Period
to 20 May 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 20 May 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
20 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 480 542 488
Rank change year-on-year +62 -54 -38
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 381 286 463
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.55% 0.42% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 1.76% 2.19%
Number of salaries quoted 350 252 412
London median annual salary £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% +13.33% -
10th Percentile £26,000 £27,750 £22,500
90th Percentile £65,125 £57,500 £61,000
England median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +2.56% +11.43% -

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 15,811 16,262 21,167
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.95% 23.62% 25.70%
Number of salaries quoted 12,054 12,993 17,684
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £85,700
England median annual salary £50,000 £45,000 £46,912
% change year-on-year +11.11% -4.07% +4.25%

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 20 May 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 20 May 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 -1 84 £47,500 +13.10% 7
South London +28 37 £45,000 +69.81% 4
West London +16 35 £40,000 -6.98%
North London +9 11 £45,000 +83.67% 1
East London +13 8 £24,000 -45.45% 4
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 May 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.

1 381 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 328 (86.09%) Microsoft
3 302 (79.27%) Windows
4 301 (79.00%) MCSE
5 226 (59.32%) Active Directory
6 180 (47.24%) VMware
7 140 (36.75%) Windows Server
8 138 (36.22%) Office 365
9 128 (33.60%) ITIL
10 118 (30.97%) MCP
11 111 (29.13%) Microsoft Azure
12 106 (27.82%) Hyper-V
13 86 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
14 85 (22.31%) MCITP
15 84 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
16 81 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
17 76 (19.95%) SQL
17 76 (19.95%) SQL Server
17 76 (19.95%) DNS
18 74 (19.42%) PowerShell
19 72 (18.90%) Windows 10
20 71 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
21 68 (17.85%) TCP/IP
21 68 (17.85%) Firewall
22 65 (17.06%) Finance
22 65 (17.06%) MS Exchange
23 64 (16.80%) SAN
24 62 (16.27%) Linux
25 61 (16.01%) VPN
26 58 (15.22%) DevOps

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 65 (17.06%) MS Exchange
2 40 (10.50%) SharePoint
3 39 (10.24%) Exchange Server 2010
4 26 (6.82%) IIS
4 26 (6.82%) nginx
5 19 (4.99%) Exchange Server 2013
6 18 (4.72%) Skype for Business
7 14 (3.67%) Site Server
8 9 (2.36%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.05%) Confluence
11 3 (0.79%) Apache
11 3 (0.79%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 3 (0.79%) SharePoint Server
12 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.52%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.26%) CMS
13 1 (0.26%) Kentico
13 1 (0.26%) Umbraco
13 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 84 (22.05%) Microsoft Office
2 16 (4.20%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 15 (3.94%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.05%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.79%) InDesign
5 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (1.57%) Eikon
2 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
2 1 (0.26%) Maximo
2 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
2 1 (0.26%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 138 (36.22%) Office 365
2 111 (29.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (10.50%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (6.82%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (5.25%) SaaS
6 9 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (2.10%) IaaS
8 7 (1.84%) PaaS
9 5 (1.31%) Yammer
10 4 (1.05%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.79%) G Suite
11 3 (0.79%) Slack
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon Glacier
12 1 (0.26%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.26%) Cloud Computing
12 1 (0.26%) GitHub
12 1 (0.26%) Google Cloud Platform
12 1 (0.26%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 76 (19.95%) DNS
2 68 (17.85%) Firewall
2 68 (17.85%) TCP/IP
3 64 (16.80%) SAN
4 61 (16.01%) VPN
5 57 (14.96%) DHCP
6 32 (8.40%) LAN
7 27 (7.09%) Internet
7 27 (7.09%) WAN
8 19 (4.99%) Remote Desktop
9 17 (4.46%) Skype
10 16 (4.20%) VLAN
11 14 (3.67%) Network Security
12 13 (3.41%) Cisco ASA
13 12 (3.15%) Wireless
14 11 (2.89%) NAS
15 10 (2.62%) Software-Defined Networking
16 9 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
17 8 (2.10%) WebEx
18 6 (1.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 76 (19.95%) SQL Server
2 31 (8.14%) MySQL
3 26 (6.82%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (2.10%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.05%) Big Data
5 4 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (1.05%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (0.79%) Power BI
6 3 (0.79%) RDBMS
6 3 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (0.52%) Apache Hive
7 2 (0.52%) Hadoop
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.52%) Sqoop
8 1 (0.26%) Data Mart
8 1 (0.26%) MongoDB
8 1 (0.26%) QlikView
8 1 (0.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 15 (3.94%) JIRA
2 13 (3.41%) TeamCity
3 12 (3.15%) Git (software)
4 11 (2.89%) Octopus Deploy
5 2 (0.52%) MSI
5 2 (0.52%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.26%) Bitbucket
6 1 (0.26%) git-flow
6 1 (0.26%) Jenkins
General
1 65 (17.06%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Billing
3 15 (3.94%) Banking
4 12 (3.15%) Law
4 12 (3.15%) Legal
4 12 (3.15%) Marketing
5 11 (2.89%) Advertising
6 5 (1.31%) Retail
6 5 (1.31%) Retail Banking
7 4 (1.05%) Arabic Language
8 3 (0.79%) Private Banking
9 2 (0.52%) Back Office
9 2 (0.52%) French Language
9 2 (0.52%) Games
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 104 (27.30%) Support Engineer
2 62 (16.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (13.12%) Analyst
3 50 (13.12%) IT Engineer
4 44 (11.55%) IT Support
5 42 (11.02%) Consultant
6 37 (9.71%) Support Analyst
7 35 (9.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 35 (9.19%) Systems Engineer
8 34 (8.92%) IT Support Engineer
9 32 (8.40%) 2nd Line Support
9 32 (8.40%) Azure Engineer
10 31 (8.14%) Cloud Engineer
11 30 (7.87%) Windows Engineer
12 23 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support
12 23 (6.04%) Desktop Support
13 22 (5.77%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 22 (5.77%) Azure Consultant
14 21 (5.51%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
14 21 (5.51%) Senior Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (8.14%) .NET
2 26 (6.82%) XML
3 12 (3.15%) JSON
4 10 (2.62%) Middleware
5 9 (2.36%) Web Services
6 8 (2.10%) HTML
7 5 (1.31%) .NET Framework
8 3 (0.79%) AngularJS
8 3 (0.79%) ASP.NET
8 3 (0.79%) REST
9 2 (0.52%) COM
9 2 (0.52%) CSS
9 2 (0.52%) Entity Framework
9 2 (0.52%) HTML5
9 2 (0.52%) jQuery
9 2 (0.52%) SOAP
9 2 (0.52%) WCF
9 2 (0.52%) WPF
9 2 (0.52%) WSDL
9 2 (0.52%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 36 (9.45%) Management Information System
1 36 (9.45%) Self-Motivation
2 27 (7.09%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (6.82%) Data Centre
3 26 (6.82%) iPad
3 26 (6.82%) Mobile Payment
4 23 (6.04%) Enterprise Software
5 22 (5.77%) Private Cloud
6 18 (4.72%) Computer Science
7 17 (4.46%) Clustering
8 11 (2.89%) User Experience
9 10 (2.62%) Blackberry
9 10 (2.62%) Smartphone
9 10 (2.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 7 (1.84%) iPhone
11 6 (1.57%) EPoS
11 6 (1.57%) Fintech
11 6 (1.57%) NHS
11 6 (1.57%) Replication
11 6 (1.57%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 302 (79.27%) Windows
2 140 (36.75%) Windows Server
3 81 (21.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (18.90%) Windows 10
5 71 (18.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 62 (16.27%) Linux
7 50 (13.12%) Windows 7
8 28 (7.35%) Mac OS
9 27 (7.09%) Mac OS X
10 25 (6.56%) Android
11 16 (4.20%) Apple iOS
11 16 (4.20%) Unix
12 12 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
13 8 (2.10%) Windows XP
14 7 (1.84%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 128 (33.60%) ITIL
2 58 (15.22%) DevOps
3 50 (13.12%) Problem-Solving
4 40 (10.50%) Disaster Recovery
5 27 (7.09%) Data Security
5 27 (7.09%) Service Management
6 24 (6.30%) CRM
6 24 (6.30%) ITSM
6 24 (6.30%) Migration
6 24 (6.30%) Mobile Device Management
7 23 (6.04%) Information Security
8 21 (5.51%) PRINCE2
9 20 (5.25%) ITIL V3
10 19 (4.99%) Asset Management
11 17 (4.46%) Collaborative Working
11 17 (4.46%) TOGAF
12 16 (4.20%) Continuous Improvement
13 15 (3.94%) Agile Software Development
13 15 (3.94%) Change Management
14 14 (3.67%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 76 (19.95%) SQL
2 74 (19.42%) PowerShell
3 19 (4.99%) C#
4 9 (2.36%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.36%) VBScript
5 5 (1.31%) Bash Shell
6 4 (1.05%) T-SQL
7 2 (0.52%) Java
7 2 (0.52%) Perl
8 1 (0.26%) F#
8 1 (0.26%) Groovy
8 1 (0.26%) Python
8 1 (0.26%) Scala
8 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 381 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 301 (79.00%) MCSE
3 118 (30.97%) MCP
4 85 (22.31%) MCITP
5 56 (14.70%) CCNA
5 56 (14.70%) Cisco Certification
5 56 (14.70%) Degree
6 44 (11.55%) MCTS
7 32 (8.40%) DBS Check
8 28 (7.35%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 25 (6.56%) A+ Certification
10 19 (4.99%) Network+ Certification
11 12 (3.15%) MOS
12 11 (2.89%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (2.62%) CCNP
13 10 (2.62%) VCDX
14 9 (2.36%) MCDST
15 8 (2.10%) CCA
15 8 (2.10%) Citrix Certification
16 7 (1.84%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (11.29%) SLA
2 27 (7.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 15 (3.94%) QA
4 14 (3.67%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.79%) GDPR
5 3 (0.79%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 226 (59.32%) Active Directory
2 106 (27.82%) Hyper-V
3 86 (22.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 23 (6.04%) vSphere
5 19 (4.99%) XenApp
6 14 (3.67%) Virtual Desktop
6 14 (3.67%) Xen
6 14 (3.67%) XenDesktop
7 13 (3.41%) Virtual Machines
8 11 (2.89%) Microsoft App-V
9 10 (2.62%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (2.62%) VMware NSX
10 9 (2.36%) BitLocker
11 7 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
12 3 (0.79%) vCloud
12 3 (0.79%) Virtual Servers
13 2 (0.52%) Docker
13 2 (0.52%) HDFS
14 1 (0.26%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
14 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 52 (13.65%) SCCM
2 38 (9.97%) Puppet
3 26 (6.82%) Failover Clustering
4 24 (6.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 19 (4.99%) SCOM
6 16 (4.20%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 14 (3.67%) Microsoft Clustering
7 14 (3.67%) SCSM
8 12 (3.15%) Ansible
8 12 (3.15%) DameWare
8 12 (3.15%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (2.89%) SCDPM
9 11 (2.89%) SCOrch
9 11 (2.89%) SCVMM
9 11 (2.89%) Single Sign-On
10 8 (2.10%) HP UCMDB
10 8 (2.10%) Nagios
11 5 (1.31%) Forefront Identity Manager
11 5 (1.31%) vCenter Server
11 5 (1.31%) WSUS
Vendors
1 328 (86.09%) Microsoft
2 180 (47.24%) VMware
3 57 (14.96%) Citrix
4 55 (14.44%) Cisco
5 51 (13.39%) Veeam
6 48 (12.60%) Apple
7 43 (11.29%) HP
8 26 (6.82%) Splunk
9 17 (4.46%) EMC
10 15 (3.94%) ServiceNow
11 12 (3.15%) NetApp
12 10 (2.62%) Bloomberg
13 9 (2.36%) Cognizant
13 9 (2.36%) Meraki
14 8 (2.10%) Avaya
14 8 (2.10%) BMC
15 7 (1.84%) Draytek
15 7 (1.84%) FactSet
15 7 (1.84%) Nintex
15 7 (1.84%) Zerto