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 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / England
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 449 415 380
Rank change year-on-year -34 -35  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 461 691 778
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.71% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.34% 2.58% 2.79%
Number of salaries quoted 413 612 706
Median salary £38,500 £35,000 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +10.00% +2.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in England.

Academic & Professional Certification
England
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 19679 26764 27884
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.76% 27.61% 27.58%
Number of salaries quoted 15638 21653 22060
Median salary £45,000 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £72,500 £67,500 £72,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in England

MCSA
Salary Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in England.

Salary trend for MCSA in England

MCSA
Salary Histogram in England

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in England over the 3 months to 27 March 2017.

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 3 months to 27 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -9 154 £42,500 +6.25% 15
South East +18 103 £36,500 +5.79% 13
East of England +17 53 £35,250 +17.50% 3
Yorkshire +41 43 £37,500 +41.50% 6
North West -47 32 £36,250 -3.33% 10
East Midlands +1 30 £42,875 +47.84% 1
South West +2 25 £29,000 +1.75% 3
West Midlands +8 20 £37,750 -3.20% 1
Midlands - 4 £40,000 -
North East +3 2 £39,000 +41.81%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the England region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 934 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 706 (75.59%) Windows
3 666 (71.31%) Microsoft
4 586 (62.74%) Active Directory
5 580 (62.10%) MCSE
6 496 (53.10%) Windows Server
7 477 (51.07%) VMware
8 346 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 345 (36.94%) ITIL
10 340 (36.40%) Office 365
11 301 (32.23%) MS Excel
12 300 (32.12%) Windows Server 2008
13 293 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
14 292 (31.26%) Cisco
15 262 (28.05%) MS Exchange
16 258 (27.62%) Hyper-V
17 230 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
18 218 (23.34%) MCP
19 211 (22.59%) CCNA
20 207 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
21 199 (21.31%) Firewall
22 196 (20.99%) SQL Server
23 173 (18.52%) Citrix
24 170 (18.20%) Windows 7
25 168 (17.99%) DNS
26 153 (16.38%) SCCM
27 149 (15.95%) SQL
28 145 (15.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
29 144 (15.42%) DHCP
30 141 (15.10%) MS Office

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 262 (28.05%) MS Exchange
2 123 (13.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 121 (12.96%) SharePoint
4 91 (9.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 59 (6.32%) IIS
5 59 (6.32%) Skype for Business
6 43 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2007
7 12 (1.28%) Exchange Server 2003
7 12 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
8 11 (1.18%) Apache
9 9 (0.96%) SharePoint 2010
10 5 (0.54%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (0.54%) CloudStack
11 3 (0.32%) SAS
11 3 (0.32%) Tomcat
12 2 (0.21%) OpenStack
13 1 (0.11%) Apache Spark
13 1 (0.11%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.11%) Elasticsearch
13 1 (0.11%) Moodle
Applications
1 301 (32.23%) MS Excel
2 141 (15.10%) MS Office
3 13 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
4 6 (0.64%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
5 1 (0.11%) Adobe Illustrator
5 1 (0.11%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.11%) Revit
Business Applications
1 5 (0.54%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (0.32%) Sage 1000
3 2 (0.21%) Unit4 Business World
3 2 (0.21%) Workfront
4 1 (0.11%) Bankmaster
4 1 (0.11%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.11%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 340 (36.40%) Office 365
2 207 (22.16%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (6.32%) Amazon AWS
4 45 (4.82%) SaaS
5 20 (2.14%) PaaS
6 19 (2.03%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (1.82%) IaaS
8 16 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
9 10 (1.07%) Google Cloud Platform
10 5 (0.54%) Yammer
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon EC2
11 4 (0.43%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.43%) Mimecast
12 3 (0.32%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.21%) Akamai
13 2 (0.21%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (0.21%) CloudFront
14 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Cloud
14 1 (0.11%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 199 (21.31%) Firewall
2 168 (17.99%) DNS
3 144 (15.42%) DHCP
4 136 (14.56%) SAN
5 132 (14.13%) LAN
6 130 (13.92%) WAN
7 106 (11.35%) TCP/IP
8 76 (8.14%) VPN
9 45 (4.82%) Skype
10 39 (4.18%) VoIP
11 36 (3.85%) VLAN
12 35 (3.75%) Internet
13 30 (3.21%) Wireless
14 24 (2.57%) Network Security
15 22 (2.36%) Unified Communications
16 20 (2.14%) iSCSI
17 19 (2.03%) Cisco IOS
18 17 (1.82%) NAS
18 17 (1.82%) Remote Desktop
19 15 (1.61%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 196 (20.99%) SQL Server
2 88 (9.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 58 (6.21%) SQL Server 2012
4 46 (4.93%) SQL Server 2005
5 42 (4.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 37 (3.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 31 (3.32%) SQL Server 2014
8 12 (1.28%) SQL Server 2016
9 10 (1.07%) Big Data
10 9 (0.96%) Data Warehouse
11 8 (0.86%) Amazon RDS
12 7 (0.75%) Azure SQL Database
12 7 (0.75%) SQL Server 2000
13 5 (0.54%) PostgreSQL
13 5 (0.54%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 3 (0.32%) QlikView
14 3 (0.32%) RDBMS
14 3 (0.32%) Relational Database
14 3 (0.32%) SSDT
15 2 (0.21%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (1.39%) MSI
2 6 (0.64%) Visual Studio
3 4 (0.43%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.21%) JIRA
5 1 (0.11%) CruiseControl
5 1 (0.11%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.11%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 88 (9.42%) Finance
2 47 (5.03%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.89%) Marketing
4 24 (2.57%) Law
5 16 (1.71%) Legal
6 14 (1.50%) Multimedia
7 11 (1.18%) Publishing
7 11 (1.18%) Retail
8 10 (1.07%) Advertising
9 8 (0.86%) Banking
9 8 (0.86%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.75%) Games
11 4 (0.43%) Electronics
11 4 (0.43%) Military
12 2 (0.21%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.21%) Automotive
12 2 (0.21%) Back Office
12 2 (0.21%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.21%) Spanish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Portuguese Language
Job Titles
1 172 (18.42%) Support Engineer
2 152 (16.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 118 (12.63%) Administrator
3 118 (12.63%) Analyst
4 90 (9.64%) IT Support
5 76 (8.14%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 76 (8.14%) IT Engineer
6 75 (8.03%) Consultant
7 66 (7.07%) Windows Engineer
8 59 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
9 58 (6.21%) 2nd Line Support
10 57 (6.10%) 3rd Line Support
10 57 (6.10%) Server Engineer
11 56 (6.00%) DBA
12 52 (5.57%) IT Support Engineer
13 51 (5.46%) SQL DBA
14 49 (5.25%) VMware Engineer
15 48 (5.14%) Systems Engineer
16 47 (5.03%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
17 46 (4.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (1.50%) Web Services
2 10 (1.07%) Software Packaging
3 9 (0.96%) .NET
4 5 (0.54%) REST
4 5 (0.54%) SOAP
5 4 (0.43%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.21%) Middleware
7 1 (0.11%) IBM Integration Bus
7 1 (0.11%) Oracle Fusion
7 1 (0.11%) SAP PI
7 1 (0.11%) UDDI
7 1 (0.11%) WCF
7 1 (0.11%) WF
7 1 (0.11%) WSDL
7 1 (0.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 127 (13.60%) Data Centre
2 73 (7.82%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (5.46%) Management Information System
4 49 (5.25%) Clustering
4 49 (5.25%) Driving Licence
5 45 (4.82%) Computer Science
6 30 (3.21%) Public Cloud
7 20 (2.14%) Data Protection Act
7 20 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (2.03%) Replication
9 18 (1.93%) Blackberry
10 13 (1.39%) PKI
11 12 (1.28%) Video Conferencing
12 11 (1.18%) Private Cloud
13 9 (0.96%) Hybrid Cloud
14 8 (0.86%) Linux Command Line
15 7 (0.75%) iPad
16 6 (0.64%) CESG
16 6 (0.64%) Enterprise Storage
16 6 (0.64%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 706 (75.59%) Windows
2 496 (53.10%) Windows Server
3 346 (37.04%) Windows Server 2012
4 300 (32.12%) Windows Server 2008
5 170 (18.20%) Windows 7
6 105 (11.24%) Windows 10
7 84 (8.99%) Linux
8 83 (8.89%) Windows 8
9 65 (6.96%) Windows Server 2003
10 35 (3.75%) Mac OS X
11 23 (2.46%) Unix
12 20 (2.14%) Android
13 15 (1.61%) Windows XP
14 12 (1.28%) Apple iOS
14 12 (1.28%) Ubuntu
15 11 (1.18%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 10 (1.07%) CentOS
16 10 (1.07%) Mac OS
17 8 (0.86%) Windows Phone
17 8 (0.86%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 345 (36.94%) ITIL
2 91 (9.74%) High Availability
3 82 (8.78%) Disaster Recovery
4 61 (6.53%) ITIL V3
5 51 (5.46%) Presales
6 50 (5.35%) Migration
7 48 (5.14%) Performance Tuning
7 48 (5.14%) Service Management
8 42 (4.50%) Project Management
9 40 (4.28%) Time Management
10 38 (4.07%) PRINCE2
11 37 (3.96%) Information Security
11 37 (3.96%) Service Delivery
12 34 (3.64%) Data Protection
13 32 (3.43%) Change Management
14 31 (3.32%) Software Deployment
15 28 (3.00%) Customer Requirements
15 28 (3.00%) Mentoring
16 26 (2.78%) Business Continuity
17 24 (2.57%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 149 (15.95%) SQL
2 87 (9.31%) PowerShell
3 35 (3.75%) T-SQL
4 20 (2.14%) VBScript
5 10 (1.07%) VB
6 9 (0.96%) C#
7 7 (0.75%) C
8 6 (0.64%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.32%) Bash Shell
10 2 (0.21%) Python
11 1 (0.11%) C++
11 1 (0.11%) Java
11 1 (0.11%) VBA
Qualifications
1 934 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 580 (62.10%) MCSE
3 230 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
4 218 (23.34%) MCP
5 211 (22.59%) CCNA
6 145 (15.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 131 (14.03%) MCITP
8 118 (12.63%) Degree
9 74 (7.92%) Security Cleared
10 57 (6.10%) SC Cleared
11 53 (5.67%) CCNP
12 40 (4.28%) A+ Certification
13 38 (4.07%) Citrix Certification
14 36 (3.85%) ITIL Certification
15 31 (3.32%) CCA
16 26 (2.78%) MCTS
17 20 (2.14%) CCENT
17 20 (2.14%) MCDST
18 18 (1.93%) DBS Check
18 18 (1.93%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 84 (8.99%) SLA
2 40 (4.28%) PCI DSS
3 22 (2.36%) QA
4 16 (1.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.75%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.11%) COBIT
6 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.11%) GCP
6 1 (0.11%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 586 (62.74%) Active Directory
2 293 (31.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 258 (27.62%) Hyper-V
4 96 (10.28%) vSphere
5 60 (6.42%) XenApp
6 32 (3.43%) VMware ESXi
7 28 (3.00%) Virtual Servers
7 28 (3.00%) XenDesktop
8 22 (2.36%) VMware ESX
9 14 (1.50%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.75%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 5 (0.54%) Virtual Machines
12 4 (0.43%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.43%) VMware Workstation
13 3 (0.32%) Forefront TMG
13 3 (0.32%) Terminal Services
14 2 (0.21%) Firmware
14 2 (0.21%) Terminal Server
14 2 (0.21%) Xen
14 2 (0.21%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 153 (16.38%) SCCM
2 49 (5.25%) WSUS
3 35 (3.75%) Backup Exec
4 28 (3.00%) SCOM
5 17 (1.82%) Nessus
6 15 (1.61%) McAfee ePO
7 10 (1.07%) Microsoft Clustering
8 9 (0.96%) Failover Clustering
8 9 (0.96%) Microsoft Intune
9 7 (0.75%) vRealize
10 6 (0.64%) DameWare
10 6 (0.64%) Norton AntiVirus
10 6 (0.64%) Perfmon
10 6 (0.64%) Puppet
11 5 (0.54%) Nagios
11 5 (0.54%) NetBackup
11 5 (0.54%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (0.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 4 (0.43%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
12 4 (0.43%) Sysprep
Vendors
1 666 (71.31%) Microsoft
2 477 (51.07%) VMware
3 292 (31.26%) Cisco
4 173 (18.52%) Citrix
5 97 (10.39%) HP
6 64 (6.85%) Dell
7 55 (5.89%) NetApp
8 40 (4.28%) Apple
9 30 (3.21%) Veeam
10 29 (3.10%) EMC
11 28 (3.00%) Draytek
12 20 (2.14%) IBM
12 20 (2.14%) Intel Security
13 19 (2.03%) Qualys
14 17 (1.82%) AppSense
14 17 (1.82%) NETGEAR
15 16 (1.71%) Avaya
15 16 (1.71%) CA
15 16 (1.71%) Juniper
16 15 (1.61%) ZyXEL
South East London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
Altrincham, Cheshire
Rullion
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension + bonus
Posted: 18 hours ago
West London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £35,000 + Benefits
Posted: 16 hours ago
West London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: to £37,000 + Benefits
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + Great Benefits + Projects
Posted: 19 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 17 hours ago
Woking, Surrey
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: Market Salary
Posted: 12 hours ago
City, London
Premier IT
Salary: £40000.00 - £45000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Oscar
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ninesharp
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Alderley Edge, Cheshire
Hiring People
Salary: Competitive salary
Posted: 3 days ago
Merseyside
Digital Gurus
Salary: £31000 per annum + bonus and on call
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £32500 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
East Midlands
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £43k - 50k per year + Certified Training
Posted: 5 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + 28 days holiday37.5 hr weekpension
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 5 days ago
Winchester, Hampshire
Inbox Insight Ltd
Salary: From £18,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Ipswich, Suffolk
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £35000 - £42000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £20000 - £30000 per annum + Car
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
H&R Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £28,000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire
Latcom Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £20,000 per annum + On-call Allowance + Good Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
RecruitmentRevolution.com Limited
Salary: From £20,000 to £24,000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + Large Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
South West London
XLN Telecom
Salary: Up to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 7 days ago