The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 450 435 438
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 602 689 754
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.60% 0.64% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 2.34% 2.32%
Number of salaries quoted 520 617 666
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £53,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
27062 29394 32442
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 27.12% 27.50% 27.45%
Number of salaries quoted 21827 23064 26045
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £72,250 £66,000 £69,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of job ads citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

MCSA
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA within the UK.

MCSA Salary Trend in the UK

MCSA
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA over the 3 months to 27 May 2016 within the UK.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the UK

MCSA
Top 30 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 27 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
England -38 553 £32,000 -8.57% 47
London -40 180 £42,000 +12.00% 17
South East +23 144 £31,500 -16.00% 14
Hampshire +34 60 £30,000 -24.05% 4
Yorkshire +30 58 £26,000 -20.00% 5
City of London +28 44 £45,000 +17.64% 1
North West +14 43 £42,500 +54.54% 3
West Yorkshire +29 42 £26,000 -27.09% 4
East Midlands +36 38 £29,000 -4.91%
South West -30 33 £23,000 -34.28% 3
West Midlands -16 32 £31,250 -3.84% 1
Manchester +8 28 £42,500 +40.49% 1
Surrey +3 28 £30,396 -18.94% 3
Fareham +9 24 £25,500 +4.08%
East of England -25 23 £32,500 -7.14% 4
South Wales +14 21 £34,000 -2.85%
Wales +10 21 £34,000 -2.85%
Berkshire +8 20 £37,500 +7.14% 1
Leeds +7 18 £24,500 -33.92% 2
Birmingham -8 17 £30,000 -11.76%
Oxfordshire +1 15 £31,500 -21.25% 2
Derbyshire +8 14 £29,000 -43.68%
Cornwall -15 13 £23,000 +9.52%
Basingstoke +2 12 £37,500 +87.50% 2
Abingdon - 12 £31,500 - 2
Redruth -8 11 £23,000 +9.52%
Nottinghamshire +8 10 £32,500 -36.89%
Southampton -1 10 £50,000 +17.64% 2
Newport - 10 £34,000 -
Nottingham +12 9 £28,250 -45.14%

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 May 2016, 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 with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1355 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1099 (81.11%) Windows
3 1010 (74.54%) Microsoft
4 933 (68.86%) MCSE
5 785 (57.93%) Active Directory
6 732 (54.02%) VMware
7 725 (53.51%) Windows Server
8 544 (40.15%) ITIL
9 503 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
10 493 (36.38%) MS Excel
11 475 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
12 472 (34.83%) MS Exchange
13 438 (32.32%) Cisco
14 427 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
15 415 (30.63%) Citrix
16 401 (29.59%) MCITP
17 369 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
18 359 (26.49%) SQL Server
19 348 (25.68%) CCNA
20 347 (25.61%) Hyper-V
21 303 (22.36%) MCP
22 294 (21.70%) Firewall
23 282 (20.81%) Windows 7
24 267 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 257 (18.97%) MS Office
26 248 (18.30%) SAN
27 247 (18.23%) Office 365
28 236 (17.42%) LAN
29 227 (16.75%) WAN
30 223 (16.46%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 472 (34.83%) MS Exchange
2 217 (16.01%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2013
4 135 (9.96%) Skype for Business
5 133 (9.82%) SharePoint
6 106 (7.82%) Exchange Server 2007
7 88 (6.49%) IIS
8 38 (2.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 28 (2.07%) SharePoint 2013
10 23 (1.70%) Exchange Server 2003
11 20 (1.48%) Office Communications Server
12 15 (1.11%) BizTalk Server
13 12 (0.89%) SharePoint Server
14 11 (0.81%) CMS
14 11 (0.81%) OpenStack
15 10 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
16 7 (0.52%) WordPress
17 4 (0.30%) Confluence
18 3 (0.22%) Apache
18 3 (0.22%) Drupal
Applications
1 493 (36.38%) MS Excel
2 257 (18.97%) MS Office
3 18 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 9 (0.66%) MS Project
5 6 (0.44%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.30%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
7 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
8 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 9 (0.66%) Dynamics AX
2 8 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.44%) Bankmaster
4 3 (0.22%) Exstream
5 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.15%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.074%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.074%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 247 (18.23%) Office 365
2 119 (8.78%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
4 20 (1.48%) IaaS
5 17 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
6 12 (0.89%) Azure Active Directory
7 11 (0.81%) SaaS
8 7 (0.52%) Google Cloud Platform
9 6 (0.44%) Mimecast
10 3 (0.22%) GitHub
10 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
11 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.074%) Amazon S3
11 1 (0.074%) PaaS
11 1 (0.074%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 294 (21.70%) Firewall
2 248 (18.30%) SAN
3 236 (17.42%) LAN
4 227 (16.75%) WAN
5 194 (14.32%) DNS
6 192 (14.17%) DHCP
7 180 (13.28%) VPN
8 133 (9.82%) TCP/IP
9 88 (6.49%) VLAN
10 73 (5.39%) VoIP
11 65 (4.80%) Cisco ASA
12 55 (4.06%) Internet
13 46 (3.39%) SSL
14 42 (3.10%) NAS
15 39 (2.88%) Cisco IOS
15 39 (2.88%) Wireless
16 38 (2.80%) Skype
17 37 (2.73%) MPLS
18 36 (2.66%) iSCSI
19 29 (2.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 359 (26.49%) SQL Server
2 76 (5.61%) SQL Server 2012
3 65 (4.80%) SQL Server 2008
4 61 (4.50%) SQL Server 2005
5 40 (2.95%) Relational Database
6 39 (2.88%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 28 (2.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 23 (1.70%) SQL Server 2014
9 21 (1.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (1.25%) SQL Server 2000
11 12 (0.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 12 (0.89%) MS Access
12 9 (0.66%) Oracle Database
13 8 (0.59%) MySQL
14 6 (0.44%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (0.44%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.30%) Power BI
15 4 (0.30%) PowerPivot
16 3 (0.22%) OLTP
16 3 (0.22%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 12 (0.89%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (0.74%) Visual Studio
3 7 (0.52%) ProC
4 6 (0.44%) Eclipse
5 5 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (0.30%) JIRA
6 4 (0.30%) Subversion
7 3 (0.22%) MSI
8 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
8 2 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 2 (0.15%) tSQLt
9 1 (0.074%) Grunt
9 1 (0.074%) InstallShield
General
1 154 (11.37%) Finance
2 47 (3.47%) Telecoms
3 31 (2.29%) Banking
4 29 (2.14%) Games
5 26 (1.92%) Legal
6 22 (1.62%) Marketing
7 21 (1.55%) Retail
8 17 (1.25%) Japanese Language
9 16 (1.18%) Advertising
10 14 (1.03%) Law
11 10 (0.74%) Manufacturing
12 9 (0.66%) Back Office
13 7 (0.52%) Billing
13 7 (0.52%) Local Government
14 4 (0.30%) French Language
15 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) German Language
16 1 (0.074%) Aerospace
16 1 (0.074%) Electronics
16 1 (0.074%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 318 (23.47%) Support Engineer
2 258 (19.04%) Analyst
3 193 (14.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 159 (11.73%) 2nd Line Support
5 138 (10.18%) Support Analyst
6 127 (9.37%) IT Support
7 126 (9.30%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 116 (8.56%) Consultant
9 114 (8.41%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 108 (7.97%) Administrator
11 107 (7.90%) IT Engineer
12 105 (7.75%) 3rd Line Support
13 101 (7.45%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 87 (6.42%) Infrastructure Support
15 73 (5.39%) Service Analyst
16 72 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
17 69 (5.09%) Server Engineer
18 68 (5.02%) IT Support Engineer
19 66 (4.87%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 62 (4.58%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (2.29%) .NET
2 19 (1.40%) HTML
3 16 (1.18%) COM
3 16 (1.18%) CSS
4 13 (0.96%) 802.1X
5 12 (0.89%) Middleware
6 11 (0.81%) Web Services
7 10 (0.74%) XML
8 6 (0.44%) .NET Framework
8 6 (0.44%) MDX
9 5 (0.37%) Software Packaging
9 5 (0.37%) Ultra Messaging
10 4 (0.30%) ASP.NET
10 4 (0.30%) ODBC
11 3 (0.22%) LAMP
12 2 (0.15%) LEMP Stack
12 2 (0.15%) XSLT
13 1 (0.074%) Classic ASP
13 1 (0.074%) WebSphere MQ
13 1 (0.074%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 140 (10.33%) Data Centre
2 87 (6.42%) Analytical Skills
2 87 (6.42%) Blackberry
3 74 (5.46%) Driving Licence
4 64 (4.72%) Clustering
5 59 (4.35%) Replication
6 31 (2.29%) Fat Client
6 31 (2.29%) Thin Client
7 28 (2.07%) EqualLogic
8 27 (1.99%) iPhone
9 25 (1.85%) Management Information System
10 24 (1.77%) iPad
11 20 (1.48%) Hybrid Cloud
11 20 (1.48%) Smartphone
12 18 (1.33%) FMCG
12 18 (1.33%) HP StoreVirtual
13 17 (1.25%) Private Cloud
14 15 (1.11%) User Experience
14 15 (1.11%) Video Conferencing
15 13 (0.96%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 1099 (81.11%) Windows
2 725 (53.51%) Windows Server
3 475 (35.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 427 (31.51%) Windows Server 2008
5 282 (20.81%) Windows 7
6 168 (12.40%) Linux
7 159 (11.73%) Windows 8
8 118 (8.71%) Windows 10
9 117 (8.63%) Windows Server 2003
10 65 (4.80%) Windows XP
11 60 (4.43%) Unix
12 34 (2.51%) Android
13 30 (2.21%) Mac OS
14 22 (1.62%) Mac OS X
14 22 (1.62%) Windows Phone
15 20 (1.48%) Windows Vista
16 19 (1.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 17 (1.25%) Apple iOS
18 11 (0.81%) Windows Mobile
19 7 (0.52%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 544 (40.15%) ITIL
2 108 (7.97%) Disaster Recovery
3 100 (7.38%) Migration
4 83 (6.13%) Service Management
5 80 (5.90%) ITIL V3
6 73 (5.39%) High Availability
7 68 (5.02%) Presales
8 66 (4.87%) Service Delivery
9 59 (4.35%) Project Management
10 53 (3.91%) Patch Management
11 49 (3.62%) Problem Management
11 49 (3.62%) Root Cause Analysis
12 43 (3.17%) Time Management
13 42 (3.10%) Change Control
14 41 (3.03%) Kalman Filter
15 39 (2.88%) Change Management
15 39 (2.88%) Information Security
16 36 (2.66%) Agile Software Development
17 35 (2.58%) Continuous Improvement
17 35 (2.58%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 223 (16.46%) SQL
2 158 (11.66%) PowerShell
3 44 (3.25%) VBScript
4 30 (2.21%) VB
5 27 (1.99%) T-SQL
6 21 (1.55%) C
6 21 (1.55%) Java
7 19 (1.40%) Bash Shell
8 17 (1.25%) VBA
9 16 (1.18%) JavaScript
10 15 (1.11%) C#
11 10 (0.74%) Python
12 9 (0.66%) Perl
13 8 (0.59%) Ruby
13 8 (0.59%) Shell Script
14 6 (0.44%) PHP
15 4 (0.30%) Delphi
16 3 (0.22%) C++
16 3 (0.22%) Pascal
16 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1355 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 933 (68.86%) MCSE
3 401 (29.59%) MCITP
4 369 (27.23%) Cisco Certification
5 348 (25.68%) CCNA
6 303 (22.36%) MCP
7 267 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 210 (15.50%) MCTS
9 134 (9.89%) Degree
10 127 (9.37%) Citrix Certification
11 93 (6.86%) CCA
12 81 (5.98%) CCNP
13 76 (5.61%) Security Cleared
14 71 (5.24%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 66 (4.87%) A+ Certification
16 64 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
17 57 (4.21%) Network+ Certification
17 57 (4.21%) SC Cleared
18 47 (3.47%) MCDST
19 37 (2.73%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 147 (10.85%) SLA
2 22 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 17 (1.25%) Solvency II
4 13 (0.96%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.59%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
7 4 (0.30%) QA
8 3 (0.22%) COBIT
9 2 (0.15%) DICOM
9 2 (0.15%) HL7
9 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
10 1 (0.074%) ISO15022
10 1 (0.074%) ISO20022
10 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 785 (57.93%) Active Directory
2 503 (37.12%) VMware Infrastructure
3 347 (25.61%) Hyper-V
4 171 (12.62%) vSphere
5 114 (8.41%) XenApp
6 66 (4.87%) VMware ESXi
7 53 (3.91%) XenDesktop
8 49 (3.62%) Terminal Services
8 49 (3.62%) XenServer
9 27 (1.99%) VMware ESX
10 21 (1.55%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 20 (1.48%) Terminal Server
12 18 (1.33%) Postfix
12 18 (1.33%) Xen
13 16 (1.18%) NFS
14 11 (0.81%) BitLocker
15 10 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
15 10 (0.74%) vCloud
16 8 (0.59%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 8 (0.59%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 160 (11.81%) SCCM
2 111 (8.19%) Backup Exec
3 68 (5.02%) WSUS
4 49 (3.62%) SCOM
5 40 (2.95%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (2.14%) NetBackup
7 27 (1.99%) Windows Intune
8 20 (1.48%) SCVMM
9 15 (1.11%) DameWare
9 15 (1.11%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 13 (0.96%) McAfee ePO
11 12 (0.89%) vMotion
12 11 (0.81%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (0.81%) Nagios
12 11 (0.81%) SCOrch
13 8 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
13 8 (0.59%) Puppet
14 7 (0.52%) EMC VPLEX
15 6 (0.44%) Perfmon
15 6 (0.44%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 1010 (74.54%) Microsoft
2 732 (54.02%) VMware
3 438 (32.32%) Cisco
4 415 (30.63%) Citrix
5 203 (14.98%) HP
6 122 (9.00%) NetApp
7 105 (7.75%) Dell
8 84 (6.20%) EMC
9 79 (5.83%) Symantec
10 74 (5.46%) Veeam
11 50 (3.69%) Apple
12 45 (3.32%) Oracle
13 43 (3.17%) Juniper
14 39 (2.88%) Sophos
15 38 (2.80%) SolarWinds
16 37 (2.73%) CheckPoint
17 34 (2.51%) IBM
18 32 (2.36%) Avaya
19 28 (2.07%) SonicWALL
19 28 (2.07%) WatchGuard
York, North Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 17 hours ago
Hitchin, Hertfordshire
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 18 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + training & benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hertfordshire
Cadence Resourcing
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Car + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 21 hours ago
Epsom, Surrey
TLP Consultancy Ltd.
Salary: £17500 - £20000 per annum + 23 days, Pension,bonus, shares
Posted: Yesterday
Bedford, Bedfordshire
Bluetownonline
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 15 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
ninesharp
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + bonus, pension, healthcare etc...
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum + excellent progression, training
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Michael Page Technology
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Elland, West Yorkshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £33991.50 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
X4 Group
Salary: £25k - 30k per year
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
networx
Salary: £30,000 per annum Up to
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Client Server
Salary: £45k to £60k + bonus + benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire
Optima Connections
Salary: From £38,000 to £45,000 per annum + Car Allowance
Posted: 4 days ago
Crawley, West Sussex
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Stanmore, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £28000 per annum + bonus, pension etc...
Posted: 4 days ago
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £25000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £60000 - £75000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago