Period
to 29 January 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 29 January 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
29 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 422 556 491
Rank change year-on-year +134 -65 +32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 311 244 355
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.61% 0.39% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.14% 1.79% 2.25%
Number of salaries quoted 282 215 332
London median annual salary £40,000 £50,000 £38,250
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +30.72% -4.38%
10th Percentile £27,075 £30,000 £26,250
90th Percentile £70,675 £80,000 £58,707
England median annual salary £39,000 £42,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year -7.69% +20.71% -6.67%

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 9,889 13,668 15,752
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 19.33% 21.60% 22.67%
Number of salaries quoted 7,531 10,173 12,296
London median annual salary £60,000 £60,000 £57,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +4.35% +4.55%
10th Percentile £31,250 £31,250 £31,250
90th Percentile £95,000 £95,000 £90,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £50,000 £47,500
% 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 29 January 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 29 January 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 +64 97 £35,000 -19.54% 13
North London +17 35 £30,000 -44.44%
West London +22 21 £42,500 -15.00% 9
East London +17 10 £40,000 +33.33% 2
South London +4 9 £35,000 -22.22% 5
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 29 January 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.

1 311 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 228 (73.31%) Windows
3 209 (67.20%) Microsoft
4 189 (60.77%) Office 365
5 186 (59.81%) MCSE
6 179 (57.56%) Active Directory
7 153 (49.20%) Azure
8 140 (45.02%) Windows Server
9 115 (36.98%) VMware
10 101 (32.48%) ITIL
11 89 (28.62%) DNS
12 83 (26.69%) Microsoft Office
13 82 (26.37%) DHCP
14 75 (24.12%) Cisco Certification
15 74 (23.79%) Cisco
16 73 (23.47%) MCP
17 69 (22.19%) Windows 10
18 68 (21.86%) SQL Server
19 67 (21.54%) CCNA
20 66 (21.22%) PowerShell
21 64 (20.58%) Hyper-V
22 62 (19.94%) Firewall
23 61 (19.61%) Degree
24 57 (18.33%) AWS
25 55 (17.68%) SQL
26 54 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
27 52 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
27 52 (16.72%) MS Exchange
28 50 (16.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
29 46 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008

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 52 (16.72%) MS Exchange
2 31 (9.97%) SharePoint
3 27 (8.68%) Exchange Server 2013
4 20 (6.43%) Exchange Server 2010
5 16 (5.14%) IIS
5 16 (5.14%) Skype for Business
6 13 (4.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (1.61%) Exchange Server 2003
8 4 (1.29%) Elasticsearch
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2010
8 4 (1.29%) SharePoint 2013
9 2 (0.64%) Apache Spark
9 2 (0.64%) SAS
10 1 (0.32%) Apache
10 1 (0.32%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.32%) Confluence
10 1 (0.32%) OpenStack
Applications
1 83 (26.69%) Microsoft Office
2 20 (6.43%) Microsoft Excel
3 8 (2.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.32%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.32%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 189 (60.77%) Office 365
2 153 (49.20%) Azure
3 57 (18.33%) AWS
4 18 (5.79%) Azure Active Directory
5 10 (3.22%) OneDrive
6 9 (2.89%) PaaS
7 8 (2.57%) IaaS
8 7 (2.25%) Mimecast
9 5 (1.61%) Cloud Computing
10 4 (1.29%) SaaS
11 3 (0.96%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.96%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.96%) Power Platform
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon EC2
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.64%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.64%) Dynamics 365
12 2 (0.64%) GCP
12 2 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 89 (28.62%) DNS
2 82 (26.37%) DHCP
3 62 (19.94%) Firewall
4 43 (13.83%) VoIP
5 36 (11.58%) SAN
6 32 (10.29%) LAN
7 26 (8.36%) VPN
8 25 (8.04%) WAN
9 19 (6.11%) TCP/IP
10 16 (5.14%) Skype
11 13 (4.18%) VLAN
11 13 (4.18%) Wireless
12 12 (3.86%) Network Security
12 12 (3.86%) Remote Desktop
13 11 (3.54%) Internet
14 8 (2.57%) NetScaler
15 7 (2.25%) NAS
16 6 (1.93%) Intranet
16 6 (1.93%) IP Telephony
16 6 (1.93%) WebEx
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (21.86%) SQL Server
2 19 (6.11%) SQL Server 2016
3 12 (3.86%) SQL Server 2012
4 11 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
5 10 (3.22%) SQL Server 2014
5 10 (3.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 10 (3.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (3.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 7 (2.25%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (1.61%) Amazon RDS
8 5 (1.61%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (1.61%) SAP HANA
9 3 (0.96%) Azure SQL Database
9 3 (0.96%) Cosmos DB
9 3 (0.96%) Power BI
9 3 (0.96%) PowerPivot
9 3 (0.96%) Spatial Data
9 3 (0.96%) SQL Server 2017
10 2 (0.64%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 9 (2.89%) Visual Studio
2 5 (1.61%) Git (software)
3 3 (0.96%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (0.64%) Jenkins
4 2 (0.64%) Postman
4 2 (0.64%) Visual Studio Team System
5 1 (0.32%) JIRA
General
1 38 (12.22%) Finance
2 16 (5.14%) Telecoms
3 14 (4.50%) Banking
4 12 (3.86%) Law
5 11 (3.54%) Legal
6 10 (3.22%) Retail
7 2 (0.64%) Front Office
7 2 (0.64%) Marketing
7 2 (0.64%) Social Science
8 1 (0.32%) Back Office
8 1 (0.32%) Financial Institution
8 1 (0.32%) Games
8 1 (0.32%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.32%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.32%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 73 (23.47%) IT Support
2 63 (20.26%) Support Engineer
3 42 (13.50%) IT Engineer
4 39 (12.54%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 37 (11.90%) Analyst
6 34 (10.93%) IT Support Engineer
7 33 (10.61%) Team Leader
8 27 (8.68%) Administrator
8 27 (8.68%) Support Analyst
9 22 (7.07%) 2nd Line Support
9 22 (7.07%) IT Analyst
9 22 (7.07%) Technical Leader
10 21 (6.75%) Technical Team Leader
11 19 (6.11%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 19 (6.11%) IT Support Analyst
12 18 (5.79%) Systems Engineer
13 17 (5.47%) Desktop Support
13 17 (5.47%) Service Analyst
14 15 (4.82%) Network Engineer
14 15 (4.82%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (4.18%) Web Services
2 11 (3.54%) .NET
3 6 (1.93%) XML
4 4 (1.29%) ASP.NET
5 3 (0.96%) JSON
6 2 (0.64%) Kafka
6 2 (0.64%) OAuth
6 2 (0.64%) RESTful
6 2 (0.64%) SailPoint
6 2 (0.64%) SAML
7 1 (0.32%) 802.1X
7 1 (0.32%) AngularJS
7 1 (0.32%) CSS
7 1 (0.32%) CSS3
7 1 (0.32%) HTML
7 1 (0.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 24 (7.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (4.18%) Data Centre
3 12 (3.86%) Hedge funds
3 12 (3.86%) Private Cloud
4 11 (3.54%) Public Cloud
4 11 (3.54%) Video Conferencing
5 8 (2.57%) Clustering
6 7 (2.25%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.25%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.93%) Enterprise Software
7 6 (1.93%) Replication
8 5 (1.61%) iPhone
8 5 (1.61%) Virtual Team
9 4 (1.29%) NHS
9 4 (1.29%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.96%) BYOD
10 3 (0.96%) Driving Licence
11 2 (0.64%) Cloud Native
11 2 (0.64%) Hybrid Cloud
11 2 (0.64%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 228 (73.31%) Windows
2 140 (45.02%) Windows Server
3 69 (22.19%) Windows 10
4 54 (17.36%) Windows Server 2012
5 46 (14.79%) Windows Server 2008
6 32 (10.29%) Linux
7 19 (6.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (5.47%) Windows 7
9 9 (2.89%) Unix
10 8 (2.57%) Mac OS X
11 7 (2.25%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.29%) Apple iOS
12 4 (1.29%) CentOS
12 4 (1.29%) Windows 8
13 2 (0.64%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.64%) Oracle Linux
13 2 (0.64%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 101 (32.48%) ITIL
2 40 (12.86%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 39 (12.54%) Line Management
4 35 (11.25%) Mentoring
5 28 (9.00%) Problem-Solving
6 27 (8.68%) Migration
7 22 (7.07%) Change Management
8 20 (6.43%) DevOps
9 17 (5.47%) Kalman Filter
10 16 (5.14%) Business Intelligence
10 16 (5.14%) Data Analysis
11 15 (4.82%) Time Management
12 14 (4.50%) Disaster Recovery
12 14 (4.50%) ITIL V3
12 14 (4.50%) Problem Management
12 14 (4.50%) Server Management
12 14 (4.50%) Service Management
13 13 (4.18%) Mobile Device Management
13 13 (4.18%) Project Management
14 12 (3.86%) Computer Science
Programming Languages
1 66 (21.22%) PowerShell
2 55 (17.68%) SQL
3 14 (4.50%) T-SQL
4 13 (4.18%) C#
5 11 (3.54%) Python
6 10 (3.22%) Bash Shell
7 5 (1.61%) VBScript
8 4 (1.29%) JavaScript
9 3 (0.96%) Data Analysis Expressions (DAX)
9 3 (0.96%) Perl
10 2 (0.64%) Ruby
11 1 (0.32%) C
11 1 (0.32%) Go
11 1 (0.32%) VBA
Qualifications
1 311 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 186 (59.81%) MCSE
3 75 (24.12%) Cisco Certification
4 73 (23.47%) MCP
5 67 (21.54%) CCNA
6 61 (19.61%) Degree
7 50 (16.08%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 33 (10.61%) CCNP
9 20 (6.43%) MCITP
10 16 (5.14%) A+ Certification
11 14 (4.50%) Network+ Certification
12 8 (2.57%) JNCIA
13 7 (2.25%) Server+ Certification
14 5 (1.61%) CCA
14 5 (1.61%) Citrix Certification
14 5 (1.61%) CompTIA Security+
14 5 (1.61%) Computer Science Degree
14 5 (1.61%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 5 (1.61%) MOS
14 5 (1.61%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (12.54%) SLA
2 9 (2.89%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (1.93%) QA
4 5 (1.61%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.96%) PMO
6 2 (0.64%) COBIT
6 2 (0.64%) GDPR
6 2 (0.64%) NIST
6 2 (0.64%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.32%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 179 (57.56%) Active Directory
2 64 (20.58%) Hyper-V
3 52 (16.72%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (5.79%) vSphere
5 16 (5.14%) XenApp
6 13 (4.18%) XenDesktop
7 12 (3.86%) Docker
7 12 (3.86%) VMware ESXi
8 7 (2.25%) BitLocker
8 7 (2.25%) Virtual Desktop
9 5 (1.61%) Virtual Servers
9 5 (1.61%) VMware NSX
10 2 (0.64%) HDFS
11 1 (0.32%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
11 1 (0.32%) NFS
11 1 (0.32%) Terminal Server
11 1 (0.32%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 30 (9.65%) SCCM
2 12 (3.86%) Ansible
3 8 (2.57%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (2.57%) Puppet
4 7 (2.25%) Jamf Pro
4 7 (2.25%) Kubernetes
5 6 (1.93%) HP UCMDB
5 6 (1.93%) Microsoft Intune
5 6 (1.93%) NetBackup
6 5 (1.61%) Backup Exec
6 5 (1.61%) Norton AntiVirus
6 5 (1.61%) Terraform
6 5 (1.61%) WSUS
7 4 (1.29%) vCenter Server
8 2 (0.64%) Failover Clustering
8 2 (0.64%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.64%) Perfmon
8 2 (0.64%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 1 (0.32%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.32%) SCOM
Vendors
1 209 (67.20%) Microsoft
2 115 (36.98%) VMware
3 74 (23.79%) Cisco
4 39 (12.54%) Citrix
5 22 (7.07%) HP
6 16 (5.14%) Veeam
7 14 (4.50%) ShoreTel
8 13 (4.18%) Dell
8 13 (4.18%) SolarWinds
9 12 (3.86%) ServiceNow
9 12 (3.86%) Sophos
10 11 (3.54%) Oracle
11 10 (3.22%) Polycom
12 9 (2.89%) Apple
12 9 (2.89%) Meraki
12 9 (2.89%) SonicWALL
13 8 (2.57%) Avaya
13 8 (2.57%) Splunk
13 8 (2.57%) Symantec
13 8 (2.57%) WatchGuard