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 27 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 138 141 148
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 41 32 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.19% 0.97% 0.37%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.77% 4.69% 1.86%
Number of salaries quoted 39 21 10
Average salary £32,500 £40,000 £23,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.75% +72.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £28,500 £19,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £45,000 £29,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
860 683 591
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.04% 20.77% 20.12%
Number of salaries quoted 759 525 479
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £54,100 £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 27 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 64 (100.00%) MCSE
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (81.25%) VMware
3 51 (79.69%) Microsoft
4 50 (78.13%) SAN
4 50 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
5 49 (76.56%) Active Directory
6 45 (70.31%) MS Exchange
7 44 (68.75%) SQL Server
8 39 (60.94%) Cisco
8 39 (60.94%) Citrix
9 38 (59.38%) MS Excel
10 35 (54.69%) Windows
10 35 (54.69%) Hyper-V
11 32 (50.00%) vSphere
12 30 (46.88%) SharePoint
12 30 (46.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 27 (42.19%) MCITP
14 24 (37.50%) Firewall
14 24 (37.50%) Dell
15 23 (35.94%) MCP
15 23 (35.94%) Exchange Server 2003
16 22 (34.38%) XenApp
17 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2013
17 21 (32.81%) ITIL
18 20 (31.25%) Wireless
18 20 (31.25%) XenServer
19 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
19 19 (29.69%) CCA
19 19 (29.69%) Citrix Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 45 (70.31%) MS Exchange
2 30 (46.88%) SharePoint
3 23 (35.94%) Exchange Server 2003
4 21 (32.81%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (10.94%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (7.81%) IIS
7 4 (6.25%) Lync
8 3 (4.69%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 38 (59.38%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.13%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 50 (78.13%) SAN
2 24 (37.50%) Firewall
3 20 (31.25%) Wireless
4 17 (26.56%) VoIP
5 13 (20.31%) WAN
5 13 (20.31%) LAN
6 12 (18.75%) DNS
7 9 (14.06%) SSL
7 9 (14.06%) Cisco ASA
8 8 (12.50%) TCP/IP
8 8 (12.50%) DHCP
9 6 (9.38%) VPN
9 6 (9.38%) IPsec
9 6 (9.38%) MPLS
9 6 (9.38%) OSPF
9 6 (9.38%) BGP
9 6 (9.38%) EIGRP
9 6 (9.38%) VPLS
9 6 (9.38%) DMVPN
10 4 (6.25%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2008
2 13 (20.31%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (3.13%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (4.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 18 (28.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 15 (23.44%) Technical Support
2 15 (23.44%) 3rd Line Support
3 13 (20.31%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 11 (17.19%) Server Engineer
5 5 (7.81%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (7.81%) Architect
6 4 (6.25%) Server Support
6 4 (6.25%) Support Technician
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Support
6 4 (6.25%) Team Leader
6 4 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Support Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Server Support Technician
6 4 (6.25%) Applications Manager
6 4 (6.25%) Server Technician
6 4 (6.25%) Data Centre Technician
6 4 (6.25%) Support Manager
7 3 (4.69%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 3 (4.69%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (6.25%) Web Services
1 4 (6.25%) LAMP
2 2 (3.13%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (3.13%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 35 (54.69%) Windows
2 16 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 14 (21.88%) Linux
4 13 (20.31%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (10.94%) Mac OS
7 6 (9.38%) UNIX
8 3 (4.69%) Windows XP
8 3 (4.69%) AIX
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 7
9 2 (3.13%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (32.81%) ITIL
2 16 (25.00%) Project Management
3 12 (18.75%) PRINCE2
3 12 (18.75%) Change Management
4 11 (17.19%) Mentoring
5 10 (15.63%) Coaching
6 8 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
6 8 (12.50%) Performance Management
6 8 (12.50%) High Availability
7 7 (10.94%) Business Continuity
7 7 (10.94%) Load Balancing
7 7 (10.94%) Network Design
8 6 (9.38%) BCP
8 6 (9.38%) Business Continuity Planning
9 5 (7.81%) TOGAF
10 4 (6.25%) Technical Architecture
10 4 (6.25%) Network Architecture
10 4 (6.25%) Stakeholder Engagement
10 4 (6.25%) Software Engineering
11 3 (4.69%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (9.38%) SQL
2 4 (6.25%) T-SQL
3 3 (4.69%) VB
3 3 (4.69%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 64 (100.00%) MCSE
1 64 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (46.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 27 (42.19%) MCITP
4 23 (35.94%) MCP
5 19 (29.69%) CCNA
5 19 (29.69%) CCA
5 19 (29.69%) Citrix Certification
5 19 (29.69%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (17.19%) CCNP
7 7 (10.94%) CISSP
7 7 (10.94%) CCDA
7 7 (10.94%) CCDP
7 7 (10.94%) CCSA
7 7 (10.94%) CCSE
7 7 (10.94%) VCP5
8 5 (7.81%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (4.69%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.13%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (3.13%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (12.50%) SLA
2 1 (1.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 50 (78.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (76.56%) Active Directory
3 35 (54.69%) Hyper-V
4 32 (50.00%) vSphere
5 22 (34.38%) XenApp
6 20 (31.25%) XenServer
7 17 (26.56%) XenDesktop
8 15 (23.44%) Terminal Services
9 2 (3.13%) VMware ESX
9 2 (3.13%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (28.13%) Backup Exec
2 4 (6.25%) SCCM
3 1 (1.56%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 52 (81.25%) VMware
2 51 (79.69%) Microsoft
3 39 (60.94%) Cisco
3 39 (60.94%) Citrix
4 24 (37.50%) Dell
5 18 (28.13%) Veeam
6 17 (26.56%) Riverbed
7 11 (17.19%) CheckPoint
8 5 (7.81%) NetApp
8 5 (7.81%) IBM
9 4 (6.25%) HP
10 3 (4.69%) Sun
10 3 (4.69%) LANDesk
11 1 (1.56%) CommVault
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