The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Dorset with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 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 West / Dorset
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 - 62
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 0 18
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Dorset 0.43% - 2.91%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.50% - 10.65%
Number of salaries quoted 1 0 17
Median salary £35,000 - £35,000
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 Dorset.

Academic & Professional Certification
Dorset
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 133 69 169
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Dorset 28.36% 13.50% 27.35%
Number of salaries quoted 121 62 115
Median salary £42,500 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +21.42% -  
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £25,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £49,300
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Dorset

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Dorset 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 Dorset

MCSA
Salary Trend in Dorset

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Dorset

MCSA
Job Locations in Dorset

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Dorset region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Last 3 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Bournemouth - 2 £35,000 -
MCSA
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Dorset region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 6 (100.00%) Windows
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) HP
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 4 (66.67%) DHCP
3 4 (66.67%) DNS
3 4 (66.67%) Citrix
3 4 (66.67%) SCCM
3 4 (66.67%) SCOM
3 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 4 (66.67%) SAN
4 3 (50.00%) Clustering
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 3 (50.00%) ITIL
4 3 (50.00%) Cisco
4 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
4 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 3 (50.00%) Office 365
4 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
4 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (33.33%) Advertising
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
5 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (33.33%) CCNA
5 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (16.67%) Dell
6 1 (16.67%) CCNP

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Dorset 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 3 (50.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 3 (50.00%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 3 (50.00%) Office 365
2 1 (16.67%) IaaS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) DHCP
1 4 (66.67%) DNS
1 4 (66.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) Firewall
2 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
2 1 (16.67%) VLAN
2 1 (16.67%) VPN
General
1 2 (33.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Operations Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Operations Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Senior Systems Engineer
1 3 (50.00%) Systems Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) 1st Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
2 1 (16.67%) Administrator
2 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
1 3 (50.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 6 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 5 (83.33%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
3 2 (33.33%) Windows 8
4 1 (16.67%) Linux
4 1 (16.67%) Windows 10
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server
4 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Service Delivery
Qualifications
1 6 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (83.33%) MCSE
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (16.67%) CCNP
4 1 (16.67%) Degree
4 1 (16.67%) IBM Certification
System Software
1 6 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
2 1 (16.67%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 4 (66.67%) SCCM
1 4 (66.67%) SCOM
2 3 (50.00%) Microsoft Clustering
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Citrix
2 4 (66.67%) VMware
3 3 (50.00%) Cisco
3 3 (50.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) Dell
4 1 (16.67%) Draytek
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Juniper