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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 93 74 -
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 3 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.41% 0.36% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.55% 0.99% -
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 0
Average salary £30,500 £32,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.15% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
MCSA
Wales

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

Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
322 304 230
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 26.42% 36.32% 24.06%
Number of salaries quoted 280 254 199
Average salary £38,400 £41,500 £34,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-7.46% +22.05%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,300 £26,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

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

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

MCSA
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

MCSA Salary Trend in South Wales

MCSA
Salary Histogram in South Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in South Wales

MCSA
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 2 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
Cardiff -15 4 £30,500 +52.50%
Glamorgan - 1 - -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (93.33%) Windows
3 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
3 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
4 11 (73.33%) MCSE
5 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
5 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 6 (40.00%) ITIL
7 5 (33.33%) DNS
7 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
7 5 (33.33%) WSUS
7 5 (33.33%) Lync
7 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
8 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 4 (26.67%) MCTS
8 4 (26.67%) MCITP
8 4 (26.67%) Advertising
8 4 (26.67%) DHCP
8 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
8 4 (26.67%) VoIP
8 4 (26.67%) MCP
8 4 (26.67%) MS Office
9 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
9 3 (20.00%) Cisco
9 3 (20.00%) Citrix
9 3 (20.00%) Lotus
9 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
9 3 (20.00%) McAfee

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 2015, IT jobs across the South Wales 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 5 (33.33%) Lync
2 4 (26.67%) MS Exchange
3 3 (20.00%) IBM Notes
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (13.33%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (13.33%) IIS
5 1 (6.67%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (46.67%) MS Excel
2 4 (26.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (6.67%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) PaaS
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 5 (33.33%) DNS
2 4 (26.67%) VoIP
2 4 (26.67%) DHCP
3 2 (13.33%) WAN
3 2 (13.33%) LAN
4 1 (6.67%) SAN
4 1 (6.67%) Firewall
4 1 (6.67%) SMTP
4 1 (6.67%) FTP
4 1 (6.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
1 2 (13.33%) Data Mining
1 2 (13.33%) Big Data
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (26.67%) Advertising
2 2 (13.33%) Finance
2 2 (13.33%) Marketing
3 1 (6.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (6.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (26.67%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (26.67%) Administrator
2 3 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior
3 2 (13.33%) Service Desk Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Team Leader
3 2 (13.33%) Support Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Service Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Junior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Server Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (6.67%) Designer
4 1 (6.67%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.67%) Blackberry
1 1 (6.67%) Clustering
1 1 (6.67%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 14 (93.33%) Windows
2 5 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (26.67%) Windows 7
4 3 (20.00%) Windows 8
4 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
5 2 (13.33%) UNIX
6 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Service Delivery
3 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
3 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (13.33%) Mobile Marketing
3 2 (13.33%) E-Commerce
3 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
3 2 (13.33%) Project Management
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) People Management
4 1 (6.67%) ERP
4 1 (6.67%) CRM
4 1 (6.67%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (6.67%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (13.33%) SQL
1 2 (13.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) MCSE
3 4 (26.67%) MCP
3 4 (26.67%) MCTS
3 4 (26.67%) MCITP
4 2 (13.33%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (13.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.67%) MCSD
5 1 (6.67%) HND
5 1 (6.67%) CCNA
5 1 (6.67%) CCA
5 1 (6.67%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (6.67%) SC Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) Security Cleared
5 1 (6.67%) VCP4
System Software
1 13 (86.67%) Active Directory
2 4 (26.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (20.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (13.33%) Xen
4 2 (13.33%) vSphere
5 1 (6.67%) XenApp
5 1 (6.67%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (33.33%) WSUS
2 3 (20.00%) SCCM
3 2 (13.33%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (6.67%) SCOM
Vendors
1 13 (86.67%) Microsoft
2 7 (46.67%) VMware
3 3 (20.00%) McAfee
3 3 (20.00%) Cisco
3 3 (20.00%) Citrix
3 3 (20.00%) Lotus
4 2 (13.33%) CheckPoint
4 2 (13.33%) Symantec
4 2 (13.33%) IBM
4 2 (13.33%) Dell
4 2 (13.33%) BT
5 1 (6.67%) ProCurve
5 1 (6.67%) Cognos
5 1 (6.67%) NetApp