The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 214 180 208
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +28
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 37 70 35
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.65% 1.13% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 3.72% 2.13%
Number of salaries quoted 35 58 35
Average salary £23,000 £33,000 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.30% -14.28%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,700
10% offered a salary of more than £37,400 £43,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
MCSA
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the South West region.

Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1829 1881 1647
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.32% 30.43% 28.57%
Number of salaries quoted 1468 1439 1344
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £61,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

MCSA
Salary Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the South West region.

MCSA Salary Trend in the South West

MCSA
Salary Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in the South West

MCSA
Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(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
Cornwall -9 13 £22,000 +4.76% 1
Bristol +2 11 £22,500 -48.57% 1
Gloucestershire -9 6 £39,000 +18.18% 1
Wiltshire -12 5 £28,500 -16.17%
Dorset +1 2 £32,500 -7.14% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 85 (92.39%) Microsoft
3 84 (91.30%) Windows
4 53 (57.61%) MCSE
4 53 (57.61%) Windows Server
5 50 (54.35%) SQL Server
6 47 (51.09%) MS Exchange
7 45 (48.91%) Windows Server 2012
8 43 (46.74%) MS Excel
8 43 (46.74%) ITIL
9 41 (44.57%) VMware
10 33 (35.87%) Active Directory
11 32 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
12 29 (31.52%) Windows 10
13 28 (30.43%) Linux
14 27 (29.35%) Windows 7
15 26 (28.26%) Windows 8
15 26 (28.26%) Cisco
16 24 (26.09%) SQL
17 23 (25.00%) Firewall
18 22 (23.91%) A+ Certification
18 22 (23.91%) SAN
19 21 (22.83%) IIS
20 20 (21.74%) MCITP
20 20 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
21 19 (20.65%) Network+ Certification
22 18 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
22 18 (19.57%) CCNA
22 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
22 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT jobs across the South West 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 47 (51.09%) MS Exchange
2 21 (22.83%) IIS
3 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (19.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 14 (15.22%) Exchange Server 2007
5 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
6 10 (10.87%) BizTalk Server
7 5 (5.43%) Skype for Business
8 2 (2.17%) OpenStack
8 2 (2.17%) SharePoint Server
9 1 (1.09%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (1.09%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 43 (46.74%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.70%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (25.00%) Firewall
2 22 (23.91%) SAN
3 16 (17.39%) TCP/IP
4 15 (16.30%) LAN
4 15 (16.30%) WAN
5 14 (15.22%) VoIP
6 10 (10.87%) ADSL
6 10 (10.87%) Internet
7 9 (9.78%) DNS
8 6 (6.52%) Skype
8 6 (6.52%) VPN
8 6 (6.52%) Wireless
9 4 (4.35%) DHCP
9 4 (4.35%) Network Security
10 3 (3.26%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.26%) Unified Communications
11 1 (1.09%) OSPF
11 1 (1.09%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 50 (54.35%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.87%) MS Access
2 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 2008
2 10 (10.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 10 (10.87%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 7 (7.61%) Finance
2 2 (2.17%) Advertising
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (38.04%) Support Engineer
2 31 (33.70%) Analyst
3 23 (25.00%) 2nd Line Support
4 22 (23.91%) Support Analyst
5 15 (16.30%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 15 (16.30%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (16.30%) IT Support
6 14 (15.22%) IT Analyst
7 11 (11.96%) IT Support Analyst
7 11 (11.96%) Microsoft Engineer
8 10 (10.87%) Applications Support
9 8 (8.70%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
9 8 (8.70%) Applications Support Analyst
10 7 (7.61%) 3rd Line Support
10 7 (7.61%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 6 (6.52%) 3rd Line Engineer
12 5 (5.43%) IT Manager
12 5 (5.43%) Network Engineer
13 4 (4.35%) Administrator
13 4 (4.35%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.35%) XML
2 2 (2.17%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 13 (14.13%) Driving Licence
2 10 (10.87%) iPad
3 5 (5.43%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.26%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.17%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.17%) Statistics
6 1 (1.09%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.09%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.09%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 84 (91.30%) Windows
2 53 (57.61%) Windows Server
3 45 (48.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 32 (34.78%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (31.52%) Windows 10
6 28 (30.43%) Linux
7 27 (29.35%) Windows 7
8 26 (28.26%) Windows 8
9 13 (14.13%) Unix
9 13 (14.13%) Windows Server 2003
10 11 (11.96%) Apple iOS
11 10 (10.87%) Mac OS X
11 10 (10.87%) Windows Vista
12 2 (2.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (46.74%) ITIL
2 17 (18.48%) Project Management
3 12 (13.04%) ITIL V3
3 12 (13.04%) PRINCE2
4 10 (10.87%) Application Performance Management
4 10 (10.87%) Performance Management
5 8 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 6 (6.52%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.43%) Change Management
7 5 (5.43%) Service Management
8 4 (4.35%) Presales
8 4 (4.35%) Service Delivery
9 3 (3.26%) Information Management
9 3 (3.26%) Line Management
10 2 (2.17%) Configuration Management
10 2 (2.17%) ITSM
10 2 (2.17%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (2.17%) Patch Management
10 2 (2.17%) Security Management
10 2 (2.17%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.09%) SQL
2 12 (13.04%) PowerShell
3 10 (10.87%) C
3 10 (10.87%) Java
3 10 (10.87%) VB
4 4 (4.35%) VBA
Qualifications
1 92 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (57.61%) MCSE
3 22 (23.91%) A+ Certification
4 20 (21.74%) MCITP
5 19 (20.65%) Network+ Certification
6 18 (19.57%) CCNA
6 18 (19.57%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (14.13%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (14.13%) MCP
7 13 (14.13%) Security Cleared
8 8 (8.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 6 (6.52%) CCNP
9 6 (6.52%) MCTS
10 5 (5.43%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (3.26%) CCA
11 3 (3.26%) CCEA
11 3 (3.26%) CCEE
11 3 (3.26%) CCENT
11 3 (3.26%) SC Cleared
12 2 (2.17%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.43%) SLA
2 2 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (2.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 33 (35.87%) Active Directory
2 20 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (15.22%) VMware ESXi
4 13 (14.13%) XenApp
5 10 (10.87%) vSphere
6 9 (9.78%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.09%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 13 (14.13%) Backup Exec
1 13 (14.13%) NetBackup
1 13 (14.13%) Norton AntiVirus
2 11 (11.96%) WSUS
3 8 (8.70%) SCCM
Vendors
1 85 (92.39%) Microsoft
2 41 (44.57%) VMware
3 26 (28.26%) Cisco
4 17 (18.48%) Citrix
5 13 (14.13%) Symantec
5 13 (14.13%) WatchGuard
6 10 (10.87%) NetApp
6 10 (10.87%) Sophos
7 5 (5.43%) Apple
7 5 (5.43%) EMC
7 5 (5.43%) HP
8 4 (4.35%) Dell
9 3 (3.26%) 3Com
9 3 (3.26%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (3.26%) AppSense
9 3 (3.26%) Draytek
9 3 (3.26%) IBM
9 3 (3.26%) NETGEAR
9 3 (3.26%) ZyXEL
10 2 (2.17%) Red Hat
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Posted: 11 hours ago
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