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 29 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 376 422 425
Rank change year-on-year
+46 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 742 721 747
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.78% 0.66% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 2.41% 2.41%
Number of salaries quoted 657 607 638
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £23,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

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
24807 29886 31056
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 26.11% 27.35% 27.16%
Number of salaries quoted 19923 24116 24256
Median salary £45,000 £45,000 £45,000
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,250
% change year-on-year
- +3.03%

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 29 September 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 29 September 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 +38 686 £35,000 - 63
South East +10 194 £37,500 - 11
London -26 168 £37,500 -3.84% 17
Yorkshire +95 80 £30,000 - 5
South West +16 68 £35,000 - 6
Berkshire +72 62 £42,500 +44.06% 3
North West +12 60 £37,500 - 8
West Yorkshire +65 59 £33,000 - 3
Surrey -38 46 £30,791 -23.02% 2
West Midlands +1 45 £30,000 -7.69% 3
Leeds +62 43 £35,000 +6.06% 2
Manchester +16 37 £47,500 +21.01% 5
Hampshire +25 34 £35,000 -17.64% 2
City of London +29 33 £42,500 +46.55% 3
East of England -15 32 £29,000 -7.93% 4
Wiltshire +23 25 £35,000 -17.64% 1
Bracknell - 25 £42,500 -
East Midlands +25 24 £31,750 -14.18% 7
Buckinghamshire +16 23 £40,000 +45.45% 1
Birmingham -17 21 £28,099 -13.54%
Cheshire +25 20 £26,000 -7.14% 2
Kent +21 16 £28,000 -30.00%
Chippenham +8 15 £35,000 +40.00%
Wilmslow +5 15 £22,000 +10.00% 1
North East +19 13 £42,500 +54.54% 2
Cambridgeshire +25 12 £20,500 -21.90%
South Yorkshire +22 12 £26,000 +6.12% 1
Farnham - 12 £28,500 -
Nottingham +12 11 £31,500 -35.71% 1
Nottinghamshire +10 11 £31,500 -35.71% 1

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 1372 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1089 (79.37%) Windows
3 958 (69.83%) Microsoft
4 884 (64.43%) MCSE
5 782 (57.00%) Active Directory
6 725 (52.84%) Windows Server
7 693 (50.51%) VMware
8 519 (37.83%) ITIL
9 488 (35.57%) Windows Server 2008
10 484 (35.28%) MS Exchange
11 463 (33.75%) VMware Infrastructure
12 458 (33.38%) Windows Server 2012
13 449 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
14 445 (32.43%) CCNA
15 442 (32.22%) MS Excel
16 441 (32.14%) Cisco
17 383 (27.92%) Windows 7
18 382 (27.84%) Citrix
19 377 (27.48%) MCP
20 365 (26.60%) MCITP
21 331 (24.13%) Hyper-V
22 292 (21.28%) LAN
23 283 (20.63%) WAN
24 277 (20.19%) DHCP
24 277 (20.19%) Office 365
25 272 (19.83%) SQL Server
26 270 (19.68%) Firewall
27 260 (18.95%) DNS
28 230 (16.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
29 222 (16.18%) HP

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
1 484 (35.28%) MS Exchange
2 219 (15.96%) Exchange Server 2010
3 181 (13.19%) Exchange Server 2013
4 104 (7.58%) Exchange Server 2007
5 97 (7.07%) Skype for Business
6 96 (7.00%) SharePoint
7 62 (4.52%) IIS
8 24 (1.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 22 (1.60%) SharePoint 2013
10 19 (1.38%) Exchange Server 2003
11 16 (1.17%) SharePoint 2010
12 14 (1.02%) OpenStack
13 11 (0.80%) Apache
14 10 (0.73%) Office Communications Server
15 9 (0.66%) CMS
16 6 (0.44%) SAS
17 4 (0.29%) JBoss
17 4 (0.29%) Site Server
17 4 (0.29%) Tomcat
17 4 (0.29%) WebSphere
Applications
1 442 (32.22%) MS Excel
2 216 (15.74%) MS Office
3 29 (2.11%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.29%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.22%) Adobe Illustrator
5 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 2 (0.15%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) SketchUp
6 2 (0.15%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 3 (0.22%) HiPortfolio
1 3 (0.22%) Sage 1000
2 2 (0.15%) Bankmaster
2 2 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.15%) Exstream
3 1 (0.073%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.073%) FLEXCUBE
3 1 (0.073%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 277 (20.19%) Office 365
2 111 (8.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (2.84%) Amazon AWS
4 19 (1.38%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (1.31%) SaaS
6 12 (0.87%) Cloud Computing
7 11 (0.80%) GitHub
8 9 (0.66%) Mimecast
9 8 (0.58%) IaaS
10 4 (0.29%) Google Cloud Platform
10 4 (0.29%) Yammer
11 3 (0.22%) Google Apps
11 3 (0.22%) IBM Cloud
11 3 (0.22%) IBM SmartCloud
11 3 (0.22%) PaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Adobe Creative Cloud
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.15%) OneDrive
13 1 (0.073%) Amazon Kinesis
Communications & Networking
1 292 (21.28%) LAN
2 283 (20.63%) WAN
3 277 (20.19%) DHCP
4 270 (19.68%) Firewall
5 260 (18.95%) DNS
6 174 (12.68%) SAN
7 170 (12.39%) VPN
8 159 (11.59%) TCP/IP
9 80 (5.83%) VoIP
10 77 (5.61%) Wireless
11 70 (5.10%) VLAN
12 59 (4.30%) Internet
13 56 (4.08%) MPLS
14 42 (3.06%) Skype
15 34 (2.48%) ADSL
16 33 (2.41%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (2.33%) iSCSI
17 32 (2.33%) Remote Desktop
18 31 (2.26%) Network Security
19 28 (2.04%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (19.83%) SQL Server
2 74 (5.39%) SQL Server 2012
3 65 (4.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 62 (4.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 58 (4.23%) SQL Server 2008
6 46 (3.35%) SQL Server 2005
7 40 (2.92%) SQL Server 2014
8 35 (2.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 18 (1.31%) Data Warehouse
10 11 (0.80%) Relational Database
10 11 (0.80%) SQL Server 2000
11 9 (0.66%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (0.66%) SSDT
12 7 (0.51%) Power BI
13 6 (0.44%) MySQL
13 6 (0.44%) OLAP
13 6 (0.44%) OLTP
13 6 (0.44%) Oracle Database
14 5 (0.36%) Crystal Reports
14 5 (0.36%) Microsoft Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 12 (0.87%) Visual Studio
2 8 (0.58%) JIRA
3 6 (0.44%) tSQLt
4 4 (0.29%) Git (software)
5 2 (0.15%) Jenkins
5 2 (0.15%) Subversion
5 2 (0.15%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.073%) Eclipse
General
1 180 (13.12%) Finance
2 54 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 24 (1.75%) Legal
4 23 (1.68%) Banking
4 23 (1.68%) Japanese Language
5 21 (1.53%) Games
5 21 (1.53%) Retail
6 16 (1.17%) Marketing
7 14 (1.02%) Billing
8 13 (0.95%) Law
9 11 (0.80%) Local Government
10 10 (0.73%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.66%) Back Office
12 8 (0.58%) German Language
13 6 (0.44%) French Language
14 4 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 3 (0.22%) Advertising
15 3 (0.22%) Publishing
16 2 (0.15%) Automotive
17 1 (0.073%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 321 (23.40%) Support Engineer
2 257 (18.73%) Analyst
3 220 (16.03%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 149 (10.86%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 149 (10.86%) 3rd Line Support
5 144 (10.50%) IT Support
6 128 (9.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 112 (8.16%) IT Engineer
8 108 (7.87%) Support Analyst
9 103 (7.51%) Service Analyst
10 101 (7.36%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
11 100 (7.29%) Service Desk Analyst
12 98 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
13 95 (6.92%) Administrator
14 94 (6.85%) Windows Engineer
15 91 (6.63%) Server Engineer
16 88 (6.41%) Infrastructure Support
17 83 (6.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
18 81 (5.90%) Consultant
19 79 (5.76%) DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (1.31%) .NET
2 12 (0.87%) Web Services
3 10 (0.73%) 802.1X
4 9 (0.66%) COM
5 6 (0.44%) ODBC
6 4 (0.29%) MDX
6 4 (0.29%) Oracle Fusion
7 3 (0.22%) ASP.NET
8 2 (0.15%) Software Packaging
8 2 (0.15%) Ultra Messaging
8 2 (0.15%) WSH
9 1 (0.073%) ADSI
9 1 (0.073%) CSS
9 1 (0.073%) LAMP
9 1 (0.073%) Middleware
9 1 (0.073%) REST
9 1 (0.073%) SOAP
9 1 (0.073%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 141 (10.28%) Data Centre
2 86 (6.27%) Driving Licence
3 81 (5.90%) Analytical Skills
4 44 (3.21%) Clustering
5 42 (3.06%) Blackberry
6 29 (2.11%) Computer Science
7 28 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 27 (1.97%) Statistics
9 26 (1.90%) Replication
10 19 (1.38%) Enterprise Software
11 16 (1.17%) Fat Client
11 16 (1.17%) Thin Client
11 16 (1.17%) Video Conferencing
12 12 (0.87%) HP StoreVirtual
12 12 (0.87%) User Experience
13 11 (0.80%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.80%) iPad
14 10 (0.73%) AS400
14 10 (0.73%) IVR
14 10 (0.73%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 1089 (79.37%) Windows
2 725 (52.84%) Windows Server
3 488 (35.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 458 (33.38%) Windows Server 2012
5 383 (27.92%) Windows 7
6 193 (14.07%) Windows 8
7 174 (12.68%) Linux
8 144 (10.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 140 (10.20%) Windows 10
10 56 (4.08%) Windows XP
11 52 (3.79%) Unix
12 36 (2.62%) Mac OS X
13 28 (2.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 21 (1.53%) Windows Vista
15 15 (1.09%) Mac OS
16 14 (1.02%) HPUX
17 13 (0.95%) Android
18 11 (0.80%) Apple iOS
19 10 (0.73%) Solaris
19 10 (0.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 519 (37.83%) ITIL
2 116 (8.45%) Disaster Recovery
3 109 (7.94%) Migration
4 106 (7.73%) Service Management
5 76 (5.54%) Mentoring
6 70 (5.10%) High Availability
7 69 (5.03%) Root Cause Analysis
8 57 (4.15%) Time Management
9 48 (3.50%) Service Delivery
10 47 (3.43%) Project Management
11 46 (3.35%) Incident Management
12 39 (2.84%) Presales
13 38 (2.77%) Agile Software Development
13 38 (2.77%) Change Management
14 37 (2.70%) ITIL V3
15 36 (2.62%) Software Deployment
16 34 (2.48%) Business Continuity
16 34 (2.48%) Change Control
16 34 (2.48%) Performance Tuning
16 34 (2.48%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 207 (15.09%) SQL
2 156 (11.37%) PowerShell
3 48 (3.50%) T-SQL
4 45 (3.28%) VBScript
5 20 (1.46%) Python
6 17 (1.24%) Bash Shell
7 15 (1.09%) Perl
8 14 (1.02%) VB
9 10 (0.73%) C#
10 6 (0.44%) C
11 5 (0.36%) R
12 3 (0.22%) Java
12 3 (0.22%) VBA
13 2 (0.15%) C++
13 2 (0.15%) PHP
14 1 (0.073%) RPG
Qualifications
1 1372 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 884 (64.43%) MCSE
3 449 (32.73%) Cisco Certification
4 445 (32.43%) CCNA
5 377 (27.48%) MCP
6 365 (26.60%) MCITP
7 230 (16.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 168 (12.24%) Degree
9 145 (10.57%) MCTS
10 80 (5.83%) Citrix Certification
11 79 (5.76%) A+ Certification
12 76 (5.54%) Security Cleared
13 74 (5.39%) CCNP
14 66 (4.81%) ITIL Certification
15 60 (4.37%) CCA
16 48 (3.50%) SC Cleared
17 41 (2.99%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
18 40 (2.92%) MCDST
19 37 (2.70%) CCENT
19 37 (2.70%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 178 (12.97%) SLA
2 32 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 26 (1.90%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.73%) HIPAA
5 7 (0.51%) ISO 9001
6 4 (0.29%) Solvency II
7 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
8 1 (0.073%) QA
System Software
1 782 (57.00%) Active Directory
2 463 (33.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 331 (24.13%) Hyper-V
4 126 (9.18%) vSphere
5 97 (7.07%) XenApp
6 47 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 43 (3.13%) Virtual Desktop
8 36 (2.62%) Virtual Servers
9 35 (2.55%) XenDesktop
10 26 (1.90%) NFS
10 26 (1.90%) Terminal Services
11 25 (1.82%) VMware ESX
12 24 (1.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 17 (1.24%) Xen
14 16 (1.17%) Virtual Machines
15 14 (1.02%) EMC RecoverPoint
16 12 (0.87%) Terminal Server
17 11 (0.80%) Postfix
18 10 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
19 9 (0.66%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 188 (13.70%) SCCM
2 66 (4.81%) Backup Exec
2 66 (4.81%) WSUS
3 62 (4.52%) SCOM
4 22 (1.60%) Norton AntiVirus
5 19 (1.38%) McAfee ePO
5 19 (1.38%) Microsoft Clustering
6 18 (1.31%) SCVMM
7 17 (1.24%) NetBackup
8 16 (1.17%) DameWare
8 16 (1.17%) SCSM
9 15 (1.09%) Nagios
10 14 (1.02%) EMC VPLEX
11 9 (0.66%) ServiceCenter
12 8 (0.58%) Perfmon
12 8 (0.58%) Puppet
13 7 (0.51%) Cisco CUCM
13 7 (0.51%) Failover Clustering
13 7 (0.51%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.44%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 958 (69.83%) Microsoft
2 693 (50.51%) VMware
3 441 (32.14%) Cisco
4 382 (27.84%) Citrix
5 222 (16.18%) HP
6 92 (6.71%) NetApp
7 73 (5.32%) EMC
8 65 (4.74%) Apple
9 62 (4.52%) Symantec
10 47 (3.43%) Dell
10 47 (3.43%) Red Hat
11 40 (2.92%) CheckPoint
12 39 (2.84%) Avaya
13 37 (2.70%) Juniper
13 37 (2.70%) Veeam
14 33 (2.41%) Intel Security
15 31 (2.26%) ZyXEL
16 29 (2.11%) Draytek
16 29 (2.11%) NETGEAR
17 28 (2.04%) SolarWinds
Leicestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £24,000 to £30,000 per annum + £4200 car allowance + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Cornwall
Senitor Associates
Salary: £22000 per annum
Posted: 1 hour ago
Dorchester, Dorset
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Salary: 20,000-25,000
Posted: 2 hours ago
Banbury, Oxfordshire
Spring Technology
Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Twickenham, Middlesex
Cyber Team
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum Excellent Benefits Package
Posted: Yesterday
Greater Manchester
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Darlington, County Durham
Northern Recruitment Group
Salary: £25,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £50,000 per annum + great benefits
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Salary: £35k - 50k per year
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Owen Daniels Consultancy
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum +Training
Posted: 2 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Talent Spa
Salary: £19k - 29k per year
Posted: 2 days ago
Harrow, Middlesex
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £22,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Lincolnshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Preston, Lancashire
Polar Recruitment
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum + pension
Posted: 3 days ago
Hampshire
Mortimer Spinks
Salary: £55000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £22000 - £26000 per annum + Commission, bonuses & training
Posted: 3 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
Complete Tech Limited
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Lisburn, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £20000.00 - £27000.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000.00 - £55000.00 per annum + generous employee benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Spinnaker Red
Salary: Up to £24,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Connected IT
Salary: £25000 - £40000 per annum + Car + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
Oscar
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Eutopia Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum + generous package
Posted: 3 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Class Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: Up to £20,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey
Millshill Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Belfast, County Antrim
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £27000 - £32000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago