Period
to 20 November 2017

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 20 November 2017 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
20 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 124 148 147
Rank change year-on-year +24 -1 -10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 17 5 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.83% 0.19% 0.44%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.41% 0.71% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 11 5 11
Wales median annual salary £40,000 £27,500 £27,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +45.45% - -15.38%
10th Percentile £19,000 £24,150 £21,250
90th Percentile £43,750 £53,750 £31,250
UK median annual salary £37,000 £35,000 £36,000
% change year-on-year +5.71% -2.78% +4.35%

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 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 499 703 818
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 24.31% 27.09% 29.73%
Number of salaries quoted 417 601 718
Wales median annual salary £37,500 £35,000 £35,750
Median salary % change year-on-year +7.14% -2.10% +2.14%
10th Percentile £22,000 £21,250 £21,260
90th Percentile £57,946 £57,500 £55,000
UK median annual salary £47,500 £45,000 £45,000
% change year-on-year +5.56% - +1.12%

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Wales

MCSA
Salary Trend in Wales

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Wales

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Wales

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Wales over the 6 months to 20 November 2017.

Salary histogram 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 20 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
South Wales +37 10 £23,750 -13.64%
West Wales -12 7 £40,000 -23.81%
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 20 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 16 (94.12%) Windows
3 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
3 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
3 15 (88.24%) Windows Server
4 14 (82.35%) VMware
5 12 (70.59%) Citrix
5 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
6 11 (64.71%) ITIL
7 9 (52.94%) DNS
8 8 (47.06%) IIS
8 8 (47.06%) DHCP
8 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
8 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
9 7 (41.18%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (41.18%) Capacity Management
9 7 (41.18%) Office 365
9 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
9 7 (41.18%) Mimecast
9 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
9 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
9 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
9 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
9 7 (41.18%) Firewall
9 7 (41.18%) Migration
10 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
10 6 (35.29%) Project Management
10 6 (35.29%) MCP
10 6 (35.29%) SCCM
10 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V

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 8 (47.06%) IIS
1 8 (47.06%) MS Exchange
2 1 (5.88%) Apache
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2007
2 1 (5.88%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (5.88%) SharePoint
2 1 (5.88%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 7 (41.18%) Mimecast
1 7 (41.18%) Office 365
2 4 (23.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (17.65%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (52.94%) DNS
2 8 (47.06%) DHCP
3 7 (41.18%) Firewall
4 5 (29.41%) Network Security
5 3 (17.65%) NetScaler
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (11.76%) IP Telephony
6 2 (11.76%) LAN
6 2 (11.76%) SAN
6 2 (11.76%) WAN
7 1 (5.88%) DMZ
7 1 (5.88%) iSCSI
7 1 (5.88%) PBX
7 1 (5.88%) PSTN
7 1 (5.88%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (5.88%) Advertising
1 1 (5.88%) Law
1 1 (5.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (41.18%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
2 5 (29.41%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Citrix Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Senior Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Storage Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Support Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Help Desk Technician
5 1 (5.88%) IT Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) IT Support Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Project Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Windows Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 7 (41.18%) Data Centre
2 6 (35.29%) Management Information System
3 5 (29.41%) Fat Client
3 5 (29.41%) Thin Client
4 2 (11.76%) Clustering
4 2 (11.76%) Replication
5 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.88%) CMDB
5 1 (5.88%) PMI
5 1 (5.88%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 16 (94.12%) Windows
2 15 (88.24%) Windows Server
3 8 (47.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 7 (41.18%) Windows Server 2012
5 6 (35.29%) Windows 7
6 5 (29.41%) Windows 10
7 3 (17.65%) CentOS
7 3 (17.65%) Linux
7 3 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (5.88%) Unix
8 1 (5.88%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (64.71%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Capacity Management
2 7 (41.18%) Disaster Recovery
2 7 (41.18%) Incident Management
2 7 (41.18%) Migration
2 7 (41.18%) Problem Management
3 6 (35.29%) Project Management
4 5 (29.41%) Application Performance Management
4 5 (29.41%) Business Continuity
4 5 (29.41%) Email Management
4 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Management
4 5 (29.41%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 5 (29.41%) IT Strategy
4 5 (29.41%) Performance Management
4 5 (29.41%) Service Management
4 5 (29.41%) Technical Architecture
4 5 (29.41%) Virtual Environments
5 3 (17.65%) Email Filtering
5 3 (17.65%) Kalman Filter
5 3 (17.65%) Performance Monitoring
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (35.29%) MCP
3 5 (29.41%) DBS Check
3 5 (29.41%) MCSE
4 1 (5.88%) A+ Certification
4 1 (5.88%) CCNP
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.88%) MCITP
4 1 (5.88%) MCTS
4 1 (5.88%) Network+ Certification
4 1 (5.88%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (29.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (88.24%) Active Directory
2 12 (70.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (41.18%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (35.29%) Hyper-V
5 5 (29.41%) XenApp
5 5 (29.41%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) SCCM
2 5 (29.41%) SCOM
2 5 (29.41%) SCOrch
2 5 (29.41%) SCSM
3 2 (11.76%) HP Data Protector
4 1 (5.88%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (88.24%) Microsoft
2 14 (82.35%) VMware
3 12 (70.59%) Citrix
4 5 (29.41%) AppDynamics
5 3 (17.65%) HP
6 2 (11.76%) Avaya
6 2 (11.76%) Cisco
6 2 (11.76%) Clearswift
6 2 (11.76%) F5
6 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
7 1 (5.88%) Dell