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

Location
3 months to
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 83 77 99
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +22
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 2 5 2
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.24% 0.62% 0.17%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.73% 1.81% 0.38%
Number of salaries quoted 2 4 2
Average salary £31,250 £30,000 £37,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+4.16% -20.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,250 £30,000 £33,900
10% offered a salary of more than £32,250 £38,750 £41,100
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £37,500 £32,000
% change year-on-year
-13.33% +17.18%
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
275 276 525
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 32.86% 34.16% 43.86%
Number of salaries quoted 225 238 459
Average salary £38,000 £42,500 £40,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-10.58% +6.25%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £31,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £55,000 £52,100
UK excluding London average salary £41,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+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 29 August 2014. 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 - 1 £30,000 -
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
3 3 (60.00%) DNS
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) VMware
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
3 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (40.00%) vSphere
4 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Cisco
4 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (40.00%) Firewall
4 2 (40.00%) Automotive
4 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (40.00%) Citrix
4 2 (40.00%) Symantec
4 2 (40.00%) LAN
4 2 (40.00%) DHCP
4 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 2 (40.00%) Linux
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) SQL

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (60.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) LAN
2 2 (40.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Analyst
2 2 (40.00%) Support Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) IT Support
3 1 (20.00%) Support Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Technical Support
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 3 (60.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (40.00%) Linux
3 2 (40.00%) Windows XP
3 2 (40.00%) Windows 8
4 1 (20.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (40.00%) SQL
1 2 (40.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 4 (80.00%) MCSE
3 3 (60.00%) MCITP
3 3 (60.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) MCP
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
5 1 (20.00%) A+ Certification
5 1 (20.00%) MCTS
5 1 (20.00%) CCENT
5 1 (20.00%) MCSM
5 1 (20.00%) CCNP
5 1 (20.00%) CCNA
5 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (20.00%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (60.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (40.00%) vSphere
3 1 (20.00%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (60.00%) VMware
2 2 (40.00%) Cisco
2 2 (40.00%) Citrix
2 2 (40.00%) Symantec
3 1 (20.00%) Remedy