The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South Wales / Cardiff
Rank 62 68 65
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 4 6 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.72% 0.86% 0.92%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.99% 3.31% 4.92%
Number of salaries quoted 4 6 6
Median salary £40,000 £50,000 £33,000
Median salary % change year-on-year -20.00% +51.51%  
UK excluding London median salary £36,250 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +6.61% +4.61%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff.

Academic & Professional Certification
Cardiff
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 134 181 122
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 24.19% 25.97% 18.80%
Number of salaries quoted 110 141 111
Median salary £37,500 £37,500 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +1.35%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £26,000 £23,000
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £50,000 £54,900
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cardiff citing MCSA as a proportion of all permanent or contract IT jobs with a match in the Qualifications category.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Cardiff

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cardiff

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Cardiff

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cardiff

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Cardiff over the 3 months to 26 March 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Cardiff

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cardiff

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 Cardiff region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
1 6 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
2 3 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 3 (50.00%) DNS
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) IIS

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cardiff 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 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (50.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 6 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) DNS
1 3 (50.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Server Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 6 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) ITIL
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (50.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) VMware
2 3 (50.00%) Dell
2 3 (50.00%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) SolarWinds