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

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 220 183 186
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 74 30
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.47% 1.05% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.98% 4.66% 2.09%
Number of salaries quoted 31 52 25
Average salary £32,500 £38,750 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-16.12% +40.90%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £22,100
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £52,250 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.75%
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
1563 1587 1436
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 23.80% 22.46% 26.67%
Number of salaries quoted 1264 1329 1058
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,250 £26,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £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 2 June 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 2 June 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 -9 20 £35,661 +5.66% 4
South Yorkshire -11 4 £24,150 -50.20%
North Yorkshire - 4 £29,500 -
East Yorkshire -5 3 £27,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (77.11%) Microsoft
3 63 (75.90%) Windows
4 56 (67.47%) VMware
5 54 (65.06%) Active Directory
6 51 (61.45%) MCSE
7 47 (56.63%) MS Exchange
8 45 (54.22%) SAN
9 44 (53.01%) VMware Infrastructure
10 42 (50.60%) MS Excel
11 36 (43.37%) SQL Server
12 34 (40.96%) Citrix
13 33 (39.76%) Cisco
13 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2012
14 32 (38.55%) ITIL
15 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
16 28 (33.73%) VoIP
17 27 (32.53%) Hyper-V
17 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2008
18 26 (31.33%) vSphere
18 26 (31.33%) Firewall
19 24 (28.92%) WAN
19 24 (28.92%) LAN
19 24 (28.92%) Exchange Server 2003
20 23 (27.71%) MCP
20 23 (27.71%) SharePoint
21 22 (26.51%) Dell
22 21 (25.30%) DNS
22 21 (25.30%) MCITP
23 20 (24.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 47 (56.63%) MS Exchange
2 24 (28.92%) Exchange Server 2003
3 23 (27.71%) SharePoint
4 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2010
4 17 (20.48%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.43%) IIS
6 6 (7.23%) Lync
7 5 (6.02%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 42 (50.60%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.66%) MS Office
3 3 (3.61%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.61%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (54.22%) SAN
2 30 (36.14%) TCP/IP
3 28 (33.73%) VoIP
4 26 (31.33%) Firewall
5 24 (28.92%) WAN
5 24 (28.92%) LAN
6 21 (25.30%) DNS
7 19 (22.89%) VPN
7 19 (22.89%) Wireless
8 18 (21.69%) DHCP
9 11 (13.25%) Cisco ASA
10 9 (10.84%) Wi-Fi
11 7 (8.43%) SSL
12 6 (7.23%) MPLS
12 6 (7.23%) OSPF
12 6 (7.23%) BGP
12 6 (7.23%) EIGRP
13 5 (6.02%) Spanning Tree
14 4 (4.82%) VPLS
14 4 (4.82%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 36 (43.37%) SQL Server
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2012
2 10 (12.05%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.41%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 4 (4.82%) Legal
2 2 (2.41%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.20%) Retail
3 1 (1.20%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 18 (21.69%) 3rd Line Support
2 17 (20.48%) Technical Support
3 11 (13.25%) 3rd Line Technical Support
4 10 (12.05%) Server Engineer
5 9 (10.84%) Analyst
5 9 (10.84%) Windows Server Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Systems Engineer
6 8 (9.64%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (8.43%) IT Administrator
7 7 (8.43%) Administrator
8 6 (7.23%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 5 (6.02%) Support Engineer
9 5 (6.02%) Technical Manager
9 5 (6.02%) Team Leader
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Infrastructure Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Applications Manager
10 4 (4.82%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 4 (4.82%) IT Support
10 4 (4.82%) Senior Analyst
10 4 (4.82%) Support Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.23%) HTML
2 5 (6.02%) Web Services
3 4 (4.82%) LAMP
4 2 (2.41%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 4 (4.82%) Data Centre
1 4 (4.82%) Statistics
1 4 (4.82%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (3.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.20%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 63 (75.90%) Windows
2 33 (39.76%) Windows Server 2012
3 27 (32.53%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (16.87%) Linux
5 11 (13.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (13.25%) Windows 7
5 11 (13.25%) Windows 8
6 4 (4.82%) Mac OS
6 4 (4.82%) UNIX
6 4 (4.82%) Windows XP
6 4 (4.82%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (38.55%) ITIL
2 12 (14.46%) Change Management
3 11 (13.25%) Mentoring
4 8 (9.64%) Project Management
5 7 (8.43%) Line Management
6 6 (7.23%) Problem Management
6 6 (7.23%) High Availability
6 6 (7.23%) PRINCE2
7 5 (6.02%) Root Cause Analysis
7 5 (6.02%) Coaching
8 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity Planning
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Tuning
8 4 (4.82%) Load Balancing
8 4 (4.82%) Performance Management
8 4 (4.82%) Software Engineering
8 4 (4.82%) Technical Architecture
8 4 (4.82%) Network Design
8 4 (4.82%) Infrastructure Management
8 4 (4.82%) BCP
8 4 (4.82%) Business Continuity
Programming Languages
1 10 (12.05%) SQL
2 4 (4.82%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 83 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 51 (61.45%) MCSE
3 23 (27.71%) MCP
4 21 (25.30%) MCITP
5 20 (24.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (18.07%) CCA
6 15 (18.07%) Citrix Certification
7 14 (16.87%) CCNA
7 14 (16.87%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (8.43%) Degree
9 6 (7.23%) CCNP
10 4 (4.82%) CCSE
10 4 (4.82%) MCTS
10 4 (4.82%) VCP5
10 4 (4.82%) CISSP
10 4 (4.82%) CCDA
10 4 (4.82%) CCDP
10 4 (4.82%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (4.82%) CCSA
11 3 (3.61%) A+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (22.89%) SLA
2 1 (1.20%) QA
System Software
1 54 (65.06%) Active Directory
2 44 (53.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (32.53%) Hyper-V
4 26 (31.33%) vSphere
5 19 (22.89%) XenApp
5 19 (22.89%) XenServer
6 15 (18.07%) XenDesktop
7 12 (14.46%) Terminal Services
7 12 (14.46%) VMware ESX
8 4 (4.82%) VMware Server
9 2 (2.41%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (18.07%) Backup Exec
2 11 (13.25%) WSUS
3 3 (3.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 1 (1.20%) MAILsweeper
4 1 (1.20%) SCCM
4 1 (1.20%) SCOM
4 1 (1.20%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 64 (77.11%) Microsoft
2 56 (67.47%) VMware
3 34 (40.96%) Citrix
4 33 (39.76%) Cisco
5 22 (26.51%) Dell
6 15 (18.07%) Veeam
6 15 (18.07%) Riverbed
6 15 (18.07%) HP
6 15 (18.07%) NetApp
7 9 (10.84%) CheckPoint
8 6 (7.23%) WatchGuard
9 4 (4.82%) CommVault
10 2 (2.41%) IBM
11 1 (1.20%) Clearswift
11 1 (1.20%) EMC
11 1 (1.20%) Juniper
11 1 (1.20%) Sophos
11 1 (1.20%) Symantec
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