Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 November 2017 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
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 518 528 490
Rank change year-on-year +10 -38 -42
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 353 339 498
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 0.47% 0.45% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.10% 1.87% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 322 309 451
London median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £39,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - -5.06% +5.08%
10th Percentile £26,250 £26,200 £22,750
90th Percentile £56,250 £62,500 £63,750
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +4.35%

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 16784 18139 22855
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 22.48% 24.03% 25.66%
Number of salaries quoted 12496 15063 18626
London median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £53,500
Median salary % change year-on-year - +2.80% +7.00%
10th Percentile £30,250 £31,250 £29,750
90th Percentile £87,500 £87,500 £82,500
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 19 November 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 6 months to 19 November 2017. 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 0 81 £40,000 +6.67% 3
West London +24 42 £35,000 -9.09% 3
South London +26 26 £42,500 -19.05% 2
North London +8 12 £43,500 +45.00%
East London +3 4 £39,315 +51.21%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 19 November 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.

1 353 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (72.52%) MCSE
3 247 (69.97%) Windows
4 246 (69.69%) Microsoft
5 205 (58.07%) Active Directory
6 125 (35.41%) VMware
7 122 (34.56%) Windows Server
8 117 (33.14%) Office 365
9 116 (32.86%) ITIL
10 108 (30.59%) Cisco Certification
11 106 (30.03%) CCNA
12 102 (28.90%) Cisco
13 93 (26.35%) MS Exchange
14 90 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
15 79 (22.38%) Firewall
16 76 (21.53%) Citrix
17 74 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
18 72 (20.40%) MCP
19 69 (19.55%) DNS
20 66 (18.70%) Hyper-V
21 64 (18.13%) SCCM
22 63 (17.85%) Finance
23 59 (16.71%) DHCP
23 59 (16.71%) PowerShell
24 58 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
24 58 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
25 54 (15.30%) Windows 10
26 52 (14.73%) Windows 7
26 52 (14.73%) MCITP
27 51 (14.45%) SAN

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 93 (26.35%) MS Exchange
2 35 (9.92%) Exchange Server 2010
2 35 (9.92%) SharePoint
3 33 (9.35%) Exchange Server 2013
4 21 (5.95%) Exchange Server 2007
5 19 (5.38%) Skype for Business
6 9 (2.55%) IIS
7 6 (1.70%) Apache
7 6 (1.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 6 (1.70%) Confluence
8 3 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
8 3 (0.85%) nginx
8 3 (0.85%) Tomcat
9 1 (0.28%) WordPress
Applications
1 58 (16.43%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (2.83%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (2.83%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.57%) Eikon
3 1 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 117 (33.14%) Office 365
2 90 (25.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (8.78%) IaaS
4 26 (7.37%) Amazon AWS
4 26 (7.37%) PaaS
5 18 (5.10%) Azure Active Directory
6 12 (3.40%) SaaS
7 7 (1.98%) Yammer
8 3 (0.85%) Cloud Computing
8 3 (0.85%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (0.85%) OneDrive
9 2 (0.57%) G Suite
9 2 (0.57%) Mimecast
10 1 (0.28%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 79 (22.38%) Firewall
2 69 (19.55%) DNS
3 59 (16.71%) DHCP
4 51 (14.45%) SAN
5 48 (13.60%) TCP/IP
5 48 (13.60%) VPN
6 42 (11.90%) WAN
7 37 (10.48%) LAN
8 26 (7.37%) Internet
9 25 (7.08%) VLAN
10 17 (4.82%) NAS
11 15 (4.25%) Skype
12 12 (3.40%) Cisco ASA
12 12 (3.40%) NetScaler
13 10 (2.83%) VoIP
14 8 (2.27%) IP Telephony
14 8 (2.27%) iSCSI
14 8 (2.27%) Wireless
15 6 (1.70%) Intranet
15 6 (1.70%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (12.18%) SQL Server
2 13 (3.68%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (2.83%) Power BI
3 10 (2.83%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (1.98%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 5 (1.42%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (1.42%) PowerPivot
5 5 (1.42%) SQL Server 2014
6 2 (0.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (0.28%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.28%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 18 (5.10%) JIRA
2 11 (3.12%) Git (software)
3 8 (2.27%) Team Foundation Server
4 7 (1.98%) TeamCity
5 3 (0.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 3 (0.85%) Bitbucket
5 3 (0.85%) Octopus Deploy
6 1 (0.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 63 (17.85%) Finance
2 26 (7.37%) Law
3 19 (5.38%) Banking
4 11 (3.12%) Advertising
5 10 (2.83%) Legal
6 7 (1.98%) Telecoms
7 3 (0.85%) Marketing
7 3 (0.85%) Publishing
7 3 (0.85%) Retail
8 2 (0.57%) Electronics
8 2 (0.57%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Investment Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 81 (22.95%) Support Engineer
2 53 (15.01%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 50 (14.16%) IT Support
4 47 (13.31%) Analyst
5 46 (13.03%) 2nd Line Support
6 42 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 35 (9.92%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 35 (9.92%) IT Engineer
8 33 (9.35%) 3rd Line Support
9 32 (9.07%) IT Support Engineer
10 29 (8.22%) Cloud Engineer
11 28 (7.93%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
12 27 (7.65%) Support Analyst
13 26 (7.37%) Desktop Support
14 25 (7.08%) Azure Engineer
15 24 (6.80%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
16 22 (6.23%) Network Engineer
16 22 (6.23%) Senior Support Engineer
17 21 (5.95%) 1st/2nd Line Support
18 20 (5.67%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (3.68%) .NET
2 9 (2.55%) .NET Framework
2 9 (2.55%) HTML
2 9 (2.55%) HTML5
3 8 (2.27%) AngularJS
3 8 (2.27%) ASP.NET
3 8 (2.27%) CSS
3 8 (2.27%) Entity Framework
3 8 (2.27%) jQuery
3 8 (2.27%) REST
3 8 (2.27%) SOAP
3 8 (2.27%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 8 (2.27%) Web Services
3 8 (2.27%) XML
4 7 (1.98%) JSON
4 7 (1.98%) LINQ
4 7 (1.98%) WCF
4 7 (1.98%) WPF
4 7 (1.98%) WSDL
4 7 (1.98%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 35 (9.92%) Data Centre
2 24 (6.80%) Public Cloud
3 22 (6.23%) Management Information System
4 18 (5.10%) Hybrid Cloud
4 18 (5.10%) Linux Command Line
5 16 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
6 14 (3.97%) Computer Science
7 10 (2.83%) Blackberry
8 7 (1.98%) Driving Licence
8 7 (1.98%) Private Cloud
8 7 (1.98%) Spread Betting
9 6 (1.70%) Enterprise Software
9 6 (1.70%) iPhone
9 6 (1.70%) Replication
10 5 (1.42%) Video Conferencing
11 3 (0.85%) Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Digital Media
11 3 (0.85%) Fintech
11 3 (0.85%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.57%) Cyber Attack
Operating Systems
1 247 (69.97%) Windows
2 122 (34.56%) Windows Server
3 58 (16.43%) Windows Server 2008
4 54 (15.30%) Windows 10
5 52 (14.73%) Windows 7
6 47 (13.31%) Windows Server 2012
7 46 (13.03%) Linux
8 17 (4.82%) Debian
8 17 (4.82%) Windows Server 2003
9 14 (3.97%) Windows 8
10 12 (3.40%) Android
11 9 (2.55%) Windows XP
12 4 (1.13%) Mac OS X
12 4 (1.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 4 (1.13%) Solaris
12 4 (1.13%) SUSE
12 4 (1.13%) Ubuntu
12 4 (1.13%) Unix
13 3 (0.85%) Apple iOS
14 2 (0.57%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (32.86%) ITIL
2 22 (6.23%) Service Delivery
3 21 (5.95%) Disaster Recovery
3 21 (5.95%) Service Management
4 20 (5.67%) Configuration Management
4 20 (5.67%) ITIL V3
5 18 (5.10%) Project Management
6 17 (4.82%) Kalman Filter
6 17 (4.82%) Time Management
7 16 (4.53%) PRINCE2
8 13 (3.68%) Mentoring
8 13 (3.68%) Network Virtualisation
9 12 (3.40%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (3.40%) Line Management
10 11 (3.12%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (3.12%) Information Security
11 10 (2.83%) Analytics
11 10 (2.83%) Collaborative Working
11 10 (2.83%) DevOps
11 10 (2.83%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 59 (16.71%) PowerShell
2 37 (10.48%) SQL
3 10 (2.83%) JavaScript
4 9 (2.55%) C#
5 3 (0.85%) C
5 3 (0.85%) Java
6 2 (0.57%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.28%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.28%) C++
7 1 (0.28%) Perl
7 1 (0.28%) PHP
7 1 (0.28%) Shell Script
7 1 (0.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 353 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 256 (72.52%) MCSE
3 108 (30.59%) Cisco Certification
4 106 (30.03%) CCNA
5 72 (20.40%) MCP
6 52 (14.73%) MCITP
7 42 (11.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 30 (8.50%) CCNP
9 29 (8.22%) CCA
9 29 (8.22%) Citrix Certification
10 24 (6.80%) Degree
11 20 (5.67%) MCTS
12 16 (4.53%) MOS
13 15 (4.25%) MCDST
14 13 (3.68%) CompTIA Security+
14 13 (3.68%) Security+ Certification
15 11 (3.12%) Network+ Certification
16 10 (2.83%) HP ASE
16 10 (2.83%) HPE ATP
17 9 (2.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (11.05%) SLA
2 9 (2.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (2.55%) QA
3 6 (1.70%) Data Quality
4 5 (1.42%) NEBOSH
4 5 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.57%) GDPR
5 2 (0.57%) HIPAA
5 2 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
5 2 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.28%) COBIT
6 1 (0.28%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 1 (0.28%) NIST 800
System Software
1 205 (58.07%) Active Directory
2 74 (20.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (18.70%) Hyper-V
4 30 (8.50%) vSphere
5 26 (7.37%) XenDesktop
6 21 (5.95%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (4.82%) XenApp
8 4 (1.13%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.13%) Virtual Servers
9 3 (0.85%) Docker
9 3 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
9 3 (0.85%) Xen
10 2 (0.57%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
11 1 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 1 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 64 (18.13%) SCCM
2 25 (7.08%) Puppet
3 19 (5.38%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (4.25%) SCOM
5 14 (3.97%) Backup Exec
5 14 (3.97%) Microsoft Intune
6 11 (3.12%) WSUS
7 7 (1.98%) vCenter Server
8 6 (1.70%) Cisco CUCM
8 6 (1.70%) Nagios
8 6 (1.70%) SCSM
9 5 (1.42%) ServiceCenter
9 5 (1.42%) SolarWinds Orion
10 4 (1.13%) Norton AntiVirus
11 3 (0.85%) Business Desktop Deployment
11 3 (0.85%) Cacti
11 3 (0.85%) Failover Clustering
11 3 (0.85%) Graylog
11 3 (0.85%) NetBackup
12 2 (0.57%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 246 (69.69%) Microsoft
2 125 (35.41%) VMware
3 102 (28.90%) Cisco
4 76 (21.53%) Citrix
5 31 (8.78%) Dell
6 26 (7.37%) HP
7 18 (5.10%) Bloomberg
8 16 (4.53%) Reuters
8 16 (4.53%) SonicWALL
9 15 (4.25%) Apple
10 14 (3.97%) CheckPoint
10 14 (3.97%) Mitel
10 14 (3.97%) Red Hat
10 14 (3.97%) Veeam
11 13 (3.68%) Meraki
11 13 (3.68%) NetApp
12 11 (3.12%) Juniper
13 10 (2.83%) IBM
14 9 (2.55%) Symantec
15 7 (1.98%) Veritas