Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 2017 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
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 264 301 313
Rank change year-on-year +37 +12 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 58 49 101
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.57% 0.42% 0.59%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.56% 1.85% 2.48%
Number of salaries quoted 56 47 97
City of London median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +28.79% -22.35%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,800 £23,200
90th Percentile £57,500 £65,500 £52,500
Central London median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -17.65%

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 2268 2644 4071
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 22.09% 22.76% 23.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2020 2346 3503
City of London median annual salary £57,500 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.55% +10.00%
10th Percentile £30,000 £31,475 £29,000
90th Percentile £90,000 £92,000 £83,950
Central London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage 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

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT 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

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in the City of London over the 6 months to 21 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (82.76%) MCSE
3 41 (70.69%) Active Directory
4 39 (67.24%) Microsoft
5 32 (55.17%) Windows
6 25 (43.10%) VMware
7 21 (36.21%) Cisco
8 20 (34.48%) Finance
9 19 (32.76%) Windows Server
10 18 (31.03%) SCCM
11 16 (27.59%) ITIL
12 15 (25.86%) SharePoint
12 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
12 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
14 13 (22.41%) WAN
14 13 (22.41%) CCNA
14 13 (22.41%) Citrix
14 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
14 13 (22.41%) Firewall
14 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
15 12 (20.69%) SAN
15 12 (20.69%) LAN
15 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
15 12 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
16 11 (18.97%) Office 365
16 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
16 11 (18.97%) DNS
16 11 (18.97%) DHCP
17 10 (17.24%) CheckPoint

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 15 (25.86%) MS Exchange
1 15 (25.86%) SharePoint
2 7 (12.07%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.17%) Confluence
4 2 (3.45%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.72%) IIS
Applications
1 14 (24.14%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 11 (18.97%) Office 365
2 7 (12.07%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.62%) Azure Active Directory
4 3 (5.17%) IaaS
4 3 (5.17%) PaaS
5 2 (3.45%) OneDrive
6 1 (1.72%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (22.41%) Firewall
1 13 (22.41%) WAN
2 12 (20.69%) LAN
2 12 (20.69%) SAN
3 11 (18.97%) DHCP
3 11 (18.97%) DNS
4 9 (15.52%) VPN
5 8 (13.79%) Internet
6 6 (10.34%) Cisco ASA
6 6 (10.34%) Intranet
6 6 (10.34%) iSCSI
6 6 (10.34%) TCP/IP
7 5 (8.62%) Cisco Wireless
7 5 (8.62%) Wireless
8 2 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
8 2 (3.45%) Skype
9 1 (1.72%) Network Security
9 1 (1.72%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (20.69%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (1.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (13.79%) JIRA
2 6 (10.34%) Git (software)
3 3 (5.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 3 (5.17%) Octopus Deploy
3 3 (5.17%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (5.17%) TeamCity
General
1 20 (34.48%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Legal
2 2 (3.45%) Publishing
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
3 1 (1.72%) Advertising
3 1 (1.72%) Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.72%) Law
Job Titles
1 22 (37.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) IT Support
2 7 (12.07%) Network Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Support Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Systems Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (10.34%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Citrix Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) IT Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) Server Engineer
3 6 (10.34%) SharePoint Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Citrix Systems Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 5 (8.62%) VMware Engineer
5 4 (6.90%) Exchange Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.34%) .NET
1 6 (10.34%) Web Services
2 3 (5.17%) .NET Framework
2 3 (5.17%) Ajax
2 3 (5.17%) AngularJS
2 3 (5.17%) ASP.NET
2 3 (5.17%) CSS
2 3 (5.17%) Entity Framework
2 3 (5.17%) HTML
2 3 (5.17%) jQuery
2 3 (5.17%) JSON
2 3 (5.17%) LINQ
2 3 (5.17%) NHibernate
2 3 (5.17%) SOAP
2 3 (5.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (5.17%) WCF
2 3 (5.17%) WPF
2 3 (5.17%) WSDL
2 3 (5.17%) XML
2 3 (5.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (10.34%) Replication
3 2 (3.45%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 1 (1.72%) Clustering
4 1 (1.72%) Hedge funds
4 1 (1.72%) iPhone
4 1 (1.72%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.72%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (1.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 32 (55.17%) Windows
2 19 (32.76%) Windows Server
3 11 (18.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (15.52%) Windows Server 2012
5 7 (12.07%) Windows 10
5 7 (12.07%) Windows 7
6 1 (1.72%) Linux
6 1 (1.72%) Ubuntu
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 2000 Server
6 1 (1.72%) Windows 8
6 1 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) ITIL
2 8 (13.79%) Disaster Recovery
2 8 (13.79%) Mobile Device Management
3 6 (10.34%) Data Security
3 6 (10.34%) Kalman Filter
3 6 (10.34%) Network Design
3 6 (10.34%) Proactive Monitoring
3 6 (10.34%) Service Management
3 6 (10.34%) Software Deployment
3 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
4 5 (8.62%) Capacity Management
4 5 (8.62%) Network Monitoring
4 5 (8.62%) SIEM
5 4 (6.90%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (6.90%) Customer Requirements
5 4 (6.90%) Workflow
6 3 (5.17%) Continuous Delivery
6 3 (5.17%) DevOps
6 3 (5.17%) IT Strategy
6 3 (5.17%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 3 (5.17%) C#
1 3 (5.17%) Java
1 3 (5.17%) JavaScript
2 2 (3.45%) SQL
3 1 (1.72%) C
3 1 (1.72%) PowerShell
3 1 (1.72%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 58 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (82.76%) MCSE
3 13 (22.41%) CCNA
3 13 (22.41%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (15.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (13.79%) MCITP
6 5 (8.62%) MCP
7 4 (6.90%) A+ Certification
7 4 (6.90%) Check Point Certification
8 3 (5.17%) Degree
8 3 (5.17%) MCTS
9 1 (1.72%) CCNP
9 1 (1.72%) CCSA
9 1 (1.72%) CCSE
9 1 (1.72%) CEH
9 1 (1.72%) CISSP
9 1 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (1.72%) Master's Degree
9 1 (1.72%) MCDST
9 1 (1.72%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) SLA
2 3 (5.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.72%) ISO 9001
3 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.72%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 41 (70.69%) Active Directory
2 15 (25.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (20.69%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (15.52%) Hyper-V
5 8 (13.79%) XenDesktop
6 7 (12.07%) vSphere
7 4 (6.90%) BitLocker
8 3 (5.17%) Docker
9 2 (3.45%) Microsoft App-V
9 2 (3.45%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (3.45%) Virtual Machines
9 2 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 18 (31.03%) SCCM
2 5 (8.62%) Backup Exec
2 5 (8.62%) SolarWinds Orion
3 4 (6.90%) SCOM
4 3 (5.17%) Business Desktop Deployment
4 3 (5.17%) Puppet
5 2 (3.45%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (3.45%) SCDPM
5 2 (3.45%) SCOrch
5 2 (3.45%) SCSM
5 2 (3.45%) SCVMM
5 2 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.72%) Norton AntiVirus
6 1 (1.72%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (67.24%) Microsoft
2 25 (43.10%) VMware
3 21 (36.21%) Cisco
4 13 (22.41%) Citrix
5 10 (17.24%) CheckPoint
6 8 (13.79%) Juniper
7 7 (12.07%) Dell
8 6 (10.34%) EqualLogic
8 6 (10.34%) Mitel
8 6 (10.34%) SolarWinds
8 6 (10.34%) Symantec
9 5 (8.62%) Clearswift
9 5 (8.62%) Forcepoint
9 5 (8.62%) NetApp
10 3 (5.17%) DevExpress
10 3 (5.17%) IBM
10 3 (5.17%) Splunk
10 3 (5.17%) Telerik
11 2 (3.45%) McAfee
12 1 (1.72%) Sophos