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 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 202 159 167
Rank change year-on-year
-43 +8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 39 53 50
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.63% 1.05% 0.86%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.23% 3.58% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 39 46 42
Average salary £25,000 £39,250 £33,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-36.30% +17.16%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £27,500 £20,125
10% offered a salary of more than £38,900 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
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
1749 1482 2208
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 28.34% 29.24% 37.99%
Number of salaries quoted 1437 1268 1940
Average salary £38,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.29% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,750 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,800 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.00% -

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 +10 13 £30,000 -14.28% 1
Cornwall - 8 £25,000 - 1
Bristol -24 6 £27,500 -28.57%
Somerset -37 5 £21,000 -53.33%
Wiltshire -4 4 £22,250 -50.55% 1
Gloucestershire -9 2 £34,000 +13.33% 1
Devon - 1 £29,500 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 64 (79.01%) Windows
3 57 (70.37%) MCSE
4 45 (55.56%) Active Directory
5 40 (49.38%) Microsoft
5 40 (49.38%) Firewall
6 38 (46.91%) Windows Server 2008
7 34 (41.98%) VMware
7 34 (41.98%) MCP
8 32 (39.51%) DNS
8 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
9 28 (34.57%) VMware Infrastructure
10 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
11 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
11 26 (32.10%) Windows Server 2003
11 26 (32.10%) Degree
12 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
13 22 (27.16%) MS Excel
13 22 (27.16%) MCITP
14 21 (25.93%) SAN
15 20 (24.69%) ITIL
16 18 (22.22%) LAN
16 18 (22.22%) MS Office
17 17 (20.99%) WAN
17 17 (20.99%) DHCP
17 17 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
18 16 (19.75%) CCNA
18 16 (19.75%) Cisco
19 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
19 15 (18.52%) Hyper-V

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 27 (33.33%) MS Exchange
2 15 (18.52%) Exchange Server 2010
3 11 (13.58%) Exchange Server 2007
4 10 (12.35%) Exchange Server 2013
5 9 (11.11%) IIS
6 8 (9.88%) SharePoint
7 4 (4.94%) IBM Notes
7 4 (4.94%) Lotus Domino
8 3 (3.70%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
9 1 (1.23%) Lync
9 1 (1.23%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 22 (27.16%) MS Excel
2 18 (22.22%) MS Office
3 3 (3.70%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (11.11%) Office 365
2 7 (8.64%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 40 (49.38%) Firewall
2 32 (39.51%) DNS
3 24 (29.63%) TCP/IP
4 21 (25.93%) SAN
5 18 (22.22%) LAN
6 17 (20.99%) WAN
6 17 (20.99%) DHCP
7 10 (12.35%) VPN
7 10 (12.35%) SMTP
8 9 (11.11%) HTTP
9 8 (9.88%) ADSL
10 4 (4.94%) VoIP
11 3 (3.70%) IP Telephony
12 2 (2.47%) IPsec
12 2 (2.47%) PPTP
13 1 (1.23%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (32.10%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) MySQL
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (3.70%) Finance
2 2 (2.47%) Automotive
2 2 (2.47%) Back Office
3 1 (1.23%) Marketing
3 1 (1.23%) Electronics
3 1 (1.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.23%) Legal
3 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 26 (32.10%) Analyst
2 16 (19.75%) IT Support
3 15 (18.52%) Support Engineer
4 13 (16.05%) Support Analyst
5 10 (12.35%) Administrator
6 9 (11.11%) Service Analyst
6 9 (11.11%) Technical Support
7 8 (9.88%) Service Desk Analyst
7 8 (9.88%) Systems Administrator
8 7 (8.64%) Consultant
8 7 (8.64%) Technical Support Analyst
8 7 (8.64%) Technical Analyst
9 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Support
9 6 (7.41%) Microsoft Consultant
10 5 (6.17%) Senior Technical Support
10 5 (6.17%) Windows Support Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (6.17%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.17%) Technical Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (11.11%) XML
1 9 (11.11%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (9.88%) Blackberry
2 7 (8.64%) PKI
3 5 (6.17%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (4.94%) PDA
5 1 (1.23%) Handset
5 1 (1.23%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.23%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 64 (79.01%) Windows
2 38 (46.91%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (39.51%) Windows 7
4 26 (32.10%) Windows Server 2003
5 15 (18.52%) Windows Server 2012
6 12 (14.81%) Windows 8
7 9 (11.11%) Windows XP
8 8 (9.88%) Windows Vista
9 5 (6.17%) Linux
10 4 (4.94%) Apple iOS
11 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X
12 1 (1.23%) Android
12 1 (1.23%) Windows Phone
12 1 (1.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (24.69%) ITIL
2 10 (12.35%) Mentoring
3 8 (9.88%) Continuous Improvement
3 8 (9.88%) Line Management
4 7 (8.64%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.41%) Asset Management
5 6 (7.41%) Service Delivery
6 5 (6.17%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.94%) ITIL V3
8 3 (3.70%) Time Management
8 3 (3.70%) Root Cause Analysis
8 3 (3.70%) Network Management
8 3 (3.70%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (3.70%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (2.47%) Coaching
9 2 (2.47%) Performance Tuning
10 1 (1.23%) Digital Marketing
10 1 (1.23%) Supplier Management
10 1 (1.23%) Network Design
10 1 (1.23%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.64%) SQL
2 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
3 3 (3.70%) C
4 2 (2.47%) VBScript
4 2 (2.47%) Java
Qualifications
1 81 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 57 (70.37%) MCSE
3 34 (41.98%) MCP
4 26 (32.10%) Degree
5 22 (27.16%) MCITP
6 17 (20.99%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (19.75%) CCNA
8 13 (16.05%) Network+ Certification
8 13 (16.05%) A+ Certification
9 5 (6.17%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 5 (6.17%) MCDST
9 5 (6.17%) MCTS
9 5 (6.17%) CCNP
9 5 (6.17%) CCA
9 5 (6.17%) Citrix Certification
10 3 (3.70%) HND
11 2 (2.47%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 2 (2.47%) CCENT
12 1 (1.23%) CISMP
12 1 (1.23%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.47%) SLA
1 2 (2.47%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 45 (55.56%) Active Directory
2 28 (34.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.52%) Hyper-V
4 13 (16.05%) vSphere
5 9 (11.11%) VMware ESX
6 3 (3.70%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 1 (1.23%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.23%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (9.88%) SCCM
2 7 (8.64%) SCOrch
2 7 (8.64%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (8.64%) SCOM
2 7 (8.64%) SCVMM
3 6 (7.41%) Backup Exec
4 4 (4.94%) Norton AntiVirus
4 4 (4.94%) MAILsweeper
4 4 (4.94%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 4 (4.94%) Cisco UCCX
4 4 (4.94%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 40 (49.38%) Microsoft
2 34 (41.98%) VMware
3 16 (19.75%) Cisco
4 11 (13.58%) Citrix
5 10 (12.35%) Symantec
5 10 (12.35%) Remedy
6 9 (11.11%) ServiceNow
7 7 (8.64%) Sophos
8 5 (6.17%) HP
9 4 (4.94%) Avaya
9 4 (4.94%) Juniper
9 4 (4.94%) NetApp
9 4 (4.94%) Lotus
9 4 (4.94%) Clearswift
9 4 (4.94%) Panasonic
10 3 (3.70%) Oracle
11 1 (1.23%) SAP
11 1 (1.23%) Dell
11 1 (1.23%) Apple
11 1 (1.23%) Red Hat
Redruth, Cornwall
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: 9 hours ago
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Randstad Technologies
Salary: £38000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Dorset
Nigel Frank International Limited - Newcastle
Salary: £28000 - £32000 per annum + Benefits & Bonus Package / Car Allowance
Posted: 19 days ago