Period
to 20 October 2019

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 October 2019 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 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 467 571 531
Rank change year-on-year +104 -40 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 265 258 338
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.49% 0.38% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.43% 1.71% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 227 226 307
London median annual salary £42,500 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.56% +20.00% -2.60%
10th Percentile £26,750 £27,125 £26,250
90th Percentile £75,000 £78,750 £55,000
England median annual salary £38,318 £40,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.21% +6.67% +7.14%

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 10,893 15,044 16,820
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.08% 22.29% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 8,180 11,213 12,474
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £56,250
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.67% +2.27%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,000 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £88,750
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year - +5.26% +2.15%

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 October 2019.

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 October 2019. 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 +28 62 £34,500 -31.00% 15
North London +26 26 £30,000 -23.08% 6
West London +21 24 £42,500 +6.25% 13
East London +29 8 £41,229 -9.39%
South London -23 8 £46,500 +60.34% 7
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2019, 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.

1 265 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 211 (79.62%) Windows
3 205 (77.36%) Office 365
4 188 (70.94%) MCSE
5 177 (66.79%) Microsoft
5 177 (66.79%) Active Directory
6 137 (51.70%) Windows Server
7 132 (49.81%) Azure
8 131 (49.43%) VMware
9 96 (36.23%) Cisco
10 91 (34.34%) DNS
11 88 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
12 85 (32.08%) Windows 10
13 84 (31.70%) DHCP
14 81 (30.57%) CCNA
15 78 (29.43%) ITIL
16 62 (23.40%) MS Exchange
17 61 (23.02%) Firewall
18 60 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
18 60 (22.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 59 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
20 57 (21.51%) SQL Server
21 55 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
22 52 (19.62%) PowerShell
23 51 (19.25%) Hyper-V
24 49 (18.49%) MCP
25 48 (18.11%) Citrix
25 48 (18.11%) Degree
25 48 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
26 47 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008

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 (23.40%) MS Exchange
2 33 (12.45%) SharePoint
3 27 (10.19%) Skype for Business
4 21 (7.92%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (6.79%) Exchange Server 2013
6 14 (5.28%) IIS
7 12 (4.53%) Exchange Server 2010
8 8 (3.02%) Confluence
9 6 (2.26%) Exchange Server 2003
9 6 (2.26%) Tomcat
10 4 (1.51%) SharePoint Server
11 2 (0.75%) Apache Spark
11 2 (0.75%) SharePoint 2013
12 1 (0.38%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.38%) OpenStack
Applications
1 60 (22.64%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (2.26%) MS Visio
3 4 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 205 (77.36%) Office 365
2 132 (49.81%) Azure
3 45 (16.98%) AWS
4 40 (15.09%) Azure Active Directory
5 13 (4.91%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (4.91%) OneDrive
6 7 (2.64%) G Suite
6 7 (2.64%) IaaS
7 4 (1.51%) Mimecast
7 4 (1.51%) PaaS
7 4 (1.51%) Power Platform
8 3 (1.13%) GCP
8 3 (1.13%) OpenShift
9 2 (0.75%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.75%) Dynamics 365
9 2 (0.75%) GitHub
9 2 (0.75%) SaaS
10 1 (0.38%) AWS CloudFormation
10 1 (0.38%) Azure ExpressRoute
10 1 (0.38%) Dropbox
Communications & Networking
1 91 (34.34%) DNS
2 84 (31.70%) DHCP
3 61 (23.02%) Firewall
4 41 (15.47%) VoIP
5 30 (11.32%) SAN
5 30 (11.32%) Skype
5 30 (11.32%) VPN
6 22 (8.30%) LAN
7 21 (7.92%) WAN
8 20 (7.55%) TCP/IP
9 15 (5.66%) Network Security
9 15 (5.66%) Wireless
10 13 (4.91%) IPv4
11 11 (4.15%) Cisco ASA
12 10 (3.77%) IPv6
12 10 (3.77%) VLAN
13 8 (3.02%) NetScaler
13 8 (3.02%) SMTP
14 6 (2.26%) Internet
14 6 (2.26%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 57 (21.51%) SQL Server
2 18 (6.79%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (4.53%) SQL Server 2016
4 7 (2.64%) Azure SQL Database
4 7 (2.64%) Data Lake
4 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2005
4 7 (2.64%) SQL Server 2008
5 6 (2.26%) SQL Server 2014
6 5 (1.89%) Data Warehouse
6 5 (1.89%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (1.89%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 4 (1.51%) Power BI
7 4 (1.51%) PowerPivot
7 4 (1.51%) Spatial Data
7 4 (1.51%) SQL Server 2017
8 2 (0.75%) Apache Kudu
8 2 (0.75%) Cosmos DB
8 2 (0.75%) Impala
Development Applications
1 9 (3.40%) Jenkins
1 9 (3.40%) Visual Studio
2 8 (3.02%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (2.64%) JIRA
4 6 (2.26%) Terragrunt
5 4 (1.51%) MSI
6 3 (1.13%) Git (software)
7 2 (0.75%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 39 (14.72%) Finance
2 12 (4.53%) Retail
3 10 (3.77%) Telecoms
4 6 (2.26%) Banking
5 5 (1.89%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.13%) Law
6 3 (1.13%) Legal
7 2 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.75%) Marketing
7 2 (0.75%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.38%) Advertising
8 1 (0.38%) Billing
8 1 (0.38%) Games
Job Titles
1 53 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 52 (19.62%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 52 (19.62%) IT Support
3 46 (17.36%) IT Engineer
4 34 (12.83%) IT Support Engineer
5 26 (9.81%) Analyst
6 20 (7.55%) Systems Engineer
7 19 (7.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 18 (6.79%) Administrator
8 18 (6.79%) Consultant
8 18 (6.79%) Technical Leader
9 17 (6.42%) 2nd Line Support
9 17 (6.42%) Microsoft Consultant
9 17 (6.42%) Support Analyst
10 15 (5.66%) Microsoft Engineer
10 15 (5.66%) Team Leader
10 15 (5.66%) Windows Engineer
11 14 (5.28%) Technical Team Leader
12 13 (4.91%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 13 (4.91%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.51%) .NET
1 4 (1.51%) ASP.NET
2 2 (0.75%) AngularJS
2 2 (0.75%) CSS
2 2 (0.75%) CSS3
2 2 (0.75%) HTML
2 2 (0.75%) HTML5
2 2 (0.75%) JSON
2 2 (0.75%) Kafka
2 2 (0.75%) OAuth
2 2 (0.75%) SailPoint
2 2 (0.75%) SAML
3 1 (0.38%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 22 (8.30%) Management Information System
2 21 (7.92%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.79%) Private Cloud
4 17 (6.42%) Self-Motivation
5 15 (5.66%) Clustering
6 13 (4.91%) Data Centre
7 10 (3.77%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.64%) N-Tier
8 7 (2.64%) Replication
9 6 (2.26%) Hedge funds
10 5 (1.89%) Video Conferencing
11 4 (1.51%) Driving Licence
11 4 (1.51%) Wiki
12 3 (1.13%) Enterprise Storage
13 2 (0.75%) Blackberry
13 2 (0.75%) EPoS
13 2 (0.75%) Mobile Computing
13 2 (0.75%) NHS
13 2 (0.75%) Security Operations Centre
13 2 (0.75%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 211 (79.62%) Windows
2 137 (51.70%) Windows Server
3 85 (32.08%) Windows 10
4 48 (18.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 47 (17.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (6.42%) Linux
6 17 (6.42%) Windows 7
7 12 (4.53%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (2.26%) Windows 8
9 4 (1.51%) Apple iOS
9 4 (1.51%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.51%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.13%) Mac OS
10 3 (1.13%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.38%) Unix
11 1 (0.38%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 78 (29.43%) ITIL
2 59 (22.26%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 32 (12.08%) Problem-Solving
4 25 (9.43%) Analytics
5 24 (9.06%) Project Delivery
6 23 (8.68%) Change Management
6 23 (8.68%) Line Management
7 21 (7.92%) Migration
7 21 (7.92%) Service Management
8 20 (7.55%) Customer Requirements
8 20 (7.55%) Time Management
9 17 (6.42%) Mentoring
10 16 (6.04%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (6.04%) Mobile Device Management
11 15 (5.66%) Identity Management
11 15 (5.66%) PRINCE2
11 15 (5.66%) Web Filtering
12 14 (5.28%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (5.28%) Problem Management
13 12 (4.53%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 52 (19.62%) PowerShell
2 25 (9.43%) SQL
3 7 (2.64%) Bash Shell
4 5 (1.89%) T-SQL
5 4 (1.51%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
5 4 (1.51%) JavaScript
5 4 (1.51%) VBScript
6 3 (1.13%) Python
7 2 (0.75%) C#
8 1 (0.38%) Go
8 1 (0.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 265 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 188 (70.94%) MCSE
3 88 (33.21%) Cisco Certification
4 81 (30.57%) CCNA
5 60 (22.64%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 49 (18.49%) MCP
7 48 (18.11%) Degree
8 32 (12.08%) CCNP
9 24 (9.06%) MCITP
10 22 (8.30%) CISSP
10 22 (8.30%) CompTIA Security+
11 15 (5.66%) A+ Certification
12 10 (3.77%) CCA
12 10 (3.77%) Citrix Certification
12 10 (3.77%) VCP5
13 9 (3.40%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
14 8 (3.02%) Network+ Certification
15 6 (2.26%) CCSP
15 6 (2.26%) MCSD
16 5 (1.89%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (4.15%) SLA
2 6 (2.26%) Data Quality
2 6 (2.26%) GDPR
3 5 (1.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (1.13%) COBIT
5 2 (0.75%) NIST
5 2 (0.75%) NIST 800
5 2 (0.75%) PMO
5 2 (0.75%) QA
6 1 (0.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 177 (66.79%) Active Directory
2 55 (20.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 51 (19.25%) Hyper-V
4 26 (9.81%) vSphere
5 21 (7.92%) XenDesktop
6 18 (6.79%) XenApp
7 12 (4.53%) BitLocker
7 12 (4.53%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (1.51%) DFS Replication
8 4 (1.51%) Docker
8 4 (1.51%) Firmware
8 4 (1.51%) NFS
8 4 (1.51%) VMware NSX
9 3 (1.13%) Microsoft App-V
10 2 (0.75%) HDFS
11 1 (0.38%) vCloud
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.38%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 38 (14.34%) SCCM
2 29 (10.94%) Microsoft Intune
3 15 (5.66%) WSUS
4 8 (3.02%) Terraform
5 5 (1.89%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 5 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (1.51%) Backup Exec
6 4 (1.51%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (1.13%) Kubernetes
7 3 (1.13%) Microsoft Clustering
7 3 (1.13%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.75%) Ansible
8 2 (0.75%) NetBackup
8 2 (0.75%) Puppet
8 2 (0.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
8 2 (0.75%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.75%) WMI
9 1 (0.38%) Failover Clustering
9 1 (0.38%) Opscode Chef
9 1 (0.38%) SCOM
Vendors
1 177 (66.79%) Microsoft
2 131 (49.43%) VMware
3 96 (36.23%) Cisco
4 48 (18.11%) Citrix
5 18 (6.79%) HP
6 16 (6.04%) Meraki
6 16 (6.04%) Veeam
7 9 (3.40%) Altiris
7 9 (3.40%) WatchGuard
8 8 (3.02%) Dell
8 8 (3.02%) Sophos
9 7 (2.64%) Atlassian
9 7 (2.64%) EMC
10 6 (2.26%) IBM
10 6 (2.26%) Okta
10 6 (2.26%) Polycom
10 6 (2.26%) ServiceNow
11 5 (1.89%) Databricks
11 5 (1.89%) Ivanti
12 4 (1.51%) Fujitsu