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

Location
3 months to
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 179 187 162
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -25
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 61 31 62
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.02% 0.59% 1.15%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.32% 2.09% 3.25%
Number of salaries quoted 50 31 56
Average salary £34,000 £37,500 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-9.33% +11.94%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £52,500 £42,200
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.41% -2.85%
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
1837 1480 1909
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.66% 28.02% 35.29%
Number of salaries quoted 1442 1214 1618
Average salary £40,000 £39,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.26% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £23,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £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 27 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 27 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
Gloucestershire +11 19 £33,000 -14.83%
Dorset -26 16 £35,000 - 1
Wiltshire - 12 £34,000 -
Cornwall - 7 £21,000 - 1
Bristol -8 4 £42,500 +10.38% 1
Somerset +4 3 - - 1
Devon - 3 £25,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 114 (82.01%) Windows
3 108 (77.70%) Microsoft
4 93 (66.91%) MCSE
5 72 (51.80%) MS Excel
5 72 (51.80%) Active Directory
6 58 (41.73%) ITIL
7 55 (39.57%) Citrix
8 49 (35.25%) TCP/IP
9 48 (34.53%) Cisco
10 39 (28.06%) MCP
11 38 (27.34%) MS Exchange
12 37 (26.62%) DNS
12 37 (26.62%) DHCP
12 37 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
13 36 (25.90%) XenApp
14 35 (25.18%) Windows Server 2012
15 32 (23.02%) Finance
16 31 (22.30%) VMware
17 30 (21.58%) Firewall
17 30 (21.58%) VPN
18 28 (20.14%) SQL
19 27 (19.42%) LAN
19 27 (19.42%) Remedy
19 27 (19.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
20 26 (18.71%) WAN
20 26 (18.71%) SQL Server
21 24 (17.27%) Sophos
22 23 (16.55%) Client/Server
22 23 (16.55%) Software Packaging

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 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 38 (27.34%) MS Exchange
2 20 (14.39%) IIS
3 18 (12.95%) Lync
3 18 (12.95%) Exchange Server 2013
4 16 (11.51%) Exchange Server 2007
5 15 (10.79%) Exchange Server 2010
6 5 (3.60%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.44%) OpenStack
7 2 (1.44%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.72%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 72 (51.80%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.83%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (7.19%) Office 365
2 4 (2.88%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.16%) SaaS
4 2 (1.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 49 (35.25%) TCP/IP
2 37 (26.62%) DHCP
2 37 (26.62%) DNS
3 30 (21.58%) Firewall
3 30 (21.58%) VPN
4 27 (19.42%) LAN
5 26 (18.71%) WAN
6 21 (15.11%) SAN
7 12 (8.63%) NetScaler
8 11 (7.91%) ADSL
9 7 (5.04%) VoIP
9 7 (5.04%) Internet
9 7 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
10 5 (3.60%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.16%) Network Security
11 3 (2.16%) PABX
12 2 (1.44%) MPLS
13 1 (0.72%) Wireless
13 1 (0.72%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.72%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (18.71%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.44%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.72%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 32 (23.02%) Finance
2 5 (3.60%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 46 (33.09%) Analyst
2 30 (21.58%) Support Analyst
3 21 (15.11%) Consultant
4 20 (14.39%) Support Specialist
4 20 (14.39%) 3rd Line Support
5 18 (12.95%) Support Engineer
6 14 (10.07%) Infrastructure Consultant
6 14 (10.07%) Wintel Support
6 14 (10.07%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 14 (10.07%) Wintel Specialist
7 12 (8.63%) Security Manager
7 12 (8.63%) Operations Manager
7 12 (8.63%) Security Operations Manager
8 10 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 10 (7.19%) 2nd Line Support
8 10 (7.19%) Applications Support Analyst
8 10 (7.19%) Applications Support
9 9 (6.47%) Technical Support
9 9 (6.47%) Technical Analyst
10 7 (5.04%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (16.55%) Software Packaging
2 20 (14.39%) .NET
3 19 (13.67%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (16.55%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.04%) Computer Science
2 7 (5.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (4.32%) Clustering
3 6 (4.32%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.16%) PKI
5 2 (1.44%) Statistics
5 2 (1.44%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 114 (82.01%) Windows
2 37 (26.62%) Windows Server 2008
3 35 (25.18%) Windows Server 2012
4 22 (15.83%) Windows Server 2003
5 11 (7.91%) Windows Vista
6 9 (6.47%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.76%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.32%) Linux
8 6 (4.32%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.16%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.16%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.44%) Android
11 1 (0.72%) Windows 2000 Server
11 1 (0.72%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 58 (41.73%) ITIL
2 19 (13.67%) PRINCE2
2 19 (13.67%) SIEM
3 16 (11.51%) Project Management
4 9 (6.47%) Information Security
4 9 (6.47%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (5.76%) Security Testing
5 8 (5.76%) Disaster Recovery
6 7 (5.04%) Security Management
7 6 (4.32%) Mentoring
7 6 (4.32%) Security Architecture
8 5 (3.60%) Coaching
8 5 (3.60%) Service Delivery
8 5 (3.60%) Enterprise Architecture
8 5 (3.60%) Technical Architecture
9 4 (2.88%) Change Management
9 4 (2.88%) Data Security
10 3 (2.16%) Risk Management
10 3 (2.16%) Migration
10 3 (2.16%) BCP
Programming Languages
1 28 (20.14%) SQL
2 20 (14.39%) C#
3 7 (5.04%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.16%) Java
5 1 (0.72%) VBScript
5 1 (0.72%) VB.NET
5 1 (0.72%) C
Qualifications
1 139 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 93 (66.91%) MCSE
3 39 (28.06%) MCP
4 22 (15.83%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 19 (13.67%) CISSP
5 19 (13.67%) CHFI
6 18 (12.95%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (12.23%) Citrix Certification
8 14 (10.07%) CCEA
8 14 (10.07%) CCA
8 14 (10.07%) MCITP
8 14 (10.07%) CCEE
9 13 (9.35%) CCNA
10 12 (8.63%) VCP5
10 12 (8.63%) VCP4
11 11 (7.91%) Network+ Certification
11 11 (7.91%) A+ Certification
12 10 (7.19%) Degree
13 7 (5.04%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (5.04%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.72%) SLA
2 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 72 (51.80%) Active Directory
2 36 (25.90%) XenApp
3 27 (19.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 21 (15.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 19 (13.67%) vSphere
6 15 (10.79%) Hyper-V
7 13 (9.35%) XenDesktop
7 13 (9.35%) VMware ESXi
8 3 (2.16%) VMware ESX
9 2 (1.44%) Terminal Services
10 1 (0.72%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 13 (9.35%) SCCM
2 6 (4.32%) WSUS
3 5 (3.60%) SCOM
4 3 (2.16%) SCVMM
4 3 (2.16%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.16%) Forefront Identity Manager
4 3 (2.16%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.44%) Nessus
5 2 (1.44%) Nmap
5 2 (1.44%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.44%) NetBackup
6 1 (0.72%) SCSM
6 1 (0.72%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.72%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.72%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.72%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 108 (77.70%) Microsoft
2 55 (39.57%) Citrix
3 48 (34.53%) Cisco
4 31 (22.30%) VMware
5 27 (19.42%) Remedy
6 24 (17.27%) Sophos
7 14 (10.07%) AppSense
7 14 (10.07%) EMC
8 5 (3.60%) HP
8 5 (3.60%) NetApp
8 5 (3.60%) CheckPoint
9 4 (2.88%) Symantec
10 3 (2.16%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.16%) Adobe
10 3 (2.16%) McAfee
11 2 (1.44%) Nortel
11 2 (1.44%) Avaya
11 2 (1.44%) Apple
11 2 (1.44%) Fortinet
12 1 (0.72%) F5
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £22000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth
Spectrum IT
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £28000 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + On Call + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago