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 3 months to 22 June 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
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 161 176 233
Rank change year-on-year +15 +57  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 82 71 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 1.52% 1.25% 0.45%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.78% 5.39% 1.91%
Number of salaries quoted 68 55 31
Median salary £39,000 £26,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +50.00% -25.71%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £40,750 £45,000
UK excluding London median salary £38,500 £31,500 £33,000
% change year-on-year +22.22% -4.54%  

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 Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1054 1318 1621
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 19.52% 23.25% 23.78%
Number of salaries quoted 822 1109 1321
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +5.00% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,500 £26,750
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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 3 months to 22 June 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 3 months to 22 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
West Yorkshire +26 54 £45,000 +73.07% 3
East Yorkshire +1 21 £22,500 -9.09%
North Yorkshire -2 6 £35,000 +34.61%
South Yorkshire -24 1 £47,500 +82.69% 2
MCSA
England

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

1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 110 (90.16%) Microsoft
3 104 (85.25%) Windows
4 87 (71.31%) Windows Server
5 85 (69.67%) Active Directory
6 78 (63.93%) VMware
7 61 (50.00%) MCSE
8 55 (45.08%) ITIL
9 54 (44.26%) SAN
10 50 (40.98%) Windows Server 2008
11 41 (33.61%) MS Exchange
11 41 (33.61%) Windows Server 2012
12 36 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
13 35 (28.69%) LAN
13 35 (28.69%) WAN
14 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
15 28 (22.95%) MCP
15 28 (22.95%) VPN
16 27 (22.13%) Time Management
17 26 (21.31%) HP
17 26 (21.31%) Finance
18 25 (20.49%) Cisco
19 23 (18.85%) Degree
19 23 (18.85%) SQL
19 23 (18.85%) Linux
20 22 (18.03%) Windows XP
20 22 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
20 22 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
20 22 (18.03%) Hyper-V
21 21 (17.21%) SQL Server 2008

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 41 (33.61%) MS Exchange
2 22 (18.03%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (13.93%) IIS
4 9 (7.38%) Apache
4 9 (7.38%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (5.74%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.64%) CMS
6 2 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 6 (4.92%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 20 (16.39%) Office 365
2 13 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (5.74%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (1.64%) IaaS
4 2 (1.64%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 54 (44.26%) SAN
2 35 (28.69%) LAN
2 35 (28.69%) WAN
3 28 (22.95%) VPN
4 21 (17.21%) WebEx
5 17 (13.93%) DNS
6 14 (11.48%) Firewall
7 11 (9.02%) VoIP
8 9 (7.38%) DHCP
8 9 (7.38%) TCP/IP
9 7 (5.74%) iSCSI
10 3 (2.46%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (2.46%) VLAN
11 2 (1.64%) Wireless
12 1 (0.82%) ISDN
12 1 (0.82%) NAS
12 1 (0.82%) Network Security
12 1 (0.82%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.82%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (25.41%) SQL Server
2 21 (17.21%) SQL Server 2005
2 21 (17.21%) SQL Server 2008
2 21 (17.21%) SQL Server 2012
3 20 (16.39%) SQL Server 2000
4 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.38%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 8 (6.56%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (0.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (10.66%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 26 (21.31%) Finance
2 10 (8.20%) Law
3 3 (2.46%) Legal
4 2 (1.64%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 56 (45.90%) Windows Engineer
2 47 (38.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (31.97%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 39 (31.97%) Support Engineer
4 29 (23.77%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 29 (23.77%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 24 (19.67%) VMware Engineer
6 23 (18.85%) Senior VMware Engineer
7 21 (17.21%) Server Engineer
8 20 (16.39%) 2nd Line Support
8 20 (16.39%) Windows Server Engineer
8 20 (16.39%) Windows Support Engineer
9 19 (15.57%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 19 (15.57%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 17 (13.93%) Senior Storage Engineer
10 17 (13.93%) Storage Engineer
11 14 (11.48%) Server Support
11 14 (11.48%) Windows Server Support
12 10 (8.20%) Senior Systems Engineer
12 10 (8.20%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (1.64%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (17.21%) Management Information System
2 20 (16.39%) Replication
3 14 (11.48%) Computer Science
4 11 (9.02%) Data Centre
5 10 (8.20%) Analytical Skills
6 9 (7.38%) Clustering
7 7 (5.74%) CMDB
7 7 (5.74%) Public Cloud
8 5 (4.10%) Client/Server
9 3 (2.46%) Private Cloud
10 2 (1.64%) Driving Licence
11 1 (0.82%) IVR
11 1 (0.82%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 104 (85.25%) Windows
2 87 (71.31%) Windows Server
3 50 (40.98%) Windows Server 2008
4 41 (33.61%) Windows Server 2012
5 23 (18.85%) Linux
6 22 (18.03%) Windows Server 2003
6 22 (18.03%) Windows XP
7 16 (13.11%) Windows 7
8 8 (6.56%) Unix
9 7 (5.74%) CentOS
9 7 (5.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 6 (4.92%) Windows 8
11 2 (1.64%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.82%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (45.08%) ITIL
2 27 (22.13%) Time Management
3 16 (13.11%) Service Management
4 14 (11.48%) Disaster Recovery
5 13 (10.66%) Information Security
6 10 (8.20%) Penetration Testing
7 9 (7.38%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (6.56%) Business Intelligence
8 8 (6.56%) Data Modelling
8 8 (6.56%) ETL
9 7 (5.74%) Change Management
9 7 (5.74%) Configuration Management
9 7 (5.74%) Mobile Device Management
10 6 (4.92%) Load Balancing
10 6 (4.92%) Service Delivery
11 5 (4.10%) Email Filtering
11 5 (4.10%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (4.10%) Project Management
11 5 (4.10%) Service Desk Management
11 5 (4.10%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 23 (18.85%) SQL
2 20 (16.39%) PowerShell
3 9 (7.38%) T-SQL
4 1 (0.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 122 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 61 (50.00%) MCSE
3 28 (22.95%) MCP
4 23 (18.85%) Degree
5 18 (14.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 15 (12.30%) CCNA
6 15 (12.30%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (11.48%) Computer Science Degree
7 14 (11.48%) GNVQ
7 14 (11.48%) HND
8 12 (9.84%) ITIL Certification
9 9 (7.38%) MCITP
10 8 (6.56%) CCNP
11 5 (4.10%) SC Cleared
11 5 (4.10%) Security Cleared
12 4 (3.28%) MCDST
13 3 (2.46%) A+ Certification
13 3 (2.46%) Network+ Certification
14 2 (1.64%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 2 (1.64%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (10.66%) ISO/IEC 20000
2 12 (9.84%) SLA
3 9 (7.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 85 (69.67%) Active Directory
2 36 (29.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (18.03%) Hyper-V
4 15 (12.30%) VMware ESXi
5 5 (4.10%) DFS Replication
5 5 (4.10%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (4.10%) XenApp
6 3 (2.46%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 2 (1.64%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 21 (17.21%) DameWare
1 21 (17.21%) Perfmon
2 13 (10.66%) SCCM
3 9 (7.38%) WSUS
4 7 (5.74%) ServiceCenter
5 4 (3.28%) Microsoft Clustering
5 4 (3.28%) SCOM
6 2 (1.64%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (0.82%) SCOrch
7 1 (0.82%) SCSM
Vendors
1 110 (90.16%) Microsoft
2 78 (63.93%) VMware
3 26 (21.31%) HP
4 25 (20.49%) Cisco
5 18 (14.75%) NetApp
6 15 (12.30%) Avaya
7 10 (8.20%) Citrix
8 7 (5.74%) Dell
9 6 (4.92%) EMC
9 6 (4.92%) SolarWinds
10 5 (4.10%) LANDesk
11 3 (2.46%) F5
12 1 (0.82%) 3Com
12 1 (0.82%) Draytek
12 1 (0.82%) Juniper
12 1 (0.82%) NETGEAR
12 1 (0.82%) Sophos
12 1 (0.82%) Veeam
12 1 (0.82%) ZyXEL
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 16 hours ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Itecco
Salary: £20000 - £23000 per annum + Fantastic Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £45,000 to £55,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 6 days ago