The first table below looks at the demand 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 28 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Wales region.

Location
3 months to
28 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 98 73 -
Rank change year-on-year
-25 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 21 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.45% 1.67% -
As % of the Qualifications category 1.43% 6.23% -
Number of salaries quoted 6 20 0
Average salary £30,000 £35,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-15.49% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Wales
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
421 337 251
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 31.30% 26.87% 26.20%
Number of salaries quoted 337 296 225
Average salary £37,500 £38,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-1.31% +8.57%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,785 £25,000 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £45,000 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
UK

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 28 July 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 28 July 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
West Wales +6 3 £27,500 +52.77%
South Wales -20 3 £37,500 +4.16% 1
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
3 5 (62.50%) SQL
3 5 (62.50%) Windows
4 4 (50.00%) Cisco
4 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (50.00%) Citrix
4 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 4 (50.00%) VMware
4 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000 Server
5 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
5 3 (37.50%) Firewall
5 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (37.50%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
5 3 (37.50%) Star Schema
5 3 (37.50%) CCNA
5 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
5 3 (37.50%) OLAP
5 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
5 3 (37.50%) Cognos
5 3 (37.50%) SharePoint

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 3 (37.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (12.50%) Lync
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (12.50%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
3 1 (12.50%) Site Server
3 1 (12.50%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 3 (37.50%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) Firewall
2 1 (12.50%) LAN
2 1 (12.50%) WAN
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (62.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (37.50%) Microsoft Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (37.50%) Star Schema
2 3 (37.50%) OLAP
2 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (37.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Manufacturing
1 1 (12.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Data Warehouse Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
2 2 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Build Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Junior
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (37.50%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (12.50%) Windows 7
5 1 (12.50%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (37.50%) Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) ETL
1 3 (37.50%) Analytics
2 2 (25.00%) ITIL
3 1 (12.50%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 5 (62.50%) SQL
2 3 (37.50%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MCSE
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (37.50%) CCNA
4 2 (25.00%) VCP5
4 2 (25.00%) CCNP
4 2 (25.00%) CCA
4 2 (25.00%) Citrix Certification
4 2 (25.00%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) A+ Certification
5 1 (12.50%) MCP
5 1 (12.50%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
1 1 (12.50%) ISO 9001
1 1 (12.50%) GxP
1 1 (12.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) Active Directory
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
3 1 (12.50%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
1 1 (12.50%) SCOM
1 1 (12.50%) SCVMM
Vendors
1 7 (87.50%) Microsoft
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco
2 4 (50.00%) Citrix
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
3 3 (37.50%) MicroStrategy
3 3 (37.50%) Cognos
4 1 (12.50%) IBM
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