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 24 February 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South West / Bristol
Rank 124 115 125
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +10
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 6 16 3
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.33% 0.89% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.24% 2.47% 0.53%
Number of salaries quoted 5 16 3
Median salary £27,500 £28,000 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-1.78% -42.26%
UK excluding London median salary £36,500 £35,000 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.87%

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
484 648 563
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 26.73% 36.20% 29.20%
Number of salaries quoted 381 561 440
Median salary £42,500 £42,000 £42,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+1.19% -1.17%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £26,500 £29,000
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £56,000 £62,500
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £42,500

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 24 February 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 Bristol region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 12 (85.71%) VMware
3 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
3 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
4 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
4 10 (71.43%) MCP
4 10 (71.43%) Windows
4 10 (71.43%) MCSE
5 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
6 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (57.14%) Firewall
7 7 (50.00%) ITIL
7 7 (50.00%) Cisco
7 7 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
8 6 (42.86%) Citrix
9 5 (35.71%) HP
10 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
11 3 (21.43%) LAN
11 3 (21.43%) WAN
11 3 (21.43%) MS Office
11 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
12 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
12 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
12 2 (14.29%) SLA
12 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
12 2 (14.29%) CCNA
12 2 (14.29%) SCCM
12 2 (14.29%) Office 365
12 2 (14.29%) XenApp

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:

Applications
1 3 (21.43%) MS Office
2 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Office 365
2 1 (7.14%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 8 (57.14%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) Remote Desktop
3 4 (28.57%) TCP/IP
4 3 (21.43%) LAN
4 3 (21.43%) WAN
5 1 (7.14%) DHCP
5 1 (7.14%) DNS
5 1 (7.14%) Internet
5 1 (7.14%) VLAN
5 1 (7.14%) VoIP
5 1 (7.14%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 6 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (28.57%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (14.29%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support
4 1 (7.14%) Desktop Support Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Field Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) IT Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support
4 1 (7.14%) IT Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Network Technician
4 1 (7.14%) SCCM Specialist
4 1 (7.14%) Server Technician
4 1 (7.14%) Service Desk Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (7.14%) CMDB
2 1 (7.14%) Device Driver
2 1 (7.14%) Driving Licence
2 1 (7.14%) Fat Client
2 1 (7.14%) iSeries
2 1 (7.14%) Replication
2 1 (7.14%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 10 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 8 (57.14%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 7
5 1 (7.14%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) ITIL
2 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (7.14%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (7.14%) Patch Management
2 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.14%) Service Management
2 1 (7.14%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (7.14%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (71.43%) MCP
2 10 (71.43%) MCSE
3 2 (14.29%) CCNA
3 2 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (7.14%) A+ Certification
4 1 (7.14%) CCENT
4 1 (7.14%) Degree
4 1 (7.14%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (78.57%) Hyper-V
2 10 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 8 (57.14%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (14.29%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) SCCM
2 1 (7.14%) FortiGate
2 1 (7.14%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 12 (85.71%) VMware
2 11 (78.57%) Microsoft
3 7 (50.00%) Cisco
4 6 (42.86%) Citrix
5 5 (35.71%) HP
6 1 (7.14%) 3Com
6 1 (7.14%) arcserve
6 1 (7.14%) Draytek
6 1 (7.14%) IBM
6 1 (7.14%) Intel
6 1 (7.14%) Juniper
6 1 (7.14%) NETGEAR
6 1 (7.14%) ProCurve
6 1 (7.14%) SolarWinds
6 1 (7.14%) Sophos
6 1 (7.14%) ZyXEL