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 22 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 390 388 436
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +48
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 254 241 219
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.54% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.15% 2.12% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 228 211 194
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £22,500 £25,150
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,250 £31,000
% change year-on-year
-10.34% +16.93%
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
11804 11394 12879
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.87% 25.35% 25.36%
Number of salaries quoted 9411 9292 11103
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £31,052
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £75,000 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,995 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.23% +2.48%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +23 84 £38,000 -7.87% 6
Uxbridge - 13 £27,500 -
Hounslow -10 4 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Hammersmith - 2 £35,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 506 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 436 (86.17%) Windows
3 375 (74.11%) MCSE
4 371 (73.32%) Microsoft
5 324 (64.03%) Active Directory
6 260 (51.38%) ITIL
7 250 (49.41%) VMware
8 232 (45.85%) MS Exchange
9 209 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
10 198 (39.13%) MCITP
11 180 (35.57%) Cisco
12 169 (33.40%) Cisco Certification
13 165 (32.61%) Citrix
13 165 (32.61%) MS Excel
14 158 (31.23%) VMware Infrastructure
15 148 (29.25%) DNS
16 143 (28.26%) CCNA
17 140 (27.67%) Exchange Server 2010
18 129 (25.49%) DHCP
19 126 (24.90%) Windows 7
20 124 (24.51%) MCP
20 124 (24.51%) Firewall
21 120 (23.72%) LAN
22 117 (23.12%) SAN
22 117 (23.12%) Finance
23 114 (22.53%) SQL Server
24 112 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
25 108 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
26 106 (20.95%) TCP/IP
27 104 (20.55%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 232 (45.85%) MS Exchange
2 140 (27.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 80 (15.81%) Exchange Server 2007
4 73 (14.43%) SharePoint
5 52 (10.28%) Lync
6 44 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2013
7 43 (8.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 39 (7.71%) Exchange Server 2003
9 38 (7.51%) IIS
10 13 (2.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (1.58%) SharePoint 2013
12 6 (1.19%) Apache Solr
13 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
14 4 (0.79%) Apache
15 3 (0.59%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.59%) GroupWise
15 3 (0.59%) MS Project Server
15 3 (0.59%) WorkSite
16 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 165 (32.61%) MS Excel
2 102 (20.16%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.79%) Photoshop
3 4 (0.79%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
4 2 (0.40%) Maya
4 2 (0.40%) 3ds Max
4 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 1 (0.20%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 18 (3.56%) Dynamics CRM
2 16 (3.16%) Dynamics AX
3 3 (0.59%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.20%) Agresso
4 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.70%) Office 365
2 14 (2.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 148 (29.25%) DNS
2 129 (25.49%) DHCP
3 124 (24.51%) Firewall
4 120 (23.72%) LAN
5 117 (23.12%) SAN
6 106 (20.95%) TCP/IP
7 94 (18.58%) WAN
8 79 (15.61%) VPN
9 38 (7.51%) VoIP
10 30 (5.93%) Wireless
11 29 (5.73%) NAS
12 21 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
13 20 (3.95%) Internet
14 19 (3.75%) VLAN
15 17 (3.36%) Network Security
16 16 (3.16%) MPLS
17 15 (2.96%) FTP
18 14 (2.77%) Wi-Fi
19 13 (2.57%) HTTP
20 12 (2.37%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 114 (22.53%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 23 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 21 (4.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 16 (3.16%) Data Warehouse
6 15 (2.96%) SQL Server 2005
7 13 (2.57%) SQL Server 2012
7 13 (2.57%) PostgreSQL
8 12 (2.37%) MySQL
9 4 (0.79%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.79%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
11 2 (0.40%) MS Access
11 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.20%) SSDT
12 1 (0.20%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.40%) Subversion
2 2 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
3 1 (0.20%) MSI
General
1 117 (23.12%) Finance
2 36 (7.11%) Law
2 36 (7.11%) Legal
3 27 (5.34%) Banking
4 24 (4.74%) Advertising
5 12 (2.37%) Telecoms
6 11 (2.17%) Marketing
7 9 (1.78%) Retail
8 3 (0.59%) Games
9 2 (0.40%) Back Office
9 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 1 (0.20%) Publishing
10 1 (0.20%) French Language
10 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 98 (19.37%) Analyst
2 82 (16.21%) Support Engineer
3 79 (15.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 63 (12.45%) Support Analyst
5 52 (10.28%) Administrator
6 47 (9.29%) Systems Administrator
7 36 (7.11%) Systems Engineer
8 33 (6.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 31 (6.13%) Technical Support
9 31 (6.13%) IT Support
10 29 (5.73%) 2nd Line Support
11 28 (5.53%) Desktop Support
12 26 (5.14%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
13 23 (4.55%) Technical Support Analyst
13 23 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
14 19 (3.75%) Service Desk Analyst
14 19 (3.75%) Server Support
14 19 (3.75%) Service Analyst
15 18 (3.56%) IT Support Engineer
15 18 (3.56%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (3.36%) .NET
2 10 (1.98%) ASP.NET
3 8 (1.58%) Web Services
4 7 (1.38%) HTML
5 6 (1.19%) Middleware
6 5 (0.99%) XML
7 4 (0.79%) .NET Framework
7 4 (0.79%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.79%) CSS
8 2 (0.40%) WCF
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) Ajax
8 2 (0.40%) COM
8 2 (0.40%) XSLT
8 2 (0.40%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.40%) XHTML
9 1 (0.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 75 (14.82%) Blackberry
2 29 (5.73%) Clustering
3 18 (3.56%) Management Information System
4 16 (3.16%) Statistics
5 13 (2.57%) Hedge funds
5 13 (2.57%) Data Protection Act
5 13 (2.57%) Computer Science
6 12 (2.37%) Replication
7 10 (1.98%) Client/Server
8 9 (1.78%) Enterprise Software
8 9 (1.78%) iPhone
9 8 (1.58%) EPoS
10 7 (1.38%) Enterprise Storage
11 6 (1.19%) Web 2.0
12 5 (0.99%) GIS
12 5 (0.99%) Derivative
12 5 (0.99%) iPad
13 4 (0.79%) EqualLogic
13 4 (0.79%) PDA
13 4 (0.79%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 436 (86.17%) Windows
2 209 (41.30%) Windows Server 2008
3 126 (24.90%) Windows 7
4 112 (22.13%) Windows Server 2012
5 108 (21.34%) Windows Server 2003
6 71 (14.03%) Windows XP
7 64 (12.65%) Linux
8 30 (5.93%) Windows 8
9 18 (3.56%) UNIX
10 15 (2.96%) Mac OS
10 15 (2.96%) Android
11 14 (2.77%) Mac OS X
12 13 (2.57%) Windows Vista
13 11 (2.17%) Apple iOS
14 8 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.58%) SUSE
15 6 (1.19%) Solaris
16 5 (0.99%) Debian
17 3 (0.59%) NetWare
18 2 (0.40%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 260 (51.38%) ITIL
2 61 (12.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 44 (8.70%) Service Management
4 39 (7.71%) Migration
5 36 (7.11%) PRINCE2
6 35 (6.92%) Root Cause Analysis
7 21 (4.15%) CRM
7 21 (4.15%) Project Management
7 21 (4.15%) Load Balancing
8 20 (3.95%) Change Management
8 20 (3.95%) Change Control
9 19 (3.75%) ITIL V3
10 18 (3.56%) Network Management
11 17 (3.36%) Asset Management
12 16 (3.16%) Database Security
13 15 (2.96%) Kalman Filter
13 15 (2.96%) Security Management
14 14 (2.77%) Network Design
14 14 (2.77%) Stakeholder Management
15 13 (2.57%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 104 (20.55%) SQL
2 42 (8.30%) PowerShell
3 10 (1.98%) VBScript
4 4 (0.79%) C#
4 4 (0.79%) VB
4 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
4 4 (0.79%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.59%) VBA
5 3 (0.59%) PHP
6 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.20%) C
Qualifications
1 506 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 375 (74.11%) MCSE
3 198 (39.13%) MCITP
4 169 (33.40%) Cisco Certification
5 143 (28.26%) CCNA
6 124 (24.51%) MCP
7 93 (18.38%) Degree
8 81 (16.01%) MCTS
9 58 (11.46%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 40 (7.91%) CCNP
11 31 (6.13%) MCDST
12 23 (4.55%) Citrix Certification
13 22 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
14 18 (3.56%) A+ Certification
15 16 (3.16%) CCA
16 11 (2.17%) CISSP
17 9 (1.78%) MOS
17 9 (1.78%) SC Cleared
17 9 (1.78%) Security Cleared
18 8 (1.58%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 46 (9.09%) SLA
2 17 (3.36%) QA
3 3 (0.59%) ISO 9001
3 3 (0.59%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.20%) COBIT
System Software
1 324 (64.03%) Active Directory
2 158 (31.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 89 (17.59%) Hyper-V
4 82 (16.21%) XenApp
5 46 (9.09%) vSphere
6 34 (6.72%) XenDesktop
7 32 (6.32%) VMware ESX
8 25 (4.94%) VMware ESXi
9 12 (2.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (1.98%) XenServer
10 10 (1.98%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.19%) Xen
12 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
13 4 (0.79%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
14 3 (0.59%) UAG
14 3 (0.59%) Novell eDirectory
15 2 (0.40%) Xsan
15 2 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 72 (14.23%) SCCM
2 21 (4.15%) Backup Exec
3 16 (3.16%) WSUS
4 11 (2.17%) SCOM
5 9 (1.78%) ARCserve
6 6 (1.19%) NetBackup
7 5 (0.99%) Norton AntiVirus
7 5 (0.99%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (0.79%) WMI
8 4 (0.79%) ZENworks
9 3 (0.59%) HP SIM
10 2 (0.40%) EMC NetWorker
10 2 (0.40%) Cacti
10 2 (0.40%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.40%) Nagios
10 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.40%) AppManager
11 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 371 (73.32%) Microsoft
2 250 (49.41%) VMware
3 180 (35.57%) Cisco
4 165 (32.61%) Citrix
5 83 (16.40%) HP
6 45 (8.89%) Dell
7 43 (8.50%) NetApp
8 34 (6.72%) Symantec
9 31 (6.13%) Apple
10 29 (5.73%) Bloomberg
11 27 (5.34%) Juniper
12 20 (3.95%) McAfee
12 20 (3.95%) Reuters
13 16 (3.16%) Veeam
14 14 (2.77%) Mitel
15 12 (2.37%) Remedy
16 11 (2.17%) AppSense
16 11 (2.17%) Oracle
17 10 (1.98%) Altiris
17 10 (1.98%) EMC
North West London
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
City, London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + benefits inc. bonus
Posted: 12 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority
Salary: From £26,665 to £32,084 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
London
XIST4 IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40-50k + 10% Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + (package)+o/t+ben+training
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AspireCom
Salary: Bonus and Bens
Posted: 3 days ago
London City office (EC4)
Alexander Proudfoot
Salary: £26,000 - £28,000
Posted: 3 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Salary: £40-50,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London, London, Hounslow, Slough,...
XIST4 IT LIMITED
Salary: £40-50,000 + 10% Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Rackspace
Salary: Unspecified Competitive plus Bonus
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Transport For London (TFL)
Salary: £50,000 - £80,000 per year
Posted: 10 days ago
London
Progressive Recruitment
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £28000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 15 days ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £45,000 per annum
Posted: 18 days ago