Period
to 8 April 2020

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 8 April 2020 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 427 507 484
Rank change year-on-year +80 -23 +71
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 274 266 390
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.58% 0.43% 0.55%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.97% 2.02% 2.43%
Number of salaries quoted 253 237 378
Median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +11.11% +7.14%
10th Percentile £27,000 £29,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £69,250 £80,000 £63,750
England median annual salary £40,000 £42,000 £37,500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +12.00% -5.06%

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 9,224 13,149 16,032
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.37% 21.43% 22.81%
Number of salaries quoted 6,954 9,711 12,546
Median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,325 £31,275 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £91,750
England median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £48,500
% change year-on-year +5.00% +3.09% +7.78%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Salary Trend in London

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in London.

Salary trend for MCSA in London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in London

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in London over the 6 months to 8 April 2020.

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 8 April 2020. 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 +91 116 £37,500 -16.20% 6
West London +20 25 £38,500 -23.00% 1
North London 0 16 £30,000 -44.44%
South London +16 11 £42,500 - 2
East London - 5 £37,500 - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 2020, 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.

1 274 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 203 (74.09%) Windows
3 200 (72.99%) Microsoft
4 150 (54.74%) MCSE
5 146 (53.28%) Office 365
6 141 (51.46%) Active Directory
7 121 (44.16%) Windows Server
8 112 (40.88%) Azure
9 83 (30.29%) Microsoft Office
10 76 (27.74%) MCP
10 76 (27.74%) VMware
11 75 (27.37%) ITIL
12 67 (24.45%) PowerShell
12 67 (24.45%) Windows 10
13 64 (23.36%) DNS
14 58 (21.17%) SQL Server
15 56 (20.44%) SLA
16 54 (19.71%) Cisco Certification
17 53 (19.34%) DHCP
17 53 (19.34%) SQL
18 50 (18.25%) Hyper-V
19 48 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
19 48 (17.52%) CCNA
20 43 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
21 42 (15.33%) Cisco
21 42 (15.33%) Degree
22 40 (14.60%) Windows Server 2016
23 39 (14.23%) Firewall
23 39 (14.23%) MS Exchange
24 38 (13.87%) 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 39 (14.23%) MS Exchange
2 28 (10.22%) SharePoint
3 22 (8.03%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (6.20%) IIS
5 16 (5.84%) Exchange Server 2013
6 7 (2.55%) SharePoint 2010
7 6 (2.19%) SAS
8 5 (1.82%) Skype for Business
9 4 (1.46%) Elasticsearch
10 3 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.36%) Apache
11 1 (0.36%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 83 (30.29%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (8.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 15 (5.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 3 (1.09%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.36%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 146 (53.28%) Office 365
2 112 (40.88%) Azure
3 38 (13.87%) AWS
4 16 (5.84%) PaaS
5 13 (4.74%) IaaS
6 12 (4.38%) Azure Active Directory
7 6 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 6 (2.19%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.19%) Amazon ELB
7 6 (2.19%) Amazon S3
7 6 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 6 (2.19%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.82%) Mimecast
8 5 (1.82%) OneDrive
9 3 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (1.09%) G Suite
10 2 (0.73%) Power Platform
10 2 (0.73%) SaaS
11 1 (0.36%) Azure Data Factory
11 1 (0.36%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 64 (23.36%) DNS
2 53 (19.34%) DHCP
3 39 (14.23%) Firewall
4 31 (11.31%) LAN
5 28 (10.22%) TCP/IP
6 27 (9.85%) VoIP
7 26 (9.49%) SAN
8 23 (8.39%) WAN
9 15 (5.47%) VPN
10 13 (4.74%) Internet
10 13 (4.74%) Remote Desktop
11 10 (3.65%) Broadband
11 10 (3.65%) Intranet
12 9 (3.28%) IP Telephony
12 9 (3.28%) NAS
13 7 (2.55%) Fibre Channel
13 7 (2.55%) Wi-Fi
14 6 (2.19%) Network Security
14 6 (2.19%) VLAN
14 6 (2.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 58 (21.17%) SQL Server
2 13 (4.74%) SQL Server 2016
3 10 (3.65%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 10 (3.65%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (3.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 9 (3.28%) Amazon RDS
5 6 (2.19%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (1.82%) SAP HANA
6 5 (1.82%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (1.46%) Microsoft Analysis Services
7 4 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.09%) Azure SQL Database
8 3 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
9 2 (0.73%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 2 (0.73%) MongoDB
9 2 (0.73%) NoSQL
9 2 (0.73%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (0.73%) Power BI
9 2 (0.73%) Relational Database
9 2 (0.73%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (2.92%) Visual Studio
2 3 (1.09%) Git (software)
3 2 (0.73%) Postman
4 1 (0.36%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (0.36%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 33 (12.04%) Finance
2 17 (6.20%) Telecoms
3 15 (5.47%) Banking
4 11 (4.01%) Law
5 10 (3.65%) Legal
6 6 (2.19%) Front Office
7 3 (1.09%) Retail
8 2 (0.73%) Marketing
8 2 (0.73%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.73%) Social Science
9 1 (0.36%) Back Office
9 1 (0.36%) Financial Institution
9 1 (0.36%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 61 (22.26%) Support Engineer
2 50 (18.25%) IT Support
3 34 (12.41%) Analyst
4 30 (10.95%) Desktop Support
5 27 (9.85%) Administrator
6 25 (9.12%) Support Analyst
7 22 (8.03%) 2nd Line Support
7 22 (8.03%) IT Analyst
7 22 (8.03%) Team Leader
8 20 (7.30%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 19 (6.93%) IT Engineer
9 19 (6.93%) IT Support Analyst
10 18 (6.57%) IT Support Engineer
11 17 (6.20%) Service Analyst
12 16 (5.84%) Systems Engineer
12 16 (5.84%) Windows Engineer
13 15 (5.47%) DBA
13 15 (5.47%) SQL DBA
14 14 (5.11%) Desktop Engineer
14 14 (5.11%) Desktop Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.74%) Web Services
2 8 (2.92%) .NET
3 6 (2.19%) XML
4 2 (0.73%) RESTful
5 1 (0.36%) 802.1X
5 1 (0.36%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 24 (8.76%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (6.93%) Video Conferencing
3 14 (5.11%) iPhone
4 11 (4.01%) Data Centre
4 11 (4.01%) Mobile App
5 9 (3.28%) CMDB
6 7 (2.55%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.19%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (2.19%) Hedge funds
8 5 (1.82%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.46%) Clustering
9 4 (1.46%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (1.46%) Replication
10 3 (1.09%) BYOD
10 3 (1.09%) Management Information System
10 3 (1.09%) NHS
11 2 (0.73%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.73%) Hybrid Cloud
12 1 (0.36%) Credit Risk
12 1 (0.36%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 203 (74.09%) Windows
2 121 (44.16%) Windows Server
3 67 (24.45%) Windows 10
4 43 (15.69%) Windows Server 2012
5 40 (14.60%) Windows Server 2016
6 38 (13.87%) Linux
6 38 (13.87%) Windows 7
7 26 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
8 17 (6.20%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (5.84%) Windows Server 2019
10 11 (4.01%) Mac OS X
11 9 (3.28%) Unix
11 9 (3.28%) Windows XP
12 8 (2.92%) CentOS
13 6 (2.19%) Oracle Linux
14 5 (1.82%) Ubuntu
15 3 (1.09%) Android
16 2 (0.73%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 75 (27.37%) ITIL
2 29 (10.58%) Line Management
2 29 (10.58%) Mentoring
3 27 (9.85%) Migration
3 27 (9.85%) Problem-Solving
4 22 (8.03%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 17 (6.20%) Data Analysis
6 16 (5.84%) DevOps
7 15 (5.47%) Time Management
8 13 (4.74%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (4.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 12 (4.38%) Mobile Device Management
9 12 (4.38%) Service Management
10 11 (4.01%) Change Management
10 11 (4.01%) ITSM
10 11 (4.01%) Server Management
11 10 (3.65%) Break/Fix
11 10 (3.65%) High Availability
11 10 (3.65%) ITIL V3
11 10 (3.65%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 67 (24.45%) PowerShell
2 53 (19.34%) SQL
3 16 (5.84%) C#
4 15 (5.47%) T-SQL
5 14 (5.11%) Python
6 13 (4.74%) Bash Shell
7 6 (2.19%) Perl
8 5 (1.82%) C
9 4 (1.46%) VBScript
10 2 (0.73%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
10 2 (0.73%) Ruby
11 1 (0.36%) JavaScript
11 1 (0.36%) VB.NET
11 1 (0.36%) VBA
Qualifications
1 274 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 150 (54.74%) MCSE
3 76 (27.74%) MCP
4 54 (19.71%) Cisco Certification
5 48 (17.52%) CCNA
6 42 (15.33%) Degree
7 25 (9.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 24 (8.76%) CCNP
9 17 (6.20%) MCITP
10 10 (3.65%) CTC Cleared
10 10 (3.65%) SC Cleared
10 10 (3.65%) Security Cleared
11 9 (3.28%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 9 (3.28%) JNCIP
11 9 (3.28%) MOS
11 9 (3.28%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.92%) JNCIA
13 7 (2.55%) ITIL Certification
14 6 (2.19%) A+ Certification
15 4 (1.46%) Computer Science Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (20.44%) SLA
2 5 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (1.82%) QA
3 3 (1.09%) GDPR
4 2 (0.73%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.36%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.36%) PMO
System Software
1 141 (51.46%) Active Directory
2 50 (18.25%) Hyper-V
3 48 (17.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 14 (5.11%) vSphere
5 13 (4.74%) XenApp
6 12 (4.38%) Virtual Desktop
7 9 (3.28%) Docker
7 9 (3.28%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (2.19%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (2.19%) XenDesktop
9 3 (1.09%) BitLocker
9 3 (1.09%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.73%) Virtual Machines
11 1 (0.36%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.36%) Terminal Server
Systems Management
1 29 (10.58%) SCCM
2 11 (4.01%) Ansible
3 10 (3.65%) Microsoft Intune
4 7 (2.55%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (2.55%) Puppet
5 6 (2.19%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (2.19%) vCenter Server
6 5 (1.82%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.82%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.82%) Norton AntiVirus
7 4 (1.46%) Jamf Pro
7 4 (1.46%) Kubernetes
7 4 (1.46%) Terraform
8 3 (1.09%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (0.73%) Failover Clustering
9 2 (0.73%) FortiGate
9 2 (0.73%) McAfee ePO
9 2 (0.73%) Perfmon
9 2 (0.73%) WSUS
10 1 (0.36%) SCOM
Vendors
1 200 (72.99%) Microsoft
2 76 (27.74%) VMware
3 42 (15.33%) Cisco
4 37 (13.50%) Citrix
5 32 (11.68%) HP
6 18 (6.57%) Dell
7 16 (5.84%) Apple
8 15 (5.47%) Avaya
8 15 (5.47%) Veeam
9 14 (5.11%) ShoreTel
10 12 (4.38%) Oracle
10 12 (4.38%) Polycom
11 11 (4.01%) SolarWinds
11 11 (4.01%) Splunk
12 10 (3.65%) Wyse
13 9 (3.28%) Symantec
14 8 (2.92%) McAfee
14 8 (2.92%) SonicWALL
15 7 (2.55%) ServiceNow
15 7 (2.55%) Sophos