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 24 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

3 months to
24 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 56 39 50
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 13 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 0.75% 4.15% 0.35%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.83% 16.25% 1.33%
Number of salaries quoted 2 13 1
Median salary £35,750 £33,000 £30,000
Median salary % change year-on-year
+8.33% +10.00%
UK excluding London median salary £34,000 £35,000 £34,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +2.94%
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
164 80 75
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 40.80% 25.56% 26.22%
Number of salaries quoted 131 73 57
Median salary £45,000 £39,000 £37,500
Median salary % change year-on-year
+15.38% +4.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £37,000 £31,000 £21,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £75,000 £60,000
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,000
% change year-on-year
- +3.65%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

The demand trend of job ads across the Cheltenham region citing MCSA as a proportion of all IT jobs with a match in 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 July 2016, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Cheltenham region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
2 6 (85.71%) vSphere
2 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 6 (85.71%) NetApp
2 6 (85.71%) Symantec
2 6 (85.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 6 (85.71%) Sophos
2 6 (85.71%) NetBackup
2 6 (85.71%) Backup Exec
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 5 (71.43%) ITIL
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) WSUS
4 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 3 (42.86%) COM
5 2 (28.57%) EMC
6 1 (14.29%) Change Management
6 1 (14.29%) Firewall

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (100.00%) MS Exchange
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2013
2 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
2 1 (14.29%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 6 (85.71%) SAN
2 1 (14.29%) DNS
2 1 (14.29%) Firewall
2 1 (14.29%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 4 (57.14%) Analyst
2 3 (42.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) Storage Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support
3 2 (28.57%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
3 2 (28.57%) Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) 3rd Line Server Support
4 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Server Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Server Support
4 1 (14.29%) Server Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Storage Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Storage Support Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (42.86%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (100.00%) Windows
1 7 (100.00%) Windows Server
2 6 (85.71%) Linux
3 1 (14.29%) CentOS
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 10
3 1 (14.29%) Windows 7
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) ITIL
2 1 (14.29%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (14.29%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (100.00%) MCSE
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (85.71%) Citrix Certification
2 6 (85.71%) MCITP
3 5 (71.43%) CCNA
3 5 (71.43%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (14.29%) VCP5
4 1 (14.29%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 7 (100.00%) XenApp
2 6 (85.71%) vSphere
3 1 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 1 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (85.71%) Backup Exec
1 6 (85.71%) NetBackup
1 6 (85.71%) Norton AntiVirus
2 5 (71.43%) WSUS
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Citrix
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) VMware
2 6 (85.71%) NetApp
2 6 (85.71%) Sophos
2 6 (85.71%) Symantec
3 3 (42.86%) IBM
4 2 (28.57%) EMC
5 1 (14.29%) Red Hat