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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 200 172 207
Rank change year-on-year
-28 +35
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 55 74 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.97% 1.26% 0.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.88% 4.05% 1.48%
Number of salaries quoted 54 72 19
Average salary £32,500 £34,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.41% -32.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,650 £30,000 £36,400
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £48,500 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
1908 1827 1553
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 33.51% 31.03% 28.95%
Number of salaries quoted 1511 1490 1263
Average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 5 February 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 average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South West region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
(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
Bristol +12 16 £32,500 -32.98% 2
Wiltshire -3 13 £32,500 -15.58% 1
Dorset -16 12 £32,500 -4.41% 2
Gloucestershire -3 9 £35,000 +16.66% 1
Somerset -3 5 £30,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (86.46%) Windows
3 78 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 76 (79.17%) MCSE
5 48 (50.00%) Windows Server
6 47 (48.96%) MS Excel
7 45 (46.88%) ITIL
8 44 (45.83%) MS Exchange
9 41 (42.71%) Windows Server 2012
10 38 (39.58%) VMware
11 34 (35.42%) SQL Server
12 33 (34.38%) SAN
13 32 (33.33%) Active Directory
14 31 (32.29%) Windows Server 2008
15 25 (26.04%) Citrix
16 24 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
16 24 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 24 (25.00%) XenApp
17 23 (23.96%) SQL
18 22 (22.92%) MCP
19 21 (21.88%) IIS
20 20 (20.83%) C
21 18 (18.75%) MCITP
22 17 (17.71%) Project Management
23 16 (16.67%) EMC
23 16 (16.67%) Presales
24 15 (15.63%) CCEE
24 15 (15.63%) CCEA
24 15 (15.63%) CCA
24 15 (15.63%) AppSense

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 44 (45.83%) MS Exchange
2 21 (21.88%) IIS
3 12 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 10 (10.42%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2010
5 7 (7.29%) Exchange Server 2013
6 2 (2.08%) OpenStack
6 2 (2.08%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (1.04%) Lync
Applications
1 47 (48.96%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.08%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.17%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 33 (34.38%) SAN
2 14 (14.58%) Firewall
3 9 (9.38%) Internet
4 7 (7.29%) Network Security
5 6 (6.25%) DNS
5 6 (6.25%) Skype
6 5 (5.21%) Remote Desktop
7 3 (3.13%) DHCP
7 3 (3.13%) TCP/IP
7 3 (3.13%) VPN
7 3 (3.13%) Wireless
8 2 (2.08%) LAN
8 2 (2.08%) VoIP
8 2 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (35.42%) SQL Server
2 10 (10.42%) MS Access
2 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
3 9 (9.38%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (1.04%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server 2014
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (9.38%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 6 (6.25%) Finance
2 2 (2.08%) Advertising
3 1 (1.04%) Retail
Job Titles
1 29 (30.21%) Analyst
2 24 (25.00%) Support Analyst
3 16 (16.67%) Consultant
4 15 (15.63%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 15 (15.63%) Support Engineer
5 13 (13.54%) IT Analyst
6 12 (12.50%) Applications Support
6 12 (12.50%) IT Support
7 10 (10.42%) 2nd Line Support
7 10 (10.42%) Applications Support Analyst
8 9 (9.38%) 3rd Line Support
8 9 (9.38%) IT Support Analyst
9 8 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 7 (7.29%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
10 7 (7.29%) Microsoft Engineer
10 7 (7.29%) Server Support
11 6 (6.25%) IT Manager
11 6 (6.25%) IT Technician
12 5 (5.21%) Administrator
12 5 (5.21%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.17%) XML
2 2 (2.08%) .NET
2 2 (2.08%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.08%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) Analytical Skills
1 14 (14.58%) Driving Licence
2 9 (9.38%) iPad
3 6 (6.25%) SCADA
4 3 (3.13%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 2 (2.08%) Statistics
6 1 (1.04%) iPhone
6 1 (1.04%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 83 (86.46%) Windows
2 48 (50.00%) Windows Server
3 41 (42.71%) Windows Server 2012
4 31 (32.29%) Windows Server 2008
5 13 (13.54%) Windows 7
6 12 (12.50%) Linux
6 12 (12.50%) Windows 10
6 12 (12.50%) Windows 8
7 10 (10.42%) Apple iOS
8 9 (9.38%) Mac OS X
9 4 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (46.88%) ITIL
2 17 (17.71%) Project Management
3 16 (16.67%) Presales
4 12 (12.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 12 (12.50%) ITIL V3
5 10 (10.42%) Application Performance Management
5 10 (10.42%) Performance Management
6 6 (6.25%) Information Management
6 6 (6.25%) Problem Management
7 4 (4.17%) Change Management
7 4 (4.17%) Service Delivery
8 3 (3.13%) High Availability
9 2 (2.08%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.08%) Kalman Filter
9 2 (2.08%) Line Management
9 2 (2.08%) Mentoring
9 2 (2.08%) Network Monitoring
9 2 (2.08%) Service Management
9 2 (2.08%) Web Filtering
10 1 (1.04%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 23 (23.96%) SQL
2 20 (20.83%) C
3 14 (14.58%) PowerShell
4 10 (10.42%) VB
5 9 (9.38%) Java
6 4 (4.17%) VBA
7 2 (2.08%) C#
7 2 (2.08%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 96 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 76 (79.17%) MCSE
3 24 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
3 24 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 22 (22.92%) MCP
5 18 (18.75%) MCITP
6 15 (15.63%) CCA
6 15 (15.63%) CCEA
6 15 (15.63%) CCEE
7 12 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 10 (10.42%) CCNA
8 10 (10.42%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (10.42%) DBS Check
9 5 (5.21%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (5.21%) MCTS
10 4 (4.17%) CCNP
11 3 (3.13%) A+ Certification
11 3 (3.13%) Degree
11 3 (3.13%) Network+ Certification
11 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.21%) SLA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.04%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 32 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 24 (25.00%) XenApp
3 11 (11.46%) vSphere
4 10 (10.42%) Hyper-V
5 8 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (1.04%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 11 (11.46%) Backup Exec
1 11 (11.46%) NetBackup
1 11 (11.46%) Norton AntiVirus
2 9 (9.38%) WSUS
3 6 (6.25%) SCCM
4 2 (2.08%) WhatsUp Gold
4 2 (2.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 78 (81.25%) Microsoft
2 38 (39.58%) VMware
3 25 (26.04%) Citrix
4 16 (16.67%) EMC
5 15 (15.63%) AppSense
6 11 (11.46%) Sophos
6 11 (11.46%) Symantec
7 9 (9.38%) NetApp
8 8 (8.33%) Apple
9 7 (7.29%) Cisco
10 4 (4.17%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.13%) Aerohive Networks
11 3 (3.13%) Dell
11 3 (3.13%) Remedy
11 3 (3.13%) ServiceNow
12 2 (2.08%) HP
13 1 (1.04%) Meraki
13 1 (1.04%) Red Gate
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