Period
to 21 October 2021

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 2021 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 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 602 402 486
Rank change year-on-year -200 +84 +90
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 118 72 268
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in London 0.23% 0.36% 0.49%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.34% 1.81% 2.44%
Number of salaries quoted 95 68 230
10th Percentile £30,000 £25,650 £26,750
25th Percentile £33,000 £29,063 £31,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £46,000 £44,000 £41,865
Median % change year-on-year +4.55% +5.10% -6.97%
75th Percentile £54,375 £62,688 £56,250
90th Percentile £62,500 £95,000 £75,000
England median annual salary £43,000 £41,000 £38,318
% change year-on-year +4.88% +7.00% -4.21%

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 8,783 3,969 10,990
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in London 17.31% 20.09% 20.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5,415 3,175 8,370
10th Percentile £37,500 £37,500 £31,250
25th Percentile £48,750 £48,500 £42,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £65,000 £65,000 £60,000
Median % change year-on-year - +8.33% -
75th Percentile £85,000 £83,750 £78,750
90th Percentile £100,000 £107,500 £96,250
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year - +10.00% -

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 2021.

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 2021. 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 -65 16 £46,000 +74.90% 8
West London -81 4 £35,000 -41.67% 4
South London -22 2 £38,750 +30.25% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 21 October 2021, 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.

1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (70.34%) Windows
3 78 (66.10%) Microsoft
4 67 (56.78%) Microsoft 365
5 65 (55.08%) Azure
6 60 (50.85%) MCSE
7 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
8 43 (36.44%) ITIL
8 43 (36.44%) Windows Server
9 39 (33.05%) Firewall
10 38 (32.20%) MCP
11 37 (31.36%) Service Delivery
11 37 (31.36%) VMware
12 36 (30.51%) Citrix
13 34 (28.81%) SQL
14 33 (27.97%) CCNA
14 33 (27.97%) Cisco Certification
14 33 (27.97%) Social Skills
15 32 (27.12%) DNS
15 32 (27.12%) Cisco
15 32 (27.12%) WAN
16 31 (26.27%) SQL Server
16 31 (26.27%) Linux
16 31 (26.27%) PowerShell
17 30 (25.42%) Finance
17 30 (25.42%) LAN
18 27 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
18 27 (22.88%) AWS
19 25 (21.19%) VPN
20 24 (20.34%) TCP/IP

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 11 (9.32%) MS Exchange
2 9 (7.63%) IIS
3 7 (5.93%) Exchange Server 2010
3 7 (5.93%) SharePoint
4 6 (5.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (5.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.85%) Apache
5 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 24 (20.34%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (8.47%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 8 (6.78%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 5 (4.24%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 67 (56.78%) Microsoft 365
2 65 (55.08%) Azure
3 27 (22.88%) AWS
4 9 (7.63%) GCP
5 8 (6.78%) Azure Cosmos DB
5 8 (6.78%) Azure LUIS
5 8 (6.78%) Cloud Computing
5 8 (6.78%) SaaS
5 8 (6.78%) Serverless
6 7 (5.93%) Azure Active Directory
7 5 (4.24%) Dynamics 365
8 4 (3.39%) Azure Storage
8 4 (3.39%) Google Workspace
8 4 (3.39%) Mimecast
8 4 (3.39%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.69%) IaaS
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 1 (0.85%) Amazon EC2
10 1 (0.85%) Azure Stack
10 1 (0.85%) CloudFront
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.05%) Firewall
2 32 (27.12%) DNS
2 32 (27.12%) WAN
3 30 (25.42%) LAN
4 25 (21.19%) VPN
5 24 (20.34%) TCP/IP
6 21 (17.80%) DHCP
7 20 (16.95%) SAN
8 10 (8.47%) NAS
9 8 (6.78%) Network Security
10 7 (5.93%) SMTP
11 6 (5.08%) HTTP
11 6 (5.08%) SNMP
12 5 (4.24%) VLAN
13 3 (2.54%) Wi-Fi
14 2 (1.69%) BGP
14 2 (1.69%) Intrusion Detection
14 2 (1.69%) OSPF
14 2 (1.69%) VoIP
14 2 (1.69%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (26.27%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.17%) MySQL
3 8 (6.78%) SQL Server 2016
4 5 (4.24%) MongoDB
4 5 (4.24%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 5 (4.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (3.39%) Big Data
5 4 (3.39%) Hadoop
5 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
6 2 (1.69%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (0.85%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (0.85%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 10 (8.47%) JIRA
General
1 33 (27.97%) Social Skills
2 30 (25.42%) Finance
3 10 (8.47%) Retail
3 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.78%) Analytical Skills
4 8 (6.78%) Banking
5 2 (1.69%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (1.69%) Japanese Language
5 2 (1.69%) Organisational Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Front Office
6 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 22 (18.64%) Support Engineer
2 21 (17.80%) Analyst
3 15 (12.71%) Administrator
4 13 (11.02%) Support Analyst
5 11 (9.32%) IT Support
6 10 (8.47%) Linux Support
7 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 8 (6.78%) IT Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) IT Manager
9 7 (5.93%) IT Support Engineer
9 7 (5.93%) Junior
10 6 (5.08%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.08%) DBA
10 6 (5.08%) Implementation Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Linux Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Server Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Server Support
10 6 (5.08%) Server Support Engineer
10 6 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.78%) AngularJS
1 8 (6.78%) CSS
1 8 (6.78%) HTML
1 8 (6.78%) Node.js
1 8 (6.78%) React
2 4 (3.39%) Angular 2
2 4 (3.39%) Kafka
3 2 (1.69%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.32%) Data Centre
2 10 (8.47%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.78%) Algorithms
4 6 (5.08%) Blackberry
4 6 (5.08%) Reinsurance
5 4 (3.39%) Mobile Computing
5 4 (3.39%) Video Conferencing
6 3 (2.54%) Hedge funds
6 3 (2.54%) iPad
6 3 (2.54%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.69%) EPoS
7 2 (1.69%) iPhone
8 1 (0.85%) Clustering
8 1 (0.85%) Driving Licence
8 1 (0.85%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Replication
8 1 (0.85%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 83 (70.34%) Windows
2 43 (36.44%) Windows Server
3 31 (26.27%) Linux
4 19 (16.10%) Windows 10
5 17 (14.41%) Windows Server 2016
6 11 (9.32%) Windows Server 2012
7 9 (7.63%) Unix
8 8 (6.78%) Apple iOS
9 7 (5.93%) Android
9 7 (5.93%) Windows 7
9 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (5.93%) Windows Server 2019
10 6 (5.08%) Ubuntu
11 4 (3.39%) SUSE
11 4 (3.39%) Windows XP
12 3 (2.54%) CentOS
13 2 (1.69%) Kali Linux
13 2 (1.69%) VMS
14 1 (0.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (36.44%) ITIL
2 37 (31.36%) Service Delivery
3 21 (17.80%) Information Security
4 19 (16.10%) Facilities Management
5 18 (15.25%) Incident Management
6 16 (13.56%) Disaster Recovery
6 16 (13.56%) Project Management
7 15 (12.71%) Problem Management
8 14 (11.86%) Agile Software Development
8 14 (11.86%) Problem-Solving
9 12 (10.17%) Change Management
9 12 (10.17%) Proactive Management
10 11 (9.32%) Migration
11 10 (8.47%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (8.47%) Presales
11 10 (8.47%) PRINCE2
12 9 (7.63%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 8 (6.78%) Conversational UI
13 8 (6.78%) Deep Learning
13 8 (6.78%) Text Analytics
Programming Languages
1 34 (28.81%) SQL
2 31 (26.27%) PowerShell
3 11 (9.32%) Python
4 6 (5.08%) Perl
4 6 (5.08%) PHP
5 5 (4.24%) Shell Script
6 4 (3.39%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.69%) C
Qualifications
1 118 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 60 (50.85%) MCSE
3 38 (32.20%) MCP
4 33 (27.97%) CCNA
4 33 (27.97%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (16.10%) MCITP
6 18 (15.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 17 (14.41%) Degree
8 13 (11.02%) MCDST
9 11 (9.32%) MCSD
10 8 (6.78%) AWS Certification
10 8 (6.78%) CCNP
11 7 (5.93%) CISM
11 7 (5.93%) CISSP
11 7 (5.93%) NVQ Level 4
12 6 (5.08%) MCDBA
13 5 (4.24%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (4.24%) HNC
13 5 (4.24%) HND
14 4 (3.39%) CCA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (17.80%) SLA
2 9 (7.63%) GDPR
3 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.69%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.85%) QA
System Software
1 55 (46.61%) Active Directory
2 27 (22.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (16.95%) Hyper-V
4 7 (5.93%) Terminal Services
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.69%) vSphere
7 1 (0.85%) Firmware
7 1 (0.85%) NFS
7 1 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.85%) XenApp
7 1 (0.85%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 12 (10.17%) SCCM
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Intune
3 7 (5.93%) Nagios
4 6 (5.08%) Cisco CUCM
4 6 (5.08%) Icinga
4 6 (5.08%) ServiceCenter
5 5 (4.24%) Single Sign-On
6 4 (3.39%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 3 (2.54%) AirWatch
7 3 (2.54%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.54%) Jamf Pro
7 3 (2.54%) WSUS
8 2 (1.69%) Avamar
9 1 (0.85%) EnCase
9 1 (0.85%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.85%) FTK
9 1 (0.85%) Grafana
9 1 (0.85%) Graphite
9 1 (0.85%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 78 (66.10%) Microsoft
2 37 (31.36%) VMware
3 36 (30.51%) Citrix
4 32 (27.12%) Cisco
5 13 (11.02%) Apple
6 12 (10.17%) Bloomberg
6 12 (10.17%) Google
6 12 (10.17%) Reuters
6 12 (10.17%) ServiceNow
7 10 (8.47%) HP
7 10 (8.47%) Oracle
8 8 (6.78%) Dell
8 8 (6.78%) IBM
8 8 (6.78%) Juniper
9 7 (5.93%) SolarWinds
10 6 (5.08%) Remedy
11 4 (3.39%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.39%) Veeam
12 3 (2.54%) Avaya
12 3 (2.54%) Meraki