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 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 96 95 81
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.39% 0.97% 0.56%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.29% 2.67% 2.18%
Number of salaries quoted 5 12 4
Average salary £42,500 £37,500 £28,750
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.33% +30.43%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,900 £27,000 £18,450
10% offered a salary of more than £45,200 £39,000 £34,500
UK excluding London average salary £33,875 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-3.21% -
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
388 487 275
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.19% 36.34% 25.75%
Number of salaries quoted 337 424 252
Average salary £38,400 £37,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.40% +7.14%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,250 £26,000 £21,750
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £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 18 December 2014.

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 18 December 2014. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +1 5 £42,500 +13.33% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
3 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
4 7 (63.64%) MCSE
5 6 (54.55%) VMware
6 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
6 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
6 4 (36.36%) MCP
6 4 (36.36%) DHCP
6 4 (36.36%) DNS
6 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
6 4 (36.36%) Advertising
7 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
7 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (27.27%) Lync
7 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (27.27%) IBM
7 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
7 3 (27.27%) ITIL
7 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
8 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (18.18%) Xen
8 2 (18.18%) WSUS
8 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
8 2 (18.18%) MCTS
8 2 (18.18%) Finance
8 2 (18.18%) Marketing
8 2 (18.18%) Project Management
8 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 18 December 2014, 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 4 (36.36%) MS Exchange
2 3 (27.27%) Lync
2 3 (27.27%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
3 2 (18.18%) IIS
4 1 (9.09%) IBM Notes
4 1 (9.09%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (36.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (18.18%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (9.09%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (9.09%) Cognos Controller
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) DHCP
1 4 (36.36%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) VoIP
3 1 (9.09%) SMTP
3 1 (9.09%) FTP
3 1 (9.09%) TCP/IP
3 1 (9.09%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (27.27%) SQL Server
2 2 (18.18%) Data Mining
2 2 (18.18%) Big Data
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2000
General
1 4 (36.36%) Advertising
2 2 (18.18%) Finance
2 2 (18.18%) Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
3 1 (9.09%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Systems Administrator
1 4 (36.36%) Administrator
2 2 (18.18%) Junior
2 2 (18.18%) Support Engineer
2 2 (18.18%) Junior Systems Administrator
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst
3 1 (9.09%) Server Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Manager
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Implementation Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (9.09%) Server Support
3 1 (9.09%) Analyst Programmer
3 1 (9.09%) Programmer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Visualisation
1 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 4 (36.36%) Windows 7
3 3 (27.27%) Windows 8
3 3 (27.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (18.18%) UNIX
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (9.09%) Windows XP
5 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (27.27%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
2 2 (18.18%) Project Management
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile Marketing
3 1 (9.09%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (9.09%) Incident Management
3 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Management
3 1 (9.09%) ERP
3 1 (9.09%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 2 (18.18%) SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (63.64%) MCSE
3 4 (36.36%) MCP
4 2 (18.18%) MCTS
5 1 (9.09%) MCITP
5 1 (9.09%) MCSD
5 1 (9.09%) HND
5 1 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (9.09%) CCNA
5 1 (9.09%) CCA
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix Certification
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) ISO 9001
1 1 (9.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (90.91%) Active Directory
2 3 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (18.18%) Xen
3 2 (18.18%) vSphere
4 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
4 1 (9.09%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (18.18%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (81.82%) Microsoft
2 6 (54.55%) VMware
3 3 (27.27%) IBM
4 2 (18.18%) Dell
5 1 (9.09%) Citrix
5 1 (9.09%) Lotus
5 1 (9.09%) Cognos
5 1 (9.09%) Cisco
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