Period
to 24 September 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 24 September 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 173 169 177
Rank change year-on-year -4 +8 +68
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 29 57 61
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.71% 1.16% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.52% 5.75% 4.81%
Number of salaries quoted 26 46 61
Leeds median annual salary £26,500 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.11% +38.46% -9.72%
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,750 £19,750
90th Percentile £45,625 £70,000 £45,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £45,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year -22.22% +50.00% -16.67%

MCSA is in the Academic Qualifications and Professional Certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Leeds
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 642 991 1,268
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 15.62% 20.25% 23.02%
Number of salaries quoted 514 768 1,075
Leeds median annual salary £42,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -1.18% +6.25% -5.88%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,750 £24,850
90th Percentile £67,500 £61,250 £62,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year -2.35% +6.25% -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Leeds.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Leeds

MCSA
Salary Trend in Leeds

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA in Leeds.

Salary trend for MCSA in Leeds

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Leeds

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Leeds over the 6 months to 24 September 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 September 2018, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
3 19 (65.52%) Windows
4 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
5 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
6 11 (37.93%) MCSE
7 10 (34.48%) ITIL
7 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
8 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
9 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
9 8 (27.59%) SQL
9 8 (27.59%) Degree
9 8 (27.59%) Office 365
10 7 (24.14%) Antivirus Management
10 7 (24.14%) SCCM
10 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
10 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
10 7 (24.14%) VMware
10 7 (24.14%) SAN
11 6 (20.69%) Cisco
11 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
11 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
11 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
11 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
13 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
13 4 (13.79%) Veeam
13 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
13 4 (13.79%) Kaspersky

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leeds by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (34.48%) MS Exchange
2 6 (20.69%) Exchange Server 2010
2 6 (20.69%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (6.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (6.90%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Domino
4 1 (3.45%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (27.59%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Office 365
2 6 (20.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (6.90%) Azure Active Directory
3 2 (6.90%) IaaS
3 2 (6.90%) OneDrive
4 1 (3.45%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (24.14%) SAN
2 4 (13.79%) VoIP
3 3 (10.34%) Remote Desktop
3 3 (10.34%) Skype
3 3 (10.34%) VPN
4 2 (6.90%) Cisco ASA
4 2 (6.90%) Firewall
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco Firepower
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (3.45%) DHCP
5 1 (3.45%) DNS
5 1 (3.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.45%) IPsec
5 1 (3.45%) LAN
5 1 (3.45%) MPLS
5 1 (3.45%) Network Security
5 1 (3.45%) SMTP
5 1 (3.45%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.45%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (31.03%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (3.45%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (3.45%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (10.34%) Retail
2 2 (6.90%) Finance
2 2 (6.90%) Marketing
3 1 (3.45%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (37.93%) Support Engineer
2 7 (24.14%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (17.24%) IT Engineer
3 5 (17.24%) IT Support
3 5 (17.24%) IT Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (13.79%) Consultant
4 4 (13.79%) IT Technician
5 3 (10.34%) DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Senior DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Senior IT Technician
5 3 (10.34%) Senior SQL DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Senior Technician
5 3 (10.34%) SQL DBA
5 3 (10.34%) Technical Support
5 3 (10.34%) Wintel Engineer
6 2 (6.90%) 2nd Line Support Consultant
6 2 (6.90%) Office 365 Specialist
6 2 (6.90%) Technical Consultant
Miscellaneous
1 4 (13.79%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.45%) EPoS
2 1 (3.45%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.45%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 19 (65.52%) Windows
2 15 (51.72%) Windows Server
3 6 (20.69%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (13.79%) Windows 7
5 3 (10.34%) Windows 10
5 3 (10.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (6.90%) Linux
7 1 (3.45%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.45%) HPUX
7 1 (3.45%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (34.48%) ITIL
2 7 (24.14%) Antivirus Management
3 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 5 (17.24%) Problem-Solving
4 4 (13.79%) Asset Management
4 4 (13.79%) CRM
4 4 (13.79%) Deployment Automation
5 3 (10.34%) Coaching
5 3 (10.34%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (10.34%) Proactive Management
5 3 (10.34%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (10.34%) Software Deployment
5 3 (10.34%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (10.34%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 2 (6.90%) Business Intelligence
6 2 (6.90%) Data Modelling
6 2 (6.90%) Information Security
6 2 (6.90%) ITIL V3
6 2 (6.90%) Mentoring
6 2 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 8 (27.59%) SQL
2 7 (24.14%) PowerShell
3 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
3 3 (10.34%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 29 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (37.93%) MCSE
3 8 (27.59%) Degree
4 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (10.34%) CCNA
5 3 (10.34%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (10.34%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (6.90%) MCITP
7 1 (3.45%) DBS Check
7 1 (3.45%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (3.45%) MCDST
7 1 (3.45%) MCP
7 1 (3.45%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) GDPR
1 1 (3.45%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (44.83%) Active Directory
2 7 (24.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (6.90%) BitLocker
3 2 (6.90%) Hyper-V
3 2 (6.90%) Terminal Services
3 2 (6.90%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) Docker
4 1 (3.45%) Firmware
4 1 (3.45%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (24.14%) SCCM
2 4 (13.79%) MaaS360
3 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
3 3 (10.34%) SCOM
4 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (3.45%) Backup Exec
5 1 (3.45%) Puppet
5 1 (3.45%) SCOrch
5 1 (3.45%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (86.21%) Microsoft
2 7 (24.14%) VMware
3 6 (20.69%) Cisco
4 4 (13.79%) Citrix
4 4 (13.79%) Kaspersky
4 4 (13.79%) Sophos
4 4 (13.79%) Veeam
5 1 (3.45%) Apple
5 1 (3.45%) Dell
5 1 (3.45%) EMC
5 1 (3.45%) EqualLogic
5 1 (3.45%) HP
5 1 (3.45%) Lotus
5 1 (3.45%) Oracle
5 1 (3.45%) Sitecore
5 1 (3.45%) Zerto