The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Somerset region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 4 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 60 65 61
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 1 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 0.60% 0.17% 2.68%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 0.84% 7.11%
Number of salaries quoted 0 1 16
Average salary - £32,000 £28,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
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 Somerset region.

Qualifications Category
Somerset
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
158 119 253
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Somerset 31.79% 20.38% 37.65%
Number of salaries quoted 136 97 238
Average salary £37,500 £35,000 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £20,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,000 £45,000 £50,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Somerset

MCSA
Salary Trend in Somerset

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Somerset

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Somerset

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
3 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (50.00%) Adobe
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) WSUS
3 3 (50.00%) SCCM
3 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (33.33%) CCNA
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (16.67%) Practice Management
5 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
5 1 (16.67%) Document Management
5 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) Degree
5 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
5 1 (16.67%) OOP
5 1 (16.67%) OO
5 1 (16.67%) HND
5 1 (16.67%) C

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Somerset by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT jobs across the Somerset 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 1 (16.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (16.67%) MS Excel
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (33.33%) Support Consultant
2 2 (33.33%) IT Support
2 2 (33.33%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 1 (16.67%) Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Solutions Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 2000
1 3 (50.00%) Windows XP
1 3 (50.00%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Service Delivery
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL V3
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
3 1 (16.67%) Practice Management
3 1 (16.67%) Asset Management
3 1 (16.67%) Document Management
3 1 (16.67%) Business Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) OOP
3 1 (16.67%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C#
2 1 (16.67%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) MCSE
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (33.33%) MCP
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (16.67%) Degree
3 1 (16.67%) HND
System Software
1 4 (66.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) WSUS
1 3 (50.00%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Adobe