The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 25 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South West / Wiltshire
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 65 75 95
Rank change year-on-year +10 +20  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 11 11
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Wiltshire 2.13% 1.19% 0.97%
As % of the Qualifications category 6.67% 4.03% 2.91%
Number of salaries quoted 16 11 10
Median salary £36,250 £28,500 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +27.19% -32.94%  
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £28,500 £27,400
10% offered a salary of more than £41,250 £31,000 £43,250
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 Wiltshire.

Academic & Professional Certification
Wiltshire
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 240 273 378
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Wiltshire 32.00% 29.58% 33.36%
Number of salaries quoted 210 225 291
Median salary £40,000 £35,000 £38,500
Median salary % change year-on-year +14.28% -9.09%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,000 £24,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £50,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,000
% change year-on-year - +1.19%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Wiltshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Wiltshire 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 Wiltshire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Wiltshire

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Wiltshire

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Wiltshire

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Wiltshire over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Wiltshire

MCSA
Job Locations in Wiltshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Wiltshire region over the 3 months to 25 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
Salisbury - 10 £37,500 -
Chippenham +11 2 £35,000 +12.90%
Swindon -8 2 £42,500 +49.12%
Calne - 1 £21,000 -
Corsham - 1 £32,500 -
MCSA
South West

For the 6 months to 25 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 Wiltshire region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 24 (100.00%) Windows
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (83.33%) MCSE
3 18 (75.00%) ITIL
4 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (66.67%) CCNA
4 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
5 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
6 12 (50.00%) Firewall
6 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
7 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
7 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
8 10 (41.67%) DNS
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
8 10 (41.67%) X.400
8 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
8 10 (41.67%) SMTP
8 10 (41.67%) DHCP
8 10 (41.67%) FTP
8 10 (41.67%) HTTP
8 10 (41.67%) SQL
8 10 (41.67%) DV Cleared
8 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
8 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
8 10 (41.67%) ArcSight
8 10 (41.67%) Office 365
8 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
8 10 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
8 10 (41.67%) VMware
8 10 (41.67%) CESG

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Wiltshire 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 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2007
1 10 (41.67%) Exchange Server 2010
1 10 (41.67%) MS Exchange
2 2 (8.33%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (8.33%) IIS
2 2 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (41.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 12 (50.00%) Firewall
2 11 (45.83%) TCP/IP
3 10 (41.67%) DHCP
3 10 (41.67%) DNS
3 10 (41.67%) FTP
3 10 (41.67%) HTTP
3 10 (41.67%) SMTP
3 10 (41.67%) X.400
4 2 (8.33%) Internet
4 2 (8.33%) LAN
4 2 (8.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.33%) MS Access
1 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support
1 8 (33.33%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
1 8 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 7 (29.17%) Analyst
3 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Support
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Support
3 5 (20.83%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
3 5 (20.83%) Network Engineer
4 4 (16.67%) SIEM Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support
5 2 (8.33%) Applications Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) IT Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) IT Systems Administrator
5 2 (8.33%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.17%) Systems Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 12 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (41.67%) CESG
3 6 (25.00%) Management Information System
4 1 (4.17%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 24 (100.00%) Windows
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 10 (41.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 8 (33.33%) Windows Server
4 6 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (75.00%) ITIL
2 10 (41.67%) Proactive Monitoring
2 10 (41.67%) Security Monitoring
3 6 (25.00%) Information Security
4 4 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
4 4 (16.67%) Network Management
4 4 (16.67%) SIEM
5 2 (8.33%) Application Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Information Security Management
5 2 (8.33%) ISMS
5 2 (8.33%) ITIL V3
5 2 (8.33%) Performance Management
5 2 (8.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (41.67%) SQL
2 2 (8.33%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 24 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (83.33%) MCSE
3 16 (66.67%) CCNA
3 16 (66.67%) Cisco Certification
3 16 (66.67%) Security Cleared
4 11 (45.83%) SC Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) CISMP
5 10 (41.67%) DV Cleared
5 10 (41.67%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
6 6 (25.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 4 (16.67%) CISSP
7 4 (16.67%) MCP
8 2 (8.33%) Degree
8 2 (8.33%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (16.67%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (33.33%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 14 (58.33%) Microsoft
2 10 (41.67%) ArcSight
2 10 (41.67%) VMware