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

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 190 177 157
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -20
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 48 50 54
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 0.75% 0.95% 0.99%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.42% 3.21% 2.67%
Number of salaries quoted 47 40 47
Average salary £27,500 £38,750 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-29.03% +3.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £25,000 £21,150
10% offered a salary of more than £43,500 £50,000 £42,000
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
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
1987 1556 2025
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the South West 31.20% 29.44% 37.16%
Number of salaries quoted 1629 1326 1754
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,648 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -

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 October 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 October 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 +2 14 £37,500 -6.25%
Cornwall - 11 £22,500 - 1
Wiltshire +3 8 £23,000 -48.88%
Bristol -16 6 £27,500 -26.66% 2
Somerset -26 4 £33,000 -22.35% 3
Devon -19 3 £22,500 -21.05%
Gloucestershire -13 2 £34,000 +44.68%
MCSA
England

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 63 (76.83%) Windows
3 55 (67.07%) MCSE
4 47 (57.32%) Microsoft
5 41 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 39 (47.56%) MS Exchange
7 38 (46.34%) Active Directory
8 36 (43.90%) MCP
8 36 (43.90%) Firewall
9 34 (41.46%) VMware
10 32 (39.02%) MS Excel
11 28 (34.15%) TCP/IP
11 28 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
12 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2003
12 27 (32.93%) LAN
13 26 (31.71%) WAN
14 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
15 23 (28.05%) SAN
16 22 (26.83%) DNS
17 21 (25.61%) Windows 7
18 19 (23.17%) Exchange Server 2010
18 19 (23.17%) Degree
18 19 (23.17%) ITIL
19 18 (21.95%) Citrix
20 17 (20.73%) MCITP
20 17 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2007
21 16 (19.51%) A+ Certification
22 15 (18.29%) DHCP
22 15 (18.29%) Network+ Certification
22 15 (18.29%) vSphere

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 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 39 (47.56%) MS Exchange
2 19 (23.17%) Exchange Server 2010
3 17 (20.73%) Exchange Server 2007
4 13 (15.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 7 (8.54%) Lync
6 5 (6.10%) SharePoint
7 3 (3.66%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
7 3 (3.66%) IIS
8 2 (2.44%) IBM Notes
8 2 (2.44%) Lotus Domino
9 1 (1.22%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (1.22%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 32 (39.02%) MS Excel
2 13 (15.85%) MS Office
3 3 (3.66%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Visualfiles
2 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.98%) Office 365
2 7 (8.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (43.90%) Firewall
2 28 (34.15%) TCP/IP
3 27 (32.93%) LAN
4 26 (31.71%) WAN
5 23 (28.05%) SAN
6 22 (26.83%) DNS
7 15 (18.29%) DHCP
8 12 (14.63%) ADSL
9 7 (8.54%) NetScaler
9 7 (8.54%) VPN
10 4 (4.88%) SMTP
10 4 (4.88%) VoIP
11 3 (3.66%) HTTP
12 2 (2.44%) IP Telephony
13 1 (1.22%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.07%) SQL Server
2 3 (3.66%) MySQL
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 6 (7.32%) Finance
2 2 (2.44%) Automotive
3 1 (1.22%) Legal
3 1 (1.22%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.22%) Advertising
3 1 (1.22%) Marketing
3 1 (1.22%) Electronics
3 1 (1.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 27 (32.93%) Analyst
2 18 (21.95%) Support Analyst
3 17 (20.73%) Support Engineer
4 15 (18.29%) Consultant
4 15 (18.29%) IT Support
5 13 (15.85%) Technical Support
6 11 (13.41%) Technical Support Analyst
6 11 (13.41%) Technical Analyst
7 9 (10.98%) Technical Engineer
7 9 (10.98%) Technical Support Engineer
8 7 (8.54%) Infrastructure Consultant
9 6 (7.32%) Service Analyst
9 6 (7.32%) Service Desk Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) IT Support Analyst
10 5 (6.10%) Administrator
10 5 (6.10%) Senior Technical Support
10 5 (6.10%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 5 (6.10%) Windows Support Engineer
11 4 (4.88%) Microsoft Consultant
12 3 (3.66%) Active Directory Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (3.66%) HTML
1 3 (3.66%) XML
2 1 (1.22%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 7 (8.54%) PKI
2 5 (6.10%) Blackberry
2 5 (6.10%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) PDA
4 1 (1.22%) DTV
4 1 (1.22%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 63 (76.83%) Windows
2 41 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 27 (32.93%) Windows Server 2003
4 24 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
5 21 (25.61%) Windows 7
6 12 (14.63%) Windows Vista
7 10 (12.20%) Windows 8
8 9 (10.98%) Windows XP
9 3 (3.66%) Linux
10 2 (2.44%) Android
11 1 (1.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (23.17%) ITIL
2 12 (14.63%) Mentoring
3 8 (9.76%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (8.54%) Line Management
4 7 (8.54%) Project Management
5 5 (6.10%) Service Delivery
5 5 (6.10%) Asset Management
5 5 (6.10%) Performance Management
6 4 (4.88%) ITIL V3
7 3 (3.66%) Time Management
7 3 (3.66%) BCP
7 3 (3.66%) Agile Software Development
7 3 (3.66%) Disaster Recovery
8 2 (2.44%) Change Management
8 2 (2.44%) Network Management
8 2 (2.44%) Root Cause Analysis
8 2 (2.44%) Coaching
9 1 (1.22%) Service Management
9 1 (1.22%) OOP
9 1 (1.22%) OO
Programming Languages
1 7 (8.54%) SQL
2 3 (3.66%) C
2 3 (3.66%) PowerShell
3 2 (2.44%) VBScript
4 1 (1.22%) VB.NET
4 1 (1.22%) C#
Qualifications
1 82 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 55 (67.07%) MCSE
3 36 (43.90%) MCP
4 19 (23.17%) Degree
5 17 (20.73%) MCITP
6 16 (19.51%) A+ Certification
7 15 (18.29%) Network+ Certification
8 14 (17.07%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (15.85%) CCNA
10 12 (14.63%) CCA
10 12 (14.63%) Citrix Certification
11 11 (13.41%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 7 (8.54%) CCEA
12 7 (8.54%) VCP4
12 7 (8.54%) CCEE
12 7 (8.54%) VCP5
13 6 (7.32%) MCTS
14 5 (6.10%) MCDST
15 3 (3.66%) HND
16 2 (2.44%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.44%) SLA
1 2 (2.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 38 (46.34%) Active Directory
2 28 (34.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (18.29%) vSphere
4 12 (14.63%) Hyper-V
5 7 (8.54%) XenDesktop
5 7 (8.54%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (6.10%) VMware ESX
7 4 (4.88%) XenApp
8 3 (3.66%) BlackBerry Internet Service
9 1 (1.22%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (1.22%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 8 (9.76%) SCCM
2 7 (8.54%) SCOM
2 7 (8.54%) SCVMM
2 7 (8.54%) SCOrch
2 7 (8.54%) Forefront Identity Manager
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco UCCX
3 4 (4.88%) Cisco CUCM
3 4 (4.88%) Norton AntiVirus
3 4 (4.88%) Backup Exec
4 2 (2.44%) MAILsweeper
4 2 (2.44%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.22%) WSUS
Vendors
1 47 (57.32%) Microsoft
2 34 (41.46%) VMware
3 18 (21.95%) Citrix
4 14 (17.07%) Cisco
5 9 (10.98%) Remedy
6 8 (9.76%) Symantec
7 7 (8.54%) ServiceNow
7 7 (8.54%) AppSense
7 7 (8.54%) EMC
8 6 (7.32%) Sophos
8 6 (7.32%) HP
9 4 (4.88%) Juniper
10 2 (2.44%) NetApp
10 2 (2.44%) Lotus
10 2 (2.44%) Clearswift
10 2 (2.44%) Panasonic
10 2 (2.44%) Apple
10 2 (2.44%) Avaya
11 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
11 1 (1.22%) Dell
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