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

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 186 197 158
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 61 31 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.01% 0.50% 1.05%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.38% 1.87% 3.52%
Number of salaries quoted 54 31 43
Average salary £35,000 £25,000 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+40.00% -40.47%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £21,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £32,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
1805 1657 1504
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.88% 26.86% 29.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1428 1315 1274
Average salary £40,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.00% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +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 1 September 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 1 September 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
Dorset +13 20 £35,000 +22.80% 1
Gloucestershire -1 19 £39,000 +24.80% 3
Wiltshire +10 11 £42,500 +84.78%
Cornwall -4 8 £21,000 -16.00%
Somerset +3 1 £45,000 +114.28%
Bristol -15 1 £47,500 +72.72%
Devon - 1 £33,500 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 1 September 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.

1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 102 (80.95%) Windows
3 98 (77.78%) MCSE
4 94 (74.60%) Microsoft
5 76 (60.32%) MS Exchange
6 60 (47.62%) Citrix
7 56 (44.44%) VMware
8 55 (43.65%) MS Excel
9 54 (42.86%) XenApp
9 54 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
10 53 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
11 51 (40.48%) ITIL
12 49 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 46 (36.51%) TCP/IP
14 40 (31.75%) Active Directory
14 40 (31.75%) SAN
15 35 (27.78%) Citrix Certification
16 32 (25.40%) Firewall
17 31 (24.60%) Sophos
18 30 (23.81%) MCP
18 30 (23.81%) MCITP
19 29 (23.02%) Project Management
20 26 (20.63%) AppSense
20 26 (20.63%) CCEA
20 26 (20.63%) CCA
20 26 (20.63%) LAN
20 26 (20.63%) WAN
20 26 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
20 26 (20.63%) CCEE
20 26 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2013

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 76 (60.32%) MS Exchange
2 26 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2010
2 26 (20.63%) Exchange Server 2013
3 20 (15.87%) Exchange Server 2007
4 4 (3.17%) Lync
5 2 (1.59%) OpenStack
5 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2003
6 1 (0.79%) IIS
6 1 (0.79%) Apache
Applications
1 55 (43.65%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.17%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 11 (8.73%) Office 365
2 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 46 (36.51%) TCP/IP
2 40 (31.75%) SAN
3 32 (25.40%) Firewall
4 26 (20.63%) LAN
4 26 (20.63%) WAN
5 22 (17.46%) DNS
6 21 (16.67%) VPN
6 21 (16.67%) DHCP
7 20 (15.87%) ADSL
8 6 (4.76%) VoIP
9 4 (3.17%) PABX
10 3 (2.38%) Internet
10 3 (2.38%) Network Security
11 2 (1.59%) Wireless
11 2 (1.59%) IPsec
11 2 (1.59%) VLAN
11 2 (1.59%) Spanning Tree
12 1 (0.79%) NetScaler
12 1 (0.79%) Unified Communications
12 1 (0.79%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 2 (1.59%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.79%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 1 (0.79%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (0.79%) Rational DOORS
1 1 (0.79%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 24 (19.05%) Finance
2 3 (2.38%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.59%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 32 (25.40%) Consultant
2 31 (24.60%) Analyst
3 28 (22.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 24 (19.05%) Support Engineer
4 24 (19.05%) 2nd Line Support
5 19 (15.08%) Support Analyst
6 18 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (11.90%) Server Analyst
8 14 (11.11%) Server Support Analyst
8 14 (11.11%) Server Support
9 13 (10.32%) Team Leader
9 13 (10.32%) Wintel Support
10 11 (8.73%) Senior Server Analyst
10 11 (8.73%) Support Team Leader
10 11 (8.73%) Senior Analyst
11 10 (7.94%) Senior Support Analyst
11 10 (7.94%) Wintel Analyst
12 9 (7.14%) Support Specialist
13 8 (6.35%) 3rd Line Support
14 7 (5.56%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (7.94%) Software Packaging
2 3 (2.38%) COM
3 2 (1.59%) WAP
3 2 (1.59%) .NET
3 2 (1.59%) ASP.NET
4 1 (0.79%) Middleware
4 1 (0.79%) WCF
4 1 (0.79%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.70%) Client/Server
2 7 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.38%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.79%) Clustering
5 1 (0.79%) Statistics
5 1 (0.79%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 102 (80.95%) Windows
2 54 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 53 (42.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 20 (15.87%) Windows Vista
6 16 (12.70%) Linux
7 9 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
9 3 (2.38%) Windows 7
10 2 (1.59%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (40.48%) ITIL
2 29 (23.02%) Project Management
3 10 (7.94%) Network Monitoring
4 6 (4.76%) Mentoring
4 6 (4.76%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (4.76%) Migration
5 5 (3.97%) Service Delivery
6 4 (3.17%) Change Management
7 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Architecture
7 3 (2.38%) Technical Architecture
8 2 (1.59%) Problem Management
8 2 (1.59%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.59%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (1.59%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 2 (1.59%) Penetration Testing
8 2 (1.59%) Supplier Management
8 2 (1.59%) Security Management
8 2 (1.59%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.59%) Service Management
8 2 (1.59%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.70%) PowerShell
2 11 (8.73%) VBScript
3 9 (7.14%) SQL
4 3 (2.38%) C#
5 1 (0.79%) C++
5 1 (0.79%) Java
5 1 (0.79%) VB
5 1 (0.79%) Python
Qualifications
1 126 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 98 (77.78%) MCSE
3 49 (38.89%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 35 (27.78%) Citrix Certification
5 30 (23.81%) MCP
5 30 (23.81%) MCITP
6 26 (20.63%) CCA
6 26 (20.63%) CCEA
6 26 (20.63%) CCEE
7 23 (18.25%) A+ Certification
7 23 (18.25%) Network+ Certification
8 10 (7.94%) Cisco Certification
8 10 (7.94%) CCNA
9 3 (2.38%) ITIL Certification
9 3 (2.38%) Security Cleared
10 2 (1.59%) MCDST
10 2 (1.59%) CHFI
10 2 (1.59%) Degree
10 2 (1.59%) CCENT
10 2 (1.59%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) SLA
System Software
1 54 (42.86%) XenApp
2 40 (31.75%) Active Directory
3 22 (17.46%) vSphere
4 18 (14.29%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 16 (12.70%) BitLocker
6 12 (9.52%) Hyper-V
7 7 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
8 3 (2.38%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 21 (16.67%) Norton AntiVirus
1 21 (16.67%) NetBackup
1 21 (16.67%) Backup Exec
1 21 (16.67%) WSUS
2 10 (7.94%) Zenoss
2 10 (7.94%) WhatsUp Gold
3 7 (5.56%) SCCM
4 6 (4.76%) SCOM
5 4 (3.17%) Windows Intune
6 2 (1.59%) SCOrch
6 2 (1.59%) SCSM
7 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 94 (74.60%) Microsoft
2 60 (47.62%) Citrix
3 56 (44.44%) VMware
4 31 (24.60%) Sophos
5 26 (20.63%) AppSense
6 25 (19.84%) EMC
7 23 (18.25%) Cisco
8 21 (16.67%) Symantec
9 19 (15.08%) Remedy
10 11 (8.73%) NetApp
11 9 (7.14%) Red Hat
12 3 (2.38%) HP
13 2 (1.59%) Nortel
13 2 (1.59%) Fortinet
14 1 (0.79%) SolarWinds
14 1 (0.79%) Red Gate
14 1 (0.79%) ServiceNow
14 1 (0.79%) SAP
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Exeter, Devon
Webrecruit
Salary: £Excellent DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + benfits & training & car
Posted: 4 days ago
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
Oscar Associates (UK) Ltd
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago