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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 137 129 139
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 42 16 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.14% 0.62% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.45% 2.28% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 32 15 10
Average salary £36,250 £28,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.19% -1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £27,500 £22,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £36,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
944 702 627
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.69% 27.20% 24.61%
Number of salaries quoted 791 504 513
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
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 31 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (89.25%) MCSE
3 82 (88.17%) Windows
4 77 (82.80%) Microsoft
5 56 (60.22%) VMware
6 54 (58.06%) Cisco
6 54 (58.06%) Citrix
6 54 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
7 49 (52.69%) MS Excel
8 47 (50.54%) SAN
9 45 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
9 45 (48.39%) CCNA
10 43 (46.24%) Cisco IOS
11 40 (43.01%) Active Directory
12 37 (39.78%) MS Exchange
12 37 (39.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 33 (35.48%) MCITP
13 33 (35.48%) Firewall
13 33 (35.48%) Linux
14 32 (34.41%) Clustering
15 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
16 25 (26.88%) Load Balancing
16 25 (26.88%) TCP/IP
16 25 (26.88%) CheckPoint
17 24 (25.81%) ITIL
18 23 (24.73%) CCNP
19 21 (22.58%) Red Hat
19 21 (22.58%) OSPF
19 21 (22.58%) BGP
19 21 (22.58%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 37 (39.78%) MS Exchange
2 20 (21.51%) SharePoint
3 19 (20.43%) IIS
4 18 (19.35%) Lync
5 15 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
5 15 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (5.38%) SharePoint 2013
6 5 (5.38%) Apache
7 4 (4.30%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.08%) IBM Notes
8 1 (1.08%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 49 (52.69%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.45%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.28%) SaaS
2 10 (10.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (5.38%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 47 (50.54%) SAN
2 43 (46.24%) Cisco IOS
3 33 (35.48%) Firewall
4 25 (26.88%) TCP/IP
5 21 (22.58%) OSPF
5 21 (22.58%) BGP
6 20 (21.51%) MPLS
7 18 (19.35%) NetScaler
8 16 (17.20%) EIGRP
9 9 (9.68%) DNS
10 4 (4.30%) H.323
10 4 (4.30%) VPN
10 4 (4.30%) SMTP
10 4 (4.30%) DHCP
10 4 (4.30%) PBX
10 4 (4.30%) PSTN
10 4 (4.30%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.23%) Wireless
12 2 (2.15%) LAN
12 2 (2.15%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.53%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.15%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (13.98%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.30%) Retail
2 1 (1.08%) Finance
Job Titles
1 25 (26.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (22.58%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 21 (22.58%) Team Leader
3 10 (10.75%) Infrastructure Manager
4 9 (9.68%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.60%) 3rd Line Support
6 5 (5.38%) Operations Team Leader
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
6 5 (5.38%) IT Infrastructure Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Infrastructure Services Manager
6 5 (5.38%) IT Services Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.38%) Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.38%) IT Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Services Delivery Manager
6 5 (5.38%) Service Manager
7 4 (4.30%) Server Support
7 4 (4.30%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.30%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.38%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (34.41%) Clustering
2 18 (19.35%) EqualLogic
3 8 (8.60%) Social Media
4 5 (5.38%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.30%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (88.17%) Windows
2 33 (35.48%) Linux
3 27 (29.03%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (22.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (21.51%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.38%) CentOS
6 5 (5.38%) Ubuntu
7 2 (2.15%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.15%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.08%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (26.88%) Load Balancing
2 24 (25.81%) ITIL
3 18 (19.35%) Change Control
4 16 (17.20%) E-Commerce
5 15 (16.13%) Problem Management
6 13 (13.98%) CRM
6 13 (13.98%) Business Continuity
7 8 (8.60%) Risk Management
8 7 (7.53%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (5.38%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.38%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.38%) Project Management
9 5 (5.38%) Disaster Recovery
9 5 (5.38%) Service Delivery
10 4 (4.30%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.30%) ITIL V3
11 3 (3.23%) Migration
12 2 (2.15%) Configuration Management
12 2 (2.15%) Change Management
12 2 (2.15%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 17 (18.28%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.38%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.38%) Java
2 5 (5.38%) SQL
2 5 (5.38%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 93 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (89.25%) MCSE
3 45 (48.39%) Cisco Certification
3 45 (48.39%) CCNA
4 37 (39.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 33 (35.48%) MCITP
6 23 (24.73%) CCNP
7 21 (22.58%) CCSE
7 21 (22.58%) CCSA
8 16 (17.20%) RHCE
8 16 (17.20%) RHCA
9 15 (16.13%) MCP
10 6 (6.45%) MCTS
11 5 (5.38%) NCDA
12 3 (3.23%) CCA
12 3 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.23%) Degree
13 2 (2.15%) CCIE
14 1 (1.08%) ACCA
14 1 (1.08%) OCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.58%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (58.06%) VMware Infrastructure
2 40 (43.01%) Active Directory
3 18 (19.35%) Hyper-V
4 14 (15.05%) XenServer
5 11 (11.83%) XenApp
6 6 (6.45%) vSphere
7 4 (4.30%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.30%) UAG
8 2 (2.15%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.15%) XenDesktop
8 2 (2.15%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 20 (21.51%) SCCM
2 10 (10.75%) ZABBIX
3 8 (8.60%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.15%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.08%) SCOM
5 1 (1.08%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 77 (82.80%) Microsoft
2 56 (60.22%) VMware
3 54 (58.06%) Cisco
3 54 (58.06%) Citrix
4 25 (26.88%) CheckPoint
5 21 (22.58%) Red Hat
6 18 (19.35%) Juniper
7 10 (10.75%) Dell
8 9 (9.68%) Symantec
9 5 (5.38%) NetApp
10 4 (4.30%) Mitel
10 4 (4.30%) Siemens
10 4 (4.30%) Polycom
11 3 (3.23%) Veeam
12 2 (2.15%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.08%) Oracle
13 1 (1.08%) HP
13 1 (1.08%) McAfee
13 1 (1.08%) Lotus
13 1 (1.08%) Google
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