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 27 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK / Wales
Rank 87 96 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 7 11 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 0.66% 0.80% 0.36%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.40% 2.73% 1.64%
Number of salaries quoted 7 11 4
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £30,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+11.11% +18.03%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%

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
292 403 304
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wales 27.73% 29.44% 21.92%
Number of salaries quoted 205 328 257
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £38,400
Median salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.34%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,400 £23,500 £24,500
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £52,500 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 27 February 2017.

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 27 February 2017. 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 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 +13 7 £40,000 +11.11% 2
MCSA
UK

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 27 February 2017, 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 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (92.31%) Windows
2 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
3 11 (84.62%) ITIL
4 9 (69.23%) MCSE
4 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
4 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
5 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
5 8 (61.54%) Office 365
6 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
7 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
7 6 (46.15%) LAN
7 6 (46.15%) WAN
7 6 (46.15%) VMware
7 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
8 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (38.46%) IPsec
8 5 (38.46%) Retail
8 5 (38.46%) Degree
8 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
8 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
8 5 (38.46%) VPN
8 5 (38.46%) SSL
9 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
10 3 (23.08%) Linux

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 6 (46.15%) MS Exchange
2 2 (15.38%) Exchange Server 2013
2 2 (15.38%) IIS
3 1 (7.69%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (7.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (30.77%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 8 (61.54%) Office 365
2 5 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (38.46%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (46.15%) LAN
1 6 (46.15%) WAN
2 5 (38.46%) IPsec
2 5 (38.46%) SSL
2 5 (38.46%) TCP/IP
2 5 (38.46%) VPN
3 3 (23.08%) DNS
4 2 (15.38%) iSCSI
5 1 (7.69%) DHCP
5 1 (7.69%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (53.85%) SQL Server
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (38.46%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (15.38%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (7.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (38.46%) Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Advertising
2 1 (7.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Help Desk Manager
1 5 (38.46%) IT Manager
2 4 (30.77%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (23.08%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 2 (15.38%) Microsoft Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Hyper-V Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) IT Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) Junior
5 1 (7.69%) Junior Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Server Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (7.69%) Technical Manager
5 1 (7.69%) VMware Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (15.38%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Windows
1 12 (92.31%) Windows Server
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2008
2 7 (53.85%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (23.08%) Linux
3 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 1 (7.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (84.62%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) ERP
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL V2
2 1 (7.69%) Mentoring
2 1 (7.69%) Migration
2 1 (7.69%) Multichannel Retail
2 1 (7.69%) Performance Management
2 1 (7.69%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) Service Management
Qualifications
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (69.23%) MCSE
3 5 (38.46%) Degree
4 4 (30.77%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (15.38%) MCP
5 2 (15.38%) MCTS
6 1 (7.69%) CCNP
6 1 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.69%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (69.23%) Active Directory
2 8 (61.54%) Hyper-V
3 6 (46.15%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (15.38%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (7.69%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (69.23%) Microsoft
2 6 (46.15%) VMware
3 3 (23.08%) Dell
4 2 (15.38%) HP
4 2 (15.38%) Oracle
4 2 (15.38%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.69%) Citrix
5 1 (7.69%) Red Hat
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