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 24 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 63 55 -
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 6 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.49% 1.26% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.70% 4.80% -
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 0
Average salary £37,500 £29,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+29.31% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
176 125 91
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 28.53% 26.21% 21.67%
Number of salaries quoted 157 109 84
Average salary £33,500 £37,500 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.66% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,800 £17,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £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 24 December 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
3 4 (57.14%) VMware
4 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
4 3 (42.86%) DHCP
4 3 (42.86%) DNS
4 3 (42.86%) Lync
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (28.57%) SQL
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
5 2 (28.57%) IIS
5 2 (28.57%) ITIL
5 2 (28.57%) UNIX
5 2 (28.57%) VoIP
5 2 (28.57%) Dell
5 2 (28.57%) Citrix
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Finance
5 2 (28.57%) Advertising
5 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (28.57%) MCTS
5 2 (28.57%) WSUS
5 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 4 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 3 (42.86%) Lync
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2010
2 3 (42.86%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (28.57%) IIS
4 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
4 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 3 (42.86%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) DHCP
1 3 (42.86%) DNS
2 2 (28.57%) VoIP
3 1 (14.29%) SMTP
3 1 (14.29%) FTP
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (28.57%) Finance
1 2 (28.57%) Advertising
2 1 (14.29%) Banking
2 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Administrator
1 2 (28.57%) Junior
1 2 (28.57%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) Wintel Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Architect
2 1 (14.29%) Server Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Implementation Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Designer
2 1 (14.29%) Server Support
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
1 1 (14.29%) Visualisation
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 3 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
1 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
2 1 (14.29%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (57.14%) MCSE
3 3 (42.86%) MCP
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) MCTS
5 1 (14.29%) MCITP
5 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (14.29%) ISO 9001
1 1 (14.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (28.57%) XenApp
2 2 (28.57%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (57.14%) VMware
3 2 (28.57%) Dell
3 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco
4 1 (14.29%) IBM
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