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 31 July 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 41 48 37
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -11
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 12 1 1
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 4.08% 0.34% 0.48%
As % of the Qualifications category 16.00% 1.32% 1.67%
Number of salaries quoted 12 1 1
Average salary £33,250 £30,000 £22,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.83% +33.33%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £33,500 £32,500
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +3.07%
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
75 76 60
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Cheltenham 25.51% 25.59% 28.85%
Number of salaries quoted 69 54 52
Average salary £37,500 £37,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
- -6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £29,250 £21,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £55,000 £55,060 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+3.65% +2.50%

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 31 July 2015.

MCSA Salary Histogram in Cheltenham

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 31 (96.88%) ITIL
3 29 (90.63%) MCSE
3 29 (90.63%) Citrix
4 28 (87.50%) XenApp
5 26 (81.25%) Windows
6 23 (71.88%) DHCP
6 23 (71.88%) TCP/IP
6 23 (71.88%) VPN
6 23 (71.88%) DNS
6 23 (71.88%) MS Excel
6 23 (71.88%) Remedy
6 23 (71.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
7 22 (68.75%) Finance
8 20 (62.50%) Sophos
8 20 (62.50%) Client/Server
8 20 (62.50%) BitLocker
9 19 (59.38%) Cisco
9 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
10 14 (43.75%) Software Packaging
11 8 (25.00%) MCITP
11 8 (25.00%) VMware
11 8 (25.00%) Linux
11 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
12 7 (21.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
13 6 (18.75%) WSUS
13 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
13 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
13 6 (18.75%) VBScript

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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 6 (18.75%) MS Exchange
2 2 (6.25%) OpenStack
Applications
1 23 (71.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.25%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 23 (71.88%) DHCP
1 23 (71.88%) TCP/IP
1 23 (71.88%) VPN
1 23 (71.88%) DNS
2 6 (18.75%) SAN
3 1 (3.13%) Internet
3 1 (3.13%) PBX
3 1 (3.13%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (3.13%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 22 (68.75%) Finance
2 1 (3.13%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 13 (40.63%) Support Specialist
1 13 (40.63%) Wintel Support
2 9 (28.13%) Wintel Specialist
2 9 (28.13%) Analyst
3 7 (21.88%) 3rd Line Support
4 5 (15.63%) Support Engineer
4 5 (15.63%) Wintel Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Server Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Wintel Support Engineer
5 4 (12.50%) Support Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Server Support
6 3 (9.38%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Server Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) IT Administrator
7 2 (6.25%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Technical Services Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Service Manager
7 2 (6.25%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) Software Packaging
2 1 (3.13%) COM
2 1 (3.13%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 20 (62.50%) Client/Server
2 2 (6.25%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 26 (81.25%) Windows
2 8 (25.00%) Linux
3 4 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (96.88%) ITIL
2 5 (15.63%) Network Monitoring
3 3 (9.38%) Change Management
4 2 (6.25%) Disaster Recovery
4 2 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 2 (6.25%) People Management
4 2 (6.25%) Service Management
4 2 (6.25%) Problem Management
5 1 (3.13%) Project Management
5 1 (3.13%) Asset Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (18.75%) VBScript
1 6 (18.75%) PowerShell
2 2 (6.25%) SQL
3 1 (3.13%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 29 (90.63%) MCSE
3 8 (25.00%) MCITP
4 7 (21.88%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 5 (15.63%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (15.63%) CCNA
6 3 (9.38%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
7 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (6.25%) Security Cleared
8 1 (3.13%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (18.75%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (87.50%) XenApp
2 23 (71.88%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 20 (62.50%) BitLocker
4 19 (59.38%) Active Directory
5 6 (18.75%) vSphere
6 2 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 6 (18.75%) Norton AntiVirus
1 6 (18.75%) NetBackup
1 6 (18.75%) Backup Exec
1 6 (18.75%) WSUS
2 5 (15.63%) Zenoss
2 5 (15.63%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 31 (96.88%) Microsoft
2 29 (90.63%) Citrix
3 23 (71.88%) Remedy
4 20 (62.50%) Sophos
5 19 (59.38%) Cisco
6 8 (25.00%) VMware
7 6 (18.75%) Symantec
7 6 (18.75%) NetApp
8 4 (12.50%) Red Hat
9 2 (6.25%) HP