The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South Wales region.

Location
3 months to
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 84 88 -
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 0.20% 0.19% -
As % of the Qualifications category 0.50% 0.75% -
Number of salaries quoted 2 2 0
Average salary £40,000 £30,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Qualifications Category
South Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
404 267 310
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in South Wales 39.80% 25.97% 33.23%
Number of salaries quoted 339 243 277
Average salary £37,000 £36,400 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.64% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
MCSA
Wales

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff +5 1 £47,500 +58.33%
Caerphilly - 1 £32,500 -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (83.33%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
4 8 (66.67%) CCNA
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (66.67%) Cisco
5 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
5 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
6 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
6 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
6 6 (50.00%) Citrix
6 6 (50.00%) Firewall
7 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
7 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
7 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
8 4 (33.33%) VCP5
8 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
8 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
8 4 (33.33%) VPN
8 4 (33.33%) DNS
8 4 (33.33%) Citrix Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (75.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
3 4 (33.33%) Exchange Server 2010
3 4 (33.33%) SharePoint
4 3 (25.00%) Lync
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (16.67%) IIS
5 2 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Site Server
6 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 7 (58.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (16.67%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 6 (50.00%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) VPN
3 4 (33.33%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) SAN
4 3 (25.00%) VoIP
4 3 (25.00%) DHCP
4 3 (25.00%) FTP
4 3 (25.00%) SNMP
4 3 (25.00%) iSCSI
5 1 (8.33%) WAN
5 1 (8.33%) LAN
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (8.33%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (50.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Senior Analyst
2 3 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Service Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Support
4 1 (8.33%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Help Desk Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (8.33%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Build Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (83.33%) Windows Server 2003
3 7 (58.33%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (58.33%) Windows 7
4 6 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 5 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
6 4 (33.33%) Windows 2000 Server
7 2 (16.67%) Linux
8 1 (8.33%) SUSE
8 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (8.33%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (33.33%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Service Delivery
2 1 (8.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) CCNA
3 8 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (41.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (33.33%) VCP5
5 4 (33.33%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (33.33%) CCNP
6 3 (25.00%) MCITP
6 3 (25.00%) MCP
6 3 (25.00%) CCA
7 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
7 1 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
7 1 (8.33%) MCTS
7 1 (8.33%) CCAA
7 1 (8.33%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) GxP
1 1 (8.33%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 6 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (33.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (16.67%) VMware ESX
5 1 (8.33%) ISA Server
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp
5 1 (8.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (25.00%) SCVMM
2 2 (16.67%) SCOM
3 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (83.33%) VMware
1 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 8 (66.67%) Cisco
3 6 (50.00%) Citrix
4 3 (25.00%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Red Hat
5 1 (8.33%) AppSense
5 1 (8.33%) HP
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam
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