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 28 June 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
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 427 448 436
Rank change year-on-year +21 -12  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 549 573 654
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in England 0.66% 0.62% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.68% 2.34% 2.33%
Number of salaries quoted 493 517 583
Median salary £37,500 £33,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.94% -4.28%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,100 £21,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,250 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.63% -10.00%  

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 20516 24488 28089
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in England 24.55% 26.50% 27.36%
Number of salaries quoted 33827 42300 45822
Median salary £46,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,250 £26,250 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £76,250 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

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 28 June 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 28 June 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 -8 136 £40,000 -11.11% 12
North of England +13 134 £37,500 +30.43% 21
South East +7 115 £35,000 - 17
Yorkshire +14 79 £39,000 +50.00% 8
Midlands +26 76 £42,500 +41.66% 6
East of England +32 64 £50,000 +25.00% 6
West Midlands +45 63 £43,750 +28.67% 4
North West -21 50 £37,500 -11.76% 11
South West -13 31 £35,000 +22.80% 5
East Midlands +9 16 £46,500 +61.73% 2
North East +9 5 £35,000 +84.21% 2
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 1015 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 809 (79.70%) Windows
3 693 (68.28%) Active Directory
4 689 (67.88%) Microsoft
5 668 (65.81%) MCSE
6 567 (55.86%) Windows Server
7 527 (51.92%) VMware
8 394 (38.82%) Office 365
9 390 (38.42%) ITIL
10 338 (33.30%) Windows Server 2012
11 301 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
12 298 (29.36%) Windows Server 2008
13 293 (28.87%) Cisco
14 280 (27.59%) Hyper-V
15 274 (27.00%) MS Exchange
16 263 (25.91%) Microsoft Azure
17 252 (24.83%) MCP
18 250 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
19 237 (23.35%) DNS
20 227 (22.36%) CCNA
21 223 (21.97%) Firewall
22 203 (20.00%) SQL Server
23 196 (19.31%) DHCP
24 195 (19.21%) Citrix
25 176 (17.34%) SCCM
26 175 (17.24%) SQL
27 167 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
27 167 (16.45%) SAN
28 165 (16.26%) WAN
29 161 (15.86%) Windows 7

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
1 274 (27.00%) MS Exchange
2 134 (13.20%) SharePoint
3 123 (12.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 82 (8.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 76 (7.49%) IIS
6 70 (6.90%) Skype for Business
7 38 (3.74%) Exchange Server 2007
8 22 (2.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 18 (1.77%) Apache
10 15 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
11 11 (1.08%) Exchange Server 2003
12 7 (0.69%) CMS
13 6 (0.59%) CloudStack
14 5 (0.49%) BizTalk Server
14 5 (0.49%) SAS
14 5 (0.49%) SharePoint 2010
14 5 (0.49%) Tomcat
15 4 (0.39%) Elasticsearch
16 2 (0.20%) Apache Spark
16 2 (0.20%) OpenStack
Applications
1 167 (16.45%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (1.77%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (1.48%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (0.59%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.30%) Adobe Premiere
5 3 (0.30%) Inkscape
5 3 (0.30%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.099%) Adobe Creative Suite
6 1 (0.099%) Revit
Business Applications
1 6 (0.59%) Dynamics CRM
1 6 (0.59%) Workfront
2 2 (0.20%) BASE24
2 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.099%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.099%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 394 (38.82%) Office 365
2 263 (25.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 81 (7.98%) Amazon AWS
4 34 (3.35%) Azure Active Directory
5 30 (2.96%) IaaS
6 19 (1.87%) PaaS
7 17 (1.67%) SaaS
8 16 (1.58%) Cloud Computing
9 7 (0.69%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (0.69%) Amazon S3
10 6 (0.59%) Google Cloud Platform
11 5 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.49%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.39%) OneDrive
13 2 (0.20%) Akamai
13 2 (0.20%) G Suite
14 1 (0.099%) Mimecast
14 1 (0.099%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 237 (23.35%) DNS
2 223 (21.97%) Firewall
3 196 (19.31%) DHCP
4 167 (16.45%) SAN
5 165 (16.26%) WAN
6 160 (15.76%) LAN
7 147 (14.48%) TCP/IP
8 90 (8.87%) VPN
9 59 (5.81%) Skype
10 50 (4.93%) VoIP
11 44 (4.33%) Internet
12 39 (3.84%) iSCSI
13 38 (3.74%) Network Security
14 34 (3.35%) Wireless
15 33 (3.25%) VLAN
16 30 (2.96%) WebEx
17 27 (2.66%) NAS
17 27 (2.66%) Unified Communications
18 18 (1.77%) Fibre Channel
18 18 (1.77%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 203 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 85 (8.37%) SQL Server 2008
3 66 (6.50%) SQL Server 2012
4 37 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 35 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 30 (2.96%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 28 (2.76%) SQL Server 2014
8 22 (2.17%) SQL Server 2000
9 17 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
11 13 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
12 12 (1.18%) SQL Server Analysis Services
13 7 (0.69%) BusinessObjects
13 7 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
14 5 (0.49%) Big Data
14 5 (0.49%) Crystal Reports
15 4 (0.39%) Apache Cassandra
15 4 (0.39%) MongoDB
15 4 (0.39%) NoSQL
16 3 (0.30%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 14 (1.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 12 (1.18%) MSI
3 5 (0.49%) Visual Studio
4 4 (0.39%) JIRA
5 2 (0.20%) Sonatype Nexus
6 1 (0.099%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.099%) Git (software)
6 1 (0.099%) InstallShield
6 1 (0.099%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.099%) TeamCity
General
1 97 (9.56%) Finance
2 61 (6.01%) Telecoms
3 29 (2.86%) Advertising
4 26 (2.56%) Law
5 22 (2.17%) Marketing
6 19 (1.87%) Legal
7 14 (1.38%) Retail
8 9 (0.89%) Banking
9 6 (0.59%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.39%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.39%) Portuguese Language
11 3 (0.30%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.20%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.20%) Automotive
12 2 (0.20%) Games
12 2 (0.20%) Polish Language
12 2 (0.20%) Publishing
13 1 (0.099%) Back Office
13 1 (0.099%) Electronics
13 1 (0.099%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 207 (20.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 204 (20.10%) Support Engineer
3 119 (11.72%) Analyst
4 107 (10.54%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 95 (9.36%) IT Support
6 88 (8.67%) Administrator
7 85 (8.37%) Windows Engineer
8 77 (7.59%) IT Engineer
8 77 (7.59%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
9 74 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support
10 73 (7.19%) Consultant
11 70 (6.90%) Server Engineer
12 65 (6.40%) 3rd Line Support
13 63 (6.21%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 61 (6.01%) Systems Engineer
15 58 (5.71%) Support Analyst
16 53 (5.22%) Systems Administrator
16 53 (5.22%) VMware Engineer
17 51 (5.02%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
18 48 (4.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (1.08%) .NET
1 11 (1.08%) Web Services
2 7 (0.69%) HTML
3 6 (0.59%) Software Packaging
3 6 (0.59%) XML
4 5 (0.49%) XSLT
5 3 (0.30%) CSS
5 3 (0.30%) HTML5
5 3 (0.30%) REST
5 3 (0.30%) SOAP
6 2 (0.20%) ASP.NET
6 2 (0.20%) COM
6 2 (0.20%) jQuery
6 2 (0.20%) JSON
6 2 (0.20%) PySpark
6 2 (0.20%) RabbitMQ
6 2 (0.20%) WSDL
7 1 (0.099%) Ajax
7 1 (0.099%) Middleware
7 1 (0.099%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 136 (13.40%) Data Centre
2 62 (6.11%) Analytical Skills
3 58 (5.71%) Management Information System
4 52 (5.12%) Clustering
5 48 (4.73%) Computer Science
6 42 (4.14%) Driving Licence
7 33 (3.25%) Public Cloud
8 29 (2.86%) Replication
9 25 (2.46%) Blackberry
10 21 (2.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 14 (1.38%) CESG
11 14 (1.38%) Video Conferencing
12 13 (1.28%) Private Cloud
13 12 (1.18%) CMDB
13 12 (1.18%) PKI
14 9 (0.89%) Enterprise Storage
15 8 (0.79%) Linux Command Line
16 7 (0.69%) Device Driver
16 7 (0.69%) Enterprise Software
17 6 (0.59%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 809 (79.70%) Windows
2 567 (55.86%) Windows Server
3 338 (33.30%) Windows Server 2012
4 298 (29.36%) Windows Server 2008
5 161 (15.86%) Windows 7
6 134 (13.20%) Windows 10
7 117 (11.53%) Linux
8 66 (6.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 54 (5.32%) Windows 8
10 36 (3.55%) Windows XP
11 35 (3.45%) Unix
12 22 (2.17%) Mac OS X
13 16 (1.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 14 (1.38%) CentOS
15 12 (1.18%) Android
16 10 (0.99%) Mac OS
16 10 (0.99%) Ubuntu
17 5 (0.49%) SUSE
17 5 (0.49%) Windows Mobile
18 4 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 390 (38.42%) ITIL
2 80 (7.88%) High Availability
3 77 (7.59%) Disaster Recovery
4 64 (6.31%) Service Management
5 59 (5.81%) Project Management
6 52 (5.12%) Time Management
7 50 (4.93%) Presales
8 49 (4.83%) ITIL V3
9 46 (4.53%) Migration
10 43 (4.24%) Mobile Device Management
10 43 (4.24%) Root Cause Analysis
11 38 (3.74%) Change Management
11 38 (3.74%) Service Delivery
12 37 (3.65%) Performance Tuning
13 35 (3.45%) Information Security
14 34 (3.35%) Configuration Management
14 34 (3.35%) Kalman Filter
15 29 (2.86%) Data Protection
16 27 (2.66%) Application Packaging
16 27 (2.66%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 175 (17.24%) SQL
2 145 (14.29%) PowerShell
3 34 (3.35%) VBScript
4 30 (2.96%) T-SQL
5 18 (1.77%) VB
6 14 (1.38%) Bash Shell
6 14 (1.38%) C
7 11 (1.08%) JavaScript
8 8 (0.79%) Shell Script
9 7 (0.69%) Python
10 6 (0.59%) C#
11 4 (0.39%) XPath
12 1 (0.099%) Java
Qualifications
1 1015 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 668 (65.81%) MCSE
3 252 (24.83%) MCP
4 250 (24.63%) Cisco Certification
5 227 (22.36%) CCNA
6 159 (15.67%) MCITP
7 155 (15.27%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 112 (11.03%) Degree
9 65 (6.40%) Security Cleared
10 58 (5.71%) CCNP
11 50 (4.93%) SC Cleared
12 44 (4.33%) Computer Science Degree
13 41 (4.04%) A+ Certification
14 38 (3.74%) MCTS
15 36 (3.55%) ITIL Certification
16 31 (3.05%) Citrix Certification
17 23 (2.27%) Network+ Certification
18 20 (1.97%) CCA
19 19 (1.87%) CCIE
20 18 (1.77%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 95 (9.36%) SLA
2 18 (1.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (1.77%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 16 (1.58%) Cyber Essentials
5 6 (0.59%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 1 (0.099%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 22301
6 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 693 (68.28%) Active Directory
2 301 (29.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 280 (27.59%) Hyper-V
4 83 (8.18%) vSphere
5 61 (6.01%) VMware ESXi
6 50 (4.93%) XenApp
7 33 (3.25%) Virtual Servers
8 30 (2.96%) XenDesktop
9 16 (1.58%) Terminal Server
10 14 (1.38%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 14 (1.38%) Virtual Machines
11 8 (0.79%) Terminal Services
12 7 (0.69%) VMware Workstation
13 5 (0.49%) DFS Replication
13 5 (0.49%) VMware Server
14 4 (0.39%) UAG
15 3 (0.30%) Microsoft App-V
16 2 (0.20%) BitLocker
16 2 (0.20%) Citrix Presentation Server
16 2 (0.20%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 176 (17.34%) SCCM
2 59 (5.81%) Backup Exec
3 42 (4.14%) SCOM
4 30 (2.96%) WSUS
5 23 (2.27%) vCenter Server
6 21 (2.07%) DameWare
6 21 (2.07%) Perfmon
7 16 (1.58%) Microsoft Intune
8 14 (1.38%) ServiceCenter
9 12 (1.18%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
10 11 (1.08%) Cisco CUCM
10 11 (1.08%) Microsoft Clustering
11 8 (0.79%) Nagios
11 8 (0.79%) NetBackup
11 8 (0.79%) Puppet
11 8 (0.79%) SCVMM
12 5 (0.49%) Failover Clustering
12 5 (0.49%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (0.49%) SolarWinds Orion
13 4 (0.39%) SCSM
Vendors
1 689 (67.88%) Microsoft
2 527 (51.92%) VMware
3 293 (28.87%) Cisco
4 195 (19.21%) Citrix
5 106 (10.44%) HP
6 66 (6.50%) NetApp
7 58 (5.71%) Dell
8 55 (5.42%) Veeam
9 30 (2.96%) EMC
9 30 (2.96%) Juniper
10 27 (2.66%) IBM
11 24 (2.36%) Avaya
11 24 (2.36%) F5
12 22 (2.17%) CA
13 21 (2.07%) Draytek
14 19 (1.87%) Apple
14 19 (1.87%) SolarWinds
14 19 (1.87%) SonicWALL
15 18 (1.77%) Symantec
16 17 (1.67%) SAP
Twickenham, Middlesex
Ashdown IT
Salary: £27000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: £25-30k Basic and depending on experience
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
ComputAppoint
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Middlewich, Cheshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hampshire
Roc Search
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
West London
Senitor Associates
Salary: £30000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Bradford, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: Up to £35,000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Modulus Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum Training, Travel Expenses
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £27K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Wetherby, West Yorkshire
Modis International
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Watford, Hertfordshire
Firway Consulting
Salary: From £50,000 to £60,000 per annum To £60k + Bens (Depending on Exp)
Posted: Yesterday
Bedfordshire
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Salary: £30000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Experis Ltd
Salary: £35000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Runcorn, Cheshire
Phoenix Medical Supplies
Salary: Competitive + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Maidstone, Kent
1st Choice Computer Appointments Ltd
Salary: Up to £40,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Hatfield, Hertfordshire
JM
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Imperative People
Salary: £38000.00 - £42000.00 per annum + bens
Posted: 2 days ago
Ashford, Kent
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £45,000 + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Malvern, Worcestershire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Bluetownonline
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Wallingford, Oxfordshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to £35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warwickshire
EMBS Ltd
Salary: £40k - 47.5k per year + Bens
Posted: 5 days ago
Burgess Hill, West Sussex
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: to 35k plus benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Jagger Talent
Salary: From £25,000 to £27,000 per annum + Bonus + Pension
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
York, North Yorkshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: Competitive salary plus bonus and benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Felixstowe, Suffolk
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago