Period
to 8 December 2019

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 8 December 2019 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
8 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 273 298 279
Rank change year-on-year +25 -19 +20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 47 39 52
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.48% 0.36% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 1.75% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 41 37 50
City of London median annual salary £30,000 £46,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -35.48% +9.41% -
10th Percentile £25,000 £34,750 £27,325
90th Percentile £60,000 £75,000 £72,500
Central London median annual salary £35,000 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -17.65% +6.25% +3.23%

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 1,721 2,226 2,296
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 17.56% 20.74% 22.15%
Number of salaries quoted 1,439 1,929 2,049
City of London median annual salary £63,000 £62,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +0.80% +8.70% -
10th Percentile £29,250 £31,250 £30,700
90th Percentile £97,500 £93,750 £92,500
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £62,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year - +13.64% -

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 8 December 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 8 December 2019, 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (82.98%) Windows
3 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
4 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
5 32 (68.09%) Office 365
6 27 (57.45%) MCSE
7 23 (48.94%) Windows Server
8 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
9 18 (38.30%) Cisco
9 18 (38.30%) Windows 10
10 17 (36.17%) VMware
11 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
12 15 (31.91%) DNS
13 14 (29.79%) ITIL
14 13 (27.66%) DHCP
14 13 (27.66%) PowerShell
15 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
16 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
17 10 (21.28%) IIS
17 10 (21.28%) VoIP
17 10 (21.28%) MCITP
18 9 (19.15%) SQL
18 9 (19.15%) MCP
18 9 (19.15%) Azure
19 8 (17.02%) Wireless
19 8 (17.02%) Sophos
19 8 (17.02%) Degree
20 7 (14.89%) CCNA
20 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
20 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012

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 11 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 10 (21.28%) IIS
3 4 (8.51%) Skype for Business
4 3 (6.38%) Exchange Server 2013
4 3 (6.38%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (34.04%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (8.51%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 32 (68.09%) Office 365
2 9 (19.15%) Azure
3 4 (8.51%) AWS
4 1 (2.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (31.91%) DNS
2 13 (27.66%) DHCP
3 10 (21.28%) VoIP
4 8 (17.02%) Wireless
5 5 (10.64%) VPN
6 4 (8.51%) Firewall
6 4 (8.51%) LAN
6 4 (8.51%) Skype
6 4 (8.51%) Telepresence
6 4 (8.51%) WAN
7 2 (4.26%) Internet
7 2 (4.26%) NetScaler
7 2 (4.26%) SAN
7 2 (4.26%) VSAN
8 1 (2.13%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (2.13%) Remote Desktop
8 1 (2.13%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (40.43%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2012
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server 2016
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (6.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
General
1 5 (10.64%) Finance
2 3 (6.38%) Banking
Job Titles
1 20 (42.55%) IT Support
2 16 (34.04%) Support Engineer
3 14 (29.79%) IT Engineer
4 12 (25.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 8 (17.02%) Analyst
5 8 (17.02%) Support Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) 2nd Line Support
6 6 (12.77%) Administrator
6 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (12.77%) IT Analyst
6 6 (12.77%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (10.64%) Windows Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Audio Visual Engineer
8 4 (8.51%) Team Leader
9 3 (6.38%) Senior IT Support
9 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Support
9 3 (6.38%) Service Desk Support Analyst
9 3 (6.38%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) .NET
1 3 (6.38%) ASP.NET
2 1 (2.13%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.51%) Video Conferencing
2 2 (4.26%) Public Cloud
3 1 (2.13%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.13%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.13%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.13%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.13%) Fat Client
3 1 (2.13%) Hedge funds
3 1 (2.13%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (2.13%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 39 (82.98%) Windows
2 23 (48.94%) Windows Server
3 18 (38.30%) Windows 10
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (10.64%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.38%) Linux
7 2 (4.26%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.13%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (29.79%) ITIL
2 6 (12.77%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (10.64%) Service Management
4 4 (8.51%) Change Management
4 4 (8.51%) Line Management
4 4 (8.51%) Mentoring
4 4 (8.51%) Mobile Device Management
5 3 (6.38%) ITIL V3
5 3 (6.38%) Migration
6 2 (4.26%) Commercial Awareness
6 2 (4.26%) Data Analysis
6 2 (4.26%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (4.26%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (4.26%) Presales
6 2 (4.26%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.13%) Break/Fix
7 1 (2.13%) Continuous Improvement
7 1 (2.13%) Hardware Maintenance
7 1 (2.13%) High Availability
7 1 (2.13%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.66%) PowerShell
2 9 (19.15%) SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 27 (57.45%) MCSE
3 10 (21.28%) MCITP
4 9 (19.15%) MCP
5 8 (17.02%) Degree
6 7 (14.89%) CCNA
6 7 (14.89%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (8.51%) CCNP
7 4 (8.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (2.13%) A+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) JNCIA
8 1 (2.13%) MCDST
8 1 (2.13%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) Server+ Certification
8 1 (2.13%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
2 12 (25.53%) Hyper-V
3 6 (12.77%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (6.38%) XenApp
4 3 (6.38%) XenDesktop
5 2 (4.26%) VMware NSX
5 2 (4.26%) vSphere
6 1 (2.13%) DFS Replication
6 1 (2.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (4.26%) SCCM
2 1 (2.13%) Backup Exec
2 1 (2.13%) NetBackup
2 1 (2.13%) Puppet
2 1 (2.13%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 36 (76.60%) Microsoft
2 18 (38.30%) Cisco
3 17 (36.17%) VMware
4 8 (17.02%) Sophos
5 4 (8.51%) Citrix
5 4 (8.51%) Polycom
5 4 (8.51%) ShoreTel
6 3 (6.38%) Dell
6 3 (6.38%) HP
7 2 (4.26%) Fujitsu
7 2 (4.26%) Okta
8 1 (2.13%) Apple
8 1 (2.13%) Dell Compellent
8 1 (2.13%) NetApp
8 1 (2.13%) Palo Alto
8 1 (2.13%) Riverbed
8 1 (2.13%) Symantec
8 1 (2.13%) Veeam
8 1 (2.13%) Wyse