The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 103 89
Rank change year-on-year
-18 -14
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 16 16
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 1.01% 1.00%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.13% 3.00% 2.39%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 9
Average salary £27,500 £38,000 £25,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.63% +52.00%
UK excluding London average salary £30,000 £36,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +10.76%
MCSA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Bristol region.

Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
530 534 669
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.77% 33.86% 41.84%
Number of salaries quoted 423 453 580
Average salary £40,000 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £23,500 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,225 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bristol region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

MCSA Salary Trend in Bristol

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA.

1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 24 (96.00%) MCSE
3 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
4 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
5 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
6 14 (56.00%) VMware
6 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 13 (52.00%) Firewall
8 11 (44.00%) SAN
8 11 (44.00%) vSphere
9 10 (40.00%) DNS
10 9 (36.00%) HTML
10 9 (36.00%) MySQL
10 9 (36.00%) IIS
10 9 (36.00%) XML
10 9 (36.00%) MCP
10 9 (36.00%) SMTP
10 9 (36.00%) HTTP
10 9 (36.00%) VPN
10 9 (36.00%) VMware ESX
10 9 (36.00%) Degree
11 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
12 7 (28.00%) MS Office
12 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
13 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
13 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
14 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
14 5 (20.00%) CCA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 23 September 2014, IT jobs across the Bristol region citing MCSA also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSA. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (36.00%) IIS
2 6 (24.00%) MS Exchange
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (28.00%) MS Office
2 6 (24.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) Firewall
2 11 (44.00%) SAN
3 10 (40.00%) DNS
4 9 (36.00%) HTTP
4 9 (36.00%) VPN
4 9 (36.00%) SMTP
5 2 (8.00%) PPTP
5 2 (8.00%) IPsec
6 1 (4.00%) DHCP
6 1 (4.00%) LAN
6 1 (4.00%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) MySQL
General
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 9 (36.00%) Support Engineer
1 9 (36.00%) Administrator
2 8 (32.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Windows Support Engineer
4 4 (16.00%) IT Support
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (12.00%) Wintel Administrator
5 3 (12.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
6 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
7 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
7 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
7 1 (4.00%) Wintel Support
7 1 (4.00%) Information Security Officer
7 1 (4.00%) Security Officer
7 1 (4.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
1 9 (36.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (16.00%) Blackberry
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 19 (76.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 17 (68.00%) Windows 7
4 8 (32.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 5 (20.00%) Windows XP
6 3 (12.00%) Mac OS X
6 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
7 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (12.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (8.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
4 1 (4.00%) Service Management
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
4 1 (4.00%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 4 (16.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) MCSE
3 9 (36.00%) MCP
3 9 (36.00%) Degree
4 5 (20.00%) CCA
4 5 (20.00%) Citrix Certification
5 4 (16.00%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (16.00%) MCITP
5 4 (16.00%) CCNA
6 3 (12.00%) CCNP
7 2 (8.00%) MCTS
8 1 (4.00%) CISSP
8 1 (4.00%) CCENT
8 1 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (4.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 1 (4.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 15 (60.00%) Active Directory
2 14 (56.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (44.00%) vSphere
4 9 (36.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (56.00%) VMware
2 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Citrix