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 28 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 97 89 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 1 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.16% 0.092% 1.33%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.55% 0.28% 5.17%
Number of salaries quoted 2 1 12
Average salary £32,500 £32,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -13.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £32,500 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £36,500 £32,500 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
366 355 290
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 29.19% 32.57% 25.78%
Number of salaries quoted 336 315 262
Average salary £36,000 £36,500 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.36% -7.59%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 28 August 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 -12 1 £37,500 +15.38%
Bridgend - 1 £27,500 -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
3 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
3 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 13 (81.25%) ITIL
5 11 (68.75%) Firewall
6 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
7 9 (56.25%) CCNA
7 9 (56.25%) Cisco
7 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
7 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
7 9 (56.25%) VMware
7 9 (56.25%) MCITP
8 8 (50.00%) MCSE
9 7 (43.75%) DHCP
9 7 (43.75%) MS Office
9 7 (43.75%) DNS
10 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
10 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
10 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
10 6 (37.50%) Lync
11 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
11 5 (31.25%) SQL
11 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
12 4 (25.00%) VPN
12 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
12 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
12 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 6 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 6 (37.50%) Lync
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (18.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) IIS
Applications
1 7 (43.75%) MS Office
2 6 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (68.75%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) DHCP
2 7 (43.75%) DNS
3 6 (37.50%) TCP/IP
4 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 3 (18.75%) SAN
6 1 (6.25%) Skype
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
4 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Junior
3 1 (6.25%) Developer
3 1 (6.25%) IT Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Data Warehouse Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Team Leader
3 1 (6.25%) SQL DBA
3 1 (6.25%) Junior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Client/Server
1 4 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 14 (87.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (62.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (31.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
3 2 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (6.25%) Web Development
4 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) CCNA
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCITP
3 8 (50.00%) MCSE
4 1 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (31.25%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (18.75%) ISO 9001
3 2 (12.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 10 (62.50%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
2 3 (18.75%) vSphere
3 2 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 9 (56.25%) Cisco
2 9 (56.25%) VMware
3 4 (25.00%) Fortinet
4 3 (18.75%) Veeam
4 3 (18.75%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) Avaya
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 2 (12.50%) ProCurve
6 1 (6.25%) Oracle
6 1 (6.25%) Informatica
6 1 (6.25%) Teradata