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 22 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
Rank 154 198 180
Rank change year-on-year +44 -18  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 32 9 36
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.90% 0.20% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.43% 0.89% 3.24%
Number of salaries quoted 31 6 36
Median salary £38,500 £26,000 £30,060
Median salary % change year-on-year +48.07% -13.50%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £22,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £34,500 £42,000
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 West Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
West Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 722 1010 1112
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 20.22% 22.95% 22.32%
Number of salaries quoted 605 800 896
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 22 March 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 22 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
Leeds +49 29 £38,500 +71.11% 2
Bradford +2 3 £25,500 -25.00%
Wakefield +2 1 - - 1
MCSA
Yorkshire

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in West Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 22 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 West Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 52 (83.87%) Windows
3 48 (77.42%) Active Directory
4 46 (74.19%) Windows Server
5 41 (66.13%) Microsoft
6 39 (62.90%) VMware
7 33 (53.23%) MS Excel
8 30 (48.39%) SAN
9 29 (46.77%) Cisco
10 22 (35.48%) ITIL
11 20 (32.26%) LAN
11 20 (32.26%) WAN
12 19 (30.65%) CCNA
12 19 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
13 18 (29.03%) MCSE
14 16 (25.81%) Time Management
14 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
14 16 (25.81%) Finance
15 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
15 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (19.35%) SQL
16 12 (19.35%) Office 365
17 11 (17.74%) HP
18 10 (16.13%) VPN
18 10 (16.13%) Firewall
18 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
18 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
19 9 (14.52%) WSUS
19 9 (14.52%) Avaya
19 9 (14.52%) CCNP

MCSA
Top Related 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 13 (20.97%) MS Exchange
2 7 (11.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (6.45%) SharePoint
Applications
1 33 (53.23%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.23%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (3.23%) Unit4 Business World
Cloud Services
1 12 (19.35%) Office 365
2 3 (4.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (3.23%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.61%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 30 (48.39%) SAN
2 20 (32.26%) LAN
2 20 (32.26%) WAN
3 10 (16.13%) Firewall
3 10 (16.13%) VPN
4 7 (11.29%) VoIP
5 6 (9.68%) Remote Desktop
6 5 (8.06%) DHCP
6 5 (8.06%) DNS
6 5 (8.06%) TCP/IP
7 2 (3.23%) ADSL
7 2 (3.23%) MPLS
7 2 (3.23%) VLAN
7 2 (3.23%) Wireless
8 1 (1.61%) NAS
8 1 (1.61%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.84%) QlikView
2 3 (4.84%) RDBMS
2 3 (4.84%) Relational Database
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (4.84%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (4.84%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (25.81%) Finance
2 3 (4.84%) Marketing
3 1 (1.61%) Law
3 1 (1.61%) Legal
Job Titles
1 30 (48.39%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 20 (32.26%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (29.03%) Windows Engineer
3 18 (29.03%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (25.81%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 16 (25.81%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (22.58%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 12 (19.35%) Analyst
7 9 (14.52%) Cisco Engineer
7 9 (14.52%) Support Analyst
8 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 8 (12.90%) 3rd Line Support
9 7 (11.29%) Senior Cisco Engineer
9 7 (11.29%) Senior Storage Engineer
9 7 (11.29%) Storage Engineer
10 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
10 6 (9.68%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
10 6 (9.68%) Architect
10 6 (9.68%) Support Engineer
11 5 (8.06%) Storage Architect
Miscellaneous
1 4 (6.45%) Clustering
2 2 (3.23%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.23%) IVR
3 1 (1.61%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.61%) Driving Licence
3 1 (1.61%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.61%) Private Cloud
3 1 (1.61%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 52 (83.87%) Windows
2 46 (74.19%) Windows Server
3 13 (20.97%) Windows Server 2008
4 10 (16.13%) Windows 7
5 7 (11.29%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (4.84%) Linux
7 2 (3.23%) Windows 10
8 1 (1.61%) Android
8 1 (1.61%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.61%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (35.48%) ITIL
2 16 (25.81%) Time Management
3 9 (14.52%) Network Monitoring
4 8 (12.90%) Penetration Testing
5 7 (11.29%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (4.84%) High Availability
6 3 (4.84%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.84%) Service Management
7 2 (3.23%) Capacity Planning
7 2 (3.23%) ERP
7 2 (3.23%) Mentoring
7 2 (3.23%) Mobile Device Management
7 2 (3.23%) Regulatory Compliance
7 2 (3.23%) Supplier Management
8 1 (1.61%) Asset Management
8 1 (1.61%) Customer Requirements
8 1 (1.61%) Data Modelling
8 1 (1.61%) Logistics
8 1 (1.61%) Service Delivery
8 1 (1.61%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (4.84%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 62 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (30.65%) CCNA
2 19 (30.65%) Cisco Certification
3 18 (29.03%) MCSE
4 9 (14.52%) CCNP
5 8 (12.90%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 7 (11.29%) MCITP
7 6 (9.68%) Degree
8 5 (8.06%) Citrix Certification
8 5 (8.06%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (8.06%) MCP
9 4 (6.45%) CCEA
9 4 (6.45%) MCDST
10 2 (3.23%) A+ Certification
10 2 (3.23%) SC Cleared
10 2 (3.23%) Security Cleared
11 1 (1.61%) CCA
11 1 (1.61%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (9.68%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 48 (77.42%) Active Directory
2 16 (25.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (16.13%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.23%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (14.52%) WSUS
2 3 (4.84%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (4.84%) SCCM
2 3 (4.84%) SQL Sentry
3 2 (3.23%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.61%) Microsoft Clustering
4 1 (1.61%) SCOM
Vendors
1 41 (66.13%) Microsoft
2 39 (62.90%) VMware
3 29 (46.77%) Cisco
4 11 (17.74%) HP
5 9 (14.52%) Avaya
6 7 (11.29%) NetApp
7 6 (9.68%) Citrix
8 2 (3.23%) Forcepoint
8 2 (3.23%) SonicWALL
8 2 (3.23%) Sophos
9 1 (1.61%) 3Com
9 1 (1.61%) Dell
9 1 (1.61%) Draytek
9 1 (1.61%) NETGEAR
9 1 (1.61%) ZyXEL
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 2 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago