Period
to 23 October 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 23 October 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
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 179 189
Rank change year-on-year -55 +10 +148
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 57 140 154
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.68% 1.46% 1.38%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 7.53% 6.09%
Number of salaries quoted 51 127 120
Yorkshire median annual salary £29,900 £40,000 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -25.25% +45.45% -23.61%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,800 £21,250
90th Percentile £40,000 £61,250 £40,375
England median annual salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -0.94%

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 1,415 1,859 2,527
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 16.82% 19.38% 22.66%
Number of salaries quoted 1,118 1,498 2,124
Yorkshire median annual salary £40,750 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.88% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £22,000 £25,000
90th Percentile £62,000 £61,250 £62,500
England median annual salary £50,000 £47,500 £46,500
% change year-on-year +5.26% +2.15% +3.33%

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 23 October 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 23 October 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 -40 41 £29,000 -35.56% 8
South Yorkshire +5 14 £29,900 -60.13% 2
North Yorkshire -17 1 £31,500 -58.00% 2
MCSA
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 50 (87.72%) Microsoft
3 43 (75.44%) Windows
4 36 (63.16%) Windows Server
5 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
6 32 (56.14%) Office 365
7 31 (54.39%) MCSE
8 29 (50.88%) VMware
9 28 (49.12%) SCCM
10 27 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
11 25 (43.86%) Microsoft Azure
11 25 (43.86%) Microsoft Office
12 24 (42.11%) SAN
12 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (36.84%) ITIL
13 21 (36.84%) SQL
14 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
14 20 (35.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
15 18 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
16 16 (28.07%) Citrix
17 15 (26.32%) Cisco
17 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
17 15 (26.32%) SCOM
18 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
18 13 (22.81%) Skype for Business
18 13 (22.81%) SLA
19 12 (21.05%) CommVault
19 12 (21.05%) Firewall
19 12 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
19 12 (21.05%) High Availability

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 15 (26.32%) MS Exchange
2 13 (22.81%) Skype for Business
3 11 (19.30%) Exchange Server 2010
4 7 (12.28%) SharePoint
5 3 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (3.51%) IBM Notes
7 1 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.75%) IBM Domino
Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 32 (56.14%) Office 365
2 25 (43.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (10.53%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
6 1 (1.75%) IaaS
6 1 (1.75%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 24 (42.11%) SAN
2 12 (21.05%) Firewall
3 10 (17.54%) VPN
4 7 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
4 7 (12.28%) IPsec
5 6 (10.53%) Cisco Firepower
5 6 (10.53%) Internet
5 6 (10.53%) MPLS
6 4 (7.02%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (5.26%) DHCP
7 3 (5.26%) DNS
7 3 (5.26%) LAN
7 3 (5.26%) Network Security
7 3 (5.26%) TCP/IP
7 3 (5.26%) VoIP
7 3 (5.26%) WAN
8 2 (3.51%) Skype
8 2 (3.51%) SMS
8 2 (3.51%) Unified Communications
8 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
General
1 8 (14.04%) Retail
2 3 (5.26%) Finance
3 1 (1.75%) Back Office
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
3 1 (1.75%) Marketing
3 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (29.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 17 (29.82%) Support Engineer
2 9 (15.79%) 2nd Line Support
3 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) IT Engineer
4 6 (10.53%) IT Support
4 6 (10.53%) IT Support Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) IT Technician
5 4 (7.02%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) 3rd Line Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Consultant
6 3 (5.26%) Senior IT Technician
6 3 (5.26%) Senior Technician
6 3 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
7 2 (3.51%) Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Architect
7 2 (3.51%) DBA
7 2 (3.51%) Office 365 Specialist
7 2 (3.51%) Service Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (3.51%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.53%) EPoS
1 6 (10.53%) Public Cloud
1 6 (10.53%) Replication
2 5 (8.77%) Client/Server
3 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.51%) Driving Licence
3 2 (3.51%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 43 (75.44%) Windows
2 36 (63.16%) Windows Server
3 24 (42.11%) Windows Server 2012
4 20 (35.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (12.28%) Windows 7
6 6 (10.53%) HPUX
6 6 (10.53%) Windows XP
7 5 (8.77%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.26%) Linux
9 2 (3.51%) Windows 8
10 1 (1.75%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (36.84%) ITIL
2 20 (35.09%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 18 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
4 12 (21.05%) High Availability
5 11 (19.30%) Deployment Automation
6 10 (17.54%) Antivirus Management
7 8 (14.04%) Disaster Recovery
7 8 (14.04%) Migration
8 7 (12.28%) Coaching
8 7 (12.28%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 6 (10.53%) Business Continuity
9 6 (10.53%) ERP
9 6 (10.53%) Mobile Device Management
10 5 (8.77%) CRM
10 5 (8.77%) Software Deployment
10 5 (8.77%) Virtual Environments
11 4 (7.02%) Proactive Management
11 4 (7.02%) Root Cause Analysis
12 3 (5.26%) Asset Management
12 3 (5.26%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.84%) SQL
2 8 (14.04%) PowerShell
3 3 (5.26%) VBScript
4 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 57 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (54.39%) MCSE
3 12 (21.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (19.30%) CCNA
4 11 (19.30%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (19.30%) Degree
5 8 (14.04%) ITIL Certification
6 6 (10.53%) VCP5
7 4 (7.02%) Computer Science Degree
7 4 (7.02%) MCITP
7 4 (7.02%) MCP
8 2 (3.51%) CCNP
8 2 (3.51%) VCP6
9 1 (1.75%) DBS Check
9 1 (1.75%) JNCIS
9 1 (1.75%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (22.81%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 35 (61.40%) Active Directory
2 27 (47.37%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (22.81%) Hyper-V
4 2 (3.51%) BitLocker
4 2 (3.51%) Terminal Services
4 2 (3.51%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.75%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 28 (49.12%) SCCM
2 15 (26.32%) SCOM
3 12 (21.05%) SCVMM
4 7 (12.28%) AirWatch
5 3 (5.26%) MaaS360
6 1 (1.75%) Backup Exec
6 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Intune
6 1 (1.75%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 50 (87.72%) Microsoft
2 29 (50.88%) VMware
3 16 (28.07%) Citrix
4 15 (26.32%) Cisco
5 12 (21.05%) CommVault
6 8 (14.04%) Veeam
7 3 (5.26%) Kaspersky
7 3 (5.26%) Sophos
8 2 (3.51%) Lotus
9 1 (1.75%) Apple
9 1 (1.75%) Dell
9 1 (1.75%) EqualLogic
9 1 (1.75%) Fortinet
9 1 (1.75%) HP
9 1 (1.75%) Ivanti
9 1 (1.75%) Juniper
9 1 (1.75%) Oracle
9 1 (1.75%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.75%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.75%) Zerto