The first table below looks at the demand 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 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all Qualifications for the Bristol region.

Location
3 months to
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 109 94 99
Rank change year-on-year
-15 +5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 21 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.49% 1.30% 0.57%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.65% 4.13% 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 8 13 9
Average salary £40,000 £42,000 £25,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-4.76% +64.70%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,500 £37,500 £23,600
10% offered a salary of more than £43,750 £55,000 £32,000
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £32,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
544 509 622
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.76% 31.44% 39.52%
Number of salaries quoted 381 424 553
Average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £25,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £57,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £41,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.50% -
MCSA
South West

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
Salary Histogram in Bristol

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Bristol region over the 3 months to 24 July 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 24 (96.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 22 (88.00%) MCSE
4 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
5 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
5 18 (72.00%) VMware
6 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
7 16 (64.00%) SAN
7 16 (64.00%) Firewall
8 15 (60.00%) Degree
8 15 (60.00%) vSphere
9 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
10 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
11 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
12 9 (36.00%) SMTP
12 9 (36.00%) HTTP
12 9 (36.00%) VPN
12 9 (36.00%) DNS
12 9 (36.00%) IIS
12 9 (36.00%) HTML
12 9 (36.00%) MySQL
12 9 (36.00%) XML
12 9 (36.00%) VMware ESX
13 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
14 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
14 7 (28.00%) SQL
15 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
15 6 (24.00%) CCNP
15 6 (24.00%) CCNA

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 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 10 (40.00%) MS Exchange
2 9 (36.00%) IIS
3 4 (16.00%) SharePoint
4 1 (4.00%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (4.00%) Lync
4 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (8.00%) MS Office
2 1 (4.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 16 (64.00%) SAN
1 16 (64.00%) Firewall
2 9 (36.00%) SMTP
2 9 (36.00%) HTTP
2 9 (36.00%) VPN
2 9 (36.00%) DNS
3 2 (8.00%) IPsec
3 2 (8.00%) PPTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 9 (36.00%) MySQL
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (8.00%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 2 (8.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
General
1 2 (8.00%) Finance
1 2 (8.00%) Back Office
2 1 (4.00%) Legal
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Administrator
2 8 (32.00%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (28.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (20.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (16.00%) IT Support
5 4 (16.00%) Systems Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Support Engineer
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Wintel Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Wintel Systems Administrator
6 3 (12.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
7 2 (8.00%) SQL DBA
7 2 (8.00%) IT Support Engineer
7 2 (8.00%) DBA
8 1 (4.00%) Architect
8 1 (4.00%) Database Specialist
8 1 (4.00%) Server Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
8 1 (4.00%) Windows Server Engineer
8 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
1 9 (36.00%) XML
2 1 (4.00%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 8 (32.00%) Blackberry
2 2 (8.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
1 24 (96.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 13 (52.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (48.00%) Windows 7
4 3 (12.00%) Mac OS X
4 3 (12.00%) Apple iOS
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 2 (8.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (28.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (16.00%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (8.00%) Database Tuning
3 2 (8.00%) High Availability
3 2 (8.00%) ITIL
3 2 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.00%) ETL
4 1 (4.00%) Risk Management
4 1 (4.00%) Information Security
4 1 (4.00%) Database Security
4 1 (4.00%) Change Control
4 1 (4.00%) Supplier Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (28.00%) SQL
2 2 (8.00%) T-SQL
2 2 (8.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (88.00%) MCSE
3 15 (60.00%) Degree
4 6 (24.00%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (24.00%) CCNP
4 6 (24.00%) CCNA
5 5 (20.00%) MCITP
6 4 (16.00%) MCTS
6 4 (16.00%) MCP
7 2 (8.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 2 (8.00%) HNC
7 2 (8.00%) HND
7 2 (8.00%) MCDBA
8 1 (4.00%) CISSP
8 1 (4.00%) Security+ Certification
8 1 (4.00%) Network+ Certification
8 1 (4.00%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 18 (72.00%) Active Directory
2 17 (68.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 15 (60.00%) vSphere
4 9 (36.00%) VMware ESX
5 3 (12.00%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 18 (72.00%) VMware
2 5 (20.00%) Cisco
3 4 (16.00%) Microsoft
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) SAP