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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 171 203 173
Rank change year-on-year
+32 -30
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 76 32 56
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 1.21% 0.55% 0.98%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.86% 1.83% 2.83%
Number of salaries quoted 75 22 54
Average salary £35,000 £44,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-21.34% +11.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,150 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
1970 1744 1980
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.37% 29.94% 34.70%
Number of salaries quoted 1590 1407 1653
Average salary £40,000 £38,370 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.24% +2.32%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £57,500
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 December 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 24 December 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 0 26 £35,000 -18.12% 2
Wiltshire +12 19 £46,250 -7.50% 1
Gloucestershire - 15 £30,000 - 2
Devon -5 5 £22,500 -21.05%
Cornwall - 5 £22,500 -
Somerset +2 1 £45,000 +5.88%
Bristol -17 1 £48,500 -3.00% 2
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 84 (73.04%) Windows
3 77 (66.96%) Microsoft
4 75 (65.22%) MCSE
5 57 (49.57%) MS Excel
6 54 (46.96%) MCP
7 52 (45.22%) Active Directory
8 44 (38.26%) ITIL
9 40 (34.78%) MS Exchange
10 39 (33.91%) TCP/IP
11 38 (33.04%) Windows Server 2008
12 36 (31.30%) Firewall
13 33 (28.70%) Citrix
14 32 (27.83%) Windows Server 2012
15 30 (26.09%) LAN
15 30 (26.09%) WAN
16 28 (24.35%) VMware
17 27 (23.48%) DNS
17 27 (23.48%) Cisco
18 26 (22.61%) DHCP
19 25 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
20 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2003
21 23 (20.00%) MS Office
22 22 (19.13%) SAN
23 20 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
23 20 (17.39%) Finance
24 19 (16.52%) Remedy
24 19 (16.52%) Exchange Server 2007
25 17 (14.78%) CCA
25 17 (14.78%) Citrix Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 40 (34.78%) MS Exchange
2 19 (16.52%) Exchange Server 2007
3 17 (14.78%) Exchange Server 2010
4 15 (13.04%) Exchange Server 2013
5 12 (10.43%) Lync
5 12 (10.43%) IIS
6 4 (3.48%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (2.61%) SharePoint
8 1 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 57 (49.57%) MS Excel
2 23 (20.00%) MS Office
3 3 (2.61%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Visualfiles
2 1 (0.87%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.09%) Office 365
2 6 (5.22%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 39 (33.91%) TCP/IP
2 36 (31.30%) Firewall
3 30 (26.09%) LAN
3 30 (26.09%) WAN
4 27 (23.48%) DNS
5 26 (22.61%) DHCP
6 22 (19.13%) SAN
7 15 (13.04%) VPN
8 13 (11.30%) ADSL
9 12 (10.43%) NetScaler
10 7 (6.09%) Cisco ASA
11 6 (5.22%) VoIP
12 5 (4.35%) Cisco IOS
13 2 (1.74%) Network Security
14 1 (0.87%) NAS
14 1 (0.87%) Fibre Channel
14 1 (0.87%) Internet
14 1 (0.87%) IP Telephony
14 1 (0.87%) BIG-IP
14 1 (0.87%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (13.91%) SQL Server
2 6 (5.22%) Amazon RDS
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (1.74%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (0.87%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 2 (1.74%) Metasploit
General
1 20 (17.39%) Finance
2 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
2 1 (0.87%) Advertising
2 1 (0.87%) Marketing
2 1 (0.87%) Electronics
2 1 (0.87%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 41 (35.65%) Analyst
2 29 (25.22%) Support Analyst
3 20 (17.39%) Support Engineer
4 19 (16.52%) Consultant
5 14 (12.17%) IT Support
6 13 (11.30%) Technical Support
7 12 (10.43%) Operations Manager
7 12 (10.43%) Infrastructure Consultant
8 11 (9.57%) Security Manager
8 11 (9.57%) Security Operations Manager
8 11 (9.57%) Technical Support Analyst
8 11 (9.57%) Technical Analyst
9 10 (8.70%) Technical Engineer
9 10 (8.70%) Technical Support Engineer
10 9 (7.83%) Wintel Support
10 9 (7.83%) Support Specialist
11 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support
11 8 (6.96%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
11 8 (6.96%) Wintel Specialist
12 7 (6.09%) IT Operations Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (10.43%) .NET
1 12 (10.43%) Software Packaging
2 11 (9.57%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.30%) Client/Server
2 9 (7.83%) Analytical Skills
3 6 (5.22%) Computer Science
3 6 (5.22%) PKI
3 6 (5.22%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.74%) Clustering
4 2 (1.74%) Statistics
5 1 (0.87%) Blackberry
5 1 (0.87%) DTV
Operating Systems
1 84 (73.04%) Windows
2 38 (33.04%) Windows Server 2008
3 32 (27.83%) Windows Server 2012
4 24 (20.87%) Windows Server 2003
5 16 (13.91%) Windows 7
6 13 (11.30%) Windows Vista
7 8 (6.96%) Windows XP
7 8 (6.96%) Windows 8
8 3 (2.61%) Linux
9 2 (1.74%) Android
9 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.87%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (38.26%) ITIL
2 16 (13.91%) PRINCE2
2 16 (13.91%) SIEM
3 12 (10.43%) Project Management
4 11 (9.57%) Mentoring
5 8 (6.96%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (6.96%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (6.96%) Information Security
5 8 (6.96%) Security Testing
6 7 (6.09%) Coaching
7 6 (5.22%) Security Management
8 5 (4.35%) Service Delivery
8 5 (4.35%) Performance Management
8 5 (4.35%) Security Architecture
8 5 (4.35%) Line Management
9 4 (3.48%) BCP
9 4 (3.48%) ITIL V3
9 4 (3.48%) Asset Management
10 3 (2.61%) Time Management
10 3 (2.61%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 14 (12.17%) SQL
2 12 (10.43%) C#
3 6 (5.22%) PowerShell
4 3 (2.61%) C
5 1 (0.87%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 75 (65.22%) MCSE
3 54 (46.96%) MCP
4 20 (17.39%) Cisco Certification
5 17 (14.78%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 17 (14.78%) CCA
5 17 (14.78%) Citrix Certification
6 16 (13.91%) CISSP
6 16 (13.91%) CHFI
6 16 (13.91%) Degree
7 15 (13.04%) A+ Certification
8 14 (12.17%) Network+ Certification
8 14 (12.17%) CCNA
9 12 (10.43%) CCEA
9 12 (10.43%) MCITP
9 12 (10.43%) VCP4
9 12 (10.43%) CCEE
9 12 (10.43%) VCP5
10 7 (6.09%) CCNP
11 5 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (9.57%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.74%) SLA
3 1 (0.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 52 (45.22%) Active Directory
2 25 (21.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 16 (13.91%) XenApp
4 13 (11.30%) vSphere
4 13 (11.30%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 12 (10.43%) Hyper-V
5 12 (10.43%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (10.43%) XenDesktop
6 3 (2.61%) BlackBerry Internet Service
6 3 (2.61%) VMware ESX
7 2 (1.74%) Nmap
8 1 (0.87%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.87%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 9 (7.83%) SCCM
2 6 (5.22%) SCOM
2 6 (5.22%) SCVMM
2 6 (5.22%) SCOrch
2 6 (5.22%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (3.48%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (3.48%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (3.48%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.74%) Nessus
5 1 (0.87%) Backup Exec
5 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (0.87%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 77 (66.96%) Microsoft
2 33 (28.70%) Citrix
3 28 (24.35%) VMware
4 27 (23.48%) Cisco
5 19 (16.52%) Remedy
6 16 (13.91%) Sophos
7 12 (10.43%) EMC
7 12 (10.43%) AppSense
8 7 (6.09%) HP
9 5 (4.35%) CheckPoint
9 5 (4.35%) ServiceNow
10 4 (3.48%) Symantec
10 4 (3.48%) Juniper
11 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.74%) Apple
12 1 (0.87%) Dell
12 1 (0.87%) SAP
12 1 (0.87%) McAfee
12 1 (0.87%) F5
Gloucester
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Gloucestershire
Computer Futures
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Spectrum IT Recruitment (South) Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 3 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
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Salary: £30000 - £38000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Wiltshire
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Salary: £35000.00 - £40000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bristol
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Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 7 days ago
Bristol, Avon
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Salary: From £50,000 to £200,000 per annum No Tax, Relocation, Bonus, Benefits
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