Period
to 17 January 2019

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 January 2019 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 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 233 195 221
Rank change year-on-year -38 +26 +103
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 48 109 107
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.65% 1.13% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.63% 6.38% 4.48%
Number of salaries quoted 42 99 74
Yorkshire median annual salary £29,900 £45,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -33.56% +38.46% -9.72%
10th Percentile £22,000 £23,350 £21,400
90th Percentile £40,225 £60,250 £40,000
England median annual salary £42,500 £35,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year +19.72% -5.33% +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 1,324 1,708 2,387
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 17.89% 17.78% 22.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1,035 1,414 1,970
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
10th Percentile £21,250 £23,575 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £60,000 £60,000
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.26% +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 January 2019.

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 January 2019. 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 -31 36 £32,500 -27.78% 7
South Yorkshire +1 8 £29,900 -60.13%
North Yorkshire -8 4 £37,500 -50.00% 1
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 17 January 2019, 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 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 40 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 37 (77.08%) Windows
4 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
5 29 (60.42%) Windows Server
6 24 (50.00%) Office 365
7 23 (47.92%) SCCM
8 22 (45.83%) VMware
9 21 (43.75%) MCSE
10 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
11 19 (39.58%) ITIL
11 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Azure
12 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
12 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (35.42%) SAN
14 15 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 14 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
15 14 (29.17%) MS Exchange
15 14 (29.17%) SCOM
16 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
16 13 (27.08%) SQL
17 12 (25.00%) Citrix
17 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
18 11 (22.92%) Deployment Automation
19 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
19 10 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 10 (20.83%) Degree
19 10 (20.83%) SLA
19 10 (20.83%) MPLS
20 9 (18.75%) CCNA

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 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 9 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 8 (16.67%) SharePoint
3 8 (16.67%) Skype for Business
4 4 (8.33%) IIS
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 20 (41.67%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 24 (50.00%) Office 365
2 19 (39.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (10.42%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (6.25%) Dynamics 365
5 2 (4.17%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 17 (35.42%) SAN
2 10 (20.83%) MPLS
3 8 (16.67%) VPN
4 7 (14.58%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (14.58%) Firewall
4 7 (14.58%) IPsec
5 6 (12.50%) DNS
6 5 (10.42%) WAN
7 4 (8.33%) DHCP
7 4 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
7 4 (8.33%) TCP/IP
8 3 (6.25%) Cisco Firepower
8 3 (6.25%) Internet
9 2 (4.17%) LAN
9 2 (4.17%) Network Security
9 2 (4.17%) Unified Communications
9 2 (4.17%) VLAN
9 2 (4.17%) VoIP
10 1 (2.08%) NAS
10 1 (2.08%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.33%) Power BI
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
General
1 4 (8.33%) Telecoms
2 3 (6.25%) Retail
3 1 (2.08%) Finance
3 1 (2.08%) Legal
3 1 (2.08%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 9 (18.75%) Support Engineer
3 8 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
4 7 (14.58%) IT Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 5 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Field Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
6 4 (8.33%) IT Support
7 3 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) IT Support Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) IT Technician
7 3 (6.25%) Support Analyst
8 2 (4.17%) 1st/2nd Line Support
8 2 (4.17%) Administrator
8 2 (4.17%) Help Desk Support
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 2 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (10.42%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.25%) EPoS
2 3 (6.25%) Public Cloud
2 3 (6.25%) Replication
3 2 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
4 1 (2.08%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 37 (77.08%) Windows
2 29 (60.42%) Windows Server
3 18 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 13 (27.08%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (16.67%) Windows 10
6 7 (14.58%) Windows 7
7 4 (8.33%) Windows XP
8 3 (6.25%) HPUX
9 2 (4.17%) Windows 8
10 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
10 1 (2.08%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (39.58%) ITIL
2 15 (31.25%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 14 (29.17%) Problem-Solving
4 11 (22.92%) Deployment Automation
5 9 (18.75%) Antivirus Management
6 8 (16.67%) High Availability
6 8 (16.67%) Migration
7 6 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (10.42%) Information Security
9 4 (8.33%) Business Continuity
9 4 (8.33%) ITIL V3
9 4 (8.33%) Proactive Management
9 4 (8.33%) Project Management
9 4 (8.33%) Root Cause Analysis
9 4 (8.33%) Service Management
9 4 (8.33%) Virtual Environments
10 3 (6.25%) Coaching
10 3 (6.25%) Presales
10 3 (6.25%) Software Deployment
10 3 (6.25%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 13 (27.08%) SQL
2 12 (25.00%) PowerShell
3 2 (4.17%) VBScript
4 1 (2.08%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 48 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (43.75%) MCSE
3 10 (20.83%) Degree
3 10 (20.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 9 (18.75%) CCNA
4 9 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (12.50%) MCITP
7 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
7 3 (6.25%) VCP5
8 1 (2.08%) CCNP
8 1 (2.08%) MCP
8 1 (2.08%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (2.08%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (20.83%) SLA
System Software
1 31 (64.58%) Active Directory
2 18 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (20.83%) Hyper-V
4 3 (6.25%) BitLocker
4 3 (6.25%) Terminal Services
4 3 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (2.08%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 23 (47.92%) SCCM
2 14 (29.17%) SCOM
3 8 (16.67%) SCVMM
4 3 (6.25%) AirWatch
5 2 (4.17%) MaaS360
Vendors
1 40 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 22 (45.83%) VMware
3 12 (25.00%) Citrix
4 8 (16.67%) Cisco
4 8 (16.67%) CommVault
5 4 (8.33%) 3PAR
5 4 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 3 (6.25%) Veeam
7 2 (4.17%) Apple
7 2 (4.17%) Kaspersky
7 2 (4.17%) Sophos
8 1 (2.08%) Mitel
8 1 (2.08%) Oracle