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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 84 97 94
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -3
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 18 2 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 1.30% 0.16% 0.24%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.86% 0.43% 0.87%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 3
Average salary £28,000 £40,000 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-30.00% +23.07%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +2.94%
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
370 461 346
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 26.75% 37.91% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 316 381 300
Average salary £40,000 £36,000 £34,400
Average salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +4.65%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,500 £24,150 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £53,500 £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 24 April 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 24 April 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 +8 17 £28,000 -30.00% 2
West Wales - 1 - -
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Windows
3 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
4 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
4 16 (72.73%) ITIL
5 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
6 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
6 13 (59.09%) MCSE
7 11 (50.00%) Cisco
7 11 (50.00%) Firewall
7 11 (50.00%) VMware
7 11 (50.00%) MCITP
8 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
8 9 (40.91%) MS Office
9 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
9 8 (36.36%) CCNA
9 8 (36.36%) DNS
9 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
9 8 (36.36%) Lync
10 7 (31.82%) DHCP
11 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
11 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
12 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
12 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
12 5 (22.73%) Citrix
12 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
12 5 (22.73%) SQL
12 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
13 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
13 4 (18.18%) SQL Server

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 9 (40.91%) MS Exchange
2 8 (36.36%) Lync
3 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
4 3 (13.64%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (13.64%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
5 2 (9.09%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 9 (40.91%) MS Office
2 8 (36.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) PaaS
1 2 (9.09%) Office 365
2 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 11 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (36.36%) DNS
3 7 (31.82%) DHCP
4 5 (22.73%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) VPN
5 3 (13.64%) VoIP
5 3 (13.64%) SAN
6 2 (9.09%) LAN
6 2 (9.09%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 3 (13.64%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (9.09%) Data Mining
3 2 (9.09%) Big Data
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
General
1 2 (9.09%) Advertising
1 2 (9.09%) Marketing
2 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.55%) Finance
2 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 8 (36.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Analyst
2 3 (13.64%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.64%) Administrator
2 3 (13.64%) Team Leader
3 2 (9.09%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (9.09%) Service Analyst
3 2 (9.09%) Service Desk Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse Developer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Analyst
4 1 (4.55%) Solutions Designer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Manager
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Architect
4 1 (4.55%) Junior
4 1 (4.55%) Developer
4 1 (4.55%) IT Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Technical Designer
4 1 (4.55%) Security Administrator
4 1 (4.55%) Junior Network Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.64%) Client/Server
1 3 (13.64%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.55%) Clustering
2 1 (4.55%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 21 (95.45%) Windows
2 15 (68.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 13 (59.09%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (22.73%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (72.73%) ITIL
2 5 (22.73%) Mentoring
3 3 (13.64%) Infrastructure Management
3 3 (13.64%) Service Delivery
4 2 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (9.09%) PRINCE2
4 2 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 2 (9.09%) Mobile Marketing
4 2 (9.09%) Project Management
5 1 (4.55%) Service Management
5 1 (4.55%) Coaching
5 1 (4.55%) People Management
5 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
5 1 (4.55%) Security Management
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) SQL
2 2 (9.09%) PowerShell
3 1 (4.55%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) MCSE
3 11 (50.00%) MCITP
4 8 (36.36%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (36.36%) CCNA
5 2 (9.09%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (9.09%) MCTS
5 2 (9.09%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 1 (4.55%) SC Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) Security Cleared
6 1 (4.55%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (27.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (13.64%) ISO 9001
3 2 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (4.55%) COBIT
4 1 (4.55%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 16 (72.73%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (18.18%) Hyper-V
4 2 (9.09%) Xen
4 2 (9.09%) vSphere
5 1 (4.55%) XenApp
5 1 (4.55%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 3 (13.64%) WSUS
1 3 (13.64%) SCCM
2 2 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
3 1 (4.55%) SCOM
Vendors
1 20 (90.91%) Microsoft
2 11 (50.00%) Cisco
2 11 (50.00%) VMware
3 5 (22.73%) Citrix
4 4 (18.18%) CheckPoint
5 3 (13.64%) McAfee
5 3 (13.64%) Fortinet
5 3 (13.64%) ProCurve
5 3 (13.64%) Veeam
6 2 (9.09%) BT
6 2 (9.09%) Symantec
6 2 (9.09%) Avaya
6 2 (9.09%) IBM
6 2 (9.09%) HP
6 2 (9.09%) Lotus
7 1 (4.55%) Informatica
7 1 (4.55%) NetApp
7 1 (4.55%) Teradata
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