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 27 September 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 182 194 203
Rank change year-on-year
+12 +9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 67 50 39
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.85% 0.64%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.37% 2.84% 2.22%
Number of salaries quoted 63 38 39
Median salary £35,000 £35,000 £25,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,900 £21,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £43,250 £38,900
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £30,000
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%
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
1987 1761 1759
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 34.92% 29.91% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 1562 1393 1446
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £38,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% +10.52%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £27,500 £22,750
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £57,500 £62,500
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 27 September 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 27 September 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
Wiltshire +21 24 £35,000 -17.64% 2
Somerset +4 11 £37,500 -16.66%
Devon +9 9 £45,000 +34.32% 2
Bristol +10 7 £21,500 -54.73%
Cornwall -10 7 £24,500 +16.66% 3
Dorset -15 5 £31,000 -11.42%
Gloucestershire -18 3 £32,500 -19.75%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 September 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.

1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 80 (76.19%) Microsoft
3 66 (62.86%) Windows
4 54 (51.43%) VMware
5 48 (45.71%) SQL Server
6 47 (44.76%) MCSE
7 46 (43.81%) MS Exchange
8 45 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
9 44 (41.90%) Cisco Certification
9 44 (41.90%) CCNA
10 43 (40.95%) MS Excel
11 42 (40.00%) Firewall
12 41 (39.05%) Exchange Server 2010
13 39 (37.14%) ITIL
14 37 (35.24%) Driving Licence
15 36 (34.29%) Windows Server
16 34 (32.38%) Cisco
16 34 (32.38%) Windows Server 2003
16 34 (32.38%) Exchange Server 2007
17 33 (31.43%) SQL
18 28 (26.67%) TCP/IP
18 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
19 27 (25.71%) Office 365
19 27 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
19 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
20 25 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
21 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
21 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
22 23 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2013

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 46 (43.81%) MS Exchange
2 41 (39.05%) Exchange Server 2010
3 34 (32.38%) Exchange Server 2007
4 23 (21.90%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (8.57%) Skype for Business
6 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
7 3 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
7 3 (2.86%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.95%) Apache
Applications
1 43 (40.95%) MS Excel
2 4 (3.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.86%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 27 (25.71%) Office 365
2 9 (8.57%) GitHub
3 2 (1.90%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 42 (40.00%) Firewall
2 28 (26.67%) TCP/IP
3 18 (17.14%) LAN
3 18 (17.14%) WAN
4 14 (13.33%) VoIP
5 13 (12.38%) ADSL
5 13 (12.38%) DNS
6 12 (11.43%) DHCP
7 8 (7.62%) SAN
8 7 (6.67%) Network Security
8 7 (6.67%) VLAN
9 6 (5.71%) Wireless
10 5 (4.76%) VPN
11 3 (2.86%) DMZ
11 3 (2.86%) FTP
11 3 (2.86%) HTTP
11 3 (2.86%) Intranet
11 3 (2.86%) SMTP
11 3 (2.86%) X.400
12 2 (1.90%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (45.71%) SQL Server
2 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 24 (22.86%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 20 (19.05%) SQL Server 2014
4 18 (17.14%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 16 (15.24%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (8.57%) SSDT
7 6 (5.71%) Data Warehouse
7 6 (5.71%) OLAP
7 6 (5.71%) OLTP
8 5 (4.76%) SQL Server 2016
9 4 (3.81%) SQL Server 2008
10 3 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
11 1 (0.95%) MySQL
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.95%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (8.57%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.71%) tSQLt
General
1 1 (0.95%) Finance
1 1 (0.95%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 46 (43.81%) Support Engineer
2 24 (22.86%) DBA
3 23 (21.90%) SQL DBA
4 22 (20.95%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 22 (20.95%) 3rd Line Support
5 20 (19.05%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 16 (15.24%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (14.29%) Development DBA
8 14 (13.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
9 13 (12.38%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
10 11 (10.48%) Analyst
10 11 (10.48%) Network Engineer
11 10 (9.52%) SQL Server DBA
11 10 (9.52%) Support Analyst
12 9 (8.57%) SQL Server Development DBA
13 8 (7.62%) Cisco Engineer
13 8 (7.62%) IT Support
14 7 (6.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 7 (6.67%) Network Support
14 7 (6.67%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (2.86%) .NET
1 3 (2.86%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.95%) COM
2 1 (0.95%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 37 (35.24%) Driving Licence
2 6 (5.71%) CESG
2 6 (5.71%) Data Centre
3 5 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.81%) Clustering
5 3 (2.86%) Blackberry
5 3 (2.86%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.90%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.90%) Replication
7 1 (0.95%) CMDB
7 1 (0.95%) Fat Client
7 1 (0.95%) iSeries
7 1 (0.95%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 66 (62.86%) Windows
2 45 (42.86%) Windows Server 2012
3 36 (34.29%) Windows Server
4 34 (32.38%) Windows Server 2003
5 28 (26.67%) Windows Server 2008
6 24 (22.86%) Windows 7
7 19 (18.10%) Linux
7 19 (18.10%) Windows 8
8 18 (17.14%) Windows 10
9 15 (14.29%) Unix
10 13 (12.38%) Windows Vista
11 4 (3.81%) Mac OS X
12 3 (2.86%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.95%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (37.14%) ITIL
2 20 (19.05%) Project Management
3 18 (17.14%) Agile Software Development
4 13 (12.38%) PRINCE2
5 9 (8.57%) Data Modelling
5 9 (8.57%) E-Commerce
5 9 (8.57%) Mentoring
5 9 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
5 9 (8.57%) TDD
6 8 (7.62%) Change Management
6 8 (7.62%) Migration
7 7 (6.67%) Business Intelligence
7 7 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
7 7 (6.67%) High Availability
8 6 (5.71%) Kimball Methodology
8 6 (5.71%) Service Management
8 6 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 5 (4.76%) ERP
9 5 (4.76%) Problem Management
10 4 (3.81%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 33 (31.43%) SQL
2 19 (18.10%) T-SQL
3 18 (17.14%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 105 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (44.76%) MCSE
3 44 (41.90%) CCNA
3 44 (41.90%) Cisco Certification
4 25 (23.81%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 23 (21.90%) SC Cleared
5 23 (21.90%) Security Cleared
6 22 (20.95%) A+ Certification
6 22 (20.95%) MCP
7 18 (17.14%) Network+ Certification
8 7 (6.67%) CCNP
8 7 (6.67%) Degree
8 7 (6.67%) MCITP
9 5 (4.76%) CCENT
10 4 (3.81%) MCTS
11 3 (2.86%) CEH
11 3 (2.86%) CISSP
11 3 (2.86%) DV Cleared
11 3 (2.86%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (1.90%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.81%) ISO 9001
1 4 (3.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (3.81%) SLA
System Software
1 27 (25.71%) Active Directory
1 27 (25.71%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (15.24%) VMware ESXi
3 7 (6.67%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.71%) vSphere
5 4 (3.81%) Virtual Servers
5 4 (3.81%) XenApp
6 3 (2.86%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.95%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.95%) Postfix
7 1 (0.95%) Squid
7 1 (0.95%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 8 (7.62%) SCCM
2 6 (5.71%) WSUS
3 4 (3.81%) Backup Exec
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.81%) Microsoft Intune
3 4 (3.81%) SCOM
4 2 (1.90%) NetBackup
4 2 (1.90%) Norton AntiVirus
5 1 (0.95%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.95%) HP Data Protector
5 1 (0.95%) HP SIM
5 1 (0.95%) vMotion
Vendors
1 80 (76.19%) Microsoft
2 54 (51.43%) VMware
3 34 (32.38%) Cisco
4 15 (14.29%) WatchGuard
5 12 (11.43%) HP
6 9 (8.57%) RedGate
7 7 (6.67%) Symantec
8 6 (5.71%) Dell
8 6 (5.71%) Sage
8 6 (5.71%) Veeam
9 5 (4.76%) Citrix
10 4 (3.81%) Apple
10 4 (3.81%) Barracuda Networks
10 4 (3.81%) Huawei
10 4 (3.81%) Meru Networks
10 4 (3.81%) Riverbed
10 4 (3.81%) Sophos
11 3 (2.86%) Draytek
11 3 (2.86%) NETGEAR
11 3 (2.86%) ZyXEL
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