Period
to 19 September 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 19 September 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Central London > City of London
6 months to
19 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 174 284 307
Rank change year-on-year +110 +23 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 43 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.59% 0.43% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.10% 2.36% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 15 37 52
Median annual salary £29,590 £37,500 £65,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -21.09% -42.31% +52.94%
10th Percentile £25,500 £25,750 £30,200
90th Percentile £54,000 £82,500 £79,250
Central London median annual salary £29,590 £37,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year -21.09% -37.50% +42.86%

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
City of London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 741 1,821 2,348
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.98% 18.05% 21.33%
Number of salaries quoted 632 1,542 2,053
Median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.00% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £35,050 £29,000 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £97,500 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £65,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +4.00% +4.17% +9.09%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the City of London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Salary Trend in the City of London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in the City of London.

Salary trend for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the City of London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the City of London over the 6 months to 19 September 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 19 September 2020, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
3 17 (73.91%) Windows 10
4 16 (69.57%) MCP
4 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
5 15 (65.22%) HP
6 14 (60.87%) MCSE
7 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
7 13 (56.52%) Dell
7 13 (56.52%) CMDB
7 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
7 13 (56.52%) CTC Cleared
7 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
8 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
9 8 (34.78%) Office 365
9 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
10 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
11 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
12 4 (17.39%) Azure
13 3 (13.04%) SCCM
13 3 (13.04%) Degree
13 3 (13.04%) Service Management
13 3 (13.04%) Migration
13 3 (13.04%) VMware
13 3 (13.04%) ITIL
13 3 (13.04%) Citrix
13 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
14 2 (8.70%) CCNA
14 2 (8.70%) SharePoint

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London 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 2 (8.70%) IIS
1 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
2 1 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Azure
3 2 (8.70%) PaaS
4 1 (4.35%) AWS
4 1 (4.35%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (8.70%) DNS
1 2 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 2 (8.70%) VoIP
2 1 (4.35%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (4.35%) DHCP
2 1 (4.35%) LAN
2 1 (4.35%) Skype
2 1 (4.35%) SSL
2 1 (4.35%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (43.48%) IT Support
2 7 (30.43%) Support Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) Deskside Support
3 6 (26.09%) Desktop Support
4 5 (21.74%) Deskside Engineer
4 5 (21.74%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 4 (17.39%) IT Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
6 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.70%) Senior IT Support
6 2 (8.70%) Team Leader
7 1 (4.35%) Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) Help Desk Team Lead
7 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 1 (4.35%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.35%) IT Support Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (4.35%) Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (56.52%) CMDB
2 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 17 (73.91%) Windows 10
3 16 (69.57%) Windows 7
4 13 (56.52%) Windows XP
5 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2016
7 1 (4.35%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL
1 3 (13.04%) Migration
1 3 (13.04%) Service Management
2 2 (8.70%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (4.35%) Configuration Management
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (4.35%) Continuous Improvement Process
3 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 1 (4.35%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (4.35%) Presales
3 1 (4.35%) Problem-Solving
3 1 (4.35%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) PowerShell
2 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) MCP
3 14 (60.87%) MCSE
4 13 (56.52%) CTC Cleared
4 13 (56.52%) SC Cleared
4 13 (56.52%) Security Cleared
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (13.04%) Degree
6 2 (8.70%) CCNA
6 2 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
7 1 (4.35%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
3 1 (4.35%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) SCCM
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 15 (65.22%) HP
3 13 (56.52%) Dell
4 3 (13.04%) Citrix
4 3 (13.04%) VMware
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto
6 1 (4.35%) Bloomberg
6 1 (4.35%) Meraki
6 1 (4.35%) Mitel
6 1 (4.35%) NetApp
6 1 (4.35%) ProCurve
6 1 (4.35%) Riverbed
6 1 (4.35%) Snow
6 1 (4.35%) Veeam