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

Location
3 months to
18 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 54 69 -
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 1.99% 0.18% -
As % of the Qualifications category 7.64% 0.48% -
Number of salaries quoted 11 1 0
Average salary £45,000 £50,000 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £33,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
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
157 208 170
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Swindon 26.04% 37.01% 30.69%
Number of salaries quoted 127 175 138
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +28.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £33,000 £33,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,191 £65,000
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 18 December 2014, 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (87.50%) Firewall
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco
4 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
4 10 (62.50%) Windows
4 10 (62.50%) MCSE
5 9 (56.25%) MCP
6 8 (50.00%) VMware
7 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
7 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
7 7 (43.75%) SIEM
7 7 (43.75%) CCNP
7 7 (43.75%) CCNA
7 7 (43.75%) Kalman Filter
8 6 (37.50%) ITIL
9 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
9 5 (31.25%) CISSP
9 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (31.25%) Security Management
9 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
9 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
9 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
9 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
9 5 (31.25%) CHFI
9 5 (31.25%) Coaching
10 4 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (25.00%) MCDST
10 4 (25.00%) Finance

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Swindon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 2 (12.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (31.25%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (25.00%) VoIP
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Metasploit
General
1 4 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Operations Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Security Manager
1 5 (31.25%) Security Operations Manager
2 4 (25.00%) IT Support
3 3 (18.75%) Active Directory Specialist
4 2 (12.50%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Administrator
4 2 (12.50%) Security Engineer
4 2 (12.50%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Technical Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Consultant
5 1 (6.25%) Senior Support Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Management Information System
2 2 (12.50%) Statistics
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 10 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 4 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Security Testing
1 7 (43.75%) SIEM
1 7 (43.75%) Kalman Filter
2 6 (37.50%) ITIL
3 5 (31.25%) PRINCE2
3 5 (31.25%) Coaching
3 5 (31.25%) Security Management
4 4 (25.00%) BCP
5 2 (12.50%) Change Management
5 2 (12.50%) Information Security
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
5 2 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
5 2 (12.50%) Risk Management
5 2 (12.50%) Vulnerability Management
6 1 (6.25%) Migration
6 1 (6.25%) Problem Management
6 1 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (75.00%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (62.50%) MCSE
4 9 (56.25%) MCP
5 7 (43.75%) CCNP
5 7 (43.75%) CCNA
6 5 (31.25%) CISSP
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (31.25%) CHFI
7 4 (25.00%) MCDST
8 1 (6.25%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (43.75%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 4 (25.00%) Active Directory
3 2 (12.50%) VMware ESX
3 2 (12.50%) Nmap
3 2 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) Norton AntiVirus
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco UCCX
1 4 (25.00%) Cisco CUCM
2 2 (12.50%) Nessus
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Cisco
2 10 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 8 (50.00%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
5 4 (25.00%) Symantec
5 4 (25.00%) Sophos
5 4 (25.00%) Juniper
6 2 (12.50%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) HP