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 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / London
Rank 423 421 389
Rank change year-on-year -2 -32  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 154 244 284
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.46% 0.58% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 2.25% 2.59%
Number of salaries quoted 135 225 263
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £59,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.61% +4.61%  

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 7864 10822 10968
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in London 23.67% 25.80% 25.97%
Number of salaries quoted 6366 8962 8934
Median salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +10.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £34,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £82,500 £75,000 £80,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 March 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 March 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 +24 32 £42,000 -0.59% 5
Docklands, London - 9 £44,000 -
West End of London +10 3 £50,000 +75.43% 1
Twickenham - 3 £35,000 -
Chiswick +2 2 £41,250 +50.00% 1
Uxbridge - 2 £47,500 -
Bromley -2 1 £18,000 -30.76%
Croydon - 1 - -
Brentford - 1 £44,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 26 March 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.

1 272 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 218 (80.15%) Windows
3 201 (73.90%) Microsoft
4 165 (60.66%) Active Directory
5 164 (60.29%) MCSE
6 163 (59.93%) VMware
7 131 (48.16%) Windows Server
8 122 (44.85%) Cisco
9 116 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
10 113 (41.54%) Windows Server 2012
11 112 (41.18%) Office 365
12 101 (37.13%) ITIL
13 91 (33.46%) MS Exchange
14 88 (32.35%) Hyper-V
15 87 (31.99%) Windows Server 2008
15 87 (31.99%) MS Excel
16 84 (30.88%) Windows 7
17 83 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
17 83 (30.51%) Citrix
18 78 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
19 73 (26.84%) SCCM
20 71 (26.10%) CCNA
21 68 (25.00%) DNS
21 68 (25.00%) Firewall
22 61 (22.43%) MCP
23 55 (20.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
24 53 (19.49%) DHCP
25 52 (19.12%) SQL Server
26 51 (18.75%) Degree
27 49 (18.01%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related 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 91 (33.46%) MS Exchange
2 49 (18.01%) SharePoint
3 37 (13.60%) Exchange Server 2010
4 33 (12.13%) Exchange Server 2013
5 30 (11.03%) Skype for Business
6 15 (5.51%) IIS
7 13 (4.78%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (3.68%) Apache
8 10 (3.68%) Exchange Server 2003
9 9 (3.31%) SharePoint 2013
10 5 (1.84%) SharePoint 2010
11 4 (1.47%) CloudStack
12 3 (1.10%) SAS
13 2 (0.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 2 (0.74%) OpenStack
14 1 (0.37%) Moodle
Applications
1 87 (31.99%) MS Excel
2 48 (17.65%) MS Office
3 9 (3.31%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (0.37%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (1.84%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.37%) Bankmaster
2 1 (0.37%) Eikon
Cloud Services
1 112 (41.18%) Office 365
2 83 (30.51%) Microsoft Azure
3 40 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (4.04%) SaaS
5 7 (2.57%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (1.84%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.10%) Yammer
9 2 (0.74%) Akamai
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon EC2
9 2 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.74%) Mimecast
9 2 (0.74%) OneDrive
10 1 (0.37%) Adobe Creative Cloud
10 1 (0.37%) Dropbox
10 1 (0.37%) IaaS
10 1 (0.37%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (25.00%) DNS
1 68 (25.00%) Firewall
2 53 (19.49%) DHCP
3 44 (16.18%) SAN
4 30 (11.03%) LAN
4 30 (11.03%) TCP/IP
5 25 (9.19%) VPN
6 23 (8.46%) Internet
6 23 (8.46%) VLAN
7 22 (8.09%) WAN
8 19 (6.99%) VoIP
9 17 (6.25%) Cisco IOS
9 17 (6.25%) Skype
10 10 (3.68%) iSCSI
10 10 (3.68%) Wireless
11 9 (3.31%) NAS
12 8 (2.94%) ADSL
12 8 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
12 8 (2.94%) WLAN
13 7 (2.57%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (19.12%) SQL Server
2 14 (5.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 8 (2.94%) SQL Server 2008
4 6 (2.21%) Big Data
5 4 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.74%) MySQL
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (0.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.37%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.37%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 9 (3.31%) MSI
2 6 (2.21%) Visual Studio
3 2 (0.74%) JIRA
4 1 (0.37%) CruiseControl
4 1 (0.37%) Git (software)
4 1 (0.37%) TeamCity
4 1 (0.37%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 38 (13.97%) Finance
2 18 (6.62%) Law
3 17 (6.25%) Marketing
4 16 (5.88%) Telecoms
5 14 (5.15%) Legal
6 8 (2.94%) Publishing
7 5 (1.84%) Advertising
8 4 (1.47%) Banking
8 4 (1.47%) Games
8 4 (1.47%) Retail
9 1 (0.37%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 46 (16.91%) Analyst
1 46 (16.91%) Support Engineer
2 34 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 31 (11.40%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 31 (11.40%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 28 (10.29%) Administrator
5 27 (9.93%) Systems Engineer
6 23 (8.46%) Architect
7 22 (8.09%) Server Engineer
8 21 (7.72%) VMware Engineer
9 19 (6.99%) Consultant
10 17 (6.25%) Hyper-V Engineer
10 17 (6.25%) Infrastructure Architect
10 17 (6.25%) IT Engineer
10 17 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
11 16 (5.88%) Desktop Analyst
11 16 (5.88%) Systems Administrator
12 15 (5.51%) IT Support
13 14 (5.15%) Infrastructure Support
14 13 (4.78%) 3rd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (2.57%) Web Services
2 6 (2.21%) .NET
3 1 (0.37%) ASP.NET
3 1 (0.37%) Middleware
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Fusion
3 1 (0.37%) WCF
3 1 (0.37%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 42 (15.44%) Data Centre
2 24 (8.82%) Management Information System
3 21 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
3 21 (7.72%) Computer Science
4 17 (6.25%) Clustering
4 17 (6.25%) Public Cloud
5 8 (2.94%) Linux Command Line
5 8 (2.94%) Video Conferencing
6 6 (2.21%) PKI
7 5 (1.84%) Blackberry
7 5 (1.84%) Replication
7 5 (1.84%) Social Media
8 4 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 3 (1.10%) Device Driver
9 3 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
9 3 (1.10%) Handset
10 2 (0.74%) CMDB
10 2 (0.74%) Derivative
10 2 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 2 (0.74%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 218 (80.15%) Windows
2 131 (48.16%) Windows Server
3 113 (41.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 87 (31.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 84 (30.88%) Windows 7
6 48 (17.65%) Linux
7 43 (15.81%) Windows 10
8 38 (13.97%) Windows 8
9 19 (6.99%) Windows Server 2003
10 14 (5.15%) Unix
11 13 (4.78%) Mac OS X
12 11 (4.04%) Ubuntu
13 10 (3.68%) Android
14 9 (3.31%) CentOS
15 8 (2.94%) Windows Phone
16 7 (2.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
17 4 (1.47%) Mac OS
17 4 (1.47%) Windows XP
18 2 (0.74%) Debian
18 2 (0.74%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (37.13%) ITIL
2 27 (9.93%) PRINCE2
3 25 (9.19%) Project Management
4 23 (8.46%) Customer Requirements
5 21 (7.72%) Presales
5 21 (7.72%) Software Deployment
6 19 (6.99%) Migration
7 17 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
8 16 (5.88%) Application Packaging
9 15 (5.51%) Time Management
10 14 (5.15%) High Availability
11 13 (4.78%) Service Management
12 11 (4.04%) Business Continuity
12 11 (4.04%) Disaster Recovery
12 11 (4.04%) Service Delivery
13 10 (3.68%) Virtual Infrastructure
14 9 (3.31%) Server Building
14 9 (3.31%) Virtual Environments
15 8 (2.94%) Identity Management
15 8 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 45 (16.54%) PowerShell
2 30 (11.03%) SQL
3 9 (3.31%) VB
4 6 (2.21%) C#
4 6 (2.21%) VBScript
5 5 (1.84%) JavaScript
6 4 (1.47%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.37%) C
Qualifications
1 272 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 164 (60.29%) MCSE
3 78 (28.68%) Cisco Certification
4 71 (26.10%) CCNA
5 61 (22.43%) MCP
6 55 (20.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 51 (18.75%) Degree
8 45 (16.54%) MCITP
9 22 (8.09%) CCNP
10 14 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
11 9 (3.31%) Citrix Certification
11 9 (3.31%) MCSD
11 9 (3.31%) VCP5
12 7 (2.57%) Security Cleared
13 6 (2.21%) MCTS
13 6 (2.21%) RHCE
13 6 (2.21%) VCAP
14 5 (1.84%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.84%) PMI Certification
14 5 (1.84%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (6.25%) SLA
2 8 (2.94%) QA
3 4 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.37%) GCP
System Software
1 165 (60.66%) Active Directory
2 116 (42.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 88 (32.35%) Hyper-V
4 34 (12.50%) vSphere
5 23 (8.46%) XenApp
6 18 (6.62%) Virtual Servers
7 17 (6.25%) XenDesktop
8 12 (4.41%) Microsoft App-V
9 7 (2.57%) VMware ESX
10 3 (1.10%) Virtual Machines
11 2 (0.74%) iptables
11 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 2 (0.74%) Terminal Server
11 2 (0.74%) Terminal Services
11 2 (0.74%) VMware Server
11 2 (0.74%) Xen
11 2 (0.74%) XenServer
12 1 (0.37%) Firmware
12 1 (0.37%) NFS
12 1 (0.37%) Squid
Systems Management
1 73 (26.84%) SCCM
2 13 (4.78%) Backup Exec
3 11 (4.04%) SCOM
4 10 (3.68%) WSUS
5 8 (2.94%) McAfee ePO
6 4 (1.47%) Nagios
6 4 (1.47%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
7 3 (1.10%) Puppet
7 3 (1.10%) ServiceCenter
8 2 (0.74%) cPanel
8 2 (0.74%) EMC VPLEX
8 2 (0.74%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.74%) IBM BigFix
8 2 (0.74%) Icinga
8 2 (0.74%) Nexpose
8 2 (0.74%) Plesk
8 2 (0.74%) QRadar
8 2 (0.74%) SCVMM
8 2 (0.74%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
Vendors
1 201 (73.90%) Microsoft
2 163 (59.93%) VMware
3 122 (44.85%) Cisco
4 83 (30.51%) Citrix
5 24 (8.82%) NetApp
6 23 (8.46%) Dell
6 23 (8.46%) HP
7 19 (6.99%) Apple
8 17 (6.25%) Draytek
9 11 (4.04%) Intel Security
9 11 (4.04%) ServiceNow
10 9 (3.31%) AppSense
10 9 (3.31%) iManage
10 9 (3.31%) Red Hat
11 8 (2.94%) EMC
11 8 (2.94%) Polycom
11 8 (2.94%) Symantec
11 8 (2.94%) Veeam
12 7 (2.57%) Lumension
12 7 (2.57%) MobileIron
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