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 10 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 400 374 438
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +64
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 748 802 639
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.74% 0.75% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.64% 2.72% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 681 728 546
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%

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
28359 29471 28730
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 28.00% 27.69% 27.30%
Number of salaries quoted 22649 23557 22514
Average salary £47,500 £45,000 £43,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.55% +3.44%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,823 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £67,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 10 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
(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
England -27 707 £35,000 - 104
London -25 247 £37,500 -6.25% 27
South East +7 161 £42,500 +15.64% 33
East of England +8 88 £30,000 - 6
Surrey +32 63 £45,000 +5.88% 7
South West -26 58 £32,500 -4.41% 6
North West +31 55 £37,500 +36.36% 15
City of London +26 54 £40,000 -5.88% 2
West Midlands -5 46 £40,000 +15.10% 9
Hampshire +17 44 £36,500 +12.30% 5
East Midlands +28 35 £25,000 -34.21% 5
Manchester +31 34 £37,500 +20.96% 5
Essex +1 26 £26,500 -17.18% 1
Berkshire -26 24 £55,000 +69.23% 9
Hertfordshire +10 23 £30,000 +7.14% 1
Cambridgeshire +20 22 £20,500 -24.07% 2
Birmingham -5 21 £39,500 +21.53% 1
Bristol +5 17 £32,500 -32.98% 2
Cheshire +16 14 £22,000 -15.38% 8
Wiltshire -7 14 £32,500 -15.58% 1
Leicestershire +15 13 £24,500 -12.50%
South Wales +16 12 £28,000 -34.11% 1
Wales +14 12 £28,000 -34.11% 1
Derbyshire +11 12 £25,000 +16.27% 1
Fareham +7 12 £25,500 +36.00%
Warrington +2 12 £22,000 -6.38% 1
Dorset -4 12 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Bournemouth -4 12 £32,500 -4.41% 1
Southampton -7 12 £42,500 +21.42%
Basildon - 12 £25,500 -

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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 1527 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1259 (82.45%) Windows
3 1107 (72.50%) Microsoft
4 1050 (68.76%) MCSE
5 850 (55.66%) Active Directory
6 845 (55.34%) VMware
7 791 (51.80%) Windows Server
8 601 (39.36%) VMware Infrastructure
9 590 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
10 585 (38.31%) Windows Server 2008
11 577 (37.79%) MS Excel
12 562 (36.80%) ITIL
13 493 (32.29%) MS Exchange
14 471 (30.84%) MCITP
15 467 (30.58%) Cisco
16 453 (29.67%) Hyper-V
17 451 (29.54%) Citrix
18 439 (28.75%) SQL Server
19 425 (27.83%) MCP
20 362 (23.71%) Firewall
21 340 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
22 323 (21.15%) CCNA
23 322 (21.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 301 (19.71%) Windows 7
25 298 (19.52%) SQL
26 291 (19.06%) SAN
27 282 (18.47%) DNS
28 275 (18.01%) MS Office
29 269 (17.62%) LAN
30 266 (17.42%) Office 365

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT jobs within the UK 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
1 493 (32.29%) MS Exchange
2 247 (16.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 193 (12.64%) SharePoint
4 179 (11.72%) Skype for Business
5 162 (10.61%) IIS
6 150 (9.82%) Exchange Server 2013
7 111 (7.27%) Exchange Server 2007
8 45 (2.95%) Exchange Server 2003
9 35 (2.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 31 (2.03%) SharePoint 2013
11 14 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
12 11 (0.72%) SharePoint Server
13 10 (0.65%) Office Communications Server
14 8 (0.52%) Apache
15 7 (0.46%) CMS
16 6 (0.39%) Exchange Server 2000
17 4 (0.26%) IBM Domino
17 4 (0.26%) OpenStack
17 4 (0.26%) SharePoint 2010
17 4 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 577 (37.79%) MS Excel
2 275 (18.01%) MS Office
3 17 (1.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.52%) MS Project
4 8 (0.52%) MS Visio
5 6 (0.39%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.13%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 14 (0.92%) Dynamics CRM
2 10 (0.65%) Dynamics AX
3 4 (0.26%) Bankmaster
4 2 (0.13%) Adaptiv
4 2 (0.13%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP CCM
4 2 (0.13%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.065%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.065%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.065%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 266 (17.42%) Office 365
2 125 (8.19%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (2.82%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (1.38%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (1.05%) IaaS
6 10 (0.65%) Azure Active Directory
7 7 (0.46%) SaaS
8 6 (0.39%) Google Cloud Platform
9 4 (0.26%) Google Apps
9 4 (0.26%) Mimecast
10 2 (0.13%) GitHub
11 1 (0.065%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 362 (23.71%) Firewall
2 291 (19.06%) SAN
3 282 (18.47%) DNS
4 269 (17.62%) LAN
5 256 (16.76%) WAN
6 244 (15.98%) DHCP
7 205 (13.43%) VPN
8 199 (13.03%) TCP/IP
9 86 (5.63%) VLAN
10 81 (5.30%) Cisco ASA
11 66 (4.32%) VoIP
12 55 (3.60%) Skype
13 53 (3.47%) Internet
14 52 (3.41%) SSL
15 50 (3.27%) Network Security
15 50 (3.27%) Remote Desktop
16 48 (3.14%) NAS
17 40 (2.62%) iSCSI
18 37 (2.42%) Cisco IOS
18 37 (2.42%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 439 (28.75%) SQL Server
2 128 (8.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 123 (8.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 71 (4.65%) SQL Server 2005
5 48 (3.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 48 (3.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 41 (2.69%) SQL Server Analysis Services
7 34 (2.23%) SQL Server 2014
8 33 (2.16%) Relational Database
9 30 (1.96%) SQL Server 2000
10 25 (1.64%) Microsoft Analysis Services
11 13 (0.85%) Oracle Database
12 11 (0.72%) MS Access
13 10 (0.65%) MySQL
14 5 (0.33%) GIS
14 5 (0.33%) PostgreSQL
15 4 (0.26%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.26%) Data Warehouse
15 4 (0.26%) OLTP
15 4 (0.26%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 15 (0.98%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (0.79%) ProC
3 11 (0.72%) Visual Studio
4 5 (0.33%) MSI
5 3 (0.20%) JIRA
5 3 (0.20%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.20%) Subversion
5 3 (0.20%) TeamCity
6 2 (0.13%) AdminStudio
6 2 (0.13%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (0.13%) Moq
6 2 (0.13%) NSubstitute
6 2 (0.13%) NUnit
6 2 (0.13%) Rational Rhapsody
6 2 (0.13%) Selenium
6 2 (0.13%) SpecFlow
6 2 (0.13%) Team Foundation Server
6 2 (0.13%) Toad
7 1 (0.065%) Eclipse
7 1 (0.065%) InstallShield
General
1 176 (11.53%) Finance
2 55 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.16%) Banking
4 28 (1.83%) Marketing
5 19 (1.24%) Legal
6 18 (1.18%) Games
6 18 (1.18%) Retail
7 16 (1.05%) Advertising
8 14 (0.92%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.65%) Law
10 9 (0.59%) Local Government
11 4 (0.26%) Back Office
11 4 (0.26%) French Language
12 3 (0.20%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.13%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.13%) Electronics
13 2 (0.13%) Japanese Language
14 1 (0.065%) Investment Banking
14 1 (0.065%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 329 (21.55%) Support Engineer
2 213 (13.95%) Analyst
3 187 (12.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 177 (11.59%) Consultant
5 175 (11.46%) 2nd Line Support
6 151 (9.89%) IT Support
7 141 (9.23%) Administrator
8 132 (8.64%) IT Engineer
9 128 (8.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 123 (8.06%) Support Analyst
11 118 (7.73%) Windows Engineer
12 103 (6.75%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
13 93 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support
14 91 (5.96%) IT Support Engineer
15 89 (5.83%) DBA
16 85 (5.57%) Systems Administrator
17 84 (5.50%) SQL DBA
18 71 (4.65%) Desktop Support
19 68 (4.45%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 67 (4.39%) Microsoft Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (1.96%) .NET
2 16 (1.05%) HTML
3 15 (0.98%) CSS
4 14 (0.92%) COM
4 14 (0.92%) Middleware
5 13 (0.85%) Web Services
6 10 (0.65%) ASP.NET
7 9 (0.59%) XML
8 7 (0.46%) .NET Framework
9 4 (0.26%) 802.1X
10 3 (0.20%) LAMP
11 2 (0.13%) ASP.NET Web API
11 2 (0.13%) CSS3
11 2 (0.13%) Dapper ORM
11 2 (0.13%) Entity Framework
11 2 (0.13%) Google Chart
11 2 (0.13%) Ninject
11 2 (0.13%) ODBC
11 2 (0.13%) WAP
11 2 (0.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 164 (10.74%) Data Centre
2 150 (9.82%) Clustering
3 118 (7.73%) Analytical Skills
4 96 (6.29%) Blackberry
5 74 (4.85%) Driving Licence
5 74 (4.85%) Replication
6 46 (3.01%) iPhone
7 42 (2.75%) iPad
8 40 (2.62%) EqualLogic
9 31 (2.03%) Computer Science
10 28 (1.83%) Hybrid Cloud
10 28 (1.83%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.38%) HP StoreVirtual
12 18 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 16 (1.05%) Fat Client
13 16 (1.05%) Thin Client
14 15 (0.98%) Hedge funds
15 14 (0.92%) AS400
16 11 (0.72%) Smartphone
16 11 (0.72%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 1259 (82.45%) Windows
2 791 (51.80%) Windows Server
3 590 (38.64%) Windows Server 2012
4 585 (38.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 301 (19.71%) Windows 7
6 181 (11.85%) Windows 8
7 156 (10.22%) Linux
8 146 (9.56%) Windows Server 2003
9 92 (6.02%) Windows XP
10 65 (4.26%) Windows 10
11 40 (2.62%) Android
12 37 (2.42%) Unix
13 31 (2.03%) Windows Mobile
14 26 (1.70%) Windows Phone
15 21 (1.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 18 (1.18%) Apple iOS
16 18 (1.18%) Mac OS X
17 12 (0.79%) Mac OS
18 10 (0.65%) Windows Vista
19 7 (0.46%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 562 (36.80%) ITIL
2 128 (8.38%) Disaster Recovery
3 105 (6.88%) Presales
4 94 (6.16%) High Availability
5 89 (5.83%) Service Management
6 88 (5.76%) Migration
7 78 (5.11%) Project Management
8 70 (4.58%) Service Delivery
9 61 (3.99%) Time Management
10 57 (3.73%) Performance Tuning
10 57 (3.73%) Problem Management
11 51 (3.34%) Incident Management
12 50 (3.27%) PRINCE2
13 48 (3.14%) ITIL V3
14 42 (2.75%) CRM
15 41 (2.69%) Mentoring
16 36 (2.36%) Asset Management
17 35 (2.29%) Network Load Balancing
18 34 (2.23%) Root Cause Analysis
19 32 (2.10%) Capacity Planning
Programming Languages
1 298 (19.52%) SQL
2 154 (10.09%) PowerShell
3 49 (3.21%) C
4 47 (3.08%) T-SQL
5 33 (2.16%) VBScript
6 30 (1.96%) VB
7 19 (1.24%) Java
7 19 (1.24%) JavaScript
8 17 (1.11%) VBA
9 15 (0.98%) C#
10 12 (0.79%) Bash Shell
10 12 (0.79%) Ruby
11 8 (0.52%) Shell Script
12 5 (0.33%) Perl
12 5 (0.33%) PL/SQL
13 3 (0.20%) C++
13 3 (0.20%) Delphi
13 3 (0.20%) Pascal
13 3 (0.20%) VB.NET
14 2 (0.13%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1527 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1050 (68.76%) MCSE
3 471 (30.84%) MCITP
4 425 (27.83%) MCP
5 340 (22.27%) Cisco Certification
6 323 (21.15%) CCNA
7 322 (21.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 230 (15.06%) MCTS
9 168 (11.00%) Degree
10 134 (8.78%) Citrix Certification
11 104 (6.81%) CCA
12 97 (6.35%) CCNP
13 80 (5.24%) Security Cleared
14 58 (3.80%) MCDST
14 58 (3.80%) SC Cleared
15 54 (3.54%) ITIL Certification
16 48 (3.14%) A+ Certification
17 46 (3.01%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 44 (2.88%) DBS Check
18 44 (2.88%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 109 (7.14%) SLA
2 19 (1.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (0.79%) Solvency II
4 7 (0.46%) COBIT
4 7 (0.46%) QA
5 6 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.13%) DICOM
6 2 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.065%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.065%) ISO15022
7 1 (0.065%) ISO20022
System Software
1 850 (55.66%) Active Directory
2 601 (39.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 453 (29.67%) Hyper-V
4 203 (13.29%) vSphere
5 127 (8.32%) XenApp
6 56 (3.67%) VMware ESX
7 46 (3.01%) VMware ESXi
8 40 (2.62%) XenDesktop
9 38 (2.49%) Terminal Services
10 36 (2.36%) XenServer
11 24 (1.57%) Terminal Server
12 19 (1.24%) Microsoft App-V
12 19 (1.24%) Xen
13 18 (1.18%) BitLocker
14 17 (1.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
15 15 (0.98%) vCloud
16 11 (0.72%) ISA Server
17 10 (0.65%) VMware Server
18 9 (0.59%) UAG
19 8 (0.52%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 195 (12.77%) SCCM
2 111 (7.27%) Backup Exec
3 91 (5.96%) SCOM
4 82 (5.37%) WSUS
5 23 (1.51%) Windows Intune
6 21 (1.38%) SCVMM
7 20 (1.31%) NetBackup
7 20 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
8 15 (0.98%) SCOrch
9 13 (0.85%) Puppet
10 9 (0.59%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (0.46%) Cacti
11 7 (0.46%) Cisco CUCM
11 7 (0.46%) DameWare
11 7 (0.46%) ServiceCenter
11 7 (0.46%) WMI
12 6 (0.39%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 6 (0.39%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 4 (0.26%) CiscoWorks
14 3 (0.20%) Nagios
Vendors
1 1107 (72.50%) Microsoft
2 845 (55.34%) VMware
3 467 (30.58%) Cisco
4 451 (29.54%) Citrix
5 189 (12.38%) HP
6 133 (8.71%) Dell
7 113 (7.40%) NetApp
8 91 (5.96%) EMC
9 82 (5.37%) Symantec
10 58 (3.80%) Oracle
11 49 (3.21%) Veeam
12 48 (3.14%) Apple
13 42 (2.75%) CheckPoint
14 40 (2.62%) SolarWinds
15 36 (2.36%) IBM
16 33 (2.16%) Avaya
17 32 (2.10%) AppSense
17 32 (2.10%) Sophos
18 30 (1.96%) Red Gate
19 29 (1.90%) SonicWALL
Camden, London
Square One Resources
Posted: 20 hours ago
South East
IT Human Resources
Salary: £35k - £50k per annum + £5k Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
South East
IT Human Resources
Salary: £50k - £65k per annum + £5k Car Allowance
Posted: Yesterday
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Marcus Donald People
Salary: £15 - £17 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £50000 per annum + generous package
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £32000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
South West London
Green Fields Technology Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £28,000 per annum Dependant on Experience
Posted: Yesterday
London
Streamline Connections
Salary: £60000 - £70000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Feltham, Middlesex
2M Employment Solutions
Salary: £55000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + plus bonus and benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: c£30,000
Posted: 2 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Monarch Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £26000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Surrey
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus, Pension, Healthcare etc.
Posted: 3 days ago
Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Informatiq Consulting
Salary: £23000 - £30000 per annum + Pension + Medical
Posted: 4 days ago
Bexley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Macclesfield, Cheshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands (County)
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Oxfordshire
Experis Ltd
Salary: £38000.00 - £41000.00 per annum + Bonus + Excellent Bens Pack
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £35000.00 - £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £35000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £28000 per annum + substantial benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Broadway, Worcestershire
IT Lab
Salary: From £22,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peopleworks
Salary: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum £60,000 to £65,000 + Bonus + Excelle
Posted: 5 days ago
Wilmslow, Cheshire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £17000 - £20000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: From £24,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago