Period
to 20 September 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 September 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 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 526 556 517
Rank change year-on-year +30 -39 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 294 315 387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.42% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.89% 1.84% 2.01%
Number of salaries quoted 261 280 337
London median annual salary £45,000 £37,750 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +19.21% -5.63% +2.56%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,700 £24,900
90th Percentile £77,500 £55,000 £62,500
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +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 15,542 17,111 19,228
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.64% 22.83% 24.18%
Number of salaries quoted 11,520 12,690 16,137
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +9.09% - +4.76%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £93,750 £87,575 £86,250
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 September 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 September 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 -29 65 £56,250 +35.54% 11
South London +21 32 £45,000 +12.50% 1
West London +3 22 £40,000 -5.88% 6
East London +4 10 £45,500 -9.00% 4
North London +3 1 £29,500 -1.67% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 September 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.

1 294 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 249 (84.69%) Microsoft
3 237 (80.61%) Windows
4 210 (71.43%) MCSE
5 176 (59.86%) Active Directory
6 132 (44.90%) VMware
7 109 (37.07%) ITIL
8 104 (35.37%) MCP
9 100 (34.01%) Office 365
9 100 (34.01%) Windows Server
10 91 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
11 83 (28.23%) Hyper-V
12 78 (26.53%) PowerShell
12 78 (26.53%) MS Exchange
13 77 (26.19%) SQL
14 75 (25.51%) SQL Server
15 73 (24.83%) DNS
16 67 (22.79%) Microsoft Office
17 66 (22.45%) Firewall
18 62 (21.09%) Finance
19 61 (20.75%) Windows 10
20 59 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
21 56 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
21 56 (19.05%) MCITP
21 56 (19.05%) Citrix
22 53 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
23 52 (17.69%) Apple
23 52 (17.69%) VPN
24 51 (17.35%) DHCP
25 49 (16.67%) Linux

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 78 (26.53%) MS Exchange
2 37 (12.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (8.50%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (6.80%) IIS
5 18 (6.12%) SharePoint
6 16 (5.44%) Exchange Server 2007
7 15 (5.10%) Skype for Business
8 12 (4.08%) nginx
9 7 (2.38%) Site Server
10 5 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 5 (1.70%) Confluence
10 5 (1.70%) Tomcat
11 4 (1.36%) Apache
12 2 (0.68%) Apache Spark
12 2 (0.68%) BizTalk Server
13 1 (0.34%) Exchange Server 2003
13 1 (0.34%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 67 (22.79%) Microsoft Office
2 28 (9.52%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (2.72%) MS Visio
5 4 (1.36%) Acrobat
6 3 (1.02%) AutoCAD
7 2 (0.68%) InDesign
7 2 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.68%) Maximo
1 2 (0.68%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (0.34%) Rolfe and Nolan
Cloud Services
1 100 (34.01%) Office 365
2 91 (30.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (9.86%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (7.14%) Azure Active Directory
5 18 (6.12%) IaaS
6 12 (4.08%) PaaS
7 8 (2.72%) Cloud Computing
7 8 (2.72%) SaaS
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (1.70%) Amazon S3
9 4 (1.36%) Slack
9 4 (1.36%) Yammer
10 3 (1.02%) GitHub
10 3 (1.02%) Google Cloud Platform
11 2 (0.68%) OneDrive
12 1 (0.34%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 1 (0.34%) G Suite
12 1 (0.34%) IBM Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 73 (24.83%) DNS
2 66 (22.45%) Firewall
3 52 (17.69%) VPN
4 51 (17.35%) DHCP
5 47 (15.99%) TCP/IP
6 40 (13.61%) SAN
7 31 (10.54%) LAN
8 29 (9.86%) WAN
9 17 (5.78%) Skype
10 16 (5.44%) Remote Desktop
11 15 (5.10%) WebEx
12 13 (4.42%) VoIP
13 8 (2.72%) Internet
13 8 (2.72%) Network Security
14 7 (2.38%) VLAN
14 7 (2.38%) Wi-Fi
15 6 (2.04%) Wireless
16 5 (1.70%) NAS
17 4 (1.36%) Cisco ASA
17 4 (1.36%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (25.51%) SQL Server
2 22 (7.48%) MySQL
3 19 (6.46%) SQL Server 2016
4 17 (5.78%) Relational Database
5 15 (5.10%) SQL Server 2008
6 14 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 12 (4.08%) Data Warehouse
7 12 (4.08%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 10 (3.40%) Power BI
9 8 (2.72%) SQL Server 2014
10 7 (2.38%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (2.04%) SAP HANA
11 6 (2.04%) SQL Server 2012
12 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
12 5 (1.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 3 (1.02%) Microsoft Analysis Services
13 3 (1.02%) MongoDB
14 2 (0.68%) Apache Hive
14 2 (0.68%) Hadoop
14 2 (0.68%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (5.10%) TeamCity
2 11 (3.74%) JIRA
3 10 (3.40%) Git (software)
3 10 (3.40%) Octopus Deploy
4 7 (2.38%) MSI
5 5 (1.70%) Team Foundation Server
6 4 (1.36%) Jenkins
7 3 (1.02%) Bitbucket
8 1 (0.34%) git-flow
8 1 (0.34%) GitLab
General
1 62 (21.09%) Finance
2 12 (4.08%) Billing
3 9 (3.06%) Marketing
4 7 (2.38%) Banking
4 7 (2.38%) Retail
5 6 (2.04%) Advertising
6 4 (1.36%) Games
7 3 (1.02%) French Language
7 3 (1.02%) Publishing
7 3 (1.02%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.34%) Automotive
8 1 (0.34%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.34%) Law
8 1 (0.34%) Legal
Job Titles
1 78 (26.53%) Support Engineer
2 43 (14.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 28 (9.52%) Analyst
4 25 (8.50%) IT Engineer
5 24 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support
6 23 (7.82%) Architect
6 23 (7.82%) Systems Engineer
7 22 (7.48%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 22 (7.48%) DBA
7 22 (7.48%) SQL DBA
8 21 (7.14%) Administrator
8 21 (7.14%) Support Analyst
9 19 (6.46%) Consultant
10 17 (5.78%) IT Manager
11 15 (5.10%) 3rd Line Support
11 15 (5.10%) IT Support
11 15 (5.10%) Office 365 Consultant
12 14 (4.76%) Azure Consultant
12 14 (4.76%) Exchange Consultant
13 13 (4.42%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (7.48%) XML
2 20 (6.80%) .NET
3 18 (6.12%) Web Services
4 8 (2.72%) Software Packaging
5 7 (2.38%) JSON
6 5 (1.70%) HTML
7 2 (0.68%) .NET Framework
7 2 (0.68%) Middleware
8 1 (0.34%) FIX Protocol
8 1 (0.34%) Play Framework
8 1 (0.34%) REST
8 1 (0.34%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 30 (10.20%) iPad
2 29 (9.86%) Computer Science
3 27 (9.18%) Data Centre
4 20 (6.80%) Self-Motivation
5 19 (6.46%) Clustering
6 17 (5.78%) Public Cloud
7 16 (5.44%) Analytical Skills
7 16 (5.44%) Enterprise Software
8 12 (4.08%) Mobile Payment
9 9 (3.06%) Private Cloud
10 8 (2.72%) Data Structures
10 8 (2.72%) Video Conferencing
11 7 (2.38%) Blackberry
11 7 (2.38%) Hedge funds
11 7 (2.38%) Management Information System
12 6 (2.04%) Fintech
12 6 (2.04%) Mobile App
13 5 (1.70%) Blog
14 4 (1.36%) Replication
15 3 (1.02%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 237 (80.61%) Windows
2 100 (34.01%) Windows Server
3 61 (20.75%) Windows 10
4 59 (20.07%) Windows Server 2012
5 56 (19.05%) Windows Server 2008
6 49 (16.67%) Linux
7 39 (13.27%) Windows 7
8 35 (11.90%) Unix
9 33 (11.22%) Mac OS X
10 17 (5.78%) Android
11 14 (4.76%) Apple iOS
12 13 (4.42%) Mac OS
13 11 (3.74%) Windows Server 2003
14 6 (2.04%) Windows 8
15 5 (1.70%) Windows XP
16 3 (1.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 2 (0.68%) Kali Linux
17 2 (0.68%) Windows Vista
18 1 (0.34%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (37.07%) ITIL
2 53 (18.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 46 (15.65%) Problem-Solving
4 41 (13.95%) Migration
5 35 (11.90%) DevOps
6 34 (11.56%) Disaster Recovery
7 29 (9.86%) CRM
8 28 (9.52%) ITIL V3
9 25 (8.50%) Information Security
10 24 (8.16%) Problem Management
11 22 (7.48%) High Availability
12 21 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
12 21 (7.14%) Service Management
13 19 (6.46%) Asset Management
13 19 (6.46%) Configuration Management
13 19 (6.46%) ERP
13 19 (6.46%) Storage Management
14 17 (5.78%) ITSM
14 17 (5.78%) Release Management
15 16 (5.44%) Requirements Analysis
Programming Languages
1 78 (26.53%) PowerShell
2 77 (26.19%) SQL
3 25 (8.50%) Python
4 21 (7.14%) T-SQL
5 19 (6.46%) C#
6 12 (4.08%) Bash Shell
6 12 (4.08%) VBScript
7 5 (1.70%) Java
7 5 (1.70%) JavaScript
7 5 (1.70%) Perl
8 4 (1.36%) C++
8 4 (1.36%) PHP
9 2 (0.68%) C
10 1 (0.34%) F#
10 1 (0.34%) Groovy
10 1 (0.34%) Ruby
10 1 (0.34%) Scala
10 1 (0.34%) VB
Qualifications
1 294 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 210 (71.43%) MCSE
3 104 (35.37%) MCP
4 56 (19.05%) MCITP
5 48 (16.33%) MCTS
6 39 (13.27%) CCNA
6 39 (13.27%) Cisco Certification
7 38 (12.93%) Degree
7 38 (12.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (10.20%) DBS Check
9 14 (4.76%) A+ Certification
10 9 (3.06%) Citrix Certification
11 8 (2.72%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (2.72%) MCDST
12 7 (2.38%) AWS Certification
12 7 (2.38%) CCA
13 6 (2.04%) CCENT
13 6 (2.04%) CISSP
13 6 (2.04%) Network+ Certification
14 4 (1.36%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (9.18%) SLA
2 8 (2.72%) Data Quality
3 7 (2.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.68%) GDPR
4 2 (0.68%) QA
System Software
1 176 (59.86%) Active Directory
2 83 (28.23%) Hyper-V
3 47 (15.99%) VMware Infrastructure
4 25 (8.50%) vSphere
5 13 (4.42%) XenApp
6 11 (3.74%) Docker
7 7 (2.38%) Microsoft App-V
7 7 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
7 7 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (2.38%) XenDesktop
8 6 (2.04%) vCloud
8 6 (2.04%) XenServer
9 4 (1.36%) BitLocker
9 4 (1.36%) Virtual Desktop
10 3 (1.02%) VMware Workstation
11 2 (0.68%) HDFS
11 2 (0.68%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.68%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 39 (13.27%) SCCM
2 24 (8.16%) Puppet
3 23 (7.82%) Failover Clustering
4 15 (5.10%) Ansible
4 15 (5.10%) HP UCMDB
5 14 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
6 12 (4.08%) Single Sign-On
7 11 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
8 8 (2.72%) Backup Exec
9 7 (2.38%) Nagios
10 6 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
11 5 (1.70%) ServiceCenter
12 4 (1.36%) FortiGate
12 4 (1.36%) Microsoft Intune
12 4 (1.36%) Salt
13 3 (1.02%) Clonezilla
13 3 (1.02%) HAProxy
13 3 (1.02%) SCOM
13 3 (1.02%) WSUS
13 3 (1.02%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 249 (84.69%) Microsoft
2 132 (44.90%) VMware
3 56 (19.05%) Citrix
4 52 (17.69%) Apple
5 43 (14.63%) HP
6 38 (12.93%) Cisco
7 28 (9.52%) Veeam
8 25 (8.50%) ServiceNow
9 13 (4.42%) Avaya
10 12 (4.08%) Splunk
11 11 (3.74%) BMC
11 11 (3.74%) Oracle
12 9 (3.06%) Dell
12 9 (3.06%) SolarWinds
13 7 (2.38%) Bloomberg
13 7 (2.38%) CommVault
13 7 (2.38%) Ivanti
13 7 (2.38%) Red Hat
13 7 (2.38%) Reuters
14 6 (2.04%) Adobe