Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 285 290 293
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3 -22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 45 49 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.44% 0.47% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.16% 2.12% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 43 47 53
City of London median annual salary £46,500 £41,500 £42,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +12.05% -1.19% +15.07%
10th Percentile £36,350 £30,150 £28,600
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £60,250
Central London median annual salary £44,750 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +11.88% - +9.59%

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 2,085 2,316 2,491
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 20.55% 22.16% 23.38%
Number of salaries quoted 1,775 2,077 2,224
City of London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% - +4.55%
10th Percentile £32,500 £31,250 £30,750
90th Percentile £95,000 £93,750 £97,500
Central London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
% change year-on-year +9.09% - -

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 20 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 20 January 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 35 (77.78%) Windows
3 34 (75.56%) MCSE
4 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
5 22 (48.89%) Finance
6 18 (40.00%) MS Exchange
6 18 (40.00%) SQL
6 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
7 17 (37.78%) VMware
8 16 (35.56%) ITIL
9 14 (31.11%) DNS
9 14 (31.11%) Office 365
9 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
10 13 (28.89%) DHCP
11 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
11 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
11 12 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
12 11 (24.44%) SAN
12 11 (24.44%) Firewall
13 10 (22.22%) Data Management
13 10 (22.22%) Linux
14 9 (20.00%) CCNA
14 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
14 9 (20.00%) ITIL V3
14 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
15 8 (17.78%) Degree
15 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
15 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
15 8 (17.78%) Backup Exec

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 18 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (13.33%) IIS
3 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
4 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
5 3 (6.67%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (2.22%) Apache
6 1 (2.22%) Confluence
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.22%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (11.11%) MS Visio
3 1 (2.22%) AutoCAD
Business Applications
1 3 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (31.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 14 (31.11%) Office 365
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (6.67%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (4.44%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (4.44%) SaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.22%) Cloudflare
4 1 (2.22%) IaaS
4 1 (2.22%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) DNS
2 13 (28.89%) DHCP
3 11 (24.44%) Firewall
3 11 (24.44%) SAN
4 6 (13.33%) TCP/IP
5 4 (8.89%) IP Telephony
5 4 (8.89%) VLAN
5 4 (8.89%) Wireless
6 3 (6.67%) PBX
6 3 (6.67%) VPN
6 3 (6.67%) WAN
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (4.44%) FTP
7 2 (4.44%) Intranet
7 2 (4.44%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.44%) LAN
7 2 (4.44%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (4.44%) VoIP
8 1 (2.22%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 8 (17.78%) Relational Database
3 5 (11.11%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (11.11%) Power BI
3 5 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (6.67%) MySQL
4 3 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2014
5 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2016
6 1 (2.22%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.22%) Azure SQL Database
6 1 (2.22%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (4.44%) JIRA
2 1 (2.22%) FishEye
2 1 (2.22%) FogBugz
2 1 (2.22%) Jenkins
2 1 (2.22%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 22 (48.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.67%) Banking
4 2 (4.44%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (2.22%) Games
5 1 (2.22%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Support Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) Administrator
2 7 (15.56%) IT Engineer
2 7 (15.56%) IT Support
3 6 (13.33%) IT Support Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Senior IT Engineer
3 6 (13.33%) Senior IT Support
3 6 (13.33%) Senior Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Data Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) DBA
4 5 (11.11%) Python Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) SQL DBA
5 3 (6.67%) Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Architect
5 3 (6.67%) CRM Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) Salesforce Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) 3rd Line Support Technician
6 2 (4.44%) Applications Engineer
6 2 (4.44%) Cloud Architect
6 2 (4.44%) IT Security Auditor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.67%) JSON
2 2 (4.44%) Middleware
2 2 (4.44%) Web Services
2 2 (4.44%) XML
3 1 (2.22%) .NET
3 1 (2.22%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (11.11%) Data Structures
3 4 (8.89%) Replication
4 2 (4.44%) Clustering
4 2 (4.44%) EMC VNX
4 2 (4.44%) Mainframe
4 2 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.22%) Algorithms
5 1 (2.22%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.22%) Data Protection Act
5 1 (2.22%) Handset
5 1 (2.22%) Public Cloud
5 1 (2.22%) Renewable Energy
5 1 (2.22%) Smartphone
5 1 (2.22%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 35 (77.78%) Windows
2 18 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (22.22%) Linux
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (15.56%) Unix
5 7 (15.56%) Windows 10
6 6 (13.33%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.44%) Android
7 2 (4.44%) Kali Linux
7 2 (4.44%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.22%) CentOS
8 1 (2.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (2.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (35.56%) ITIL
2 12 (26.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 10 (22.22%) Data Management
4 9 (20.00%) ITIL V3
5 8 (17.78%) Business Intelligence
5 8 (17.78%) Information Security
6 6 (13.33%) Data Protection
6 6 (13.33%) Service Management
7 5 (11.11%) CRM
7 5 (11.11%) Data Engineering
7 5 (11.11%) Data Modelling
7 5 (11.11%) Data Transformation
7 5 (11.11%) Mathematics
7 5 (11.11%) Server Management
7 5 (11.11%) Use Case
7 5 (11.11%) Workload Management
8 4 (8.89%) Kalman Filter
8 4 (8.89%) Problem-Solving
8 4 (8.89%) Statistics
9 3 (6.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 18 (40.00%) SQL
2 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 8 (17.78%) Python
4 2 (4.44%) C
5 1 (2.22%) Bash Shell
5 1 (2.22%) C++
5 1 (2.22%) Java
5 1 (2.22%) Perl
5 1 (2.22%) PHP
5 1 (2.22%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (75.56%) MCSE
3 9 (20.00%) CCNA
3 9 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (17.78%) Degree
5 5 (11.11%) CCNP
5 5 (11.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 3 (6.67%) CCA
6 3 (6.67%) CISSP
6 3 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
6 3 (6.67%) MCP
7 2 (4.44%) AWS Certification
7 2 (4.44%) CEH
7 2 (4.44%) CISM
7 2 (4.44%) CompTIA Security+
7 2 (4.44%) GIAC
7 2 (4.44%) MCITP
7 2 (4.44%) OCP
7 2 (4.44%) Oracle Certification
7 2 (4.44%) RHCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
3 1 (2.22%) GDPR
System Software
1 24 (53.33%) Active Directory
2 8 (17.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (13.33%) XenApp
3 6 (13.33%) XenDesktop
4 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.67%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (2.22%) BitLocker
6 1 (2.22%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 8 (17.78%) Backup Exec
2 3 (6.67%) Single Sign-On
3 2 (4.44%) McAfee ePO
3 2 (4.44%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (4.44%) Nagios
4 1 (2.22%) Ansible
4 1 (2.22%) Clonezilla
4 1 (2.22%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.22%) Puppet
4 1 (2.22%) Salt
4 1 (2.22%) SCCM
4 1 (2.22%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 17 (37.78%) VMware
3 8 (17.78%) Citrix
4 7 (15.56%) Dell
5 6 (13.33%) Symantec
6 5 (11.11%) Cisco
7 4 (8.89%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (6.67%) MikroTik
8 3 (6.67%) Mitel
8 3 (6.67%) Red Hat
8 3 (6.67%) Ubiquiti
8 3 (6.67%) Veeam
9 2 (4.44%) Apple
9 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.44%) EMC
9 2 (4.44%) EqualLogic
9 2 (4.44%) HP
9 2 (4.44%) McAfee
9 2 (4.44%) Sophos
9 2 (4.44%) WatchGuard