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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 160 126 133
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 57 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.31% 1.56% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 6.57% 2.15%
Number of salaries quoted 10 41 15
Average salary £37,081 £37,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.11% +36.36%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
743 867 697
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 22.70% 23.77% 26.42%
Number of salaries quoted 579 746 509
Average salary £45,000 £40,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+12.50% +14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £29,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 22 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (85.11%) MCSE
3 38 (80.85%) Microsoft
3 38 (80.85%) VMware
4 37 (78.72%) SAN
5 36 (76.60%) VMware Infrastructure
6 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
7 32 (68.09%) SQL Server
8 30 (63.83%) MS Exchange
8 30 (63.83%) Cisco
9 28 (59.57%) Windows
10 27 (57.45%) Citrix
10 27 (57.45%) vSphere
11 24 (51.06%) MS Excel
12 23 (48.94%) Dell
12 23 (48.94%) Hyper-V
13 22 (46.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 21 (44.68%) Exchange Server 2003
14 21 (44.68%) Wireless
14 21 (44.68%) XenApp
14 21 (44.68%) XenServer
15 20 (42.55%) SharePoint
15 20 (42.55%) ITIL
15 20 (42.55%) MCP
16 19 (40.43%) VoIP
17 18 (38.30%) MCITP
17 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
18 17 (36.17%) XenDesktop
18 17 (36.17%) Veeam
18 17 (36.17%) Riverbed

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 30 (63.83%) MS Exchange
2 21 (44.68%) Exchange Server 2003
3 20 (42.55%) SharePoint
4 18 (38.30%) Exchange Server 2013
5 6 (12.77%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (8.51%) Exchange Server 2007
6 4 (8.51%) Lync
7 3 (6.38%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (51.06%) MS Excel
2 3 (6.38%) MS Visio
2 3 (6.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 37 (78.72%) SAN
2 21 (44.68%) Wireless
3 19 (40.43%) VoIP
4 17 (36.17%) Firewall
4 17 (36.17%) DNS
5 14 (29.79%) DHCP
6 12 (25.53%) TCP/IP
7 9 (19.15%) Cisco ASA
7 9 (19.15%) LAN
7 9 (19.15%) WAN
8 6 (12.77%) EIGRP
8 6 (12.77%) MPLS
8 6 (12.77%) OSPF
8 6 (12.77%) BGP
8 6 (12.77%) SSL
9 5 (10.64%) Spanning Tree
10 4 (8.51%) VPLS
10 4 (8.51%) IPsec
10 4 (8.51%) VPN
10 4 (8.51%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (68.09%) SQL Server
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2008
2 9 (19.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (4.26%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (2.13%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (36.17%) 3rd Line Support
2 13 (27.66%) Technical Support
3 12 (25.53%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 8 (17.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (14.89%) Systems Engineer
6 4 (8.51%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Support Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Support
7 3 (6.38%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.38%) Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Analyst
7 3 (6.38%) Infrastructure Architect
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Support Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Support Manager
7 3 (6.38%) Applications Manager
7 3 (6.38%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 2 (4.26%) Network Architect
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Operations Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Manager
8 2 (4.26%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (6.38%) Web Services
1 3 (6.38%) LAMP
2 2 (4.26%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.38%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 28 (59.57%) Windows
2 15 (31.91%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (25.53%) Linux
4 7 (14.89%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (12.77%) Windows Server 2003
6 4 (8.51%) Mac OS
6 4 (8.51%) UNIX
6 4 (8.51%) Windows XP
6 4 (8.51%) AIX
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 7
7 2 (4.26%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (42.55%) ITIL
2 10 (21.28%) Change Management
3 8 (17.02%) Mentoring
4 7 (14.89%) Project Management
5 6 (12.77%) PRINCE2
6 5 (10.64%) High Availability
6 5 (10.64%) Coaching
7 4 (8.51%) Load Balancing
7 4 (8.51%) Network Design
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity
7 4 (8.51%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (8.51%) BCP
7 4 (8.51%) Business Continuity Planning
8 3 (6.38%) Stakeholder Engagement
8 3 (6.38%) Network Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Software Engineering
8 3 (6.38%) Technical Architecture
8 3 (6.38%) Performance Management
9 2 (4.26%) Problem Management
9 2 (4.26%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.51%) SQL
2 3 (6.38%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 47 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (85.11%) MCSE
3 22 (46.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 20 (42.55%) MCP
5 18 (38.30%) MCITP
6 17 (36.17%) CCA
6 17 (36.17%) Citrix Certification
7 12 (25.53%) CCNA
7 12 (25.53%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (10.64%) CCNP
9 4 (8.51%) CCSE
9 4 (8.51%) CCSA
9 4 (8.51%) CCDA
9 4 (8.51%) CCDP
9 4 (8.51%) CISSP
9 4 (8.51%) VCP5
10 3 (6.38%) A+ Certification
10 3 (6.38%) Check Point Certification
11 2 (4.26%) Degree
11 2 (4.26%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.64%) SLA
2 1 (2.13%) QA
System Software
1 36 (76.60%) VMware Infrastructure
2 35 (74.47%) Active Directory
3 27 (57.45%) vSphere
4 23 (48.94%) Hyper-V
5 21 (44.68%) XenApp
5 21 (44.68%) XenServer
6 17 (36.17%) XenDesktop
7 10 (21.28%) Terminal Services
8 7 (14.89%) VMware ESX
9 2 (4.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (36.17%) Backup Exec
2 5 (10.64%) WSUS
3 2 (4.26%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (2.13%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 38 (80.85%) Microsoft
1 38 (80.85%) VMware
2 30 (63.83%) Cisco
3 27 (57.45%) Citrix
4 23 (48.94%) Dell
5 17 (36.17%) Veeam
5 17 (36.17%) Riverbed
6 11 (23.40%) NetApp
7 10 (21.28%) HP
8 7 (14.89%) CheckPoint
9 2 (4.26%) CommVault
9 2 (4.26%) IBM
10 1 (2.13%) EMC
10 1 (2.13%) Symantec
10 1 (2.13%) Clearswift
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