Period
to 20 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 20 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England > Yorkshire
6 months to
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 194 194 314
Rank change year-on-year 0 +120 -45
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 131 142 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.33% 1.29% 0.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.18% 5.72% 1.36%
Number of salaries quoted 117 104 43
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £30,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.67% -16.67% +10.77%
10th Percentile £21,500 £22,275 £17,310
90th Percentile £67,000 £40,000 £43,100
England median annual salary £36,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +2.86% -2.78% +4.35%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Yorkshire
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1825 2481 3230
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 18.60% 22.50% 24.45%
Number of salaries quoted 1484 2086 2554
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £22,000 £25,000 £23,750
90th Percentile £60,000 £61,923 £60,000
England median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Yorkshire region over the 6 months to 20 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
West Yorkshire +22 101 £45,000 +38.46% 2
East Yorkshire -6 13 £22,500 -9.55%
North Yorkshire +10 9 £75,000 +188.46%
South Yorkshire +7 9 £75,000 +188.46%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 20 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 Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (79.39%) Microsoft
2 104 (79.39%) MCSE
3 76 (58.02%) Windows
4 63 (48.09%) SQL Server
5 60 (45.80%) SQL
6 59 (45.04%) PowerShell
7 57 (43.51%) Active Directory
8 46 (35.11%) ITIL
8 46 (35.11%) VMware
9 45 (34.35%) T-SQL
9 45 (34.35%) Windows Server
10 43 (32.82%) Performance Tuning
11 38 (29.01%) Disaster Recovery
11 38 (29.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
11 38 (29.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 37 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
13 36 (27.48%) MS Exchange
14 35 (26.72%) MCP
14 35 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
15 32 (24.43%) ETL
16 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
16 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
17 26 (19.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
18 24 (18.32%) SAN
19 23 (17.56%) WAN
19 23 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
20 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
20 21 (16.03%) Hyper-V
20 21 (16.03%) Business Intelligence

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 36 (27.48%) MS Exchange
2 23 (17.56%) Exchange Server 2010
3 19 (14.50%) IIS
4 9 (6.87%) SharePoint
5 6 (4.58%) Exchange Server 2013
6 5 (3.82%) Apache
6 5 (3.82%) CMS
7 3 (2.29%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.29%) Skype for Business
8 2 (1.53%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 2 (1.53%) IBM Domino
8 2 (1.53%) IBM Notes
9 1 (0.76%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 14 (10.69%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (3.05%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (1.53%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 21 (16.03%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (12.21%) Office 365
3 14 (10.69%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (3.82%) IaaS
4 5 (3.82%) PaaS
5 3 (2.29%) Azure Active Directory
5 3 (2.29%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (22.14%) TCP/IP
2 24 (18.32%) SAN
3 23 (17.56%) WAN
4 21 (16.03%) LAN
5 19 (14.50%) DNS
6 17 (12.98%) Firewall
7 14 (10.69%) DHCP
7 14 (10.69%) VPN
8 6 (4.58%) Wi-Fi
9 5 (3.82%) VoIP
9 5 (3.82%) WebEx
10 3 (2.29%) Cisco ASA
10 3 (2.29%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.29%) SMTP
10 3 (2.29%) SSL
10 3 (2.29%) VLAN
11 2 (1.53%) FTP
11 2 (1.53%) HTTP
11 2 (1.53%) HTTPS
11 2 (1.53%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 63 (48.09%) SQL Server
2 38 (29.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 38 (29.01%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 26 (19.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 20 (15.27%) Data Warehouse
4 20 (15.27%) SQL Server 2014
5 19 (14.50%) SQL Server 2012
6 14 (10.69%) SQL Server 2016
7 11 (8.40%) SQL Server 2008
8 10 (7.63%) SQL Server 2005
9 7 (5.34%) NoSQL
10 4 (3.05%) Azure SQL Database
10 4 (3.05%) SQL Server 2000
11 3 (2.29%) Crystal Reports
11 3 (2.29%) Data Mining
11 3 (2.29%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 19 (14.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 10 (7.63%) Team Foundation Server
3 7 (5.34%) Git (software)
General
1 15 (11.45%) Finance
2 9 (6.87%) Law
3 5 (3.82%) Legal
4 3 (2.29%) Marketing
5 1 (0.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 44 (33.59%) Administrator
2 43 (32.82%) DBA
3 24 (18.32%) SQL DBA
4 23 (17.56%) Senior DBA
4 23 (17.56%) Senior SQL DBA
5 20 (15.27%) Support Engineer
6 13 (9.92%) Systems Engineer
7 11 (8.40%) Analyst
7 11 (8.40%) IT Support
8 10 (7.63%) Windows Engineer
9 9 (6.87%) Server Engineer
10 8 (6.11%) Senior Systems Engineer
11 7 (5.34%) Desktop Support
11 7 (5.34%) IT Support Technician
11 7 (5.34%) IT Technician
11 7 (5.34%) Support Technician
12 6 (4.58%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Field Engineer
12 6 (4.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 5 (3.82%) Senior Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (0.76%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 11 (8.40%) Data Centre
2 10 (7.63%) Private Cloud
3 7 (5.34%) Management Information System
4 6 (4.58%) Analytical Skills
4 6 (4.58%) Replication
5 5 (3.82%) Client/Server
5 5 (3.82%) Clustering
5 5 (3.82%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.29%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.53%) CMDB
7 2 (1.53%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.76%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.76%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 76 (58.02%) Windows
2 45 (34.35%) Windows Server
3 35 (26.72%) Windows Server 2008
4 29 (22.14%) Windows Server 2012
5 20 (15.27%) Windows 7
6 14 (10.69%) Linux
6 14 (10.69%) Windows Server 2003
7 12 (9.16%) Windows 8
8 11 (8.40%) Windows 10
9 9 (6.87%) Windows XP
10 4 (3.05%) Unix
11 3 (2.29%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 2 (1.53%) CentOS
13 1 (0.76%) Ubuntu
13 1 (0.76%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (35.11%) ITIL
2 43 (32.82%) Performance Tuning
3 38 (29.01%) Disaster Recovery
4 32 (24.43%) ETL
5 21 (16.03%) Business Intelligence
6 20 (15.27%) Data Modelling
7 19 (14.50%) E-Commerce
7 19 (14.50%) Performance Analysis
8 14 (10.69%) Time Management
9 12 (9.16%) Load Balancing
10 10 (7.63%) Change Management
11 9 (6.87%) Project Management
12 8 (6.11%) Service Delivery
13 7 (5.34%) High Availability
13 7 (5.34%) Mobile Device Management
13 7 (5.34%) Project Planning
14 6 (4.58%) Data Management
14 6 (4.58%) Email Filtering
14 6 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
14 6 (4.58%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 60 (45.80%) SQL
2 59 (45.04%) PowerShell
3 45 (34.35%) T-SQL
4 3 (2.29%) VBA
Qualifications
1 131 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 104 (79.39%) MCSE
3 35 (26.72%) MCP
4 16 (12.21%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (10.69%) CCNA
6 12 (9.16%) MCITP
7 11 (8.40%) ITIL Certification
8 10 (7.63%) Degree
9 9 (6.87%) MCDST
10 5 (3.82%) Computer Science Degree
11 4 (3.05%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 4 (3.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 3 (2.29%) GNVQ
12 3 (2.29%) HND
12 3 (2.29%) MCTS
12 3 (2.29%) SC Cleared
12 3 (2.29%) Security Cleared
13 2 (1.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 1 (0.76%) A+ Certification
14 1 (0.76%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (12.21%) SLA
2 2 (1.53%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 2 (1.53%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.76%) HIPAA
3 1 (0.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 57 (43.51%) Active Directory
2 37 (28.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (16.03%) Hyper-V
4 12 (9.16%) Virtual Machines
5 9 (6.87%) XenApp
6 5 (3.82%) DFS Replication
7 4 (3.05%) Terminal Services
8 3 (2.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 3 (2.29%) Virtual Servers
9 2 (1.53%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (1.53%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.76%) VMware Server
Systems Management
1 10 (7.63%) SCCM
2 6 (4.58%) SCOM
3 5 (3.82%) Backup Exec
3 5 (3.82%) DameWare
3 5 (3.82%) Perfmon
3 5 (3.82%) WSUS
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.53%) Cisco UCCE
4 2 (1.53%) EMC NetWorker
4 2 (1.53%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.53%) Norton AntiVirus
4 2 (1.53%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (1.53%) Simpana
5 1 (0.76%) SCOrch
5 1 (0.76%) SCSM
Vendors
1 104 (79.39%) Microsoft
2 46 (35.11%) VMware
3 14 (10.69%) Cisco
4 11 (8.40%) Citrix
5 10 (7.63%) EMC
5 10 (7.63%) SolarWinds
6 8 (6.11%) Avaya
7 7 (5.34%) HP
7 7 (5.34%) NetApp
7 7 (5.34%) Oracle
8 6 (4.58%) CommVault
9 5 (3.82%) F5
9 5 (3.82%) LANDesk
9 5 (3.82%) Symantec
10 4 (3.05%) Kaspersky
10 4 (3.05%) Sophos
10 4 (3.05%) Veeam
11 3 (2.29%) CheckPoint
11 3 (2.29%) RedGate
11 3 (2.29%) Tableau