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 25 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 379 427 430
Rank change year-on-year
+48 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 742 722 771
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.66% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.89% 2.39% 2.42%
Number of salaries quoted 666 606 667
Median salary £36,300 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.71% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £23,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,000 £53,100
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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
25697 30151 31845
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.30% 27.48% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 20848 24258 24645
Median salary £47,500 £45,000 £44,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +2.27%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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 +28 687 £37,500 +7.14% 82
South East +6 209 £37,500 - 10
London +48 184 £42,500 +14.86% 25
Yorkshire +92 80 £26,000 -29.25% 9
Berkshire +52 63 £42,500 +54.54% 4
South West 0 58 £35,000 - 11
North West +14 55 £40,000 +48.83% 13
Surrey -19 50 £32,500 -7.14% 2
Hampshire +9 47 £37,500 -11.76% 2
West Yorkshire +57 46 £30,000 -20.00% 7
West Midlands +1 45 £30,000 -11.76% 7
Bracknell - 34 £47,500 -
City of London +60 32 £55,000 +89.65% 4
Manchester +1 30 £45,000 +38.46% 7
Leeds +49 29 £26,500 -27.89% 7
East of England -29 24 £37,000 +13.84% 3
South Yorkshire +29 20 £26,000 +6.12% 1
Wiltshire +19 20 £33,750 -20.58% 3
Buckinghamshire +7 20 £40,000 +31.14%
Birmingham -9 20 £35,000 -6.66% 2
Cheshire +30 19 £37,000 +45.09% 4
East Midlands +12 19 £28,500 -18.57% 3
Sheffield +27 17 £26,000 +6.12%
Kent +25 16 £28,000 -30.00% 1
Somerset +9 14 £45,000 - 1
Bradford - 14 £30,000 -
Bath - 14 £45,000 - 1
Farnham - 14 £31,646 -
North East +7 13 £19,000 -20.83% 1
Basingstoke -9 13 £46,500 +9.41%

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 1337 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1053 (78.76%) Windows
3 938 (70.16%) Microsoft
4 876 (65.52%) MCSE
5 756 (56.54%) Active Directory
6 706 (52.80%) Windows Server
7 664 (49.66%) VMware
8 522 (39.04%) ITIL
9 477 (35.68%) MS Exchange
10 451 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
11 448 (33.51%) Windows Server 2008
12 439 (32.83%) MS Excel
13 435 (32.54%) Windows Server 2012
14 424 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
15 415 (31.04%) CCNA
16 413 (30.89%) Cisco
17 398 (29.77%) Citrix
18 369 (27.60%) MCITP
19 365 (27.30%) Windows 7
20 353 (26.40%) MCP
21 306 (22.89%) Hyper-V
22 282 (21.09%) SQL Server
23 272 (20.34%) LAN
24 268 (20.04%) WAN
24 268 (20.04%) Firewall
25 245 (18.32%) MS Office
26 243 (18.18%) DHCP
27 242 (18.10%) Office 365
28 231 (17.28%) DNS
29 220 (16.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

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
1 477 (35.68%) MS Exchange
2 216 (16.16%) Exchange Server 2010
3 183 (13.69%) Exchange Server 2013
4 109 (8.15%) Exchange Server 2007
5 99 (7.40%) Skype for Business
6 88 (6.58%) SharePoint
7 60 (4.49%) IIS
8 28 (2.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 27 (2.02%) Exchange Server 2003
10 16 (1.20%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (1.05%) Office Communications Server
12 13 (0.97%) CMS
12 13 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
13 12 (0.90%) OpenStack
14 6 (0.45%) Apache
15 4 (0.30%) Confluence
15 4 (0.30%) JBoss
15 4 (0.30%) SAS
15 4 (0.30%) Site Server
15 4 (0.30%) Tomcat
Applications
1 439 (32.83%) MS Excel
2 245 (18.32%) MS Office
3 32 (2.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (0.22%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
5 2 (0.15%) MS Project
5 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
5 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
6 1 (0.075%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.075%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.22%) Bankmaster
2 3 (0.22%) Exstream
2 3 (0.22%) Hi Portfolio
3 1 (0.075%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.075%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.075%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 242 (18.10%) Office 365
2 100 (7.48%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (2.47%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 12 (0.90%) Cloud Computing
5 12 (0.90%) SaaS
6 11 (0.82%) GitHub
7 8 (0.60%) IaaS
8 7 (0.52%) Mimecast
9 4 (0.30%) Google Cloud Platform
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon EC2
10 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
10 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
10 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
10 3 (0.22%) PaaS
11 2 (0.15%) Yammer
12 1 (0.075%) Amazon Kinesis
12 1 (0.075%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.075%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 272 (20.34%) LAN
2 268 (20.04%) Firewall
2 268 (20.04%) WAN
3 243 (18.18%) DHCP
4 231 (17.28%) DNS
5 172 (12.86%) SAN
6 160 (11.97%) VPN
7 147 (10.99%) TCP/IP
8 82 (6.13%) Wireless
9 78 (5.83%) VoIP
10 77 (5.76%) VLAN
11 57 (4.26%) Internet
12 54 (4.04%) MPLS
13 44 (3.29%) Cisco ASA
14 36 (2.69%) Skype
15 35 (2.62%) ADSL
15 35 (2.62%) iSCSI
16 32 (2.39%) IPsec
17 31 (2.32%) Remote Desktop
18 27 (2.02%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 282 (21.09%) SQL Server
2 67 (5.01%) SQL Server 2012
3 60 (4.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 56 (4.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 55 (4.11%) SQL Server 2008
6 49 (3.66%) SQL Server 2005
7 34 (2.54%) SQL Server 2014
8 31 (2.32%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.20%) Relational Database
10 15 (1.12%) Data Warehouse
11 14 (1.05%) SQL Server 2000
12 9 (0.67%) SSDT
13 8 (0.60%) Power BI
14 6 (0.45%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 6 (0.45%) OLAP
14 6 (0.45%) OLTP
14 6 (0.45%) Oracle Database
15 5 (0.37%) Data Mining
15 5 (0.37%) GIS
15 5 (0.37%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (1.12%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.60%) JIRA
3 6 (0.45%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (0.45%) tSQLt
4 4 (0.30%) Eclipse
4 4 (0.30%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.15%) MSI
5 2 (0.15%) Subversion
6 1 (0.075%) Grunt
General
1 174 (13.01%) Finance
2 46 (3.44%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.17%) Banking
3 29 (2.17%) Games
4 26 (1.94%) Japanese Language
5 24 (1.80%) Legal
6 19 (1.42%) Retail
7 17 (1.27%) Marketing
8 14 (1.05%) Billing
8 14 (1.05%) Law
8 14 (1.05%) Local Government
9 11 (0.82%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.67%) Advertising
10 9 (0.67%) Back Office
10 9 (0.67%) German Language
11 7 (0.52%) French Language
12 3 (0.22%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.15%) Automotive
13 2 (0.15%) Publishing
14 1 (0.075%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 315 (23.56%) Support Engineer
2 259 (19.37%) Analyst
3 216 (16.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 144 (10.77%) 3rd Line Support
5 141 (10.55%) IT Support
6 131 (9.80%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 128 (9.57%) 2nd Line Support
8 107 (8.00%) Support Analyst
9 104 (7.78%) IT Engineer
9 104 (7.78%) Service Analyst
10 102 (7.63%) Service Desk Analyst
11 95 (7.11%) 2nd Line Engineer
12 90 (6.73%) Server Engineer
13 89 (6.66%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
14 88 (6.58%) Administrator
15 84 (6.28%) Infrastructure Support
16 81 (6.06%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
16 81 (6.06%) Consultant
17 80 (5.98%) Windows Engineer
18 76 (5.68%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (1.57%) .NET
2 12 (0.90%) 802.1X
3 11 (0.82%) Web Services
4 10 (0.75%) COM
5 6 (0.45%) MDX
5 6 (0.45%) ODBC
6 5 (0.37%) Middleware
6 5 (0.37%) Software Packaging
6 5 (0.37%) Ultra Messaging
7 3 (0.22%) HTML
8 2 (0.15%) CSS
8 2 (0.15%) Oracle Fusion
8 2 (0.15%) WSH
8 2 (0.15%) X-Windows
9 1 (0.075%) .NET Framework
9 1 (0.075%) ADSI
9 1 (0.075%) jQuery
9 1 (0.075%) Sass
9 1 (0.075%) StructureMap
9 1 (0.075%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 148 (11.07%) Data Centre
2 84 (6.28%) Driving Licence
3 76 (5.68%) Analytical Skills
4 56 (4.19%) Blackberry
5 41 (3.07%) Replication
6 38 (2.84%) Clustering
7 29 (2.17%) Statistics
8 28 (2.09%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.65%) Computer Science
10 20 (1.50%) Fat Client
10 20 (1.50%) Thin Client
11 19 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
12 17 (1.27%) Video Conferencing
13 13 (0.97%) iPad
14 12 (0.90%) CESG
14 12 (0.90%) User Experience
15 11 (0.82%) Client/Server
15 11 (0.82%) HP StoreVirtual
15 11 (0.82%) iPhone
15 11 (0.82%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 1053 (78.76%) Windows
2 706 (52.80%) Windows Server
3 448 (33.51%) Windows Server 2008
4 435 (32.54%) Windows Server 2012
5 365 (27.30%) Windows 7
6 186 (13.91%) Windows 8
7 173 (12.94%) Linux
8 136 (10.17%) Windows Server 2003
9 126 (9.42%) Windows 10
10 66 (4.94%) Windows XP
11 60 (4.49%) Unix
12 36 (2.69%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 23 (1.72%) Windows Vista
15 20 (1.50%) Mac OS
16 16 (1.20%) Android
17 14 (1.05%) HPUX
18 10 (0.75%) Apple iOS
18 10 (0.75%) Solaris
19 8 (0.60%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 522 (39.04%) ITIL
2 113 (8.45%) Migration
3 102 (7.63%) Service Management
4 99 (7.40%) Disaster Recovery
5 68 (5.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 64 (4.79%) High Availability
7 58 (4.34%) Mentoring
8 54 (4.04%) Time Management
9 53 (3.96%) Service Delivery
10 52 (3.89%) ITIL V3
11 47 (3.52%) Project Management
12 42 (3.14%) Change Control
13 41 (3.07%) Presales
13 41 (3.07%) PRINCE2
14 40 (2.99%) Agile Software Development
14 40 (2.99%) Change Management
15 38 (2.84%) Incident Management
16 35 (2.62%) Software Deployment
17 34 (2.54%) Continuous Improvement
17 34 (2.54%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 189 (14.14%) SQL
2 155 (11.59%) PowerShell
3 45 (3.37%) T-SQL
4 43 (3.22%) VBScript
5 19 (1.42%) Python
6 15 (1.12%) Bash Shell
6 15 (1.12%) Perl
7 12 (0.90%) C#
8 11 (0.82%) VB
9 8 (0.60%) C
10 6 (0.45%) Java
11 5 (0.37%) R
12 4 (0.30%) VBA
13 2 (0.15%) JavaScript
13 2 (0.15%) PHP
14 1 (0.075%) C++
14 1 (0.075%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1337 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 876 (65.52%) MCSE
3 424 (31.71%) Cisco Certification
4 415 (31.04%) CCNA
5 369 (27.60%) MCITP
6 353 (26.40%) MCP
7 220 (16.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 152 (11.37%) Degree
8 152 (11.37%) MCTS
9 90 (6.73%) Citrix Certification
10 76 (5.68%) Security Cleared
11 75 (5.61%) A+ Certification
11 75 (5.61%) CCNP
12 74 (5.53%) CCA
13 58 (4.34%) ITIL Certification
14 53 (3.96%) SC Cleared
15 49 (3.66%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 48 (3.59%) Network+ Certification
17 35 (2.62%) MCDST
18 34 (2.54%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 181 (13.54%) SLA
2 27 (2.02%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 18 (1.35%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.75%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.52%) ISO 9001
5 7 (0.52%) Solvency II
6 5 (0.37%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.15%) QA
System Software
1 756 (56.54%) Active Directory
2 451 (33.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 306 (22.89%) Hyper-V
4 129 (9.65%) vSphere
5 114 (8.53%) XenApp
6 55 (4.11%) VMware ESXi
7 47 (3.52%) XenDesktop
8 41 (3.07%) Virtual Desktop
9 31 (2.32%) Virtual Servers
10 27 (2.02%) NFS
10 27 (2.02%) Terminal Services
11 24 (1.80%) VMware ESX
12 21 (1.57%) XenServer
13 20 (1.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 17 (1.27%) Xen
15 15 (1.12%) Terminal Server
15 15 (1.12%) Virtual Machines
16 14 (1.05%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 14 (1.05%) Postfix
17 8 (0.60%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 174 (13.01%) SCCM
2 72 (5.39%) Backup Exec
3 56 (4.19%) SCOM
3 56 (4.19%) WSUS
4 31 (2.32%) Norton AntiVirus
5 20 (1.50%) DameWare
6 19 (1.42%) SCVMM
7 18 (1.35%) Microsoft Clustering
7 18 (1.35%) NetBackup
8 17 (1.27%) McAfee ePO
9 14 (1.05%) EMC VPLEX
10 13 (0.97%) SCSM
11 12 (0.90%) Nagios
12 10 (0.75%) Microsoft Intune
12 10 (0.75%) vMotion
13 9 (0.67%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
14 8 (0.60%) ITRS Geneos
14 8 (0.60%) Perfmon
14 8 (0.60%) vRealize
15 7 (0.52%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 938 (70.16%) Microsoft
2 664 (49.66%) VMware
3 413 (30.89%) Cisco
4 398 (29.77%) Citrix
5 215 (16.08%) HP
6 101 (7.55%) NetApp
7 83 (6.21%) EMC
8 72 (5.39%) Symantec
9 61 (4.56%) Apple
10 55 (4.11%) Veeam
11 51 (3.81%) Dell
12 41 (3.07%) Red Hat
13 40 (2.99%) Juniper
14 37 (2.77%) CheckPoint
14 37 (2.77%) SolarWinds
15 35 (2.62%) Avaya
16 33 (2.47%) Sophos
17 28 (2.09%) WatchGuard
18 27 (2.02%) Intel Security
19 26 (1.94%) IBM
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £38,500 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 3 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40,000 + Bonus + Package
Posted: 5 hours ago
East London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
CoreCom Consulting
Salary: £20000 - £27000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 58 minutes ago
Walsall, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £17,000 to £18,000 per annum
Posted: 4 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Integrity IT Solutions
Salary: + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 hours ago
City, London
FT Select
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum plus excellent benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 8 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Up to 35k
Posted: 6 hours ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £18000 - £23000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Central London / West End
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: Circa; 35,000-50,000 + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Salary: From £28,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Slough, Berkshire
Streamline Connections
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Premier IT
Salary: £35000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
UK
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £42.5k - 75k per year + Pension, Medical + 36 hols
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
ninesharp
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £45000 - £46000 per annum + Car
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £16,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
ReThink Recruitment
Salary: £27000 - £35000.00 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
IT Lab
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum Excellent Benefits + More
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol Area
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 2 days ago