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 19 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 65 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-10 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 8 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.64% 1.40% -
As % of the Qualifications category 2.33% 5.30% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 0
Average salary £28,500 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-24.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £37,250 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-19.46% +14.61%
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
172 151 86
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.34% 26.44% 23.76%
Number of salaries quoted 153 130 74
Average salary £33,000 £36,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.58% -8.75%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,250 £27,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £57,500 £57,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 19 September 2014, 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
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) Windows
3 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
4 3 (50.00%) Finance
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
5 2 (33.33%) IIS
5 2 (33.33%) ITIL
5 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco
5 2 (33.33%) SQL
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (33.33%) Advertising
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (33.33%) Citrix
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (33.33%) Firewall
5 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (33.33%) vSphere
5 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 2 (33.33%) SharePoint
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (16.67%) Lync
3 1 (16.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) VoIP
2 1 (16.67%) SMTP
2 1 (16.67%) DHCP
2 1 (16.67%) FTP
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (50.00%) Finance
2 2 (33.33%) Advertising
3 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Junior
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Server Support
1 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Administrator
1 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Server Support Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Build Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Junior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX
3 1 (16.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) MCSE
3 3 (50.00%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (16.67%) MCTS
5 1 (16.67%) MCITP
5 1 (16.67%) VCP5
5 1 (16.67%) CCA
5 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (16.67%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) ISO 9001
1 1 (16.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (33.33%) vSphere
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
3 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) WSUS
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 2 (33.33%) Citrix
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Dell