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 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 123 128 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 11 5 17
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.59% 0.25% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.77% 0.89% 2.75%
Number of salaries quoted 11 4 17
Average salary £22,500 £43,750 £38,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-48.57% +13.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £21,500 £39,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £45,000 £42,900
UK excluding London average salary £31,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -5.79%
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
622 563 618
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 33.57% 27.80% 30.47%
Number of salaries quoted 528 461 464
Average salary £40,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,000 £28,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £65,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £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 30 April 2016, 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 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
3 23 (88.46%) Windows
4 21 (80.77%) MS Excel
4 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
5 17 (65.38%) MCSE
6 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
8 10 (38.46%) MS Exchange
9 9 (34.62%) A+ Certification
10 8 (30.77%) DNS
10 8 (30.77%) ITIL
10 8 (30.77%) Office 365
11 7 (26.92%) SAN
12 6 (23.08%) Network+ Certification
12 6 (23.08%) VMware
12 6 (23.08%) SCCM
12 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
12 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
13 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
13 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
13 5 (19.23%) MCTS
13 5 (19.23%) MCITP
13 5 (19.23%) CCNA
13 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
13 5 (19.23%) MCP
13 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
14 4 (15.38%) MS Access
14 4 (15.38%) SQL
14 4 (15.38%) VB

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (38.46%) MS Exchange
2 5 (19.23%) SharePoint
3 4 (15.38%) BizTalk Server
3 4 (15.38%) IIS
4 3 (11.54%) Skype for Business
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (3.85%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.85%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 21 (80.77%) MS Excel
2 2 (7.69%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 8 (30.77%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 8 (30.77%) DNS
2 7 (26.92%) SAN
3 4 (15.38%) Skype
3 4 (15.38%) Wireless
4 3 (11.54%) DHCP
4 3 (11.54%) LAN
4 3 (11.54%) Unified Communications
4 3 (11.54%) VPN
4 3 (11.54%) WAN
5 1 (3.85%) TCP/IP
5 1 (3.85%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (15.38%) MS Access
1 4 (15.38%) SQL Server
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support
2 5 (19.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Analyst
2 5 (19.23%) Microsoft Engineer
2 5 (19.23%) Support Analyst
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support
3 4 (15.38%) Applications Support Analyst
4 3 (11.54%) Field Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) Field Service Engineer
4 3 (11.54%) IT Manager
5 2 (7.69%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support
5 2 (7.69%) Desktop Support Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Manager
5 2 (7.69%) SAN Support
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 5 (19.23%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Driving Licence
3 2 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
4 1 (3.85%) Blackberry
4 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.85%) EqualLogic
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Windows
2 13 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
4 6 (23.08%) Windows 10
5 2 (7.69%) Linux
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 7
5 2 (7.69%) Windows 8
5 2 (7.69%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (3.85%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (30.77%) ITIL
2 4 (15.38%) Application Performance Management
2 4 (15.38%) ITIL V3
2 4 (15.38%) Performance Management
3 3 (11.54%) Service Delivery
3 3 (11.54%) Service Management
4 2 (7.69%) Change Management
4 2 (7.69%) ITSM
4 2 (7.69%) Kalman Filter
4 2 (7.69%) Patch Management
4 2 (7.69%) Web Filtering
5 1 (3.85%) Customer Engagement
5 1 (3.85%) Incident Management
5 1 (3.85%) Information Security
5 1 (3.85%) Line Management
5 1 (3.85%) Presales
5 1 (3.85%) Server Monitoring
5 1 (3.85%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 6 (23.08%) PowerShell
2 4 (15.38%) SQL
2 4 (15.38%) VB
Qualifications
1 26 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 17 (65.38%) MCSE
3 9 (34.62%) A+ Certification
4 6 (23.08%) Network+ Certification
5 5 (19.23%) CCNA
5 5 (19.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (19.23%) MCITP
5 5 (19.23%) MCP
5 5 (19.23%) MCTS
6 3 (11.54%) CCENT
6 3 (11.54%) ITIL Certification
6 3 (11.54%) SC Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
6 3 (11.54%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
7 2 (7.69%) CCNP
8 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 21 (80.77%) Active Directory
2 5 (19.23%) Hyper-V
3 4 (15.38%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (23.08%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (92.31%) Microsoft
2 6 (23.08%) VMware
3 4 (15.38%) Cisco
4 3 (11.54%) 3Com
4 3 (11.54%) Draytek
4 3 (11.54%) HP
4 3 (11.54%) NETGEAR
4 3 (11.54%) ZyXEL
5 1 (3.85%) Aerohive Networks
5 1 (3.85%) Dell
Bristol, Avon
soVision Ltd
Salary: From £28,000 to £35,000 per annum DOE
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