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

3 months to
31 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 452 451 422
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 180 205 248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.46% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.95% 1.84% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 160 185 220
Median salary £42,500 £38,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.38% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £60,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +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
9221 11119 11574
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.59% 25.17% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 7751 9214 9218
Median salary £57,500 £53,500 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.47% +7.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £80,000 £72,500 £77,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 31 August 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 31 August 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 +43 30 £55,000 +89.65% 6
Feltham - 6 £53,750 -
Croydon - 2 £39,250 -
Chiswick - 2 £37,500 - 1
Twickenham +9 1 £35,000 -15.66%
Wembley +3 1 £21,000 -40.00%
Bromley 0 1 £19,000 -29.62%
Dagenham - 1 £23,000 -
Enfield - 1 £26,000 -
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Southwark - 1 £27,000 -
Hammersmith - 1 £42,500 -
Finchley - 1 £37,500 -
Mayfair - 1 £26,000 -
Uxbridge - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 31 August 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.

1 360 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 260 (72.22%) Windows
3 239 (66.39%) Microsoft
4 234 (65.00%) MCSE
5 188 (52.22%) Active Directory
6 176 (48.89%) ITIL
7 150 (41.67%) Windows Server
8 134 (37.22%) VMware
9 116 (32.22%) MS Exchange
10 113 (31.39%) Cisco
11 112 (31.11%) Windows 7
12 111 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
13 108 (30.00%) CCNA
14 106 (29.44%) MS Excel
14 106 (29.44%) MCITP
15 99 (27.50%) Citrix
16 98 (27.22%) Windows Server 2008
17 86 (23.89%) LAN
18 82 (22.78%) MS Office
18 82 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
19 81 (22.50%) WAN
20 79 (21.94%) Windows Server 2012
21 71 (19.72%) SQL Server
22 70 (19.44%) MCP
22 70 (19.44%) Firewall
23 67 (18.61%) DHCP
23 67 (18.61%) Linux
24 66 (18.33%) DNS
24 66 (18.33%) Finance
25 62 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010

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
1 116 (32.22%) MS Exchange
2 62 (17.22%) Exchange Server 2010
3 40 (11.11%) Skype for Business
4 39 (10.83%) Exchange Server 2013
5 37 (10.28%) SharePoint
6 22 (6.11%) Exchange Server 2007
7 14 (3.89%) Office Communications Server
8 12 (3.33%) IIS
9 6 (1.67%) Apache
9 6 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
10 4 (1.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 4 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 3 (0.83%) SharePoint 2013
12 2 (0.56%) Confluence
12 2 (0.56%) SharePoint Server
13 1 (0.28%) CMS
13 1 (0.28%) MS Project Server
13 1 (0.28%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.28%) Umbraco
Applications
1 106 (29.44%) MS Excel
2 82 (22.78%) MS Office
3 4 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.83%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.56%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.56%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.56%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.28%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.83%) Hi Portfolio
3 2 (0.56%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.28%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.28%) FLEXCUBE
Cloud Services
1 53 (14.72%) Office 365
2 24 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (6.11%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
5 5 (1.39%) SaaS
6 4 (1.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (0.83%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.83%) IBM Cloud
7 3 (0.83%) IBM SmartCloud
8 2 (0.56%) Adobe Creative Cloud
8 2 (0.56%) GitHub
8 2 (0.56%) Google Apps
8 2 (0.56%) Mimecast
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Glacier
9 1 (0.28%) Amazon Kinesis
9 1 (0.28%) Dropbox
9 1 (0.28%) OneDrive
9 1 (0.28%) Route 53
9 1 (0.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 86 (23.89%) LAN
2 81 (22.50%) WAN
3 70 (19.44%) Firewall
4 67 (18.61%) DHCP
5 66 (18.33%) DNS
6 47 (13.06%) VPN
7 34 (9.44%) SAN
8 28 (7.78%) Cisco ASA
9 27 (7.50%) TCP/IP
10 26 (7.22%) iSCSI
10 26 (7.22%) VoIP
10 26 (7.22%) Wireless
11 25 (6.94%) MPLS
12 24 (6.67%) InfiniBand
13 21 (5.83%) Fibre Channel
14 18 (5.00%) VLAN
15 16 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
15 16 (4.44%) Skype
16 14 (3.89%) 3G
17 13 (3.61%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 71 (19.72%) SQL Server
2 19 (5.28%) SQL Server 2008
2 19 (5.28%) SQL Server 2012
3 13 (3.61%) Relational Database
3 13 (3.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 12 (3.33%) SQL Server 2005
4 12 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (2.22%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (1.67%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 5 (1.39%) Crystal Reports
7 5 (1.39%) GIS
8 3 (0.83%) Power BI
9 2 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.56%) MySQL
9 2 (0.56%) SQL Server 2000
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.28%) Big Data
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database
10 1 (0.28%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 3 (0.83%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.56%) JIRA
2 2 (0.56%) MSI
2 2 (0.56%) Subversion
3 1 (0.28%) Grunt
General
1 66 (18.33%) Finance
2 26 (7.22%) Japanese Language
3 19 (5.28%) Banking
4 15 (4.17%) Games
5 14 (3.89%) Billing
6 9 (2.50%) Telecoms
7 8 (2.22%) Back Office
7 8 (2.22%) Law
7 8 (2.22%) Marketing
8 7 (1.94%) Retail
9 3 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.83%) Legal
9 3 (0.83%) Local Government
10 2 (0.56%) Publishing
11 1 (0.28%) Advertising
11 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.28%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 77 (21.39%) Analyst
2 56 (15.56%) Support Engineer
3 47 (13.06%) Administrator
4 40 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 40 (11.11%) Service Analyst
4 40 (11.11%) Service Desk Analyst
5 33 (9.17%) 2nd Line Support
6 31 (8.61%) Consultant
7 29 (8.06%) IT Support
8 26 (7.22%) Support Analyst
9 25 (6.94%) DBA
10 24 (6.67%) SQL DBA
11 23 (6.39%) Server Engineer
12 22 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
13 20 (5.56%) IT Engineer
14 19 (5.28%) Desktop Support
14 19 (5.28%) Storage Consultant
15 18 (5.00%) 3rd Line Support
15 18 (5.00%) Windows Engineer
16 17 (4.72%) Exchange Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (3.33%) 802.1X
2 8 (2.22%) .NET
3 7 (1.94%) Web Services
4 5 (1.39%) COM
4 5 (1.39%) Ultra Messaging
5 3 (0.83%) Oracle Fusion
6 2 (0.56%) HTML
6 2 (0.56%) Middleware
6 2 (0.56%) ODBC
6 2 (0.56%) Software Packaging
6 2 (0.56%) WSH
7 1 (0.28%) .NET Framework
7 1 (0.28%) CSS
7 1 (0.28%) jQuery
7 1 (0.28%) Sass
7 1 (0.28%) StructureMap
7 1 (0.28%) XML
7 1 (0.28%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 37 (10.28%) Data Centre
2 27 (7.50%) Blackberry
3 12 (3.33%) Computer Science
3 12 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
4 11 (3.06%) Replication
5 9 (2.50%) Fat Client
5 9 (2.50%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
6 8 (2.22%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.94%) Clustering
8 6 (1.67%) Cryptography
8 6 (1.67%) Smartphone
9 5 (1.39%) Fintech
10 4 (1.11%) BYOD
10 4 (1.11%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.11%) iPhone
10 4 (1.11%) PDA
10 4 (1.11%) Performance Metrics
10 4 (1.11%) Public Cloud
11 3 (0.83%) iPad
Operating Systems
1 260 (72.22%) Windows
2 150 (41.67%) Windows Server
3 112 (31.11%) Windows 7
4 98 (27.22%) Windows Server 2008
5 79 (21.94%) Windows Server 2012
6 67 (18.61%) Linux
7 40 (11.11%) Windows 8
8 28 (7.78%) Windows 10
9 24 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (6.39%) Unix
11 21 (5.83%) Mac OS X
12 18 (5.00%) Mac OS
13 16 (4.44%) Windows XP
14 14 (3.89%) HPUX
15 8 (2.22%) Android
15 8 (2.22%) Apple iOS
16 6 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.11%) Ubuntu
18 3 (0.83%) Solaris
18 3 (0.83%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 176 (48.89%) ITIL
2 42 (11.67%) Service Management
3 35 (9.72%) Disaster Recovery
4 33 (9.17%) Migration
5 26 (7.22%) Service Delivery
6 23 (6.39%) Change Management
7 22 (6.11%) High Availability
8 21 (5.83%) ITIL V3
8 21 (5.83%) Patch Management
9 20 (5.56%) Incident Management
10 17 (4.72%) Mentoring
10 17 (4.72%) Root Cause Analysis
11 15 (4.17%) Information Security
11 15 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
11 15 (4.17%) PRINCE2
12 13 (3.61%) Change Control
12 13 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
13 12 (3.33%) Database Theory
13 12 (3.33%) Regulatory Compliance
13 12 (3.33%) Relational Database Theory
Programming Languages
1 60 (16.67%) SQL
2 52 (14.44%) PowerShell
3 14 (3.89%) VBScript
4 6 (1.67%) T-SQL
5 5 (1.39%) VB
6 3 (0.83%) Python
7 1 (0.28%) C
7 1 (0.28%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
Qualifications
1 360 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 234 (65.00%) MCSE
3 111 (30.83%) Cisco Certification
4 108 (30.00%) CCNA
5 106 (29.44%) MCITP
6 70 (19.44%) MCP
7 52 (14.44%) Degree
8 41 (11.39%) MCTS
9 35 (9.72%) CCNP
10 31 (8.61%) ITIL Certification
11 26 (7.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 19 (5.28%) EMC Certification
13 16 (4.44%) A+ Certification
13 16 (4.44%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 15 (4.17%) MOS
15 13 (3.61%) MCDST
16 12 (3.33%) CCSA
16 12 (3.33%) CCSP
16 12 (3.33%) Citrix Certification
16 12 (3.33%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.61%) SLA
2 6 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 6 (1.67%) Solvency II
3 3 (0.83%) ISO 9001
4 2 (0.56%) ISO 14001
4 2 (0.56%) QA
5 1 (0.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 188 (52.22%) Active Directory
2 82 (22.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 40 (11.11%) Hyper-V
4 38 (10.56%) vSphere
5 24 (6.67%) NFS
6 23 (6.39%) XenApp
7 15 (4.17%) XenDesktop
8 14 (3.89%) EMC RecoverPoint
8 14 (3.89%) Postfix
8 14 (3.89%) XenServer
9 10 (2.78%) VMware ESX
10 8 (2.22%) Terminal Services
10 8 (2.22%) Virtual Servers
11 6 (1.67%) Xen
12 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 3 (0.83%) BitLocker
14 2 (0.56%) Docker
14 2 (0.56%) KVM
14 2 (0.56%) Squid
14 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 52 (14.44%) SCCM
2 17 (4.72%) SCOM
3 16 (4.44%) Backup Exec
4 15 (4.17%) WSUS
5 14 (3.89%) EMC VPLEX
6 8 (2.22%) ITRS Geneos
6 8 (2.22%) Nagios
7 5 (1.39%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.39%) Failover Clustering
7 5 (1.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 5 (1.39%) NetBackup
7 5 (1.39%) vRealize
8 4 (1.11%) CA Spectrum
8 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Clustering
8 4 (1.11%) Norton AntiVirus
8 4 (1.11%) Puppet
8 4 (1.11%) SCSM
9 3 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
9 3 (0.83%) SnapMirror
9 3 (0.83%) SnapVault
Vendors
1 239 (66.39%) Microsoft
2 134 (37.22%) VMware
3 113 (31.39%) Cisco
4 99 (27.50%) Citrix
5 61 (16.94%) HP
6 36 (10.00%) EMC
7 31 (8.61%) NetApp
8 22 (6.11%) Isilon
8 22 (6.11%) Symantec
9 21 (5.83%) SolarWinds
10 19 (5.28%) Brocade
11 17 (4.72%) Dell
12 16 (4.44%) Avaya
13 15 (4.17%) Apple
13 15 (4.17%) CheckPoint
14 14 (3.89%) Juniper
15 13 (3.61%) Veeam
16 12 (3.33%) Nokia
17 9 (2.50%) Red Hat
18 8 (2.22%) Splunk
City, London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits + Qualification Allow
Posted: 17 hours ago
West London
Parallel Consulting
Salary: £37000 - £40000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Stott & May
Salary: £56000 - £700000 per annum + 5k Car + Package
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + excellent training and benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 35,000-50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 8 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £35000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 7 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
South West London
Pygmalion Cloud Solutions
Salary: From £25,000 to £45,000 per annum plus a range of benefits
Posted: 8 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
City Of London
HFG
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
Chiswick
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
London
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £47000 - £52000 per annum
Posted: 22 days ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £45,000 (depending on experience) incl on-call allowance
Posted: 18 days ago
City of London
Venturi
Salary: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 19 days ago