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 28 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 205 161 180
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +19
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 30 53 38
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.49% 1.05% 0.67%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.84% 3.53% 1.76%
Number of salaries quoted 30 43 35
Average salary £25,000 £42,000 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-40.47% +31.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £30,000 £20,000
10% offered a salary of more than £32,800 £55,000 £37,300
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £31,750
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +18.11%
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
1631 1500 2155
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 26.77% 29.63% 38.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1291 1272 1909
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.75% -

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 28 August 2014.

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 28 August 2014. 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 11 £28,500 -12.30%
Wiltshire -10 7 £23,000 -48.88% 1
Cornwall - 5 £25,000 - 1
Somerset -36 3 £21,000 -54.59%
Gloucestershire -3 2 £31,250 +4.16%
Bristol -24 2 £31,750 -22.56% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 58 (80.56%) Windows
3 48 (66.67%) MCSE
4 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
5 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
5 39 (54.17%) Firewall
6 35 (48.61%) VMware
6 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2008
7 33 (45.83%) DNS
8 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
8 28 (38.89%) MCP
9 27 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
9 27 (37.50%) Windows 7
9 27 (37.50%) Degree
10 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 22 (30.56%) MCITP
12 21 (29.17%) TCP/IP
12 21 (29.17%) MS Exchange
13 20 (27.78%) SAN
14 19 (26.39%) ITIL
15 17 (23.61%) LAN
15 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
16 16 (22.22%) WAN
16 16 (22.22%) MS Office
16 16 (22.22%) DHCP
16 16 (22.22%) Cisco
17 13 (18.06%) vSphere
17 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
17 13 (18.06%) CCNA
17 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2014, 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 21 (29.17%) MS Exchange
2 11 (15.28%) Exchange Server 2010
3 9 (12.50%) IIS
4 8 (11.11%) SharePoint
5 7 (9.72%) Exchange Server 2007
6 6 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2013
6 6 (8.33%) IBM Notes
6 6 (8.33%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (4.17%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (1.39%) Lync
8 1 (1.39%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 17 (23.61%) MS Excel
2 16 (22.22%) MS Office
3 3 (4.17%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.17%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.39%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.72%) Office 365
2 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (54.17%) Firewall
2 33 (45.83%) DNS
3 21 (29.17%) TCP/IP
4 20 (27.78%) SAN
5 17 (23.61%) LAN
6 16 (22.22%) WAN
6 16 (22.22%) DHCP
7 10 (13.89%) VPN
8 9 (12.50%) HTTP
8 9 (12.50%) SMTP
9 5 (6.94%) ADSL
10 4 (5.56%) VoIP
11 3 (4.17%) IP Telephony
12 2 (2.78%) PPTP
12 2 (2.78%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (38.89%) SQL Server
2 9 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (1.39%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (1.39%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 3 (4.17%) Finance
2 2 (2.78%) Automotive
2 2 (2.78%) Back Office
3 1 (1.39%) Electronics
3 1 (1.39%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.39%) Legal
3 1 (1.39%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.39%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 23 (31.94%) Analyst
2 15 (20.83%) IT Support
3 10 (13.89%) Support Analyst
3 10 (13.89%) Service Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Service Desk Analyst
4 9 (12.50%) Administrator
5 8 (11.11%) Support Engineer
5 8 (11.11%) 3rd Line Support
5 8 (11.11%) Systems Administrator
6 6 (8.33%) Microsoft Consultant
6 6 (8.33%) Consultant
6 6 (8.33%) Technical Support
7 5 (6.94%) IT Support Analyst
7 5 (6.94%) Senior Technical Support
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Technical Support Analyst
8 4 (5.56%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
9 3 (4.17%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.17%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.50%) XML
1 9 (12.50%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (13.89%) Blackberry
2 6 (8.33%) PKI
2 6 (8.33%) PDA
3 1 (1.39%) Handset
3 1 (1.39%) Replication
3 1 (1.39%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.39%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 58 (80.56%) Windows
2 35 (48.61%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (37.50%) Windows 7
4 23 (31.94%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (16.67%) Windows 8
6 11 (15.28%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (6.94%) Windows Vista
8 4 (5.56%) Apple iOS
8 4 (5.56%) Linux
8 4 (5.56%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.17%) Mac OS X
10 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
10 1 (1.39%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (26.39%) ITIL
2 7 (9.72%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.33%) Continuous Improvement
3 6 (8.33%) Service Delivery
4 5 (6.94%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.94%) Performance Management
5 3 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
5 3 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (4.17%) Performance Tuning
5 3 (4.17%) Root Cause Analysis
5 3 (4.17%) Network Management
5 3 (4.17%) Time Management
6 2 (2.78%) ITIL V3
6 2 (2.78%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (1.39%) Information Security
7 1 (1.39%) Programme Management
7 1 (1.39%) Change Management
7 1 (1.39%) Risk Management
7 1 (1.39%) ETL
7 1 (1.39%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 8 (11.11%) SQL
2 3 (4.17%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.78%) C
3 2 (2.78%) VBScript
3 2 (2.78%) Java
4 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 72 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (66.67%) MCSE
3 28 (38.89%) MCP
4 27 (37.50%) Degree
5 22 (30.56%) MCITP
6 13 (18.06%) CCNA
6 13 (18.06%) Cisco Certification
7 10 (13.89%) A+ Certification
7 10 (13.89%) Network+ Certification
8 6 (8.33%) MCTS
9 5 (6.94%) CCNP
9 5 (6.94%) MCDST
10 4 (5.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 3 (4.17%) HND
11 3 (4.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.78%) CCENT
13 1 (1.39%) CWNA
13 1 (1.39%) Security+ Certification
13 1 (1.39%) HNC
13 1 (1.39%) MCDBA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.78%) SLA
1 2 (2.78%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 42 (58.33%) Active Directory
2 27 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 13 (18.06%) vSphere
3 13 (18.06%) Hyper-V
4 9 (12.50%) VMware ESX
5 3 (4.17%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 1 (1.39%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (11.11%) Backup Exec
2 7 (9.72%) SCCM
3 6 (8.33%) SCOM
3 6 (8.33%) SCVMM
3 6 (8.33%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
3 6 (8.33%) SCOrch
3 6 (8.33%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 6 (8.33%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (5.56%) Cisco CUCM
4 4 (5.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (1.39%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (54.17%) Microsoft
2 35 (48.61%) VMware
3 16 (22.22%) Cisco
4 12 (16.67%) Citrix
4 12 (16.67%) Symantec
5 10 (13.89%) Remedy
6 9 (12.50%) ServiceNow
7 7 (9.72%) Sophos
8 6 (8.33%) Panasonic
8 6 (8.33%) Avaya
8 6 (8.33%) NetApp
8 6 (8.33%) Lotus
8 6 (8.33%) Clearswift
9 4 (5.56%) HP
9 4 (5.56%) Juniper
10 3 (4.17%) Oracle
11 1 (1.39%) SAP
11 1 (1.39%) Apple
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £25000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Salary: £24000.00 - £28000.00 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago