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 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South West / Bristol
Rank 115 115 127
Rank change year-on-year
0 +12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 10 13 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.61% 0.74% 0.10%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.14% 2.20% 0.34%
Number of salaries quoted 4 13 2
Median salary £25,000 £32,500 £48,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
-23.07% -32.98%
UK excluding London median salary £36,950 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
+5.57% +2.94%

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
467 591 595
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 28.51% 33.47% 30.43%
Number of salaries quoted 353 521 459
Median salary £42,500 £42,250 £41,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+0.59% +1.80%
90% offered a salary of more than £25,000 £27,500 £27,300
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,000 £60,000
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 20 January 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 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
3 12 (70.59%) Windows
4 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
4 11 (64.71%) VMware
5 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
6 9 (52.94%) MCSE
6 9 (52.94%) MCP
7 8 (47.06%) ITIL
7 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
8 7 (41.18%) Remote Desktop
8 7 (41.18%) HP
8 7 (41.18%) Firewall
9 6 (35.29%) Citrix
9 6 (35.29%) Cisco
10 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
11 4 (23.53%) CCNA
11 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
11 4 (23.53%) Service Management
12 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
12 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
12 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
12 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
12 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
12 3 (17.65%) Office 365
12 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
12 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007

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 4 (23.53%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (17.65%) Exchange Server 2007
2 3 (17.65%) MS Exchange
2 3 (17.65%) SharePoint
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2003
3 2 (11.76%) Exchange Server 2010
3 2 (11.76%) SharePoint 2013
3 2 (11.76%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (17.65%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.88%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 3 (17.65%) Office 365
2 1 (5.88%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 7 (41.18%) Firewall
1 7 (41.18%) Remote Desktop
2 3 (17.65%) TCP/IP
3 2 (11.76%) LAN
3 2 (11.76%) VPN
3 2 (11.76%) WAN
4 1 (5.88%) DHCP
4 1 (5.88%) DNS
4 1 (5.88%) SAN
4 1 (5.88%) Unified Communications
4 1 (5.88%) VLAN
4 1 (5.88%) VoIP
4 1 (5.88%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.88%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 7 (41.18%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (23.53%) 2nd Line Support
2 4 (23.53%) Analyst
3 3 (17.65%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Support
4 2 (11.76%) Active Directory Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support
4 2 (11.76%) IT Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Junior
4 2 (11.76%) Junior Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) 2nd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) Desktop Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Exchange Support
5 1 (5.88%) Junior IT Support
5 1 (5.88%) Junior Support Analyst
5 1 (5.88%) SCCM Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) Server Technician
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (5.88%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (11.76%) Blackberry
3 1 (5.88%) CMDB
3 1 (5.88%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.88%) Driving Licence
3 1 (5.88%) Fat Client
3 1 (5.88%) iSeries
3 1 (5.88%) Replication
3 1 (5.88%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Windows
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server
2 10 (58.82%) Windows Server 2008
3 5 (29.41%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 4 (23.53%) Service Management
3 2 (11.76%) Change Management
3 2 (11.76%) Information Security
3 2 (11.76%) Line Management
3 2 (11.76%) Server Monitoring
3 2 (11.76%) Service Design
4 1 (5.88%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (5.88%) Incident Management
4 1 (5.88%) Migration
4 1 (5.88%) Network Monitoring
4 1 (5.88%) Patch Management
4 1 (5.88%) Problem Management
4 1 (5.88%) Service Delivery
4 1 (5.88%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 3 (17.65%) PowerShell
2 1 (5.88%) SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (52.94%) MCP
2 9 (52.94%) MCSE
3 4 (23.53%) CCNA
3 4 (23.53%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (11.76%) A+ Certification
4 2 (11.76%) CCENT
4 2 (11.76%) MCITP
5 1 (5.88%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) SLA
System Software
1 11 (64.71%) Active Directory
2 10 (58.82%) Hyper-V
3 8 (47.06%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (11.76%) XenApp
5 1 (5.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (5.88%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Backup Exec
1 1 (5.88%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.88%) HP SIM
1 1 (5.88%) SCCM
1 1 (5.88%) WSUS
Vendors
1 14 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 11 (64.71%) VMware
3 7 (41.18%) HP
4 6 (35.29%) Cisco
4 6 (35.29%) Citrix
5 2 (11.76%) 3Com
5 2 (11.76%) Draytek
5 2 (11.76%) NETGEAR
5 2 (11.76%) SolarWinds
5 2 (11.76%) ZyXEL
6 1 (5.88%) arcserve
6 1 (5.88%) IBM
6 1 (5.88%) Intel
6 1 (5.88%) Juniper
6 1 (5.88%) ProCurve
6 1 (5.88%) Sophos