Period
to 25 November 2017

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 25 November 2017 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
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 156 189 281
Rank change year-on-year +33 +92 -48
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 99 94 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.46% 1.22% 0.41%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.32% 5.48% 1.72%
Number of salaries quoted 90 77 37
West Yorkshire median annual salary £45,000 £30,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -16.67% +10.77%
10th Percentile £25,750 £20,750 £17,200
90th Percentile £65,000 £40,000 £42,500
Yorkshire median annual salary £41,250 £30,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +37.50% -16.67% +10.77%

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 1352 1715 2215
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 19.92% 22.33% 23.94%
Number of salaries quoted 1096 1464 1707
West Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £23,250 £25,250 £24,611
90th Percentile £60,000 £60,000 £60,000
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 25 November 2017.

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 25 November 2017. 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 +9 53 £45,000 +28.57% 1
Bradford +21 32 £50,000 +66.67% 2
Wakefield +14 10 £37,500 -
Wetherby - 1 - -
Batley - 1 - -
Brighouse - 1 - -
Halifax - 1 £32,500 -
Liversedge - 1 £23,500 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (84.85%) MCSE
3 76 (76.77%) Microsoft
4 54 (54.55%) SQL
5 53 (53.54%) SQL Server
5 53 (53.54%) PowerShell
6 45 (45.45%) T-SQL
7 44 (44.44%) Windows
8 43 (43.43%) Performance Tuning
9 38 (38.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 38 (38.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 35 (35.35%) Active Directory
11 32 (32.32%) ETL
11 32 (32.32%) Disaster Recovery
12 31 (31.31%) VMware
13 29 (29.29%) ITIL
14 26 (26.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
14 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
15 25 (25.25%) MCP
16 23 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
16 23 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
17 22 (22.22%) WAN
17 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
18 21 (21.21%) TCP/IP
18 21 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
19 20 (20.20%) Data Modelling
19 20 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
19 20 (20.20%) LAN
19 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2012
19 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2014

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 22 (22.22%) MS Exchange
2 17 (17.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 13 (13.13%) IIS
4 6 (6.06%) Exchange Server 2013
4 6 (6.06%) SharePoint
5 5 (5.05%) CMS
6 4 (4.04%) Apache
7 3 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.03%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.02%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (2.02%) IBM Domino
8 2 (2.02%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.01%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.02%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (2.02%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 19 (19.19%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (14.14%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (8.08%) Office 365
4 4 (4.04%) IaaS
4 4 (4.04%) PaaS
5 3 (3.03%) SaaS
6 2 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 22 (22.22%) WAN
2 21 (21.21%) TCP/IP
3 20 (20.20%) LAN
4 19 (19.19%) DNS
5 17 (17.17%) SAN
6 15 (15.15%) Firewall
7 14 (14.14%) DHCP
8 11 (11.11%) VPN
9 5 (5.05%) VoIP
10 3 (3.03%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (3.03%) iSCSI
10 3 (3.03%) SMTP
10 3 (3.03%) SSL
10 3 (3.03%) VLAN
11 2 (2.02%) FTP
11 2 (2.02%) HTTP
11 2 (2.02%) MPLS
11 2 (2.02%) Network Security
11 2 (2.02%) Skype
11 2 (2.02%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (53.54%) SQL Server
2 38 (38.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (38.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (26.26%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (20.20%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (20.20%) SQL Server 2014
5 15 (15.15%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (14.14%) SQL Server 2016
7 7 (7.07%) NoSQL
7 7 (7.07%) SQL Server 2008
8 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2005
9 4 (4.04%) Azure SQL Database
10 3 (3.03%) Crystal Reports
10 3 (3.03%) Data Mining
10 3 (3.03%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 17 (17.17%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (10.10%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (7.07%) Git (software)
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 9 (9.09%) Law
3 5 (5.05%) Legal
4 3 (3.03%) Marketing
5 1 (1.01%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 43 (43.43%) Administrator
1 43 (43.43%) DBA
2 24 (24.24%) SQL DBA
3 23 (23.23%) Senior DBA
3 23 (23.23%) Senior SQL DBA
4 11 (11.11%) Analyst
5 10 (10.10%) IT Support
6 7 (7.07%) IT Support Technician
6 7 (7.07%) IT Technician
6 7 (7.07%) Support Technician
7 6 (6.06%) Systems Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) IT Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Server Engineer
8 5 (5.05%) Service Analyst
8 5 (5.05%) Windows Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) 3rd Line Engineer
9 4 (4.04%) Service Desk Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) Support Analyst
9 4 (4.04%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (1.01%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Private Cloud
2 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (6.06%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
5 3 (3.03%) CMDB
5 3 (3.03%) Public Cloud
6 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.02%) Replication
6 2 (2.02%) Virtual Team
7 1 (1.01%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.01%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.01%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 44 (44.44%) Windows
2 26 (26.26%) Windows Server
3 23 (23.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 20 (20.20%) Windows Server 2012
5 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2003
6 9 (9.09%) Linux
6 9 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 8 (8.08%) Windows 10
8 4 (4.04%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.03%) Mac OS
9 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (2.02%) CentOS
10 2 (2.02%) Unix
10 2 (2.02%) Windows 8
11 1 (1.01%) Ubuntu
11 1 (1.01%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (43.43%) Performance Tuning
2 32 (32.32%) Disaster Recovery
2 32 (32.32%) ETL
3 29 (29.29%) ITIL
4 21 (21.21%) Business Intelligence
5 20 (20.20%) Data Modelling
6 19 (19.19%) E-Commerce
6 19 (19.19%) Performance Analysis
7 11 (11.11%) Change Management
8 8 (8.08%) Time Management
9 7 (7.07%) High Availability
9 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
9 7 (7.07%) Project Planning
10 6 (6.06%) Performance Monitoring
10 6 (6.06%) PRINCE2
11 5 (5.05%) Data Management
11 5 (5.05%) Data Security
12 4 (4.04%) Asset Management
12 4 (4.04%) Problem Management
12 4 (4.04%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 54 (54.55%) SQL
2 53 (53.54%) PowerShell
3 45 (45.45%) T-SQL
4 3 (3.03%) VBA
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (84.85%) MCSE
3 25 (25.25%) MCP
4 13 (13.13%) Cisco Certification
5 11 (11.11%) CCNA
6 9 (9.09%) MCDST
7 7 (7.07%) ITIL Certification
7 7 (7.07%) MCITP
8 4 (4.04%) Degree
8 4 (4.04%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 3 (3.03%) CCNP
9 3 (3.03%) MCTS
10 2 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 2 (2.02%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (2.02%) SC Cleared
10 2 (2.02%) Security Cleared
10 2 (2.02%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (1.01%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) SLA
2 2 (2.02%) PCI DSS
3 1 (1.01%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 35 (35.35%) Active Directory
2 23 (23.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (14.14%) Hyper-V
4 7 (7.07%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (5.05%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (4.04%) Terminal Services
7 3 (3.03%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (2.02%) XenApp
9 1 (1.01%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 5 (5.05%) SCCM
1 5 (5.05%) SCOM
2 4 (4.04%) Backup Exec
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco UCCE
3 2 (2.02%) Norton AntiVirus
3 2 (2.02%) ServiceCenter
4 1 (1.01%) EMC NetWorker
4 1 (1.01%) NetBackup
4 1 (1.01%) Simpana
Vendors
1 76 (76.77%) Microsoft
2 31 (31.31%) VMware
3 12 (12.12%) Cisco
4 8 (8.08%) Avaya
5 7 (7.07%) Oracle
6 6 (6.06%) NetApp
7 5 (5.05%) CommVault
7 5 (5.05%) EMC
7 5 (5.05%) F5
7 5 (5.05%) SolarWinds
7 5 (5.05%) Symantec
8 4 (4.04%) Citrix
8 4 (4.04%) Kaspersky
8 4 (4.04%) Sophos
9 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
9 3 (3.03%) RedGate
9 3 (3.03%) Tableau
9 3 (3.03%) Veeam
10 2 (2.02%) Altiris
10 2 (2.02%) MobileIron