The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Sheffield region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 69 63
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 1.68% 0.30% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 0.99% 0.69%
Number of salaries quoted 8 2 1
Average salary £24,150 £27,750 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.97% -7.50%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
MCSA
South Yorkshire

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

Qualifications Category
Sheffield
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
180 202 145
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Sheffield 25.25% 30.10% 26.80%
Number of salaries quoted 155 148 138
Average salary £36,800 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.15% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £24,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £63,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Sheffield

MCSA
Salary Trend in Sheffield

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Sheffield

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Sheffield

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 12 (85.71%) MS Office
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 11 (78.57%) SLA
4 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
4 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
4 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
5 7 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 7 (50.00%) MCSE
5 7 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (42.86%) SAN
6 6 (42.86%) ITIL
7 5 (35.71%) SQL
7 5 (35.71%) CommVault
7 5 (35.71%) Office 365
8 4 (28.57%) Lync
8 4 (28.57%) Change Management
8 4 (28.57%) VMware
8 4 (28.57%) SCCM
8 4 (28.57%) SCOM
8 4 (28.57%) SCVMM
8 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
8 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
8 4 (28.57%) Citrix
8 4 (28.57%) Web Services
9 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Sheffield by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT jobs across the Sheffield 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 (28.57%) Lync
2 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (7.14%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 12 (85.71%) MS Office
2 8 (57.14%) MS Excel
3 1 (7.14%) Acrobat
3 1 (7.14%) AutoCAD
3 1 (7.14%) MS Project
3 1 (7.14%) MS Visio
3 1 (7.14%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (7.14%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 5 (35.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) TCP/IP
2 7 (50.00%) Wi-Fi
3 6 (42.86%) SAN
4 3 (21.43%) Firewall
5 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
5 1 (7.14%) PBX
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (7.14%) Wireless
5 1 (7.14%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 1 (7.14%) Legal
Job Titles
1 7 (50.00%) Server Engineer
1 7 (50.00%) Windows Server Engineer
2 5 (35.71%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 4 (28.57%) Support Engineer
4 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Manager
4 2 (14.29%) IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior IT Infrastructure Manager
5 1 (7.14%) IT Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Manager
5 1 (7.14%) Senior Infrastructure Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (28.57%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) CCTV
1 1 (7.14%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (85.71%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows 7
4 7 (50.00%) Windows 8
5 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (7.14%) UNIX
5 1 (7.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) ITIL
2 4 (28.57%) Change Management
3 2 (14.29%) Business Continuity
3 2 (14.29%) Change Control
3 2 (14.29%) Problem Management
3 2 (14.29%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) CRM
4 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 5 (35.71%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (21.43%) CCNA
4 2 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
5 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
5 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (78.57%) SLA
2 1 (7.14%) QA
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 4 (28.57%) Hyper-V
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 1 (7.14%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (28.57%) SCCM
1 4 (28.57%) SCOM
1 4 (28.57%) SCVMM
2 1 (7.14%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
2 1 (7.14%) ARCserve
2 1 (7.14%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) Microsoft
2 5 (35.71%) CommVault
3 4 (28.57%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Citrix
4 3 (21.43%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) Adobe
5 1 (7.14%) Symantec
5 1 (7.14%) Primavera
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) CA
5 1 (7.14%) SolidWorks