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 1 September 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 135 120 94
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -26
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 1 3 22
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.052% 0.17% 1.40%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.18% 0.57% 4.24%
Number of salaries quoted 1 3 14
Average salary £47,500 £27,500 £41,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+72.72% -32.92%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
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
564 524 519
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.58% 28.87% 32.99%
Number of salaries quoted 449 380 434
Average salary £42,500 £41,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.65% +9.33%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £24,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £62,500 £55,000 £58,225
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

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 1 September 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 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 6 (85.71%) Windows
3 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
3 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
4 3 (42.86%) Network Security
4 3 (42.86%) Cisco
4 3 (42.86%) LAN
4 3 (42.86%) WAN
5 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
5 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
5 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
5 2 (28.57%) Project Management
5 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
5 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (28.57%) WAP
5 2 (28.57%) VPN
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) Nortel
5 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
5 2 (28.57%) Office 365
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
5 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
5 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (28.57%) SCOrch

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (28.57%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (42.86%) LAN
1 3 (42.86%) WAN
1 3 (42.86%) Network Security
2 2 (28.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
Job Titles
1 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Manager
2 2 (28.57%) Cloud Consultant
2 2 (28.57%) Consultant
3 1 (14.29%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Engineer
3 1 (14.29%) Desktop Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (28.57%) WAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (42.86%) Data Centre
2 2 (28.57%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 5 (71.43%) Windows Server 2012
3 2 (28.57%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (14.29%) Windows 8
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Project Management
2 2 (28.57%) Service Delivery
2 2 (28.57%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (28.57%) Business Continuity
2 2 (28.57%) Supplier Management
2 2 (28.57%) Data Protection
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (14.29%) A+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) Network+ Certification
2 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 1 (14.29%) MCTS
2 1 (14.29%) CCNP
2 1 (14.29%) CCNA
2 1 (14.29%) Cisco Certification
System Software
1 5 (71.43%) Active Directory
2 2 (28.57%) Hyper-V
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Intune
1 2 (28.57%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Cisco
2 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 2 (28.57%) Nortel
2 2 (28.57%) Fortinet
3 1 (14.29%) VMware