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 10 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 71 73 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.45% 0.30% 0.51%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.96% 1.20% 1.70%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 3
Median salary £27,500 £25,000 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -12.28%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%
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
153 167 176
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 23.15% 24.96% 29.68%
Number of salaries quoted 143 147 158
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,200 £22,500 £26,200
10% offered a salary of more than £67,500 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cardiff

The demand trend of job ads across the Cardiff region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 23 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cardiff region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
3 1 (33.33%) VoIP
3 1 (33.33%) DHCP
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 1 (33.33%) Dell
3 1 (33.33%) MCTS
3 1 (33.33%) WSUS
3 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 1 (33.33%) MCP
3 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 1 (33.33%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (66.67%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) DHCP
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) VoIP
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 2 (66.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (33.33%) Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Junior
2 1 (33.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Windows
1 3 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
2 1 (33.33%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (33.33%) MCP
2 1 (33.33%) MCTS
System Software
1 2 (66.67%) Hyper-V
1 2 (66.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) WSUS
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Dell
2 1 (33.33%) Microsoft