The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 27 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 146 149 143
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 28 33 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.76% 0.90% 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.26% 4.07% 2.08%
Number of salaries quoted 28 28 11
Average salary £35,661 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.84% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £29,700 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £41,100 £35,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
MCSA
West Yorkshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leeds region.

Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
859 811 625
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 23.24% 22.13% 22.09%
Number of salaries quoted 688 682 461
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +12.67%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,550 £28,500 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leeds region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

MCSA
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leeds region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Leeds

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Leeds

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leeds region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (93.44%) MCSE
3 51 (83.61%) Microsoft
3 51 (83.61%) VMware
4 50 (81.97%) SAN
5 49 (80.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 47 (77.05%) Active Directory
7 44 (72.13%) SQL Server
8 42 (68.85%) MS Exchange
9 40 (65.57%) Cisco
10 39 (63.93%) Citrix
11 36 (59.02%) MS Excel
11 36 (59.02%) vSphere
12 35 (57.38%) Hyper-V
13 33 (54.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 32 (52.46%) Windows
15 31 (50.82%) SharePoint
16 29 (47.54%) Dell
16 29 (47.54%) MCITP
17 27 (44.26%) Exchange Server 2003
18 26 (42.62%) MCP
18 26 (42.62%) XenApp
18 26 (42.62%) XenServer
19 25 (40.98%) Wireless
20 24 (39.34%) CCA
20 24 (39.34%) Citrix Certification
20 24 (39.34%) Exchange Server 2013
21 23 (37.70%) XenDesktop
21 23 (37.70%) Veeam
21 23 (37.70%) Riverbed

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, IT jobs across the Leeds region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 42 (68.85%) MS Exchange
2 31 (50.82%) SharePoint
3 27 (44.26%) Exchange Server 2003
4 24 (39.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (8.20%) IIS
6 4 (6.56%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (4.92%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (4.92%) Lync
Applications
1 36 (59.02%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.64%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.64%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (81.97%) SAN
2 25 (40.98%) Wireless
3 23 (37.70%) VoIP
4 22 (36.07%) Firewall
5 17 (27.87%) DNS
6 13 (21.31%) TCP/IP
6 13 (21.31%) DHCP
7 10 (16.39%) WAN
7 10 (16.39%) LAN
8 9 (14.75%) SSL
8 9 (14.75%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (9.84%) VPLS
9 6 (9.84%) DMVPN
9 6 (9.84%) VPN
9 6 (9.84%) IPsec
9 6 (9.84%) MPLS
9 6 (9.84%) OSPF
9 6 (9.84%) BGP
9 6 (9.84%) EIGRP
10 4 (6.56%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (72.13%) SQL Server
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2008
2 11 (18.03%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.28%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 2 (3.28%) Finance
2 1 (1.64%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (32.79%) 3rd Line Support
2 17 (27.87%) Technical Support
3 16 (26.23%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 14 (22.95%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (11.48%) Server Engineer
6 6 (9.84%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (6.56%) Architect
7 4 (6.56%) Applications Support
7 4 (6.56%) Support Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Applications Support Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Applications Manager
7 4 (6.56%) Infrastructure Architect
8 3 (4.92%) Server Support Technician
8 3 (4.92%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Support Engineer
8 3 (4.92%) Server Support
8 3 (4.92%) Support Technician
8 3 (4.92%) Server Technician
8 3 (4.92%) Data Centre Technician
9 2 (3.28%) Network Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.56%) Web Services
1 4 (6.56%) LAMP
2 2 (3.28%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 32 (52.46%) Windows
2 16 (26.23%) Windows Server 2012
3 13 (21.31%) Linux
4 9 (14.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (9.84%) Mac OS
5 6 (9.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (6.56%) UNIX
7 3 (4.92%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.92%) AIX
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.28%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) ITIL
2 11 (18.03%) Project Management
3 10 (16.39%) Change Management
3 10 (16.39%) Mentoring
4 9 (14.75%) PRINCE2
5 7 (11.48%) Coaching
6 6 (9.84%) High Availability
6 6 (9.84%) Business Continuity Planning
6 6 (9.84%) BCP
6 6 (9.84%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (9.84%) Business Continuity
6 6 (9.84%) Network Design
6 6 (9.84%) Load Balancing
7 5 (8.20%) Performance Management
8 4 (6.56%) Network Architecture
8 4 (6.56%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 4 (6.56%) TOGAF
8 4 (6.56%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (6.56%) Software Engineering
9 2 (3.28%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (6.56%) SQL
1 4 (6.56%) T-SQL
2 1 (1.64%) VB
2 1 (1.64%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 61 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (93.44%) MCSE
3 33 (54.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (47.54%) MCITP
5 26 (42.62%) MCP
6 24 (39.34%) CCA
6 24 (39.34%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (24.59%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (24.59%) CCNA
8 7 (11.48%) CCNP
9 6 (9.84%) CCDA
9 6 (9.84%) CCDP
9 6 (9.84%) CISSP
9 6 (9.84%) CCSA
9 6 (9.84%) CCSE
9 6 (9.84%) VCP5
10 3 (4.92%) A+ Certification
10 3 (4.92%) Check Point Certification
10 3 (4.92%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (3.28%) VCAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (13.11%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 49 (80.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 47 (77.05%) Active Directory
3 36 (59.02%) vSphere
4 35 (57.38%) Hyper-V
5 26 (42.62%) XenApp
5 26 (42.62%) XenServer
6 23 (37.70%) XenDesktop
7 13 (21.31%) Terminal Services
8 6 (9.84%) VMware ESX
9 2 (3.28%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 23 (37.70%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.56%) WSUS
3 2 (3.28%) SCCM
3 2 (3.28%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 51 (83.61%) Microsoft
1 51 (83.61%) VMware
2 40 (65.57%) Cisco
3 39 (63.93%) Citrix
4 29 (47.54%) Dell
5 23 (37.70%) Veeam
5 23 (37.70%) Riverbed
6 9 (14.75%) NetApp
6 9 (14.75%) CheckPoint
6 9 (14.75%) HP
7 3 (4.92%) IBM
8 2 (3.28%) CommVault
9 1 (1.64%) Sun
9 1 (1.64%) LANDesk
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Posted: 3 days ago
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Salary: £30764.00 - £40558.00 per annum + Out of Hours Bonus
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