The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Leeds region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 136 143 139
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 45 15 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 0.54% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.21% 2.32% 0.62%
Number of salaries quoted 36 14 4
Average salary £40,000 £28,000 £26,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £19,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £46,750 £35,500 £27,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
864 646 644
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.77% 23.20% 26.60%
Number of salaries quoted 737 505 519
Average salary £40,000 £35,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.67% -5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £22,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
West Yorkshire

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 18 April 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (94.94%) Microsoft
3 70 (88.61%) Windows
4 67 (84.81%) MCSE
5 63 (79.75%) VMware
6 57 (72.15%) VMware Infrastructure
7 46 (58.23%) Cisco
8 45 (56.96%) CCNA
8 45 (56.96%) Cisco Certification
8 45 (56.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 40 (50.63%) MS Excel
10 39 (49.37%) TCP/IP
11 36 (45.57%) Linux
12 35 (44.30%) DNS
13 34 (43.04%) Cisco IOS
14 31 (39.24%) MCITP
14 31 (39.24%) Red Hat
15 28 (35.44%) CheckPoint
16 27 (34.18%) IIS
16 27 (34.18%) Clustering
17 26 (32.91%) CCSA
17 26 (32.91%) CCSE
17 26 (32.91%) CCNP
17 26 (32.91%) OSPF
17 26 (32.91%) BGP
17 26 (32.91%) PCI DSS
17 26 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
18 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2008
19 23 (29.11%) Load Balancing
19 23 (29.11%) MPLS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 27 (34.18%) IIS
2 18 (22.78%) Apache
3 16 (20.25%) MS Exchange
4 10 (12.66%) Lync
5 7 (8.86%) SharePoint 2013
5 7 (8.86%) SharePoint
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
7 2 (2.53%) SharePoint 2010
7 2 (2.53%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.27%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 40 (50.63%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.59%) MS Office
3 2 (2.53%) PowerPivot
Business Applications
1 5 (6.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.13%) SaaS
2 6 (7.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.27%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 39 (49.37%) TCP/IP
2 35 (44.30%) DNS
3 34 (43.04%) Cisco IOS
4 26 (32.91%) OSPF
4 26 (32.91%) BGP
5 23 (29.11%) MPLS
6 22 (27.85%) SAN
7 20 (25.32%) EIGRP
8 15 (18.99%) SMTP
9 14 (17.72%) Firewall
10 8 (10.13%) NetScaler
11 5 (6.33%) DHCP
12 3 (3.80%) VPN
12 3 (3.80%) PBX
12 3 (3.80%) PSTN
12 3 (3.80%) H.323
12 3 (3.80%) Unified Communications
13 1 (1.27%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.72%) SQL Server
2 7 (8.86%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (2.53%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.27%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 8 (10.13%) Finance
2 2 (2.53%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Team Leader
1 26 (32.91%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 23 (29.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (22.78%) Operations Team Leader
3 18 (22.78%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
4 9 (11.39%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.33%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Services Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Service Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Services Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Delivery Manager
5 5 (6.33%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.33%) IT Services Manager
5 5 (6.33%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 3 (3.80%) Server Support
6 3 (3.80%) Support Technician
6 3 (3.80%) Server Support Technician
6 3 (3.80%) Communications Manager
6 3 (3.80%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.27%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 27 (34.18%) Clustering
2 8 (10.13%) EqualLogic
3 5 (6.33%) Replication
4 3 (3.80%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.80%) PKI
4 3 (3.80%) Social Media
5 1 (1.27%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (88.61%) Windows
2 36 (45.57%) Linux
3 26 (32.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 24 (30.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (15.19%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.33%) CentOS
6 5 (6.33%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.27%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (29.11%) Load Balancing
2 21 (26.58%) E-Commerce
3 15 (18.99%) ITIL
3 15 (18.99%) Technical Architecture
4 9 (11.39%) Problem Management
5 8 (10.13%) Business Continuity
5 8 (10.13%) Change Control
6 7 (8.86%) Disaster Recovery
7 6 (7.59%) Service Delivery
8 5 (6.33%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (6.33%) Performance Tuning
8 5 (6.33%) CRM
9 3 (3.80%) PRINCE2
9 3 (3.80%) Risk Management
9 3 (3.80%) ITIL V3
10 2 (2.53%) Migration
10 2 (2.53%) Network Load Balancing
10 2 (2.53%) Business Intelligence
11 1 (1.27%) Project Management
11 1 (1.27%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (22.78%) Java
2 13 (16.46%) PowerShell
3 9 (11.39%) SQL
4 5 (6.33%) Bash Shell
4 5 (6.33%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 79 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 67 (84.81%) MCSE
3 45 (56.96%) CCNA
3 45 (56.96%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (56.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 31 (39.24%) MCITP
5 26 (32.91%) CCSA
5 26 (32.91%) CCSE
5 26 (32.91%) CCNP
6 20 (25.32%) RHCE
6 20 (25.32%) RHCA
7 15 (18.99%) NCDA
8 9 (11.39%) MCP
9 3 (3.80%) MCTS
10 1 (1.27%) ACCA
10 1 (1.27%) OCP
10 1 (1.27%) OCA
10 1 (1.27%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (1.27%) MCSD
10 1 (1.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (32.91%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.27%) SLA
System Software
1 57 (72.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (26.58%) Active Directory
3 8 (10.13%) Hyper-V
4 5 (6.33%) XenServer
5 3 (3.80%) vSphere
5 3 (3.80%) UAG
6 2 (2.53%) Forefront TMG
6 2 (2.53%) Terminal Services
6 2 (2.53%) ISA Server
7 1 (1.27%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 10 (12.66%) SCCM
2 5 (6.33%) ZABBIX
3 1 (1.27%) OpenView
3 1 (1.27%) ServiceCenter
3 1 (1.27%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 75 (94.94%) Microsoft
2 63 (79.75%) VMware
3 46 (58.23%) Cisco
4 31 (39.24%) Red Hat
5 28 (35.44%) CheckPoint
6 22 (27.85%) Citrix
7 16 (20.25%) NetApp
8 8 (10.13%) Juniper
9 7 (8.86%) Dell
10 4 (5.06%) HP
11 3 (3.80%) Siemens
11 3 (3.80%) Mitel
11 3 (3.80%) Polycom
12 2 (2.53%) Symantec
13 1 (1.27%) Lotus
13 1 (1.27%) Oracle
13 1 (1.27%) Google
13 1 (1.27%) Brocade
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Salary: £40000 - £47000 per annum + bonus and share options
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Salary: £30000 - £45000 per annum + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 17 hours ago
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4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £Excellent Salary + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
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Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £28000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
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