Period
to 17 August 2018

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 17 August 2018 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 226 191 219
Rank change year-on-year -35 +28 +106
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 68 148 133
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.74% 1.43% 1.14%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.61% 7.21% 4.89%
Number of salaries quoted 61 129 110
Yorkshire median annual salary £30,000 £39,000 £26,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -23.08% +50.00% -25.71%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £54,000 £46,000
England median annual salary £39,250 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +4.67% +7.14% -

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 1,475 2,052 2,719
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 15.97% 19.88% 23.39%
Number of salaries quoted 1,196 1,624 2,245
Yorkshire median annual salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,500 £23,500
90th Percentile £63,750 £61,250 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £46,500 £47,500
% change year-on-year +7.53% -2.11% +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 17 August 2018.

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 17 August 2018. 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 -35 50 £35,000 -20.00% 11
South Yorkshire +22 15 £28,450 -12.46% 3
North Yorkshire -4 2 £26,250 -25.00%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 August 2018, 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 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (85.29%) Microsoft
3 43 (63.24%) Windows
4 35 (51.47%) MCSE
5 33 (48.53%) Windows Server
6 32 (47.06%) Active Directory
7 30 (44.12%) Office 365
8 29 (42.65%) VMware
9 26 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
10 21 (30.88%) VMware Infrastructure
10 21 (30.88%) Cisco
10 21 (30.88%) MS Exchange
11 20 (29.41%) ITIL
11 20 (29.41%) SCCM
12 19 (27.94%) SAN
13 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
13 18 (26.47%) SQL
13 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
15 15 (22.06%) Disaster Recovery
15 15 (22.06%) Veeam
16 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
16 14 (20.59%) Antivirus Management
16 14 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
17 13 (19.12%) CCNA
17 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
17 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
17 13 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2010

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 21 (30.88%) MS Exchange
2 16 (23.53%) SharePoint
3 13 (19.12%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (10.29%) Skype for Business
5 6 (8.82%) Exchange Server 2013
6 4 (5.88%) SharePoint 2013
7 3 (4.41%) Exchange Server 2003
8 2 (2.94%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.47%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 18 (26.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.47%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (1.47%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 30 (44.12%) Office 365
2 26 (38.24%) Microsoft Azure
3 10 (14.71%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (10.29%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (2.94%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (2.94%) IaaS
5 2 (2.94%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 19 (27.94%) SAN
2 12 (17.65%) Firewall
3 10 (14.71%) VPN
4 8 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
4 8 (11.76%) IPsec
5 7 (10.29%) MPLS
6 6 (8.82%) Cisco Firepower
6 6 (8.82%) Internet
6 6 (8.82%) TCP/IP
7 5 (7.35%) VoIP
7 5 (7.35%) Wi-Fi
8 4 (5.88%) DHCP
8 4 (5.88%) DNS
9 3 (4.41%) Remote Desktop
9 3 (4.41%) Skype
10 2 (2.94%) SMS
10 2 (2.94%) Wireless
11 1 (1.47%) 3G
11 1 (1.47%) HSDPA
11 1 (1.47%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 6 (8.82%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 9 (13.24%) Retail
2 4 (5.88%) Finance
3 1 (1.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.47%) Legal
3 1 (1.47%) Marketing
3 1 (1.47%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 18 (26.47%) Support Engineer
2 11 (16.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 9 (13.24%) 2nd Line Support
3 9 (13.24%) IT Support
4 8 (11.76%) IT Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) Administrator
5 7 (10.29%) DBA
5 7 (10.29%) IT Support Engineer
5 7 (10.29%) IT Technician
5 7 (10.29%) Senior DBA
5 7 (10.29%) Senior SQL DBA
5 7 (10.29%) Senior SQL Server DBA
5 7 (10.29%) SQL DBA
5 7 (10.29%) SQL Server DBA
6 6 (8.82%) Senior IT Technician
6 6 (8.82%) Senior Technician
6 6 (8.82%) Technical Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 5 (7.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.94%) JSON
2 1 (1.47%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.29%) Replication
2 6 (8.82%) EPoS
2 6 (8.82%) Public Cloud
3 4 (5.88%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.94%) Driving Licence
5 1 (1.47%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 43 (63.24%) Windows
2 33 (48.53%) Windows Server
3 18 (26.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (20.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (11.76%) Linux
5 8 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 8 (11.76%) Windows XP
6 7 (10.29%) Windows 10
7 6 (8.82%) HPUX
8 4 (5.88%) CentOS
8 4 (5.88%) Mac OS
8 4 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (1.47%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (29.41%) ITIL
2 15 (22.06%) Disaster Recovery
3 14 (20.59%) Antivirus Management
3 14 (20.59%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 13 (19.12%) Problem-Solving
5 12 (17.65%) Deployment Automation
6 9 (13.24%) Migration
7 8 (11.76%) Coaching
7 8 (11.76%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 7 (10.29%) Business Continuity
8 7 (10.29%) Business Intelligence
8 7 (10.29%) Data Modelling
8 7 (10.29%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (8.82%) Commercial Awareness
9 6 (8.82%) ERP
9 6 (8.82%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (7.35%) CRM
10 5 (7.35%) High Availability
10 5 (7.35%) Software Deployment
10 5 (7.35%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 18 (26.47%) SQL
2 13 (19.12%) PowerShell
3 7 (10.29%) T-SQL
4 3 (4.41%) VBScript
5 1 (1.47%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 68 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (51.47%) MCSE
3 14 (20.59%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 13 (19.12%) CCNA
4 13 (19.12%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (11.76%) ITIL Certification
6 7 (10.29%) Degree
7 6 (8.82%) VCP5
8 4 (5.88%) MCITP
8 4 (5.88%) MCP
8 4 (5.88%) MCTS
9 3 (4.41%) Computer Science Degree
9 3 (4.41%) VCP6
10 2 (2.94%) CCNP
11 1 (1.47%) DBS Check
11 1 (1.47%) JNCIS
11 1 (1.47%) MCDST
11 1 (1.47%) MCSD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (13.24%) SLA
2 1 (1.47%) GDPR
System Software
1 32 (47.06%) Active Directory
2 21 (30.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.76%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.94%) Firmware
4 2 (2.94%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.47%) Docker
5 1 (1.47%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 20 (29.41%) SCCM
2 8 (11.76%) AirWatch
2 8 (11.76%) SCOM
3 6 (8.82%) Backup Exec
4 5 (7.35%) SCVMM
5 4 (5.88%) MaaS360
6 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.47%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.47%) Puppet
7 1 (1.47%) SCOrch
7 1 (1.47%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 58 (85.29%) Microsoft
2 29 (42.65%) VMware
3 21 (30.88%) Cisco
4 15 (22.06%) Veeam
5 8 (11.76%) Citrix
6 5 (7.35%) CommVault
7 4 (5.88%) Kaspersky
7 4 (5.88%) Red Hat
7 4 (5.88%) Sophos
8 2 (2.94%) HP
8 2 (2.94%) Lotus
8 2 (2.94%) Zerto
9 1 (1.47%) Apple
9 1 (1.47%) Capita
9 1 (1.47%) Dell
9 1 (1.47%) EMC
9 1 (1.47%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.47%) Juniper
9 1 (1.47%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.47%) Symantec