: £65000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Kingston upon Thames
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
South West London
Imparta Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: From £18,000 to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 15 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Give A Grad A Go
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 16 days ago