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 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 204 193 197
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 50 58 24
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.69% 0.83% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 3.62% 2.05%
Number of salaries quoted 48 43 22
Average salary £30,000 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £24,150 £22,700 £19,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £40,000 £36,834
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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
1879 1604 1173
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 25.89% 22.97% 21.35%
Number of salaries quoted 1559 1291 897
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £52,500 £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 5 March 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 5 March 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 -3 42 £30,000 -25.00% 4
South Yorkshire -9 7 £24,150 +34.16% 1
North Yorkshire +4 1 £45,000 +28.57% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 92 (80.00%) MCSE
3 90 (78.26%) Microsoft
4 79 (68.70%) Active Directory
5 77 (66.96%) Windows
6 75 (65.22%) VMware
7 71 (61.74%) VMware Infrastructure
8 70 (60.87%) MS Excel
9 65 (56.52%) MS Exchange
10 61 (53.04%) SAN
11 60 (52.17%) Citrix
12 54 (46.96%) SQL Server
13 51 (44.35%) Cisco
14 47 (40.87%) Hyper-V
15 41 (35.65%) vSphere
16 40 (34.78%) MCITP
17 38 (33.04%) MCP
18 36 (31.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 35 (30.43%) ITIL
19 35 (30.43%) SharePoint
20 33 (28.70%) VoIP
21 32 (27.83%) Windows Server 2012
22 31 (26.96%) XenApp
22 31 (26.96%) Firewall
23 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
24 29 (25.22%) Dell
25 28 (24.35%) Exchange Server 2003
26 27 (23.48%) Cisco Certification
26 27 (23.48%) CCNA
26 27 (23.48%) MS Office

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 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 65 (56.52%) MS Exchange
2 35 (30.43%) SharePoint
3 28 (24.35%) Exchange Server 2003
4 25 (21.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 16 (13.91%) Exchange Server 2010
6 11 (9.57%) IIS
7 8 (6.96%) Lync
8 4 (3.48%) Exchange Server 2007
9 3 (2.61%) Apache
10 2 (1.74%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.87%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 70 (60.87%) MS Excel
2 27 (23.48%) 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 1 (0.87%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.87%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (0.87%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.22%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 61 (53.04%) SAN
2 33 (28.70%) VoIP
3 31 (26.96%) Firewall
4 26 (22.61%) Wireless
4 26 (22.61%) TCP/IP
5 21 (18.26%) WAN
5 21 (18.26%) LAN
6 19 (16.52%) DNS
7 15 (13.04%) VPN
8 14 (12.17%) DHCP
9 12 (10.43%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (7.83%) Wi-Fi
10 9 (7.83%) SSL
11 8 (6.96%) MPLS
12 7 (6.09%) IPsec
13 6 (5.22%) OSPF
13 6 (5.22%) BGP
13 6 (5.22%) EIGRP
13 6 (5.22%) VPLS
13 6 (5.22%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 54 (46.96%) SQL Server
2 15 (13.04%) SQL Server 2008
3 13 (11.30%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 8 (6.96%) Finance
2 6 (5.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.87%) Legal
3 1 (0.87%) Retail
3 1 (0.87%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 26 (22.61%) 3rd Line Support
2 23 (20.00%) Technical Support
3 17 (14.78%) Server Engineer
4 16 (13.91%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (13.91%) 3rd Line Technical Support
5 14 (12.17%) Support Engineer
6 9 (7.83%) Windows Server Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 7 (6.09%) IT Support
7 7 (6.09%) Data Centre Technician
7 7 (6.09%) Analyst
7 7 (6.09%) Administrator
8 6 (5.22%) IT Administrator
8 6 (5.22%) Architect
9 5 (4.35%) Support Technician
9 5 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
10 4 (3.48%) Server Support Technician
10 4 (3.48%) Support Manager
10 4 (3.48%) Applications Support Manager
10 4 (3.48%) Applications Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (6.96%) Web Services
2 6 (5.22%) HTML
3 5 (4.35%) COM
4 4 (3.48%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (6.09%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (2.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (0.87%) CCTV
3 1 (0.87%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (0.87%) iPhone
3 1 (0.87%) iPad
3 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 77 (66.96%) Windows
2 32 (27.83%) Windows Server 2012
3 30 (26.09%) Windows Server 2008
4 19 (16.52%) Windows 7
5 17 (14.78%) Linux
6 15 (13.04%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (13.04%) Windows 8
7 12 (10.43%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.09%) Mac OS
9 5 (4.35%) UNIX
10 3 (2.61%) AIX
10 3 (2.61%) Ubuntu
10 3 (2.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (30.43%) ITIL
2 19 (16.52%) Change Management
3 18 (15.65%) Project Management
4 12 (10.43%) Mentoring
5 11 (9.57%) Disaster Recovery
6 10 (8.70%) PRINCE2
7 9 (7.83%) Business Continuity
8 8 (6.96%) Network Design
8 8 (6.96%) Coaching
8 8 (6.96%) High Availability
9 7 (6.09%) Load Balancing
10 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
10 6 (5.22%) Performance Management
10 6 (5.22%) BCP
10 6 (5.22%) Business Continuity Planning
11 5 (4.35%) Network Architecture
11 5 (4.35%) TOGAF
11 5 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
12 4 (3.48%) Service Delivery
12 4 (3.48%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.30%) SQL
2 4 (3.48%) T-SQL
2 4 (3.48%) PowerShell
3 1 (0.87%) C
3 1 (0.87%) VB
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 92 (80.00%) MCSE
3 40 (34.78%) MCITP
4 38 (33.04%) MCP
5 36 (31.30%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 27 (23.48%) Cisco Certification
6 27 (23.48%) CCNA
7 26 (22.61%) CCA
7 26 (22.61%) Citrix Certification
8 11 (9.57%) CCNP
9 7 (6.09%) CISSP
9 7 (6.09%) CCDA
9 7 (6.09%) CCDP
9 7 (6.09%) CCSA
9 7 (6.09%) CCSE
9 7 (6.09%) VCP5
10 4 (3.48%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (2.61%) A+ Certification
11 3 (2.61%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (2.61%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (19.13%) SLA
2 1 (0.87%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.87%) QA
System Software
1 79 (68.70%) Active Directory
2 71 (61.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (40.87%) Hyper-V
4 41 (35.65%) vSphere
5 31 (26.96%) XenApp
6 26 (22.61%) XenServer
7 23 (20.00%) XenDesktop
8 16 (13.91%) Terminal Services
9 5 (4.35%) VMware ESX
10 4 (3.48%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (2.61%) VMware ESXi
12 1 (0.87%) VMware Server
12 1 (0.87%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 23 (20.00%) Backup Exec
2 12 (10.43%) SCCM
3 8 (6.96%) WSUS
4 5 (4.35%) SCOM
5 4 (3.48%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.74%) Tivoli Storage Manager
7 1 (0.87%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.87%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.87%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 90 (78.26%) Microsoft
2 75 (65.22%) VMware
3 60 (52.17%) Citrix
4 51 (44.35%) Cisco
5 29 (25.22%) Dell
6 23 (20.00%) Veeam
6 23 (20.00%) Riverbed
7 11 (9.57%) CheckPoint
8 8 (6.96%) HP
9 7 (6.09%) CommVault
9 7 (6.09%) NetApp
10 6 (5.22%) Apple
10 6 (5.22%) WatchGuard
11 4 (3.48%) MobileIron
12 3 (2.61%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.61%) IBM
13 2 (1.74%) Lotus
13 2 (1.74%) Symantec
13 2 (1.74%) LANDesk
14 1 (0.87%) SonicWALL
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