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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 68 80 91
Rank change year-on-year +12 +11  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 13 7
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.83% 1.14% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.31% 4.21% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 1 13 6
Median salary £45,000 £19,000 £31,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +136.84% -39.68%  
90% offered a salary of more than £42,500 £17,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £47,500 £37,000 £39,375
UK excluding London median salary £37,500 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +19.04% -10.00%  

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 181 309 393
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.07% 27.11% 31.77%
Number of salaries quoted 339 607 707
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 £27,200 £20,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £54,080 £55,000 £57,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

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
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 29 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
Monmouthshire -2 4 - -
Newport +5 1 £45,000 +25.00%
Cardiff - 1 - -
MCSA
Wales

For the 6 months to 29 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 South Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (83.33%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
6 7 (58.33%) Firewall
7 6 (50.00%) HP
7 6 (50.00%) Dell
7 6 (50.00%) Linux
7 6 (50.00%) MCSE
7 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
8 5 (41.67%) DNS
8 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
8 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
9 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
9 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
9 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
9 4 (33.33%) DBS Check
9 4 (33.33%) IIS
9 4 (33.33%) MCP
9 4 (33.33%) Unix
9 4 (33.33%) Citrix
9 4 (33.33%) Windows 7

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 6 (50.00%) MS Exchange
2 5 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2013
3 4 (33.33%) IIS
4 1 (8.33%) Apache
4 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (25.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 7 (58.33%) Firewall
2 5 (41.67%) DNS
3 4 (33.33%) iSCSI
3 4 (33.33%) Network Security
4 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 2 (16.67%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (8.33%) DHCP
5 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (41.67%) SQL Server
2 3 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (8.33%) Finance
1 1 (8.33%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) Network Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Microsoft Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support
3 2 (16.67%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (8.33%) VMware Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Server Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Windows Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Hybrid Cloud
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) CMDB
2 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
2 1 (8.33%) Management Information System
2 1 (8.33%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Windows
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server
1 12 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (75.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 6 (50.00%) Linux
4 4 (33.33%) Unix
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 4 (33.33%) Windows 7
5 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (8.33%) Apple iOS
6 1 (8.33%) CentOS
6 1 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (83.33%) ITIL
2 4 (33.33%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (33.33%) Virtual Environments
3 2 (16.67%) High Availability
3 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2
3 2 (16.67%) Stakeholder Management
4 1 (8.33%) Change Management
4 1 (8.33%) Configuration Management
4 1 (8.33%) Migration
4 1 (8.33%) Mobile Device Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (50.00%) MCSE
3 4 (33.33%) DBS Check
3 4 (33.33%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) CCNP
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (16.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 11 (91.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 3 (25.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 4 (33.33%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 9 (75.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (50.00%) Dell
3 6 (50.00%) HP
4 4 (33.33%) Citrix
5 3 (25.00%) Oracle
5 3 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 2 (16.67%) Cisco
6 2 (16.67%) Meraki
Bridgend, Mid Glamorgan
CPS Group UK
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