The table below looks at the statistics for MCSA in IT jobs advertised for the Gloucestershire region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSA over the 3 months to 31 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 83 83 78
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 21 2 5
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 2.05% 0.24% 0.62%
As % of the Qualifications category 4.95% 0.74% 1.81%
Number of salaries quoted 13 2 4
Average salary £39,000 £31,250 £30,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+24.80% +4.16%
UK excluding London average salary £35,000 £32,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -13.33%
MCSA
South West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the Gloucestershire region.

Qualifications Category
Gloucestershire
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
424 272 276
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 41.33% 32.93% 34.24%
Number of salaries quoted 313 223 238
Average salary £44,000 £38,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+15.78% -10.58%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,000 £27,500 £27,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £52,100 £52,500
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £41,500 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+2.40% +3.75%

MCSA
Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Gloucestershire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSA Jobs Demand Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSA
Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSA across the Gloucestershire region.

MCSA Salary Trend in Gloucestershire

MCSA
Job Locations in Gloucestershire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSA within the Gloucestershire region over the 3 months to 31 August 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheltenham 0 8 £31,500 +5.00%
Cirencester - 5 £40,500 - 1
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 38 (100.00%) ITIL
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (97.37%) Microsoft
2 37 (97.37%) MCSE
3 29 (76.32%) Citrix
4 28 (73.68%) XenApp
5 24 (63.16%) Finance
6 23 (60.53%) Windows
7 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
7 21 (55.26%) Sophos
8 18 (47.37%) Remedy
8 18 (47.37%) DHCP
8 18 (47.37%) TCP/IP
8 18 (47.37%) DNS
8 18 (47.37%) MS Excel
8 18 (47.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
9 17 (44.74%) VPN
10 16 (42.11%) Client/Server
10 16 (42.11%) BitLocker
11 12 (31.58%) VMware
11 12 (31.58%) Linux
11 12 (31.58%) Cisco
11 12 (31.58%) MCITP
12 11 (28.95%) WSUS
12 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
12 11 (28.95%) vSphere
12 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
12 11 (28.95%) VBScript
12 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
12 11 (28.95%) Norton AntiVirus

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, IT jobs across the Gloucestershire 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 11 (28.95%) MS Exchange
2 1 (2.63%) OpenStack
Applications
1 18 (47.37%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.63%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) DHCP
1 18 (47.37%) TCP/IP
1 18 (47.37%) DNS
2 17 (44.74%) VPN
3 11 (28.95%) SAN
4 1 (2.63%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.95%) SQL Server
General
1 24 (63.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Analyst
2 13 (34.21%) Wintel Support
3 10 (26.32%) Wintel Analyst
4 9 (23.68%) Support Specialist
5 7 (18.42%) 3rd Line Support
5 7 (18.42%) Wintel Specialist
6 5 (13.16%) Support Analyst
6 5 (13.16%) Wintel Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Wintel Support Engineer
7 4 (10.53%) Server Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (10.53%) Support Engineer
8 3 (7.89%) Server Support
8 3 (7.89%) Team Leader
8 3 (7.89%) Server Support Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) Technical Team Leader
8 3 (7.89%) Infrastructure Support Analyst
8 3 (7.89%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
9 2 (5.26%) Technical Services Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (26.32%) Software Packaging
2 3 (7.89%) COM
3 1 (2.63%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 16 (42.11%) Client/Server
2 2 (5.26%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Windows
2 12 (31.58%) Linux
3 8 (21.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (100.00%) ITIL
2 10 (26.32%) Network Monitoring
3 2 (5.26%) Mentoring
3 2 (5.26%) People Management
3 2 (5.26%) Change Management
4 1 (2.63%) Disaster Recovery
4 1 (2.63%) Problem Management
4 1 (2.63%) Configuration Management
4 1 (2.63%) Project Management
4 1 (2.63%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (28.95%) VBScript
1 11 (28.95%) PowerShell
2 1 (2.63%) SQL
2 1 (2.63%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 37 (97.37%) MCSE
3 12 (31.58%) MCITP
4 11 (28.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 8 (21.05%) Citrix Certification
6 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (10.53%) CCNA
7 1 (2.63%) SC Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) DV Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) Security Cleared
7 1 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (18.42%) SLA
System Software
1 28 (73.68%) XenApp
2 21 (55.26%) Active Directory
3 18 (47.37%) Citrix Presentation Server
4 16 (42.11%) BitLocker
5 11 (28.95%) vSphere
6 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
6 2 (5.26%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Norton AntiVirus
1 11 (28.95%) NetBackup
1 11 (28.95%) Backup Exec
1 11 (28.95%) WSUS
2 10 (26.32%) Zenoss
2 10 (26.32%) WhatsUp Gold
Vendors
1 37 (97.37%) Microsoft
2 29 (76.32%) Citrix
3 21 (55.26%) Sophos
4 18 (47.37%) Remedy
5 12 (31.58%) VMware
5 12 (31.58%) Cisco
6 11 (28.95%) Symantec
6 11 (28.95%) NetApp
7 8 (21.05%) Red Hat
8 1 (2.63%) HP
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Computer Futures
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
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Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum + competitive
Posted: Yesterday
Cirencester, Gloucestershire
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Salary: £40000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago