Period
to 7 July 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 6 months to 7 July 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
UK > Wales
6 months to
7 Jul 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 97 113 113
Rank change year-on-year +16 0 +13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 10 23
As % of all permanent jobs advertised in Wales 0.40% 0.57% 1.20%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.64% 2.60% 5.11%
Number of salaries quoted 5 7 13
Median annual salary £33,000 £49,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -32.65% +15.29% +6.25%
10th Percentile £25,800 £29,300 £30,000
90th Percentile £38,650 £52,500 £43,750
UK median annual salary £42,500 £40,000 £38,000
% change year-on-year +6.25% +5.26% -5.00%

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

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Wales
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 304 384 450
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.13% 21.82% 23.41%
Number of salaries quoted 254 312 287
Median annual salary £42,500 £39,500 £41,200
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.59% -4.13% +3.00%
10th Percentile £24,000 £23,500 £25,000
90th Percentile £58,750 £62,375 £61,750
UK median annual salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
% change year-on-year +5.00% - +11.11%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Wales

MCSA
Salary Trend in Wales

3-month moving average salary quoted in jobs citing MCSA in Wales.

Salary trend for MCSA in Wales

MCSA
Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Wales region over the 6 months to 7 July 2020. 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
South Wales +14 5 £33,000 -32.65%
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 7 July 2020, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all permanent job ads across the Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 4 (80.00%) Azure
2 4 (80.00%) AWS
2 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SAN
3 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Office 365
4 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
4 2 (40.00%) Veeam
4 2 (40.00%) Replication
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) MCSE
5 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
5 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (20.00%) LAN
5 1 (20.00%) VoIP
5 1 (20.00%) WLAN
5 1 (20.00%) WAN
5 1 (20.00%) DHCP
5 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (20.00%) VPN
5 1 (20.00%) DNS
5 1 (20.00%) SLA

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (80.00%) AWS
1 4 (80.00%) Azure
2 2 (40.00%) Office 365
3 1 (20.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SAN
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
3 1 (20.00%) DNS
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (20.00%) VoIP
3 1 (20.00%) VPN
3 1 (20.00%) WAN
3 1 (20.00%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Support Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Support
2 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (40.00%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Replication
2 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Windows
1 5 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 3 (60.00%) Unix
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 1 (20.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (20.00%) Identity Management
2 1 (20.00%) Project Management
2 1 (20.00%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (40.00%) MCSE
3 1 (20.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 1 (20.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 4 (80.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (40.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Veeam