The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 82 91 102
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 19 16 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.47% 1.15% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.46% 3.60% 1.23%
Number of salaries quoted 19 11 6
Median salary £32,500 £35,000 £32,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £25,000 £25,750
10% offered a salary of more than £51,000 £42,500 £43,750
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
MCSA
UK

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

Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
348 445 486
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 26.93% 32.04% 36.03%
Number of salaries quoted 301 377 388
Median salary £35,000 £39,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-11.39% +5.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £51,450 £52,700
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of job ads across the Wales region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

MCSA
Salary Trend in Wales

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Wales

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Wales

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Wales

MCSA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South Wales +7 19 £32,500 -7.14%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 26 (81.25%) Windows
3 21 (65.63%) MCSE
3 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
4 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 16 (50.00%) VMware
6 15 (46.88%) ITIL
7 13 (40.63%) Cisco
7 13 (40.63%) Dell
7 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
9 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
9 11 (34.38%) EqualLogic
9 11 (34.38%) Firewall
9 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
10 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
10 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
10 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
11 8 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
12 7 (21.88%) MCP
13 6 (18.75%) CCNA
13 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
13 6 (18.75%) MCITP
13 6 (18.75%) IaaS
13 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
14 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
14 5 (15.63%) DBS Check
14 5 (15.63%) Kalman Filter
14 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 3 (9.38%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (18.75%) IaaS
2 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (9.38%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (34.38%) Firewall
2 3 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
2 3 (9.38%) NAS
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) BGP
3 2 (6.25%) DNS
3 2 (6.25%) FTP
3 2 (6.25%) Internet
3 2 (6.25%) IPsec
3 2 (6.25%) iSCSI
3 2 (6.25%) Junos
3 2 (6.25%) MPLS
3 2 (6.25%) NetScaler
3 2 (6.25%) Skype
4 1 (3.13%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (12.50%) Data Warehouse
1 4 (12.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
1 4 (12.50%) Power BI
1 4 (12.50%) PowerPivot
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 4 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (31.25%) Data Centre Engineer
2 5 (15.63%) IT Technician
2 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
3 4 (12.50%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Help Desk Technician
4 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Server Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Network Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) Project Engineer
5 2 (6.25%) SQL Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Business Intelligence Developer
6 1 (3.13%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Help Desk Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 12 (37.50%) Data Centre
2 11 (34.38%) EqualLogic
3 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
4 2 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 21 (65.63%) Windows Server
3 11 (34.38%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (28.13%) Windows 7
4 9 (28.13%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (15.63%) Windows 10
6 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (46.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Email Filtering
2 5 (15.63%) Kalman Filter
2 5 (15.63%) Web Filtering
3 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (12.50%) Analytics
3 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
3 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
3 4 (12.50%) ETL
3 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
3 4 (12.50%) Scrum
4 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Line Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
5 1 (3.13%) ITIL V3
Programming Languages
1 4 (12.50%) C#
1 4 (12.50%) SQL
1 4 (12.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (65.63%) MCSE
3 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 7 (21.88%) MCP
5 6 (18.75%) CCNA
5 6 (18.75%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (18.75%) MCITP
6 5 (15.63%) A+ Certification
6 5 (15.63%) DBS Check
6 5 (15.63%) MCTS
7 4 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
8 2 (6.25%) AWS Certification
8 2 (6.25%) CCA
8 2 (6.25%) CCDA
8 2 (6.25%) CCEA
8 2 (6.25%) CCNP
8 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
8 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
8 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
9 1 (3.13%) Server+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 1 (3.13%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
2 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (12.50%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.25%) XenApp
4 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (6.25%) FortiGate
1 2 (6.25%) XenMobile
2 1 (3.13%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) VMware
2 13 (40.63%) Cisco
2 13 (40.63%) Dell
3 11 (34.38%) Microsoft
4 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
5 8 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
6 3 (9.38%) SonicWALL
7 2 (6.25%) Citrix
7 2 (6.25%) F5
7 2 (6.25%) HP
7 2 (6.25%) Juniper
7 2 (6.25%) Veeam
8 1 (3.13%) Symantec