The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Leicester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 43 67 -
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 1.85% 0.23% -
As % of the Qualifications category 6.59% 1.19% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 0
Average salary £21,000 £36,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-41.66% -
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
MCSA
Leicestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Leicester region.

Qualifications Category
Leicester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
91 84 143
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Leicester 28.09% 19.18% 24.74%
Number of salaries quoted 58 66 137
Average salary £45,000 £37,000 £42,550
Average salary % change year-on-year
+21.62% -13.04%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £24,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leicester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Leicester

MCSA
Salary Trend in Leicester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Leicester region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Leicester

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leicester

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
3 13 (81.25%) MS Office
4 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
5 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
5 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
5 8 (50.00%) ITIL
5 8 (50.00%) MCP
5 8 (50.00%) Broadband
5 8 (50.00%) LAN
5 8 (50.00%) VoIP
5 8 (50.00%) WAN
5 8 (50.00%) DHCP
5 8 (50.00%) DNS
5 8 (50.00%) Internet
5 8 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
6 7 (43.75%) Windows
6 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (37.50%) Junos
7 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
8 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
9 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
9 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 3 (18.75%) SDLC
10 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
10 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Leicester by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the Leicester 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 4 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 13 (81.25%) MS Office
2 7 (43.75%) MS Excel
3 3 (18.75%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Broadband
1 8 (50.00%) DHCP
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
1 8 (50.00%) Internet
1 8 (50.00%) LAN
1 8 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
1 8 (50.00%) VoIP
1 8 (50.00%) WAN
2 6 (37.50%) Junos
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (50.00%) Telecoms
2 3 (18.75%) Retail
3 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support
2 6 (37.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 6 (37.50%) Support Engineer
3 5 (31.25%) Junior
4 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) IT Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server Engineer
4 4 (25.00%) Windows Server Support
5 3 (18.75%) Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (18.75%) Junior Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Junior Software Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Administrator
6 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Help Desk Support
6 2 (12.50%) IT Support
6 2 (12.50%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (18.75%) .NET
1 3 (18.75%) .NET Framework
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (31.25%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Windows Vista
5 2 (12.50%) Windows 8
5 2 (12.50%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (50.00%) Incident Management
1 8 (50.00%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Business Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) Requirements Analysis
2 3 (18.75%) SDLC
2 3 (18.75%) Software Engineering
3 1 (6.25%) Presales
3 1 (6.25%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) C#
1 3 (18.75%) C++
1 3 (18.75%) Delphi
1 3 (18.75%) Java
1 3 (18.75%) Pascal
1 3 (18.75%) SQL
1 3 (18.75%) VB.NET
2 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MCP
3 3 (18.75%) MCAD
3 3 (18.75%) MCSE
4 2 (12.50%) MCTS
5 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Hyper-V
2 5 (31.25%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Vendors
1 15 (93.75%) Microsoft
2 3 (18.75%) NetApp
2 3 (18.75%) Oracle
3 2 (12.50%) Juniper
3 2 (12.50%) VMware