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

Location
3 months to
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 45 43 -
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 1 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.10% 0.38% -
As % of the Qualifications category 12.39% 1.27% -
Number of salaries quoted 14 1 0
Average salary £30,000 £37,500 -
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-2.85% -
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
113 79 109
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.06% 29.92% 45.99%
Number of salaries quoted 89 58 92
Average salary £42,500 £36,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+18.05% -5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £28,000 £26,500 £27,000
10% offered a salary of more than £53,750 £47,400 £49,000
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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
2 15 (93.75%) Finance
3 14 (87.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 14 (87.50%) XenApp
3 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (87.50%) ITIL
3 14 (87.50%) DHCP
3 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (87.50%) DNS
3 14 (87.50%) Citrix
3 14 (87.50%) Remedy
4 13 (81.25%) VPN
4 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
4 13 (81.25%) Client/Server
4 13 (81.25%) Cisco
5 12 (75.00%) Software Packaging
5 12 (75.00%) Sophos
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
7 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) DHCP
1 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
1 14 (87.50%) DNS
2 13 (81.25%) VPN
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
4 1 (6.25%) NAS
4 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
4 1 (6.25%) LAN
4 1 (6.25%) WAN
4 1 (6.25%) SMTP
4 1 (6.25%) Internet
4 1 (6.25%) SAN
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 15 (93.75%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 10 (62.50%) Support Specialist
2 8 (50.00%) Wintel Support
2 8 (50.00%) Wintel Specialist
3 4 (25.00%) Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (87.50%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
2 1 (6.25%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) MCTS
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (87.50%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 14 (87.50%) XenApp
2 13 (81.25%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (87.50%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) Remedy
3 13 (81.25%) Cisco
4 12 (75.00%) Sophos
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Dell
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee