The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Wiltshire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 89 94 83
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 13 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 1.12% 0.27% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.56% 1.06% 1.97%
Number of salaries quoted 13 3 5
Average salary £42,500 £32,500 £40,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+30.76% -19.75%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
MCSA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Wiltshire region.

Qualifications Category
Wiltshire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
365 283 254
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 31.38% 25.56% 27.17%
Number of salaries quoted 308 233 219
Average salary £42,500 £42,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -6.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £26,050 £27,900
10% offered a salary of more than £50,000 £60,000 £62,800
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Wiltshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Wiltshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Wiltshire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Wiltshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 31 July 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
Swindon +17 9 £42,500 +25.00%
Chippenham - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (83.33%) Windows
3 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
4 18 (75.00%) MCSE
5 15 (62.50%) VMware
6 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
6 11 (45.83%) MCITP
6 11 (45.83%) WSUS
7 10 (41.67%) vSphere
7 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
7 10 (41.67%) Symantec
8 9 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 8 (33.33%) NetBackup
9 8 (33.33%) Backup Exec
9 8 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
9 8 (33.33%) Sophos
9 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
10 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
10 7 (29.17%) SQL
10 7 (29.17%) ITIL
10 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
11 6 (25.00%) SCCM
11 6 (25.00%) Cisco
11 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
12 4 (16.67%) Firewall
12 4 (16.67%) VPN
12 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
12 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
13 3 (12.50%) Adobe
13 3 (12.50%) MCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT jobs across the Wiltshire 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 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (4.17%) OpenStack
Applications
1 4 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.17%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.33%) SaaS
1 2 (8.33%) Office 365
1 2 (8.33%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (16.67%) VPN
1 4 (16.67%) Firewall
2 2 (8.33%) Internet
2 2 (8.33%) MPLS
2 2 (8.33%) IPsec
2 2 (8.33%) VLAN
2 2 (8.33%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (8.33%) VoIP
3 1 (4.17%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (45.83%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 15 (62.50%) Analyst
2 12 (50.00%) Support Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Server Support Analyst
3 10 (41.67%) Server Support
3 10 (41.67%) Server Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) Senior Server Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) Support Team Leader
4 8 (33.33%) Team Leader
4 8 (33.33%) Senior Support Analyst
4 8 (33.33%) Senior Analyst
5 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Support
5 5 (20.83%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Solutions Analyst
6 3 (12.50%) Technical Support
7 2 (8.33%) Technical Support Analyst
7 2 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support
7 2 (8.33%) Support Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) Architect
7 2 (8.33%) Consultant
7 2 (8.33%) IT Security Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.33%) Management Information System
1 2 (8.33%) Clustering
2 1 (4.17%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 20 (83.33%) Windows
2 7 (29.17%) Windows XP
2 7 (29.17%) Windows 8
3 3 (12.50%) Linux
3 3 (12.50%) Windows 2000
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (29.17%) ITIL
2 6 (25.00%) Service Delivery
3 2 (8.33%) Change Management
3 2 (8.33%) SIEM
3 2 (8.33%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.33%) Line Management
3 2 (8.33%) PRINCE2
3 2 (8.33%) Security Management
3 2 (8.33%) Risk Management
3 2 (8.33%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (8.33%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (4.17%) Problem Management
4 1 (4.17%) Time Management
4 1 (4.17%) Configuration Management
4 1 (4.17%) Service Management
4 1 (4.17%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 7 (29.17%) SQL
2 3 (12.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (75.00%) MCSE
3 11 (45.83%) MCITP
4 9 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (12.50%) MCP
6 2 (8.33%) Security Cleared
6 2 (8.33%) CHFI
6 2 (8.33%) CCENT
6 2 (8.33%) MCDST
6 2 (8.33%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (8.33%) Citrix Certification
6 2 (8.33%) CISSP
7 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (4.17%) CCNA
7 1 (4.17%) SC Cleared
7 1 (4.17%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 10 (41.67%) vSphere
2 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (8.33%) Hyper-V
4 2 (8.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 11 (45.83%) WSUS
2 8 (33.33%) Norton AntiVirus
2 8 (33.33%) NetBackup
2 8 (33.33%) Backup Exec
3 6 (25.00%) SCCM
4 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 19 (79.17%) Microsoft
2 15 (62.50%) VMware
3 10 (41.67%) Symantec
4 8 (33.33%) Sophos
5 6 (25.00%) Cisco
6 3 (12.50%) Adobe
7 2 (8.33%) Citrix
7 2 (8.33%) McAfee
8 1 (4.17%) Red Hat
8 1 (4.17%) HP
8 1 (4.17%) SolarWinds