The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Yorkshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 26 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 192 190 207
Rank change year-on-year
-2 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 61 56 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.87% 0.86% 0.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.79% 3.95% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 55 43 21
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +20.68%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £28,000 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £44,000 £36,834
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,750 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.81% -6.42%
MCSA
England

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

Qualifications Category
Yorkshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1608 1418 1259
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.94% 21.78% 21.11%
Number of salaries quoted 1391 1110 1007
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,405 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 26 January 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +7 49 £32,500 -18.75% 4
South Yorkshire +5 11 £24,150 -19.50%
North Yorkshire -3 1 £40,000 +14.28%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (86.96%) MCSE
3 91 (79.13%) Microsoft
4 84 (73.04%) Active Directory
5 80 (69.57%) Windows
6 72 (62.61%) VMware
7 69 (60.00%) MS Excel
8 66 (57.39%) SAN
8 66 (57.39%) VMware Infrastructure
9 64 (55.65%) MS Exchange
10 55 (47.83%) SQL Server
11 54 (46.96%) Citrix
12 49 (42.61%) Cisco
13 47 (40.87%) Hyper-V
14 41 (35.65%) ITIL
15 39 (33.91%) MCITP
16 38 (33.04%) MCP
17 36 (31.30%) Windows Server 2012
18 35 (30.43%) vSphere
18 35 (30.43%) SharePoint
19 34 (29.57%) Firewall
20 33 (28.70%) CCNA
20 33 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
20 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
21 31 (26.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
22 29 (25.22%) XenApp
23 26 (22.61%) MS Office
24 25 (21.74%) VoIP
24 25 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
25 24 (20.87%) Exchange Server 2003

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 2015, IT jobs across the Yorkshire 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 64 (55.65%) MS Exchange
2 35 (30.43%) SharePoint
3 25 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
4 24 (20.87%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (12.17%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (8.70%) IIS
7 8 (6.96%) Lync
8 7 (6.09%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.61%) Apache
10 2 (1.74%) IBM Notes
10 2 (1.74%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 69 (60.00%) MS Excel
2 26 (22.61%) MS Office
3 1 (0.87%) MS Project
3 1 (0.87%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.87%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.87%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.87%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 66 (57.39%) SAN
2 34 (29.57%) Firewall
3 25 (21.74%) VoIP
4 21 (18.26%) Wireless
5 20 (17.39%) WAN
5 20 (17.39%) LAN
6 18 (15.65%) DNS
7 16 (13.91%) TCP/IP
8 14 (12.17%) VPN
8 14 (12.17%) Cisco ASA
9 13 (11.30%) DHCP
10 9 (7.83%) SSL
10 9 (7.83%) MPLS
11 7 (6.09%) IPsec
12 6 (5.22%) Wi-Fi
12 6 (5.22%) VPLS
12 6 (5.22%) OSPF
12 6 (5.22%) BGP
12 6 (5.22%) EIGRP
12 6 (5.22%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (47.83%) SQL Server
2 18 (15.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (6.96%) Finance
2 5 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.87%) Legal
3 1 (0.87%) Retail
Job Titles
1 21 (18.26%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (15.65%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (15.65%) Server Engineer
3 17 (14.78%) Technical Support
4 15 (13.04%) Support Engineer
5 13 (11.30%) 3rd Line Technical Support
6 8 (6.96%) Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) IT Support
7 7 (6.09%) Data Centre Technician
8 6 (5.22%) Windows Server Engineer
8 6 (5.22%) Service Analyst
8 6 (5.22%) 2nd Line Support
8 6 (5.22%) Service Desk Analyst
9 5 (4.35%) Team Leader
9 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
9 5 (4.35%) Administrator
9 5 (4.35%) Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Server Support
9 5 (4.35%) Support Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) Web Services
2 5 (4.35%) COM
3 4 (3.48%) LAMP
4 1 (0.87%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
3 2 (1.74%) iPhone
3 2 (1.74%) iPad
4 1 (0.87%) Clustering
4 1 (0.87%) CCTV
4 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 80 (69.57%) Windows
2 36 (31.30%) Windows Server 2012
3 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
4 18 (15.65%) Windows Server 2003
4 18 (15.65%) Windows 7
5 17 (14.78%) Linux
6 13 (11.30%) Windows XP
7 12 (10.43%) Windows 8
8 7 (6.09%) UNIX
8 7 (6.09%) Mac OS
9 3 (2.61%) AIX
9 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
9 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (35.65%) ITIL
2 21 (18.26%) Project Management
3 19 (16.52%) Change Management
4 12 (10.43%) PRINCE2
5 11 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 11 (9.57%) Business Continuity
5 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
6 10 (8.70%) Coaching
7 8 (6.96%) High Availability
7 8 (6.96%) Network Design
7 8 (6.96%) Problem Management
7 8 (6.96%) Performance Management
8 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
9 6 (5.22%) BCP
9 6 (5.22%) Business Continuity Planning
10 5 (4.35%) Change Control
10 5 (4.35%) Network Architecture
10 5 (4.35%) TOGAF
11 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.48%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 16 (13.91%) SQL
2 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
3 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.61%) VB
5 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 100 (86.96%) MCSE
3 39 (33.91%) MCITP
4 38 (33.04%) MCP
5 33 (28.70%) CCNA
5 33 (28.70%) Cisco Certification
6 31 (26.96%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 22 (19.13%) CCA
7 22 (19.13%) Citrix Certification
8 15 (13.04%) CCNP
9 8 (6.96%) ITIL Certification
10 7 (6.09%) CCSA
10 7 (6.09%) CCSE
10 7 (6.09%) CISSP
10 7 (6.09%) CCDA
10 7 (6.09%) CCDP
10 7 (6.09%) VCP5
11 4 (3.48%) MCDST
12 3 (2.61%) A+ Certification
13 2 (1.74%) Check Point Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (15.65%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 84 (73.04%) Active Directory
2 66 (57.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (40.87%) Hyper-V
4 35 (30.43%) vSphere
5 29 (25.22%) XenApp
6 20 (17.39%) XenServer
7 17 (14.78%) XenDesktop
8 16 (13.91%) Terminal Services
9 6 (5.22%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.48%) VMware ESX
10 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
11 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 18 (15.65%) Backup Exec
2 15 (13.04%) SCCM
3 6 (5.22%) SCOM
4 4 (3.48%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.74%) WSUS
5 2 (1.74%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.87%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (0.87%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 91 (79.13%) Microsoft
2 72 (62.61%) VMware
3 54 (46.96%) Citrix
4 49 (42.61%) Cisco
5 24 (20.87%) Dell
6 18 (15.65%) Veeam
7 17 (14.78%) Riverbed
8 11 (9.57%) CheckPoint
9 8 (6.96%) HP
10 7 (6.09%) CommVault
10 7 (6.09%) NetApp
10 7 (6.09%) Apple
11 5 (4.35%) IBM
12 4 (3.48%) Veritas
12 4 (3.48%) MobileIron
12 4 (3.48%) LANDesk
13 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
13 3 (2.61%) Symantec
13 3 (2.61%) Sun
14 2 (1.74%) BMC
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