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

Location
3 months to
27 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 231 203 209
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 13 49 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.20% 0.67% 0.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% 2.88% 1.27%
Number of salaries quoted 12 33 16
Average salary £36,750 £45,000 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-18.33% +50.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,300 £21,400 £25,900
10% offered a salary of more than £41,350 £52,000 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,000
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -12.16%
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
1606 1703 1336
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 24.35% 23.37% 24.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1333 1347 1055
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,000 £26,480
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 -12 12 £37,500 -6.25% 1
South Yorkshire +4 1 £24,500 -58.64%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (88.89%) Windows
3 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
5 31 (68.89%) VMware
6 25 (55.56%) MCSE
7 24 (53.33%) MS Exchange
7 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 21 (46.67%) ITIL
9 18 (40.00%) SAN
9 18 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
10 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
10 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
11 15 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
12 13 (28.89%) DHCP
12 13 (28.89%) DNS
12 13 (28.89%) NetApp
13 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
13 12 (26.67%) VPN
13 12 (26.67%) Firewall
14 11 (24.44%) WAN
14 11 (24.44%) LAN
14 11 (24.44%) SQL
14 11 (24.44%) Citrix
15 10 (22.22%) MCP
15 10 (22.22%) VMware ESX
16 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
16 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
16 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
16 9 (20.00%) SLA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 24 (53.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2003
3 9 (20.00%) SharePoint
4 6 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 5 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (8.89%) IIS
7 3 (6.67%) Lync
8 1 (2.22%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 16 (35.56%) MS Excel
2 7 (15.56%) MS Office
3 3 (6.67%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) SAN
2 13 (28.89%) DHCP
2 13 (28.89%) DNS
3 12 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 12 (26.67%) VPN
3 12 (26.67%) Firewall
4 11 (24.44%) LAN
4 11 (24.44%) WAN
5 6 (13.33%) VoIP
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco ASA
7 3 (6.67%) Wi-Fi
8 2 (4.44%) Wireless
8 2 (4.44%) Cisco IOS
8 2 (4.44%) Network Security
8 2 (4.44%) Multicast
8 2 (4.44%) Spanning Tree
8 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
8 2 (4.44%) 802.11
8 2 (4.44%) SONET
8 2 (4.44%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (20.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (4.44%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 4 (8.89%) Legal
2 3 (6.67%) Finance
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (26.67%) Analyst
2 8 (17.78%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 6 (13.33%) Systems Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Server Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Server Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) IT Support
6 3 (6.67%) Team Leader
6 3 (6.67%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) Administrator
6 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (6.67%) 3rd Line Support
6 3 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (4.44%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.44%) Network Analyst
7 2 (4.44%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.44%) Web Services
1 2 (4.44%) LAMP
1 2 (4.44%) 802.1X
2 1 (2.22%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.89%) Statistics
1 4 (8.89%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (4.44%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.22%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (2.22%) Blackberry
3 1 (2.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 40 (88.89%) Windows
2 24 (53.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 18 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (13.33%) Linux
5 6 (13.33%) Windows 8
6 5 (11.11%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.89%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.67%) UNIX
9 2 (4.44%) AIX
10 1 (2.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (46.67%) ITIL
2 5 (11.11%) Performance Tuning
2 5 (11.11%) Line Management
3 4 (8.89%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Management
4 3 (6.67%) Mentoring
4 3 (6.67%) Problem Management
4 3 (6.67%) Service Delivery
4 3 (6.67%) Change Management
4 3 (6.67%) Security Management
5 2 (4.44%) Software Engineering
5 2 (4.44%) Project Management
5 2 (4.44%) Performance Management
5 2 (4.44%) Network Management
6 1 (2.22%) High Availability
6 1 (2.22%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (2.22%) Incident Management
6 1 (2.22%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 11 (24.44%) SQL
2 3 (6.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (2.22%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 45 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (55.56%) MCSE
3 10 (22.22%) MCP
4 7 (15.56%) MCITP
5 5 (11.11%) Degree
6 4 (8.89%) CCNA
6 4 (8.89%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (8.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 4 (8.89%) MCTS
7 1 (2.22%) A+ Certification
7 1 (2.22%) Check Point Certification
7 1 (2.22%) MCDBA
7 1 (2.22%) CCNP
7 1 (2.22%) NCDA
7 1 (2.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (20.00%) SLA
2 1 (2.22%) QA
System Software
1 33 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 16 (35.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (22.22%) VMware ESX
4 7 (15.56%) Hyper-V
5 6 (13.33%) vSphere
6 3 (6.67%) XenApp
6 3 (6.67%) XenServer
6 3 (6.67%) VMware Server
6 3 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) WSUS
2 1 (2.22%) SCCM
2 1 (2.22%) Tivoli Storage Manager
2 1 (2.22%) MAILsweeper
2 1 (2.22%) DameWare
Vendors
1 35 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 31 (68.89%) VMware
3 13 (28.89%) NetApp
4 11 (24.44%) Citrix
5 9 (20.00%) HP
6 6 (13.33%) Cisco
7 5 (11.11%) Dell
8 4 (8.89%) EMC
9 2 (4.44%) CheckPoint
10 1 (2.22%) Symantec
10 1 (2.22%) Sophos
10 1 (2.22%) Clearswift
10 1 (2.22%) WatchGuard
10 1 (2.22%) SolarWinds
10 1 (2.22%) Dell Compellent
10 1 (2.22%) Juniper
10 1 (2.22%) CommVault
10 1 (2.22%) Apple
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Salary: £16000 - £20800 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
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Senitor Associates
Salary: £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: Yesterday