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

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 425 407 409
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 205 248 235
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.46% 0.53% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.85% 2.15% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 185 220 208
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £36,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +2.73%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,000 £22,350
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £62,500 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
11079 11515 11073
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.10% 24.81% 25.13%
Number of salaries quoted 9181 9170 9053
Average salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £72,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 August 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 August 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 -14 43 £29,000 -25.64% 12
Wimbledon - 2 £40,000 -
Bromley - 1 £27,000 -
Southall - 1 £22,500 -
Twickenham - 1 £41,500 -
Wembley - 1 £35,000 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 454 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 360 (79.30%) Windows
3 335 (73.79%) MCSE
4 329 (72.47%) Microsoft
5 243 (53.52%) Active Directory
6 220 (48.46%) VMware
7 185 (40.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 165 (36.34%) VMware Infrastructure
9 162 (35.68%) Citrix
10 147 (32.38%) ITIL
11 141 (31.06%) Cisco
12 136 (29.96%) MCITP
13 133 (29.30%) Windows Server 2012
14 129 (28.41%) MCP
15 127 (27.97%) MS Excel
16 126 (27.75%) MS Exchange
17 125 (27.53%) Windows 7
18 121 (26.65%) Cisco Certification
19 120 (26.43%) CCNA
19 120 (26.43%) MS Office
20 111 (24.45%) Firewall
21 90 (19.82%) DNS
22 88 (19.38%) Hyper-V
23 81 (17.84%) Exchange Server 2010
23 81 (17.84%) Windows Server 2003
24 80 (17.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 79 (17.40%) DHCP
25 79 (17.40%) SQL
25 79 (17.40%) Finance
26 78 (17.18%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 126 (27.75%) MS Exchange
2 81 (17.84%) Exchange Server 2010
3 67 (14.76%) SharePoint
4 52 (11.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 46 (10.13%) Lync
6 42 (9.25%) Exchange Server 2007
7 24 (5.29%) IIS
8 22 (4.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 20 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (3.52%) Apache
11 7 (1.54%) Tomcat
11 7 (1.54%) WorkSite
12 6 (1.32%) Office Communications Server
13 3 (0.66%) nginx
13 3 (0.66%) SharePoint 2013
14 2 (0.44%) NServiceBus
14 2 (0.44%) Sitecore CMS
14 2 (0.44%) CMS
14 2 (0.44%) Exchange Server 2000
15 1 (0.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 127 (27.97%) MS Excel
2 120 (26.43%) MS Office
3 5 (1.10%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.66%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.22%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 11 (2.42%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP CCM
2 1 (0.22%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 41 (9.03%) Office 365
2 19 (4.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 19 (4.19%) Amazon AWS
3 6 (1.32%) Mimecast
4 4 (0.88%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (0.44%) Yammer
6 1 (0.22%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 111 (24.45%) Firewall
2 90 (19.82%) DNS
3 79 (17.40%) DHCP
4 60 (13.22%) WAN
5 56 (12.33%) TCP/IP
6 55 (12.11%) SAN
7 53 (11.67%) LAN
8 37 (8.15%) VPN
9 24 (5.29%) VoIP
10 19 (4.19%) VLAN
11 15 (3.30%) Cisco IOS
11 15 (3.30%) Internet
12 14 (3.08%) Network Security
12 14 (3.08%) Cisco ASA
13 13 (2.86%) NAS
14 12 (2.64%) SSL
15 11 (2.42%) Wireless
16 10 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (1.76%) MPLS
18 6 (1.32%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 78 (17.18%) SQL Server
2 33 (7.27%) SQL Server 2008
3 28 (6.17%) SQL Server 2012
4 13 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 12 (2.64%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 12 (2.64%) MySQL
5 12 (2.64%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 9 (1.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 8 (1.76%) Data Warehouse
7 8 (1.76%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 4 (0.88%) SQL Server 2000
9 3 (0.66%) Relational Database
10 2 (0.44%) InterSystems Cache
10 2 (0.44%) Amazon RDS
10 2 (0.44%) MongoDB
10 2 (0.44%) NoSQL
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.22%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.22%) EDRMS
11 1 (0.22%) Crystal Reports
Development Applications
1 13 (2.86%) MSI
2 12 (2.64%) InstallShield
3 8 (1.76%) Visual Studio
4 7 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (1.10%) TeamCity
6 3 (0.66%) Git (software)
6 3 (0.66%) Team Foundation Server
6 3 (0.66%) Subversion
6 3 (0.66%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.22%) JIRA
7 1 (0.22%) MSTest
General
1 79 (17.40%) Finance
2 27 (5.95%) Legal
3 25 (5.51%) Law
4 23 (5.07%) Retail
5 17 (3.74%) Advertising
6 15 (3.30%) Marketing
7 11 (2.42%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.76%) Banking
9 3 (0.66%) Financial Institution
10 2 (0.44%) Games
10 2 (0.44%) Local Government
10 2 (0.44%) French Language
11 1 (0.22%) Mandarin Language
Job Titles
1 98 (21.59%) Support Engineer
2 72 (15.86%) Analyst
3 65 (14.32%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 46 (10.13%) Support Analyst
5 37 (8.15%) 2nd Line Support
6 33 (7.27%) Desktop Support
6 33 (7.27%) IT Support
7 27 (5.95%) Systems Engineer
8 24 (5.29%) Administrator
9 23 (5.07%) Support Technician
10 21 (4.63%) 3rd Line Support
11 20 (4.41%) Senior Support Engineer
12 19 (4.19%) Systems Administrator
13 16 (3.52%) Consultant
14 15 (3.30%) DBA
14 15 (3.30%) 1st Line Support
14 15 (3.30%) Technical Support
14 15 (3.30%) Desktop Support Engineer
14 15 (3.30%) Desktop Engineer
15 14 (3.08%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (4.63%) .NET
2 17 (3.74%) Application Packaging
3 7 (1.54%) ASP.NET
4 5 (1.10%) Web Services
5 3 (0.66%) MDX
6 2 (0.44%) WCF
6 2 (0.44%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.44%) MSMQ
6 2 (0.44%) WAP
7 1 (0.22%) Middleware
7 1 (0.22%) REST
7 1 (0.22%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 38 (8.37%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (7.05%) Blackberry
3 30 (6.61%) Data Centre
4 21 (4.63%) Thin Client
4 21 (4.63%) Fat Client
5 15 (3.30%) Computer Science
6 14 (3.08%) Management Information System
7 11 (2.42%) Video Conferencing
8 10 (2.20%) EqualLogic
8 10 (2.20%) Replication
8 10 (2.20%) PDA
9 9 (1.98%) Clustering
10 6 (1.32%) Client/Server
10 6 (1.32%) iPhone
11 4 (0.88%) Hedge funds
12 3 (0.66%) HP Storage
12 3 (0.66%) Digital Media
12 3 (0.66%) Handset
13 2 (0.44%) Derivative
13 2 (0.44%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 360 (79.30%) Windows
2 185 (40.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 133 (29.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 125 (27.53%) Windows 7
5 81 (17.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (10.79%) Windows XP
7 42 (9.25%) Windows 8
8 36 (7.93%) Linux
9 21 (4.63%) Mac OS X
9 21 (4.63%) Windows Vista
10 14 (3.08%) Android
11 12 (2.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 12 (2.64%) Debian
12 11 (2.42%) Mac OS
13 9 (1.98%) UNIX
14 6 (1.32%) Windows Mobile
15 4 (0.88%) Windows 2000 Server
16 2 (0.44%) Solaris
16 2 (0.44%) Apple iOS
17 1 (0.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (32.38%) ITIL
2 38 (8.37%) Service Delivery
3 25 (5.51%) Information Security
4 22 (4.85%) Service Management
5 20 (4.41%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (4.41%) Mentoring
6 18 (3.96%) Project Management
7 16 (3.52%) Change Control
7 16 (3.52%) Performance Tuning
8 15 (3.30%) Migration
9 14 (3.08%) Business Intelligence
9 14 (3.08%) Information Security Management
9 14 (3.08%) Security Management
10 13 (2.86%) PRINCE2
10 13 (2.86%) Incident Management
11 12 (2.64%) Time Management
11 12 (2.64%) Capacity Planning
11 12 (2.64%) CRM
11 12 (2.64%) Stakeholder Management
11 12 (2.64%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 79 (17.40%) SQL
2 28 (6.17%) PowerShell
3 12 (2.64%) C#
4 9 (1.98%) T-SQL
5 8 (1.76%) JavaScript
6 5 (1.10%) Shell Script
7 4 (0.88%) C
8 2 (0.44%) C++
8 2 (0.44%) Java
8 2 (0.44%) Bash Shell
9 1 (0.22%) VBScript
9 1 (0.22%) VB
9 1 (0.22%) VBA
Qualifications
1 454 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 335 (73.79%) MCSE
3 136 (29.96%) MCITP
4 129 (28.41%) MCP
5 121 (26.65%) Cisco Certification
6 120 (26.43%) CCNA
7 80 (17.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 64 (14.10%) Degree
9 63 (13.88%) MCTS
10 42 (9.25%) CCNP
11 33 (7.27%) Citrix Certification
12 32 (7.05%) CCA
13 18 (3.96%) MOS
14 16 (3.52%) MCDST
15 13 (2.86%) CCSA
15 13 (2.86%) CCSE
15 13 (2.86%) CISSP
16 11 (2.42%) ITIL Certification
17 9 (1.98%) CISM
17 9 (1.98%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (8.81%) SLA
2 25 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 10 (2.20%) QA
4 3 (0.66%) BS25999
4 3 (0.66%) BS7799
5 2 (0.44%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.22%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 243 (53.52%) Active Directory
2 165 (36.34%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (19.38%) Hyper-V
4 63 (13.88%) XenApp
5 21 (4.63%) VMware Server
5 21 (4.63%) vSphere
6 18 (3.96%) XenDesktop
6 18 (3.96%) Microsoft App-V
7 13 (2.86%) VMware ESX
8 12 (2.64%) XenServer
9 9 (1.98%) Xen
10 5 (1.10%) Terminal Services
10 5 (1.10%) BitLocker
11 4 (0.88%) Terminal Server
11 4 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
12 3 (0.66%) vCloud
12 3 (0.66%) Varnish
13 1 (0.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 59 (13.00%) SCCM
2 35 (7.71%) Backup Exec
3 10 (2.20%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (1.76%) Puppet
5 7 (1.54%) NetBackup
6 6 (1.32%) SCOM
6 6 (1.32%) Casper Suite
6 6 (1.32%) AirWatch
7 5 (1.10%) MAILsweeper
8 4 (0.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 4 (0.88%) ServiceCenter
9 3 (0.66%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.66%) CiscoWorks
9 3 (0.66%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (0.44%) Nagios
10 2 (0.44%) SCVMM
10 2 (0.44%) SolarWinds Orion
10 2 (0.44%) Business Desktop Deployment
10 2 (0.44%) Windows Intune
10 2 (0.44%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 329 (72.47%) Microsoft
2 220 (48.46%) VMware
3 162 (35.68%) Citrix
4 141 (31.06%) Cisco
5 70 (15.42%) HP
6 39 (8.59%) Apple
7 35 (7.71%) Dell
8 30 (6.61%) CheckPoint
9 29 (6.39%) Symantec
10 21 (4.63%) NetApp
10 21 (4.63%) Veeam
11 18 (3.96%) Red Hat
11 18 (3.96%) Mitel
12 15 (3.30%) Avaya
12 15 (3.30%) Juniper
13 13 (2.86%) McAfee
14 11 (2.42%) Riverbed
15 10 (2.20%) EMC
16 9 (1.98%) IBM
16 9 (1.98%) Polycom
South East London
Vantage Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum + 10% Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
JM
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Wavex Technology Limited
Salary: From £35,000 to £45,000 per annum + £4,000 bonus
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £32000 - £42000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Crimson Ltd
Salary: £50000 - £52000 per annum + free travel, pension, car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
London
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + 25 days holiday, 5% pension etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £40000 - £48000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Wembley, Middlesex
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £28k - 32k per year + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
East London
Connect Support Services Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IT Talent Solutions
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
TFL
Salary: From £50,000 to £55,000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £50000.00 - £55000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Miller Maxwell Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum + Bonus & Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Refreshing Recruitment
Salary: £28000 per annum + bens, £3k training budget
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 10 days ago