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 9 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 171 195 189
Rank change year-on-year
+24 -6
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 56 48 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.09% 0.84% 1.06%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.47% 2.70% 3.43%
Number of salaries quoted 50 38 68
Median salary £35,000 £32,500 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £24,500 £22,500 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £40,750 £45,750
UK excluding London median salary £35,000 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
- +6.87%
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
1612 1781 2009
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.36% 31.17% 30.98%
Number of salaries quoted 1267 1437 1623
Median salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £57,500 £63,000
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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Wiltshire +26 20 £35,000 +7.69%
Bristol +21 9 £25,000 -41.17% 2
Somerset +6 8 £35,000 +16.66%
Dorset +6 7 £45,000 +28.57%
Devon -8 6 £39,250 +37.71% 1
Cornwall - 3 £24,500 -
Gloucestershire - 1 £31,000 -
Avon - 1 £26,000 -
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 9 December 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 78 (67.83%) Windows
3 75 (65.22%) Microsoft
4 65 (56.52%) VMware
5 62 (53.91%) MCSE
6 53 (46.09%) ITIL
7 52 (45.22%) Firewall
8 48 (41.74%) Windows Server 2012
9 46 (40.00%) MS Excel
10 44 (38.26%) MS Exchange
10 44 (38.26%) CCNA
10 44 (38.26%) Cisco Certification
11 41 (35.65%) Windows Server
12 38 (33.04%) SQL Server
13 37 (32.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
14 35 (30.43%) SQL
14 35 (30.43%) Active Directory
15 34 (29.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
16 33 (28.70%) Driving Licence
17 32 (27.83%) SC Cleared
18 31 (26.96%) TCP/IP
19 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
19 29 (25.22%) Exchange Server 2007
20 28 (24.35%) Office 365
20 28 (24.35%) MCP
21 27 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
22 26 (22.61%) Cisco
23 21 (18.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services

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 44 (38.26%) MS Exchange
2 37 (32.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 29 (25.22%) Exchange Server 2007
4 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (6.09%) Skype for Business
6 5 (4.35%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.74%) Exchange Server 2003
7 2 (1.74%) SharePoint 2013
8 1 (0.87%) Apache
Applications
1 46 (40.00%) MS Excel
2 5 (4.35%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Sage 1000
Cloud Services
1 28 (24.35%) Office 365
2 6 (5.22%) GitHub
3 2 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (0.87%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 52 (45.22%) Firewall
2 31 (26.96%) TCP/IP
3 17 (14.78%) DNS
4 16 (13.91%) LAN
4 16 (13.91%) WAN
5 15 (13.04%) DHCP
6 11 (9.57%) Network Security
7 9 (7.83%) SAN
8 8 (6.96%) ADSL
8 8 (6.96%) DMZ
8 8 (6.96%) FTP
8 8 (6.96%) HTTP
8 8 (6.96%) SMTP
8 8 (6.96%) VLAN
8 8 (6.96%) Wireless
8 8 (6.96%) X.400
9 7 (6.09%) Remote Desktop
9 7 (6.09%) VPN
10 6 (5.22%) Intranet
11 3 (2.61%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (33.04%) SQL Server
2 21 (18.26%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 21 (18.26%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 17 (14.78%) SQL Server 2012
4 15 (13.04%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 14 (12.17%) SQL Server 2014
6 6 (5.22%) SSDT
7 5 (4.35%) SQL Server 2016
8 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2005
8 4 (3.48%) SQL Server 2008
9 3 (2.61%) Data Warehouse
9 3 (2.61%) OLAP
9 3 (2.61%) OLTP
9 3 (2.61%) PostgreSQL
10 1 (0.87%) MySQL
10 1 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 6 (5.22%) Visual Studio
2 3 (2.61%) tSQLt
General
1 2 (1.74%) Finance
2 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 35 (30.43%) Support Engineer
2 24 (20.87%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 23 (20.00%) DBA
4 22 (19.13%) 3rd Line Support
4 22 (19.13%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 20 (17.39%) SQL DBA
6 15 (13.04%) 2nd Line Support
6 15 (13.04%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) 2nd Line Engineer
7 9 (7.83%) Development DBA
7 9 (7.83%) IT Support
8 8 (6.96%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
8 8 (6.96%) Administrator
8 8 (6.96%) Network Engineer
9 7 (6.09%) Developer
9 7 (6.09%) SQL Developer
9 7 (6.09%) SQL Server DBA
10 6 (5.22%) Server Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) SQL Server Development DBA
11 5 (4.35%) Server Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (5.22%) .NET
1 6 (5.22%) ASP.NET
2 1 (0.87%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 33 (28.70%) Driving Licence
2 12 (10.43%) Analytical Skills
3 11 (9.57%) CESG
4 8 (6.96%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.22%) Data Centre
6 4 (3.48%) Clustering
7 2 (1.74%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.74%) Replication
8 1 (0.87%) CMDB
8 1 (0.87%) Computer Science
8 1 (0.87%) Fat Client
8 1 (0.87%) iSeries
8 1 (0.87%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 78 (67.83%) Windows
2 48 (41.74%) Windows Server 2012
3 41 (35.65%) Windows Server
4 33 (28.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 29 (25.22%) Windows Server 2003
6 15 (13.04%) Windows 7
7 13 (11.30%) Linux
8 12 (10.43%) Windows 10
8 12 (10.43%) Windows 8
9 8 (6.96%) Unix
9 8 (6.96%) Windows Vista
10 3 (2.61%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.87%) CentOS
11 1 (0.87%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (46.09%) ITIL
2 14 (12.17%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (10.43%) Project Management
4 9 (7.83%) High Availability
4 9 (7.83%) Performance Tuning
5 8 (6.96%) Change Management
5 8 (6.96%) Disaster Recovery
5 8 (6.96%) ERP
5 8 (6.96%) Ethical Hacking
5 8 (6.96%) Infrastructure Management
5 8 (6.96%) Migration
5 8 (6.96%) PRINCE2
5 8 (6.96%) Protective Monitoring
6 6 (5.22%) Business Intelligence
6 6 (5.22%) Data Modelling
6 6 (5.22%) E-Commerce
6 6 (5.22%) Problem Management
6 6 (5.22%) Service Delivery
6 6 (5.22%) TDD
6 6 (5.22%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 35 (30.43%) SQL
2 16 (13.91%) T-SQL
3 14 (12.17%) PowerShell
4 6 (5.22%) C#
5 1 (0.87%) C
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 62 (53.91%) MCSE
3 44 (38.26%) CCNA
3 44 (38.26%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (30.43%) Security Cleared
5 34 (29.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 32 (27.83%) SC Cleared
7 28 (24.35%) MCP
8 13 (11.30%) A+ Certification
9 9 (7.83%) Network+ Certification
10 8 (6.96%) CEH
10 8 (6.96%) CISSP
10 8 (6.96%) DV Cleared
10 8 (6.96%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
11 6 (5.22%) MCITP
12 5 (4.35%) CCENT
12 5 (4.35%) Degree
13 4 (3.48%) CCA
13 4 (3.48%) CCEA
13 4 (3.48%) Citrix Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.61%) ISO 9001
1 3 (2.61%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (30.43%) Active Directory
2 27 (23.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (10.43%) Hyper-V
4 8 (6.96%) VMware ESXi
5 7 (6.09%) XenApp
6 6 (5.22%) VMware ESX
7 4 (3.48%) Virtual Servers
7 4 (3.48%) vSphere
8 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.87%) Postfix
8 1 (0.87%) Squid
8 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) SCCM
2 5 (4.35%) WSUS
3 4 (3.48%) Microsoft Clustering
3 4 (3.48%) SCOM
4 3 (2.61%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.74%) Backup Exec
6 1 (0.87%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.87%) HP Data Protector
6 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
6 1 (0.87%) vMotion
Vendors
1 75 (65.22%) Microsoft
2 65 (56.52%) VMware
3 26 (22.61%) Cisco
4 14 (12.17%) HP
5 12 (10.43%) Citrix
6 8 (6.96%) Sage
6 8 (6.96%) WatchGuard
7 6 (5.22%) RedGate
7 6 (5.22%) Veeam
8 5 (4.35%) Dell
8 5 (4.35%) EMC
8 5 (4.35%) Symantec
9 4 (3.48%) AppSense
10 3 (2.61%) 3Com
10 3 (2.61%) Apple
10 3 (2.61%) Barracuda Networks
10 3 (2.61%) NETGEAR
10 3 (2.61%) Oracle
10 3 (2.61%) Riverbed
10 3 (2.61%) SolarWinds
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