Period
to 20 July 2018

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 July 2018 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 479 566 528
Rank change year-on-year +87 -38 -35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 381 273 418
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.37% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.32% 1.60% 2.02%
Number of salaries quoted 345 235 365
London median annual salary £45,000 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% +5.00% +6.67%
10th Percentile £25,000 £27,200 £24,250
90th Percentile £65,000 £55,000 £62,000
England median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year - +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 16,406 17,086 20,744
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 23.03% 23.35% 25.01%
Number of salaries quoted 12,211 13,065 17,336
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,750 £31,250
90th Percentile £92,500 £87,500 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,000 £47,500
% change year-on-year +8.70% -3.16% +5.56%

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 July 2018.

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 July 2018. 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 -31 77 £44,000 +3.53% 10
South London +29 48 £45,000 +28.57% 1
West London +14 37 £40,000 -6.98% 7
East London +5 11 £45,500 +3.41% 1
North London +10 5 £33,500 +36.73%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 July 2018, 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.

1 381 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 326 (85.56%) Microsoft
3 306 (80.31%) Windows
4 289 (75.85%) MCSE
5 240 (62.99%) Active Directory
6 188 (49.34%) VMware
7 145 (38.06%) ITIL
8 133 (34.91%) MCP
9 127 (33.33%) Hyper-V
9 127 (33.33%) Windows Server
10 124 (32.55%) Office 365
11 106 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
12 89 (23.36%) SQL
13 87 (22.83%) SQL Server
14 86 (22.57%) DNS
15 83 (21.78%) Microsoft Office
15 83 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
16 80 (21.00%) MCITP
17 77 (20.21%) PowerShell
18 76 (19.95%) Firewall
19 75 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
20 74 (19.42%) MS Exchange
21 72 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
22 69 (18.11%) VPN
23 68 (17.85%) Windows 10
24 67 (17.59%) TCP/IP
24 67 (17.59%) Apple
25 66 (17.32%) SAN
25 66 (17.32%) Finance
26 65 (17.06%) MCTS

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 74 (19.42%) MS Exchange
2 41 (10.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 28 (7.35%) SharePoint
4 27 (7.09%) IIS
5 26 (6.82%) Exchange Server 2013
5 26 (6.82%) nginx
6 20 (5.25%) Skype for Business
7 14 (3.67%) Site Server
8 13 (3.41%) Exchange Server 2007
9 6 (1.57%) Confluence
9 6 (1.57%) Tomcat
10 5 (1.31%) Apache
10 5 (1.31%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
11 2 (0.52%) Apache Spark
12 1 (0.26%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.26%) IBM Notes
12 1 (0.26%) WordPress
Applications
1 83 (21.78%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (7.35%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 20 (5.25%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (1.05%) Acrobat
5 3 (0.79%) InDesign
5 3 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.79%) Eikon
2 2 (0.52%) Maximo
2 2 (0.52%) Unit4 Business World
3 1 (0.26%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.26%) PeopleSoft HRMS
Cloud Services
1 124 (32.55%) Office 365
2 106 (27.82%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (8.40%) Amazon AWS
4 29 (7.61%) Azure Active Directory
5 11 (2.89%) SaaS
6 10 (2.62%) IaaS
7 9 (2.36%) Amazon EC2
8 7 (1.84%) PaaS
9 6 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
9 6 (1.57%) Yammer
10 4 (1.05%) Amazon S3
10 4 (1.05%) Mimecast
10 4 (1.05%) Slack
11 3 (0.79%) GitHub
11 3 (0.79%) Google Cloud Platform
12 2 (0.52%) G Suite
13 1 (0.26%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 86 (22.57%) DNS
2 76 (19.95%) Firewall
3 69 (18.11%) VPN
4 67 (17.59%) TCP/IP
5 66 (17.32%) SAN
6 63 (16.54%) DHCP
7 37 (9.71%) LAN
8 32 (8.40%) WAN
9 20 (5.25%) Skype
10 18 (4.72%) VLAN
11 17 (4.46%) Internet
12 15 (3.94%) WebEx
13 14 (3.67%) NAS
14 13 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
15 11 (2.89%) Wireless
16 10 (2.62%) Network Security
16 10 (2.62%) Software-Defined Networking
17 9 (2.36%) VoIP
17 9 (2.36%) Wi-Fi
18 7 (1.84%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 32 (8.40%) MySQL
3 28 (7.35%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (3.15%) Relational Database
4 12 (3.15%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (2.36%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 7 (1.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 6 (1.57%) Azure SQL Database
7 6 (1.57%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.31%) SQL Server Analysis Services
9 4 (1.05%) Big Data
9 4 (1.05%) RDBMS
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
10 3 (0.79%) Microsoft Analysis Services
10 3 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 3 (0.79%) SQL Server 2016
11 2 (0.52%) Power BI
11 2 (0.52%) QlikView
11 2 (0.52%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 16 (4.20%) JIRA
2 14 (3.67%) TeamCity
3 13 (3.41%) Octopus Deploy
4 12 (3.15%) Git (software)
5 7 (1.84%) MSI
6 4 (1.05%) Jenkins
7 3 (0.79%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.26%) git-flow
8 1 (0.26%) GitLab
8 1 (0.26%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 66 (17.32%) Finance
2 26 (6.82%) Billing
3 12 (3.15%) Marketing
4 10 (2.62%) Advertising
5 9 (2.36%) Banking
5 9 (2.36%) Law
6 7 (1.84%) Legal
7 5 (1.31%) Retail
8 3 (0.79%) French Language
8 3 (0.79%) Games
9 2 (0.52%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.26%) Automotive
10 1 (0.26%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.26%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 115 (30.18%) Support Engineer
2 52 (13.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 48 (12.60%) IT Engineer
4 41 (10.76%) IT Support
5 39 (10.24%) Analyst
6 37 (9.71%) Consultant
7 36 (9.45%) 2nd Line Support
7 36 (9.45%) IT Support Engineer
8 35 (9.19%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 32 (8.40%) Support Analyst
9 32 (8.40%) Systems Engineer
10 27 (7.09%) Windows Engineer
11 26 (6.82%) Cloud Engineer
12 25 (6.56%) 3rd Line Support
13 24 (6.30%) Azure Engineer
14 23 (6.04%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
15 22 (5.77%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
15 22 (5.77%) Senior Support Engineer
16 21 (5.51%) 2nd Line Engineer
16 21 (5.51%) Azure Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (6.82%) .NET
2 25 (6.56%) XML
3 16 (4.20%) Web Services
4 10 (2.62%) Middleware
5 7 (1.84%) JSON
6 6 (1.57%) HTML
6 6 (1.57%) Software Packaging
7 3 (0.79%) .NET Framework
8 2 (0.52%) 802.1X
9 1 (0.26%) Play Framework
9 1 (0.26%) REST
9 1 (0.26%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 44 (11.55%) iPad
2 36 (9.45%) Data Centre
3 35 (9.19%) Self-Motivation
4 28 (7.35%) Enterprise Software
5 27 (7.09%) Computer Science
6 26 (6.82%) Mobile Payment
7 24 (6.30%) Clustering
8 21 (5.51%) Private Cloud
9 18 (4.72%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (4.72%) Management Information System
10 10 (2.62%) Public Cloud
10 10 (2.62%) VxBlock/Vblock
11 8 (2.10%) Blackberry
11 8 (2.10%) Video Conferencing
12 7 (1.84%) Fintech
13 6 (1.57%) Driving Licence
13 6 (1.57%) Hybrid Cloud
13 6 (1.57%) Smartphone
14 5 (1.31%) Blog
14 5 (1.31%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 306 (80.31%) Windows
2 127 (33.33%) Windows Server
3 83 (21.78%) Windows Server 2008
4 72 (18.90%) Windows Server 2012
5 68 (17.85%) Windows 10
6 57 (14.96%) Linux
7 56 (14.70%) Windows 7
8 46 (12.07%) Mac OS X
9 28 (7.35%) Mac OS
10 26 (6.82%) Unix
11 21 (5.51%) Android
12 13 (3.41%) Apple iOS
13 12 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.84%) Windows XP
15 5 (1.31%) Windows 8
16 4 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (38.06%) ITIL
2 55 (14.44%) DevOps
2 55 (14.44%) Problem-Solving
3 41 (10.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 38 (9.97%) Migration
5 33 (8.66%) Service Management
6 32 (8.40%) ITSM
7 28 (7.35%) CRM
8 27 (7.09%) Data Security
8 27 (7.09%) ITIL V3
9 26 (6.82%) Problem Management
10 22 (5.77%) Information Security
11 20 (5.25%) Asset Management
12 19 (4.99%) Configuration Management
13 18 (4.72%) Change Management
14 17 (4.46%) TOGAF
15 16 (4.20%) Agile Software Development
15 16 (4.20%) Collaborative Working
15 16 (4.20%) PRINCE2
15 16 (4.20%) Release Management
Programming Languages
1 89 (23.36%) SQL
2 77 (20.21%) PowerShell
3 16 (4.20%) C#
4 10 (2.62%) VBScript
5 9 (2.36%) Bash Shell
5 9 (2.36%) T-SQL
6 6 (1.57%) JavaScript
6 6 (1.57%) Python
7 5 (1.31%) Java
7 5 (1.31%) Perl
8 3 (0.79%) C++
8 3 (0.79%) PHP
9 1 (0.26%) F#
9 1 (0.26%) Groovy
9 1 (0.26%) Scala
9 1 (0.26%) VB
Qualifications
1 381 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 289 (75.85%) MCSE
3 133 (34.91%) MCP
4 80 (21.00%) MCITP
5 65 (17.06%) MCTS
6 59 (15.49%) Degree
7 53 (13.91%) CCNA
7 53 (13.91%) Cisco Certification
8 50 (13.12%) DBS Check
9 31 (8.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 23 (6.04%) A+ Certification
11 16 (4.20%) Network+ Certification
12 11 (2.89%) MCDST
12 11 (2.89%) TOGAF Certification
13 10 (2.62%) MOS
13 10 (2.62%) VCDX
14 9 (2.36%) Citrix Certification
15 8 (2.10%) CCNP
15 8 (2.10%) Computer Science Degree
16 7 (1.84%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (9.97%) SLA
2 17 (4.46%) QA
3 16 (4.20%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.79%) GDPR
6 1 (0.26%) HIPAA
6 1 (0.26%) PMO
System Software
1 240 (62.99%) Active Directory
2 127 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 75 (19.69%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (6.30%) vSphere
5 15 (3.94%) XenApp
6 10 (2.62%) VMware NSX
7 9 (2.36%) XenDesktop
8 8 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.84%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (1.84%) VMware Workstation
10 6 (1.57%) vCloud
10 6 (1.57%) Xen
11 5 (1.31%) Docker
11 5 (1.31%) Virtual Desktop
12 4 (1.05%) Virtual Servers
12 4 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (1.05%) XenServer
13 2 (0.52%) BitLocker
13 2 (0.52%) HDFS
14 1 (0.26%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 48 (12.60%) SCCM
2 36 (9.45%) Puppet
3 30 (7.87%) Failover Clustering
4 17 (4.46%) Microsoft Clustering
5 15 (3.94%) HP UCMDB
6 12 (3.15%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (2.89%) Ansible
8 10 (2.62%) Microsoft Intune
9 9 (2.36%) Opscode Chef
10 8 (2.10%) Nagios
11 7 (1.84%) SCOM
12 6 (1.57%) Cisco CUCM
12 6 (1.57%) DameWare
12 6 (1.57%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
13 5 (1.31%) SCSM
13 5 (1.31%) ServiceCenter
13 5 (1.31%) WSUS
14 4 (1.05%) Perfmon
15 3 (0.79%) HAProxy
15 3 (0.79%) Salt
Vendors
1 326 (85.56%) Microsoft
2 188 (49.34%) VMware
3 67 (17.59%) Apple
4 56 (14.70%) Cisco
5 51 (13.39%) Citrix
6 49 (12.86%) HP
6 49 (12.86%) Veeam
7 26 (6.82%) Splunk
8 23 (6.04%) ServiceNow
9 13 (3.41%) EMC
10 11 (2.89%) BMC
11 10 (2.62%) Avaya
11 10 (2.62%) Bloomberg
12 9 (2.36%) Cognizant
13 8 (2.10%) Dell
13 8 (2.10%) NetApp
14 7 (1.84%) Draytek
14 7 (1.84%) iManage
14 7 (1.84%) Meraki
14 7 (1.84%) Reuters