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 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
London / City of London
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 197 226 265
Rank change year-on-year +29 +39  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 35 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.66% 0.56% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 2.40% 1.61%
Number of salaries quoted 31 34 39
Median salary £42,500 £47,500 £43,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.52% +10.46%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in the City of London.

Academic & Professional Certification
City of London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1266 1457 2542
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.60% 23.15% 24.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1104 1292 2178
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £33,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £77,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (78.79%) MCSE
3 45 (68.18%) Active Directory
4 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
5 41 (62.12%) Windows
6 38 (57.58%) VMware
7 35 (53.03%) ITIL
8 29 (43.94%) VMware Infrastructure
9 28 (42.42%) Windows Server
10 27 (40.91%) Cisco
11 26 (39.39%) SharePoint
12 25 (37.88%) Hyper-V
13 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
14 23 (34.85%) Finance
14 23 (34.85%) MS Exchange
14 23 (34.85%) Data Centre
14 23 (34.85%) Windows Server 2008
15 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
16 18 (27.27%) SAN
16 18 (27.27%) Citrix
16 18 (27.27%) SCCM
17 16 (24.24%) CCNA
18 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
19 13 (19.70%) MCITP
19 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
19 13 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
20 12 (18.18%) DNS
20 12 (18.18%) Skype for Business
20 12 (18.18%) Skype
20 12 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013

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 26 (39.39%) SharePoint
2 23 (34.85%) MS Exchange
3 15 (22.73%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (18.18%) SharePoint 2013
4 12 (18.18%) Skype for Business
5 4 (6.06%) IIS
6 2 (3.03%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 5 (7.58%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (13.64%) Office 365
2 4 (6.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.52%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.52%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) SAN
2 12 (18.18%) DNS
2 12 (18.18%) Skype
3 11 (16.67%) Firewall
4 10 (15.15%) DHCP
5 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (12.12%) LAN
5 8 (12.12%) VPN
6 7 (10.61%) WAN
7 6 (9.09%) TCP/IP
8 5 (7.58%) Cisco Wireless
8 5 (7.58%) Internet
8 5 (7.58%) Intranet
8 5 (7.58%) iSCSI
8 5 (7.58%) Wireless
9 4 (6.06%) VLAN
9 4 (6.06%) VoIP
10 2 (3.03%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.03%) FIX Connectivity
11 1 (1.52%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.70%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.52%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (1.52%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.52%) JIRA
2 1 (1.52%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
General
1 23 (34.85%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Banking
3 3 (4.55%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 13 (19.70%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Support Engineer
3 11 (16.67%) Systems Engineer
4 10 (15.15%) Analyst
4 10 (15.15%) Infrastructure Support
5 9 (13.64%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 9 (13.64%) Server Engineer
5 9 (13.64%) VMware Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
6 7 (10.61%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (10.61%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
6 7 (10.61%) SAN Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Administrator
7 6 (9.09%) IT Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Network Engineer
7 6 (9.09%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (7.58%) Citrix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (7.58%) Web Services
2 1 (1.52%) .NET
2 1 (1.52%) .NET Framework
2 1 (1.52%) Ajax
2 1 (1.52%) AngularJS
2 1 (1.52%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (1.52%) Entity Framework
2 1 (1.52%) HTML
2 1 (1.52%) HTML5
2 1 (1.52%) jQuery
2 1 (1.52%) JSON
2 1 (1.52%) LINQ
2 1 (1.52%) NHibernate
2 1 (1.52%) REST
2 1 (1.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 1 (1.52%) WCF
2 1 (1.52%) WPF
2 1 (1.52%) WSDL
2 1 (1.52%) XML
2 1 (1.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 23 (34.85%) Data Centre
2 5 (7.58%) Clustering
3 4 (6.06%) PKI
3 4 (6.06%) Replication
4 3 (4.55%) Hedge funds
5 2 (3.03%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.03%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.03%) Handset
6 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.52%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.52%) iPad
6 1 (1.52%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 41 (62.12%) Windows
2 28 (42.42%) Windows Server
3 24 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
4 23 (34.85%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.12%) Windows 7
6 6 (9.09%) Windows 10
7 4 (6.06%) Windows 8
7 4 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (3.03%) Linux
8 2 (3.03%) Solaris
8 2 (3.03%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.03%) Unix
9 1 (1.52%) CentOS
9 1 (1.52%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (53.03%) ITIL
2 11 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 11 (16.67%) Software Deployment
3 8 (12.12%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (12.12%) Test Automation
4 7 (10.61%) Kalman Filter
5 5 (7.58%) Customer Requirements
5 5 (7.58%) Network Design
5 5 (7.58%) Network Monitoring
5 5 (7.58%) SIEM
6 4 (6.06%) Patch Management
6 4 (6.06%) Release Management
6 4 (6.06%) Virtual Environments
6 4 (6.06%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 3 (4.55%) Application Packaging
7 3 (4.55%) Data Protection
7 3 (4.55%) Data Security
7 3 (4.55%) ITIL V3
7 3 (4.55%) Performance Tuning
7 3 (4.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.09%) PowerShell
2 5 (7.58%) VBScript
3 3 (4.55%) Shell Script
4 2 (3.03%) SQL
5 1 (1.52%) C
5 1 (1.52%) C#
5 1 (1.52%) JavaScript
5 1 (1.52%) VB
Qualifications
1 66 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (78.79%) MCSE
3 21 (31.82%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (24.24%) CCNA
5 13 (19.70%) MCITP
5 13 (19.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (15.15%) Degree
7 5 (7.58%) CCNP
8 4 (6.06%) MCP
9 2 (3.03%) CCA
9 2 (3.03%) Citrix Certification
9 2 (3.03%) MCTS
9 2 (3.03%) VERITAS Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.52%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 45 (68.18%) Active Directory
2 29 (43.94%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (37.88%) Hyper-V
4 9 (13.64%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (13.64%) vSphere
4 9 (13.64%) XenDesktop
5 4 (6.06%) XenApp
6 2 (3.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.52%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 18 (27.27%) SCCM
2 5 (7.58%) Backup Exec
2 5 (7.58%) SCOM
2 5 (7.58%) SolarWinds Orion
2 5 (7.58%) WSUS
3 2 (3.03%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (3.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
3 2 (3.03%) NetBackup
3 2 (3.03%) Trend Micro Deep Security
4 1 (1.52%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 42 (63.64%) Microsoft
2 38 (57.58%) VMware
3 27 (40.91%) Cisco
4 18 (27.27%) Citrix
5 9 (13.64%) NetApp
6 7 (10.61%) Juniper
6 7 (10.61%) Mitel
7 6 (9.09%) Dell
7 6 (9.09%) Forcepoint
8 5 (7.58%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.58%) Clearswift
8 5 (7.58%) EqualLogic
8 5 (7.58%) MobileIron
8 5 (7.58%) SolarWinds
8 5 (7.58%) Symantec
9 4 (6.06%) Veeam
10 3 (4.55%) HP
10 3 (4.55%) Lumension
10 3 (4.55%) McAfee
11 2 (3.03%) Veritas
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