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 4 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 99 86
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 3 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.50% 0.23% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.66% 0.74% 5.19%
Number of salaries quoted 7 3 15
Average salary £27,500 £28,500 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.50% -18.57%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
421 406 347
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 30.27% 31.60% 26.96%
Number of salaries quoted 376 334 311
Average salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,500 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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
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 4 September 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
North Wales - 5 £27,500 -
South Wales -6 2 £32,500 +14.03%
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 19 (90.48%) Windows
3 17 (80.95%) ITIL
4 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
5 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 14 (66.67%) CCNA
5 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (66.67%) Firewall
5 14 (66.67%) VMware
6 13 (61.90%) MCSE
7 12 (57.14%) MS Excel
7 12 (57.14%) MS Exchange
7 12 (57.14%) DNS
7 12 (57.14%) Cisco
7 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
9 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
10 8 (38.10%) MS Office
10 8 (38.10%) SAN
10 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
10 8 (38.10%) Veeam
10 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
11 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
11 7 (33.33%) MCITP
11 7 (33.33%) DHCP
11 7 (33.33%) HP
12 6 (28.57%) VoIP
12 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
12 6 (28.57%) Finance
12 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 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 12 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 6 (28.57%) SharePoint
2 6 (28.57%) Lync
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
3 3 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2003
3 3 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 12 (57.14%) MS Excel
2 8 (38.10%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) Firewall
2 12 (57.14%) DNS
3 11 (52.38%) TCP/IP
4 8 (38.10%) SAN
5 7 (33.33%) DHCP
6 6 (28.57%) VoIP
7 5 (23.81%) VPN
7 5 (23.81%) Internet
8 1 (4.76%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) SQL Server
2 7 (33.33%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (9.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2012
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle Database
General
1 6 (28.57%) Finance
2 1 (4.76%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (28.57%) Administrator
1 6 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (23.81%) Network Administrator
3 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) DBA
4 1 (4.76%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) Junior
4 1 (4.76%) Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Analyst
4 1 (4.76%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Team Leader
4 1 (4.76%) SQL DBA
4 1 (4.76%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Security Administrator
4 1 (4.76%) Security Manager
4 1 (4.76%) Junior Network Engineer
4 1 (4.76%) IT Security Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 5 (23.81%) Computer Science
1 5 (23.81%) Data Centre
2 4 (19.05%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (19.05%) Client/Server
3 1 (4.76%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 19 (90.48%) Windows
2 12 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (38.10%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (80.95%) ITIL
2 3 (14.29%) Mentoring
3 2 (9.52%) PRINCE2
3 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Management
3 2 (9.52%) Project Management
3 2 (9.52%) Service Management
4 1 (4.76%) Change Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Management
4 1 (4.76%) Information Security
4 1 (4.76%) Web Development
4 1 (4.76%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.76%) Security Testing
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL V2
4 1 (4.76%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.76%) Patch Management
Programming Languages
1 5 (23.81%) SQL
2 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 21 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (66.67%) CCNA
2 14 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 13 (61.90%) MCSE
4 7 (33.33%) MCITP
5 5 (23.81%) Degree
5 5 (23.81%) CCNP
6 1 (4.76%) CISSP
6 1 (4.76%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (14.29%) ISO 9001
3 2 (9.52%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.76%) COBIT
4 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (76.19%) Active Directory
2 8 (38.10%) Hyper-V
3 3 (14.29%) vSphere
4 2 (9.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 14 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 14 (66.67%) VMware
2 12 (57.14%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) Veeam
4 7 (33.33%) HP
5 5 (23.81%) Red Gate
5 5 (23.81%) Barracuda Networks
6 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
7 3 (14.29%) Citrix
8 2 (9.52%) Avaya
8 2 (9.52%) CheckPoint
9 1 (4.76%) Informatica
9 1 (4.76%) Oracle
9 1 (4.76%) Teradata