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

Location
3 months to
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 90 94 89
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 7 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 0.79% 0.57% 0.61%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.39% 2.16% 1.99%
Number of salaries quoted 9 7 6
Average salary £42,500 £23,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+84.78% -48.88%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
376 324 301
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Wiltshire 33.07% 26.41% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 329 278 256
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £45,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -11.11%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £23,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £53,150 £60,000 £60,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 +10 8 £42,500 +84.78%
Chippenham - 1 £25,000 -
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wiltshire

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
2 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 14 (77.78%) MCSE
2 14 (77.78%) VMware
3 12 (66.67%) MCITP
3 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
4 11 (61.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 11 (61.11%) vSphere
5 10 (55.56%) NetBackup
5 10 (55.56%) Backup Exec
5 10 (55.56%) WSUS
5 10 (55.56%) Symantec
5 10 (55.56%) Norton AntiVirus
5 10 (55.56%) Sophos
6 6 (33.33%) ITIL
7 5 (27.78%) SQL
8 4 (22.22%) Cisco
8 4 (22.22%) Firewall
9 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
9 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
9 3 (16.67%) MCP
9 3 (16.67%) Linux
10 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
10 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
10 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
10 2 (11.11%) VoIP
10 2 (11.11%) VPN
10 2 (11.11%) CISSP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Wiltshire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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 12 (66.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (11.11%) Exchange Server 2003
3 1 (5.56%) OpenStack
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 4 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (11.11%) VoIP
2 2 (11.11%) VPN
2 2 (11.11%) IPsec
2 2 (11.11%) VLAN
2 2 (11.11%) Spanning Tree
3 1 (5.56%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (66.67%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 11 (61.11%) Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Server Support
1 11 (61.11%) Support Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Server Support Analyst
1 11 (61.11%) Server Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Senior Server Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Support Team Leader
2 10 (55.56%) Senior Analyst
2 10 (55.56%) Team Leader
2 10 (55.56%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (11.11%) Security Architect
3 2 (11.11%) IT Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Specialist
3 2 (11.11%) IT Security Architect
3 2 (11.11%) IT Support
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) IT Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Management Information System
2 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 14 (77.78%) Windows
2 3 (16.67%) Linux
3 2 (11.11%) Windows XP
3 2 (11.11%) Windows 8
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (33.33%) ITIL
2 3 (16.67%) Service Delivery
3 2 (11.11%) Change Management
3 2 (11.11%) SIEM
3 2 (11.11%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (11.11%) PRINCE2
3 2 (11.11%) Security Management
3 2 (11.11%) Risk Management
3 2 (11.11%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (11.11%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 2 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (5.56%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.56%) Time Management
4 1 (5.56%) Configuration Management
4 1 (5.56%) Service Management
4 1 (5.56%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 5 (27.78%) SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (77.78%) MCSE
3 12 (66.67%) MCITP
4 11 (61.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 3 (16.67%) MCP
6 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
6 2 (11.11%) CHFI
6 2 (11.11%) CCENT
6 2 (11.11%) MCDST
6 2 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (11.11%) CISSP
7 1 (5.56%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (5.56%) CCNA
7 1 (5.56%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
7 1 (5.56%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 11 (61.11%) vSphere
2 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
3 2 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (55.56%) Norton AntiVirus
1 10 (55.56%) NetBackup
1 10 (55.56%) Backup Exec
1 10 (55.56%) WSUS
2 1 (5.56%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 14 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 14 (77.78%) VMware
2 10 (55.56%) Symantec
2 10 (55.56%) Sophos
3 4 (22.22%) Cisco
4 1 (5.56%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) HP
4 1 (5.56%) Citrix
4 1 (5.56%) Red Hat