Period
to 23 April 2021

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 23 April 2021 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
23 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 514 435 525
Rank change year-on-year -79 +90 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 52 252 255
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.57% 0.42%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 2.92% 1.96%
Number of salaries quoted 49 233 219
10th Percentile £25,400 £25,650 £29,000
25th Percentile £28,500 £31,250 £36,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £37,500 £40,000 £50,000
Median % change year-on-year -6.25% -20.00% +11.11%
75th Percentile £47,500 £53,750 £71,250
90th Percentile £57,500 £66,250 £80,000
England median annual salary £39,000 £39,000 £42,000
% change year-on-year - -7.14% +12.00%

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 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 5,858 8,624 13,020
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.43% 19.34% 21.51%
Number of salaries quoted 4,400 6,633 9,714
10th Percentile £37,510 £32,000 £31,250
25th Percentile £49,000 £43,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year +8.33% - +4.35%
75th Percentile £83,750 £77,500 £77,500
90th Percentile £100,000 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% +2.04%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Salary Trend in London

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

Salary trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in London over the 6 months to 23 April 2021.

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 23 April 2021. 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 -33 12 £32,500 -13.33% 7
West London +23 3 £33,000 -14.29%
South London +14 3 £47,500 +35.71%
North London +21 2 £26,000 -13.33% 1
East London +10 1 £26,000 -30.67% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 2021, 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 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 44 (84.62%) Windows
3 37 (71.15%) Active Directory
3 37 (71.15%) Microsoft 365
4 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
5 31 (59.62%) Windows Server
6 27 (51.92%) Azure
7 23 (44.23%) MCSE
8 20 (38.46%) VMware
9 19 (36.54%) CCNA
9 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
10 18 (34.62%) Finance
11 17 (32.69%) Firewall
11 17 (32.69%) MCP
12 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
13 14 (26.92%) Hyper-V
14 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
15 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
15 11 (21.15%) Cisco
15 11 (21.15%) Windows 10
16 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
17 9 (17.31%) Kalman Filter
17 9 (17.31%) Backup Exec
17 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (17.31%) Citrix
17 9 (17.31%) ITIL
18 8 (15.38%) Email Filtering
18 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
18 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
18 8 (15.38%) Linux

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 8 (15.38%) SharePoint
2 7 (13.46%) MS Exchange
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2010
3 6 (11.54%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.85%) Skype for Business
5 1 (1.92%) IIS
5 1 (1.92%) SharePoint 2013
5 1 (1.92%) Site Server
Applications
1 3 (5.77%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (1.92%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.92%) Tradar
Cloud Services
1 37 (71.15%) Microsoft 365
2 27 (51.92%) Azure
3 6 (11.54%) Mimecast
4 4 (7.69%) AWS
4 4 (7.69%) Azure Active Directory
4 4 (7.69%) SaaS
5 3 (5.77%) GCP
5 3 (5.77%) Power Platform
6 2 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (3.85%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.92%) Azure Sentinel
7 1 (1.92%) IaaS
7 1 (1.92%) Power Automate
7 1 (1.92%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 17 (32.69%) Firewall
2 8 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 7 (13.46%) DNS
3 7 (13.46%) LAN
4 6 (11.54%) WAN
5 4 (7.69%) DHCP
5 4 (7.69%) SAN
5 4 (7.69%) VPN
6 3 (5.77%) Skype
6 3 (5.77%) Wireless
7 2 (3.85%) Internet
7 2 (3.85%) Intrusion Detection
7 2 (3.85%) PBX
7 2 (3.85%) Remote Desktop
7 2 (3.85%) VoIP
8 1 (1.92%) ADSL
8 1 (1.92%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.92%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.92%) SMTP
8 1 (1.92%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (7.69%) SQL Server
2 3 (5.77%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (3.85%) Power BI
4 1 (1.92%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.92%) MySQL
4 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 18 (34.62%) Finance
2 5 (9.62%) Mandarin Language
3 3 (5.77%) Financial Institution
3 3 (5.77%) Games
3 3 (5.77%) Telecoms
4 2 (3.85%) Banking
4 2 (3.85%) Publishing
4 2 (3.85%) Retail
5 1 (1.92%) Legal
5 1 (1.92%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (26.92%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
2 10 (19.23%) Analyst
3 9 (17.31%) IT Engineer
4 7 (13.46%) IT Analyst
4 7 (13.46%) IT Support
5 5 (9.62%) 1st Line Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Administrator
6 4 (7.69%) DBA
6 4 (7.69%) IT Support Engineer
6 4 (7.69%) SQL DBA
6 4 (7.69%) Support Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) 1st Line Support
7 3 (5.77%) Server Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Analyst
7 3 (5.77%) Service Desk Engineer
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Developer
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server DBA
7 3 (5.77%) SQL Server Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.92%) CGI
1 1 (1.92%) Web Services
1 1 (1.92%) WSH
Miscellaneous
1 6 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 4 (7.69%) Management Information System
3 3 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.85%) Clustering
4 2 (3.85%) EMC VNX
4 2 (3.85%) EPoS
4 2 (3.85%) iPad
5 1 (1.92%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.92%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.92%) iPhone
5 1 (1.92%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (84.62%) Windows
2 31 (59.62%) Windows Server
3 11 (21.15%) Windows 10
3 11 (21.15%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (19.23%) Windows Server 2012
5 8 (15.38%) Linux
6 6 (11.54%) Windows Server 2016
7 5 (9.62%) Windows Server 2019
8 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
8 3 (5.77%) Windows Vista
9 2 (3.85%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (3.85%) Unix
9 2 (3.85%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.92%) Android
10 1 (1.92%) Debian
10 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (1.92%) Solaris
10 1 (1.92%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (17.31%) ITIL
1 9 (17.31%) Kalman Filter
2 8 (15.38%) Email Filtering
3 6 (11.54%) Disaster Recovery
3 6 (11.54%) Problem-Solving
4 5 (9.62%) DevOps
4 5 (9.62%) Migration
5 3 (5.77%) Computer Science
5 3 (5.77%) Data Protection
5 3 (5.77%) Email Management
5 3 (5.77%) Hardware Maintenance
5 3 (5.77%) Network Monitoring
5 3 (5.77%) Performance Monitoring
5 3 (5.77%) Stakeholder Management
5 3 (5.77%) Workflow
6 2 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (3.85%) Game Development
6 2 (3.85%) Information Security
6 2 (3.85%) Network Architecture
6 2 (3.85%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 7 (13.46%) SQL
3 3 (5.77%) C#
3 3 (5.77%) T-SQL
4 1 (1.92%) C
4 1 (1.92%) Perl
4 1 (1.92%) PHP
4 1 (1.92%) Python
4 1 (1.92%) Shell Script
4 1 (1.92%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 52 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 23 (44.23%) MCSE
3 19 (36.54%) CCNA
3 19 (36.54%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (32.69%) MCP
5 9 (17.31%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 8 (15.38%) MCITP
7 7 (13.46%) CCNP
8 6 (11.54%) Degree
9 5 (9.62%) CompTIA Security+
10 3 (5.77%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (5.77%) SC Cleared
10 3 (5.77%) Security Cleared
11 2 (3.85%) AWS Certification
11 2 (3.85%) CCA
11 2 (3.85%) Citrix Certification
11 2 (3.85%) MCDST
12 1 (1.92%) CISSP
12 1 (1.92%) PMI Certification
12 1 (1.92%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (15.38%) SLA
2 2 (3.85%) Cyber Essentials
2 2 (3.85%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.92%) GDPR
System Software
1 37 (71.15%) Active Directory
2 15 (28.85%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (26.92%) Hyper-V
4 8 (15.38%) vSphere
5 7 (13.46%) XenDesktop
6 3 (5.77%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (3.85%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (3.85%) XenApp
8 1 (1.92%) BitLocker
8 1 (1.92%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (17.31%) Backup Exec
2 6 (11.54%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (7.69%) Nagios
4 3 (5.77%) SCCM
4 3 (5.77%) SCOM
5 2 (3.85%) BladeLogic
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
6 1 (1.92%) AirWatch
6 1 (1.92%) Icinga
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 32 (61.54%) Microsoft
2 20 (38.46%) VMware
3 11 (21.15%) Cisco
4 9 (17.31%) Citrix
5 8 (15.38%) Veeam
6 7 (13.46%) SolarWinds
7 6 (11.54%) Google
7 6 (11.54%) Sophos
7 6 (11.54%) Symantec
8 5 (9.62%) EMC
9 4 (7.69%) Juniper
10 3 (5.77%) ConnectWise
10 3 (5.77%) HP
10 3 (5.77%) Meraki
10 3 (5.77%) Oracle
10 3 (5.77%) Red Hat
10 3 (5.77%) ServiceNow
11 2 (3.85%) 3PAR
11 2 (3.85%) Bloomberg
11 2 (3.85%) Blue Coat