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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 75 53 51
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 2.19% 3.08% 1.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 7.52% 13.11% 6.62%
Number of salaries quoted 16 16 9
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £26,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +34.61%
90% offered a salary of more than £34,000 £20,500 £25,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £55,000 £30,200
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
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
226 122 136
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Dorset 29.16% 23.51% 27.76%
Number of salaries quoted 199 95 125
Average salary £37,000 £35,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £23,300 £22,850
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £47,500 £50,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 30 March 2015.

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 30 March 2015. 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 -15 14 £35,000 +42.85% 1
Poole -19 3 £38,750 -27.90% 2
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Dorset

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 44 (100.00%) MCSE
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 39 (88.64%) MS Excel
3 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
4 20 (45.45%) Citrix
4 20 (45.45%) MS Exchange
5 19 (43.18%) C#
5 19 (43.18%) SQL
5 19 (43.18%) .NET
5 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
5 19 (43.18%) IIS
5 19 (43.18%) MS Office
5 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
5 19 (43.18%) SAN
6 16 (36.36%) VMware
6 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
7 15 (34.09%) CCEE
7 15 (34.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 15 (34.09%) AppSense
7 15 (34.09%) Project Management
7 15 (34.09%) EMC
7 15 (34.09%) CCA
7 15 (34.09%) Citrix Certification
7 15 (34.09%) CCEA
7 15 (34.09%) MCP
8 13 (29.55%) Lync
8 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Dorset by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 2015, 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 20 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 19 (43.18%) IIS
3 13 (29.55%) Lync
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 39 (88.64%) MS Excel
2 19 (43.18%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (11.36%) Office 365
2 4 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 19 (43.18%) SAN
2 12 (27.27%) LAN
2 12 (27.27%) WAN
2 12 (27.27%) NetScaler
3 5 (11.36%) TCP/IP
4 4 (9.09%) Firewall
5 3 (6.82%) PABX
5 3 (6.82%) Internet
5 3 (6.82%) VoIP
6 2 (4.55%) DHCP
6 2 (4.55%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (43.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (6.82%) Amazon RDS
General
1 3 (6.82%) Telecoms
2 2 (4.55%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 19 (43.18%) Analyst
1 19 (43.18%) Consultant
1 19 (43.18%) Support Analyst
2 15 (34.09%) Infrastructure Consultant
3 11 (25.00%) 3rd Line Support
4 10 (22.73%) Applications Support
4 10 (22.73%) Applications Support Analyst
5 9 (20.45%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 3 (6.82%) Architect
6 3 (6.82%) IT Consultant
6 3 (6.82%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Support
7 2 (4.55%) Designer
7 2 (4.55%) Technical Designer
8 1 (2.27%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
8 1 (2.27%) Microsoft Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Exchange Consultant
8 1 (2.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (43.18%) .NET
1 19 (43.18%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (6.82%) PKI
2 1 (2.27%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 39 (88.64%) Windows
2 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2008
2 16 (36.36%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 7
3 1 (2.27%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (34.09%) Project Management
2 5 (11.36%) Enterprise Architecture
2 5 (11.36%) Technical Architecture
3 4 (9.09%) Mentoring
4 2 (4.55%) Migration
5 1 (2.27%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 19 (43.18%) C#
1 19 (43.18%) SQL
2 1 (2.27%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 44 (100.00%) MCSE
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (34.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 15 (34.09%) CCA
2 15 (34.09%) Citrix Certification
2 15 (34.09%) CCEA
2 15 (34.09%) MCP
2 15 (34.09%) CCEE
3 12 (27.27%) VCP5
3 12 (27.27%) VCP4
4 5 (11.36%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (11.36%) MCITP
4 5 (11.36%) CCNA
System Software
1 25 (56.82%) Active Directory
2 13 (29.55%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (29.55%) vSphere
3 12 (27.27%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (27.27%) XenDesktop
4 6 (13.64%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.82%) XenApp
6 1 (2.27%) VMware ESX
6 1 (2.27%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 5 (11.36%) SCCM
1 5 (11.36%) SCOM
2 3 (6.82%) SCVMM
2 3 (6.82%) SCOrch
2 3 (6.82%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 1 (2.27%) SCSM
3 1 (2.27%) WSUS
3 1 (2.27%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 44 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 20 (45.45%) Citrix
3 16 (36.36%) VMware
4 15 (34.09%) AppSense
4 15 (34.09%) EMC
5 5 (11.36%) Cisco
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 11 hours ago
Poole, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Car4k
Posted: 11 hours ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 6 days ago