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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 158 201 158
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -43
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 72 24 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 0.45% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.60% 1.57% 2.93%
Number of salaries quoted 64 24 53
Average salary £34,000 £40,000 £33,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.00% +21.21%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,200 £25,100 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £48,200 £51,750 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
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
1999 1526 1981
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.48% 28.53% 36.55%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1253 1652
Average salary £40,000 £39,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.56% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,488 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 2 March 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 2 March 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
Wiltshire - 23 £38,000 -
Dorset -13 21 £34,000 -32.00% 2
Gloucestershire +7 15 £30,750 -23.12%
Devon - 6 £19,750 - 1
Cornwall - 4 £21,000 -
Somerset +8 3 - -
Bristol -12 3 £48,500 +25.97% 4
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 2 March 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.

1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 106 (77.94%) Windows
3 101 (74.26%) Microsoft
4 89 (65.44%) MCSE
5 72 (52.94%) MS Excel
6 68 (50.00%) Active Directory
7 48 (35.29%) ITIL
8 44 (32.35%) MCP
8 44 (32.35%) Citrix
9 42 (30.88%) TCP/IP
10 38 (27.94%) Cisco
11 37 (27.21%) MS Exchange
12 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
13 32 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
14 31 (22.79%) Firewall
14 31 (22.79%) DHCP
14 31 (22.79%) DNS
15 27 (19.85%) MS Office
15 27 (19.85%) VMware
16 26 (19.12%) Finance
16 26 (19.12%) SQL
16 26 (19.12%) LAN
16 26 (19.12%) XenApp
17 25 (18.38%) WAN
17 25 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
18 23 (16.91%) VPN
18 23 (16.91%) SQL Server
19 22 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
20 21 (15.44%) Remedy
21 20 (14.71%) IIS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 (27.21%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.71%) IIS
3 18 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2007
3 18 (13.24%) Exchange Server 2013
4 17 (12.50%) Lync
5 15 (11.03%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.74%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.74%) OpenStack
Applications
1 72 (52.94%) MS Excel
2 27 (19.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (9.56%) Office 365
2 7 (5.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.21%) SaaS
4 2 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 42 (30.88%) TCP/IP
2 31 (22.79%) DNS
2 31 (22.79%) Firewall
2 31 (22.79%) DHCP
3 26 (19.12%) LAN
4 25 (18.38%) WAN
5 23 (16.91%) VPN
6 20 (14.71%) SAN
7 12 (8.82%) ADSL
7 12 (8.82%) NetScaler
8 7 (5.15%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (4.41%) VoIP
9 6 (4.41%) Internet
10 5 (3.68%) Cisco IOS
11 2 (1.47%) Network Security
11 2 (1.47%) PABX
11 2 (1.47%) MPLS
12 1 (0.74%) Wireless
12 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.74%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (16.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.15%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.47%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (19.12%) Finance
2 4 (2.94%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.47%) Local Government
4 1 (0.74%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 47 (34.56%) Analyst
2 32 (23.53%) Support Analyst
3 24 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 22 (16.18%) Consultant
5 18 (13.24%) 3rd Line Support
6 14 (10.29%) Support Specialist
7 13 (9.56%) Technical Analyst
7 13 (9.56%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 12 (8.82%) Security Operations Manager
8 12 (8.82%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 12 (8.82%) Security Manager
8 12 (8.82%) Operations Manager
8 12 (8.82%) Technical Support
9 11 (8.09%) Wintel Support
10 10 (7.35%) Wintel Specialist
10 10 (7.35%) Applications Support
10 10 (7.35%) Technical Support Analyst
10 10 (7.35%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (5.88%) Technical Support Engineer
11 8 (5.88%) Technical Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (14.71%) .NET
2 19 (13.97%) ASP.NET
3 17 (12.50%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 17 (12.50%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.15%) PKI
2 7 (5.15%) Computer Science
3 6 (4.41%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.41%) Clustering
4 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
4 2 (1.47%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 106 (77.94%) Windows
2 35 (25.74%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (23.53%) Windows Server 2012
4 25 (18.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (9.56%) Windows XP
6 12 (8.82%) Windows Vista
7 11 (8.09%) Windows 7
8 9 (6.62%) Windows 8
9 4 (2.94%) Linux
10 3 (2.21%) Windows 2000
10 3 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 2 (1.47%) Android
12 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.74%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (35.29%) ITIL
2 18 (13.24%) PRINCE2
2 18 (13.24%) SIEM
3 12 (8.82%) Project Management
4 10 (7.35%) Mentoring
5 9 (6.62%) Information Security
6 8 (5.88%) Security Testing
6 8 (5.88%) Kalman Filter
7 6 (4.41%) Security Architecture
7 6 (4.41%) Security Management
8 5 (3.68%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (3.68%) Coaching
9 4 (2.94%) Data Security
9 4 (2.94%) BCP
9 4 (2.94%) Enterprise Architecture
9 4 (2.94%) Technical Architecture
10 3 (2.21%) Service Delivery
10 3 (2.21%) Change Management
10 3 (2.21%) Vulnerability Management
11 2 (1.47%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) SQL
2 20 (14.71%) C#
3 6 (4.41%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.21%) Java
5 2 (1.47%) C
6 1 (0.74%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (65.44%) MCSE
3 44 (32.35%) MCP
4 19 (13.97%) Cisco Certification
4 19 (13.97%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 18 (13.24%) CISSP
5 18 (13.24%) Citrix Certification
5 18 (13.24%) CHFI
6 17 (12.50%) CCA
7 15 (11.03%) VCP4
8 13 (9.56%) CCNA
9 12 (8.82%) CCEA
9 12 (8.82%) A+ Certification
9 12 (8.82%) Network+ Certification
9 12 (8.82%) MCITP
9 12 (8.82%) Degree
9 12 (8.82%) CCEE
9 12 (8.82%) VCP5
10 7 (5.15%) CCNP
11 6 (4.41%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.82%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.74%) SLA
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 68 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 26 (19.12%) XenApp
3 22 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
4 20 (14.71%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 16 (11.76%) vSphere
5 16 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 13 (9.56%) VMware ESXi
6 13 (9.56%) XenDesktop
7 4 (2.94%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.47%) Nmap
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) SCCM
2 7 (5.15%) SCOM
2 7 (5.15%) SCVMM
2 7 (5.15%) SCOrch
2 7 (5.15%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (2.94%) WSUS
4 2 (1.47%) Nessus
5 1 (0.74%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 101 (74.26%) Microsoft
2 44 (32.35%) Citrix
3 38 (27.94%) Cisco
4 27 (19.85%) VMware
5 21 (15.44%) Remedy
6 16 (11.76%) Sophos
7 12 (8.82%) AppSense
7 12 (8.82%) EMC
8 5 (3.68%) HP
8 5 (3.68%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.21%) NetApp
9 3 (2.21%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.21%) Adobe
9 3 (2.21%) McAfee
10 2 (1.47%) Avaya
10 2 (1.47%) Apple
10 2 (1.47%) Symantec
11 1 (0.74%) F5
11 1 (0.74%) ServiceNow
11 1 (0.74%) Dell
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