Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 77 107 114
Rank change year-on-year +30 +7 -16
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 3 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 0.25% 0.22% 0.13%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.23% 0.85% 0.49%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 2
Cardiff median annual salary £27,500 £27,500 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - -8.33% +5.26%
10th Percentile £26,250 £23,450 £22,750
90th Percentile £28,750 £28,750 £37,250
South Wales median annual salary £23,750 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year -13.64% - -15.38%

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Cardiff with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Cardiff
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 162 355 408
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Cardiff 20.58% 26.03% 25.89%
Number of salaries quoted 142 325 365
Cardiff median annual salary £36,500 £37,500 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -2.67% - +11.94%
10th Percentile £21,550 £22,000 £22,500
90th Percentile £62,500 £68,250 £57,500
South Wales median annual salary £39,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year +11.43% - -

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Cardiff

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cardiff.

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 19 November 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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (50.00%) CentOS
2 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 1 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
2 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
2 1 (50.00%) CMDB
2 1 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI

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 2 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (50.00%) Apache
2 1 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (50.00%) IIS
2 1 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (50.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (50.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (100.00%) DNS
2 1 (50.00%) DHCP
2 1 (50.00%) DMZ
2 1 (50.00%) iSCSI
2 1 (50.00%) LAN
2 1 (50.00%) PBX
2 1 (50.00%) PSTN
2 1 (50.00%) Skype
2 1 (50.00%) WAN
General
1 1 (50.00%) Law
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Project Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Support Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Engineer
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) CMDB
1 1 (50.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (50.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) CentOS
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Change Management
1 1 (50.00%) Collaborative Working
1 1 (50.00%) Configuration Management
1 1 (50.00%) Network Virtualisation
1 1 (50.00%) Project Management
1 1 (50.00%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 2 (100.00%) MCSE
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 2 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 2 (100.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (50.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 2 (100.00%) VMware
2 1 (50.00%) Dell
2 1 (50.00%) HP