The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Dorset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 73 80 60
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 2 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 1.25% 0.26% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.18% 1.00% 0.72%
Number of salaries quoted 11 2 1
Average salary £30,000 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
MCSA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Dorset region.

Qualifications Category
Dorset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
178 200 138
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 20.23% 26.25% 28.63%
Number of salaries quoted 145 160 115
Average salary £32,500 £35,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Dorset region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Dorset

MCSA
Salary Trend in Dorset

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Dorset region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Dorset

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Dorset

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Dorset

MCSA
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 20 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth +2 10 £29,250 -10.00%
Poole - 1 £55,000 -
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 19 (67.86%) Windows
4 18 (64.29%) DNS
5 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
5 15 (53.57%) Firewall
6 13 (46.43%) MCP
7 12 (42.86%) MCSE
7 12 (42.86%) MS Office
7 12 (42.86%) MCITP
7 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
8 11 (39.29%) DHCP
8 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
9 10 (35.71%) VMware
9 10 (35.71%) WAN
10 9 (32.14%) SAN
10 9 (32.14%) Citrix
10 9 (32.14%) LAN
10 9 (32.14%) ITIL
10 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
10 9 (32.14%) Remedy
10 9 (32.14%) Degree
10 9 (32.14%) Windows 8
10 9 (32.14%) ServiceNow
11 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
11 7 (25.00%) Cisco
12 6 (21.43%) IBM Notes
12 6 (21.43%) Lotus Domino
12 6 (21.43%) NetApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, IT jobs across the Dorset 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 7 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 6 (21.43%) IBM Notes
2 6 (21.43%) Lotus Domino
3 4 (14.29%) SharePoint
3 4 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (10.71%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 15 (53.57%) MS Excel
2 12 (42.86%) MS Office
3 3 (10.71%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (10.71%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (21.43%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (64.29%) DNS
2 15 (53.57%) Firewall
3 11 (39.29%) DHCP
3 11 (39.29%) TCP/IP
4 10 (35.71%) WAN
5 9 (32.14%) LAN
5 9 (32.14%) SAN
6 3 (10.71%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (32.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (39.29%) Analyst
2 10 (35.71%) Service Analyst
3 9 (32.14%) Service Desk Analyst
4 6 (21.43%) Microsoft Consultant
4 6 (21.43%) Consultant
4 6 (21.43%) 3rd Line Support
5 3 (10.71%) IT Support
5 3 (10.71%) Support Team Leader
5 3 (10.71%) Team Leader
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support
6 1 (3.57%) Services Delivery Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Support
6 1 (3.57%) Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Support Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Network Analyst
6 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 6 (21.43%) Blackberry
1 6 (21.43%) PKI
1 6 (21.43%) PDA
2 1 (3.57%) Handset
Operating Systems
1 19 (67.86%) Windows
2 12 (42.86%) Windows 7
3 9 (32.14%) Windows 8
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (10.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.57%) Windows Phone
6 1 (3.57%) Android
6 1 (3.57%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (32.14%) ITIL
2 5 (17.86%) Performance Management
3 4 (14.29%) Service Delivery
4 3 (10.71%) Asset Management
4 3 (10.71%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (10.71%) Root Cause Analysis
4 3 (10.71%) Time Management
5 1 (3.57%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 3 (10.71%) PowerShell
2 1 (3.57%) SQL
Qualifications
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (46.43%) MCP
3 12 (42.86%) MCSE
3 12 (42.86%) MCITP
4 9 (32.14%) Degree
5 3 (10.71%) A+ Certification
5 3 (10.71%) Network+ Certification
6 1 (3.57%) MCTS
6 1 (3.57%) CCNP
6 1 (3.57%) CCNA
6 1 (3.57%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 21 (75.00%) Active Directory
2 6 (21.43%) Hyper-V
3 3 (10.71%) BlackBerry Internet Service
3 3 (10.71%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (21.43%) MAILsweeper
1 6 (21.43%) Backup Exec
1 6 (21.43%) SCCM
1 6 (21.43%) SCOM
1 6 (21.43%) SCVMM
1 6 (21.43%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
1 6 (21.43%) SCOrch
1 6 (21.43%) Forefront Identity Manager
Vendors
1 28 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 10 (35.71%) VMware
3 9 (32.14%) Remedy
3 9 (32.14%) ServiceNow
3 9 (32.14%) Citrix
4 7 (25.00%) Cisco
5 6 (21.43%) Symantec
5 6 (21.43%) Avaya
5 6 (21.43%) NetApp
5 6 (21.43%) Lotus
5 6 (21.43%) Clearswift
5 6 (21.43%) Panasonic
6 3 (10.71%) Sophos
6 3 (10.71%) HP
7 1 (3.57%) Apple