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

3 months to
5 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 82 87 101
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 19 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.57% 1.38% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 5.77% 4.79% 0.43%
Number of salaries quoted 21 14 2
Median salary £34,000 £31,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+7.93% -21.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £18,000 £23,600 £34,000
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £41,750 £46,000
UK excluding London median salary £31,750 £32,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.30% -7.14%
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
364 397 464
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 27.29% 28.83% 37.85%
Number of salaries quoted 310 332 380
Median salary £36,000 £40,000 £36,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-10.00% +11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,350 £52,500
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 5 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 5 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 +12 21 £34,000 +7.93% 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 5 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
4 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
5 17 (53.13%) Active Directory
6 16 (50.00%) VMware
7 14 (43.75%) Dell
7 14 (43.75%) ITIL
7 14 (43.75%) Data Centre
8 13 (40.63%) VMware Infrastructure
8 13 (40.63%) Cisco
8 13 (40.63%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 11 (34.38%) EqualLogic
9 11 (34.38%) Firewall
10 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (28.13%) SolarWinds
11 9 (28.13%) Microsoft
12 8 (25.00%) CCNA
12 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
12 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (25.00%) MCTS
12 8 (25.00%) Dell Compellent
13 7 (21.88%) A+ Certification
14 6 (18.75%) MCITP
14 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
14 6 (18.75%) IaaS
14 6 (18.75%) Enterprise Storage
15 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
15 5 (15.63%) MCP
16 4 (12.50%) Network+ Certification

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
1 3 (9.38%) 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%) DNS
2 3 (9.38%) NAS
2 3 (9.38%) SAN
2 3 (9.38%) SSL
3 2 (6.25%) BGP
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%) DHCP
4 1 (3.13%) OSPF
4 1 (3.13%) VoIP
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 12 (37.50%) Data Centre Engineer
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%) IT Technician
5 2 (6.25%) Junior
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%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
6 1 (3.13%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (12.50%) MDX
Miscellaneous
1 14 (43.75%) 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 19 (59.38%) Windows Server
3 10 (31.25%) Windows Server 2012
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (18.75%) Windows 7
6 3 (9.38%) Unix
6 3 (9.38%) Windows XP
7 2 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (43.75%) ITIL
2 4 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (12.50%) Analytics
2 4 (12.50%) Business Intelligence
2 4 (12.50%) Data Analysis
2 4 (12.50%) ETL
2 4 (12.50%) Kimball Methodology
2 4 (12.50%) Scrum
3 3 (9.38%) ITIL V3
4 2 (6.25%) DDoS Mitigation
4 2 (6.25%) DevOps
4 2 (6.25%) Email Filtering
4 2 (6.25%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (6.25%) Line Management
4 2 (6.25%) Network Design
4 2 (6.25%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.13%) Service Delivery
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 8 (25.00%) CCNA
4 8 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (25.00%) MCTS
5 7 (21.88%) A+ Certification
6 6 (18.75%) MCITP
7 5 (15.63%) MCP
8 4 (12.50%) Network+ Certification
9 3 (9.38%) Server+ Certification
10 2 (6.25%) AWS Certification
10 2 (6.25%) CCA
10 2 (6.25%) CCDA
10 2 (6.25%) CCEA
10 2 (6.25%) CCNP
10 2 (6.25%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (6.25%) DBS Check
10 2 (6.25%) JNCIA
10 2 (6.25%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (12.50%) Data Quality
2 3 (9.38%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (53.13%) 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
2 1 (3.13%) WSUS
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) VMware
2 14 (43.75%) Dell
3 13 (40.63%) Cisco
4 9 (28.13%) 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
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