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 20 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 187 163 162
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -1
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 47 52 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.99% 1.01%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.44% 3.34% 2.70%
Number of salaries quoted 46 45 48
Average salary £26,750 £39,000 £36,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-31.41% +8.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,600 £22,125
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £49,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
1930 1557 2077
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.64% 29.53% 37.50%
Number of salaries quoted 1596 1338 1806
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +1 14 £36,250 -9.37%
Cornwall - 10 £23,750 - 1
Wiltshire +4 8 £23,000 -48.88% 3
Bristol -5 6 £27,500 -28.57% 2
Somerset -30 6 £21,000 -50.58% 3
Devon -20 2 £26,000 -8.77%
Gloucestershire -10 1 £38,000 +61.70% 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (75.64%) Windows
3 53 (67.95%) MCSE
4 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
5 40 (51.28%) Active Directory
6 36 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (44.87%) Firewall
8 33 (42.31%) VMware
8 33 (42.31%) MS Exchange
9 32 (41.03%) MCP
10 27 (34.62%) MS Excel
11 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
12 25 (32.05%) TCP/IP
13 24 (30.77%) DNS
14 22 (28.21%) LAN
14 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
15 21 (26.92%) WAN
16 20 (25.64%) SAN
17 19 (24.36%) Degree
17 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
18 18 (23.08%) MCITP
18 18 (23.08%) ITIL
19 17 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2010
20 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
21 15 (19.23%) MS Office
21 15 (19.23%) A+ Certification
21 15 (19.23%) DHCP
21 15 (19.23%) Cisco
21 15 (19.23%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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 33 (42.31%) MS Exchange
2 17 (21.79%) Exchange Server 2010
3 14 (17.95%) Exchange Server 2007
4 11 (14.10%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.41%) SharePoint
6 4 (5.13%) IIS
7 3 (3.85%) IBM Notes
7 3 (3.85%) Lotus Domino
7 3 (3.85%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.85%) Lync
8 1 (1.28%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.28%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 27 (34.62%) MS Excel
2 15 (19.23%) MS Office
3 3 (3.85%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.85%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.54%) Office 365
2 7 (8.97%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (44.87%) Firewall
2 25 (32.05%) TCP/IP
3 24 (30.77%) DNS
4 22 (28.21%) LAN
5 21 (26.92%) WAN
6 20 (25.64%) SAN
7 15 (19.23%) DHCP
8 10 (12.82%) ADSL
9 6 (7.69%) VPN
10 5 (6.41%) SMTP
11 4 (5.13%) VoIP
11 4 (5.13%) HTTP
12 3 (3.85%) NetScaler
12 3 (3.85%) IP Telephony
13 1 (1.28%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (20.51%) SQL Server
2 4 (5.13%) MySQL
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.28%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 5 (6.41%) Finance
2 2 (2.56%) Automotive
3 1 (1.28%) Legal
3 1 (1.28%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.28%) Advertising
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
3 1 (1.28%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (32.05%) Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Support Analyst
2 15 (19.23%) Support Engineer
3 14 (17.95%) IT Support
4 11 (14.10%) Technical Support
4 11 (14.10%) Consultant
5 9 (11.54%) Technical Support Analyst
5 9 (11.54%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Technical Support Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Service Analyst
7 6 (7.69%) Administrator
7 6 (7.69%) Service Desk Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) IT Support Analyst
8 5 (6.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Senior Technical Support
8 5 (6.41%) Windows Support Engineer
9 4 (5.13%) Microsoft Consultant
10 3 (3.85%) Wintel Administrator
10 3 (3.85%) Wintel Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.13%) HTML
1 4 (5.13%) XML
2 1 (1.28%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.97%) PKI
2 6 (7.69%) Blackberry
3 5 (6.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.85%) PDA
5 1 (1.28%) DTV
5 1 (1.28%) Clustering
5 1 (1.28%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (75.64%) Windows
2 36 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
3 26 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (28.21%) Windows 7
5 19 (24.36%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (12.82%) Windows 8
6 10 (12.82%) Windows Vista
7 9 (11.54%) Windows XP
8 3 (3.85%) Linux
9 1 (1.28%) Android
9 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) ITIL
2 11 (14.10%) Mentoring
3 8 (10.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (10.26%) Line Management
4 6 (7.69%) Service Delivery
4 6 (7.69%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.41%) Performance Management
6 4 (5.13%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
6 4 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (3.85%) BCP
7 3 (3.85%) Project Management
7 3 (3.85%) Root Cause Analysis
7 3 (3.85%) Time Management
7 3 (3.85%) Network Management
8 2 (2.56%) Coaching
8 2 (2.56%) Change Management
9 1 (1.28%) Service Management
9 1 (1.28%) OOP
9 1 (1.28%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.97%) SQL
2 4 (5.13%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.85%) C
4 2 (2.56%) VBScript
5 1 (1.28%) VB.NET
5 1 (1.28%) C#
Qualifications
1 78 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 53 (67.95%) MCSE
3 32 (41.03%) MCP
4 19 (24.36%) Degree
5 18 (23.08%) MCITP
6 15 (19.23%) A+ Certification
7 14 (17.95%) Network+ Certification
7 14 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (16.67%) CCNA
9 8 (10.26%) CCA
9 8 (10.26%) Citrix Certification
9 8 (10.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (6.41%) MCDST
10 5 (6.41%) MCTS
11 3 (3.85%) CCEA
11 3 (3.85%) HND
11 3 (3.85%) VCP4
11 3 (3.85%) CCEE
11 3 (3.85%) VCP5
12 2 (2.56%) CCENT
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.56%) SLA
1 2 (2.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.28%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 40 (51.28%) Active Directory
2 26 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (15.38%) Hyper-V
3 12 (15.38%) vSphere
4 6 (7.69%) VMware ESX
5 3 (3.85%) VMware ESXi
5 3 (3.85%) XenApp
5 3 (3.85%) XenDesktop
5 3 (3.85%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 1 (1.28%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Systems Management
1 8 (10.26%) SCCM
2 7 (8.97%) SCOM
2 7 (8.97%) SCVMM
2 7 (8.97%) SCOrch
2 7 (8.97%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 5 (6.41%) Backup Exec
4 4 (5.13%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (5.13%) Cisco CUCM
5 3 (3.85%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 3 (3.85%) MAILsweeper
6 1 (1.28%) WSUS
Vendors
1 43 (55.13%) Microsoft
2 33 (42.31%) VMware
3 15 (19.23%) Citrix
3 15 (19.23%) Cisco
4 9 (11.54%) Symantec
5 8 (10.26%) Remedy
6 7 (8.97%) Sophos
6 7 (8.97%) ServiceNow
7 6 (7.69%) HP
8 4 (5.13%) Juniper
9 3 (3.85%) NetApp
9 3 (3.85%) Lotus
9 3 (3.85%) Clearswift
9 3 (3.85%) Avaya
9 3 (3.85%) AppSense
9 3 (3.85%) Panasonic
9 3 (3.85%) EMC
10 1 (1.28%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.28%) Apple
10 1 (1.28%) Dell
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