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 3 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 170 200 161
Rank change year-on-year
+30 -39
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 71 35 53
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.18% 0.57% 1.02%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.03% 2.17% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 66 34 42
Average salary £35,000 £34,750 £40,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.71% -13.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £54,250 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £35,000 £31,000
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
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
1761 1613 1560
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 29.37% 26.46% 29.90%
Number of salaries quoted 1373 1245 1351
Average salary £39,000 £38,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.63% -5.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.43% +2.50%

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 3 July 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 3 July 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
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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 +14 20 £35,000 +9.37% 1
Gloucestershire +14 19 £34,000 +13.33% 2
Cornwall - 16 £21,000 -
Wiltshire -3 12 £42,500 +29.77%
Bristol -29 4 £45,000 +12.50%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 3 July 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.

1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 111 (83.46%) Windows
3 101 (75.94%) Microsoft
4 95 (71.43%) MCSE
5 66 (49.62%) MS Exchange
6 59 (44.36%) Citrix
7 57 (42.86%) MS Excel
8 56 (42.11%) TCP/IP
8 56 (42.11%) Active Directory
9 50 (37.59%) XenApp
9 50 (37.59%) Windows Server 2012
10 49 (36.84%) ITIL
11 46 (34.59%) Windows Server 2008
12 45 (33.83%) VMware
13 38 (28.57%) Cisco
14 36 (27.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
15 35 (26.32%) Firewall
16 32 (24.06%) Exchange Server 2013
17 30 (22.56%) DNS
17 30 (22.56%) DHCP
18 29 (21.80%) VPN
18 29 (21.80%) LAN
18 29 (21.80%) Sophos
18 29 (21.80%) Exchange Server 2010
18 29 (21.80%) MCITP
19 28 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
19 28 (21.05%) SAN
19 28 (21.05%) WAN
20 26 (19.55%) Finance
21 25 (18.80%) Network+ Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 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 66 (49.62%) MS Exchange
2 32 (24.06%) Exchange Server 2013
3 29 (21.80%) Exchange Server 2010
4 24 (18.05%) Exchange Server 2007
5 8 (6.02%) Lync
6 5 (3.76%) IIS
7 4 (3.01%) SharePoint
7 4 (3.01%) OpenStack
8 2 (1.50%) Exchange Server 2003
9 1 (0.75%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 57 (42.86%) MS Excel
2 6 (4.51%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (11.28%) Office 365
2 8 (6.02%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.50%) SaaS
3 2 (1.50%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 56 (42.11%) TCP/IP
2 35 (26.32%) Firewall
3 30 (22.56%) DNS
3 30 (22.56%) DHCP
4 29 (21.80%) VPN
4 29 (21.80%) LAN
5 28 (21.05%) WAN
5 28 (21.05%) SAN
6 23 (17.29%) ADSL
7 9 (6.77%) VoIP
8 7 (5.26%) Internet
9 5 (3.76%) PABX
10 3 (2.26%) Network Security
11 2 (1.50%) VLAN
11 2 (1.50%) Spanning Tree
11 2 (1.50%) MPLS
11 2 (1.50%) Wireless
11 2 (1.50%) IPsec
12 1 (0.75%) IP Telephony
12 1 (0.75%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (18.80%) SQL Server
2 3 (2.26%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 1 (0.75%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 26 (19.55%) Finance
2 6 (4.51%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.26%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 31 (23.31%) Analyst
2 30 (22.56%) Support Engineer
3 29 (21.80%) 2nd Line Support
4 26 (19.55%) Consultant
5 24 (18.05%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 20 (15.04%) Support Analyst
7 19 (14.29%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 15 (11.28%) Wintel Support
8 15 (11.28%) 3rd Line Support
9 14 (10.53%) Support Specialist
10 13 (9.77%) Server Analyst
11 12 (9.02%) Server Support
11 12 (9.02%) Server Support Analyst
12 9 (6.77%) Wintel Specialist
13 8 (6.02%) Team Leader
13 8 (6.02%) Senior Analyst
13 8 (6.02%) Architect
13 8 (6.02%) Senior Server Analyst
13 8 (6.02%) Support Team Leader
14 7 (5.26%) Senior Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (11.28%) Software Packaging
2 5 (3.76%) .NET
2 5 (3.76%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.50%) WAP
4 1 (0.75%) Middleware
4 1 (0.75%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (15.04%) Client/Server
2 8 (6.02%) Data Centre
3 4 (3.01%) Management Information System
3 4 (3.01%) Clustering
4 2 (1.50%) Private Cloud
5 1 (0.75%) BYOD
5 1 (0.75%) PKI
5 1 (0.75%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 111 (83.46%) Windows
2 50 (37.59%) Windows Server 2012
3 46 (34.59%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (21.05%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (17.29%) Windows Vista
6 13 (9.77%) Linux
7 11 (8.27%) Windows 8
8 8 (6.02%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 7
10 3 (2.26%) Windows 2000
11 1 (0.75%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (36.84%) ITIL
2 20 (15.04%) Project Management
3 8 (6.02%) Disaster Recovery
4 7 (5.26%) Service Delivery
5 6 (4.51%) Migration
5 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Architecture
5 6 (4.51%) Technical Architecture
5 6 (4.51%) Network Monitoring
6 5 (3.76%) Mentoring
7 4 (3.01%) Configuration Management
7 4 (3.01%) Problem Management
7 4 (3.01%) Change Management
7 4 (3.01%) Service Management
8 2 (1.50%) PRINCE2
8 2 (1.50%) Security Management
8 2 (1.50%) Risk Management
8 2 (1.50%) Stakeholder Management
8 2 (1.50%) Business Continuity
8 2 (1.50%) Ethical Hacking
8 2 (1.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 16 (12.03%) SQL
2 12 (9.02%) PowerShell
3 7 (5.26%) VBScript
4 5 (3.76%) C#
5 3 (2.26%) Java
6 1 (0.75%) VB
6 1 (0.75%) C
Qualifications
1 133 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (71.43%) MCSE
3 36 (27.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 29 (21.80%) MCITP
5 25 (18.80%) A+ Certification
5 25 (18.80%) Network+ Certification
6 23 (17.29%) Citrix Certification
7 21 (15.79%) MCP
8 17 (12.78%) CCA
8 17 (12.78%) CCEA
8 17 (12.78%) CCEE
9 13 (9.77%) CCNA
9 13 (9.77%) Cisco Certification
10 5 (3.76%) Security Cleared
11 4 (3.01%) DV Cleared
11 4 (3.01%) ITIL Certification
12 3 (2.26%) SC Cleared
13 2 (1.50%) CCENT
13 2 (1.50%) CHFI
13 2 (1.50%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (4.51%) SLA
System Software
1 56 (42.11%) Active Directory
2 50 (37.59%) XenApp
3 24 (18.05%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 20 (15.04%) BitLocker
5 18 (13.53%) vSphere
6 16 (12.03%) Hyper-V
7 9 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
8 4 (3.01%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.75%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.75%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 18 (13.53%) WSUS
2 14 (10.53%) SCCM
2 14 (10.53%) Norton AntiVirus
2 14 (10.53%) NetBackup
2 14 (10.53%) Backup Exec
3 7 (5.26%) SCOM
4 6 (4.51%) Zenoss
4 6 (4.51%) WhatsUp Gold
5 4 (3.01%) Windows Intune
6 3 (2.26%) SCOrch
7 2 (1.50%) SCSM
8 1 (0.75%) Forefront Identity Manager
8 1 (0.75%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 101 (75.94%) Microsoft
2 59 (44.36%) Citrix
3 45 (33.83%) VMware
4 38 (28.57%) Cisco
5 29 (21.80%) Sophos
6 24 (18.05%) Remedy
7 17 (12.78%) AppSense
8 16 (12.03%) Symantec
8 16 (12.03%) EMC
9 9 (6.77%) NetApp
10 7 (5.26%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.01%) HP
12 3 (2.26%) Adobe
13 2 (1.50%) Nortel
13 2 (1.50%) Avaya
13 2 (1.50%) Fortinet
13 2 (1.50%) McAfee
14 1 (0.75%) SAP
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