Period
to 22 April 2021

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 22 April 2021 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
22 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 216 192 296
Rank change year-on-year -24 +104 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 92 37
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in the City of London 0.14% 1.13% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.78% 5.98% 1.73%
Number of salaries quoted 7 81 36
10th Percentile £24,500 £24,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £24,625 £27,000 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £26,500 £35,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -24.29% -22.22% +8.43%
75th Percentile £32,625 £47,452 £53,375
90th Percentile £50,050 £57,500 £78,125
Central London median annual salary £31,250 £37,500 £44,500
% change year-on-year -16.67% -15.73% +7.23%

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 893 1,538 2,137
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in the City of London 18.24% 18.92% 20.92%
Number of salaries quoted 760 1,361 1,844
10th Percentile £42,500 £32,000 £32,500
25th Percentile £52,500 £45,250 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £70,000 £62,500 £62,500
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% - +5.93%
75th Percentile £85,000 £81,250 £80,000
90th Percentile £93,750 £95,000 £95,000
Central London median annual salary £70,000 £62,500 £60,000
% change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% +4.35%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion 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

3-month moving average salary quoted in 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

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in the City of London over the 6 months to 22 April 2021.

Salary histogram for MCSA in the City of London

For the 6 months to 22 April 2021, 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 6 (85.71%) Finance
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix
3 5 (71.43%) XenDesktop
4 2 (28.57%) Azure
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) MCP
5 1 (14.29%) Linux
5 1 (14.29%) MCSE
5 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
5 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
5 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 1 (14.29%) Tradar
5 1 (14.29%) Availability Management
5 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
5 1 (14.29%) PowerApps
5 1 (14.29%) Power Automate

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 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft 365
2 2 (28.57%) Azure
3 1 (14.29%) Power Automate
3 1 (14.29%) Power Platform
3 1 (14.29%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
General
1 6 (85.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) 1st Line Engineer
1 4 (57.14%) Support Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support
2 3 (42.86%) 1st Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) IT Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support
3 1 (14.29%) IT Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operational Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Operations Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) SharePoint Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Analyst
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Organisational Skills
1 1 (14.29%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (14.29%) Availability Management
1 1 (14.29%) Mentoring
1 1 (14.29%) Migration
1 1 (14.29%) Network Architecture
1 1 (14.29%) Project Delivery
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) MCP
2 1 (14.29%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (85.71%) Active Directory
2 5 (71.43%) XenDesktop
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 5 (71.43%) Citrix
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
3 1 (14.29%) Bloomberg
3 1 (14.29%) VMware