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

Location
3 months to
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 125 113 115
Rank change year-on-year
-12 +2
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 7 9
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.16% 0.40% 0.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.49% 1.46% 1.54%
Number of salaries quoted 3 7 6
Average salary £48,500 £38,500 £31,875
Average salary % change year-on-year
+25.97% +20.78%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,750
% change year-on-year
- -6.47%
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
610 479 586
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 31.90% 27.64% 33.95%
Number of salaries quoted 482 357 470
Average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £27,500 £23,525
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £55,000 £52,500
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 2 March 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%) Windows XP
3 5 (62.50%) MS Office
3 5 (62.50%) MCP
3 5 (62.50%) CCA
3 5 (62.50%) Citrix Certification
3 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
4 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (37.50%) XenApp
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (37.50%) VMware
4 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
4 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
4 3 (37.50%) Citrix
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
5 2 (25.00%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
5 2 (25.00%) Clustering
5 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
5 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
5 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
5 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
5 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 2 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (12.50%) Network Management
6 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (87.50%) MS Excel
2 5 (62.50%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) LAN
1 1 (12.50%) VoIP
1 1 (12.50%) Firewall
1 1 (12.50%) Wireless
1 1 (12.50%) IP Telephony
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (62.50%) Support Engineer
1 5 (62.50%) Windows Support Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Wintel Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Solutions Designer
2 2 (25.00%) Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Architect
2 2 (25.00%) Technical Designer
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) IT Administrator
3 1 (12.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Blackberry
1 2 (25.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 8 (100.00%) Windows
2 5 (62.50%) Windows XP
2 5 (62.50%) Windows 7
3 3 (37.50%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Disaster Recovery
2 1 (12.50%) Network Management
2 1 (12.50%) ITIL
2 1 (12.50%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 8 (100.00%) MCSE
2 5 (62.50%) CCA
2 5 (62.50%) Citrix Certification
2 5 (62.50%) MCP
3 3 (37.50%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 2 (25.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (25.00%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 3 (37.50%) Active Directory
1 3 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
1 3 (37.50%) XenApp
2 2 (25.00%) Hyper-V
2 2 (25.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (12.50%) XenDesktop
3 1 (12.50%) VMware ESXi
Vendors
1 3 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 3 (37.50%) Citrix
1 3 (37.50%) VMware
Bristol, Avon
Redrock Consulting Ltd
Salary: £28000 - £35000 per annum + On Call + Bonus + Benefits
Posted: 3 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
Sanderson
Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + £4k Car Allowance + benefits
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £38000 - £40000 per annum + competitive
Posted: 17 days ago