Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 559 528 542
Rank change year-on-year -31 +14 -41
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 259 357 341
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.47% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 2.09% 1.85%
Number of salaries quoted 229 325 310
London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +20.00% - -5.66%
10th Percentile £28,000 £26,250 £26,225
90th Percentile £78,750 £56,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +11.11% - -

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 London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 14,671 17,112 18,389
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.95% 22.64% 24.17%
Number of salaries quoted 10,998 12,752 15,281
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +1.85%
10th Percentile £31,000 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £88,750 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +3.26% +2.22%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in London

MCSA
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the London region over the 6 months to 17 November 2018. 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
Job
Vacancies
Central London -22 61 £43,750 +9.38% 10
West London -3 23 £40,000 +14.29% 13
South London -7 23 £30,000 -29.41% 5
East London -2 10 £45,500 +15.73% 2
North London +2 4 £48,250 +10.92% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 2018, 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 London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 259 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 214 (82.63%) Microsoft
3 194 (74.90%) Windows
4 167 (64.48%) MCSE
5 145 (55.98%) Active Directory
6 102 (39.38%) VMware
7 98 (37.84%) Office 365
8 92 (35.52%) Windows Server
9 89 (34.36%) ITIL
10 87 (33.59%) Microsoft Azure
11 86 (33.20%) SQL
12 75 (28.96%) MCP
13 74 (28.57%) PowerShell
14 70 (27.03%) SQL Server
15 63 (24.32%) DNS
16 62 (23.94%) MS Exchange
17 60 (23.17%) Hyper-V
18 59 (22.78%) Finance
19 58 (22.39%) Windows 10
20 54 (20.85%) Microsoft Office
21 53 (20.46%) DHCP
21 53 (20.46%) Firewall
22 51 (19.69%) Citrix
23 47 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
24 45 (17.37%) Linux
25 43 (16.60%) Migration
26 42 (16.22%) Cisco
27 41 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
28 39 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
29 38 (14.67%) Degree

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 62 (23.94%) MS Exchange
2 22 (8.49%) SharePoint
3 18 (6.95%) IIS
4 17 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 13 (5.02%) Exchange Server 2007
6 12 (4.63%) Skype for Business
7 3 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
7 3 (1.16%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (0.77%) Apache
8 2 (0.77%) Confluence
8 2 (0.77%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (0.77%) IBM Notes
8 2 (0.77%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 54 (20.85%) Microsoft Office
2 19 (7.34%) MS Visio
3 16 (6.18%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 8 (3.09%) Microsoft Excel
5 4 (1.54%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.77%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 3 (1.16%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.39%) Maximo
2 1 (0.39%) Rolfe and Nolan
2 1 (0.39%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 98 (37.84%) Office 365
2 87 (33.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (11.97%) Amazon AWS
4 22 (8.49%) IaaS
5 16 (6.18%) PaaS
6 15 (5.79%) SaaS
7 11 (4.25%) Azure Active Directory
8 7 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
9 5 (1.93%) Google Cloud Platform
9 5 (1.93%) OneDrive
10 4 (1.54%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.54%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.54%) GitHub
11 3 (1.16%) Yammer
12 1 (0.39%) IBM Cloud
12 1 (0.39%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 63 (24.32%) DNS
2 53 (20.46%) DHCP
2 53 (20.46%) Firewall
3 38 (14.67%) TCP/IP
4 31 (11.97%) LAN
5 29 (11.20%) VPN
6 27 (10.42%) WAN
7 24 (9.27%) SAN
8 18 (6.95%) Remote Desktop
9 14 (5.41%) Skype
10 12 (4.63%) VoIP
11 10 (3.86%) Internet
11 10 (3.86%) VLAN
12 9 (3.47%) WebEx
13 8 (3.09%) IP Telephony
13 8 (3.09%) Wireless
14 7 (2.70%) Cisco ASA
15 6 (2.32%) IPv4
15 6 (2.32%) NAS
15 6 (2.32%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (27.03%) SQL Server
2 23 (8.88%) SQL Server 2016
3 22 (8.49%) Relational Database
4 20 (7.72%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (7.72%) Power BI
5 17 (6.56%) SQL Server 2008
6 10 (3.86%) MySQL
6 10 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
6 10 (3.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 9 (3.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 8 (3.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 7 (2.70%) Azure SQL Database
10 6 (2.32%) SAP HANA
11 5 (1.93%) Amazon RDS
11 5 (1.93%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 4 (1.54%) DB2
13 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Analysis Services
14 2 (0.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 2 (0.77%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (3.86%) MSI
2 9 (3.47%) TeamCity
3 7 (2.70%) Jenkins
3 7 (2.70%) Team Foundation Server
4 6 (2.32%) Git (software)
5 4 (1.54%) JIRA
5 4 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
6 2 (0.77%) Bitbucket
6 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.39%) GitLab
7 1 (0.39%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 59 (22.78%) Finance
2 9 (3.47%) Banking
3 7 (2.70%) Retail
4 5 (1.93%) Marketing
4 5 (1.93%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.54%) Games
6 3 (1.16%) Publishing
7 2 (0.77%) Advertising
7 2 (0.77%) French Language
8 1 (0.39%) Automotive
8 1 (0.39%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.39%) Legal
8 1 (0.39%) Military
Job Titles
1 54 (20.85%) Support Engineer
2 33 (12.74%) Administrator
3 27 (10.42%) DBA
3 27 (10.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 27 (10.42%) SQL DBA
4 25 (9.65%) Architect
5 23 (8.88%) Analyst
6 21 (8.11%) 2nd Line Support
7 20 (7.72%) IT Engineer
8 17 (6.56%) IT Support
8 17 (6.56%) Solutions Architect
9 16 (6.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 16 (6.18%) Azure Architect
9 16 (6.18%) Systems Administrator
9 16 (6.18%) Systems Engineer
10 14 (5.41%) Desktop Support
10 14 (5.41%) SQL Server DBA
10 14 (5.41%) Support Analyst
11 13 (5.02%) Consultant
11 13 (5.02%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (6.18%) .NET
2 12 (4.63%) XML
3 11 (4.25%) Software Packaging
3 11 (4.25%) Web Services
4 7 (2.70%) JSON
5 2 (0.77%) HTML
5 2 (0.77%) HTML5
5 2 (0.77%) Middleware
5 2 (0.77%) Silverlight
5 2 (0.77%) WPF
6 1 (0.39%) FIX Protocol
6 1 (0.39%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 24 (9.27%) Public Cloud
2 22 (8.49%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (7.72%) Data Centre
4 19 (7.34%) Computer Science
5 18 (6.95%) Clustering
5 18 (6.95%) Data Structures
5 18 (6.95%) iPad
6 10 (3.86%) Mobile App
7 9 (3.47%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (3.09%) Blackberry
8 8 (3.09%) Self-Motivation
9 7 (2.70%) Hedge funds
9 7 (2.70%) Replication
10 5 (1.93%) Management Information System
11 4 (1.54%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.54%) Renewable Energy
11 4 (1.54%) Video Conferencing
12 3 (1.16%) Private Cloud
13 2 (0.77%) User Experience
13 2 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 194 (74.90%) Windows
2 92 (35.52%) Windows Server
3 58 (22.39%) Windows 10
4 45 (17.37%) Linux
5 41 (15.83%) Windows Server 2012
6 39 (15.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 36 (13.90%) Windows 7
8 35 (13.51%) Unix
9 20 (7.72%) Mac OS X
10 9 (3.47%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (2.32%) Android
12 5 (1.93%) Apple iOS
12 5 (1.93%) Windows 8
12 5 (1.93%) Windows XP
13 4 (1.54%) Mac OS
13 4 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (0.77%) Kali Linux
14 2 (0.77%) Windows Vista
15 1 (0.39%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (34.36%) ITIL
2 43 (16.60%) Migration
3 32 (12.36%) Problem-Solving
4 31 (11.97%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 28 (10.81%) Information Security
5 28 (10.81%) Root Cause Analysis
6 25 (9.65%) Business Intelligence
7 23 (8.88%) Disaster Recovery
8 22 (8.49%) CRM
9 21 (8.11%) Data Management
9 21 (8.11%) DevOps
10 20 (7.72%) Service Management
11 19 (7.34%) Data Protection
11 19 (7.34%) ITIL V3
12 18 (6.95%) Data Engineering
12 18 (6.95%) Data Modelling
12 18 (6.95%) Data Transformation
12 18 (6.95%) Use Case
12 18 (6.95%) Workload Management
13 16 (6.18%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 86 (33.20%) SQL
2 74 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 38 (14.67%) Python
4 20 (7.72%) T-SQL
5 17 (6.56%) VBScript
6 13 (5.02%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.47%) C#
8 6 (2.32%) Perl
9 5 (1.93%) Java
10 4 (1.54%) C++
10 4 (1.54%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) C
12 1 (0.39%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 259 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 167 (64.48%) MCSE
3 75 (28.96%) MCP
4 38 (14.67%) Degree
5 36 (13.90%) CCNA
5 36 (13.90%) Cisco Certification
6 35 (13.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 31 (11.97%) MCITP
8 27 (10.42%) MCTS
9 19 (7.34%) DBS Check
10 16 (6.18%) Citrix Certification
11 14 (5.41%) CCA
12 9 (3.47%) A+ Certification
12 9 (3.47%) AWS Certification
13 7 (2.70%) CCNP
14 6 (2.32%) MCDST
14 6 (2.32%) VCP5
15 5 (1.93%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (1.93%) RHCE
16 4 (1.54%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (10.04%) SLA
2 18 (6.95%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.77%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.77%) PMO
3 2 (0.77%) QA
4 1 (0.39%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 145 (55.98%) Active Directory
2 60 (23.17%) Hyper-V
3 47 (18.15%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.41%) vSphere
4 14 (5.41%) XenApp
5 11 (4.25%) Docker
6 10 (3.86%) BitLocker
7 9 (3.47%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (3.47%) XenDesktop
8 7 (2.70%) Microsoft App-V
9 6 (2.32%) Virtual Machines
9 6 (2.32%) XenServer
10 4 (1.54%) vCloud
11 3 (1.16%) Terminal Services
11 3 (1.16%) Virtual Servers
12 1 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
12 1 (0.39%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (12.74%) SCCM
2 17 (6.56%) Ansible
2 17 (6.56%) Backup Exec
3 15 (5.79%) Failover Clustering
4 13 (5.02%) Puppet
5 11 (4.25%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (3.47%) HP UCMDB
7 8 (3.09%) WSUS
8 7 (2.70%) Microsoft Clustering
9 5 (1.93%) SCOM
9 5 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.54%) Clonezilla
10 4 (1.54%) Nagios
10 4 (1.54%) Salt
11 3 (1.16%) Cisco CUCM
11 3 (1.16%) FortiGate
11 3 (1.16%) Microsoft Intune
11 3 (1.16%) Nessus
11 3 (1.16%) ServiceCenter
12 2 (0.77%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 214 (82.63%) Microsoft
2 102 (39.38%) VMware
3 51 (19.69%) Citrix
4 42 (16.22%) Cisco
5 28 (10.81%) Apple
6 27 (10.42%) HP
7 19 (7.34%) Oracle
7 19 (7.34%) Veeam
8 15 (5.79%) ServiceNow
9 14 (5.41%) Dell
10 11 (4.25%) CommVault
11 10 (3.86%) SolarWinds
12 8 (3.09%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.70%) EqualLogic
13 7 (2.70%) Ivanti
13 7 (2.70%) Mitel
13 7 (2.70%) Symantec
13 7 (2.70%) WatchGuard
14 6 (2.32%) Avaya
14 6 (2.32%) SAP