Period
to 15 June 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 15 June 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
15 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 517 483 555
Rank change year-on-year -34 +72 -62
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 227 386 288
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.39% 0.56% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.86% 2.41% 1.77%
Number of salaries quoted 190 356 255
London median annual salary £45,750 £45,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.67% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £28,500 £25,750 £27,750
90th Percentile £80,000 £65,000 £57,400
England median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%

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 12,190 16,030 16,311
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.17% 23.20% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 8,962 12,145 12,931
London median annual salary £60,000 £57,500 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.35% +4.55% -
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £30,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £92,500 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year - +11.11% -3.84%

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 15 June 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 15 June 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 -9 62 £45,000 +8.43% 3
West London -2 12 £42,500 +6.25% 3
South London -29 4 £42,000 -6.67% 1
North London +5 2 £40,750 -7.91%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 15 June 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.

1 227 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (72.25%) Microsoft
3 154 (67.84%) Windows
4 128 (56.39%) Office 365
5 120 (52.86%) Active Directory
6 119 (52.42%) MCSE
7 116 (51.10%) Microsoft Azure
8 110 (48.46%) VMware
9 93 (40.97%) ITIL
10 90 (39.65%) Windows Server
11 73 (32.16%) Cisco
12 68 (29.96%) SQL Server
13 65 (28.63%) VMware Infrastructure
14 61 (26.87%) DNS
15 58 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
16 57 (25.11%) SQL
17 54 (23.79%) Clustering
18 50 (22.03%) Finance
19 48 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
19 48 (21.15%) CCNA
19 48 (21.15%) DHCP
20 47 (20.70%) Windows 10
21 46 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
22 45 (19.82%) MS Exchange
23 44 (19.38%) PowerShell
24 42 (18.50%) Firewall
24 42 (18.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 41 (18.06%) SharePoint
26 39 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
26 39 (17.18%) Citrix

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 45 (19.82%) MS Exchange
2 41 (18.06%) SharePoint
3 19 (8.37%) Exchange Server 2007
4 16 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2010
4 16 (7.05%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2003
6 6 (2.64%) Skype for Business
7 5 (2.20%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (2.20%) SharePoint Server
8 3 (1.32%) Confluence
8 3 (1.32%) IIS
9 2 (0.88%) Apache
9 2 (0.88%) Tomcat
10 1 (0.44%) IBM Notes
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2010
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 48 (21.15%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (4.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 11 (4.85%) MS Visio
3 6 (2.64%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Sage 300 ERP
Cloud Services
1 128 (56.39%) Office 365
2 116 (51.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (20.26%) Amazon AWS
4 23 (10.13%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (7.49%) Power Platform
6 11 (4.85%) PaaS
7 7 (3.08%) IaaS
8 5 (2.20%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.32%) Amazon S3
9 3 (1.32%) PowerApps
9 3 (1.32%) SaaS
10 2 (0.88%) G Suite
10 2 (0.88%) Google Cloud Platform
11 1 (0.44%) Amazon EC2
11 1 (0.44%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.44%) GitHub
11 1 (0.44%) Mimecast
11 1 (0.44%) OneDrive
11 1 (0.44%) Route 53
11 1 (0.44%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 61 (26.87%) DNS
2 48 (21.15%) DHCP
3 42 (18.50%) Firewall
4 36 (15.86%) LAN
5 35 (15.42%) WAN
6 33 (14.54%) TCP/IP
7 30 (13.22%) VPN
8 22 (9.69%) SAN
9 17 (7.49%) Network Security
10 14 (6.17%) IPv4
10 14 (6.17%) Wireless
11 11 (4.85%) Internet
11 11 (4.85%) IPv6
11 11 (4.85%) VoIP
12 10 (4.41%) NAS
13 7 (3.08%) VLAN
14 6 (2.64%) Cisco IOS
14 6 (2.64%) Skype
15 5 (2.20%) Cisco ASA
15 5 (2.20%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (29.96%) SQL Server
2 32 (14.10%) SQL Server 2016
3 28 (12.33%) Relational Database
4 26 (11.45%) Data Warehouse
5 25 (11.01%) SQL Server 2005
5 25 (11.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 24 (10.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
6 24 (10.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 24 (10.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 23 (10.13%) Azure SQL Database
8 22 (9.69%) SQL Server 2012
9 21 (9.25%) NoSQL
10 20 (8.81%) PostgreSQL
11 19 (8.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 19 (8.37%) Amazon RDS
11 19 (8.37%) MongoDB
12 16 (7.05%) Power BI
13 11 (4.85%) SQL Server 2008
14 7 (3.08%) SQL Server 2014
15 5 (2.20%) PowerPivot
Development Applications
1 4 (1.76%) Jenkins
1 4 (1.76%) MSI
1 4 (1.76%) Octopus Deploy
1 4 (1.76%) TeamCity
1 4 (1.76%) Visual Studio Team System
2 3 (1.32%) JIRA
3 2 (0.88%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (0.88%) Terragrunt
3 2 (0.88%) Visual Studio
4 1 (0.44%) FishEye
4 1 (0.44%) FogBugz
General
1 50 (22.03%) Finance
2 29 (12.78%) Retail
3 12 (5.29%) Banking
4 7 (3.08%) Advertising
5 6 (2.64%) Law
5 6 (2.64%) Legal
6 4 (1.76%) French Language
6 4 (1.76%) German Language
6 4 (1.76%) Italian Language
6 4 (1.76%) Retail Banking
6 4 (1.76%) Spanish Language
6 4 (1.76%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.88%) Marketing
7 2 (0.88%) Private Banking
8 1 (0.44%) Billing
8 1 (0.44%) Front Office
8 1 (0.44%) Games
8 1 (0.44%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 36 (15.86%) Administrator
2 32 (14.10%) Support Engineer
3 26 (11.45%) Consultant
4 22 (9.69%) DBA
4 22 (9.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 22 (9.69%) SQL DBA
5 20 (8.81%) IT Engineer
6 19 (8.37%) Systems Engineer
7 18 (7.93%) IT Support
8 15 (6.61%) Desktop Engineer
8 15 (6.61%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (6.17%) Systems Administrator
10 13 (5.73%) Desktop Support
10 13 (5.73%) Microsoft Consultant
10 13 (5.73%) Security Consultant
11 11 (4.85%) Analyst
12 10 (4.41%) Architect
12 10 (4.41%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
12 10 (4.41%) Windows Engineer
13 9 (3.96%) IT Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (1.76%) .NET
1 4 (1.76%) CSS
1 4 (1.76%) HTML
2 2 (0.88%) HTML5
2 2 (0.88%) jQuery
2 2 (0.88%) JSON
3 1 (0.44%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 54 (23.79%) Clustering
2 23 (10.13%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (9.25%) Replication
4 20 (8.81%) Data Centre
5 17 (7.49%) Management Information System
6 11 (4.85%) Driving Licence
7 10 (4.41%) Self-Motivation
8 7 (3.08%) Blackberry
8 7 (3.08%) Data Structures
8 7 (3.08%) Public Cloud
9 6 (2.64%) Video Conferencing
10 5 (2.20%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.76%) Enterprise Storage
11 4 (1.76%) Private Cloud
12 3 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 3 (1.32%) Virtual Team
12 3 (1.32%) Wiki
13 2 (0.88%) Cloud Native
13 2 (0.88%) Fibre Optics
13 2 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 154 (67.84%) Windows
2 90 (39.65%) Windows Server
3 47 (20.70%) Windows 10
4 32 (14.10%) Windows Server 2012
5 29 (12.78%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (11.01%) Windows 7
7 20 (8.81%) Linux
8 12 (5.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 9 (3.96%) Unix
10 6 (2.64%) Mac OS
11 4 (1.76%) Android
12 3 (1.32%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.88%) Apple iOS
13 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
13 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 1 (0.44%) CentOS
14 1 (0.44%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 93 (40.97%) ITIL
2 39 (17.18%) Business Intelligence
3 32 (14.10%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 31 (13.66%) Disaster Recovery
5 30 (13.22%) Problem-Solving
6 25 (11.01%) Analytics
6 25 (11.01%) Line Management
7 23 (10.13%) CRM
7 23 (10.13%) High Availability
7 23 (10.13%) Service Management
8 22 (9.69%) Migration
8 22 (9.69%) Project Management
9 21 (9.25%) Database Security
9 21 (9.25%) ITIL V3
10 20 (8.81%) Performance Monitoring
11 19 (8.37%) Change Control
11 19 (8.37%) Database Mirroring
11 19 (8.37%) Information Security
11 19 (8.37%) Preventative Maintenance
11 19 (8.37%) Proactive Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 57 (25.11%) SQL
2 44 (19.38%) PowerShell
3 24 (10.57%) T-SQL
4 12 (5.29%) Python
5 5 (2.20%) Bash Shell
5 5 (2.20%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
6 4 (1.76%) JavaScript
7 3 (1.32%) Java
8 2 (0.88%) C
8 2 (0.88%) C#
8 2 (0.88%) PHP
8 2 (0.88%) Ruby
8 2 (0.88%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 227 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 119 (52.42%) MCSE
3 58 (25.55%) Cisco Certification
4 48 (21.15%) CCNA
5 42 (18.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 28 (12.33%) MCP
7 27 (11.89%) CISSP
8 26 (11.45%) Degree
9 17 (7.49%) CompTIA Security+
10 14 (6.17%) MCITP
11 12 (5.29%) MCDST
12 11 (4.85%) VCP5
13 10 (4.41%) CCNP
14 9 (3.96%) A+ Certification
15 7 (3.08%) AWS Certification
15 7 (3.08%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (2.64%) CCA
16 6 (2.64%) Citrix Certification
16 6 (2.64%) MCSD
17 5 (2.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (5.29%) Data Quality
1 12 (5.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 11 (4.85%) SLA
3 7 (3.08%) GDPR
4 4 (1.76%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.88%) PMO
6 1 (0.44%) COBIT
6 1 (0.44%) QA
System Software
1 120 (52.86%) Active Directory
2 65 (28.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (9.25%) Hyper-V
4 19 (8.37%) vSphere
5 11 (4.85%) VMware ESXi
6 10 (4.41%) BitLocker
6 10 (4.41%) XenDesktop
7 5 (2.20%) Docker
8 4 (1.76%) Firmware
8 4 (1.76%) Microsoft App-V
8 4 (1.76%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (1.32%) Citrix Hypervisor
9 3 (1.32%) DFS Replication
9 3 (1.32%) NFS
9 3 (1.32%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (1.32%) VMware Workstation
9 3 (1.32%) XenApp
10 1 (0.44%) vCloud
10 1 (0.44%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.44%) Xsan
Systems Management
1 33 (14.54%) SCCM
2 28 (12.33%) Failover Clustering
3 20 (8.81%) Perfmon
4 19 (8.37%) Microsoft Intune
5 8 (3.52%) Backup Exec
5 8 (3.52%) WSUS
6 6 (2.64%) Microsoft Clustering
6 6 (2.64%) Terraform
7 5 (2.20%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (2.20%) ServiceCenter
8 4 (1.76%) Kubernetes
8 4 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.32%) Forefront Identity Manager
10 2 (0.88%) Ansible
10 2 (0.88%) PowerCLI
10 2 (0.88%) vCenter Server
11 1 (0.44%) Opscode Chef
11 1 (0.44%) Scalr
11 1 (0.44%) vRealize
11 1 (0.44%) vRealize Orchestrator
Vendors
1 164 (72.25%) Microsoft
2 110 (48.46%) VMware
3 73 (32.16%) Cisco
4 39 (17.18%) Citrix
5 33 (14.54%) HP
6 28 (12.33%) Veeam
7 26 (11.45%) SolarWinds
8 20 (8.81%) RedGate
9 13 (5.73%) Dell
10 12 (5.29%) Apple
10 12 (5.29%) WatchGuard
11 11 (4.85%) EMC
12 9 (3.96%) Meraki
13 6 (2.64%) Bloomberg
13 6 (2.64%) Google
13 6 (2.64%) IBM
13 6 (2.64%) Reuters
14 5 (2.20%) Oracle
14 5 (2.20%) Remedy
14 5 (2.20%) Symantec