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 3 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 63 74 58
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 2 10
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.99% 0.29% 1.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.66% 0.78% 6.21%
Number of salaries quoted 6 2 10
Average salary £34,000 £43,750 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-22.28% +34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £40,750 £32,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £46,750 £36,400
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +14.75%
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
191 258 161
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 27.02% 37.55% 28.80%
Number of salaries quoted 154 212 138
Average salary £37,500 £35,783 £36,950
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.79% -3.15%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 3 June 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
4 8 (72.73%) ITIL
5 7 (63.64%) MCSE
5 7 (63.64%) Lync
5 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (45.45%) MS Office
7 5 (45.45%) Cisco
7 5 (45.45%) Citrix
7 5 (45.45%) Firewall
8 4 (36.36%) VMware
8 4 (36.36%) MCITP
8 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
8 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
8 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
9 3 (27.27%) SCCM
9 3 (27.27%) SQL
9 3 (27.27%) SAN
9 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
9 3 (27.27%) CCNA
9 3 (27.27%) WSUS
9 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
9 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 3 (27.27%) McAfee
10 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
10 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (18.18%) BT

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 3 June 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 (63.64%) Lync
2 3 (27.27%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (18.18%) SharePoint
3 2 (18.18%) IBM Notes
3 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Office
2 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) Office 365
2 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (45.45%) Firewall
2 3 (27.27%) SAN
3 2 (18.18%) DNS
3 2 (18.18%) LAN
3 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 2 (18.18%) WAN
4 1 (9.09%) Skype
4 1 (9.09%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (27.27%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Designer
4 1 (9.09%) SQL DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Designer
4 1 (9.09%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (9.09%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (9.09%) DBA
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Junior
4 1 (9.09%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Clustering
1 1 (9.09%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 7 (63.64%) Windows Server 2012
3 6 (54.55%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 3 (27.27%) Service Delivery
3 2 (18.18%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (18.18%) Mentoring
4 1 (9.09%) Coaching
4 1 (9.09%) People Management
4 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
4 1 (9.09%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (9.09%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (27.27%) SQL
2 2 (18.18%) PowerShell
3 1 (9.09%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCITP
4 3 (27.27%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (27.27%) CCNA
5 2 (18.18%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (18.18%) MCTS
5 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (9.09%) SC Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 9 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 4 (36.36%) Hyper-V
3 2 (18.18%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
4 1 (9.09%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (27.27%) SCCM
1 3 (27.27%) WSUS
2 2 (18.18%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (9.09%) SCOM
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Cisco
2 5 (45.45%) Citrix
3 4 (36.36%) VMware
3 4 (36.36%) CheckPoint
4 3 (27.27%) McAfee
5 2 (18.18%) BT
5 2 (18.18%) HP
5 2 (18.18%) Symantec
5 2 (18.18%) Lotus
5 2 (18.18%) Avaya
6 1 (9.09%) Oracle
6 1 (9.09%) Informatica
6 1 (9.09%) NetApp
6 1 (9.09%) Teradata