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 7 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
7 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 166 125 126
Rank change year-on-year
-41 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 57 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.36% 1.57% 0.71%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 6.38% 2.53%
Number of salaries quoted 12 40 17
Average salary £38,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.00% +45.45%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £30,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +12.19%
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
727 894 712
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 21.70% 24.70% 28.03%
Number of salaries quoted 576 748 512
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £29,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 7 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
3 34 (82.93%) MCSE
3 34 (82.93%) VMware
4 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
5 29 (70.73%) VMware Infrastructure
6 27 (65.85%) SAN
6 27 (65.85%) Windows
7 26 (63.41%) MS Exchange
8 22 (53.66%) SQL Server
9 20 (48.78%) Citrix
9 20 (48.78%) vSphere
10 19 (46.34%) Dell
10 19 (46.34%) Cisco
11 18 (43.90%) SharePoint
11 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2012
12 16 (39.02%) DNS
12 16 (39.02%) XenApp
12 16 (39.02%) XenServer
12 16 (39.02%) Exchange Server 2003
13 15 (36.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 15 (36.59%) DHCP
13 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
13 15 (36.59%) ITIL
13 15 (36.59%) MCP
14 14 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2013
14 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
15 13 (31.71%) VoIP
15 13 (31.71%) Firewall
15 13 (31.71%) Wireless

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 7 July 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 26 (63.41%) MS Exchange
2 18 (43.90%) SharePoint
3 16 (39.02%) Exchange Server 2003
4 14 (34.15%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (26.83%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (12.20%) Exchange Server 2007
7 4 (9.76%) Lync
7 4 (9.76%) IIS
Applications
1 15 (36.59%) MS Excel
2 3 (7.32%) MS Visio
2 3 (7.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (9.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 27 (65.85%) SAN
2 16 (39.02%) DNS
3 15 (36.59%) DHCP
4 13 (31.71%) VoIP
4 13 (31.71%) Firewall
4 13 (31.71%) Wireless
5 9 (21.95%) TCP/IP
6 6 (14.63%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (12.20%) LAN
7 5 (12.20%) WAN
8 3 (7.32%) SSL
8 3 (7.32%) MPLS
8 3 (7.32%) OSPF
8 3 (7.32%) BGP
8 3 (7.32%) EIGRP
8 3 (7.32%) Spanning Tree
9 2 (4.88%) Multicast
9 2 (4.88%) Cisco IOS
9 2 (4.88%) Network Security
9 2 (4.88%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (53.66%) SQL Server
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (9.76%) SQL Server 2012
Job Titles
1 12 (29.27%) 3rd Line Support
2 8 (19.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (19.51%) Systems Engineer
3 7 (17.07%) Technical Support
3 7 (17.07%) Analyst
3 7 (17.07%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Support Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Applications Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Support Manager
4 4 (9.76%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (9.76%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 3 (7.32%) Support Engineer
5 3 (7.32%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.88%) Network Analyst
6 2 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
7 1 (2.44%) Infrastructure Architect
7 1 (2.44%) Configuration Analyst
7 1 (2.44%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (9.76%) Web Services
1 4 (9.76%) LAMP
2 2 (4.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (26.83%) EqualLogic
2 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 27 (65.85%) Windows
2 18 (43.90%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (24.39%) Linux
4 6 (14.63%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (12.20%) UNIX
5 5 (12.20%) Windows XP
5 5 (12.20%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (9.76%) AIX
7 1 (2.44%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (36.59%) ITIL
2 10 (24.39%) Change Management
3 5 (12.20%) Project Management
3 5 (12.20%) Mentoring
4 4 (9.76%) Software Engineering
4 4 (9.76%) Performance Management
5 3 (7.32%) High Availability
6 2 (4.88%) Configuration Management
6 2 (4.88%) Problem Management
6 2 (4.88%) Network Management
7 1 (2.44%) Coaching
7 1 (2.44%) PRINCE2
7 1 (2.44%) BCP
7 1 (2.44%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.44%) Migration
7 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity
7 1 (2.44%) Asset Management
7 1 (2.44%) Network Design
7 1 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
7 1 (2.44%) Business Continuity Planning
Programming Languages
1 7 (17.07%) SQL
2 4 (9.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 34 (82.93%) MCSE
3 15 (36.59%) MCP
3 15 (36.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (29.27%) MCITP
5 11 (26.83%) CCA
5 11 (26.83%) Citrix Certification
6 7 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (17.07%) CCNA
7 3 (7.32%) Check Point Certification
8 2 (4.88%) ITIL Certification
8 2 (4.88%) Degree
8 2 (4.88%) CCNP
8 2 (4.88%) A+ Certification
9 1 (2.44%) CCDA
9 1 (2.44%) CCDP
9 1 (2.44%) CISSP
9 1 (2.44%) VCP5
9 1 (2.44%) CCSA
9 1 (2.44%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (9.76%) SLA
2 1 (2.44%) QA
System Software
1 32 (78.05%) Active Directory
2 29 (70.73%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (48.78%) vSphere
4 16 (39.02%) XenApp
4 16 (39.02%) XenServer
5 14 (34.15%) Hyper-V
6 11 (26.83%) XenDesktop
7 8 (19.51%) Terminal Services
8 7 (17.07%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (26.83%) Backup Exec
2 5 (12.20%) WSUS
3 2 (4.88%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 35 (85.37%) Microsoft
2 34 (82.93%) VMware
3 20 (48.78%) Citrix
4 19 (46.34%) Dell
4 19 (46.34%) Cisco
5 12 (29.27%) NetApp
6 11 (26.83%) Veeam
6 11 (26.83%) Riverbed
7 10 (24.39%) HP
8 4 (9.76%) CheckPoint
9 3 (7.32%) Dell Compellent
9 3 (7.32%) EMC
10 2 (4.88%) CommVault
10 2 (4.88%) IBM
11 1 (2.44%) Symantec
11 1 (2.44%) Clearswift
Leeds, West Yorkshire
The Bridge Ltd
Salary: From £30,000 to £40,000 per annum
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