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 3 months to 23 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Wales / South Wales
Rank 81 81 93
Rank change year-on-year 0 +12  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 18 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.70% 1.45% 0.77%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.73% 4.86% 3.42%
Number of salaries quoted 6 18 6
Median salary £40,000 £36,000 £36,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +11.11% -1.36%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £27,500 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £53,750 £45,500
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £34,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year +7.35% +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 South Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
South Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 220 370 263
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.55% 29.79% 22.44%
Number of salaries quoted 180 311 223
Median salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +6.66% -6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £24,000 £26,000 £24,450
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £52,750 £50,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 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 3 months to 23 March 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 3 months to 23 March 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
Cardiff +9 4 £40,000 -20.00%
Newport -5 1 £50,000 +47.05%
Caerphilly - 1 £22,500 -
MCSA
Wales

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

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

1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (85.71%) ITIL
3 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (64.29%) Office 365
4 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
4 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
4 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
4 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
5 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
5 8 (57.14%) VMware
5 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (42.86%) LAN
7 6 (42.86%) WAN
8 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
8 5 (35.71%) SSL
8 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
8 5 (35.71%) VPN
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (35.71%) Degree
8 5 (35.71%) IPsec
8 5 (35.71%) Retail
8 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
9 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (28.57%) DNS

MCSA
Top Related 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 8 (57.14%) MS Exchange
2 4 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
3 3 (21.43%) IIS
4 1 (7.14%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 5 (35.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (64.29%) Office 365
2 8 (57.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 6 (42.86%) LAN
1 6 (42.86%) WAN
2 5 (35.71%) IPsec
2 5 (35.71%) SSL
2 5 (35.71%) TCP/IP
2 5 (35.71%) VPN
3 4 (28.57%) DNS
4 3 (21.43%) iSCSI
5 2 (14.29%) Firewall
6 1 (7.14%) DHCP
6 1 (7.14%) SAN
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (64.29%) SQL Server
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2012
3 3 (21.43%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (7.14%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 5 (35.71%) Retail
2 1 (7.14%) Advertising
2 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Help Desk Manager
1 5 (35.71%) IT Manager
2 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) 2nd Line Engineer
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Hyper-V Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.14%) IT Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Server Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 14 (100.00%) Windows
1 14 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 10 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 4 (28.57%) Linux
5 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 1 (7.14%) Apple iOS
6 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) ITIL
2 2 (14.29%) Migration
3 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
3 1 (7.14%) ERP
3 1 (7.14%) High Availability
3 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
3 1 (7.14%) Mobile Device Management
3 1 (7.14%) Multichannel Retail
3 1 (7.14%) Performance Management
3 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
3 1 (7.14%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 5 (35.71%) Degree
4 4 (28.57%) ITIL Certification
5 2 (14.29%) CCNP
5 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
6 1 (7.14%) CCNA
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (7.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (64.29%) Active Directory
1 9 (64.29%) Hyper-V
2 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (21.43%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 9 (64.29%) Microsoft
2 8 (57.14%) VMware
3 4 (28.57%) Dell
3 4 (28.57%) HP
4 3 (21.43%) Oracle
4 3 (21.43%) SolarWinds
5 1 (7.14%) Cisco
5 1 (7.14%) Meraki