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 29 January 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 124 118 114
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -4
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 10 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.10% 0.57% 0.53%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.35% 2.03% 1.51%
Number of salaries quoted 2 5 9
Average salary £48,500 £50,000 £39,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-3.00% +26.58%
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £34,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%
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
573 492 598
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.78% 28.19% 35.07%
Number of salaries quoted 442 369 489
Average salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,000 £28,000 £23,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £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 29 January 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 8 (100.00%) Windows
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 5 (62.50%) MCP
3 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) CCA
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) ITIL
5 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) XenApp
5 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 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 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) WAN
1 1 (12.50%) DHCP
1 1 (12.50%) DNS
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Support Engineer
2 5 (62.50%) Windows Support Engineer
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Designer
3 2 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
3 2 (25.00%) Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
3 2 (25.00%) Designer
3 2 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (12.50%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 2 (25.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
1 2 (25.00%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
2 5 (62.50%) CCA
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix Certification
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 1 (12.50%) MCITP
5 1 (12.50%) CCENT
5 1 (12.50%) CCNA
5 1 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) XenApp
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
2 2 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Cisco
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