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 23 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South West
Rank 198 190 165
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 31 53 79
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 0.96% 1.31%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.02% 2.89% 4.22%
Number of salaries quoted 25 53 78
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,400 £27,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £39,800 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £37,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +2.94%

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
1533 1836 1872
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.89% 33.30% 31.04%
Number of salaries quoted 1199 1487 1532
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 23 January 2017.

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 23 January 2017. 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 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
Bristol +3 10 £25,000 -23.07%
Dorset +18 6 £45,000 +38.46%
Wiltshire +12 6 £35,000 +7.69%
Devon +2 4 £42,500 +49.12% 1
Somerset -5 3 £32,500 +8.33%
Gloucestershire -21 1 £31,000 -11.42%
Avon - 1 £26,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 23 January 2017, 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 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 68 (69.39%) Windows
3 59 (60.20%) VMware
4 58 (59.18%) Microsoft
5 49 (50.00%) MCSE
6 46 (46.94%) Firewall
7 45 (45.92%) ITIL
8 40 (40.82%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (40.82%) Windows Server
9 39 (39.80%) MS Excel
10 36 (36.73%) CCNA
10 36 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
11 35 (35.71%) MS Exchange
12 31 (31.63%) TCP/IP
13 30 (30.61%) Active Directory
13 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
13 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
14 29 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
15 28 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
15 28 (28.57%) SQL
16 27 (27.55%) Driving Licence
16 27 (27.55%) SC Cleared
16 27 (27.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
17 26 (26.53%) Cisco
18 25 (25.51%) Exchange Server 2007
19 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
20 23 (23.47%) Office 365
21 19 (19.39%) MCP
22 16 (16.33%) LAN

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 35 (35.71%) MS Exchange
2 28 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2010
3 25 (25.51%) Exchange Server 2007
4 14 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.10%) Skype for Business
6 4 (4.08%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.04%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (2.04%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.02%) Apache
Applications
1 39 (39.80%) MS Excel
2 6 (6.12%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (6.12%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 23 (23.47%) Office 365
2 1 (1.02%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.02%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 46 (46.94%) Firewall
2 31 (31.63%) TCP/IP
3 16 (16.33%) LAN
3 16 (16.33%) WAN
4 12 (12.24%) DNS
5 11 (11.22%) DHCP
6 9 (9.18%) Network Security
7 8 (8.16%) ADSL
7 8 (8.16%) DMZ
7 8 (8.16%) FTP
7 8 (8.16%) HTTP
7 8 (8.16%) SAN
7 8 (8.16%) SMTP
7 8 (8.16%) VPN
7 8 (8.16%) X.400
8 7 (7.14%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (7.14%) VLAN
8 7 (7.14%) Wireless
9 6 (6.12%) Intranet
10 3 (3.06%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (30.61%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
3 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 12 (12.24%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (6.12%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (6.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (5.10%) SQL Server 2016
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.06%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.02%) MySQL
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle Database
General
1 2 (2.04%) Finance
2 1 (1.02%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 30 (30.61%) Support Engineer
2 18 (18.37%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 18 (18.37%) 3rd Line Support
2 18 (18.37%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 17 (17.35%) DBA
4 16 (16.33%) 2nd Line Support
5 13 (13.27%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 11 (11.22%) Administrator
6 11 (11.22%) SQL DBA
7 9 (9.18%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (8.16%) IT Support
8 8 (8.16%) Network Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) Developer
9 7 (7.14%) Server Engineer
9 7 (7.14%) SQL Developer
10 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
10 6 (6.12%) 3rd Line Server Support
10 6 (6.12%) Server Support
11 5 (5.10%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (6.12%) .NET
1 6 (6.12%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.02%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 27 (27.55%) Driving Licence
2 12 (12.24%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (11.22%) CESG
4 8 (8.16%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) Blackberry
5 2 (2.04%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.04%) Replication
6 1 (1.02%) CMDB
6 1 (1.02%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.02%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.02%) iSeries
6 1 (1.02%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 68 (69.39%) Windows
2 40 (40.82%) Windows Server
2 40 (40.82%) Windows Server 2012
3 29 (29.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 24 (24.49%) Windows Server 2003
5 13 (13.27%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.24%) Linux
6 12 (12.24%) Windows 8
7 11 (11.22%) Windows 10
8 8 (8.16%) Unix
8 8 (8.16%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.04%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (45.92%) ITIL
2 12 (12.24%) Project Management
3 9 (9.18%) High Availability
4 8 (8.16%) Disaster Recovery
4 8 (8.16%) ERP
4 8 (8.16%) Ethical Hacking
4 8 (8.16%) Infrastructure Management
4 8 (8.16%) PRINCE2
4 8 (8.16%) Protective Monitoring
4 8 (8.16%) Security Monitoring
5 7 (7.14%) Change Management
5 7 (7.14%) Migration
6 6 (6.12%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (6.12%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (6.12%) Problem Management
6 6 (6.12%) Web Development
7 5 (5.10%) ETL
7 5 (5.10%) Service Delivery
7 5 (5.10%) Service Management
8 4 (4.08%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (28.57%) SQL
2 7 (7.14%) PowerShell
2 7 (7.14%) T-SQL
3 6 (6.12%) C#
4 1 (1.02%) C
Qualifications
1 98 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 49 (50.00%) MCSE
3 36 (36.73%) CCNA
3 36 (36.73%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (30.61%) Security Cleared
5 27 (27.55%) SC Cleared
5 27 (27.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 19 (19.39%) MCP
7 11 (11.22%) A+ Certification
8 8 (8.16%) CEH
8 8 (8.16%) CISSP
8 8 (8.16%) DV Cleared
8 8 (8.16%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 8 (8.16%) Network+ Certification
9 6 (6.12%) MCITP
10 5 (5.10%) Oracle Certification
11 4 (4.08%) CCA
11 4 (4.08%) CCENT
11 4 (4.08%) Citrix Certification
11 4 (4.08%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) ISO 9001
1 2 (2.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (2.04%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (30.61%) Active Directory
2 26 (26.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (13.27%) Hyper-V
4 8 (8.16%) VMware ESXi
5 6 (6.12%) XenApp
6 5 (5.10%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.08%) Virtual Servers
8 3 (3.06%) vSphere
9 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.02%) Postfix
9 1 (1.02%) Squid
9 1 (1.02%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 5 (5.10%) SCCM
1 5 (5.10%) WSUS
2 2 (2.04%) Backup Exec
2 2 (2.04%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (1.02%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.02%) HP Data Protector
3 1 (1.02%) HP SIM
3 1 (1.02%) vMotion
Vendors
1 59 (60.20%) VMware
2 58 (59.18%) Microsoft
3 26 (26.53%) Cisco
4 11 (11.22%) HP
5 10 (10.20%) Citrix
6 8 (8.16%) WatchGuard
7 7 (7.14%) Sage
8 6 (6.12%) Oracle
8 6 (6.12%) Veeam
9 5 (5.10%) Dell
9 5 (5.10%) EMC
9 5 (5.10%) Symantec
10 4 (4.08%) AppSense
11 3 (3.06%) 3Com
11 3 (3.06%) Draytek
11 3 (3.06%) NETGEAR
11 3 (3.06%) SolarWinds
11 3 (3.06%) ZyXEL
12 2 (2.04%) Meru Networks
12 2 (2.04%) Riverbed
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