Period
to 18 November 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 18 November 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
18 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 162 163 178
Rank change year-on-year +1 +15 +70
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 54 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 0.80% 1.10% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.89% 5.50% 4.87%
Number of salaries quoted 28 52 55
Leeds median annual salary £27,750 £45,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -38.33% +20.00% +4.17%
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,750 £19,600
90th Percentile £41,450 £74,500 £43,750
West Yorkshire median annual salary £29,000 £45,000 £31,250
% change year-on-year -35.56% +44.00% -14.97%

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 634 981 1,274
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 16.44% 20.02% 23.43%
Number of salaries quoted 494 776 1,108
Leeds median annual salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -5.88% +6.25% -1.84%
10th Percentile £23,000 £23,250 £26,000
90th Percentile £64,625 £62,500 £62,500
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 November 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
3 24 (77.42%) Windows
4 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
5 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
6 12 (38.71%) ITIL
7 11 (35.48%) Degree
8 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
8 10 (32.26%) MCSE
9 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
10 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
10 8 (25.81%) SCCM
10 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
10 8 (25.81%) VMware
11 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
11 7 (22.58%) SQL
11 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
12 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
12 6 (19.35%) SAN
12 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
12 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
12 6 (19.35%) Office 365
13 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
13 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
13 5 (16.13%) Computer Science Degree
13 5 (16.13%) Proactive Management
13 5 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
13 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
13 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis

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 8 (25.81%) MS Exchange
2 7 (22.58%) SharePoint
3 5 (16.13%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (6.45%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Domino
5 1 (3.23%) IBM Notes
5 1 (3.23%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Office 365
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Dynamics 365
4 1 (3.23%) IaaS
4 1 (3.23%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 6 (19.35%) SAN
2 5 (16.13%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (12.90%) MPLS
3 4 (12.90%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.90%) WAN
4 3 (9.68%) DNS
4 3 (9.68%) VoIP
4 3 (9.68%) VPN
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall
5 2 (6.45%) Skype
5 2 (6.45%) VLAN
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Firepower
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) IPsec
6 1 (3.23%) LAN
6 1 (3.23%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (6.45%) Finance
1 2 (6.45%) Retail
2 1 (3.23%) Legal
2 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Support Engineer
2 8 (25.81%) 2nd Line Support
3 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 6 (19.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 5 (16.13%) IT Support
4 5 (16.13%) IT Technician
5 4 (12.90%) IT Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior IT Technician
5 4 (12.90%) Senior Technician
6 3 (9.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Administrator
7 2 (6.45%) Analyst
7 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Senior SQL DBA
7 2 (6.45%) SQL DBA
7 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (19.35%) Client/Server
2 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (3.23%) EPoS
2 1 (3.23%) Public Cloud
2 1 (3.23%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (77.42%) Windows
2 16 (51.61%) Windows Server
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 10
3 6 (19.35%) Windows 7
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (9.68%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
6 1 (3.23%) HPUX
6 1 (3.23%) Linux
6 1 (3.23%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (38.71%) ITIL
2 5 (16.13%) CRM
2 5 (16.13%) Deployment Automation
2 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
2 5 (16.13%) Information Security
2 5 (16.13%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 5 (16.13%) Proactive Management
2 5 (16.13%) Root Cause Analysis
3 4 (12.90%) Antivirus Management
3 4 (12.90%) Problem-Solving
3 4 (12.90%) Virtual Environments
4 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
4 3 (9.68%) ITIL V3
4 3 (9.68%) Network Design
4 3 (9.68%) Software Deployment
5 2 (6.45%) Coaching
5 2 (6.45%) Desktop Virtualisation
5 2 (6.45%) ITSM
5 2 (6.45%) Process Improvement
5 2 (6.45%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 10 (32.26%) PowerShell
2 7 (22.58%) SQL
3 3 (9.68%) VBScript
4 2 (6.45%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (35.48%) Degree
3 10 (32.26%) MCSE
4 5 (16.13%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (9.68%) MCITP
7 2 (6.45%) MCP
7 2 (6.45%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (3.23%) CCNP
8 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL Certification
8 1 (3.23%) MCDST
8 1 (3.23%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) SLA
2 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (16.13%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (9.68%) BitLocker
4 3 (9.68%) Terminal Services
5 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (25.81%) SCCM
2 3 (9.68%) MaaS360
2 3 (9.68%) SCOM
3 2 (6.45%) AirWatch
4 1 (3.23%) Backup Exec
4 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (3.23%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 25 (80.65%) Microsoft
2 8 (25.81%) VMware
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
4 3 (9.68%) Kaspersky
4 3 (9.68%) Sophos
5 2 (6.45%) Apple
5 2 (6.45%) Veeam
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) EqualLogic
6 1 (3.23%) Lotus
6 1 (3.23%) Mitel
6 1 (3.23%) Oracle
6 1 (3.23%) Sitecore
6 1 (3.23%) Zerto