Period
to 22 May 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 22 May 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
22 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 202 196 258
Rank change year-on-year -6 +62 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 53 75 40
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.80% 1.07% 0.47%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.31% 5.33% 2.07%
Number of salaries quoted 52 66 34
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £39,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +2.56% +50.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £26,250 £22,000 £21,250
90th Percentile £52,500 £47,500 £53,750
Yorkshire median annual salary £37,500 £37,500 £26,000
% change year-on-year - +44.23% -13.33%

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 998 1,407 1,928
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 15.04% 20.11% 22.71%
Number of salaries quoted 851 1,151 1,525
West Yorkshire median annual salary £41,996 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -0.01% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £23,000 £25,000 £24,250
90th Percentile £60,000 £58,750 £61,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year +1.22% +2.50% -

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 22 May 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 22 May 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 -11 35 £30,000 -23.08% 7
Bradford -3 13 £48,750 +21.88% 1
Halifax - 3 £52,500 -
Wakefield -17 1 £37,500 - 1
Dewsbury - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (88.68%) Microsoft
3 41 (77.36%) MCSE
4 33 (62.26%) Microsoft Azure
5 32 (60.38%) Office 365
6 22 (41.51%) Windows
6 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
7 20 (37.74%) Windows Server
8 14 (26.42%) Azure Active Directory
8 14 (26.42%) SharePoint
8 14 (26.42%) SQL
8 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
9 13 (24.53%) Disaster Recovery
9 13 (24.53%) Finance
10 12 (22.64%) Migration
11 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
11 11 (20.75%) SaaS
11 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
12 10 (18.87%) Commercial Awareness
12 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
13 9 (16.98%) ITIL
13 9 (16.98%) VMware
13 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 8 (15.09%) Performance Tuning
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
14 8 (15.09%) Data Warehouse

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 14 (26.42%) SharePoint
2 10 (18.87%) MS Exchange
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (5.66%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (5.66%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.89%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Domino
4 1 (1.89%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.89%) Sage X3
1 1 (1.89%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 33 (62.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 32 (60.38%) Office 365
3 14 (26.42%) Azure Active Directory
4 11 (20.75%) SaaS
5 5 (9.43%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (7.55%) IaaS
7 2 (3.77%) Dynamics 365
7 2 (3.77%) OneDrive
7 2 (3.77%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.21%) Firewall
2 6 (11.32%) LAN
2 6 (11.32%) WAN
3 4 (7.55%) VPN
4 3 (5.66%) DHCP
4 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 3 (5.66%) IPsec
4 3 (5.66%) Remote Desktop
4 3 (5.66%) SAN
4 3 (5.66%) Skype
4 3 (5.66%) SSL
5 2 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (3.77%) FTP
5 2 (3.77%) HTTP
5 2 (3.77%) HTTPS
5 2 (3.77%) MPLS
5 2 (3.77%) SMTP
5 2 (3.77%) Telnet
5 2 (3.77%) Wireless
6 1 (1.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (26.42%) SQL Server
2 8 (15.09%) Data Warehouse
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (5.66%) Power BI
4 2 (3.77%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (3.77%) Data Lake
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2000
5 1 (1.89%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 8 (15.09%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 13 (24.53%) Finance
2 2 (3.77%) Retail
3 1 (1.89%) Legal
3 1 (1.89%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.89%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 10 (18.87%) Office 365 Specialist
2 9 (16.98%) Cloud Engineer
2 9 (16.98%) Implementation Specialist
2 9 (16.98%) Migration Specialist
2 9 (16.98%) Technical Engineer
3 8 (15.09%) Administrator
3 8 (15.09%) DBA
3 8 (15.09%) Senior DBA
3 8 (15.09%) Senior SQL DBA
3 8 (15.09%) Senior SQL Server DBA
3 8 (15.09%) SQL DBA
3 8 (15.09%) SQL Server DBA
4 7 (13.21%) IT Support
5 5 (9.43%) 2nd Line Support
5 5 (9.43%) Consultant
5 5 (9.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (7.55%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 4 (7.55%) Support Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Consultant
6 4 (7.55%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.77%) JSON
2 1 (1.89%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.66%) Linux Command Line
1 3 (5.66%) Microsoft Licensing
1 3 (5.66%) PlayStation
2 2 (3.77%) FMCG
2 2 (3.77%) Replication
3 1 (1.89%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.89%) EPoS
3 1 (1.89%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.89%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 22 (41.51%) Windows
2 20 (37.74%) Windows Server
3 4 (7.55%) Linux
3 4 (7.55%) Windows XP
4 3 (5.66%) CentOS
4 3 (5.66%) Ubuntu
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 10
4 3 (5.66%) Windows 7
4 3 (5.66%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (3.77%) Windows Vista
6 1 (1.89%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (24.53%) Disaster Recovery
2 12 (22.64%) Migration
3 11 (20.75%) Business Intelligence
4 10 (18.87%) Commercial Awareness
5 9 (16.98%) ITIL
5 9 (16.98%) Stakeholder Engagement
6 8 (15.09%) Data Modelling
6 8 (15.09%) Performance Tuning
7 5 (9.43%) Coaching
8 3 (5.66%) Software Licensing
8 3 (5.66%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 2 (3.77%) Business Continuity
9 2 (3.77%) Continuous Improvement
9 2 (3.77%) Decision-Making
9 2 (3.77%) Deployment Automation
9 2 (3.77%) DevOps
9 2 (3.77%) Fault Analysis
9 2 (3.77%) Load Balancing
9 2 (3.77%) Mentoring
9 2 (3.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (26.42%) SQL
2 11 (20.75%) PowerShell
3 8 (15.09%) T-SQL
4 3 (5.66%) Bash Shell
5 1 (1.89%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 53 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 41 (77.36%) MCSE
3 7 (13.21%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (11.32%) CCNA
4 6 (11.32%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (11.32%) MCP
5 3 (5.66%) Degree
5 3 (5.66%) ITIL Certification
5 3 (5.66%) VCP6
6 2 (3.77%) CCNP
7 1 (1.89%) JNCIS
7 1 (1.89%) MCDST
7 1 (1.89%) MCITP
7 1 (1.89%) MCSD
7 1 (1.89%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.77%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (41.51%) Active Directory
2 5 (9.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.66%) Terminal Services
3 3 (5.66%) XenApp
3 3 (5.66%) XenDesktop
4 2 (3.77%) Firmware
4 2 (3.77%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.89%) Docker
5 1 (1.89%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (5.66%) AirWatch
1 3 (5.66%) SCCM
2 2 (3.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.89%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.89%) MaaS360
3 1 (1.89%) NetBackup
3 1 (1.89%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 47 (88.68%) Microsoft
2 9 (16.98%) VMware
3 8 (15.09%) Cisco
4 5 (9.43%) Citrix
4 5 (9.43%) Veeam
5 3 (5.66%) Apple
5 3 (5.66%) Red Hat
6 2 (3.77%) Symantec
7 1 (1.89%) Altiris
7 1 (1.89%) Capita
7 1 (1.89%) EMC
7 1 (1.89%) Fortinet
7 1 (1.89%) HP
7 1 (1.89%) Juniper
7 1 (1.89%) Kaspersky
7 1 (1.89%) Lotus
7 1 (1.89%) Sage
7 1 (1.89%) SolarWinds
7 1 (1.89%) Sophos
7 1 (1.89%) Veritas