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 30 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 62 - 54
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 0 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 0.71% - 1.43%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.13% - 5.47%
Number of salaries quoted 2 0 7
Average salary £34,000 - £35,000
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £34,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-5.79% -1.42%
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
128 102 128
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 22.57% 21.94% 26.12%
Number of salaries quoted 86 99 116
Average salary £44,500 £46,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.30% +24.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £29,550 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £53,900 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Swindon

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (66.67%) Cisco
4 9 (60.00%) Windows
4 9 (60.00%) Firewall
5 8 (53.33%) ITIL
5 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
6 7 (46.67%) CCNP
6 7 (46.67%) MCSE
6 7 (46.67%) VMware
6 7 (46.67%) Security Testing
6 7 (46.67%) PCI DSS
6 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (46.67%) SIEM
6 7 (46.67%) Kalman Filter
7 5 (33.33%) Coaching
7 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
7 5 (33.33%) CHFI
7 5 (33.33%) Security Management
7 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
7 5 (33.33%) MCP
7 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (33.33%) CISSP
7 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
7 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
8 4 (26.67%) SQL
9 3 (20.00%) Citrix
9 3 (20.00%) CCNA
9 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
9 3 (20.00%) BCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

Applications
1 1 (6.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (13.33%) SaaS
1 2 (13.33%) Office 365
1 2 (13.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (60.00%) Firewall
2 7 (46.67%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (33.33%) Cisco IOS
4 2 (13.33%) VPN
4 2 (13.33%) Internet
4 2 (13.33%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (13.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Metasploit
General
1 3 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (33.33%) Operations Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Security Manager
1 5 (33.33%) Security Operations Manager
2 4 (26.67%) Analyst
2 4 (26.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Technical Support
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (13.33%) Security Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Server Analyst
3 2 (13.33%) Active Directory Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Server Support
4 1 (6.67%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (6.67%) Administrator
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Support Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (33.33%) Management Information System
2 3 (20.00%) Clustering
3 2 (13.33%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 9 (60.00%) Windows
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (53.33%) ITIL
2 7 (46.67%) Security Testing
2 7 (46.67%) SIEM
2 7 (46.67%) Kalman Filter
3 5 (33.33%) Coaching
3 5 (33.33%) Security Management
3 5 (33.33%) PRINCE2
4 3 (20.00%) BCP
5 2 (13.33%) Change Management
5 2 (13.33%) Information Security
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (13.33%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 2 (13.33%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (6.67%) Migration
6 1 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 4 (26.67%) SQL
2 1 (6.67%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 15 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (53.33%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (46.67%) MCSE
3 7 (46.67%) CCNP
4 5 (33.33%) ITIL Certification
4 5 (33.33%) MCP
4 5 (33.33%) CISSP
4 5 (33.33%) CHFI
5 3 (20.00%) CCNA
6 2 (13.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (13.33%) MCITP
7 1 (6.67%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (46.67%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 3 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (20.00%) XenApp
2 2 (13.33%) vSphere
2 2 (13.33%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.67%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) Nessus
1 2 (13.33%) Nmap
Vendors
1 11 (73.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (66.67%) Cisco
3 7 (46.67%) VMware
4 5 (33.33%) CheckPoint
5 3 (20.00%) Citrix
6 2 (13.33%) Symantec
6 2 (13.33%) McAfee
7 1 (6.67%) HP