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 27 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 121 125 113
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 6 19
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.35% 0.31% 0.95%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.09% 1.07% 2.96%
Number of salaries quoted 6 5 18
Median salary £22,000 £45,000 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
-51.11% +12.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,250 £32,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £24,250 £46,500 £46,500
UK excluding London median salary £31,500 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-4.54% -5.71%
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
550 559 642
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 32.05% 28.78% 32.13%
Number of salaries quoted 473 479 484
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £57,000 £65,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
- +6.25%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

The demand trend of job ads across the Bristol region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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 27 May 2016, 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 Bristol region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
3 19 (86.36%) Windows
3 19 (86.36%) MS Excel
4 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
5 13 (59.09%) MCSE
6 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
7 10 (45.45%) MS Exchange
8 9 (40.91%) A+ Certification
8 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
9 8 (36.36%) DNS
10 7 (31.82%) Office 365
11 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
11 6 (27.27%) SCCM
11 6 (27.27%) ITIL
11 6 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (22.73%) MCTS
12 5 (22.73%) MCP
12 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
12 5 (22.73%) SAN
12 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
12 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
13 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
13 4 (18.18%) Application Performance Management
13 4 (18.18%) Skype
13 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
13 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
13 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
13 4 (18.18%) CCNA
13 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 (45.45%) MS Exchange
2 5 (22.73%) SharePoint
3 4 (18.18%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (18.18%) IIS
4 2 (9.09%) Skype for Business
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (4.55%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (4.55%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 19 (86.36%) MS Excel
2 2 (9.09%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 7 (31.82%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) DNS
2 5 (22.73%) SAN
3 4 (18.18%) Skype
3 4 (18.18%) Wireless
4 3 (13.64%) DHCP
4 3 (13.64%) LAN
4 3 (13.64%) Unified Communications
4 3 (13.64%) VPN
4 3 (13.64%) WAN
5 1 (4.55%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.55%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (18.18%) MS Access
1 4 (18.18%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (22.73%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Analyst
2 5 (22.73%) Microsoft Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Support Analyst
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Support
3 4 (18.18%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (13.64%) Field Engineer
4 3 (13.64%) Field Service Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support
5 2 (9.09%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (9.09%) IT Support
5 2 (9.09%) SAN Support
6 1 (4.55%) Junior IT Support Analyst
6 1 (4.55%) SCCM Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 4 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 3 (13.64%) Driving Licence
3 1 (4.55%) Blackberry
3 1 (4.55%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.55%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (4.55%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 19 (86.36%) Windows
2 12 (54.55%) Windows Server 2012
3 9 (40.91%) Windows Server
4 6 (27.27%) Windows 10
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
5 2 (9.09%) Windows 8
5 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (4.55%) Linux
6 1 (4.55%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (27.27%) ITIL
2 4 (18.18%) Application Performance Management
2 4 (18.18%) ITIL V3
2 4 (18.18%) Performance Management
3 3 (13.64%) Service Management
4 2 (9.09%) Change Management
4 2 (9.09%) ITSM
4 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
5 1 (4.55%) Incident Management
5 1 (4.55%) Information Security
5 1 (4.55%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (4.55%) Line Management
5 1 (4.55%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (4.55%) Service Delivery
5 1 (4.55%) Service Design
5 1 (4.55%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 5 (22.73%) PowerShell
2 4 (18.18%) SQL
2 4 (18.18%) VB
Qualifications
1 22 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (59.09%) MCSE
3 9 (40.91%) A+ Certification
4 6 (27.27%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (22.73%) MCP
5 5 (22.73%) MCTS
6 4 (18.18%) CCNA
6 4 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 3 (13.64%) CCENT
7 3 (13.64%) SC Cleared
7 3 (13.64%) Security Cleared
8 2 (9.09%) MCITP
9 1 (4.55%) CCNP
9 1 (4.55%) Degree
9 1 (4.55%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (4.55%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 18 (81.82%) Active Directory
2 5 (22.73%) Hyper-V
3 2 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (27.27%) SCCM
Vendors
1 21 (95.45%) Microsoft
2 4 (18.18%) Cisco
3 3 (13.64%) 3Com
3 3 (13.64%) Draytek
3 3 (13.64%) HP
3 3 (13.64%) NETGEAR
3 3 (13.64%) VMware
3 3 (13.64%) ZyXEL
4 1 (4.55%) Aerohive Networks
4 1 (4.55%) Dell