Period
to 25 February 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 25 February 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
25 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 474 535 438
Rank change year-on-year +61 -97 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 375 281 561
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.54% 0.40% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.41% 1.69% 2.52%
Number of salaries quoted 346 256 516
London median annual salary £40,000 £41,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.44% +7.19% -1.92%
10th Percentile £26,250 £27,500 £23,000
90th Percentile £63,125 £61,375 £62,500
England median annual salary £35,750 £37,500 £36,250
% change year-on-year -4.67% +3.45% +3.57%

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 15,579 16,666 22,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.52% 24.00% 25.96%
Number of salaries quoted 12,288 13,523 18,339
London median annual salary £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +4.55% - +10.00%
10th Percentile £31,250 £30,000 £31,250
90th Percentile £90,000 £87,500 £85,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +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 25 February 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 25 February 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 -10 72 £40,000 -2.44% 17
West London +27 44 £42,750 +12.50% 13
South London +26 29 £42,500 +70.00% 7
North London +22 22 £43,500 +16.00% 2
East London -6 8 £35,000 -20.45% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 25 February 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.

1 375 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 298 (79.47%) Microsoft
3 279 (74.40%) MCSE
4 271 (72.27%) Windows
5 208 (55.47%) Active Directory
6 148 (39.47%) VMware
7 141 (37.60%) Windows Server
8 135 (36.00%) Office 365
9 112 (29.87%) ITIL
10 102 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
11 91 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 86 (22.93%) CCNA
12 86 (22.93%) Cisco Certification
13 80 (21.33%) Hyper-V
14 78 (20.80%) Cisco
15 73 (19.47%) Citrix
15 73 (19.47%) MS Exchange
16 71 (18.93%) DNS
16 71 (18.93%) Windows 10
17 70 (18.67%) MCP
17 70 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
17 70 (18.67%) Firewall
17 70 (18.67%) MCITP
18 68 (18.13%) PowerShell
18 68 (18.13%) DHCP
19 64 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
20 62 (16.53%) SQL Server
21 60 (16.00%) TCP/IP
21 60 (16.00%) SAN
22 58 (15.47%) SCCM

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 73 (19.47%) MS Exchange
2 48 (12.80%) SharePoint
3 24 (6.40%) Skype for Business
4 22 (5.87%) Exchange Server 2010
5 18 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2007
5 18 (4.80%) Exchange Server 2013
6 16 (4.27%) IIS
7 10 (2.67%) nginx
8 5 (1.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 5 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2003
9 3 (0.80%) Apache
9 3 (0.80%) Confluence
9 3 (0.80%) SharePoint Server
10 2 (0.53%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.27%) CMS
11 1 (0.27%) Kentico
11 1 (0.27%) Umbraco
11 1 (0.27%) WordPress
Applications
1 70 (18.67%) Microsoft Office
2 13 (3.47%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (2.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (1.87%) Eikon
2 2 (0.53%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.27%) Cognos Business Intelligence
3 1 (0.27%) PeopleSoft HRMS
3 1 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 135 (36.00%) Office 365
2 102 (27.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (10.93%) Azure Active Directory
4 26 (6.93%) Amazon AWS
5 24 (6.40%) SaaS
6 19 (5.07%) IaaS
7 17 (4.53%) PaaS
8 10 (2.67%) Yammer
9 9 (2.40%) Amazon EC2
10 4 (1.07%) Mimecast
11 3 (0.80%) OneDrive
12 2 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
12 2 (0.53%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.53%) G Suite
13 1 (0.27%) Amazon Glacier
13 1 (0.27%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 71 (18.93%) DNS
2 70 (18.67%) Firewall
3 68 (18.13%) DHCP
4 60 (16.00%) SAN
4 60 (16.00%) TCP/IP
5 49 (13.07%) VPN
6 37 (9.87%) WAN
7 33 (8.80%) Internet
7 33 (8.80%) LAN
8 27 (7.20%) VLAN
9 21 (5.60%) Skype
10 19 (5.07%) NAS
11 14 (3.73%) NetScaler
12 13 (3.47%) Remote Desktop
13 12 (3.20%) Network Security
14 11 (2.93%) Cisco ASA
15 10 (2.67%) IP Telephony
16 9 (2.40%) Wireless
17 8 (2.13%) VoIP
17 8 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 62 (16.53%) SQL Server
2 12 (3.20%) MySQL
2 12 (3.20%) Power BI
3 8 (2.13%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.87%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (1.87%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 6 (1.60%) Data Warehouse
6 4 (1.07%) PowerPivot
6 4 (1.07%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.07%) SQL Server 2014
7 3 (0.80%) RDBMS
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (0.53%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.27%) Cognos Framework Manager
9 1 (0.27%) Data Mart
9 1 (0.27%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (3.47%) Git (software)
1 13 (3.47%) JIRA
2 9 (2.40%) TeamCity
3 8 (2.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (1.33%) Octopus Deploy
5 3 (0.80%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (0.53%) MSI
7 1 (0.27%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 51 (13.60%) Finance
2 22 (5.87%) Law
3 19 (5.07%) Banking
4 17 (4.53%) Legal
5 13 (3.47%) Advertising
6 10 (2.67%) Marketing
7 8 (2.13%) Billing
8 6 (1.60%) Retail
8 6 (1.60%) Telecoms
9 5 (1.33%) Retail Banking
10 4 (1.07%) Arabic Language
11 3 (0.80%) Private Banking
11 3 (0.80%) Publishing
12 2 (0.53%) Back Office
12 2 (0.53%) Electronics
12 2 (0.53%) Games
12 2 (0.53%) Manufacturing
13 1 (0.27%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (21.60%) Support Engineer
2 53 (14.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 52 (13.87%) Analyst
4 51 (13.60%) IT Support
5 42 (11.20%) IT Engineer
6 37 (9.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 35 (9.33%) 3rd Line Support
8 33 (8.80%) 2nd Line Support
8 33 (8.80%) Azure Engineer
9 32 (8.53%) IT Support Engineer
9 32 (8.53%) Support Analyst
10 31 (8.27%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (7.47%) Consultant
12 26 (6.93%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 25 (6.67%) Systems Engineer
14 24 (6.40%) 2nd Line Engineer
14 24 (6.40%) Desktop Support
14 24 (6.40%) Senior Support Engineer
14 24 (6.40%) Windows Engineer
15 23 (6.13%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (7.73%) .NET
2 19 (5.07%) XML
3 15 (4.00%) JSON
4 9 (2.40%) .NET Framework
4 9 (2.40%) AngularJS
4 9 (2.40%) ASP.NET
4 9 (2.40%) HTML
4 9 (2.40%) HTML5
5 8 (2.13%) CSS
5 8 (2.13%) Entity Framework
5 8 (2.13%) jQuery
5 8 (2.13%) REST
5 8 (2.13%) SOAP
5 8 (2.13%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (1.87%) Ajax
6 7 (1.87%) NHibernate
6 7 (1.87%) WCF
6 7 (1.87%) WPF
6 7 (1.87%) WSDL
6 7 (1.87%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 46 (12.27%) Management Information System
2 34 (9.07%) Data Centre
3 33 (8.80%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (4.80%) Private Cloud
5 16 (4.27%) Hybrid Cloud
6 14 (3.73%) Enterprise Software
6 14 (3.73%) Public Cloud
7 13 (3.47%) Blackberry
8 12 (3.20%) Smartphone
9 10 (2.67%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (2.67%) User Experience
10 9 (2.40%) Driving Licence
10 9 (2.40%) Replication
11 8 (2.13%) Mobile Payment
12 7 (1.87%) iPad
12 7 (1.87%) NHS
13 6 (1.60%) Computer Science
13 6 (1.60%) EPoS
13 6 (1.60%) iPhone
13 6 (1.60%) VxBlock/Vblock
Operating Systems
1 271 (72.27%) Windows
2 141 (37.60%) Windows Server
3 71 (18.93%) Windows 10
4 64 (17.07%) Windows Server 2008
5 56 (14.93%) Linux
6 52 (13.87%) Windows 7
7 48 (12.80%) Windows Server 2012
8 15 (4.00%) Android
9 14 (3.73%) Windows Server 2003
10 9 (2.40%) Mac OS
10 9 (2.40%) Windows 8
10 9 (2.40%) Windows XP
11 7 (1.87%) Apple iOS
11 7 (1.87%) Mac OS X
12 6 (1.60%) Debian
13 2 (0.53%) Unix
14 1 (0.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 112 (29.87%) ITIL
2 33 (8.80%) DevOps
3 25 (6.67%) PRINCE2
4 23 (6.13%) Disaster Recovery
5 22 (5.87%) Collaborative Working
5 22 (5.87%) Service Delivery
6 21 (5.60%) Analytics
7 20 (5.33%) CRM
8 19 (5.07%) Business Intelligence
8 19 (5.07%) ITIL V3
9 18 (4.80%) Migration
9 18 (4.80%) Mobile Device Management
10 17 (4.53%) Agile Software Development
11 16 (4.27%) Time Management
12 15 (4.00%) Service Management
13 13 (3.47%) Analytical Thinking
13 13 (3.47%) Customer Engagement
14 12 (3.20%) Data Protection
14 12 (3.20%) Mentoring
14 12 (3.20%) Network Virtualisation
Programming Languages
1 68 (18.13%) PowerShell
2 51 (13.60%) SQL
3 11 (2.93%) JavaScript
4 10 (2.67%) C#
5 3 (0.80%) Java
5 3 (0.80%) T-SQL
5 3 (0.80%) VBScript
6 2 (0.53%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.27%) C++
7 1 (0.27%) Perl
7 1 (0.27%) PHP
Qualifications
1 375 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 279 (74.40%) MCSE
3 86 (22.93%) CCNA
3 86 (22.93%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (18.67%) MCITP
4 70 (18.67%) MCP
5 42 (11.20%) Degree
6 29 (7.73%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 28 (7.47%) CCNP
8 27 (7.20%) CCA
8 27 (7.20%) Citrix Certification
9 23 (6.13%) A+ Certification
10 21 (5.60%) Network+ Certification
11 19 (5.07%) MOS
12 16 (4.27%) MCTS
13 14 (3.73%) MCDST
14 11 (2.93%) DBS Check
15 9 (2.40%) CompTIA Security+
16 7 (1.87%) MCSD
17 6 (1.60%) HP ASE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 49 (13.07%) SLA
2 22 (5.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 19 (5.07%) QA
4 17 (4.53%) PCI DSS
5 5 (1.33%) Data Quality
6 4 (1.07%) HIPAA
6 4 (1.07%) NEBOSH
7 1 (0.27%) PMO
System Software
1 208 (55.47%) Active Directory
2 91 (24.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 80 (21.33%) Hyper-V
4 26 (6.93%) XenDesktop
5 21 (5.60%) XenApp
6 17 (4.53%) vSphere
6 17 (4.53%) Xen
7 15 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
8 13 (3.47%) BitLocker
9 11 (2.93%) Virtual Machines
10 10 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (2.67%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (1.60%) VMware NSX
12 5 (1.33%) Virtual Servers
13 4 (1.07%) VMware Workstation
14 3 (0.80%) Docker
14 3 (0.80%) VMware Server
15 1 (0.27%) Firmware
15 1 (0.27%) Terminal Server
15 1 (0.27%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 58 (15.47%) SCCM
2 34 (9.07%) Puppet
3 31 (8.27%) Microsoft Intune
4 26 (6.93%) SCOM
5 23 (6.13%) Opscode Chef
6 18 (4.80%) SCSM
7 13 (3.47%) Ansible
7 13 (3.47%) DameWare
8 11 (2.93%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
8 11 (2.93%) vCenter Server
9 10 (2.67%) SCDPM
9 10 (2.67%) SCOrch
9 10 (2.67%) SCVMM
10 8 (2.13%) Failover Clustering
11 6 (1.60%) Cisco CUCM
12 5 (1.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 5 (1.33%) ServiceCenter
12 5 (1.33%) WSUS
13 4 (1.07%) Backup Exec
13 4 (1.07%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 298 (79.47%) Microsoft
2 148 (39.47%) VMware
3 78 (20.80%) Cisco
4 73 (19.47%) Citrix
5 33 (8.80%) HP
6 31 (8.27%) Veeam
7 22 (5.87%) Apple
8 17 (4.53%) Dell
9 16 (4.27%) SonicWALL
10 13 (3.47%) EMC
10 13 (3.47%) Meraki
11 12 (3.20%) Bloomberg
11 12 (3.20%) NetApp
12 11 (2.93%) CheckPoint
12 11 (2.93%) Splunk
13 8 (2.13%) IBM
13 8 (2.13%) Nintex
14 7 (1.87%) FactSet
14 7 (1.87%) Fidessa
14 7 (1.87%) Zerto