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 25 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 138 137 143
Rank change year-on-year
-1 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 46 14 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 1.26% 0.55% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.93% 2.01% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 35 13 9
Average salary £37,500 £28,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+31.57% -1.72%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,100 £27,500 £22,400
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £38,000 £31,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Leeds
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
934 695 617
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leeds 25.53% 27.41% 24.93%
Number of salaries quoted 782 495 514
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 £55,000
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 25 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Leeds

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 25 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 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (89.13%) Windows
2 82 (89.13%) MCSE
3 77 (83.70%) Microsoft
4 56 (60.87%) VMware
5 54 (58.70%) VMware Infrastructure
6 53 (57.61%) Cisco
7 52 (56.52%) Citrix
8 48 (52.17%) MS Excel
9 46 (50.00%) SAN
10 45 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
10 45 (48.91%) CCNA
11 43 (46.74%) Cisco IOS
12 39 (42.39%) Active Directory
13 37 (40.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 36 (39.13%) MS Exchange
15 34 (36.96%) MCITP
16 33 (35.87%) Firewall
16 33 (35.87%) Linux
17 32 (34.78%) Clustering
18 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
19 25 (27.17%) Load Balancing
19 25 (27.17%) TCP/IP
19 25 (27.17%) CheckPoint
20 24 (26.09%) ITIL
21 23 (25.00%) CCNP
22 21 (22.83%) Red Hat
22 21 (22.83%) OSPF
22 21 (22.83%) BGP
22 21 (22.83%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 25 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 36 (39.13%) MS Exchange
2 19 (20.65%) IIS
2 19 (20.65%) SharePoint
3 18 (19.57%) Lync
4 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.43%) SharePoint 2013
5 5 (5.43%) Apache
6 4 (4.35%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.09%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.09%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 48 (52.17%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.52%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 10 (10.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 17 (18.48%) SaaS
2 10 (10.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (4.35%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (50.00%) SAN
2 43 (46.74%) Cisco IOS
3 33 (35.87%) Firewall
4 25 (27.17%) TCP/IP
5 21 (22.83%) OSPF
5 21 (22.83%) BGP
6 20 (21.74%) MPLS
7 18 (19.57%) NetScaler
8 16 (17.39%) EIGRP
9 9 (9.78%) DNS
10 4 (4.35%) H.323
10 4 (4.35%) VPN
10 4 (4.35%) SMTP
10 4 (4.35%) DHCP
10 4 (4.35%) PBX
10 4 (4.35%) PSTN
10 4 (4.35%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.17%) Wireless
11 2 (2.17%) NAS
11 2 (2.17%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (22.83%) SQL Server
2 7 (7.61%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.17%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (14.13%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 4 (4.35%) Retail
2 1 (1.09%) Finance
Job Titles
1 26 (28.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (22.83%) Team Leader
2 21 (22.83%) Infrastructure Team Leader
3 10 (10.87%) Infrastructure Manager
4 9 (9.78%) Support Engineer
5 8 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
6 6 (6.52%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
7 5 (5.43%) Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.43%) IT Services Manager
7 5 (5.43%) IT Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Services Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Service Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Operations Team Leader
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Operations Team Leader
7 5 (5.43%) IT Infrastructure Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Delivery Manager
7 5 (5.43%) Infrastructure Services Manager
8 4 (4.35%) Server Technician
8 4 (4.35%) Wintel Support Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Data Centre Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (5.43%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 32 (34.78%) Clustering
2 18 (19.57%) EqualLogic
3 8 (8.70%) Social Media
4 5 (5.43%) Blackberry
5 4 (4.35%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 82 (89.13%) Windows
2 33 (35.87%) Linux
3 26 (28.26%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (22.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 19 (20.65%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (5.43%) Ubuntu
6 5 (5.43%) CentOS
7 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
7 2 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (27.17%) Load Balancing
2 24 (26.09%) ITIL
3 18 (19.57%) Change Control
4 16 (17.39%) E-Commerce
5 15 (16.30%) Problem Management
6 13 (14.13%) Business Continuity
7 12 (13.04%) CRM
8 8 (8.70%) Technical Architecture
8 8 (8.70%) Risk Management
9 5 (5.43%) Capacity Planning
9 5 (5.43%) Service Delivery
9 5 (5.43%) Performance Tuning
9 5 (5.43%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (4.35%) Project Management
10 4 (4.35%) PRINCE2
10 4 (4.35%) ITIL V3
11 2 (2.17%) High Availability
11 2 (2.17%) Migration
11 2 (2.17%) Configuration Management
11 2 (2.17%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (19.57%) PowerShell
2 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
2 5 (5.43%) Java
2 5 (5.43%) VBScript
3 4 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 82 (89.13%) MCSE
3 45 (48.91%) CCNA
3 45 (48.91%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (40.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 34 (36.96%) MCITP
6 23 (25.00%) CCNP
7 21 (22.83%) CCSA
7 21 (22.83%) CCSE
8 16 (17.39%) RHCA
8 16 (17.39%) RHCE
9 15 (16.30%) MCP
10 6 (6.52%) MCTS
10 6 (6.52%) NCDA
11 3 (3.26%) Degree
12 2 (2.17%) CCIE
12 2 (2.17%) CCA
12 2 (2.17%) Citrix Certification
13 1 (1.09%) ACCA
13 1 (1.09%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (22.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 54 (58.70%) VMware Infrastructure
2 39 (42.39%) Active Directory
3 16 (17.39%) Hyper-V
4 14 (15.22%) XenServer
5 9 (9.78%) XenApp
6 6 (6.52%) vSphere
7 4 (4.35%) Terminal Services
7 4 (4.35%) UAG
8 2 (2.17%) ISA Server
8 2 (2.17%) Forefront TMG
8 2 (2.17%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (22.83%) SCCM
2 10 (10.87%) ZABBIX
3 7 (7.61%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.17%) SCVMM
5 1 (1.09%) SCOM
5 1 (1.09%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 77 (83.70%) Microsoft
2 56 (60.87%) VMware
3 53 (57.61%) Cisco
4 52 (56.52%) Citrix
5 25 (27.17%) CheckPoint
6 21 (22.83%) Red Hat
7 18 (19.57%) Juniper
8 10 (10.87%) Dell
9 9 (9.78%) Symantec
10 6 (6.52%) NetApp
11 4 (4.35%) Siemens
11 4 (4.35%) Mitel
11 4 (4.35%) Polycom
12 2 (2.17%) Veeam
12 2 (2.17%) SonicWALL
13 1 (1.09%) Google
13 1 (1.09%) McAfee
13 1 (1.09%) Lotus
13 1 (1.09%) Oracle
13 1 (1.09%) HP
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