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 18 April 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 109 106 106
Rank change year-on-year
-3 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 20 13
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 0.79% 1.10% 0.72%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.66% 3.25% 1.78%
Number of salaries quoted 16 13 11
Average salary £38,500 £37,500 £32,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+2.66% +15.38%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £22,500 £24,000
10% offered a salary of more than £43,250 £41,600 £36,000
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £34,500 £32,750
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +5.34%
Qualifications Category
Bristol
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
601 616 729
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Bristol 29.72% 34.01% 40.12%
Number of salaries quoted 447 494 657
Average salary £40,000 £38,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £23,500 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,000 £55,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000
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 18 April 2014.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Bristol

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (96.77%) Windows
2 30 (96.77%) Windows Server 2008
3 28 (90.32%) MCSE
4 24 (77.42%) VMware
5 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
6 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2003
7 18 (58.06%) SAN
8 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
8 17 (54.84%) vSphere
9 16 (51.61%) Degree
9 16 (51.61%) Firewall
10 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
11 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
12 11 (35.48%) MCITP
12 11 (35.48%) CCNA
12 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
13 10 (32.26%) SLA
13 10 (32.26%) CCNP
14 9 (29.03%) UNIX
14 9 (29.03%) Citrix
14 9 (29.03%) SMTP
14 9 (29.03%) HTTP
14 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
14 9 (29.03%) VPN
14 9 (29.03%) DNS
14 9 (29.03%) IIS
14 9 (29.03%) HTML
14 9 (29.03%) MySQL
14 9 (29.03%) XML

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 9 (29.03%) IIS
2 6 (19.35%) MS Exchange
3 3 (9.68%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (3.23%) Lync
4 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 18 (58.06%) SAN
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 9 (29.03%) SMTP
3 9 (29.03%) HTTP
3 9 (29.03%) TCP/IP
3 9 (29.03%) VPN
3 9 (29.03%) DNS
3 9 (29.03%) Fibre Channel
3 9 (29.03%) 4G
3 9 (29.03%) iSCSI
4 6 (19.35%) PPTP
4 6 (19.35%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 9 (29.03%) MySQL
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Analysis Services
3 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Analysis Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (9.68%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 5 (16.13%) Back Office
2 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Support Engineer
2 11 (35.48%) Administrator
3 9 (29.03%) Senior Support Engineer
3 9 (29.03%) Systems Administrator
4 5 (16.13%) 3rd Line Support
5 4 (12.90%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (9.68%) IT Support
6 3 (9.68%) SQL DBA
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) Windows Systems Administrator
6 3 (9.68%) DBA
7 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support
7 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Database Specialist
7 1 (3.23%) IT Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) IT Administrator
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Support Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Desktop Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) HTML
1 9 (29.03%) XML
2 1 (3.23%) SAP Basis
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Blackberry
2 3 (9.68%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Windows
1 30 (96.77%) Windows Server 2008
2 20 (64.52%) Windows Server 2003
3 12 (38.71%) Windows 7
4 9 (29.03%) UNIX
5 5 (16.13%) Linux
6 3 (9.68%) Apple iOS
6 3 (9.68%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (29.03%) Infrastructure Management
1 9 (29.03%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (12.90%) ITIL
3 3 (9.68%) Database Tuning
3 3 (9.68%) High Availability
3 3 (9.68%) Business Intelligence
3 3 (9.68%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (6.45%) Database Security
5 1 (3.23%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (3.23%) Change Control
5 1 (3.23%) Fault Management
5 1 (3.23%) Data Migration
5 1 (3.23%) ETL
5 1 (3.23%) Service Delivery
5 1 (3.23%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
1 6 (19.35%) SQL
2 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (90.32%) MCSE
3 16 (51.61%) Degree
4 11 (35.48%) MCITP
4 11 (35.48%) CCNA
4 11 (35.48%) Cisco Certification
5 10 (32.26%) CCNP
6 9 (29.03%) MCTS
7 3 (9.68%) MCDBA
7 3 (9.68%) MCP
8 2 (6.45%) HNC
8 2 (6.45%) HND
9 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
9 1 (3.23%) MCDST
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (32.26%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (70.97%) Active Directory
2 17 (54.84%) vSphere
3 14 (45.16%) VMware Infrastructure
4 9 (29.03%) VMware ESX
5 4 (12.90%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 9 (29.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) VMware
2 9 (29.03%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Cisco
3 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.23%) SAP
Bristol, Avon
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
Computer Futures
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 24 days ago