Period
to 18 January 2019

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 18 January 2019 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
18 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 164 165 170
Rank change year-on-year +1 +5 +71
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 49 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.62% 1.03% 1.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.24% 5.66% 4.96%
Number of salaries quoted 19 47 56
Leeds median annual salary £25,000 £42,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -41.18% +13.33% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £41,000 £75,000 £40,000
West Yorkshire median annual salary £32,500 £45,000 £33,500
% change year-on-year -27.78% +34.33% -6.94%

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 495 866 1,250
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 14.73% 18.15% 23.50%
Number of salaries quoted 400 700 1,056
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £41,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -3.61% +3.75% -
10th Percentile £22,750 £25,000 £25,875
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,250 £57,500
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 18 January 2019.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 January 2019, 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (80.95%) Windows
3 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
4 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
5 10 (47.62%) ITIL
5 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
6 8 (38.10%) Degree
7 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
8 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
8 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
9 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (23.81%) SCCM
9 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
9 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
9 5 (23.81%) VMware
10 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
10 4 (19.05%) Information Security
10 4 (19.05%) MPLS
10 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
10 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
10 4 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
10 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
10 4 (19.05%) Office 365
10 4 (19.05%) Proactive Management
10 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 3 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
11 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
11 3 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
11 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi

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 6 (28.57%) MS Exchange
2 4 (19.05%) SharePoint
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.76%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (33.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (19.05%) Office 365
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (4.76%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (19.05%) MPLS
1 4 (19.05%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (14.29%) DNS
2 3 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 3 (14.29%) WAN
3 2 (9.52%) SAN
3 2 (9.52%) VLAN
3 2 (9.52%) VoIP
3 2 (9.52%) VPN
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco Firepower
4 1 (4.76%) DHCP
4 1 (4.76%) Firewall
4 1 (4.76%) Internet
4 1 (4.76%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (14.29%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 1 (4.76%) Finance
1 1 (4.76%) Legal
1 1 (4.76%) Marketing
1 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Support Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) 2nd Line Support
3 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 5 (23.81%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 4 (19.05%) IT Support
5 3 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) IT Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 3 (14.29%) IT Technician
6 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support
6 2 (9.52%) 1st/2nd Line Support Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (9.52%) Senior IT Technician
6 2 (9.52%) Senior Technician
6 2 (9.52%) Support Analyst
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior IT Support
7 1 (4.76%) VMware Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Client/Server
2 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) EPoS
2 1 (4.76%) Public Cloud
2 1 (4.76%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 17 (80.95%) Windows
2 10 (47.62%) Windows Server
3 5 (23.81%) Windows 7
4 4 (19.05%) Windows 10
5 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.76%) HPUX
7 1 (4.76%) Linux
7 1 (4.76%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (47.62%) ITIL
2 4 (19.05%) Disaster Recovery
2 4 (19.05%) Information Security
2 4 (19.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 4 (19.05%) Proactive Management
2 4 (19.05%) Root Cause Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) Antivirus Management
3 3 (14.29%) CRM
3 3 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL V3
3 3 (14.29%) Network Design
3 3 (14.29%) Problem-Solving
4 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Virtualisation
4 2 (9.52%) ITSM
4 2 (9.52%) Process Improvement
4 2 (9.52%) Virtual Environments
5 1 (4.76%) KYC
5 1 (4.76%) Software Deployment
5 1 (4.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 6 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) SQL
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
3 1 (4.76%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (38.10%) Degree
3 3 (14.29%) CCNA
3 3 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (14.29%) MCITP
3 3 (14.29%) MCSE
4 1 (4.76%) CCNP
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.76%) MCP
4 1 (4.76%) VCP5
4 1 (4.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (52.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (23.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (14.29%) BitLocker
3 3 (14.29%) Terminal Services
3 3 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (9.52%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 5 (23.81%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) MaaS360
3 1 (4.76%) AirWatch
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 16 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 5 (23.81%) VMware
3 3 (14.29%) Citrix
4 2 (9.52%) Apple
4 2 (9.52%) Cisco
4 2 (9.52%) Kaspersky
4 2 (9.52%) Sophos
5 1 (4.76%) Mitel
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam