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 26 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 442 449 418
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -31
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 612 683 788
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.63% 0.62% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.37% 2.25% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 543 595 699
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 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -2.15%

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
25868 30387 33132
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.65% 27.42% 27.47%
Number of salaries quoted 20929 24103 26245
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 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -9 561 £32,500 -7.14% 69
London -4 175 £45,000 +12.50% 14
South East +28 152 £32,500 -13.33% 18
Yorkshire +65 69 £26,000 -25.71% 8
Hampshire +33 65 £33,750 -19.16% 4
West Yorkshire +37 42 £26,000 -29.25% 7
South West -20 36 £28,500 -18.57% 10
City of London +50 35 £50,000 +18.34% 2
East Midlands +28 35 £28,500 -18.57% 1
North West +6 35 £42,500 +60.37% 7
West Midlands -23 30 £34,500 +1.47% 8
Surrey +15 28 £32,000 -8.57% 6
Berkshire +17 26 £37,500 +13.63% 3
Manchester +3 24 £42,500 +51.78% 3
East of England -15 23 £40,000 +14.28% 2
Fareham +7 22 £25,500 +13.33%
Basingstoke +7 17 £37,500 +87.50% 2
Leeds +16 16 £25,500 -32.89% 4
Bracknell +8 16 £37,500 - 1
Southampton +2 14 £50,000 +17.64%
Bradford +24 13 £26,000 -13.33% 1
South Wales +14 13 £19,000 -39.68%
Wales +7 13 £19,000 -39.68%
Birmingham -3 13 £37,500 +2.04% 5
Scotland - 13 £20,750 - 3
Derbyshire +19 12 £28,500 -44.66%
South Yorkshire +28 11 £26,000 +7.66%
Wiltshire +16 11 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Oxfordshire 0 11 £31,500 -23.17%
Abingdon - 11 £31,500 -

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 1345 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1066 (79.26%) Windows
3 994 (73.90%) Microsoft
4 911 (67.73%) MCSE
5 749 (55.69%) Active Directory
6 716 (53.23%) Windows Server
7 700 (52.04%) VMware
8 533 (39.63%) ITIL
9 486 (36.13%) VMware Infrastructure
10 484 (35.99%) MS Excel
11 464 (34.50%) MS Exchange
12 444 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 434 (32.27%) Cisco
14 428 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
15 411 (30.56%) Citrix
16 398 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
17 385 (28.62%) MCITP
18 379 (28.18%) CCNA
19 335 (24.91%) Hyper-V
20 323 (24.01%) MCP
21 322 (23.94%) SQL Server
22 287 (21.34%) Windows 7
23 266 (19.78%) Firewall
24 257 (19.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 251 (18.66%) MS Office
26 239 (17.77%) Office 365
27 237 (17.62%) WAN
28 236 (17.55%) LAN
29 212 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
30 211 (15.69%) 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
1 464 (34.50%) MS Exchange
2 212 (15.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 168 (12.49%) Exchange Server 2013
4 122 (9.07%) Skype for Business
5 110 (8.18%) SharePoint
6 96 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
7 71 (5.28%) IIS
8 30 (2.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 25 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2003
10 18 (1.34%) Office Communications Server
10 18 (1.34%) SharePoint 2013
11 13 (0.97%) CMS
11 13 (0.97%) OpenStack
11 13 (0.97%) SharePoint 2010
12 9 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
12 9 (0.67%) SharePoint Server
13 6 (0.45%) WordPress
14 4 (0.30%) Confluence
15 3 (0.22%) Drupal
16 2 (0.15%) nginx
Applications
1 484 (35.99%) MS Excel
2 251 (18.66%) MS Office
3 27 (2.01%) MS PowerPoint
4 8 (0.59%) MS Project
5 6 (0.45%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 2 (0.15%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
7 1 (0.074%) AutoCAD
7 1 (0.074%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (0.59%) Dynamics AX
2 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.45%) Bankmaster
4 3 (0.22%) Exstream
5 2 (0.15%) Hi Portfolio
5 2 (0.15%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.15%) Lorenzo
6 1 (0.074%) FLEXCUBE
6 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.074%) Sage 50
Cloud Services
1 239 (17.77%) Office 365
2 109 (8.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (2.38%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.41%) IaaS
5 15 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
7 12 (0.89%) SaaS
8 8 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
9 7 (0.52%) GitHub
10 6 (0.45%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.15%) PaaS
13 1 (0.074%) Amazon EC2
13 1 (0.074%) Amazon Kinesis
13 1 (0.074%) Amazon S3
13 1 (0.074%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 1 (0.074%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 266 (19.78%) Firewall
2 237 (17.62%) WAN
3 236 (17.55%) LAN
4 209 (15.54%) DNS
4 209 (15.54%) SAN
5 206 (15.32%) DHCP
6 169 (12.57%) VPN
7 135 (10.04%) TCP/IP
8 80 (5.95%) VLAN
9 71 (5.28%) VoIP
10 61 (4.54%) Cisco ASA
11 59 (4.39%) Wireless
12 53 (3.94%) Internet
13 47 (3.49%) MPLS
14 39 (2.90%) Skype
15 38 (2.83%) iSCSI
15 38 (2.83%) SSL
16 31 (2.30%) Cisco IOS
17 30 (2.23%) IPsec
18 29 (2.16%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 322 (23.94%) SQL Server
2 72 (5.35%) SQL Server 2012
3 60 (4.46%) SQL Server 2008
4 57 (4.24%) SQL Server 2005
5 44 (3.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 35 (2.60%) Relational Database
6 35 (2.60%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 26 (1.93%) SQL Server 2014
8 25 (1.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 16 (1.19%) SQL Server 2000
10 9 (0.67%) Data Warehouse
10 9 (0.67%) MySQL
10 9 (0.67%) Oracle Database
11 7 (0.52%) Microsoft Analysis Services
12 6 (0.45%) MS Access
12 6 (0.45%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.37%) Power BI
13 5 (0.37%) SSDT
14 4 (0.30%) OLAP
14 4 (0.30%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 14 (1.04%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.59%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 6 (0.45%) Eclipse
4 5 (0.37%) JIRA
4 5 (0.37%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (0.30%) ProC
5 4 (0.30%) Subversion
5 4 (0.30%) tSQLt
6 3 (0.22%) MSI
7 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
7 2 (0.15%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (0.074%) Git (software)
8 1 (0.074%) Grunt
8 1 (0.074%) InstallShield
General
1 157 (11.67%) Finance
2 42 (3.12%) Telecoms
3 33 (2.45%) Banking
4 31 (2.30%) Games
5 28 (2.08%) Legal
6 23 (1.71%) Japanese Language
7 22 (1.64%) Retail
8 19 (1.41%) Marketing
9 14 (1.04%) Law
10 13 (0.97%) Manufacturing
11 12 (0.89%) Advertising
12 10 (0.74%) Billing
13 9 (0.67%) Back Office
14 8 (0.59%) Local Government
15 4 (0.30%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.30%) German Language
16 3 (0.22%) French Language
17 2 (0.15%) Publishing
18 1 (0.074%) Aerospace
18 1 (0.074%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 309 (22.97%) Support Engineer
2 256 (19.03%) Analyst
3 211 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 144 (10.71%) 2nd Line Support
5 132 (9.81%) Support Analyst
6 124 (9.22%) IT Support
7 120 (8.92%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 115 (8.55%) Consultant
9 111 (8.25%) 3rd Line Support
10 99 (7.36%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 97 (7.21%) Administrator
12 96 (7.14%) IT Engineer
13 86 (6.39%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
14 85 (6.32%) Infrastructure Support
15 80 (5.95%) Service Analyst
16 79 (5.87%) Service Desk Analyst
17 72 (5.35%) Windows Engineer
18 69 (5.13%) Server Engineer
19 66 (4.91%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
20 61 (4.54%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (2.23%) .NET
2 17 (1.26%) 802.1X
2 17 (1.26%) COM
3 14 (1.04%) HTML
4 13 (0.97%) Web Services
5 12 (0.89%) CSS
6 9 (0.67%) Middleware
7 8 (0.59%) ODBC
8 7 (0.52%) MDX
9 6 (0.45%) Software Packaging
10 5 (0.37%) .NET Framework
10 5 (0.37%) Ultra Messaging
10 5 (0.37%) XML
11 3 (0.22%) LAMP
12 2 (0.15%) ASP.NET
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
1 137 (10.19%) Data Centre
2 86 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (5.50%) Driving Licence
4 73 (5.43%) Blackberry
5 50 (3.72%) Replication
6 46 (3.42%) Clustering
7 30 (2.23%) Fat Client
7 30 (2.23%) Thin Client
8 26 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 22 (1.64%) Video Conferencing
10 21 (1.56%) EqualLogic
10 21 (1.56%) iPhone
11 17 (1.26%) Statistics
11 17 (1.26%) User Experience
12 16 (1.19%) FMCG
12 16 (1.19%) iPad
13 14 (1.04%) Computer Science
13 14 (1.04%) Private Cloud
14 13 (0.97%) HP StoreVirtual
14 13 (0.97%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1066 (79.26%) Windows
2 716 (53.23%) Windows Server
3 444 (33.01%) Windows Server 2012
4 428 (31.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 287 (21.34%) Windows 7
6 173 (12.86%) Linux
7 149 (11.08%) Windows 8
8 117 (8.70%) Windows 10
8 117 (8.70%) Windows Server 2003
9 68 (5.06%) Windows XP
10 58 (4.31%) Unix
11 28 (2.08%) Mac OS
11 28 (2.08%) Mac OS X
12 24 (1.78%) Android
13 23 (1.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.56%) Windows Vista
15 12 (0.89%) Apple iOS
15 12 (0.89%) Windows Phone
16 10 (0.74%) HPUX
17 8 (0.59%) Windows Mobile
Processes & Methodologies
1 533 (39.63%) ITIL
2 102 (7.58%) Migration
3 97 (7.21%) Disaster Recovery
4 86 (6.39%) Service Management
5 69 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 64 (4.76%) Presales
7 63 (4.68%) Service Delivery
8 61 (4.54%) High Availability
9 59 (4.39%) Project Management
10 57 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 47 (3.49%) Mentoring
12 43 (3.20%) Change Management
12 43 (3.20%) Patch Management
13 42 (3.12%) Change Control
14 40 (2.97%) Time Management
15 39 (2.90%) Agile Software Development
15 39 (2.90%) Continuous Improvement
16 38 (2.83%) Kalman Filter
16 38 (2.83%) PRINCE2
16 38 (2.83%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 211 (15.69%) SQL
2 149 (11.08%) PowerShell
3 43 (3.20%) VBScript
4 29 (2.16%) T-SQL
5 20 (1.49%) VB
6 18 (1.34%) Bash Shell
7 17 (1.26%) C
8 16 (1.19%) C#
8 16 (1.19%) Java
9 12 (0.89%) JavaScript
9 12 (0.89%) Python
10 11 (0.82%) Perl
11 10 (0.74%) VBA
12 5 (0.37%) Ruby
13 4 (0.30%) C++
13 4 (0.30%) Delphi
13 4 (0.30%) PHP
13 4 (0.30%) Shell Script
14 3 (0.22%) Pascal
14 3 (0.22%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1345 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 911 (67.73%) MCSE
3 398 (29.59%) Cisco Certification
4 385 (28.62%) MCITP
5 379 (28.18%) CCNA
6 323 (24.01%) MCP
7 257 (19.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 190 (14.13%) MCTS
9 135 (10.04%) Degree
10 124 (9.22%) Citrix Certification
11 93 (6.91%) CCA
12 86 (6.39%) CCNP
13 73 (5.43%) Security Cleared
14 71 (5.28%) A+ Certification
15 69 (5.13%) ITIL Certification
16 66 (4.91%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 56 (4.16%) SC Cleared
18 53 (3.94%) Network+ Certification
19 34 (2.53%) MCDST
20 32 (2.38%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 166 (12.34%) SLA
2 24 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.19%) PCI DSS
4 15 (1.12%) Solvency II
5 10 (0.74%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.52%) Data Quality
7 5 (0.37%) ISO 9001
8 3 (0.22%) QA
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
1 749 (55.69%) Active Directory
2 486 (36.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 335 (24.91%) Hyper-V
4 151 (11.23%) vSphere
5 120 (8.92%) XenApp
6 58 (4.31%) VMware ESXi
7 56 (4.16%) XenDesktop
8 45 (3.35%) Terminal Services
9 42 (3.12%) XenServer
10 33 (2.45%) Virtual Desktop
11 32 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
12 22 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 22 (1.64%) NFS
13 20 (1.49%) Terminal Server
14 18 (1.34%) VMware ESX
15 16 (1.19%) Postfix
15 16 (1.19%) Xen
16 12 (0.89%) Virtual Machines
17 10 (0.74%) EMC RecoverPoint
17 10 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 162 (12.04%) SCCM
2 105 (7.81%) Backup Exec
3 64 (4.76%) WSUS
4 45 (3.35%) SCOM
5 40 (2.97%) Norton AntiVirus
6 29 (2.16%) NetBackup
7 23 (1.71%) SCVMM
8 21 (1.56%) Microsoft Intune
9 17 (1.26%) DameWare
10 16 (1.19%) Microsoft Clustering
11 14 (1.04%) McAfee ePO
11 14 (1.04%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 13 (0.97%) Failover Clustering
13 12 (0.89%) vMotion
14 11 (0.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
14 11 (0.82%) Nagios
15 10 (0.74%) EMC VPLEX
16 9 (0.67%) Perfmon
17 8 (0.59%) ITRS Geneos
17 8 (0.59%) SCSM
Vendors
1 994 (73.90%) Microsoft
2 700 (52.04%) VMware
3 434 (32.27%) Cisco
4 411 (30.56%) Citrix
5 207 (15.39%) HP
6 123 (9.14%) NetApp
7 81 (6.02%) Dell
7 81 (6.02%) EMC
8 77 (5.72%) Symantec
9 73 (5.43%) Veeam
10 49 (3.64%) Apple
11 45 (3.35%) Juniper
12 39 (2.90%) Oracle
13 38 (2.83%) Sophos
14 37 (2.75%) CheckPoint
14 37 (2.75%) SolarWinds
15 36 (2.68%) IBM
16 33 (2.45%) Red Hat
17 30 (2.23%) Avaya
18 26 (1.93%) WatchGuard
Bournemouth, Dorset
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £38000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £38000 - £45000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Cheshire
Mortimer Spinks
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Peopleworks
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Negotiable + Bonus + Shift Allowance
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + excellent training, progression,
Posted: 3 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Robert Walters
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + 5% Annual Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
ESA Group
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Team Jobs
Salary: From £27,000 to £30,000 per annum 28days hols,overtime,Microsoft train
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Reed Technology
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Square One Resources
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salaries
Posted: 4 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Lorien Resourcing
Salary: £18000 - £22000 per annum + Guaranteed Bonus
Posted: 4 days ago
Horsham, West Sussex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum Competitive Salary + Travel
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £32,000 to £34,000 per annum Extensive Blue-Chip Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire
Nottingham City Council
Salary: £31,288 per annum + flexi time, fantastic pension and other benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
South West London
Imparta Ltd
Salary: £34,000 per annum plus additional benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
ninesharp
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Quarterly Bonus, Pension etc...
Posted: 5 days ago
Basingstoke, Hampshire
IntaPeople
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Halesowen, West Midlands (County)
Edgar Cowen
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + 10% Bonus + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Posted: 3 days ago
Farnham, Surrey
University for the Creative Arts
Salary: £30k - 42.6k per year + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £29000 per annum + pension, maybe company car
Posted: 6 days ago
North West London
Jonothan Bosworth
Salary: £25000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £23,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Cheshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Birkenhead, Merseyside
DCV Technologies
Salary: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum Plus Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Tenterden, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum +BUPA, Pension, Death in service, company mobi
Posted: 3 days ago