The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Swindon region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 52 66 58
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -8
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.67% 0.84% 1.07%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.62% 2.97% 3.49%
Number of salaries quoted 9 6 6
Average salary £42,500 £23,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.78% -48.88%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
MCSA
Wiltshire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Swindon region.

Qualifications Category
Swindon
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
136 202 172
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 25.28% 28.37% 30.71%
Number of salaries quoted 129 167 145
Average salary £45,245 £45,000 £47,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+0.54% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £23,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £60,000 £63,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Swindon region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Swindon

MCSA
Salary Trend in Swindon

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Swindon region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Swindon

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Swindon

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Swindon region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Swindon

MCSA
Top 25 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 11 (91.67%) vSphere
2 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
3 10 (83.33%) NetBackup
3 10 (83.33%) Backup Exec
3 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
3 10 (83.33%) WSUS
3 10 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 10 (83.33%) Symantec
3 10 (83.33%) Norton AntiVirus
3 10 (83.33%) Sophos
4 2 (16.67%) ITIL
5 1 (8.33%) MCP
5 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
5 1 (8.33%) Cisco
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (8.33%) SCCM
5 1 (8.33%) Time Management
5 1 (8.33%) XenApp

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Swindon 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 10 (83.33%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (8.33%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (91.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (91.67%) Analyst
1 11 (91.67%) Server Support
1 11 (91.67%) Support Analyst
1 11 (91.67%) Server Support Analyst
1 11 (91.67%) Server Analyst
2 10 (83.33%) Senior Server Analyst
2 10 (83.33%) Support Team Leader
2 10 (83.33%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (83.33%) Team Leader
2 10 (83.33%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (8.33%) IT Support
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Time Management
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) MCSE
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) MCITP
3 10 (83.33%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
4 1 (8.33%) MCP
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) vSphere
2 1 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (83.33%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (83.33%) NetBackup
1 10 (83.33%) Backup Exec
1 10 (83.33%) WSUS
2 1 (8.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) Microsoft
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Symantec
2 10 (83.33%) Sophos
3 1 (8.33%) Citrix
3 1 (8.33%) Cisco