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 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 170 153
Rank change year-on-year +43 -17  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 7 28
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.16% 0.21% 0.76%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.57% 0.96% 3.23%
Number of salaries quoted 29 6 28
Median salary £38,500 £22,500 £35,661
Median salary % change year-on-year +71.11% -36.90%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,100 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £26,000 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Leeds.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leeds
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 539 727 866
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 20.91% 22.02% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 461 564 688
Median salary £42,500 £45,000 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.55% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £26,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leeds

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leeds citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Leeds region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 45 (90.00%) Active Directory
3 44 (88.00%) Windows
4 39 (78.00%) Windows Server
5 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
6 32 (64.00%) VMware
7 27 (54.00%) SAN
8 26 (52.00%) MS Excel
9 25 (50.00%) Cisco
10 18 (36.00%) CCNA
10 18 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
11 16 (32.00%) Finance
11 16 (32.00%) Time Management
12 15 (30.00%) ITIL
13 14 (28.00%) LAN
13 14 (28.00%) WAN
14 13 (26.00%) Office 365
15 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
15 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
15 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
17 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
17 9 (18.00%) Network Monitoring
17 9 (18.00%) WSUS
17 9 (18.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 9 (18.00%) MCSE
17 9 (18.00%) HP
18 8 (16.00%) NetApp
18 8 (16.00%) CCNP
19 7 (14.00%) MCITP

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 11 (22.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (2.00%) Apache
3 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (2.00%) IIS
3 1 (2.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (52.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (4.00%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 13 (26.00%) Office 365
2 4 (8.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (2.00%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 27 (54.00%) SAN
2 14 (28.00%) LAN
2 14 (28.00%) WAN
3 6 (12.00%) VPN
4 5 (10.00%) DNS
4 5 (10.00%) Firewall
4 5 (10.00%) Remote Desktop
4 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
4 5 (10.00%) VoIP
5 4 (8.00%) DHCP
6 1 (2.00%) ADSL
6 1 (2.00%) iSCSI
6 1 (2.00%) MPLS
6 1 (2.00%) Unified Communications
6 1 (2.00%) VLAN
6 1 (2.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (8.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.00%) QlikView
2 3 (6.00%) RDBMS
2 3 (6.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (6.00%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (6.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (32.00%) Finance
2 3 (6.00%) Marketing
3 2 (4.00%) Law
4 1 (2.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 21 (42.00%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 19 (38.00%) Windows Engineer
4 18 (36.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 17 (34.00%) Senior Windows Engineer
6 16 (32.00%) VMware Engineer
7 15 (30.00%) Senior VMware Engineer
8 9 (18.00%) Analyst
9 8 (16.00%) Cisco Engineer
9 8 (16.00%) Senior Storage Engineer
9 8 (16.00%) Storage Engineer
10 7 (14.00%) Senior Cisco Engineer
11 6 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
11 6 (12.00%) Support Analyst
11 6 (12.00%) Support Engineer
12 5 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 5 (10.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
12 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 5 (10.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
13 3 (6.00%) Infrastructure Support
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.00%) Clustering
2 1 (2.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.00%) CMDB
2 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
2 1 (2.00%) IVR
2 1 (2.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (88.00%) Windows
2 39 (78.00%) Windows Server
3 11 (22.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 9 (18.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (12.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (10.00%) Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Android
7 1 (2.00%) CentOS
7 1 (2.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (2.00%) Unix
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (32.00%) Time Management
2 15 (30.00%) ITIL
3 9 (18.00%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (12.00%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.00%) High Availability
6 3 (6.00%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (6.00%) Service Management
7 2 (4.00%) ERP
7 2 (4.00%) Mobile Device Management
8 1 (2.00%) Capacity Planning
8 1 (2.00%) Change Management
8 1 (2.00%) Configuration Management
8 1 (2.00%) Data Modelling
8 1 (2.00%) Database Mirroring
8 1 (2.00%) Mentoring
8 1 (2.00%) Presales
8 1 (2.00%) Regulatory Compliance
8 1 (2.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (2.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (8.00%) SQL
2 3 (6.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (36.00%) CCNA
2 18 (36.00%) Cisco Certification
3 9 (18.00%) MCSE
3 9 (18.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 8 (16.00%) CCNP
5 7 (14.00%) MCITP
6 4 (8.00%) MCDST
7 2 (4.00%) A+ Certification
7 2 (4.00%) SC Cleared
7 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
8 1 (2.00%) CCA
8 1 (2.00%) CCENT
8 1 (2.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (2.00%) Degree
8 1 (2.00%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (2.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (10.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 45 (90.00%) Active Directory
2 11 (22.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (18.00%) WSUS
2 3 (6.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (6.00%) SQL Sentry
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (4.00%) SCCM
4 1 (2.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 35 (70.00%) Microsoft
2 32 (64.00%) VMware
3 25 (50.00%) Cisco
4 9 (18.00%) HP
5 8 (16.00%) NetApp
6 6 (12.00%) Avaya
7 2 (4.00%) Dell
8 1 (2.00%) 3Com
8 1 (2.00%) Citrix
8 1 (2.00%) Draytek
8 1 (2.00%) Forcepoint
8 1 (2.00%) NETGEAR
8 1 (2.00%) Sophos
8 1 (2.00%) ZyXEL
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Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 3 days ago
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