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 3 months to 23 June 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
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 134 157 188
Rank change year-on-year +23 +31  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 55 44 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 1.55% 1.12% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 8.27% 5.00% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 46 35 22
Median salary £45,000 £26,000 £36,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +73.07% -29.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £22,500 £32,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £37,597 £49,500
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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 665 880 1066
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 18.76% 22.30% 23.11%
Number of salaries quoted 513 738 864
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.25% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 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 3 months to 23 June 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 3 months to 23 June 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
Leeds +19 33 £42,500 +70.00%
Bradford +2 17 £45,000 +73.07% 1
Wakefield +10 3 £37,500 - 1
Wetherby - 2 £32,500 -
MCSA
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 87 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (89.66%) Microsoft
3 71 (81.61%) Active Directory
4 70 (80.46%) Windows
5 66 (75.86%) VMware
6 63 (72.41%) Windows Server
7 48 (55.17%) SAN
8 34 (39.08%) ITIL
9 33 (37.93%) MCSE
10 30 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
11 29 (33.33%) MS Exchange
12 26 (29.89%) Finance
13 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
14 23 (26.44%) Time Management
14 23 (26.44%) Linux
15 22 (25.29%) Cisco
16 21 (24.14%) HP
17 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
18 19 (21.84%) Office 365
19 18 (20.69%) NetApp
19 18 (20.69%) LAN
19 18 (20.69%) WAN
20 17 (19.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
21 16 (18.39%) DNS
22 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
23 14 (16.09%) Avaya
24 13 (14.94%) VPN
25 12 (13.79%) CCNA
25 12 (13.79%) SQL

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 29 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (17.24%) Exchange Server 2010
3 12 (13.79%) IIS
4 9 (10.34%) Apache
4 9 (10.34%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.05%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.30%) CMS
6 2 (2.30%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 1 (1.15%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Office 365
2 12 (13.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.05%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (2.30%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (2.30%) IaaS
4 2 (2.30%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 48 (55.17%) SAN
2 18 (20.69%) LAN
2 18 (20.69%) WAN
3 16 (18.39%) DNS
4 13 (14.94%) VPN
5 11 (12.64%) Firewall
5 11 (12.64%) VoIP
6 9 (10.34%) DHCP
7 8 (9.20%) TCP/IP
8 7 (8.05%) iSCSI
9 3 (3.45%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (3.45%) VLAN
10 2 (2.30%) Wireless
11 1 (1.15%) NAS
11 1 (1.15%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 10 (11.49%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 9 (10.34%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.15%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 9 (10.34%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (29.89%) Finance
2 10 (11.49%) Law
3 3 (3.45%) Legal
4 2 (2.30%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 47 (54.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 39 (44.83%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 36 (41.38%) Windows Engineer
4 29 (33.33%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 29 (33.33%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (27.59%) VMware Engineer
6 23 (26.44%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 20 (22.99%) Support Engineer
8 17 (19.54%) Senior Storage Engineer
8 17 (19.54%) Storage Engineer
9 10 (11.49%) DBA
9 10 (11.49%) Senior DBA
9 10 (11.49%) Senior SQL DBA
9 10 (11.49%) SQL DBA
10 9 (10.34%) Administrator
11 8 (9.20%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 7 (8.05%) 2nd Line Support
12 7 (8.05%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
12 7 (8.05%) Infrastructure Support
12 7 (8.05%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.30%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 10 (11.49%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.20%) Management Information System
3 7 (8.05%) CMDB
3 7 (8.05%) Public Cloud
4 5 (5.75%) Data Centre
5 4 (4.60%) Clustering
6 3 (3.45%) Private Cloud
7 2 (2.30%) Driving Licence
8 1 (1.15%) IVR
8 1 (1.15%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 70 (80.46%) Windows
2 63 (72.41%) Windows Server
3 30 (34.48%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (26.44%) Linux
5 20 (22.99%) Windows Server 2012
6 11 (12.64%) Windows 7
7 7 (8.05%) CentOS
7 7 (8.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 7 (8.05%) Unix
8 2 (2.30%) Windows 10
8 2 (2.30%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.15%) Android
9 1 (1.15%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.15%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (39.08%) ITIL
2 23 (26.44%) Time Management
3 10 (11.49%) Disaster Recovery
3 10 (11.49%) Penetration Testing
3 10 (11.49%) Performance Tuning
4 9 (10.34%) Business Intelligence
4 9 (10.34%) Data Modelling
4 9 (10.34%) ETL
5 7 (8.05%) Change Management
5 7 (8.05%) Configuration Management
6 3 (3.45%) Integration Testing
7 2 (2.30%) Data Security
7 2 (2.30%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (2.30%) Network Monitoring
7 2 (2.30%) Server Hardening
7 2 (2.30%) Service Management
8 1 (1.15%) Continuous Improvement
8 1 (1.15%) High Availability
8 1 (1.15%) Mentoring
8 1 (1.15%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 16 (18.39%) PowerShell
2 12 (13.79%) SQL
3 10 (11.49%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 87 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 33 (37.93%) MCSE
3 17 (19.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 12 (13.79%) CCNA
4 12 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (8.05%) CCNP
6 6 (6.90%) MCP
7 4 (4.60%) MCDST
7 4 (4.60%) MCITP
7 4 (4.60%) SC Cleared
7 4 (4.60%) Security Cleared
8 3 (3.45%) Network+ Certification
9 2 (2.30%) A+ Certification
9 2 (2.30%) ITIL Certification
9 2 (2.30%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 2 (2.30%) MCTS
10 1 (1.15%) CCENT
10 1 (1.15%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 71 (81.61%) Active Directory
2 25 (28.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (9.20%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Virtual Server
4 2 (2.30%) Virtual Servers
4 2 (2.30%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (10.34%) SCCM
2 7 (8.05%) ServiceCenter
3 4 (4.60%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.60%) SCOM
3 4 (4.60%) WSUS
4 2 (2.30%) Microsoft Intune
5 1 (1.15%) SCOrch
5 1 (1.15%) SCSM
Vendors
1 78 (89.66%) Microsoft
2 66 (75.86%) VMware
3 22 (25.29%) Cisco
4 21 (24.14%) HP
5 18 (20.69%) NetApp
6 14 (16.09%) Avaya
7 7 (8.05%) Dell
8 5 (5.75%) Citrix
9 3 (3.45%) F5
10 1 (1.15%) 3Com
10 1 (1.15%) Draytek
10 1 (1.15%) EMC
10 1 (1.15%) NETGEAR
10 1 (1.15%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.15%) Sophos
10 1 (1.15%) ZyXEL
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago