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 27 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 191 188 215
Rank change year-on-year
-3 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 56 61 31
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 1.03% 0.50%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.03% 3.45% 1.87%
Number of salaries quoted 51 53 31
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £21,000 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,500 £37,500
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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
1847 1770 1656
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.28% 30.02% 26.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1452 1393 1294
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £59,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year
- +2.40%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of job ads across the South West region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 August 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 median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 3 months to 27 August 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +23 19 £35,000 -17.64% 3
Somerset +5 13 £45,000 - 1
Devon - 6 £29,000 - 2
Bristol +18 5 £21,500 -54.73% 2
Gloucestershire -20 5 £35,000 -8.49% 2
Dorset -6 4 - -
Cornwall -19 4 £24,250 +15.47% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 August 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the South West region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 74 (83.15%) Microsoft
3 56 (62.92%) Windows
4 47 (52.81%) VMware
5 44 (49.44%) SQL Server
6 43 (48.31%) MS Exchange
7 40 (44.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (42.70%) Windows Server
9 37 (41.57%) Exchange Server 2010
10 36 (40.45%) MCSE
11 35 (39.33%) MS Excel
11 35 (39.33%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (39.33%) CCNA
12 34 (38.20%) Cisco
13 33 (37.08%) Firewall
13 33 (37.08%) Driving Licence
14 31 (34.83%) Exchange Server 2007
15 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2003
16 29 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
17 27 (30.34%) ITIL
18 26 (29.21%) TCP/IP
19 25 (28.09%) A+ Certification
19 25 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
19 25 (28.09%) Windows 7
20 23 (25.84%) Exchange Server 2013
20 23 (25.84%) Project Management
20 23 (25.84%) MCP
21 22 (24.72%) Linux
21 22 (24.72%) Active Directory
22 21 (23.60%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 43 (48.31%) MS Exchange
2 37 (41.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 31 (34.83%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (25.84%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (7.87%) Skype for Business
6 5 (5.62%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.37%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (3.37%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 35 (39.33%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.62%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.35%) Office 365
2 9 (10.11%) GitHub
3 1 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 33 (37.08%) Firewall
2 26 (29.21%) TCP/IP
3 20 (22.47%) LAN
3 20 (22.47%) WAN
4 19 (21.35%) VoIP
5 15 (16.85%) ADSL
6 10 (11.24%) DNS
7 9 (10.11%) DHCP
8 8 (8.99%) SAN
9 7 (7.87%) Wireless
10 5 (5.62%) VPN
11 4 (4.49%) Unified Communications
11 4 (4.49%) VLAN
12 3 (3.37%) Network Security
13 2 (2.25%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (2.25%) IPX
13 2 (2.25%) IPX/SPX
13 2 (2.25%) MPLS
13 2 (2.25%) PPTP
13 2 (2.25%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 44 (49.44%) SQL Server
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server 2014
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (19.10%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 15 (16.85%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 10 (11.24%) SQL Server 2012
5 9 (10.11%) SSDT
6 6 (6.74%) Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.74%) OLAP
6 6 (6.74%) OLTP
7 4 (4.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.37%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (2.25%) SQL Server 2016
10 1 (1.12%) Oracle Database
10 1 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (10.11%) Visual Studio
2 6 (6.74%) tSQLt
General
1 1 (1.12%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 45 (50.56%) Support Engineer
2 18 (20.22%) DBA
3 17 (19.10%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (19.10%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 17 (19.10%) 3rd Line Support
3 17 (19.10%) SQL DBA
4 15 (16.85%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 15 (16.85%) Development DBA
5 12 (13.48%) Analyst
6 9 (10.11%) Network Engineer
6 9 (10.11%) SQL Server DBA
6 9 (10.11%) SQL Server Development DBA
6 9 (10.11%) Support Analyst
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 8 (8.99%) Cisco Support
7 8 (8.99%) Network Support
7 8 (8.99%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (2.25%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 33 (37.08%) Driving Licence
2 8 (8.99%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.49%) Clustering
4 3 (3.37%) Blackberry
4 3 (3.37%) CESG
5 1 (1.12%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.12%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 56 (62.92%) Windows
2 40 (44.94%) Windows Server 2012
3 38 (42.70%) Windows Server
4 30 (33.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 29 (32.58%) Windows Server 2008
6 25 (28.09%) Windows 7
7 22 (24.72%) Linux
8 21 (23.60%) Windows 8
9 19 (21.35%) Windows 10
10 17 (19.10%) Unix
11 15 (16.85%) Windows Vista
12 3 (3.37%) Mac OS X
12 3 (3.37%) Windows XP
13 1 (1.12%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (30.34%) ITIL
2 23 (25.84%) Project Management
3 16 (17.98%) Agile Software Development
4 15 (16.85%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.11%) Data Modelling
5 9 (10.11%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.11%) Mentoring
5 9 (10.11%) TDD
6 7 (7.87%) Business Intelligence
6 7 (7.87%) Change Management
7 6 (6.74%) Kimball Methodology
7 6 (6.74%) Migration
7 6 (6.74%) Performance Tuning
7 6 (6.74%) Unit Testing
8 5 (5.62%) Service Management
9 4 (4.49%) Problem Management
10 3 (3.37%) Kalman Filter
10 3 (3.37%) Line Management
10 3 (3.37%) Release Management
10 3 (3.37%) Server Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (23.60%) SQL
2 16 (17.98%) PowerShell
3 15 (16.85%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 89 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (40.45%) MCSE
3 35 (39.33%) CCNA
3 35 (39.33%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (28.09%) A+ Certification
5 23 (25.84%) MCP
6 20 (22.47%) Network+ Certification
7 17 (19.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 15 (16.85%) SC Cleared
8 15 (16.85%) Security Cleared
9 8 (8.99%) CCNP
10 6 (6.74%) MCITP
11 5 (5.62%) CCENT
12 4 (4.49%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (4.49%) Degree
12 4 (4.49%) MCTS
13 2 (2.25%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (2.25%) Security+ Certification
14 1 (1.12%) DBS Check
14 1 (1.12%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.37%) ISO 9001
1 3 (3.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 3 (3.37%) SLA
System Software
1 25 (28.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (24.72%) Active Directory
3 18 (20.22%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (6.74%) vSphere
5 5 (5.62%) XenApp
6 4 (4.49%) VMware ESX
7 3 (3.37%) Virtual Servers
8 2 (2.25%) Hyper-V
9 1 (1.12%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (8.99%) SCCM
2 7 (7.87%) WSUS
3 5 (5.62%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.49%) Microsoft Clustering
4 4 (4.49%) NetBackup
4 4 (4.49%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.49%) SCOM
5 3 (3.37%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 74 (83.15%) Microsoft
2 47 (52.81%) VMware
3 34 (38.20%) Cisco
4 17 (19.10%) WatchGuard
5 9 (10.11%) HP
5 9 (10.11%) RedGate
5 9 (10.11%) Symantec
6 7 (7.87%) Citrix
7 5 (5.62%) Sophos
7 5 (5.62%) Veeam
8 4 (4.49%) 3Com
8 4 (4.49%) Dell
8 4 (4.49%) Draytek
8 4 (4.49%) NetApp
8 4 (4.49%) NETGEAR
8 4 (4.49%) ZyXEL
9 3 (3.37%) Apple
9 3 (3.37%) Huawei
9 3 (3.37%) IBM
9 3 (3.37%) Sage
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £55000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Exeter, Devon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £32000 - £37000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol Area
Verticality Ltd
Salary: £16000 - £22000 per annum, Benefits Company Car, Excellent Package, On
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
The National Trust
Salary: £42,326 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Salary: £16000.00 - £20000.00 per annum
Posted: 10 days ago
Swindon
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 19 days ago
Gloucester
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 22 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 26 days ago
Bath
CPS Group Limited
Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + pension, training
Posted: 23 days ago