The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 5 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
5 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 44 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 15 2 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.72% 0.72% -
As % of the Qualifications category 13.16% 2.33% -
Number of salaries quoted 15 2 0
Average salary £33,000 £30,250 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
+9.09% -
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £32,500 £34,500
% change year-on-year
- -5.79%
MCSA
Gloucestershire

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Cheltenham region.

Qualifications Category
Cheltenham
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
114 86 94
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 28.29% 30.82% 45.85%
Number of salaries quoted 92 67 86
Average salary £42,500 £39,000 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.97% -2.50%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,600 £26,500 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £50,420 £50,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheltenham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

MCSA
Salary Trend in Cheltenham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheltenham region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Cheltenham

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 5 March 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 24 (96.00%) Windows
3 22 (88.00%) ITIL
3 22 (88.00%) MCSE
3 22 (88.00%) Finance
4 21 (84.00%) Remedy
4 21 (84.00%) MS Excel
4 21 (84.00%) DHCP
4 21 (84.00%) TCP/IP
4 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
4 21 (84.00%) DNS
4 21 (84.00%) Cisco
4 21 (84.00%) Citrix
4 21 (84.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 21 (84.00%) XenApp
5 20 (80.00%) VPN
6 18 (72.00%) Client/Server
7 17 (68.00%) Sophos
7 17 (68.00%) Software Packaging
8 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
9 2 (8.00%) Linux
9 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
9 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
9 2 (8.00%) Internet
9 2 (8.00%) HP
9 2 (8.00%) VMware
9 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (8.00%) MCITP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 5 March 2015, IT jobs across the Cheltenham 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 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (4.00%) OpenStack
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (4.00%) IIS
1 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 21 (84.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.00%) Office 365
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 21 (84.00%) DHCP
1 21 (84.00%) TCP/IP
1 21 (84.00%) DNS
2 20 (80.00%) VPN
3 2 (8.00%) Internet
3 2 (8.00%) Network Security
4 1 (4.00%) NAS
4 1 (4.00%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (4.00%) BIG-IP
4 1 (4.00%) Firewall
4 1 (4.00%) SAN
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) PBX
4 1 (4.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (12.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (8.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (88.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
2 1 (4.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Support Specialist
2 10 (40.00%) Wintel Support
2 10 (40.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 6 (24.00%) Analyst
4 3 (12.00%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (8.00%) Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) IT Administrator
5 2 (8.00%) Windows Support Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Wintel Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Support Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) 2nd Line Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (68.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 18 (72.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 24 (96.00%) Windows
2 2 (8.00%) Linux
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (8.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (88.00%) ITIL
2 1 (4.00%) Data Protection
2 1 (4.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (4.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (4.00%) Load Testing
2 1 (4.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (4.00%) Mentoring
2 1 (4.00%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (4.00%) Problem Management
2 1 (4.00%) Asset Management
2 1 (4.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (4.00%) Service Management
2 1 (4.00%) Change Management
2 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (4.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 25 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 22 (88.00%) MCSE
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (8.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 2 (8.00%) MCITP
4 1 (4.00%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
4 1 (4.00%) VCP4
4 1 (4.00%) Degree
4 1 (4.00%) MCTS
4 1 (4.00%) CCNA
4 1 (4.00%) ITIL Certification
4 1 (4.00%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (84.00%) Active Directory
1 21 (84.00%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 21 (84.00%) XenApp
2 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (4.00%) vSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (4.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (4.00%) HP SIM
1 1 (4.00%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (4.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 24 (96.00%) Microsoft
2 21 (84.00%) Remedy
2 21 (84.00%) Cisco
2 21 (84.00%) Citrix
3 17 (68.00%) Sophos
4 2 (8.00%) HP
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
5 1 (4.00%) F5
5 1 (4.00%) McAfee
5 1 (4.00%) Dell
5 1 (4.00%) Red Hat