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 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 190 208
Rank change year-on-year
0 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 45 65 33
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.84% 1.10% 0.54%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.71% 3.71% 2.12%
Number of salaries quoted 40 59 32
Median salary £32,250 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.85% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £21,000 £21,325
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £40,000
UK excluding London median salary £33,992 £35,000 £33,750
% change year-on-year
-2.88% +3.70%
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
1663 1750 1558
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.92% 29.67% 25.69%
Number of salaries quoted 1312 1374 1196
Median salary £42,500 £40,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £60,000 £56,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

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 25 July 2016.

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 25 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Somerset - 15 £45,000 - 2
Wiltshire +11 14 £29,750 -30.00% 3
Gloucestershire -20 5 £35,750 +2.14%
Dorset -2 4 - - 1
Devon - 4 £28,500 - 3
Cornwall -18 2 £23,000 +9.52% 1
Bristol +14 1 £21,500 -54.73%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, 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 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (90.48%) Microsoft
3 55 (65.48%) Windows
4 46 (54.76%) SQL Server
5 42 (50.00%) MS Exchange
6 40 (47.62%) VMware
7 37 (44.05%) MCSE
8 36 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 35 (41.67%) Windows Server
10 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
11 29 (34.52%) Cisco Certification
11 29 (34.52%) Cisco
11 29 (34.52%) CCNA
12 27 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
13 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
13 26 (30.95%) A+ Certification
13 26 (30.95%) Linux
14 25 (29.76%) MCP
14 25 (29.76%) Firewall
14 25 (29.76%) Windows 7
15 23 (27.38%) Windows 10
15 23 (27.38%) ITIL
15 23 (27.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 22 (26.19%) SQL
16 22 (26.19%) Network+ Certification
16 22 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2007
17 21 (25.00%) Driving Licence
17 21 (25.00%) Windows 8
17 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
18 20 (23.81%) Project Management

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 42 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 27 (32.14%) Exchange Server 2010
3 22 (26.19%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (20.24%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (5.95%) Skype for Business
6 2 (2.38%) IIS
6 2 (2.38%) SharePoint
7 1 (1.19%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.19%) OpenStack
7 1 (1.19%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 31 (36.90%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.38%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (17.86%) Office 365
2 9 (10.71%) GitHub
3 1 (1.19%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 25 (29.76%) Firewall
2 21 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 20 (23.81%) VoIP
4 16 (19.05%) LAN
4 16 (19.05%) WAN
5 15 (17.86%) DNS
6 12 (14.29%) ADSL
7 11 (13.10%) SAN
8 10 (11.90%) DHCP
9 6 (7.14%) Wireless
10 4 (4.76%) VLAN
11 3 (3.57%) Network Security
11 3 (3.57%) Unified Communications
11 3 (3.57%) VPN
12 2 (2.38%) Internet
13 1 (1.19%) OSPF
13 1 (1.19%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 46 (54.76%) SQL Server
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server 2014
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 15 (17.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 9 (10.71%) SSDT
4 8 (9.52%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
5 6 (7.14%) OLAP
5 6 (7.14%) OLTP
6 4 (4.76%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (1.19%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 9 (10.71%) Visual Studio
2 6 (7.14%) tSQLt
3 2 (2.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (2.38%) Finance
2 1 (1.19%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 37 (44.05%) Support Engineer
2 18 (21.43%) 2nd Line Support
3 17 (20.24%) Analyst
4 16 (19.05%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 16 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
5 15 (17.86%) DBA
5 15 (17.86%) Development DBA
5 15 (17.86%) SQL DBA
6 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Engineer
7 10 (11.90%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 9 (10.71%) Network Engineer
8 9 (10.71%) SQL Server DBA
8 9 (10.71%) SQL Server Development DBA
8 9 (10.71%) Support Analyst
9 8 (9.52%) 3rd Line Support
9 8 (9.52%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 8 (9.52%) Cisco Support
9 8 (9.52%) Network Support
9 8 (9.52%) Network Support Engineer
9 8 (9.52%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.57%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 21 (25.00%) Driving Licence
2 7 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 4 (4.76%) Clustering
4 2 (2.38%) iPad
4 2 (2.38%) Statistics
5 1 (1.19%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.19%) Blackberry
5 1 (1.19%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 55 (65.48%) Windows
2 36 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 35 (41.67%) Windows Server
4 26 (30.95%) Linux
4 26 (30.95%) Windows Server 2008
5 25 (29.76%) Windows 7
6 23 (27.38%) Windows 10
6 23 (27.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 21 (25.00%) Windows 8
8 15 (17.86%) Unix
9 12 (14.29%) Windows Vista
10 5 (5.95%) Mac OS X
11 3 (3.57%) Windows XP
12 2 (2.38%) Apple iOS
13 1 (1.19%) CentOS
13 1 (1.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.38%) ITIL
2 20 (23.81%) Project Management
3 16 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (16.67%) PRINCE2
5 9 (10.71%) Data Modelling
5 9 (10.71%) E-Commerce
5 9 (10.71%) Mentoring
5 9 (10.71%) TDD
6 6 (7.14%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (7.14%) Kimball Methodology
6 6 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.14%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.76%) Service Management
7 4 (4.76%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.57%) Change Management
8 3 (3.57%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.57%) Migration
8 3 (3.57%) Web Filtering
9 2 (2.38%) ITSM
9 2 (2.38%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (26.19%) SQL
2 15 (17.86%) T-SQL
3 13 (15.48%) PowerShell
4 2 (2.38%) C
4 2 (2.38%) Java
Qualifications
1 84 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (44.05%) MCSE
3 29 (34.52%) CCNA
3 29 (34.52%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (30.95%) A+ Certification
5 25 (29.76%) MCP
6 22 (26.19%) Network+ Certification
7 11 (13.10%) MCITP
7 11 (13.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 9 (10.71%) Security Cleared
9 8 (9.52%) CCNP
10 7 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
10 7 (8.33%) SC Cleared
11 6 (7.14%) MCTS
12 4 (4.76%) CCENT
12 4 (4.76%) Degree
13 2 (2.38%) CompTIA Security+
13 2 (2.38%) Security+ Certification
14 1 (1.19%) DBS Check
14 1 (1.19%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.95%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.57%) ISO 9001
2 3 (3.57%) SLA
3 2 (2.38%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 18 (21.43%) Active Directory
2 17 (20.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (19.05%) VMware ESXi
4 9 (10.71%) vSphere
5 8 (9.52%) XenApp
6 3 (3.57%) VMware ESX
7 2 (2.38%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (11.90%) Backup Exec
1 10 (11.90%) NetBackup
1 10 (11.90%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (11.90%) SCCM
2 9 (10.71%) WSUS
3 4 (4.76%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (4.76%) SCOM
4 3 (3.57%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 76 (90.48%) Microsoft
2 40 (47.62%) VMware
3 29 (34.52%) Cisco
4 15 (17.86%) WatchGuard
5 13 (15.48%) Citrix
6 10 (11.90%) Symantec
7 9 (10.71%) RedGate
8 8 (9.52%) HP
9 7 (8.33%) NetApp
9 7 (8.33%) Sophos
10 4 (4.76%) IBM
11 3 (3.57%) 3Com
11 3 (3.57%) Apple
11 3 (3.57%) Barracuda Networks
11 3 (3.57%) Draytek
11 3 (3.57%) Huawei
11 3 (3.57%) Meru Networks
11 3 (3.57%) NETGEAR
11 3 (3.57%) Riverbed
11 3 (3.57%) ZyXEL
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 11 hours ago
Chippenham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £25000.00 - £30000.00 per annum + Pension,Parking,Certs paid for.
Posted: 4 days ago
Bridgwater, Somerset
Applause IT Innovation
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Newton Abbot, Devon
n-tier selection limited
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Exeter
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £50000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £23000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Corsham, Wiltshire
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £40500 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bournemouth
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago
Swindon
Recruitment Genius Ltd
Salary: £24000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago