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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 375 388 420
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 266 246 221
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.59% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.23% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 230 216 200
Average salary £38,091 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.57% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,950 £22,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £59,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +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
11174 11037 13000
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.73% 24.51% 26.13%
Number of salaries quoted 8911 9111 11048
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 1 October 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 1 October 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 +42 100 £40,000 -5.88% 10
Uxbridge - 9 £27,500 -
Hounslow -4 2 £27,500 -12.69%
Beckenham - 1 £30,000 - 1
Docklands, London - 1 £32,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 1 October 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.

1 505 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 428 (84.75%) Windows
3 384 (76.04%) MCSE
4 371 (73.47%) Microsoft
5 315 (62.38%) Active Directory
6 268 (53.07%) VMware
7 245 (48.51%) ITIL
8 222 (43.96%) MS Exchange
9 209 (41.39%) Windows Server 2008
10 198 (39.21%) MCITP
11 195 (38.61%) Cisco
12 186 (36.83%) Cisco Certification
13 170 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
14 157 (31.09%) DNS
15 155 (30.69%) MS Excel
16 153 (30.30%) CCNA
17 145 (28.71%) Citrix
18 138 (27.33%) DHCP
19 130 (25.74%) Exchange Server 2010
20 123 (24.36%) Firewall
21 122 (24.16%) SAN
22 120 (23.76%) MCP
23 115 (22.77%) SQL Server
23 115 (22.77%) Finance
24 111 (21.98%) Windows Server 2003
24 111 (21.98%) Windows 7
25 103 (20.40%) Degree
26 101 (20.00%) LAN
27 99 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
28 97 (19.21%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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
1 222 (43.96%) MS Exchange
2 130 (25.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 82 (16.24%) SharePoint
4 77 (15.25%) Exchange Server 2007
5 65 (12.87%) Lync
6 45 (8.91%) Exchange Server 2013
7 40 (7.92%) IIS
8 37 (7.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 34 (6.73%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 14 (2.77%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (1.98%) Apache
12 9 (1.78%) SharePoint 2013
13 6 (1.19%) Apache Solr
14 5 (0.99%) BizTalk Server
15 4 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
15 4 (0.79%) Office Communications Server
16 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
16 2 (0.40%) Tomcat
17 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
17 1 (0.20%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 155 (30.69%) MS Excel
2 85 (16.83%) MS Office
3 4 (0.79%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.40%) Maya
5 2 (0.40%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.40%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.20%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 22 (4.36%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.57%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) Agresso
3 1 (0.20%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 42 (8.32%) Office 365
2 13 (2.57%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 157 (31.09%) DNS
2 138 (27.33%) DHCP
3 123 (24.36%) Firewall
4 122 (24.16%) SAN
5 101 (20.00%) LAN
6 94 (18.61%) TCP/IP
7 78 (15.45%) WAN
8 71 (14.06%) VPN
9 32 (6.34%) VoIP
10 28 (5.54%) NAS
11 23 (4.55%) Wireless
12 19 (3.76%) Cisco ASA
13 17 (3.37%) VLAN
14 16 (3.17%) MPLS
15 15 (2.97%) Internet
16 13 (2.57%) Network Security
17 12 (2.38%) iSCSI
17 12 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
18 11 (2.18%) IP Telephony
19 9 (1.78%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 115 (22.77%) SQL Server
2 21 (4.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 19 (3.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 19 (3.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (3.37%) MySQL
5 14 (2.77%) Data Warehouse
6 12 (2.38%) SQL Server 2005
7 11 (2.18%) PostgreSQL
8 9 (1.78%) SQL Server 2012
9 7 (1.39%) SQL Server 2000
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.59%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (0.59%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.59%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 2 (0.40%) MS Access
12 1 (0.20%) SSDT
12 1 (0.20%) Big Data
12 1 (0.20%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.20%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 6 (1.19%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.40%) Subversion
2 2 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.40%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (0.40%) MSI
General
1 115 (22.77%) Finance
2 30 (5.94%) Legal
3 24 (4.75%) Banking
4 22 (4.36%) Advertising
5 21 (4.16%) Law
6 12 (2.38%) Telecoms
7 10 (1.98%) Marketing
8 8 (1.58%) Retail
9 4 (0.79%) Back Office
10 3 (0.59%) Games
11 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.20%) Publishing
12 1 (0.20%) French Language
12 1 (0.20%) German Language
Job Titles
1 93 (18.42%) Analyst
1 93 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 88 (17.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 58 (11.49%) Support Analyst
4 49 (9.70%) Administrator
5 45 (8.91%) Systems Engineer
6 43 (8.51%) Systems Administrator
7 37 (7.33%) Technical Support
8 36 (7.13%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (6.34%) IT Support
10 28 (5.54%) 2nd Line Support
10 28 (5.54%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 27 (5.35%) Technical Analyst
12 26 (5.15%) Technical Support Analyst
12 26 (5.15%) Desktop Support
13 21 (4.16%) IT Support Engineer
13 21 (4.16%) Consultant
14 20 (3.96%) Service Desk Analyst
14 20 (3.96%) Service Analyst
15 16 (3.17%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.56%) .NET
2 11 (2.18%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.78%) Web Services
4 8 (1.58%) HTML
5 6 (1.19%) Middleware
6 5 (0.99%) XML
6 5 (0.99%) CSS
6 5 (0.99%) Application Packaging
7 4 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) Ajax
8 2 (0.40%) WCF
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.40%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.40%) XHTML
8 2 (0.40%) COM
8 2 (0.40%) XSLT
9 1 (0.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.26%) Blackberry
2 39 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 31 (6.14%) Clustering
4 19 (3.76%) iPhone
5 16 (3.17%) Management Information System
6 13 (2.57%) Computer Science
7 12 (2.38%) Hedge funds
8 11 (2.18%) Replication
8 11 (2.18%) Data Protection Act
9 10 (1.98%) Fat Client
9 10 (1.98%) Thin Client
10 9 (1.78%) Enterprise Storage
10 9 (1.78%) iPad
10 9 (1.78%) EqualLogic
11 8 (1.58%) Client/Server
12 7 (1.39%) GIS
12 7 (1.39%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (1.19%) Web 2.0
14 5 (0.99%) Mathematics
14 5 (0.99%) Spread Betting
Operating Systems
1 428 (84.75%) Windows
2 209 (41.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 111 (21.98%) Windows Server 2003
3 111 (21.98%) Windows 7
4 99 (19.60%) Windows Server 2012
5 65 (12.87%) Windows XP
6 59 (11.68%) Linux
7 32 (6.34%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.76%) UNIX
9 15 (2.97%) Mac OS
10 14 (2.77%) Android
11 13 (2.57%) Mac OS X
11 13 (2.57%) Apple iOS
12 10 (1.98%) Debian
13 9 (1.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.58%) Windows Vista
15 7 (1.39%) CentOS
16 6 (1.19%) Windows Mobile
16 6 (1.19%) Solaris
16 6 (1.19%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (48.51%) ITIL
2 52 (10.30%) Disaster Recovery
3 38 (7.52%) Migration
4 36 (7.13%) Root Cause Analysis
5 35 (6.93%) Service Management
5 35 (6.93%) PRINCE2
6 25 (4.95%) CRM
7 22 (4.36%) Project Management
8 21 (4.16%) Load Balancing
9 16 (3.17%) Database Security
10 15 (2.97%) Change Management
11 14 (2.77%) Asset Management
12 13 (2.57%) Document Management
12 13 (2.57%) Mentoring
13 12 (2.38%) Network Design
13 12 (2.38%) Incident Management
13 12 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
13 12 (2.38%) Change Control
13 12 (2.38%) Service Delivery
13 12 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 97 (19.21%) SQL
2 47 (9.31%) PowerShell
3 15 (2.97%) VBScript
4 4 (0.79%) PHP
4 4 (0.79%) C#
4 4 (0.79%) VB
4 4 (0.79%) VB.NET
5 3 (0.59%) VBA
5 3 (0.59%) T-SQL
6 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
6 2 (0.40%) C
6 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 505 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 384 (76.04%) MCSE
3 198 (39.21%) MCITP
4 186 (36.83%) Cisco Certification
5 153 (30.30%) CCNA
6 120 (23.76%) MCP
7 103 (20.40%) Degree
8 78 (15.45%) MCTS
9 67 (13.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 44 (8.71%) CCNP
11 31 (6.14%) ITIL Certification
12 28 (5.54%) MCDST
13 25 (4.95%) A+ Certification
13 25 (4.95%) Citrix Certification
14 12 (2.38%) CCENT
14 12 (2.38%) CCA
15 11 (2.18%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (1.78%) SC Cleared
16 9 (1.78%) Security Cleared
17 8 (1.58%) CCAA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (9.70%) SLA
2 18 (3.56%) QA
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.20%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 315 (62.38%) Active Directory
2 170 (33.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 94 (18.61%) Hyper-V
4 62 (12.28%) XenApp
5 39 (7.72%) vSphere
6 37 (7.33%) VMware ESX
7 28 (5.54%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (3.37%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.18%) XenServer
10 7 (1.39%) VMware Workstation
10 7 (1.39%) Terminal Services
11 6 (1.19%) Xen
12 5 (0.99%) Microsoft App-V
12 5 (0.99%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 4 (0.79%) VMware Server
14 3 (0.59%) ISA Server
15 2 (0.40%) Squid
15 2 (0.40%) UAG
15 2 (0.40%) Xsan
15 2 (0.40%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 57 (11.29%) SCCM
2 21 (4.16%) Backup Exec
3 14 (2.77%) WSUS
4 11 (2.18%) SCOM
5 6 (1.19%) Norton AntiVirus
6 4 (0.79%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (0.79%) ARCserve
7 2 (0.40%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (0.40%) Cacti
7 2 (0.40%) Nagios
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli
7 2 (0.40%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.40%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.40%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.20%) WMI
Vendors
1 371 (73.47%) Microsoft
2 268 (53.07%) VMware
3 195 (38.61%) Cisco
4 145 (28.71%) Citrix
5 80 (15.84%) HP
6 52 (10.30%) Dell
7 43 (8.51%) NetApp
8 31 (6.14%) Apple
9 25 (4.95%) Symantec
10 24 (4.75%) Juniper
11 23 (4.55%) Bloomberg
12 15 (2.97%) Reuters
12 15 (2.97%) Mitel
13 14 (2.77%) Veeam
13 14 (2.77%) Red Hat
13 14 (2.77%) EMC
14 13 (2.57%) Websense
15 11 (2.18%) McAfee
16 10 (1.98%) Open Text
17 9 (1.78%) Altiris
London
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
City of London
iKonnect
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Networking People
Salary: full corporate benefits packagec / bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Clear Edge Consulting
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + non-contributory pension, bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 31k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
London
DP Connect
Salary: £27000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City of London
Argyll Scott
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Beckenham, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,500 to £14,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Lawrence Harvey IT & Change
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City of London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £29500 per annum + Lunch Subsidy £4 / Bonus 15% / Pension
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Quantica Technology - London
Salary: £29500 per annum + 15% Bonus - No Car
Posted: 13 days ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 13 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 16 days ago
South East London
Redblade Ltd
Salary: From £32,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Central London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago