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

3 months to
28 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 206 183 201
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +18
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 33 65 41
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.62% 1.11% 0.69%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.93% 3.77% 2.38%
Number of salaries quoted 32 59 40
Median salary £23,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-34.28% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,000 £21,000 £22,000
10% offered a salary of more than £34,900 £45,000 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,250 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.26% -5.00%
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
1711 1724 1725
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 32.07% 29.51% 29.06%
Number of salaries quoted 1378 1347 1391
Median salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £25,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,500 £60,350
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

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 28 May 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 28 May 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
Cornwall -15 13 £23,000 +9.52%
Wiltshire +11 8 £28,500 -32.94% 1
Bristol +5 6 £22,000 -51.11% 1
Somerset -6 3 £41,000 - 1
Gloucestershire -15 3 £33,000 -1.49%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 May 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 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 83 (94.32%) Microsoft
3 73 (82.95%) Windows
4 53 (60.23%) SQL Server
5 48 (54.55%) Windows Server
6 43 (48.86%) MS Exchange
7 42 (47.73%) MCSE
8 38 (43.18%) VMware
8 38 (43.18%) MS Excel
9 36 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 34 (38.64%) ITIL
11 32 (36.36%) Cisco
12 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
12 30 (34.09%) Linux
13 28 (31.82%) Windows 10
14 27 (30.68%) Windows 7
15 25 (28.41%) Windows 8
16 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
16 24 (27.27%) SQL
16 24 (27.27%) A+ Certification
17 23 (26.14%) CCNA
17 23 (26.14%) Cisco Certification
18 21 (23.86%) Network+ Certification
18 21 (23.86%) Firewall
19 20 (22.73%) Project Management
19 20 (22.73%) VoIP
20 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
20 19 (21.59%) SAN
20 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
21 18 (20.45%) MCITP

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 43 (48.86%) MS Exchange
2 17 (19.32%) IIS
3 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
3 16 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
4 13 (14.77%) SharePoint
5 10 (11.36%) BizTalk Server
6 5 (5.68%) Skype for Business
7 2 (2.27%) OpenStack
7 2 (2.27%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.14%) Exchange Server 2003
8 1 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 38 (43.18%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.27%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (1.14%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (23.86%) Firewall
2 20 (22.73%) VoIP
3 19 (21.59%) SAN
3 19 (21.59%) TCP/IP
4 17 (19.32%) LAN
4 17 (19.32%) WAN
5 12 (13.64%) ADSL
6 10 (11.36%) DNS
7 7 (7.95%) Internet
7 7 (7.95%) Wireless
8 6 (6.82%) Skype
8 6 (6.82%) VPN
9 5 (5.68%) DHCP
10 3 (3.41%) Remote Desktop
10 3 (3.41%) Unified Communications
11 2 (2.27%) VLAN
12 1 (1.14%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (60.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (11.36%) MS Access
3 9 (10.23%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (7.95%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server 2014
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (2.27%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.27%) OLAP
6 2 (2.27%) OLTP
7 1 (1.14%) SSDT
Development Applications
1 7 (7.95%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 2 (2.27%) tSQLt
3 1 (1.14%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (7.95%) Finance
2 2 (2.27%) Advertising
3 1 (1.14%) Retail
Job Titles
1 40 (45.45%) Support Engineer
2 30 (34.09%) Analyst
3 23 (26.14%) 2nd Line Support
4 21 (23.86%) Support Analyst
5 17 (19.32%) 2nd Line Engineer
5 17 (19.32%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 15 (17.05%) Microsoft Engineer
7 12 (13.64%) IT Support
8 11 (12.50%) IT Analyst
9 10 (11.36%) Applications Support
10 9 (10.23%) Network Engineer
11 8 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (9.09%) Applications Support Analyst
11 8 (9.09%) Cisco Engineer
11 8 (9.09%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 8 (9.09%) Cisco Support
11 8 (9.09%) IT Support Analyst
11 8 (9.09%) Network Support
11 8 (9.09%) Network Support Engineer
11 8 (9.09%) VoIP Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (4.55%) XML
2 2 (2.27%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.05%) Driving Licence
2 7 (7.95%) iPad
3 4 (4.55%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.41%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.41%) EqualLogic
5 2 (2.27%) Statistics
6 1 (1.14%) Blackberry
6 1 (1.14%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (1.14%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 73 (82.95%) Windows
2 48 (54.55%) Windows Server
3 36 (40.91%) Windows Server 2012
4 30 (34.09%) Linux
5 28 (31.82%) Windows 10
6 27 (30.68%) Windows 7
7 25 (28.41%) Windows 8
8 24 (27.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 15 (17.05%) Unix
9 15 (17.05%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (13.64%) Windows Vista
11 8 (9.09%) Apple iOS
11 8 (9.09%) Mac OS X
12 2 (2.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 1 (1.14%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (38.64%) ITIL
2 20 (22.73%) Project Management
3 14 (15.91%) PRINCE2
4 12 (13.64%) ITIL V3
5 10 (11.36%) Application Performance Management
5 10 (11.36%) Performance Management
6 6 (6.82%) Problem Management
7 5 (5.68%) Change Management
7 5 (5.68%) Disaster Recovery
7 5 (5.68%) Service Management
8 3 (3.41%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (2.27%) Business Intelligence
9 2 (2.27%) Configuration Management
9 2 (2.27%) ITSM
9 2 (2.27%) Performance Tuning
9 2 (2.27%) Security Management
9 2 (2.27%) Security Testing
9 2 (2.27%) Service Delivery
9 2 (2.27%) Trend Analysis
9 2 (2.27%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 24 (27.27%) SQL
2 13 (14.77%) PowerShell
3 10 (11.36%) VB
4 7 (7.95%) C
4 7 (7.95%) Java
5 4 (4.55%) VBA
6 3 (3.41%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 88 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 42 (47.73%) MCSE
3 24 (27.27%) A+ Certification
4 23 (26.14%) CCNA
4 23 (26.14%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (23.86%) Network+ Certification
6 18 (20.45%) MCITP
7 12 (13.64%) MCP
8 11 (12.50%) Citrix Certification
9 10 (11.36%) Security Cleared
10 9 (10.23%) CCNP
11 5 (5.68%) MCTS
12 4 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 3 (3.41%) CCENT
13 3 (3.41%) Degree
13 3 (3.41%) ITIL Certification
13 3 (3.41%) SC Cleared
14 1 (1.14%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (6.82%) SLA
2 3 (3.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (2.27%) PCI DSS
4 1 (1.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 30 (34.09%) Active Directory
2 19 (21.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (18.18%) VMware ESXi
4 11 (12.50%) vSphere
4 11 (12.50%) XenApp
5 9 (10.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.14%) ISA Server
6 1 (1.14%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 14 (15.91%) Backup Exec
1 14 (15.91%) NetBackup
1 14 (15.91%) Norton AntiVirus
2 12 (13.64%) WSUS
3 9 (10.23%) SCCM
4 1 (1.14%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 83 (94.32%) Microsoft
2 38 (43.18%) VMware
3 32 (36.36%) Cisco
4 15 (17.05%) Citrix
4 15 (17.05%) WatchGuard
5 14 (15.91%) Symantec
6 11 (12.50%) NetApp
6 11 (12.50%) Sophos
7 5 (5.68%) HP
8 4 (4.55%) Dell
9 3 (3.41%) 3Com
9 3 (3.41%) Aerohive Networks
9 3 (3.41%) Draytek
9 3 (3.41%) IBM
9 3 (3.41%) NETGEAR
9 3 (3.41%) ZyXEL
10 2 (2.27%) Apple
10 2 (2.27%) EMC
10 2 (2.27%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.14%) Remedy
Chippenham, Wiltshire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bath, Avon
Optima Connections
Salary: From £40,000 to £50,000 per annum + Good Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 5 days ago