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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 28 May 2022 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
28 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 260 221 178
Rank change year-on-year -39 -43 +84
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 23 10 34
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.31% 0.19% 0.74%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 1.17% 5.82%
Number of salaries quoted 23 10 21
10th Percentile £32,000 £30,564 £26,250
25th Percentile £37,250 £32,546 £27,500
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £42,500 £38,750 £30,500
Median % change year-on-year +9.68% +27.05% -18.67%
75th Percentile £43,750 £42,813 £43,750
90th Percentile £45,000 £47,500 -
England median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £39,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +2.56% -4.88%

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 1,700 854 584
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 23.24% 16.03% 12.79%
Number of salaries quoted 739 653 458
10th Percentile £27,700 £28,500 £25,750
25th Percentile £35,163 £36,250 £33,750
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £48,500 £50,000 £45,000
Median % change year-on-year -3.00% +11.11% +12.50%
75th Percentile £63,750 £65,000 £60,000
90th Percentile £73,322 £71,450 £72,500
England median annual salary £55,000 £55,000 £52,500
% change year-on-year - +4.76% +5.00%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Yorkshire

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Yorkshire.

Salary trend for MCSA in Yorkshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Yorkshire

Salary distribution for jobs citing MCSA in Yorkshire over the 6 months to 28 May 2022.

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 28 May 2022. 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
Jobs
West Yorkshire -37 23 £42,500 +19.95% 3
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 28 May 2022, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (95.65%) Windows
3 21 (91.30%) CCNA
3 21 (91.30%) Cisco Certification
3 21 (91.30%) Windows Server
4 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
4 20 (86.96%) Cisco
5 19 (82.61%) VMware
6 18 (78.26%) VMware Infrastructure
7 17 (73.91%) MCSE
7 17 (73.91%) LAN
7 17 (73.91%) WAN
8 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
8 15 (65.22%) Veeam
8 15 (65.22%) Azure
8 15 (65.22%) Microsoft 365
8 15 (65.22%) Windows 10
9 14 (60.87%) Root Cause Analysis
9 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
9 14 (60.87%) CCNP
9 14 (60.87%) MS Exchange
9 14 (60.87%) DNS
9 14 (60.87%) DHCP
9 14 (60.87%) Firewall
9 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2019
10 13 (56.52%) Azure Active Directory
11 12 (52.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
11 12 (52.17%) NetBackup
11 12 (52.17%) Incident Management
11 12 (52.17%) VLAN

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 14 (60.87%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.35%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (8.70%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 15 (65.22%) Azure
1 15 (65.22%) Microsoft 365
2 13 (56.52%) Azure Active Directory
3 12 (52.17%) Rubrik
4 2 (8.70%) AWS
5 1 (4.35%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) LAN
1 17 (73.91%) WAN
2 14 (60.87%) DHCP
2 14 (60.87%) DNS
2 14 (60.87%) Firewall
3 12 (52.17%) TCP/IP
3 12 (52.17%) VLAN
3 12 (52.17%) VPN
4 10 (43.48%) SAN
5 1 (4.35%) Network Security
5 1 (4.35%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (52.17%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) Power BI
General
1 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.04%) Social Skills
Job Titles
1 11 (47.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (34.78%) Support Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) IT Engineer
3 6 (26.09%) IT Support
3 6 (26.09%) IT Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support
4 2 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Azure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Field Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Support
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Infrastructure Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (8.70%) Legacy Systems
2 2 (8.70%) Public Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.35%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 22 (95.65%) Windows
2 21 (91.30%) Windows Server
3 15 (65.22%) Windows 10
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (60.87%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (13.04%) Windows Server 2016
6 2 (8.70%) Linux
7 1 (4.35%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Root Cause Analysis
2 12 (52.17%) Incident Management
2 12 (52.17%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 10 (43.48%) Data Loss Prevention
3 10 (43.48%) Information Security
3 10 (43.48%) Security Patching
4 5 (21.74%) High Availability
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (8.70%) Business Continuity
7 2 (8.70%) Customer-Centricity
7 2 (8.70%) Data Security
7 2 (8.70%) IT Audit
7 2 (8.70%) Project Delivery
7 2 (8.70%) Service Management
8 1 (4.35%) Customer-Centric Approach
8 1 (4.35%) Database Security
8 1 (4.35%) Migration
8 1 (4.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 2 (8.70%) SQL
2 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 23 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (91.30%) CCNA
2 21 (91.30%) Cisco Certification
3 17 (73.91%) MCSE
4 14 (60.87%) CCNP
5 5 (21.74%) MCP
6 4 (17.39%) A+ Certification
6 4 (17.39%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (4.35%) CCEA
7 1 (4.35%) CCSA
7 1 (4.35%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (4.35%) VCAP
System Software
1 20 (86.96%) Active Directory
2 18 (78.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (21.74%) Hyper-V
4 3 (13.04%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (13.04%) vSphere
5 2 (8.70%) XenApp
5 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
6 1 (4.35%) Docker
6 1 (4.35%) KVM
6 1 (4.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) NetBackup
2 1 (4.35%) Active Directory Federation Services
2 1 (4.35%) HP SIM
2 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
2 1 (4.35%) PowerCLI
2 1 (4.35%) SCCM
2 1 (4.35%) SCOM
2 1 (4.35%) Single Sign-On
2 1 (4.35%) vRealize
2 1 (4.35%) VxRail
2 1 (4.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 20 (86.96%) Cisco
2 19 (82.61%) VMware
3 15 (65.22%) Microsoft
3 15 (65.22%) Veeam
4 12 (52.17%) Veritas
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) Dell
6 2 (8.70%) Datto
6 2 (8.70%) EqualLogic
6 2 (8.70%) IBM
6 2 (8.70%) NetApp
6 2 (8.70%) Nimble Storage
6 2 (8.70%) Zerto
7 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 1 (4.35%) EMC
7 1 (4.35%) Fujitsu
7 1 (4.35%) HP
7 1 (4.35%) PlateSpin
7 1 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 1 (4.35%) SonicWALL