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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
England / South West
Rank 226 189 178
Rank change year-on-year
-37 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 15 57 72
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.29% 0.98% 1.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.98% 3.00% 3.87%
Number of salaries quoted 14 56 65
Median salary £29,500 £32,500 £34,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-9.23% -4.41%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,608 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £39,000 £48,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.87%

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
1529 1899 1860
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.98% 32.81% 31.13%
Number of salaries quoted 1209 1496 1484
Median salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £57,500 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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
Bristol -9 6 £27,500 -1.78%
Wiltshire +13 3 £30,000 -7.69%
Devon - 3 £42,500 - 1
Dorset +26 2 £26,750 -17.69% 1
Somerset -6 1 £21,583 -6.16%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 54 (67.50%) Windows
3 48 (60.00%) VMware
4 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
5 42 (52.50%) MCSE
6 39 (48.75%) Firewall
7 36 (45.00%) ITIL
8 30 (37.50%) MS Excel
8 30 (37.50%) CCNA
8 30 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
9 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (36.25%) Windows Server
10 27 (33.75%) TCP/IP
11 25 (31.25%) SQL
12 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
13 23 (28.75%) Cisco
13 23 (28.75%) MS Exchange
13 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
15 21 (26.25%) MCP
15 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
16 20 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 20 (25.00%) Office 365
17 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
17 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
17 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
18 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
19 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
19 15 (18.75%) Driving Licence
20 14 (17.50%) Hyper-V

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 23 (28.75%) MS Exchange
2 18 (22.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 15 (18.75%) Exchange Server 2007
4 6 (7.50%) Exchange Server 2013
5 3 (3.75%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.25%) Apache
6 1 (1.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 30 (37.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (6.25%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (7.50%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 20 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.25%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 39 (48.75%) Firewall
2 27 (33.75%) TCP/IP
3 12 (15.00%) DNS
3 12 (15.00%) LAN
3 12 (15.00%) WAN
4 11 (13.75%) DHCP
5 9 (11.25%) Network Security
6 8 (10.00%) DMZ
6 8 (10.00%) FTP
6 8 (10.00%) HTTP
6 8 (10.00%) SAN
6 8 (10.00%) SMTP
6 8 (10.00%) X.400
7 7 (8.75%) Remote Desktop
7 7 (8.75%) VLAN
8 6 (7.50%) Intranet
8 6 (7.50%) VPN
8 6 (7.50%) Wireless
9 4 (5.00%) ADSL
10 3 (3.75%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (27.50%) SQL Server
2 11 (13.75%) SQL Server 2012
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 10 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 6 (7.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 5 (6.25%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2014
6 3 (3.75%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (1.25%) MySQL
General
1 2 (2.50%) Advertising
1 2 (2.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 18 (22.50%) Support Engineer
2 14 (17.50%) DBA
3 12 (15.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 11 (13.75%) 2nd Line Support
4 11 (13.75%) 3rd Line Support
5 10 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
5 10 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
6 9 (11.25%) SQL DBA
7 8 (10.00%) Administrator
7 8 (10.00%) Network Engineer
8 7 (8.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
8 7 (8.75%) Developer
8 7 (8.75%) SQL Developer
9 6 (7.50%) IT Support
10 5 (6.25%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
11 4 (5.00%) Consultant
11 4 (5.00%) Desktop Support
11 4 (5.00%) Infrastructure Consultant
11 4 (5.00%) IT Engineer
12 2 (2.50%) Field Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (7.50%) .NET
1 6 (7.50%) ASP.NET
2 1 (1.25%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 15 (18.75%) Driving Licence
2 12 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (10.00%) CESG
3 8 (10.00%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.50%) Replication
5 1 (1.25%) CMDB
5 1 (1.25%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.25%) Data Centre
5 1 (1.25%) Device Driver
5 1 (1.25%) Fat Client
5 1 (1.25%) iSeries
5 1 (1.25%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 54 (67.50%) Windows
2 29 (36.25%) Windows Server
2 29 (36.25%) Windows Server 2012
3 23 (28.75%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (21.25%) Windows Server 2003
5 10 (12.50%) Windows 7
6 9 (11.25%) Windows 8
7 8 (10.00%) Linux
7 8 (10.00%) Windows 10
8 4 (5.00%) Unix
8 4 (5.00%) Windows Vista
9 2 (2.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (45.00%) ITIL
2 8 (10.00%) Ethical Hacking
2 8 (10.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 8 (10.00%) Project Management
2 8 (10.00%) Protective Monitoring
2 8 (10.00%) Security Monitoring
3 7 (8.75%) High Availability
4 6 (7.50%) Disaster Recovery
4 6 (7.50%) ERP
4 6 (7.50%) Performance Tuning
4 6 (7.50%) Web Development
5 5 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
5 5 (6.25%) ETL
5 5 (6.25%) Migration
5 5 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 4 (5.00%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (5.00%) Presales
6 4 (5.00%) PRINCE2
7 3 (3.75%) SIEM
7 3 (3.75%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 25 (31.25%) SQL
2 7 (8.75%) T-SQL
3 6 (7.50%) C#
4 4 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (1.25%) C
Qualifications
1 80 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (52.50%) MCSE
3 30 (37.50%) CCNA
3 30 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
4 21 (26.25%) MCP
4 21 (26.25%) Security Cleared
5 20 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 18 (22.50%) SC Cleared
7 8 (10.00%) CEH
7 8 (10.00%) CISSP
7 8 (10.00%) DV Cleared
7 8 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 6 (7.50%) A+ Certification
9 5 (6.25%) Oracle Certification
10 4 (5.00%) CCA
10 4 (5.00%) CCEA
10 4 (5.00%) Citrix Certification
10 4 (5.00%) Degree
10 4 (5.00%) MCITP
10 4 (5.00%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.00%) SLA
2 2 (2.50%) ISO 9001
2 2 (2.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (30.00%) Active Directory
2 18 (22.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (17.50%) Hyper-V
4 7 (8.75%) XenApp
5 4 (5.00%) VMware ESX
5 4 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
6 3 (3.75%) vSphere
7 1 (1.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (1.25%) Postfix
7 1 (1.25%) Squid
7 1 (1.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 6 (7.50%) SCCM
2 3 (3.75%) WSUS
3 2 (2.50%) Microsoft Intune
4 1 (1.25%) Backup Exec
4 1 (1.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (1.25%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (1.25%) HP SIM
4 1 (1.25%) vMotion
Vendors
1 48 (60.00%) VMware
2 47 (58.75%) Microsoft
3 23 (28.75%) Cisco
4 11 (13.75%) Citrix
4 11 (13.75%) HP
5 6 (7.50%) Sage
6 5 (6.25%) EMC
6 5 (6.25%) Oracle
7 4 (5.00%) AppSense
7 4 (5.00%) WatchGuard
8 3 (3.75%) Dell
9 2 (2.50%) 3Com
9 2 (2.50%) Apple
9 2 (2.50%) Barracuda Networks
9 2 (2.50%) Draytek
9 2 (2.50%) Huawei
9 2 (2.50%) IBM
9 2 (2.50%) Mitel
9 2 (2.50%) NETGEAR
9 2 (2.50%) ZyXEL
Bournemouth, Dorset
Michael Bailey Associates
Salary: MARKET SALARY
Posted: 3 days ago
Barnstaple, Devon
Actavis UK Ltd
Salary: £35k - £40k + bonus + significant benefits package
Posted: 8 days ago