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

3 months to
21 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK
Rank 460 394 383
Rank change year-on-year
-66 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 460 751 798
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.55% 0.74% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.21% 2.66% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 413 683 721
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,450 £24,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
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 across the UK.

Qualifications Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
20809 28209 29028
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 24.77% 27.94% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 16436 22577 23141
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 £27,500 £28,000 £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 21 February 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 21 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
England -58 419 £40,000 +14.28% 61
London -28 156 £42,000 +12.00% 19
South East +1 91 £37,250 -5.69% 10
East of England -9 49 £32,500 +8.33% 4
City of London +10 38 £42,000 +5.00% 3
East Midlands +9 34 £44,000 +76.00% 4
Surrey +24 33 £40,000 -11.11% 4
North West -49 31 £40,750 +8.66% 11
Yorkshire +42 29 £33,750 +29.80% 8
West Yorkshire +50 24 £38,500 +13.23% 5
Leeds - 22 £38,500 - 3
Manchester -42 20 £41,500 +3.75% 7
Hertfordshire +7 18 £35,500 +18.33% 1
Berkshire +38 16 £37,000 -32.72%
Nottinghamshire +4 16 £35,000 +27.27% 2
Cambridgeshire -5 15 £32,750 +59.75% 1
Hampshire -15 15 £47,500 +30.13% 3
South West -18 15 £29,500 -9.23% 2
Nottingham +16 14 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Guildford +24 13 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Woking +15 11 £65,000 +85.71% 1
Docklands, London - 11 £44,000 -
Cambridge - 11 £32,750 -
Buckinghamshire +32 10 £35,000 +11.11%
Bedfordshire +23 10 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Derby +19 10 £47,500 +163.88% 1
Derbyshire +11 10 £47,500 +90.00% 1
West Midlands -11 10 £40,250 +0.62% 1
South Wales +15 9 £40,000 +14.28%
Wales +6 9 £40,000 +14.28%

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 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 with a requirement for MCSA.

1 1081 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 827 (76.50%) Windows
3 771 (71.32%) Microsoft
4 661 (61.15%) MCSE
5 637 (58.93%) Active Directory
6 556 (51.43%) Windows Server
7 553 (51.16%) VMware
8 409 (37.84%) ITIL
9 408 (37.74%) Windows Server 2012
10 368 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
11 359 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
11 359 (33.21%) Office 365
12 354 (32.75%) Cisco
13 345 (31.91%) MS Excel
14 333 (30.80%) MS Exchange
15 299 (27.66%) Hyper-V
16 296 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
17 280 (25.90%) CCNA
18 256 (23.68%) MCP
19 236 (21.83%) Firewall
20 232 (21.46%) SQL Server
21 231 (21.37%) Windows 7
22 206 (19.06%) Citrix
23 204 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
24 196 (18.13%) MCITP
25 181 (16.74%) DNS
25 181 (16.74%) SQL
26 178 (16.47%) LAN
27 173 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
28 172 (15.91%) WAN

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
1 333 (30.80%) MS Exchange
2 153 (14.15%) Exchange Server 2010
3 132 (12.21%) Exchange Server 2013
4 105 (9.71%) SharePoint
5 73 (6.75%) Skype for Business
6 59 (5.46%) Exchange Server 2007
7 56 (5.18%) IIS
8 14 (1.30%) SharePoint 2013
9 13 (1.20%) Exchange Server 2003
10 12 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
11 10 (0.93%) Apache
12 9 (0.83%) SAS
13 5 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 4 (0.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
15 3 (0.28%) Tomcat
16 2 (0.19%) OpenStack
16 2 (0.19%) Site Server
17 1 (0.093%) Apache Spark
17 1 (0.093%) Moodle
Applications
1 345 (31.91%) MS Excel
2 149 (13.78%) MS Office
3 13 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.74%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.19%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 2 (0.19%) S-PLUS
6 1 (0.093%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.093%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.56%) Sage 1000
2 3 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.19%) Unit4 Business World
4 1 (0.093%) Bankmaster
Cloud Services
1 359 (33.21%) Office 365
2 204 (18.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 53 (4.90%) SaaS
4 52 (4.81%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (1.85%) PaaS
6 19 (1.76%) IaaS
7 16 (1.48%) Azure Active Directory
8 13 (1.20%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (0.93%) Google Cloud Platform
10 8 (0.74%) Yammer
11 7 (0.65%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.28%) Adobe Creative Cloud
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon EC2
13 2 (0.19%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.19%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.19%) CloudFront
13 2 (0.19%) OneDrive
14 1 (0.093%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 236 (21.83%) Firewall
2 181 (16.74%) DNS
3 178 (16.47%) LAN
4 172 (15.91%) WAN
5 166 (15.36%) DHCP
6 140 (12.95%) SAN
7 124 (11.47%) TCP/IP
8 114 (10.55%) VPN
9 53 (4.90%) VLAN
10 51 (4.72%) VoIP
11 49 (4.53%) Skype
12 39 (3.61%) Internet
13 38 (3.52%) Wireless
14 25 (2.31%) Remote Desktop
15 24 (2.22%) Network Security
16 22 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
17 17 (1.57%) ADSL
17 17 (1.57%) Unified Communications
18 14 (1.30%) SMTP
18 14 (1.30%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (21.46%) SQL Server
2 106 (9.81%) SQL Server 2008
3 79 (7.31%) SQL Server 2012
4 56 (5.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (4.44%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (4.44%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 32 (2.96%) SQL Server 2014
7 17 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 15 (1.39%) SQL Server 2016
9 12 (1.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 11 (1.02%) Big Data
11 7 (0.65%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (0.65%) Azure SQL Database
12 5 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.46%) RDBMS
12 5 (0.46%) Relational Database
12 5 (0.46%) SAS Data Integration Studio
12 5 (0.46%) SAS Enterprise Guide
13 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 4 (0.37%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 12 (1.11%) MSI
2 5 (0.46%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.093%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.093%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.093%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.093%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 98 (9.07%) Finance
2 45 (4.16%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.50%) Marketing
4 23 (2.13%) Retail
5 21 (1.94%) Law
6 18 (1.67%) Legal
7 14 (1.30%) Multimedia
8 10 (0.93%) Advertising
9 9 (0.83%) Manufacturing
9 9 (0.83%) Publishing
10 8 (0.74%) Games
11 7 (0.65%) Banking
12 4 (0.37%) Electronics
12 4 (0.37%) Military
13 2 (0.19%) Automotive
13 2 (0.19%) Back Office
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.093%) Polish Language
14 1 (0.093%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 215 (19.89%) Support Engineer
2 166 (15.36%) Analyst
3 160 (14.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 128 (11.84%) Administrator
5 107 (9.90%) IT Support
6 102 (9.44%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 82 (7.59%) 3rd Line Support
8 80 (7.40%) IT Engineer
9 77 (7.12%) Windows Engineer
10 75 (6.94%) 2nd Line Support
11 74 (6.85%) Consultant
12 72 (6.66%) Support Analyst
13 70 (6.48%) DBA
13 70 (6.48%) Server Engineer
14 64 (5.92%) Systems Administrator
15 60 (5.55%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 60 (5.55%) IT Support Engineer
15 60 (5.55%) SQL DBA
16 56 (5.18%) VMware Engineer
17 54 (5.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.02%) Web Services
2 10 (0.93%) Software Packaging
3 9 (0.83%) .NET
4 7 (0.65%) ASP.NET
5 5 (0.46%) REST
5 5 (0.46%) SOAP
6 3 (0.28%) Oracle Fusion
7 2 (0.19%) HTML
8 1 (0.093%) CSS
8 1 (0.093%) LAMP
8 1 (0.093%) Middleware
8 1 (0.093%) WCF
8 1 (0.093%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 117 (10.82%) Data Centre
2 84 (7.77%) Analytical Skills
3 63 (5.83%) Driving Licence
4 46 (4.26%) Computer Science
5 45 (4.16%) Management Information System
6 43 (3.98%) Clustering
7 28 (2.59%) Public Cloud
8 25 (2.31%) Replication
9 22 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
10 19 (1.76%) Blackberry
10 19 (1.76%) Data Protection Act
11 17 (1.57%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.11%) Hybrid Cloud
13 11 (1.02%) PKI
14 10 (0.93%) CESG
14 10 (0.93%) Video Conferencing
15 8 (0.74%) Fat Client
15 8 (0.74%) Thin Client
16 7 (0.65%) iPad
17 6 (0.56%) HP StoreVirtual
Operating Systems
1 827 (76.50%) Windows
2 556 (51.43%) Windows Server
3 408 (37.74%) Windows Server 2012
4 368 (34.04%) Windows Server 2008
5 231 (21.37%) Windows 7
6 124 (11.47%) Windows 8
7 114 (10.55%) Windows 10
8 94 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 93 (8.60%) Linux
10 38 (3.52%) Mac OS X
11 26 (2.41%) Unix
12 22 (2.04%) Android
13 16 (1.48%) Apple iOS
14 15 (1.39%) Windows XP
15 10 (0.93%) Ubuntu
16 9 (0.83%) Mac OS
16 9 (0.83%) Windows Vista
17 8 (0.74%) Windows Phone
18 7 (0.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 6 (0.56%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 409 (37.84%) ITIL
2 109 (10.08%) Disaster Recovery
3 99 (9.16%) High Availability
4 65 (6.01%) Migration
5 61 (5.64%) ITIL V3
6 59 (5.46%) Service Management
7 55 (5.09%) Performance Tuning
8 53 (4.90%) Project Management
9 49 (4.53%) Mentoring
10 48 (4.44%) Presales
10 48 (4.44%) Service Delivery
11 44 (4.07%) Time Management
12 42 (3.89%) PRINCE2
13 36 (3.33%) Software Deployment
14 33 (3.05%) Business Continuity
14 33 (3.05%) Change Management
15 32 (2.96%) Information Security
16 30 (2.78%) Data Protection
17 29 (2.68%) Business Intelligence
17 29 (2.68%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 181 (16.74%) SQL
2 101 (9.34%) PowerShell
3 45 (4.16%) T-SQL
4 28 (2.59%) VBScript
5 15 (1.39%) VB
6 9 (0.83%) C#
7 6 (0.56%) Bash Shell
8 5 (0.46%) C
9 3 (0.28%) Python
10 2 (0.19%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.093%) C++
11 1 (0.093%) Java
11 1 (0.093%) Perl
11 1 (0.093%) PHP
11 1 (0.093%) R
11 1 (0.093%) VBA
Qualifications
1 1081 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 661 (61.15%) MCSE
3 296 (27.38%) Cisco Certification
4 280 (25.90%) CCNA
5 256 (23.68%) MCP
6 196 (18.13%) MCITP
7 173 (16.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 159 (14.71%) Degree
9 82 (7.59%) Security Cleared
10 62 (5.74%) SC Cleared
11 55 (5.09%) CCNP
12 54 (5.00%) A+ Certification
13 51 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
14 50 (4.63%) MCTS
15 45 (4.16%) Citrix Certification
16 31 (2.87%) CCA
17 28 (2.59%) MCDST
18 25 (2.31%) VCP5
19 23 (2.13%) CCENT
20 19 (1.76%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 101 (9.34%) SLA
2 43 (3.98%) PCI DSS
3 24 (2.22%) QA
4 15 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.19%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.093%) COBIT
6 1 (0.093%) GCP
6 1 (0.093%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 637 (58.93%) Active Directory
2 359 (33.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 299 (27.66%) Hyper-V
4 99 (9.16%) vSphere
5 67 (6.20%) XenApp
6 41 (3.79%) VMware ESXi
7 33 (3.05%) XenDesktop
8 32 (2.96%) Virtual Servers
9 24 (2.22%) VMware ESX
10 18 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 9 (0.83%) Terminal Services
13 8 (0.74%) Firmware
13 8 (0.74%) XenServer
14 6 (0.56%) Virtual Machines
15 4 (0.37%) Forefront TMG
15 4 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
15 4 (0.37%) Xen
16 3 (0.28%) NFS
17 2 (0.19%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 151 (13.97%) SCCM
2 64 (5.92%) WSUS
3 31 (2.87%) SCOM
4 26 (2.41%) Backup Exec
5 19 (1.76%) McAfee ePO
6 17 (1.57%) Nessus
7 10 (0.93%) Failover Clustering
7 10 (0.93%) Puppet
8 9 (0.83%) Nagios
8 9 (0.83%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.74%) Microsoft Intune
9 8 (0.74%) ServiceCenter
10 7 (0.65%) Microsoft Clustering
10 7 (0.65%) Norton AntiVirus
10 7 (0.65%) vRealize
11 6 (0.56%) SCVMM
12 4 (0.37%) FortiGate
12 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.37%) SCSM
12 4 (0.37%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 771 (71.32%) Microsoft
2 553 (51.16%) VMware
3 354 (32.75%) Cisco
4 206 (19.06%) Citrix
5 126 (11.66%) HP
6 74 (6.85%) Dell
7 59 (5.46%) Apple
8 51 (4.72%) NetApp
9 42 (3.89%) Draytek
10 29 (2.68%) EMC
11 28 (2.59%) Intel Security
12 24 (2.22%) ZyXEL
13 22 (2.04%) IBM
14 20 (1.85%) Qualys
14 20 (1.85%) Red Hat
14 20 (1.85%) Veeam
15 19 (1.76%) 3Com
15 19 (1.76%) Avaya
15 19 (1.76%) SonicWALL
16 18 (1.67%) AppSense
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Salary: £30000 - £42000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 15 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 16 hours ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 16 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £18000.00 - £21000.00 per annum
Posted: 17 hours ago
Worcester, Worcestershire
Certes Computing Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum + + car allowance
Posted: Yesterday
Reigate, Surrey
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: Yesterday
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40,000 - 45,750 per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
IT Lab
Salary: dependent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Computer People
Salary: £35000.00 - £50000.00 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £36000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Westerham, Kent
Searchability
Salary: £22000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £36k+ benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
St. Neots, Cambridgeshire
Aria Select Ltd
Salary: From £23,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Cathcart Associates Ltd
Salary: £2200 - £27000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Actavis UK Ltd
Salary: £35k - £40k + bonus + significant benefits package
Posted: 5 days ago
Guildford, Surrey
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £40000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: To £37,500 + Benefits/Training
Posted: 6 days ago
Goole, North Humberside
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £22500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £32,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Pontefract, West Yorkshire
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £22,500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
Cardonet
Salary: From £19,000 to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Prescot, Merseyside
Ascent People Ltd
Salary: £22000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Cardonet
Salary: Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
East London
Cardonet
Salary: From £22,000 to £26,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago