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The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies with an option to work from home (WFH) with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 25 June 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK > Work from Home
6 months to
25 Jun 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 727 511 274
Rank change year-on-year -216 -237 +24
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 143 86 39
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 0.19% 0.24% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 1.31% 2.73%
Number of salaries quoted 130 67 39
10th Percentile £26,250 £29,900 £35,500
25th Percentile £31,438 £31,500 £45,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
Median % change year-on-year - -14.29% +2.44%
75th Percentile £63,750 £51,250 £71,250
90th Percentile £73,650 £55,000 £72,500
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +1.27%

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 with a WFH option and a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Work from Home
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 16,203 6,542 1,431
As % of all permanent jobs with a WFH option 21.10% 18.04% 16.19%
Number of salaries quoted 8,112 4,467 1,117
10th Percentile £32,500 £32,500 £31,550
25th Percentile £42,500 £41,500 £41,250
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £59,000 £55,000 £55,000
Median % change year-on-year +7.27% - -5.17%
75th Percentile £76,250 £72,500 £73,750
90th Percentile £92,500 £85,000 £83,750
UK median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

MCSA
Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

Job vacancies with a work from home option citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

MCSA trend for jobs with a WFH option

MCSA
Salary Trend for Jobs with a WFH Option

3-month moving average salary quoted in job vacancies with a work from home option citing MCSA.

MCSA salary trend for jobs with a WFH option

MCSA
Salary Histogram for Jobs with a WFH Option

Salary distribution for jobs with a work from home option citing MCSA over the 6 months to 25 June 2022.

MCSA salary histogram for jobs with a WFH option

For the 6 months to 25 June 2022, MCSA job roles required the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent jobs with a WFH option and a requirement for MCSA.

1 143 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 105 (73.43%) Microsoft
3 101 (70.63%) Windows
4 92 (64.34%) MCSE
5 90 (62.94%) Azure
6 85 (59.44%) Microsoft 365
7 82 (57.34%) Active Directory
8 79 (55.24%) Windows Server
9 66 (46.15%) VMware
10 55 (38.46%) Social Skills
11 49 (34.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 46 (32.17%) DNS
13 45 (31.47%) ITIL
13 45 (31.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 43 (30.07%) SQL Server
15 41 (28.67%) DHCP
16 40 (27.97%) SQL
16 40 (27.97%) AWS
16 40 (27.97%) Windows 10
17 39 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
18 38 (26.57%) Cisco
19 37 (25.87%) TCP/IP
20 36 (25.17%) LAN
21 35 (24.48%) MS Exchange
21 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
22 34 (23.78%) Public Cloud
22 34 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
23 33 (23.08%) SCCM
23 33 (23.08%) WAN
23 33 (23.08%) SharePoint

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills with a WFH Option 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 35 (24.48%) MS Exchange
2 33 (23.08%) SharePoint
3 4 (2.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (1.40%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.70%) CMS
5 1 (0.70%) IIS
Applications
1 32 (22.38%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (2.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 3 (2.10%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.70%) Blender
Business Applications
1 2 (1.40%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.70%) Workfront
Cloud Services
1 90 (62.94%) Azure
2 85 (59.44%) Microsoft 365
3 40 (27.97%) AWS
4 34 (23.78%) Azure Active Directory
5 17 (11.89%) OneDrive
6 13 (9.09%) Mimecast
7 10 (6.99%) SaaS
8 7 (4.90%) Rubrik
9 6 (4.20%) Amazon S3
9 6 (4.20%) Route 53
10 5 (3.50%) IaaS
11 4 (2.80%) Azure ExpressRoute
11 4 (2.80%) Azure Storage
11 4 (2.80%) Cloud Computing
12 3 (2.10%) Cloudflare
12 3 (2.10%) PaaS
13 2 (1.40%) Dynamics 365
13 2 (1.40%) Power Platform
14 1 (0.70%) Cohesity
14 1 (0.70%) PowerApps
Communications & Networking
1 46 (32.17%) DNS
2 41 (28.67%) DHCP
3 37 (25.87%) TCP/IP
4 36 (25.17%) LAN
5 33 (23.08%) WAN
6 18 (12.59%) Firewall
6 18 (12.59%) VLAN
7 16 (11.19%) SAN
7 16 (11.19%) VPN
8 15 (10.49%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (9.09%) Network Security
10 8 (5.59%) VoIP
11 6 (4.20%) SNMP
12 5 (3.50%) Intrusion Detection
12 5 (3.50%) Wireless
13 4 (2.80%) IPv4
13 4 (2.80%) IPv6
13 4 (2.80%) MPLS
13 4 (2.80%) Remote Desktop
14 3 (2.10%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (30.07%) SQL Server
2 8 (5.59%) MySQL
3 6 (4.20%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 4 (2.80%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (2.80%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 4 (2.80%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.10%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.40%) MongoDB
6 2 (1.40%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.40%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (0.70%) Azure SQL Database
7 1 (0.70%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 13 (9.09%) JIRA
2 3 (2.10%) Git (software)
General
1 55 (38.46%) Social Skills
2 19 (13.29%) Analytical Skills
3 15 (10.49%) Finance
4 10 (6.99%) Marketing
4 10 (6.99%) Public Sector
5 9 (6.29%) Law
5 9 (6.29%) Telecoms
6 8 (5.59%) Inclusion and Diversity
7 6 (4.20%) Organisational Skills
7 6 (4.20%) Retail
8 4 (2.80%) Legal
9 2 (1.40%) Advertising
9 2 (1.40%) Manufacturing
9 2 (1.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.70%) Automotive
10 1 (0.70%) Local Government
10 1 (0.70%) Military
10 1 (0.70%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 35 (24.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (12.59%) Support Engineer
3 16 (11.19%) Consultant
4 15 (10.49%) IT Support
5 14 (9.79%) IT Engineer
6 12 (8.39%) Administrator
6 12 (8.39%) Cloud Engineer
7 11 (7.69%) Architect
7 11 (7.69%) Project Consultant
8 10 (6.99%) Azure Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
8 10 (6.99%) IT Support Engineer
9 9 (6.29%) Service Desk Support
10 8 (5.59%) 1st Line Support
10 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support
10 8 (5.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Server Engineer
10 8 (5.59%) Systems Administrator
11 7 (4.90%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (4.90%) .NET
2 6 (4.20%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (4.20%) LDAP
3 5 (3.50%) COM
4 4 (2.80%) ARM Templates
4 4 (2.80%) JSON
4 4 (2.80%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (1.40%) 802.1X
5 2 (1.40%) React
5 2 (1.40%) React Native
6 1 (0.70%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 34 (23.78%) Public Cloud
2 21 (14.69%) Management Information System
3 20 (13.99%) Data Centre
4 15 (10.49%) Clustering
5 14 (9.79%) Self-Motivation
6 9 (6.29%) Driving Licence
7 7 (4.90%) Legacy Systems
8 6 (4.20%) PKI
9 5 (3.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 4 (2.80%) Replication
11 2 (1.40%) CMDB
11 2 (1.40%) Cyber Defence
11 2 (1.40%) e-Learning
11 2 (1.40%) EMC VNX
11 2 (1.40%) Enterprise Storage
11 2 (1.40%) NHS
11 2 (1.40%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.70%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 101 (70.63%) Windows
2 79 (55.24%) Windows Server
3 40 (27.97%) Windows 10
4 23 (16.08%) Windows Server 2012
5 22 (15.38%) Linux
6 17 (11.89%) Windows 7
6 17 (11.89%) Windows Server 2019
7 9 (6.29%) Windows Server 2016
8 6 (4.20%) Unix
9 4 (2.80%) Android
9 4 (2.80%) Apple iOS
9 4 (2.80%) Mac OS X
9 4 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (2.10%) CentOS
11 2 (1.40%) Debian
12 1 (0.70%) Mac OS
12 1 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (31.47%) Infrastructure Engineering
1 45 (31.47%) ITIL
2 39 (27.27%) Problem-Solving
3 24 (16.78%) Problem Management
4 23 (16.08%) Disaster Recovery
5 20 (13.99%) Incident Management
6 18 (12.59%) Change Control
7 17 (11.89%) Computer Science
8 16 (11.19%) Root Cause Analysis
9 15 (10.49%) Agile
9 15 (10.49%) Infrastructure as Code
10 13 (9.09%) Patch Management
10 13 (9.09%) Ticket Management
11 12 (8.39%) Business Continuity
11 12 (8.39%) DevOps
11 12 (8.39%) Information Security
11 12 (8.39%) Mentoring
11 12 (8.39%) Project Management
11 12 (8.39%) Service Delivery
12 11 (7.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (27.97%) SQL
2 35 (24.48%) PowerShell
3 12 (8.39%) Python
4 6 (4.20%) Java
4 6 (4.20%) PHP
5 4 (2.80%) Bash
5 4 (2.80%) C++
5 4 (2.80%) Perl
5 4 (2.80%) Ruby
6 3 (2.10%) C#
6 3 (2.10%) T-SQL
7 2 (1.40%) JavaScript
7 2 (1.40%) Shell Script
7 2 (1.40%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 143 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (64.34%) MCSE
3 32 (22.38%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (21.68%) CCNA
5 29 (20.28%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 25 (17.48%) MCTS
7 24 (16.78%) MCP
8 20 (13.99%) Security Cleared
9 16 (11.19%) MCITP
9 16 (11.19%) SC Cleared
10 15 (10.49%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (9.79%) Degree
12 12 (8.39%) CCNP
13 10 (6.99%) VCAP
14 9 (6.29%) Computer Science Degree
15 8 (5.59%) MCSD
16 5 (3.50%) DV Cleared
17 4 (2.80%) ACSP
17 4 (2.80%) JNCIA
17 4 (2.80%) Six Sigma Black Belt
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (16.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 15 (10.49%) GDPR
3 6 (4.20%) QA
3 6 (4.20%) SLA
4 5 (3.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 2 (1.40%) GxP
5 2 (1.40%) HL7
System Software
1 82 (57.34%) Active Directory
2 49 (34.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (20.98%) Hyper-V
4 27 (18.88%) vSphere
5 14 (9.79%) VMware ESXi
6 6 (4.20%) Microsoft Virtual Server
6 6 (4.20%) Virtual Desktop
6 6 (4.20%) Virtual Servers
7 3 (2.10%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.40%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.40%) XenApp
8 2 (1.40%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.70%) Docker
9 1 (0.70%) KVM
9 1 (0.70%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 33 (23.08%) SCCM
2 20 (13.99%) Microsoft Intune
3 10 (6.99%) SCOM
4 8 (5.59%) NetBackup
5 7 (4.90%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
5 7 (4.90%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (4.90%) WSUS
6 4 (2.80%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.80%) Puppet
7 3 (2.10%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 2 (1.40%) Microsoft Clustering
8 2 (1.40%) Norton AntiVirus
8 2 (1.40%) SCOrch
8 2 (1.40%) Terraform
8 2 (1.40%) vCenter Server
9 1 (0.70%) Backup Exec
9 1 (0.70%) HP SIM
9 1 (0.70%) Kubernetes
9 1 (0.70%) PowerCLI
9 1 (0.70%) vRealize
Vendors
1 105 (73.43%) Microsoft
2 66 (46.15%) VMware
3 38 (26.57%) Cisco
4 21 (14.69%) HP
5 19 (13.29%) Citrix
5 19 (13.29%) Veeam
6 14 (9.79%) ServiceNow
7 13 (9.09%) Forcepoint
8 11 (7.69%) IBM
9 9 (6.29%) Oracle
10 8 (5.59%) Nimble Storage
11 7 (4.90%) Juniper
11 7 (4.90%) Veritas
12 6 (4.20%) Aruba
13 5 (3.50%) Meraki
13 5 (3.50%) NetApp
14 4 (2.80%) Apple
14 4 (2.80%) Dell
14 4 (2.80%) EMC
14 4 (2.80%) Ruckus Wireless