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 16 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 86 80 80
Rank change year-on-year
-6 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 11 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.55% 0.95% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 3.43% 2.06%
Number of salaries quoted 6 9 6
Average salary £28,500 £39,000 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-26.92% +13.04%
UK excluding London average salary £30,500 £37,500 £32,250
% change year-on-year
-18.66% +16.27%
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
339 321 291
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 31.33% 27.77% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 297 280 254
Average salary £35,000 £35,783 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-2.18% -4.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £24,200 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 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
Cardiff -11 4 £28,500 -28.75%
Newport - 1 £39,500 -
Bridgend - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
4 6 (66.67%) MCSE
4 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
5 5 (55.56%) VMware
6 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
6 4 (44.44%) MCP
6 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco
7 3 (33.33%) CCNA
7 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
7 3 (33.33%) Citrix
7 3 (33.33%) CCA
7 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
7 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (33.33%) Firewall
7 3 (33.33%) Finance
7 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
7 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (22.22%) VCP5
8 2 (22.22%) vSphere
8 2 (22.22%) Advertising
8 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 4 (44.44%) MS Exchange
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (22.22%) IIS
3 2 (22.22%) SharePoint
4 1 (11.11%) IBM Notes
4 1 (11.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (11.11%) Lync
4 1 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (66.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (22.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (11.11%) Cognos Controller
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) DHCP
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) FTP
3 1 (11.11%) VoIP
3 1 (11.11%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (44.44%) SQL Server
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2000
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (33.33%) Finance
2 2 (22.22%) Advertising
3 1 (11.11%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Support Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Server Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Junior
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst
2 1 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
2 1 (11.11%) Server Support
2 1 (11.11%) Analyst Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Programmer
2 1 (11.11%) Build Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Windows Support Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Junior Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (11.11%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 8 (88.89%) Windows
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 3 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (22.22%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (11.11%) Windows XP
4 1 (11.11%) Linux
4 1 (11.11%) UNIX
4 1 (11.11%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (22.22%) ITIL
2 1 (11.11%) ERP
2 1 (11.11%) CRM
2 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
2 1 (11.11%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (66.67%) MCSE
3 4 (44.44%) MCP
4 3 (33.33%) CCNA
4 3 (33.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (33.33%) CCA
4 3 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
4 3 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (22.22%) VCP5
5 2 (22.22%) MCITP
5 2 (22.22%) CCNP
6 1 (11.11%) MCSD
6 1 (11.11%) HND
6 1 (11.11%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 9001
1 1 (11.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 8 (88.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (22.22%) vSphere
3 2 (22.22%) Hyper-V
4 1 (11.11%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (11.11%) WSUS
1 1 (11.11%) SCCM
1 1 (11.11%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 5 (55.56%) VMware
3 3 (33.33%) Cisco
3 3 (33.33%) Citrix
4 1 (11.11%) Cognos
4 1 (11.11%) IBM
4 1 (11.11%) Dell
4 1 (11.11%) Lotus