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 3 months to 25 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / Yorkshire
Rank 189 236 225
Rank change year-on-year +47 -11  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 43 22 47
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Yorkshire 0.80% 0.34% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.96% 1.43% 2.81%
Number of salaries quoted 41 18 47
Median salary £37,500 £26,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +41.50% -11.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,700 £20,000 £24,150
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £65,000 £41,900
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +4.61%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Yorkshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1085 1542 1672
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Yorkshire 20.23% 23.72% 22.64%
Number of salaries quoted 887 1233 1354
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +1.19% +5.00%  
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £52,500 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Yorkshire citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
West Yorkshire +55 34 £38,500 +48.07% 3
East Yorkshire - 8 £26,000 - 1
North Yorkshire 0 1 £35,000 -39.13% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 25 March 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Yorkshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (87.06%) Windows
3 65 (76.47%) Windows Server
4 60 (70.59%) Microsoft
5 55 (64.71%) Active Directory
6 50 (58.82%) MS Excel
7 44 (51.76%) VMware
8 35 (41.18%) MCSE
9 34 (40.00%) LAN
9 34 (40.00%) WAN
10 31 (36.47%) Cisco
10 31 (36.47%) SAN
10 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
11 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2012
12 24 (28.24%) Hyper-V
12 24 (28.24%) ITIL
13 23 (27.06%) VPN
14 22 (25.88%) CCNA
14 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
15 20 (23.53%) Degree
16 19 (22.35%) MCP
16 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
17 16 (18.82%) Time Management
17 16 (18.82%) Finance
18 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
18 15 (17.65%) MS Exchange
19 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
20 13 (15.29%) VMware ESXi
20 13 (15.29%) Information Security
21 12 (14.12%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related 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 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 9 (10.59%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (4.71%) SharePoint
Applications
1 50 (58.82%) MS Excel
2 6 (7.06%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (2.35%) Unit4 Business World
2 1 (1.18%) Dynamics AX
Cloud Services
1 12 (14.12%) Office 365
2 4 (4.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.35%) Mimecast
4 1 (1.18%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.00%) LAN
1 34 (40.00%) WAN
2 31 (36.47%) SAN
3 23 (27.06%) VPN
4 11 (12.94%) Firewall
5 9 (10.59%) TCP/IP
6 7 (8.24%) VoIP
7 6 (7.06%) DHCP
7 6 (7.06%) DNS
7 6 (7.06%) Remote Desktop
7 6 (7.06%) WebEx
8 4 (4.71%) Wi-Fi
9 2 (2.35%) ADSL
9 2 (2.35%) MPLS
9 2 (2.35%) VLAN
9 2 (2.35%) Wireless
10 1 (1.18%) NAS
10 1 (1.18%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 9 (10.59%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2000
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2005
3 6 (7.06%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (3.53%) QlikView
4 3 (3.53%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.53%) Relational Database
4 3 (3.53%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 3 (3.53%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (18.82%) Finance
2 3 (3.53%) Marketing
3 1 (1.18%) Law
3 1 (1.18%) Legal
Job Titles
1 31 (36.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 31 (36.47%) Windows Engineer
2 20 (23.53%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 18 (21.18%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
4 16 (18.82%) Senior Windows Engineer
4 16 (18.82%) VMware Engineer
5 14 (16.47%) Senior VMware Engineer
6 13 (15.29%) Server Engineer
6 13 (15.29%) Support Engineer
6 13 (15.29%) Windows Server Engineer
7 12 (14.12%) Analyst
8 11 (12.94%) Systems Engineer
9 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support
9 9 (10.59%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
9 9 (10.59%) Cisco Engineer
10 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
10 8 (9.41%) 3rd Line Support
10 8 (9.41%) Support Analyst
11 7 (8.24%) Architect
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.41%) Driving Licence
2 7 (8.24%) Management Information System
3 6 (7.06%) Computer Science
3 6 (7.06%) Replication
4 5 (5.88%) Clustering
5 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.35%) IVR
7 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
7 1 (1.18%) Private Cloud
7 1 (1.18%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 74 (87.06%) Windows
2 65 (76.47%) Windows Server
3 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (30.59%) Windows Server 2012
5 14 (16.47%) Windows 7
6 7 (8.24%) Windows XP
7 6 (7.06%) Linux
7 6 (7.06%) Windows 10
7 6 (7.06%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (5.88%) Windows 8
9 1 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (28.24%) ITIL
2 16 (18.82%) Time Management
3 13 (15.29%) Information Security
4 9 (10.59%) Network Monitoring
4 9 (10.59%) Service Management
5 8 (9.41%) Penetration Testing
6 7 (8.24%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.53%) High Availability
7 3 (3.53%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (2.35%) Capacity Planning
8 2 (2.35%) ERP
8 2 (2.35%) Mentoring
8 2 (2.35%) Mobile Device Management
8 2 (2.35%) Presales
8 2 (2.35%) Regulatory Compliance
8 2 (2.35%) Supplier Management
9 1 (1.18%) Data Modelling
9 1 (1.18%) PRINCE2
9 1 (1.18%) Service Delivery
9 1 (1.18%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (14.12%) SQL
2 3 (3.53%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 35 (41.18%) MCSE
3 22 (25.88%) CCNA
3 22 (25.88%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (23.53%) Degree
5 19 (22.35%) MCP
6 9 (10.59%) CCNP
7 8 (9.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 7 (8.24%) MCITP
9 6 (7.06%) GNVQ
9 6 (7.06%) HND
9 6 (7.06%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (5.88%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (4.71%) CCEA
11 4 (4.71%) MCDST
12 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
12 3 (3.53%) Security Cleared
13 2 (2.35%) A+ Certification
14 1 (1.18%) CCA
14 1 (1.18%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (7.06%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.71%) SLA
System Software
1 55 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 24 (28.24%) Hyper-V
3 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 13 (15.29%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (2.35%) Terminal Services
5 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.35%) VMware Workstation
6 1 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (10.59%) WSUS
2 6 (7.06%) DameWare
2 6 (7.06%) Perfmon
3 4 (4.71%) SCCM
4 3 (3.53%) Failover Clustering
4 3 (3.53%) SQL Sentry
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (2.35%) SCOM
Vendors
1 60 (70.59%) Microsoft
2 44 (51.76%) VMware
3 31 (36.47%) Cisco
4 12 (14.12%) HP
5 11 (12.94%) Avaya
6 7 (8.24%) Citrix
6 7 (8.24%) NetApp
7 2 (2.35%) Forcepoint
7 2 (2.35%) SonicWALL
7 2 (2.35%) Sophos
8 1 (1.18%) 3Com
8 1 (1.18%) Dell
8 1 (1.18%) Draytek
8 1 (1.18%) NETGEAR
8 1 (1.18%) Veeam
8 1 (1.18%) ZyXEL
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ARC IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £40k + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Hull, North Humberside
Go IT Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £20,000 to £25,000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Middlesbrough, Cleveland
EasyWebRecruitment.com
Salary: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum plus excellent additional benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
4it Recruitment Ltd
Salary: Up to £45,000 per annum + excellent training opportunities
Posted: 5 days ago