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 18 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 201 188 216
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 62 52 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.86% 0.85% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.82% 3.99% 1.37%
Number of salaries quoted 52 42 16
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,300 £24,050 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £45,000 £36,834
UK excluding London average salary £33,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
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
1623 1302 1315
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.60% 21.36% 21.26%
Number of salaries quoted 1369 983 1027
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 £27,000 £24,045
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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 -4 49 £30,000 -7.69% 5
South Yorkshire -9 9 £24,150 -19.50%
North Yorkshire -6 1 £40,000 +14.28% 1
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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.

1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (91.15%) MCSE
3 85 (75.22%) Microsoft
4 84 (74.34%) Active Directory
5 83 (73.45%) Windows
6 68 (60.18%) MS Excel
6 68 (60.18%) SAN
7 66 (58.41%) VMware
8 63 (55.75%) MS Exchange
9 59 (52.21%) VMware Infrastructure
10 57 (50.44%) Citrix
11 51 (45.13%) Cisco
12 48 (42.48%) SQL Server
13 44 (38.94%) Hyper-V
14 39 (34.51%) ITIL
15 38 (33.63%) MCITP
16 37 (32.74%) MCP
16 37 (32.74%) CCNA
16 37 (32.74%) Firewall
16 37 (32.74%) Cisco Certification
17 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2008
18 35 (30.97%) SharePoint
18 35 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
19 28 (24.78%) Exchange Server 2013
20 27 (23.89%) XenApp
21 26 (23.01%) vSphere
22 25 (22.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
23 24 (21.24%) MS Office
24 23 (20.35%) VoIP
25 21 (18.58%) Project Management

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 63 (55.75%) MS Exchange
2 35 (30.97%) SharePoint
3 28 (24.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 18 (15.93%) Exchange Server 2003
5 14 (12.39%) Exchange Server 2010
6 10 (8.85%) Lync
7 9 (7.96%) Exchange Server 2007
7 9 (7.96%) IIS
8 4 (3.54%) Apache
9 2 (1.77%) IBM Notes
9 2 (1.77%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 68 (60.18%) MS Excel
2 24 (21.24%) MS Office
3 1 (0.88%) MS Project
3 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.88%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.88%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.88%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.77%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (8.85%) Office 365
2 4 (3.54%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 68 (60.18%) SAN
2 37 (32.74%) Firewall
3 23 (20.35%) VoIP
4 19 (16.81%) WAN
4 19 (16.81%) LAN
5 18 (15.93%) Wireless
6 14 (12.39%) VPN
6 14 (12.39%) Cisco ASA
7 13 (11.50%) DNS
8 9 (7.96%) DHCP
8 9 (7.96%) TCP/IP
9 8 (7.08%) MPLS
9 8 (7.08%) Cisco PIX
10 6 (5.31%) SSL
11 5 (4.42%) Cisco IOS
11 5 (4.42%) IPsec
11 5 (4.42%) OSPF
11 5 (4.42%) BGP
11 5 (4.42%) EIGRP
11 5 (4.42%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (42.48%) SQL Server
2 20 (17.70%) SQL Server 2008
3 11 (9.73%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (1.77%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (0.88%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (7.08%) Finance
2 5 (4.42%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.88%) Legal
3 1 (0.88%) Retail
Job Titles
1 19 (16.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 18 (15.93%) 3rd Line Support
3 16 (14.16%) Support Engineer
4 15 (13.27%) Server Engineer
5 12 (10.62%) Technical Support
6 10 (8.85%) Analyst
7 9 (7.96%) 3rd Line Technical Support
8 8 (7.08%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (7.08%) Administrator
8 8 (7.08%) Network Administrator
9 7 (6.19%) Data Centre Technician
9 7 (6.19%) IT Support
10 6 (5.31%) Service Desk Analyst
10 6 (5.31%) Infrastructure Manager
10 6 (5.31%) 2nd Line Support
10 6 (5.31%) Service Analyst
11 5 (4.42%) Server Support
11 5 (4.42%) Support Technician
12 4 (3.54%) IT Support Engineer
12 4 (3.54%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.31%) Web Services
2 3 (2.65%) COM
3 2 (1.77%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 9 (7.96%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.42%) Clustering
3 3 (2.65%) Blackberry
3 3 (2.65%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.77%) iPad
4 2 (1.77%) iPhone
5 1 (0.88%) EqualLogic
5 1 (0.88%) Social Media
5 1 (0.88%) CCTV
5 1 (0.88%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 83 (73.45%) Windows
2 36 (31.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (30.97%) Windows Server 2012
4 16 (14.16%) Windows 7
4 16 (14.16%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (12.39%) Linux
6 11 (9.73%) Windows XP
7 9 (7.96%) Windows 8
8 5 (4.42%) UNIX
8 5 (4.42%) Mac OS
9 4 (3.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.65%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.88%) AIX
11 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (34.51%) ITIL
2 21 (18.58%) Project Management
3 15 (13.27%) Change Management
4 11 (9.73%) Business Continuity
5 10 (8.85%) PRINCE2
5 10 (8.85%) Problem Management
6 9 (7.96%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (7.08%) Coaching
8 7 (6.19%) High Availability
8 7 (6.19%) Change Control
8 7 (6.19%) Mentoring
9 6 (5.31%) Performance Management
9 6 (5.31%) Network Design
9 6 (5.31%) Load Balancing
10 5 (4.42%) TOGAF
10 5 (4.42%) Root Cause Analysis
11 4 (3.54%) Capacity Management
11 4 (3.54%) Service Delivery
11 4 (3.54%) Business Continuity Planning
11 4 (3.54%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (14.16%) SQL
2 7 (6.19%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.65%) VB
4 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
5 1 (0.88%) C
5 1 (0.88%) Java
5 1 (0.88%) Perl
5 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 113 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 103 (91.15%) MCSE
3 38 (33.63%) MCITP
4 37 (32.74%) Cisco Certification
4 37 (32.74%) MCP
4 37 (32.74%) CCNA
5 25 (22.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (15.93%) CCNP
7 17 (15.04%) CCA
7 17 (15.04%) Citrix Certification
8 8 (7.08%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (4.42%) CCSA
9 5 (4.42%) CCSE
9 5 (4.42%) CISSP
9 5 (4.42%) CCDA
9 5 (4.42%) CCDP
9 5 (4.42%) VCP5
10 4 (3.54%) CCIE
10 4 (3.54%) MCDST
10 4 (3.54%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (11.50%) SLA
2 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (0.88%) QA
2 1 (0.88%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (74.34%) Active Directory
2 59 (52.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (38.94%) Hyper-V
4 27 (23.89%) XenApp
5 26 (23.01%) vSphere
6 16 (14.16%) XenServer
7 15 (13.27%) XenDesktop
8 12 (10.62%) Terminal Services
9 11 (9.73%) VMware ESXi
10 4 (3.54%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (1.77%) VMware ESX
12 1 (0.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
12 1 (0.88%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.88%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 17 (15.04%) SCCM
2 15 (13.27%) Backup Exec
3 6 (5.31%) SCOM
4 4 (3.54%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.77%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.88%) ARCserve
6 1 (0.88%) WSUS
6 1 (0.88%) Puppet
6 1 (0.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 85 (75.22%) Microsoft
2 66 (58.41%) VMware
3 57 (50.44%) Citrix
4 51 (45.13%) Cisco
5 15 (13.27%) Dell
5 15 (13.27%) Veeam
6 13 (11.50%) Riverbed
7 9 (7.96%) CheckPoint
8 8 (7.08%) Veritas
9 7 (6.19%) Apple
10 6 (5.31%) CommVault
11 5 (4.42%) HP
12 4 (3.54%) Red Hat
12 4 (3.54%) MobileIron
12 4 (3.54%) LANDesk
13 3 (2.65%) Symantec
13 3 (2.65%) NetApp
13 3 (2.65%) Sun
13 3 (2.65%) IBM
14 2 (1.77%) BMC
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