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 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 44 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 14 0 0
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 3.01% - -
As % of the Qualifications category 10.77% - -
Number of salaries quoted 14 0 0
Average salary £30,000 - -
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £33,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
+3.03% -5.71%
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
130 87 113
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 27.96% 29.90% 42.80%
Number of salaries quoted 98 63 93
Average salary £45,000 £37,500 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,700 £26,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £46,500 £60,000
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 24 December 2014, 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
3 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
3 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
3 14 (87.50%) DNS
3 14 (87.50%) Citrix
3 14 (87.50%) Remedy
3 14 (87.50%) Finance
4 13 (81.25%) ITIL
4 13 (81.25%) Client/Server
4 13 (81.25%) DHCP
4 13 (81.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 13 (81.25%) XenApp
5 12 (75.00%) VPN
5 12 (75.00%) Cisco
5 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
6 11 (68.75%) Sophos
6 11 (68.75%) Software Packaging
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (12.50%) SLA
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (12.50%) Network Security
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (6.25%) IIS
8 1 (6.25%) MCP

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, 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%) IIS
1 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
1 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 14 (87.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 14 (87.50%) TCP/IP
1 14 (87.50%) DNS
2 13 (81.25%) DHCP
3 12 (75.00%) VPN
4 2 (12.50%) Network Security
5 1 (6.25%) NAS
5 1 (6.25%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (6.25%) LAN
5 1 (6.25%) WAN
5 1 (6.25%) SMTP
5 1 (6.25%) SAN
5 1 (6.25%) Internet
5 1 (6.25%) Firewall
5 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
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 14 (87.50%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 9 (56.25%) 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 Analyst
4 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Support Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (6.25%) IT Administrator
5 1 (6.25%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (68.75%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 13 (81.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 15 (93.75%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 2000 Server
3 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
3 1 (6.25%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) ITIL
2 1 (6.25%) Change Management
2 1 (6.25%) Load Balancing
2 1 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Load Testing
2 1 (6.25%) Data Protection
2 1 (6.25%) Straight-Through Processing
2 1 (6.25%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 15 (93.75%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 1 (6.25%) MCTS
3 1 (6.25%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (81.25%) Citrix Presentation Server
1 13 (81.25%) XenApp
2 12 (75.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESX
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.25%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (87.50%) Citrix
2 14 (87.50%) Remedy
3 12 (75.00%) Cisco
4 11 (68.75%) Sophos
5 1 (6.25%) VMware
5 1 (6.25%) F5
5 1 (6.25%) McAfee
5 1 (6.25%) HP
5 1 (6.25%) Dell