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 26 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 66 61 76
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +15
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 8 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.31% 1.20% 0.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.35% 4.35% 0.40%
Number of salaries quoted 2 7 1
Median salary £56,250 £38,000 £47,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+48.02% -20.00%
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.35% -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
148 184 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.31% 27.54% 38.10%
Number of salaries quoted 138 149 207
Median salary £36,500 £37,500 £35,783
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.66% +4.79%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,000 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £51,500 £52,500 £52,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 26 May 2016, 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 5 (71.43%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
3 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (42.86%) Unix
3 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
3 3 (42.86%) SSL
4 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (28.57%) Network Design
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
4 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
4 2 (28.57%) Juniper
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) MPLS
4 2 (28.57%) BGP
4 2 (28.57%) IPsec
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) CCNP
4 2 (28.57%) CCNA
4 2 (28.57%) CCDA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 3 (42.86%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 5 (71.43%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) SSL
2 2 (28.57%) BGP
2 2 (28.57%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) FTP
2 2 (28.57%) Internet
2 2 (28.57%) IPsec
2 2 (28.57%) Junos
2 2 (28.57%) MPLS
3 1 (14.29%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) Power BI
1 2 (28.57%) PowerPivot
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (42.86%) Server Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) Developer
2 2 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 1 (14.29%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (14.29%) IT Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Data Centre
1 2 (28.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 5 (71.43%) Windows
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server
1 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (42.86%) Unix
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (28.57%) Analytics
2 2 (28.57%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (28.57%) Data Analysis
2 2 (28.57%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (28.57%) DevOps
2 2 (28.57%) ETL
2 2 (28.57%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (28.57%) Line Management
2 2 (28.57%) Network Design
2 2 (28.57%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) C#
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
1 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (28.57%) AWS Certification
2 2 (28.57%) CCDA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNA
2 2 (28.57%) CCNP
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (28.57%) JNCIA
2 2 (28.57%) JNCIS
2 2 (28.57%) MCITP
2 2 (28.57%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (42.86%) Active Directory
1 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) F5
2 2 (28.57%) Juniper
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft