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 19 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
19 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK
Rank 440 400 365
Rank change year-on-year
-40 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 489 745 842
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.74% 0.80%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.31% 2.65% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 422 677 764
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £23,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,900 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.42% +2.94%

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
21172 28065 29324
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 25.22% 28.02% 27.94%
Number of salaries quoted 16726 22465 23461
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-5.26% +5.55%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £27,823 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 19 January 2017 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 19 January 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
England -47 441 £40,000 +14.28% 52
London -55 152 £42,000 +12.00% 14
South East +20 112 £38,750 -8.82% 15
North West -25 42 £38,500 +10.00% 10
Surrey +11 39 £40,000 -11.11% 3
Yorkshire +48 31 £30,000 -16.66% 6
South West -4 31 £35,000 +7.69% 1
East Midlands +14 30 £47,500 +77.57% 1
City of London +1 29 £42,000 +7.00% 5
Manchester -24 25 £41,500 +10.66% 7
West Yorkshire +48 24 £30,000 -22.58% 5
East of England -50 24 £30,000 - 4
Leeds +40 22 £30,000 -20.00% 3
Berkshire +42 19 £37,000 -29.52% 3
Woking +26 19 £50,000 +170.27%
Hampshire +3 19 £50,000 +26.58% 2
Cheshire +14 15 £36,900 +67.72% 3
Nottinghamshire +4 15 £42,500 +54.54%
West Midlands -21 15 £47,500 +18.75% 1
Derbyshire +20 14 £50,000 +70.93% 1
Derby +17 14 £50,000 +70.93% 1
Nottingham +2 13 £46,250 +68.18%
Buckinghamshire +21 12 £38,750 +23.01% 1
Birmingham -5 12 £48,750 +36.36%
Scotland +22 11 £32,500 -23.52% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 11 £28,000 +12.00% 2
Southampton +11 10 £50,000 +17.64%
Bristol +2 10 £25,000 -23.07%
Guildford +30 9 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Warrington +12 9 £38,500 +75.00% 2

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 January 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 with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1218 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 955 (78.41%) Windows
3 841 (69.05%) Microsoft
4 744 (61.08%) MCSE
5 726 (59.61%) Active Directory
6 643 (52.79%) Windows Server
7 640 (52.55%) VMware
8 455 (37.36%) ITIL
9 441 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
10 415 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
11 408 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 404 (33.17%) Cisco
13 403 (33.09%) MS Exchange
14 367 (30.13%) MS Excel
15 356 (29.23%) Cisco Certification
16 344 (28.24%) CCNA
17 334 (27.42%) Office 365
18 320 (26.27%) Hyper-V
19 295 (24.22%) Windows 7
20 281 (23.07%) MCP
21 278 (22.82%) MCITP
22 277 (22.74%) Citrix
23 273 (22.41%) Firewall
24 269 (22.09%) SQL Server
25 234 (19.21%) LAN
26 222 (18.23%) WAN
27 200 (16.42%) DNS
27 200 (16.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 197 (16.17%) SQL
29 195 (16.01%) DHCP

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
1 403 (33.09%) MS Exchange
2 193 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2010
3 164 (13.46%) Exchange Server 2013
4 107 (8.78%) SharePoint
5 83 (6.81%) Skype for Business
6 78 (6.40%) Exchange Server 2007
7 64 (5.25%) IIS
8 22 (1.81%) SharePoint 2013
9 18 (1.48%) Exchange Server 2003
10 14 (1.15%) Apache
11 11 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 11 (0.90%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.74%) SAS
13 5 (0.41%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.33%) OpenStack
14 4 (0.33%) Site Server
15 3 (0.25%) JBoss
15 3 (0.25%) SharePoint Foundation
15 3 (0.25%) Tomcat
15 3 (0.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 367 (30.13%) MS Excel
2 175 (14.37%) MS Office
3 17 (1.40%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (0.57%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.16%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.16%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.082%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.082%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.49%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.25%) Bankmaster
3 2 (0.16%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.082%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 334 (27.42%) Office 365
2 185 (15.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (4.52%) Amazon AWS
4 52 (4.27%) SaaS
5 21 (1.72%) IaaS
6 20 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
7 19 (1.56%) PaaS
8 13 (1.07%) Cloud Computing
9 12 (0.99%) Mimecast
10 8 (0.66%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.66%) Yammer
11 3 (0.25%) Adobe Creative Cloud
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon EC2
11 3 (0.25%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 2 (0.16%) CloudFront
12 2 (0.16%) Dropbox
12 2 (0.16%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.082%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.082%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 273 (22.41%) Firewall
2 234 (19.21%) LAN
3 222 (18.23%) WAN
4 200 (16.42%) DNS
5 195 (16.01%) DHCP
6 174 (14.29%) SAN
7 144 (11.82%) VPN
8 143 (11.74%) TCP/IP
9 71 (5.83%) VLAN
10 66 (5.42%) VoIP
11 55 (4.52%) Wireless
12 49 (4.02%) Internet
12 49 (4.02%) Skype
13 31 (2.55%) Remote Desktop
14 28 (2.30%) ADSL
15 25 (2.05%) MPLS
15 25 (2.05%) Network Security
15 25 (2.05%) WLAN
16 23 (1.89%) Cisco IOS
17 22 (1.81%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 269 (22.09%) SQL Server
2 108 (8.87%) SQL Server 2008
3 83 (6.81%) SQL Server 2012
4 60 (4.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 59 (4.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 54 (4.43%) SQL Server 2005
7 36 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
8 19 (1.56%) SQL Server 2016
9 18 (1.48%) Data Warehouse
10 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Analysis Services
11 9 (0.74%) Big Data
12 8 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
13 6 (0.49%) MySQL
14 5 (0.41%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.41%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 5 (0.41%) PostgreSQL
14 5 (0.41%) RDBMS
14 5 (0.41%) Relational Database
14 5 (0.41%) SAS Data Integration Studio
14 5 (0.41%) SAS Enterprise Guide
Development Applications
1 10 (0.82%) MSI
2 5 (0.41%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (0.25%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.082%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.082%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.082%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.082%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 126 (10.34%) Finance
2 44 (3.61%) Telecoms
3 22 (1.81%) Marketing
3 22 (1.81%) Retail
4 20 (1.64%) Law
5 19 (1.56%) Legal
6 14 (1.15%) Multimedia
7 11 (0.90%) Banking
7 11 (0.90%) Games
8 10 (0.82%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.74%) Publishing
10 8 (0.66%) Advertising
11 4 (0.33%) Back Office
11 4 (0.33%) Electronics
11 4 (0.33%) Military
12 3 (0.25%) French Language
12 3 (0.25%) German Language
13 2 (0.16%) Automotive
13 2 (0.16%) Financial Institution
14 1 (0.082%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 262 (21.51%) Support Engineer
2 211 (17.32%) Analyst
3 172 (14.12%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 135 (11.08%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 127 (10.43%) Administrator
6 126 (10.34%) IT Support
7 115 (9.44%) 3rd Line Support
8 102 (8.37%) IT Engineer
9 92 (7.55%) 2nd Line Support
10 85 (6.98%) DBA
11 84 (6.90%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 84 (6.90%) Support Analyst
12 80 (6.57%) Windows Engineer
13 78 (6.40%) Server Engineer
14 75 (6.16%) IT Support Engineer
15 74 (6.08%) Service Analyst
15 74 (6.08%) Service Desk Analyst
15 74 (6.08%) SQL DBA
16 73 (5.99%) Consultant
17 71 (5.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.15%) Web Services
2 10 (0.82%) .NET
3 9 (0.74%) Software Packaging
4 7 (0.57%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.41%) Oracle Fusion
5 5 (0.41%) REST
5 5 (0.41%) SOAP
6 2 (0.16%) WSH
7 1 (0.082%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.082%) COM
7 1 (0.082%) CSS
7 1 (0.082%) LAMP
7 1 (0.082%) Middleware
7 1 (0.082%) WCF
7 1 (0.082%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 130 (10.67%) Data Centre
2 90 (7.39%) Analytical Skills
3 66 (5.42%) Driving Licence
4 46 (3.78%) Management Information System
5 44 (3.61%) Clustering
6 43 (3.53%) Computer Science
7 26 (2.13%) Replication
8 25 (2.05%) Enterprise Software
8 25 (2.05%) Statistics
9 23 (1.89%) Blackberry
9 23 (1.89%) Public Cloud
10 19 (1.56%) Data Protection Act
11 18 (1.48%) Private Cloud
12 14 (1.15%) Fat Client
12 14 (1.15%) Thin Client
13 12 (0.99%) CESG
14 11 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
15 10 (0.82%) HP StoreVirtual
15 10 (0.82%) RSA SecurID
15 10 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 955 (78.41%) Windows
2 643 (52.79%) Windows Server
3 441 (36.21%) Windows Server 2012
4 415 (34.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 295 (24.22%) Windows 7
6 159 (13.05%) Windows 8
7 118 (9.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 116 (9.52%) Linux
9 109 (8.95%) Windows 10
10 42 (3.45%) Mac OS X
11 36 (2.96%) Unix
12 23 (1.89%) Android
13 17 (1.40%) Ubuntu
14 16 (1.31%) Apple iOS
15 15 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 15 (1.23%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.07%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.66%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.57%) Mac OS
19 6 (0.49%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 455 (37.36%) ITIL
2 131 (10.76%) Disaster Recovery
3 97 (7.96%) High Availability
4 81 (6.65%) Migration
5 78 (6.40%) Service Management
6 62 (5.09%) Mentoring
7 60 (4.93%) Performance Tuning
8 58 (4.76%) ITIL V3
9 54 (4.43%) Time Management
10 50 (4.11%) Service Delivery
11 49 (4.02%) Project Management
12 43 (3.53%) Presales
13 42 (3.45%) Software Deployment
14 40 (3.28%) Business Continuity
14 40 (3.28%) Change Management
14 40 (3.28%) PRINCE2
15 37 (3.04%) Incident Management
16 35 (2.87%) Root Cause Analysis
17 33 (2.71%) Business Intelligence
18 31 (2.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 197 (16.17%) SQL
2 121 (9.93%) PowerShell
3 47 (3.86%) T-SQL
4 38 (3.12%) VBScript
5 17 (1.40%) VB
6 7 (0.57%) C#
7 6 (0.49%) C
7 6 (0.49%) Python
8 5 (0.41%) Bash Shell
9 3 (0.25%) Perl
9 3 (0.25%) R
10 2 (0.16%) PHP
11 1 (0.082%) C++
11 1 (0.082%) Java
11 1 (0.082%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1218 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 744 (61.08%) MCSE
3 356 (29.23%) Cisco Certification
4 344 (28.24%) CCNA
5 281 (23.07%) MCP
6 278 (22.82%) MCITP
7 200 (16.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 173 (14.20%) Degree
9 94 (7.72%) Security Cleared
10 79 (6.49%) MCTS
11 69 (5.67%) SC Cleared
12 64 (5.25%) A+ Certification
13 58 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
14 56 (4.60%) CCNP
15 52 (4.27%) ITIL Certification
16 43 (3.53%) CCA
17 39 (3.20%) MCDST
18 29 (2.38%) CCENT
18 29 (2.38%) VCP5
19 24 (1.97%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 134 (11.00%) SLA
2 46 (3.78%) PCI DSS
3 22 (1.81%) QA
4 18 (1.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.082%) COBIT
6 1 (0.082%) GCP
6 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 726 (59.61%) Active Directory
2 408 (33.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 320 (26.27%) Hyper-V
4 126 (10.34%) vSphere
5 77 (6.32%) XenApp
6 47 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
7 41 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
8 33 (2.71%) VMware ESX
9 31 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 19 (1.56%) Microsoft App-V
10 19 (1.56%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 12 (0.99%) Terminal Services
11 12 (0.99%) Virtual Desktop
12 9 (0.74%) Firmware
12 9 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
13 8 (0.66%) Xen
14 6 (0.49%) NFS
14 6 (0.49%) VMware Server
14 6 (0.49%) XenServer
15 4 (0.33%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 164 (13.46%) SCCM
2 74 (6.08%) WSUS
3 40 (3.28%) SCOM
4 38 (3.12%) Backup Exec
5 24 (1.97%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.40%) Nessus
7 15 (1.23%) Nagios
8 13 (1.07%) Norton AntiVirus
9 12 (0.99%) Microsoft Clustering
9 12 (0.99%) NetBackup
10 11 (0.90%) Puppet
11 10 (0.82%) ServiceCenter
11 10 (0.82%) vRealize
12 8 (0.66%) Failover Clustering
12 8 (0.66%) Microsoft Intune
13 6 (0.49%) SCSM
14 5 (0.41%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.41%) Cisco CUCM
14 5 (0.41%) FortiGate
15 4 (0.33%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 841 (69.05%) Microsoft
2 640 (52.55%) VMware
3 404 (33.17%) Cisco
4 277 (22.74%) Citrix
5 164 (13.46%) HP
6 78 (6.40%) Dell
7 73 (5.99%) Apple
8 58 (4.76%) NetApp
9 45 (3.69%) EMC
10 41 (3.37%) Draytek
11 40 (3.28%) Intel Security
12 33 (2.71%) Red Hat
13 30 (2.46%) Symantec
14 27 (2.22%) Sophos
15 26 (2.13%) ZyXEL
16 24 (1.97%) Veeam
17 23 (1.89%) Avaya
17 23 (1.89%) CheckPoint
17 23 (1.89%) Juniper
18 21 (1.72%) 3Com
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,500 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
South West London
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £26000 per annum + Car, Phone, Laptop, Training, Overtime
Posted: 12 hours ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £30k - 75k per year + Amazing Bens!
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 70k per year + Great Bens!
Posted: Yesterday
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: Yesterday
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £35k - 60k per year + C/A, Pension, Medical
Posted: Yesterday
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Ashtead, Surrey
VIQU
Salary: £40k - 50k per year + Bonus & Benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hayes, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + Bonus, Pension etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Bellshill, Lanarkshire
Search Consultancy
Salary: Excellent rate plus benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + bonus, pension etc
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Hungerford, Berkshire
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £48k - 50k per year + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Westerham, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £25000 - £33000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £22k - 26k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £28k - 35k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
The One Group
Salary: £28k - 30k per year
Posted: 6 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £22,000 to £30,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Leidos
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago