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 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 90 103 86
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -17
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 4 8
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.93% 0.30% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.12% 1.22% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 12 4 8
Average salary £28,000 £42,500 £33,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-34.11% +27.81%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,900 £39,000 £24,550
10% offered a salary of more than £36,000 £46,700 £51,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
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
385 327 354
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 29.96% 24.40% 33.88%
Number of salaries quoted 317 274 290
Average salary £36,000 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £28,000 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £58,750 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 5 February 2016.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Wales

MCSA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Wales region over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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
South Wales +10 12 £28,000 -34.11% 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales 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 15 (93.75%) Windows
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
4 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
5 10 (62.50%) ITIL
5 10 (62.50%) VMware
5 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
6 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (50.00%) MCSE
7 7 (43.75%) CCNA
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco
7 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
7 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
7 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (37.50%) Firewall
8 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
9 5 (31.25%) Dell
9 5 (31.25%) DNS
10 4 (25.00%) CCNP
10 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
10 4 (25.00%) MCTS
10 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
10 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
10 4 (25.00%) EqualLogic
10 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
11 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
11 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
11 3 (18.75%) IaaS
11 3 (18.75%) Dell Compellent

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT jobs across the Wales 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 6 (37.50%) MS Exchange
2 2 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (18.75%) IaaS
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (37.50%) Firewall
2 5 (31.25%) DNS
3 3 (18.75%) Internet
3 3 (18.75%) SAN
3 3 (18.75%) SSL
3 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
3 3 (18.75%) VoIP
4 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 1 (6.25%) BGP
5 1 (6.25%) FTP
5 1 (6.25%) IPsec
5 1 (6.25%) Junos
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) MPLS
5 1 (6.25%) VPN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (12.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Data Centre Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Administrator
2 3 (18.75%) Server Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Exchange Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Junior
3 2 (12.50%) Network Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) VMWare Administrator
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Junior Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Network Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (25.00%) Enterprise Storage
2 4 (25.00%) EqualLogic
3 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
4 1 (6.25%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 12 (75.00%) Windows Server
3 8 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (43.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (18.75%) Unix
6 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) ITIL V3
3 1 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
3 1 (6.25%) DevOps
3 1 (6.25%) Line Management
3 1 (6.25%) Network Design
3 1 (6.25%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 8 (50.00%) MCSE
3 7 (43.75%) CCNA
3 7 (43.75%) Cisco Certification
4 4 (25.00%) A+ Certification
4 4 (25.00%) CCNP
4 4 (25.00%) MCTS
4 4 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (18.75%) MCITP
5 3 (18.75%) Server+ Certification
6 2 (12.50%) Degree
6 2 (12.50%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) AWS Certification
7 1 (6.25%) CCDA
7 1 (6.25%) CCIE
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (68.75%) Active Directory
2 7 (43.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
4 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Data Protection Manager
2 1 (6.25%) WSUS
Vendors
1 10 (62.50%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Cisco
3 5 (31.25%) Dell
4 4 (25.00%) SolarWinds
5 3 (18.75%) Dell Compellent
5 3 (18.75%) Microsoft
6 2 (12.50%) Barracuda Networks
6 2 (12.50%) HP
6 2 (12.50%) Red Gate
6 2 (12.50%) Veeam
7 1 (6.25%) Citrix
7 1 (6.25%) F5
7 1 (6.25%) Juniper
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