Period
to 17 November 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South London with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 17 November 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
London > South London
6 months to
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 111 104 128
Rank change year-on-year -7 +24 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 26 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 1.27% 1.66% 0.27%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.37% 7.78% 1.04%
Number of salaries quoted 19 25 9
South London median annual salary £30,000 £42,500 £52,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -29.41% -19.05% +56.72%
10th Percentile £28,000 £36,000 £23,500
90th Percentile £55,000 £48,000 £53,750
London median annual salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +20.00% - -5.66%

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 South London with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South London
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 428 334 481
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South London 23.56% 21.31% 26.07%
Number of salaries quoted 317 272 390
South London median annual salary £47,500 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.76% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £22,500 £26,000 £25,675
90th Percentile £75,000 £72,500 £70,000
London median annual salary £60,000 £55,500 £55,000
% change year-on-year +8.11% +0.91% +1.85%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in South London

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in South London.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in South London

MCSA
Salary Trend in South London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in South London.

Salary trend for MCSA in South London

MCSA
Salary Histogram in South London

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in South London over the 6 months to 17 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in South London

MCSA
Job Locations in South London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South London region over the 6 months to 17 November 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
Bromley +9 10 £28,000 -22.22% 2
Croydon -12 6 £45,000 -2.17% 3
Merton -3 5 £37,500 -6.25%
Kingston Upon Thames +8 1 - -
MCSA
London

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 South London region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) MCSE
3 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (82.61%) VMware
4 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
5 15 (65.22%) Hyper-V
6 14 (60.87%) MCTS
7 13 (56.52%) DNS
8 12 (52.17%) MCP
9 11 (47.83%) DHCP
9 11 (47.83%) Mac OS X
9 11 (47.83%) Apple
9 11 (47.83%) iPad
9 11 (47.83%) DBS Check
10 8 (34.78%) Office 365
11 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
12 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
13 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (21.74%) Veeam
13 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
13 5 (21.74%) Firewall
13 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
14 4 (17.39%) Citrix
14 4 (17.39%) SCCM
14 4 (17.39%) XenApp
14 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
14 4 (17.39%) Windows 10

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South 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 5 (21.74%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 8 (34.78%) Office 365
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (4.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) DNS
2 11 (47.83%) DHCP
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
4 3 (13.04%) TCP/IP
5 2 (8.70%) SAN
6 1 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
6 1 (4.35%) IPv4
6 1 (4.35%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2016
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MSI
2 1 (4.35%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 1 (4.35%) Games
1 1 (4.35%) Legal
1 1 (4.35%) Marketing
1 1 (4.35%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support
1 5 (21.74%) 2nd Line Support Technician
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Support Engineer
1 5 (21.74%) Support Technician
2 3 (13.04%) DBA
2 3 (13.04%) SQL DBA
2 3 (13.04%) Systems Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) IT Support
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) SQL Server DBA
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Support
3 2 (8.70%) Systems Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) VMware Support Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) iPad
2 3 (13.04%) Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Public Cloud
3 2 (8.70%) PKI
4 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.35%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 21 (91.30%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Mac OS X
3 7 (30.43%) Windows Server
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Windows 10
6 3 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 2 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (4.35%) Android
8 1 (4.35%) Linux
8 1 (4.35%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (21.74%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Migration
2 3 (13.04%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.70%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (8.70%) Information Security
3 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
3 2 (8.70%) Patch Management
3 2 (8.70%) Proactive Management
3 2 (8.70%) Problem Management
3 2 (8.70%) Problem-Solving
3 2 (8.70%) Root Cause Analysis
3 2 (8.70%) Tech Ops
3 2 (8.70%) Test Strategy
3 2 (8.70%) Ticket Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (4.35%) Logistics
4 1 (4.35%) Project Planning
4 1 (4.35%) Refactoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (26.09%) PowerShell
2 3 (13.04%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) C
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) MCSE
3 14 (60.87%) MCTS
4 12 (52.17%) MCP
5 11 (47.83%) DBS Check
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (8.70%) CCNA
7 2 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (8.70%) Degree
8 1 (4.35%) A+ Certification
8 1 (4.35%) VCAP
8 1 (4.35%) VCP5
System Software
1 18 (78.26%) Active Directory
2 15 (65.22%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (13.04%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) BitLocker
5 2 (8.70%) Microsoft App-V
5 2 (8.70%) vCloud
5 2 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) SCCM
2 3 (13.04%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Clustering
3 2 (8.70%) Control-M
3 2 (8.70%) FortiGate
3 2 (8.70%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
1 19 (82.61%) VMware
2 11 (47.83%) Apple
3 5 (21.74%) Veeam
4 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 2 (8.70%) Brocade
5 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 2 (8.70%) CyberArk
5 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
5 2 (8.70%) Ivanti
5 2 (8.70%) Nexenta
5 2 (8.70%) Nimble Storage
5 2 (8.70%) ServiceNow
5 2 (8.70%) SonicWALL
5 2 (8.70%) Vyatta
5 2 (8.70%) Zerto
6 1 (4.35%) HP
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle
6 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
6 1 (4.35%) WatchGuard