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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 149 166
Rank change year-on-year +23 +17  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 18 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leeds 1.28% 0.62% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.97% 2.80% 2.23%
Number of salaries quoted 25 15 16
Median salary £45,000 £25,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +80.00% -34.21%  
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £44,000 £52,500
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 459 644 718
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leeds 18.30% 22.02% 21.76%
Number of salaries quoted 335 542 560
Median salary £45,000 £41,500 £43,298
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.43% -4.15%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £28,900
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

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 24 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (95.16%) Microsoft
3 58 (93.55%) Active Directory
4 56 (90.32%) Windows
5 53 (85.48%) Windows Server
6 52 (83.87%) VMware
7 38 (61.29%) SAN
8 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (38.71%) Finance
9 24 (38.71%) ITIL
10 23 (37.10%) Time Management
11 21 (33.87%) Linux
11 21 (33.87%) MS Exchange
12 20 (32.26%) Cisco
13 19 (30.65%) HP
13 19 (30.65%) Office 365
14 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
15 17 (27.42%) NetApp
15 17 (27.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 15 (24.19%) LAN
16 15 (24.19%) WAN
16 15 (24.19%) MCSE
16 15 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
17 13 (20.97%) VPN
18 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
19 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
19 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
19 11 (17.74%) Avaya
19 11 (17.74%) Firewall
20 10 (16.13%) Penetration Testing

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 21 (33.87%) MS Exchange
2 11 (17.74%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (14.52%) Exchange Server 2013
4 7 (11.29%) Apache
4 7 (11.29%) IIS
4 7 (11.29%) SharePoint
5 2 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
Cloud Services
1 19 (30.65%) Office 365
2 12 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (11.29%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (3.23%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (3.23%) IaaS
4 2 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (61.29%) SAN
2 15 (24.19%) LAN
2 15 (24.19%) WAN
3 13 (20.97%) VPN
4 11 (17.74%) Firewall
5 10 (16.13%) DNS
5 10 (16.13%) VoIP
6 7 (11.29%) iSCSI
7 6 (9.68%) TCP/IP
8 3 (4.84%) DHCP
8 3 (4.84%) Remote Desktop
8 3 (4.84%) VLAN
9 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
9 1 (1.61%) Wireless
General
1 24 (38.71%) Finance
2 8 (12.90%) Law
3 2 (3.23%) Marketing
4 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 42 (67.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 37 (59.68%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (58.06%) Windows Engineer
4 29 (46.77%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 29 (46.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 23 (37.10%) Senior VMware Engineer
5 23 (37.10%) VMware Engineer
6 17 (27.42%) Senior Storage Engineer
6 17 (27.42%) Storage Engineer
6 17 (27.42%) Support Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Support
7 7 (11.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
7 7 (11.29%) Windows Support Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
8 6 (9.68%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support
8 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Cisco Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Senior Cisco Engineer
8 6 (9.68%) Support Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 7 (11.29%) Analytical Skills
1 7 (11.29%) CMDB
1 7 (11.29%) Management Information System
1 7 (11.29%) Public Cloud
2 2 (3.23%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.61%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 56 (90.32%) Windows
2 53 (85.48%) Windows Server
3 28 (45.16%) Windows Server 2008
4 21 (33.87%) Linux
5 18 (29.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (17.74%) Windows 7
7 7 (11.29%) CentOS
7 7 (11.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (11.29%) Unix
8 2 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.61%) Android
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (38.71%) ITIL
2 23 (37.10%) Time Management
3 10 (16.13%) Penetration Testing
4 7 (11.29%) Change Management
4 7 (11.29%) Configuration Management
5 3 (4.84%) Integration Testing
6 2 (3.23%) Data Security
6 2 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
6 2 (3.23%) Network Monitoring
6 2 (3.23%) Service Management
7 1 (1.61%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (27.42%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 15 (24.19%) MCSE
4 10 (16.13%) CCNA
4 10 (16.13%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (11.29%) CCNP
6 4 (6.45%) MCITP
6 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.45%) Security Cleared
7 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
7 2 (3.23%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (3.23%) MCDST
7 2 (3.23%) MCP
7 2 (3.23%) MCTS
8 1 (1.61%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (14.52%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 58 (93.55%) Active Directory
2 15 (24.19%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.23%) Hyper-V
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 2 (3.23%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 7 (11.29%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (6.45%) SCCM
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
3 2 (3.23%) WSUS
4 1 (1.61%) SCOM
4 1 (1.61%) SCOrch
4 1 (1.61%) SCSM
Vendors
1 59 (95.16%) Microsoft
2 52 (83.87%) VMware
3 20 (32.26%) Cisco
4 19 (30.65%) HP
5 17 (27.42%) NetApp
6 11 (17.74%) Avaya
7 7 (11.29%) Dell
8 1 (1.61%) 3Com
8 1 (1.61%) Draytek
8 1 (1.61%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.61%) Sophos
8 1 (1.61%) ZyXEL