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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 80 86 92
Rank change year-on-year +6 +6  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 13 12
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.92% 1.00% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 3.57% 3.96% 2.64%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 9
Median salary £40,000 £19,000 £28,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +110.52% -32.14%  
UK excluding London median salary £39,000 £31,500 £34,000
% change year-on-year +23.80% -7.35%  

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 academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Wales.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wales
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 252 328 455
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wales 25.85% 25.27% 31.66%
Number of salaries quoted 201 280 384
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -6.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,747 £21,475 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £51,081 £52,150 £55,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,674
% change year-on-year - +1.98%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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
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 3 months to 24 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
South Wales +12 6 £45,000 +136.84%
West Wales - 3 £40,000 -
MCSA
UK

For the 6 months to 24 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 Wales region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 16 (100.00%) Windows
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL
3 14 (87.50%) VMware
4 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
4 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
5 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
6 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
6 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
7 8 (50.00%) DNS
7 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (43.75%) Office 365
8 7 (43.75%) IIS
8 7 (43.75%) HP
8 7 (43.75%) Citrix
8 7 (43.75%) Firewall
9 6 (37.50%) Dell
9 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
9 6 (37.50%) Linux
9 6 (37.50%) MCSE
9 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
10 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
11 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
11 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
11 4 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
11 4 (25.00%) Network Security

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 9 (56.25%) MS Exchange
2 7 (43.75%) IIS
3 5 (31.25%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (6.25%) Apache
4 1 (6.25%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 9 (56.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
3 7 (43.75%) Office 365
4 3 (18.75%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (43.75%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) DHCP
3 4 (25.00%) iSCSI
3 4 (25.00%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
5 2 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 2 (12.50%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (6.25%) Automotive
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (25.00%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Citrix Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) Senior Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support
3 2 (12.50%) Technical Support Analyst
3 2 (12.50%) Windows Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (25.00%) Management Information System
2 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 3 (18.75%) Fat Client
2 3 (18.75%) Hybrid Cloud
2 3 (18.75%) Thin Client
3 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (6.25%) Clustering
3 1 (6.25%) CMDB
3 1 (6.25%) Driving Licence
3 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 16 (100.00%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) Windows Server
3 12 (75.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 9 (56.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
6 4 (25.00%) Unix
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 10
6 4 (25.00%) Windows 7
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
8 1 (6.25%) CentOS
8 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (25.00%) Migration
2 4 (25.00%) Virtual Environments
3 3 (18.75%) Business Continuity
3 3 (18.75%) Capacity Management
3 3 (18.75%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (18.75%) Incident Management
3 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Monitoring
3 3 (18.75%) IT Strategy
3 3 (18.75%) Problem Management
3 3 (18.75%) Project Management
3 3 (18.75%) Service Management
3 3 (18.75%) Technical Architecture
4 2 (12.50%) Email Filtering
4 2 (12.50%) High Availability
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Management
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Monitoring
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2
4 2 (12.50%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (37.50%) MCSE
3 4 (25.00%) DBS Check
3 4 (25.00%) MCP
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCNP
4 2 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (12.50%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 2 (12.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (18.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Hyper-V
4 3 (18.75%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (12.50%) XenApp
5 2 (12.50%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (25.00%) ServiceCenter
2 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOM
2 3 (18.75%) SCOrch
2 3 (18.75%) SCSM
3 1 (6.25%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 14 (87.50%) VMware
2 13 (81.25%) Microsoft
3 7 (43.75%) Citrix
3 7 (43.75%) HP
4 6 (37.50%) Dell
5 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
6 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
6 2 (12.50%) Cisco
6 2 (12.50%) Meraki