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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / London
Rank 420 402 383
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 155 266 282
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.65% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.97% 2.50% 2.61%
Number of salaries quoted 141 251 258
Median salary £42,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+12.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,950
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.87%

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
7867 10660 10794
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 23.54% 25.91% 25.79%
Number of salaries quoted 6369 8926 8777
Median salary £57,500 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+4.54% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +9 38 £42,000 +5.00% 4
Docklands, London - 11 £44,000 -
Chiswick - 2 £41,250 - 2
Brentford - 1 £44,000 -
Twickenham - 1 £28,500 -
Uxbridge - 1 £47,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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.

1 277 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 219 (79.06%) Windows
3 204 (73.65%) Microsoft
4 171 (61.73%) MCSE
5 163 (58.84%) VMware
6 159 (57.40%) Active Directory
7 122 (44.04%) Windows Server
8 121 (43.68%) VMware Infrastructure
9 116 (41.88%) Office 365
10 113 (40.79%) Cisco
11 112 (40.43%) ITIL
12 109 (39.35%) Windows Server 2012
13 91 (32.85%) Windows Server 2008
14 90 (32.49%) MS Exchange
15 89 (32.13%) Windows 7
16 88 (31.77%) MS Excel
17 84 (30.32%) Hyper-V
18 81 (29.24%) Citrix
19 74 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
19 74 (26.71%) MCP
20 73 (26.35%) Microsoft Azure
20 73 (26.35%) SCCM
21 68 (24.55%) CCNA
22 67 (24.19%) Firewall
23 61 (22.02%) DNS
24 53 (19.13%) Degree
25 51 (18.41%) MCITP
26 50 (18.05%) DHCP
27 49 (17.69%) MS Office
28 48 (17.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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 90 (32.49%) MS Exchange
2 41 (14.80%) SharePoint
3 40 (14.44%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (11.91%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (10.83%) Skype for Business
6 13 (4.69%) IIS
7 10 (3.61%) Apache
7 10 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2003
7 10 (3.61%) Exchange Server 2007
8 8 (2.89%) SharePoint 2013
9 7 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
10 4 (1.44%) SAS
11 2 (0.72%) OpenStack
12 1 (0.36%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.36%) Moodle
Applications
1 88 (31.77%) MS Excel
2 49 (17.69%) MS Office
3 9 (3.25%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.72%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (1.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.36%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 116 (41.88%) Office 365
2 73 (26.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (10.83%) Amazon AWS
4 13 (4.69%) SaaS
5 7 (2.53%) Cloud Computing
6 5 (1.81%) Google Cloud Platform
6 5 (1.81%) Yammer
7 4 (1.44%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (1.08%) IaaS
9 2 (0.72%) Adobe Creative Cloud
9 2 (0.72%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.36%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.36%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.36%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 67 (24.19%) Firewall
2 61 (22.02%) DNS
3 50 (18.05%) DHCP
4 40 (14.44%) LAN
5 34 (12.27%) SAN
6 33 (11.91%) WAN
7 28 (10.11%) TCP/IP
8 25 (9.03%) VPN
9 24 (8.66%) VoIP
10 23 (8.30%) Internet
11 20 (7.22%) VLAN
12 18 (6.50%) Skype
13 17 (6.14%) Cisco IOS
14 8 (2.89%) ADSL
14 8 (2.89%) Wireless
14 8 (2.89%) WLAN
15 6 (2.17%) Cisco ASA
16 5 (1.81%) Fibre Channel
16 5 (1.81%) NAS
17 4 (1.44%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (15.52%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (3.61%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (2.53%) Big Data
5 3 (1.08%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.72%) MySQL
6 2 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (0.36%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.36%) Power BI
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.89%) MSI
2 5 (1.81%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.36%) CruiseControl
3 1 (0.36%) Git (software)
3 1 (0.36%) TeamCity
3 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 31 (11.19%) Finance
2 17 (6.14%) Law
3 16 (5.78%) Marketing
4 13 (4.69%) Legal
5 11 (3.97%) Telecoms
6 8 (2.89%) Publishing
7 4 (1.44%) Advertising
7 4 (1.44%) Games
7 4 (1.44%) Retail
8 3 (1.08%) Banking
9 2 (0.72%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 54 (19.49%) Analyst
2 50 (18.05%) Support Engineer
3 33 (11.91%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 30 (10.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 28 (10.11%) Administrator
6 27 (9.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 25 (9.03%) IT Support
7 25 (9.03%) Server Engineer
8 21 (7.58%) Architect
8 21 (7.58%) Consultant
8 21 (7.58%) IT Engineer
9 20 (7.22%) Systems Engineer
9 20 (7.22%) VMware Engineer
10 18 (6.50%) 2nd Line Support
11 17 (6.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
11 17 (6.14%) Infrastructure Support
11 17 (6.14%) Windows Engineer
12 16 (5.78%) Systems Administrator
13 15 (5.42%) Desktop Engineer
13 15 (5.42%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (1.81%) Web Services
2 4 (1.44%) .NET
3 3 (1.08%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (0.36%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.36%) LAMP
4 1 (0.36%) Middleware
4 1 (0.36%) WCF
4 1 (0.36%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 32 (11.55%) Data Centre
2 23 (8.30%) Management Information System
3 20 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.22%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.14%) Public Cloud
5 10 (3.61%) Clustering
6 9 (3.25%) Video Conferencing
7 7 (2.53%) Hybrid Cloud
8 6 (2.17%) Blackberry
8 6 (2.17%) Linux Command Line
8 6 (2.17%) PKI
9 5 (1.81%) Replication
10 4 (1.44%) Handset
10 4 (1.44%) Private Cloud
11 3 (1.08%) Social Media
12 2 (0.72%) Device Driver
12 2 (0.72%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.72%) Enterprise Software
12 2 (0.72%) Internet of Things
13 1 (0.36%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 219 (79.06%) Windows
2 122 (44.04%) Windows Server
3 109 (39.35%) Windows Server 2012
4 91 (32.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 89 (32.13%) Windows 7
6 45 (16.25%) Linux
7 42 (15.16%) Windows 8
8 40 (14.44%) Windows 10
9 21 (7.58%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (4.33%) Mac OS X
11 11 (3.97%) Android
11 11 (3.97%) Unix
12 10 (3.61%) Ubuntu
13 8 (2.89%) Windows Phone
14 5 (1.81%) CentOS
15 4 (1.44%) Mac OS
16 2 (0.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 2 (0.72%) Solaris
16 2 (0.72%) Windows XP
17 1 (0.36%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (40.43%) ITIL
2 28 (10.11%) PRINCE2
3 26 (9.39%) Project Management
4 23 (8.30%) Customer Requirements
5 21 (7.58%) Software Deployment
6 20 (7.22%) Migration
7 18 (6.50%) Service Management
8 17 (6.14%) Presales
8 17 (6.14%) Time Management
9 14 (5.05%) Application Packaging
9 14 (5.05%) High Availability
9 14 (5.05%) Mobile Device Management
10 12 (4.33%) Business Continuity
10 12 (4.33%) Disaster Recovery
10 12 (4.33%) Mentoring
10 12 (4.33%) Service Delivery
11 10 (3.61%) Virtual Environments
12 9 (3.25%) Business Intelligence
12 9 (3.25%) DevOps
13 8 (2.89%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.25%) PowerShell
2 31 (11.19%) SQL
3 9 (3.25%) VB
4 6 (2.17%) VBScript
5 4 (1.44%) C#
6 3 (1.08%) JavaScript
6 3 (1.08%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.72%) C
8 1 (0.36%) PHP
8 1 (0.36%) Python
Qualifications
1 277 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 171 (61.73%) MCSE
3 74 (26.71%) Cisco Certification
3 74 (26.71%) MCP
4 68 (24.55%) CCNA
5 53 (19.13%) Degree
6 51 (18.41%) MCITP
7 48 (17.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 19 (6.86%) CCNP
9 18 (6.50%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.97%) MCTS
10 11 (3.97%) Security Cleared
11 7 (2.53%) Citrix Certification
11 7 (2.53%) MCSD
12 6 (2.17%) RHCE
13 5 (1.81%) CISSP
13 5 (1.81%) MOS
13 5 (1.81%) PMI Certification
13 5 (1.81%) PMP
13 5 (1.81%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (8.30%) SLA
2 8 (2.89%) QA
3 4 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.36%) GCP
System Software
1 159 (57.40%) Active Directory
2 121 (43.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 84 (30.32%) Hyper-V
4 31 (11.19%) vSphere
5 20 (7.22%) Virtual Servers
6 18 (6.50%) XenApp
7 13 (4.69%) XenDesktop
8 11 (3.97%) Microsoft App-V
9 4 (1.44%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.08%) Xen
11 2 (0.72%) Firmware
11 2 (0.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.72%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.72%) Virtual Machines
12 1 (0.36%) NFS
12 1 (0.36%) Postfix
12 1 (0.36%) Squid
12 1 (0.36%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.36%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.36%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 73 (26.35%) SCCM
2 12 (4.33%) WSUS
3 11 (3.97%) SCOM
4 8 (2.89%) Backup Exec
4 8 (2.89%) McAfee ePO
5 7 (2.53%) Nagios
5 7 (2.53%) Puppet
6 4 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.08%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 2 (0.72%) CA Spectrum
8 2 (0.72%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.72%) Jamf Pro
8 2 (0.72%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.72%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (0.72%) SCVMM
9 1 (0.36%) Ansible
9 1 (0.36%) Cacti
9 1 (0.36%) Graylog
9 1 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
9 1 (0.36%) Plesk
Vendors
1 204 (73.65%) Microsoft
2 163 (58.84%) VMware
3 113 (40.79%) Cisco
4 81 (29.24%) Citrix
5 22 (7.94%) NetApp
6 18 (6.50%) Apple
7 17 (6.14%) Dell
7 17 (6.14%) Draytek
8 15 (5.42%) HP
9 11 (3.97%) Intel Security
10 9 (3.25%) Polycom
11 8 (2.89%) AppSense
11 8 (2.89%) iManage
11 8 (2.89%) ServiceNow
12 7 (2.53%) Red Hat
13 6 (2.17%) CommVault
13 6 (2.17%) EMC
13 6 (2.17%) Lumension
13 6 (2.17%) MobileIron
14 5 (1.81%) Palo Alto
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Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: 12 hours ago
Beckenham, Kent
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Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + listed benefits
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Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
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East London
Cardonet
Salary: From £19,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Cardonet
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 9 days ago
East London
Cardonet
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
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Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £26000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago
London
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Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
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Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
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Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
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