The following table provides summary statistics for permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for MCSA qualifications. Included is a benchmarking guide to the salaries offered over the 3 months to 28 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) formerly Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator
South West / Bristol
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 138 118 131
Rank change year-on-year -20 +13  
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 3 2 4
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.16% 0.13% 0.21%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.53% 0.42% 0.68%
Number of salaries quoted 3 2 4
Median salary £42,500 £21,750 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +95.40% -51.66%  
90% offered a salary of more than £27,050 £20,775 £29,550
10% offered a salary of more than £44,750 £22,925 £48,375
UK excluding London median salary £38,000 £31,500 £35,000
% change year-on-year +20.63% -10.00%  

MCSA is in the academic qualifications and professional certifications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all academic qualifications and professional certifications cited in permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol.

Academic & Professional Certification
Bristol
Permanent job vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 566 474 587
As % of all permanent IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 30.53% 29.81% 30.30%
Number of salaries quoted 964 799 850
Median salary £42,500 £42,500 £40,000
Median salary % change year-on-year - +6.25%  
90% offered a salary of more than £23,075 £23,750 £23,750
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £66,250 £71,250
UK excluding London median salary £42,500 £42,500 £41,500
% change year-on-year - +2.40%  

MCSA
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing MCSA as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for MCSA in Bristol

MCSA
Salary Trend in Bristol

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

Salary trend for MCSA in Bristol

MCSA
Salary Histogram in Bristol

The salary distribution of IT jobs citing MCSA in Bristol over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT jobs citing MCSA also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for MCSA.

1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 11 (91.67%) Windows
3 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 10 (83.33%) Cisco
3 10 (83.33%) Office 365
4 9 (75.00%) ITIL
4 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
4 9 (75.00%) Hyper-V
5 8 (66.67%) Firewall
5 8 (66.67%) MCP
5 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
5 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
5 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
6 7 (58.33%) LAN
6 7 (58.33%) WAN
7 6 (50.00%) SLA
7 6 (50.00%) SCCM
8 3 (25.00%) HP
9 2 (16.67%) Citrix
9 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
9 2 (16.67%) CCNA
9 2 (16.67%) SAN
9 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
10 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
10 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
10 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills

MCSA
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
1 1 (8.33%) MS Exchange
1 1 (8.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (8.33%) Revit
Cloud Services
1 10 (83.33%) Office 365
2 2 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (8.33%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (66.67%) Firewall
1 8 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 7 (58.33%) LAN
2 7 (58.33%) WAN
3 2 (16.67%) SAN
4 1 (8.33%) Internet
4 1 (8.33%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (8.33%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (8.33%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (58.33%) 2nd Line Engineer
2 6 (50.00%) Service Desk Engineer
3 2 (16.67%) 2nd Line Support
3 2 (16.67%) IT Support
3 2 (16.67%) Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) 2nd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Consultant
4 1 (8.33%) Field Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) IT Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) IT Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (8.33%) Support Technician
4 1 (8.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (8.33%) .NET
1 1 (8.33%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (8.33%) Blackberry
1 1 (8.33%) Client/Server
1 1 (8.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (8.33%) Device Driver
1 1 (8.33%) Driving Licence
1 1 (8.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 11 (91.67%) Windows
2 8 (66.67%) Windows Server
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (8.33%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (75.00%) ITIL
2 1 (8.33%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
1 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 10 (83.33%) MCSE
3 8 (66.67%) MCP
4 2 (16.67%) CCNA
4 2 (16.67%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (8.33%) A+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) CCDA
5 1 (8.33%) CCDP
5 1 (8.33%) CCIE
5 1 (8.33%) CCNP
5 1 (8.33%) CCSP
5 1 (8.33%) CISSP
5 1 (8.33%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (8.33%) Degree
5 1 (8.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (8.33%) MCITP
5 1 (8.33%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (8.33%) VTSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (50.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (75.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (75.00%) Hyper-V
2 1 (8.33%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (50.00%) SCCM
2 1 (8.33%) Backup Exec
2 1 (8.33%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 11 (91.67%) VMware
2 10 (83.33%) Cisco
2 10 (83.33%) Microsoft
3 3 (25.00%) HP
4 2 (16.67%) Citrix
5 1 (8.33%) Autodesk
5 1 (8.33%) Google
5 1 (8.33%) IBM
5 1 (8.33%) Juniper
5 1 (8.33%) Oracle
5 1 (8.33%) SAP
5 1 (8.33%) Veeam
Bristol, Avon
Itecco
Salary: £30000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Alpha IT Resourcing
Salary: From £40,000 to £45,000 per annum + security clearance
Posted: 6 days ago
Bristol, Avon
soVision Ltd
Salary: From £17,000 to £27,000 per annum
Posted: 23 days ago