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 26 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 55 73 71
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 5 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 0.58% 0.68% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 2.63% 2.14%
Number of salaries quoted 3 5 3
Median salary £40,000 £27,500 £23,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+45.45% +19.56%
UK excluding London median salary £36,750 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+5.00% +7.69%

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
126 190 140
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cardiff 24.28% 25.78% 20.03%
Number of salaries quoted 103 143 123
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £51,250 £48,500 £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
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cardiff region over the 3 months to 26 February 2017.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 February 2017, 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 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
3 3 (50.00%) Dell
3 3 (50.00%) DNS
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
4 2 (33.33%) Office 365
4 2 (33.33%) HP
4 2 (33.33%) Oracle
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) Linux
4 2 (33.33%) MCSE
4 2 (33.33%) Unix
4 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
4 2 (33.33%) iSCSI

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 5 (83.33%) MS Exchange
2 2 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (16.67%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 5 (83.33%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) Amazon RDS
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Junior
3 1 (16.67%) Junior Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Linux
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCSE
3 1 (16.67%) MCP
3 1 (16.67%) MCTS
System Software
1 5 (83.33%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 2 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (16.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (33.33%) HP
3 2 (33.33%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) SolarWinds
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Excellent Pension + Benefits
Posted: 2 days ago