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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 172 195 172
Rank change year-on-year
+23 -23
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 68 34 44
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.16% 0.55% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.92% 2.14% 2.92%
Number of salaries quoted 61 33 34
Average salary £35,000 £30,000 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+16.66% -25.46%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,050 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
1734 1590 1505
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.51% 25.87% 28.75%
Number of salaries quoted 1361 1223 1270
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,800 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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
Gloucestershire +4 21 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Dorset +9 18 £35,000 +16.66% 2
Wiltshire +5 13 £42,500 +30.76%
Cornwall 0 12 £21,000 -16.00%
Bristol -16 3 £47,500 +18.75%
Somerset +8 1 £45,000 +114.28%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (81.02%) Windows
3 101 (73.72%) Microsoft
4 99 (72.26%) MCSE
5 70 (51.09%) MS Exchange
6 62 (45.26%) Citrix
7 57 (41.61%) TCP/IP
8 55 (40.15%) MS Excel
8 55 (40.15%) ITIL
9 53 (38.69%) Active Directory
9 53 (38.69%) XenApp
9 53 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
10 51 (37.23%) Windows Server 2008
10 51 (37.23%) VMware
11 41 (29.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 39 (28.47%) Firewall
13 38 (27.74%) Cisco
14 31 (22.63%) SAN
14 31 (22.63%) LAN
15 30 (21.90%) WAN
15 30 (21.90%) Sophos
15 30 (21.90%) MCITP
15 30 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2010
15 30 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2013
16 29 (21.17%) VPN
16 29 (21.17%) Finance
17 28 (20.44%) DNS
17 28 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
18 27 (19.71%) A+ Certification
18 27 (19.71%) Citrix Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 70 (51.09%) MS Exchange
2 30 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2010
2 30 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2013
3 24 (17.52%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (4.38%) Lync
5 4 (2.92%) OpenStack
6 2 (1.46%) Exchange Server 2003
6 2 (1.46%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.73%) IIS
7 1 (0.73%) Apache
Applications
1 55 (40.15%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.46%) MS Office
3 1 (0.73%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) Office 365
2 8 (5.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.46%) SaaS
3 2 (1.46%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 57 (41.61%) TCP/IP
2 39 (28.47%) Firewall
3 31 (22.63%) SAN
3 31 (22.63%) LAN
4 30 (21.90%) WAN
5 29 (21.17%) VPN
6 28 (20.44%) DNS
7 27 (19.71%) DHCP
8 24 (17.52%) ADSL
9 8 (5.84%) VoIP
10 7 (5.11%) Internet
11 5 (3.65%) PABX
12 3 (2.19%) Network Security
12 3 (2.19%) Wireless
13 2 (1.46%) IPsec
13 2 (1.46%) MPLS
13 2 (1.46%) VLAN
13 2 (1.46%) Spanning Tree
14 1 (0.73%) Unified Communications
14 1 (0.73%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.06%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.46%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (0.73%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.73%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 29 (21.17%) Finance
2 6 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 4 (2.92%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 33 (24.09%) Analyst
2 31 (22.63%) Support Engineer
2 31 (22.63%) 2nd Line Support
3 28 (20.44%) Consultant
4 25 (18.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 22 (16.06%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 18 (13.14%) Support Analyst
7 15 (10.95%) 3rd Line Support
7 15 (10.95%) Wintel Support
8 14 (10.22%) Server Analyst
9 13 (9.49%) Support Specialist
9 13 (9.49%) Server Support
9 13 (9.49%) Server Support Analyst
10 10 (7.30%) Team Leader
10 10 (7.30%) Wintel Analyst
11 9 (6.57%) Senior Server Analyst
11 9 (6.57%) Support Team Leader
11 9 (6.57%) Senior Analyst
11 9 (6.57%) Wintel Specialist
12 8 (5.84%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (10.22%) Software Packaging
2 2 (1.46%) COM
2 2 (1.46%) WAP
3 1 (0.73%) Middleware
3 1 (0.73%) WCF
3 1 (0.73%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.60%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.11%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.92%) Management Information System
3 4 (2.92%) Clustering
4 2 (1.46%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.73%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 111 (81.02%) Windows
2 53 (38.69%) Windows Server 2012
3 51 (37.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (20.44%) Windows Server 2003
5 24 (17.52%) Windows Vista
6 15 (10.95%) Linux
7 10 (7.30%) Windows 8
8 8 (5.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.11%) Windows XP
10 3 (2.19%) Windows 2000
11 2 (1.46%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.73%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (40.15%) ITIL
2 23 (16.79%) Project Management
3 8 (5.84%) Service Delivery
4 7 (5.11%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.11%) Network Monitoring
5 6 (4.38%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (4.38%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (4.38%) Change Management
5 6 (4.38%) Migration
6 4 (2.92%) Service Management
6 4 (2.92%) Problem Management
6 4 (2.92%) Mentoring
6 4 (2.92%) Configuration Management
7 2 (1.46%) People Management
7 2 (1.46%) Kalman Filter
7 2 (1.46%) Line Management
7 2 (1.46%) Data Protection
7 2 (1.46%) Network Management
7 2 (1.46%) SIEM
7 2 (1.46%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 12 (8.76%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.03%) SQL
3 8 (5.84%) VBScript
4 4 (2.92%) Java
5 1 (0.73%) C
5 1 (0.73%) C#
5 1 (0.73%) C++
5 1 (0.73%) VB
5 1 (0.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 137 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 99 (72.26%) MCSE
3 41 (29.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 30 (21.90%) MCITP
5 27 (19.71%) A+ Certification
5 27 (19.71%) Network+ Certification
5 27 (19.71%) Citrix Certification
6 23 (16.79%) MCP
7 20 (14.60%) CCA
7 20 (14.60%) CCEA
7 20 (14.60%) CCEE
8 15 (10.95%) CCNA
8 15 (10.95%) Cisco Certification
9 5 (3.65%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (3.65%) Security Cleared
10 4 (2.92%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.19%) SC Cleared
12 2 (1.46%) MCDST
12 2 (1.46%) CHFI
12 2 (1.46%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.11%) SLA
System Software
1 53 (38.69%) Active Directory
1 53 (38.69%) XenApp
2 24 (17.52%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 20 (14.60%) vSphere
3 20 (14.60%) BitLocker
4 13 (9.49%) Hyper-V
5 10 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
6 4 (2.92%) XenDesktop
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.73%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.73%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 20 (14.60%) WSUS
2 16 (11.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 16 (11.68%) NetBackup
2 16 (11.68%) Backup Exec
3 12 (8.76%) SCCM
4 7 (5.11%) Zenoss
4 7 (5.11%) WhatsUp Gold
5 6 (4.38%) SCOM
6 4 (2.92%) Windows Intune
7 2 (1.46%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.46%) SCSM
8 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 101 (73.72%) Microsoft
2 62 (45.26%) Citrix
3 51 (37.23%) VMware
4 38 (27.74%) Cisco
5 30 (21.90%) Sophos
6 24 (17.52%) Remedy
7 20 (14.60%) AppSense
8 19 (13.87%) EMC
9 18 (13.14%) Symantec
10 8 (5.84%) NetApp
10 8 (5.84%) Red Hat
11 5 (3.65%) HP
12 3 (2.19%) Adobe
13 2 (1.46%) Nortel
13 2 (1.46%) Avaya
13 2 (1.46%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.46%) McAfee
14 1 (0.73%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.73%) SAP
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Connectus
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 2 days ago
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Salary: £36000.00 - £45000.00 per annum + Bens
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