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

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 401 439 416
Rank change year-on-year
+38 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 257 255 198
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.51% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 1.97% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 245 226 146
Average salary £37,500 £36,250 £35,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.44% +1.39%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £24,750 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-5.71% +12.90%
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
11325 12953 11175
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.87% 25.79% 25.40%
Number of salaries quoted 9258 10527 9100
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 £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 28 May 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 28 May 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 53 £40,000 +6.66% 5
Uxbridge -3 6 £23,000 -34.28%
Southall - 2 £25,000 -
Feltham - 2 £27,500 -
Hounslow +12 1 £34,500 +27.77%
Croydon +10 1 £44,000 +62.96%
Twickenham -10 1 £35,000 +27.27%
Canary Wharf - 1 £33,500 -
Hammersmith - 1 £25,000 -
Brentford - 1 £26,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 544 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 452 (83.09%) Windows
3 417 (76.65%) MCSE
4 395 (72.61%) Microsoft
5 299 (54.96%) Active Directory
6 245 (45.04%) VMware
7 205 (37.68%) Windows Server 2008
8 204 (37.50%) ITIL
9 181 (33.27%) Cisco
10 170 (31.25%) MS Exchange
11 169 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
11 169 (31.07%) VMware Infrastructure
12 168 (30.88%) MCITP
13 166 (30.51%) Citrix
14 163 (29.96%) CCNA
15 158 (29.04%) MS Excel
16 156 (28.68%) MCP
17 143 (26.29%) Windows 7
18 142 (26.10%) Windows Server 2012
19 129 (23.71%) Finance
20 123 (22.61%) MS Office
21 101 (18.57%) Firewall
22 99 (18.20%) Windows Server 2003
23 96 (17.65%) SQL
24 91 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
25 88 (16.18%) Hyper-V
26 87 (15.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
27 83 (15.26%) SQL Server
27 83 (15.26%) MCTS
28 80 (14.71%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 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
1 170 (31.25%) MS Exchange
2 91 (16.73%) Exchange Server 2010
3 72 (13.24%) SharePoint
4 70 (12.87%) Lync
5 46 (8.46%) Exchange Server 2007
6 44 (8.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 41 (7.54%) Exchange Server 2013
8 30 (5.51%) IIS
9 25 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (2.21%) Apache
11 11 (2.02%) Office Communications Server
12 7 (1.29%) Tomcat
13 6 (1.10%) SharePoint Server
14 4 (0.74%) WorkSite
14 4 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
15 1 (0.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 158 (29.04%) MS Excel
2 123 (22.61%) MS Office
3 10 (1.84%) Adobe Creative Suite
4 7 (1.29%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (1.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.55%) SAP CCM
2 3 (0.55%) SAP ERP
3 2 (0.37%) HiPortfolio
Cloud Services
1 35 (6.43%) Office 365
2 24 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (1.84%) Amazon AWS
4 9 (1.65%) Mimecast
5 4 (0.74%) Yammer
6 3 (0.55%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (0.55%) IaaS
7 1 (0.18%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 101 (18.57%) Firewall
2 78 (14.34%) DNS
3 69 (12.68%) SAN
4 66 (12.13%) DHCP
5 64 (11.76%) WAN
6 56 (10.29%) LAN
7 48 (8.82%) TCP/IP
8 44 (8.09%) VPN
9 33 (6.07%) VoIP
10 18 (3.31%) Network Security
11 17 (3.13%) Wi-Fi
12 13 (2.39%) Cisco IOS
13 12 (2.21%) VLAN
13 12 (2.21%) NAS
14 11 (2.02%) ISDN
14 11 (2.02%) Internet
15 9 (1.65%) Wireless
15 9 (1.65%) iSCSI
16 8 (1.47%) Cisco ASA
17 6 (1.10%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 83 (15.26%) SQL Server
2 21 (3.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (2.02%) MySQL
3 11 (2.02%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (1.65%) SQL Server 2000
5 8 (1.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 8 (1.47%) SQL Server 2012
6 5 (0.92%) Relational Database
7 4 (0.74%) Oracle Database
8 3 (0.55%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Database 11g
9 2 (0.37%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (0.37%) Big Data
9 2 (0.37%) Oracle Reports
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.18%) EDRMS
Development Applications
1 11 (2.02%) MSI
1 11 (2.02%) InstallShield
2 3 (0.55%) TeamCity
3 2 (0.37%) JIRA
3 2 (0.37%) Octopus Deploy
4 1 (0.18%) MSTest
4 1 (0.18%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 129 (23.71%) Finance
2 40 (7.35%) Law
3 32 (5.88%) Legal
4 28 (5.15%) Retail
5 27 (4.96%) Advertising
6 21 (3.86%) Banking
7 12 (2.21%) Marketing
8 8 (1.47%) Back Office
9 4 (0.74%) Telecoms
10 3 (0.55%) Publishing
10 3 (0.55%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.37%) Games
12 1 (0.18%) Local Government
12 1 (0.18%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 111 (20.40%) Support Engineer
2 88 (16.18%) Analyst
3 85 (15.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 54 (9.93%) Support Analyst
5 47 (8.64%) Consultant
6 45 (8.27%) 3rd Line Support
7 44 (8.09%) Administrator
8 42 (7.72%) Systems Engineer
9 40 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support
10 38 (6.99%) Desktop Support
11 36 (6.62%) IT Support
12 32 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
13 24 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
14 22 (4.04%) Desktop Engineer
14 22 (4.04%) Technical Support
14 22 (4.04%) Support Technician
15 21 (3.86%) 1st Line Support
15 21 (3.86%) DBA
15 21 (3.86%) Desktop Support Engineer
16 20 (3.68%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.31%) Application Packaging
2 12 (2.21%) .NET
3 3 (0.55%) ASP.NET
3 3 (0.55%) RabbitMQ
4 2 (0.37%) WAP
4 2 (0.37%) COM
5 1 (0.18%) REST
5 1 (0.18%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 70 (12.87%) Data Centre
2 48 (8.82%) Blackberry
3 39 (7.17%) Analytical Skills
4 28 (5.15%) Fat Client
4 28 (5.15%) Thin Client
5 16 (2.94%) Replication
6 15 (2.76%) Client/Server
6 15 (2.76%) Video Conferencing
6 15 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.21%) Management Information System
8 11 (2.02%) Clustering
9 10 (1.84%) Digital Media
9 10 (1.84%) iPhone
10 9 (1.65%) Private Cloud
10 9 (1.65%) PDA
11 5 (0.92%) EqualLogic
11 5 (0.92%) Hedge funds
12 4 (0.74%) Enterprise Software
13 3 (0.55%) Handset
13 3 (0.55%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 452 (83.09%) Windows
2 205 (37.68%) Windows Server 2008
3 143 (26.29%) Windows 7
4 142 (26.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 99 (18.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 57 (10.48%) Windows 8
7 54 (9.93%) Linux
8 53 (9.74%) Windows XP
9 26 (4.78%) Mac OS X
10 25 (4.60%) Debian
11 23 (4.23%) Windows Vista
12 20 (3.68%) UNIX
13 17 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 15 (2.76%) Mac OS
15 10 (1.84%) Windows 2000
16 8 (1.47%) CentOS
17 7 (1.29%) Android
18 6 (1.10%) Solaris
19 5 (0.92%) Windows Mobile
20 3 (0.55%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 204 (37.50%) ITIL
2 43 (7.90%) Service Delivery
3 38 (6.99%) Migration
4 34 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 28 (5.15%) Disaster Recovery
5 28 (5.15%) Service Management
6 24 (4.41%) Change Control
7 23 (4.23%) Project Management
8 20 (3.68%) Information Security
9 19 (3.49%) PRINCE2
10 15 (2.76%) Capacity Planning
11 14 (2.57%) Database Security
11 14 (2.57%) Performance Tuning
12 12 (2.21%) Information Security Management
12 12 (2.21%) Security Management
13 11 (2.02%) Incident Management
13 11 (2.02%) Penetration Testing
14 10 (1.84%) Data Management
14 10 (1.84%) CRM
14 10 (1.84%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 96 (17.65%) SQL
2 40 (7.35%) PowerShell
3 9 (1.65%) C
4 6 (1.10%) C#
4 6 (1.10%) T-SQL
5 5 (0.92%) Shell Script
6 4 (0.74%) C++
7 3 (0.55%) Java
7 3 (0.55%) VBA
8 2 (0.37%) R
8 2 (0.37%) VBScript
8 2 (0.37%) VB
9 1 (0.18%) Perl
9 1 (0.18%) Python
9 1 (0.18%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 544 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 417 (76.65%) MCSE
3 169 (31.07%) Cisco Certification
4 168 (30.88%) MCITP
5 163 (29.96%) CCNA
6 156 (28.68%) MCP
7 87 (15.99%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 83 (15.26%) MCTS
9 80 (14.71%) Degree
10 56 (10.29%) CCNP
11 51 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
12 49 (9.01%) CCA
13 19 (3.49%) MOS
14 14 (2.57%) CCSE
14 14 (2.57%) VCP5
14 14 (2.57%) CCSA
15 13 (2.39%) CCEA
15 13 (2.39%) CCEE
15 13 (2.39%) MCDST
16 12 (2.21%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (12.87%) SLA
2 23 (4.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (0.37%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.18%) COBIT
5 1 (0.18%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 299 (54.96%) Active Directory
2 169 (31.07%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (16.18%) Hyper-V
4 77 (14.15%) XenApp
5 43 (7.90%) XenDesktop
6 29 (5.33%) vSphere
7 21 (3.86%) Microsoft App-V
8 19 (3.49%) Xen
9 18 (3.31%) VMware Server
10 17 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
11 16 (2.94%) XenServer
12 8 (1.47%) Terminal Server
12 8 (1.47%) VMware ESX
13 7 (1.29%) vCloud
14 5 (0.92%) Terminal Services
15 2 (0.37%) KVM
15 2 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
16 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 65 (11.95%) SCCM
2 27 (4.96%) Backup Exec
3 26 (4.78%) SCOM
4 13 (2.39%) NetBackup
5 5 (0.92%) MAILsweeper
5 5 (0.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 5 (0.92%) SCVMM
5 5 (0.92%) Casper Suite
6 4 (0.74%) Nessus
6 4 (0.74%) SCDPM
6 4 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 4 (0.74%) Nagios
6 4 (0.74%) ARCserve
7 3 (0.55%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 3 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (0.55%) Opscode Chef
7 3 (0.55%) WSUS
7 3 (0.55%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.37%) WMI
8 2 (0.37%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 395 (72.61%) Microsoft
2 245 (45.04%) VMware
3 181 (33.27%) Cisco
4 166 (30.51%) Citrix
5 79 (14.52%) HP
6 50 (9.19%) Apple
7 42 (7.72%) Dell
8 34 (6.25%) Symantec
9 27 (4.96%) Reuters
10 24 (4.41%) NetApp
11 22 (4.04%) Red Hat
12 19 (3.49%) CheckPoint
12 19 (3.49%) Veeam
13 18 (3.31%) FactSet
13 18 (3.31%) Wyse
14 17 (3.13%) Oracle
15 13 (2.39%) Adobe
15 13 (2.39%) Polycom
16 11 (2.02%) EMC
16 11 (2.02%) Websense
London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £28000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 hours ago
South West London
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Twenty Recruitment Group
Posted: 2 days ago
Central London / West End
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
CML Offshore Recruitment
Salary: From £50,000 to £130,000 per annum Bonus, Relocation, Benefits, LowTax
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Networking People
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Excellent package
Posted: 6 days ago
Central London / West End
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £27500 - £34000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Networx Recruitment
Salary: £24,401- £29,000 plus benefits
Posted: 10 days ago
Chessington
Computer Futures
Salary: £30000 - £33000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
East London
Truphone
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum plus bonus & benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
London
Ampersand Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum + Benefits, Overtime, On Call
Posted: 17 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified
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