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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 68 70 52
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.73% 0.30% 0.75%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.69% 1.39% 2.94%
Number of salaries quoted 5 2 3
Average salary £27,500 £43,000 £29,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.04% +48.27%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
186 144 102
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.07% 21.72% 25.63%
Number of salaries quoted 143 128 91
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £64,000 £47,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
3 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (50.00%) SSL
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
5 2 (33.33%) DNS
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Lync
5 2 (33.33%) MCITP
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (16.67%) WSUS
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (16.67%) Network Design
6 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
6 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
6 1 (16.67%) MCTS
6 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
6 1 (16.67%) vSphere
6 1 (16.67%) Junos
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (16.67%) F5

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 4 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SSL
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) BGP
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) Junos
3 1 (16.67%) MPLS
3 1 (16.67%) SAN
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Junior
2 1 (16.67%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
1 1 (16.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Unix
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) DDoS Mitigation
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Line Management
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (16.67%) AWS Certification
3 1 (16.67%) CCDA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNA
3 1 (16.67%) CCNP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIA
3 1 (16.67%) JNCIS
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco
3 1 (16.67%) Citrix
3 1 (16.67%) Dell
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Peopleworks
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