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 1 October 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
1 Oct 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 93 100 82
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 2 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.19% 0.16% 0.65%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.68% 0.51% 2.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 7
Median salary £25,500 £32,500 £28,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-21.53% +14.03%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,900 £28,500 £25,100
10% offered a salary of more than £27,100 £36,500 £42,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £29,500
% change year-on-year
- +18.64%
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
294 395 323
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 27.97% 30.72% 30.02%
Number of salaries quoted 279 355 286
Median salary £40,000 £37,250 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.38% +6.42%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,135 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £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
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 1 October 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
Cardiff +14 2 £25,500 -32.00%
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (86.67%) Windows
3 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
4 10 (66.67%) ITIL
5 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
6 8 (53.33%) MCP
6 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
6 8 (53.33%) MCSE
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 5 (33.33%) MCTS
8 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
8 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
8 5 (33.33%) DBS Check
8 5 (33.33%) Email Filtering
8 5 (33.33%) Web Filtering
8 5 (33.33%) Dell
8 5 (33.33%) VMware
9 4 (26.67%) Network+ Certification
9 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
9 4 (26.67%) Dell Compellent
9 4 (26.67%) MCITP
9 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
10 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
10 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
10 3 (20.00%) CCNA

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 3 (20.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.67%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
2 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (13.33%) Firewall
1 2 (13.33%) iSCSI
1 2 (13.33%) NetScaler
1 2 (13.33%) Skype
2 1 (6.67%) DHCP
2 1 (6.67%) DNS
2 1 (6.67%) VoIP
General
1 2 (13.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) IT Technician
2 4 (26.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (20.00%) Help Desk Technician
4 2 (13.33%) Project Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Help Desk Engineer
5 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (6.67%) Junior
5 1 (6.67%) Junior Systems Administrator
5 1 (6.67%) Systems Administrator
Operating Systems
1 13 (86.67%) Windows
2 9 (60.00%) Windows 7
2 9 (60.00%) Windows Server
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (33.33%) Windows 10
5 3 (20.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (66.67%) ITIL
2 5 (33.33%) Email Filtering
2 5 (33.33%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (33.33%) Web Filtering
3 1 (6.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) MCP
2 8 (53.33%) MCSE
3 5 (33.33%) DBS Check
3 5 (33.33%) MCTS
4 4 (26.67%) A+ Certification
4 4 (26.67%) MCITP
4 4 (26.67%) Network+ Certification
4 4 (26.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
5 3 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (13.33%) CCA
6 2 (13.33%) CCEA
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
System Software
1 11 (73.33%) Active Directory
2 5 (33.33%) Hyper-V
2 5 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (13.33%) XenApp
3 2 (13.33%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) FortiGate
1 2 (13.33%) XenMobile
2 1 (6.67%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (53.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (33.33%) Dell
2 5 (33.33%) VMware
3 4 (26.67%) Dell Compellent
4 2 (13.33%) Cisco
4 2 (13.33%) Citrix
4 2 (13.33%) EqualLogic
4 2 (13.33%) HP
4 2 (13.33%) Veeam
5 1 (6.67%) Symantec