The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Cardiff region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 28 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 65 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 4 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.31% 1.01% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.31% 4.08% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 0
Average salary £43,000 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+48.27% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
MCSA
South Wales

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cardiff region.

Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
153 98 85
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.57% 24.75% 19.06%
Number of salaries quoted 138 89 75
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +45.45%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £29,000 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,450 £47,000 £68,750
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cardiff region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cardiff

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cardiff region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) DHCP
4 3 (50.00%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Lync
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) DNS
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Finance
5 2 (33.33%) Advertising
5 2 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (33.33%) WSUS
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) UNIX
5 2 (33.33%) Dell
5 2 (33.33%) VoIP
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
6 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
6 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
6 1 (16.67%) CCNA
6 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, IT jobs across the Cardiff region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
1 3 (50.00%) Lync
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DHCP
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (16.67%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Administrator
1 2 (33.33%) Junior
1 2 (33.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Architect
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Designer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Support
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (16.67%) Clustering
1 1 (16.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) MCTS
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (16.67%) CCNA
5 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Terminal Services
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix