Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 203 295 287
Rank change year-on-year +92 -8 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 94 40 57
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 1.07% 0.39% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.71% 1.85% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 79 38 64
Median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -22.22% +8.43% -1.19%
10th Percentile £24,700 £32,500 £27,000
90th Percentile £57,500 £72,375 £65,000
Central London median annual salary £37,500 £44,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year -15.73% +7.23% -1.19%

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 1,646 2,157 2,445
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.68% 20.76% 22.91%
Number of salaries quoted 1,442 1,838 2,189
Median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £32,500 £32,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £60,000 £57,500
% change year-on-year +4.17% +4.35% +4.55%

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 29 March 2020.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Job Locations in the City of London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the City of London region over the 6 months to 29 March 2020. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London Bridge - 1 £29,500 -
MCSA
Central London

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (88.30%) Microsoft
3 74 (78.72%) Windows
4 63 (67.02%) Active Directory
5 62 (65.96%) Office 365
6 53 (56.38%) Windows Server
7 47 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
8 33 (35.11%) MCSE
8 33 (35.11%) Azure
9 31 (32.98%) SLA
10 27 (28.72%) Line Management
11 25 (26.60%) Windows 10
11 25 (26.60%) PowerShell
12 23 (24.47%) DNS
12 23 (24.47%) MCP
13 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
13 20 (21.28%) Windows 7
14 18 (19.15%) Finance
15 17 (18.09%) SQL
16 15 (15.96%) VMware
17 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
17 14 (14.89%) DHCP
17 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
17 14 (14.89%) ShoreTel
17 14 (14.89%) Degree
18 13 (13.83%) Cisco
18 13 (13.83%) ITIL
18 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
19 12 (12.77%) Data Analysis
19 12 (12.77%) Cisco Certification

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 13 (13.83%) MS Exchange
2 6 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (6.38%) IIS
3 5 (5.32%) SharePoint
4 4 (4.26%) SharePoint 2010
5 3 (3.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 47 (50.00%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (21.28%) Microsoft Excel
3 6 (6.38%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 62 (65.96%) Office 365
2 33 (35.11%) Azure
3 6 (6.38%) Azure Active Directory
3 6 (6.38%) IaaS
3 6 (6.38%) PaaS
4 3 (3.19%) G Suite
5 2 (2.13%) AWS
5 2 (2.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 23 (24.47%) DNS
2 14 (14.89%) DHCP
2 14 (14.89%) TCP/IP
3 10 (10.64%) VoIP
4 9 (9.57%) Firewall
5 7 (7.45%) VPN
6 6 (6.38%) Remote Desktop
7 5 (5.32%) LAN
8 4 (4.26%) Broadband
8 4 (4.26%) Skype
8 4 (4.26%) WAN
8 4 (4.26%) Wi-Fi
9 3 (3.19%) Telepresence
9 3 (3.19%) VLAN
10 2 (2.13%) Internet
10 2 (2.13%) PBX
10 2 (2.13%) SAN
10 2 (2.13%) Wireless
11 1 (1.06%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.06%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (14.89%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.06%) Amazon RDS
General
1 18 (19.15%) Finance
2 10 (10.64%) Banking
3 6 (6.38%) Front Office
4 4 (4.26%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.13%) Pharmaceutical
6 1 (1.06%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (29.79%) IT Support
2 22 (23.40%) Analyst
2 22 (23.40%) Support Analyst
3 19 (20.21%) IT Analyst
3 19 (20.21%) IT Support Analyst
3 19 (20.21%) Support Engineer
4 13 (13.83%) Active Directory Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Active Directory Support
4 13 (13.83%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Service Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Service Desk Analyst
4 13 (13.83%) Service Desk Support
4 13 (13.83%) Service Desk Support Analyst
5 12 (12.77%) Administrator
5 12 (12.77%) Team Leader
6 10 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support
6 10 (10.64%) Service Desk Team Leader
7 9 (9.57%) Help Desk Analyst
7 9 (9.57%) Help Desk Support
7 9 (9.57%) Help Desk Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.06%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.57%) Video Conferencing
2 8 (8.51%) CMDB
3 4 (4.26%) Fibre Optics
4 3 (3.19%) iPhone
4 3 (3.19%) Public Cloud
5 2 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.13%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.06%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.06%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.06%) Hedge funds
6 1 (1.06%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 74 (78.72%) Windows
2 53 (56.38%) Windows Server
3 25 (26.60%) Windows 10
4 20 (21.28%) Windows 7
5 11 (11.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.57%) Linux
7 8 (8.51%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.45%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (5.32%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (3.19%) Android
10 3 (3.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (2.13%) Windows Server 2019
12 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.06%) Ubuntu
12 1 (1.06%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.72%) Line Management
2 13 (13.83%) ITIL
3 12 (12.77%) Data Analysis
4 9 (9.57%) Migration
4 9 (9.57%) Service Management
5 8 (8.51%) Mentoring
5 8 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
6 7 (7.45%) ITSM
7 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement
7 5 (5.32%) Continuous Improvement Process
7 5 (5.32%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.32%) Time Management
8 4 (4.26%) DNA
9 3 (3.19%) Change Management
9 3 (3.19%) Hardware Maintenance
9 3 (3.19%) Identity Management
9 3 (3.19%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 3 (3.19%) Problem-Solving
9 3 (3.19%) Ticket Management
10 2 (2.13%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 25 (26.60%) PowerShell
2 17 (18.09%) SQL
3 5 (5.32%) C
Qualifications
1 94 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (35.11%) MCSE
3 23 (24.47%) MCP
4 14 (14.89%) Degree
5 12 (12.77%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (11.70%) CCNA
7 8 (8.51%) CTC Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) SC Cleared
7 8 (8.51%) Security Cleared
8 7 (7.45%) MCITP
9 4 (4.26%) A+ Certification
9 4 (4.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (3.19%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (3.19%) Network+ Certification
11 2 (2.13%) CCNP
11 2 (2.13%) Server+ Certification
12 1 (1.06%) JNCIA
12 1 (1.06%) JNCIP
12 1 (1.06%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (32.98%) SLA
System Software
1 63 (67.02%) Active Directory
2 10 (10.64%) Hyper-V
3 8 (8.51%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (2.13%) XenApp
4 2 (2.13%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.06%) VMware NSX
5 1 (1.06%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) SCCM
2 3 (3.19%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (2.13%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (1.06%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.06%) Jamf Pro
Vendors
1 83 (88.30%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.96%) VMware
3 14 (14.89%) ShoreTel
4 13 (13.83%) Cisco
5 9 (9.57%) Dell
5 9 (9.57%) HP
6 8 (8.51%) Citrix
7 6 (6.38%) Apple
7 6 (6.38%) Avaya
7 6 (6.38%) Bloomberg
7 6 (6.38%) Nortel
7 6 (6.38%) Reuters
8 3 (3.19%) Nintex
8 3 (3.19%) Polycom
8 3 (3.19%) Sophos
9 2 (2.13%) McAfee
9 2 (2.13%) Veeam
9 2 (2.13%) WatchGuard
10 1 (1.06%) CheckPoint
10 1 (1.06%) Symantec