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

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 180 192 158
Rank change year-on-year
+12 -34
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 69 37 65
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.12% 0.64% 1.18%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.70% 2.26% 3.40%
Number of salaries quoted 57 37 58
Average salary £33,000 £38,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-14.28% +10.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,000 £22,800 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £55,000 £42,500
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
1866 1637 1914
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 30.40% 28.28% 34.86%
Number of salaries quoted 1422 1337 1653
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £39,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +2.56%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £23,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £61,500 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 24 April 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 24 April 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
(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
Gloucestershire +4 23 £33,000 -14.83% 1
Dorset -20 14 £35,000 - 2
Cornwall - 14 £21,000 -
Wiltshire - 11 £34,000 - 1
Bristol -13 5 £43,750 +13.63% 1
Somerset +11 3 - - 1
Devon - 2 £26,250 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 121 (82.88%) Windows
3 110 (75.34%) Microsoft
4 96 (65.75%) MCSE
5 77 (52.74%) Active Directory
6 74 (50.68%) MS Excel
7 65 (44.52%) ITIL
8 58 (39.73%) TCP/IP
9 57 (39.04%) Citrix
10 51 (34.93%) Cisco
11 43 (29.45%) XenApp
12 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2012
12 42 (28.77%) DNS
12 42 (28.77%) DHCP
12 42 (28.77%) MS Exchange
13 39 (26.71%) Windows Server 2008
14 38 (26.03%) MCP
15 34 (23.29%) VPN
16 33 (22.60%) Firewall
16 33 (22.60%) Finance
17 31 (21.23%) Remedy
17 31 (21.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
18 28 (19.18%) SQL
19 27 (18.49%) LAN
19 27 (18.49%) Sophos
19 27 (18.49%) VMware
19 27 (18.49%) BitLocker
20 26 (17.81%) Software Packaging
20 26 (17.81%) Client/Server
20 26 (17.81%) WAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 42 (28.77%) MS Exchange
2 25 (17.12%) Exchange Server 2013
3 21 (14.38%) Exchange Server 2010
4 20 (13.70%) Exchange Server 2007
4 20 (13.70%) IIS
5 14 (9.59%) Lync
6 5 (3.42%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.37%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 2 (1.37%) OpenStack
Applications
1 74 (50.68%) MS Excel
2 22 (15.07%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 11 (7.53%) Office 365
2 6 (4.11%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (2.05%) SaaS
4 2 (1.37%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 58 (39.73%) TCP/IP
2 42 (28.77%) DHCP
2 42 (28.77%) DNS
3 34 (23.29%) VPN
4 33 (22.60%) Firewall
5 27 (18.49%) LAN
6 26 (17.81%) WAN
7 20 (13.70%) SAN
8 16 (10.96%) ADSL
9 7 (4.79%) VoIP
9 7 (4.79%) Internet
9 7 (4.79%) Cisco ASA
9 7 (4.79%) NetScaler
10 5 (3.42%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.05%) Network Security
11 3 (2.05%) PABX
12 2 (1.37%) MPLS
13 1 (0.68%) Wireless
13 1 (0.68%) IP Telephony
13 1 (0.68%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (17.81%) SQL Server
2 4 (2.74%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (1.37%) Metasploit
2 1 (0.68%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 33 (22.60%) Finance
2 5 (3.42%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.37%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 45 (30.82%) Analyst
2 29 (19.86%) Support Analyst
3 23 (15.75%) Support Specialist
4 21 (14.38%) 3rd Line Support
4 21 (14.38%) Support Engineer
4 21 (14.38%) Consultant
5 18 (12.33%) Wintel Support
6 17 (11.64%) Wintel Specialist
6 17 (11.64%) 2nd Line Support
7 15 (10.27%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
7 15 (10.27%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
8 14 (9.59%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 12 (8.22%) Security Manager
9 12 (8.22%) Security Operations Manager
9 12 (8.22%) Operations Manager
10 10 (6.85%) Applications Support Analyst
10 10 (6.85%) Applications Support
11 7 (4.79%) Technical Support
11 7 (4.79%) Architect
11 7 (4.79%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (17.81%) Software Packaging
2 19 (13.01%) .NET
2 19 (13.01%) ASP.NET
3 2 (1.37%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 26 (17.81%) Client/Server
2 8 (5.48%) Management Information System
3 7 (4.79%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 5 (3.42%) Clustering
6 2 (1.37%) PKI
6 2 (1.37%) Statistics
6 2 (1.37%) Private Cloud
6 2 (1.37%) BYOD
6 2 (1.37%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 121 (82.88%) Windows
2 42 (28.77%) Windows Server 2012
3 39 (26.71%) Windows Server 2008
4 25 (17.12%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (10.96%) Windows Vista
6 10 (6.85%) Windows 8
7 8 (5.48%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.11%) Linux
8 6 (4.11%) Windows 7
9 3 (2.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.05%) Windows 2000
10 1 (0.68%) UNIX
10 1 (0.68%) Android
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 65 (44.52%) ITIL
2 20 (13.70%) PRINCE2
2 20 (13.70%) SIEM
3 15 (10.27%) Project Management
4 10 (6.85%) Kalman Filter
5 9 (6.16%) Information Security
6 8 (5.48%) Security Management
6 8 (5.48%) Security Testing
7 7 (4.79%) Disaster Recovery
8 6 (4.11%) Security Architecture
9 5 (3.42%) Enterprise Architecture
9 5 (3.42%) Technical Architecture
9 5 (3.42%) Service Delivery
9 5 (3.42%) Migration
9 5 (3.42%) Mentoring
9 5 (3.42%) Coaching
10 4 (2.74%) Risk Management
10 4 (2.74%) Data Security
10 4 (2.74%) Vulnerability Assessment
10 4 (2.74%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (19.18%) SQL
2 19 (13.01%) C#
3 10 (6.85%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.05%) Java
5 1 (0.68%) VBScript
5 1 (0.68%) C
Qualifications
1 146 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 96 (65.75%) MCSE
3 38 (26.03%) MCP
4 21 (14.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 20 (13.70%) CISSP
5 20 (13.70%) CHFI
6 17 (11.64%) Cisco Certification
7 16 (10.96%) Citrix Certification
7 16 (10.96%) Network+ Certification
7 16 (10.96%) A+ Certification
8 15 (10.27%) MCITP
9 13 (8.90%) CCEE
9 13 (8.90%) CCA
9 13 (8.90%) CCEA
10 12 (8.22%) CCNA
11 9 (6.16%) Degree
12 7 (4.79%) VCP4
12 7 (4.79%) VCP5
12 7 (4.79%) CCNP
12 7 (4.79%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.22%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.37%) SLA
3 1 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 77 (52.74%) Active Directory
2 43 (29.45%) XenApp
3 31 (21.23%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 27 (18.49%) BitLocker
5 16 (10.96%) Hyper-V
6 15 (10.27%) VMware Infrastructure
7 14 (9.59%) vSphere
8 8 (5.48%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (5.48%) XenDesktop
9 2 (1.37%) Terminal Services
9 2 (1.37%) VMware ESX
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 14 (9.59%) SCCM
2 6 (4.11%) SCOM
2 6 (4.11%) WSUS
3 4 (2.74%) Windows Intune
3 4 (2.74%) SCOrch
4 3 (2.05%) Backup Exec
5 2 (1.37%) Nessus
5 2 (1.37%) Nmap
5 2 (1.37%) Norton AntiVirus
5 2 (1.37%) NetBackup
5 2 (1.37%) SCVMM
5 2 (1.37%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 2 (1.37%) SCSM
6 1 (0.68%) Zenoss
6 1 (0.68%) WhatsUp Gold
6 1 (0.68%) McAfee ePO
6 1 (0.68%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 110 (75.34%) Microsoft
2 57 (39.04%) Citrix
3 51 (34.93%) Cisco
4 31 (21.23%) Remedy
5 27 (18.49%) Sophos
5 27 (18.49%) VMware
6 13 (8.90%) AppSense
6 13 (8.90%) EMC
7 5 (3.42%) NetApp
7 5 (3.42%) CheckPoint
8 4 (2.74%) Symantec
8 4 (2.74%) HP
9 3 (2.05%) Adobe
9 3 (2.05%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.05%) McAfee
10 2 (1.37%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.37%) Nortel
10 2 (1.37%) Avaya
11 1 (0.68%) F5
11 1 (0.68%) Apple
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £40000 per annum + car, bonus, benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Connectus
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + benefits
Posted: 5 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Online Resourcing
Salary: Up to £40,000 + car & comprehensive benefits
Posted: 9 days ago
Cheltenham
360 Resourcing
Salary: £30k per year
Posted: 12 days ago
Frome
Recruitment Genius
Salary: £24000 - £32000 per annum
Posted: 26 days ago