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

Location
3 months to
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
Rank 87 78 71
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -7
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 9 3 26
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 0.79% 0.36% 2.52%
As % of the Qualifications category 2.22% 1.27% 5.86%
Number of salaries quoted 9 3 26
Average salary £30,000 £23,500 £42,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+27.65% -44.04%
UK excluding London average salary £32,500 £35,000 £35,000
% change year-on-year
-7.14% -
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
405 236 444
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Gloucestershire 35.62% 28.64% 42.98%
Number of salaries quoted 328 195 367
Average salary £45,500 £40,000 £38,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+13.75% +5.26%
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £23,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £57,500 £50,000 £59,300
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

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 26 November 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 0 8 £30,000 +27.65%
MCSA
South West

MCSA
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
3 9 (81.82%) DNS
3 9 (81.82%) Citrix
4 8 (72.73%) Remedy
4 8 (72.73%) Finance
4 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
4 8 (72.73%) Client/Server
4 8 (72.73%) ITIL
4 8 (72.73%) DHCP
4 8 (72.73%) XenApp
5 7 (63.64%) Software Packaging
5 7 (63.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
5 7 (63.64%) VPN
5 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
5 7 (63.64%) Cisco
6 6 (54.55%) Sophos
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
7 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
7 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
8 1 (9.09%) SMTP
8 1 (9.09%) MCP
8 1 (9.09%) Dell

MCSA
Top Related IT Skills in Gloucestershire by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 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 2 (18.18%) MS Exchange
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2007
1 2 (18.18%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 8 (72.73%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (9.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
1 9 (81.82%) DNS
2 8 (72.73%) DHCP
3 7 (63.64%) VPN
4 1 (9.09%) SMTP
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (18.18%) SQL Server
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 8 (72.73%) Finance
2 1 (9.09%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Analyst
2 4 (36.36%) Support Specialist
3 3 (27.27%) Support Analyst
3 3 (27.27%) Wintel Support
3 3 (27.27%) Wintel Specialist
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) Windows Support Analyst
4 2 (18.18%) 3rd Line Support
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Support Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
5 1 (9.09%) Support Engineer
5 1 (9.09%) Wintel Analyst
5 1 (9.09%) Infrastructure Services Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) Software Packaging
Miscellaneous
1 8 (72.73%) Client/Server
2 1 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 10 (90.91%) Windows
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (18.18%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (9.09%) Windows 7
3 1 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) ITIL
2 1 (9.09%) Change Management
2 1 (9.09%) Mentoring
Qualifications
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (90.91%) MCSE
3 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCP
4 1 (9.09%) CCNP
4 1 (9.09%) CCNA
4 1 (9.09%) A+ Certification
4 1 (9.09%) MCTS
4 1 (9.09%) MCITP
4 1 (9.09%) CCENT
4 1 (9.09%) MCSM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) XenApp
2 7 (63.64%) Active Directory
2 7 (63.64%) Citrix Presentation Server
3 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
3 1 (9.09%) Microsoft Virtual Server
Vendors
1 11 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (81.82%) Citrix
3 8 (72.73%) Remedy
4 7 (63.64%) Cisco
5 6 (54.55%) Sophos
6 1 (9.09%) VMware
6 1 (9.09%) Dell
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