The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Cardiff region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 64 41 -
Rank change year-on-year
-23 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 15 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.29% 2.86% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.89% 10.64% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 14 0
Average salary £36,250 £36,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.69% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Cardiff
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
224 141 82
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 32.99% 26.86% 22.71%
Number of salaries quoted 190 114 79
Average salary £35,000 £40,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-12.50% +3.89%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £29,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
South Wales

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 24 July 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 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Citrix
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (33.33%) SCCM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) IBM
3 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 2 (66.67%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 1 (33.33%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (66.67%) Firewall
2 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (33.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (33.33%) Wintel Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Build Engineer
1 1 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (33.33%) Linux
3 1 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (33.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (66.67%) MCSE
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (33.33%) MCITP
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) CCA
3 1 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (33.33%) VCP5
3 1 (33.33%) CCNP
3 1 (33.33%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (33.33%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 3 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (33.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (33.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
1 2 (66.67%) Citrix
1 2 (66.67%) Cisco
2 1 (33.33%) IBM