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

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 135 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 16 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.050% 0.84% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.16% 2.62% 1.47%
Number of salaries quoted 1 7 9
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +25.00%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -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
630 611 614
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.59% 31.99% 36.01%
Number of salaries quoted 471 467 501
Average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £22,500
10% offered a salary of more than £58,500 £55,000 £60,000
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 24 December 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 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
3 5 (71.43%) MS Office
3 5 (71.43%) MCP
3 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
3 5 (71.43%) CCA
3 5 (71.43%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
4 2 (28.57%) ITIL
4 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
4 2 (28.57%) Citrix
4 2 (28.57%) VMware
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) DHCP
5 1 (14.29%) DNS
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco
5 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 1 (14.29%) CCNA
5 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
5 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
5 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 1 (14.29%) Service Management
5 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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 1 (14.29%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 6 (85.71%) MS Excel
2 5 (71.43%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (14.29%) LAN
1 1 (14.29%) WAN
1 1 (14.29%) DHCP
1 1 (14.29%) DNS
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Support Engineer
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Architect
3 1 (14.29%) Solutions Designer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support
3 1 (14.29%) Technical Designer
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Support
3 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Designer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Blackberry
1 1 (14.29%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows XP
2 5 (71.43%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (28.57%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Service Management
2 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (14.29%) Continuous Improvement
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (71.43%) CCA
2 5 (71.43%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (71.43%) MCP
3 2 (28.57%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 1 (14.29%) MCITP
4 1 (14.29%) CCENT
4 1 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Security Cleared
4 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) CCNA
System Software
1 2 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 2 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (14.29%) Hyper-V
2 1 (14.29%) XenApp
2 1 (14.29%) Terminal Services
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Citrix
1 2 (28.57%) VMware
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco
2 1 (14.29%) Microsoft
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