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 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 65 59 70
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 10 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.46% 1.47% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.05% 5.88% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 3 9 1
Average salary £50,000 £28,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+78.57% -41.05%
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -6.47%
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
146 170 234
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 22.43% 24.96% 38.81%
Number of salaries quoted 129 141 194
Average salary £37,500 £36,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,550 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £50,000 £52,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,500
% change year-on-year
- +4.93%

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 1 May 2016, 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 Certification
2 6 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 5 (62.50%) ITIL
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 3 (37.50%) SSL
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
5 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
5 3 (37.50%) Unix
5 3 (37.50%) DNS
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (37.50%) VMware
6 2 (25.00%) Junos
6 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 2 (25.00%) Power BI
6 2 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
6 2 (25.00%) Analytics
6 2 (25.00%) DevOps
6 2 (25.00%) Line Management
6 2 (25.00%) AWS Certification
6 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
6 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
6 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (25.00%) Network Design
6 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, 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 3 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
2 2 (25.00%) BGP
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) Internet
2 2 (25.00%) IPsec
2 2 (25.00%) Junos
2 2 (25.00%) MPLS
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) OSPF
3 1 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (25.00%) Data Warehouse
1 2 (25.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) Power BI
1 2 (25.00%) PowerPivot
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 2 (25.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (37.50%) Server Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Business Intelligence Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Systems Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) SQL BI Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Data Centre
1 2 (25.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 6 (75.00%) Windows
1 6 (75.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (37.50%) Unix
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (62.50%) ITIL
2 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (25.00%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
2 2 (25.00%) Data Analysis
2 2 (25.00%) DDoS Mitigation
2 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 2 (25.00%) ETL
2 2 (25.00%) Kimball Methodology
2 2 (25.00%) Line Management
2 2 (25.00%) Network Design
2 2 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) C#
1 2 (25.00%) SQL
1 2 (25.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (25.00%) AWS Certification
2 2 (25.00%) CCDA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNA
2 2 (25.00%) CCNP
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (25.00%) JNCIA
2 2 (25.00%) JNCIS
2 2 (25.00%) MCITP
2 2 (25.00%) MCSE
3 1 (12.50%) MCP
3 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (25.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) WSUS
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Cisco
2 2 (25.00%) F5
2 2 (25.00%) Juniper
3 1 (12.50%) Dell