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 1 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 119 107 94
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -13
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 16 15
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.34% 0.99% 0.94%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.15% 2.94% 2.26%
Number of salaries quoted 6 10 8
Average salary £27,500 £38,000 £25,250
Average salary % change year-on-year
-27.63% +50.49%
UK excluding London average salary £29,500 £35,000 £32,500
% change year-on-year
-15.71% +7.69%
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
522 545 664
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.15% 33.79% 41.63%
Number of salaries quoted 425 456 581
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 1 October 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 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 18 (94.74%) MCSE
3 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
3 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
4 12 (63.16%) VMware
5 10 (52.63%) SAN
5 10 (52.63%) vSphere
6 8 (42.11%) DNS
6 8 (42.11%) Firewall
7 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
7 7 (36.84%) SMTP
7 7 (36.84%) HTTP
7 7 (36.84%) VPN
7 7 (36.84%) IIS
7 7 (36.84%) XML
7 7 (36.84%) HTML
7 7 (36.84%) MySQL
8 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
8 6 (31.58%) MCP
8 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (26.32%) Degree
9 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
9 5 (26.32%) CCA
9 5 (26.32%) Citrix Certification
9 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
9 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 7 (36.84%) IIS
2 5 (26.32%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 6 (31.58%) MS Excel
2 5 (26.32%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.26%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 10 (52.63%) SAN
2 8 (42.11%) DNS
2 8 (42.11%) Firewall
3 7 (36.84%) SMTP
3 7 (36.84%) HTTP
3 7 (36.84%) VPN
4 1 (5.26%) LAN
4 1 (5.26%) WAN
4 1 (5.26%) DHCP
4 1 (5.26%) PPTP
4 1 (5.26%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (63.16%) SQL Server
2 7 (36.84%) MySQL
General
1 1 (5.26%) Back Office
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Legal
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Support Engineer
2 6 (31.58%) Administrator
2 6 (31.58%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (26.32%) Windows Support Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) Wintel Administrator
4 3 (15.79%) Wintel Systems Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Administrator
5 2 (10.53%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Support
6 1 (5.26%) Security Officer
6 1 (5.26%) Wintel Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Windows Server Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) Server Engineer
6 1 (5.26%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) 2nd Line Support
6 1 (5.26%) Information Security Officer
6 1 (5.26%) IT Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (36.84%) XML
1 7 (36.84%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Blackberry
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Windows
2 13 (68.42%) Windows Server 2008
3 12 (63.16%) Windows 7
4 5 (26.32%) Windows Server 2003
4 5 (26.32%) Windows XP
5 1 (5.26%) Linux
5 1 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (10.53%) ITIL
3 1 (5.26%) Supplier Management
3 1 (5.26%) Information Security
3 1 (5.26%) Service Management
3 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
3 1 (5.26%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (5.26%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 4 (21.05%) SQL
2 1 (5.26%) Java
Qualifications
1 19 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 18 (94.74%) MCSE
3 6 (31.58%) MCP
4 5 (26.32%) Degree
4 5 (26.32%) CCA
4 5 (26.32%) Citrix Certification
5 3 (15.79%) CCNA
5 3 (15.79%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (10.53%) MCITP
6 2 (10.53%) CCNP
7 1 (5.26%) CISSP
7 1 (5.26%) MCTS
7 1 (5.26%) CCENT
7 1 (5.26%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 1 (5.26%) CISMP
7 1 (5.26%) Security+ Certification
7 1 (5.26%) Network+ Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 13 (68.42%) Active Directory
2 12 (63.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (52.63%) vSphere
4 7 (36.84%) VMware ESX
5 1 (5.26%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (63.16%) VMware
2 3 (15.79%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) Citrix
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