Period
to 15 February 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 February 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 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 516 496 524
Rank change year-on-year -20 +28 -69
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 261 366 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.41% 0.52% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.92% 2.30% 1.80%
Number of salaries quoted 233 341 279
London median annual salary £50,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +25.00% - +5.26%
10th Percentile £29,150 £26,250 £27,350
90th Percentile £79,750 £58,750 £60,250
England median annual salary £42,000 £35,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% -6.67% +4.17%

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 13,586 15,910 16,929
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 21.59% 22.74% 24.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10,074 12,477 13,773
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 £30,500
90th Percentile £95,000 £90,000 £87,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 15 February 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 February 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 +18 58 £43,500 +8.75% 12
West London -10 15 £50,000 +16.28% 8
South London -27 9 £45,000 +5.88% 2
North London +3 5 £54,000 +24.14%
East London +21 4 £30,000 -14.29% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 15 February 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.

1 261 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 204 (78.16%) Microsoft
3 173 (66.28%) Windows
4 134 (51.34%) MCSE
5 122 (46.74%) Active Directory
6 120 (45.98%) Microsoft Azure
7 104 (39.85%) SQL
8 97 (37.16%) ITIL
9 91 (34.87%) Office 365
10 88 (33.72%) VMware
11 86 (32.95%) Windows Server
12 69 (26.44%) SQL Server
13 66 (25.29%) Finance
14 63 (24.14%) PowerShell
15 58 (22.22%) MCP
16 55 (21.07%) Linux
17 54 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
17 54 (20.69%) Windows 10
18 52 (19.92%) Business Intelligence
19 51 (19.54%) MS Exchange
20 48 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
20 48 (18.39%) Relational Database
21 47 (18.01%) Cisco
21 47 (18.01%) Python
21 47 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
22 45 (17.24%) Citrix
22 45 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
23 44 (16.86%) DNS
24 41 (15.71%) CCNA
25 39 (14.94%) Firewall

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 51 (19.54%) MS Exchange
2 30 (11.49%) SharePoint
3 15 (5.75%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (5.36%) IIS
5 12 (4.60%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (4.21%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.92%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 5 (1.92%) Skype for Business
8 4 (1.53%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (1.15%) IBM Notes
9 3 (1.15%) SharePoint 2013
10 2 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
11 1 (0.38%) Apache
11 1 (0.38%) Confluence
11 1 (0.38%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 34 (13.03%) Microsoft Office
2 30 (11.49%) MS Visio
3 9 (3.45%) Microsoft Excel
4 7 (2.68%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (1.53%) AutoCAD
6 2 (0.77%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.38%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.77%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.38%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 120 (45.98%) Microsoft Azure
2 91 (34.87%) Office 365
3 48 (18.39%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (8.05%) PaaS
5 15 (5.75%) IaaS
6 14 (5.36%) SaaS
7 10 (3.83%) Azure Active Directory
8 6 (2.30%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon EC2
10 2 (0.77%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.77%) Cloud Computing
10 2 (0.77%) GitHub
11 1 (0.38%) Cloudflare
11 1 (0.38%) IBM Cloud
11 1 (0.38%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 44 (16.86%) DNS
2 39 (14.94%) DHCP
2 39 (14.94%) Firewall
3 37 (14.18%) LAN
4 33 (12.64%) TCP/IP
5 30 (11.49%) WAN
6 29 (11.11%) VPN
7 20 (7.66%) SAN
8 19 (7.28%) Internet
9 14 (5.36%) Wireless
10 13 (4.98%) Remote Desktop
11 8 (3.07%) Cisco IOS
11 8 (3.07%) Network Security
11 8 (3.07%) VLAN
11 8 (3.07%) VoIP
12 7 (2.68%) IP Telephony
13 5 (1.92%) Ethernet
13 5 (1.92%) IPv4
13 5 (1.92%) IPv6
13 5 (1.92%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 69 (26.44%) SQL Server
2 48 (18.39%) Relational Database
3 45 (17.24%) Data Warehouse
4 38 (14.56%) SQL Server 2016
5 33 (12.64%) Power BI
6 23 (8.81%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 20 (7.66%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 19 (7.28%) Amazon RDS
9 18 (6.90%) Microsoft Analysis Services
9 18 (6.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (6.90%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 17 (6.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 17 (6.51%) PostgreSQL
11 16 (6.13%) Azure SQL Database
11 16 (6.13%) MongoDB
11 16 (6.13%) NoSQL
12 14 (5.36%) SQL Server 2012
13 11 (4.21%) SQL Server 2008
13 11 (4.21%) SQL Server 2014
14 6 (2.30%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 9 (3.45%) TeamCity
2 7 (2.68%) Octopus Deploy
2 7 (2.68%) Visual Studio Team System
3 5 (1.92%) Jenkins
4 4 (1.53%) MSI
4 4 (1.53%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (1.15%) Git (software)
6 2 (0.77%) JIRA
6 2 (0.77%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.38%) FishEye
7 1 (0.38%) FogBugz
General
1 66 (25.29%) Finance
2 21 (8.05%) Retail
3 11 (4.21%) Banking
4 8 (3.07%) Telecoms
5 4 (1.53%) Advertising
5 4 (1.53%) French Language
5 4 (1.53%) German Language
5 4 (1.53%) Italian Language
5 4 (1.53%) Spanish Language
6 3 (1.15%) Games
6 3 (1.15%) Publishing
7 2 (0.77%) Marketing
7 2 (0.77%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.38%) Law
8 1 (0.38%) Military
Job Titles
1 40 (15.33%) Administrator
2 38 (14.56%) Support Engineer
3 37 (14.18%) DBA
3 37 (14.18%) SQL DBA
4 23 (8.81%) Consultant
4 23 (8.81%) Data Engineer
5 21 (8.05%) Architect
5 21 (8.05%) IT Support
6 20 (7.66%) IT Engineer
7 18 (6.90%) Analyst
7 18 (6.90%) Python Engineer
8 15 (5.75%) Desktop Support
8 15 (5.75%) IT Support Engineer
9 14 (5.36%) Azure Architect
9 14 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 13 (4.98%) 2nd Line Engineer
11 12 (4.60%) SQL Server DBA
11 12 (4.60%) Support Analyst
12 11 (4.21%) Solutions Architect
12 11 (4.21%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (5.36%) .NET
2 7 (2.68%) HTML
3 6 (2.30%) JSON
4 5 (1.92%) CSS
4 5 (1.92%) Software Packaging
5 3 (1.15%) HTML5
6 2 (0.77%) Middleware
6 2 (0.77%) Silverlight
6 2 (0.77%) WPF
6 2 (0.77%) XML
7 1 (0.38%) FIX Protocol
7 1 (0.38%) jQuery
7 1 (0.38%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 37 (14.18%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (12.26%) Clustering
3 29 (11.11%) Data Structures
4 20 (7.66%) Replication
5 15 (5.75%) Public Cloud
6 14 (5.36%) Data Centre
7 12 (4.60%) Blackberry
7 12 (4.60%) Management Information System
8 9 (3.45%) Mobile App
9 8 (3.07%) Driving Licence
9 8 (3.07%) Hybrid Cloud
10 7 (2.68%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (2.30%) Hedge funds
12 4 (1.53%) Cloud Native
12 4 (1.53%) Renewable Energy
12 4 (1.53%) Video Conferencing
13 3 (1.15%) Client/Server
14 2 (0.77%) Mainframe
14 2 (0.77%) Mobile Computing
14 2 (0.77%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 173 (66.28%) Windows
2 86 (32.95%) Windows Server
3 55 (21.07%) Linux
4 54 (20.69%) Windows 10
5 38 (14.56%) Windows 7
6 34 (13.03%) Unix
7 30 (11.49%) Windows Server 2012
8 23 (8.81%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (3.45%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (3.07%) Apple iOS
11 4 (1.53%) Android
11 4 (1.53%) Windows 8
12 3 (1.15%) Mac OS
12 3 (1.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 3 (1.15%) Windows XP
13 2 (0.77%) Kali Linux
14 1 (0.38%) CentOS
14 1 (0.38%) Debian
14 1 (0.38%) Mac OS X
14 1 (0.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (37.16%) ITIL
2 52 (19.92%) Business Intelligence
3 38 (14.56%) Data Management
3 38 (14.56%) Information Security
4 36 (13.79%) Root Cause Analysis
5 31 (11.88%) Data Modelling
6 30 (11.49%) Data Protection
7 29 (11.11%) Data Engineering
7 29 (11.11%) Data Transformation
7 29 (11.11%) Use Case
7 29 (11.11%) Workload Management
8 25 (9.58%) DevOps
8 25 (9.58%) High Availability
8 25 (9.58%) ITIL V3
9 24 (9.20%) Problem-Solving
10 23 (8.81%) CRM
10 23 (8.81%) Migration
11 19 (7.28%) Database Security
11 19 (7.28%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 17 (6.51%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 104 (39.85%) SQL
2 63 (24.14%) PowerShell
3 47 (18.01%) Python
4 30 (11.49%) T-SQL
5 16 (6.13%) VBScript
6 12 (4.60%) Bash Shell
7 9 (3.45%) C#
8 7 (2.68%) Java
9 5 (1.92%) C
9 5 (1.92%) JavaScript
9 5 (1.92%) Ruby
10 4 (1.53%) PHP
11 2 (0.77%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
11 2 (0.77%) Perl
Qualifications
1 261 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 134 (51.34%) MCSE
3 58 (22.22%) MCP
4 47 (18.01%) Cisco Certification
5 41 (15.71%) CCNA
6 37 (14.18%) Degree
7 25 (9.58%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 20 (7.66%) MCITP
9 17 (6.51%) CCNP
10 16 (6.13%) MCDST
11 15 (5.75%) CISSP
12 12 (4.60%) A+ Certification
13 10 (3.83%) AWS Certification
13 10 (3.83%) CCA
13 10 (3.83%) Citrix Certification
14 9 (3.45%) CompTIA Security+
15 8 (3.07%) ITIL Certification
15 8 (3.07%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
16 6 (2.30%) Network+ Certification
17 5 (1.92%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (11.88%) Data Quality
2 17 (6.51%) SLA
3 8 (3.07%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (1.53%) PMO
5 3 (1.15%) PCI DSS
6 1 (0.38%) GDPR
6 1 (0.38%) QA
System Software
1 122 (46.74%) Active Directory
2 54 (20.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (13.41%) Hyper-V
4 15 (5.75%) BitLocker
5 14 (5.36%) Docker
6 10 (3.83%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.68%) XenApp
8 6 (2.30%) Terminal Services
8 6 (2.30%) vSphere
8 6 (2.30%) XenDesktop
9 4 (1.53%) VMware Workstation
9 4 (1.53%) XenServer
10 3 (1.15%) Virtual Servers
11 1 (0.38%) Firmware
11 1 (0.38%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.38%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 25 (9.58%) Failover Clustering
2 22 (8.43%) SCCM
3 18 (6.90%) Backup Exec
4 16 (6.13%) Perfmon
5 11 (4.21%) Ansible
6 8 (3.07%) Puppet
7 7 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.30%) Kubernetes
8 6 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
8 6 (2.30%) Terraform
9 5 (1.92%) Cisco CUCM
9 5 (1.92%) Forefront Identity Manager
9 5 (1.92%) SCOM
9 5 (1.92%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (1.92%) WSUS
10 4 (1.53%) Clonezilla
10 4 (1.53%) Microsoft Clustering
10 4 (1.53%) Nagios
10 4 (1.53%) Nessus
11 3 (1.15%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 204 (78.16%) Microsoft
2 88 (33.72%) VMware
3 47 (18.01%) Cisco
4 45 (17.24%) Citrix
5 30 (11.49%) Veeam
6 29 (11.11%) HP
7 22 (8.43%) SolarWinds
8 21 (8.05%) Dell
9 18 (6.90%) Oracle
10 16 (6.13%) RedGate
11 13 (4.98%) Apple
12 10 (3.83%) NetApp
13 9 (3.45%) Symantec
14 8 (3.07%) WatchGuard
15 7 (2.68%) CommVault
15 7 (2.68%) Google
15 7 (2.68%) Red Hat
16 6 (2.30%) Bloomberg
16 6 (2.30%) Reuters
16 6 (2.30%) SAP