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 20 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 93 73 82
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 17 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.27% 1.46% 0.23%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.85% 5.50% 0.74%
Number of salaries quoted 3 14 2
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £34,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +8.69%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £36,000 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-9.72% +12.50%
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
355 309 272
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 32.01% 26.55% 30.87%
Number of salaries quoted 311 275 238
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,400 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+1.21% +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
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 20 August 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 -16 2 £36,250 -9.37% 1
Newport - 1 £37,500 -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) Citrix
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Cisco
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
4 2 (40.00%) CCA
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
4 2 (40.00%) SQL
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) VCP5
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) MCSM

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 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 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (40.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Site Server
3 1 (20.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (20.00%) Lync
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) WAN
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (20.00%) Finance
1 1 (20.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Wintel Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Build Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Analyst
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (20.00%) Linux
5 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) CCNA
3 3 (60.00%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (40.00%) MCITP
4 2 (40.00%) VCP5
4 2 (40.00%) CCA
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (40.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) MCP
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) ISO 9001
1 1 (20.00%) GxP
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (80.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) SCCM
1 1 (20.00%) SCOM
1 1 (20.00%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Cisco
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
1 4 (80.00%) Citrix
1 4 (80.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £24500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago