Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in South Wales with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 23 November 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Wales > South Wales
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 134 138
Rank change year-on-year +35 +4 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 3 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.70% 0.14% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.07% 0.50% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 4 3 5
South Wales median annual salary £23,750 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -13.64% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £18,125 £23,450 £21,250
90th Percentile £38,375 £28,750 £35,350
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £27,500 £27,500
% change year-on-year +45.45% - -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 South Wales with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
South Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 326 600 730
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 22.72% 27.46% 30.14%
Number of salaries quoted 284 546 652
South Wales median annual salary £38,000 £35,000 £35,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +8.57% - -
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,500 £21,260
90th Percentile £56,250 £57,875 £55,000
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,434
% change year-on-year +7.14% -1.23% +1.24%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in South Wales

MCSA
Salary Trend in South Wales

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

Salary trend for MCSA in South Wales

MCSA
Salary Histogram in South Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in South Wales over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in South Wales

MCSA
Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the South Wales region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Median Salary
Past 6 Months
Median Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Monmouthshire - 5 - -
Cardiff +31 2 £27,500 -
Bridgend - 1 £18,500 -
Caerphilly - 1 £40,000 -
MCSA
Wales

For the 6 months to 23 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (90.00%) Windows
3 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
4 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (70.00%) VMware
5 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 6 (60.00%) ITIL
5 6 (60.00%) MCP
6 5 (50.00%) MCSE
6 5 (50.00%) Citrix
6 5 (50.00%) Firewall
6 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
6 5 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
6 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 5 (50.00%) DBS Check
6 5 (50.00%) Network Security
7 3 (30.00%) MS Exchange
8 2 (20.00%) LAN
8 2 (20.00%) WAN
8 2 (20.00%) DNS
8 2 (20.00%) Office 365
8 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
9 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
9 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
9 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
9 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 (30.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (10.00%) Apache
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (10.00%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (10.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (10.00%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 2 (20.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (20.00%) Office 365
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (50.00%) Firewall
1 5 (50.00%) Network Security
2 2 (20.00%) DNS
2 2 (20.00%) LAN
2 2 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (10.00%) DHCP
3 1 (10.00%) DMZ
3 1 (10.00%) iSCSI
3 1 (10.00%) PBX
3 1 (10.00%) PSTN
3 1 (10.00%) Skype
General
1 1 (10.00%) Advertising
1 1 (10.00%) Law
1 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (50.00%) Network Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (20.00%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Help Desk Technician
3 1 (10.00%) IT Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support
3 1 (10.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Project Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) SCCM Engineer
3 1 (10.00%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (10.00%) CMDB
1 1 (10.00%) Management Information System
1 1 (10.00%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (90.00%) Windows
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server
2 8 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 7 (70.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 6 (60.00%) Windows 7
5 5 (50.00%) Windows 10
6 1 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (10.00%) Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (10.00%) Unix
6 1 (10.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (60.00%) ITIL
2 5 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 5 (50.00%) Virtual Environments
3 1 (10.00%) Change Management
3 1 (10.00%) Collaborative Working
3 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
3 1 (10.00%) ERP
3 1 (10.00%) Network Virtualisation
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Server Virtualisation
Qualifications
1 10 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (60.00%) MCP
3 5 (50.00%) DBS Check
3 5 (50.00%) MCSE
4 1 (10.00%) A+ Certification
4 1 (10.00%) CCNP
4 1 (10.00%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (10.00%) MCITP
4 1 (10.00%) MCTS
4 1 (10.00%) Network+ Certification
System Software
1 8 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 7 (70.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (10.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (10.00%) SCCM
1 1 (10.00%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 7 (70.00%) VMware
3 5 (50.00%) Citrix
4 1 (10.00%) Dell
4 1 (10.00%) HP