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 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 58 60 65
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.93% 0.20% 0.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.72% 0.55% 0.84%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 1
Average salary £33,000 £47,500 £27,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.52% +72.72%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
127 182 119
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 19.60% 36.33% 21.68%
Number of salaries quoted 116 157 107
Average salary £36,000 £36,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,500 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £55,000 £51,750
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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 31 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 9 (100.00%) Windows
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
2 7 (77.78%) Lync
3 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (66.67%) ITIL
4 5 (55.56%) Citrix
4 5 (55.56%) MCITP
4 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
5 4 (44.44%) WSUS
5 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
5 4 (44.44%) VMware
5 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
5 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
5 4 (44.44%) DNS
5 4 (44.44%) Cisco
6 3 (33.33%) VoIP
6 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
6 3 (33.33%) MS Office
6 3 (33.33%) McAfee
6 3 (33.33%) SAN
6 3 (33.33%) Firewall
6 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (33.33%) SCCM
6 3 (33.33%) DHCP
6 3 (33.33%) MCTS
6 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 7 (77.78%) Lync
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (22.22%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (22.22%) IBM Notes
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (44.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (33.33%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Office 365
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (44.44%) DNS
2 3 (33.33%) SAN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) DHCP
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
General
1 1 (11.11%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Service Desk Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Team Leader
2 2 (22.22%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) Service Analyst
3 1 (11.11%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Junior
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Architect
3 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Technical Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Service Desk Team Leader
3 1 (11.11%) Designer
3 1 (11.11%) Junior Systems Administrator
3 1 (11.11%) Wintel Architect
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Blackberry
1 1 (11.11%) Clustering
1 1 (11.11%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 9 (100.00%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (55.56%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (22.22%) Windows XP
4 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (11.11%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) ITIL
2 4 (44.44%) Service Delivery
3 2 (22.22%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (22.22%) Mentoring
4 1 (11.11%) Coaching
4 1 (11.11%) People Management
4 1 (11.11%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (11.11%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) PowerShell
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (77.78%) MCSE
3 5 (55.56%) MCITP
4 3 (33.33%) MCTS
5 2 (22.22%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (11.11%) CCNA
6 1 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (11.11%) MCP
6 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
6 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 9 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (44.44%) Hyper-V
3 2 (22.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
4 1 (11.11%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) WSUS
2 3 (33.33%) SCCM
3 2 (22.22%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (11.11%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) Citrix
3 4 (44.44%) Cisco
3 4 (44.44%) CheckPoint
3 4 (44.44%) VMware
4 3 (33.33%) McAfee
5 2 (22.22%) BT
5 2 (22.22%) Symantec
5 2 (22.22%) Lotus
5 2 (22.22%) HP
6 1 (11.11%) Dell
6 1 (11.11%) Avaya
6 1 (11.11%) NetApp
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Sanderson
Salary: Excellent Benefits
Posted: 22 hours ago