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 30 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 160 145 151
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 12 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 0.60% 0.44% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.45% 1.94% 2.24%
Number of salaries quoted 20 12 12
Average salary £37,500 £26,250 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+42.85% -9.48%
UK excluding London average salary £29,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.44% +10.76%
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
937 617 580
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 24.59% 22.80% 20.17%
Number of salaries quoted 749 491 470
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,600 £50,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 30 September 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (92.68%) MCSE
3 71 (86.59%) Windows
4 65 (79.27%) Microsoft
5 52 (63.41%) VMware
5 52 (63.41%) VMware Infrastructure
6 49 (59.76%) Citrix
7 48 (58.54%) SAN
7 48 (58.54%) MS Excel
8 46 (56.10%) Cisco
9 39 (47.56%) MS Exchange
9 39 (47.56%) Cisco Certification
9 39 (47.56%) CCNA
10 38 (46.34%) Active Directory
11 33 (40.24%) Cisco IOS
12 30 (36.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 28 (34.15%) Firewall
13 28 (34.15%) Linux
14 26 (31.71%) ITIL
14 26 (31.71%) MCITP
15 25 (30.49%) Clustering
16 24 (29.27%) CCNP
17 23 (28.05%) CheckPoint
17 23 (28.05%) Load Balancing
18 22 (26.83%) Hyper-V
18 22 (26.83%) TCP/IP
19 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
20 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
21 19 (23.17%) CCSA
21 19 (23.17%) CCSE

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 39 (47.56%) MS Exchange
2 20 (24.39%) SharePoint
3 14 (17.07%) Lync
3 14 (17.07%) Exchange Server 2010
4 12 (14.63%) Exchange Server 2013
5 11 (13.41%) IIS
6 4 (4.88%) Apache
6 4 (4.88%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 48 (58.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.10%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 5 (6.10%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) SaaS
2 5 (6.10%) Office 365
2 5 (6.10%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 48 (58.54%) SAN
2 33 (40.24%) Cisco IOS
3 28 (34.15%) Firewall
4 22 (26.83%) TCP/IP
5 18 (21.95%) OSPF
5 18 (21.95%) BGP
6 17 (20.73%) MPLS
7 14 (17.07%) EIGRP
8 11 (13.41%) NetScaler
9 7 (8.54%) DNS
10 5 (6.10%) WAN
10 5 (6.10%) LAN
11 4 (4.88%) HTTPS
11 4 (4.88%) FTP
12 3 (3.66%) Wireless
12 3 (3.66%) Unified Communications
12 3 (3.66%) H.323
12 3 (3.66%) PBX
12 3 (3.66%) PSTN
12 3 (3.66%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (25.61%) SQL Server
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (6.10%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.88%) Retail
2 2 (2.44%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (26.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (24.39%) Team Leader
3 18 (21.95%) Infrastructure Team Leader
4 10 (12.20%) Support Engineer
5 8 (9.76%) 3rd Line Support
6 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.88%) Server Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Technical Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Wintel Support
7 4 (4.88%) Server Support Technician
7 4 (4.88%) Server Support
7 4 (4.88%) Support Technician
7 4 (4.88%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (4.88%) Operations Team Leader
7 4 (4.88%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
7 4 (4.88%) Data Centre Technician
7 4 (4.88%) Server Technician
7 4 (4.88%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Network Engineer
8 3 (3.66%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (6.10%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 25 (30.49%) Clustering
2 11 (13.41%) EqualLogic
3 6 (7.32%) Social Media
4 4 (4.88%) Blackberry
5 3 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.66%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 71 (86.59%) Windows
2 28 (34.15%) Linux
3 19 (23.17%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (21.95%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 15 (18.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (4.88%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (2.44%) UNIX
7 2 (2.44%) Windows XP
8 1 (1.22%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (31.71%) ITIL
2 23 (28.05%) Load Balancing
3 14 (17.07%) E-Commerce
4 11 (13.41%) Change Control
5 10 (12.20%) Problem Management
6 9 (10.98%) Project Management
7 8 (9.76%) CRM
8 7 (8.54%) Business Continuity
9 6 (7.32%) Risk Management
9 6 (7.32%) PRINCE2
10 5 (6.10%) Change Management
10 5 (6.10%) High Availability
11 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
11 4 (4.88%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (4.88%) Configuration Management
12 3 (3.66%) Migration
12 3 (3.66%) Coaching
12 3 (3.66%) Performance Management
13 2 (2.44%) Capacity Planning
13 2 (2.44%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (13.41%) PowerShell
2 4 (4.88%) Java
2 4 (4.88%) SQL
3 2 (2.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (92.68%) MCSE
3 39 (47.56%) CCNA
3 39 (47.56%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (36.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 26 (31.71%) MCITP
6 24 (29.27%) CCNP
7 19 (23.17%) CCSA
7 19 (23.17%) CCSE
8 17 (20.73%) MCP
9 14 (17.07%) RHCE
9 14 (17.07%) RHCA
10 5 (6.10%) MCTS
11 4 (4.88%) CCIE
12 3 (3.66%) CCA
12 3 (3.66%) Citrix Certification
12 3 (3.66%) Degree
13 2 (2.44%) ITIL Certification
14 1 (1.22%) ACCA
14 1 (1.22%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (21.95%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 52 (63.41%) VMware Infrastructure
2 38 (46.34%) Active Directory
3 22 (26.83%) Hyper-V
4 11 (13.41%) XenApp
5 9 (10.98%) XenServer
6 8 (9.76%) vSphere
7 5 (6.10%) Terminal Services
8 3 (3.66%) UAG
9 2 (2.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 18 (21.95%) SCCM
2 8 (9.76%) Backup Exec
3 5 (6.10%) ZABBIX
4 2 (2.44%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.22%) SCOM
5 1 (1.22%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 65 (79.27%) Microsoft
2 52 (63.41%) VMware
3 49 (59.76%) Citrix
4 46 (56.10%) Cisco
5 23 (28.05%) CheckPoint
6 18 (21.95%) Red Hat
7 11 (13.41%) Juniper
8 9 (10.98%) Symantec
9 7 (8.54%) Dell
10 3 (3.66%) Siemens
10 3 (3.66%) Polycom
10 3 (3.66%) Veeam
10 3 (3.66%) Mitel
11 2 (2.44%) LANDesk
11 2 (2.44%) SonicWALL
11 2 (2.44%) IBM
11 2 (2.44%) Sun
12 1 (1.22%) HP
12 1 (1.22%) Oracle
12 1 (1.22%) McAfee
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