MCSA Jobs in England

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK > England

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 18 April 2024 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

6 months to
18 Apr 2024
Same period 2023 Same period 2022
Rank 622 784 839
Rank change year-on-year +162 +55 -212
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 201 170 285
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 0.24% 0.18% 0.22%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.84% 0.54% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 157 151 254
10th Percentile £27,200 £26,250 £27,500
25th Percentile £35,000 £32,000 £30,688
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,000 £45,000 £42,500
Median % change year-on-year -4.44% +5.88% +7.59%
75th Percentile £57,500 £53,750 £55,175
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £67,625
UK median annual salary £43,227 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year -3.94% - +12.50%

All Academic and Professional Certifications
England

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 England with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 24,031 31,209 34,082
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in England 28.54% 32.74% 26.27%
Number of salaries quoted 15,762 13,891 16,739
10th Percentile £28,250 £31,250 £30,932
25th Percentile £38,500 £41,750 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £54,700 £57,500 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year -4.87% +4.55% -
75th Percentile £71,250 £77,500 £73,863
90th Percentile £87,500 £95,000 £92,500
UK median annual salary £54,000 £57,750 £55,000
% change year-on-year -6.49% +5.00% -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in England

MCSA
Salary Trend in England

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in England.

Salary trend for MCSA in England

MCSA
Salary Histogram in England

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in England over the 6 months to 18 April 2024.

Salary histogram for MCSA in England

MCSA
Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the England region over the 6 months to 18 April 2024. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London +167 68 £49,000 -6.67% 7
South East +60 64 £39,000 +18.18% 3
North of England +55 31 £40,000 -20.00% 7
Midlands -3 21 £37,572 -2.41% 4
Yorkshire +91 19 £40,000 -17.53% 3
West Midlands +40 15 £43,227 +64.67% 2
East of England +28 8 £37,000 -35.65% 15
North West -7 8 £46,000 -16.36% 3
South West -15 8 £33,000 -19.51% 3
East Midlands -26 6 £33,750 -32.13% 2
North East - 4 £29,500 - 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Co-occurring Skills and Capabilities in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same employment type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 68 (33.83%) Microsoft Exchange
2 37 (18.41%) SharePoint
3 3 (1.49%) IIS
4 2 (1.00%) Apache
4 2 (1.00%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.50%) Confluence
5 1 (0.50%) Drupal
Applications
1 38 (18.91%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.00%) AutoCAD
2 2 (1.00%) PTC Creo
2 2 (1.00%) SOLIDWORKS
Business Applications
1 2 (1.00%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 114 (56.72%) Azure
2 77 (38.31%) Microsoft 365
3 42 (20.90%) Azure DevOps
4 40 (19.90%) IBM Cloud
5 30 (14.93%) AWS
6 18 (8.96%) Entra ID
7 15 (7.46%) Cloud Computing
8 8 (3.98%) Mimecast
9 6 (2.99%) GCP
9 6 (2.99%) OneDrive
9 6 (2.99%) Twilio
10 4 (1.99%) Azure Stack
10 4 (1.99%) IaaS
10 4 (1.99%) PaaS
10 4 (1.99%) Power Platform
11 2 (1.00%) Azure Data Factory
11 2 (1.00%) Azure Monitor
11 2 (1.00%) Azure Synapse Analytics
11 2 (1.00%) Google Workspace
11 2 (1.00%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 63 (31.34%) Firewall
2 49 (24.38%) DHCP
3 47 (23.38%) DNS
4 40 (19.90%) TCP/IP
4 40 (19.90%) VPN
5 31 (15.42%) SAN
6 30 (14.93%) VLAN
7 23 (11.44%) LAN
8 20 (9.95%) WAN
9 16 (7.96%) Internet
9 16 (7.96%) Wireless
10 12 (5.97%) SSL
11 11 (5.47%) Network Security
11 11 (5.47%) VoIP
12 7 (3.48%) NAS
13 6 (2.99%) WLAN
14 5 (2.49%) Intranet
14 5 (2.49%) IPsec
14 5 (2.49%) SD-WAN
14 5 (2.49%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (5.97%) SQL Server
2 4 (1.99%) Power BI
2 4 (1.99%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (1.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (1.00%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (1.00%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (1.00%) Data Lake
4 2 (1.00%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.00%) SAP HANA
5 1 (0.50%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
5 1 (0.50%) MySQL
5 1 (0.50%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.50%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 4 (1.99%) JIRA
2 2 (1.00%) Chocolatey
2 2 (1.00%) Git
2 2 (1.00%) Jenkins
2 2 (1.00%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.50%) Bitbucket
General
1 68 (33.83%) Social Skills
2 42 (20.90%) Public Sector
3 20 (9.95%) Finance
4 15 (7.46%) Billing
5 13 (6.47%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.98%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (2.99%) Automotive
7 6 (2.99%) Law
7 6 (2.99%) Legal
8 5 (2.49%) Telecoms
9 4 (1.99%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 4 (1.99%) Manufacturing
9 4 (1.99%) Police
9 4 (1.99%) Retail
10 3 (1.49%) Banking
11 2 (1.00%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.50%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.50%) Influencing Skills
12 1 (0.50%) Marketing
12 1 (0.50%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 31 (15.42%) IT Support
2 26 (12.94%) Analyst
3 16 (7.96%) Architect
4 15 (7.46%) Infrastructure Architect
5 14 (6.97%) IT Engineer
6 13 (6.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 12 (5.97%) Support Engineer
8 11 (5.47%) Support Analyst
9 10 (4.98%) 3rd Line Support
9 10 (4.98%) IT Support Engineer
10 9 (4.48%) Administrator
11 8 (3.98%) IT Manager
11 8 (3.98%) Network Manager
11 8 (3.98%) Server Engineer
11 8 (3.98%) Technology Support Analyst
12 7 (3.48%) Consultant
12 7 (3.48%) Senior
13 6 (2.99%) Network Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) Network Security Engineer
13 6 (2.99%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (1.49%) .NET
2 2 (1.00%) Elastic Stack
2 2 (1.00%) XML
2 2 (1.00%) YAML
3 1 (0.50%) .NET Framework
3 1 (0.50%) AngularJS
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.50%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 40 (19.90%) Blockchain
1 40 (19.90%) Distributed Systems
1 40 (19.90%) Hybrid Cloud
2 37 (18.41%) Replication
3 35 (17.41%) Data Centre
4 18 (8.96%) Management Information System
4 18 (8.96%) Public Cloud
5 12 (5.97%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (4.48%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.99%) Clustering
8 5 (2.49%) Data Protection Act
9 4 (1.99%) Mobile Computing
9 4 (1.99%) PKI
10 3 (1.49%) Driving Licence
10 3 (1.49%) Private Cloud
10 3 (1.49%) Raspberry Pi
11 2 (1.00%) CCTV
11 2 (1.00%) Operational Technology
11 2 (1.00%) Product Ownership
11 2 (1.00%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 122 (60.70%) Windows
2 92 (45.77%) Windows Server
3 73 (36.32%) Linux
4 41 (20.40%) CentOS
5 40 (19.90%) Alpine Linux
5 40 (19.90%) Debian
6 29 (14.43%) Windows 10
7 24 (11.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 16 (7.96%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (7.46%) SUSE
9 15 (7.46%) Ubuntu
9 15 (7.46%) Windows Server 2016
10 11 (5.47%) Windows Server 2019
11 7 (3.48%) Apple iOS
12 5 (2.49%) Android
13 3 (1.49%) Unix
13 3 (1.49%) Windows Vista
14 2 (1.00%) VMS
14 2 (1.00%) Windows 2000
14 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (32.34%) ITIL
2 47 (23.38%) Artificial Intelligence
2 47 (23.38%) Problem-Solving
3 43 (21.39%) CI/CD
3 43 (21.39%) Task Automation
4 42 (20.90%) DevOps
5 40 (19.90%) Co-Creation
5 40 (19.90%) Data Science
5 40 (19.90%) Functional Testing
5 40 (19.90%) Separation of Concerns
5 40 (19.90%) Technology Transformation
6 37 (18.41%) Cybersecurity
7 31 (15.42%) Customer Service
8 30 (14.93%) Kalman Filter
9 24 (11.94%) Project Delivery
10 23 (11.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 23 (11.44%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 22 (10.95%) Network Monitoring
12 19 (9.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
13 18 (8.96%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 52 (25.87%) PowerShell
2 33 (16.42%) SQL
3 4 (1.99%) C#
4 2 (1.00%) Bash
4 2 (1.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (1.00%) MATLAB
4 2 (1.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.50%) Python
Qualifications
1 201 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 127 (63.18%) MCSE
3 59 (29.35%) Degree
4 44 (21.89%) Azure Certification
5 32 (15.92%) CCNA
5 32 (15.92%) Cisco Certification
5 32 (15.92%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 22 (10.95%) MCP
7 16 (7.96%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (7.96%) CREST Certified
8 14 (6.97%) A+ Certification
9 12 (5.97%) CompTIA Security+
9 12 (5.97%) Network+ Certification
10 10 (4.98%) Security Cleared
11 8 (3.98%) SC Cleared
12 7 (3.48%) CCNP
12 7 (3.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
13 5 (2.49%) CompTIA CySA+
13 5 (2.49%) GIAC
13 5 (2.49%) Master's Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (3.48%) GDPR
3 6 (2.99%) Cyber Essentials
4 5 (2.49%) NCSC
5 1 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.50%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.50%) QA
5 1 (0.50%) SLA
System Software
1 106 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 66 (32.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 41 (20.40%) Docker
4 29 (14.43%) vSphere
5 20 (9.95%) Hyper-V
6 15 (7.46%) vCloud
7 5 (2.49%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (1.49%) VMware NSX
9 1 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Machines
9 1 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 44 (21.89%) Terraform
2 41 (20.40%) Kubernetes
3 21 (10.45%) SCCM
4 15 (7.46%) Microsoft Intune
5 10 (4.98%) SCOM
6 6 (2.99%) FortiGate
7 4 (1.99%) WSUS
8 3 (1.49%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 3 (1.49%) Ansible
8 3 (1.49%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.50%) Nessus
9 1 (0.50%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.50%) Progress Chef
9 1 (0.50%) Puppet
9 1 (0.50%) Single Sign-On
9 1 (0.50%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 121 (60.20%) Microsoft
2 75 (37.31%) VMware
3 46 (22.89%) Red Hat
4 45 (22.39%) Cisco
5 42 (20.90%) IBM
6 27 (13.43%) HP
7 23 (11.44%) Veeam
8 16 (7.96%) Bloomberg
8 16 (7.96%) FactSet
8 16 (7.96%) MobileIron
8 16 (7.96%) Refinitiv
9 15 (7.46%) Fujitsu
10 10 (4.98%) Apple
10 10 (4.98%) Draytek
11 8 (3.98%) Google
12 7 (3.48%) Aruba
12 7 (3.48%) Dell
12 7 (3.48%) Meraki
12 7 (3.48%) Palo Alto
13 6 (2.99%) Citrix