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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 169 157 139
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 28 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.25% 0.76% 0.39%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.05% 3.15% 1.58%
Number of salaries quoted 9 22 9
Average salary £36,000 £37,500 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,400 £20,200 £28,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,300 £45,900 £33,600
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
860 889 634
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.33% 24.25% 24.63%
Number of salaries quoted 684 727 483
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £28,500 £28,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 4 September 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (86.96%) Windows
3 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
3 19 (82.61%) VMware
4 16 (69.57%) MCSE
4 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
5 14 (60.87%) MS Exchange
5 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (52.17%) ITIL
7 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (43.48%) DHCP
8 10 (43.48%) DNS
8 10 (43.48%) SAN
9 9 (39.13%) NetApp
9 9 (39.13%) Citrix
10 7 (30.43%) SQL
11 6 (26.09%) MCP
11 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (26.09%) Firewall
12 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
12 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
12 5 (21.74%) vSphere
12 5 (21.74%) MS Office
12 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
12 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
12 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
12 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
12 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 14 (60.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (47.83%) Exchange Server 2010
3 5 (21.74%) SharePoint
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2003
3 5 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (17.39%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (8.70%) IIS
5 2 (8.70%) Lync
Applications
1 5 (21.74%) MS Office
1 5 (21.74%) MS Excel
2 3 (13.04%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (17.39%) Office 365
2 1 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (43.48%) DHCP
1 10 (43.48%) SAN
1 10 (43.48%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
4 2 (8.70%) VPN
4 2 (8.70%) Ethernet
4 2 (8.70%) LAN
4 2 (8.70%) VoIP
4 2 (8.70%) WAN
4 2 (8.70%) Wireless
4 2 (8.70%) 802.11
4 2 (8.70%) SONET
4 2 (8.70%) MPLS
4 2 (8.70%) OSPF
4 2 (8.70%) BGP
4 2 (8.70%) EIGRP
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (8.70%) Network Security
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (21.74%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 9 (39.13%) Analyst
2 5 (21.74%) Systems Engineer
3 4 (17.39%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 3 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (13.04%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Service Desk Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Support Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Service Analyst
5 2 (8.70%) Network Engineer
5 2 (8.70%) Applications Support
6 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (4.35%) DBA
6 1 (4.35%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Junior
6 1 (4.35%) Administrator
6 1 (4.35%) SQL DBA
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (8.70%) Web Services
1 2 (8.70%) LAMP
1 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.35%) Clustering
1 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
2 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (21.74%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (17.39%) Linux
6 3 (13.04%) UNIX
7 2 (8.70%) AIX
7 2 (8.70%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) ITIL
2 3 (13.04%) Change Management
3 2 (8.70%) Project Management
3 2 (8.70%) Performance Management
3 2 (8.70%) Network Management
3 2 (8.70%) Software Engineering
3 2 (8.70%) Mentoring
4 1 (4.35%) Incident Management
4 1 (4.35%) Load Balancing
4 1 (4.35%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (4.35%) Line Management
4 1 (4.35%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (30.43%) SQL
2 3 (13.04%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (69.57%) MCSE
3 6 (26.09%) MCP
4 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (13.04%) MCITP
5 3 (13.04%) CCNA
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (8.70%) Degree
7 1 (4.35%) NCDA
7 1 (4.35%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) SLA
2 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 16 (69.57%) Active Directory
2 14 (60.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) VMware ESX
3 5 (21.74%) vSphere
4 3 (13.04%) XenApp
4 3 (13.04%) XenServer
5 2 (8.70%) Hyper-V
5 2 (8.70%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) WSUS
2 2 (8.70%) DameWare
3 1 (4.35%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 19 (82.61%) Microsoft
1 19 (82.61%) VMware
2 9 (39.13%) Citrix
2 9 (39.13%) NetApp
3 4 (17.39%) HP
3 4 (17.39%) Dell
3 4 (17.39%) EMC
4 2 (8.70%) Cisco
5 1 (4.35%) SolarWinds
5 1 (4.35%) Symantec
5 1 (4.35%) Clearswift
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