Period
to 14 November 2018

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 14 November 2018 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
14 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 300 270 301
Rank change year-on-year -30 +31 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 42 58 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.38% 0.57% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.80% 2.54% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 38 56 47
City of London median annual salary £48,250 £42,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +13.53% - +21.43%
10th Percentile £31,400 £28,000 £26,800
90th Percentile £75,000 £57,500 £65,500
Central London median annual salary £45,000 £39,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +13.92% +12.86% -6.67%

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 2,338 2,279 2,677
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.89% 22.28% 22.92%
Number of salaries quoted 2,021 2,029 2,372
City of London median annual salary £62,500 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.70% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,500 £30,000 £31,450
90th Percentile £93,750 £92,500 £90,000
Central London median annual salary £62,500 £55,000 £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 14 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 14 November 2018, 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 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 33 (78.57%) Windows
3 31 (73.81%) MCSE
4 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
5 18 (42.86%) Finance
6 17 (40.48%) VMware
6 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
6 17 (40.48%) Office 365
7 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
8 14 (33.33%) Firewall
8 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
8 14 (33.33%) ITIL
9 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
10 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
10 11 (26.19%) SQL
10 11 (26.19%) DNS
11 10 (23.81%) CCNA
11 10 (23.81%) Citrix
11 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
11 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
11 10 (23.81%) Linux
11 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
12 9 (21.43%) Python
12 9 (21.43%) SAN
13 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
13 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
13 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
13 8 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
14 7 (16.67%) JSON

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 14 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 8 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 6 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 4 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (7.14%) BizTalk Server
5 3 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
5 3 (7.14%) IIS
6 1 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.38%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (23.81%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.38%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (40.48%) Microsoft Azure
1 17 (40.48%) Office 365
2 8 (19.05%) Azure Active Directory
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (9.52%) Amazon S3
3 4 (9.52%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (9.52%) IaaS
4 1 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (33.33%) Firewall
2 11 (26.19%) DNS
3 9 (21.43%) SAN
4 7 (16.67%) VPN
5 6 (14.29%) DHCP
6 5 (11.90%) WAN
7 4 (9.52%) BGP
7 4 (9.52%) LAN
7 4 (9.52%) TCP/IP
8 3 (7.14%) IP Telephony
9 2 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (4.76%) Intranet
9 2 (4.76%) iSCSI
9 2 (4.76%) VLAN
9 2 (4.76%) Wireless
10 1 (2.38%) FTP
10 1 (2.38%) IMAP
10 1 (2.38%) Skype
10 1 (2.38%) SMTP
10 1 (2.38%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (26.19%) SQL Server
2 6 (14.29%) MySQL
3 4 (9.52%) Azure SQL Database
3 4 (9.52%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (7.14%) Power BI
4 3 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2012
6 1 (2.38%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 1 (2.38%) JIRA
1 1 (2.38%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 18 (42.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.38%) Games
2 1 (2.38%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (26.19%) Support Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) Architect
2 5 (11.90%) IT Engineer
2 5 (11.90%) IT Support
3 4 (9.52%) Administrator
3 4 (9.52%) Azure Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Cloud Architect
3 4 (9.52%) Cloud Solutions Architect
3 4 (9.52%) IT Support Engineer
3 4 (9.52%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 3 (7.14%) CRM Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Salesforce Analyst
4 3 (7.14%) Senior IT Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) Senior IT Support
4 3 (7.14%) Senior Support Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Engineer
4 3 (7.14%) SharePoint Support
4 3 (7.14%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (16.67%) JSON
2 4 (9.52%) .NET
3 3 (7.14%) XML
4 2 (4.76%) Middleware
4 2 (4.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (9.52%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.14%) Computer Science
3 3 (7.14%) Data Structures
4 2 (4.76%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.76%) Replication
5 1 (2.38%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.38%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.38%) Hedge funds
5 1 (2.38%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (2.38%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.38%) Virtual Team
5 1 (2.38%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 33 (78.57%) Windows
2 16 (38.10%) Windows Server
3 10 (23.81%) Linux
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 6 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (11.90%) Unix
6 3 (7.14%) Windows 10
7 2 (4.76%) Kali Linux
7 2 (4.76%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.38%) Android
8 1 (2.38%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.38%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (33.33%) ITIL
2 8 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 6 (14.29%) CRM
3 6 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (11.90%) Information Security
4 5 (11.90%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (9.52%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (9.52%) Business Intelligence
5 4 (9.52%) Configuration Management
5 4 (9.52%) Customer Engagement
5 4 (9.52%) Data Management
5 4 (9.52%) Data Protection
5 4 (9.52%) ITIL V3
5 4 (9.52%) Network Virtualisation
5 4 (9.52%) Operations Management
5 4 (9.52%) Project Management
5 4 (9.52%) Scrum
5 4 (9.52%) Server Management
6 3 (7.14%) Data Transformation
6 3 (7.14%) Stakeholder Engagement
Programming Languages
1 12 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 11 (26.19%) SQL
3 9 (21.43%) Python
4 4 (9.52%) Bash Shell
4 4 (9.52%) C++
4 4 (9.52%) Java
4 4 (9.52%) Perl
4 4 (9.52%) PHP
5 2 (4.76%) C#
Qualifications
1 42 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (73.81%) MCSE
3 10 (23.81%) CCNA
3 10 (23.81%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (14.29%) Degree
4 6 (14.29%) MCITP
5 4 (9.52%) AWS Certification
5 4 (9.52%) CCNP
5 4 (9.52%) MCP
6 2 (4.76%) CCA
6 2 (4.76%) CEH
6 2 (4.76%) CISM
6 2 (4.76%) CISSP
6 2 (4.76%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (4.76%) GIAC
6 2 (4.76%) MCTS
6 2 (4.76%) OCP
6 2 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
6 2 (4.76%) RHCA
6 2 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (16.67%) SLA
2 3 (7.14%) Data Quality
3 1 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (54.76%) Active Directory
2 10 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 4 (9.52%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (7.14%) XenApp
5 3 (7.14%) XenDesktop
6 2 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (2.38%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 4 (9.52%) Ansible
1 4 (9.52%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (9.52%) Puppet
1 4 (9.52%) Salt
1 4 (9.52%) Single Sign-On
2 3 (7.14%) Backup Exec
3 2 (4.76%) Nagios
3 2 (4.76%) SCCM
4 1 (2.38%) Clonezilla
Vendors
1 33 (78.57%) Microsoft
2 17 (40.48%) VMware
3 10 (23.81%) Citrix
4 6 (14.29%) Cisco
5 5 (11.90%) Dell
6 4 (9.52%) SaltStack
7 3 (7.14%) Apple
7 3 (7.14%) Mitel
7 3 (7.14%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (7.14%) SolarWinds
7 3 (7.14%) Symantec
8 2 (4.76%) CheckPoint
8 2 (4.76%) EqualLogic
8 2 (4.76%) MikroTik
8 2 (4.76%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.76%) Ubiquiti
9 1 (2.38%) Acronis
9 1 (2.38%) ConnectWise
9 1 (2.38%) HP
9 1 (2.38%) Spiceworks