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 18 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 397 387 428
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +41
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 258 231 222
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.56% 0.53% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.27% 2.13% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 227 203 200
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% -8.53%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £22,500 £25,450
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
11362 10837 12880
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 24.73% 24.72% 25.93%
Number of salaries quoted 9084 8930 11002
Average salary £50,000 £50,000 £50,000
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,500
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 18 September 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 18 September 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 +34 92 £40,000 +6.66% 13
Uxbridge - 10 £27,500 -
Hounslow -6 2 £27,500 -16.66%
Docklands, London - 1 £32,000 -
Chiswick - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 September 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.

1 498 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 423 (84.94%) Windows
3 379 (76.10%) MCSE
4 363 (72.89%) Microsoft
5 313 (62.85%) Active Directory
6 256 (51.41%) VMware
7 247 (49.60%) ITIL
8 220 (44.18%) MS Exchange
9 208 (41.77%) Windows Server 2008
10 197 (39.56%) MCITP
11 184 (36.95%) Cisco
12 180 (36.14%) Cisco Certification
13 162 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
14 161 (32.33%) MS Excel
15 153 (30.72%) DNS
16 149 (29.92%) CCNA
17 148 (29.72%) Citrix
18 134 (26.91%) DHCP
19 127 (25.50%) Exchange Server 2010
20 124 (24.90%) Firewall
21 116 (23.29%) SAN
22 113 (22.69%) SQL Server
22 113 (22.69%) Finance
23 112 (22.49%) Windows Server 2003
23 112 (22.49%) MCP
23 112 (22.49%) Windows 7
24 109 (21.89%) LAN
25 105 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
26 103 (20.68%) SQL
27 102 (20.48%) Degree

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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
1 220 (44.18%) MS Exchange
2 127 (25.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 79 (15.86%) Exchange Server 2007
4 78 (15.66%) SharePoint
5 60 (12.05%) Lync
6 45 (9.04%) Exchange Server 2013
7 38 (7.63%) Exchange Server 2003
7 38 (7.63%) IIS
8 36 (7.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 14 (2.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 9 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
11 8 (1.61%) Apache
12 6 (1.20%) Apache Solr
13 5 (1.00%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.80%) Office Communications Server
15 3 (0.60%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.40%) MS Project Server
17 1 (0.20%) SharePoint Server
17 1 (0.20%) WorkSite
17 1 (0.20%) GroupWise
Applications
1 161 (32.33%) MS Excel
2 90 (18.07%) MS Office
3 4 (0.80%) Photoshop
4 3 (0.60%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.40%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.40%) Maya
5 2 (0.40%) 3ds Max
5 2 (0.40%) Final Cut Pro
5 2 (0.40%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 20 (4.02%) Dynamics CRM
2 13 (2.61%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.20%) SAP Business One
3 1 (0.20%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 44 (8.84%) Office 365
2 14 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.20%) Cloud Computing
3 1 (0.20%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 153 (30.72%) DNS
2 134 (26.91%) DHCP
3 124 (24.90%) Firewall
4 116 (23.29%) SAN
5 109 (21.89%) LAN
6 94 (18.88%) TCP/IP
7 84 (16.87%) WAN
8 72 (14.46%) VPN
9 33 (6.63%) VoIP
10 29 (5.82%) NAS
11 27 (5.42%) Wireless
12 20 (4.02%) Cisco ASA
13 18 (3.61%) VLAN
14 17 (3.41%) Internet
15 16 (3.21%) MPLS
16 14 (2.81%) Network Security
17 13 (2.61%) Wi-Fi
18 12 (2.41%) iSCSI
19 10 (2.01%) ADSL
19 10 (2.01%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (22.69%) SQL Server
2 24 (4.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (4.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 21 (4.22%) SQL Server 2008
4 16 (3.21%) MySQL
5 15 (3.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 15 (3.01%) Data Warehouse
6 13 (2.61%) SQL Server 2012
7 12 (2.41%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (1.20%) SQL Server 2000
9 4 (0.80%) Oracle Database
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 11g
10 3 (0.60%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (0.60%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (0.60%) Oracle Database 10g
11 2 (0.40%) RDBMS
11 2 (0.40%) MS Access
11 2 (0.40%) Relational Database
12 1 (0.20%) Big Data
12 1 (0.20%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 6 (1.20%) Visual Studio
2 2 (0.40%) Dreamweaver
2 2 (0.40%) MSI
2 2 (0.40%) Subversion
3 1 (0.20%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 113 (22.69%) Finance
2 31 (6.22%) Legal
3 26 (5.22%) Law
4 22 (4.42%) Advertising
5 21 (4.22%) Banking
6 11 (2.21%) Marketing
7 10 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.41%) Retail
9 3 (0.60%) Games
10 2 (0.40%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.40%) Back Office
11 1 (0.20%) French Language
11 1 (0.20%) German Language
11 1 (0.20%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 94 (18.88%) Analyst
2 89 (17.87%) Support Engineer
3 85 (17.07%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 59 (11.85%) Support Analyst
5 50 (10.04%) Administrator
6 44 (8.84%) Systems Administrator
7 43 (8.63%) Systems Engineer
8 34 (6.83%) Technical Support
9 32 (6.43%) 3rd Line Support
10 31 (6.22%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
11 30 (6.02%) IT Support
12 29 (5.82%) 2nd Line Support
13 27 (5.42%) Desktop Support
14 24 (4.82%) Technical Support Analyst
14 24 (4.82%) Technical Analyst
15 19 (3.82%) Service Desk Analyst
15 19 (3.82%) Service Analyst
15 19 (3.82%) Consultant
16 18 (3.61%) DBA
16 18 (3.61%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (3.61%) .NET
2 11 (2.21%) ASP.NET
3 9 (1.81%) Web Services
4 7 (1.41%) HTML
5 6 (1.20%) Middleware
6 5 (1.00%) Application Packaging
6 5 (1.00%) XML
7 4 (0.80%) CSS
7 4 (0.80%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.40%) MSMQ
8 2 (0.40%) XHTML
8 2 (0.40%) COM
8 2 (0.40%) XSLT
8 2 (0.40%) WCF
8 2 (0.40%) HTML5
8 2 (0.40%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (0.40%) Ajax
9 1 (0.20%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 72 (14.46%) Blackberry
2 42 (8.43%) Analytical Skills
3 29 (5.82%) Clustering
4 17 (3.41%) Management Information System
5 15 (3.01%) iPhone
5 15 (3.01%) Computer Science
6 13 (2.61%) Replication
7 12 (2.41%) Hedge funds
7 12 (2.41%) Data Protection Act
8 11 (2.21%) Client/Server
9 8 (1.61%) iPad
9 8 (1.61%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (1.41%) EqualLogic
10 7 (1.41%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (1.41%) GIS
11 6 (1.20%) Web 2.0
12 5 (1.00%) Derivative
12 5 (1.00%) Mathematics
12 5 (1.00%) Fat Client
12 5 (1.00%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 423 (84.94%) Windows
2 208 (41.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 112 (22.49%) Windows Server 2003
3 112 (22.49%) Windows 7
4 105 (21.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 64 (12.85%) Windows XP
6 59 (11.85%) Linux
7 31 (6.22%) Windows 8
8 19 (3.82%) UNIX
9 14 (2.81%) Android
9 14 (2.81%) Mac OS
10 13 (2.61%) Apple iOS
11 12 (2.41%) Mac OS X
12 11 (2.21%) Windows Vista
13 9 (1.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 8 (1.61%) Debian
15 6 (1.20%) Solaris
15 6 (1.20%) SUSE
16 5 (1.00%) Windows Mobile
16 5 (1.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 247 (49.60%) ITIL
2 52 (10.44%) Disaster Recovery
3 39 (7.83%) Root Cause Analysis
3 39 (7.83%) Service Management
4 38 (7.63%) Migration
4 38 (7.63%) PRINCE2
5 23 (4.62%) CRM
6 22 (4.42%) Project Management
7 21 (4.22%) Load Balancing
8 17 (3.41%) Database Security
9 15 (3.01%) Change Management
10 14 (2.81%) Kalman Filter
10 14 (2.81%) Mentoring
11 13 (2.61%) ITIL V3
11 13 (2.61%) Asset Management
11 13 (2.61%) Enterprise Architecture
11 13 (2.61%) Document Management
11 13 (2.61%) Network Design
11 13 (2.61%) Stakeholder Management
12 12 (2.41%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 103 (20.68%) SQL
2 44 (8.84%) PowerShell
3 13 (2.61%) VBScript
4 4 (0.80%) C#
4 4 (0.80%) VB
4 4 (0.80%) VB.NET
4 4 (0.80%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.60%) VBA
5 3 (0.60%) PHP
6 2 (0.40%) C
6 2 (0.40%) JavaScript
6 2 (0.40%) Shell Script
6 2 (0.40%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 498 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 379 (76.10%) MCSE
3 197 (39.56%) MCITP
4 180 (36.14%) Cisco Certification
5 149 (29.92%) CCNA
6 112 (22.49%) MCP
7 102 (20.48%) Degree
8 80 (16.06%) MCTS
9 65 (13.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 43 (8.63%) CCNP
11 28 (5.62%) ITIL Certification
11 28 (5.62%) MCDST
12 24 (4.82%) Citrix Certification
13 23 (4.62%) A+ Certification
14 15 (3.01%) CCA
15 11 (2.21%) Network+ Certification
16 9 (1.81%) SC Cleared
16 9 (1.81%) Security Cleared
16 9 (1.81%) CCENT
17 7 (1.41%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (9.44%) SLA
2 19 (3.82%) QA
3 2 (0.40%) ISO 9001
3 2 (0.40%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 313 (62.85%) Active Directory
2 162 (32.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 92 (18.47%) Hyper-V
4 64 (12.85%) XenApp
5 39 (7.83%) vSphere
6 36 (7.23%) VMware ESX
7 27 (5.42%) VMware ESXi
8 16 (3.21%) XenDesktop
9 11 (2.21%) XenServer
10 8 (1.61%) Terminal Services
11 7 (1.41%) VMware Workstation
12 6 (1.20%) Xen
13 5 (1.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 5 (1.00%) Microsoft App-V
14 4 (0.80%) VMware Server
15 3 (0.60%) ISA Server
16 2 (0.40%) Samba
16 2 (0.40%) UAG
16 2 (0.40%) Xsan
16 2 (0.40%) Squid
Systems Management
1 59 (11.85%) SCCM
2 22 (4.42%) Backup Exec
3 15 (3.01%) WSUS
4 11 (2.21%) SCOM
5 5 (1.00%) ARCserve
5 5 (1.00%) Norton AntiVirus
6 3 (0.60%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (0.60%) ServiceCenter
6 3 (0.60%) NetBackup
7 2 (0.40%) Nagios
7 2 (0.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (0.40%) ZENworks
7 2 (0.40%) Cacti
8 1 (0.20%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
8 1 (0.20%) WMI
8 1 (0.20%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.20%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 363 (72.89%) Microsoft
2 256 (51.41%) VMware
3 184 (36.95%) Cisco
4 148 (29.72%) Citrix
5 79 (15.86%) HP
6 48 (9.64%) Dell
7 42 (8.43%) NetApp
8 32 (6.43%) Apple
9 28 (5.62%) Symantec
10 26 (5.22%) Juniper
11 24 (4.82%) Bloomberg
12 16 (3.21%) Reuters
13 15 (3.01%) Veeam
14 14 (2.81%) Mitel
15 12 (2.41%) EMC
15 12 (2.41%) Red Hat
16 11 (2.21%) Websense
17 10 (2.01%) McAfee
18 9 (1.81%) Altiris
18 9 (1.81%) Open Text
London
QUANTICA
Salary: £29500 per annum + 15% Bonus - No Car
Posted: 2 hours ago
City of London
Bluefire Consulting
Salary: £32000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25500 per annum + £1,966 Inner London Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Austin Fraser
Salary: £55000 - £65000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
NST Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
C.O.A.L IT Services Ltd
Salary: Package and Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
North West London
Focus IT Recruitment
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Sidcup, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £16,000 to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Roc Search
Salary: £40000 - £56000 per annum + Strong Pension, Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Yoh Company
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Kelway Ltd
Salary: Up to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Information Technology Services
Salary: £26k - 31k per year + Great benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Energize Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £80000 per annum
Posted: 8 days ago
North West London
South Hampstead High School
Salary: From £27,000 to £34,000 per annum Incl. London Weighting)
Posted: 13 days ago
Central London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £55000 - £60000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
Chislehurst, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £12,000 to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 14 days ago
London
Blue Town Online
Salary: £18k - 25k per year
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Blue Town Online
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 21 days ago