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 30 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 162 199 181
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 75 25 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.24% 0.46% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 1.61% 2.87%
Number of salaries quoted 74 19 54
Average salary £34,000 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-32.00% +25.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £36,400 £26,950
10% offered a salary of more than £48,500 £50,500 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
1861 1555 1948
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.81% 28.88% 34.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1530 1253 1608
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 30 January 2015.

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 30 January 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
Dorset -5 28 £34,000 -32.00%
Wiltshire +13 20 £43,000 -14.00% 3
Gloucestershire +5 15 £30,000 -22.58% 2
Devon - 5 £14,500 -
Bristol -13 2 £48,500 -3.00% 4
Cornwall - 1 £22,500 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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.

1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (76.86%) Windows
3 82 (67.77%) Microsoft
4 80 (66.12%) MCSE
5 64 (52.89%) MS Excel
6 54 (44.63%) Active Directory
7 50 (41.32%) MCP
8 42 (34.71%) ITIL
9 37 (30.58%) MS Exchange
9 37 (30.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 35 (28.93%) TCP/IP
11 34 (28.10%) Citrix
12 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
13 31 (25.62%) Firewall
14 29 (23.97%) Cisco
15 28 (23.14%) MS Office
16 26 (21.49%) DNS
16 26 (21.49%) LAN
16 26 (21.49%) WAN
16 26 (21.49%) DHCP
16 26 (21.49%) Windows Server 2003
16 26 (21.49%) VMware
17 23 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
18 22 (18.18%) SQL
19 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
19 21 (17.36%) Finance
20 20 (16.53%) IIS
20 20 (16.53%) C#
20 20 (16.53%) .NET
20 20 (16.53%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, 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 37 (30.58%) MS Exchange
2 20 (16.53%) IIS
3 19 (15.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 18 (14.88%) Exchange Server 2013
5 15 (12.40%) Lync
5 15 (12.40%) Exchange Server 2010
6 3 (2.48%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.65%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.83%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 64 (52.89%) MS Excel
2 28 (23.14%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (6.61%) Office 365
2 7 (5.79%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.83%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 35 (28.93%) TCP/IP
2 31 (25.62%) Firewall
3 26 (21.49%) DNS
3 26 (21.49%) LAN
3 26 (21.49%) WAN
3 26 (21.49%) DHCP
4 20 (16.53%) SAN
5 16 (13.22%) VPN
6 12 (9.92%) ADSL
6 12 (9.92%) NetScaler
7 8 (6.61%) VoIP
8 7 (5.79%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (4.13%) Cisco IOS
10 2 (1.65%) Internet
10 2 (1.65%) Network Security
11 1 (0.83%) Fibre Channel
11 1 (0.83%) PABX
11 1 (0.83%) BIG-IP
11 1 (0.83%) NAS
11 1 (0.83%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.36%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.79%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (0.83%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.65%) Metasploit
General
1 21 (17.36%) Finance
2 2 (1.65%) Telecoms
3 1 (0.83%) Marketing
3 1 (0.83%) Electronics
3 1 (0.83%) Manufacturing
3 1 (0.83%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 45 (37.19%) Analyst
2 35 (28.93%) Support Analyst
3 20 (16.53%) Consultant
4 19 (15.70%) Support Engineer
5 13 (10.74%) Operations Manager
6 12 (9.92%) Technical Support
6 12 (9.92%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 12 (9.92%) Security Manager
6 12 (9.92%) Security Operations Manager
7 11 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
7 11 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
8 10 (8.26%) Support Specialist
8 10 (8.26%) Applications Support
8 10 (8.26%) Applications Support Analyst
9 9 (7.44%) IT Support
9 9 (7.44%) Technical Support Engineer
9 9 (7.44%) Wintel Support
9 9 (7.44%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (16.53%) .NET
2 19 (15.70%) ASP.NET
3 13 (10.74%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (10.74%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.79%) PKI
2 7 (5.79%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.96%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.96%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.48%) Clustering
5 2 (1.65%) Blackberry
5 2 (1.65%) Statistics
6 1 (0.83%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 93 (76.86%) Windows
2 37 (30.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2012
4 26 (21.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (9.92%) Windows Vista
6 11 (9.09%) Windows 7
7 9 (7.44%) Windows XP
8 5 (4.13%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.48%) Linux
10 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.65%) Android
11 1 (0.83%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (34.71%) ITIL
2 18 (14.88%) SIEM
2 18 (14.88%) PRINCE2
3 12 (9.92%) Project Management
4 10 (8.26%) Mentoring
5 9 (7.44%) Information Security
6 8 (6.61%) Security Testing
6 8 (6.61%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.96%) Security Management
7 6 (4.96%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.13%) Coaching
9 4 (3.31%) BCP
9 4 (3.31%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (3.31%) Data Security
9 4 (3.31%) Line Management
10 3 (2.48%) Vulnerability Management
10 3 (2.48%) Continuous Improvement
11 2 (1.65%) Change Management
11 2 (1.65%) Risk Management
11 2 (1.65%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 22 (18.18%) SQL
2 20 (16.53%) C#
3 6 (4.96%) PowerShell
4 1 (0.83%) C
4 1 (0.83%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 121 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (66.12%) MCSE
3 50 (41.32%) MCP
4 19 (15.70%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (14.88%) CHFI
5 18 (14.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (14.88%) CISSP
6 17 (14.05%) CCA
6 17 (14.05%) Citrix Certification
7 13 (10.74%) A+ Certification
7 13 (10.74%) CCNA
8 12 (9.92%) Network+ Certification
8 12 (9.92%) CCEA
8 12 (9.92%) VCP4
8 12 (9.92%) CCEE
8 12 (9.92%) VCP5
9 11 (9.09%) Degree
10 9 (7.44%) MCITP
11 7 (5.79%) CCNP
12 6 (4.96%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (9.92%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.83%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (44.63%) Active Directory
2 23 (19.01%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (14.88%) XenApp
4 17 (14.05%) Hyper-V
5 14 (11.57%) Citrix Presentation Server
6 13 (10.74%) vSphere
7 12 (9.92%) XenDesktop
7 12 (9.92%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.48%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.65%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.65%) Nmap
10 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 11 (9.09%) SCCM
2 7 (5.79%) SCOrch
2 7 (5.79%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (5.79%) SCOM
2 7 (5.79%) SCVMM
3 4 (3.31%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.31%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.65%) Nessus
5 1 (0.83%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.83%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.83%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 82 (67.77%) Microsoft
2 34 (28.10%) Citrix
3 29 (23.97%) Cisco
4 26 (21.49%) VMware
5 16 (13.22%) Sophos
6 15 (12.40%) Remedy
7 12 (9.92%) AppSense
7 12 (9.92%) EMC
8 5 (4.13%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.31%) Symantec
9 4 (3.31%) Juniper
9 4 (3.31%) HP
10 3 (2.48%) NetApp
11 2 (1.65%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.65%) Apple
12 1 (0.83%) ServiceNow
12 1 (0.83%) F5
12 1 (0.83%) Dell
12 1 (0.83%) McAfee
12 1 (0.83%) SAP
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