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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 79 67 51
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 1 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.12% 0.15% 2.08%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.45% 0.49% 8.51%
Number of salaries quoted 1 1 9
Average salary £37,500 £32,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% -18.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
220 206 141
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 26.32% 31.69% 24.44%
Number of salaries quoted 202 185 123
Average salary £37,500 £33,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% -17.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £29,350
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 28 August 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Windows
3 6 (75.00%) ITIL
3 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (75.00%) Lync
3 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (62.50%) Firewall
5 4 (50.00%) MCSE
6 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
6 3 (37.50%) MS Office
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco
6 3 (37.50%) CCNA
6 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
6 3 (37.50%) Citrix
6 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (37.50%) SAN
6 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 3 (37.50%) MCITP
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
6 3 (37.50%) vSphere
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
6 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 2 (25.00%) Avaya

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 6 (75.00%) Lync
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 3 (37.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2003
2 3 (37.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Office
2 2 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 5 (62.50%) Firewall
2 3 (37.50%) SAN
3 1 (12.50%) Skype
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle Database
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (37.50%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL DBA
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Network Engineer
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (50.00%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) MCITP
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 6 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) Hyper-V
2 3 (37.50%) vSphere
Vendors
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (37.50%) Cisco
2 3 (37.50%) Citrix
2 3 (37.50%) VMware
3 2 (25.00%) Avaya
3 2 (25.00%) HP
3 2 (25.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (12.50%) Oracle
4 1 (12.50%) Informatica
4 1 (12.50%) Teradata