Period
to 21 October 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 21 October 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
21 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 390 478 571
Rank change year-on-year +88 +93 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 72 267 258
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.36% 0.49% 0.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.82% 2.43% 1.71%
Number of salaries quoted 61 233 235
Median annual salary £55,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% +20.00%
10th Percentile £27,000 £26,750 £28,000
90th Percentile £95,000 £75,000 £78,750
England median annual salary £41,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.49% -3.75% +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 3,960 10,986 15,068
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 20.07% 20.11% 22.31%
Number of salaries quoted 3,083 8,251 11,239
Median annual salary £65,000 £60,000 £60,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.33% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £40,000 £31,250 £31,000
90th Percentile £107,500 £95,000 £95,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +10.00% - +5.26%

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 21 October 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 21 October 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 +114 23 £28,500 -17.39% 5
West London +57 5 £60,000 +41.18% 2
South London +50 2 £29,750 -36.02%
East London +21 1 - - 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 70 (97.22%) Microsoft
3 50 (69.44%) Windows
4 34 (47.22%) Active Directory
5 32 (44.44%) Azure
6 31 (43.06%) Windows Server
7 30 (41.67%) Windows 10
7 30 (41.67%) MCP
8 28 (38.89%) Office 365
9 27 (37.50%) MCSE
10 24 (33.33%) PowerShell
11 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
12 19 (26.39%) HP
12 19 (26.39%) VMware
13 18 (25.00%) Finance
14 17 (23.61%) Dell
14 17 (23.61%) SQL
14 17 (23.61%) AWS
15 16 (22.22%) Linux
15 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
16 15 (20.83%) DNS
16 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
17 14 (19.44%) Degree
17 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2016
18 13 (18.06%) CMDB
18 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
18 13 (18.06%) CTC Cleared
18 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
18 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
18 13 (18.06%) SQL Server

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 16 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.72%) IIS
5 4 (5.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 4 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2013
5 4 (5.56%) SharePoint 2010
5 4 (5.56%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 15 (20.83%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (6.94%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (5.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (2.78%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 32 (44.44%) Azure
2 28 (38.89%) Office 365
3 17 (23.61%) AWS
4 10 (13.89%) IaaS
4 10 (13.89%) PaaS
5 7 (9.72%) Azure Active Directory
6 5 (6.94%) G Suite
7 2 (2.78%) SaaS
8 1 (1.39%) Azure Data Factory
8 1 (1.39%) OneDrive
8 1 (1.39%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 15 (20.83%) DNS
2 9 (12.50%) TCP/IP
3 8 (11.11%) DHCP
4 7 (9.72%) Firewall
4 7 (9.72%) LAN
4 7 (9.72%) Network Security
4 7 (9.72%) VPN
4 7 (9.72%) WAN
5 6 (8.33%) Broadband
6 4 (5.56%) VoIP
6 4 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
7 3 (4.17%) SAN
8 2 (2.78%) Remote Desktop
9 1 (1.39%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (1.39%) Intrusion Detection
9 1 (1.39%) SSL
9 1 (1.39%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.39%) VLAN
9 1 (1.39%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (18.06%) SQL Server
2 7 (9.72%) SAP HANA
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2014
2 7 (9.72%) SQL Server 2016
3 1 (1.39%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) Big Data
3 1 (1.39%) Data Lake
3 1 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.39%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
3 1 (1.39%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (1.39%) Power BI
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (1.39%) JIRA
General
1 18 (25.00%) Finance
2 9 (12.50%) Banking
2 9 (12.50%) Public Sector
3 5 (6.94%) Electronics
3 5 (6.94%) Manufacturing
3 5 (6.94%) Marketing
3 5 (6.94%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.78%) Back Office
4 2 (2.78%) Law
4 2 (2.78%) Local Government
5 1 (1.39%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 17 (23.61%) Support Engineer
2 15 (20.83%) IT Support
3 9 (12.50%) Administrator
4 8 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (11.11%) Desktop Support
5 7 (9.72%) AWS DevOps
5 7 (9.72%) DBA
5 7 (9.72%) Deskside Support
5 7 (9.72%) IT Engineer
5 7 (9.72%) SQL DBA
5 7 (9.72%) SQL Server DBA
5 7 (9.72%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
7 4 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) 3rd Line Support
7 4 (5.56%) Head of IT
7 4 (5.56%) Head of IT Services
7 4 (5.56%) Head of Technical Services
7 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (11.11%) .NET
2 4 (5.56%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 13 (18.06%) CMDB
2 7 (9.72%) Hedge funds
3 5 (6.94%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.56%) Blackberry
4 4 (5.56%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.78%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.78%) Clustering
6 1 (1.39%) iPhone
6 1 (1.39%) NHS
6 1 (1.39%) PKI
6 1 (1.39%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 50 (69.44%) Windows
2 31 (43.06%) Windows Server
3 30 (41.67%) Windows 10
4 21 (29.17%) Windows 7
5 16 (22.22%) Linux
6 14 (19.44%) Windows Server 2016
7 13 (18.06%) Windows XP
8 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2019
9 9 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
10 6 (8.33%) Unix
11 5 (6.94%) Windows Server 2012
12 3 (4.17%) CentOS
13 1 (1.39%) Android
13 1 (1.39%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (18.06%) ITIL
2 11 (15.28%) Mentoring
3 10 (13.89%) Migration
4 9 (12.50%) DevOps
4 9 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 9 (12.50%) High Availability
5 8 (11.11%) Service Delivery
6 7 (9.72%) Cybersecurity
6 7 (9.72%) ITIL V3
7 6 (8.33%) Business Intelligence
7 6 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
7 6 (8.33%) Presales
8 5 (6.94%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (6.94%) Incident Management
8 5 (6.94%) IT Strategy
8 5 (6.94%) Programme Management
9 4 (5.56%) Project Management
9 4 (5.56%) Requirements Gathering
9 4 (5.56%) Service Management
10 3 (4.17%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 24 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 17 (23.61%) SQL
3 13 (18.06%) Python
4 12 (16.67%) Bash Shell
5 7 (9.72%) C#
5 7 (9.72%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.39%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (41.67%) MCP
3 27 (37.50%) MCSE
4 14 (19.44%) Degree
5 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (18.06%) CTC Cleared
5 13 (18.06%) SC Cleared
5 13 (18.06%) Security Cleared
6 12 (16.67%) CCNA
7 5 (6.94%) MCITP
8 4 (5.56%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (5.56%) MCDST
8 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 3 (4.17%) CEH
9 3 (4.17%) CISSP
9 3 (4.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (1.39%) A+ Certification
10 1 (1.39%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (12.50%) SLA
2 4 (5.56%) GDPR
3 1 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 34 (47.22%) Active Directory
2 13 (18.06%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (16.67%) Hyper-V
4 7 (9.72%) Docker
5 3 (4.17%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (2.78%) vSphere
7 1 (1.39%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (1.39%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (13.89%) SCCM
2 8 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (9.72%) Ansible
3 7 (9.72%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (9.72%) Puppet
4 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Clustering
5 5 (6.94%) Cisco CUCM
6 4 (5.56%) SCOM
6 4 (5.56%) ServiceCenter
7 3 (4.17%) WSUS
8 1 (1.39%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.39%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 1 (1.39%) WMI
Vendors
1 70 (97.22%) Microsoft
2 19 (26.39%) HP
2 19 (26.39%) VMware
3 17 (23.61%) Dell
4 13 (18.06%) Cisco
5 12 (16.67%) SAP
6 8 (11.11%) Oracle
7 5 (6.94%) Apple
7 5 (6.94%) Bloomberg
8 4 (5.56%) Google
8 4 (5.56%) Remedy
8 4 (5.56%) Reuters
9 3 (4.17%) Citrix
10 2 (2.78%) Palo Alto
10 2 (2.78%) Veeam
11 1 (1.39%) Draytek
11 1 (1.39%) Meraki
11 1 (1.39%) Riverbed
11 1 (1.39%) ServiceNow
11 1 (1.39%) Snow