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 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South Wales / Cardiff
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 59 - 70
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 0 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.20% - 0.79%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.81% - 2.80%
Number of salaries quoted 0 0 5
Median salary - - £28,000
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 123 162 214
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Cardiff 24.60% 23.68% 28.31%
Number of salaries quoted 101 144 173
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -5.40%  
90% offered a salary of more than £31,000 £26,000 £26,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £52,000 £50,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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

For the 6 months to 23 June 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 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (80.00%) ServiceCenter
2 4 (80.00%) iSCSI
2 4 (80.00%) DNS
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds
3 3 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (60.00%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (60.00%) Office 365
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS

MCSA
Co-occurring 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 5 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 4 (80.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 4 (80.00%) IIS
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 5 (100.00%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (60.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) DNS
1 4 (80.00%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) Amazon RDS
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (20.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (20.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (20.00%) CMDB
2 1 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 1 (20.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 4 (80.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
System Software
1 5 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (20.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 4 (80.00%) Dell
2 4 (80.00%) HP
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) Oracle
3 3 (60.00%) SolarWinds