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 27 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
27 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 81 86 85
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 1.42% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.97% 0.50% 1.11%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 3
Average salary £28,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
342 400 270
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.64% 40.08% 26.16%
Number of salaries quoted 290 337 246
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +2.85%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £55,000 £51,000
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 27 April 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 27 April 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 +4 9 £26,500 -44.21% 2
Glamorgan - 3 £35,000 -
Caerphilly -5 2 £25,500 -21.53%
Blaenau Gwent - 1 £37,500 -
Rhondda Cynon Taff - 1 - -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (95.24%) Windows
3 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
4 16 (76.19%) ITIL
5 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
5 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (61.90%) MCSE
7 11 (52.38%) Cisco
7 11 (52.38%) Firewall
7 11 (52.38%) VMware
7 11 (52.38%) MCITP
8 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
9 8 (38.10%) MS Office
9 8 (38.10%) CCNA
9 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (38.10%) DNS
9 8 (38.10%) Lync
10 7 (33.33%) DHCP
10 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
11 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
12 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
12 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
12 5 (23.81%) SQL
12 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
12 5 (23.81%) Citrix
12 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
13 4 (19.05%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 9 (42.86%) MS Exchange
2 8 (38.10%) Lync
3 5 (23.81%) SharePoint
4 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.52%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (9.52%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (38.10%) MS Office
2 7 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) PaaS
1 2 (9.52%) Office 365
2 1 (4.76%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (52.38%) Firewall
2 8 (38.10%) DNS
3 7 (33.33%) DHCP
4 5 (23.81%) TCP/IP
5 3 (14.29%) VPN
5 3 (14.29%) VoIP
5 3 (14.29%) SAN
6 2 (9.52%) LAN
6 2 (9.52%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.52%) Data Mining
3 2 (9.52%) Big Data
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (9.52%) Advertising
1 2 (9.52%) Marketing
2 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.76%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
3 2 (9.52%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Administrator
3 2 (9.52%) Analyst
3 2 (9.52%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Service Desk Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) Designer
4 1 (4.76%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Architect
4 1 (4.76%) Junior
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 3 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.76%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.76%) Clustering
2 1 (4.76%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 20 (95.24%) Windows
2 15 (71.43%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (61.90%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.52%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.52%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) ITIL
2 5 (23.81%) Mentoring
3 3 (14.29%) Service Delivery
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (9.52%) Mobile Marketing
4 2 (9.52%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.52%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 1 (4.76%) Coaching
5 1 (4.76%) People Management
5 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (61.90%) MCSE
3 11 (52.38%) MCITP
4 8 (38.10%) CCNA
4 8 (38.10%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (9.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (9.52%) MCTS
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.76%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (23.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (19.05%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.52%) Xen
4 2 (9.52%) vSphere
5 1 (4.76%) XenApp
5 1 (4.76%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (14.29%) WSUS
1 3 (14.29%) SCCM
2 2 (9.52%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.76%) SCOM
Vendors
1 19 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 11 (52.38%) Cisco
2 11 (52.38%) VMware
3 5 (23.81%) Citrix
4 4 (19.05%) CheckPoint
5 3 (14.29%) McAfee
5 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
5 3 (14.29%) ProCurve
5 3 (14.29%) Veeam
6 2 (9.52%) BT
6 2 (9.52%) Symantec
6 2 (9.52%) Avaya
6 2 (9.52%) IBM
6 2 (9.52%) HP
6 2 (9.52%) Lotus
7 1 (4.76%) Informatica
7 1 (4.76%) NetApp
7 1 (4.76%) Teradata
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