Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 420 503 499
Rank change year-on-year +83 -4 +100
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 112 246 361
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.43% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.09% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 101 206 332
Median annual salary £42,500 £47,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -10.53% +5.56% +9.76%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,250 £25,000
90th Percentile £75,000 £80,000 £67,500
England median annual salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%

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 5,551 11,761 16,043
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.28% 20.74% 22.95%
Number of salaries quoted 4,051 8,834 11,908
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £35,000 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £102,500 £95,000 £92,500
England median annual salary £53,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +7.00% - +9.89%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +112 51 £37,500 -16.67% 3
West London +45 13 £35,000 -17.65% 2
South London +26 5 £31,500 -32.26% 2
East London +18 1 £32,500 -35.00%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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.

1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 101 (90.18%) Microsoft
3 87 (77.68%) Windows
4 57 (50.89%) Office 365
5 55 (49.11%) MCSE
6 54 (48.21%) Active Directory
7 51 (45.54%) MCP
8 48 (42.86%) Windows 10
8 48 (42.86%) Windows Server
9 43 (38.39%) Azure
10 35 (31.25%) PowerShell
11 33 (29.46%) Windows 7
12 31 (27.68%) Microsoft Office
12 31 (27.68%) HP
13 29 (25.89%) VMware
14 26 (23.21%) SLA
15 25 (22.32%) DNS
16 23 (20.54%) MS Exchange
17 22 (19.64%) SCCM
17 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2016
18 21 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
18 21 (18.75%) Linux
18 21 (18.75%) SQL
18 21 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
19 20 (17.86%) CCNA
19 20 (17.86%) IaaS
20 19 (16.96%) PaaS
20 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
20 19 (16.96%) CTC Cleared
20 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared

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 23 (20.54%) MS Exchange
2 17 (15.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 17 (15.18%) SharePoint
3 8 (7.14%) IIS
4 7 (6.25%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (3.57%) SAS
5 4 (3.57%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 31 (27.68%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (5.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (3.57%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 57 (50.89%) Office 365
2 43 (38.39%) Azure
3 20 (17.86%) IaaS
4 19 (16.96%) PaaS
5 16 (14.29%) AWS
6 15 (13.39%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.46%) G Suite
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon ELB
8 4 (3.57%) Amazon S3
8 4 (3.57%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (3.57%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 2 (1.79%) Azure Data Factory
9 2 (1.79%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 25 (22.32%) DNS
2 16 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 13 (11.61%) DHCP
4 11 (9.82%) Firewall
5 10 (8.93%) VoIP
6 8 (7.14%) Broadband
7 7 (6.25%) Wi-Fi
8 5 (4.46%) LAN
8 5 (4.46%) SAN
9 4 (3.57%) Fibre Channel
9 4 (3.57%) Wireless
10 3 (2.68%) Internet
10 3 (2.68%) Intranet
10 3 (2.68%) IP Telephony
10 3 (2.68%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.68%) WAN
11 2 (1.79%) NAS
12 1 (0.89%) PBX
12 1 (0.89%) SSL
12 1 (0.89%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (16.07%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 7 (6.25%) SAP HANA
3 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (3.57%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (1.79%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.79%) Data Lake
5 2 (1.79%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (1.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 2 (1.79%) Power BI
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (1.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (0.89%) Oracle Database
General
1 12 (10.71%) Finance
2 8 (7.14%) Banking
3 5 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 3 (2.68%) Front Office
5 2 (1.79%) Back Office
5 2 (1.79%) Law
5 2 (1.79%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.89%) Local Government
6 1 (0.89%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 31 (27.68%) Support Engineer
2 18 (16.07%) Consultant
2 18 (16.07%) Desktop Support
3 17 (15.18%) IT Support
4 11 (9.82%) Microsoft Consultant
5 9 (8.04%) DBA
5 9 (8.04%) Deskside Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) Deskside Support
5 9 (8.04%) Deskside Support Engineer
5 9 (8.04%) SQL DBA
5 9 (8.04%) SQL Server DBA
6 8 (7.14%) Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support
7 7 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
7 7 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 7 (6.25%) Senior IT Support
7 7 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Desktop Support Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) IT Analyst
8 6 (5.36%) Senior IT Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (6.25%) .NET
2 3 (2.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 18 (16.07%) CMDB
2 8 (7.14%) iPhone
3 7 (6.25%) Hedge funds
3 7 (6.25%) Video Conferencing
4 6 (5.36%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (2.68%) Fibre Optics
5 3 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.79%) Clustering
6 2 (1.79%) Data Centre
6 2 (1.79%) Hybrid Cloud
6 2 (1.79%) NHS
7 1 (0.89%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.89%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 87 (77.68%) Windows
2 48 (42.86%) Windows 10
2 48 (42.86%) Windows Server
3 33 (29.46%) Windows 7
4 22 (19.64%) Windows Server 2016
5 21 (18.75%) Linux
6 18 (16.07%) Windows XP
7 17 (15.18%) Windows Server 2019
8 12 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (9.82%) Windows Server 2008
10 5 (4.46%) CentOS
10 5 (4.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 4 (3.57%) Mac OS X
11 4 (3.57%) Oracle Linux
12 3 (2.68%) Android
12 3 (2.68%) Unix
13 1 (0.89%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Migration
2 14 (12.50%) ITIL
3 12 (10.71%) Mentoring
4 11 (9.82%) Presales
5 9 (8.04%) DevOps
5 9 (8.04%) Disaster Recovery
5 9 (8.04%) DNA
5 9 (8.04%) Service Management
6 8 (7.14%) High Availability
6 8 (7.14%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 8 (7.14%) Problem-Solving
7 7 (6.25%) Break/Fix
7 7 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 6 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement
8 6 (5.36%) Continuous Improvement Process
8 6 (5.36%) Time Management
9 5 (4.46%) Case Management
9 5 (4.46%) IT Strategy
9 5 (4.46%) ITSM
9 5 (4.46%) Requirements Gathering
Programming Languages
1 35 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 21 (18.75%) SQL
3 11 (9.82%) Python
4 9 (8.04%) Bash Shell
4 9 (8.04%) C#
4 9 (8.04%) T-SQL
5 4 (3.57%) C
6 2 (1.79%) Perl
7 1 (0.89%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
Qualifications
1 112 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (49.11%) MCSE
3 51 (45.54%) MCP
4 21 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (17.86%) CCNA
6 19 (16.96%) CTC Cleared
6 19 (16.96%) SC Cleared
6 19 (16.96%) Security Cleared
7 17 (15.18%) Degree
8 8 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (5.36%) JNCIP
10 4 (3.57%) CCNP
10 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
10 4 (3.57%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.68%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 3 (2.68%) MOS
12 2 (1.79%) Network+ Certification
13 1 (0.89%) A+ Certification
13 1 (0.89%) CISSP
13 1 (0.89%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (23.21%) SLA
2 5 (4.46%) GDPR
3 2 (1.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 54 (48.21%) Active Directory
2 21 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (16.07%) Hyper-V
4 7 (6.25%) Docker
5 6 (5.36%) vSphere
6 4 (3.57%) Virtual Desktop
6 4 (3.57%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (3.57%) XenApp
7 3 (2.68%) VMware ESXi
8 1 (0.89%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
Systems Management
1 22 (19.64%) SCCM
2 17 (15.18%) Microsoft Intune
3 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Clustering
4 7 (6.25%) Ansible
4 7 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (6.25%) Puppet
5 4 (3.57%) vCenter Server
6 3 (2.68%) WSUS
7 2 (1.79%) SCOM
8 1 (0.89%) FortiGate
8 1 (0.89%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 101 (90.18%) Microsoft
2 31 (27.68%) HP
3 29 (25.89%) VMware
4 19 (16.96%) Dell
5 15 (13.39%) Citrix
6 13 (11.61%) Cisco
7 12 (10.71%) Oracle
8 7 (6.25%) Apple
8 7 (6.25%) SAP
9 6 (5.36%) Avaya
10 5 (4.46%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.57%) Bloomberg
12 3 (2.68%) McAfee
12 3 (2.68%) Nortel
12 3 (2.68%) Polycom
12 3 (2.68%) Reuters
12 3 (2.68%) Wyse
13 2 (1.79%) Splunk
13 2 (1.79%) Veeam
13 2 (1.79%) WatchGuard