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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 201 214 241
Rank change year-on-year +13 +27  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 55 80
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.60% 0.77% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 3.07% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 26 52 71
Median salary £42,000 £42,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.59% +20.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £47,850 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 1279 1790 2690
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 24.95% 25.07% 25.77%
Number of salaries quoted 1167 1601 2259
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £36,500 £31,500
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 28 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

MCSA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (76.47%) MCSE
3 38 (74.51%) Microsoft
4 36 (70.59%) VMware
5 32 (62.75%) VMware Infrastructure
6 30 (58.82%) MS Excel
7 28 (54.90%) Windows
7 28 (54.90%) Cisco
8 27 (52.94%) ITIL
9 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
9 26 (50.98%) Hyper-V
10 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
11 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
11 21 (41.18%) Data Centre
12 17 (33.33%) SAN
12 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (31.37%) NetApp
13 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
13 16 (31.37%) SharePoint
14 15 (29.41%) Citrix
14 15 (29.41%) SCCM
15 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
16 12 (23.53%) Finance
17 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
17 11 (21.57%) Software Deployment
18 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
18 10 (19.61%) Customer Requirements
19 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
19 9 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
20 8 (15.69%) CCNA

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 16 (31.37%) MS Exchange
1 16 (31.37%) SharePoint
2 10 (19.61%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (17.65%) SharePoint 2013
4 8 (15.69%) Skype for Business
5 6 (11.76%) IIS
6 2 (3.92%) SharePoint 2010
7 1 (1.96%) Apache
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 30 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 3 (5.88%) MS Office
3 1 (1.96%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Office 365
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.96%) Adobe Creative Cloud
3 1 (1.96%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.96%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 17 (33.33%) SAN
2 8 (15.69%) Skype
3 3 (5.88%) DNS
3 3 (5.88%) Firewall
3 3 (5.88%) LAN
3 3 (5.88%) VPN
4 2 (3.92%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (3.92%) Internet
4 2 (3.92%) VoIP
4 2 (3.92%) WAN
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (1.96%) DHCP
5 1 (1.96%) iSCSI
5 1 (1.96%) OSPF
5 1 (1.96%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (21.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (3.92%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (3.92%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.96%) Big Data
3 1 (1.96%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Git (software)
1 1 (1.96%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (23.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.92%) Advertising
2 2 (3.92%) Banking
3 1 (1.96%) Back Office
3 1 (1.96%) Marketing
3 1 (1.96%) Retail
Job Titles
1 16 (31.37%) Server Engineer
2 15 (29.41%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 15 (29.41%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (23.53%) SAN Engineer
4 9 (17.65%) Administrator
5 8 (15.69%) Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 8 (15.69%) Infrastructure Support
6 7 (13.73%) Support Engineer
6 7 (13.73%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 6 (11.76%) Microsoft Engineer
8 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
8 5 (9.80%) 3rd Line Support
8 5 (9.80%) Desktop Administrator
8 5 (9.80%) Systems Administrator
9 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (7.84%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.96%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 21 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 5 (9.80%) Clustering
2 5 (9.80%) PKI
2 5 (9.80%) Replication
3 2 (3.92%) Blackberry
3 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (3.92%) Handset
4 1 (1.96%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 28 (54.90%) Windows
2 22 (43.14%) Windows Server
3 21 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 9 (17.65%) Windows 7
6 6 (11.76%) Windows 10
7 4 (7.84%) Windows 8
7 4 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (5.88%) Linux
8 3 (5.88%) Unix
9 2 (3.92%) Solaris
9 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.96%) CentOS
10 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (52.94%) ITIL
2 11 (21.57%) Software Deployment
3 10 (19.61%) Customer Requirements
4 6 (11.76%) Mobile Device Management
5 5 (9.80%) Release Management
5 5 (9.80%) Virtual Environments
5 5 (9.80%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 4 (7.84%) Capacity Management
6 4 (7.84%) Patch Management
7 3 (5.88%) Application Packaging
7 3 (5.88%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.88%) Visualisation
8 2 (3.92%) Data Migration
8 2 (3.92%) E-Commerce
8 2 (3.92%) Migration
8 2 (3.92%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (3.92%) PRINCE
8 2 (3.92%) Server Virtualisation
9 1 (1.96%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 6 (11.76%) PowerShell
2 5 (9.80%) VBScript
3 2 (3.92%) SQL
4 1 (1.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 51 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (76.47%) MCSE
3 13 (25.49%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (15.69%) CCNA
4 8 (15.69%) Degree
5 6 (11.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 5 (9.80%) CCNP
7 3 (5.88%) MCITP
8 2 (3.92%) MCTS
9 1 (1.96%) MCP
9 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
9 1 (1.96%) VCP5
9 1 (1.96%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) SLA
2 1 (1.96%) GCP
System Software
1 32 (62.75%) VMware Infrastructure
2 26 (50.98%) Active Directory
2 26 (50.98%) Hyper-V
3 7 (13.73%) vSphere
4 5 (9.80%) XenApp
4 5 (9.80%) XenDesktop
5 1 (1.96%) NFS
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.96%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 15 (29.41%) SCCM
2 7 (13.73%) SCOM
3 5 (9.80%) WSUS
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
4 2 (3.92%) Puppet
5 1 (1.96%) Ansible
5 1 (1.96%) Jamf Pro
5 1 (1.96%) Nagios
5 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 38 (74.51%) Microsoft
2 36 (70.59%) VMware
3 28 (54.90%) Cisco
4 16 (31.37%) NetApp
5 15 (29.41%) Citrix
6 5 (9.80%) Lumension
6 5 (9.80%) MobileIron
7 1 (1.96%) 3PAR
7 1 (1.96%) Adobe
7 1 (1.96%) Apple
7 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.96%) CommVault
7 1 (1.96%) EqualLogic
7 1 (1.96%) Forcepoint
7 1 (1.96%) HP
7 1 (1.96%) LANDesk
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle
7 1 (1.96%) Palo Alto
7 1 (1.96%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.96%) Veeam
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