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 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 85 94 95
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 1 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.53% 0.082% 0.26%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.90% 0.28% 0.85%
Number of salaries quoted 6 1 3
Median salary £19,000 £27,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-30.90% -26.66%
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
- +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
316 359 352
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 28.11% 29.28% 30.96%
Number of salaries quoted 282 319 294
Median salary £35,000 £36,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-2.77% -4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £22,786
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the South Wales region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 29 July 2016.

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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 29 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Newport - 3 £32,500 -
Monmouthshire - 3 £19,000 -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) MCSE
3 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
5 11 (44.00%) Dell
5 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
5 11 (44.00%) VMware
5 11 (44.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 10 (40.00%) Cisco
6 10 (40.00%) ITIL
7 9 (36.00%) Firewall
7 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
7 9 (36.00%) EqualLogic
8 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
8 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
9 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
9 7 (28.00%) MCP
10 6 (24.00%) Dell Compellent
10 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
11 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
11 5 (20.00%) DBS Check
11 5 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
11 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
11 5 (20.00%) Email Filtering
11 5 (20.00%) Web Filtering
11 5 (20.00%) MCITP
12 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
12 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
12 4 (16.00%) MDX

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (8.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 4 (16.00%) IaaS
2 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (36.00%) Firewall
2 3 (12.00%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (12.00%) NAS
2 3 (12.00%) SAN
3 2 (8.00%) iSCSI
3 2 (8.00%) NetScaler
3 2 (8.00%) Skype
4 1 (4.00%) BGP
4 1 (4.00%) DNS
4 1 (4.00%) FTP
4 1 (4.00%) Internet
4 1 (4.00%) IPsec
4 1 (4.00%) Junos
4 1 (4.00%) MPLS
4 1 (4.00%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.00%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (16.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (16.00%) Power BI
1 4 (16.00%) PowerPivot
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (16.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (28.00%) Data Centre Engineer
2 5 (20.00%) IT Technician
2 5 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Help Desk Technician
4 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Project Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (4.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL BI Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Data Warehouse Developer
6 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) EqualLogic
2 8 (32.00%) Data Centre
3 4 (16.00%) Enterprise Storage
4 1 (4.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 19 (76.00%) Windows
2 15 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 9 (36.00%) Windows 7
4 6 (24.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 5 (20.00%) Windows 10
5 5 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (12.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (40.00%) ITIL
2 5 (20.00%) Email Filtering
2 5 (20.00%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (20.00%) Web Filtering
3 4 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (16.00%) Analytics
3 4 (16.00%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (16.00%) Data Analysis
3 4 (16.00%) ETL
3 4 (16.00%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (16.00%) Scrum
4 1 (4.00%) DDoS Mitigation
4 1 (4.00%) DevOps
4 1 (4.00%) Line Management
4 1 (4.00%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) C#
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
1 4 (16.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (76.00%) MCSE
3 11 (44.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (28.00%) MCP
5 5 (20.00%) DBS Check
5 5 (20.00%) MCITP
6 4 (16.00%) A+ Certification
6 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (16.00%) MCTS
6 4 (16.00%) Network+ Certification
7 2 (8.00%) CCA
7 2 (8.00%) CCEA
7 2 (8.00%) Citrix Certification
8 1 (4.00%) AWS Certification
8 1 (4.00%) CCDA
8 1 (4.00%) CCNP
8 1 (4.00%) JNCIA
8 1 (4.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 14 (56.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (32.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (16.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.00%) XenApp
4 2 (8.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (8.00%) FortiGate
1 2 (8.00%) XenMobile
2 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 11 (44.00%) Dell
1 11 (44.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (44.00%) VMware
2 10 (40.00%) Cisco
3 7 (28.00%) SolarWinds
4 6 (24.00%) Dell Compellent
5 3 (12.00%) SonicWALL
6 2 (8.00%) Citrix
6 2 (8.00%) HP
6 2 (8.00%) Veeam
7 1 (4.00%) F5
7 1 (4.00%) Juniper
7 1 (4.00%) Symantec