The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 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
East Midlands / Leicestershire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 72 67 -
Rank change year-on-year -5 -  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Leicestershire 0.14% 0.60% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.69% 2.45% -
Number of salaries quoted 1 4 0
Median salary £37,500 £21,000 -
Median salary % change year-on-year +78.57% -  
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 Leicestershire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Leicestershire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 145 163 154
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Leicestershire 20.28% 24.33% 21.27%
Number of salaries quoted 115 124 109
Median salary £45,000 £42,500 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.88% -5.55%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,500 £21,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £48,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Leicestershire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Leicestershire 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 Leicestershire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Leicestershire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Leicestershire

MCSA
Job Locations in Leicestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Leicestershire region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leicester -16 1 £37,500 +78.57%
Loughborough - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
East Midlands

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 Leicestershire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 2 (66.67%) Escalation Management
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Law
3 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
3 1 (33.33%) HP
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) SCOM
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
3 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) SAN
3 1 (33.33%) NetApp
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Leicestershire 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 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (100.00%) Office 365
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) SAN
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
General
1 1 (33.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (33.33%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Support
2 1 (33.33%) IT Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) IT Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) IT Support
2 1 (33.33%) Support Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Team Leader
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 10
2 2 (66.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) Escalation Management
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL V3
2 1 (33.33%) Capacity Management
2 1 (33.33%) Incident Management
2 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Transformation
2 1 (33.33%) Resource Allocation
2 1 (33.33%) Service Design
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) MCITP
1 3 (100.00%) MCSE
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) vSphere
3 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 3 (100.00%) SCCM
2 1 (33.33%) SCOM
2 1 (33.33%) SCSM
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) HP
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) NetApp