The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the South West region.

Location
3 months to
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 164 181
Rank change year-on-year
-26 +17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 34 46 37
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.55% 0.88% 0.66%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 3.05% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 33 36 36
Average salary £30,000 £40,250 £32,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-25.46% +25.78%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,050 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £40,000 £55,000 £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £33,500 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Qualifications Category
South West
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
1591 1508 2049
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 25.87% 28.91% 36.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1224 1271 1819
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,825 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
England

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +3 16 £30,000 -22.58% 2
Bristol -18 8 £40,000 -4.76%
Gloucestershire -8 4 £30,000 -
Wiltshire -7 3 £32,500 -23.97%
Somerset -20 2 £21,000 -40.00% 4
Cornwall - 1 £25,000 - 1
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 59 (80.82%) Windows
3 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
4 47 (64.38%) MCSE
5 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
6 37 (50.68%) Firewall
6 37 (50.68%) VMware
7 36 (49.32%) DNS
8 35 (47.95%) Degree
9 34 (46.58%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (42.47%) SQL Server
11 30 (41.10%) Windows 7
12 28 (38.36%) VMware Infrastructure
12 28 (38.36%) MCP
13 26 (35.62%) SAN
14 25 (34.25%) MCITP
15 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2003
15 23 (31.51%) ITIL
16 21 (28.77%) MS Exchange
16 21 (28.77%) TCP/IP
17 18 (24.66%) DHCP
17 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
18 17 (23.29%) vSphere
19 15 (20.55%) MS Office
20 14 (19.18%) LAN
20 14 (19.18%) Blackberry
20 14 (19.18%) Cisco
20 14 (19.18%) Windows 8
21 13 (17.81%) Citrix
21 13 (17.81%) Remedy

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 21 (28.77%) MS Exchange
2 12 (16.44%) IIS
3 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
4 7 (9.59%) Exchange Server 2010
5 6 (8.22%) IBM Notes
5 6 (8.22%) Lotus Domino
6 3 (4.11%) Lync
6 3 (4.11%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (2.74%) Apache
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (2.74%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (1.37%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (1.37%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 18 (24.66%) MS Excel
2 15 (20.55%) MS Office
3 3 (4.11%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (4.11%) Visualfiles
Cloud Services
1 8 (10.96%) Office 365
2 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.74%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 37 (50.68%) Firewall
2 36 (49.32%) DNS
3 26 (35.62%) SAN
4 21 (28.77%) TCP/IP
5 18 (24.66%) DHCP
6 14 (19.18%) LAN
7 13 (17.81%) WAN
8 9 (12.33%) SMTP
8 9 (12.33%) HTTP
8 9 (12.33%) VPN
9 3 (4.11%) IP Telephony
10 2 (2.74%) PPTP
10 2 (2.74%) VLAN
10 2 (2.74%) IPsec
11 1 (1.37%) ADSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (42.47%) SQL Server
2 11 (15.07%) MySQL
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (2.74%) SQL Server Analysis Services
General
1 2 (2.74%) Finance
1 2 (2.74%) Automotive
1 2 (2.74%) Back Office
2 1 (1.37%) Legal
Job Titles
1 19 (26.03%) Analyst
2 12 (16.44%) Service Analyst
3 11 (15.07%) 3rd Line Support
3 11 (15.07%) Service Desk Analyst
4 10 (13.70%) Administrator
4 10 (13.70%) IT Support
5 8 (10.96%) Systems Administrator
6 7 (9.59%) Support Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 7 (9.59%) Microsoft Consultant
6 7 (9.59%) Consultant
7 6 (8.22%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (5.48%) Support Analyst
9 3 (4.11%) Wintel Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Wintel Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Systems Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Windows Administrator
9 3 (4.11%) Support Team Leader
9 3 (4.11%) Team Leader
9 3 (4.11%) IT Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (12.33%) HTML
1 9 (12.33%) XML
2 1 (1.37%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.18%) Blackberry
2 7 (9.59%) PKI
3 6 (8.22%) PDA
4 2 (2.74%) Handset
4 2 (2.74%) Replication
4 2 (2.74%) Open Source
5 1 (1.37%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 59 (80.82%) Windows
2 34 (46.58%) Windows Server 2008
3 30 (41.10%) Windows 7
4 23 (31.51%) Windows Server 2003
5 14 (19.18%) Windows 8
6 8 (10.96%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (8.22%) Linux
8 5 (6.85%) Apple iOS
9 3 (4.11%) Windows XP
9 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.74%) Android
10 2 (2.74%) Windows Phone
11 1 (1.37%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (31.51%) ITIL
2 7 (9.59%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (8.22%) Performance Management
4 5 (6.85%) Continuous Improvement
4 5 (6.85%) Asset Management
4 5 (6.85%) Service Delivery
5 4 (5.48%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (4.11%) Root Cause Analysis
6 3 (4.11%) Time Management
6 3 (4.11%) Network Management
6 3 (4.11%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (2.74%) Business Intelligence
7 2 (2.74%) Change Management
7 2 (2.74%) ITIL V3
7 2 (2.74%) High Availability
7 2 (2.74%) Database Tuning
8 1 (1.37%) Change Control
8 1 (1.37%) Database Security
8 1 (1.37%) Risk Management
8 1 (1.37%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 12 (16.44%) SQL
2 3 (4.11%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.74%) Java
3 2 (2.74%) T-SQL
3 2 (2.74%) VBScript
3 2 (2.74%) C
Qualifications
1 73 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 47 (64.38%) MCSE
3 35 (47.95%) Degree
4 28 (38.36%) MCP
5 25 (34.25%) MCITP
6 11 (15.07%) CCNA
6 11 (15.07%) Cisco Certification
7 8 (10.96%) CCNP
8 7 (9.59%) MCTS
9 6 (8.22%) Network+ Certification
10 5 (6.85%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 5 (6.85%) A+ Certification
11 4 (5.48%) HND
11 4 (5.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
12 2 (2.74%) HNC
12 2 (2.74%) MCDBA
13 1 (1.37%) MCSM
13 1 (1.37%) CCENT
13 1 (1.37%) CWNA
13 1 (1.37%) Security+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 2 (2.74%) SLA
2 1 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 51 (69.86%) Active Directory
2 28 (38.36%) VMware Infrastructure
3 17 (23.29%) vSphere
4 12 (16.44%) Hyper-V
5 9 (12.33%) VMware ESX
6 3 (4.11%) BlackBerry Internet Service
7 2 (2.74%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (1.37%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (10.96%) Backup Exec
2 7 (9.59%) SCOrch
2 7 (9.59%) Forefront Identity Manager
2 7 (9.59%) SCCM
2 7 (9.59%) SCOM
2 7 (9.59%) SCVMM
3 6 (8.22%) MAILsweeper
3 6 (8.22%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
4 1 (1.37%) WSUS
Vendors
1 45 (61.64%) Microsoft
2 37 (50.68%) VMware
3 14 (19.18%) Cisco
4 13 (17.81%) Citrix
4 13 (17.81%) Remedy
5 12 (16.44%) ServiceNow
6 8 (10.96%) Symantec
7 6 (8.22%) Avaya
7 6 (8.22%) Clearswift
7 6 (8.22%) NetApp
7 6 (8.22%) Lotus
7 6 (8.22%) Panasonic
8 4 (5.48%) HP
8 4 (5.48%) Oracle
9 3 (4.11%) Sophos
10 2 (2.74%) Apple
11 1 (1.37%) SAP
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