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 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 120 111 102
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -9
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 5 17 23
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.25% 0.85% 1.30%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.88% 2.76% 3.81%
Number of salaries quoted 4 17 14
Average salary £43,750 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.63% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £39,000 £30,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £45,000 £42,900 £41,400
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £33,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% +6.06%
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
566 617 604
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.19% 30.87% 34.11%
Number of salaries quoted 469 460 496
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £28,500 £27,500 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 6 May 2015, 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
2 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
3 3 (42.86%) VMware
3 3 (42.86%) LAN
3 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
3 3 (42.86%) Citrix
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
4 2 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
4 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
4 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
4 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
4 2 (28.57%) Network Security
4 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
4 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
4 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
4 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
4 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, 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 2 (28.57%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (28.57%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (28.57%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
2 2 (28.57%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) WAN
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
3 1 (14.29%) Firewall
3 1 (14.29%) Wireless
3 1 (14.29%) IP Telephony
3 1 (14.29%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Consultant
1 2 (28.57%) Solutions Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Infrastructure Manager
1 2 (28.57%) Technical Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Designer
1 2 (28.57%) Wintel Architect
1 2 (28.57%) Cloud Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Administrator
2 1 (14.29%) IT Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Blackberry
1 2 (28.57%) Clustering
1 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) Disaster Recovery
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 4 (57.14%) PowerShell
2 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (42.86%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (28.57%) SC Cleared
3 2 (28.57%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (57.14%) Hyper-V
3 3 (42.86%) XenApp
3 3 (42.86%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (28.57%) Terminal Services
5 1 (14.29%) XenDesktop
5 1 (14.29%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
1 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
1 3 (42.86%) Citrix
1 3 (42.86%) VMware
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
2 2 (28.57%) Nortel
2 2 (28.57%) Cisco
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 21 hours ago
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