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 6 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 102 98 69
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -29
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 6 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.36% 0.45% 1.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.22% 1.36% 6.15%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 21
Average salary £37,500 £30,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.00% -7.69%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,750 £25,750 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £39,250 £38,750 £40,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £31,000
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +11.29%
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
411 440 358
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 29.85% 32.96% 28.76%
Number of salaries quoted 345 346 317
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £36,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +3.02%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+4.93% +1.25%

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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 2015. 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 0 4 £37,500 - 1
West Wales +9 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 18 (90.00%) Windows
3 17 (85.00%) ITIL
4 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (55.00%) Cisco
6 11 (55.00%) Firewall
6 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (50.00%) MCITP
8 9 (45.00%) MS Office
8 9 (45.00%) MCSE
9 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
9 8 (40.00%) CCNA
9 8 (40.00%) VMware
9 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
10 7 (35.00%) DNS
10 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
10 7 (35.00%) Lync
11 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (30.00%) SQL
11 6 (30.00%) DHCP
12 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
12 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
12 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
13 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
13 4 (20.00%) VPN
13 4 (20.00%) Citrix

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 2015, 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 8 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 7 (35.00%) Lync
3 5 (25.00%) SharePoint
4 2 (10.00%) IBM Notes
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 2 (10.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2003
4 2 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 9 (45.00%) MS Office
2 7 (35.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (55.00%) Firewall
2 7 (35.00%) DNS
3 6 (30.00%) DHCP
4 5 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) VPN
6 3 (15.00%) VoIP
6 3 (15.00%) SAN
7 2 (10.00%) WAN
7 2 (10.00%) LAN
8 1 (5.00%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (15.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (5.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse
General
1 1 (5.00%) Finance
1 1 (5.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Analyst
2 3 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (15.00%) Team Leader
3 2 (10.00%) Service Analyst
3 2 (10.00%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (5.00%) Security Analyst
4 1 (5.00%) Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) DBA
4 1 (5.00%) IT Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior
4 1 (5.00%) Developer
4 1 (5.00%) SQL DBA
4 1 (5.00%) IT Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Problem Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Security Administrator
4 1 (5.00%) Security Manager
4 1 (5.00%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.00%) IT Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (15.00%) Client/Server
1 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (90.00%) Windows
2 14 (70.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 11 (55.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (25.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (85.00%) ITIL
2 5 (25.00%) Mentoring
3 3 (15.00%) Service Delivery
3 3 (15.00%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (10.00%) Service Management
4 2 (10.00%) PRINCE2
5 1 (5.00%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (5.00%) Project Management
5 1 (5.00%) Coaching
5 1 (5.00%) People Management
5 1 (5.00%) Patch Management
5 1 (5.00%) Change Management
5 1 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (5.00%) Security Management
5 1 (5.00%) Information Security
5 1 (5.00%) Web Development
5 1 (5.00%) Problem Management
5 1 (5.00%) Security Testing
5 1 (5.00%) ITIL V2
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) SQL
2 1 (5.00%) T-SQL
2 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 20 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (50.00%) MCITP
3 9 (45.00%) MCSE
4 8 (40.00%) CCNA
4 8 (40.00%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (10.00%) MCTS
5 2 (10.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (5.00%) CISSP
6 1 (5.00%) Oracle Certification
6 1 (5.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (30.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (15.00%) ISO 9001
3 2 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (5.00%) COBIT
4 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (15.00%) Hyper-V
3 2 (10.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 3 (15.00%) WSUS
1 3 (15.00%) SCCM
2 2 (10.00%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (5.00%) SCOM
Vendors
1 18 (90.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (55.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) VMware
4 4 (20.00%) CheckPoint
4 4 (20.00%) Citrix
5 3 (15.00%) McAfee
5 3 (15.00%) Fortinet
5 3 (15.00%) ProCurve
5 3 (15.00%) Veeam
6 2 (10.00%) BT
6 2 (10.00%) Symantec
6 2 (10.00%) Avaya
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) Lotus
7 1 (5.00%) Oracle
7 1 (5.00%) Informatica
7 1 (5.00%) NetApp
7 1 (5.00%) Teradata
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
Salary: £25k - 30k per year + Excellent benefits
Posted: 3 days ago