Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 188 169 192
Rank change year-on-year -19 +23 -12
Permanent jobs citing MCSA 16 13 6
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.42% 0.40% 0.16%
As % of the Qualifications category 1.44% 1.47% 0.52%
Number of salaries quoted 11 8 6
Bristol median annual salary £42,500 £23,250 £45,000
Median salary % change year-on-year +82.80% -48.33% +63.64%
10th Percentile £23,500 £17,350 £39,375
90th Percentile £45,000 £31,125 £55,625
South West median annual salary £35,000 £35,000 £35,000

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 permanent job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for academic qualifications or professional certifications.

All Academic and Professional Certifications
Bristol
Permanent vacancies requiring academic qualifications or professional certifications 1114 887 1151
As % of all permanent IT jobs advertised in Bristol 29.10% 27.54% 30.77%
Number of salaries quoted 828 693 927
Bristol median annual salary £41,000 £43,000 £40,500
Median salary % change year-on-year -4.65% +6.17% +1.25%
10th Percentile £24,000 £26,250 £23,750
90th Percentile £65,000 £73,750 £63,750
South West median annual salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

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 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Salary histogram for MCSA in Bristol

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (81.25%) Windows
3 10 (62.50%) ITIL
3 10 (62.50%) Office 365
4 9 (56.25%) MCSE
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
5 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 8 (50.00%) CCNA
5 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (50.00%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
6 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
7 5 (31.25%) MCITP
8 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
8 4 (25.00%) LAN
8 4 (25.00%) WAN
8 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
9 3 (18.75%) DNS
9 3 (18.75%) Firewall
9 3 (18.75%) A+ Certification
9 3 (18.75%) Internet
9 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
9 3 (18.75%) Wiki
9 3 (18.75%) SCCM
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
9 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
9 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
9 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
9 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business

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 4 (25.00%) MS Exchange
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
3 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
4 1 (6.25%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2013
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 10 (62.50%) Office 365
2 8 (50.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (12.50%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (12.50%) SaaS
4 1 (6.25%) IaaS
4 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) LAN
1 4 (25.00%) WAN
2 3 (18.75%) DNS
2 3 (18.75%) Firewall
2 3 (18.75%) Internet
2 3 (18.75%) Skype
3 2 (12.50%) DHCP
3 2 (12.50%) SAN
3 2 (12.50%) VPN
4 1 (6.25%) Remote Desktop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2014
General
1 1 (6.25%) Advertising
1 1 (6.25%) Marketing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Help Desk Engineer
1 3 (18.75%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 3 (18.75%) Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 2nd/3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support
2 2 (12.50%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Infrastructure Team Leader
2 2 (12.50%) IT Support
2 2 (12.50%) SCCM Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Server Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Team Leader
2 2 (12.50%) VMware Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server Specialist
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Specialist
3 1 (6.25%) Cloud Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (6.25%) .NET
1 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET
1 1 (6.25%) SAML
1 1 (6.25%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (18.75%) Wiki
2 1 (6.25%) Blackberry
2 1 (6.25%) CCTV
2 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Windows
2 7 (43.75%) Windows Server
3 3 (18.75%) Windows 10
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (12.50%) Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Unix
5 1 (6.25%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (62.50%) ITIL
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Thinking
2 3 (18.75%) Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) IT Asset Management
2 3 (18.75%) Software Deployment
3 2 (12.50%) PRINCE
4 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
4 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (6.25%) Process Management
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 2 (12.50%) PowerShell
1 2 (12.50%) SQL
2 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
2 1 (6.25%) Python
2 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 9 (56.25%) MCSE
3 8 (50.00%) CCNA
3 8 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (31.25%) MCITP
5 3 (18.75%) A+ Certification
6 2 (12.50%) CCNP
7 1 (6.25%) CCDA
7 1 (6.25%) CCDP
7 1 (6.25%) CCIE
7 1 (6.25%) CCSP
7 1 (6.25%) CISSP
7 1 (6.25%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
7 1 (6.25%) JNCIA
7 1 (6.25%) MCP
7 1 (6.25%) VTSP
System Software
1 8 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Docker
3 1 (6.25%) Terminal Services
3 1 (6.25%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Microsoft Intune
1 3 (18.75%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) Backup Exec
2 1 (6.25%) Nagios
2 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 8 (50.00%) Microsoft
1 8 (50.00%) VMware
2 2 (12.50%) Cisco
2 2 (12.50%) Citrix
2 2 (12.50%) HP
3 1 (6.25%) Google
3 1 (6.25%) IBM
3 1 (6.25%) Juniper
3 1 (6.25%) New Relic
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle
3 1 (6.25%) SAP
3 1 (6.25%) SolarWinds
3 1 (6.25%) Veeam