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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 May 2022 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 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 781 528 415
Rank change year-on-year -253 -113 +129
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 71 64 230
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.10% 0.19% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 1.04% 2.97%
Number of salaries quoted 70 61 212
10th Percentile £28,225 £25,500 £25,000
25th Percentile £30,000 £29,750 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £43,500 £37,500 £39,500
Median % change year-on-year +16.00% -5.06% -16.84%
75th Percentile £53,750 £46,250 £57,500
90th Percentile £73,500 £53,750 £69,625
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -6.02%

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 12,876 6,155 7,742
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 18.67% 18.35% 19.34%
Number of salaries quoted 5,846 4,509 5,947
10th Percentile £38,973 £37,510 £32,500
25th Percentile £49,750 £48,750 £43,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £86,250 £82,500 £78,750
90th Percentile £101,250 £97,500 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

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 17 May 2022.

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 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -40 10 £69,000 +109.09% 3
North London -35 2 £47,000 +80.77%
South London -49 1 £29,500 -37.89%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 May 2022, 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 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (84.51%) Windows
3 51 (71.83%) Microsoft
4 46 (64.79%) Active Directory
5 41 (57.75%) Microsoft 365
6 38 (53.52%) Social Skills
7 37 (52.11%) Windows Server
8 35 (49.30%) MCSE
9 34 (47.89%) Finance
10 32 (45.07%) MCITP
11 30 (42.25%) ITIL
12 28 (39.44%) Windows 10
12 28 (39.44%) Azure
13 27 (38.03%) MS Exchange
14 26 (36.62%) LAN
14 26 (36.62%) WAN
14 26 (36.62%) TCP/IP
14 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2016
15 24 (33.80%) PowerShell
15 24 (33.80%) MCP
15 24 (33.80%) Cisco
16 22 (30.99%) Service Delivery
17 20 (28.17%) MCDST
18 19 (26.76%) Incident Management
18 19 (26.76%) Reuters
18 19 (26.76%) Bloomberg
18 19 (26.76%) VPN
19 18 (25.35%) Apple
19 18 (25.35%) HP
19 18 (25.35%) 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 27 (38.03%) MS Exchange
2 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2010
2 16 (22.54%) Exchange Server 2013
3 15 (21.13%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 15 (21.13%) Exchange Server 2007
4 5 (7.04%) IIS
5 3 (4.23%) SharePoint
6 1 (1.41%) BizTalk Server
6 1 (1.41%) CMS
Applications
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft Office
1 15 (21.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (1.41%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 12 (16.90%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (1.41%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 41 (57.75%) Microsoft 365
2 28 (39.44%) Azure
3 18 (25.35%) AWS
4 12 (16.90%) Dynamics 365
5 6 (8.45%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (2.82%) Azure Storage
6 2 (2.82%) Cloudflare
6 2 (2.82%) IaaS
6 2 (2.82%) OneDrive
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.41%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.41%) Google Workspace
7 1 (1.41%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 26 (36.62%) LAN
1 26 (36.62%) TCP/IP
1 26 (36.62%) WAN
2 19 (26.76%) VPN
3 18 (25.35%) Firewall
4 16 (22.54%) DNS
5 15 (21.13%) Network Security
6 11 (15.49%) DHCP
7 8 (11.27%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (8.45%) VLAN
9 5 (7.04%) Internet
10 4 (5.63%) NAS
10 4 (5.63%) SAN
11 3 (4.23%) Fibre Channel
12 2 (2.82%) Software-Defined Networking
13 1 (1.41%) Intranet
13 1 (1.41%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server
1 12 (16.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 11 (15.49%) MongoDB
2 11 (15.49%) MySQL
2 11 (15.49%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 11 (15.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 6 (8.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 16 (22.54%) JIRA
2 1 (1.41%) Git (software)
General
1 38 (53.52%) Social Skills
2 34 (47.89%) Finance
3 4 (5.63%) Banking
3 4 (5.63%) Front Office
4 2 (2.82%) Law
4 2 (2.82%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (2.82%) Presentation Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Advertising
5 1 (1.41%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Legal
5 1 (1.41%) Marketing
5 1 (1.41%) Organisational Skills
5 1 (1.41%) Retail
5 1 (1.41%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (38.03%) Support Engineer
2 21 (29.58%) Desktop Support
3 19 (26.76%) Desktop Engineer
3 19 (26.76%) Desktop Support Engineer
4 14 (19.72%) Administrator
5 11 (15.49%) DBA
5 11 (15.49%) SQL DBA
5 11 (15.49%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (12.68%) 2nd Line Support
6 9 (12.68%) Analyst
6 9 (12.68%) Support Analyst
7 8 (11.27%) 1st/2nd Line Support
7 8 (11.27%) IT Support
8 6 (8.45%) Consultant
8 6 (8.45%) Project Consultant
8 6 (8.45%) Technical Consultant
9 5 (7.04%) 1st/2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 5 (7.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 5 (7.04%) Project Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (4.23%) .NET
2 1 (1.41%) J2EE
2 1 (1.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 17 (23.94%) Data Centre
2 15 (21.13%) Blackberry
3 2 (2.82%) e-Learning
3 2 (2.82%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.41%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (1.41%) Handset
4 1 (1.41%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 60 (84.51%) Windows
2 37 (52.11%) Windows Server
3 28 (39.44%) Windows 10
4 26 (36.62%) Windows Server 2016
5 16 (22.54%) Linux
5 16 (22.54%) Windows 7
6 12 (16.90%) Unix
7 10 (14.08%) Windows Server 2019
8 9 (12.68%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (8.45%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (4.23%) Android
10 3 (4.23%) Apple iOS
11 2 (2.82%) VMS
12 1 (1.41%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (42.25%) ITIL
2 22 (30.99%) Service Delivery
3 19 (26.76%) Incident Management
4 16 (22.54%) ITIL V3
5 15 (21.13%) Migration
6 14 (19.72%) Computer Science
7 13 (18.31%) CRM
8 12 (16.90%) ERP
9 11 (15.49%) Database Security
9 11 (15.49%) Defect Tracking
9 11 (15.49%) Performance Monitoring
10 9 (12.68%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 6 (8.45%) Problem-Solving
12 5 (7.04%) Line Management
12 5 (7.04%) Preventative Maintenance
13 4 (5.63%) Data Migration
13 4 (5.63%) Decision-Making
13 4 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
14 3 (4.23%) Business Intelligence
14 3 (4.23%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.80%) PowerShell
2 16 (22.54%) SQL
3 11 (15.49%) Shell Script
4 4 (5.63%) Python
5 2 (2.82%) C
5 2 (2.82%) C#
6 1 (1.41%) Java
6 1 (1.41%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 71 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (49.30%) MCSE
3 32 (45.07%) MCITP
4 24 (33.80%) MCP
5 20 (28.17%) MCDST
6 18 (25.35%) Degree
7 13 (18.31%) Computer Science Degree
8 11 (15.49%) CCNA
8 11 (15.49%) Cisco Certification
8 11 (15.49%) HNC
8 11 (15.49%) HND
9 9 (12.68%) MCSD
10 4 (5.63%) CCNP
11 3 (4.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (2.82%) A+ Certification
12 2 (2.82%) JNCIA
12 2 (2.82%) VCAP
13 1 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
13 1 (1.41%) SC Cleared
13 1 (1.41%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (14.08%) SLA
System Software
1 46 (64.79%) Active Directory
2 7 (9.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (4.23%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (2.82%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) Cisco CUCM
1 15 (21.13%) ServiceCenter
2 6 (8.45%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (5.63%) SCCM
3 4 (5.63%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (1.41%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 51 (71.83%) Microsoft
2 24 (33.80%) Cisco
3 19 (26.76%) Bloomberg
3 19 (26.76%) Reuters
4 18 (25.35%) Apple
4 18 (25.35%) HP
5 15 (21.13%) Dell
5 15 (21.13%) Oracle
5 15 (21.13%) Remedy
6 11 (15.49%) VMware
7 6 (8.45%) Citrix
8 3 (4.23%) 3PAR
8 3 (4.23%) ESET
8 3 (4.23%) Fortinet
8 3 (4.23%) SolarWinds
8 3 (4.23%) Veeam
9 2 (2.82%) Aruba
9 2 (2.82%) CrowdStrike
9 2 (2.82%) Salesforce.com
9 2 (2.82%) Zscaler