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

3 months to
27 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 196 179 206
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +27
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 38 68 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.73% 1.14% 0.60%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.38% 3.84% 2.20%
Number of salaries quoted 37 64 36
Median salary £28,500 £35,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-18.57% -4.10%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £45,000 £53,750
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-8.69% -1.42%
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
1600 1770 1682
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.61% 29.73% 27.25%
Number of salaries quoted 1258 1386 1310
Median salary £40,500 £39,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.29%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,000 £41,000
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +2.43%

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 June 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 June 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 +16 11 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Somerset - 10 £45,000 -
Cornwall -16 8 £23,000 +9.52%
Gloucestershire -12 4 £34,000 +3.03% 1
Bristol +14 3 £21,500 -52.22% 1
Devon - 2 £24,250 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 27 June 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 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 81 (95.29%) Microsoft
3 60 (70.59%) Windows
4 52 (61.18%) SQL Server
5 42 (49.41%) MS Exchange
5 42 (49.41%) Windows Server
6 41 (48.24%) VMware
7 36 (42.35%) MCSE
8 34 (40.00%) MS Excel
9 33 (38.82%) Cisco
10 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
11 30 (35.29%) Linux
12 28 (32.94%) CCNA
12 28 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
13 26 (30.59%) A+ Certification
14 25 (29.41%) Windows 10
15 24 (28.24%) Windows 7
16 23 (27.06%) ITIL
16 23 (27.06%) Firewall
17 22 (25.88%) Network+ Certification
17 22 (25.88%) SQL
17 22 (25.88%) VoIP
17 22 (25.88%) Project Management
17 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
18 21 (24.71%) Windows 8
19 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
20 19 (22.35%) MCP
20 19 (22.35%) Active Directory
20 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
20 19 (22.35%) Exchange Server 2010

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 42 (49.41%) MS Exchange
2 19 (22.35%) Exchange Server 2010
3 18 (21.18%) Exchange Server 2007
4 17 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 8 (9.41%) SharePoint
6 7 (8.24%) IIS
7 5 (5.88%) Skype for Business
8 4 (4.71%) BizTalk Server
9 2 (2.35%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.35%) SharePoint Server
10 1 (1.18%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (1.18%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 34 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (12.94%) Office 365
2 6 (7.06%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 23 (27.06%) Firewall
2 22 (25.88%) VoIP
3 20 (23.53%) TCP/IP
4 17 (20.00%) LAN
4 17 (20.00%) WAN
5 15 (17.65%) SAN
6 12 (14.12%) ADSL
7 11 (12.94%) DNS
8 6 (7.06%) VPN
8 6 (7.06%) Wireless
9 5 (5.88%) DHCP
10 3 (3.53%) Internet
10 3 (3.53%) Unified Communications
10 3 (3.53%) VLAN
11 2 (2.35%) Remote Desktop
11 2 (2.35%) Skype
12 1 (1.18%) Network Security
12 1 (1.18%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 52 (61.18%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server 2014
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (11.76%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 7 (8.24%) SQL Server 2012
4 6 (7.06%) SSDT
5 4 (4.71%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (4.71%) MS Access
5 4 (4.71%) OLAP
5 4 (4.71%) OLTP
5 4 (4.71%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (1.18%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (7.06%) Visual Studio
2 4 (4.71%) tSQLt
3 3 (3.53%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (3.53%) Finance
2 2 (2.35%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 39 (45.88%) Support Engineer
2 22 (25.88%) Analyst
3 20 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
4 17 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 17 (20.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 17 (20.00%) Microsoft Engineer
5 14 (16.47%) Support Analyst
6 11 (12.94%) Network Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Network Support Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Support
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco Support Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) Cisco VoIP Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) DBA
7 10 (11.76%) Network Support
7 10 (11.76%) Network Support Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) SQL DBA
7 10 (11.76%) VoIP Engineer
7 10 (11.76%) VoIP Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.53%) COM
2 1 (1.18%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.82%) Driving Licence
2 3 (3.53%) Data Centre
2 3 (3.53%) iPad
3 2 (2.35%) Statistics
4 1 (1.18%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.18%) Blackberry
4 1 (1.18%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.18%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 60 (70.59%) Windows
2 42 (49.41%) Windows Server
3 31 (36.47%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (35.29%) Linux
5 25 (29.41%) Windows 10
6 24 (28.24%) Windows 7
7 22 (25.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 21 (24.71%) Windows 8
9 18 (21.18%) Windows Server 2003
10 15 (17.65%) Unix
11 12 (14.12%) Windows Vista
12 5 (5.88%) Mac OS X
13 3 (3.53%) Apple iOS
14 2 (2.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 2 (2.35%) Windows XP
15 1 (1.18%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (27.06%) ITIL
2 22 (25.88%) Project Management
3 14 (16.47%) PRINCE2
4 10 (11.76%) Agile Software Development
5 6 (7.06%) Data Modelling
5 6 (7.06%) E-Commerce
5 6 (7.06%) ITIL V3
5 6 (7.06%) Mentoring
5 6 (7.06%) TDD
6 5 (5.88%) Change Management
6 5 (5.88%) Service Management
7 4 (4.71%) Application Performance Management
7 4 (4.71%) Business Intelligence
7 4 (4.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (4.71%) Kimball Methodology
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Management
7 4 (4.71%) Performance Tuning
7 4 (4.71%) Unit Testing
7 4 (4.71%) Virtual Environments
8 3 (3.53%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (25.88%) SQL
2 13 (15.29%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.76%) T-SQL
4 4 (4.71%) VB
5 3 (3.53%) C
5 3 (3.53%) Java
6 1 (1.18%) VBA
Qualifications
1 85 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 36 (42.35%) MCSE
3 28 (32.94%) CCNA
3 28 (32.94%) Cisco Certification
4 26 (30.59%) A+ Certification
5 22 (25.88%) Network+ Certification
6 19 (22.35%) MCP
7 16 (18.82%) MCITP
8 11 (12.94%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (11.76%) CCNP
10 7 (8.24%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (7.06%) MCTS
11 6 (7.06%) Security Cleared
12 4 (4.71%) CCENT
13 3 (3.53%) Degree
13 3 (3.53%) SC Cleared
14 2 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
15 1 (1.18%) DBS Check
15 1 (1.18%) Security+ Certification
15 1 (1.18%) VCP5
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 4 (4.71%) SLA
2 2 (2.35%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (22.35%) Active Directory
1 19 (22.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (18.82%) VMware ESXi
3 12 (14.12%) vSphere
3 12 (14.12%) XenApp
4 5 (5.88%) Hyper-V
5 2 (2.35%) VMware ESX
6 1 (1.18%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 14 (16.47%) Backup Exec
1 14 (16.47%) NetBackup
1 14 (16.47%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (14.12%) WSUS
3 6 (7.06%) SCCM
4 2 (2.35%) Microsoft Intune
Vendors
1 81 (95.29%) Microsoft
2 41 (48.24%) VMware
3 33 (38.82%) Cisco
4 16 (18.82%) Citrix
5 15 (17.65%) WatchGuard
6 14 (16.47%) Symantec
7 11 (12.94%) NetApp
7 11 (12.94%) Sophos
8 6 (7.06%) RedGate
9 5 (5.88%) HP
10 4 (4.71%) IBM
11 3 (3.53%) 3Com
11 3 (3.53%) Draytek
11 3 (3.53%) NETGEAR
11 3 (3.53%) Red Hat
11 3 (3.53%) ZyXEL
12 2 (2.35%) Barracuda Networks
12 2 (2.35%) Huawei
12 2 (2.35%) Meru Networks
12 2 (2.35%) Riverbed
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