Period
to 24 June 2021

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 24 June 2021 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
24 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 233 162 259
Rank change year-on-year -71 +97 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 34 50
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.21% 0.83% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.17% 6.20% 2.49%
Number of salaries quoted 12 21 43
10th Percentile £31,314 £26,250 £26,250
25th Percentile £32,637 £27,500 £33,875
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £40,000 £30,500 £37,500
Median % change year-on-year +31.15% -18.67% +25.00%
75th Percentile £40,938 £38,750 £43,500
90th Percentile £47,125 £43,750 £47,125
England median annual salary £40,000 £38,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year +3.90% -3.75% +2.56%

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 1,023 548 2,009
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.66% 13.34% 26.33%
Number of salaries quoted 675 419 1,468
10th Percentile £28,350 £26,250 £21,000
25th Percentile £37,280 £33,750 £29,000
Median annual salary (50th Percentile) £50,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% -5.88%
75th Percentile £65,000 £60,000 £50,000
90th Percentile £72,100 £68,750 £60,000
England median annual salary £55,000 £52,500 £50,000
% 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 24 June 2021.

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 24 June 2021. 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 -45 10 £38,750 +27.05% 1
South Yorkshire -41 2 £45,000 +20.00%
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 2021, 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 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft 365
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
3 7 (58.33%) Social Skills
3 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
4 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Management
5 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
5 5 (41.67%) Firewall
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (33.33%) SCCM
6 4 (33.33%) SCOM
6 4 (33.33%) Terminal Services
6 4 (33.33%) Citrix
6 4 (33.33%) MCSE
6 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
6 4 (33.33%) ITIL
6 4 (33.33%) Azure
6 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
6 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
7 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
7 3 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
7 3 (25.00%) Skype
7 3 (25.00%) Public Sector
7 3 (25.00%) IT Strategy
7 3 (25.00%) Server Management
7 3 (25.00%) Information Governance

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 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 3 (25.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft 365
2 4 (33.33%) Azure
3 3 (25.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) IaaS
3 3 (25.00%) PaaS
4 1 (8.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (41.67%) Firewall
2 3 (25.00%) DNS
2 3 (25.00%) Skype
3 2 (16.67%) VoIP
4 1 (8.33%) LAN
4 1 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 1 (8.33%) Git (software)
1 1 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (8.33%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (58.33%) Social Skills
2 3 (25.00%) Local Government
2 3 (25.00%) Public Sector
3 2 (16.67%) Manufacturing
3 2 (16.67%) Organisational Skills
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) Support Engineer
2 5 (41.67%) Server Support
3 4 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 4 (33.33%) Field Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Field Support Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Microsoft 365 Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Server Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Virtualisation Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server Engineer
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Server Support
3 4 (33.33%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
4 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 3 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Citrix Field Engineer
5 2 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support
5 2 (16.67%) Virtualisation Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 3 (25.00%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 7 (58.33%) Windows
1 7 (58.33%) Windows Server
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 6 (50.00%) Windows Server 2016
3 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (33.33%) Windows Server 2019
5 3 (25.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (41.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (33.33%) ITIL
3 3 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (25.00%) Information Governance
3 3 (25.00%) IT Strategy
3 3 (25.00%) Server Management
3 3 (25.00%) WFM
4 2 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (16.67%) Change Management
4 2 (16.67%) CRM
4 2 (16.67%) Customer Requirements
4 2 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (16.67%) ERP
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
4 2 (16.67%) Project Delivery
4 2 (16.67%) Project Management
5 1 (8.33%) Analytics
5 1 (8.33%) DevOps
5 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 1 (8.33%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (33.33%) PowerShell
2 1 (8.33%) SQL
2 1 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (33.33%) MCSE
3 2 (16.67%) MCITP
3 2 (16.67%) MCP
System Software
1 5 (41.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 4 (33.33%) Terminal Services
3 3 (25.00%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) SCCM
1 4 (33.33%) SCOM
2 3 (25.00%) Failover Clustering
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
3 1 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 1 (8.33%) WMI
Vendors
1 7 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (33.33%) Citrix
3 3 (25.00%) VMware
4 2 (16.67%) Epicor
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Mitel
5 1 (8.33%) SolarWinds
5 1 (8.33%) SonicWALL