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

Location
3 months to
27 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 180 192 160
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -32
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 65 41 58
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.11% 0.69% 1.11%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.79% 2.40% 3.47%
Number of salaries quoted 59 40 47
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £55,000 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,250 £35,000 £30,500
% change year-on-year
-5.00% +14.75%
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
1713 1710 1673
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.32% 28.84% 31.88%
Number of salaries quoted 1338 1376 1445
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £52,500 £55,000
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 27 May 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 27 May 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 +4 19 £35,000 +2.94% 2
Gloucestershire +4 18 £33,500 +11.66% 3
Cornwall - 14 £21,000 -
Wiltshire +5 8 £42,500 +28.78% 1
Bristol -16 6 £45,000 +12.50% 3
Somerset +18 1 - -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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
2 114 (83.82%) Windows
3 102 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 89 (65.44%) MCSE
5 70 (51.47%) Active Directory
6 63 (46.32%) MS Excel
7 56 (41.18%) ITIL
8 52 (38.24%) TCP/IP
8 52 (38.24%) Citrix
9 48 (35.29%) MS Exchange
10 45 (33.09%) Windows Server 2012
11 43 (31.62%) XenApp
11 43 (31.62%) Cisco
12 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
13 35 (25.74%) DNS
13 35 (25.74%) DHCP
14 33 (24.26%) VMware
15 31 (22.79%) Firewall
15 31 (22.79%) MCP
16 28 (20.59%) SQL Server
16 28 (20.59%) VPN
16 28 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
17 26 (19.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
17 26 (19.12%) SQL
17 26 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
18 25 (18.38%) Remedy
18 25 (18.38%) Finance
18 25 (18.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
19 24 (17.65%) Sophos
19 24 (17.65%) LAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 48 (35.29%) MS Exchange
2 28 (20.59%) Exchange Server 2013
3 23 (16.91%) Exchange Server 2010
4 21 (15.44%) Exchange Server 2007
5 17 (12.50%) IIS
6 9 (6.62%) Lync
7 5 (3.68%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
9 2 (1.47%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
10 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 63 (46.32%) MS Excel
2 19 (13.97%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (8.82%) Office 365
2 6 (4.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.21%) SaaS
4 2 (1.47%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 52 (38.24%) TCP/IP
2 35 (25.74%) DHCP
2 35 (25.74%) DNS
3 31 (22.79%) Firewall
4 28 (20.59%) VPN
5 24 (17.65%) LAN
6 23 (16.91%) WAN
7 20 (14.71%) SAN
8 18 (13.24%) ADSL
9 8 (5.88%) VoIP
10 7 (5.15%) Internet
11 4 (2.94%) Network Security
12 3 (2.21%) Cisco ASA
12 3 (2.21%) PABX
12 3 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.47%) NetScaler
13 2 (1.47%) MPLS
14 1 (0.74%) Wireless
14 1 (0.74%) IPsec
14 1 (0.74%) IP Telephony
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (20.59%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.21%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (18.38%) Finance
2 5 (3.68%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.47%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 37 (27.21%) Analyst
2 25 (18.38%) Support Analyst
3 24 (17.65%) Support Engineer
4 22 (16.18%) 2nd Line Support
5 21 (15.44%) Consultant
6 19 (13.97%) Support Specialist
6 19 (13.97%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 18 (13.24%) 3rd Line Support
8 16 (11.76%) Wintel Support
9 15 (11.03%) Infrastructure Consultant
10 14 (10.29%) Wintel Specialist
11 11 (8.09%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
12 9 (6.62%) Applications Support
12 9 (6.62%) Applications Support Analyst
13 8 (5.88%) Operations Manager
13 8 (5.88%) Security Operations Manager
13 8 (5.88%) Security Manager
14 7 (5.15%) Server Analyst
14 7 (5.15%) Architect
15 6 (4.41%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (13.97%) Software Packaging
2 16 (11.76%) .NET
2 16 (11.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.47%) WAP
4 1 (0.74%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (14.71%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.15%) Data Centre
3 6 (4.41%) Management Information System
4 5 (3.68%) Clustering
4 5 (3.68%) Computer Science
5 4 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (1.47%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.47%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.74%) PKI
7 1 (0.74%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 114 (83.82%) Windows
2 45 (33.09%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (28.68%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (19.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (13.24%) Windows Vista
6 12 (8.82%) Windows 8
7 10 (7.35%) Linux
8 9 (6.62%) Windows XP
9 5 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (3.68%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.21%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.74%) UNIX
11 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (41.18%) ITIL
2 15 (11.03%) Project Management
3 14 (10.29%) PRINCE2
3 14 (10.29%) SIEM
4 9 (6.62%) Disaster Recovery
5 6 (4.41%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.41%) Security Management
5 6 (4.41%) Kalman Filter
6 5 (3.68%) Migration
6 5 (3.68%) Information Security
6 5 (3.68%) Enterprise Architecture
6 5 (3.68%) Technical Architecture
7 4 (2.94%) Problem Management
7 4 (2.94%) Security Testing
7 4 (2.94%) Change Management
7 4 (2.94%) Data Security
7 4 (2.94%) Configuration Management
7 4 (2.94%) Service Management
7 4 (2.94%) Security Architecture
7 4 (2.94%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 26 (19.12%) SQL
2 16 (11.76%) C#
3 10 (7.35%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.21%) Java
5 2 (1.47%) VBScript
6 1 (0.74%) C
Qualifications
1 136 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 89 (65.44%) MCSE
3 31 (22.79%) MCP
4 26 (19.12%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (14.71%) MCITP
6 19 (13.97%) Network+ Certification
6 19 (13.97%) A+ Certification
7 16 (11.76%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (10.29%) CISSP
8 14 (10.29%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (10.29%) CHFI
9 13 (9.56%) CCEE
9 13 (9.56%) CCEA
9 13 (9.56%) CCA
10 11 (8.09%) CCNA
11 7 (5.15%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (4.41%) Degree
12 6 (4.41%) Security Cleared
13 4 (2.94%) SC Cleared
13 4 (2.94%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) PCI DSS
2 3 (2.21%) SLA
3 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 70 (51.47%) Active Directory
2 43 (31.62%) XenApp
3 25 (18.38%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 20 (14.71%) BitLocker
5 16 (11.76%) Hyper-V
6 11 (8.09%) vSphere
6 11 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
7 4 (2.94%) XenDesktop
8 2 (1.47%) Terminal Services
8 2 (1.47%) VMware ESX
8 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (10.29%) SCCM
2 9 (6.62%) WSUS
3 6 (4.41%) Backup Exec
3 6 (4.41%) SCOM
4 5 (3.68%) Norton AntiVirus
4 5 (3.68%) NetBackup
5 4 (2.94%) Windows Intune
6 3 (2.21%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.47%) SCSM
7 2 (1.47%) Zenoss
7 2 (1.47%) WhatsUp Gold
8 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (0.74%) HP SIM
8 1 (0.74%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.74%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 102 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 52 (38.24%) Citrix
3 43 (31.62%) Cisco
4 33 (24.26%) VMware
5 25 (18.38%) Remedy
6 24 (17.65%) Sophos
7 13 (9.56%) AppSense
8 12 (8.82%) EMC
9 7 (5.15%) Symantec
10 6 (4.41%) HP
10 6 (4.41%) NetApp
11 5 (3.68%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.21%) CheckPoint
12 3 (2.21%) Adobe
12 3 (2.21%) McAfee
13 2 (1.47%) Nortel
13 2 (1.47%) Avaya
13 2 (1.47%) Fortinet
14 1 (0.74%) F5
14 1 (0.74%) SAP
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