Period
to 15 August 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 15 August 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Yorkshire > West Yorkshire
6 months to
15 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 168 201
Rank change year-on-year -29 +33 +76
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 50 108 84
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.81% 1.55% 1.04%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.12% 7.61% 4.55%
Number of salaries quoted 46 94 73
West Yorkshire median annual salary £35,000 £43,125 £27,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -18.84% +59.72% -24.29%
10th Percentile £22,375 £25,750 £21,250
90th Percentile £46,250 £55,000 £43,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £30,000 £39,000 £26,000
% change year-on-year -23.08% +50.00% -25.71%

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 West Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
West Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 977 1,420 1,847
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.73% 20.42% 22.94%
Number of salaries quoted 807 1,128 1,531
West Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £21,250 £25,000 £23,875
90th Percentile £63,750 £60,000 £62,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £39,500
% change year-on-year +1.19% +6.33% -1.25%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in West Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in West Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in West Yorkshire over the 6 months to 15 August 2018.

Salary histogram for MCSA in West Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the West Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 15 August 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Leeds +2 37 £30,000 -25.00% 9
Wakefield -13 5 £37,500 -6.25% 1
Halifax - 3 £52,500 -
Huddersfield - 1 £27,500 -
Keighley - 1 £35,000 -
Dewsbury - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 15 August 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (82.00%) Microsoft
3 28 (56.00%) MCSE
4 26 (52.00%) Windows
5 23 (46.00%) Windows Server
6 21 (42.00%) Office 365
7 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
8 17 (34.00%) ITIL
8 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
8 17 (34.00%) VMware
9 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
10 15 (30.00%) Cisco
11 14 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
11 14 (28.00%) SCCM
11 14 (28.00%) Antivirus Management
12 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
12 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
12 13 (26.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 13 (26.00%) SQL
12 13 (26.00%) SAN
13 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
13 12 (24.00%) Deployment Automation
13 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
14 11 (22.00%) Veeam
14 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
14 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
15 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
16 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
16 9 (18.00%) CCNA
16 9 (18.00%) VPN

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 16 (32.00%) MS Exchange
2 12 (24.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (22.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (6.00%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (4.00%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.00%) IBM Domino
6 1 (2.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 7 (14.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (2.00%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 21 (42.00%) Office 365
2 20 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (14.00%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (4.00%) IaaS
5 2 (4.00%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 13 (26.00%) SAN
2 9 (18.00%) Firewall
2 9 (18.00%) VPN
3 8 (16.00%) Cisco ASA
3 8 (16.00%) IPsec
4 7 (14.00%) MPLS
5 6 (12.00%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (12.00%) Internet
6 4 (8.00%) VoIP
7 3 (6.00%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (6.00%) Skype
8 2 (4.00%) SMS
9 1 (2.00%) 3G
9 1 (2.00%) HSDPA
9 1 (2.00%) OSPF
9 1 (2.00%) SMTP
9 1 (2.00%) SSL
9 1 (2.00%) TCP/IP
9 1 (2.00%) VRRP
9 1 (2.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (24.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (12.00%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (12.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 8 (16.00%) Retail
2 3 (6.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.00%) Legal
3 1 (2.00%) Marketing
3 1 (2.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (22.00%) Support Engineer
2 9 (18.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 8 (16.00%) IT Support
4 7 (14.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (14.00%) Administrator
4 7 (14.00%) DBA
4 7 (14.00%) IT Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) IT Support Engineer
4 7 (14.00%) Senior DBA
4 7 (14.00%) Senior SQL DBA
4 7 (14.00%) Senior SQL Server DBA
4 7 (14.00%) SQL DBA
4 7 (14.00%) SQL Server DBA
5 6 (12.00%) Technical Engineer
6 5 (10.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (8.00%) Technical Support
8 3 (6.00%) IT Technician
8 3 (6.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (4.00%) JSON
2 1 (2.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Replication
2 6 (12.00%) EPoS
2 6 (12.00%) Public Cloud
3 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (52.00%) Windows
2 23 (46.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (16.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (14.00%) Windows XP
5 6 (12.00%) HPUX
6 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (6.00%) Linux
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 10
7 3 (6.00%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (34.00%) ITIL
2 14 (28.00%) Antivirus Management
2 14 (28.00%) Disaster Recovery
3 12 (24.00%) Deployment Automation
4 11 (22.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 9 (18.00%) Migration
6 8 (16.00%) Coaching
6 8 (16.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 7 (14.00%) Business Continuity
7 7 (14.00%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (14.00%) Data Modelling
7 7 (14.00%) Performance Tuning
8 6 (12.00%) Commercial Awareness
8 6 (12.00%) ERP
8 6 (12.00%) Mobile Device Management
9 5 (10.00%) Software Deployment
9 5 (10.00%) Virtual Environments
10 4 (8.00%) Asset Management
10 4 (8.00%) Problem-Solving
11 3 (6.00%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 13 (26.00%) PowerShell
1 13 (26.00%) SQL
2 7 (14.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (6.00%) VBScript
4 1 (2.00%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 50 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (56.00%) MCSE
3 13 (26.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (18.00%) CCNA
4 9 (18.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.00%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (14.00%) Degree
7 6 (12.00%) VCP5
8 3 (6.00%) Computer Science Degree
8 3 (6.00%) MCP
8 3 (6.00%) VCP6
9 1 (2.00%) CCNP
9 1 (2.00%) DBS Check
9 1 (2.00%) JNCIS
9 1 (2.00%) MCDST
9 1 (2.00%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (34.00%) Active Directory
2 13 (26.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (4.00%) Firmware
3 2 (4.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (4.00%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (2.00%) Docker
4 1 (2.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (28.00%) SCCM
2 8 (16.00%) AirWatch
3 4 (8.00%) MaaS360
4 3 (6.00%) SCOM
5 2 (4.00%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (2.00%) NetBackup
6 1 (2.00%) Puppet
6 1 (2.00%) SCOrch
6 1 (2.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 41 (82.00%) Microsoft
2 17 (34.00%) VMware
3 15 (30.00%) Cisco
4 11 (22.00%) Veeam
5 4 (8.00%) Kaspersky
5 4 (8.00%) Sophos
6 2 (4.00%) Citrix
6 2 (4.00%) Zerto
7 1 (2.00%) Apple
7 1 (2.00%) Capita
7 1 (2.00%) Dell
7 1 (2.00%) EMC
7 1 (2.00%) EqualLogic
7 1 (2.00%) Fortinet
7 1 (2.00%) HP
7 1 (2.00%) Juniper
7 1 (2.00%) Lotus
7 1 (2.00%) Sitecore
7 1 (2.00%) SolarWinds
7 1 (2.00%) Symantec