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 21 November 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 207 194 207
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 63 41 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 0.83% 0.69% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.72% 3.24% 1.20%
Number of salaries quoted 54 35 14
Average salary £27,500 £32,500 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.38% +12.06%
90% offered a salary of more than £17,000 £24,000 £27,950
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £45,000 £33,800
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +1.44%
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
1695 1265 1248
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Yorkshire 22.42% 21.35% 21.63%
Number of salaries quoted 1390 976 979
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 21 November 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 21 November 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 -8 49 £29,000 -10.76% 4
South Yorkshire -23 8 £24,150 -19.50%
East Yorkshire - 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 21 November 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.

1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (89.19%) MCSE
3 87 (78.38%) Windows
4 82 (73.87%) Microsoft
5 81 (72.97%) Active Directory
6 69 (62.16%) SAN
7 64 (57.66%) MS Excel
8 59 (53.15%) MS Exchange
8 59 (53.15%) VMware
9 57 (51.35%) Citrix
10 53 (47.75%) VMware Infrastructure
11 51 (45.95%) Cisco
12 44 (39.64%) CCNA
12 44 (39.64%) Cisco Certification
13 43 (38.74%) SQL Server
14 42 (37.84%) Firewall
15 38 (34.23%) SharePoint
16 36 (32.43%) Hyper-V
17 34 (30.63%) Windows Server 2008
17 34 (30.63%) MCITP
17 34 (30.63%) ITIL
18 33 (29.73%) MCP
19 32 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
20 26 (23.42%) Exchange Server 2013
21 21 (18.92%) XenApp
21 21 (18.92%) MS Office
21 21 (18.92%) LAN
21 21 (18.92%) WAN
21 21 (18.92%) CCNP
22 20 (18.02%) VoIP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Yorkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 59 (53.15%) MS Exchange
2 38 (34.23%) SharePoint
3 26 (23.42%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (12.61%) Exchange Server 2010
4 14 (12.61%) IIS
5 12 (10.81%) Lync
6 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2003
6 11 (9.91%) Exchange Server 2007
7 6 (5.41%) Apache
8 2 (1.80%) IBM Notes
8 2 (1.80%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 64 (57.66%) MS Excel
2 21 (18.92%) MS Office
3 1 (0.90%) MS Project
3 1 (0.90%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.90%) Acrobat
3 1 (0.90%) AutoCAD
3 1 (0.90%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (4.50%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.80%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.21%) Office 365
2 6 (5.41%) SaaS
3 4 (3.60%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 69 (62.16%) SAN
2 42 (37.84%) Firewall
3 21 (18.92%) LAN
3 21 (18.92%) WAN
4 20 (18.02%) VoIP
5 15 (13.51%) VPN
5 15 (13.51%) Cisco ASA
6 13 (11.71%) Cisco IOS
7 11 (9.91%) Cisco PIX
8 10 (9.01%) Wireless
8 10 (9.01%) DNS
9 7 (6.31%) TCP/IP
10 6 (5.41%) NetScaler
11 5 (4.50%) MPLS
11 5 (4.50%) OSPF
11 5 (4.50%) BGP
11 5 (4.50%) SMTP
11 5 (4.50%) DHCP
12 4 (3.60%) FTP
12 4 (3.60%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (38.74%) SQL Server
2 19 (17.12%) SQL Server 2008
3 7 (6.31%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 8 (7.21%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.90%) Legal
Job Titles
1 22 (19.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 14 (12.61%) Support Engineer
2 14 (12.61%) Server Engineer
3 13 (11.71%) 3rd Line Support
4 11 (9.91%) Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) Administrator
4 11 (9.91%) Network Administrator
4 11 (9.91%) Infrastructure Manager
5 7 (6.31%) IT Support
5 7 (6.31%) Data Centre Technician
6 6 (5.41%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 6 (5.41%) Service Desk Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Service Analyst
6 6 (5.41%) Technical Support
7 5 (4.50%) 2nd Line Support
7 5 (4.50%) Server Support
7 5 (4.50%) Support Technician
7 5 (4.50%) Team Leader
7 5 (4.50%) IT Infrastructure Manager
8 4 (3.60%) 3rd Line Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.70%) COM
1 3 (2.70%) Web Services
2 2 (1.80%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.91%) Clustering
2 8 (7.21%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (2.70%) EqualLogic
3 3 (2.70%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.80%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.80%) Social Media
4 2 (1.80%) iPad
4 2 (1.80%) iPhone
5 1 (0.90%) CCTV
5 1 (0.90%) Data Protection Act
Operating Systems
1 87 (78.38%) Windows
2 34 (30.63%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (28.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 17 (15.32%) Linux
5 13 (11.71%) Windows Server 2003
6 12 (10.81%) Windows 7
7 11 (9.91%) Windows XP
8 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.41%) Windows 8
9 4 (3.60%) UNIX
10 3 (2.70%) Mac OS
10 3 (2.70%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (30.63%) ITIL
2 18 (16.22%) Project Management
3 13 (11.71%) Change Control
4 12 (10.81%) Problem Management
5 11 (9.91%) Change Management
5 11 (9.91%) Business Continuity
6 8 (7.21%) CRM
6 8 (7.21%) Load Balancing
7 6 (5.41%) High Availability
7 6 (5.41%) PRINCE2
7 6 (5.41%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (4.50%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.50%) Root Cause Analysis
8 5 (4.50%) Capacity Management
8 5 (4.50%) Coaching
9 4 (3.60%) Service Delivery
9 4 (3.60%) Configuration Management
10 3 (2.70%) Service Management
10 3 (2.70%) TOGAF
10 3 (2.70%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 13 (11.71%) SQL
2 9 (8.11%) PowerShell
3 3 (2.70%) VB
3 3 (2.70%) Java
4 1 (0.90%) Perl
4 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.90%) C
4 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 111 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (89.19%) MCSE
3 44 (39.64%) CCNA
3 44 (39.64%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (30.63%) MCITP
5 33 (29.73%) MCP
6 21 (18.92%) CCNP
7 20 (18.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 12 (10.81%) CCA
8 12 (10.81%) Citrix Certification
9 9 (8.11%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (4.50%) CCSA
10 5 (4.50%) CCSE
11 4 (3.60%) MCDST
11 4 (3.60%) MCTS
11 4 (3.60%) CCIE
12 3 (2.70%) CISSP
12 3 (2.70%) CCDA
12 3 (2.70%) CCDP
12 3 (2.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) SLA
2 3 (2.70%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.90%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (0.90%) QA
System Software
1 81 (72.97%) Active Directory
2 53 (47.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (32.43%) Hyper-V
4 21 (18.92%) XenApp
5 17 (15.32%) vSphere
6 14 (12.61%) XenServer
7 12 (10.81%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (8.11%) XenDesktop
8 9 (8.11%) Terminal Services
9 4 (3.60%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.90%) Citrix Presentation Server
10 1 (0.90%) ISA Server
10 1 (0.90%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.90%) MetaFrame
Systems Management
1 18 (16.22%) SCCM
2 10 (9.01%) Backup Exec
3 5 (4.50%) SCOM
4 4 (3.60%) ZABBIX
5 3 (2.70%) SCVMM
6 2 (1.80%) NetBackup
7 1 (0.90%) ARCserve
7 1 (0.90%) WSUS
7 1 (0.90%) McAfee ePO
7 1 (0.90%) Puppet
7 1 (0.90%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 82 (73.87%) Microsoft
2 59 (53.15%) VMware
3 57 (51.35%) Citrix
4 51 (45.95%) Cisco
5 11 (9.91%) Veritas
6 10 (9.01%) Dell
7 9 (8.11%) Veeam
7 9 (8.11%) CheckPoint
8 7 (6.31%) Riverbed
8 7 (6.31%) Apple
8 7 (6.31%) HP
9 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
9 6 (5.41%) Juniper
10 4 (3.60%) CommVault
10 4 (3.60%) MobileIron
10 4 (3.60%) LANDesk
10 4 (3.60%) Symantec
11 3 (2.70%) Sun
11 3 (2.70%) IBM
12 2 (1.80%) BMC
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Salary: £20000 - £29000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + on call bonus
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Salary: £45000.00 - £55000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
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Salary: From £25,000 to £30,000 per annum + Benefits (Pension, Life Assurance,
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