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 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / London
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 476 466 460
Rank change year-on-year -10 -6  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 137 175 215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.37% 0.44% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.61% 1.82% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 119 140 203
Median salary £40,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -11.11% +12.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £28,300 £25,500 £24,800
10% offered a salary of more than £53,000 £60,750 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in London.

Academic & Professional Certification
London
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 8488 9627 11588
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.04% 24.39% 25.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6546 8091 9456
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.76%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £32,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £85,000 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017.

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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +28 37 £42,500 -15.00% 1
Twickenham - 12 £47,500 -
Hounslow - 4 £42,500 - 1
Uxbridge +4 2 £47,500 +90.00%
Croydon - 2 - -
Chiswick -8 1 £42,500 +32.81%
Harrow - 1 £27,000 -
Mitcham - 1 £35,000 -
Surbiton - 1 - -
Ealing - 1 £31,000 -
Wimbledon - 1 £26,500 - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 229 (78.69%) Windows
3 201 (69.07%) Microsoft
4 199 (68.38%) MCSE
5 192 (65.98%) Active Directory
6 172 (59.11%) VMware
7 145 (49.83%) Windows Server
8 134 (46.05%) Office 365
9 112 (38.49%) Cisco
10 110 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
11 108 (37.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 106 (36.43%) ITIL
13 101 (34.71%) MS Exchange
14 85 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
15 84 (28.87%) Citrix
15 84 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
16 82 (28.18%) Hyper-V
17 80 (27.49%) Windows Server 2008
17 80 (27.49%) DNS
18 79 (27.15%) CCNA
19 71 (24.40%) Firewall
20 69 (23.71%) Windows 7
21 66 (22.68%) SCCM
22 64 (21.99%) MCP
23 62 (21.31%) MCITP
24 60 (20.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
25 58 (19.93%) SharePoint
26 57 (19.59%) DHCP
27 56 (19.24%) SQL Server
28 52 (17.87%) SAN

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
1 101 (34.71%) MS Exchange
2 58 (19.93%) SharePoint
3 44 (15.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 35 (12.03%) Exchange Server 2013
5 24 (8.25%) Skype for Business
6 19 (6.53%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (5.15%) IIS
8 12 (4.12%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 12 (4.12%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (2.75%) Apache
10 6 (2.06%) CloudStack
11 4 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
12 3 (1.03%) SAS
13 2 (0.69%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.34%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (16.49%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (1.72%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.72%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 134 (46.05%) Office 365
2 84 (28.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 44 (15.12%) Amazon AWS
4 8 (2.75%) SaaS
5 5 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (1.72%) Amazon S3
5 5 (1.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.03%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.03%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (1.03%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (1.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (0.69%) Akamai
7 2 (0.69%) IaaS
7 2 (0.69%) OneDrive
7 2 (0.69%) PaaS
8 1 (0.34%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.34%) G Suite
8 1 (0.34%) Google Cloud Platform
8 1 (0.34%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 80 (27.49%) DNS
2 71 (24.40%) Firewall
3 57 (19.59%) DHCP
4 52 (17.87%) SAN
5 39 (13.40%) LAN
6 37 (12.71%) TCP/IP
7 32 (11.00%) WAN
8 28 (9.62%) Internet
9 26 (8.93%) VPN
10 23 (7.90%) VLAN
11 20 (6.87%) Wireless
12 18 (6.19%) iSCSI
12 18 (6.19%) Skype
13 17 (5.84%) VoIP
14 13 (4.47%) Network Security
15 12 (4.12%) NAS
16 11 (3.78%) Cisco ASA
17 10 (3.44%) Fibre Channel
18 9 (3.09%) IPv4
19 7 (2.41%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (19.24%) SQL Server
2 15 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (1.72%) Crystal Reports
4 4 (1.37%) BusinessObjects
4 4 (1.37%) SQL Server 2014
4 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 4 (1.37%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (1.03%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (1.03%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (0.69%) Azure SQL Database
6 2 (0.69%) Big Data
6 2 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.34%) MySQL
7 1 (0.34%) Power BI
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (0.34%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 8 (2.75%) MSI
2 5 (1.72%) Visual Studio
3 4 (1.37%) JIRA
4 2 (0.69%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (0.34%) Bitbucket
5 1 (0.34%) Git (software)
5 1 (0.34%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (0.34%) TeamCity
General
1 50 (17.18%) Finance
2 18 (6.19%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.15%) Marketing
4 12 (4.12%) Law
5 9 (3.09%) Banking
5 9 (3.09%) Legal
6 6 (2.06%) Retail
7 3 (1.03%) Advertising
7 3 (1.03%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 61 (20.96%) Support Engineer
2 57 (19.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (16.49%) Analyst
4 40 (13.75%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 29 (9.97%) Systems Engineer
6 26 (8.93%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 22 (7.56%) IT Engineer
8 21 (7.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 21 (7.22%) IT Support
9 20 (6.87%) Administrator
10 19 (6.53%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 19 (6.53%) Infrastructure Support
11 18 (6.19%) Support Analyst
12 17 (5.84%) 3rd Line Support
12 17 (5.84%) Architect
12 17 (5.84%) Network Engineer
13 16 (5.50%) Server Engineer
14 15 (5.15%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
15 14 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
15 14 (4.81%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (2.75%) Web Services
2 6 (2.06%) .NET
3 5 (1.72%) HTML
3 5 (1.72%) XML
3 5 (1.72%) XSLT
4 2 (0.69%) Software Packaging
5 1 (0.34%) .NET Framework
5 1 (0.34%) Ajax
5 1 (0.34%) AngularJS
5 1 (0.34%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (0.34%) Entity Framework
5 1 (0.34%) HTML5
5 1 (0.34%) jQuery
5 1 (0.34%) JSON
5 1 (0.34%) LINQ
5 1 (0.34%) NHibernate
5 1 (0.34%) REST
5 1 (0.34%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (0.34%) WCF
5 1 (0.34%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 48 (16.49%) Data Centre
2 26 (8.93%) Management Information System
3 20 (6.87%) Clustering
4 15 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
5 13 (4.47%) Computer Science
6 12 (4.12%) Blackberry
7 11 (3.78%) Public Cloud
8 7 (2.41%) Linux Command Line
9 5 (1.72%) Device Driver
9 5 (1.72%) Social Media
10 4 (1.37%) Hedge funds
10 4 (1.37%) PKI
10 4 (1.37%) Replication
11 3 (1.03%) Enterprise Software
11 3 (1.03%) Fintech
11 3 (1.03%) Handset
11 3 (1.03%) iPad
12 2 (0.69%) Derivative
12 2 (0.69%) Driving Licence
12 2 (0.69%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 229 (78.69%) Windows
2 145 (49.83%) Windows Server
3 108 (37.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 80 (27.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 69 (23.71%) Windows 7
6 42 (14.43%) Windows 10
7 37 (12.71%) Linux
8 25 (8.59%) Windows 8
9 19 (6.53%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (4.12%) Unix
11 9 (3.09%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.75%) Mac OS X
13 7 (2.41%) CentOS
14 6 (2.06%) Ubuntu
15 5 (1.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
16 4 (1.37%) Android
17 3 (1.03%) Debian
17 3 (1.03%) Oracle Linux
18 2 (0.69%) Solaris
18 2 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 106 (36.43%) ITIL
2 27 (9.28%) Project Management
3 24 (8.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 22 (7.56%) Mobile Device Management
5 18 (6.19%) Presales
6 15 (5.15%) Customer Requirements
7 14 (4.81%) Service Management
8 12 (4.12%) High Availability
8 12 (4.12%) ITIL V3
8 12 (4.12%) Migration
8 12 (4.12%) Root Cause Analysis
8 12 (4.12%) Software Deployment
8 12 (4.12%) Time Management
9 11 (3.78%) PRINCE2
9 11 (3.78%) Virtual Infrastructure
10 10 (3.44%) Application Packaging
10 10 (3.44%) Kalman Filter
10 10 (3.44%) Network Monitoring
11 9 (3.09%) Business Continuity
11 9 (3.09%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 35 (12.03%) SQL
2 34 (11.68%) PowerShell
3 7 (2.41%) VB
4 6 (2.06%) C
4 6 (2.06%) C#
4 6 (2.06%) JavaScript
5 5 (1.72%) VBScript
6 4 (1.37%) XPath
7 3 (1.03%) Shell Script
8 2 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 291 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 199 (68.38%) MCSE
3 85 (29.21%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (27.15%) CCNA
5 64 (21.99%) MCP
6 62 (21.31%) MCITP
7 60 (20.62%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 34 (11.68%) Degree
9 14 (4.81%) CCNP
9 14 (4.81%) Citrix Certification
10 11 (3.78%) CCA
10 11 (3.78%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (3.78%) MCSD
11 9 (3.09%) Computer Science Degree
11 9 (3.09%) MCTS
12 7 (2.41%) VCP5
13 6 (2.06%) A+ Certification
13 6 (2.06%) MCDST
14 5 (1.72%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
15 4 (1.37%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (7.56%) SLA
2 4 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (0.69%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
4 1 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 192 (65.98%) Active Directory
2 110 (37.80%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (28.18%) Hyper-V
4 40 (13.75%) vSphere
5 29 (9.97%) XenApp
6 22 (7.56%) XenDesktop
7 20 (6.87%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (5.84%) Virtual Servers
9 6 (2.06%) Terminal Services
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft App-V
10 4 (1.37%) Microsoft Virtual Server
10 4 (1.37%) Virtual Machines
11 3 (1.03%) Terminal Server
11 3 (1.03%) VMware Server
11 3 (1.03%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.34%) iptables
12 1 (0.34%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 66 (22.68%) SCCM
2 19 (6.53%) Backup Exec
3 12 (4.12%) WSUS
4 11 (3.78%) vCenter Server
5 8 (2.75%) SCOM
6 7 (2.41%) ServiceCenter
7 5 (1.72%) Cisco CUCM
7 5 (1.72%) Nagios
7 5 (1.72%) SolarWinds Orion
8 3 (1.03%) Cacti
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Clustering
8 3 (1.03%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
9 2 (0.69%) EMC VPLEX
9 2 (0.69%) IBM BigFix
9 2 (0.69%) Icinga
9 2 (0.69%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.69%) Nexpose
9 2 (0.69%) QRadar
9 2 (0.69%) SCVMM
9 2 (0.69%) Trend Micro Deep Security
Vendors
1 201 (69.07%) Microsoft
2 172 (59.11%) VMware
3 112 (38.49%) Cisco
4 84 (28.87%) Citrix
5 36 (12.37%) HP
6 31 (10.65%) Dell
7 18 (6.19%) NetApp
8 16 (5.50%) Draytek
8 16 (5.50%) Veeam
9 10 (3.44%) Bloomberg
9 10 (3.44%) EMC
9 10 (3.44%) Reuters
10 9 (3.09%) Juniper
10 9 (3.09%) Symantec
11 8 (2.75%) Apple
11 8 (2.75%) AppSense
11 8 (2.75%) IBM
11 8 (2.75%) NETGEAR
12 7 (2.41%) Meraki
12 7 (2.41%) Mitel
London
Etech Partners
Salary: To £27K + Outstanding Bens
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
CV Screen Ltd
Salary: £30k - 35k per year + benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
I3
Salary: £40000 - £43000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Wimbledon
Cathcart Associates
Salary: £25000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago
London
VIT
Salary: Up to £30,000 per annum (pro-rata) depending on experience
Posted: 19 days ago
Hounslow, Middlesex
Skynet Worldwide
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum
Posted: 20 days ago
London
Hays London City Cheapside
Salary: £30000.00 - £35000.00 per annum + Benifits
Posted: 13 days ago