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 22 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 37 - 41
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 18 0 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.75% - 0.46%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.36% - 1.45%
Number of salaries quoted 17 0 1
Average salary £33,500 - £22,500
UK excluding London average salary £34,000 £35,000 £31,500
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +11.11%
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
110 128 69
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 29.02% 36.36% 31.94%
Number of salaries quoted 93 104 65
Average salary £37,500 £40,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
-6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £21,450 £29,766
10% offered a salary of more than £60,000 £71,500 £75,000
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
Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSA across the Cheltenham region over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 30 (96.77%) Windows
3 29 (93.55%) ITIL
4 28 (90.32%) MCSE
5 27 (87.10%) Citrix
6 26 (83.87%) Active Directory
6 26 (83.87%) XenApp
7 25 (80.65%) Cisco
7 25 (80.65%) Finance
8 24 (77.42%) Remedy
8 24 (77.42%) MS Excel
8 24 (77.42%) DHCP
8 24 (77.42%) TCP/IP
8 24 (77.42%) DNS
8 24 (77.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 23 (74.19%) VPN
9 23 (74.19%) Sophos
10 20 (64.52%) Client/Server
10 20 (64.52%) Software Packaging
10 20 (64.52%) BitLocker
11 6 (19.35%) VMware
11 6 (19.35%) Linux
11 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
11 6 (19.35%) MCITP
12 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
13 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
13 4 (12.90%) CCNA
13 4 (12.90%) SAN

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 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 3 (9.68%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.45%) OpenStack
3 1 (3.23%) IIS
Applications
1 24 (77.42%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.23%) SaaS
1 1 (3.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) DHCP
1 24 (77.42%) TCP/IP
1 24 (77.42%) DNS
2 23 (74.19%) VPN
3 4 (12.90%) SAN
4 2 (6.45%) Internet
5 1 (3.23%) NAS
5 1 (3.23%) Fibre Channel
5 1 (3.23%) Network Security
5 1 (3.23%) LAN
5 1 (3.23%) PBX
5 1 (3.23%) WAN
5 1 (3.23%) BIG-IP
5 1 (3.23%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (19.35%) SQL Server
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 25 (80.65%) Finance
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (64.52%) Support Specialist
2 15 (48.39%) Wintel Specialist
2 15 (48.39%) Wintel Support
3 7 (22.58%) Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) Server Analyst
4 3 (9.68%) IT Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) 3rd Line Support
5 2 (6.45%) Infrastructure Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Systems Administrator
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support
5 2 (6.45%) Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Server Support Analyst
5 2 (6.45%) Wintel Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) 3rd Line Support Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Senior Analyst
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (64.52%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.23%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 20 (64.52%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 30 (96.77%) Windows
2 6 (19.35%) Linux
3 2 (6.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.23%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) ITIL
2 2 (6.45%) Service Management
2 2 (6.45%) Change Management
2 2 (6.45%) Disaster Recovery
2 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
2 2 (6.45%) Problem Management
2 2 (6.45%) Network Monitoring
3 1 (3.23%) Straight-Through Processing
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Analysis
3 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
3 1 (3.23%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Performance Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Load Testing
3 1 (3.23%) Data Protection
3 1 (3.23%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (9.68%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.45%) SQL
2 2 (6.45%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 31 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 28 (90.32%) MCSE
3 6 (19.35%) MCITP
4 5 (16.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 4 (12.90%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (12.90%) CCNA
6 2 (6.45%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (6.45%) SC Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
6 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
7 1 (3.23%) Degree
7 1 (3.23%) Citrix Certification
7 1 (3.23%) MCP
7 1 (3.23%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 26 (83.87%) Active Directory
1 26 (83.87%) XenApp
2 24 (77.42%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 20 (64.52%) BitLocker
4 4 (12.90%) vSphere
5 1 (3.23%) XenDesktop
5 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (3.23%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 4 (12.90%) Backup Exec
2 3 (9.68%) WSUS
2 3 (9.68%) Norton AntiVirus
2 3 (9.68%) NetBackup
3 2 (6.45%) Zenoss
3 2 (6.45%) WhatsUp Gold
4 1 (3.23%) McAfee ePO
4 1 (3.23%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 30 (96.77%) Microsoft
2 27 (87.10%) Citrix
3 25 (80.65%) Cisco
4 24 (77.42%) Remedy
5 23 (74.19%) Sophos
6 6 (19.35%) VMware
7 3 (9.68%) NetApp
7 3 (9.68%) Symantec
7 3 (9.68%) HP
8 2 (6.45%) Red Hat
9 1 (3.23%) F5
9 1 (3.23%) McAfee
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £32000 - £38000 per annum + On-call + Bens
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